Sagittarius Symbols and Their Meanings

Updated January 27, 2020

Exploring Sagittarius Symbols

Looking for Sagittarius symbols? There are a variety of symbols associated with this sign. Some are direct representations of Sagittarius while others are symbols of different aspects associated with this sign. Check them out right here.

The Sagittarius Archer

Associated with Sagittarius, the archer symbolizes the Sagittarian penchant for looking at things from a distance and aiming high. It also represents their never-ending search for knowledge and truth.

The Wild and Wise Centaur

A centaur is a mythical creature with the torso of a human and the lower body of a horse. The centaur is a Sagittarian legend originating from Greek mythology. In many Greek myth's centaurs are wild and untamed. However, the best-known centaur is Chiron, the wise king of the centaurs who taught the children of the gods. Being both a bit wild and wise is innate to a Sagittarian.

Sagittarius' Glyph

You'll find a simple glyph that's used as the abbreviation for each zodiac sign in the astrological chart. Sagittarius' glyph is easy to spot because it looks just like the archer's arrow. The arrow is symbolic of aim, directness, and hitting the mark. Sagittarians, known for their bluntness and honesty, have no problem with hitting the bull's eye when it comes to truth.

Ruled by Jupiter, the Greater Benefic

The glyph of Jupiter (♃), Sagittarius' planetary ruler, represents the crescent of receptivity rising above the cross of matter. It symbolizes Jupiter's role in raising human awareness beyond the physical world. Jupiter is symbolic of generosity, fortune, zeal, and expansiveness. When a Sagittarius turns on Jupiter's gifts, they're hard to miss.

The Mutable Fire Sign

Sagittarius is a fire sign, which means energetic, independent, often fearless and extremely passionate. Sagittarius' is also mutable, which means flexible, adaptable, and changeable, but also inconsistent. As the mutable fire sign, Sagittarius could be likened to a forest fire that spreads, moves quickly and is hard to contain.

Outgoing Yang Energy

Each zodiac sign has a certain type of energy, either yin or yang, receptive or outgoing. Sagittarius is yang. It's a bold, outgoing, masculine energy that's represented by the light portion of the eternal yin/yang symbol.

Sagittarius' Spirit Animal

Sagittarius' spirit animal is the owl. Sagittarius, like an owl, moves with the wind, can venture virtually anywhere and is known for being incredibly wise. Freedom to fly is the most important thing in the world to Sagittarius.

Constellation Sagittarius

The constellation of Sagittarius is near the deepest part of the Milky Way, where the galactic center is located. It lies between the constellations of Scorpio and Capricorn. The ancients believed it to be a centaur with its arrow aimed at Scorpius.

Sagittarius Flowers

Sagittarius flowers are the carnation symbolizing good luck and pure love, the hydrangea symbolizing earnestness, prosperity, and abundance, and the peony symbolizing honor and more abundance.

Sagittarius Metal

Sagittarius is associated with the metal tin. Tin, like Sagittarius, is malleable and represents knowledge, wisdom, balance, philosophy, and is also connected to prosperity.

Sagittarius Gemstones

The gemstones most associated with Sagittarius are Blue topaz symbolizing Sagittarian's self-confidence, turquoise symbolizing their forthrightness, and Sodalites symbolizing their intellect.

The Number Three

In numerology, the number associated with Sagittarius is three. Like Sagittarius, number 3, has a strong vibration that foretells creative self-expression, independence, playfulness, and communication. Its keywords are enlightenment and knowledge.

Sagittarius Tattoos

Sagittarius symbols applied as tattoos or body art represent passion, fury, courage, and independence. When you meet a wearer of a Sagittarius tattoo you can assume, they own those characteristics and believe they will always come out victorious in any situation.

The Happy-Go-Lucky Sign

Sagittarius is the happy-go-lucky sign of the zodiac. They're smart, up-to-date with what's happening, blatantly honest, have no problem telling it like it is with a comic twist, or of making a fool of themselves for laughs. As many of these symbols reveal, Sagittarius is verbose, straight to the point, can see beyond the ordinary and can make people laugh without really trying; a personality anyone will appreciate.

Sagittarius Symbols and Their Meanings