Sagittarius tattoo guide is 7th in our zodiac tattoo series and covers the zodiac sign of the Archer.
In the zodiac lore, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge.
They are last fire sign of the zodiac, that gives them a lot of their traits.
Sagittarius have many pursuits, chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures.
The ruling planet is Jupiter, the planet of abundance, spirituality, and growth.
With so much journeys under their belt Archers, also known as the comedians of the zodiac, easily make friends and find lovers with their mesmerizing personalities.
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, meaning it is associated with adaptability and flexibility, also correlating to their desire to change.
Nevertheless, they are love a creative challenge, which only means that the Sagittarius tattoos are one of the more artistic ones.
There are many Sagittarius symbols to choose from for the tattoo design – the fire sign, planet, zodiac flower and gemstone, all are a great addition to the Archer tattoo.
So, let’s dive in and go through every symbol in details!
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Sagittarius zodiac sign (♐) consists of an upwards arrow with a line that creates a cross on it.
The cross reference comes from the fact that Sagittarius star sign is ruled by Jupiter, a planet that is typically depicted by a crescent over a cross.
The ruling planet has further influence as it gives one awareness of the outside of the material world, which further cements the arrow symbol.
Additionally, the arrow symbol is always pointing in an upwards direction. A Sagittarius always aims for a higher spiritual ideal and philosophy in life.
Another meaning for this positioning points to a Sagittarius’ confidence. It can also signify a Sagittarius’ uplifting personality.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, together with Aries and Leo.
Even though these three signs share the fact that they are all represented by a four-legged animal, Sagittarius is actually half human with a weapon.
Where does the flame live inside these creatures and how do they tend to it?
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, which gives is the character of relating and relaying information.
They are invested in what happens between people, sometimes to the detriment of their own desires.
The Sagittarius zodiac flower is associated with carnations.
These strong, yet beautiful flowers are known for the symbology of love, due to their longevity and joyfulness.
Sagittarius’s are a fire sign, known for their adventurousness, just as a carnation blooms in branched or forked clusters.
The fire sign does not like being tamed and will always carry an open mind in their endeavors.
Carnation flowers are versatile in color and shapes just as Sagittarians are versatile in nature, and they’ll happily blend in anywhere.
The zodiac gemstone associated with Sagittarius people is turquoise.
The reason for that is that this zodiac sign as it is opaque as the earth and it has the power to lift the spirit high.
The main traits of it is being able to channel the wisdom of both earth and sky, thereby it is old and yet young.
Turquoise is believed to be pure, holding the atmosphere surrounding the earth and sky, thereby giving life and breath.
Turquoise has the capacity to absorb negative feelings that is prone to come to a Sagittarian.
Other qualities are that it can predict the moods or health of the wearer or when something unpleasant is about to happen.
A Sagittarian is more prone to pondering on thoughts and the Turquoise helps to open up the communication abilities in them.
It also enhances the activeness by offering strength and regeneration in thoughts and behavior that gets reflected in their actions.
Sagittarius’ symbol is the mythical Centaur also know as the Archer with a shooting arrow pointed skyward.
The Greek myth goes as follows – the Centaur was Chiron, the son of Saturn, well known for his healing and medicinal abilities, as well as vast knowledge.
Chiron as highly respected among the other mythological characters, unlike other Centaurs who were reckless and aggressive.
He was known for kindness, deep understanding and great archery skills.
So much so that it was Chiron instructing Achilles how to defeat the Hydra.
Accidentally he was poisoned by the Hydra’s blood and, as immortal, translated to the sky to represent the constellation of the Archer.
The Centaur is shooting upwards, with eyes fixed to the distance.
That symbolizes the nature of this sign, as people born in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius always try to look at the bigger picture, and rarely worry about the here and now.
Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius zodiac sign.
It’s main traits are that it brings good luck and expansion.
No wonder then that it rules over the happy-go-lucky sign of Sagittarius.
Jupiter gives Sagittarians the energy, optimism and the free spirit that leaves them with the everlasting wanderlust.
Just like its ruling planet, Sagittarius loves to learn, travel, and broaden its horizons.
Through Sagittarius, Jupiter is able to try new things and quench its thirst for philosophical growth in a way that it can’t in any other sign.
Sagittarius constellation is one of the zodiac constellation catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.
It lies in the southern sky and it is in the shape of a centaur holding a bow and arrow.
Sagittarius is one of the largest southern constellations. It is easy to find because it lies on the Milky Way and its brightest stars form an asterism known as the Teapot.
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