The ninth sign of the zodiac
In Hindu astrology: Dhanus. Its symbol represents an arrow and a section of a bow, typifying aspiration. It is usually pictured as the Centaur: half horse, half man — representing the conflict between the philosophical mind and the carnal instinct of conquest; also aspiration supported by the effort that aims at the stars. Said to have been named for the Babylonian god of war.
The Sun is in Sagittarius annually from November 23 to December 21. Astrologically and astronomically it is the thirty-degree arc immediately preceding the Sun’s passing over the Tropic of Capricorn, occupying a position along the Ecliptic from 240° to 270°.
It is the Mutable quality of the Fire element: positive, hot, dry, changeable, bicorporal, obeying.