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Sagittarius and Self-Knowledge
High in the natural horoscope of life lies the wonderful ninth zodiacal sign of Sagittarius. Lifted through exalted position into close proximity to the midheaven of the natural chart, the sign of the Celestial Archer is the realm to which astrologers refer as that of the Higher Mind. This is the zone of the philosopher, the scientist, the deeply religious person. Sagittarians not only possess the powers of depth of thought, but their prophetic abilities take them far into the future. Like the arrow symbolic of direction, the quality of this domain is direct and genuine. Thus, high ideals and goals appear to be an integral part of the lives of people of this sign. So active and vital are they, they can never become boresome or uninteresting. Sagittarians move with a nimbleness characteristic of their symbol, the swift horse. They are quick in mind and body, conscientious, and efficient.
Ruled by the great beneficent planet Jupiter, Sagittarians are blessed by this lucky star in being cheerful and optimistic. They are usually fortunate in financial affairs. They tend to be dramatic and fascinating, as well as diplomatic. it is reasonable, then, that we should find Sagittarians occupying high posts in the political and social words. They are popular with their associates, who readily respond to their frank and open approach. People who are "quick on the trigger" are apt to be unintentionally abrupt; and, as Sagittarians have reputations for always telling the truth, even when it hurts, they need to exercise tact and caution.
This is a sign of great power. It is not simple to direct such lightning-quick energy, and it often takes great effort and understanding to hold the power of Sagittarius in control so that it may soar unrestrictedly upward and onward. After gaining understanding of themselves, these self-reliant persons become our most helpful and interesting.