Sagittarius is completely free of malice. He blurts out his shockingly direct speech in total innocence. The fact that he usually adds insult to injury when he tries to fix it also escapes him. Don't judge him too harshly. He means well. Under his tactless manner is an extremely clever mind and high standards. His unique combination of wit, intelligence and fiery drive usually brings the archer straight to the winner's circle. What really gets you is that both male and female Sagittarians are oblivious to their own blunt speech. They are truly convinced that they are the most diplomatic souls in the world. In fact, everything they do is done honestly. Pretense and deception in any form appalls them.
Their physical characteristics aren't hard to learn. Look for a fairly large, well-shaped skull and a high, broad forehead. The features will be open and cheerful; inviting friendship and the exchange of ideas, and the movements will normally be rapid. They will often make wide, sweeping gestures, which may be dramatic and vigorous, but possibly not very graceful.
Jupiter eyes are as bright and alert as a sparrow's, and they sparkle and twinkle with refreshing humor. The archers are either, very tall and athletic looking or shorter than average, with strong, sturdy bodies. The tall ones will remind you of thoroughbred horses or spirited colts. In youth especially, many of them have a stray lock of hair which keeps falling over the forehead, like a horse's mane. They'll flip it back with a toss of the head or a quick, unconscious movement of the hand-a habit that may last long after a new hairstyle has been adopted in maturity or after baldness has set in. Sagittarians are normally restless. They hate to sit or stand still.
Ordinarily, people born under Jupiter's influence fear nothing. The typical Sagittarian is attracted to danger-in sports and in his job or his hobby. An element of risk excites and challenges the archers. They love speed.
Sagittarius is totally unaware of the effect when his direct honesty compels him to speak. The Jupiter person is crushed and dismayed at his own lack of discretion when he discovers he's really cut you. What is on the archer's mind and heart is almost instantly on his lips. He's as frank and earnest as a six-year-old.
Most archers sincerely try to cheer you up. At least, that's what they start out to do, but sometimes it falls a little short of the good intention. They can offer profoundly wise counsel, when you've had time to analyze their viewpoints. This is a fire sign, so most archers are extroverts, talkative and forward. There are a few who are painfully shy and timid, but even these are full of original ideas-and they're just as blunt.
Most of the time the typical Sagittarian is happy and gregarious, but his temper can fire like a sky rocket if he's pushed around by people who abuse his natural friendliness or who get too familiar. High-spirited Jupiter people can't stand to be accused of dishonesty. An unjust accusation or a slur against their integrity will make righteous indignation flame high, but after an especially fiery display of temper, the typical Sagittarian will feel remorse and try to make amends.
You'll always notice something child-like about the typical naive, brave, optimistic Sagittarian. He refuses to accept the seriousness of life, though some of them manage responsibility with admirable conscientiousness in later years. Jupiter natures rebel against confinement, and too much of it can bring on serious illness.
His sensitive areas are the hips, lungs, liver, arms, hands, shoulders, intestines and feet. He gives in to sickness reluctantly, and usually recuperates with amazing swiftness.
Sagittarians plunge into romance with reckless abandon, but they often stop short suddenly when marriage is mentioned. They think it over, then go ahead and make a mistake after careful consideration. Although the archer is warm and wonderful in love relationships, he's a little tricky to catch.
Male or female, the archer can either behave in such a slap-dash fashion, or pretend to have such unassuming canners when he chooses, that you may get the impression that his mind isn't too sharp or that he's timid. True, there are a few December-born people who occasionally exhibit eccentric reclusive habits, but that just gives them more opportunity to sharpen their intelligence into genius.
A Sagittarian can never successfully tell a lie. No one believes him for a minute. Deceit is unnatural to the archer, and when he tries to dabble in it, the exposure is usually swift and sure.
To the Sagittarian, life is secretly a circus, and he's the clown, rolling and tumbling through purple hoops in a sky-blue suit. His face is smeared with the bright, gay colors of greasepaint, and his eyes glitter with curiosity and fun. As the music of the calliope gets louder, he stumbles and falls, then executes a perfect somersault on the back of a prancing pony. On his fingers he wears three turquoise rings; on his toes are bells that ring like the chimes in a distant church spire that disappears into the clouds. The archer happily blows a lustrous tin horn, made of the soft, malleable metal that's barely affected by moisture. Whether he's bold or backward, the true nature of this generous idealist is as merry as the Christmas holly berry. Bravely, he pins a large carnation over his big heart, and curves his bow toward the sky. When he aims straight, he shoots higher than man can see-past the stars-to the place where all dreams are really born.