You are Sagittarius if born between 22nd November and 21st December. If you were born on the first or last date of this sign, then you may feel an affinity with the characteristics of the previous sign (Scorpio) or the following sign (Capricorn). This may be to do with your Moon sign, or your actual Sun sign if the affinity is with the previous sign. (See Precession of the Equinoxes).
Sagittarius is a Positive and Mutable Fire sign, which gives us an upbeat and cheerful character, as is Leo, the second Fire sign, but with the same Mutable quality of Gemini, its opposite sign. The Positive Fire of Sagittarius is the burning torch, carried aloft, or the crackling bonfire by which we warm our hands on a cold evening. The Mutability of Sagittarius expresses itself in a dislike of being hemmed in, and freedom of mind and spirit.
The Sagittarian character
Sagittarians generally have many interests, and will want to express themselves in their own time and space. It is very easy for Sagittarians to let their minds wander, so self-discipline is something they need to work on. They usually have a ready wit, and are not overly concerned about tidiness in their surroundings or workspace. They occasionally appear to have an arrogant manner, because they are often quite singular in their approach, and like to go about their business in their own way. Sagittarians love the freedom of the outdoors, and enjoy freedom in relationships too, often not wanting to commit for fear of missing out on whatever else is on offer! They have an adventurous spirit, resenting being tied down, loving to be out and about, getting involved in social events, and generally passing the time. They have an active mind and a restless energy, but are also capable of deep thought and philosophical musings. Sagittarians do enjoy pontificating on matters, and should take care not to hog the limelight, especially when they are in the mood to tell jokes, which can be rather coarse at times! However, Sagittarius is generally a cheerful delight to be with, and will whole-heartedly take part in all activities which are available. Their appearance is healthy, with a ruddy complexion and often an aquiline nose. Their hair is dark or brunette, often being swept back over a high or domed forehead, and they usually walk with a long stride, having strong legs.
If you are Sagittarius, then the above is just one aspect of your astrological make-up, as there are many other signs which will influence you, depending upon their position at the time of your birth. The most important influence comes from your Moon sign.