Sagittarius, the Archer
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. Sagittarius, you are symbolized by the Archer, which is a Centaur, who is a half-human/half-horse. In Roman mythology, Centaurs are known to be intellectual, and embody a wild, untamed nature. Archers are the hunters. You are always in search of truth and knowledge and your cerebral pursuits cover a broad range of areas. You are honest, social, fun-loving and crave adventure, especially in foreign lands. Sagittarius' prefer to learn by experience rather than by formal study, and your mind is like a sponge soaking up every bit of knowledge you come across in your travels. You have a passion for the physical, especially in sports and games of competition, and are naturally athletic. Everything about Sagittarius is grand and larger than life; you are the astrological Masters of Fun and Good Times.
Your ruling planet is jovial Jupiter, who is associated with growth and prosperity. He was a Roman God symbolized by the thunderbolt and the Eagle, the representative leader of birds. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, and it's influence is responsible for your bright optimism, friendliness, good fortune and amazing luck.
Your element is Fire which speaks of the burning passion you exhibit in all areas of your life. This element indicates pure energy with a great faith in one's own competency which gives power to your exceptional leadership abilities. You have a natural generosity and share both your finances and your time. Fire signs exhibit honesty and warmth.
Thursdays are your luckiest day of the week with evening as your luckiest hours; your number is three. Purple, the color of your ruling planet is also your color, and your astrological birthstone is the amethyst. There is a legend in Greek mythology about the miracle of the amethyst: Dionysos (also known as Bacchus), the God of Wine, was angry with mortals because he gave us the gift of wine, but it came at a very high price for humans. Instead of enjoying the gift, people became sloppy and drunk. They behaved stupidly; one man even mistook his son for a grape vine and killed him; so instead of veneration, Dionysos felt disrespected, and vowed to destroy any human that crossed his path; namely by providing tigers with a human meal. Diana, The Goddess of the Hunt protected a beautiful virgin named Amethyst. While Amethyst was worshipping Diana at her temple, the Goddess turned her into a clear quartz crystal, because she didn't want Dionysos to feed the girl to the tigers. Dionysos witnessed the miracle and was able to see the girl as an innocent, so he poured wine over Amethyst and she was stained purple. The flower associated with Sagittarius is the Narcissus.