This Constellation, “Sagittarius” — the ninth sign of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from November 21 to December 20.
It endows born during this period with an ingenious, strictly honest nature, with a generous heart, that does kindly acts without a thought of reward or even gratitude.
The ancient Magi claimed that the subjects of Sagittarius would prove exceptionally good, or radically bad.
Tlie mind of the subject is very versatile, gentle, easy-going, peaceable; quick to anger and quicker to quiet down, very liberal and impartial in his opinions, and with a gift for rapid assimilation.
But it worries a great deal about trifles and shows anxiety out of proportion with the trouble in prospect. The temper does not grow heated, except when unjustly attacked, or if placed in the presence of dangerous people.
The subject of Sagittarius has an extremely sensitive and nervous disposition, and, on that account, shows, at times, an irritability only skin-deep, however, and of short duration. Otherwise he is habitually cheerful, often like a child.
Sagittarius gives simplicity, and unconventionality, and an intense love of independence. Its subjects are always on their guard over themselves and over others, although frequently deceived, just the same; they love harmony and prefer giving way rather than fight and win. Their extreme timidity prevents them often from asserting their rights, but at times they suddenly conquer it and show that they are no cowards. They are not easily understood as they keep much to themselves. They are skillful with their hands and are gifted with eloquence; the fine arts and certain branches of science attract them; they love solitude, and study by themselves behind locked doors.
Their passions are fully under control, and yet they are ardent and numerous; their opinions are always moderate, rather of an eclectic nature and frequently changed.
The subjects of Sagittarius will be in poor circumstances in infancy and childhood, on account of losses their parents will have suffered from.
Their personal merits will assist them in building a fortune to which a few legacies will be added later.
This sign announces that the subjects will have few brothers and sisters, and that they will not be on good terms with them; one of them will die an early death or barely escape.
On account of certain family secrets, a serious disagreement will Intervene between the subject and his parents, or parents-in-law, or step-parents. He will have but few children and the eldest one will be a cause of serious worry; in fact, he will not get along with his children and they will live away from him.
This sign foretells two marriages, one of which will be of great detriment to the subject’s position.
The aptitudes as well as the occupations will be of two different kinds, interfering greatly with each other, and thus hindering success. The subject will have reached middle age before obtaining the position and fortune due to him on account of his talents.
He will suffer from frequent minor physical ailments, such as sore-throat, sick headaches, etc. Until his thirtieth year he will meet with frequent falls from high places.
Many long journeys, but none by water, will be made necessary by his position and his business. During one of these trips, he will hear of the death of a near relative.
Socially he will meet with success and make many friends, one of whom will prove treacherous and almost bring about the loss of the subject’s position. He will have protectors of high degree, among them a person of lofty standing, who will be extremely useful to him at a critical moment.
His enemies will show themselves bitter and persistent; they will not hesitate to slander him cruelly, and try their best to ruin his prosperity in business and in love.
This constellation gives to its subjects a purely nervous temperament in Southern climates, and a nervous-bilious disposition in Northern latitudes. It promises them a long life.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain