For those who believe in it, astrology can be a powerful tool for introspection and self-knowledge — or you can use it to talk shit about your ex and obsess over your crush. Journey with us as we do both, and then head to the comments to live your truth. Feel free to also share whether you believe the plural of Sagittarius should be Sagitarii or the above-used construction.
Vanessa Friedman, Community Editor
Sagittariuses rule. They go on adventures, remain independent, are mega babes, have fun, fuck a lot, etc. Did you know my Venus is in Sag? Just saying.
Drew Gregory, Writer
I love Sagittariuses! And have dated none of them. I’ve been rejected by more Sagittariuses than maybe any other sign, but it’s always really clear and amicable and I end up with a lot of Sagittarius friends.
Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor
A long time ago I rebounded from a shitty Gemini breakup with a hot Sagittarius who had many lovely qualities but among them I was particularly fond of her dedication to creating fantastic sex playlists. She was super into her favorite song at the time (“I’m His Girl” by Friends, I believe) and played it often…. until the next week, when she’d forgotten all about that song and had a new favorite song she was obsessed with. I guess I should have seen that as foreshadowing, because a couple of weeks later she had a new favorite song and it wasn’t me. We’re still buds! I like Sags! But their mercurial nature is frustrating for me, a super broody Scorpio who wants to focus on one person until they implode.
Rachel Kincaid, Managing Editor
I LOVE SAGS. So many of my friends are Sags! So many of my dates are Sags! Fire signs are the best and Sags are my favorite fire sign; they’re more balanced and grounded than Aries, less dramatic than Leos. Sags are famous for blunt honesty and even though it’s fucking obnoxious sometimes, it feels great to never have to wonder where I stand with a Sag; if they don’t like me or if I fucked up with them, it is immediately and unquestionably obvious. And that same honesty means they’re always the one ready and willing to call out or name something that’s fucked up, no matter how strong the pressure is not to; their honesty keeps relationships and institutions honest, and healthier. Also Sags are fun!!!! Geminis are fun at a party, but Sags can make a late-night taco run or Bachelor marathon feel like one. Are they the most committed sign? Not necessarily, but that’s not the same thing as not being able to be counted on in a lot of ways that matter.
Mika Albornoz, Writer
Positive: Fucking adventure crazy, they will die trying anything once, a mixture of the youth of an Aries but the intensity and loyalty of a Leo, sex is SUPER fun, literally will really get into anything. Best roleplay of my life has been with a sag
Negative: Running away, in every way, always lmaooooo
(I’m a sag)
Meg Jones Wall, Contributor
I’ve dated a Sagittarius and my partner is also a Sag, which as a Scorpio is not always great. They want to fly by the seat of their pants, rarely making plans until the last minute and hating to be pinned down – but they’re also fascinating, charismatic, ask excellent questions, and are always up for an adventure. My partner and I have astrological compatibilities in other aspects of our chart that help us work well together, and we’ve been partnered long enough to sort through our differences, but it’s definitely complicated at times when my fixed, stubborn nature conflicts with their excitable, curious tendencies.
Robin Roemer, Contributor
My second longest relationship was with a Sag. The positives are that sags are fiercely independent so when one of them picks you, you feel very special. Sags are really fucking sexy but also very fucking silly. Sags don’t get into relationships because they can’t be alone or feel like they should, they do things because they want to do them. I guess the downside is they do whatever the fuck they want. You won’t ALWAYS know what they are thinking because they need a good amount of space. Sometimes they can be impulsive and blunt which can make a lethal combination if you get into a fight, depending on how sensitive you are. If you’re a confident and communicative person, you should do just fine. If you are not, Sags will feel difficult to date.
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya, Writer
Ok, I said I would never date a Sagittarius, and I am currently dating a Sagittarius and I… fucking love it. Yes, she radiated some chaotic Sag energy when we first started talking, but I love that about her? She knows what she wants and goddamn goes for it. I appreciate her impulsiveness and decisiveness, and yes she does that extremely Sag thing where she never texts people back but she always texts ME back so!