Moon in Sagittarius

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Adventurous, optimistic, quick-witted, and charming, lunar Sagittarians seek to expand their horizons and gain new and unusual experiences.

The capacity for extraordinary philosophical insights combined with a proclivity for risk-taking ensures that lunar Sagittarians have exciting inner and outer lives.

Moon in Sagittarius Is Characterized by Cheerful Optimism

Sagittarius-moon people tend to have sunny dispositions, and their cheerful optimism can have an uplifting effect on others. Blind faith is a typical trait of this moon sign. The future is trusted to luck, and there is quite a lot of it whenever Sagittarius is prominent in the chart, although it does run out from time to time. But resilient lunar Sagittarians tend to bounce back quickly after failures or emotional upsets.

Moon-in-Sagittarius people tend to be optimistic and confident – at times overconfident. They make big plans that aren’t always practical or even feasible. Often, even when their ideas are brilliant, a lack of attention to detail ensures that things don’t come off as planned, so visionary lunar Sagittarians are better able to achieve their goals when paired up with practical, earthy types.

Carelessness or even recklessness often comes with this moon sign, and the tendency to take risks is particularly strong in childhood. Unless the sun or ascendant is in a more practical sign, the lunar Sagittarian is particularly bad with money, and self-indulgence combined with sensation-seeking can lead to addiction as well.

Lunar Sagittarians Crave Novelty and Adventure

Restless by nature, lunar Sagittarians are always seeking the next adventure. They may change jobs, residences, or even countries more frequently than most. Under stress, the lunar Sagittarian has a strong urge to escape the confines of routine by packing her bags and heading off for some faraway place.

Sagittarius-moon people are usually interested in travel to foreign lands, because they derive emotional security through expanding their horizons. To be happy, they must feel as though there will always be new experiences and possibilities just around the corner. Restriction of any sort makes them desperately unhappy, and clingy, jealous types cause them to look for the quickest escape route from a relationship.

Sagittarius-moon people usually prefer homes that are bright and open rather than dark and cozy. Some lunar Sagittarians acquire very few belongings because they don’t want to be tied down. If they do collect things, they tend to be objects that support hobbies or higher learning, rather than status items.

Lunar Sagittarians like to be out and about, doing things and meeting people, rather than hanging out at home, unless the sun or ascendant fall in a more domestic sign. If their home lives become too routine, Sagittarius-moon people are likely to do something that will shake things up, for better or for worse.

Moon-in-Sagittarius People Tend to Be Friendly and Generous

Moon-in-Sagittarius people are genial, charming, humorous, and extroverted, able to make friends easily and establish a wide circle of acquaintances. Romantic partnerships are more like friendships with this placement, but contrary to the popular portrayal of the Sagittarius temperament, not all moon-in-Sagittarius people are disloyal marriage partners. Many can settle down quite happily with like-minded individuals who understand and share their need for personal freedom and adventure.

Many lunar Sagittarians are scatterbrained or even irresponsible. However, they have a number of compensating traits, including generosity and helpfulness. The typical lunar Sagittarian shares his money and time with friends and strangers alike.

Sagittarian generosity and expansiveness may be focused inward or outward. The negative lunar Sagittarian focuses on himself, and as a consequence tends to be self-righteous, self-important, and prone to bragging. The positive moon-in-Sagittarius person turns these traits outward, engaging in altruistic acts and doing things to promote the welfare not only of those close by, but also the world at large.

Sagittarius-Moon People Are Energetic and Outspoken

Outspoken to the point of tactlessness, lunar Sagittarians sometimes upset others, particularly those closest to them, with their blunt speech and quick tempers. However, although they are quick to anger, they are equally quick to forgive, and generally easy-going in day-to-day life.

Sagittarius-moon people can be argumentative, especially when young, as they are very forceful in defending their own beliefs, particularly those pertaining to the spiritual side of life. There is often a lack of objectivity with this placement, along with a tendency to cling to idealistic fantasies rather than face realities that are not so enchanting. This can be traced to a childlike idealism and a strong draw to the moral values that were emphasized in the individual’s youth.

Sagittarius is a sign of high energy, both in speech and action, and this energy is best expended outdoors as lunar Sagittarians derive spiritual fulfillment and emotional well-being through their connection with nature and open spaces.

High energy combined with confidence and a love of excitement often give the lunar Sagittarian athletic aptitude or the ability to perform well in front of an audience.

Famous People with the Moon in Sagittarius

Some famous people with the moon in Sagittarius include:

    • Albert Einstein
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Arnold Palmer
    • Billy Bragg
    • Bing Crosby
    • Charles Dickens
    • Charlie Sheen
    • Dick Clark
    • Gloria Estefan
    • Harry Chapin
    • Henri Matisse
    • Howard Hughes
    • Jennifer Aniston
    • Jennifer Love Hewitt
    • Justin Timberlake
    • Kevin Costner
    • Lawrence of Arabia
    • Lenny Kravitz
    • Lewis Carroll
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Mariah Carey
    • Marisa Tomei
    • Neil Armstrong
    • Nicolaus Copernicus
    • Nicole Kidman
    • Oprah Winfrey
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Richard Gere
    • Stephen King
    • Tiger Williams
    • Vin Diesel
    • Vincent Van Gogh
    • Virgil Grissom
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Further Reading

For more on Sagittarius, see the Sagittarius Personality Profile. To see personality and compatibility profiles for all the sun signs, visit main Astrology page.


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