Sagittarius Compatibility in Love, Friendship and Work

By: Dominique Michelle Astorino  | 
There's never a dull moment with Sagittarius, the adventurous ninth sign of the zodiac. Sarayut Thaneerat/Getty Images

Were you born between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21? You might very well have a Sagittarius sun! Born under the sign of the archer, you may be curious about who Sagittarius is compatible with in love, friendship and work.

Master astrologer Shannon Aganza, creator of MoonGathering Astrology and Numerology Coursework, has a lot to say on the topic — especially, she says, as "a Libra who has been married to a quadruple Sagittarius for 28 years!" Her best advice to anyone dating, working with, or befriending a free spirit Sag? "Be ready to keep up!"


Astro Compatibility 101

To understand compatibility with other Zodiac signs, you need first to understand synastry.

Synastry is how we look at astrological compatibility between people (and even events)! When you talk about astro match-making, you're talking about synastry. It looks at two charts together.


The best way to see compatibility (including a love match) is to have the birth chart of each person (to do this, you'll need your birth date, time and location). In astrology, we look at houses, degrees and the placement of planets (like Mars and Venus) to see how they work with other planets and aspects in a partner's chart. (If you're new to astrology, you can learn more about how this all works at

To cut to the chase... synastry is not just your sun sign!

What this means for you, if you're a Sagittarius sun: Don't write off a Pisces or a Capricorn based on sun alone. You may read elsewhere that "Taurus and Sagittarius are incompatible," but this is far too reductive to be accurate. (Wouldn't it be nice if things were that simple!)

This approach to the cosmos is like the fast food of astrology — it's the easiest way to get information to the masses, without the substance of the whole chart. "Sun sign astrology was popularized in newspapers in the 1970s, birthed out of convenience — the sun is the most easily tracked body [in astrology]," says Aganza. "Your sun is still a big part of your chart, but it's not what the ancients would describe as your 'identity.'"


Get to Know the Sag Personality

So, are you a Sagittarius woman or man? Even if you weren't born in late November or early December, you still have Sagittarius somewhere in your chart! "Sagittarius is the classic 'the grass is greener on the other side' sign, so rather than being the one left behind, keep energy moving and join them on the quest," says Aganza. There's never a dull moment with the adventurous ninth sign of the zodiac.

Sagittarius Personality Traits

  • Element: Fire (warm, creative, passionate)
  • Modality: Mutable (flexible, changeable, adaptable)
  • Symbol: Archer (Centaur; half horse, half man)
  • Planetary rulership: Jupiter
  • Light energy: When Sagittarius is happy and balanced, this energy is playful, enthusiastic, optimistic, lucky, jovial, wise, big picture thinker/philosopher, wanderlust, great sense of humor, expansive, inclusive, adventurous and free-spirited.
  • Shadow energy: When Sagittarius is out of balance, this can lead to overindulgence (watch your liver if you have Sag placements!), dogmatism, judgment, preachiness and polarization.


Sagittarius Zodiac Compatibility

The astrological symbol for Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the year, is the Archer. Numerology Sign/Flickr (CC By 2.0)

A simple way to understand compatibility? Elements. In astrology, there are four: fire, air, water and earth. Fire and air are the yang-type elements (active) while water and earth are the yin-type (passive).

Sagittarius is a fire sign, just like Aries and Leo. When two Sagittarius suns come together, that forms a conjunction, a (typically) positive, harmonious placement. When Sagittarius comes together with Aries or Leo, the two fire signs form another harmonious aspect called a trine. Simply put, fire signs play well together!


Fire also plays well with air signs (Aquarius, Gemini and Libra, the cardinal air sign); these are the two yang-type elements in astrology. When Sagittarius meets up with Aquarius or Libra, this forms a sextile, which again, is (typically) positive. With Gemini, this creates an opposition (the two signs are on opposite sides of the Zodiac wheel), which can go either way, but can be great (opposites attract)!

This simple concept of elements allows you to better understand general compatibility. "You can already deduce that the other fire signs (especially Aries) and air signs inherently desire the same things as Sagittarius," says Aganza.

This doesn't mean that a Sagittarius won't get along with earth signs (Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn), or water signs (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer) — it depends on other aspects in the charts. "There's so much more to look at," says Aganza, "Different signs, even in disparate elements, can find commonalities that are beneficial."


Sagittarius Compatibility in Love

"When it comes to Sagittarius compatibility, it's important to know that Sag takes up a lot of room!" says Aganza. "With Jupiter as their governing planet, they truly don't see limits ... and because of the 'good luck' aspect of Jupiter, they tend to get away with more."

Whether you or your partner is a Sagittarius, it's important to keep this energy in mind, regardless of complementary placements or compatible signs. "When partnering on any endeavor with Sag, it's important that the people around them can keep up!" says Aganza. "And, to not be threatened by their insatiable thirst to expand. Being a partner for the spontaneous adventures (whether through journeying to foreign lands or journeying inward toward superconscious mind expansions) is what you sign up for with Sag."


For Sagittarius compatibility in a love match, there are keys to finding a loving partnership, according to Oak, founder of Oak Astrology School in Los Angeles. (Oak supports fellow queer, Filipinx and BIPOC astrology students and clients). "Some of the most immediate forms of [romantic] attraction are not the same sun sign pairings," they say — meaning it's not always two Sagittarius suns in love. "But rather the beautiful and reciprocal connection between the sun and moon or Venus and Mars."

In this case, for compatibility clues, look at your sun/their moon or vice versa. You could find Sagittarian harmony between these luminaries. If you look further into the chart, you can see where your Mars/their Venus are placed or vice versa. If both placements are in Sagittarius, you may see fiery sparks flying.

Something else to know with Sagittarius compatibility and true love: "Those with strong Sagittarius energies have the ability to commit and to be solid, but within an environment that has fresh new energy and experiences pumping through it," says Aganza. "Don't let the energy stagnate — metaphorically, take a different route to the same place!"


Sagittarius Compatibility in Friendship

Want to be BFFs with a Sag? Look at the rest of your chart to find Mercury and Venus, too!

If Your Sun Is in Sagittarius...

You may find yourself drawn to Gemini buddies, says Oak. You two may not be able to stop laughing in each other's company! "In friendships, I find that polarities tend to work well as a way to bring healthy tension into a relationship," they say. Gemini is opposite Sag, so this polarity brings positive energy for dynamic duo.


If Your Mercury Is in Sagittarius...

If your Mercury is in the ninth zodiac sign, Oak says you may find lasting friendship with someone whose moon is in Sagittarius or Libra. "A complementary combination for Mercury is sometimes as simple as who will be the easiest to communicate with and negotiate with," says Oak. "The moon in Libra and the moon in Sag will be able to both hold a loving container for ideas and be able to adapt to the excitable and changing nature of Mercury in Sag."

If Your Venus Is in Sagittarius...

When it comes to friendship, look for more fire! "Venus is paired well with a complementary Saturn," says Oak, "And, if meant to be, will nearly guarantee a relationship that can stand the test of time." Look for your friend's Saturn sign. If it's in Leo, Aries or Sagittarius (i.e., fire sign), Oak says this is a great combo!


Sagittarius Compatibility in the Workplace

While you may not always have access to your coworker's entire natal chart, you may be able to use this tool when forming business partnerships.

If Your Sun Is in Sagittarius...

Compatibility in this arena can be on the simpler side — look to the business partner or colleague's sun! If you're a Sagittarius, a Virgo sun (for contrasting support) or Aquarius sun (for complimentary discourse and ideas) will bode well, says Oak. Of note: Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, while Virgo is a mutable earth sign, so there's some commonality here, too — mutable energy! And with Sagittarius and Aquarius, an sir sign, we know is another right match.


If Your Mercury Is in Sagittarius...

So, your planet of communication and ideas is in fiery Sagittarius! Compatibility-wise, look to your partner's Mercury as well. If it's in Leo, Oak believes this fortuitous combination will "quickly bring ideas into focus."

If Your Mars Is in Sagittarius...

Locate your business partner's Jupiter placement. If it's also in Sag, this combination is wonderful, according to Oak. "It's jocular, playful and inspiring," they say. These two celestial archers "will constantly challenge each other to grow, maintaining a good sense of camaraderie."