The Centaur, the fierce archer, half-horse and half-man – a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, the male Sagittarius can be expansive and exuberant, a generally cheerful guy with a can-do attitude who is always up for a wild adventure.
These easygoing gentlemen tend to go after exhilarating experiences like cross-country skiing treks, bear hunting, or wild (though often brief) love affairs. There’s a Hemingway energy to these great outdoorsmen, who are often into hunting, full-contact sports, or finding some way to live outside the parameters of ordinary life. These dudes never really want to settle down and live peaceably behind a white picket fence. Often nomadic, they may wander here and there, rarely ever calling any one place home.
A Sagittarius lives for those wild open spaces – so whatever you do, don’t fence him in! Sometimes extremely impulsive, a male Sag may be off and running towards the next thing just as you think you’ve roped him in. Being restrained in any way does not appeal to these independent, freedom-loving fellows. There’s something lucky about a Sagittarius man, making him dangerous to bet against at the gambling table – not that he's too concerned about losing a little money. "Easy come, easy go" is a typical Sagittarius motto; they tend to live completely in the moment, trusting that good fortune will follow them wherever they go. Many Sagittarius men seem to be living a charmed life and often take their own blessings for granted – finding themselves at a loss for what exactly to do when their luck runs out.
Like the heroes in tales of old, a Sagittarius will find a way to turn life’s pitfalls into a quest or grand adventure, and will later enjoy regaling you with the tale of how he escaped from a sticky situation, came out on top, and ended up saving the day.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: LOVE AND SEX
Sagittarius men have a magnetic quality, making them attractive and easy to like. But beware of falling hard for one of these extremely self-sufficient men, for they tend to be all about the chase.
The hunt is everything to the Archer, who lives to perform the complex dance of flirtation and lust. This guy may spend years obsessing about the perfection of the one who got away, while completely ignoring the devoted affections of the one who’s been right here all along. Steadfast dedication might make this elusive hunter shy away – he’d rather sit up all night in the woods, waiting to catch a glimpse of his ideal mate, though that person may be nothing more than a fantasy. When the “what if” finally does become a reality, it’s often as if he’s woken up from a spell. The glamour has faded, and when the challenge is no more, the thrill is gone.
If you can be okay with living for the moment and enjoying a Sagittarius while you can, you’ll be treated to the pleasurable experience a joyful and generous lover who genuinely enjoys sex and connection – provided he has enough freedom to wander when he wants to. Open relationships or undefined flings abound for a Sagittarius man, and as long as he's respectful enough to be explicit about what he wants and what they doesn’t want, everyone should be happy.
This isn't to say that no male Sag has ever longed for more than an explosive-but-fleeting affair – many of these men have intensely loyal hearts, and long for the partner who they truly feel is a match for their fiery souls.
If you are truly up for anything, that just might be you.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The home of a Sagittarius man tends to be mostly Spartan and utilitarian. It may serve more as stopping-off place where he changes his clothes and packs a fresh bag before heading out into the world once more. Most houses and apartments can feel claustrophobic and confining to this wild creature, who much prefers to be outside or in a new place every day. He may have crash pads scattered all over the world, and keys to places where he knows that he can lay his head for a few days before jetting off to his next destination.
When a Sag man does choose to roost in one spot for a while, his few beloved belongings are arranged with care. Functionality is big for these guys who shun frills and pointless frippery. Sagittarius a sign that’s all about truth and authenticity, so any kind of artifice or pomposity makes them shudder. These men dislike pretentiousness, particularly the trend of taking traditional work-wear or outdoor gear and trying to make it fashionable. They are fanatical about buying only what's truly well-made and useful – or if they can't, just going without.
Domestic routines and responsibilities tend to weigh heavy on this man’s shoulders, particularly if imposed upon him by someone else – though they're happy cooking and cleaning for themselves. You might find this one grilling meat and vegetables over an open fire, and sleeping outside whenever he can.
Escape to where the grass is greener is a constant motivation for these adventure-seeking Centaurs, so fatherhood doesn’t always come naturally to a Sag man – though he may love taking his kids out into nature when they get old enough to appreciate the experience with him.
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: WORK AND MONEY
A Sagittarius man is forever in pursuit of truth and knowledge, and he deeply desires a career that supports his passion for freedom as well as his penchant for bold undertakings. A desk job in a tiny gray cubicle is simply not going to work for impatient, dynamic Sag.
This man is an idealist whose enthusiasm and glass-half-full attitude can be completely infectious. If he finds fulfilling work doing something that he really loves, he will put his whole heart into it – as well as his mind, body, and soul. Exploration is a keyword in the careers of a Sagittarius man. Working for National Geographic as a photojournalist would be dream job for this man. Sports, hunting, fishing, or any work with animals (especially horses) will appeal to a native Sagittarian.
For the less physical Sag man, investigative work or fighting for justice in the legal system could be part of his pursuit of the truth. These men love to be heroes, and they live for any chance to throw themselves into a courageous, epic, and often reckless quest for true meaning.
You can count on Sag man to be honest, often to a fault, and sometimes their bluntness can be misconstrued. They don’t have much time to waste buttering people up or engaging in pretense, so sales isn’t always their strong point – but they definitely aren’t above padding their own resumes or experience with a little bombast and maybe some tall tales.
The thing is, these guys believe their own incredible stories, and after awhile, the yarns they spin just become part of their legendary personas. Audacious, gutsy, and forever valiant, a Sag on your team who believes in your cause will fight with you to the very end – often forsaking his own personal relationships and responsibilities to do so.
A bit of a gambler with his money, a Sagittarius man may have a hard time saving for the future – but Jupiter shines on these men, and somehow they always have enough!
THE SAGITTARIUS MAN: GIFT GUIDE
When shopping for the Sagittarius man in your life, remember that he prefers to travel light. Refrain from buying him anything heavy, bulky, or too cumbersome. A set of practical, lightweight luggage with great design will always appeal, as will any travel or outdoors gear, especially custom-made items. Multipurpose tools and anything that has ingenious functionality will delight them, but not if it’s a fad gadget that doesn’t really work. That rock-climbing carabiner with attached compass had better be designed to actually hold weight and show true north, or else your Sag will be absolutely disgusted that you spent your money on such junk.
Ostentatious restaurants and overly pricey food that they could easily make on their camping stove will make this wild horse of a man chomp at his bit. He’s got no time to stand on ceremony, and may make a bit of scene over the pretense of expensive eateries and hotels.
These guys aren’t fancy, though they like to look sharp and put together even when living out of a backpack. Gift them turquoise jewelry, especially rings or a pendant – the stone and its cerulean hue is especially attuned to a Sagittarius man. He’ll appreciate being able to dress up even the most utilitarian outfit a bit.
Experiences over objects will often win big with this guy. See if your Archer is true to his sign and get him some archery lessons – he might take to the bow and arrow as naturally as the Centaur constellation who is eternally hunting in the heavens. Surprise a Sagittarius with a road trip to an unknown destination, or some slightly risky adventure, and he'll be thrilled to have an experience that he can tell a story about later.
Make wild memories with this man, rather than collecting closets full of stuff that will eventually leave him feeling weighted down – he’ll thank you for giving him new experiences and room to roam.