The Sagittarius zodiac sign is most famous for its unrelenting optimism and adventurousness. Symbolized by the archer and centaur Chiron, this sign, born from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21, is most occupied by the pursuit of wisdom. Their desire for truth makes them extremely open-minded and fairly kind. The zodiac sign Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet, but its constellation contains the center of the Milky Way. Scientists are constantly looking there to find deep knowledge of the secrets of our universe, much like those born under this sign.

Those under this fire sign are energetic wanderers; when they’re not physically traveling, their imaginations likely are. They’re constantly in search of the meaning of life, hunting for a place that matches their strong ideals. If they can’t find what they’re searching for (which is usually something that fits their view of a positive, good world), they’ll likely try to make it a reality themselves. And they often will, as their enthusiasm and extroversion tends to gain them followers in their pursuits.

A Sagittarius mind will never be satisfied. As a result, they tend to be avid readers, though they also tend to want general knowledge of the world rather than an expertise in one narrow field. They don’t like messy details but favor big, swooping discoveries. They’ll listen to just about anyone, as they’re very naturally curious, and they’re one of the most generous signs of the zodiac with both their time and money, openly ready to buy something to invest in someone else’s happiness.

While they’re kind, generous soul-searchers, there’s also something about Sagittarius people that rubs those under other signs the wrong way, especially water signs: They’re not known for their tact. In fact, their brutal honesty probably has trampled the feelings of people around them from time to time. It’s not that they don’t care about the feelings of others; it’s that they just find the pursuit of truth more important and mistakenly assume that others have that same philosophy.

Other con of being born under Sagittarius, astrology tells us, is that you’ll be often over-confident, sometimes resulting in over-spending because of a love of travel and extravagances. The life-long love of freedom is a double-edged sword that sometimes results in impatience; when there’s trouble on the horizon, they just trot off. However, when they say, “It will turn out fine,” it often will. In astrology, Sagittarius is one of the luckiest signs, perhaps the most lucky.

The Sagittarius zodiac sign is most compatible with other fire or air signs. The best sign for a Sagittarius lover is Leo or Aries, as either sign tends to be both bossy and adventurous, which the laid-back Sagittarius doesn’t really mind. The worst is detail-focused, nit-picky Capricorn or homebody Taurus, which can make these wandering explorers feel trapped. Something else to know about Sagittarius for those hoping to woo someone under that sign is that they will loyally stick by someone if they really believe they are in love. They make great parents or breadwinners, and they tend to like careers in travel, entertainment, or education.

Reading a Sagittarius horoscope with all of this in mind might help bring things into focus, but for even greater insight, know that we can provide an in-depth online tarot reading that can give you clarity about your life and your future.