The Sagittarius Child - Characteristics of Sagittarius Children

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac calendar and includes those born between November 22 and December 21. Idealistic, free living and fun-loving, Sagittarius children are a delight to watch growing up even if they are likely to keep you on your toes.

Exceedingly popular

One of the easiest ways to pick out a Sagittarius child is by his/her popularity among peers and classmates. Unlike a Leo who gathers followers around him/her and exults being in the center of attention, a Sagittarius will draw friends on equal terms; it is as if no one can resist being attracted  towards them with their naturally vivacious and optimistic personalities. So from the time your Sagittarius son or daughter is old enough to have friends, the phone will probably never stop ringing for them. Also more than once you might chance upon your child helping and motivating other kids after a setback on the playground or heartbreak at school.

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Greatly optimistic

Individuals of this zodiac are known for their cheerful outlook on life and indeed their optimism constitutes one of the greatest joys on raising a Sagittarius child. While you may have to watch out for a Cancerian’s moods or learn to deal with a Scorpio’s secretiveness, a Sagittarian kid will delight you with their bright, positive attitude and make parenting seem so much easier. They are not the ones to get blue after a pet rabbit has died or a picnic has been cancelled due to bad weather. They would much rather involve all their friends in a charming burial service for ‘Floppy’ or take out their board games and invite all those who had got ready for the outing. Sometimes though this ingrained optimism can seem to lead your child to rely on luck one time too many. You may find your child skimping on exam preparations in the hope that a particular question will not figure in the test or even take unnecessary risks like going biking without protective gear in the misplaced notion that they are too much of experts to fall. Here you may have to be firm on certain rules that need to be followed as much for the sake of personal safety as for success in life.

Bundle of energy

Your Sagittarian kid is probably a bundle of crackling energy, hardly surprising considering that the ruling element of the sign is fire. They are especially drawn to the outdoors, going off on their own to explore the nearby woods or delighting in sports which are fast-paced and filled with action, like perhaps soccer and basketball. Even if your Sagittarian kid does not reveal too great an interest in conventional sports, there are bound to be activities like dancing or climbing trees in case of younger kids which express their love for action and energy. In fact these are the early stirrings of a Sagittarian’s famed and life-long love affair with travel. Sagittarius adults simply love packing their bags and heading off for the unknown. Perhaps the most widely-travelled in the entire zodiac, no destination is to boring or too dangerous for a Sagittarius if it includes the prospect of seeing new sights and meeting new people.

A flip-side of the Sagittarian’s energetic nature is a tendency to get bored quickly. As soon as your kid may have returned from a pal’s birthday party, he/she might start fidgeting about and then brightly suggest a late evening drive by the beach or river. Sagittarian kids like adults of the same zodiac have incredible stamina and can keep hopping from one activity to another when other stout-hearted individuals can carry on no longer. However without enough activities to keep their energetic minds occupied, a Sagittarius can get lose interest quite soon and can become moody and irritable. So it is up to you to keep them well-supplied with activities and interests so that their immense energy is spent in doing the right things.

A free and independent spirit

More than anything else, a Sagittarians are marked by his/her free and independent spirit. You will notice this is your child too when they take off on their own to explore the neighborhood or begin to read books and topics which may never have been suggested by you. Personal freedom ranks at the top among all other life priorities for Sagittarians and so ensure that your little one has, if not a room then at least a specifically delineated space of their own. Also allow them the freedom to explore beliefs and values by themselves instead of forcing them to toe your line. Sagittarians are really wise at heart and after exploring all options they can be usually trusted to choose the right path.

An outspoken nature

One consequence of a Sagittarian’s free, unfettered personality is a tendency to speak their minds. While this makes for a parent-child relationship based on honesty and trust, your Sagittarius kid also needs to learn that in certain situations a little diplomacy is called for. You may be disconcerted when your little girl points out that your new hairstyle does not suit you or that the painting, which is the main conversation piece in your new neighbor’s house-warming party is actually hung upside down. Quite often this frankness may be inappropriate on social occasions and you may find yourself wishing your kid had the tact of a Libra. However a Sagittarian’s outspoken manner is never motivated by malice and it is simply a rather forceful expression of their highly individual personality.

Innate hunger for wisdom

Finally remember that your Sagittarian child may not be primarily motivated by power, money or material success in life. They thrive best when ranging free in the worlds of ideas, philosophy and the essential truths of humanity. This is not to say that they are likely to be found with their heads in the clouds. Rather they are keenly interested how a system, an institution works and how they can be bettered for mankind. The symbol of this zodiac is the Centaur – half-man and half-horse. In ancient Roman mythology, Centaurs were intellectuals and teachers which perhaps explains the Sagittarian concern with the really big issues of life. Their minds have far-thinking ability aptly symbolized by the Archer who looks ahead and takes his aim. So you may find your little Sagittarian growing up as a budding teacher, healer or a writer who travels throughout the world gathering and narrating stories of other people and cultures.