At the mention of ‘Sagittarius’ the image in the mind’s eye is immediate! A masculine being with a human body till the torso and that of a beast further down, arching an arrow against a bow, aiming…
A few qualities this image seems to abound are that of toil and hard-work. The half-human half-beast that it is, portrays the skill of an archer, used to perhaps very rough environments and tough lifestyles. And so, wondering if Sagittarians come off easily as hard-working does not sound a fair question at all! Yet there are many attributes to a Sagittarian that may convincingly lead us to a fair answer.
A Sagittarian is symbolized by the centaur (the half-human half-beast). At best he is a wanderer and an adventurer. Ever had a Sag friend that was ever so energetic or athletic? Well, now you know! Sagittarians are high-spirited and fun to be with. They are quite charming and upfront at the same time – the perfect mix for a socialiser. Born optimists, they are quick to take risks and make decisions and are never tethered to anything over-emotionally. Any act of selfishness targeting them, although might hurt a little at first, is always borne with a sunny disposition at the end of the day. They truly believe that fretting is a waste of time, and rightly so!
Moreover, centaurs were considered intellectuals of the Roman mythology. This explains the philosopher in them with their natural tendency to be curious about things. Always on a quest for knowledge and truth, Sags are ever-ready to learn and share their explorations with others. These folks are never short of ideas owing to their adventurous lifestyle and innumerable exiting experiences. Like fire, with which element Sags are represented, they constantly flit from one thing to another. While this spirit of freedom is most refreshing, it inevitably has its flaws.
The Sagittarian can be easily bored. Anything that does not border on ‘challenging’ will risk the loss of both interest and focus of a Sagittarian, easily turning him into an irritable person. More often than not the Sagittarian faces trouble finishing things that he starts if it takes too long and does not yield quick results. This impatience is often mistaken for laziness. Being the high spirited free wanderer that he is, the Sagittarian has a tendency to let go of work that he commits to if and when freedom is compromised. Both the dislike towards boredom and the estrangements of freedom leads the Sag to procrastinate in work.
Having explored both sides of the coin, it is safe to assume that a Sagittarian is no less hard-working. He is at his best when faced with a crisis. Ever ready to delve into a problem and, dirty his hands to solve it, a Sagittarian is dependable in challenging situations. Always in pursuit of truth and knowledge, the Sagittarian will by no means rest till his thirst for the same is quenched. Given these attributes, it is quite agreeable that hard work is an in-ground virtue in him. The only risk therefore, lies in underestimating the Sagittarian!