Sagittarius Dates of Birth
The Zodiacal Sign of Sagittarius commences on November 23st, but for seven days it does not come into its full power until on or about November 28. From this date onwards it is in full power until December 20th, and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of being overlapped by the incoming Sign Capricorn.
Here we have the philosopher among the zodiac signs and meanings. Like the Scorpio, they have great ability for focus, and can be very intense. However, they must channel their energy or they will waste time and wear themselves out going in too many directions at once. They are not very patient and expect quick results. However, when encountered with failure they make extreme comeback’s often against incredible odds. They make loyal friends and lovers, but they do not handle commitment well as they refuse to be tied down while chasing philosophical pursuits.
In astrology, your Sagittarius Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it’s not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That’s why we have leap years.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there’s an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it’s evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Sagittarius starts on November 23 and ends on December 21, but that’s just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on the 23nd of November or the 21st of December, you have to check if you’re really a Sagittarius or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Sagittarius is on the 22nd or 23rd of November, and the end of it on the 21st or 22nd of December. People born on other dates need not be concerned.