Sagittarius (Dhanu)

The Ninth Rashi is Sagittarius (Dhanu). Sage Parashara Describes Sagittarius as follows :

The Rāśi Sagittarius rises with its head and is lorded by Jupiter. It is a Sattvic Rāśi and is tawny in hue. It has strength in night and is fiery. A royal Rāśi, Sagittarius is biped in first half. Its second half is quadruped. It has an even build and adores an arch. It resides in the East, resorts to land and is splendorous.

Sanskrit Name : Dhanu
English Name : Sagittarius
Limb of Kalapurusha : Thighs
Ruler : Brihaspati Jupiter
Gender : Male
Classification : Dual

Guru (Jupiter) is the ruler and Dhanu is dual, fiery and male. Guru is the Graha for knowledge and expansion. In a male and fiery sign, these qualities turn ambitious and enterprising.

The dual quality is found in it's symbol: a creature that is half horse, half archer. Guru is connected to the element of space, and the bow and arrow symbolizes the sign's affinity with crossing spaces, and reaching out into new territories.

People with a prominent Dhanu are opportunistic and full of life. They are generally optimistic and cheerful, and actively pursuing their interests. They are interested in knowledge that can help them progress, and are good at expressing themselves.

Rashi Lord: 
Jupiter (गुरू / बृहसपति ग्रह)
Rashi Number: 
9