How to know when Sagittarius is part of your tarot reading? You’ll find out what Major Arcana tarot cards are associated with Sagittarius.

The more traditional and my personal alternative suggestion will help you pick up on Sagittarius energy.

Traditional Major Arcana tarot card association for Sagittarius


The Temperance speaks about inner balance, dynamism, and reconciliation of opposites. Sagittarius is one of the most dynamic signs of the zodiac. It’s built to keep going and trying in the face of any adversity.

Sagittarius can look at a matter from opposite points of view, because it has such wide horizons. Much like Temperance, that brings together the above and the below, the stars and the earth, the mind and the heart.

Temperance also speaks about healing. Sagittarius, a representative of Chiron, the wounded healer, is constantly trying to help heal those near and dear.

In its shadow aspect, Temperance can also speak about a lack of balance. The constant attempt to reconcile opposites may results in a steady state of unsteadiness. Sagittarius, very dynamic by its nature, may also come across as out of balance. It keeps shifting and adjusting, which to the untrained eye may look like a lack of balance.

While shadow aspects are a natural part of the whole, they are only a facet of it, though.

Alternative Major Arcana tarot card association for Sagittarius

The Magician

I see a lot of Sagittarius’ dazzling and charismatic personality in the Magician.

The Magician speaks about bringing together all the necessary elements in order to achieve a goal. Sagittarius, with its wide horizons, sees what is needed. It’s a creative sign, so it can get all the elements together with ease.

The Magician has wide horizons and agility of mind and action. It has the power and vision to manifest realities. It also has the ability to manage the process and see it through. Sagittarius is very quick on its feet and sees things from various perspectives. It can quickly adapt to shifting realities and keep going when the rules of the game change unexpectedly.

The shadow side of the Magician speaks about the ability to create illusions, rather than manifest realities. Similarly, as a mutable sign, Sagittarius can come across as manipulative when it wants to achieve something.


Do you see Sagittarius in the Magician card? When you get Temperance in your reading you’ll know for sure Sagittarius energy is present in your reading.


By: Vanja