The Sagittarius, born between November 22 and December 21, are certainly a force to be reckoned with. You will not soon forget a Sagittarius after meeting him or her, because they simply have a lasting effect on your soul once you encounter them. They have a big, bold personality, and their fierce, fiery nature could burn a hole in anyone if they can’t handle the heat. Because we have moved into the sun sign Sagittarius now, we thought we would give you a crash course in all things Sagittarius, and what you need to know about loving one.

Here are 11 things to know about loving a Sagittarius:

Always remember these things when interacting with a Sagittarius.

1. They will always tell you what’s on their mind.

A Sag will never shy away from telling you the truth, and nothing but the truth. You will never have to guess how a Sagittarian feels, because he or she will tell you upfront. If you can’t handle brutal honesty, you probably won’t get along with a Sagittarius, because they speak their minds no matter what.

2. They don’t hold anything back.

A Sagittarian doesn’t believe in hiding their feelings or giving half-truths about a situation. They will give you the full story; you can either take it or leave it. They don’t apologize for what they say (most of the time). That’s because they feel no need to say sorry for speaking their truth. They don’t tiptoe through life; they run full speed ahead and don’t bother slowing down for those who prefer to go slower.

3. A Sagittarius can’t sit still for long.

Sagittarians have some of the shortest attention spans of all the signs; they need constant movement and stimulation to satisfy themselves. They are flighty and do things on a whim instead of planning them out. You need to have some good running shoes to keep up with a Sagittarius, that’s for sure.

4. They have a very active social life.

Sagittarians hate spending time alone, so they fill their days with activities and meetings with their favorite people to keep them occupied and entertained. If they spend too much time in isolation, they will grow bored and depressed, so they have many friends to keep them company. They have no problem talking to people they don’t know, and will discuss with just about anyone.

5. They will do things on the spur of the moment.

Spontaneity and Sagittarians go hand-in-hand; they hardly ever plan anything they do. Everything in their lives happens within seconds of them conjuring up the idea, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Part of their charm is their unpredictability, so to love a Sagittarius, you must feel comfortable doing things at the drop of a hat. Plans change rapidly with a Sagittarius around, so expect a wild ride.

6. Their charm level is off the charts.

Once they turn their charm on, you won’t be able to resist. Sagittarius’ love to make people feel good and go out of their way to make sure everyone around them is happy. They know exactly what to say and do to get on people’s good side, and because of that, they don’t have very many enemies.

7. They love to flirt.

Sagittarians don’t hesitate to put the moves on people they really feel connected to, so if they dig you, you won’t have to try to read their minds. They will tell you (or show you) just how much they like you.

8. A Sagittarius looks on the bright side of life.

Sagittarians are eternal optimists, always seeing the silver lining in the dark clouds. Pessimists bring them down pretty quickly, so they try to surround themselves with people who have a similar outlook on life. Even if something utterly tragic and horrible happens in their life, they will see it as a lesson learned and try to see the positives in the experience. If you have a bad day, just ask a Sagittarius to spend time with you. You will soon forget all about your troubles in the company of a Sag.

9. They are wild children.

Free spirits, rebels without a cause, wandering souls…whatever you want to call it, the term fits a Sagittarius to a T. They don’t like being told what to do and have no problem paving their own path in life, wherever it takes them.

10. They ask a lot of questions.

If you give a one-word answer to a Sagittarius, expect a billion questions to follow. Forever curious, they will ask as many questions as they need to to understand something.

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11. Passion is a Sagittarius’ middle name.

Sags have an unbridled passion for life and attract others to them with a similar unstoppable attitude. They don’t care if they seem too loud, too obnoxious, too honest, or too hard to handle – they live life to the fullest and have no regrets.