Sagittarius (November 22 to December 20) is the ninth sign of the zodiac, occurring just before the winter solstice of the northern hemisphere (hence the summer solstice of the southern hemisphere). Along with Aries and Leo, this is one of the fire signs. In pictorial form, Sagittarius is the centaur archer. Typical Sagittarian individuals are characterized as having an ego which grows wider or deeper, seeking its own limitations and attempting to overcome them. Hence they aspire to heights and are driven to ideals that also appear as inflation of the ego and their own importance.