element: fire ruling planet: jupiter colors: purple, scarlet, blue birthstone: topaz houseplant: monstera deliciosa birthflowers: thistle, carnation, peony, dandelion
Sagittarius: the archer. The ancient Greeks modeled the sign after centaur Chiron, a master archer, and mentor of Achilles in the era of the Trojan Wars. You might know the kind: wise and etherial, one with nature, yet untamed and violent when provoked. Centaurs in books and movies pretty much always follow that character (Hello J.K. Rowling / I see you C.S. Lewis). They're also usually very skilled archers, yet can be set in their way and difficult to live with.
Would the supposed character traits be similar to those projected on the mythological centaur? Well.. Not really.
According to astrologers, people born under the constellation Sagittarius are considered philosophical freedom seekers who love to travel and learn new things, but can be rather impatient and undiplomatic. Maybe a bit like the Chinese archer depicted on the packaging: a skilled traveler, roaming free in a foreign land. Talking about roaming free.. For this Flower Constellation we decided to not use the full set of stars, but chose about half of them to make the constellation a perfect fit for the brass base.