Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius is often depicted as an eagle-eyed, bowhunting centaur with its weapon cocked to the sky. The image is objectively badass, but it only tells a fraction of the Sagittarius story. Though they are depicted as fearless hunters, the arrow metaphor is as mutable as the sign, which is to say, its form can take on many different meanings.
So don’t let the hunter effigy sway you. Sagittarian energy is actually quite warm, inquisitive, enthusiastic, and optimistic, if also a bit stubborn and loud. And though Sag vibes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, when the time is right, those vibes are legit aspirational. Sags have a reputation for saying what they feel and feeling what they say, despite the acceptance or rejection of their audience. For those who lack that fortitude, now’s the time to tap into that Sagittarius energy.
Zodiac stoner or not, between November 22 and December 21, we can all treat Sagittarius season as a time to double down on our hard-won beliefs, laugh as loud as possible — especially in public — wander without intention, learn without purpose, and love far harder than our hearts will allow.
And for the cannathusiasts hoping to drink in some of that good Sagittarius zodiac juice straight from the tap, here are the perfect cultivars to help you tap into that fiery wellspring of centaur badassness whenever necessary. No bow, arrow, or half horse needed.
Aloha is a mysterious cultivar with unknown origins, but the effects seem to land, for most consumers, firmly in the landrace sativa camp. The head highs are described as euphoric and creative, while the body high is reportedly elastic and super long-lasting.
Altogether, this strain is punchy enough to erase malaise and cognitively stimulating enough to support a simmering physical buzz. The potency is such that novice consumers may experience anxiety if they puff too hard too fast, so take it slow to get the most out of the uplifting effects without crashing into nervousness.
Expect a minty, diesel nose and a tropical, almost medicinal exhale.
This three-way cross of OG Kush, Bubba Kush, and Granddaddy Purple is more commonly known as Optimus Prime. The effects are decidedly relaxed but arrive with a very Sagittarian swoon of euphoria. 3X Crazy has pronounced indica genetics, but don’t expect a straightforward couchlock.
Consumers report highs that range from spacey happiness to snacky introspection. When the Sag vibes get a bit too hot to handle, this strain may provide the THC cord that tethers you back to your metaphorical horse body.
Expect a berry-sweet, woody perfume and a spicy skunk exhale.
For therapeutic consumers hoping to cash in on an exuberant Sagittarius season, Lifter might be the right cultivar for you. This CBD strain is bred from a cross of Suver Haze and Early Resin Berry, and the resulting flower delivers. It reportedly has some powerful medicinal vibes and tends to leave consumers with boosted spirits, mild energy, and a general feeling of manageable bliss.
For therapeutic consumers or varsity stoners looking to diversify their stash, Lifter is potentially the mellowest approximation of dynamic Sagittarius energy. Expect a botanical, sweet funk on the nose and a spicy exhale with lingering notes of berry and wet earth.
Loud Dream is a phenotype of Blue Dream with a genetic origin that includes Haze and Blueberry. Several reviews reveal the strain borrows pointed effects from each parent: boisterous sativa energy and chill indica calm.
Consumers celebrate this cultivar’s superb balance of both energetic gregariousness and calm body awareness as a kind of best-of-both-worlds hybrid. That balance makes for a top-shelf, relaxed yet chatty social smoke that’s able to bring out or enhance the Sagittarius qualities in us all.
Expect a candy-sweet perfume and a skunky lavender-lemon exhale.
Named for its cushiony buds rather than its cognitive effects, Fluffhead is bred from a cross of Headband and Phishead Kush strains. These genetics reportedly lean ever so slightly towards relaxation and introspection but without sacrificing a clear-headed euphoria.
Fluffhead consumers report highs that creep into activation and deliver lazy but social effects. Medicinal consumers report relief but also warn of intense munchies. So wherever you fall on the toker spectrum, it seems Fluffhead may calm you down, lift you up, and leave you hungry.
Expect comically fluffy buds, a gassy, sour aroma, and a sour sugar exhale.
Despite the name, this strain is not a commentary on American politics but rather a cross of the rare God Bud and the more infamous DJ Short Blueberry. The reported effects are sedative, introspective, euphoric, and giggly. White Bastard may be a welcome high for low-key entertaining, especially when the event calls for calm socialization rather than boisterous partying.
Bonus: the specific genetics of White Bastard can often result in crystalline head highs that encourage both focus and self examination. Which is a great vibe to bring to a small dinner party or coffee meetup.
Expect woody, piney aromas and a sweet pine exhale.