The zodiac sign for someone born on Dec. 2 is Sagittarius. It is the ninth sign of the zodiac, typically covering the period from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. In some astrology systems, such as the one displayed on HowStuffWorks, the sign spans Nov. 23 to Dec. 22.
The sign of Sagittarius is symbolized by a bow and arrow or a centaur holding a bow and arrow. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, in the 11th century B.C., the Babylonians depicted Sagittarius as a mounted archer. According to the astrology section of About.com, a Sagittarian's element is fire, which indicates spontaneity, and the gender is masculine, which signifies an outgoing personality. The general horoscope on About.com describes Sagittarius people as ambitious, talkative, visionary, active and always seeking excellence. According to the horoscope, Sagittarians love to travel, explore and make new friends.