People with the Sagittarius star sign -– anyone born between November 22 and December 21 -– are renowned for their curiosity and energy. They always keep an open mind and are the travelers of the Zodiac. From 1967’s “The Jungle Book,” charming bear Baloo is always on the move. After all, his roaming nature is how he meets Mowgli and their bond begins. As Baloo sings in “Bear Necessities,” “wherever I wander, wherever I roam, I couldn’t be fonder of my big home.”
Though Baloo loves having Mowgli around, not everyone in the jungle is pleased with his presence. The main dissent comes from Baloo’s friend Bagheera, who tries to consistently remind Baloo that Mowgli is better off with his own kind. However, Baloo’s idealism (typical of a Sagittarius) gives him a different perspective that Mowgli belongs in the jungle with him. His ability to see the world in different ways allows him to change his viewpoints and, though he does eventually agree that Mowgli should be with people, his open mind ensures his bond with Mowgli is everlasting.
People revere the Sagittarius zodiac sign for its great sense of humor, and Baloo is no exception. He’s always able to make those around him laugh and feel at ease. His general joie de vie is infectious, and his generosity ensures that Mowgli is well looked after, which is no easy task.