The Dark Side of Sagittarius: Showoffy, Infantile, Obsessive, Preachy
What Do Sagittarians Want? Attention.
Sagittarians, undeniably talented, make up some of the greatest legends in the entertainment industry, such as:
- Richard Pryor
- Woody Allen
- Walt Disney
- Jimi Hendrix
- Jim Morrison
- Little Richard
- Bruce Lee
- Frank Sinatra
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Kirk Douglas
- Bette Midler
- Miley Cyrus
- Britney Spears
- Tina Turner
- Sarah Silverman
- Steven Spielberg
Sagittarians can be fantastically successful, especially in youth. But upon reaching stardom a certain percentage show boundless immaturity. Spoiled and needy, buying up everything to fill the void, negative Sagittarians may threaten to harm themselves to get attention. But most get their fix the old-fashioned way: by spraying bull (or in their case, horse) all over the room.
The difference between positive and negative Sagittarians is that the positive ones sincerely believe that all the benefits of fruit juice and kale are available in pill form, or that they have found the long-lost key to such-and-such, or that Adam and Eve lived with dinosaurs. The others are pretenders. They all believe in their talent and uniqueness and this keeps them in the loop and talking your ear off.
Generally energetic and likable, Sagittarians enjoy organizational affiliations and social media because these help them build their brand and their audience. They love company because being alone means nobody is admiring, serving or paying them. Frank Sinatra had a personal staff of 75 people. One did nothing except carry the suitcase containing his toupees. By the way, youth is a major obsession and Sagittarians such as Keith Richards (Dec. 18) try all their lives to hype the legends they think they were in their younger days.
Less talented Sagittarians are often as stagestruck as the great ones, hanging around theaters, churches, festivals, sports arenas, bars or Instagram. They frequent any venue where people accumulate. If there is no audience, negative Sagittarians quickly stir one up by singing, being obnoxious, faking an illness, posting a shocking selfie or requiring guests to listen as they lecture about some obsessive idea, the Sagittarian "arrow" they hope will set the world on fire.
One Lone Sagittarian Can't Be Wrong
Sagittarian class clowns and office divas (maybe with super-long, tiger-striped nails) often seem superficial. So it might surprise you that Sagittarius is the sign of the thinker. The ignorant ones invent or buy into rigid belief systems that provide answers for everything, and will preach all night that that the cure for bad government is Jesus or unions or union-busting. To them, any other point of view is not only wrong, it is evil. They call their illogic faith or intuition. One Sagittarian family member of mine just knows that a secret organization inside the Vatican is plotting for a one-world government and the Euro is part of the plot.
Give them credit for clinging to unpopular views, as did Sagittarian Jane Fonda, born Dec. 21, on the issue of the war in Vietnam. She staged her support in such a way that forty years later the star is still derided as “Hanoi Jane.” Luckily, Sagittarians are adaptable, and Fonda bounced back to rule 1980s America with her workout videos. Sagittarians love to either work out or to talk about working out. Like Taureans, their strongest relationships are with sports, food and hobbies. Unlike Taureans, they fear many foods, are physically adventurous, and knowing they are selfish they do generous favors.
Sagittarians Who Need to Get Out of Our Faces:
Jenna Bush Hager (Nov. 25)
Bill Nye (Nov. 27)
Ann Coulter (Dec. 8)
Dionne Warwick (Dec. 12)
Ted Nugent (Dec. 13)
Chelsea Manning (Dec. 17)
Negative Sagittarians tend to have one-note personalities. They don’t mature and don’t want to. They basically want to be waited on and treated as if they are the center of the universe. Underneath that sparkling Sagittarian skin might be rot. Slender, fit Jane Fonda was bulimic, for example. A Sagittarian date once bored me with his monologue: “I hate my mother. I hate my father. I’m from Springfield. I hate Springfield ...” He couldn’t understand why women and coworkers didn't like him.
Pity yourself if you have Sagittarian coworkers never fired although they do nothing, arrive at work hung over, or sneak away to conventions or hot yoga where everyone is equally obsessed with one unlikely notion. Even if it's about social justice, the Sagittarian attends events solely for personal gain. Laugh inside as they try to sell themselves and you on trendy beliefs such as The Five Love Languages or The Four Agreements.
Negative Sagittarians feel as if they are the only people who have ever been hurt, sick, addicted, or stalked. They will mention and dramatize their traumas every chance they get, mistaking attention and flattery for love. Loving a Sagittarian means having to warn them daily about the dangers of believing they know it all. Ready to do most anything to make a buck and for a shot at fame, they can be exploited by unsavory people.
© 2011 SylviaSky