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Dark Side of Sagittarius: Showoffy, Infantile, Obsessive, Annoying

Sylvia Sky, astrologer, Tarot reader, and gemstone enthusiast, is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.

Miley Cyrus, a Sagittarian born on November 23, just couldn't get enough attention.

Miley Cyrus, a Sagittarian born on November 23, just couldn't get enough attention.

Famous Sagittarians

Sagittarians, undeniably talented, make up some of the greatest legends in the entertainment industry, such as:

Taylor SwiftRichard PryorWoody Allen

Walt Disney

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Little Richard

Bruce Lee

Frank Sinatra

Samuel L. Jackson

Berry Gordy

Louis Prima

Bette Midler

Miley Cyrus

Britney Spears

Tina Turner

Sarah Silverman

Steven Spielberg

Billie Eilish


Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sagittarians can be fantastically successful, especially in youth. There's a ton of teen and even pre-teen Sagittarian social media phenoms: Jules LeBlanc, Baby Ariel, Billie Eilish. But upon reaching stardom, a certain percentage show boundless immaturity. Spoiled and needy, posting endless selfies, buying up everything to fill the void, negative Sagittarians might even threaten to harm themselves to get attention. Most get their fix the old-fashioned way: by spraying bull (or in their case, horse) all over the room.

Positive Versus Negative Sagittarians

The difference between positive and negative Sagittarians is that the positive ones sincerely believe in their weird ideas: 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.

Negative Sadges are pretenders. They long to be stars but clearly lack the potential. Yet they talk people's ears off, and post and TikTok endlessly, oversharing and counting their followers.

Generally energetic and likable, Sagittarians enjoy organizations 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 (birthday Dec. 12) 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, bars, red carpets, or social media trying to network their way to fame.

If there is no audience, negative Sagittarians quickly stir one up by singing, being obnoxious, faking an illness, posting a shocking selfie, or requiring others to listen as they lecture about some obsessive idea: their Sagittarian "arrow" they hope will set the world on fire.

Sagittarians Can't Be Wrong -- Or Old

Sagittarian class clowns and office divas (maybe with super-long fake eyelashes or, tiger-striped acrylic nails) often seem superficial. So it might surprise you that in astrology, Sagittarius is the sign of the thinker. The ignorant ones invent or buy into rigid beliefs or theories 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 says a secret organization inside the Vatican is plotting for a one-world government and the Euro is part of the plot. Ask for proof, and they say they "just know."

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, avatar of the "forever young" Sagittarius fantasy.

Sagittarians love workouts or talking about workouts. 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.

Showy Eye Makeup Is Very Sagittarian

You can tell the Sagittarians on social media because they're wearing thick fake lashes -- and all look the same.

You can tell the Sagittarians on social media because they're wearing thick fake lashes -- and all look the same.

Sagittarian Dates, Co-Workers, and Friends

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 participates only for personal gain. Laugh inside as they try to sell themselves and you on trends such as keto or "body sovereignty" or The Four Agreements.

Negative Sagittarians feel as if they are the only people who have ever been hurt, sick, addicted, tricked, 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 get a shot at fame, they can easily be exploited by unsavory people.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Sylvia Sky


James556 on January 12, 2020:

I’m a Sagittarius. If you want to find one with the positive traits and either have less negative traits, or be able to scope better with their negative traits in a relationship, go with one 30 years old or older... They mature slowly. Take a Sagi’s advice, they rarely give this kind of advice about themselves. They aren’t selfish, or mean... At least not intentionally.... They’re just immature. Most Astrologists would agree with this statement.

Unapologeticallyme on January 08, 2020:


I can definitely, see most, if not all of these traits in the father of my child, who is a sagittarius.

Very controlling and self rightious, only his opinion and voice must be heard and anyone that disagrees is ignorant and evil.

Very spiteful and paranoid, unable to trust others.

Also very manipulative and schemey, he will not let you live in piece, if he believes your doing good for yourself he will try to knock you down. He can be very preachy and self rightious but at the same time he has that likeability factor to him which means people are usually fooled into believing his lies and because he always plays victim and overdramatizes his traumas people are usually drawn to feeling sorry for him


It took many years for my family and friends to finally see the real him as he is a master at putting on an act and undoubtedly fools many around him not just me.

Having said that, i don't belive all sagittarius are like this. I do believe all people of all star signs have bad traits as well as good ones some just don't know how to balance them in order to maintain healthy relationships with those around them.

Meagancan99 on July 26, 2019:

As a Sagittarius, Im very well aware of the fact that some can be stubborn, self centered, as well as having to put their input in on everything. I have realized for the many sags I have befriended and acquainted myself with over the years, most of those types were born in December. As for myself (nov), I have lived my life being kind and caring, putting others needs before my own. I see no purpose in needing to think I’m better or smarter because that’s not reality. Yes I am smart, I never played with toys as a child, reading books is where I found joy and where I continue to find joy.

I hate being the center of attention that’s my little Pisces sister. I’m very shy, soft spoken, quiet, I conceal my emotions and wants because I feel if I do that it’s a burden. I hate conflict because in my opinion if you’re a mature adult you can use your words and talk it out instead of making a big deal.

The only time I am openly childish is with my boyfriend of a year and my mother. Examples being: my boyfriend walking in on me singing(I still get embarrassed and shy ) And he has also walked in on me dancing around. With me being a very reserved, quiet person it’s a big thing to show people that I have a childish side. I openly show the world that I am mature, quiet, respective adult.

This is just who I am, and my opinions as a Sagittarius, I seek no quarrel just wanted to give my opinion.

BoldNGolden on July 11, 2019:

Sounds a lot like one particular negative Sag person I know. Scary accurate and tragic.

Yahyah610 on June 05, 2019: