The Dark Side of Sagittarius: Showoffy, Infantile, Obsessive, Preachy

Updated on August 31, 2018
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Gemini, Leo, and Capricorn dark sides are in Sylvia Sky's eBook, "Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of All 12 Zodiac Signs."

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

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
  • Jay-Z

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)

Sagittarian Self-Centeredness

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

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    MGDNGHT 

    4 weeks ago

    Sagittarians, in my experience, are the most nasty, jealous, brain-dead, spiteful, irresponsible excuses for a person out there.

    None of them, if they're being honest, have ever wanted to have children, as they have no comprehension of what it means to raise a child. They are so narcissistic that the child is just another object in their artillery, either to use for show, or to get money from their ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, or the State whilst they ponce around doing nothing in particular (certainly nothing that is useful). They have no idea how to be a parent, and are so cruel that the child can count itself not committing suicide as an achievement.

    Sagittarians start out as precocious children, but rarely develop much beyond school age. Indeed, they thrive at school, and teachers love them, but as adults, have paper-thin personalities made up of all the gurus' teachings they have ever absorbed, usually in not very great detail. They are masters of copying, but very little else, which explains why few of them even have so much as an original bone in their bodies.

    ~Aries

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    NJanH 

    2 months ago

    Emina you must be new.

    The author has written articles about signs and their NEGATIVE character traits.

    Sag is no different. You guys have many negative traits as every other sign. Thirsty for attention. Know it alls yet know nothings, quick to jump to conclusions and intolerable. That doesn’t mean you don’t have great qualities because you do. But you guys need to be brought to awareness your darker side.

    I’m a Leo and I admit I can be pushy and arrogant at times. Which is why through self awareness I’m able to practice humility and this is when I shine the brightest!!!

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    Emina 

    3 months ago from Melbourne, Australia

    WOW!! So, here it goes! I’m a Sagittarius and I came across this article by accident!! I wanted to search “why are Sagittarius known as the moral police”! However as I started typing “why are Sagittarius.. it came up with suggestions of “evil and mean”! And I was like WHAT THE FUCK??!! Are we??? Where are these evil Sagittarians?? I was genuinely surprised!

    It was interesting reading this, as I’ve read about some of these celebrities being really mean. So I would go and look at their natal chart if available, to see what MADE them the way they are.. If you know Astrology, you would know, you’re NOT just your star sign, you’re also your ascendant and your moon.. I’m a Capricorn moon and ascendant in Aquarius (for those who were curious to know) and we are also the product of our genetics, upbringing and society influences..

    Unfortunately I do not have many sagittarius friends! My best friend who is a Libra dated a Sagittarius who was an absolute ass!! I HATED him! He was a liar, cheat, trying to be the smartest all the time etc.. He was everything a “positive” sagittarius would hate! I know I HATE shady people! But most of my friends are, Aries, Virgo’s, Scorpio’s and Aquarians. And I can’t say they’re all the same.. All my Scorpio friends have common traits and characteristics but I have also known some nasty ones.. There’s over 7 billion people on the planet, we’re not ALL like that. I would love to know what’s your star sign CUBO, you’ve obviously been hurt by a Sagittarius maybe more than once? I’m sorry to hear that.. I know what its like to have a broken heart.. believe it or not.

    I don’t go around thinking I’m the best or I’m all that, but I also don’t think someone’s better than me.. We can be equal in our strengths and views, opinions and all that but once you start looking down on me, I just move on. I would never hurt someone intentionally but if you’re rude, mean, hurtful, demaning in any way I will let you know what I think and put a full stop to it. I won’t EVER talk to that person again or give them a time of day. As far as I’m concerned, they don’t exist anymore. I forgive but I don’t forget.. Friends I have have been for over 20 years and some even longer than that. It pisses me off that you can generalise and put everyone in the same basket! I feel sorry for you, if you think like that.. I’d say, whatever the fuck this Sagittarius did to you, move the fuck on. You’re the one having a rant (and a very hated one as well) get over it! You OBVIOUSLY don’t GEL with Sagittarians! I don’t gel well with Leo’s or Gemini’s but that doesn’t mean I hate them or I think they’re the most vile signs in the zodiac! I KNOW that there’s good and bad in all of us.. and its OKAY to not like everyone and NOT to be liked by everyone

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    someone575 

    4 months ago

    I'm a sag and i love it. this article describes me so much.

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    Caligirl71 

    6 months ago

    I have to say that I couldn't agree more with Cubo.

    finally, someone got it right!

    I am currently in a relationship with a sag and although at the beginning of our relationship , he was very thoughtful and extremely kind and he still is sometimes . He and I have been dating now for almost two years and I'm exhausted! He won't allow me to do anything go anywhere unless I ask him first, and if i don't he refuses to talk to me for days . He's , very controlling and he gets very angry with me anytime I ask for my space. I can't tell him anything , because if I do he throws it in my face. He gets extremely and overly jealous of anyone taking my time away from him . He has to always be right. And he thrives on being center of attention. He doesn't see his on flaws but he can easily point out others .there's nothing he love more than a good fight. He's lazy , and expects me to clean up after him. He is constantly putting me down and tells me that all women are stupid. I'm sure that this isn't always the case with sags , at least I hope not. I still agree with cubo. He said it best! And I couldn't agree with him more. Once I get the courage to end the relationship before I decide to go out on a future date with someone new ill be sure to ask them when their birday is.

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    Manasa Shastry 

    8 months ago

    OrionSag 100%! What you said is very practical n echoed some of my thoughts as well, infact i signed up for this site just to make this reply n thank you! :D

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    OrionSag 

    15 months ago

    Sweet no sounds better than the rude yes. And this article was nothing but a ruse yes to bring out our "dark side" which we call truth, blunt truth on the account of anything.

    We don't only say things to dare the norms but we also dare to say it when everyone is running on circles.

    It could be awkward and nasty of what we are capable of but do we really commit in doing it? Or we just raise the level of awareness by storming and highlighting the situation?

    Those who were born in storm to create typhoons do not fear the wind, or breezes. We neglect them for being too negligible and naive when it comes to what we have to do.

    Some call is arrogance, some call it courage. It all depends what was the subject and what was the object, we are just the verb. You could have an object and Subject in a sentence but without the verb nothing makes sense or completes the notion.

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    Charles df 

    18 months ago

    If you even want to say something, you shouldn't use the part to judge the whole and regardless of signs, entertainers will always be entertainers. But i feel its your ignorance of this sign, because the sags are the most independent signs, we don't ask people to do things for us, we are not showoff that's why a sag will help you and expect nothing in return, also our sense of dressing is moderate, we don't seek attention but attention seeks us. We are sinisters because we are the most forgiving signs and we do let go of things. The fact that we are childish is for those we are close to but otherwise we are very mature. Its because of our childish nature that we tend to see the bigger picture, to forgive like a child,trust like a child and see the good in everyone no matter their bahaviour. It is also this childish nature that makes people to be themselves around us. So please stop hating, you could say negative traits of a sign without coming off as offensive. Kindly stop hating we sags. Thanks

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    Cubo 

    2 years ago

    Finally, a page showing the darker side to the 'ever-friendly' nightmare known as Sagittarius.

    Firstly, Sag's will be most likely to NEVER identify their bad side. You could write about Pisces, Taurus etc all day and perhaps find one or two people who are unhappy about any negative portrayals, but generally they will agree with SOME points...but Sag?....never!

    For the most part, they simply cannot see all the negatives that others see in them. They genuinely believe people ALWAYS like them. For some reason, they are totally blind to how nasty they can often appear to others. Many will even read this post and automatically assume theat I must have it all wrong...because 'c'mon! surely EVERYONE likes a Sag!?'...Well, no, sorry....they actually don't.

    Sag's will preach (as usual) about how wrong any negative portrayals are and get quite uppity about it. Very often, they are deluded self-promoters and absolutely will not entertain the idea that they have flaws....and the flaws are many.

    They are condesending, know-it-alls, who tend to have one specialist subject which they go on and on about. This gets really cringey and embarrassing in a social setting. Dare anybody challenge them though, for they will either openly mock them and/or take the 'higher ground' attitude. This weird attitude happens with a smug 'wise' look which suggests 'Poor, poor you...one day you'll understand the world like I do'....yawn!

    They cannot keep secrets at all...yet they do everything in their power to corner you and act like your wise councellor . Once they find out your secrets, they blabber them to absolutely everyone asap, while laughing at your stupidity. They will then moan about how everyone tells them their problems...eh! hello! Sag...you encourage that to happen! Challenge them why they spread your secrets and they'll brush you off and tell you to 'get over it!'

    And boy...do they moan...poor Capricorn gets a bad rap for being negative, but Sag's are the biggest whiners of the zodiac. I hate my job... people are dumb...you're all sheep...there's no known cure for my type of disorder etc

    Sag's are also hugely passive-aggressive. They often won't commit to a relationship, but dare their lover get bored with them and actually look for another partner who'll commit, then they get mega nasty. They will go to huge lengths to chip away at the new lover's character. They will wedge themselves back into their old lovers life....but only as a 'concerned friend'....and systematically erode the bond between these lovers through sly suggestions and even, on a weirder note, a 'vision' that they had, where the cosmos told them that their new lover was dangerous/unsuitable/blah blah. They don't necessarily want the lover back, they simply will NOT be beaten by a perceived competitor.

    Again, Scorpio gets a bad rap for being jealous....they're nothing to a Sag. As the article suggests, Sag is often rotten from the inside-out (bad breath is common too), this rot usually pollutes the people they're most jealous of. They are the masters of 'death-by-a-thousand-cuts. They will happily, secretly kill your reputation and love every moment of doing it.

    The best gifts these natives received from the Zodiac are their ability to laugh and accumulate friends (actually, not real friends, but fair-weather aquaintances)....because without these abilities, Sag would be a very lonely, sad and miserable specimen.

    To end on a positive note though, over the years, I have met a few very 'evolved' Sag's (they are rare, but they do exist). When they are less dark on the inside, they are a real source of happiness and become some of the wisest and patient healers/teachers. They lose that maniacal, constant laughing and that weird 'I'm-ready-for-my-close-up' gameshow host expression. They have this wonderful air of 'anything is possible' and you feel like they can make all your dreams and wishes come true, like a fairy godmother or a wise deity. We need more Sag's like that!

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    Michelle 

    2 years ago

    I was wondering, are there any Sags that have issues with Aries. I am an Aries and am genuinely terrified when I find out a new female friend is a Sag. Every single one that has entered my life has at best mistrusted/resented me to the point of psychosis( accusing me of stealing money when she had missed counted) at worst full blown back stabbing (trying to get me fired for something they had done, which did not work thankfully)

    It has always been Sag females never males. I have never seen this mean girl type of behavior so consistently with any other sign. Also I don't see it towards any other sign so consistently.

    I guess what I'm asking is, Sag ladies, do you notice yourselves have strained relationships with Aries females??

    *this is just for curiosity

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    Daniel 

    2 years ago

    My boyfriend is a Sagittarius. I am a Taurus with a Cancer moon and Leo rising, and I hate him so much- he fits all of this and it is so EXHAUSTING to deal with. I'm cutting him out of my life soon, but during the time I knew him he went so far as to fake serious mental illness, abuse, and hallucinations so people would pay attention to him. I know he's lying, because all the stories he tells are way too far-fetched to be even remotely plausible. He's incredibly childish in the worst way. I've been trying to figure him out forever- thank you for this!!

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    Lui 

    2 years ago

    I'm a Sagittarius and I am the Devil

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    Maria 

    2 years ago

    OMG, this is my mother. I've have tried countless times to try and figure this woman out.

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    SylviaSky 

    2 years ago from USA

    I like that: "HD people." Thank you.

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    LunarticReaper 

    2 years ago

    This person cannot be a Sagittarius. We're not like look at me!' we just happen to draw peoples attention. Artistic...is the word you're looking for. The accuracy was that we are immature, or I am I don't want to grow up. I mean at one point you're gonna want to stop growing when you can't stop your wrinkled hands from shaking. I expect to be treated like a quality person....yea, pamper me with love.#cancers ~hearts~ And I do have diverse opinions, but I say that they are diverse because they often get alot of push back, however everyone knows they make sense. We sagittarians the normal ones I think and we have a very clear scope of life and vocalize it with the precision it was received. Sagittarians are HD people, we are a high def version of the world's variety. Lawlss Cx

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    dewabodo 

    3 years ago

    just correction, sagg can mature, in my country, sagg get list in eight the richest. he made powerful company tripatra from scracth in ten years become strong with forty thousand employee. but before tripatra, he is CEO at astra international in 18 years made astra big with 200 sub bussiness. you can check tripatra -theodore rachmat- USS 2 billion worth, and now he spent times to make people in our country not poor, with the motto : less for self, more for others, enough for everybody. he is low profile, and big vision future. it already proofed ,that's sagg not only bullshit. i wacth he crying if he talk about poor people. he is sagg legend 5 december

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    SylviaSky 

    3 years ago from USA

    Agreed. A quote from Stalin that still applies:

    "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

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    dewabodo 

    3 years ago

    more horrible is dark side sagittarius mature, if you kick sagg ass,sagg will kick you with phsyco first, then , sagg will kicking you until suffer enough. sagg using effectively method. he will use his power, charismatic, and high position to kick your ass. examp : stalin

    notice : sagg never looking for trouble, he help maintain the balance, if some people trying advantage or bully sagg, sagg dark side will come out and you knew if sagg dark side come out, use intellegent, intuition and luck to crush you, stalin win world war II at the end of war (god with sagg leader) and make germany suffer, then become one of strong power in cold war.

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    Ty 

    3 years ago

    I'm a Sagittarius. November 23. I think that I have a dark side some time. I literally live in my head when I'm working trying to be entirely to be to logical with situation. Some things said above are true for the Sagittarius born in the 1st week. I know for me I do like attention love shopping and looking good . Enjoy a lot of overly modern things for decoration. I also love very exotic food. I can be a introvert at time. Most Sagittarius like myself have to have someone like them enjoy being open and honest as well the connection when it comes to love. I know most sag would rather enjoy friend oppose to jumping to fast if they had they heart broke. This is for the first decadent of Sagittarius.

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    wanda5 

    3 years ago

    Ok im a glamour puss, im insufferable, im blunt (but getting better) and dont like control freaks. I mean, who does? Even control freaks dont like control freaks!

    My ace in the hole? Capricorn rising. Its the reason i have a credit rating at all, and own my home. Also i think i suck it up better than the average Sag. I hold down a job, believe it or not. Simply amazing. But yeah, im an insufferable glamour puss. At least i pay for my own blingage!

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    Simone 

    3 years ago

    Lot of this is true, my ex friend is a Sagittarius n so is my best friend. Not to mentoin that most of them throw a fit if they lose in a fight or they missed place something. N some try to cut u off while talking or dont see your point of view. But hey, not every Sagittarius is the same. Both Sags I know is both born on Dec,8, but one is Sagittarius Tiger n one is Sagittarius Dragon

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    Aednat Majere 

    3 years ago

    My sun sign is Sagittarius, Aquarius is Ascendant, and Moon Sign is Pisces.

    I find my Zodiac to be accurate in some ways, for instance I am very energetic and hyperactive, and am very much the "free spirit." One minute I'll be laughing and playing a game, the next minute I'll just go wander off by myself without a backwards glance. I don't like ties, or anchors. I view them as weaknesses. That said, I THINK I tend to be a pretty nice person. I hate it when people are upset, and I hate it even more when I the one causing them to be upset. I try not to act like a deuchbag, and I try to lighten spirits, usually by telling jokes. (Of course, if you consistently piss me off, then I couldn't care less if you get upset - I'll just give up on you. That takes, like, years though.)

    On the other hand, there are many ways that I DON'T fit the Sagittarian personality profile. For instance, I tend to be pretty cynical/pessimistic (although, I only view it as realistic). Still, while I admire reticence and aloofness, I never seem to be able to pull it off myself. Put me in a crowd and I feel the immediate urge to...impress. (Still, this urge only goes so far - I'm not going to do anything extreme because..well, logically that just won't work out well). I suppose this is either the Sagittarius in me, or just major insecurity issues. Either way, I don't like it and am trying to wean myself of it. As far as sociable...yeah, I guess. If I'm already out among people I'll be sociable. But, just to give you an idea, on a personality test, I scored 100% introverted, while a friend of mine, who's also severely introverted, only scored about 62%. Maybe the test was faulty, but....there's no arguing the fact that I am very, very, very introverted. Finally, I definitely don't fit the promiscuous side of the Sagittarian personality - I'm an aromantic asexual and very modest clothing-wise. I don't even OWN a pair of short shorts, and wear baggy black fleeces. Come on.

    Anywho, tmi. Not sure why I typed all of this. Oh right, to show that Zodiac isn't everything, although it might count for something, if you're really looking. Just science we don't understand yet, I suppose. I'm going to go back to looking at funny fanart.

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    Nia 

    3 years ago

    Oh look, one more person who isn't pleased with the way Miley Cyrus is living HER life.

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    Jim 

    4 years ago

    Sags Totally call you on your Bullshit and the fact that you are totally selfish and ignore all the good things around you at the present moment. :P

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    Zuko 

    4 years ago

    None of them are Sagittarius lolz. 23 degree shift is for real. They are Scorpio. Sag starts December 15.

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    SylviaSky 

    4 years ago from USA

    The topic of this particular article is the Sagittarius "dark side." Sagittarians of course have a bright side.

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    Ashanti 

    4 years ago

    I'm a Sagittarius and this is a bit harsh.

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    SylviaSky 

    6 years ago from USA

    I agree totally! My point was that many great entertainers were born under this sign.

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    vero 

    6 years ago

    You give lots of examples of Sagittarius celebrities, however, often time celebrities don't have to be Sagittarius to have a diva complex and need tons of attention. I don't think it has to do with the zodiac sign.

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    Gary07 

    6 years ago

    Holy shit, my sister to a tee! She gained all of this weight just because she thought guys weren't paying any attention to her because she had a mole on the back of her left ear! Mind you, it was on the BACK of her left ear and she still thought people could notice it. Sagittarius do love receiving attention and when my sis isn't the center of it all she becomes mean like a bull dog and acts ruhlessly to get it. Shame shame shame.

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    whatthehell 

    6 years ago

    this is horrible

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