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

Updated on December 9, 2015
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Look at Me, Me, Me

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 They Want? Attention.

Among the greatest legends of entertainment are Sagittarians such as Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Little Richard, and Frank Sinatra. Sagittarians like Britney Spears (Dec. 2) or Miley Cyrus (Nov. 23) can be fantastically successful, especially when young. But upon reaching stardom they too often show boundless immaturity. They become spoiled babies who won't grow up and think they know it all and absolutely must be the center of everyone's attention even if they have to threaten suicide to get it.

Sagittarians, generally energetic and likeable, like groups and organizations because they want an audience wherever they are and they really can't handle being alone, which means no one is paying them attention. Frank Sinatra needed a personal staff of 75 people. One was paid to do nothing except carry the suitcase containing his toupees. Sagittarians are often runty and can't live it down.

Less talented Sagittarians are often just as stage-struck as the great ones, and hang around theaters, churches, festivals, and sports arenas, or on social media, or anywhere an audience might gather. If there’s no audience, Sagittarians can quickly stir one up by full-throated singing in the hallways at work, being obnoxious, faking illness, or forcing a houseful of guests into the den to watch a “really cute” DVD.

As class clowns and office divas (maybe with super-long, tiger-striped nails), Sagittarians might seem very superficial. But, surprise: 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 can be shockingly prejudiced. A Sagittarian family member insists to me 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 their unpopular views, as did Sagittarian Jane Fonda (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 either work out or talk about working out. Like Tauruses, their strongest relationships are with sports and hobbies. Unlike Tauruses, they are generous, but only when people are watching. Some, like Taylor Swift (Dec. 13), love awards and attention more than people.

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Negative Sagittarians tend to have one-note personalities, and don’t mature. They don’t want to. Basically they want to be waited on like a baby and be the center of the universe. Underneath that sparkling Sagittarian skin might be rot. Slender, fit Jane Fonda was bulimic. A Sagittarian date 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 co-workers didn't like him.

Pity yourself if you have Sagittarian co-workers. You might not, because they were probably laid off already for doing nothing, or coming in hung over, or taking time off to go to comics conventions or conferences where everyone's equally obsessed with one idea. Even if it's about social justice, the Sadge attends specifically to glad-hand and be seen.

Negative Sagittarians feel as if they are the only people who have ever been hurt or sick or addicted or stalked, and mention it and dramatize their lives every chance they get. They think attention is love and flattery is real. Ready to do anything for star status, they are ripe for exploitation by unsavory people and hangers-on. When they get famous, they can’t cope.

Negative Sagittarian Avatars: Snooki (Nov. 23); Anna Nicole Smith (Nov. 28); Rod Blagojevich (Dec. 10).

Sylvia Sky writes about astrology and occult matters. See The Dark Side of Libra. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages. Copyright 2011 by Sylvia Sky.


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    OrionSag 4 weeks 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 3 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 9 months 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 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! hello! 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 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'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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

    I'm a Sagittarius and I am the Devil

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    Maria 11 months ago

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

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    SylviaSky 14 months ago from USA

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

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    LunarticReaper 14 months ago

    This person cannot be a Sagittarius. We're not like look at me!' we just happen to draw peoples attention. 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 22 months 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 22 months 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 22 months 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 23 months 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

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

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    SylviaSky 5 years ago from USA

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

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    vero 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

    this is horrible