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Dark Side of Sagittarius: Showoffy, Infantile, Obsessive, Sinister
Look at Me, Me, Me
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).