"Pick any party and look at the center of the liveliest group. See that fellow sitting there happily with his rather large foot stuck in his mouth? He's a Sagittarius (the term 'Sagittarian' doesn't seem to exist outside the Indian gamut, so please forgive me if I don't use it!) who has just gone out on a verbal limb, but he doesn't know it yet. When he does, he'll look slightly bewildered-and the group around him will be looking daggers."
Linda Goodman certainly knew what she was talking about! Either she was a Sagittarius, or married to one! Or had been steamrolled by a fellow Archer!
Sagittarius folks think they are super diplomatic. Why they think so is a total mystery. This is maybe because, most of the time, they make even compliments, sound like injury, and then go on to add insult to that injury. "You look amazing for your age!" sounds fine, except when you are nowhere as old as the Archer thinks you are!
Sagittarius preface their comments with, "I wouldn't hurt you for the world!" and then go on to do just that, oblivious to the fact that they have done just that. There is no point in getting annoyed with them. Subtlety is lost on them, and venting your anger on them will only make them look at you with clear, guileless eyes, bordering on bewilderment. And that is no act! They have no idea what they have done or said wrong!
There are times, of course, when a Sagittarius gets a taste of his own coin. I remember the time when I was home on a visit and and a lady who hadn't seen me since I was a teenager, came up to me and exclaimed, "Oh my God! What has happened to you? You look like hell warmed over!" Of course, she did not use that same exact phrase, but it was enough to make me panic and palpitate. She topped that up with the final stab, "Gosh, you look older than your mother now!" Considering that Mom is in her 70s, that was no compliment.
Or the other lady who introduced me to her friends, mentioning Mom's name. "She's Nalini Miss' daughter!" Pronto came the remark, "Oh, you look so much like your mother!" (an oft heard comment!) Just as I was preening, the first lady said, "No way! She's not as smart or as pretty as her mother!" A Sagittarius comment, if there was one!
Sagittarius are normally gregarious individuals, who can be creative and idealistic. They dream the biggest dreams and aim their arrows at the wide open sky, so that even if they do not quite reach there, they will still get to the tops of the trees. Naivety and optimism are two qualities that are the hallmark of the Archer who will try and combine fun with seriousness, irreverence with responsibility and wear rose coloured spectacles while doing so.
The ground rule in dealing with a Sagittarius is, "Always ask! Never tell!" The Archer needs to be cajoled gently, not ordered around. There is a streak of stubbornness that magically appears the moment the caveman technique comes into play, and chances are that what needs to be done will never get done!
However, Sagittarius make great friends, who live life to the hilt, and force their friends to do so as well, whether they want to do so or not. The strange thing is that Sagittarius veer towards one another, clown around, have a whole lot of fun, and at the end of the evening, they look at ones another and go, "Hey, are you a Saggi? You must be!"