The difference is – in the words of entertainer Flip Wilson’s immortal Geraldine – that when it comes to Sag, “What you see is what you get.” But with Scorpio, what you see is definitely not what you are going to get. When you play nasty with them (like hiding in the house with the lights out, pretending not to be home on Spook and Goblin night, or on any night) or are guilty of any similar sort of insult that may justifiably anger the Eagle, the “trick” you get can be as relatively harmless as having the air let out of your tires, so that you face four flats on a snowy morning when you’re late for school, the office or the airport, or discovering that the hair dryer you refused to lend Scorp has been carefully hidden, so that it takes you weeks to find it – to slightly more serious retaliations, like being fired when you least expect it, having a bank loan inexplicably refused, having your library card cancelled with no explanation – all the way to the most chilling, fearsome Pluto revenge of all: having a magic spell cast upon you, which makes you totally invisible to the Eagle. The wounded (or angered – same thing) Scorpion will simply walk coldly past you, as if you were a picket fence, a discarded grapefruit rind, an empty trash can (empty, not full), a telephone pole, standing there helpless, feeling twenty feet tall, skinny, lonely and full of splinters – or a teeny-tiny insect, like an ant, so small and insignificant you’re in danger of being crushed beneath someone’s large boot. ) That’s a general idea of the negative side of not getting precisely what you may see from Scorpio. Sagittarians may not approach from the rear, but Scorpio may wish they would. Not always, but usually, the Archer’s zinging darts are well meant, seldom intended to hurt. When Sag says to an Eagle, in front of a group of people, including the Eagle’s wife: “Hey!
There’s a positive and happy side to it too, and the Sagittarian mixed up with an Eagle in this 2-12 Sun Sign Pattern may be on the receiving end of either. Tell everyone that story you told me about that time, last month, when your old girl friend showed up at your office, and coaxed you into taking her out to dinner,” the Archer isn’t being malicious, he only wants to share a hilarious story with friends.
I’ll give one more example along this line, an event that actually occurred.
An Archer and an Eagle I know were sitting in Vince Sardi’s in New York in the fall of 1975, having gone there for an after-the-theatre snack.
The Eagle had recently gained a few pounds, not many, maybe five or ten, and it was not terribly noticeable, but he was sensitive about it.
Everything about Sagittarius is always open, friendly and direct.
Everything about Scorpio is sometimes open, friendly and direct – on the surface. (Do you hear the noise of all those Archers reading this making a fuss? ) Yes, Archers, there are indeed many Scorpions who, like yourself, may be described as friendly, bright, agreeable and straightforward, whether you realize it or not.
Such Scorps as, say, Harold Hem, Dolores Simon, Steve Cook, Kathleen Hyde, Arthur Klebanoff; Lydia Link, Roger Good, Buz Wyeth and Bob Henson.
You’re not convinced because you’ve never met these Eagles? No, Sagittarians never take anyone’s word for anything, until they’ve run out of questions.
I suppose we’ll just have to take the time to prove these claims, so we can get on with it, and have some peace.
All right, Sag, think about the following people, some living, some no longer with us, but all of them who should be well known to you – and all of them Scorpio Sun Signs: Vivien Leigh (alias Scarlett O’Hara, a Scorpio playing an Aries) – Richard Burton (Shakespearean actor and occasional Peck’s Bad Boy) – jolly President Teddy Roosevelt (not Franklin, he was an Aquarian) Marie Antoinette – Prince Charles of England – Princess Grace of Monaco, nee Grace Kelly – and actress Katharine Hepburn. When Sagittarians have been silenced (especially those last two), a major victory of logic and intellectual stamina has been achieved.
Do you wish to argue that these particular Scorpio men and women do not immediately present to the mind an image of open friendliness? Not a word, not even from Archers Don Gambrill, Marvin Cook, Michel D’Brenovic, David Susskind or William Buckley, Jr. Now that I’ve proven my astrological point, and hushed the dissident Archers, we may continue our compatibility analysis, undisturbed and uninterrupted. But you can be sure it won’t be what you expected, or what the surface personality of Scorpio might lead you to believe it will be. (Or candid, frank, truthful- you may choose your own term.) Since Scorpio is capable of such naughty actions when he or she has been hurt or put down or injured in some way emotionally or financially, and Sagittarius stings only with words and never ever with underhanded actions, it might seem that Archers are really the least dangerous of the two, all things considered. Because, you see, the Scorpion only plays “trick or treat” with that Pluto behavior when he or she has been the victim of something negative from Sag – whereas the Archer can shoot those stinging, burning, painful verbal arrows into the Eagle for no reason whatsoever. In fact, the happier Sag is, the more likely he (or she) is to aim the bow and shoot.
Do you not agree that the whole lot of them could be thought of as bright and agreeable – sometimes – and could be considered to be direct, honest and straightforward sorts? It’s perfectly true that many Scorpios share (on the surface) the bright, agreeable, open and friendly straightforwardness of Sagittarians. Every Pluto-ruled man, woman and child wears a false face – from the moment of birth. It’s “trick or treat” with these people in their dealings with friends, business associates, relatives, lovers and mates. The more bright and cheerful the Archers feel, the more they are apt to feel friendly and talkative – gregarious, as it were.