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Brilliant Comedians: The Scorpio-Sagittarius Connection

There is something quite amazing in showbiz that I started noticing a while back… all of the big name comedians are either Scorpio or Sagittarius! Ok, not ALL of them, but a massively disproportionate amount. Judge for yourself:

SCORPIO: Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, Goldie Hawn, Johnny Carson, Jenny McCarthy, Kathy Griffin, Owen Wilson, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Miller, Tracy Morgan, Danny deVito, Roseanne, John Candy, Jon Heder, Doris Roberts, Carlos Mencia, Harold Ramis, John Cleese, weird Al Yankovic

SAGITTARIUS: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Jon Stewart, Woody Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, Mo’Nique, Anna Faris, Eugene Levy, Andy Dick, Margaret Cho, Sam Kinison, Gary Shandling, Tracey Ullman, Christina Applegate

This is quite amazing. Let consider first why these signs would be funny. Well Sagittarius is the obvious one. Fire sign Sagg loves attention and has a great sense of humor, the typical “class clown” type comedian. They learned at an early age that making people laugh got them attention and acceptance and they have embraced this role ever since. Fire signs are also physical people so they like physical humor as well. And being goofy and putting themselves out there doesn’t really bother them as long as they get a good laugh. They are not too self-conscious.

Scorpio on the other hand is a whole different bag of tricks. Scorpio is an emotional water sign, very sensitive to the world around them. Their humor and their material comes from their emotions, sometimes from their pain, and from their accute perceptiveness of the people and situations they encounter. They laugh through their tears so to speak. And they are much more likely to bring their own personal life story and struggles into their routine, as they feel it so intensely, than their Sagg comedian counterparts. Consider Roseanne, her laughs about being from typical middle-class America. Or Jenny McCarthy riffing on being the typical blonde hot chick, and Carlos Mencia as the Mexican-American in Hollywood. They are their own battleground of pain and humor. Scorpio, however, is also known to be the most intensely private of all of the signs, so many of the Scorpio comedians no doubt use their private lives to inspire their humor, but keep the details strictly away from public consumption, like say, Johnny Carson, Whoopi Goldberg or Kevin Kline.

The Saggs on the other hand don’t necessarily dig too deep with that type of stuff and are much happier just making fun of other people and using timing to their advantage. They also have a great way of taking what could be very heavy subject matter and making it hilarious. Many of Woody Allen’s masterpieces have been stories of heartbreak or murder-mystery but he always makes them funny and easily relate-able. Ray Romano takes mid-life monotony from insufferable to laughable. And of course the one and only Jon Stewart has single-handedly brought a smile to the ridiculous world of American TV political journalism.

So it seems obvious why so many Saggs would turn to comedy for their career, but why would the private-minded Scorpio, despite their perceptiveness, become professional comedians? The answer lies in their progressed sun (if you are not familiar with solar progression please refer back to my post entitled “Progressions”). Almost all adult Scorpios have their progressed sun in Sagittarius! This means at whatever age they were when their sun ingressed into Sagittarius, they could no longer contain all of their penetrating criticisms and mockerys but felt compelled, Sagg-style, to throw it all out there for a good laugh. And they learned to love the attention too. It is worth noting as well that goofy Saggs may seems quite carefree, but most of their adult life they have their progressed sun in career-oriented Capricorn, teaching them how to use their skills to serve their bank account.

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  1. This is a great post and as a Scorp with a Sagg mom who is trying to become a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG), it seems the life of a comedian was always meant for me.

    March 8, 2010
  2. wow #

    this doesnt mean anything….u should find a real website! and maybe u will see that cancer virgo and taurus peole are the funniest they also have the most comedian

    October 24, 2009
  3. seekfindd #

    Steve Martin is a Leo.

    July 3, 2009
  4. HMmmmm, it’s funny how so many of those exceptionally funny comedians are either a Saggitarius or a Scorpio. I am a Sagg/Capricorn with my venus in Scorpio. I was googling Saggitarius comedians so I could see if it was a pratical thing for me to do because I love to make peopel laugh. Growing up I was always the one teling jokes and making my family and friends laugh. I think laughing loosens people up, more than the attention thing. I like the way people act when they are relaxed verses being all anal retentive and stuffy. It just so happens that I do music but I have wanted to incorporate comedy for some time in my shows, and now that I have the confirmation I will…..thanks

    April 16, 2009
  5. jo #

    Look at Chris Crocker. Sagittarius sun, mercury in scorpio ;)

    April 6, 2009
  6. Tree #

    I’m a Scorpio myself with Sagg rising! I think I’m pretty damn funny… and the part about laughing through our tears… Oh yeah! And I think I make fun of myself more then anyone else.

    Sometimes I think I’m crazy though because I’ll crack jokes when no one is around and be laughing out loud by myself at myself!

    I definitely prefer Scorpio humor over Sagg…. Nothing spoon fed interests me ( I hate “the family guy”!!)… Although I find Taureans to be quite funny too! (Seinfeld)

    Thats all I know

    July 2, 2008
  7. Elle #

    I noticed the same thing you did. Many of the most celebrated comedians are Saggitarius. Don’t forget to add these to your list: Jamie Foxx, Red Foxx and Bill Hicks, all Saggitarius!

    I too am a Saggitarius. I have a good sense of humor, but I honestly think I’m funnier than I am. LOL.

    March 23, 2008
  8. Hi,
    I find this all very funny, only because I may drive myself nuts
    I,m a sagg born on nov 22, and let me tell you a little something.

    You are right on about sagg, I play to a hilt!
    not only do I get more laughs out of people but I love the
    attion that I get!

    Also I have this hang up, I write more poetry then anyone I know,
    It drives me mad that I’m so deep but relly don’t give a shit!
    what give’s?

    Dutch Van Merriman

    January 16, 2008
  9. dylan #

    haha, this is gold! being scorpio myself, i am surprised that i prefer sags humor over that of my own. although, i do have my rising sign in sag which could have a great deal to do with it, possibly speeding up the progression for a feel i relate better with that sign. either way thanks, and i look forward to reading more!

    January 1, 2008
  10. Very interesting aspects of the Scorpio!

    December 14, 2007
  11. Just browsing the internet. You have a very, very interesting blog.

    November 23, 2007
    • Garth #

      Im a Scorpio on a Sagittarius cusp, so i have both quality’s :D

      Look for me in a couple years, ill be big!

      September 8, 2009

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