Sagittarius - The Love Lamp
The detached, indifferent, and typically humorous expression of Sagittarius acts as a deceptive subterfuge to what tends to cover a tender, amorous and committed heart. The Mutable/Fire Sagittarian individual sees life as an adventure; and similar to their love life, like to keep sentiment free from heavy emotional undertones. It is sufficient for these individuals to express affection in playfulness, spontaneous affection and regardless of internal commitment, a fierce guardianship over their freedom and independence will be a terminal presence. Life is a bowl of cherries to Sagittarius, and they like to keep their romance sparkling with the same idealism; optimism, faith, good music, good wine, adventure and never enough emotion to greywash the portrait. Love is casual, fun and blithe here, and seen as an addition of one’s journey and play rather than an entity to fill an internal emptiness or void.
When we peel beyond the layers of Sagittarian knowledge and novelty, often we find vicious insecurities, and a deeper shame and embarrassment surrounding intimacy and bearing heart. Despite a carefree and free spirited attitude, Sagittarians tend to take on a world of responsibility in relationships, and often take the blame for conflict or fallout. With a Fire heart, these individuals are fierce protectors of their loved ones and possess a universe of ready sympathy, thoughtfulness and romantic idealism. The mysterious half human half horse maintains his enigma through love, and can be frustratingly hard to read for those on the receiving end. All too often, the Sagittarian individual is swept up in their own physical and spiritual exploration through mental imagery; and this often leaves the impression of detachment or even avoidance in relationships. Although the Sagittarius is an extrovert at heart, these individuals believe in giving their partners plenty of breathing space; and require the same in return.
As a Mutable sign, Sagittarius maintain an airy and light approach to relationships that remains charming through adaptability and combined favor and luck through benefic Jupiter. These individuals tend to navigate life through an internal intuitive compass, and often have profound insights about the inner needs of their partners and accuracy in foretelling the future of relationships. Life to Sagittarius is a big, mysterious, curiosity enriching adventure, and their love life and relationships continue the theme. All too often the lure of overseas love, romance abroad, marriage to a foreigner propel these individuals to follow journey by heart, and many see romance as another form of faraway adventure. These individuals are more at comfort with a giggle, a kiss on the cheek and a night on the town rather than the materialism of traditional romance novels. Love to Sagittarius is the held out hand beckoning for new adventure, the roll over to morning laughter, days on end staring into new scenery, and the infection of optimism, spirit, faith and wander.
Sagittarius are skilled at bringing abstract idea into concrete form and express a playful, childlike curiosity. Their clever inquisitiveness commands all the world’s knowledge on their eternal quest for information.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, a 1988 brilliant classic by Terry Gilliam, explores the mystical travels of the Baron and his friends. On-set photography by Peter Marlow/Magnum Photos, courtesy of Kinoimages.
Here’s a rarity: Terry Gilliam’s out-of-print Criterion LaserDisc commentary for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (as always; for educational purposes only). A different commentary track is available on the 20th Anniversary Edition DVD/Blu-ray (Amazon).
I hear people talking about Munchausen now, saying it’s epoch-making or something, and they mean the special effects. I mean, of course people and little cherubs dance in the sky! Those things exist in paintings — they’ve always been there and I don’t understand why people are so amazed. There’s a strange leap happens when something goes up on screen and it seems different than when they see it on a painting or in a book or read about it. I was looking at these Medieval paintings the other day and everybody’s floating in the air and there are those marvellous angels and these strange banners that twirl up and round with the dialogue written on them! If you put anything like that in film it’s a very very pale imitation. I’m always disappointed it’s not as good as the painting. Yet people seem to be surprised by it!
What bothers me is that audiences aren’t educated any more into seeing these things. They become visually illiterate and when you put things up there they ooh! And aah! Far more that they ought to. You’re trying to make beautiful images, but they’re not supposed to dominate the thing, they’re just supposed to be the vocabulary within which the story is told. It seems to be accepted in animation. I think we’ve all gotten caught in this world of naturalism being the truth and naturalism isn’t any more truthful that the stuff I do or the stuff Tex Avery does. I mean it’s all artifice.
British cinema used to be visually amazing. Carol Reed, David Lean, Powell and Pressburger — these are really strong visual artists! And then it disappeared, got lost somewhere and we went theatrical; but the side of theatre that isn’t really theatre, it’s the Angry Young Man-type of theatre. But at least it’s visual! Ridley (Scott) and that mob are basically commercially oriented. I find the shots so beautiful and yet… maybe they’re just too close to commercials and they have no real substance other than their own beauty. Greenaway’s stuff I wish I could sit through because every time I see clips, stills — I love ‘em. Then I watch the film and I lose interest in the thing — because I don’t think he likes people, and he’s got a real problem there because ultimately they’re rather important! —Terry Gilliam, The Face Interview
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Sagittarius tend to be impulsively playful in youth and branch into philosophy and intellect in their later years. Sagittarius want to be successful, not famous; and usually have a career that rivals their love life.