Notte Bianca Retrospective # 9: Sagittarius

Hey there everybody!

We are sorry for another short break but lots of things are happening right now. Few days ago, we have met with English writer, Helen Stringer, the author of fantasy series “Belladonna Johnson Adventures”. Helen was promoting her second book entitled “Midnight Gate”. As we are helping her a little bit, we got to spend a lovely day following her like shadows and soon, we will post a full report from the meeting.

But now, let’s us continue with the Notte Bianca report. So far, we have covered 8 Zodiac guestbooks. This post will be dedicated to the 9th book belonging to the sign of the Archer, or Sagittarius as it is commonly known. Coincidently, Sagittarius is also the 9th astronomical sign ruling the skies between 22nd of November and 22nd of December.

Sagittarius logo prepared for Notte Bianca, made by Rita and scanned by Malicia

What do we know about the heavenly Archers? They are highly independent, optimistic and adventurous. They love changes, outdoors and unpredictable situations. The unknown does not scare them, it is like a promise of fascinating journey or a puzzle to solve. Archers are easygoing, optimistic and they love to laugh. They tend to get bored easily as any kind of routine, even the most comfortable one, is something they try to avoid at all costs. They have a great deal of trust in people and in their own strength, sometimes to the point of being reckless, but they also possess incredible intuition and manual skills. It is impossible not to like them. Archers have almost magical ability to befriend everybody and they are usually surrounded by a large group of friends and admirers. As a fire sign, Sagittarius people have a quick temper and can be angered easily, through their anger do not last long. All scanned pages from the Sagittarius books are posted below. Now, let us see if the above characteristic is correct.

Sagittarius background leaflet, written by Rita and scanned by Mal

The first comment in the Sagittarius files has been left by anonymous Italian visitor. We have tried our best to translate it, but unfortunately we had to give up – nothing made sense. If you know what the entry says please give us a shout. Our friend who speaks Italian as a second language translated it to: “I’m sorry my love, I have been selfish, please forgive me and open your heart to our love”. It is unconfirmed, so until we can supply you with a better translation, wer can only admire the handwriting : D

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Another post has been written in Italian as well. Thanks to the help of several people, we understand that it is a poem and it even rhymes! We weren’t able to decipher all words but the note says: “…The greatest love of mine, it is you who has brought me here, the snow will make you remember my song”. It doesn’t seem to be connected to the theme of the exhibition at all but it sounds like an ode to somebody’s better half that is probably a Sagittarius! Can you submit a better translation? Let us know!!

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Third page and three comments! This time in English. Bad news is that, they are all anonymous – we have a sneaky suspicion that Sagittarius folks are too shy to sign their entries! Or perhaps, they do not wish us to know their names? The first comment reads: “(Sagittarius) Person – well surrounded, with good stars and lots of other things”. Second visitor compares the Archer to the brightest star in the night sky in the constellation of Canis Major: “Adventurer, Sirius. What they want to make, they make it. What they make, they make it perfect”. Beautifully said! The third comment mentions: “Stable, calculating. Patient but determined to see results. Optimistic, generally satisfied”.

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Our next comment, very personal, has been written by a woman (she didn’t leave her name though…) and the wife of Sagittarius man. Please read what she shared: “My wonderful husband is the most loving person I know…But sometimes he is too annoying with his rules. But I love him so, so much!!”. Sagittarius people are well liked and admired by many. You need examples? Here you go:  actress Bette Midler and comedy king Ben Stiller – who does not like them, we ask?

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Entries left on the next page made us smile. Two authors, very short notes, but really funny none the less : D. First person though that Sagittarius people are: “Just awesome : )”.  The second wrote: “God is Sagittarian. Enough Said”. We are not sure what Zodiac sign the God truly is, but we are pretty convinced that Jane Austen, Jimmi Hendrix, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Jim Morrisson were born under the sign of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

In contrast to previous comments, the note below sounds extremely serious. The unnamed author wrote: “Warrior. Willingness not to fire up even when faced with challenges and struggles…Loyal”. Tennis superstar, Monica Seles has been stabbed by mentally ill fan during a match in 1993. After long rehabilitation and struggling to regain her former condition, Monica returned to professional tennis and played for another 12 years before retiring in 2008.

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

The last page of the guestbook brings us the first signed comment so far! It was written in French by Françoise from Château-Courte. Françoise wrote: “I think I can call myself a `creator`: I love family life, order, organization etc. I’m also very patient. I love travelling to beautiful places, good humor and arts. I’m very conscious person and in general, I love the whole world. With best regards, Françoise”. The other comment was written in English and is yet again anonymous. It says: “Kind hearted, determined, quick tempered. Don’t like hypocrisy”. 

Sagittarius guestbook page scanned by Malicia

Now, we have a perfectly clear picture of Sagittarians. They are individualists and adventures, poets and art-lovers. They love travelling, good company and they think they are just awesome! And rightfully so! They are also artists, and very skilled ones. If you ever meet Sagittarius on your way, you will like him or her from the start, as it is nearly impossible to resist those charming archers : D

Well that’s all for now.
Next up, our favorite Zodiac sign.  The one to rule them all.

Have a lovely day,
Rita and Mal.


  1. Sheila

    I am doing a little project in my quilt guild in regards to our birthday and I came across your logo for Sagittarius and was wondering if you would mind if I used it for my project , this is for personal use only . Thanks

  2. Mal and Rita

    Hello Sheila! Thank you for your comment! We would be honored! If you wish to share photos of your finished project later on, we will put it on the blog with a link to your excellent blog! You have some amazing works there!

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