Brad Kronen’s Book “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius” Uncovers the Origins of Both Santa Claus & Jolly St. Nick!

In his book entitled “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius”, Brad traces the origins of Santa Claus through various astrological, religious, and historic sources. The book’s culmination is when Brad makes a first of its kind astrological discovery about the life of the actual man whose numerous good deeds Santa’s essence is modeled after – a 3rd century Turkish bishop named Nicholas of Myrna.

The book also displays Saint Nicholas’ many acts of generosity through paintings made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance that unto themselves may convince even the staunchest of Scrooges that Yes, Virginia! There IS a Santa Claus.

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Understanding Its Monumental Meaning: 100 Years Post-Armistice

One hundred years later on its centennial, the nagging question remains. Do we make a valiant attempt at trying to comprehend how the effects and aftershocks from this “Great War” which reverberate into the present day will continue to mark our future or do we do the same ole’ same ole’ and like the definition of the word “Armistice” not really understand exactly what it means and not really care, either?

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Death & The Maidens – Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, and Ted Hughes

Their highly charged romance has been described as “the Romeo and Juliet of the 20th century” and their conjoined artistry has been likened to “a poetic powerhouse rivaled only by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning”. Despite all the literary and poetic accolades heaped upon the two, the relationship between the greatest poets of their Age, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, is made hollow by the nature of the couple’s highly tragic Fate.

To be expected, the marriage between these Fixed sign intellectuals appears to have always been fueled by both the Leo’s and Scorpio’s inherently intense passions but even with that said, your Author must emphasize the following astrological relationship rule:

A marriage between two Fixed Signs is never “easy” by virtue of the varying degree of “challenge” that is constantly present.

And a marriage between two Fixed Signs who are each important in their own individualized right that has no sense of compromise between the two, is undoubtedly doomed.

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A Decade of Unprecedented Death: Record Breaking Mass Shootings & The Need for Global Gun Control

With just 2 years left before the close of the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the United States is bound to surpass Norway as the global record holder with the most number of people shot to death by a lone gun man, given the fact so little has changed to instill more gun control in this county while so much active effort has been taken to prevent it.

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Valentine Words of Warning – Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette: How NOT to behave within a Partnered Relationship or Reign of Rulership

The union between the King and Queen of France, Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette sets a memorable standard on how NOT to behave within a partnership be it via a marriage or a monarchy. For not only did the relationship between the 18th century rulers not survive due to both parties repeating negative behavior cycles inherent within their Virgo Scorpio union, their cyclical blunders were the cause behind neither of the two royals surviving at all.

The King and Queen’s failure to trust each other along with their inability to communicate openly and honestly between themselves are the key factors which make their royal partnership one of the most tragic (and gruesome) examples of its kind in all of Western History.

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Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz: A Bond Forged in Artistry and Romance

Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe were each artistic geniuses in their own right and from a personal perspective, geniuses are never easy to deal with and tend to be difficult at best, especially when two of them reside under the same roof together.

The Scorpio and the Capricorn were inherently aware of each other’s genius temperaments and their marriage wouldn’t have lasted past a year if a sense of relaxed trust wasn’t instilled in their matrimonial bond from the start.

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Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part IV

Over the course of this series, we have observed how the themes of generosity and goodwill displayed by a man living in 3rd century Asia Minor have progressed through the centuries via the oral traditions of story telling and legend. The generous acts made by this one individual would eventually in turn be elevated to reflect the deeds of a venerated Saint.

Astoundingly, the final factor which transforms a Turkish bishop named Nicholas from a saint to the timeless icon of holiday cheer known today as Santa Claus is the archetype-like astrological symbolism associated with his good deeds and generous nature.

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Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part III

Unlike the traditional development of those placed under the category of “Savior” where their time on earth begins in a state of humble poverty, Nicholas’ beginning is a proper reflection befitting a son of Jupiter by being born into a family of extreme wealth. This inherited wealth would be the main source behind the bishop’s benevolent reputation by Nicholas having the capability to bestow financial blessings on those around him and usually in their hour of desperate need. Along with his traditional depiction of red bishop’s robes and snow white hair, the predominant imagery associated with the saint is of him holding small satchels of gold. Even with that said, whenever the saint spread his wealth to help others, he did so with anonymity and usually in as furtive a manner possible, such as during the wee hours of night.

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Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part II

As stated in Part I, the time of year associated mainly with both Christmas and Santa Claus falls within the Zodiacal period allotted to the sign of Sagittarius, whose planetary ruler is the Head Honcho of all heavenly bodies that orbit around our Sun, mighty Jupiter. Astrologically, the largest planet of our Solar System is also known as “The Great Benefic” due to Jupiter literally shielding Earth from a constant barrage of exploding asteroids and disintegrating comets on a regular basis with its massive magnetic belt.

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Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part I

As with anything considered mythological, legendary, or even universal, historical fact is transcended in order to create an overall essence that can be readily embraced by all. The essence of the legend of St. Nicholas is based on the benevolent deeds of a man known to have existed in Asia Minor roughly between the years of 270 – 330 A.D. The fact this one individual has transformed into the universal icon of goodwill for most of the world’s population today is nothing short of a divine decree, since the life of Nicholas the man along with anything associated with the universal Santa Claus are all housed beneath a single astrological concept: the sign of Sagittarius and its planetary ruler, Jupiter.

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Ike & Tina Turner: The Duo that did Things “Nice and Rough”

Tina Turner.

Despite the two words listed above being associated with a famed celebrity whom much of the world adores and admires, they speak of a fabricated creation.

The surname of “Turner” represents a branding of Scorpionic control since it refers to the last name of its domineering creator. The significance of the first name is important only for its phonetic similarity to a female superhero from the world of comic books, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.

Before the musical duo that was “Ike and Tina” is examined any further, some realistic truths must first be relayed. Much like how society’s perception of his natal sign has become more and more myopic in the present day, with only the most cartoon-like aspects of the unevolved Scorpio personality being noticed, Ike Turner is viewed by many in the 21st century strictly through a distorted lens of the most evil, villainous kind. Case in point, the character of Ike Turner from the film, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” ranked #4 in Vibe Magazine’s “Best Movie Bad Guys”.

Unbeknownst but factually true none the less, there is a lot more behind the man whose name will most likely go down in Rock History primarily as “that drugged up crazy dude who beat up Tina”.

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Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Scorpio

Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that […]

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Halloween & The Season of Scorpio – A Time for the Sheared Soul to Shine

There may be a lot of light-hearted fun associated with Halloween and its gag costumes along with its activities centered around the kiddies but just like the Scorpios we know and love, this autumn holiday is at its very essence INTENSE and HARDCORE by virtue of it dealing with:

– Nighttime (The Sun MUST set first before the revelries begin)

– Ransom (How else would you categorize a command like “Trick or Treat!”)

– Terror or Fright (“The one with the scariest costume wins the Halloween Grand Prize!”)

– The Recognition of Death Itself (said another way, the Horror Film in all its gratuitous glory)

– The Recognition of Those who have Died (The predominant imagery associated most with this holiday are gravestones, skeletons, and ghosts)

– The Recognition of Forces unseen by Mortals (Witches and Witchcraft, Demons and Demonic Possession, and lest we not forget the Donald Trump of all that is diabolical, the Devil himself)

– The Recognition of Our Own Mortality (The Jack-o-Lantern)

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Pulp Fiction – The Ancient Roman Tale of Baucis and Philemon

In ancient times when much of the world was ruled by the Roman Empire, in a town called Phyrigia, there lived an elderly couple named Baucis and Philemon. Back then it was the custom to treat a person, no matter who he was or where she was from, like a god….should that person be a guest in one’s home.

Unfortunately, this was very much NOT the case in Phyrigia.

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Hedy Lamarr – Beauty is the Beast

She was voted “the most beautiful woman in the world”. A title she loathed and could never fully shake off.

With her raven flowing hair, perpetually pouted lips, alabaster China Doll skin, and exceptionally large, electrically transluscent blue eyes, no one’s beauty could compare to that of the exotic actress born beneath the sign which rules over both Sexuality and Desire, Scorpio.

Scorpios enjoy having an aura of mystery hovering around them and the most beautiful woman in the world was no exception to this Scorpionic rule since it has only recently become widely known the most desired woman from Hollywood’s Golden Age also possessed one of the most inventive minds of her generation as well.

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Josef & Magda Goebbels: Scorpios Bound in Power, Purity, and Propaganda – Part II

As mentioned in Part I, the Minister of Propaganda had successfully trained his people into fearfully perceiving a foreign force known as Jewish intellectualism was soon to invade and destroy their world as they knew it. With that fear firmly put into place mentally, Goebbels stoked Germany’s sense of irrational paranoia by adding visual reinforcement.

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Josef & Magda Goebbels: Scorpios Bound in Power, Purity, and Propaganda, Part I

In no uncertain terms, Josef Goebbels was a PR and marketing genius who used propaganda to brainwash an entire nation into accepting his mindset of evil through both conscious and subconscious means. Standing barely over 5 feet tall and disabled by a clubbed foot that isolated him from birth, the dark haired, dour faced man deluded his people into thinking that not only were they a master race of humans that were superior above all others, but that he and his family were the perfect prototypes by which to model themselves by.

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The Fall of David Petraeus – The Phoenix Charred by the Flames of Desire

November 9th.

A fatefully significant date in the life of security chief supreme, David Petraeus. Not only is November 9th when the 4 Star General submitted his resignation as Director of the CIA to the President of the United States in 2012, it also marks the birth of the person who brought about the military leader’s fall into disgrace, since the 9th of November is the date of birth of Mr. Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell.

Astrologically, being born during the second week of November makes Paula Broadwell a Scorpio, and she isn’t the only one.

With his date of birth being two days prior to Ms. Broadwell’s, November 7th to be exact, the military commander laden with such high hopes was himself also born beneath the sign represented by both the Scorpion and the Phoenix of mythological legend.

Like Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus was born a Scorpio as well.

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The Prophecies of St. Malachy & The Future of the Vatican, Part II

In Astrology, as in Life, Religion and Spirituality are two separate concepts. The former pertains to anything associated with an organized religion. The latter implies an esoteric sense of well being that is Universal in nature, whose essence isn’t attached to any pre-established doctrines, as the former does. The former is firmly rooted within the […]

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The Discovery of Neptune – A mini-Drama of Hazy Misperception & Heated Debate

September 23rd, 1846.

Despite Mankind’s working knowledge of the Universe being expanded upon with the observational discovery of the planet Neptune that day, the heavenly body’s rightful discoverer remains a source of heated debate up until the very present.

Not long after its discovery , the Watery Planet’s creative influences would fully manifest themselves on Earth. Seven months following its existence being made known to humanity, Neptune transited its ruling sign of Pisces and a period of heightened creativity began where masterpieces were made within every creative art form known to Man otherwise known as The Romantic Age.

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Transformational Ecstasy: Neptunian Bliss Embodied by Jessye Norman’s Performance of Wagner’s “Liebestod”

“Ertrinken. Versinken.   Unbewusst. Hochste Lust!””To drown.  To sink Unconscious.  O Greatest Bliss!”Final words of both the character of Isolde and the climactic ending of Richard Wagner’s Neptunian masterpiece, “Tristan und Isoolde” One would be extremely hard pressed to find an individualized artwork or item deemed a masterpiece that fulfills a  large number of artistic and […]

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Born Beneath a Self Combusting Sun: Arnold, Bill, Martha, and Monica

With words like “Sun”, “Star”, and “Shine”often used to describe the Solar ruled personality, everything is lit up, out in the open, and on display for all to see. But nothing in the Universe can be that strongly one dimensional all the time nor can anything be so powerfully placed in the positive spectrum without there being some kind of opposing balance or without burning out altogether.

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Locking Goat Horns – Boxing and The Greatest Capricorn Fighters of the 20th Century

Locking Goat Horns – Boxing and The Greatest Capricorn Fighters of the 20th Century by: Brad Kronen The Three Fighting Goat Boys – Joe Frazier (left), born January 12th, George Foreman (center), born January 10th, and Muhammad Ali (right), born  January 17th. Street Fighting versus the Art of Boxing The former deals primarily with Luck.  […]

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O Brave! and Beautiful? New World! Celebrities Born With Uranus in Taurus – Part II: Male Celebrities

The listing of both male and female celebrities born with the planet Uranus placed in the sign of Taurus spans across many areas of life and is comprised of different facets of talent and fame, but one trait is certain among all of them : while working at their craft to be some of the best in their chosen field, they all are beautiful in their own right.

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