Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part I

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What makes something “universal”? What qualities are needed for something to not only be loved by all but universally accepted as well?

As humanity’s knowledge of the sensual world exponentially advances with the passage of Time, anything considered “universal” tends to be broken down into buffet-style pieces for people to pick and choose which parts apply to their individual needs and leaving, one would think, universality a permanent fixture of the past.


How is it then that a 3rd century Turkish bishop has not only kept up with the changing times through the centuries but has also managed to cross religious and cultural boundaries, which at present seem to be their most prickly and insurmountable?

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 behind “Jolly St. Nick” 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 miraculous, since the factual life of the man who eventually became Saint Nicholas along with anything associated with the universal Santa Claus are both housed beneath two unified astrological concepts:

The sign of Sagittarius and its planetary ruler, Jupiter.

Sagittarius – ‘Tis The Real Season


Technically, Christmas’ official date occurs after the Sun has fully passed through the sign of Sagittarius but there’s not much about “the most wonderful time of the year” which readily fits the zodiacal period of Capricorn other than the calendar day of December 25th. 


Every aspect associated with Christmastime is thoroughly Sagittarian, from the concept of unconditional generosity known as “goodwill towards men” to the icon and legend that is Santa Claus.


Sagittarius is one of the three Fire signs. Elementally, the three Fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are “action” based. For the Fire signed family at large, their initial reaction to any/all stimuli in their environment along with their natural proclivity is to be in an active state of “doing” as often as possible.


The “quality” or astrological essence of the element of Fire’s last representative, Sagittarius is “Mutable”. The Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius all take place at the tail end of each of the Four Seasons and mark those transitional times of year when one season is about to close just before another begins.


Sagittarius’ time of year occurs during the last portion of Autumn just before the Winter Solstice, the marker which begins both the sign of Capricorn and the season of Winter takes place.

Because the Mutable occur during seasonally transitional times throughout the year, those born beneath any of the Four Mutable signs crave variety and change and are the true multi-taskers of the Zodiac.


 Anything needing to be done in a solitary, one-at-a-time fashion will most likely not be done well or won’t be done at all if the Mutable signed person tries to tackle any given task with an approach they consider to be mind-numbingly boring versus their usual method of simultaneous task juggling.


Added to that, the Mutable signs are most productively effective when they procrastinate any given job until the midnight hour, resulting in the Mutable person crossing the finish line or meeting their deadline at the last possible minute like a Tazmanian Devil in triple speed.

When just these two basic descriptions of Sagittarius are put in formulaic terms, the end result may already be proof enough that the holiday season is directly related to the sign of Sagittarius :

Fire (action) + Mutable (multiple tasks usually done at the last minute)
True, there are plenty of other actions taking place during the holidays besides remembering to pick up a last minute present for the office Secret Santa or choosing from the gift registry for your cousin’s newly arrived twins, but most people expend a goodly amount of their energies preoccupied with, and at the last minute grappling for, Christmas gifts.

Let’s take that same formula and apply it to Santa’s persona:

Fire (action) + Mutable (multiple tasks usually done at the last minute)


You’d be hard pressed to find any other god, superhero, or mythological being that can traverse the globe in under 10 hours, let alone successfully meet the gifting needs of every man, woman and of course, child, over the course of just a single evening.

As Chapter II will show, Santa’s Sagittarian traits astrologically stem from the planetary source which rules over the last of the fire signs, the largest planet in all the Solar System, mighty Jupiter.



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