Santa is clearly a Sagittarius. He is jolly and generous. Santa’s full figure is an indication of his jolly nature – he indulges in all the cookies left for him by the fire. He lives above us (the Arctic Circle) and rides in the sky (above us) and delivers presents in the night, no strings attached. And, most importantly, he shows up in our lives during the sign of Sagittarius.
Now you’re thinking it must be really cool to be a Sagittarius.
Once the sun moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn, we open the presents, go to church and then, during the gloomy month of January, think about how we’re going to pay the Christmas bills and lose the Christmas weight we’ve gained.
Sagittarius is one of the 12 signs included in our charts. In this area of your horoscope, which depends on your time of birth, you are Santa Claus. It’s a valid and awesome energy.
Santa is the energy of openness, of exploration, of generosity. It is the energy that causes us to seek meaning, to ask “why?”
What’s unusual about the Santa myth in our culture is that it is so intensely developed only to be destroyed later.
Are we then saying to our children that you can’t trust that anyone would truly give you gifts with no strings attached?
Have you ever bought something for someone, off season, for no reason with no strings attached? What was the reaction?
Building up then destroying our Santa energy suggests a lack of balance. Santa energy is one of many energies that exist. If we were, say, a pagan culture, we’d have Santa energy and a host of other energies to counterbalance the abundance and indulgence of Santa. The beauty is that Santa energy would then exist permanently.
In a way, the energy does exist permanently in our culture. We have children and then bring the myth to them. The destruction of that energy and recreation only to destroy again is what is odd.
As an adult, you don’t “believe” in Santa. You merely experience his energy through your children.
There is a Santa Claus
There is a Santa Claus. You can believe in him always. “He” is an energy, the energy of generous abundance but also the energy of irresponsible indulgence. He seeks meaning “above the world” but can also get lost in the clouds.
Santa says that it’s okay to indulge sometimes. During the dreary late November and early December, as the day shortens, indulgence in a few pleasures helps us make it through the darkness.
Have some bourbon-laced eggnog this year, full of fats, sugars and alcohol. Enjoy. Just don’t do it all year.