So many Americans love the sign Sagittarius and don’t know it. Instead you hear, “I love the holidays.” The “holidays” begin around the time the sun enters Sagittarius and culminate at Christmas when the sun enters Capricorn.
The sun entered Sagittarius today.
Sheldon Cooper on the Big Bang Theory explains to character Penny in an episode that Christmas is really the ancient festival of Saturnalia. In this you hear “Saturn” which is the ruler of Capricorn. That holiday occurs near the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice when the sun is overhead at the tropic of Capricorn.
So it’s all about astrology, right?
The only mind-boggling holiday is New Year’s Eve which is more Sagittarian than Capricorn. The only thing Capricorn about it is that we get up the next day and make RESOLUTIONS to never do again what we did the night before.
So shall we move New Year’s Eve to mid December? The Sagittarians whose birthdays get ignored because of Christmas would enjoy it.
Anyway, back to Sagittarius, the mystical, eye-in-the-sky truth seeker, child of the sublime and the one who has the courage at the Christmas table to announce she is a pagan (along with Aries).
We love Sagittarius because it brings all the things we do during the holidays – celebrate a higher god through each other’s company, create food that is more special than the daily diet, spend a little extra to make others happy and give, give, give to charity.
Sagittarius can also bring the effects of these generous tidings in the form of bills to pay during Capricorn, headaches after too much eggnog (a whole pint to yourself, really?) and waking up to discover that you sat in the boss’ lap last night and sang “We’re off to see the Wizard.”
Since I gotta get a move on, I’ll leave all the descriptions of Sagittarius to Café Astrology. I love their descriptions of signs and planets in signs. I look at this site often.
But if you want to read about one of my favorite Sagittarians (besides my dad), you can do it here, in the purple haze of Thanksgiving.