Consistent with the time of year (November 22 – December 21) Sagittarius, the sign that is associated with spirituality and entertainment, falls when we give thanks and mark time as “the season to be jolly.” Watch my YouTube comments on Sagittarius and learn of the many different famous Sagittarian entertainers who have had far reaching careers (i.e. Walt Disney, Steven Speilberg and more).
A notable spiritual icon who is a Sagittarius is Bill W, the founder of AA. He is the person who based on his personal experience is credited with helping the medical profession and average citizens understand that alcoholism (the over consumption of “spirits”) is a spiritual dis-ease. The following is an interesting bit of history of how Bill W was influential in making the Serenity Prayer, a spiritual foundation of the AA program (source: www.aahistory.com).
Early in 1942, Bill W, brought attention to a caption in an obituary that read:
“God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
Everyone was struck by the wisdom in the prayer’s thoughts. “Never had we seen so much A.A. in so few words,” Bill writes. Someone suggested that the prayer be printed on a small, wallet-sized card, 500 copies were printed. “With amazing speed,” writes Bill, “the Serenity Prayer came into general use.”
Interestingly, my list of famous Sags is all male. To balance the scales I will note that the very accomplished and versatile actress Judi Dench is a Sagittarius.