It's a meaningful day for me because it is from the last Magi that I took my conjure name, changing the "s" to "z" so that it matches the numerology of my birth date. Also, the 'z', like totally, crackles with magic.
The entrance of these mysterious foreign magi into the nativity narrative always fascinated me. It struck me even as a child as a thoroughly magical inclusion in the story. Recently I was pleased to discover that Robert Conner in his stellar Magic in the New Testament makes a rather convincing case that the part about the star stopping above the place of Christ's birth seems to be an extract from a spell in the Greek Magical Papyri.
The book is in a box somewhere in the chaos that is my home after the recent move so I can't get into any more detail without looking at his exact argument but what I can say is that he does comparison and there is a rather disturbing copy-and-paste quality between the two ancient texts. If you haven't heard of this book you should make the effort to check it out - it totally baked my noodle.
Blown minds aside, the special role of these three characters symbolically and magically in relationship to the bible seems something worth thinking about and celebrating today.