March – the Month of Saint Joseph The month of March is known as the Month of St Joseph and is punctuated by the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of …March – the Month of Saint Joseph
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Thought for the Day – 21 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Detachment from the World “St John Bosco said, that we should…Thought for the Day – 21 February – Detachment from the World
One Minute Reflection – 19 February – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9, Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19, Matthew 9:14-15 and the Memorial of Blessed Alvarez of Cordova OP (c 1350–c 1430) “Then they will fast” – Matthew 9:15 REFLECTION – “Although it is true, that the washing of regeneration is what chiefly makes “people new” (cf. Eph 4,24 […]One Minute Reflection – 19 February – “Then they will fast” – Matthew 9:15 — AnaStpaul
Thought for the Day – 18 February – A Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Hour of Trial “Everybody, even a Saint, has his hour of trial.God wants it this way. so that if we are victorious with the help of His grace, we can receive our reward.“One who enters a contest is not […]Thought for the Day – 18 February – The Hour of Trial — AnaStpaul
Many assume Aquarius is a water sign, mainly because the name means literally ‘water’ (from the latin Aqua), and the glyph represents dual flowing waves of some medium.
A more elaborate symbol of the sign is a figure pouring water from a jar, the ‘water bearer’, or ‘water carrier’, further underlining the assumption that Aquarius is a water sign.
No Water In Aquarius
But Aquarius isn’t a water sign; the name and the glyph are kind of metaphorical, showing a way of working, a process, a methodology, rather than something definitive. Aquarius represents a free flowing process, an openness, perhaps something like the world wide web, where in theory at least, information en masse is available for all to assess and discern using their own wisdom.
And what does a water carrier do? It’s not so much the actual medium of water that is important. Anyone could get a drink of water if they so wish. But the water carrier symbolises pouring out for all, being of service to the many.
Hopes, Dreams & Wishes
Aquarius is the fixed air sign. The medium of air is to do with communication, mentality, sociability. But how fixed can air be? Perhaps one way of viewing it is concentration. A concentration of air is like a strong wind, or maybe a fresh breeze to blow away the cobwebs, in preparation for something new, fresher, better.
Aquarius is the second sign after the winter solstice, when the sun appears to stop and begin to move northward again. Capricorn begins the process, like some earthing or crystallisation, laying firm foundations, as befits the Saturn rulership of that sign.
The Great Teacher Saturn
So Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn (not Uranus, in my opinion), but it’s a different side of ‘the great teacher’. Saturn plans ahead, systematically with ideas, and with Aquarius this builds for the future — the hopes, dreams and wishes of mankind, upon the materialistic foundations of Capricorn, for the coming spring in the north, the fall in the south, as the sun moves relentlessly northward.
The water bearer’s energy is powerful at present and change is on its way. Not the violent, revolutionary change of Uranus, but the instigation of ‘plan a’ of the ages — the beginning of a ‘golden age’ which we are blessed to witness.
Copyright Francis 2021
Thought for the Day – 12 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Spiritual Communion “Jesus, not only desires to come to us but, He desires to remain continually present in us with His love and grace.“If anyone love me, he will keep my word,” He tells us “and, my Father will love him […]Thought for the Day – 12 February – Spiritual Communion — AnaStpaul