Monday, 4 June 2012

The Left and the Right.

In astrology Uranus (the left) and Saturn (the right) are respectively the ruler and co-ruler of the sign of Aquarius.

How can they be reconciled without violence?

In fact both are trying to do the same thing - to establish the kingdom of God on earth. But each uses different language and different methods.

Perhaps the relevant passage in the Bible is : "'For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "he has a demon"; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking and you say, "Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!"'"  Luke 7:33,34 (NRSV)

This quotation shows the two different approaches, both of which are valid : self denial and discipline (Saturn), and freedom and tolerance (Uranus).

A person denies themselves for God and a person enjoys themselves for God.

The Buddha recommended the middle path using the symbol of the harp strung too tightly or too loosely.

The heart, however, is slightly left of center in the body and below the neck.  It is through our hearts that a solution will be found - to love our enemies.

The asteroid Chiron, the centaur, orbits between Saturn and Uranus.  He is called the wounded healer.

Perhaps if we can heal the wounds which are the causes of violence and hatred we will be able to show compassion to our enemies. 

(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

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