Friday, 30 December 2016
The two planets which rule the astrological sign of Aquarius are Uranus and Saturn.
At first this might seem strange because Uranus governs Liberalism, all things new, and the future while Saturn governs Conservatism, all things old, and the past.
But both of these planets are social in nature and although they at first seem irreconcilable there are similarities between them.
Although Liberals and Conservatives differ in the details they are both in fact trying to do the same thing - save the world.
So if we take the positives of each planet then we may find more compatibility than we expected.
Uranus (Liberalism) governs: freedom, diversity. tolerance, scientific facts, altruism, humanitarianism, charity, equality, democracy, social justice, human rights, and activism.....
Saturn (Conservatism) governs: responsibility, duty, authority, selflessness, scientific laws, obedience, volunteering, morality, action, good works, honesty, charity, and respect.....
Both are charitable.
Both are scientific.
Both are social - activism = action.
humanitarianism = volunteering.
social justice = good works.
human rights = respect.
altruism = selflessness.
So at the very highest level they meet.
They may meet physically in missionary/humanitarian work.
Or they may meet mentally in charity work.
So, instead of thinking adversarially and stressing our differences, perhaps we should meet and discuss our agreements.
Both seek to do God's will in our world.
And a concern for the poor marks both approaches.
Perhaps we could begin there.
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