Seattle_-_Blessed_Sacrament_-_St._Jude_Thadeus_01Saint Jude Copyright © 2013 Joe Mabel

After the devastation of the hurricane named after St Jude I decided to do a little research on what qualities make a saint.

Initially it was a term of greeting for those in Jesus’ inner circle, otherwise known as his disciples.  After this it was used for people who suffered through following their faith.  Saint-hood is associated with those who devote their life to their beliefs, often entering a monastery or religious order.  Some lived alone, away from the pressures of society.  Saint-hood was granted posthumously or conferred by one’s denomination.  The person had to demonstrate their goodness and service over a significant period of time. 

The 2,000 year Piscean age which commenced with the birth of Jesus and the vision of his suffering on the cross gave the message that we were godly if we suffered and martyred ourself. 

At the inception of the Aquarian Age the onus is on individuality, humanitarianism and unity.  If you want to manifest a happy life suffering is not your best course of action.  By giving away your power you lose connection with your spiritual self.  Life is meant to be easy and fun.  Living in a world of duality we find our best path by trying different experiences on for size and discounting the ones that don’t work or we don’t enjoy as much as we thought we would.  Being in touch with our real self is simple.  If things are falling into place and opportunities are opening up naturally we know we are lined up with our inner guidance.  If things are difficult and your path is littered with obstacles you have lost your connection and need to try a different route. 

We can all become like saints if we aim to be the best we can be.  To treat others as we would like to be treated.  In the Aquarian Age of individuality we can follow our own inner faith and our personal connection to our higher self.  This very individual guidance leads us to what is right for us which will bring us personal happiness. 

Our astrological Sun sign has positive and negative traits.  It describes our individual potential and it is our choice how we manifest this.  We display the best qualities of the sign and feel the most fulfilled when we take active steps to do what we are personally accomplished at in the best possible manner.  If we are happy we radiate the best of our own qualities and our vibration affects other people positively.  Surely that feels better than feeling like we have to suffer in order to be perceived as good and saintly?  We don’t need public acclaim just the satisfaction of knowing that we are doing the best we are capable of right at this moment in time.


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Jane Ritson is a Psychological and Spiritual Astrologer, Flower Essence Psychologist and spiritual teacher.  Jane’s book, 2012 and Beyond:  Your Personal Guide to the New Earth, describes how you can read your own birth chart to discover your highest personal and spiritual abilities.  Details of her services and her blog can be found at