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Playing For You From Our Scented Cottage
The shamrock on an older shore
Sprang from a rich and sacred soil
Where saint and hero lived of yore,
And where their sons in sorrow toil.
~Maurice Francis Egen
Saturday, February 18, 2012
'Then rose the seed of Chaos and of Night To blot out order and extinguish light. Of dull and venal a new world to mould, And bring Saturnian days of lead and gold.'
When one reads about the meaning of the day Saturday, it does not seem to be one of the better days of the week. Traditionally seen as the seventh day of the week, the Latin name for this day was 'Dies Saturni' meaning the 'Day of Saturn' (Saturn being a Roman deity) which was later developed by the Anglo-Saxons to 'Soeterdoeg'. Saturn was associated with the ancient Greek 'Kronos' or 'Time' (some refer to this deity as Father Time). Kronos was said to have attempted to devour each one of his children but was unsuccessful with 'Neptune' or 'Water', 'Jupiter' or 'Air' and 'Pluto' or 'The Grave' as it was believed that not even time can harm these. Jupiter eventually banished Saturn from his throne. Saturn was also known as the God of the Seed and Harvest being symbolized by a scythe.
Saturday in India is traditionally believed to be an unlucky day, as this is the day dedicated to the God of Misfortune named 'Sani'.
In Ireland it is believed that if the visual phenomena of a rainbow appears on this day, then the following week will be nothing but wet weather.
In Scotland it was traditionally believed that any child born on this day would have the gift of seeing ghosts.
In rural areas of the British Isles it was traditionally believed to be bad luck to change jobs on a Saturday, an old English rhyme to support this was:
Saturday servants never stay, Sunday servants run away.
"Black Saturday" was the name given to August 4 1621. It is said that a violent storm symbolically blew up in Scotland just at the moment when Parliament was in the house discussing whether to make change of the Episcopacy laws, and force this upon the people of Scotland.
Saturday is ruled by Saturn. It is the best day to deal with such matters as: Patience, Stability, Neutralization, Material Gain, Protection, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Structure’s, Reality, Laws of society, Limits, Obstacles, Tests, Handwork, Real Estate, Dentists, Bones, Teeth, Farm Workers, Sacrifice, Separation, Stalkers, Murderers, Criminals, Civil Servants, Justice, Math’s, Plumbing, Joint Money Matters, Wills, Debts, Financing, Real Estate, Discoveries, Transformation and Relations with Older People.
Welcome! Please pour yourself a cup of tea and settle in and relax with me awhile. As you'll notice, I am captivated by ancient times, a soul misplaced in this modern day. I have a love for my ancestry and I believe people who grow up without a sense of how yesterday has affected today, are unlikely to have a strong sense of how today affects tomorrow.