The Catholic Defender: Age of Aquarius from a Catholic Point of View


I remember in 1969 the two most popular songs competed against one another for the top billing. On one side was Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Sue" and on the other was the 5th Dimension "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine." I remember this very well as I was 14 years old at the time and Johnny Cash was my favorite entertainer. That year the Age of Aquarius edged out the # 1 spot while A Boy Named Sue was a close second. Both groups performed their songs before a large audience.


Years have come and gone and most people probably do not remember this unique competition, kind of like the battle of the bands that was selected by popularity. Recently, I was thinking of the Aquarius song and was wondering what it was really about. It has a spiritual meaning behind it that is based on some projections from astrology that the planets would show signs of a coming peace. At least that is what some astrologers would say. Aquarius is a zodiac sign believed to increase harmony in the world.

Well, since I am not really that much into astrology, I know that in the Bible we see some effect on the knowledge men recognized such as the Star of Bethlehem. September 3 B.C. The planet Jupiter was in conjunction with Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo-Leo the Lion. This would be the star the wise men would follow leading them to Bethlehem. They followed the star for about 16 months until the Star rested over Bethlehem for six days beginning on Dec 25, 2 B.C.


I know that the Catholic Church believes that one day Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. Also, perhaps even before the end of this age, our spiritual Mother, the Virgin Mary may also bring peace through her Son Jesus. It could all be the same thing as in the end, Mary's Immaculate Heart will ultimately win which will be through her Son, Jesus Christ. The Aquarius song has a part of the song where they sing "Let the Sunshine In" which works perfectly in that I exchange the u with an o. Let the Son Shine In!