I apologize for the lateness of today’s post, but here is the meditation for the fourth day of Christmas. Keep in mind that these meditations actually start the day after Christmas, with the last one being done on Epiphany itself – however, holy days traditionally begin at sunset the evening before the calendar day. In my posts, I’ve been indicating the proper evening on which to perform the meditation, for the sake of simplicity; but the truth is, by saying the “Evening of December 28th” I actually mean that the day to which the meditation is assigned is the 29th, which begins at sunset on the 28th. If evening meditations do not work for you, feel free to perform the meditation the following day (before sunset) at a time that is most convenient for you. And now that I’ve thoroughly confused you, here is the meditation for this evening!
The Fourth Day of Christmas
Evening of December 28th
Today we meditate on the qualities of Cancer: kindness, romanticism, imagination, intuition, family ties; and on the negative side, moody, pessimistic, suspicious. This day is also associated with St. Bartholomew (Nathaniel), a mystic in whom there is no guile. While meditating on the following suggestions, feel free to visualize the symbol of Cancer displayed below, focus on an icon or holy card of St. Bartholomew, or simply light a green candle.
Read the following scripture, and then focus on the negative qualities of Cancer that you recognize in yourself.
“But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another.” – 1 John 1:7
Knowing that you can transform these aspects of yourself, read the following scripture, and meditate upon the positive qualities of Cancer you possess. Know that even in your moodiness, you can still be kind; and while a certain amount of pessimism can be fine, to walk in the Light we first must trust in It. Follow St. Bartholomew’s example, and know that the path of the true mystic means being honest with yourself and others, balancing the positive and negative aspects of yourself to walk the middle path, and always having faith in the Light.
“I am the Light that shineth forth, and giveth joy to the souls.” – Come to Me, My Kinsman