Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

“Meek” is commonly believed to demonstrate weakness, passivity – a word to describe someone who never gets angry, who will put up with anything (i.e. a doormat). However, the original Greek meaning of this word refers to the breaking in of a horse – a very powerful animal. When applied to people, it means using their power in a focused, disciplined manner. In the Biblical narrative, it is about holding people accountable at the right time, in the right way – this usually involves the expression of anger.

Since my interpretation of the Bible is an esoteric one, my explanation of the above Biblical quote is about to get deep. Matthew is the Apostle that represents the zodiac sign of Capricorn (for more on the zodiac sign correspondences to the Apostles, go here). Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn – the planet that rules the earthly domain and is responsible for holding people accountable for their actions (amongst other things). Saturn is the opposite of a snowflake since a wuss would be incapable of meting out Divine Justice. Hence, the common understanding of the word “meek” is incompatible with Saturn’s role in the Cosmos.

Jesus Christ represents the Sun – the soul of individuals, their will, or the expression of their life force. When Jesus (the Sun) speaks that sentence in the gospel of Matthew (Capricorn), he means that those who embody meekness (Saturnian qualities), will take over (lead) the world. (For more on Saturn, I send you here.)

Jesus expressed his Saturnian/meek side in the following Biblical passages:


John 2:13-16 Jesus Clears The Temple Courts
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 
14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 
15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 
16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”
Luke 19:45-46 Jesus At The Temple
45 When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. 

46 “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’

Matthew 23:1-4 A Warning Against Hypocrisy
1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 
2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.”
It is clear that Jesus got pissed off when he encountered corruption and hypocrisy. He confronted those responsible in an appropriate kick-ass manner. This most certainly flies in the face of the whole “turn the other cheek” philosophy.
The embodiment of meekness is what is required to nurture the growth of the New Aquarian Age that has recently been birthed. Saturn is the boss in this new epoch (he is the real, original ruler of Aquarius, too). Just like a ferociously protective parent will do what is necessary to ensure the safety of her/his offspring, so will the meek do what they must for the betterment of humanity.