The Expressions of Scorpio
Scorpio 1 – 5
We are very vulnerable – that simple fact determines so much of our lives and our choices. We are puny when measured against ordinary natural forces, and we only manage to thrive when we collaborate with others. Perhaps the riskiness of life and the miracle of survival are often forgotten, yet when we do remember, then it makes so much more sense to attend fully to the matter of core importance – security. It may well be an advanced spiritual principle to trust and surrender but it is equally an enlightened material principle not to. As the Sufis say “Trust in God, but tie your camel.” Let us also note that security is as much a feeling as it is a configuration of physical circumstances. A surfeit of wealth can be amassed yet we all know that it is not dependable. What is trustworthy is the sense of being stable within a circle of mutually inter-dependent helpful, reliable neighbours and associates. Staunch adherence to social norms is a strategy to create such emotional wealth that stands up in hard times and generates a deep inner condition of anxiety-free wellbeing.
Scorpio 6 – 10
When what is said and what is true differ, then the foundation of our life is false and insecurity results, so a cautious person will test a situation to examine its truth fully. It is not entirely neurotic to goad another to find out how they react; such provocation may seem to lack good sense in the moment – but as a long term strategy it has some merit. It is only really possible fully to trust someone when you have had a set-to with them, and come out the other side with nothing more serious than hurt feelings and a bruised ego.
Exploration takes us into new areas of experience where we may find the need to mobilize hidden resources, and through this, we can uncover an innate creative genius that finds answers to all challenges. Whether they are to do with dealing elegantly with someone’s emotional process, or safely moving heavy objects from here to there, a careful, fail-safe attitude is useful. Life is a real treasure in both outer and inner aspects – the physical and the psychological – and each realm responds to our deeper exploration with pearls of wisdom and the certainty of personal evolution.
Scorpio 11 – 15
When life force is allowed to flow freely between two polarities, the result is passion. These polar extremes could well be man and woman in sex, but it applies to everything at all times. Passion is worthwhile for its own sake, because this is how energy moves – there is no other way that life can be dynamic; it is the essence of existence. Life is passionate; the birth of life is passionate, made obvious with the Big Bang theory, in childbirth, and in sex. So if we want to get to the secret of life itself, we must allow passion to overwhelm us.
Passion overrides all else, with no regard for analysis or comprehension. It is evidenced in violence, in orgasm, in enthusiasm and in awe – and if we do not know passion, then we cannot know the depths of soul. Disdaining trivia, finding the highest potential in any situation, the person of passion is ever-resourceful – because they’ve learned the secret of how to align with cosmic, existential excitement. Having mastered control, now the possibility of complete surrender becomes feasible; having mastered security, now the possibility of complete trust becomes feasible – so natural urges and spiritual ecstasy are in total accord.
Scorpio 16 – 20
As long as we are hiding something, then we are vulnerable. The final level of self-assurance is evidenced by the willingness to expose everything allowing whatever comes to do its worst. All polarities are illusion – and false unless the reconciling third energy is identified. Good and bad, birth and death, existence and non-existence – these are secondary realities born of the prime causes: duality, phenomenal life and transcendent truth. On a personal level, simply put, it is impossible to unveil ourselves without unveiling the world at large – as indeed the mysteries of the world cannot be made known to anyone who stubbornly resists a radical process of self-inspection. By this alone can we become firm in our principles, firm in our resolve to deepen awareness, and firm in our commitments to society. Such a straightforward approach to life bestows spiritual authority and a mysterious power of insight into the secrets of other people and the affairs of the world.
Scorpio 21 – 25
Sufis teach that it is not space-time that connects things; it is light. The understanding is that reality is more than physicality – that the material world is a mirror of a more subtle dimension of existence. In that world the shaping of scenarios is carried out with ‘light’ – or energy. Many people are aware of this – to them it is self-evident; others scoff because they have no such awareness. It has many of the qualities of electricity and it is by no means unreasonable to refer to it as magnetism. When someone knows what to do to stimulate an effect using subtle methods, then they are often described as having magnetism. It is most obviously present in those who are comfortable with certain taboos – such as manipulation, sexuality, power and truth.
Truth is a spiritual principle – an ideal that emerges by degrees as we quest for answers. And the question has more relevance than the answer, since questions are real and answers are ideal. If we approach life with this awareness, we become increasingly more self-sufficient on the level of emotion. Somehow we learn that nothing outside ourselves will ever satisfy – that questions need to be dissolved, rather than addressed, and dealt with inwardly. Friends and associate recognize this spiritual station of self-containment and find it appealing – so they radiate appreciation and admiration. To those who know how, these are qualities that can be harvested and stored as magnetism. When converted into charisma this shows as charm and influence.
Scorpio 26 – 30
Scorpio is made for involvement – intense, long term, transformative, passionate commitment. Without it, life feels shallow, false and untrustworthy, whereas involvements impact permanently upon our situations and character. There is some inner resistance – a voice advising that to be alone is more secure – and yet the fascination to engage is paramount. This indicates naive trust in life, a reckless, courageous disregard for self-preservation, and great strength of purpose drawn from knowing about the deepest workings of the world.
There is also a sincere willingness to offer skills and insights to the community. What we do for ourselves serves the whole; that’s how everything works. We are all interconnected, and this mystery makes itself known most readily to those who give themselves fully to whatever it is they choose to do. Intuitively it is seen that, for the deepest emotional attachments, vulnerability must be reciprocated; so in a strange way Scorpio needs to be simultaneously dependent, dependable and in control. These are mutually inconsistent states for most people, yet somehow it is made possible – and how this works is the mystery of the sign.
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