Embracing the Challenges of the Ancestors
Let’s continue our discussion of the unique layers of expression that astrological Scorpio offers. Our focus today is on the “Scorpion” and one of its many potential alignments with the communications with our ancestors. We remain in the aura of last night’s Scorpio New Moon and today the moon remains for the entirety of the day in Scorpio’s grasp.
The Triune Nature of Scorpio
Scorpio is unique in that it is the only of the twelve (12) astrological signs that expresses itself in three very distinct ways; the Scorpion, the Eagle and the mythical Phoenix. Many mistakenly think of Scorpio as being a Fire sign, rather than water, largely because of its active and catalytic nature. And, this assignation is not that far off, since all of the elements contain within themselves each of the other three (3) as modifiers of their energy, such as Water of Water, Fire of Water, Earth of Water and Air of Water. Think of it this way, the actor (Water) wears different costumes (the other 3 elements moving through the primary element/actor) to portray different characters, archetypes and energies. Underneath it all, the actor (water) remains who and what its dominant and core energies are, but adapts that core to model a portion of what overlays it (one of the other elements).
The Scorpion is earthy and deeply rooted in primal instinct. Its foundation is one survival and this includes remaining hidden in its actions so as not to attract the attention of what would consume it. Earth of Water provides the container for the water to remain or to flow. If the earth container is too rigid, the water will evaporate (survival instinct!) and become stagnant in the process. If the earth provides flexibility, the active flow of the water’s need to move and remain enlivened creates new pathways and the beginnings of a flowing body of healing waters can emerge. You could consider this model as the metaphor for shadow work. That which flows in the deep waters below and carries the sting of the Scorpion, can become the healing waters that stir us to movement in creating new pathways of understanding and intuitive nature.
The Scorpion and the Ancestors
The ancestors do not always have messages that are gentle and benign for us. At times the sting of our ancestor’s message can surprise us… much like the pointed stinger often scorpion erupting from the soil and catching its victim off guard.
There is a sensitivity and gnosis that is required to navigate the more treacherous grounds of our psyche. And, how we choose to move forward from that experience determines much about how we will grow in the face of true adversity and challenge. All of which are unavoidable as we walk the path of the seeker. Today’s blessings of outpouring of Scorpio’s waxing Moon and Sun can be maximized to deepen our “powers” of self-awareness and allow the inner knowingness that we all possess to be the voice that speaks our truth.
Asking the Hard Questions…
In the spirit of Scorpio’s more assertive and visceral experience, I invite you to spend some time in asking of your beloved ancestors guidance that may elicit a more challenging response. I invite you to allow yourself to be open and vulnerable in this experience- trusting and holding the intention that what is received will align with your highest good.
The intention of these next 14 days is to shake things up. To harness the power and underpinnings of Samhains’ deep riches and to allow all of your selves to be open and receptive to the gifts that may be culled from this auspicious time of the year….
A Pathworking of Communion
I invite you to join me in creating the space of asking the hard questions and being receptive to the Ancestors’ replies.
Prepare for this pathworking by giving consideration to seeking guidance around a more challenging issue that you may have been avoiding. Courageously step into the circle of your ancestors and speak your question.
As you fully engage in what you are experiencing declare the claiming of your truths….
I see with clarity what requires my breath of resolve
I feel with awakened senses the healing of my fears
I resolve to act upon the truths revealed and embrace the challenges of that active Will
I embody the wisdom that is being gifted to me and allow it to find its space of resonance
My spirit awakens to the gift of my Higher SELF in collaboration with my continued growth…
BY THE POWER OF FIVE I CLAIM THESE CHALLENGES AS MY FERTILE GROUND IN PREPARATION FOR CHANGE
To Access the Pathworking (audio): The Ancestor’s Cauldron
Tomorrow’s Post: What Am I Feeling As the World Opens to Death
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14-Days of Samhain-Day Two