14-Days of Samhain-Day 2

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…


To Access the Pathworking (audio): The Ancestor’s Cauldron

Tomorrow’s Post: What Am I Feeling As the World Opens to Death

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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