Scorpio as a Re-Start
Published: June 30th, 2016 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić
Although Zodiac starts with the sign of Aries, the greatest potential is found within the eighth sign, the sign of Scorpio, where death happens, which eventually is not the end, for the conception also happens in this sign, and it brings the new life, and this is that circle, that sideways eight, infinity... Within Scorpio there is the possibility of transformation, the possibility to "bury" old patterns we inherited in the river called genetics, and to then have Re-Start or Re-Birth, which is the subject of this issue of Refresh Your Life e-Magazine (famous Serbian on-line magazine where this article is going to be publish in July 2016).
Fear – absence of Love within
The modern ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, is exalted in this sign, at 11º Scorpio, which is depiction of freedom, originality, high speed, every excellent astrologer, and the very God of Heavens. Uranus represents the present moment, and to live "here and now" is the greatest task of every person. Uranus lets go, neither thinking what will happen tomorrow (future) nor what happened yesterday (past). Uranus is "man awaken"! Napoleon is said to have been the author of the famous sentence: "Do not wake up China, for when she wakes she will move the world“, and I would add – China is long awaken, and it "vibrates" at 11º Scorpio. This country develops at enormous speed, and our refusal to see the Truth is due to fear, for the sign of Scorpio carries within our fears, and fears are the absence of Love within. Love is by no means the easy thing, it is the skill that requires lifelong mastering, and people enter relationships because of fear, and that is the way wrong choices are being made. We attract what we present in the moment, neither better nor worse than what is our reflection.
The secret of the underworld
We can start with a new life only if we are cleansed. I love to say – „bury your old self“, in order to be borne as a new self... It means to be emotionally light, for in the sign of Scorpio the Moon and the Venus (subconscious planets, which represent the emotional part of ourselves) are debilitated. The Moon (life) is in fall at 3º Scorpio, while the Venus (love, relationships) is in exile. When I say emotionally light, I mean to clean the Heart of all emotions. Emotions (Moon) are only memories, and memories are not ours to hold, these are our ancestors who "vibrate" within and who may experience the change, liberation through us. The Moon (Soul) contains all women in our genetics and there are many things there, the pain, wounds, and there things need to be "cleansed". Every time we "grow" here and now, all our grandmothers, grand-grandmothers "grow" as well, and finally our mother grows too, for Moon is primarily mother. The death is definitely not the end, for they continue to live through us, and we are the only ones who can bring them a change, because we bring ourselves a change. At the same spot where the life is the weakest, at 3º Scorpio – Pluto (death, but also regeneration) is the strongest! It is ok to wonder how is that at the same spot in Zodiac, at 3º Scorpio, life and death touch? The answer is simple, life and death are – the same, they "vibrate" at the same spot, and when we accept that, all our fears related to death vanish. For an average person, death is the eternal darkness, not known path, and finally – the fear... St. Petka lives at this spot, that wonder woman... At 3º Scorpio there is a powerful spot, here lives the god of the underworld, Hades, here is also the myth of Persephone, here lives the secret of the underworld, and the underworld is the world of inner energy potential. To "descend" into the underworld, means to "dive" deep into oneself and to start transformation. Here the girl became woman, through the mentioned myth of Persephone. Many techniques may be of help here – astrology, homeopathy, kundalini yoga, etc. Midpoint between the Pluto's (Death god) exaltation and Uranus' (Heavens god) exaltation is at 7º Scorpio, and that place is called "the battlefield" in astrology. Here the Mind (heavens, consciousness) and the Body (Earth's core, the unconscious) merge in one point and conciliate all opposites. Body and Mind need to be in balance, and that is our challenge… And between the Body (lower chakras – Mars, Venus and Sun) and the Mind (upper chakras – Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn) in the centre, there is the Heart (Anahata) and we always need to start from the Heart, from our Soul. Things must be brought to order here first. There is no Soul that does not carry pain, for we are mostly made of water, and water is our Moon, so firstly we need to learn to trust and to open to confidence, intimacy. The Heart may be cleansed through homeopathy, which "lives" at 21º Scorpio, at the same spot as the fixed star Unukalhai from the constellation of Serpens, and it tells that each one of us has a snake within, but it is important to master that snake within, or it would master us. "Like cures like" is the main principle of homeopathy, and it is all-telling. Every person carries healing ability, we are all magicians, wizards. Energy worker should never use his abilities for either good or bad, he just needs to circle the energy, and that is enough… The Universe is there to guide us, and it is up to us to learn to accept that all that is happening is for our benefit. And finally, the sign of Scorpio also contains so-called "Avatar degree", that is at 15º Scorpio. More precisely, each 15º of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) is so-called "Avatar degree" and it represents the "buffer zone" between the East and the West, from the point of view of mundane astrology, and from the personal point of view it is the place where seemingly incompatible things – connect! Here, the life is not easy, here is our challenge, here might hurt, there is death and loss here, but here things "break", and only the "braking" brings the change. Every "Avatar degree" is in semi-square (aspect of 45º) with 0º of every cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) which symbolize the start of seasons and four directions (Aries - spring and East, Cancer - summer and North, Libra - autumn and West, Capricorn - winter and South) and that is why these spots in Zodiac are very important.
In traditional astrology, the first house (the birth) is ruled by Saturn, but it also rules the eighth house, the house of death. On the other hand, in modern astrology, the first house is ruled by Mars, and Mars also rules the eighth house. Mars is our first energy centre, the first chakra, and together with seventh energy centre (Saturn chakra) it creates the ring around the central, Moon chakra (Anahate). Saturn (consequence) in present incarnation is former Mars (action). The main task of Mars-chakra is - the fear, while the main task of Saturn-chakra is – get rest! At the same time, present Mars is future Saturn. Every action here and now is already the future life, and already we may change things, here and now we change the past, but also create the future at the same time. So, does the death really exist? Is death the end? No, certainly not, for at 29º Scorpio, at the very end of this sign, there is the end of the end, the end of darkness, and there comes 0º Sagittarius, which is the beginning of our Future Self, our Future life. From the sign of Sagittarius, more correctly from the 9th house of horoscope, the so-called Heavenly houses start, and here we can see what emotions coloured our mother in the moment she found out she had been pregnant with us. Only the absence of the mother's fear, worry (Saturn)might bring the peaceful and happy Us!