The Town of Scorpions

Oct 19, 10:43 AM

The sun turns to Scorpio this week. What a perfect time to really implement that saying: “Let go and let God.” “Trust that the Universe has a better plan for you, than you do” , is another good one I read the other day. As we come up to the New Moon in Scorpio, and the Celtic New Year, it’s a very good time to release some old limiting beliefs and patterns. Scorpio is the month of death and rebirth; of transmutation.

The month of Scorpio can be a great month to slow down and deepen your body awareness too. Maybe you can take a deeper look at fears and challenge one. I had a dream a few weeks ago about a town in California that was overrun with Scorpions of all shapes, sizes, and colours. (they were shiny too) It was a terrifying place because they were everywhere, but no one seemed to mind. I walked into this cool metaphysical shop and was looking around. Noticing all the scorpions crawling around, I asked the shop keeper why no one was afraid? She said: Well, I guess we’re just used to them, and they help us see and feel where our personal boundaries are. Also, we’ve all become fearless in this town, we’re just not afraid of death anymore.

What a gift from the Scorpios in our lives. They help us “feel” our personal boundaries, and can lead us to places of fearlessness. Because what is fear anyway, but the fear of death or the pain of death. Death comes in so many disguises, but when you go down deep enough, it’s pretty much at the foundation of our fears. And what’s past our fears? They aren’t at the bottom. Perhaps all those little bites and stings we endure from our Scorpio friends, over time, give us more of an appreciation and participation in life. Darkness is part of the wholeness, the big picture. Part of the beauty.

All this reminds me of a quote from Annie Dillard I discovered in my early thirties which gave me the courage to go into my own darkness. It still fills me with appreciation.

“In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned.”

On a last note, here’s my favorite Halloween custom:
The purpose of the jack-o’lantern originally, was to carve a face, and walk the boundary of your property on All Soul’s Eve, in order to purify it and re-establish the intentions of your relationship with the land. I’ve done this over the years on various properties I’ve lived on, and always love it! I’ve offered this custom to a few friends and they have loved it too. If this appeals to you and if it’s appropriate to where you live, give it a try, it is a very bonding experience.

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