We are well into Scorpio and in 3 days there is a full moon going down. In esoteric tradition, the full moon phase starts 3 days before and lasts 3 days after, offering an opportunity for a deeper connection with the Sun through meditation. The journey of earth through the zodiac is the hero’s journey, from subconscious existence to full-flegded co-creative approach. Eventually we will be so light that we will walk on water, the symbolic gift that Jesus had and that showed us exactly what we are. The Soul. And the Soul is creative light.
But humanity has no grasp of this yet, except for a rare few. The rest of us can meditate on it. Try to understand what our logic cannot penetrate. Perhaps what we cannot fathom before die and see through the veil.
“First he touched on love, then he touched on death”
The great humans who saw beyond death and reached a relative enlightened state, didn’t get there before until after a great deal of struggles, thanks to our collective fears of death, of pain, of ageing, of loss, of weakness, of trauma or of any of the many obstacles to truth we hold on to. Attachments to life are necessary for creation, but we cannot stay with them forever. Detachment is needed in time of death and in the face of change.
This is the spiritual work of Scorpio, the fight with the Hydra, the nine-headed monster representing the human pit of darkness, our desires and our battles with our own darkness. Scorpio’s dark side is the individual completely ruined by desires and run by the excesses of the lower nature. The high road of Scorpio is s/he who welcomes death with open arms, knowing very well that nothing but the spirit lives forever. S/he who has spotted the eternal light and knows exactly who s/he is.
But Scorpio is a battleground. It is the swamp of our psyche, where our perceived failures are felt painfully strong, creating an unhealthy identity of weakness, which is so far from the detached mindfullness that one can possibly get. It is where we are one with the darkness. But it is also where we are given the chance to release whatever has reached its expiration point, and find true power again.
In this energy of Scorpio, the master Cohen traveled to the other side monday the 7th, the news reaching us today. I am feeling this deeply in my heart. It went straight to the core of my being. I truly love Cohen. As in love love. He has been with me since my teens and traveled with me all my life. His lyrics. So beautiful. He was the reason I started singing and a gift to my own journey in writing. He was my brother in pilgrimage when he entered the convent and became ‘Jikan’ , silence, and he followed me on my journey to figure out death, the greatest fear. When he narrated The Tibetan Book of the Dead, I sat completely absorbed.