Mary Jo Wevers, PhD, is a member in good standing with ONLINE WELLNESS ASSOCIATION. Mary Jo’s practice centers around Soul•Personality Integration & Healing. She is a Jungian Karmic Astrologer, Accredited JourneyTM Practitioner, Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. Mary Jo gives permission to OWA to blog this part of her NEWSLETTER. You can read more at: www.maryjowevers.com phone (541) 740-8081. This is PART 1/2:
SCORPIO AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL
“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
– Christina Baldwin
On Sunday the Sun will leave the social and refined air sign of Libra and enter the passionate and perceptive water sign of Scorpio. Each succeeding sign of the zodiac provides the means to rectify or redirect the energy of the previous sign. Scorpio ventures into the deeper levels of Libran relationships to transform and regenerate itself.
The negative polarity of Scorpio gives it an introspective, investigative energy that is secretive and penetrating. Scorpio has a passionate desire to probe the depths of life’s mysteries. It uses its determination, intensity and insight in resourceful ways to overcome its fears and face the darkness, including its “Shadow Side.” It strips away the extraneous, the unessential, and the false to reveal the “bare bones.” It uncovers deeper truths, and discovers its true nature or real essence. It uses its power to transfigure itself and be reborn.
The emotional nature of Scorpio is expressed in powerful ways. The key phrase for this fixed water sign is “I Desire.” Scorpio is magnetic and sexual. It is strong willed, persistent, and has difficulty letting go. It can be extreme, obsessive, a lover of chaos, pain and suffering. It is attracted to catharsis for its drama and intensity.
Ultimately Scorpio comes to understand that true power cannot be gained by exerting power and control over others. Exercising self-control, being insightful and inscrutable allows us to reclaim our own power and use it to transform and regenerate ourselves.
Scorpio is not afraid to deal with death. It is resurgent. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we too need to periodically shed parts of ourselves so we can spiritually transform. Scorpio asks us to venture into the deepest parts of our subconscious, face our shadows, and experience the “death” of our ego-identified self so we can evolve at the soul level.
Scorpio is represented by different colors and symbols according to the spiritual level of its expression. The black scorpion represents the lowest level of Scorpio. When threatened, it inflicts pain with the venom injecting barb at the end of its tail. The deep red phoenix rising from the ashes represents the regenerative power of Scorpio. The eagle soaring on high with its piercing depth of vision symbolizes Scorpio’s ability to see clearly into the heart of the matter while keeping an objective distance above emotional chaos. Having transcended death itself, the white dove symbolizes the highest and purest spiritual expression of Scorpio.
Areas of life ruled by Scorpio include other people’s values, shared possessions, joint assets and wealth, as well as power struggles over shared resources and sexuality. Death, mysteries, secrets and hidden things fall under Scorpio. Significant breakthroughs and other deeply transforming emotional experiences are in its domain.
Archetypes for Scorpio include private investigators, criminologists, researchers, surgeons, psychiatrists, pathologists, organized crime, terrorists, sex workers, occultists and vampires. Parts of the body ruled by Scorpio are the organs of reproduction and elimination. The gem for Scorpio is onyx. Its metal is plutonium. Thorn-bearing shrubs and chrysanthemums are Scorpion plants.
“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”
– Martha Beck
PLUTO, RULER OF SCORPIO
The movement of the Sun into the sign of Scorpio marks the time of year when vegetation dies as winter approaches. In mythology Pluto, ruler of Scorpio and “Lord of the Underworld”, welcomes the return of his wife Persephone. She has been dwelling for six months above ground in the world of the living with her mother Ceres. Now she returns to Hades to preside over the dead with her husband.
The name Pluto means “riches”, and refers to the gems, minerals, oil and radio-active substances found under the surface of the earth. Pluto represents power: the potent, intense, passionate, and sometimes explosive energy that can be destructive as well as regenerative and life-giving.
The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered in 1930, the same year as the discovery of radiation which lead to the development of the atomic bomb. This marked a new development in human consciousness. We became aware of the destructive potential of a new source of powerful energy, deep inside of us as well as in the earth.
Pluto rules what is buried and hidden in our depths, in our subconscious. This wealth of material is fertile ground for us to probe and mine. It contains our deepest fears and phobias, obsessions and passions that need to be brought up into the light of consciousness. Once we summon our courage and descend into our subconscious to uncover its hidden mysteries and secrets, we can face them, transform them and become empowered.
With the help of Pluto and Persephone, we can wade through our turbulent, swampy underworld, probing the depths of our psyche. Coming face-to-face with our Shadow, we can discover its true nature and reclaim our power. We can then emerge from our underworld with new self-knowledge, transformed, revitalized and reborn.
“Evil understood is power gained.”
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“When we know and are aware of the planetary movements and conditions, and integrate them into our lifestyles, we can then be in alignment with the energies that they bring to support us.”
– Karen Bishop in Staying in Alignment
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