Wednesday, August 1, 2012
SATURN IN SCORPIO - GLOBAL
Saturn, the planet known as the bill collector and disciplinarian, will enter Scorpio, the sign known for debts, on October 6, 2012 and remain there until December 23, 2014. The world already knows it is awash in monetary debt...but how many realize there is a debt of another kind, one of more importance to the bill collector?
"Thou has entered the immeasurable regions. I am the Dweller of the Threshold. What wouldst thou with me? *** Dost thou fear me? Am I not thy beloved? Is it not for me that thou has rendered up the delights of thy race? Wouldst thou be wise? Mine is the wisdom of the countless ages. Kiss me, my mortal lover."
"In the external we remember Saturn as an old man, and as a skeleton with a scythe - as Time, in fact. But see, O immortal soul, the real Saturn, as the Angel of Life, having from time gathered the experiences which crown him with light, holding the rod of power; the Christ born in the manger of Capricorn, the Goat - life born of death; the conqueror of evil. He throws off the mask of age, and divine youth beams on us. He doffs the mantle of rags, and royal splendors clothe him. He lifts the hood, and behold the crown. He raises the crutch, and lo! the rod of power. He drops the scythe of death for the jewel of eternal life."
Om Mani Padme Um'
From The Light of
Egypt by Thomas H. Burgoyne
SCORPIO. All energy wherever manifest is the result of the interaction of positive and negative potencies. Mental action and spiritual aspiration, as well as physical movement, are dependent upon desire; upon the utilization of energies on a higher vibratory level which if permitted to express on the Scorpion plane would manifest as cruelty and lust.
In the ancient past the scorpion was selected to symbolize a particular section of the sky because of the intensity, the power, the cruelty and the vileness of the destructive side of sex, as depicted in the oldest seals and boundary stones of
to be seen on the Arkansas Astrological Stone.
As you may recall reading, once the nuptial union and fertilization of
scorpions has taken place, the female tears the male from limb to limb and
devours him completely. This is the
negative side of Scorpio.
The higher side of Scorpio is represented by the Eagle and in symbolizing the four quadrants of heaven, it is the Eagle that has been selected to represent the Scorpio quadrant. That is, the four fixed signs of the zodiac, as representing the entire celestial circle, are always pictured as a Man, a Bull, a Lion and an Eagle.
In its upward soaring flight the Eagle appears to ascend until completely out of sight and thus came to be considered the universal symbol of the highest spirituality. Therefore, the ancients sought to convey the idea that the Scorpion represented the lowest and most vile; while in the Eagle they saw the symbol of those most exalted spiritual heights to which it was possible for humans to attain.
The energy of Scorpio is either creative or destructive, light or darkness, and can express in any field. Whether it takes the upward trend, carrying its user on the back of the Eagle into rarer atmospheres, or sinks him in the mire of grossness and dissipation, depends upon his Desires. It is desire that gives the trend which the energy must take, and the energy carries him along wherever it goes. If Desire is in the direction of refinement, charged with aspiration to something better, progress is assured. If it is toward the sensual it pulls him down.
Desires become surcharged with emotion and emotion tunes the nerves and etheric body in on invisible energies of a similar vibratory rate. We have the choice of drawing into ourselves (according to our moods) the finest energies that vivify the spaces or the grossest forces from the putrid border spheres.
Saturn transiting Scorpio represents a battleground, the primary purpose being to gain self-understanding and self-mastery through constant crises. The object is to overcome personal negatives to allow the light of consciousness to manifest (transformation and resurrection into higher consciousness). The clues as how to accomplish same were set forth in the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" many, many years ago.
References: CCZain - Spiritual Astrology