"Warrior I am, and from the battle I emerge triumphant."
(Full Moon: October 30, 2012. 6.49 am AEDT)
The process of interaction between these two realms of human and angelic is known as invocation and evocation, carried on mostly unconsciously in the earlier stages of human evolution. However, when the seeker reaches a more conscious awareness of these hitherto hidden realities, the process becomes an intentional, magical science of invocation and evocation.
It is said the Science of Invocation and Evocation will
be one of the main esoteric sciences that will be developed in this approaching
Aquarian cycle. This will parallel the amazing revolution in the exoteric sciences seen unfolding now, until the two streams are blended over the next
two thousand years; the inner intuitional sciences and the outer more mentally
oriented sciences - both complimentary to one another. This will heal a large
schism that has existed for millenia.
Scorpio rules that creative hierarchy we call the 'human hierarchy', also known as 'The Initiates' and the 'Lords of Sacrifice'. Amongst these twelve Creative Hierarchies that lay behind the meaning of the zodiac signs, is our fourth 'Human Hierarchy', comprised of the 'solar angels', our souls.
These names veil ever deeper mysteries pertaining to
the purpose of the human soul; our special dispensation and mission upon planet
Earth, known uniquely amongst all the other planets in the solar system as that,
'sphere of suffering and pain'. Hence the 'Lords of Sacrifice' (our higher
selves) have a mighty task of redeeming this planet through achieving their own
liberation in this great cycle of the seventh manvantara.
Essentially we are 'solar angels' and bringing-in this solar force is the part that we play in the greater Purpose and Plan; and we are involved in an eternal struggle between the light of the soul and the darkness of lunar matter - the solar and lunar angels. The previous incarnation of this planet was the 'Moon Chain' (of which our Moon is the remnant), whose evolution is said to be the source of our 'unique suffering and pain'. (This is discussed more deeply in The Hidden History of Humanity series.)
In the ancient Hindu depictions of the chakras, the Moon is depicted ruling the sacral-sexual centre, the generator of new bodies for souls to incarnate. In Esoteric Astrology, Uranus rules this centre and Uranus is exalted in Scorpio, holding out the possibility of eventual triumph through mental control over matter by the world Hercules. Hence the Moon, the mother of the form, veils the energies of Uranus, the planet that helps us to reorient away from form to soul consciousness.
Mars is the ruler of Scorpio exoterically and esoterically, hence brings the internal kurukshetra or battle right to the door of initiation for the candidate. As ruler of the solar plexus centre, the seat of the astral body, Mars tests the desire nature in all its facets, particularly in the right use of sex, as symbolised by his glyph that resembles the upright phallus.
Pluto as co-ruler of Scorpio, creates the 'burning ground' for the disciple on the path to initiation, this burning ground is created through 'fire by friction' of the pairs of opposites - physically, emotionally and mentally. The conflict that arises between that which is sensed and new and that which is old and fixed, can create alot of maya and confusion. Scorpio is the sign of maya on the ordinary wheel of evolution before an individual awakens. Scorpio's keynote for this stage is, 'Let maya flourish and deception rule'.
This is why Scorpio signifies the eighth labour of Hercules who battles the nine-headed hydra, the dragon in the swamp of Lernea, the place of the 'fixed and foetid' waters of Scorpio - water being the symbol of the astral body, where major purifications of the desire nature take place. Each hydra head represents various attributes as described in other newsletters - sex, comfort, money - fear, hatred, desire for power - pride, separativeness, cruelty. Potential transformation is symbolised by the lotus that has its roots in the mud and yields its beautiful flower upon the surface - opening to the solar rays.
Scorpio's rulers are all 'non-sacred' planets - Moon, Mars and Pluto; these planets influence our lower form natures - mental, astral, physical - and create an awareness of what is not whole, in conflict or unintegrated, hence these planets are positive factors in the evolution of the aspirant who has awakened to soul life.
In those who have not yet awakened to that life, these
planets work at their lowest common denominator of polarisation in the form
nature, lust for sex and money, aggression and worldly power; these are all
issues for those upon the Path as well, in increasingly subtle forms of testing,
depending upon what stage one is at. It is said that no disciple or initiate
discovers the real mystery of sex until the Fourth Initiation, the great
Renunciation. Esoteric education and history however, increase our
understanding of these future goals based upon what we know about our ancient
Its remedy of course is the cultivation of courage -
derived from the Leo arm of the fixed cross, of which Scorpio is part. Leo the
lion-heart is connected to love-wisdom, the true source of courage. Hence fear
in the belly/solar plexus is eventually raised into the fiery courage of the heart
centre. This can be achieved through constant visualisation in meditation,
affirmations and a refusal to allow the incubus of fear to penetrate one's
In this instance, the Scorpio type does not understand, or wilfully ignores a sense of boundaries with others, and seeks to 'embed' themself in the consciousness of others, thereby subtly controlling without the awareness of the 'controllee'.
There are 'control freaks' in all the zodiac signs in
various diverse expressions, but some Scorpio types can be the most insidiously
selfish. This applies not only to those 'unawakened' souls but most definitely
to those who are quite advanced, but still suffer from these ancient Atlantean
tendencies which essentially amount to black magic.
However, Scorpio is a sign of incredible perseverence and tenacity, and whether you have planets in Scorpio or not, everyone is able to invoke its energies annually when the Sun passes through this sign. The full moon meditations are designed to engender an awareness of each sign and how they can be drawn into consciousness.
Hence, each year Scorpio affords the opportunity to
transform our most profound inadequacies and fear into strength and self-mastery.
This is why Scorpio is one of the prime signs related to discipleship and
Saturn in Scorpio, Pluto in Capricorn
Saturn has been transiting through the sign of its
exaltation, Libra, for the past two and a half years. The decisions that were
made during that time will now be applied, consolidated and tested during
Saturn's transit through Scorpio. Both Libra and Scorpio are signs related to the
'reversal of the wheel', when a person awakens to the true Self and starts to
tread the Way despite the resistances of family, friends or culture who have
not reached that point.
Saturn's influence in Scorpio will encourage a letting
go, the cultivation of a deeper intimacy and right sexual relation, a greater
maturity of emotional expression, personal responsibility, opportunities for
handling major crises, triumph over crippling addictions in whatever form they
take, the responsible use of power and a deep penetration into the world of the
Hence the opportunity that Saturn affords is to bring the unruly astral body under control through mental discipline. Yet because Saturn is a sacred planet that seeks to fuse and blend, Mars as a non-sacred planet has the tendency to revolt and rebel, creating resistance, frustration, friction, unsatiated desires and its own 'burning ground'. One has to truly submit oneself to the flames, draw upon the will and make a stand in that fire.
Saturn in Scorpio may bring up the contents of Pluto's underworld, sometimes expressing itself in the consciousness as 'astral-babble'; this can become obsessive to the point of delirium; Neptune is also currently transiting through Pisces, creating a tendency to exaggerate the sensitivity of the feeling-mystical nature.
Hence with Saturn's transit through Scorpio, feelings of isolation and lonliness might loom large at times, a sense of how ruthless or cruel life can be, yet they are all grist for the mill. The fogs of illusion that might be clouding vision at this time will eventually be penetrated by the searchlight of the soul. Saturn can be a confronting transit, especially if you have planets in fixed signs that will be activated by Saturn; yet the opportunity is broad for a big leap forward!
Pluto in Capricorn. Strengthening and complimenting
Saturn's transit through Scorpio is Pluto's transit through Capricorn. The
planets are in 'mutual reception' -one planet is in the sign that the other
planet rules and vice-versa. This is a relatively rare event and creates a very
powerful opportunity for maximum expression of the respective planets in both
Scorpio and Capricorn are both signs of initiation,
hence their mutual reception for this period until 2015, will provide a 'blaze
of glory' for the last part of the 'square-dance' between transiting Uranus and
Pluto. Saturn's position in Scorpio will greatly accelerate change, will reveal
more of the hidden and will bring to justice those who have flouted both the
spiritual and earthly laws. Saturn in Scorpio will be relentless and ruthless
in bringing out the truth.
The Scorpio soul energy can be seen in many facets of Japanese culture, in its purer or more distorted forms. The great discipline and perseverence required in Zen Buddhism may well be a reflection of Scorpio the disciple (discipline) for initiation. Getting cracked over the back with a bamboo staff by your meditation teacher (for looking the wrong way!), might also be reflective of that strict discipline and unique fourth ray approach!
The various Mars-ial arts are another obvious expression of the self discipline and tenacity to train the physical body for strength and endurance. The Samurai warrior of Japan is legendary, their very Scorpionic act of Hari Kiri, falling on your sword! The Japanese were not known to spare the sword in World War II and stories of their ruthlessness, torture and cruelty abound; these are very specific expressions of distorted Scorpio energy, but more-so the Mars-ruled sixth ray that is the personality ray of this nation.
Likewise other facets include the kind of sado-masochistic games that are the fodder for Japanese television shows, or the ancient culture and arts of tatooing - being 'indelibly stamped' is very Scorpio; its painful, a needle (ruled by Mars) inflicts the pain, but yields the 'gain' of physical adornment.
Yet all these examples do no real justice to Japan - an
extremely refined culture, even with its gross Capricornian crystallisations
and perhaps losing some of its great traditions. Japan is a fourth ray soul and
Scorpio brings through the fourth ray (which is also the ray of humanity),
hence provides a great conduit for the expression of beauty and art, through
harmony and conflict.
The Scorpio-Capricorn combination has certainly made Japan a dominant world innovator and manufacturer that it is today. It has been said that,
"Japan was not aggressive until the country learned the trick from the West. Before her doors were forced, her arts and philosophy were in tune with oriental tradition. When she adopted Western technology, she threw overboard her ancient culture."
Since the Japanese tsunami of 2011 (see newsletter here), the nation has been thrown into disarray
with nuclear plants leaking radiation, manufacturing slowing down, displaced
tsunami survivors and so forth. Much of the population are re-evaluating their
lives and what they really value. Capricorn is one of the signs that suffers
from crystallisation and their Capricorn personality is experiencing a break-up
of many old patterns - 'assisted' somewhat by natural disasters. This kind of
scenario will probably apply to other nations who do not bring changes that are
needed. Saturn's transit through Scorpio, the soul of the nation, may bring
more hardship and karmic debts to pay, yet the opportunity for new ideas to
arise that will refresh and recharge the nation.
"Experts have found that the internal pressure of the Mt. Fuji Lava Chamber has increased to 1.6 megapascals. Eruptive pressure for this chamber is 0.1 megapascals, placing Mt. Fuji in an imminent eruptive state. Additional indicators include steam and gas emitting from the crater, hot natural gas and water being in the area, and a recently discovered 21 mile long fault beneath Fuji."
Consulting the exoteric horoscope for Japan, we find curiously that it is a Taurus Sun with Mars opposite in Scorpio and Capricorn rising!
Of considerable note is Japan's Moon in late Gemini, a factor that is prominent in earthquake-prone zones, lying opposite its ascendant in Capricorn.
Very soon transiting Saturn makes its first exact opposition to the Sun in Taurus - December 16, 2012, a few days before the infamous Mayan calendar date and 300 years to the day since the last eruption.
Then transiting Saturn will oppose Japan's Sun in
Taurus - on and off until September 2013. During that same period, transiting
Pluto in Capricorn will oppose Japan's Uranus - both Pluto and Uranus are
associated with seismic and volcanic activity. Hence this combination during the
next nine-month period is bound to give the nation a major shake-up -
physically and perhaps as a result, economically. If this occurs, it will
contribute to the instability of the entire world economy that is very
inter-dependent with Japan and perhaps be a catalyst for financial
transformation that is so badly needed.
USA Election 2012: Obama and Romney
Interesting also, is that Obama's midheaven (his career, work, dharma), is in late Scorpio, with Romney's Moon-Jupiter sitting very close to Obama's midheaven degree. Is Romney one of these charismatic-seductive Scorpios mentioned earlier? Both men have fascinating life histories. And if the Democrats win, will we see a new or different Obama start to implement policies that are closer to his heart, that he may have been too constrained to exercise previously?
Phillip Lindsay © 2012.
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