Thursday, March 29, 2007
I had an interesting conversation with a dear Scorpio Soulmate of mine tonight that brought up a lot of symbolic material that I'd like to share with you.
Pluto about to turn retrograde isn't easy stuff. it's not light and fluffy. It's where we really get to grips with spirituality. I remember telling someone once that spirituality isn't about chanting, burning incense and singing mantras. It's about pulling back your sleeves and wiping the shit off the wall when the toilet explodes one day. It's dirty, grimy and you risk losing your body in the process.
Right now - it's all about Death.
If you're standing in a 'safe space' and nothing is changing, don't be so sure. it's all changing, in each and every moment. As Pluto turns backwards from our point of view we're forced to accept that we're in a period of letting go, release and purging.
Everything now is a practice run for the ultimate transition of all. The passage out of here. And how do we achieve this? By getting into here first.
Going inside and rooting around in our symbolic cellar is never a pretty thing. There's cobwebs down there. Possibly a boogieman, and maybe even a live cockroach that flies. And it's dark. Bulbs don't work and who knows if even our flashlight batteries or our resolve will hold long enough til we find what we came down here for.
And what was that again?
Some glimmer that we're more than this, that our life means more than this, that we can handle this and still survive, that we must have some power here and we're not at the mercy of a sort of cosmic pinball machine bouncing us around with no free-will.
We're shedding skin so fast during Pluto Retrograde. All those inner blocks are about to give way, the dam is about to burst, the volcano about to blow. Are you ready?! I know I am.
Scorpios are our light bearers now - they can show us the way ahead because Pluto is their planet. They understand about the darkness within and about the true power we have (and how the stuff that goes wrong, the stuff we lose, the stuff we cling to that vanishes, are all fake things that block us from who we truly are, exposed, bare and vulnerable yet amazingly powerful because it's REAL).
Sagittarians can tell us how to do this - since they've spent the better part of the past few years clearing the decks over and over. Just when you thought you knew who your Sag buddy was, another phase of detoxing cleaned out even more 'stuff' they no longer need. They've lost so much spiritual weight, they can help us now in this period, to understand the process of "letting go".
So everything is a practice of Death now - hold a funeral for everything leaving, everyone you're saying goodbye to, and every path that seems to be closing itself off to you. If something breaks and you have to toss it, if some feeling you've held onto no longer seems appropriate, celebrate its passage and its part of the old world as you continue ahead into your New World.
Horror abounds now and we face the Monster.
And we'll come to see that the true horror lies inside - and its name is CONTROL. For once we operate with a need or a desire to control anything - ourselves or anyone outside of ourselves, we are no longer in the "flow" of life's cosmic current. And flowing is the only way to manifesting true health. All the rest causes dis-ease.
I love horror, I love Scorpios. I love Death.
It's all connected. It's all One.
This week, look around at your own life and see the part of the equation die that no longer 'adds up' to your ultimate happiness.
In that frame of mind, there can be no loss, for we cannot lose what we are, and who we are. We can only, finally, see clearly with no distractions obstructing the view of ourselves.
Photo by Ben, EmptySpaceStudio.com