It’s Scorpio time! Pull back the veil. The season of night is now upon us. Clocks turn back and we descend down into the nether regions of the psyche, feeling along the cave walls, like the uterine tracts of the great mother, as we plum the depths of sex, death and birth. In Libra, two seek to become one. The social ritual of courtship and finding common ground is sought after and experienced, balancing out self with and through another is initiated and then the real journey begins. That’s where Scorpio comes into play; Each person in relationship must die to their former selves. It is through sex, the little death that this gets played out initially. Ecstatic pleasure and the promise of recreation, to be born again in another life form is pure Scorpio. The psycho-drama of relationships is often and unconscious reaction to the dying process at hand.
Every step, from the first kiss, to the last breath in relationship, the human is involved in one of the greatest mysteries of the universe; one becoming two, then becoming one. Its a mirror of the relationship with the divine, where we are always one, but descend into duality and then seek to (re)solve it through the conscious awareness of our oneness. Relationship is the alchemical model for this gnosis.
Scorpio brings us face-to-face with our compulsions, obsessions, complexes, projections and fears, mostly assembled around death. Sex is intimacy and intimacy opens wounds. Wounds are the psychic scars we do out best to protect. Scorpio pushes us past our boundaries and fears. Scorpio is sex-death-birth and everything in between. Its an initiation, where the serpent and the eagle meet and instinct bonds with vision.
On the Friday Farcast, I interviewed P.M.H. Atwater, near death experiencer and author of Near-Death Experiences, The Rest of the Story. In keeping with the spirit of Scorpio, life, death and re-birth, she looks at the stats around NDE’s and their cultural implications. While I didn’t see eye-to-eye with her forthcoming social paradigm, which emerges near the book’s end, I cannot recommend her research on the subject enough. Its thorough and top notch. Here is my interview with her below.