The King Of Fairies Approaching His Domain; Inner Allegiance
In this symbol we see a recurring phase of development in the integrating ego: the seizing of spiritual agency. The man has become a king among the nature spirits and it is this kingdom he is loyal to, not his childhood conditioning or societal expectations. Kings symbolize a level of mastery and we pass through this phase of integration whenever we show more loyalty to an emerging aspect of self than those who might be threatened by it.
A Military Band Marches Noisily Through The City Streets; Pomp
This is an aggressive display of cultural values. We have quickly progressed from efficient functioning to putting on a show to draw attention and encouragement from the collective. Here we see the trademark intensity of the Scorpio archetype: once he realizes what the right thing is and why it is the right thing he pursues it with aggression. Now his passion has a sanctified outlet and he can finally use it to gain power and support.
Native Americans Making Camp After Moving In To New Territory; Efficient Functioning
Here we see the answer the the question posed in Scorpio 24. How do we live after receiving the Beatitudes? Now that we have a deeper understanding of the Creator’s values, and we have seen them clearly in Scorpio 25, we can function in relation to those values rather than our ego conditioning.
If the ego can choose now to serve according to the values of the Creator, and order his coarse desire so that it may be transformed by the rites and rituals of his spiritual tradition, he can function efficiently on a spiritual level. This transformation makes his territory brand new, because his perception of the landscape is different after a direct experience with the Divine perspective.
An X-ray Photograph; Structural Knowledge
This is the capacity for occult knowledge within the Scorpio archetype. An x-ray allows us to see clearly what is hidden to regular vision and it gives us an understanding of the underlying mechanisms by which movement and form are created. It is this knowledge, used properly, that reveals what is unstable, superfluous, or dysfunctional about the status quo and how it might be transformed or eliminated.
After Having Heard An Inspired Individual Give His Sermon On The Mount, Crowds Are Returning Home; Challenge To Transformation
What does going home look like after hearing the Beatitudes? This symbol represents our willingness and ability to integrate spiritual knowledge into grounded wisdom. It is one of the greatest challenges for the Scorpio archetype, who has the gift of entering the mysteries and learning something of the mechanics of the Divine but must learn through discernment and self-control how to use this knowledge responsibly within the collective.
A Rabbit Transforms Into A Nature Spirit; Transubstantiation
This is the process by which Scorpio creates from its desire: the alchemy of coarse passion to refined holy desire. Rabbits are symbols of sex and reproduction, and it is this same energy that fuels the nature spirit at its higher frequency. Scorpio energy converts the raw power of lust into the spiritual agency of prayer.
Transubstantiation is the Catholic term for the mystery of Christ entering the host by His essence, and this is a most fitting keyword for the symbol. It is the distilling of energy to its essence that allows it to be rapidly transformed and transported among matter.
Hunters Shooting Wild Ducks; Socialization of Instinct
This symbol depicts a culturally accepted ritual which provides an outlet for primal instinct. On an esoteric level, culture represents the perspective and traditions of one’s spiritual practice or heritage. The adept learns to use the energy that arises in a manner consistent with the collective values of their spiritual brotherhood. Scorpio’s power is in the intensity of its desire, but it must be properly ordered and directed to be truly effective.
Obeying His Conscious, A Solider Resists Orders; Inner Freedom
In this symbol we see a man honoring his own values above those of the established authority. He accepts the possible consequences of his resistance and in return he receives a sense of himself as an individual. Conscious rebellion is a necessary tool in the process of destruction for the highest good and so is an essential skill of the Scorpio archetype. It requires a certain amount of faith that the Powers above will answer to this assertion of the will.
A Woman Draws Away Two Dark Curtains Closing The Entrance To A Sacred Pathway; Plunge Ahead Into The Unknown
This symbol depicts the parting of the veil of duality, and the Sacred Pathway is a unitive state of love with the Creator. When we release our hold on the illusion of control that duality offers us we can begin to comprehend the absolute Truth on the level the Divine operates from. This requires us to accept that our future is always unknown, that despite our goals and plans life happens as it will, not as we will.
A Parrot Repeats The Conversation It Has Overheard; Channelship
This symbol represents the ability of all people to receive and transmit Divine wisdom. In the personality where a certain level of stillness and openness has been cultivated there is a capacity to connect to whispers from the spiritual realms or to find oneself repeating them in every day conversations. The key here is discernment, both so that messages can be differentiated from mundane knowledge and to avoid sensationalism or misinformation from the enemy.