An Native American Mother Pleading To The Chief For The Lives Of Her Children; Intercession
The first thing we need to understand about today’s symbol is its racism. It contains a slur against Native women and its premise is false: a chief wasn’t ever going to punish tribe children with death. The suggestion that this behavior is common or accepted in Native American culture is offensive.
Rudhyar draws the parallel to Mother Mary, who is a more accurate and appropriate symbol of intercession. The anaretic degree of Scorpio applies all its skills and lessons into a gift, a prayer on someone else’s behalf. Scorpio creates from desire and this can become a self-centered approach to life without the balance of service to others.