Shakespeare once wrote that the entire world is a stage and all the men and women merely players. In a sense, one’s natal or birth chart is a metaphor for his or her personal play, complete with stage set, cast of characters, plot, or the story line, and of course both character growth arc and theme.Continue reading “Stage Set / Through the Houses”
This post is about some basic astrological symbolism involving the lunar needs.
In the Neoplatonist cosmos, the Moon stands at the gateway of your psyche and the material world. Thus your Moon not only mediates between events, experiences, and the meaning that you give them, but it also gives you a wealth of information about the archetypes, symbols, and metaphors that inform your (inner) world.
The planetary purpose of Venus is to both attract and be attracted ‘the other’, especially when it comes to romantic relationships. In this regard, a willing to compromise is clearly a bonus. Yet all too easily compromise can turn into paralyzing indecision.
This symbolism, which informs much of western astrology, suggests that Mars in Scorpio is more likely than not to behave in a dark, destructive way.
Yet in Scorpio, Mars remains uncertain of his prowess, his ability to make his mark, and so more than in any other zodiac sign, in Scorpio he is likely to become obsessive, overemotional, and to overcompensate.
But in some instances, the number six reflects lapsing into a nostalgic longing fueled by frustration that the ‘good old days’ are well and truly gone. When this occurs, we become less optimistic about the future and our ability to forge new connections.
Consider the Scorpion, the symbol for this sign, a nasty little creature that might kill you for no other reason than it can. It only stands to reason then that if you provoke Scorpio, you’ll pay the price.
It’s the nature of Scorpio to be both unrelentingly passionate about something or someone. In combination with Cancer, the nature of which place emotional security as the top priority, the result could be burnout when one realizes that which was once thrilling and engaging has become overwhelming and exhausting.
This suggests a deteriorating situation with which you’ll continue to struggle at until you’ve taken a cold, hard look in the mirror.