Equals Neil Young. Or at least his Sun and Moon. I’ll try to come back to Neil around the time of his birthday on Nov. 12. Currently, the Moon is indeed in Aquarius, where it is mental, idealistic and needs some grounding in a schedule or project. Today is an idea day; but make sure you apply sufficient focus and structure to make your best ideas happen.
Apropos of Scorpio (where the Sun entered on Friday), a story. I was on the phone with Amanda a little while ago, who wrote the hippie gay marriage referendum blog below. She told me she was at her family home this weekend and took a look at her globe, the one she had as a kid, which was unhinged from its stand and floating freely in the universe.
Looking carefully, she noticed the globe had a Scorpio symbol on it. Small; along a line; the line intersected the equator at an odd angle; and upon further investigation she noticed other zodiac signs were along that line.
“Gee, that’s interesting,” I said. “I wonder what line that is.”
“Um, the ecliptic?” she said. Aah! Yes. She as thinking; I was not.
Astrology, which is part of Paganism, the Occult and the Devil’s Work, is printed on a globe given to children? And they don’t leave off Scorpio, just to be polite? The thing about astrology that is so often forgotten (in its usual treatment as a boutique item) is that it’s part of mainstream western thought; it is one of the foundations of such.
And in this framework, Scorpio is the central issue of existence, if you ask me. That is where humanity is thrown into its seemingly most terrifying struggles: sex, money and death; the root of all power dramas.
Just to track the symbolism here, definitely a great conversation starter, Scorpio is the sign associated in ancient literature with the private parts. It’s also the sign when we celebrate Samhain (pronounced sah-wen). That is, Days of the Dead, which are still commemorated today by Halloween; and these always take place at the peak of Scorpio time.
We know that the link between sex and death is intuitive. The “occult” has known about it forever. But it wasn’t until doing the research for this article in a Planet Waves series two years ago that I found out the connection. In our DNA, sex and death are functions of one another. In order to have sexual reproduction, we must give up immortality. Sex is directly a privilege of death.
Not everyone likes this fact. There are many among us who would rather be immortal and asexual.