October 22, 2020

Sun in Scorpio

Blessings of the Sun in Scorpio! From the book "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess", by Olivia Robertson:

"Behold the constellation of the Scorpion, lurking between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. See its claws and the fiery Antares, its Eye! Its sting is in its tail and it emerges from the sea of heaven, in pursuit of Orion who flees far across the sky. Hot in pursuit is Sagittarius with his bow, and above him is Hercules, who when he was a child strangled two serpents in his cradle. Below him is the giant Ophiuchus, holding the twisting constellation of Serpens the snake. Ophiuchus was revered by the Greeks as representing their deified healer Aesculapius, whose emblem was a staff entwined with a snake. Some saw Ophiuchus as Chiron the centaur, wise in knowledge of healing herbs. Observe that the right foot of the giant rests upon the serpent's head. That which poisons may also cure."

(© photo of the Shrine of Scorpio at the Foundation Center Temple.  The wooden panels were carved by William Morris and the altar cloth has the FOI Cosmic Web of the Universe embroidered upon it.  Copyright Minette Quick.)

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