Scorpio is a sign of paramount importance in the life of evolving man, it governs the Path of Discipleship. The first indication of true spiritual will only begins to manifest upon the Path of the Discipleship for it is only in this period that humanity is to any large extent beginning to manifest evidence of a reaction or a response to spiritual will. Scorpio is under the influence or inflowing energy of Sirius, the great star of initiation. It is the great sign which influences the turning point both in the life of humanity and the life of the individual human being.
Three planetary rulers, are the guardians of this birthing process, which is vital for the evolution of humanity from an animalistic being into a fully awakened soul-centered being. Mars and Pluto are the guardian of Scorpio at personality level, Mars is the guardian at soul level, and Mercury is the guardian at hierarchical level.
Pluto, at personality level, brings somatic awareness, the instinctual felt-sense in the body. Otherwise known as the great revealer, Pluto is able to hold our animal urges up to the light for healing and understanding. While in the dark they have control and power over us. Once they are brought to light, the soul has victory. It is this dual effect of Mars and Pluto that brings about both the tests and the triumph in Scorpio.
Once Pluto and Mars have done their work at personality level, by revealing this darkness to not be our true nature but a result of the misdirection of our mind and energy, we are now receptive to a higher octave of Mars which transforms passion into spiritual energy through awareness, thus revealing our true divine nature. When Mars has conditioned the passions at personality level and Pluto has brought illumination, Mars at soul level reveals knowledge through awareness.
At soul level, Mars brings the higher consciousness that is pure awareness beyond the five senses. From this perspective, it becomes clear that all our darkness is the result of our misinterpretation of energetic influences as perceived by our five senses and misinterpreted through our ignorant, fearful and confused lower mind. With the illumination of Pluto, we are then able to use this higher wisdom of Mars to perceive through our senses our own divine energy and that of others. Once this happens, we naturally correct any excesses and misapplication of our energy, and use the power of our mind to direct our energy to the highest good.
In Mercury, the powers of the mind are developed and tested. At its lowest level, Mercury is about “mental reasoning” and commun-ication, but at its highest level it is about “divine reasoning.” It brings forth the mental process which can reveal all obstacles to the bridging process; the mind which penetrates into the secret and unknown areas, including those areas of consciousness associated with the bridging process.
Scorpio is one of three signs which test and perfect the personality. In Scorpio, the disciple undergoes those tests which will enable him to take the second initiation and demonstrate that the desire nature is subdued and conquered. The tests in Scorpio are the temptations of desire that keep our attention trapped in the cycles of materialistic existence. They are listed as nine tests, in three groups. The first test is appetite which relates to sex, physical comfort and money; the second is desire and relates to fear, hatred and ambition; and the third test is of the lower mind and relates to pride, separativeness and cruelty. All of Scorpio’s tests take place on the physical plane and are eventually resolved through the illumination emanating from the Higher Mind. The result is a transfer of energy from the physical plane to the higher manasic plane.
Scorpio marks the profound change in human consciousness that occurs when the Soul is heard and obeyed, and the individual willingly begins the spiritual search and the path of return. It is through Scorpio that the personality enters into battle with the Soul and eventually emerges as the “Victorious One”~ the soul-infused personality.
The keynotes of Scorpio are significant and illuminating, the soul chants or sings the words: “Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant.”