Scorpio Season

Scorpio Season

Q: What did you do the other night? Me: I was in the woods burning stuff with all the other witches. (DUH) But truly, this is the time of year when we honor the dead, pay homage to our ancestors, and let go of our attachments to things that no longer serve us. Blah, blah, blah, right? Heard it all before… Rather cliche at this point. Yes. But, it’s the time of Scorpio. Let’s take this deeper. Much deeper. Acknowledging Death is one of the most important things we can ever do. Death is an absolute. It’s a capital T Truth. Without Death, life has less meaning. Without Death and decay, this 3-D timespace continuum would be utter chaos. It would also be claustrophobic AF. Society fears Death because it’s become so sterile and has been removed from our day to day existence. We run from it instead of facing it head-on. (Ever notice how those facing death who’ve come to accept it without fear have the most peaceful continence and epitomize Grace?) chew on that a bit. Acknowledging Those Who Have Gone Before – the ancestors – keeps us humble, and tethers us to lineage. We come to understand that we are connected to everything and everyone. Our ancestors fought, strived, loved, endured, learned and evolved so that we could be here now, continuing the Cycle of Life. Their good works carry forward to ours. This is legacy. The thing is, American/Western culture isn’t good at making room for lineage or holding sacred space for the stories and customs of ancestors. We’ve lost our sense of Mythos, and...