8th House Continued
yep, it would seem that virtually 100% of the folks reading
this section will then attempt to figure out a complicated
scheme by which they might naturally fit into the following
archetypal energy pattern. Nice try, but no cigar... Sorry,
folks... but not all Sun Sign Scorpios, individuals
with a planet or two in the 8th house, or those having birth
aspects with Pluto will have this strong affinity.
" Psst...There's a Keg Party Going On
Over at the House of Dionysos!!!!"
a nutshell, those folks having strong and/or repeated
birth chart affinities
to the archetypal energies contained
within Scorpio, Pluto, and the 8th house (barring
other factors in the chart) have the potential to experience
the heights and depths of absolute
such as no one else in their wildest
imaginations and dreams will ever, ever, ever
will be able to know while in this
earthly existence. And I'd say that's a fairly nice consolation
gift of Scorpio, Pluto, and the 8th House, eh?...
why is this so, you might rightly ask?
According to the esteemed Greek mythologist
Carl Kerenyi, there's a little known, almost invisible thread
in Greek mythology connecting Hades (the Greek version
of Pluto) with the ecstatic wine god, Dionysos!
(late 6th century BC Greek philosopher) proclaimed: "Hades
and Dionysos are one and the same!"
Dionysos, the Greek wine god of Ecstasy, is the flip-side
of the Greek god of the Underworld, Hades (Pluto). The two
gods were interchangeable doubles for one another.
carefully at this picture
found on the archaic "Xenokles Cup"
housed at the London, British Museum.
(from left to right): Demeter, Hermes, Persephone and Dionysos.
this ancient version of the Greek Eleusian Mysteries -
the wine god, Dionysos, is identified
as being the Lord of the Underworld
and as the captor of Persephone
(as opposed to Hades or Pluto in
the versions we're accustomed to). Even
more interesting, in another even more hidden strand
of Greek mythology -
Dionysos is sometimes said to be
the child born of the union
between Hades and Persephone.
(the more popular and well-known versions say that Dionysos
was the child of Zeus and Persephone...)
the lord of wine, ecstasy,
and unbridled natural instinct. In Dionysian ecstasy
(ex-stasis - "to stand outside of
oneself") the emotions reach
a place of such powerful intensity that they can no longer
be contained within the body
emotional Dionysian ecstasy forces one to be literally catapulted
to another realm or "state of being." It's a realm far beyond
our limited three dimensional world of reality and reason.
astrologer Rob Hand pointed out in Horoscope Symbols
(see circle link): "Rather than deny the physical universe
in order to transcend it, Scorpio will immerse itself in
physicality and even drown in it in order to go beyond it."
now you know why you've got that "reputation." And
now you know why people want
so desperately to "experience"
you, and then get frightened
away by the intensity
of what they
back to the Eagle's Nest
to the many excellent archetypal and/or psychological astrologers
that connect the mythology of Dionysos to Neptune and Pisces:
I humbly suggest that you might want to check out the mythology
of the Greek hero Orpheus... you might be pleasantly surprised...
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