TAURUS VS. SCORPIO
257- “How should one understand the benefit of obstacles when one is told that psychic energy, acting as a magnet, attracts all possible advantages? Truly, when a large ship increases its speed the resistance of the waves increases too.
Similarly, many obstacles are brought about by our own striving. It is this process that attracts to us unexpected actions by an opposing will.
If they are very strong, our own counter-stroke will develop accordingly. Most important the currents opposing us should be strong, because then our flame is ignited.
Consider this inflaming useful; a conflagration would be dangerous.
By inflaming I mean when the crystal form of the flame of the centre is retained ; conflagration is when the centre flares up in a blaze.
When someone is said to be depressed by circumstances, be assured that he lives unignited, and that any encounter with an obstacle confuses his consciousness...but when the step is firm, the counter forces are beneficial... Agni Yoga
This Sutra inspired me so much because Agni Yoga is the Yoga of Fire, and as such, It gives impetus to the Astrological Science.
If we consider the opposite signs in the Zodiac we find out that they interact each-other constantly.
This pressure springing from different “currents” generates a deep awareness or objectivity in how to “sail” in life, using Astrology as a Tool.
If, for instance, we take into consideration the currents between Taurus and Scorpio we can experience the fixed strength of both signs. Taurus is “preserving”, Scorpio is “regenerating.”
In its highest essence, Taurus represents the Mother nature, the stability of beauty and life upon the planet Earth. Scorpio is the cycle “death and rebirth”of the same principle: the seasonal cyclic law.
The former brings to us the stability of values, the latter forces the same values to be constantly re-polarized. Through the draining of the negative energies on the surface, Scorpio transforms them into a new stream of healing and strength.
Both currents face each other, they are confronting energies which result, ultimately, in “flames of growth.” An extremely creative and artistic talent springs out of these intermingling forces; the titanic confrontation, Taurus versus Scorpio sparkles in action.
This is really the type of struggle between Rajas (activity) and Tamas (inertia), and they are so equal in proportion that the combat is flaming. “Tamas induces love of ease and pleasure, Rajas, on the other hand, is fiery, impatient, ever urging to action” - Esoteric Psychology – A.A.Bailey.
If these signs belong to the earth and water elements, fire and air are always present in the final synthesis. It is this type of Energy which gives birth to the appearance of colours, and inspires artists.
Serenity, confidence, self-control, purity, unselfishness, accuracy, and mental and moral balance, are the virtues to be finally acquired when the smooth flow between the two signs is reached.
It is indeed a beautiful confrontation, the confrontation between Taurus and Scorpio. It is the “Fascinating Dance” of the Zodiacal opposites. Evolution develops not through harmony alone, but it is the alternation of conflict and harmony. Without conflict, harmony becomes stagnation. Evolution is movement, and conflict ensures movement. That's why the synthesis between the currents of Taurus and Scorpio are ruled by “Harmony through Conflict.”
Let us “set Sailing,” wherever in our chart Taurus versus Scorpio is, let us push to find the joy spreading from this confrontation, because, where there is dark, there lies much more light.
Leni provides a large variety of astrological services, workshops, readings and is an accomplished lecturer and writer, in both English and Italian. She has appear on television and radio, and is much in demand for the both traditional and soul centered astrology.