Scorpion Animal Totem
By Susan Jolley
This week’s animal totem is Scorpion – Transformation, Defensiveness/Protection and Passion/Isolation
Scorpion sheds her exoskeleton several times in her life. The medicine in this is that of death/rebirth/transformation. By doing this she is asking you to take a look at the things and people in your life that no longer serve you. Scorpion has multiple eyes so evaluate your surroundings with a critical eye. Release your old baggage, let go of objects that clutter your space/home and purge the negative energy of those who are co-dependent on you and to whom you enable. Focus on your purge so that you can take you own steps forward with clear decisions for what you want for your life.
Scorpion’s physical appearance shows the medicine of defensiveness and/or protection. Her exoskeleton is a symbol for self protection while her pincers and tail are used for defense of herself and her offspring when she gives birth. She is teaching that it is important to have your barriers/boundaries up if you want to survive, but you also need to learn when to let them down. Sometimes being vulnerable is necessary and learning to balance when to guard and when to let down your guard is a balancing act. Use your pincers for control/keeping “predators” at a distance, but more importantly they are a reminder for the use of self-control so that you stay on your path. The tail signifies the ability to strike with your full potential when the time is right.
Scorpion is usually a solitary animal but when it comes time for mating they do a passionate/elaborate “dance” but when they have completed their ritual they go their separate ways. This symbolizes the nature or cycles of relationships and how important it is to not be overly attached to people who come into your life. There is a reason/lesson for you to learn from that relationship. Sometimes they leave so that something new/better/exciting/different can enter. She is also showing you that you need to be content with being alone, which means you need to learn to accept and love yourself. Do you balance your relationships with periods of solitude? It is also important to control your passions. Controlling your passions/desires allows you to direct your energy appropriately and it will determine whether your transformations will occur in the midst of calmness or chaos. Do you allow your passions to override your common sense?
Crystals to remind you of Scorpions medicine/messages are:
Narmada River Shiva Lingam
Dendrite on Marl
Thank you very much
Mitakuye Oyasin – All My Relations and Crystal Blessings,