Metaphorcast 10/25-31, 2021
Scuba diving pioneer, filmmaker and inventor, Jacques Yves Cousteau fell in love with the sea. His ambition was to be a pilot, but his learning was interrupted by an automobile accident. Part of his rehabilitation involved swimming in the sea. And that’s when he found his raison d’etre.
He said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
In this last week of October, the air is foggy, saturated with mist, ocean-like and mysterious. Jack-o-lanterns appear on doorsteps like sea urchins on the floor of the sea. Scorpio Season has just begun with strange sights to be treasured by everyone.
You know what question the trick or treaters will ask. But do you know who’s behind your own mask? Or his mask or her mask? Beneath the surfaces? Beneath the words?
Cousteau famously said, “From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” Scorpio is this essence exactly; a freedom that only exists beneath the surfaces.
Imagination comes alive at Halloween, an ocean for everyone to behold. As we sink below the surface of what is usually deemed acceptable, robot cats eat peanut butter cups for dinner and nobody is alarmed by distant cackling.
And now let’s come back to that question we asked; who is it behind your mask?
Beneath the surfaces, real motives swim like fish. Whole schools of motives, not yet identified by science, not yet even considered in your conscious mind. Motives that are only glimpsed in strange moments, or dreams.
This week. Mars, the planet of motivation will be squaring Pluto, the planet of hidden motivation. You must ask yourself; is your day-to-day will even the least bit aware of your hidden will? Have you given yourself permission to shake off the gravity of your perceived situation for enough of a minute to feel the freedom in discovering what might swim beneath the surface? Who knows, you may catch a glimpse of some very interesting, highly motivated fish!
Happy Halloween and
Happy astro pondering!
A new documentary on Jacques Cousteau hit theatres last week! I can’t wait to check it out.