04-05 Taurus/Leo/Scorpio/Aquarius cross

  • Taurus: A Widow At An Open Grave.
  • Leo: Rock Formations At The Edge Of A Precipice.

  • Scorpio: A Massive, Rocky Shore.

  • Aquarius: A Council Of Ancestors.


The theme of this cross is about overcoming grief – the loss is still fresh for the Taurean widow at the open grave, the Leo stands at the edge of themselves (and in some cultures at the edge of society due to the loss), probably feeling like they want to drop off the cliff, unable to step away from the edge.  The Scorpio symbol transmutes the Leo symbol into strength, the rocks at the shore of emotional seas, because what else could possibly hurt after that particular heartbreak?  There can be nothing more to fear, the worst is done.

Ultimately the Aquarian symbol reminds us that we are never alone, that the physical loss is not a total loss, that our ancestors and loved ones are always with us and walking with us in spirit. Our loved ones join the council of ancestors, who in spirit can do more for our journey than if they were still alive.

In my personal experience of this cross, I had never properly grieved the loss of my father. I learned recently that he had never left, and in fact had been earthbound out of attachment to his family (guilt for our sadness, his own lifetime habit of absorbing others' negativity, attachment to his loved ones also).  When I asked that he go to the light and be free, that release felt like fresh grief (Taurus again), but is in fact the depth of my love and realisation of how big my heart is.  Sometimes love is so big that we feel our bodies can't hold it.

This same cross can also express our own relationship with the idea of Death – the intial confrontation (Taurus), on the edge (Leo), stoic against our own intense feelings (Scorpio) and acceptance (Aquarius).

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