15-16 Taurus/Leo/Scorpio/Aquarius cross

  • Taurus: An Old Man Attempting Vainly To Reveal The Mysteries.
  • Leo: Sunshine Just After A Storm.

  • Scorpio: A Girl's Face Breaking Into A Smile.

  • Aquarius: A Big-Businessman At His Desk.


This cross describes the relationship between our inner selves.   As I had recently written for the Scorpio 15-16 page, my experience with the energies of inner selves in Voice Dialogue resulted in a more self-accepting relationship with myself, and therefore I could be more accepting and "love them anyway" with others in my life. I was also learning facilitation skills and had read books about negotiation, where I realised that part of self-mastery (putting the inner selves in their proper places, and listening to their points of view fairly, without any of them dominating) was very useful to facilitation and negotiation. These are particularly important in business, as the ability to withhold your opinion and draw others out gives you more information and leverage to make a decision. It is the same when working with the inner selves. The one who makes the decision is called the Aware Ego whose role is to hold a healthy dynamic between selves rather than try to satisfy any particular self, and its process is to have mastery over the rabble of selves. You may consider it a referee, decision-maker, or, yep, the Big Businessman, whose most important resource is people!

In terms of the movement between the four symbols on the cross - the Leo symbol describes one emotional experience that follows another - or that a "war" between repressed and dominating selves has just been resolved. This symbol could be about the experience of selves expressing their existence consciously to the the human hosting them. The Scorpio Girl smiles, as there is knowledge, acceptance and love of the inner selves, even the difficult ones, and that this can transmute to acceptance of external people.  Perhaps she knows there is no point trying to control the people around her, because true mastery is not letting them "pull" reactive selves out of her. The Aquarian part of the cross uses the dynamic between selves to make decisions to move in a particular direction (usually thinking that it is the best decision for the larger organism such as the whole self, or company, or society). The Taurean Old Man  tries to share what was learned/mastered, however not everyone can accept the jewel brought back from self-exploration. The symbol brings to mind the Joseph Campbell idea that when you come back from the wilds with your new knowledge and experiences, the hard part is trying to find a place or people with whom you can share even a small part of what you have gained, as others may not even understand the value of what you found out there. At this point Taurus can move back to the Big Businessman and realise that the most value lies in managing your own business with this knowledge, or Taurus can continue an upward spiral towards further discovery of selves in Leo's Sunshine Just After A Storm (or reach a breakthrough with one person after struggling with them). Or try to keep explaining to the rest of us great unwashed (as opposed to not even bothering, with Scorpio Girl's inscrutable smile)!

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