21-22 Taurus/Leo/Scorpio/Aquarius cross

  • Taurus: White Dove Over Troubled Waters.
  • Leo: A Carrier Pigeon.

  • Scorpio: Hunters Starting Out For Ducks.

  • Aquarius: A Rug Placed On A Floor For Children To Play.



I am a big believer in birds bringing messages from the universe and this is captured in the Carrier Pigeon symbol.
If we look at signs of the universe, birds represent spirit. For example, as I continued to do personal development work, over several years, the birds in my garden changed. We used to have magpies and mynahs, that latter representing bad manners and trespassing boundaries. This was a big lesson for me, as I was putting others first and not creating boundaries (which I thought only "selfish" people did, not realising that my judgements were telling me I needed to learn that very thing myself), and as a typical do-gooder, not respecting other people's boundaries and trying to nosily "fix" them rather than let them navigate their life lessons as they thought best. Once I learned this, the birds changed to little wrens (independence), and pigeons (peace) and one day a honey-eater came by which had me doing victory laps! Honey-eaters, for me personally, are about shields - letting what you want in, and keeping what you don't want out - so I felt I had "passed" the life course in boundaries :)

If we look at the cross, the carrier pigeon brings a message, a thought, an idea from some part of spirit. The Scorpio Hunters seem to be about aligning action to intention. I want, therefore I do. The ducks as birds could represent spiritual gain, or they simply could mean food to nourish our physical body. In any case, the energy of the symbol is a focussed one, using all resources (thought, action, desire) toward some gain.

The Taurean symbol, is about the energy of two seeming opposites - emotional (water) disturbance and the spiritual peace. We have available to us our own emotional resources that make our decisions and create movement, as well as the ability to see a larger picture.
A difficult aspect of this symbol might be: how do I preserve my spiritual gain despite living in my body with its hormones, reactions to others etc? There can be a sense of self-disassociation or splitting, and may be shown in bonding patterns with others e.g. you try to be the calm person in a workplace seething with drama, or vice versa, and may feel that you have "fallen" if you "get sucked in" to the drama.
I feel that the lesson of this symbol is to claim both aspects of yourself, and also encouragement that you can handle both aspects of yourself because they are your heritage and all aspects are the source of your power.

Finally the Aquarius 21-22 A Rug Placed On A Floor For Children To Play symbol bridges the dove and duck symbols as it is an arena that allows for a creative process to occur. Did you get shot down by hunters? Oh well, try a new incarnation and see how that goes! Fell into the sea? Oh well, grow a stronger set of wings and see how that goes! If you are the hunter, the mat is a place to hone your skills each time you l(earn) on the hunt. I imagine the mat is where we can safely integrate aspects of ourselves, play with them according to whatever imaginary scenario we conjure up. When we are ready to leave the safety of home, we can start out for ducks and really go for what we want in life, or in the other direction we can make play "real" and go out into the world with the tools and toys we chose/claimed from the mat, and enjoy the thrill of trying to survive without the safety of a mat, a "sink or swim" situation, where our own selves are our leverage in a situation.

The Leo Carrier Pigeon is still available as a messenger from the universe - letting us know when the time is right to "go for it" (Scorpio), when the time is right to leave the nest (Aquarius), and where you are at in your relationship to your internal resources (Taurus).  Or we can set our intention to the universe (Leo) of what we want (Scorpio) so long as we try to align ourselves (Taurus to Scorpio) to go after what we want.  When we are in alignment with ourselves, and with the flow of universe, the world is our playground (Aquarius).


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