Eighth House: Scorpio the Scorpion
The Eighth House is the place of things held in common. It is all about
joint resources, the sharing of these resources and fair play in sharing. It is also about what
happens when these things become the focus of a dispute or when we fail to respect others with whom
we share this world. This house governs mercantilism and banking -- all economic resources. It is
the house of "big money" and it is here that we find billionaires, plutocrats and all Old Money
held collectively by families and dynasties. Look to this house to find inheritances, legacies and
lotteries. Here we find the collective sharing of wealth through taxes and the collective protection
of wealth through insurance. Here too are those resources of the Earth which are the source of wealth
-- gold, silver, minerals, oil, forests and all those things offered so freely by Mother Nature
on which we humans set a price. And, when that price is too high, War is never far off.
This is the Scorpio House. Possession is nine-tenths
of the law and it is in this house that questions of ownership and rights to property collide with
the darker sides of human nature and we find possessiveness, jealousy, covetousness, envy, revenge
and murder. War writ small. It is the house of Death and Resurrection. But it is not material
resources alone that might be either shared or withheld from sharing. We can share our bodies in
the act of sexual union -- pleasure for pleasure. Or we can trade pleasure for money in prostitution.
Or we can refuse to share and commit rape instead. Bloodlust -- how apt! Or we can open up our
souls to the divine and share ourselves with God. Here the ego is transcended and the soul learns
something of the mysteries of God. It is the house of prophecies, occult magic and divination.
It is the place of the numinous....
Here we discover our desire to know the future -- both our own and that of our
larger society -- and we have answered it with a collection of mechanisms of divination. But always
remember, when experimenting with these techniques, that they open only one very small window into
the great beyond. Cherish whatever insight is gained from these; then think how much greater was
the insight of the people who devised these systems and seek that in oneself. That is the imperative
of this house: to seek out and merge with the Deity and be transformed by the experience. It is
a personal journey that should be made by every one of us.
- Cards of Destiny
- System of astrology and divination using an ordinary deck of playing cards (the Minor Arcana of the Tarot).
Online server permits calculation of your personal birth card. Books, tapes and videos available to further
your knowledge and comprehension of this system.
- Zodax Mystic Cubes
- System of divination using a special set of dice marked with ancient mystical symbols and ideas.
- Under construction.
- I Ching Oracle
- One of only a handful of I Ching Oracles left still in operation on the Net, ours is also the only implementation
intelligent enough to tailor the moving lines text for the current reading. Numerous reference resources under development.
- Ping Wu's Diary
- Predictions and prophecies using the Taoist methods of astrology.