One of the most powerful ~ and frustrating ~ characteristics of Scorpio is its great secrecy. It’s frustrating for those who want or need the information and very powerful for the person holding the secret.
Everyone has a secret, even if it’s only a small one. Whether or not we decide to share that secret takes great consideration for everyone involved. With it, we hold the power to help or to harm.
Why would we reveal a secret? Perhaps one reason is because it will stop pain or heal a wound. Maybe it’s because we got caught, so we may as well step up to the plate and tell the truth. It may not be an easy thing to do, and it takes a great deal of humility to reveal something so personally ugly. That’s all part of Pluto’s job, though ~ to take all the ugly, fermenting things out from under his decaying cloak and expose them to the light of day.
Are dark secrets ~ skeletons in the closet, so to speak ~ best kept hidden? That’s impossible to guess, and taking a chance on revealing a dark secret can be paramount to personal destruction. A false ego has to die. You can no longer be what you pretended to be. The self-annihilation that is part of revealing your secret can come with pain, anger, shame, and ~ if we complete the process ~ atonement. And, of course, a great deal of forgiveness is required of the person who was deceived. It really is the only way to survive.
Many secrets start with lies, a cover-up for the truth. We either know of or have done something that is so awful that we can’t bear to believe it’s true. We can’t imagine that we could be or do something so horrible. We think it’s better to just shuttle it away out of sight, hide it. The problem is, that little hidden something sprouts in the dark, eventually pushing its way up out of the darkness. It wants out, and the only way out is into the light for all the world to see.
It’s not easy to reveal a secret, but that doesn’t always stop the desire to share it, the need to tell. So what’s yours? Do you have something you need to share, but just can’t tell anyone you know? It’s interesting how people are prone to tell strangers things they wouldn’t consider telling people they’re close to. Strangers can be a sort of anonymous confessional. You get a little something off your chest, and feel better for a while. Sometimes that pressure does need to be relieved. And that stranger just might have the answer you’re looking for.
There’s a website and a series of books devoted to secrets that are absolutely fascinating, mesmerizing. People write a secret on a 4×6 post card and mail it to PostSecret. Frank Warren, originator of PostSecret, receives a couple of hundred post cards a day, each carrying someone’s secret and most with altered art ~ altered art being quite a metaphor for anything cloaked in secrecy. Some of the post cards are quite sad and others are humourous, but each is filled with poignancy and quite revealing. PostSecret’s latest book is PostSecret Confessions on Life, Death, and God, especially fitting for a sneak peek during Scorpio.
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