a little inspiration for Scorpios

something to be said about how a little inspiration goes a long way:

I was reading my NOW magazine Horoscope for this week:

Scorpio Oct 23 | Nov 21 In his poem Ode To The Present, Pablo Neruda tells us how to slip free and clear into the luxuriously potent opportunity of the present moment. The here and now is so ripe and willing, he says, so malleable. “Take a saw to its delicious wooden perfume,” he continues, and then “build a staircase. Yes, a staircase. Climb into the present, step by step, press your feet onto the resinous wood of this moment, going up, going up, not very high…. Don’t go all the way to heaven. Reach for apples, not the clouds.” Such good advice for you, Scorpio! It’s a perfect time to learn more about the magic of the present moment as you free yourself from “the unrepairable past.”
(Read the poem at bit.ly/NerudaOde.)

Ode to the Present
by Pablo Neruda

This
present moment,
smooth
as a wooden slab,
this
immaculate hour,
this day
pure
as a new cup
from the past–
no spider web
exists–
with our fingers,
we caress
the present;

we cut it
according to our magnitude
we guide
the unfolding of its blossoms.
It is living,
alive–
it contains
nothing
from the unrepairable past,
from the lost past,
it is our
infant,
growing at
this very moment, adorned with
sand, eating from
our hands.
Grab it.
Don’t let it slip away.
Don’t lose it in dreams
or words.
Clutch it.
Tie it,
and order it
to obey you.
Make it a road,
a bell,
a machine,
a kiss, a book,
a caress.
Take a saw to its delicious
wooden
perfume.
And make a chair;
braid its
back;
test it.
Or then, build
a staircase!

Yes, a
staircase.
Climb
into
the present,
step
by step,
press your feet
onto the resinous wood
of this moment,
going up,
going up,
not very high,
just so
you repair
the leaky roof.
Don’t go all the way to heaven.
Reach
for apples,
not the clouds.
Let them
fluff through the sky,
skimming passage,
into the past.

You
are
your present,
your own apple.
Pick it from
your tree.
Raise it
in your hand.
It’s gleaming,
rich with stars.
Claim it.
Take a luxurious bite
out of the present,
and whistle along the road
of your destiny.

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2 thoughts on “a little inspiration for Scorpios

  1. Thank you for sharing that poem! I need the present more than the unrepairable past that I’ve been living in!

    Is living in the past a Scorpio trait?

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    • I’d say that living in the past is a Scorpio ‘lower’
      ‘primal’ darker serpent trait before the sign recipient
      transforms into the rebirth of the Pheonix [legend]
      and becomes Eagle. There are three stages to the
      Scorpion Sun sign. Check Linda Goodman’s Sunsigns.
      This should help explain further on the subject of
      Pheonix rising.

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