Astrological Equations: 'Aqarav: Scorpio

'Aqarav / Scorpio
2 200 100 70
Gematria: 372
Formative: hay/heh
Edge: NW
Ruler: Mars/Meadim


Traditional Meaning: Secret forces of nature, sex, healing power, military affairs, surgery, magic. Regeneration, courage, resourcefulness, ability for secret investigations. Intense, passionate, brooding, magnetic; stubborn, unyielding, driven by emotions; stands up for self, usually covertly, manipulates power.

Formative Meaning: Noun/50, Existential Life, forms 'Aqarav, the realization (70) of Cosmic Consciousness (100) in Cosmic (200) and Individual (2) containers.
Continuing our way we come to 'Aquarav (Scorpio) where the fruitfulness of Mozenaim reaches its climax, under the formative Noun, archetype of manifested life. This existential culmination is contained in the name 'Aqarav (Ayn-Qof-Raysh-Vayt) where the Ayn (70) testifies that the process of creation has achieved its cycle.

    Suares, The Sepher Yetsira (Yetzirah), p.144

'Aqarav/Scorpio, Ayn-Qof-Raysh-Bayt,, is the realization/70 of cosmic Aleph/100 in universal/200 and individual/2 containers. 'Aqarav is formed by Noun/50, factual/existential life and is the completion of the cycle begun at Toleh/Aries, formed by the archetype of life, Hay/5. Toleh and 'Aqarav are responsibile for the contrary qualities of Meadim/Mars -- wisdom or folly -- as responses to our future (7th Sephira/East).

There are only two Ayns in the whole body of planets and signs and their formative letters — the initiating Ayn of 'Aqarav: the existential process of life (Noun/50) has been realized (Ayn) and cosmic consciousness (Qof) has been projected into the universe (Raysh) and individual bodies (Vayt) — and the Ayn which forms Shabatai alive in Ghedi: the realization of a new birth under the right circumstances.

Since Aries/Toleh, where life started, we have been dealing with the relationship of energy and consciousness and the evolution of the structures of objectivity through the interplay of two primary energies, Aleph and Yod. We saw that the seeds of psychological/unstructured and material/structured energies were formed in Cancer and Leo as necessary precursors to existence itself, Betolah/Virgo and Yod/10. Only when these conditions have been fulfilled can objective existence (above the horizon) appear (Libra/Mozenaim/30). Libra is known as the balance because it balances between Aleph and Yod (Mem-Aleph-Zayn-Noun-Yod-Mem) inner and outer, subjective and objective existence, both of which are alive.

Here, in 'Aqarav, where "the experience of life and death are very close," the problem is the choice between the cosmic (Raysh) and individual (Vayt) containers. Too often the ego will think it has achieved realization, and will proceed to perfect its material aspect in the female energy of the next sign, Qoshet/Sagittarius, formed by Samekh/60.

These are the circumstances which usually defeat the new birth in the realized (Ayn) freedom of Ghedi, where Shabatai is alive. Contents