The Three Phases of a Scorpio Totem
Scorpio is probably the most feared sign in the zodiac. This is due to the infamous Scorpio stinger. However, very few people know that the ultimate symbol of a Scorpio is an all loving dove. It is said in astrology that Scorpio is the only sign which has three animal totems unlike the rest of the zodiac signs. One can also view this as three stages a Scorpio goes through in his/her life. There are many contentions about what these totems are called. There are also contentions that there are more than three totems. But for the sake of simplicity, one can think of these three totems of a Scorpio. They are as follows.
1) Scorpion – The Deadly Stinger
The scorpion is the basic and the least evolved totems of a Scorpio and is symbolized by a scorpion. Some people also call it the lizard. It is more likely an insect where you find a Scorpio who is ruled by emotions and instincts rather than intellect. Scorpios in this category have low self-awareness and low self-control. The most dangerous and vengeful Scorpio belongs to this totem. If you have seen an absolutely despicable Scorpio, they probably belong to this totem. Talking about vengeance, these are the Scorpios who go to any extent to destroy someone, even if it means at their own cost.
2) Eagle – Flying high in the sky
This is the second totem of a Scorpio where one is self aware of his/her powers. Once a Scorpio has developed sufficient self awareness and is ruled by intellect rather than instincts and emotions, he/she can choose to use these traits as wanted. Usually in this stage, most of the Scorpios try to achieve great heights in their career and endeavors. This does not mean that a Scorpio in this totem does not have a stinger. But the way a Scorpio defeats his enemy here is different from that of a basic scorpion. A Scorpio here is not self-destructive. As a normal eagle would do, a Scorpio would swoop down on his prey, defeat it and fly back in the air, not looking for complete destruction of the enemy. Be aware that a Scorpio in this totem too can be manipulative and exploitative.
3) Phoenix and dove – The symbol of peace
This is the totem where the true power of a Scorpio is shown to the world. This is the totem where a Scorpio becomes aware of his/her mystical powers of healing. While most people consider a Scorpio to be a venomous creature, the true power of a Scorpio lies in healing and spreading peace. That is the ultimate way of exerting ones power. That is the reason this totem is symbolized by a dove. But this is not easy. A Scorpio needs to go through a complete transformation to achieve this power. This transformation is symbolized by the phoenix which burns and rises from its own ashes. A Scorpio is the only sign in the entire zodiac known to have this power. Hence every transformation in a Scorpio's life can be symbolized by a phoenix.
These three totems of a Scorpio should now give you a better idea about what kind of Scorpio you are dealing with.
Questions & Answers
In what way do scorpios heal?
Scorpios are intense beings. Life is kind of stressful for them because of this intensity which is on all the time. So, the best way for them to heal is through activities that release that stress. This could be an intense workout or even meditation. Unfortunately, this can also lead to taking up darker things such as drugs, drinking and stuff like that. But it is best to heal oneself through yoga, an intense workout or meditation.
How does a Scorpio know when they are aware of themselves?
Well, call it a flash of enlightenment. That probably comes closest to a Scorpio becoming aware of himself/herself.
How do I get out if the ashes and into the phoenix?
From my experience, it appears as a flash in a time of deep crisis. Otherwise, you should constantly try to better yourself.