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The Eagle and the Serpent
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Yes, the constellation named Scorpio is associated both with the Scorpion and the Serpent - and the Eagle!

In Biblical Astrology, the Dan "tribe" - among the twelve (zodiacal) tribes - seems to represent the Scorpio constellation, since Gen. 49:17 has it that "Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path..."

In fact, Scorpio is a most mysterious constellation. On star maps the very stinger of the Scorpion can be seen pointing at the nearby Center of the Galaxy, as is the arrow of the Archer of the next constellation. Perhaps the two Guardians of the Mystery of Mysteries...

Being the sign of death, transformation, and rebirth, Scorpio is fittingly asociated with both the Serpent and the Eagle. The Eagle symbolism is reflected in the biblical image of the "four living creatures" or "four beasts" of Ez. 1:5-10 and Rev. 4:7, as well as in the Church symbols of the "four evangelists":

Matthew: Man (Aquarius)
Mark: Lion (Leo)
Luke: Bull (Taurus)
John: Eagle (Scorpio)

These four signs together form one of the three crosses of Astrology, the so called "fixed cross", the others being the "cardinal cross" (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) and the "mutable cross" (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces).

Three crosses...

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