We will be connecting and walking Scorpio energy in The Kingston Zodiac.
Mary Caine discovered the terrestial Zodiac in the landscape centred around Kingston upon Thames. This month is Scorpio in the Kingston Zodiac.
Interestingly Scorpio is the 8th sign counting round from Aries.
As we walk we will be connecting to the landscape with the intention of healing the Scorpio energy both in ourselves and the land.
As well as being a wonderful healing and connection to the land, it is a personal journey for transformation.
We shall harness connections to the Earth spirit in the landscape to gain enlightenment and revelations/synchronicity.
At the start of each walk you will have the option to receive a smudging using North American white sage which will cleanse your energy. Sometimes we may use crystals, meditation or cards to support us on our way.
At various sites we bless and honour the spirit of place, its guardians and the ancestors who sought sanctuary here over many centuries.
Saturday 8th October 2014
We will begin at:
Scorpio will be a 3 hour connection/walk and we will go for tea/refreshments and chat for those that wish to stay on.
We will meet at:
Morden Underground Station (end of the Northern Line)
Nearest stations: Morden
• Bring water & umbrella just in case!
• We will be walking on grass and possible muddy puddle pathways this time, however please dress in suitable attire, good walking shoes, trainers. Not flip flops!
• The walk will go ahead no matter what the weather conditions are, and bring a bottle of water as we are not always near shops or cafes.
After our earlier Zodiacal wanderings into the sign of Virgo around the Carshalton and Beddington area, the importance of the River Wandle flowing through the signs, has made a significant impression upon the landscape, and indeed upon the people and visitors that chose to live or spend time here, close to its river banks.
The River Wandle has huge potential for invigoration of the area. The river was once known for its purity, since it perculates up and emerges at Carshalton from its underground antediluvian watercourses beneath the chalky North Downs. Apart from watercress it was also noted for its fresh water trout, until in the period of industrialisation (starting in the early 1800’s when Calico printing used the pure water to bleach cloth). Many water mills which lined its banks, once harnessed power for agricultual purposes were diverted for industrial use, caused its quality to quickly decline.
However the area is now showing signs of rejuvinantion, due to intervention by the Wandle Trust, tied in with ecological initiatives.
The River Wandle finally enters the River Thames at Wandsworth, called Wendleswurth in Saxon times c693 meaning Wendle’s settlement, from which it gained Its name. Scorpio’s tail sting holds Wandsworth in its tight grip. The claws retain hold over parts of the green spaces of Wimbledon Common and the other of Cannon Hill Common and Morden Park.
The large body of Scorpio, or its main skeleton is emphasised by the route of the River Wandle, parallel with the north-south routes of Garret Lane, Durnsford Road and Haydons Road towards Merton and Morden Hall Park.
Scorpio is described as the death sign of the zodiac and significantly the general area contains more ancient and modern cemeteries than any other within the Kingston Zodiac.
We shall meet at Morden and make our way to Mordon Hall Park, now in the care of the National Trust, to explore its leafy grounds and emerce in its watery nature. We shall then follow and bless ourselves and the course of the River Wandle to Merton Abbey Mills where William Morris built his Tapestry Works within the grounds of Merton Priory. No doubt the site was chosen to harmonise and gain influences from the positive spiritual nature of the place. Merton Priory, now just plundered hidden ruins was once favoured by Royalty and eminent persons, Thomas Becket (later Archbishop) begun his studies here, also Walter de Merton (d.1277) Bishop of Rochester & Chancellor of England, founded Merton College, Oxford.
Scorpio, the 8th House, is a challenging sign to work with, as it includes the period in the year covered by Halloween or Samhain. Scorpio, a fixed water sign is ruled by red Mars and connected with the metal of Iron. Much of the area has a depressed air, from successive periods of devestation, however the sign is also noted for its secretive and occultly inclined nature which delves into hidden mysteries.
Scorpio’s stone is Beryl, a sky blue colour which will be intended to be used for cleansing and uplifting, and interestingly is an 8 sided crystalline structure.
The river’s evolution mirrors the human condition at this time, in the face of challenging realities. Change, transformation and self renewal are the key words to consider on our journey.
During our walk the intention is to become enriched and energised by the experience and in that process give back healing to the land and its occupants both natural and human.
We have walked the Kingston Zodiac for 2 years and continue to find new connections as we move through to new levels of personal and planetary consciousness. There will be plenty of time to meet like minded people and connect with nature.
We look forward to you joining us on this Zodiac Adventure and healing walk, connecting with new friends and old acquaintances.
Love & Gratitude
Jo & Trui xx
The next walk will be into Sagittarius in Richmond: Saturday 6th December.
Disclaimer: Please note you are responsible for your own well being on this walk and Jo Ward/Anthony Charlton are not anyway liable for you.