The Full Moon in Scorpio & Green Porn

by | May 18, 2008 | Illuminated Lunations | 1 comment

The nature-loving Taurus Sun season is simply lucious. Mother Nature is a big show off, like she’s pulled off some major collaboration of elemental proportions,symphonically playing her salt o’ the earth orchestra of light, color, and fecundity, beautifully without a hitch. She makes this natural abundance look so simple, so easy. So wholesome, so innocent. So…tooling around the internet one day my husband and I discovered “green porn,” a set of short films starring the lovely Isabella Rosellini. We could not contain our joy at this find! A ringside seat into the sex lives of insects – you’ve got to see it – it’s an irresistible watch. It’s like national geographic meets, david lynch, meets playboy, or in this case the Mr./Mrs. Earthworm Taurus does the 69 with Mr./Mrs. Earthworm Scorpio (watch & learn: you’ll get my drift). There we sat, curiosity rapt, relishing the rare look into the secret sex lives of bugs.

“If I were a snail…I would have one big slimy foot. I would twist my body to fit inside my shell. My foot would end up at the bottom allowing me to crawl, my anus would end up on top of my head…unfortunately. I can withdraw my entire body into my shell – where I hide my vagina and penis. I have both. I can produce darts; I inflict them onto my partners before mating. It turns me on. I love to be hurt, too. Ahw. Ouch. Sadomasochism excites me.”

Ah, a chance to write about Green Porn for this Scorpio Full Moon! I’m all over it. There’s something about connecting with our animal nature, the simplicity of our creature side, that’s healing. The Taurus Sun revels in the essence of simplicity, of putting 1+1 together. Like, the mating habits of insects: they aren’t that different from human intimacy. Some like it rough – those snails. Hey, why argue with reality? Do we call the sex lives of snails bad, and shame them from enjoying their painful foreplay? Snails will do what they do (and they have their own snail troubles, too, like having an anus in a very untimely location – right next to their face, talk about a potty mouth). And male flies? They’re promiscuous. They drop whatever it is they’re doing, mid-meal, to have sex with any pretty little fly they want, any time they want. Remind you of anyone? The Bees? Male drones hang out all day waiting to have sex, and do nothing else but wait to have sex. And if they’re lucky enough to score, they bleed to death -their penis always gets stuck and broken off in the female bee’s vagina. Harsh.

The Praying Mantis male, here’s a darkly humorous variation on the Scorpion behavior – totally in denial about what’s coming next. Like a sad sack that keeps going back for more, he knows he’s gonna get creamed. The female Praying Mantis will bite the head off of her every mate, but yet he mounts her thinking “She won’t eat me like she did everyone else! I know I’m different!” She proceeds to eats him.

It’s not that these mating habits of insects are unusual its that they’re familiar. How many times have we seen this reality of animal mating behavior in a partner, or prospective date? Sometimes when human nature seems too complex, I say, dumb it down. Simplify it. Lay it out in real world terms by saying this is who they are. Then ask yourself the magic question, “can I accept this moment, with this person right now?” If not, why fight it? That only creates barrels of suffering. Scorpio Full Moon intimacy intends to scratch below the surface, to find a heart of gold, not hit them below the belt. Okay so that’s nice in theory. In reality, when someone doesn’t give us what we want we’re faced with the challenge of not personalizing it into a huge deal – all about us, right? And ensuing strange behavior to try and “get what we want” only creates less acceptance, more suffering

Human nature is still nature. Primitive. We need deep bonded partnership, and we do go about it differently. Scorpio Moon is kind of like cavemen intimacy. We can bang each other over the head with judgments, or stick it to our partner with the hot poker of “truth”. It can get pretty ugly. Scorpio is the part of the human existence that seeks to experience itself bonded in intense sexual and/or emotional interaction with another – so we fight, we f***, we bond. On the upswing we share everything; on the downswing, we share everything. It’s hard to hide under a rock, but when it gets too raw, we can do that, too. Under the full flowering of Scorpio Full Moon, it is possible to experience the Full Monty in one swoop. Though being caught with our pants down (scandalous) or being told our pants are down (perhaps a little too honest) is far less satisfying than just letting down our own guard and standing before one another, naked. Because the latter, with compassion for one another’s emotional nakedness and the courage of seeing who we are in this moment – creates intimacy.

And if we’re a snail (and every snail likes S&M) then we’re a snail. A praying mantis won’t go a changing. The impetus here is revealing another layer of truth about the way we are. And accepting our self, or them. If this is a little harder for humans, maybe it’s because unlike bugs, people are plenty capable of hiding from themselves from the one thing they most need.

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  1. lindajohn

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    The insect view is something interesting. Hearing the sound reminds me of noise in the night.
    Snails sex lives can be a purely natural thing. I usually think of them crawling slowly on a walk.
    It’ s obvious insects have sex lives. It seems to be a small part of life compared to watching existing daily lives of those about the area.
    Comparing human behavior to insect behavior is something to think about. I would think a human is more serious to have a lasting relationship while an insect might be for at that time. I think a human has more depth. I also think an insect can be more endearing for the short time they have together.
    One certain time together could be thought of as comparable. To describe insect behavior could be something like describing human behavior.
    An insect is more forthright and honest while a human is private and lasting.

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