I need more research, and would value greatly all input, as to the true meaning of the octopus. Octo means 8 *even though Oct is currently the 10th month, we used to begin our years in March, my Aries period, but not my month, so October would be “8”.
Funny, we MODERNS start our year in the “dormant” season. Those who went before, started theirs in the “growing” season.
Anciently, Aries is spring (beginning of the year), Oct is autumn (beginning of the fall), when a gatherer harvests and a shepherd begins to cull his flock, preparing for harder times ahead.
Circles, mandalas and the lesson of the 8-legged
If a circle is defined by its points, then a mandala is defined by its lessons. Some Octopus mandala lessons include:
+ there are eight legs on an octopus = many avenues to explore; I like this, shows promise, future, learning.
+ the ancients cultures living near the Mediterranean Sea believed the octopus embodies the development of creation out of a mystic center – interesting, to be explored, watch for it in later blogs.
+ if threatened, octopus produce a cloud of “ink” that covers their disappearance. Hum, must think about this aspect more fully. What I come up now is DC style Poli-tactics….or is it as the Native Americans say “live to fight another day”? I cannot determine which tonight. OMG – the dreams I may have!
The more data points you provide, the more the square becomes a circle. Circle today is a system.
Circle is everywhere, the ancients understood it, and so do we in our DNA. Somehow the circle resonates. Like the orange belt form I learned more than 10 years ago. I can perform that belt form today as well now as I did when I was testing.
There’s a lesson in that (to be teased out of the weeds). Later, for sure.
Go, Fight, Win!