The poet Keats suggested the “negative compatibility concept”, “a willingness to embrace uncertainty and make peace with ambiguity.”
A beautiful and scary entity is the octopus. As it has 8 appendages, it is reminding us of the symbol for infinity. It lives in the ocean depths and can inspire understanding of the unconscious mind. It has 3 hearts and 9 brains. It’s blood is copper infused to produce the color blue. Is there a correlation to Royal Blood?
The design of this creature is a spiral whirlpool. It’s immediate talents are flexibility and unpredictability. It’s intelligence is renowned.
We can feel the pull of many different directions, when we feel the octopus essence in our gut. The complexity of focus and intellect and instinct, brings out our warrior spiritual psyche. The octopus is in constant motion. An artist of camouflage, the mystery is of an esoteric nature. Ejecting thick black ink to escape predators is a marvelous tool.
Being able to disengage a limb in danger and regenerate the same limb, is another miraculous evolution of this creature. If we give something up, we can create acceptance.
The life span is short and breeding is the cause. The male dies from starvation and suffocation immediately. The female gives birth and expires soon afterwards.
The fear factor in the study of wisdom is allowing the introduction of our darkness and foibles. Many early traditions considered the octopus good luck because of the perception of a strong intuition. It knowingly embraces light and night.
It can multi-task and contain control. The flexibility allows for unpredictability. The feelings of being pulled in too many directions is uncomfortable.
The Kraken and the Hydra are the monsters that demand a fighting spirit. They love their heads and limbs and, when dismembered they grow back, rather like the addiction that replaces itself, when you give something up. We have an enormous adversity to pain and growth. The octopus reminds us.
In the Bond movie Octopussy, Maud Adams is the head of a group of Amazonian like ladies who use the power of disorientation and manipulation to aid 007 against an Indian villain.
Lady Gaga chose this character to embody as the sexual is demonstrated with undulating movement. The numerous suction cups are equally erotic. The octopus has no spine.
Like the water it lives in, it can seek its own level with mutability.
Perhaps we need to equate sexy with spiritual?