Germanium

March 13, 2008

Next remedy of the ironseries is Germanium. It is in stage 14, like Carbon (carbonseries) and Silicium (siliciumseries), which is similar to capricorn.

Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures. Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas, needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.

Stage 14 in Homeopathy and the elements is about an empty shell and wearing a mask.

Lost control. Makes them feel empty, as if all life has drained away. Paced on a side track. Still there for the show, but their real role has come to an end. Masters in changing the subject when things get a bit too close. Al energy has been absorbed. Inclined to hand their responsibility over to others. Hide behind norms and rules. Formal and distant. The outer form becomes more important than what is inside. Great importance to etiquette, protocol, ceremonies and standard procedures. Conventional, conforming to the rules. Cover up all their actions. Only see the outside, a facade, a mask. This mask makes them stiff, reserved, stoic. All you see is an empty shell: the inside has gone. Pretend that nothing is wrong. Conservative.

This is like the capricorn principle taken too far, without integrating the emotions of the complementary sign of cancer.

Germanium is the combination of capricorn (stage 14) with virgo (ironseries). Scholten talks about a formal profession.

Germanium is the classic type of civil servant. Maintain the order but aren’t really interested. Hiding behind formalities. Work with lots of official forms, so they can be sure they won’t personally be held responsible for anything. Hold back information, hiding behind a mask of perfectionism. Restricted, a prisoner of controlled movement. The outside appearance may still be there, but it is only an empty shell. They are powerless to carry out their task, but they pretend everything is fine and running as normal.

Next: Arsenicum

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