March 14, 2008

Arsenicum album is one of the best known remedies in homeopathy. The picture comes from Arsenic trioxide, which is Arsenicum (ironseries, stage 15) and Oxygen (carbonseries, stage 16). This means an emphasis on the astrological signs virgo (ironseries and complement of stage 16) and pisces (stage 16 and complement of ironseries).

These explain the fastidiousness and tidiness (virgo) and the decline and decay (pisces).

The other signs that play a role with Arsenicum album are taurus (carbonseries), aquarius (stage 15), scorpio (complement carbonseries) and leo (complement stage 15).

These explain the possessiveness and many fears (taurus), the extreme restlessness and destructive processes (aquarius), the obsession and suspicion (scorpio) and the selfishness (leo).

The picture of pure Arsenicum is a combination of virgo (ironseries) and aquarius (stage 15).

It is in the same stage as Nitrogen (carbonseries) and Phosphorus (siliciumseries). Stage 15 is the polarity between destructive and nervous (aquarius).

Freedom and cooperation between individuals. Free-thinking, unorthodox, far-sighted, idealistic, utopian. Impersonal thinking, detached from emotional considerations. Interested in focusing the mind to formulate new and unusual ways of dealing with people, groups society and the world. Progressive view of things and rarely follow the beaten path. An insatiable urge for discovering that which isn’t known. Or developing that which is known into something which is new, refreshing and completely different

And the ironseries is the polarity between critical and indifferent (virgo). 

Embodiment of the individual in the world. Problems of adjustment dealing with the world and others. Perfection of the approach to life. Development of mundane skills, ability to change to adapt to life better. Service, helping, perfectionist, always seeking to improve, efficiency, practical, functional, analytical. Interested in crafts and projects, true to self in a simple, unassuming manner. Reacts to defeats and setbacks by pulling back and altering approach. Lacks confidence in the face of opposition, lives up to duties and responsibilities. Interested in maintaining the body as a fit vehicle.

The final purpose is inventive function. Accomplished by integrating the complementary signs leo (expression) and pisces (compassion).

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