Lanthanum

May 16, 2008

With Lanthanum we arrive at one of the most intriguing places in the periodic table.  It is in stage 3 which is similar to gemini.

Clever, curious, communication. Making connection with surroundings. Trying to figure out, intelligence. Requires great mental stimulation. Playful, inconstant, attention easily drifts so something new, seeks novelty.

So the essence of stage 3 is interaction. It is interaction in the whole of the goldseries which is about construction (capricorn).

But at the same time it is the place where scorpio has to play its role.

The silverseries were about reflection and vision (libra and sagittarius) but the integration (scorpio) still has to take place.

So along with the interaction of gemini, in stage 3 of the goldseries, there is the integration of scorpio

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the proces of personal growth. Movement from individual certainties to the mysteries of life. Intense, passionate, brooding, magnetic, unyielding, driven by emotions. Stands up for self, usually covertly, manipulates power. Understands deeper layers of the psyche beyond the ego, unable to communicate this well leading to misunderstandings. Intrigued by the dark side of life. The underground, people whose job involves going beneath surface appearances. Breaking free of illusory limitations. Self-mastery.

So here we have gemini together with scorpio and those together with their complements sagittarius and taurus give the characteristics for the lanthanides.

In Scholten’s Secret Lanthanides.

Autonomy. Inner world. Truthseekers. Shadow. Bright. Mindpower. Concentration. Selfworth.

In the zodiac it is the transition from the individual into the universal part.

The transition from the primordial into the individual part took place in puberty. There it was the expression of the individual spirit (sulphur, leo) that came into play just before the emotions of the primordial soul (chlorine, cancer) found its place.

Here at this point in the human development, at midlife, the vision of the universal spirit (silverseries, sagittarius) comes into play just before the integration of the individual soul (lanthanides, scorpio).

So here again, the next part (universal) started before the previous part (individual) was completed. And the completion of the individual takes its time. A whole series of its own, beneath the surface of the goldseries, in the form of the lanthanides.

Next: Cerium

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One Response to “Lanthanum”

  1. camilla gold said

    Interesting comment that has been made about the Lanthanides is that this description fits a lot of homeopaths…!

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