June 27, 2008

Lutetium is the last remedy of the lanthanides. It is in stage 17 and, like with the other remedies of that stage, here the characteristics of the complement of the whole series become more prominent. 

Fluor was in stage 17 of the carbonseries, which as a whole was similar to taurus. Taurus is about manifestation, which at the end in stage 17 is overdone. With Fluor, the complement becomes more prominent and the complement of taurus is scorpio. So the characteristics of scorpio play a prominent role in Fluor.

Chlorine was in stage 17 of the siliciumseries, which as a whole was similar to gemini. Gemini is about interaction, but stage 16 and 17 in the siliciumseries have its own dynamic, with Chlorine in stage 17 the emotions of cancer. The complement of cancer is capricorn and therefore the characteristics of capricorn play a prominent role in Chlorine.  

Bromium was in stage 17 of the ironseries, which as a whole was similar to virgo. Virgo is about function and at the end it has to be released. The complement is pisces and so the characteristics of pisces are more prominent with Bromium.

Iodium was in stage 17 of the silverseries, which as a whole was similar to libra and sagittarius. Those where about reflection and vision and the complements are aries and gemini. So impulsion and interaction are characteristics of Iodium.

Here with the lanthanides, which as a whole are similar to scorpio and gemini, the compliments taurus and sagittarius become important. That makes manifestation and vision characteristic in Lutetium. These are important features just before entering the goldseries.

But someone can get stuck in this phase and than there is no desire to step into the responsibility of the goldseries. Scholten calls them unbound and playful. 

The most striking quality is the playfulness. When that quality is their character they can be really nice and funny. They play with life and people in a lovely way. But with it they are also out of connection, unbound.

Next: Hafnium


June 22, 2008

Ytterbium is in stage 16 of the lanthanides. Stage 16 is similar to pisces, the universal soul

Surrender to the universe, to higher goals, ego sacrifice. Compassion and  empathy, selfless work. Seeing the unity of all things. The end of cycles, forming seeds for the next cycle of growth. Mysticism, fails to make normal distinctions. Laziness, victim, martyr, servant. Tends to escapism. Fantasy, drugs, alcohol, religion. Very receptive, sensitive, even psychic. Co-dependency, care-taking.  

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac. It is the phase of a cycle that is coming to an end. Here with the lanthanides, it is the cycle of inner development. Ytterbium is in the same stage as Oxygen, Sulphur, Selenium and Tellurium.

In ‘Secret Lanthanides’ Ytterbium is standing outside society.

They don’t belong to the normal world of connections and work. For them the world is nice to philosophize about, but not to live in with all its hectic nature and obligations.

But there is also the promise of seeing the bigger picture, seeing everything as a whole.

The compliment is virgo which is the opposite of the bigger picture. Virgo is about fragmentation.

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.

Virgo has the polarity between critical and indifference with the goal of function. Here in stage 16, function (virgo) has to be fused with compassion (pisces).

Next: Lutetium


June 16, 2008

Thulium is in stage 15 of the lanthanides. In the universal part of each series, this phase is the symbol of the universal mind. It is similar to the astrological sign 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.

The final purpose is invention, but first the polarity of destruction and nervousness have to be explored.

The lanthanides as a whole are a fusion of the primordial mind and the individual soul (gemini/scorpio) and with Thulium this goes together with the universal mind (aquarius). 

Scholten talks about the total state of consciousness.

Typical of Thulium is the frightening dream of falling endlessly in the dark. This dream expresses the state of Thulium quite completely with the feeling of fright, not being able to do anything, not being able to see, not having any contact, only having consciousness.

What is needed here, is to find the individual centre again. It is the complement of aquarius that has to be integrated. The expression of leo, the individual spirit. 

Ego development, setting yourself apart from the rest of the world. Becoming your own person. Self-expression, being true to your inner nature, acting from the heart. Dawning awareness of self in relation to others. Ego, self-centred, arrogant. Artistic or creative expression. Needs to be a center of attention, likes to be noticed and appreciated, ego-strokes. Personal integrity, true to self, honorable, trustworthy, self-assured, confident.

Next: Ytterbium