Argon

February 14, 2008

Argon is like Helium and Neon in stage 18, which is the place where one series transforms into another.  With Argon that is the transition from the siliciumseries into the ironseries

This is at the same time a transformation from the primordial part of the zodiac into the individual part.  This transformation already started with Sulphur, but that was only a potential inner process.   

Here it should manifest in the world outside. If this inner process has resulted in an individual, who is convinced of his own creative potential (leo) and can deal with his emotions (cancer), it is now time to become really good at something (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. Duties and responsibilities. Interested in maintaining the body as a fit vehicle. 

It is the polarity between critical and indifferent and should result in a function. A function that builds a strong individual who is capable of dealing with the world.

Next: Kalium

Chlorine

February 13, 2008

Chlorine in homeopathy is best known as muriaticum. The picture is very similar to the astrological picture of cancer, the primordial soul

Nurturing, support, emotional bonding, belonging, roots, source. Ground of your being. The unconscious, feelings, emotion, first emotional attachments to the world. Mothering, emotional and physical nurturing. Experiences and imprinting during infancy and childhood. Family, ancestors, heritage, relationships to the past. Belonging, feeling at home, caring. Feeling supported, that needs are provided for. Insecurities and fears if your needs haven’t been fulfilled.

Scholten talks about the close relationship between mother and child. 

It is a relation that has to end sometime, the child has to go it’s own way as an adult. 

But also relations in general: 

Afraid the other will abandon them or die. Feeling they are abandoned and do not dare to move on in life. Keep brooding about past relations.

Chlorine is in stage 17 which is the same as FluorSo it is mainly about the polarity claiming and abandon (cancer) and about holding on and releasing (stage 17). 

The complementary sign (capricorn) also plays an important role here with the polarity between formal and depressed. The goal is to learn how to use the emotions in a constructive way.  

Next: Argon

Sulphur

February 11, 2008

With Sulphur we arrive at puberty during the human development. Here is the transition from the primordial part of the zodiac into the individual part. The earth- and airsigns represent the series of the periodic table, while the fire- and watersigns mark the transition between them.

Sulphur is in stage 16 which is the same stage as Oxygen, and shares the similarity with pisces, which resembles here the fantasies and lazyness. 

Although still part of the siliciumseries, this part is called Sulphur as a subseries and is very similar to 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. Creative expression. Needs to be center of attention, likes to be noticed and appreciated. Personal integrity, honorable, trustworthy, self-assured, confident. 

Expression is the purpose here, but the polarity arrogant and disrespect has to be explored first. Here with Sulphur the individuation process begins: 

Individuation is a natural, inherent process in man. It cannot be stimulated by something external, but it grows from the inside. Just as the body can become deformed or sick by lack of nutrition or movement, the personality can be deformed by lack of experience or education.

But also the complementary signs are well known characteristics of Sulphur. The philosophical theorizing (sagittarius) about revolutionary ideas (aquarius) and also the knowledge of many details (virgo).

Next: Chlorine