Dysprosium

June 4, 2008

Dysprosium is the last remedy in the individual part of the lanthanides. It is in stage 12, the same stage as Zincum (ironseries) and Cadmium (silverseries), which is similar to scorpio, the individual soul.

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth. Movement from individual  certainties to the mysteries of life. Spirit breaking through the limitations of  the individual ego. 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.

The individual part started with expression (leo), developed skills to function (virgo) and then reflection (libra) from the outside world. Now with scorpio, the repressed part of the self has to be integrated.
 
With Dysprosium this integration takes place in a series that itself has everything to do with integration, as the lanthanides as a whole are a fusion of scorpio with gemini. But first the polarity of manipulation and abuse has to be explored.

Scholten mentions the keynote of fighting.

This fighting quality can make them look as if they try to dominate others, which is contrary to the general lanthanide quality of letting others free. But it’s not really domination, more a fight for their own autonomy. They can also become defenders of the independence of others.

The complement of scorpio is taurus

Grounding, bringing down to earth. Constancy, steadiness, entering matter, taking on a form. Earthy, grounded, in touch with the body. Sensual, pleasure seeking. Stubborn, fixed, stands their ground. Focuses and concentrates energy, gives it concrete expression. Practical, provides stamina and persistence. Slow, steady, methodical.

Next: Holmium

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Cadmium

April 13, 2008

Cadmium is the last remedy of the individual part of the silverseries. It is in stage 12, the same as Zincum in the ironseries. After the individual mind of the previous stage, stage 12 is about the individual soul. The phase where logic and reason are no longer enough, where the individual has to look inside, investigate his own soul. The sign that reflects that process is scorpio.

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth. Movement from individual certainties to the mysteries of life. Spirit breaking through the limitations of  the individual ego. 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.

Scholten talks about overshooting the mark.

Make creations that are not appreciated by the public. Vision is excessive. Feeling that others do not understand it. Lost in all kind of ideas and creations. Trapped in their success, exaggerate where they did have success with. Make everything very dramatic, become theatrical and act bizar. Everything has to be extravagant. More of the same. Reproductions of what should be unique. Keep producing on behalf of the production, inside it is empty. Pollution with all kinds of meaningless publications. Feeling that people are against them and oppose them. See enemies everywhere. Get resistance because of their suspicious and stubborn behaviour. Criticise others and distract the criticism on themselves, diversionary tactic. Decline of influence, become powerless. Overwhelmed by enemies and circumstances. Feel thrown away by forces they can not control and feel locked up in old patterns.

So here it is about integrating (scorpio) the vision (sagittarius) of the other (libra).

Next: Indium

Zincum

March 2, 2008

Zincum is the last remedy in the individual part of the ironseries. It is in stage 12 which is similar to scorpio.

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth. Movement from individual certainties to the mysteries of life. Spirit breaking through the limitations of the individual ego. 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.

The individual part of the ironseries started with expression (leo), develop skills to function (virgo) and then reflection (libra) from the outside world. Now with scorpio, the repressed part of the self has to be integrated.

With Zincum this integration goes along with virgo. In Prisma:

Pure zincum obstinately resists attacks, which gives rise to two conflicting philosophical conclusions: the praise of purity, which protects from evil like a coat of mail. And the praise of impurity, which gives rise to changes, in other words, to life. In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed.

Scholten mentions the endless repetitions which result in pollution.

Succeed in their work, but overdo it. Restless. Tics en restless movements. Aggravation when resting. Stressed with study and school. Because of the over-straining of the intellect they can perform very well in the beginning. Later on it can be the other way around, a mental dullness. Learning by repeating endlessly. Repetition and copying can have a huge pollution as a result. More and more of the same. Endless copying. Feeling others obstruct their work. Stubbornness and repeating of old methods makes them go wrong. To hard work leads to failure, which is denied. Guilty after failure, feeling they committed a crime. Feel pushed by superiors and parents.

Next: Gallium