Erbium

June 13, 2008

Erbium is in stage 14 of the lanthanides. It is the same stage as Carbon, Silicium, Germanium and Stannum. This stage is similar to capricorn, the universal body.  

Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures. Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas, needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.

So stage 14 is in essence about construction. But first the polarity of formal and depressed has to be explored.

In the carbonseries this was the construction of the personality (Carbon, constructive manifestation). In the siliciumseries it was the construction of the communication (Silicium, constructive interaction). In the ironseries it was about the construction of the professional life (Germanium, constructive function) and in the silverseries the construction of art and inspiration (Stannum, constructive reflection/vision). 

With the lanthanides it is the phase of construction on the road to independence (Erbium, constructive interaction/integration).

In ‘Secret Lanthanides’, Erbium is described as stoic.

It is as if they have resigned, are standing aside from life. In a positive way this can express itself in ironic and laconic behaviour. This is when it’s a deep state, when it is their character. Philosophically they are stoic. In a depressed state it feels more like a gloom and being out of touch with the origin of it. 

The complement, which has to be integrated, is cancer.

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.

Next: Thulium

Stannum

April 16, 2008

Stannum is in stage 14 of the silverseries. It is the same stage as Carbon, Silicium and Germanium and is similar to capricorn.

Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures. Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas, needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.

Capricorn has the polarity between formal and depressed with the purpose of construction. In the silverseries it is a construction that has to do with reflection and vision.

Scholten calls them civil and polite, which can be translated as formal (capricorn) reflecting (libra) a vision (sagittarius).

Do not have any real authority anymore. Just marginal designs. Lost glory, grandeur and fame. Loss of honour, fortune and possessions. Formal in their visions and philosophies. Worn out. See something in every ideology. Hate dogmatic ideas, like to discuss their own vision with others. Show formal in public. Not take responsibility. Not dare to take a stand out of fear to get rejected. Try to spare everyone. Think along with others. Benevolent, civil and polite. Courteous, can go along with the ideaworld of the other. Good at distracting from problems. So powerless that they keep agreeing. Tired of talking, it is not their own expression. Art is only an empty shell, a form without meaning. Feel insulted inside, but act as if they do not care and stay polite.

The complement is cancer, so here the emotions have to be integrated.

Next: Antimonium

Germanium

March 13, 2008

Next remedy of the ironseries is Germanium. It is in stage 14, like Carbon (carbonseries) and Silicium (siliciumseries), which is similar to capricorn.

Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures. Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas, needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.

Stage 14 in Homeopathy and the elements is about an empty shell and wearing a mask.

Lost control. Makes them feel empty, as if all life has drained away. Paced on a side track. Still there for the show, but their real role has come to an end. Masters in changing the subject when things get a bit too close. Al energy has been absorbed. Inclined to hand their responsibility over to others. Hide behind norms and rules. Formal and distant. The outer form becomes more important than what is inside. Great importance to etiquette, protocol, ceremonies and standard procedures. Conventional, conforming to the rules. Cover up all their actions. Only see the outside, a facade, a mask. This mask makes them stiff, reserved, stoic. All you see is an empty shell: the inside has gone. Pretend that nothing is wrong. Conservative.

This is like the capricorn principle taken too far, without integrating the emotions of the complementary sign of cancer.

Germanium is the combination of capricorn (stage 14) with virgo (ironseries). Scholten talks about a formal profession.

Germanium is the classic type of civil servant. Maintain the order but aren’t really interested. Hiding behind formalities. Work with lots of official forms, so they can be sure they won’t personally be held responsible for anything. Hold back information, hiding behind a mask of perfectionism. Restricted, a prisoner of controlled movement. The outside appearance may still be there, but it is only an empty shell. They are powerless to carry out their task, but they pretend everything is fine and running as normal.

Next: Arsenicum