Thulium

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

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Antimonium

April 26, 2008

Antimonium is in stage 15 of the silverseries. It is in the same stage as Nitrogen (carbonseries), Phosphorus (siliciumseries) and Arsenicum (ironseries). The astrological sign that belongs to stage 15 is 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.

Aquarius in the zodiac follows capricorn which is about rules, borders and staying within the known. Aquarius is about breaking the rules and going beyond the known.

With Antimonium it is about breaking the rules in the area of the silverseries, which has to do with reflection (libra) and vision (sagittarius).

Aquarius is the universal mind, it is no longer about personal matters, everything has to be seen in the light of the whole. But things can go to far out of line and become totally distant from the individual. This is where the complement leo has to be integrated.

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: Tellurium

Arsenicum

March 14, 2008

Arsenicum album is one of the best known remedies in homeopathy. The picture comes from Arsenic trioxide, which is Arsenicum (ironseries, stage 15) and Oxygen (carbonseries, stage 16). This means an emphasis on the astrological signs virgo (ironseries and complement of stage 16) and pisces (stage 16 and complement of ironseries).

These explain the fastidiousness and tidiness (virgo) and the decline and decay (pisces).

The other signs that play a role with Arsenicum album are taurus (carbonseries), aquarius (stage 15), scorpio (complement carbonseries) and leo (complement stage 15).

These explain the possessiveness and many fears (taurus), the extreme restlessness and destructive processes (aquarius), the obsession and suspicion (scorpio) and the selfishness (leo).

The picture of pure Arsenicum is a combination of virgo (ironseries) and aquarius (stage 15).

It is in the same stage as Nitrogen (carbonseries) and Phosphorus (siliciumseries). Stage 15 is the polarity between destructive and nervous (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

And the ironseries is the polarity between critical and indifferent (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. Lacks confidence in the face of opposition, lives up to duties and responsibilities. Interested in maintaining the body as a fit vehicle.

The final purpose is inventive function. Accomplished by integrating the complementary signs leo (expression) and pisces (compassion).

Next: Selenium