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


May 5, 2008

Iodium is in stage 17 of the silverseries. Like the other remedies in stage 17, Fluor, Chlorine and Bromium, it is the phase of releasing. Here the complementary sign is more prominent then in the previous stages. In the silverseries that is not one complement, but two. The complements of libra and sagittarius, which are aries

Activity that is self-motivated, unaffected by others. New beginnings, the start of new cycles, birth, vitality. Aggressive, willful, assertive. Focused in short bursts, unlikely to sustain interest in the long term. Adventurous, pioneering, warrior-type energy, impatient, works best alone. Unconcerned with approval or acceptance. Lacks persistence and stamina. Honest and fortright. 

and gemini.

Clever, curious, communication. Making connection with surroundings. Trying to figure out, intelligence. Talkative, sociable, loves to interact with others on a superficial level. Unemotional, impersonal, ruled by rationality. Requires great mental stimulation. Playful, inconstant, attention easily drifts so something new, seeks novelty.

So with Iodium it is about releasing the reflection (libra) and vision (sagittarius) of the silverseries and discover the impulsion (aries) and interaction (gemini). By exploring the polarity of those two principles (from irritable to exhaustion and from curious to anxious) the purpose is to find the balance between reflection (libra) and impulsion (aries) and between vision (sagittarius) and interaction (gemini).

In both complements the spirit and mind are involved, libra (individual mind) and aries (primordial spirit) along with sagittarius (universal spirit) and gemini (primordial mind). What misses here are the body and soul which are going to play a prominent role in the next series, the goldseries (universal body) and the lanthanides (individual soul). 

The challenge here with Iodium, is to reflect (mind, libra) on impulses (spirit, aries) and to use vision (spirit, sagittarius) interactive (mind, gemini). Or use intuition (spirit) logical (mind). 

Next: Xenon


March 19, 2008

With Bromium the ironseries is coming to an end. It is in stage 17 like Fluor and Chlorine. Stage 17 is about finding the balance between holding on and release. With Bromium it is about release of the function.

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. Reacts to defeats and setbacks by pulling back and altering approach. Lacks confidence in the face of opposition, lives up to duties and responsibilities.

The individual has become as skilled and perfect as possible, up to the point where it would go at the cost of others. This might explain the guilt, because of doing things totaly ‘my way’.

The complement pisces plays an important role here.

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.

The polarity of pisces can be seen between laziness and confusion, but also between deceive and disappear. Scholten talks about guilt and escape.

Have to let the work go. Because of a disease, their age, or are dismissal. A typical situation is that of pension. Would like to go on, find it difficult to sit still, want to have something to do. Or can not release the work and are convicted to work. Guilt because not doing their work or duty. Feeling they are disapproved and convicted. Can not stand being watched. Think they will be found guilty. Tendency to escape. Feel haunted, by people or ghosts. In the most extreme case they become psychotic. Sit quiet, just stare, or are restless with their hands. Delusion that God wants to punish him.

This religious side is also a characteristic of pisces, which has the final purpose of compassion.

Next: Krypton