Lanthanum

May 16, 2008

With Lanthanum we arrive at one of the most intriguing places in the periodic table.  It is in stage 3 which is similar to gemini.

Clever, curious, communication. Making connection with surroundings. Trying to figure out, intelligence. Requires great mental stimulation. Playful, inconstant, attention easily drifts so something new, seeks novelty.

So the essence of stage 3 is interaction. It is interaction in the whole of the goldseries which is about construction (capricorn).

But at the same time it is the place where scorpio has to play its role.

The silverseries were about reflection and vision (libra and sagittarius) but the integration (scorpio) still has to take place.

So along with the interaction of gemini, in stage 3 of the goldseries, there is the integration of scorpio

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

So here we have gemini together with scorpio and those together with their complements sagittarius and taurus give the characteristics for the lanthanides.

In Scholten’s Secret Lanthanides.

Autonomy. Inner world. Truthseekers. Shadow. Bright. Mindpower. Concentration. Selfworth.

In the zodiac it is the transition from the individual into the universal part.

The transition from the primordial into the individual part took place in puberty. There it was the expression of the individual spirit (sulphur, leo) that came into play just before the emotions of the primordial soul (chlorine, cancer) found its place.

Here at this point in the human development, at midlife, the vision of the universal spirit (silverseries, sagittarius) comes into play just before the integration of the individual soul (lanthanides, scorpio).

So here again, the next part (universal) started before the previous part (individual) was completed. And the completion of the individual takes its time. A whole series of its own, beneath the surface of the goldseries, in the form of the lanthanides.

Next: Cerium

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Yttrium

March 25, 2008

Next remedy in the silverseries is Yttrium. It is in stage 3, the same stage as Scandium in the ironseries.

After the impulsive reflection and vision of Rubidium in stage 1, and the manifest reflection and vision of Strontium in stage 2, there is the interactive reflection and vision of Yttrium in stage 3 of the silverseries.

Stage 3 is similar to 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.

Gemini has the polarity between curious and anxious, with the purpose of interaction.

Gemini is also the complement of sagittarius, which is similar to the whole silverseries (together with libra), so the characteristics of gemini are an important part of Yttrium.

Scholten about Yttrium:

Doubting what they want to create. Investigating. Follow all kinds of education. Comparing. Not dare to really choose something out of fear to choose the wrong thing. Not dare to bring something new. Searching what they will do. Changeable. Busy with all kind of things, but get nothing finished. Want to get inspiration. Not showing what they create. Try outs. Not dare to stand up for their designs. Not dare to be different, afraid to fall outside the group, to be an outsider. Discover potential in themselves, but doubt if it is really possible. Easily discouraged. Undervalue their own talents. Stop easily. Think others can do better. Communication difficult.

Next: Zirconium

Scandium

February 19, 2008

Scandium is the first remedy in stage 3. The previous series did go from stage 2 to stage 13, but here in the ironseries the 10 stages in between are filled with the transition metals. The zodiacsign that belongs to stage 3 is 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. Playfull, inconstant, attention easily drifts so something new, seeks novelty. 

Here with Scandium it has to do with the polarity between curious and anxious in combination with the profession or task (virgo). Scholten talks about trying all kinds of possible jobs.

Don’t know which task to choose. Can not decide, but it has to be perfect. Start all kind of professions, but do not persevere. When something goes wrong, they withdraw and do not go on.

The complementary sign of gemini is sagittarius. With the previous complementary signs there was a projection of their own inner nature on the outside world with Kalium (libra), and the carefull attempt to integrate their own contradictions with Calcium (scorpio). Now with Scandium (sagittarius) there is an expansion of the worldview. Start looking around but not really get involved yet.  

Next: Titanium