Tantalum

August 22, 2008

Next in the goldseries is Tantalum. It is in stage 5, the same stage as Vanadium (ironseries), Niobium (silverseries) and Praseodymium (lanthanides).

It is the last stage of the primordial part of the goldseries and is similar to cancer, the primordial soul.

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.

The complement of stage 5 is 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.

which itself is similar to the whole goldseries.

So here with Tantalum the only two signs that play a role are cancer and capricorn.

The goldseries as a whole has the polarity of formal and depressed, and needs the complementary sign cancer to get to its goal of construction, which is the final purpose of the goldseries.
 
And stage 5, that has the polarity of claiming and abandon, needs the complementary sign capricorn to get to handling emotions, which is the final purpose of stage 5.

Next: Tungsten

Praseodymium

May 19, 2008

Praseodymium is the last remedy in the primordial part of the lanthanides. It is in stage 5, the same stage as Vanadium (ironseries) and Niobium (silverseries). The astrological sign here is cancer, the primordial soul.

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.

Stage 5 has the polarity between claiming and abandon with the purpose of stable emotions. But in order to get stable, the complement capricorn has to be integrated. Capricorn has the polarity of formal and depressed with the purpose of construction.

So Praseodymium in stage 5 is the phase of achieving stable emotions in the process of interactive (gemini) integration (scorpio) which is the goal of the lanthanides as a whole.

In Secret Lanthanides it is about a cautious quality.

Hesitant, not daring to do what they feel their own plan, keep looking from which side problems can arise.  

Next: Neodymium

Niobium

March 29, 2008

Niobium is in stage 5 of the silverseries. Cancer is the next sign in the development of the silverseries and is about emotions. In the case of Niobium that are the emotions that have to do with reflection (libra) and vision (sagittarius).

Like with Vanadium, the complementary sign of stage 5, capricorn, plays an important role here.

Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Seeks certainties in life. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society.

Scholten talks about being stuck in preparations because of their own high demands.

Need to make their talents successful. Not realistic and high demands about their artistic possibilities. Being creative has become an assignment. Stuck in preparations. Think things through to much, want to reflect everything. Difficult to receive compliments and admiration. Feeling they have not contributed anything yet. Changeable moods, one time they are cheerful, the next time they are serious and sad. Want to be very good, but miss the perseverance to bring their creations to a good end. Can not bear authority. Easily hurt. Vulnerable, get an armour. Act like they do not care. Protect themselves. Envy those who are successful. Great aspirations and ambition. Want to be the best. Have a reputation and dignity to maintain. Fear of being hurt and fear of acting superior.

So Niobium is about the alternation between ambition (capricorn) and vulnerability (cancer) in the area of art (libra) and inspiration (sagittarius).

Next: Molybdenum