From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 3)

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Kay Nielsen: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”

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In the eight station, Mercury teaches the soul how to acquire “knowledge” of self and the other(s). The world at large has to be perceived and analyzed, and the soul aspires to learn the mundane “language” of the mortals (as opposed to the jovial “language” of gods, earlier imparted by Jupiter). Continue reading “From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 3)”

From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 2)

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Palma il Giovane: “Venus and Mars” (1590)

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Now in this fourth station, the soul has entered the Saturnian land of “time” and “mortality” (element of Earth). Number 4 also stands for solidity and stasis (as represented by the 4 sides of a square). Things feel to be heavy and slow in this realm. Continue reading “From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 2)”