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

Mercury Station, the Sun Station, the Moon Station: Three characters, a priest in gray, a girl in white, and Virgin Mary in black are facing each other.
Kay Nielsen: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”

[This is a continuation from the previous post].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 at Mercury Station, 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)

Saturn Station, Jupiter, Mars and Venus Stations: Painted lovers kissing each other, while a baby angel is kissing the foot of the male lover.
Palma il Giovane: “Venus and Mars” (1590)

[This is a continuation from the previous post]. 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 Saturn Station: Continue reading “From Pluto to the Sun: A Metaphoric Journey of the Soul (Pt. 2)”