Good morning. My blog post on the Sun opposite Eris disappeared a moment ago, and I don’t have the energy to rewrite it. So I’m going to leave you with a reference source that I used at the conclusion of the article, written by Sariel in Wales. It might seem out of context, but think of it as part of a long conversation about the Eris archetype. Sariel writes:
from 9,000 to 3,000 bc we began the process of no longer being nomadic and growing crops instead of hunter gathering. the hearth became the most important fire of all, the centre of familial and social life. thus the cult of brigid rose up, the goddess of fire, healing and herbs. from brigid comes the words brew, bread, breed and even brick. she provided nurturance, food and emotional support. and we worshipped the goddess for her life-bearing properties. at that time in the matriarchal society, the biggest fear for males was castration by the female. then around 3,000bc, the babylonian creation myth of marduk, tells of a god who killed Tiamat the great mother, and gained the ability to create and destroy, not through the soil and fertility but through the power of the word. this signified the end of the matriarchal line and the beginning of the biblical story.
unlike our creation myth of adam and eve, most primitive myths begin with the deep mystery of female yin, which creates the yang male principle. females created males as an evolutionary drive towards conscious oneness. the single celled organism can reproduce itself but cannot be self-aware.
males provided the ability to divine the future through thought, and to analyse the deep wisdom of the female and translate it into grounded action. the greats, einstein, nostradamus, william blake were able to plumb the deep unconscious wisdom, and provide a road map for our path to enlightenment.
and in the great myths the females tear the men apart and then put them back together. our deep wisdom is great, but only when channeled. like calypso in pirates of the caribbean, the great power of the unconscious seas can lead to the destruction of those mortals who cannot command her. calypso like kali has the ability to bring down the tower, to destroy worlds. as 2012 approaches and that goddess energy continues to rise, it is paramount that the female in the psyche understand this destructive tendency and temper it with reason and thoughtfulness, for the sake of the children.
men play a part in this in having the courage to stand up to their mothers and other females, with honesty and compassion. in britain the fathers for justice movement, has been demanding equal rights for fathers to interact with their children. the benefit of the doubt in the courts so often rests with the mothers, yet in so much research a good connection with the father leads to happier healthy youngsters.
freud called the female ‘the dark continent’ and said he wasn’t going there.
2nd august is venus opposite pluto conjunct the moon. venus, is also known as earth’s evil twin, a poisonous and volatile mix of sulphuric acid and noxious boiling toxins. we see her as the height of grace and benefit, and see mars as violent and aggressive, yet mars is the most likely place to hold life and water. these subtle twists in our psyche make it difficult for us to treat our children fairly, girls are nice and boys are bullies. the same with the heart. ‘oh i was just following my instincts’, ‘my heart told me it was right’. the heart is the most vicious organ in the body, and if challenged will cut off supply to other organs in order to continue pumping. its main instinct is survival and it will aggressively and competitively win at all costs.
i’m highlighting the shadow in order to get to the jewels. william blake said an unconscious woman should be treated like an animal, but a conscious woman should be treated like a goddess. animal is probably a bit 17th century, but certainly, we don’t need to take ignorant people so personally.