Saturn Explained | Esoteric Astrology | Notes

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The integumentary system comprises the skin and its appendages[1][2] acting to protect the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.[3] The integumentary system includes hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails. It has a variety of additional functions; it may serve to waterproof, cushion, and protect the deeper tissues, excrete wastes, and regulate temperature, and is the attachment site for sensory receptors to detect pain, sensation, pressure, and temperature.

Kronos castrated his father with a sickle from Gaia. Hence the ‘sickle’.

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We learn in the Third Degree lecture that the Scythe is an emblem of time, which cuts the brittle thread of life, and launches us into eternity. In classic Mythology, the scythe was associated with Saturn, the god of time, which in turn taught men to use the implement in agriculture. Many illustrations of time as a figure show an old man, usually bearded, having a hour glass in the one hand, and a scythe in the other. The scythe is often associated with destruction. However, upon deeper reflection, the scythe cuts the old to make way for the new – and thus the cycle of life repeats itself. For example, in order to gather the harvest (grain, which feeds life) the giver (in this case the plant) must be killed. Until the fifteenth century, it was not the scythe, but the sickle that was portrayed in similar ways the scythe is today. This probably reflects the changing implements used in farming. It should be noted, that the 13th Major Arcana Card in the Tarot, Death, depicts a scythe not cutting down life, but the wordly illusions. This also corresponds with its meaning, which is not the end, but the beginning of a cycle. In this case, the scythe is a positive tool – one that opens the door to the realm of the true and invisible reality.

Saturn
the planet Saturn represents the alchemical metal, lead. The image mimics the scythe of Saturn, the god of the harvest and time. The qualities of Saturn include limitation, protection, and restraint; lead is therefore used historically where these qualities are required- it is still common to see lead-lined caskets, and it is traditional to keep scriptures and religious relics shielded in lead reliquaries.

Alchemically, lead was the prima matera, or primal matter, and represented the putrefaction and decay necessary for new life.

The sigil is similar to the Hebrew letter Tau, which also has associations with time and death(alchemy). Saturn is also the roman correspondence of greek god Chronos, the personification of Time (mythology).

Carl Jung says: “The prima materia is ‘saturnine,’ and the malefic Saturn is the abode of the devil, or again it is the most despised and rejected thing, ‘thrown out into the street,’ ‘cast on the dung-hill,’ ‘found in filth” (alchemy/psychology).

The latter belong to a personal psychology, to the personality of the ego which is in the world, whereas the unconscious is not, but is rather a world itself.

It is really a projection of the unconscious, as we saw clearly in many of the definitions, for the Middle Ages, as well as Antiquity, saw the unconscious in nature.

We could define the unconscious as a psychical existence in ourselves of which we are unconscious.

The prima materia was a genuine numinosum, a holy, psychic/spiritual substance which allowed the alchemists to consciously experience both the light and dark sides of God within themselves. As Jung puts it, “the individual is confronted with the abysmal contradictions of human nature, and this confrontation in turn leads to the possibility of a direct experience of light and darkness, of Christ and the devil.”

Symbolically speaking, the prima materia corresponds to lead, which relates to Saturn-Chronos, the negative father. One of the prima materia’s many symbols is a weak and infirm old man, the mythic dying king, or “senex,” who has lost touch with feeling, with eros, with relatedness, with creativity, with compassion, and with love. This figure of the rigid-old-man-negative-father is symbolic of a calcification of consciousness which, out of fear of its own weakness, holds onto and becomes addicted to power and control. The dying old man represents a dominant position in consciousness which has outlived its usefulness, and thus becomes an obstacle to the growth and development of consciousness. This archetypal figure is in need of being liquefied and de-solidified, of being given an alchemical bath in the healing waters of the psyche.

Saturn, the corrupted patriarchy, mythologically speaking, is the governor of the prison, the one who binds us and seemingly limits our freedom, while simultaneously being the supreme tester and great purifier. Paradox is the language of alchemy, as it is an expression of the unified point of view in which the seeming opposites are no
t so opposed to each other after all.

To be under the spell of Saturn-Chronos, the dark father, “Father Time,” is to be entranced and absorbed in linear time at the expense of the timeless dimension of our being. To recognize that we are playing out on the world stage the mythic process of the negative patriarchy is to have an expansion of consciousness in which we step into a mythical dimension where time is not “chrono-logical.” When we snap out of the spell and logic of linear time, we wake up to “dreamtime,” where time is experienced as a radial-matrix whose center is here and now. Dreamtime is not linear but circular, not fixed but fluid, not mechanistic but natural, not historical but a-historical. Dissolving the figure of father time, of living by the clock, we become introduced to the “syn-chronic” order. The synchronic order, whose timing frequency is a universal factor of synchronization, is a realm of infinite interconnectedness and inter-resonance between everything and everything else. In the synchronic realm the microcosm and macrocosm are synchronistic, mirrored reflections of each other, different iterations of the same underlying, harmonic fractal. This inter-nested fractal reflects a singular nowness eternally unfolding in endlessly diverse and novel patterns.

Symbolic awareness is the very expansion of consciousness which nonlocally dissolves the rigid and fixed archetypal figure of Saturn-Chronos, the negative father, throughout the whole field, like pouring water on the wicked witch of the west, only in this case the whole world becomes “fluid,” and thus ripe with new possibilities.

Saturn – skin, hair, teeth, bones, joints, knees, spleen

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Lunar Eclipse | July 27th, 2018 | A Cicadas Song

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Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

Introduction

On July 27th, 2018 we will be experiencing a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at 4 degrees Aquarius, while the Sun is at 4 degrees in Leo. In this article, we will discuss what these astrological aspects could mean and how we can begin to prepare for this energy now. This Lunar Eclipse will be hitting on some earlier themes and intentions made during past moon cycles. We will have the energetic sun in the energetic fire sign of Leo opposed the airy, unpredictable, and emotional Aquarius full moon. When the sun is opposed to the moon is likening to a flashlight shining brightly on our hidden unconscious motivations and desires. Even Though there is much hoopla surrounding a full moon and its positive effects, my personal opinion is that is an aesthetic and naive point of view of full moons. Ultimately Full Moon’s highlight the things we must clear to continue to move forward with higher ideals and perceptions. A Lunar Eclipse is a full moon is when the earth is situated in between the Moon and the Sun casting a shadow on the moon. Symbolically this provides action, insight, and breakthroughs. Throughout history, the Lunar Eclipse marked critical turning points in human evolution. So if a Solar Eclipse means setting intentions, a Lunar Eclipse means reaping the rewards of previous intentions. So if we have been sowing stress unconsciously this Full Moon could manifest more stress. Since this Lunar Eclipse is a personal astrological phenomenon its important that we take personal responsibility. Ultimately we will explain in this article how we can redefine ourselves and our motivations. We will learn the consequences of immediate gratification and also the rewards of constantly building energy and positive affirmations. Whether you do this consciously or unconsciously it is best to be mindful of what intentions you are sowing regardless of circumstance. We are simply living a result of a previous intention.

Moon conjunct Mars & South Node in Aquarius

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Sun conjunct North Node in Leo

This energy is very erratic and unpredictable. If this disturbs you or frightens you be mindful to step in front of the problems or fears in your life. Hoping that your skeletons don’t come out of the closet may not be enough during this transit. There may be some emotional patterns that need to be broke with Mars’ energy and the South Nodes connection to past lives to break generational curses once and for all. Since  Uranus rules Aquarius, the added flavor of a Square to Uranus doubles down on excitable energy that needs to be processed and experienced to be fully understood. This is an overall feeling of keeping the grass cut so the snakes will show. This is an active, preventive, protective, planning energy otherwise known as foresight. See problems before they happen and do something about it. Spirit is trying to release you from bondage but you do not see it nor are you prepared to be released.

Full Moon T-Square with Uranus in Taurus

  The Moon and Sun will both form 90 degree angles to Uranus simultaneously creating a T-square, this brings challenges and obstacles to overcome. Your eagerness to attack these problems as opposed to falling back into a deeper isolation will really be key during this powerful transit we will be experiencing. Our ideals will be severely challenged by competition from the actual reality and what will you do about it. If you have been positively sowing seeds then people will wonder where all of this good fortune has come from and that can be our little secret. There will also be people going through a variety of issues and adversities, it may be up to you to offer help to those who truly need the help. This may just be a part of the journey to creating a vibration of universal love and selflessness. Ultimately this energy speaks to a test and what any test, your grade matters.

Sun Trine Chiron in Aries | Sun Square Jupiter | Sun inconjunct Saturn

The Sun in Leo is an energetic force, meaning that it only matters when applied to physical pursuits. An abundance of energy with no modality to release it doesn’t really matter. So understanding our actions with aligned motivations creates an indirect channel for healing due to the trine with Chiron in Aries. A square to Jupiter says that in order for this healing to take place there has to be some clearing of past trauma. This is an ultimate test in perception, do you perceive doom and gloom or perceive your spiritual birthright. Ultimately we have to understand that our individual purpose is important, so what steps and realizations are going to take to realize it.

Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus

This aspect speaks to the changes that are happening that ultimately needs to happen, the more you fight the energy of change, the more of the lesson is not understood. Ultimately the changes that occur are representations of the freedom you are now experiencing. Being attached to an ideal or the past will block you from the freedom you now are experiencing. Will you block this energy by doing the same things over and over again is totally up to you.

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces

How we can begin or continue to heal:

Journaling

Dream Journal

Keeping track of visions and intuition

Keeping track of coincidences

The things that are happening are trying to tell a deeper story at all times. The story of who you truly are and are you able to listen to the messages and incorporate them into your waking life. This is a spiritual time.

Neptune in Pisces square Venus in Virgo

Understanding the difference between universal love as opposed to personal existential love. Universal love is active, existential love is passive. Love is to be given. Because your love is inside of you how do you display it?

Tarot Card of the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius | 5 of Swords & 5 of Wands

Meanings:

Facing and overcoming inner demons and negative mindsets.

Courage and Bravery.

Persistence.

Self Development

Willful

Unpredictable

Relationship Conduct

The consequences of avoiding conflict

Thoroughly discussing an honest viewpoint for the purpose of finding a solution.

 

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Orisha of the Week

Oya y Shango

Many eons ago, Shango was involved in an endless war. He had fought for many days and killed many of his enemies, but this time there were more than he could kill. At once he was surrounded.

He searched for his horse, Enchile, but he was nowhere to be found. His enemies approached closer. He had hidden enough to escape to Oya’s cabin in the middle of the woods.

When she saw Shango she was startled, “What happened to you?” she exclaimed

Shango began to tell Oya what happened to him. He needed Oya’s help. Oya thought for a second and told Shango. “When night falls, you will put on one of my dresses, and you will escape. I’m going to cut my hair to save my kings life.”

When nightfall came and they executed the plan perfectly to escape. Shango was not afraid of his enemies, he did not lack courage, he was simply overworked and needed some help and rest.

With proper rest, Shango came back fired up ready to defeat his enemies. The interesting thing he never took Oya’s hair and Oya’s hair remained cut. The declaration was that whenever Oya helps Shango there is a victory.

What is being shown in this Pataki is that when you align your masculine and feminine energy you are ultimately invincible. The other lesson is that even though you may have done a lot on your own, you can not do everything on your own.

 

I hope this message resonated with you.

 

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Uranus Explained | Esoteric Astrology | Notes

 

Uranus Explained | Esoteric Astrology

 

Uranus – Sky Father

 

He married

 

Gaia – Earth    

 

Then things got interesting

 

Father of Chronos = Time = understanding your dad for himself other than what you think he should do as a dad.  Abortion, dysfunction in relationships. Where do you need to take over in your life?

 

Gaia and her Son Chronos Castrates Uranus’s Testicles

 

Pituitary Gland’s Testicles  = Master Gland of the endocrine system

 

It alerts other glands to create other hormones.  

 

Uranus is the “Heaven” “the sky” Celestial sphere, Heaven, supremely good

 

No parentage born from chaos, primordial, existing at the beginning of time

 

He is not related to normal human life  

 

This shows up as a purifying confident force in your life.  

 

Uranus is your higher intellectual mind = strange sinister, occult, mysteries, astrology, and contradiction   Mercury is your everyday mind. Uranus shows up as anti-social, disconnectedness, aloof, and unattached. You either attract this energy or you do it.  

 

Uranus represents a connection to it as a reflection of divine energy.  If you are depressed, obsessed, and confused it represents a disconnection to Uranus.  

 

Where Uranus is selfless and concerned with others, Mercury is concerned with being aware to the Ego.  

 

Uranus is uninfluenced it can only be understood.  What blocks Uranus is stress.

 

Stress is a psychological response experienced on encountering a perceived threat and we feel we do not have the resources to deal with it.  This stress goes to the hypothalamus and blocks the pituitary gland from its normal processes.

 

Within uranus, you find the purpose of meditation as a way to heal yourself holistically and also you can heal yourself by channeling your original ideas and innovative thoughts from the supremely good part of your being.   

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer | July 12th, 2018 | Rise of the Black Madonna

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On July 12th, 2018 we will be having a Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer.  Astrologically and esoterically a solar eclipse is an extra powerful New Moon.  New Moons are generally powerful times to set intentions and start over.  When the Moon is darkest and our slate is clean, a Solar Eclipse gives us a psychic flavor to what we intend to manifest in our lives.  A New Moon is like the soil, the best time to set intentions and use the energy for growth.  A Full Moon is like the rose, the manifestation of the seed you planted during the New Moon.  In reality, a Solar Eclipse is when the earth is situated between the Sun and Moon, blocking out the Sun for a moment in time.  Allowing the Moon’s feminine energy to take control of the planet, that is why most people feel tired or drained during a solar eclipse.  This generally happens in the daytime, that is why it is supposed to represent a disruption of one’s habits or normal energy flow, what is happening is a resetting of your energy.  So this could be felt as our subconscious thoughts brought to the surface, for better or worse.  Understanding your power and how it manifests is important, dealing with changes in your life, and examining attachments are some highlighted themes during this upcoming Solar Eclipse. 

This New Moon will be opposite Pluto in Capricorn.  So the seeds you plant during this time are connected to a destiny beyond your normal reality.  What would need to be unified here is our present transformation/changes with our present identity, accepting the changes that need to happen for the betterment of our divine purpose.  So this is a sensitive time for people and dealing with pain.  If you do not redirect it you will definitely lash out and look for someone to blame.  So, if you are in the process of healing and reaching inner peace you will be granted your desires and wishes that are in alignment with your purpose. This new moon represents a moment of stark contrasts.  On one hand, your wildest dream and your worst nightmare might be separated by a paper like veil.  On the other hand what makes you successful may be what makes you different.  Are you investing in your individuality?

An opposition is an aspect marked by a lack of balance, perspective or proportion. An either/or type of influence. Compromise is needed to understand these aspects. And these aspects ultimately use people and situations to explain themselves. Dealing and confronting oppositions lead to our greatest growth and evolution. Certain inner struggles incite ambition within us so it’s good to understand the purpose of them. Oppositions speak to true character. 

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There will be two Grand Trines activated during this Solar Eclipse, both have different but aligning purposes during this Solar Eclipse.  There will be a Water and Earth Grand Trine, respectively.

The Earth Grand Trine consists of Uranus in Taurus, Venus in Virgo, and Saturn in Capricorn.  Uranus wants to bring terrestrial changes in whatever house it falls in your chart.   Venus in Virgo wants you to do what you truly love.  Saturn in Capricorn is concerned with restructuring your life towards your ideals.  This Earth Energy will be potent, life-changing, and tangible.

The Water Grand Trine consists of Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio, and The New Moon(Moon conjunct Sun) in Cancer.  Neptune in Pisces represents the third eye opening and self-realization.  Jupiter in Scorpio represents the clearing of trauma for the purpose of expansion.  The New Moon in Cancer will be in the second decan which is ruled by the Moon so this represents emotions, emotions, and more emotions.  Using Saturn will create enough boundaries to endure this transformation to its completion.  Operating through a plan will be rewarded while wishful thinking will lead to not so obvious failure.

A trine represents Good Luck, Charm, and Grace. This aspect indicates talent that a person is simply born with. They do not require a struggle to manifest, they just are. And since it may come super easy one may take these aspects for granted and never fully realize them.  So a Grand Trine represents this energy raised to miracle levels.  

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The Tarot Card for Cancer 3rd decan is the 4 of Cups, the Lord of Luxury.  This card represents affection, luck, and attention.  The dark side of this card is understanding your responsibility to others, taking things for granted, and a lack of gratitude.  An alternative is to be grateful for your present situation.

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I’m alone nobody loves me | Grateful that I am Single and Free

I’m in  a relationship, I’m trapped | Someone has my back, I am grateful

This card speaks to enjoying the moment, also understanding that lack of progress is decay.   There is a feeling with this energy of reaching true satisfaction, a feeling of no longer needing and wanting something you desperately sought for years.  Understanding responsibility and being a balanced force we can create deep love and appreciation for self and our abilities gained during this Solar Eclipse.


*Sidenote — My Moon is actually in Cancer, ironically enough, so wish me luck during this monumental change on the planet*

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
— W. H. Auden

“Positive words can change the water’s structures.”

“To give your positive or negative attention to something is a way of giving energy. …”  — Dr. Emoto

Orisha of the Week 

Yemaya

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Yemaya is the great mother who lives and rules over the seas. Esoterically the “seas” or “water” represent Emotions.   Although she is maternal and nurturing she is also fierce. One of the most powerful orishas in Santeria. The Mother of all living things. She gives birth to the stars, the moon, and the sun. She is found in the oceans, lakes, and lagoons. Yemaya’s spiritual power is nurturing protection and fertility. Within Yemaya and her various paths, she carries all experiences of womanhood. The Zodiac Sign for Yemaya is Cancer.  So this Solar Eclipse her energy will be highlighted.  The Saint syncretized to Yemaya in Santeria is Our Lady of Regla.

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Our Lady of Regla (“In Spain, the slang term for menstruation is regla “rule”) She is a Black Madonna carved in the 5th Century.  She is used for Money problems, fertility, and protection. She is known as the patroness(protective force) of all of Cuba. Originally from Africa, she was carved in dark wood by the order of St. Augustine(Roman African, Berber = indigenous to north Africa). An angel indicated him to sculpt it and that is how she got her name. Throughout history she has been protected and worshipped by various groups, always revealing herself to work miracles and from that, she is worshipped.

Black Madonnas = “dark brown or black Madonnas with physiognomy and skin pigmentation matching that of the indigenous population;”

“The shrines and images of the Black Virgin have an undeniable spiritual power, which explains their attraction for tourists, as well as those seeking a cure for their ills,” writes Ralph Metzner. “

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Neptune Explained | Esoteric Astrology | Notes

Neptune energy is thought to be connected to our pineal gland.  The part of your body that deals with psychic nature, higher awareness, visions, divinity, and nirvana.

 

Fully understanding the pineal Gland will help you understand Neptune.

 

The Pineal gland is the gland that produces melatonin and controls our sleep patterns. So when they say Neptune is the planet of dreams then you know why. Our dreams are a person’s connection to the divine.  No dreams then no connection essentially. This disconnection is done by water supply and toothpaste which contain heavy fluoride which in turn blocks the pineal gland.

 

This makes Neptune the lord of the Third Eye. Imagination and original ideas.  Artists, musicians, and inventors with feelings of sudden inspiration. This is al Neptune and the Third Eye.  

 

If your third eye is blocked then you lack imagination and inspiration.  You dont understand abstractions so you try to fit the whole world into your personal subjective reality leaving you scratching your head more than not.  Especially wherever Neptune is in your Chart.

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Understanding that the Third Eye or Neptune cannot be in alignment until the bottom 5 chakras are balanced its best to visit my chakra series to get attuned.  From there you can deal with your 3rd eye in truth and not in confusion. In order to receive inspiration you have to be clear to get those transmissions.

 

Neptune represents a higher octave of Venus which sits on the border of the non-physical and physical.  It represents divine love and spiritual oneness rather then a personal selfish and egoic love.

 

Dealing with Neptune with our personal problems will only lead to confusion and misunderstandings.  Neptune want to remove your borders it wants to raise you up. The problem is you want to raise everybody else up but Neptune will shut down and let you daydream.  It requires you to already have your boundaries and lower chakras in order before you can truly get any benefit out of Neptune.

 

Neptune is the God of the Sea.  The God of Water. Water is Emotions.  Emotions know no boundaries. When you are attacked Emotionally if not prepared you have no defenses.  

Neptune rules over the collective conscious where you are connected if not understood of that connection then this will lead to escaping tactics through alcohol and drugs, etc.

 

If Neptune is heavy in your Chart you will have a hard time being accepted.  Because you operate from a different paradigm.

 

Neptune is linked to spirituality,  mysticism, and divine love, letting go of selfish aims and ideals.  And caring about the collective needs.

 

Age of Pisces represented the Collective Consciousness Billions of people got together for an idea.  So Neptune represents an ideal. If calcified it represents an ideal that was given to you.

If balanced then it represents an ideal you give to yourself.  Ultimately Neptune is a weapon.

 

Siva is also seen at times standing on the being of ignorance, illusion, or maya, showing that he is not affected by its power.

 

Saturn swallowed Neptune and to bide his time Neptune dreamt and imagined a life.

Eventually Zeus freed him and he ruled the Water or Sea.  

Understanding that the earth and our bodies is 70% Water that means that most of our life and existence is unknown and subconscious.  So Neptune helps bring it all into focus. Water is symbolic to deeper emotions and dreams.

 

Neptune Symbolic Meanings

Dreams

Intuition

Psychic ability

Invention

Magic

Perception

Psychology

Philosophy

Esotericism

Occult

Imagination

Mysticism

Emotion

Shadow/hidden side of life

 

This is how Neptune shows up in our life.  Through the mystical and unknown regions of our existence and making sense out of it.  Neptune is a gift that has been calcified for years now the truth of the reality is being uncovered within us all.  Neptune allows us to transform our perceptions to our higher ideals. Not our personal life.

 

Symbol = Cross = Material Life = Grounding and stabilizing you life. How? through the mystical realms of Neptune, enlightenment and illumination.  

The three prongs or the Trident = His ability to control the Waters =  Liquidity, Fecundity, Drinkability

 

Sattva = intuition

Rajas = Perserverance

Tamas = Chaos

 

Neptune created the Hippocampus and is seen riding the Hippocampus.

The hippocampus is our direct memory. Not the end all be all.

Neptune is our Cosmic Memory so understanding where the real things come from is Key.

 

Siva is also seen at times standing on the being of ignorance, illusion, or maya, showing that he is not affected by its power

 

Neptune rules the Pineal Gland or Third Eye which oversees all psychic phenomenon.

 

 

The Dark Night of the Soul Explained | The Story of Tatalicious | Notes

Notes:

When it comes to psychology its not a popular subject.  For me it is. The word psyche means soul. And Ology just means the study of.  A term comes up and it is called “The Dark night of the Soul”

 

This the time when you and your soul comes face to face.  This is not a beautiful union at first at first this is a conflict.  Because you as an individual have disconnected from your soul a long time ago. And to rectify it one would need to Back track and to backtrack causes a lot of pain.

 

Ultimately “The Dark Night of the Soul” is when a person confronts their shadow or thier shadow confronts them. This confrontation ultimately is the first step to true self development. Self in the sense of the soul.  

 

During this time you will experience times where you will make different decisions and those decision will cause you to have guilt and this will drive you deeper if you don’t understand what is happening.  If you don’t feel the same as you once did before about people, places, and things then thats a good thing. If you are deeply attached to these things its a bad thing.

 

The first phase of knowing the true self in alchemy is called the blackening phase.  Or the nigredo phase. This is a time when our Eros and our Super Ego are at odds.

 

The Id is our primitive and instinctive component of our personality.  It is everything we came into this planet with. The will to live your best life (EROS)(Lover) and your will to die (Thanatos)(Soldier).  These are unconscious drives that we have.

Eros is the personification of our intense love and desire with no filter.  This is a powerful force in our life.

The ID is how respond directly to instincts with no filter.  

When we are first born we are all ID.  We never lose the ID and the ID is not affected by reality.  

The Ego has the job of directing the ID.  

So if you have a humble EGO and a powerful ID.  Than the ID will overpower you and force you to catch up with it.  IF you understand your energy and accomodate it things will work out well.  

The Ego has other plans unfortunately and this creates a crisis. Your soul wants more and you want less.  Who will win.

The Super Ego is the counter part to the ego which controls our moral compass. The part of us that has learned from our society, parents and teachers for better or worse whats right or wrong and what good or bad.  

The Super Ego uses 2 tools to stay afloat conscience (an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior) and the ideal self.  The conscience is there to punish you when you make “wrong” decisions and reward you when you make “right” decisions. Because ultimately by making “right” decisions you reach the ideal self.  So let’s not forget that this ideal self is based on society, parents and teachers.

 

When someone says they our going through a dark night of the soul or resonate with the topic, this means you are going through real despair, loss of meaning in life and a deep uncertainty about the future.  Its past wanting people to feel sorry for you. You may not even tell people whats going on or even how to articulate it. That is because the transformation is real.

 

The rebirth is real. The phoenix rising from the ashes is real.  The changing of your reality starts with whats going on. You cant take it with you.  It all must be transmuted.

 

The Soul wants to connect with you.  It cannot connect with you outside of truth.  So any fancy thing you think you are doing. OR goal you are striving for.  Are you sure it is from the soul. OR do you feel obiligated.

 

In alchemy, Nigerdo, or blackness meanse putrefacation or decompistion.  This is the first step to becoming whole.

 

This shows up as a disruptive event that causes us to turn inward and shed our outside public facing self and deal with the ID and EROS.  To shed our false beliefs is referred to facing the Shadow. Or our DARK SIDE.

 

“In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

 

The “dark night of the soul” does not refer to the difficulties of life in general,

 

“The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is.” (Carl Jung)