As an ever curious Gemini woman (with Mercury, the messenger of the gods and their intermediary, in conjunction with my Sun) I am always on the lookout for connections, links and associations. I have been paying attention to quite a number of blogs recently and I noticed how similar themes appear in similar time frames on different blogs. I hope such pairs of posts will feature regularly on my blog, that is until I grow tired of the idea, which is always a strong possibility with Geminis. I also hope to give something back to the whole blogging community by offering my views on some posts that I happen to like very much.
We were all touched beyond measure by what happened in Boston recently. The first post expresses a sentiment which is very close to my heart, namely that our Western society has grown more and more exclusivist and dismembered. The lofty ideal of E pluribus unum (Latin for ‘out of many one’) is just an empty jingle. We are in urgent need of the Jungian archetype of wholeness, otherwise we will never be healed. Those who feel excluded from the community are like the splintered aspects of the Self, which will most probably seek expression in disruptive and destructive ways.
The second post shows the same problem but seen from the eternal, mythical perspective. This is my favourite astrological blog thanks to its depth and scope. You do not even have to know or accept astrology to appreciate the fact that there is a meaningful connection between the myth of Isis and Osiris on the one hand and the problem of dismemberment that is the root cause of all the problems of our collective soul, shattered into millions of icy pieces like the mirror in Andersen’s Snow Queen. After the treacherous Set had cut Osiris body to pieces, Isis sought all the pieces out patiently, lovingly and with devotion and put them back together, thus bringing Osiris back to life. The Egyptian mythology has always held a deep fascination with me. I believe it holds the key to the deepest mysteries that were the everyday reality of ancient Egyptians, and which we are rediscovering again only now, on the verge of the new era of human consciousness.
The ultimate conclusion and message of both posts seems to be this: only love and wisdom can lead to healing and wholeness, which is the only antidote for division, fragmentation and exclusion that breed hatred, terrorism and fanaticism in the world today.
I wonder if anyone else can see the connection?