Here is the start of the carbonseries, where energy gets concentrated and takes a
form. It is the first of the series that are reflected by the earth-signs of the
The sign that follows aries in the zodiac is taurus.
Grounding, bringing down to earth. Constancy, steadiness, entering matter, taking
on a form. Earthy, grounded, in touch with the body. Sensual, pleasure seeking. Stubborn,
fixed, stands their ground. Focuses and concentrates energy, gives it concrete expression.
Practical, provides stamina and persistance. Slow, steady and methodical.
In the human development it is in the form of the physical body.
This series is the hardest to understand. The reason is that the theme is so general
and therefore so vague. Words like ‘life’, ‘body’ and ‘being’ are very general and
every problem has its result on the physical body. This level is therefore difficult
to separate from other levels.
The whole series has to do with manifestation, which has to find the balance between
stubborn and fear.
The complement is a polarisation between manipulation and abuse, which I call integration.
Every element in the carbonseries has this theme in its own way.
So Lithium in stage 1 of the carbonseries is called ’impulsive manifestion’.
Beginning of self discovery. Cannot decide and busy with details without coming to
a conclusion. Just acting impulsive, so often things go wrong. Others do not understand
what was meant, or what they do is way overdone. Desillusions. Just try again and
again. A sort of trial and error. Prone to the extremes of good and evil. From one
extreme into the other. Easy influenced and take over others opinion. Need authorities
that can tell them how the world works.
The next remedy in the carbonseries is Beryllium. It is in stage 2 which is similar
to taurus, just like the carbonseries itself.
So here it is all about manifestation and the polarity of stubborn and fear will
be very present.
All the more the complement(scorpio) will be suppressed and comes from the world
outside. So they can be easily manipulated and abused.
Stage 2 in Homeopathy and the elements:
Feeling looked at. Want to be appreciated. Look at the value of things. Have to compare.
Insecure and passive. Modest. Adjust easy. Difficult to take their own space. Give
away their power. Want to shield. Retract and search for safety. Need to get and
also give support. Sense of duality.
And this combined with the personal level gives Beryllium.
So it is all about growing and gaining strength. Integrating the power to become
a strong and healthy person.
There is already an awareness of the world outside, but there is no real interaction
yet. Interaction is a gemini theme that starts it’s role in the next remedy.
Boron, the remedy that follows in the carbonseries, is in stage 13, which is similar
to sagittarius, the universal spirit.
Experiences that lead to consciousness expansion. Being receptive to new points of
view, wisdom, enlightenment. Using your talents for the benefit of the greater whole.
Freedom loving, idealist, unfetterd by small thinking, inspiration, religion, philosophy,
the law. Awareness of connections to the rest of the world, can be distant from others.
Afraid to give up freedom, reluctant to be tied down, aware of the value of the social
contract. Enthusiastic, generous, loves abstract, theoretical ideas, sees the big
picture, ignores the details. In love with an ideal, strong opinion. Foreign travel,
This phase of development is the polarity between judging and withdraw. But this
is all in an immature way and on the very personal level of the carbonseries.
Scholten talks about the most extreme expression of Boron as multiple personality
There is the confusion about themselves, not knowing who they really are yet. Understanding
other peoples struggle and the suffering of the world. Not being strong enough, because
of the weak ‘I’.
But the compliment is gemini which is about interaction. The interaction that has
to take place, to get to know and accept those different personalities.
Carbon ends up in stage 14 of the carbonseries. The astrological similarity is capricorn,
the universal body.
Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious,
feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious,
determinate, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures.
Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical
relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas,
needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.
It is the polarity between formal and depressed on the personal level of the carbonseries.
The purpose of this phase is a constructive manifestation.
Carbon in Homeopathy and the elements:
Stable values. Rigid or labile person. Timidity. Self-value and valuation of life.
No inner centre. No reference. Mood-swings, crying, emotional. Need support. Negative
self-image. Not want to be disturbed. Traditional. Social valuation. Hard workers.
He talks about borderline as an extreme expression of Carbon.
That gives the association with cancer, the complimentary sign of capricorn, which
has the polarity between claiming and abandon. These are the emotions that have to
become part of the personality, instead of being taken over by them. This integration
of emotions should result in a person with a strong inner centre.
Nitrogen is the remedy in stage 15 of the carbonseries, which is the polarity between
destruction and nervousness. The abstract theme of aquarius, the universal mind,
Freedom and cooperation between individuals. Free-thinking, unorthodox, far-sighted,
idealistic, utopian. Impersonal thinking, detached from emotional considerations.
Interested in focusing the mind to formulate new and unusual ways of dealing with
people, groups society and the world. Progressive view of things and rarely follow
the beaten path. An insatiable urge for discovering that which isn’t known. Or developing
that which is known into something which is new, refreshing and completely different.
Here on the personal level of the carbonseries there is the unconventional urge to
explore their own personality.
Scholten about Nitrogen:
Expansion of the ego. Assertion. Look confident but there is doubt. Will not show
that. Selfconfidence based on support from others. Expansion of selfvalue. Others
should appreciate them. Enthousiastic. Carry out ideas. Pushy. Holding on: tension.
Can not relax, although great need to. Explosive. Impatience. Holding on. Many fears.
The complementary sign is Leo, which is the polarity between arrogant and disrespected.
And when it is finally balanced, there is a solid confidence on the personal level.
Oxygen is in stage 16 of the carbonseries, which is similar to pisces, the last sign
of the zodiac. The personal development is coming to an end, although there are two
more stages before the next series, where the space expands to interact with others.
The abstract ideal of pisces is compassion which has the polarity between laziness
Surrender to the universe, to higher goals, ego sacrifice. Compassion and empathy,
selfless work. Seeing the unity of all things. The end of cycles, forming seeds for
the next cycle of growth. Mysticism, fails to make normal distinctions. Laziness,
victim, martyr, servant. Tends to escapism. Fantasy, drugs, alcohol, religion. Very
receptive, sensitive, even psychic. Co-dependency, care-taking.
Scholten talks about the problem of Oxygen with really coming into life.
Holding on to possession. Trouble finding the balance between giving and taking.
They are afraid of loosing their possessions and fearful hold on to them. Or indifferent
to possessions. Fear of being selfish. Stay with themselves and outside life. Stay
with their inner qualities and look at life from the outside in, without taking part.
Complaining, demanding, cannot wait.
The complementary sign is virgo, which has the polarity of critical and indifferent.
The fusion of compassion and function should lead to coming into real life, but staying
The elements in stage 17 are called the halogens and are highly reactive. They easily
form compounds with other elements, so they are part of many homeopathic pictures
in the form of fluoratums, muriaticums, bromiums and iodatums.
They are at the end of each series, after the last sign of the zodiac in stage 16,
and before the transformation to a new cycle that belongs to stage 18.
Stage 17 in Homeopathy and the elements:
Releasing is central for this stage. As soon as they see that they cannot hold on
to the past, and that letting go is the best thing to do, they are a big step ahead.
That is the power of this stage. As long as they fight it, the pain and grief will
In the early development of the series the complementary sign is not well known yet,
and seems to come from the world outside. But in the later development of each series,
the complement is more a characteristic of the remedy.
In the carbonseries that means that scorpio is very manifest in the later stages.
And manipulation and abuse play an important role in those remedies, especially Fluor.
Scholten about Fluor:
The tendency to release all values. Free and immoral behaviour. Need the
glamour and admiration of others to confirm their feeling of self-value. It is all
beautiful smooth, but hard outside. Take what they want, without considering
others. Manifest themselves even at the cost of others. They need contact to fill
void. But if the other becomes to strong, they go away.
Here is the transition from the carbonseries into the siliciumseries. The manifestation
is now completed and must go to interaction. But with Neon, in stage 18, the transformation
The whole carbonseries is symbolised by taurus, the primordial body, which is the
first earth-sign of the zodiac.
Next series is similar to the first air-sign, gemini, the primordial mind.
Neon in Homeopathy and the elements:
They are worth a lot but do not want to get into relations with others. Rather stay
with themselves without getting involved. Free of good and evil. Like to be unbound.
Without needs. They feel locked up in their selves. Transition of their own inner
world to the world of relations.