Titanium is in stage 4 of the ironseries and is a transition. The previous stage
was similar to gemini, the primordialmind and the next stage is similar to cancer,
the primordialsoul. So stage 4 is in between and has the characteristics of both.
A word that describes it is double-minded. It is the phase where a rational decision
turns out to be different from the actual experience. In Homeopathy and the elements:
Stuck in the initial stage of a project. Always stuck in the beginning of something,
always on the point of choosing. We could imagine the situation of someone getting
into a boat: one foot is already on board and the other foot is still on land.
So here in stage 4 it is not so much about the polarity of a sign (gemini between
curious and anxious, or cancer between claiming and abandon) or the integration of
the complementary sign (sagittarius the complement of gemini, and capricorn the compliment
of cancer) but more about learning how to let the mind work together with the soul.
The final quality of stage 4 is the ability to talk about and explain emotions and
experiences in a logical way.
And with Titanium this is on the individual level of virgo:
Embodiment of the individual in the world. Problems of adjustment dealing with the
world and others. Perfection of the approach to life. Development of mundane skills,
ability to change to adapt to life better. Service, helping, perfectionist, always
seeking to improve, efficiency, practical, functional, analytical.
With Zirconium we arrive at stage 4 of the silverseries, which is between the signs
gemini (stage 3, interaction) and cancer (stage 5, emotion).
Stage 4 has the characteristics of both and can be described as doubleminded. The
rational decision (gemini) and the actual experience (cancer).
It is the same stage as Titanium in the ironseries. Here with Zirconium it is on
the level of the silverseries, which is about reflection (libra),
Harmony, balance, social awareness. Learning how to get along with others, treating
others as equals. Art, beauty, harmonious surroundings, distressed by inharmonious
and vision (sagittarius).
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.
So Zirconium is the struggle between mind (gemini) and soul (cancer) in the series
about art (libra) and inspiration (sagittarius).
In Homeopathy and the elements.
Start with a creative career. Opening their own practise, or the first official exposition.
All kind of new ideas and want to carry them out. Want to establish their inspiration.
At the beginning of something new and unique and want to get credit for that. Want
to declare their ideas, give them a form. Want to break through the old known routine
patterns. Want there to be room for creative impulses. Hate to adjust, want to have
the freedom to develop their own ideas. Also insecure and hesitating. Can the inspiration
be brought into practise. Often fail if they begin with the practise of their inspiration.
Become insecure and collaps.
Cerium is the second remedy of the lanthanides and is in stage 4, the same stage
as Titanium (ironseries) and Zirconium (silverseries). Stage 4 is the combination
of the signs gemini and cancer, the primordial mind and soul.
Titanium was struggling with the rational decision (gemini) and the actual experience
(cancer) in the area of the function (ironseries), while Zirconium had that same
struggle with reflection and vision (silverseries).
Cerium is a combination of mind and soul alone, the primordial mind (gemini, stage
4 and lanthanides) together with the primordial soul (stage 4, cancer) and individual
soul (lanthanides, scorpio).
Here in stage 4 is the phase of interaction (gemini) and emotion (cancer) in the
totality of the lanthanides, which is about interactive (gemini) integration (scorpio).
Scholten mentions two remarkable symptoms of Cerium.
Feeling of not being in contact with the world, and do things without trial and error
but by practising in their mind.
With Hafnium we finally return to the goldseries. The previous stage of the goldseries,
stage 3, was a series of its own. It was the stage that was similar to gemini. It
was about interaction in the totality of the goldseries, that as a whole is similar
to capricorn. Capricorn that has to do with responsibilty, leadership and society.
But those qualities can only be strong if they are supported by an individual who
has inner peace. And this inner peace is formed after the long and intensive inner
battle, symbolised by scorpio, the sign belonging by the series of stage 3 of the
goldseries, the lanthanides.
But now with Hafnium the goldseries continues. Hafnium is in stage 4, the same stage
as Titanium (ironseries), Zirconium (silverseries) and Cerium (lanthanides). It is
a stage inbetween. It is between gemini in stage 3 and cancer in stage 5, so it has
the characteristics of both. It is the phase between the rational decision of the
mind (gemini) and the actual experience of the soul (cancer).
So it is learning how to find words for emotions, connect experiences with language,
in the whole of the goldseries, which is similar to capricorn.
Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others
on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts.
Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, 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.