What versus How

September 3, 2009

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Until now I have mainly been writing about my other blogs for the aboutpage. And re-posting some posts from those blogs to get things started on this blog.

The reason is not that I don’t know what I want to write about. The reason is that I don’t know HOW to write it.

Do I take a chronological approach? So do I start with the basics of Integral theory and the basics of the Zodiac? I sort of started that way on my other blog, Developmentals. And more or less came up with the words I can use in combining them on this blog.

But actually I do not like to take that approach. This blog is not meant as a resource for anything. It is just a place where I can structure my thoughts. And for that I use some existing theories, that I think are capable of taking ‘everything’  in account. And by everything I mean the whole universe as well as the inner world of each individual.

But only potential of course. And only in my opinion.

So that is why I want to start anything I want to write about in no special order as to just write what comes to my mind. I also started with that on my previous blog with the post ‘Between ignorance and projection‘. With that post I tried to describe the polarity of the Zodiac sign libra.

So that would be a possibility to go through all the signs and write about my vision of the polarity of each sign.

Another interesting aspect of the use of those signs is the complement. The complement of each sign is found in the opposite of the sign. So the complement of libra is aries. And in my view it is really very important to integrate the characteristics of each complement.

But also very interesting is the cycle within each sign. Or the use of the signs in a more universal way. So the development of civilisations throughout history. Integral theory has some very interesting things to say about that in Altitude. And those can also be used with the signs of the zodiac. It is just that the meaning of those signs are sometimes a bit different from their archetypical use.

So as I am thinking now, it might be an idea to take a sign in each post and describe my vision of that sign in its polarity, in its complement, in its place in the zodiac and its place in Integral theory.

An example would be aries. Describing the sign itself could be the polarity of something like irritation and exhaustion. With the essence of ACTION.

The complement is the opposite sign, libra. Which itself has the polarity of ignorance and projection with the essence of REFLECTION.

Those two signs need each other, because the only way out for to much action is to take time to reflect. And the only way out for ignorance is to take action.

So that would be the polarity and complement. But some other approaches could be its place in the zodiac. This is especially interesting in the four individual signs. And as a result also interesting in the way to look at all the signs.

And the same goes for Integral theory. Naming the sign libra (together with scorpio and sagittarius) ‘impersonal subjective’ might sound very strange, but I think it does give an indication of what it means.

And I would love to write about that. And write about the difference and similarity of the  naming of libra as ‘individual mind’.

So as a result that would mean I could write 4 blogposts about 12 signs.

1. Polarity of each sign. (e.g. ignorance/projection in libra)

2. Complement of each sign (e.g. aries/libra)

3. Place in the Zodiac (e.g. aries: primordial spirit)

4. Place in Integral theory (e.g. libra: impersonal subjective)

Most posts will be a combination of those approaches, but it might be good for me to keep an eye on what I wanted to write about in the first place, to not get to confused.

And to be able to categorise them in a way that makes it a bit more structured. So the sign libra falls in the categories ‘individual’  and ‘mind’ (zodiac) and in the categories ‘impersonal’ and ‘subjective’ (integral). That was the post ‘Between ignorance and projection’ that I will re-post here as a starting point.

(Update: I changed some basic words, more about that in the post Basic Concepts)

Annemieke

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