Duality and Unity: Planets in Gemini
by Alan Oken
As our inner eye awakens, it sees with ever-increasing clarity the relationship between the visible and the invisible, and knows that these two are drawing ever closer together. —A.O.
Occult glyphs and symbols are multileveled as to what they represent, and the glyph for the Twins is especially rich in allegory and meaning. The most obvious interpretation for the symbol of Gemini is “duality.” On the physical plane, (II) depicts the parts of the body ruled by this sign: the hands, the arms, the lungs and the entire bilateral nature of our physique. The highly developed athlete has this physical duality perfectly coordinated and under the control of the integrated mind, Mercury. Continue reading
By BJordan Gemstones, 2013
Hawk’s Eye is the name given to blue or blue-gray Tiger Eye and, like golden Tiger Eye, it is a silicified asbestiform crocidolite (crocidolite with strands of asbestos running through it, which over time have been replaced with Quartz. The fine layers of Quartz crystals within Hawk’s Eye reflect light and give the stone its characteristic silky sheen. The most important source of stone is South Africa, but it is also found in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Western Australia, Brazil and California. Hawk’s Eye is also known as Blue Tiger Eye, Falcon’s Eye, Rodusite and Silicified Crocidolite. Continue reading
Yoga tradition teaches that we have two bodies. We have a physical and tangible body, and an energetic and subtle body. Along the midline of the subtle body – within the spine – lie seven subtle energy centres, the chakras. There are seven main chakras. After the fourth chakra, the heart chakra, it is time to take a look at the description of the fifth chakra, the throat chakra.
5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Vishuddha or throat chakra is depicted as a silver crescent within a white circle, with sixteen light or pale blue, or turquoise petals. Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression.
This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security. Continue reading