Our solar system is permeated with love. It is the strongest force, unpredictable, cross-bordering and instantaneous. Nothing changes us faster than love. If it encounters us, everything familiar is questioned. Nothing remains stable. Everything flows. It kneads us until we become soft and smooth, until all the crusts have cracked off, and our innermost core appears and shows us that, what we really are. In love, we face something that we lack inside. We need it to become fulfilled and rounded up. Love means fullness. Because the missing fulfils us, makes us complete and healthy.
Love is never comfortable. It demands everything, but it also gives everything. When we give everything, we love. Everything is more than the needed, more than the familiar – just to follow an agenda. Through love, our dimensions which have never been lived, can come to light. Everything repressed and oppressed may be shown in our live so that we really can give all. In Greek mythology the repressed and oppressed are assigned to Hades. Hades is another name for Pluto, the God of the Underworld. He watches over the repressed and oppressed, our still undeveloped gifts and talents and our future. Nothing gets lost. He is the giver of wealth. And yet we are afraid of facing him. For a good reason, because we often get aware of him only through his power of transformation, which is usually accompanied by pain and suffering. He removes everything, which prevents us from being completely ourselves.
The most famous Hades story is the one of the Underworld Goddess Persephone. She was the Virgin Kore until Hades abducted her one day to his kingdom. Therefore, the entry into the underworld happens under the sign Virgin. Hades itself is assigned to Libra, the sign of love. This may be astonishing, but it is self-explanatory. Through love, everything encounters us what we are missing – our dark sides and our hidden powers. Whoever has passed through the subsequent changes of Scorpio, also knows the painful part of Pluto. In Sagittarius, the changes are over. The arrow of Sagittarius is nothing else but the arrow of Cupid, the arrow of love. He who has found what he loves, knows his goal. He is enthusiastic, optimistic and full of good expectations. Even if he does not recognize it at once, but what he is targeting at is a part of himself which he lacks to become a whole unity. Ultimately, he wants to connect with himself. Therefore, Sagittarius is also the sign of reconnection. This is the theme of love at first: to love oneself with all one’s aspects in order to be able, later in Pisces, to unfold love for all and to live such love.
Love is the force that holds everything together. All planets are connected to it. To some, this connection seems to be more obvious than to others, yet it is common to all. In my opinion, too little attention is devoted to love. But for us humans it is the most moving factor in life. It is by far more than just a motivation for partnerships.
The enthusiastic scientist loves his subject, the painter his creative periods, the musician the expression through his instrument, the inspired writer his inner dialogues, the philosopher the wisdom. This list could be continued indefinitely, and it shows clearly: What really moves us, above all by our own choice, is love. Necessities force us, love attracts us. It keeps us in motion, encourages, refreshes, and regenerates us. Reason enough to look at the planets once more in their connection with love.
The Greek mythology plays a decisive role within all that. It provides an insight into hidden relationships on the subject of love, but also on all other topics that really move us.
……………to be continued
Featured image: Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1486). Tempera on canvas. 172.5 cm × 278.9 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in). Uffizi, Florence
Hades abducting Persephone, wall painting in the small royal tomb at Vergina. Macedonia, Greece