Pornographic implications aside, with today’s oracle A Woman And Two Men Castaways On A Small Island Of The South Seas, we move from interplay to interdependence. Symbolically the three individuals represent the emotional (woman) intergrating with the mental and the spiritual (men), or so says Dane Rudhyar. I can dig that. Although I am flashing back to those Italian brothers in the film Mediterraneo who together form a love bond with a beautiful Greek island girl. Interestingly, this image is to remain in question, the form of such integration remaining unclear. The symbolism of the South, here, suggests the realm of one’s passions, which is both the setting and the drive of this image. Coming off the yesterday’s scene, ruled by Leo, the sign associated with passion: we now question how passion, as the prime mover, will put the pieces together. For beyond integration, today’s metaphoric scene points to a formulation and overall composition, dynamics of Virgo, the sign that rules today’s symbol in a twelve-fold system.

It is unclear how this threesome will cohese. So long as we follow the honed emotion of our passion, it will forge a perfect union of three parts. Virgo, mutable earth, is associated with the smithy god of the forge, Hephaestus (Greek: Vulcan, from whose name is derived that earthly forge of the volcano). In the symbolic fiery landscape of some volcanic South Sea island, we will find our emotions, mind and spirit falling into composition. Curiously, the myth of Hephaestus is one of being a reluctant member of a threesome, a third wheel: He is the ironic consort of the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite, who is notoriously involved with the ubermasculine god of war, Mars. Again we don’t know how the pieces of this relationship will fall into place, we only know that some three-fold marriage must take place.

We are being asked to work out a modus operandi—we have to make this interdependent relationship work. There will be ground rules, maybe, and certainly much compromise. As regards our own emotions, mind and soul, we all know how these don’t all seemlessly work together; it takes some negotiation within ourselves to get these metaphysical ingredients working as a recipe that serves us on the whole.

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