Three ways to be
William Carlos Williams once said that the poet in him was the woman in him. Many male poets have come to identify their creativity with their feminine aspect, what Carl Jung called the Anima. This Jungian concept proposes that men develop their feminine side (anima) and women their masculine side (animus), but it does so using language that confines us to rigid ideas of gender. The truth is, these dual forces can be applied to almost anything—from a sentient human being to an inanimate rock on the ground.
Though my work focuses on the lunar path, and the importance of balancing it with solar principles, there is a middle way that is the ultimate goal. This third intelligence makes use of a higher perspective. Stellar perception results from a unified state of the lunar and solar, using logic in service to the mysteries of the heart. It is a liminal space where new possibilities can be found beyond the limitations of the ego and desire. Stellar intelligence is the coin with two sides–Janus looking in two directions at once.