The beginning stages of this shift will not immediately end up in the outer reaches of the Libra archetype of boundaryless-ness, co-dependent, enmeshed confusion, etc.
"Boundaryless-ness" as an archetype is Pisces (and water in general) whereas "boundary" is Capricorn (and earth in general).
"Boundaryless-ness" is a Patricia Walsh term associated with Libra.
I hear you, and I recall the Pisces correlation that is true to EA. To me, what this word means, in this context, is less of a dissolving of self but an evaporation. Becoming SO involved with someone else (their ideas) and getting sucked into the mirroring...the projections. Because it's air, in its extreme it is so un-grounded that it disassociates and floats off. (I know disassociation has the connection to Aquarius via trauma and that floating feels more like Pisces...but the direction is up and out. Not drift and sink.) Bottom line: the energy is not maintained in a healthy way within the self.
Thank you for challenging me to be more clear! I hope I am making sense now?
Initially, the extremes function from the well practiced energy of Aries. The tendencies are to cyclically retreat or dominate. Self-preservation has been firmly enforced during lives where the individual’s essential need for freedom was triggered/ jeopardized via e.g. entrapment- inconjunct to Scorpio/8th, oppression- Capricorn/10th, and repression- from Cancer/4th.
That's accurate except Cancer doesn't by itself represent repression, that too is Capricorn.
I struggled with choosing the word 'repression' actually. Also, I did not cite my references to the Cardinal cross as much as I should have here, though it was all over my chicken scratch notes...
Here, I was trying to lean into the YIN qualities of the Cap - Cancer axis relative to the emotional body. I'm trying to get to the layering of these energies. Cancer comes before Capricorn in the zodiac and so very much defines the polarity of Capricorn. If we do not feel, if we do not recognize our vulnerability, and cultivate an inner sense of emotional security how can we stand tall and strong out in the world. The patterns of inner distortion magnify into the structure that informs the way we do everything else... maybe it's more of an emptiness. Or the retreating could be from others neediness. Hmmm.
As the Soul begins to open toward others, this can feel like a sudden attraction, repulsion, or combination of. (Awareness flashes through the primary brain and gut level.) Commonly, this will switch, or flip-flop. Open up to someone (1, and 1, now 2) invites comparison. Once comparison is made the individual will never be the same, they have been impacted. New awareness may feel like an invasion of thought, as choice is mandatory: continue as before, or change. The thoughts (and source/persons) could be rejected or embraced on the basis the individual finds it/them freeing. Regardless or the particular choice, other perspectives of being compel the Soul to assess their own desires.
Sexual union contrasts the polarity of solitude. The physical and energetic bodies sharing intimate space provides an intensity of contact that does not inherently require much intellectual thought, verbal communication, or the attendant issues of conjuring the right words, filtering feelings/ emotions, and navigating societal norms of what is/is not appropriate to share. Sex can become an outlet for physical and psycho-spiritual stress as the individual acclimates to other ways of relating.
Navigating social norms of what is/is not appropriate to share is Capricorn. Sex as an outlet for physical and psycho spiritual stress also feels more earth sign related.
Ok, yes. Once again, I wasn't clear about where/how I got that --> square to Cap. Because I think they would feel pressure, they would feel awkward because it's new, because they are starting to compare. And they would see the limitation in their capacity to filter what goes out, to know the rules. Stress and agitation, pent up energy--could be earth too. I could see that. Clearly, I did not explain well enough the bottom line I was getting about the sense of urgency to connect and the frustration of not knowing how to do that. And so, keeping contact relatively simple and direct...I'll need to think about this more.
Stepping in further toward the other, the individual recognizes that everyone has their own matrix of needs, their own hinterland between the known/security and the unknown/insecurity, whether or not there is any resonance. There could be a zeal (fire element of enthusiasm and passion) to share oneself escalating into imposing their way simply because another is open to it and allowing the space (air). The extreme is domination, setting off cycles of power struggles. First-hand experience utilizing focus and presence aids in the capacity to listen. The practice of listening contributes to patience and evaluation.
What else might the nn/ppp in the 7th house soul be learning through sexual intimacy?
To be continued...
Excellent Katherine. I really appreciate the quality of presence and attention you are offering to this signature and how that expresses through your writing. Of course you are welcome to continue to deepen this however you wish.
Thank you, Ari! You caught all the places it was sticky for me to explain.
I want to post tomorrow my ideas about NN-PPP in the 7th/ Libra for the various evolutionary states.