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In astrology charts these are represented by 6 houses; 1. A born creative personality/persona/appearance which stays somewhat constant. Childlike adventure and creativity represented by Aries/Mars desire and fire of life. 2. money and resources, basic needs, luxuries, food, taste/choices in objects, etc represented by Taurus/Venus earthly delights.
Circuit 1 - Nurture and Nutrition: This is the primary circuit in all mammals. The first need. Out of the womb and onto the nipple providing the two basic elements absolutely and unequivocally essential to survival. Love and food.
The third house is represented by Gemini as communication, early education, short commutes, and neighbors and community. This is essentially the house we learn our basic communication skills, and something which evolves over time. Mostly as an inner experience and processing of information as a "style". I think this would be represented as same, only incorporation of the childlike persona as "me" and the communication house as the ..."but then there is them".
Circuit 2 - Structure and Stricture: The secondary circuit is near primary in all mammals and where are formed the concepts of social structure. When we get old enough to fend for ourselves on a small scale, as toddlers for humans, this is the circuit that opens up the world into two groups of needs. Theirs and mine.
This is represented by the third house as well. Communication style based on personality and experience. The argument would be placed in the 9th house, however, of philosophy and teaching. Higher education and experience based on travel outside the familiar environment. Ideas that are based in philosophy. This is where common symbols and their meanings may altered by others. Or by belief systems acquired through others. Such as religion or science.
Circuit 3 - Symbols and Semantics: This is an outgrowth of Circuit 2, where social structure moves beyond primary need and becomes a collective for sharing thoughts and ideas. And so this circuit allows us an understanding of symbols from crude to complex, all of which are abstract and therefore prone to semantic arguments.
This is represented by the fifth house of sex for pleasure vs sex for procreation. It is the house of romance vs the 7th house of partnership. One of the reasons people "change" once they are married. The wooing would happen in the 5th house, vs the structure of a partnership and marriage in the 7th. Same for business partnerships or other such partnerships based in cooperation.
Circuit 4 - Reproduction and Continuity: If it hasn't been noticed yet, these circuits also correspond to stages of human development right up to 'adulthood' or sexual maturity. This is the last circuit of truly social imprinting where we learn to rules of how to woo a mate and therefore maintain the social structure by creating more society dwellers. We also learn some of the most important social rules in what in appropriate and not.
I believe it started as a way to understand nature. Plants and growing seasons, why and when animals move. The seasons of weather and then it progressed to wanting to understand personality. A way to plan and control nature, a way to understand the cycles. They saw coincidence and began to find correlations, not unlike science and psychology today.
Originally posted by TravelerintheDark
reply to post by seagrass
It seems obvious that there has almost always been a human desire to understand each other and we've always been keen on devising systems to make sense of our experiences. I think the value of a system only bears out over time though.
Astrology is a good example as its been around for thousands of years. And more than a cursory glance shows there is depth there that is hard to explain as superstitious.
Phrenology is another good example, which is determining human character by measuring bumps on the head. Yeah, not so much belief in that one these days, and I think it's obvious why
If the system doesn't work, it doesn't last.
The map is not the territory.