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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pandora's Box

The mythical Pandora and the Biblical Eve both had a curiosity to know the truth, and were willing to go outside limits and look inside hidden and forbidden places to find deeper truths. Do you know what was in the bottom of Pandora's box? It was hope.
Their curiosity was a symbol of the human search for wisdom and consciousness. They chose to know what was real and true rather than to live a childlike fantasy. Because they sought to know what was beyond the obvious, they began the journey of consciousness, knowledge and wisdom.
I find the stories of Pandora and Eve to be poignant and courageous. The struggle to achieve consciousness is tied to duality--there is suffering in the journey as well as freedom from ignorance. I respect the fact that Pandora, like Eve, was told not to disobey orders from the gods--and that they chose consciousness over naivete. I like that "Hope" was there in the bottom of Pandora's box. ~
I'm working now to balance time between writing and do readings/counseling again, and I apologize for not being able to personally answer questions from readers. I hope that my book, "North Node Astrology: Rediscovering Your Life Direction and Soul Purpose" available only on will answer some of those questions for readers interested in the Nodes and the life transitions that they are experiencing now. I believe their is much hope and wisdom in our personal and collective journeys. I am an eternal optimist, and for those of you who would like to have a phone session, the details are on the homepage of
And why the thoughts on Pandora? Simply because our journey is filled with all manner of dualities and it's the symbolism under the literal interpretation of our lives that is so important to look at--what's the lesson here? What's the truth? And...isn't it sometimes quite beautiful, just like Waterhouse's painting of Pandora? I think it is....


Julie said...

Great essay! I love the reframing of Eve and Pandora. I grew up in a religious and cultural background that was very misogynistic. Now, in my sixties, I will make sure that my grandchildren know the WHOLE STORY!!!

Miss M said...

I am so happy I came upon your blog. I have learned so much about the nodes and finding my own purpose.

You have a style of writing that resonates with me and I definitely feel a sense of comfort in reading what you write. I'm a 20-something lost PIsces trying to navigate this world, which can seem to harsh and difficult to understand at times. I'm fairly new to astrology, but it's coming to be the only thing I am finding that makes much sense or at least something I feel comfortable anchoring myself to so I don't drift forever.

I would aspire to be someone, much like yourself, who has found peace and sense in this crazy world. My only fear is that I often feel I am not quite cut out for this life, and I don't say that in an attempt to have anyone pity me or feel sorry for me, but truly a fish out of water.

I am glad to know people like you exist. Thank you.

Mark Blacker said...

I enjoyed reading your book recently Elizabeth. Great to hear some one share so honestly. I look forward to becoming a regular on commenting on this blog.