Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Love is a Joke on Us
So, I think I've finally figured it out. The Muse where passion resides is the same part of our brain Jung calls the anima (animus), the perfected image of the opposite sex, with the opposite personality to ours. The Muse, our dark side, is Mary Magdalene to Jesus, the passion of Christ. The anima / animus conflicting relationship (MBTI and Personality theories) is the most attractive to us physically ("chemistry" is the modern day terminology for this phenomenon) but the conflicting personality type is also the least compatible with us (for example: INFJ - ESTP). They say God has a sense of humor, and that's why opposites attract!
The Syzygy (the divine couple)
In combination, the anima and animus are known as syzygy (a word also used to denote alignment of planets), representing wholeness and completion.
(Image: Anima - Animus - junginla.com)