On Friday, March 22nd, the second season of The OA premiered, and we spent the weekend binge-watching every episode.
Without giving anything away, during one of the episodes, the word "syzygy" wound up playing a huge part of the theme and was a key to unlock a major mystery.
Since hearing the word, we haven't been able to get it out of our thoughts, so we themed this week's Amenti Oracle spread around the concept.
The word/philosophy behind syzygy has a few layers to it, according to Wikipedia:
- In astronomy, a syzygy (/ˈsɪzɪdʒi/; from the Ancient Greek σύζυγος, suzugos, 'yoked together') is a (roughly) straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies in a gravitational system.
- Syzygy, a concept in the philosophy of Vladimir Solovyov, to denote 'close union'
- Syzygy, a term used by Carl Jung, to mean a union of opposites, as in Eros (concept)#Carl Jung
- Syzygy, female–male pairings of the emanations known as Aeon (Gnosticism)
With all of this in mind, here is the layout and prompts for this week's spread!