Infidelity...Who Cares?

Written by Steven Jackson

Why should I care if your life is a disaster because your spouse practice infidelity?

So What!

People plaster personal problems all overrepparttar net as if to do so a divorce attorney or marriage counselor is going to volunteer free services.

Day after day people like me run across articles expressing pain and sorrow written by some dreaded house wife or someones mama's boy!

Symbolism Of Wedding Rings

Written by Peter Breslin

"The meeting of two personalities is likerepparttar contact of

two chemical substances; if there is any reaction,

both are transformed."

-C.G. Jung

Rings have been exchanged as a symbol ofrepparttar 105649 bond of marriage for so long, and in so many different cultures, thatrepparttar 105650 origin ofrepparttar 105651 practice is obscure. Certainly,repparttar 105652 circle of a ring represents undying love andrepparttar 105653 continually renewed vows ofrepparttar 105654 married couple. Circles have long been archetypes for not only timelessness, but also wholeness and homecoming. The circle also speaks torepparttar 105655 constant round ofrepparttar 105656 heavens, as well asrepparttar 105657 eternal return ofrepparttar 105658 seasons, marked by cyclical ritual and celebration.

In addition,repparttar 105659 circle in rock art, sacred stone arrays, and astrology represents bothrepparttar 105660 Sun andrepparttar 105661 Moon, themselves astrological and alchemical symbols forrepparttar 105662 masculine and feminine aspects ofrepparttar 105663 cosmos. This correspondence withrepparttar 105664 Sun and Moon is emphasized byrepparttar 105665 frequent practice of choosing gold for one betrothed and silver forrepparttar 105666 other, as gold and silver arerepparttar 105667 metals long associated withrepparttar 105668 Sun and Moon respectively.

Rings in general have a deeply rooted magical significance. Enchanted rings figure in many ancient folk tales. Incantations and spells forrepparttar 105669 protection ofrepparttar 105670 wearer of rings are common motifs. Today, in traditional religious ceremonies, Christian and otherwise,repparttar 105671 wedding rings are blessed by a minister or priest, thus continuingrepparttar 105672 symbolic practice of imbuing rings with protective powers.

The widespread tradition of embellishingrepparttar 105673 plain gold or silver wedding band with various designs and patterns has been known since at least 700 AD, in both Pan-Hellenic and Celtic cultures. The quite ancient symbol ofrepparttar 105674 ouroboros,repparttar 105675 serpent which consumes its own tail, was a theme used for wedding rings made of iron in Rome. The ouroboros itself is a symbol ofrepparttar 105676 oneness of creation and destruction in renewal, andrepparttar 105677 life principle which timelessly feeds on its own inspiration. It also representsrepparttar 105678 hope for a lifelong marriage union thatís continually renewed.

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