The friction between the polarities may well be the cause and creator of what we term ‘suffering’. They strive to be together and yet there is an equal and opposite force keeping them apart.
Alchemy announced a source of knowledge, parallel if not equivalent to revelation, which yields a ‘bitter’ water by no means acceptable to our human judgement. It is harsh and bitter or like vinegar, for it is a bitter thing to accept the darkness and blackness of the ‘umbra solis’ and to pass through the valley of shadow. p63. Carl Jung on alchemy
Psychologically, the union of consciousness (Sol) with its feminine counterpart the unconscious (Luna) has undesirable results to begin with: It produces poisonous animals such as the dragon, serpent, scorpion, basilisk and toad; then the lion, bear, wolf, dog, and finally the eagle and the raven. The first to appear are the cold blooded animals, then warm blooded predators, and lastly birds of prey or ill-omened scavengers. The first progeny of the matrimonium luminarium are all therefor, rather unpleasant. But that is only because there is an evil darkness in both parents which comes to light in the children, as indeed often happens in real life. p170 Carl Jung on alchemy
We are like the action of cutting; the resolving force between the objects of bread and knife. This resolving force is necessary to bring these polarities together. It is of a different order to the other 2 forces and yet would not even come into existence without them.
I think you are right, ‘the situation is a tad grotesque. And kind of funny too!’