I believe that EITHER Gelfling could have healed the crystal, and that they both worked together….
What’s really interesting is the fact that Jim Henson is a Libra, which is represented by the scales of justice. The idea of balance is very important to Libras, as are the ideas of peace and harmony.
This entire movie has a true Libran sensibility to it. An imbalance splits one race into two, and those two must become one again, in order for the universe to be in balance again. Jen and Kira, who are both important within “the journey of Jen”, were each separated from their own race, to be raised in ways that would cause them to appreciate new ideas, but, in order for their individual lives to be more balanced, they had to find each other, because each brought qualities that the other didn’t know as much about (Jen knew more about reading and writing than Kira knew, but Kira understood verbal communication in more depth than he did).
When viewed through an astrological lens, the movie makes a lot of sense. That is not to say that it makes no sense otherwise, but I find that it seems to have a lot to do with the sign of Libra. Libras appreciate peace (The Mytics), beauty (Kira’s connection with nature, and Jen’s love of music), and being social (The Gelflings). They like flashy, shiny things (The Skeksis’ preoccupation with jewelry and youthful beauty). They appreciate justice (The salvation of Jen and Kira, and the righting of a disturbing wrong), and they appreciate gentility, too (Jen’s NON-hyper masculine attitude, Kira’s almost maternal nature, etc.) They can be selfish (Skeksis) and, at the same time, too eager to make others like them (Jen?), but, ultimately, they want the world to be more beautiful. Libra is an air sign (The purple of the crystal is like the purple of a stormy sky, and the clear color is like the air, the draining of one’s essence takes one’s breath away, Kira has wings, etc.) Finally, Libras love romance and love, but they can be flirtatious, and it’s important for them to take their time, in order to find their perfect partners (Jen and Kira were destined to be together, but they aren’t POSED as sweethearts, lovers, etc. from the get-go.)
Well, I’m wanted in the forest, so….
Goodbye For Some Time,