Phase 13. Heaven on Earth (Yud Zayin Lamed)
Angel: Yezalel (YAY-za-LEL) Fidelity, Loyalty, and Allegiance
Gemini 1. A naked man on an ice floe feels no cold. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Umabel (OO-ma-BEL) Water, Affinity and Friendship)
You have the ability to go where few can go, to travel in your mind the farthest reaches of the spiritual realms. Whatever prevents other people from going further doesn’t keep you from your explorations. You are always willing to look beyond boundaries, to be in communication with places usually thought of as being “off limits.”
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Knots in a cord. They are a message in code.” In any line of communication there may come places where the energy becomes blocked. This degree has a direct and clear sensing of where these are. And even though one is trying communicate something, the places of misunderstanding are always trying to communicate something else – something deeper. And, or course, we would like to avoid those communication snags, to get beyond them, but this degree sense that there are important things to learn from the gnarled, garbled areas of message sending. It is in those places that fears and limitations lurk, and it is there that those fears and limitations can be uncovered, unsnagged, untied, and released. To go into these scary places is just as threatening as floating away naked on an iceberg – but there is so much to be gained from the attempt to achieve greater clarity, for as we strengthen our ability to communicate with others, we perfect our ability to communicate with ourselves.
Pleiadian Symbol: Deep in the sea a mirror watches the sky.
Azoth Symbol: A large diamond found in an area where diamonds are never found.
Seed degree: Aries 3. A sacred mirror which is kept in the inner sanctum of a temple. (Omega Symbol). Looking deeper and deeper into the sacred mirror we see through all surfaces into the spiritual self beyond space and time.
The outer casing of the Great Pyramid being removed. (Chandra Symbol). We use the past to serve the needs of the present – until we at last perceive the cord of time along which all karmic knots are stored.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 6. An actor forgets his lines and makes up new ones. (Omega Symbol). Tapping into the clear, cold clarity of the imaginal waters, we spontaneously bring to life new facets of ourselves.
An aquamarine in a woman’s navel. (Chandra Symbol). As we come to understanding the messages contained in the karmic knots of our life, we realize that freedom comes through feeding and nurturing the spirit within.
He found himself journeying to Antarctica and realized he had forgotten everything. He was amazed at how little warmth he needed to survive, and how the little warmth he felt seemed to wrap him in a haze of soothing dreams as he floated south. And he realized also that the cold actually protected him, for it insured that his island would not melt before he safely arrived on shores where he might wait with the penguins for the polar winter to pass.
Gemini 2. Tiny meteorites the size of dust falling everywhere.(Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Iah-hel (EE-a-HEL) Parent – Teacher not Preacher, Desire to Know)
We are always receiving messages from beyond, but most of the time they are not perceived, due to their subtlety. You pick up on these, but may often feel that you aren’t sure of what they mean, or what you should do with them. You need to just keep trying to communicate, even if what you are trying to say often feels inexpressible. What needs to come through eventually will.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A collection of large dried leaves, each one bearing an inscription. At worst the information collected by this degree is fragmented. Each one of these leaves says something significant, but in what order do they go? How do they connect to form a deeper meaning? They are, each one, gems of wisdom, just as the tiny meteorites are each little messages from the cosmos. The challenge of these degree is to synthesize all this wisdom into a whole, rather than allowing its fragmented quality to oppress and fragment the self. At best this degree is full of valuable thoughts and ideas – but the value is ultimately to be found in recognizing their relationship to each other and in finding a meaningful purpose for them to further.
Pleiadian Symbol: Trolls seeding a meadow with gold nuggets.
Azoth Symbol: In an alpine valley thousands of wildflowers blooming.
Seed degree: Aries 15. An hourglass in which the sand has become stuck. (Omega Symbol). Allowing time to stop, we perceive the minute spiritual gems gently falling on us from the sky of eternity.
A man with pointed ears. (Chandra Symbol). Listening intently to the silence, we hear the words of the sacred tree whose leaves, ever falling, ever renewed, are inscribed with all the secrets of the universe.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 6. A man charges water with healing energy. (Omega Symbol). The formulas, the truths, the prayers distilled. And poured into the empty waters ready to receive them.
A pink diamond. (Chandra Symbol). The leaves of truth, fading, dying, always passing away. And beneath the soil their death creates – the diamond of pure, eternal love, sleeping.
Great rocks enter the atmosphere and burn up to nearly nothing, are essentialized into grains of dust, like the brief summaries of a long history. These histories are falling gently into your hair as you walk, and when they get close to your ears you think you can vaguely hear old stories being recited in the garden.
Gemini 3: An invisible man wandering in the night. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Anauel (a-NA-oo-EL) Appreciation, Perception of Unity)
You have a strong urge to investigate and to roam, and can be fearless and boundless in your searching. You have a way of being non-threatening, and because of this people will allow you into their world, where you can learn much and potentially offer assistance which they would have accepted in no other way. You can accomplish much in a quiet and unseen manner.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A dense thicket of brambles surrounding a magic castle.” The brambles are a protection, as is the invisibility of the man in the Omega Symbol. This degree is about relating, and in the process of doing so finding ways to get through barriers of fear and misunderstanding so that one can make deeper connections.
Another aspect of this degree is that it may ward off connections with life and/or other people and not be aware it is doing this. Ultimately it is a way of maintaining one’s freedom to be oneself – a kind of filtering device that only allows in what harmonizes with one’s own vibrations. This can be positive in that it protects one’s energy, but, like all systems of protection it can also, in some contexts restrict personal evolution.
Pleiadian Symbol: In spring old people sitting along garden paths and enjoying the flowers.
Azoth Symbol: A visionary lies in a dark room as she waits for signs and messages.
Seed degree: Aries 27. Over a waterfall gleams a rainbow many thousands of years old. (Omega Symbol).
The mist rises, revealing the spectrum of the light. Empowered by it, we let go of all fear and set out to explore the darkness.
A fun house. (Chandra Symbol). Experiencing so many delights and surprises as we journey through the fun house, we come eventually to The Serious House – which is actually a more profound version of the fun house. If we can get beyond the brambles of our fears, hesitations and uncertainties, we may enter it to study the Art of Magic.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 6. In the far north an ancient tower carved of ice. (Omega Symbol). Wandering the depths of ourselves we discover at our core a pillar of clarity from which we may view our own vastness.
A claw foot holding a ball. (Chandra Symbol). The secrets of the Magic Castle – they are transparent and slippery, but once grasped we see that their form is whole and complete, and fits perfectly into our hand.
Although he was invisible, when he looked down he could see his footprints forming in the grass as he walked. He wore shoes on his nightly outings, which was not a problem, for anything he put on also became invisible for the time that he wore it. Dawn always brought, gradually, the return of visibility, and a fading of all memories of the night before. Which made him not only invisible in the night, but made his night self invisible to his day self as well.
Gemini 4: From a mountain, people watch a tsunami. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Mehiel (MAY-hee-EL) Casting Yourself in a Favorable Light, Vivification, invigoration, enlivenment)
You can often feel what is coming – how the energy is going to move or change, and because of this can put yourself in the place you need to be to either protect yourself from it, or use it to maximum benefit. You have much to say, the question being whether or not people are going to listen. You need to find the right context in which to share your ideas, and not try to relate them to those who aren’t receptive.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An island just visible off the coast.” In both of these symbols there is something to be observed that is not far away. In the Omega Symbol the tsunami is dynamic and immanent, whereas in the Chandra Symbol the island is static and ongoing. In the Omega symbol the tsunami is coming to us, in the Chandra Symbol, if we want to see what is on the island we must go to it. In both symbols there is a connecting of two different worlds, or planes of existence – in the tsunami image the connection is intrusive and forced, in the island image its an inviting potential. Either way, CHANGE is the point. If it comes at us, we need to take the high road to the mountain to see the overall meaning and significance of it, if we choose it and go to the island, we need to be sensitive to the rightness of the timing of our adventure.
Pleiadian Symbol:A magician searching for rare herbs.
Azoth Symbol: A man who can see through the eyes of a high-flying bird.
Seed degree: Taurus 9. Bats streaming out of a cave at dusk. (Omega Symbol). The tremendous forces of nature are within us. When we seek the safety of a spiritual perspective, we may experience their purging and purifying wave without being harmed.
A talkative woman with tape over her mouth. (Chandra Symbol). When we give the ears a rest from the minds constant chatter, things unexpected emerge out of the ocean of being.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 6. On a dull, overcast day, a pool reflects a clear, blue sky. (Omega Symbol). Rising above the minds destructive force we are able to maintain clarity even in the murkiest of situations.
The Medusa’s head with writhing snakes for hair. (Chandra Symbol). Leaving the safety and security of the known, we go to confront those deepest fears which have kept us from a complete embracing of our life energy.
Earth mountains last for eons, and like to stay in the same place, but water mountains live only for a few hours at most, and feel an urge to always be on the move.
The tsunami was coming to see them, was rushing toward them in its wild exuberance to give them a hug. So they braced themselves against the earth mountain, and then, hearing a crash, felt on their faces the salt spray of a gigantic wet kiss
Gemini 5. Two people calling to each other across a wide, deep canyon. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: Damabiah (da-MA-bee-YAH) Fear of God, Fountain of Wisdom)
You can feel other people’s need to communicate, and the gulfs that need to be bridged if this communication is to happen. And since it is true that we create our own reality, these gulfs are self-imposed, and show that the people who created them are conflicted about communicating – they want to, and yet are afraid of it – or at least believe it is going to be difficult.
You sense that behind all ideas there are deeper forces at work, which, if we can contact them, can bring us together in wonderful ways. People can have difficulty understanding you, and may try to discourage you from the your deep digging. You are always impelled, though, to keep meeting the challenges of connecting with people, for it is your destiny to stretch the understanding of others, and to help them communicate more deeply with themselves.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An immense tortoise with jewels inlaid on its back.” The tortoise moves slowly, just as communication may proceed slowly when the two people of the Omega Symbol are calling to each other across a wide, deep canyon.
The jewels in the tortoises back are the rich potentials being communicated (being carried across the canyon that separates ourselves from others) – and it is important to see that the tortoise, who always looks only forward or from side to side can’t directly see the beauty and wonder of what he carries.
It is likely to take a lot of time and effort to communicate these riches. The two people across the wide canyon from each other may need to use other means – hand signals, waving, a more careful listening – or they may need to find a way to get closer to each other – to bridge the gap that separates them. This degree bears a richness of information and potential that needs to be gone into ever more deeply, so that the fullness of it may be delivered. This is a place where Gemini is compelled to slow down and clarify itself so that these precious riches are not wasted.
Pleiadian Symbol: A journal of experimental poetry.
Azoth Symbol: A vast prairie which seems like a still sea of grass.
Seed degree: Taurus 21. Bending over and lowering her palms, a woman projects colors into the earth. (Omega Symbol). The earth is healed with love, which helps us to communicate more clearly with everyone, and overcome all separations and differences.
A statue of Hermes decked with brightly colored garlands. (Chandra Symbol). The slow patient task of continuing our spiritual journey brings us inevitably to the soul’s springtime.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 6. Hidden photos of a deceased woman are discovered. (Omega Symbol). Working to achieve clearer communication, new facets of existence are eventually revealed.
A hamster running in a tread mill. (Chandra Symbol). Finally seeing that the goal to be reached is the HERE AND NOW, the tortoise lets go of attachment to results and takes delight in the sheer exertion of self, without caring about the limits imposed by any situation.
The canyon was keeping them apart and they were grateful for that. Their words swam back and forth between them like fishes in a two-way river of air, and echoes in the canyon repeated the words with a vague transparency that rose out of the depths and moved among the meanings like shimmering colors, giving new shades to them. Dusk was upon them, and their voices were growing tired. Why not climb down into the land of whispers?