Phase 18. Fertility (Kuf Lamed Yud)
Angel: CALIEL (KA-lee-EL) Justice
Gemini 26. A man cutting the limb of a persimmon tree to make a wand. (Omega Symbol)Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: MEBAHEL (May-ba-HEL) Farewell to Arms, Truth, Liberty, and Justice)
You can do things on your own, without the need of directions or outer promptings. You make use of what is at hand, and are willing to experiment with what you find around you to see if it suits your purposes. You have the ability to tap into ancient knowledge to find just what you need to proceed on your path. You have an instinct for knowing what is missing and how to find it.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A cave with carved walls. It is an ancient temple.” The carvings on these walls are depictions of spiritual forces or possibly spiritual texts which have been carved in so they will be more impervious to the effects of time than paint would be. This degree is about remembering what we need to remember, and returning to those sacred places within were enduring truth awaits our remembering.
Persimmon wood is exceedingly hard, and the fruit of the persimmon takes an exceedingly long time to ripen. The significance here is that this degree perfects its abilities through patience, and through staying in tune with enduring truth. It knows that the easy way may be the most expedient one, but but often the harder way yields more lasting results.
Pleiadian Symbol: Ice devas decorating a forest.
Azoth Symbol: A woman helping a maiden to don her wedding dress.
Seed degree: Aquarius 3. A man in a boat wakes up just in time to avoid a waterfall. (Omega Symbol). To become more synchronized with the needs of one’s environment becomes a way of learning on one’s own how to work with the forces of nature in a patient, grounded and vigilant manner.
A vast ornate Hindu temple depicting hundreds of Gods. (Chandra Symbol). To perceive the panoply of the vast and diverse forces at work in the universe is a prelude to choosing and inwardly focusing the energies with which one wishes to work.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 8. A man lost in a tiny forest. (Omega Symbol). Taking on the patience and endurance of the persimmon deva, we go deep into ourselves to explore our own vastness.
A very complicated hedge maze. (Chandra Symbol). Entering the deep storehouse of wisdom within ourselves we learn from it the complexities of the structure of our being, and hence the means to achieve centering and higher consciousness.
The limb, had it not been cut, would have bloomed, and become laden with persimmons. The tree is happy to give up this limb, though, for it knows the other uses it might have, other than bearing persimmon fruit. Just as the fruit is born with a potent, drying bitterness, in time the fruit will ripen into luxurious sweetness and fall from the tree. So the wand, too, will take on the bitterness of the earth and its illusions, and through magic transform them into a rich nectar.
Gemini 27. Cleaning someone’s aura with a quartz crystal. (Omega Symbol)Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: HARIEL (HA-ree-EL) Long-Range Vision, Purification)
Pulling out the confusions and distractions that cloud and interrupt communication is your forte. You know how to stay tuned in to your source – and can do so, so long as you aren’t so much in a hurry that you for get to reboot yourself occasionally. Your greatest power is that you know where your focus needs to be placed, and when you put it there, all else tends to fall in alignment.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Much food stored in a cool cave.” These two symbols express the complementary opposite forces of assimilation (the food) and elimination (the process of cleaning the aura). When we clear away impurities and all that we no longer need we are then ready for more nourishment. This degree has much to offer others – as signified by the food in the cave – but it knows that what it has needs to be given at the right place at the right time – when others are ready for it. Communication (Gemini) is not just about focusing on what one has to express, but also about being aware of how one’s offerings are taken in by others. This degree has the ability to remove blocks to communication (the cleaning of the aura) as well as waiting for the best openings and opportunities to give what it has.
Pleiadian Symbol:A man covered with charms, talismans and strange jewelry is emerging from a forest.
Seed degree: Aquarius 15. A geisha applying her make up. (Omega Symbol). Clearing away the stresses and darkness from our being we are then ready to vividly take on any role we wish to play.
A jade burial suit. (Chandra Symbol). Enveloping ourselves in divine love (unconditional love) we become more psychic, and more able to see what the needs of others are, as well as to fulfill them through offering our love.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 8. A man performing a strange, expressive dance only by moving his hands. (Omega symbol). Clearing out our whole being we are able to more deeply communicate with others in ways that will be taken in because they are vivid and lively, and transcend mere words.
A chandelier which holds lit candles. (Chandra Symbol). When we are able to give what we have to others in helps both us and them to more clearly perceive the spiritual light as it clarifies all things.
The crystal has placed fingers on either side of itself so that it may move through the aura. It tells the fingers where to go, directing them toward the places of greatest darkness and stagnation so that it may soak these up and digest them. The crystal speaks in light language, which the aura listens to with rapt attention. These are poems made of color, and hypnotic suggestions and the names of angels. The aura becomes giddy and begins to laugh. The crystal thanks the laughter for its assistance.
Gemini 28. A house which keeps growing bigger and bigger. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: HAKAMIAH (he-KE-mee-YAH) Dumping Depression, Loyalty)
Things with you keep getting out of hand, for you have a gigantic imagination that keeps seeing more and more. You need to mark off a territory for yourself that will serve your purposes. Let its boundaries be flexible to suit your needs. This way you won’t get lost in the depths and subtleties of all that you perceive.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “A cloud in the shape of a rabbit.” Rabbits are a symbol of fecundity and prosperity, and the clouds mean that this abundance is able to take any and every form. The house of the Omega symbol is the self, which, as we get more and more in tune with it we realize more and more its vastness – until we experience the truth of our own infinity.
It is extremely difficult to communicate this – but this is the sign of Gemini, and to try to communicate from this cosmic state of being is the challenge of the true artist. It requires a constant recreation of format and approach, a constant search for new languages and modes, and a realization that anything and everything can be used for communication. The only limits here are the one’s we place on ourselves.
Pleiadian Symbol: Leaving his wealth behind, a man wanders away.
Seed degree: Aquarius 27. Love steadies a man’s irregular heartbeat. (Omega Symbol). Allowing love to disperse any and all disharmonies, we grow toward perceiving our own vastness.
A man laying stones for a path. (Chandra Symbol). Doing the arduous work it sometimes takes to slowly and patiently move forward, we lay the groundwork for eventually perceiving many new potentials and the possibilities for change happening more quickly and easily.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 8. A man versed in the art of making charms and talismans. (Omega symbol). A clearer and clearer perception of the vastness of ourselves creates the desire to focus our intent to meet creative challenges – as well as providing us with the materials we need to do so.
An alchemical text written on parchment. (Chandra Symbol). To see the vast potentials all around us and to realize that they are always dying, being transformed, and recreated over time urges us to attempt to define their logic and rules – so that we have creative guidelines to follow.
She shut herself in a single room, for she knew the house was growing bigger, and feared it. During the day she was able to put this out of her mind, but at night she dreamed of walking endless, winding halls, filled with doors that opened into rooms both vast and intimate, some filled with curious objects, others empty, and finding new stairways that went both up and down.
It was the part of her that yearned to roam and explore that she had trapped in the house by boarding herself up into the one room. But that part didn’t mind, for the house loved it, and for its delight continued to build new spaces.
Gemini 29. A biologist doing intensive research on mold. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: LAVIAH (LAH-vee-YAH) Great Escape, Revelation)
You are a natural specialist. You love to delve into whatever captivates your attention to the deepest depths possible, hoping to reach beyond the farthest imaginable limits. Others may criticize you as being obsessive and excessive, but your deep sea diving can bring back valuable information, marvelous truths and enriching energies for all.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A garden planted solely with shade plants.” the shade plants need a minimum of light, as does the mold. We are looking here into the dark side of life – which is not bad, and not to be feared. The shade plants are more akin to the Moon than the Sun, and the mold is a symbol of the past, which is ruled by the Moon. This degree is about immersion in the dark aspects of self and reality, and exploring extremes. The end result is a fuller understanding of the light, and the potential of enriching others in unexpected, unusual and wonderfully imaginative ways.
Pleiadian Symbol: At dawn the calls of birds mingle with dreams.
Seed degree: Pisces 9. A ghost peacefully coexisting with a family in a house. (Omega Symbol). Sensing how the shadows of the past are living with us, we set out on a quest to see and understand them more clearly – both to rid ourselves of their negative influence as well as to learn valuable information from them.
Dusk. A vampire awakens. (Chandra Symbol). The arising in us of urges that have been hidden – often ones that have a threatening or ominous quality – causes us to want to learn how to befriend, nurture, and make use of them.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 8. An old medicine man with eyes like a snake’s. (Omega Symbol). To delve into how things break down, disintegrate and die is to arrive at a penetrating vision of the mysteries of life and to take on a nurturing role among people.
A young woman sits at a piano and improvises beautiful music. (Chandra Symbol). To cultivate a restful coolness within the soul allows creative inspiration to arise spontaneously.
Myriad beyond counting are the nations of mold through which the biologist wanders. To heal, to digest, to quietly destroy is their love. He attempts to speak to them, and some whisper to him precious secrets pertaining to their uses. Others speak in strange tongues he cannot understand, and still others are so lost in silence they are as if asleep and cannot speak at all.
And within their realms he also discovers kingdoms of poison, each with its own breed of attendant fears, its own army of clouds and nightmares.
Tiring of his work the biologist goes in search of sunlight.
Gemini 30. From far away, a sailor has brought home a carved idol. (Omega Symbol)Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: CALIEL (KA-lee-EL) Fertility, Justice)
Everything we need is always near at hand, but sometimes when a distant or remote concept or energy is brought to people, it helps them to see the world around them in a new way, and to realize the completeness of their existence as it already is. You delight in the unusual, and have an instinctive talent for showing others that everything is ultimately strange, unusual, and wondrous.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Many glass animals on a shelf.” The animals signify all the various forces of nature, here clear and full of light. What seems to be simple and common is replete with wonder. This degree attunes to that truth, and lives it in a way that helps others to sense, to whatever degree they can, the magical and cosmic aspects of existence.
In the same way the sailor of the Omega Symbol enriches his environment by going far away from it to find new perceptions, new expressions of eternal truth, which he then brings back to open others to new ways of being. This degree is all about making connections that assist others in getting beyond their limitations and illusions.
Pleiadian Symbol: Women lounging in the mist of ocean spray.
Seed degree: Pisces 21. In a cold, harsh climate, a woman uses magic to create a lush garden. (Omega Symbol). Through intent, life is nourished and cultivated by our energy, even in places where it would seem that it would not flouish. To carry this out expands our ability to draw to us energies that once seemed remote.
Pagan fire worshipers dancing. (Chandra Symbol). The fire worshippers, through attuning to the fire spirits, come into a crystal clear connection with the various personalities of nature.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 8. People dragging a beached whale back into the ocean. (Omega Symbol). Through finding the energy that is needed in our environment and willing it to manifest there, we help everything to find the environment it needs to be safe, secure, and flourish.
A man thinking up names for colors. (Chandra Symbols). Perceiving with clarity the many aspects of nature, we allow our imagination to communicate them through poetry.
A tentacled god, carved from black basalt, has come to New England. And now in the night elderly matrons have dreams of being mermaids cavorting with lusty mermen in ocean depths.
The effigy of stone has grown greener and brighter since his arrival, and it is no wonder, for he knows now that it was the Older Gods who drew him to this place. His presence is needed here, where he might infest the good people of New England with ocean darkness.