Phase 21. Eradicate Plague (Nun Lamed Kaf)
Angel: NELCHAEL (NEL-ka-EL) Ardent Desire to Learn
Cancer 11. A hidden treasure waits to be found. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Reiyel (RAY-ee-YEL) Removing Hatred, Liberation, Helps to remove obstacles and impediments, and to live in a universe without boundaries)
You sometimes experience the anxiety of feeling that something is missing, that there is something you need to be doing, or searching for. You’re tuned in to what is missing, and where you feel inadequate. It’s important that you see this as good – something capable of furthering your own evolution rather than carrying it as a burden. You will find your treasure. Have patience and know that it is already yours.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Monstrosities in glass jars in a side show.” This degree tunes in to the anomalies, quirks, and unusual aspects of existence. Through exploring abnormalities it comes to know itself, and comes to better understand the human standards that have judged certain things as abnormal. It looks beyond human bias to try to comprehend the deeper meaning and purpose of existence. This is the hidden treasure waiting to be found.
Pleiadian Symbol: All sorts of emotions flickering over a man’s face.
Azoth Symbol: A man in deep trance attuning to the center of our galaxy.
Seed degree: Leo 4. A forest of mirrors used to collect the sun’s energy. (Omega Symbol). Constantly empowered by our sense of purpose, we are able to patiently and confidently focus on our life quest, knowing that whatever we are needing to find we will find.
A gardener collecting cow manure. (Chandra Symbol). Knowing that everything is in some way useful and can teach us something, we are unafraid to look at the failures and strange, inexplicable accidents with which life is fraught.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 9. A gigantic sleeping Buddha carved of stone. (Omega Symbol). More and more as we progress we realize that the treasure we are looking for is within, and that we are only lost when our consciousness is eclipsed by the illusions of the material world.
A solid gold egg. (Chandra Symbol). From experiencing the seeming inconsistencies and mysteries of life we increasingly tune into pure truth, and grow increasingly comfortable with just being ourselves.
Precious objects, encrusted with human desire, so much longing, so many fantasies, now able at last to rest for several millenia, or maybe forever, allowing the human dreams that cling to them to evaporate, erasing themselves slowly, inevitably, from human memory, in a secret compartment, behind a stone wall, in the ruins of a temple, or deep beneath the sands of a desert, or floating through space in a capsule, or in a tomb, hewn into rock and then sealed, the entrance carefully concealed. All treasure is patient.
Cancer 12. A diamond light enough to float. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Omael (O-ma-EL) Building Bridges, Fertility, Multiplicity
Defeats frustration, despair and depression)
You seek what is perfect, and rather than being frustrated by the flaws you find everywhere around you you need to realize that all is already perfect – the perfect situation and circumstances for your personal growth. Perfection needs to be something that uplifts other by giving them a beautiful, clear, and light-filled picture of spiritual realities, rather than a burden which only serves to make one feel limited and inadequate.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Carefully a surgeon begins the dissection of a corpse.” This image is about research into the structure of life – the attempt to understand the function of various aspects of existence and how those functions relate to each other – as well as what can go wrong with the system.
How radically this contrasts with the lightness and perfection of the Omega Symbol. The message is that in the realm of the material and imperfect we find, it we look closely enough the light, purity and harmony of the spiritual, that is always trying to shine through. This degree strives toward perfection, and knows, intuitively that to find it will take patience and much careful looking.
The 12th degree of all the signs is always about learning to let go of the burden of one’s fears and worries and to have faith that the universe is perfectly set up to assist in one’s growth. The message here is that there is no ultimate security in the physical plane, but if one can embrace the perfection that exists beyond it, one can find the enduring security that Cancer is always striving for.
Pleiadian Symbol: A woman breast feeding a baby is seeing in her mind its former incarnations.
Azoth Symbol: In the dark depths of the ocean a glowing fish encountered.
Seed degree: Leo 16. An angel appears to lost travelers and shows them the right direction. (Omega Symbol). Through allowing in the generosity of the universe we become increasingly generous ourselves, meaning that we grow impervious to confusion and discord.
A red faced man, tears running down his cheeks. He is laughing convulsively. (Chandra Symbol). Allowing our system to purge itself of heaviness, sorrow, and other negative emotions, we are able to come into a deeper understanding of the inner workings of our own being.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 9. In a freshly plowed field, a man searching for arrowheads. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the presence of perfection underlying everything, we become content with the small things of life, and desire to recapture the lost sparks of light, which are those energies that have been wasted on negativity.
A man mixing cement. (Chandra Symbol). Having looked deeply into the inner workings of things – including ourselves – we fee an intense desire to – put the fragments of life back together in a meaningful way.
The inner traveler Tinarus speaks of diamonds so light that they bear only the vaguest connection to gravity. They are found on a certain hidden island that wards off explorers, for the island resists all thought and perception, and so is never seen by passing travelers.
Tinarus says that beings from the star called Shenkar are the ones who grew this island to be as a womb to hold these miraculous gems, which the island is devoted to both concealing and protecting. It is said that the purpose of these gems is to draw into themselves and digest a part of the heaviness of our world, so that we may be, at least to an extent, unburdened of our darkness.
Occasionally by the action of an earthquake or volcano or the undermining of a cliff by the perpetual pounding of surf one of these diamonds is dislodged and floats away, wandering the ocean until it washes up far from its home on one of the coasts we know.
Tinarus says that even when a diamond of this island enters in this manner our world that it is never found, for it becomes invisible, and is only to be seen occasionally in dreams, where it finds a new home in which to work its magic, but is hardly ever remembered.
Cancer 13. Wind blowing through an old Pan’s pipe. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Lecabel (LAY-ca-BEL) Finish what you start, Intellectual Talent)
You have the ability to create spontaneously and to allow nature energies to express through you in an unimpeded way. You only have trouble if you try to stop this, or rearrange or limit it in someway. You fulfill your purpose as you attune to your inner guidance and allow it to flow forth without reservation or pre-conception.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Many voices singing different songs at the same time.” There could easily be an oppressive confusion here, a feeling of being overwhelmed and disoriented. This individual degree is sub-ruled by Libra, so the question is, how are we to relate to all of this? The answer is, to let it happen, and to allow our focus to move easily through it, rather than anxiously and frantically trying to assimilate all of it. This degree is about giving up control, and the wonderful music that can result from doing so.
Pleiadian Symbol: A palm reader runs her finger slowly and gently down a life line.
Azoth Symbol: An explorer sailing toward a wall of high, white cliffs.
Seed degree: Leo 28. A diamond thought to be fake turns out to be real. (Omega Symbol). Coming into an awareness of the preciousness of everything around us, we are able to clearly hear the subtle and wondrous music that nature is making everywhere.
Men doing gymnastics. (Chandra Symbol). Centering, grounding, and clearing our physical self makes us more sensitive, so that we are able to experience a much wider range of frequencies around us.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 9. A healer who knows the secret of working with people’s breath. (Omega Symbol). When we tune in to the energies of nature we become acutely aware of being apart of its music, and can then help others to become more aware of their own inner rhythms and music.
A cook fixing vegetable soup from a myriad of ingredients. (Chandra Symbol). Opening ourselves up to the tremendous variety of energies around us, we select from them and blend what we select into something nourishing.
The wind has found that by shifting, songs are created. It is playing with a pipe which a satyr dropped as he was chasing some nymphs. The wind tosses the pipe into the air and then flows through it, inventing patterns as it goes, until it finds one it especially likes, an entrancing, unpredictable tune that suits its spirit.
Far below a girl who is passing listens to the wind’s song. She hums along with it, and above her the wind hears an echo to its tune.
Sometimes at night the song returns to her, and as she sings it to herself, falling asleep, the wind coming to listen outside her window, proud and smiling.
Cancer 14. In an old display case, a collection of rare mineral specimens. (Omega Symbol) Transfoming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Vasariah (va-SAH-ree-Yah) Memories, Clemency and Equilibrium)
You are a collector of things, an accumulator. The fearful part of you is backward looking, attached to the past and nostalgic for distant times. The courageous you has the power to learn from what you have accumulated, to study it, see new aspects of it, and to let these findings be the groundwork for a future of higher consciousness.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A dried up stream bed covered with smooth rocks.” The Omega symbol is a collection of precious rocks, the Chandra Symbol is a collection of random rocks, which, rather than each being distinct have been worn smooth by water, that is, made more uniform with each other. Either way, we are dealing here with collections of rocks. We admire them in the case of the Omega Symbol, for their beautiful color and striking or unusual form. In the case of the Chandra Symbol, we can admire them for their plainness. The fact that they are rocks and not butterflies means that this degree is about the need for grounding, the need to asses what holds us down and holds us back. – the burdens we have collected, and the insecurities that prevent us from letting them go. As we process these through our emotional body (the stream) they become smooth, meaning the pain wears away, and as we become released from suffering we recognize them for what they are and see fully what they have taught us.
Pleiadian Symbol: At night a visionary is peering over the curver of the horizon.
Azoth Symbol: A scroll on the wall. On it in calligraphy is a sacred text.
Seed degree: Virgo 10. A baby fascinated by many differently colored vials of healing elixirs. (Omega Symbol). Our direct and innocent love of the sensuality of nature impels us to want to get closer to its various manifestations in an attempt to better understand them all.
A pin cushion. (Chandra Symbol). Being a receptacle for the creative and stimulating energies of the universe we move toward sharing these with other people in a smooth, gentle, and easy fashion. Or, on another level, we find methods of temporarily bringing and holding things together until we can accept the way they find each other on their own.
Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 9. Looking through a microscope, a man sees a woman waving at him. (Omega Symbol). We feel a continuing urge to draw things close to us until, as we relate to them more intimately, we finally feel their spirit and make a deep connection with them.
A hand with six fingers. (Chandra Symbol). The sharp, painful edges of our experiences being worn away, we are able to give to and receive from the universe in a completely open manner.
From far-off places they came, crystals bearing their colors dug from the earth, retrieved from caves and mines and stream beds and fallen from the sky. As he looked into the case he saw into the realms from which each one had come, each rock a window into the dark world under foot, or, as with the meteors, the dark worlds above.
The earth pronounces its words slowly – a single one might take a lifetime. Unless, of course, one stepped out of time and caught the echoes of the past, listening into the future.
Cancer 15. A man in an air-conditioned space suit crossing the desert. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: Yehuiah (yay-Hoo-ee-YAH) Revealing the Dark Side, Subordination to Higher Order)
You can be at home wherever you go, can make yourself comfortable anywhere, and find nourishment even in the most unsupportive of places. Rather than cocooning yourself in the familiar you need to strike out on your own into unknown territory, and can do this if you remember that you will always find what you need to support you in your evolutionary process.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A boarded-up doorway that leads to another realm.” The space suit provides a way of entering into another realm, just as the boarded-up doorway keeps us out of it. We want to explore this new territory, but the sign Cancer loves its security, its safety, its familiar surroundings. And so there is conflict here – should I go, or should I stay. But even if you stay there will always be that nagging urge to go, the doorway will always be there, waiting for you to remove the boards and enter. The need here is to proceed slowly enough that you feel comfortable, and to take with you, if possible, some means of support. Eventually the Cancerian tenacity will carry you through, and great discoveries will be made.
Pleidian Symbol: After a feast everyone falls asleep.
Azoth Symbol: A man seeing through veil after veil of illusion.
Seed degree: Virgo 2. A table on which many healings have been performed. (Omega Symbol). When you have built up a vortex of positive energy it is possible to move through the difficulties of life cloaked in an aura of protection.
A man hanging upside down from a tree. (Chandra Symbol). When we patiently wait for inspriation and devote ourselves to listening to the light, we discover entrances to higher realms, which, although we have been denied access to them in the past, can be now opened and moved through.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 9. An invisible burden carried on the shoulders. (Omega Symbol). As we insulate ourselves more and more effectively from outer difficulties, we come into a deeper awareness of the burdens we are carrying within ourselves.
A man with green skin. He is dressed in leaves.(Chandra Symbol). Finding ways into expanded realities we experience the depth of our connection to nature.
There is no sweating in my suit as I walk through the land of nothing. I’m hermetically sealed, starlight and breezes captured within my attire to carry me across the dunes under the burning sun. The surface of my suit is the interface between me and death, for I have realized that the secret to traveling through desolation is to become the oasis. Excuse me, now, for I must return to silence, so as to allow the words echoing through my helmet to subside.