Phase 29. Removing Hatred (Resh Yud Yud)
Angel: REIYAL (RAY-ee-YEL) Liberation Helps to remove obstacles and impediments, and to live in a universe without boundaries
Leo 21. On top of a mesa, a lake of pure, deep blue. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Rochel (ro-SHEL) Lost and Found, Restitution
You have the capacity to attune to spiritual realities in a constant and patient manner. You project an aura of peace and exaltation into the world, and even when you are busy at work, or grappling with challenges or conflicts, this calm and lucid atmosphere you create is still there, and helps to imbue the people around you with harmony. The more you become aware of this the more you will be able to allow it to happen, and hence the greater its positive effect will be.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “a holly bush covered with berries. It is in the snow.” The holly is alive and thriving in the death of winter. This degree has the power to bring vitality to bleak and barren landscapes – to affirm life even in the midst of those forces which are against it. A light is shined into the darkness, persistently and joyfully, helping others to see joy and possibility where none seems to exist.
Pleidian Symbol: Newly hatched birds joyously running and hopping through a meadow.
Azoth Symbol: Runners flexing and warming up their legs.
Seed degree: Sagittarius 5. Psychically attuned to each others bodies, women perform a spontaneous dance. (Omega Symbol). Entering into a deep and subtle rapport with others we come into a higher and purer level of emotion.
Three women materializing out of a fog. (Chandra Symbol). Embracing the completeness of one’s inner feminine wisdom we are able to effectively grapple with the conflict between our higher and lower natures.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 12. Reaching up, a man writes on the sky. (Omega Symbol). Finding peace and clarity by focusing our consciousness on higher realities we are able to connect with the whole of life and to express the purest truth that is within us.
Icicles melting. (Chandra symbol). As we clear such emotions as anger and jealousy we experience a softening and loosening of all pent-up emotions.
High, where air is thin, the water of a small lake had no more awareness of its confinement than it would were it in a vast sea, and from the color that arose from it we saw that the water knew no limit to its own depth either, were there limit or not.
We walked down to the lake’s edge, and because of the altitude I labored at breathing, much like a fish might in water that has grown thin, or which has turned into a heavy mist, though the little air there was to breathe seemed as limpid and clear as I imagine those spaces between stars to be.
It was here I first saw the profound and endless darkness underlying all light, and realized the way darkness loves and supports the sun, and the wind too, and the water as well, and all other things, whose desire causes them to come into, and exist for awhile, in its emptiness.
Leo 22. A giant temple with many layers. It is in the shape of a mountain. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Jabamiah (ya-BA-mee-YAH) Recognizing Design Beneath Disorder, Alchemy, Transformation)
You have a big, grand quality, a feeling of standing out – imposing yourself on the landscape of the world around you. At worst this can make you seem impersonal and remote, even fantastically egotistical, but when spiritually aligned you invite others to turn their consciousness away from negativity and enter the realms of wonders that are the home of our spiritual selves.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “An alligator swims slowly through a swamp.” You shall be yourself and be free, in your own natural territory, and even if and when you find yourself in other territories you have a way of making the world yours through the force of your intent and your refusal to play the role of alien or outcast. There’s an ease here of navigation through the world, and an assurance that you belong and are empowered.
Pleiadian Symbol: A bird delivering a message to a man trapped in a high tower.
Azoth Symbol: A ring of violet fire protecting a man as it offers him inspiration.
Seed degree Sagittarius 17. A flame dancing at the top of a man’s head. (Omega Symbol). Tuning in to the enlivening energy of our higher self opens us up to the whole panoply of spiritual forces and their interworkings.
A monkey dressed in a brocade coat. (Chandra Symbol). We play around, experimenting with roles as we try to find whatever will optimize a situation until we connect with our personal power and come to feel at home in the environment we’re in.
Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 12. Mold growing on a diamond. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the vastness and richness of the spiritual realms we come to realize that no distortion of it, or weakening of its outer manifestation can or will last for long, for its power is absolute and its ability to self-renew inevitable.
A beautiful erotic fat woman eating chocolates. (Chandra Symbol). Focusing on manifesting self-confidence and manifesting one’s personal power leads to a confrontation with the issue of what one’s real needs are versus what other ones may be purely addictive.
We kept finding stairways that ascended to the next level as we walked along the walled paths, the walls covered with carvings of people, animals, gardens, palaces, strange monsters and countless other curious things, all entwined in a vast, amorphous drama forever unfolding in the stone.
Adam kept stopping and gazing, trying to figure out the stories and we had to keep retracing our steps to grab his hand and pull him onward.
Higher up we came upon scores of stone Buddhas who faced in all directions, sitting crosslegged and meditating under bells of stone pierced all over with arabesques, several bells cracked, perhaps by an ancient, nameless disaster. We peered into the bells at these saints, and tried to see their closed eyes among the shadows.
When there were no more steps left the sky had grown vast above us, and from the top we saw far, across the jungle’s emerald sea.
And ever since I returned home, the mountain has been there, within, as if it were installed in me that day. And I carry it everywhere I go, forever surprised at its weightlessness.
Leo 23. A secret race of beings carrying on a hidden existence among humans. (OmegaSymbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Haiyael (HA-ee-ya-EL) Prophecy and Parallel Universes, Divine Warrior/Weaponry)
You see things others aren’t aware of. The question is, will people believe you when you share your insights? It’s best not to focus on this, but on the truth and wisdom behind what you’re saying – its essence – rather than the details or physical veracity of it. You also need to learn how to feed your insights to others gradually, and in a way they will accept. Sometimes it takes people awhile to see an open door and to move through it.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An old man cutting mistletoe off an oak tree with a golden knife.” You make yourself and what you are doing important, and at best you help others to see themselves as important also, and to become more aware of the significance of what they’re doing. You create ritual and drama which beautify the world and make others aware of the larger picture and the grand scheme of things. You are about rescuing life from the mundane and trivial.
Pleiadian Symbol: A ghostly white figure riding a horse in the twilight.
Azoth Symbol: A plate covered with beautiful depictions of flowers.
Seed degree: Capricorn 3. A reference book on poisons. (Omega symbol). When we can figure out which energies are detrimental to our well being, we can then know what sorts of things to accept and what to reject.
A woman sneezing pepper and sneezing violently. (Chandra Symbol). Rejecting from our being whatever it is we do not need we then are able to clearly to take what we do need from life with reverence and respect.
Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 22. A master healer is gradually restructuring someone’s body. (Omega Symbol). Becoming more and more aware of the subtle effects of unseen forces, we are able to enlist them to clear stress and create harmony within ourselves.
A woman making lace. (Chandra Symbol). As we become more acutely aware of each energy in life we are enlisting to help us, we become more adept at delicately and carefully organizing the patterns and harmonies of our existence.
They came long ago to offer help, but found few takers. Nevertheless the thought of leaving never occurred to them, for they were innately patient, and impervious to frustration, and had encountered such lack of receptivity countless times before.
They knew that sometimes, through mere co-existence, a seemingly imperceptible absorption would occur directly, out of the shared atmosphere, infinitesimally small in the short term, but cumulative in the ongoing, until pictures and ideas inevitably seeped in, even if only taking recognizable form over vast periods of time.
Their race was famous for its indirection – it had taken them eons to hone such a fine subtlety of approach. And now that such workings came so effortlessly to them, they could enjoy the simple tasks of their own daily life, invisibly interpenetrating with the lives of those for whom they waited.
Leo 24. A drowning man turns into a fish. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Mumiah (MOO-mee-YAH) Spiritual Cleansing, Endings and Rebirth)
The most difficult of situations can elicit from you a surprising resourcefulness. You have a tremendous ability to mutate. If you give in to this it can be very exhilarating and ultimately fulfilling. If you struggle against it and rigidly try to hold on to what is no longer needed, suffering will inevitably be the result.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Sunrise over Stonehenge.” The man of the Omega symbol, overcome by water, becomes what will thrive in water, just as the denizens of England, reacting to the cycles of time build Stonehenge, which is in harmony with those cycles. You project an aura of importance that is quiet and certain, a deep self-assurance that comes from being in tune with the whole of life. You are what you are in a simple way, though many, varied and complex and the roads you may travel. You are attuned to what endures, and as you become increasingly at one with this you contact your true self at deeper and deeper levels.
Pleiadian Symbol: An artist with wild hair in clothing covered with paint.
Azoth Symbol: A nurse carefully notes the exact birth time of a baby.
Seed degree: Capricorn 11. A gothic novel a dark, mysterious atmosphere. (Omega Symbol). Confronting our fears, we learn that the best way to come to terms with them is to use acceptance to harmonize with their energy rather than resist them.
A young boy joyously kisses a fat old lady. (Chandra Symbol). Reaching across differences to share love and caring we reaffirm the vital wholeness of the universe.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 12. A fantastic archaeological find is being kept secret. (Omega symbol). When we give ourselves over to mutating as needed, we may need to conceal this from the world as a means of avoiding reactions which would only create misunderstanding.
A woman asleep in a ring of flames. (Chandra Symbol). Maintaining an identification with the highest and most exalted realities, we are accepting of our current imperfect state, resting assured in the knowledge that our complete fulfillment is inevitable.
It was a matter of needing to adapt quickly to a new home. He was surprised to learn that evolution could happen so fast, but then realized that actually he was not taking on a new form, but rather recapturing an old one so deeply buried in the remote past that it had been completely forgotten by his conscious mind. And the new old form seemed just as intent on recapturing him as he it.
The sea felt welcoming, and his new life, so much more horizontal than the vertical one he had left, was quite cozy, for the soft blue waters and the voices of whales gently echoing through him made him feel as if he were swimming through a vague, spacious dream nestled in the midst of an endless nap.
Leo 25. A woman incessantly eating pills. (Omega Symbol)Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: VEHUIAH (vay-HOO-ee-YAH) Time Travel, Will and New Beginnings)
You seek fulfillment, and at best you have an acute instinct for being able to read exactly your ever-changing needs, together with the wherewithal to satisfy them. At worst you continually feel that something is lacking, but can’t identify what it really is. This can cause you to keep trying different things in frustrating attempts to achieve satisfaction. At best you take in the essence of things in a concentrated, potent and nourishing form.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A circle of neat houses, each ones identical.” The extreme of conformity here produces an anonymity that becomes so intense it actually frees the self to be its own special and unique entity. The houses may be identical and neat, but each one who lives there is special and never exactly like another, and so the regimented setting actually highlights individuality. A highly mysterious and ironic degree.
Pleiadian Symbol: The tinkling of camel bells as a caravan crosses the desert.
Azoth Symbol: While people sleep a blizzard blankets the forest.
Seed degree: Capricorn 23. While their bodies sleep, a group of people meet on the astral plane. (Omega Symbol). Sensing our spirit’s need to continually reaching out to whatever will further its evolution, we continually try to take in whatever might nourish us and bring balance to our being.
An old priest using oil to anoint a carved stone lingam. (Chandra Symbol). Honoring, encouraging and supporting the creative ideal we come to realize that everything is ultimately the same, and that this is leading us toward union with the eternal.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 13. A breeze carries a soap bubble thousands of miles. (Omega Symbol). Always trying to compensate for what we feel is missing we come to the awareness that our power ultimately lies beyond the physical plane, and that we have nothing to fear from the world of phenomena.
The wind blows white sheets hung on a line to dry. (Chandra Symbol). Unifying with others and affirming our sameness becomes a way of overcoming the conflict of differences, and hence clearing, freeing and rejuvenating.
She used to read the labels on bottles, and would always be continually learning the uses and side effects of all the pills she took, but since there were so many to be taking always she realized she had no time for such education and decided, by a leap of faith, on a strictly intuitive approach.
Eventually the pills began speaking to her, and telling her which of them wished to be gobbled, and how many as well. Luckily her pill chest turned into a cornucopia, where all sorts of supplements, sedatives, stimulants, vitamins, minerals, herbs, mood elevators, anti-depressants, suppressants, inhibitors, relaxants, barbituates and even all the latest and newest drugs miraculously appeared, so she didn’t have to waste precious time taking trips to pharmacies, forging prescriptions, or spending huge sums of money.
All in all she felt quite fine. Of course she did! For her pills loved her and were always there when she needed them.