Phase 30. Building Bridges (Aleph Vav Mem)
Angel: OMAEL (O-ma-EL) Fertility, Multiciplicy
Defeats frustrations, despair and depression.
Leo 26. In a bookstore, a chance meeting of long-lost friends. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Recapturing the Sparks, Love and Wisdom)
You seek meaningful connections and you find them. If you follow whatever direction in which you are pulled you will encounter people and situations that enhance and fulfill you. You sense that knowledge is everywhere and that the universe is generous in sharing it. All that is needed to partake of this is a positive and open attitude.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A fire burns at the bottom of an old well.” We go deep inside ourselves to get in touch with the most primal emotions and there we find a creative fire that can enliven and enrich. Bookstores have a rather hidden and introverted quality, but in this contained and private environment we find people of like mind, there searching as we are, and realize they are our long-lost friends, fellow travelers along the road of evolution. It is like finding that wonderful warming fire in the place we felt we were least likely to discover it.
This degree goes deeply into anything it explores or encounters, and therein discovers lost sparks of its own spiritual self.
Pleiadian Symbol: Turned in the hand a quarts crystal glimmers with rainbows.
Azoth Symbol: A man marks off a territory for himself.
Seed Degree: Aquarius 5. Gradually the wind unearths a temple buried in the sand. (Omega Symbol). Re-contacting our spiritual source we find we have opened up to all sorts of unexpected connections.
Humans worshiping an obese nature Goddess. (Chandra Symbol). Keeping our attention attuned to the abundance of nature keeps alive the fire that burns deep in darkness.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 13. A fruit that smells terrible but tastes wonderful. (Omega Symbol). Re-connecting with that which holds meaning for our soul helps us to have the power to push through difficult situations to attain fulfillment.
A treatise on imaginary creatures. (Chandra symbol). Bringing the fires of creativity deep into the limitations of the physical realm we are able to invent new forms.
Upstairs, in a back room where tomes filled walls and lay stacked and unsorted eveywhere, he had gone in search of obscure authors, the rare and forgotten who might be in need of his appreciaton, maybe someone he might have overlooked, even in the midst of all his patient literary searching.
As he glanced up from a first editon of “Death’s Jestbook” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes which was open in his hand, he noticed a man he hadn’t previously seen sitting across the room on the floor, who, feeling his gaze, turned to look back at him. So long it had been, and both had aged, their faces each layered with its own accumulated histories. Saying nothing, (for there were already enough words in the room) they only smiled, their gazes laying against each other, touching like two books, the essence of whose stories were seeping into each other’s pages.
Leo 27. A man draws a picture on the surface of a lake. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Miracle Making, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
How one interacts with the world in every passing moment is so much more important than concerning oneself with what lasts. You are at your best when being spontaneous, as you unite and dance with the energy of the present. Your elusive and mysterious presence can attune others to the glory of life that exists beyond the illusion of the average and mundane.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A beaded curtain.” The truth of this degree is how flimsy and insubstantial are the barriers between realms. These other planes of existence only seem sometimes difficult to get to because we are afraid to go there, and because we think of them as remote. In actuality, they are here, with us, all the time. This degree carries a marvelous subtlety that helps to open up others to other realms of reality, and can do this without others being consciously aware of it as well as direct manner. It often doesn’t know itself what it’s doing, but the effects of it are enriching and enhancing to all of life.
Pleiadian Symbol: Waking at dawn, a woman realizes that her fever has broken.
Azoth Symbol: An author’s original intent is restored.
Seed degree: Aquarius 17. In the distance a smoldering mountain. (Omega Symbol). Feeling deeply that there are energies inside us which need to come out we learn to relax and allow them to find a path into manifestation. As time goes by we learn that being unattached to outcomes helps to further this process.
An old woman drying herbs. (Chandra Symbol). As we increase our understanding of how to use the forces of nature for healing we are able to flow more easily from one state of consciousness to another.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 13. Everywhere a man goes, he is followed by a mysterious perfume. (Omega Symbol). As we learn to communicate more and more deeply with our emotional selves we become increasingly in touch with that which will heal us.
Garlic hung at the window for protection. (Chandra symbol). As be we become more and more adept at moving from one realm to another we find that we are able to more effectively enlist the forces of nature to ward off discordant influences.
He touches the water lightly, dragging upon its surface his long stick which forms the lines of a woman’s face, each line disappearing the moment it is made but simultaneously creating ripples which collide with and absorb each other as they move outward across the lakes surface.
Realizing it is too difficult to obtain the exact visual appearance he desires, he kneels, and bringing his lips close to the surface begins to blow softly upon the water. And there his breath flutters over the wavelets, and a vague, gentle face appears, creating the illusion that it had actually arisen from the depths of the dark waters.
Leo 28. A diamond thought to be fake turns out to be real. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Eliminating Negative Thoughts, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
Life is deeply affected by how we look at it. You have the ability to approach existence in a way that makes everything more vivid and alive, both for yourself and others. You have the power tt wake others up to what truly is, on a spiritual level, and to be a light of hope to them through the intensity of your sincerity.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Men doing gymnastics.” The men are doing this activity together to reinforce and encourage each other. Attending to the body provides a sound basis for being in the world. The diamond signifies physical perfection. In the Omega Symbol its value only came to be realized after a fallacious basic assumption about it was let go of. This degree is about helping others to be here in the world, helping others to exert themselves, to use what they have, and to develop a more harmonious relationship to the material world. As we do this, we also derive these same benefits.
Pleiadian Symbol: A tree filled with birds who are chirping excitedly.
Azoth Symbol: Young horses joyfully galloping across the land.
Seed degree: Aquarius 29. An old poetess eating green melon in a shady garden. (Omega Symbol). Deep appreciation and relishing of the subtlest energies of nature is a basis for appreciation of the true beauties of existence.
The sound of water echoes through a great stone room. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing the subtlest movement of emotional energies helps us to know how to mutually build strength with and encourage others.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 13. Wind blowing through an old Pan’s pipe. (Omega Symbol). Making up our own minds about the true worth of things we are liberated from the limitations of set notions
Many voices singing different songs at the same time. (Chandra Symbol). Harmonizing our connection to the physical world we find ourselves becoming increasingly sensitized to the broad array of energies through which we move.
A chunk of glass, not sharp but smooth and faintly green. She found it in a field and put it with her other treasures, feathers, stones, seed husks, a robin egg and many other accumulations of summer explorations. If they had seen it someone might have guessed what it was, then tested it. But no such expert would ever cross its path.
Occasionally, sometimes only after many years, it might change drawers or boxes, or be taken out to be held in the palm for a few moments and admired. In other circumstances it might have been carefully studied and then cleaved, and covered with facets and mounted in a setting and placed on black velvet under a little high intensity lamp as it waited for a finger or throat. But it was not to be – not in this lifetime. The diamond was on vacation.
Leo 29. A tiny, poisonous frog with a brightly colored body. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: MAHASIAH (mah-HA-see-YAH) Healing, Rectification)
You have a powerful ability to maintain your own integrity even in the midst of tremendous pressure exerted on you from outside to be something different, something that fits in to the narrow-minded prejudices and biases of other people. Your being calls to and awakens the true self of others, inviting them to become more and more their greater selves. This all happens in unpredictable ways, and through the genius of your ever changing inspiration.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A broken sword.” The broken sword seems harmless, and so does the poisonous frog, but our instincts tell us the color of it spells potential danger, just as the sword can be reforged and become once again potent, as it did in the “Lord of the Rings” as well as Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” All poisons are also medicines, all weapons are also potential vehicles of healing. Personality in this degree must break down and reform continually to allow in greater and greater amounts of light.
Pleidian Symbol: A mermaid showing sailor’s to an enchanted island.
Azoth Symbol: An inventor of fireworks.
Seed degree: Pisces 11. Three undines guarding a golden treasure at the bottom of a river. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the hidden treasures within us which are accessible but guarded by our own feminine wisdom, we instinctively do whatever it takes to ward off all that would try to separate us from our true self.
A high, crumbling wall. It is part of a ruin and covered with ivy. (Chandra Symbol). Seeing how the life force always overcomes the force of death and decay we learn how to both accept things as they are, and, when inspired to, to work patiently toward the regeneration of whatever needs to be renewed.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 13. Hidden passages in a house. Over time, their secret has been forgotten. (Omega Symbol). If we become too bound up with defensiveness, we eventually lose touch with parts of ourselves. On the other hand, affirming our own reality by warding off the biases and limitations which the outside world attempts to impose, we can get back in touch with those parts of ourselves we’ve lost.
A man painting scenes on a ceiling. (Chandra Symbol). Giving up the battle of destruction we take on the challenge of exalted creation.
I never wanted to confine myself in a shell, I wanted instead to be colorful and to feel my colors glowing in the sun, and so it became necessary to be poisonous. Oysters and snails may secret themselves in self-generated caves, but I’m no lover of tight spaces, or the dull shades of camouflage.
I prefer to harm no one, which is why I wear the bright hues of death as an advertisement. My colors prove that death is actually a gay affair, once you get around to it. And I am not lonely, for those of my kind are immune to my poison.
I learned from flowers the joy of delighting eyes, and from thorns the art of toxicity.
Leo 30. A poetess wearing rings with large gemstones in them. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: LELAHEL (LAY-la-HEL) Dream State, Light of Understanding)
Being yourself seems outwardly so passive, but it is your destiny, and can stimulate the people around you to throw off all illusions and veils that hide the true self. You are a many colored light, intent on clearing all shadows so that the brightness of being may be fully enjoyed and embraced by all. Your greatest challenge is to avoid the urge, born out of fear, to hold back.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman sprinkling rose water in the four corners of a room.”
Rather than seeing yourself as limited you relate to the whole of existence and have a great desire to bring light to all that is around you. You have a great ability for regenerating and transmuting situations which have fallen prey to darkness and stagnation. You have a tremendous persistence that will keep projecting light until the darkness is finally dispersed. Your potent hope can have a wonderfully uplifting effect on other people. You are also willing to package what you put forth in a form that people will understand, relate to, and not feel threatened by. The gemstones of the poetess in the Omega Symbol signify the high spiritual truths whose essence you are always willing to share, in a form that poetically touches the soul.
Pleiadian Symbol: Continuing to reread a letter a woman keeps seeing new implications in the contents.
Azoth Symbol: Fairies as tiny as mayflies dance in the sun’s rays.
Seed degree: Pisces 23. In a museum, paintings are admiring people as they pass by. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the wonderful aliveness of everything around us, we draw to ourselves and focus those energies which will continue to remind us of spiritual truths.
Someone lurking in a dark wood. They are waiting for a passerby. (Chandra Symbol). When we encounter hidden aspects of ourselves we eventually learn to love them and by doing so are able to accept them as facets of our being.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 13. A meteorite with the edges worn smooth. (Omega Symbol). Feeding our being with whatever is beautiful and reminds us of higher spiritual realities we become more and more able to understand the vastness of the reality in which we dwell and to tune in to both the power and gentleness of the universe.
A man with hair on his back. (Chandra Symbol). The more we focus on blessing the environment in which we dwell, and keeping our thoughts concerning it loving and supportive, the more our masculine self is enhanced by becoming imbued with gentleness and receptiveness.
Desire is more important than fulfillment, and to gaze into a gemstone into a place of light where one can never be proves it. These sparkling stones keep the fingers company as they write poems. The gems are utterly oblivious to words except as the noises of them impinge on their facets, reverberating into the little sanctums of light where only the eye can go. The only joy greater than being a transparent stone is to be one who rides a wrinkled finger listening, drinking in poems, freed from all need to understand.