Phase 32. Memories (Vav Shin Resh)
Angel: VASARIAH (va-SAH-ree-Yah) Clemency and Equilibrium
Virgo 6. Talismans buried here and there along a road so that travelers will be protected. (Omega Symbol)Interacting/Exerimental
(Degree Angel: HAHAIAH (ha-HA-ee-YAH) Unconditional Love, Refuge, Shelter)
You are able to help others move forward in their process, and are able to clearly read where the stuck places are, the blockages, and the fears that stop or retard the journey. You often work in an unseen manner, and subtly and indirectly can instill in others a confidence in themselves that they were lacking.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A banyan tree that creates an entire forest.” Knowledge proliferates, giving birth to more knowledge. This degree is aware of the connectedness of knowledge and the way it spawns more of itself infinitely. You must not be overwhelmed by this, or try to assimilate all of it – to do so would be impossible. It is enough to know that it is there when you need it, and like the crystals of the Omega Symbol can protect and guide you as you make your way toward the Palace of Wisdom.
Pleiadian Symbol: Revellers dancing around a maypole.
Azoth Symbol: A window is opened which allows a bird to escape to freedom.
Seed degree: Gemini 6. In the far north an ancient tower carved of ice. (Omega Symbol). When we are able to gain a farsighted overview of our existence we can then tap in to those supportive influences which are found everywhere along our path.
A claw foot holding a ball. (Chandra Symbol). When you are able to mystically grasp the wholeness of knowledge there is then no reason to be afraid of the wild and vast proliferation of all of its forms.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 13. A castle so vast no one has ever explored all of it. ((Omega Symbol). Being able to connect ourselves with protective influences, we are then able to fearlessly explore the vast potentials of the universe.
A woman imprisoned in a high tower. (Chandra Symbol). Exploring the vastness of knowledge we eventually perceive how a lack of focus becomes a trap.
Although the road was dark it seemed to them as if it were lit, for they could sense along the way, in the ground, things half remembered, forms they might feel and recognize.
Beyond the road’s edges lurked other things, whose occasional lights and strange callings beckoned them into the distance, sideways, away from the road. But they knew instinctively, to continue here, where the talismans glowed invisibly in the ground, and to remain undistracted by the needless investigations that lured them.
They flowed in the road like water in the banks of a river, even through lands of chaos and lost ways.
Virgo 7. Music, fading into silence, re-emerges as color. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: YEZALEL (YAY-za-LEL) Heaven on Earth, Fidelity, Loyalty, and Allegiance)
When anything in your life loses energy or momentum – as everything inevitably does – you strive to give it new life by recreating it at a higher level. You have a talent for being able to take in an experience or concept deeply, and then re-express it with greater subtlety and/or clarity so that it becomes more vivid for others. The more you let go of your ego and tendencies toward self-judgment, the more freely and powerfully you can express this talent.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A pie thrown in someone’s face.” If you take yourself too seriously, getting a pie thrown in your face could make you feel like a victim, or like your dignity has been assailed. But if you can keep a light attitude you may see it as just a joke, and nothing important. Its important for you to not be too rigid, and to realize that everything that happens to you is your karma, so there are no victims.
Pleiadian Symbol: Priestesses lounging in the cool shadows deep within a temple.
Azoth Symbol: A woman being taught magic by two witches.
Seed degree: Gemini 18. A magician gives to the wind messages that are to be delivered. (Omega Symbol). Trusting that whatever we produce will find its rightful place in the world, we find ourselves becoming psychologically free to experiment with a wide range of possibilities.
A book with blank pages. (Chandra Symbol). When we are open to whatever we may come, we are always surprised by what we draw to ourselves, and by the way it attempts to break down our limited assumptions.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 14. A snake wiggling out of its old skin. (Omega Symbol). As we allow ourselves to freely invent and improvise, we overcome the limitations we have imposed on ourselves and come into an exhilerating renewal of our being.
An apple tree – many rotten apples on the ground around it. (Chandra Symbol). Shocked out of our limited focus, we become aware of all the possibilities of new growth around us.
It means that colors can be seen rhythmically, and fugues might be woven in the air. And although the colors found this interesting they much preferred to be freed of all structures except those that arose spontaneously out of their immediate whim.
Sometimes wishing for anchors they sought out spiders who would weave webs along which they could slide their rainbows, or dewdrops out of which they could refract. Broken glass was also a nice place to dart through. All in all, the colors were pleased with the millions of new fingers the keyboard gave them.
Virgo 8. People dragging a beached whale back into the ocean. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: MEBAHEL (May-ba-HEL) Farewell to Arms, Truth, Liberty, and Justice)
Difficulties in life are often caused by people being at odds with their environment or having agendas that simply aren’t possible given what they are dealing with. You can feel that, and have a knowing of how to remedy the problem by finding better environments for desires both yours and others– environments in which they can thrive and be fulfilled.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man thinking up names for colors.” There can be no perfect translation between the language of color and the language of words. But how you label things may result in a kind of poetry that can stimulate the imagination of others. But at worst, if your approach is overly rationalistic rather than poetic you might get so attached to the names for colors and your attempt to be accurate about them that you lose touch with the direct sensation of the colors themselves – then you will need to drag your beached imagination back into the sea of intuition, which is its natural home.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man learning Tai Chi.
Azoth Symbol: Sacred trees create a protective aura around a temple.
Seed degree: Gemini 30. From far away a sailor has brought home a carved idol. (Omega Symbol). By exposure to new energies fructifying our commonplace world we come to a clearer realization of who we are and what we need.
Many glass animals on a shelf. (Chandra Symbol). Clearly perceiving the great variety of natural energies we seek to find ways to bring their energies – through creative translation – into our world.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 14. A woman making her way to the center of a labyrinth. When we help others to find the place they need to be, our own path becomes clearer to us.
An old lady selling bunches of violets on a street corner. (Chandra Symbol). As we attempt to communicate spiritual realities to others, we find the best way to do this is in a simple, direct and way that all may partake of.
Some of the creatures had hold of his tail while others pushed his face. Behind him he could hear the sea calling him, but that was nothing new, it was always calling him, even when he was in it. Before him loomed mountains – he was familiar with those – they grew in the sea as well. But how could the ones up there breathe, hanging like that in the air?
Before long he felt the creatures at his tail leave and come to his head where they helped the others push. Slipping into the surf he took a breath and the sea entered him, happy to be home.
Virgo 9. In a freshly plowed field, a man searching for arrowheads. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: HARIEL (HA-ree-EL) Long-Range Vision, Purification)
You are trying to make sense out of your experiences, trying to find the grains of truth, the elements of value amidst all the random input. At worst your world is fragmented, and if so it’s mirroring your inner feelings of fragmentation. You need to always be looking more deeply and closely at what your finding, rather than just always seeking to find more.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man mixing cement.” You want to find ways to fit things together in a substantial, permanent way, so that the bond is strong and sure. This has its place, but if these tightly fused concepts you’re working with cause you to lose sight of your heart, and the need to give and receive love, you may find yourself wandering in a field, like the man of the Omega Symbol asking, “where is the point?” or “what is the point?”
Pleiadian Symbol: A medium channeling a spirit drawing.
Azoth Symbol: A man in a foreign country in disguise. He is entering a site forbidden to outsiders.
Seed degree:Cancer 12. A diamond light enough to float. (Omega Symbol). Not allowing ourselves to feel burdened by the ideal of perfection, we content ourselves with seeking out small truths and other precious items which will eventually reconstitute our spiritual wholeness.
Carefully a surgeon begins the dissection of a corpse. (Chandra Symbol). Once we have deeply looked into the structure of things, we are prepared to effectively put things together to create our own structures.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 14. The sound of drumming brings everyone into the present. (Omega Symbol). Searching for something, finding it, and continuing to search, since we always want more, we come to realize that what we are looking for is right here and right now
A sorcerer materializes an amethyst cross. (Chandra Symbol). Working with the solid and dense aspects of life leads us, eventually, to embrace the fact that these qualities are illusions and capable of being manipulated by one’s intent.
As he walked, gazing at the ground, he could hear in the creaking of tree branches the taps of artisans hitting the stone, chipping the flint. The cold wind and blue sky were hard and smooth as the stones.
Not so long ago they had been here. Indians, living by the river, making things out of the stones, tools and arrows. He bent to pick up an arrow whose point he saw sticking out of the rich dirt. It was perfect, unharmed. He would put it with the rest of his collection, in a shadowbox where all the arrows pointed in the same direction. And leave the others, still in the ground, to point in all different directions, to whatever times and places they pleased.
Virgo 10. A baby fascinated by many differently colored vials of healing elixirs. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: HAKAMIAH (he-KE-mee-YAH) Dumping Depression, Loyalty)
No matter how much your intellect tries to figure things out, there is an inner child in you drawn to what it needs, a child who can feel energies clearly. If this child self is allowed to play and explore, it will find much of value. The trick is, you can’t second guess it. Listening to and trusting your purest impulses is what you need to do.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A pin cushion.” The baby’s interest in all the different vials is the birth of interest in analysis – knowing how and why things are different, what the difference means, and what effect it has. The pins in the pincushion, too, are a mass of details. They hold things together and can, like the vials of healing elixirs, be used. And so you’re intent on details, particulars, and distinctions between things. If you use the knowledge you gain from this for a higher purpose, it will serve you well, otherwise its a mere something to do, which, even though it may keep you busy, only serves to pass the time.
Pleiadian Symbol: A gigantic shadow of a mountain shrinking as the sun rises.
Azoth Symbol: A geode broken open and full of bright crystals.
Seed degree: Cancer 24. A man building a structure meant to look like the ruins of a temple. (Omega Symbol). Yearning for the spirituality of the past, which we sense deep in our being, we eventually, through our innocent and non-jugemental self, realize that the spiritual is here, now, and all around us.
A single crumbling Corinthian column. (Chandra Symbol). Holding on to the perfect ideal, even though its outer manifestation may be marred and flawed, we marshall our abilities to put things back together again.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 14. In an old display case, a collection of rare mineral specimens. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the healing properties in everything around us, we gather those things together which we are drawn to, for we know there is something we need to take in from them.
A dried up stream bed covered with smooth rocks. (Chandra Symbol). Working to bring things together, we come to see that it is our emotions and our inner needs that eventually bring them together, and that this process can happen spontaneously and effortlessly, if we let it.
The tiny hand reaches out to touch the colors, sensing in their subtle gradations made intricate by the blending of many ingredients, all the various shades of misery and disease in the world. For medicine, to be medicine must speak to disease, and if it is to be in the language of color then the colors must allow within themselves space in which the diseases might live. Contained, but not confined, no, not captured in the colors, but allowed to play within them, and by playing, like the baby, healing without ever having learned the word.