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(135) Omega/Chandra symbols: Libra 16 – 20

(135) Omega/Chandra symbols: Libra 16 – 20

(135) Omega/Chandra symbols: Libra 16 – 20 150 150 John Sandbach

Phase 40. Speaking the Right Words (Yud Yud Zayin)

Angel: YEIAZEL (YAY-ah-ZEL) Divine Consolation and Comfort

Libra 16. After many revisions, a poem is thrown away. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: Imamiah (ee-MA-mee-Yah) Passion, Expiation of Errors)

All seeming failures are experiments that provide a basis for future success. This degree is intent on communicating its deepest feelings, and willing to come at this from many different angles. What is of greatest importance here is ones attitude: non-attachment will protect against frustration, and if patience is maintained, much can be learned from all attempts to express oneself. The result will be empowered communication.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent.” This degree is focused on allowing its deep instinctive impulses to manifest. It craves to live life with the whole of itself, rather than denying the primitive aspects of its being. It feels a deep connection to nature, and knows that the forces of nature working through it must be given expression, for they are bound to express themselves eventually – all efforts to repress them being ultimately doomed to failure.

And, as the image of the Omega Symbol shows, this expression is not always easy. The poet of this symbol must sometimes acknowledge that a particular experiment has failed, and rather than settling for producing something that is deficient in life energy, it is often best to give up and make a fresh start, in the hopes that through this the magic will come forth, and the inner serpent wisdom will find its way into the world through the conduit of words.

Pleiadian Symbol: At the shore a flight of stairs disappearing into the water.

Azoth Symbol: Wind Gods directing a cloud dance.

Seed degree:Libra 7. The Great Wall of China making a huge shadow. (Omega Symbol) The limitations we have set up for ourselves become a basis for letting go of those creative experiments which we decide to be unsuccessful.

A group of old ladies gossiping excitedly. (Chandra Symbol). Mutual stimulation through communication sensitizes us to an awareness of our primal nature.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 17. A man’s shadow moving independently of him. (Omega Symbol). Whatever in life we reject always comes back to us in another form so that we may integrate its energy into our being.

A woman working busily at a spinning wheel. (Chandra Symbol). Attuning ourselves to our primal nature provides us with energy that can fuel creative endeavors.


Words appear and disappear in the poem, and as they do the poem is always a different one. The changing poem becomes a trickle of poems which flows out of the realm of all possible ones. And like most poems the poems evaporate as they appear, until finally, abandoned by every word they subside, some of them, possibly, appearing to the dreaming ear occasionally as a vague, scented mist.

Libra 17. The unwrapping of a mummy. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: Nanael (NA-na-El) No Agenda, Spiritual Communication)

What has been long closed can be re-opened by this degree. What has been hidden can be revealed. It is always possible to penetrate the surface and go deeper. The result can be a new perspective on the past, which can give one a deeper perspective on present situations. To do this, though, may require the overcoming of taboos, as well as a slow, gradual approach.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A very bored woman who is listening but falling asleep.” Consciousness is like the wrappings of the mummy – it contains and confines the dream self. Dreams have a life of their own, and are intent on living it, and when any focus we try to maintain is too denying of dreams, they eventually blur the edges, loosen the moorings and undermine our logic and objectivity so that they may find room in which to grow and unfold.

This degree is about automatically and instinctively moving toward those places here what was lost and what needs to be healed and reintegrated into the self is waiting for redemption. All relationships have a way of magnetizing to themselves what they need for the sake of evolution, and this degree has an instinctive knowing of how to give in to this.

Pleiadian Symbol: A man who has the ability to transfer information simply by touching someone.

Azoth Symbol: A woman guiding someone else through the realms of dream.

Seed degree: Libra 19. An innovative dancer performing a strange ballet. (Omega Symbol). Allowing the self to move freely uncovers that which is hidden in the self.

Young boys picking and eating cherries off a tree. (Chandra Symbol). The joy of living leads us to reject those involvements which hold no real interest for us.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 17. A giant squid sleeping in the ocean depths. (Omega Symbol). Uncovering that which is hidden in ourselves leads to the deep realization of how very unique we are.

Elegant black women sitting on a porch and fanning themselves (Omega Symbol). The rejection of meaningless and uninteresting experience assists us in uncovering our own unique beauty.


Someone turns over in her sleep, feeling her lifetime of long ago as halfway around the world they unwrap the one that was her.

We’ve left bodies everywhere, most of them only a skull or a bone now, or a speck of dust the wind blows in our face.

But this body was special. They had prepared it to live through eternity. In her sleep she sighs for her former self, and it, well, it is smiling, and has been for a long time.

Libra 18. Waking in the night, a man feels an earthquake. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive

(Degree Angel Name: Nithael (NIT-ha-EL) The Death of Death, Rejuvenation and Eternal Youth)

The force of evolution will inevitably induce the release of any illusions which stand in its way. When these releases come, the extent to which we benefit from them depends on our reactions to them. If we can flow with them and allow their force to loosen and clear whatever in us we are ready to let go of, we will receive maximum benefit from their healing potential. This degree acutely senses change and knows how to subtly foster it.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman carefully counting the beans in a jar.” Through this simple act of quantification this degree seeks a sign, a portent that manifests in the numerological significance in the number of beans. This is one of the simplest and homeliest of all the symbols, but it contains more than what appears on the surface. For the beans have a limited number, and yet planted and allowed to grow and produce through an indefinite and potentially infinite number of cycles they are unlimited. And so this degree is about perceiving the infinite within the seemingly limited reality around oneself, and this simple act of perception actually fosters the infinite’s healing force.

In both the Omega and Chandra symbols of this degree very little action is taken on the part of the people involved. In the Omega it is a mere witnessing, in the Chandra it is only the act of counting. The minimization of DOING here magnifies the potency of BEING and witnessing, which subtly enhances and supports the forces of evolution.

Pleiadian Symbol: Lost children are found many years later. They haven’t aged.

Azoth Symbol: In he ruins of an ancient city an undiscovered passageway into an immense network of caves.

Seed degree: Scorpio 1. A man suspended in the air watches everything from a great height. (Omega Symbol). Being able to elevate ourselves above everyday experience so that we may gain a clearer perspective on life, we are able to feel those energies at work in the depths of ourselves.

A tunnel through a mountain. (Chandra Symbol). Persistently finding a way through that which obstructs us, we learn to read the portents and signs that are everywhere around us.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 17. A scientist discovers the secret of time travel. (Omega Symbol). The instabilities of life are finally perceived as means of overcoming seemingly adamant limitations.

An old bald woman talking to her dog. (Chandra Symbol). Finding significance everywhere we look we are willing to let go of logic and rationality, so that we are allowed free communion with our instincts.


What he thought was an inner trembling turned out to be an outer trembling. The earth was shivvering as if cold, or as if it had had a vague, unpleasant dream.

Abruptly the quivvering subsided.

Falling back asleep he thought for a moment of tidal waves, of interrupted waterfalls, of rivers changing their course, of stones succumbing to gravity. Below him he felt the earth thinking of stars. This is what it always did to calm itself.

Libra 19. An innovative dancer performing a strange ballet. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Mebahiah (me-BA-hee-YAH) Thought Into Action, Intellectual Lucidity)

This degree is aware of the potentials that lie within itself and all of us, and strives to find ways of expressing these that go beyond words. The regularization and standardization of expression can weaken its impact, but when new forms of it are found it can wake the being up to a startling and vivid realization of the pure essence of what is being expressed.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Young boys picking and eating cherries off a tree.” In both these symbols fun is being had, but this degree signifies much more than just having fun. The cherries are nourishing, and the dance is allowing the release of pent up energies that clear and refresh the being. This is a Libra degree of Libra and so carries the quality of Libra doubled. It is also the 17th time a degree sub-ruled by Libra has occurred, 17 being the number of Venus. And so here is a pure and beautiful relating just for the sake of relating that touches us in delightful ways that creates an unwinding of energies which have restricted us, and a reconnection to the inner child.

Pleiadian Symbol: Gypsies holding secret rites at a spring deep in a cave.

Azoth Symbol: A glowing wreath of golden laurel leaves.

Seed degree: Scorpio 13. An acupuncturist who activates points simply by holding a needle above them. (Omega Symbol). Using our intent to move energy opens up new and exciting possibilities of communication.

Someone tells a joke and no one laughs. (Chandra Symbol). When one form of fun doesn’t seem to catch on, we find other forms that people can more readily relate to.

Fulfillment degree: Libra 17. The unwrapping of a mummy. (Omega Symbol). Allowing ourselves free, creative, and expressive movement, we unravel the obstructions of our pain body

A very bored woman who is listening but falling asleep. (Chandra Symbol). Staying attuned to that which is simply fun and enjoyable assists us in the rejecting of all meaningless involvements.


A dance choreographed for eyeballs, and fingers, and the muscles which cause the hair to stand on end. Jagged, spastic movements help to break the ice and loosen old concepts. It includes glances, running down mountains, and the herding of scarves through wind. Inwardly the troupe of blood corpuscles help to give it a sense of flow, and return. At the end the heart claps wildly.

Libra 20. In a lush, dark forest a unicorn prancing. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: Poyel (poi-YEL) Dispelling Anger, Fortune and Support)

A magic purity that lives in its own hidden realm is felt by anyone who contacts this degree. The perception of truth is clarified and deepened and the wonder of the universe is accessed. How enriching this is, even though the one enriched may not be aware of the source of this eternal, mystical energy. The only goal is to let it be its wonderful self as much as you can.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man with a single horn coming out of his forehead.” This is a Scorpio sub-ruled degree, the horn being like the stinger of the scorpion. The horn is located on the 6th chakra on the forehead, a place where the force of the imagination and intuition are focused. We might think of this degree as signifying the power of the imagination, and the truth that whatever our inner vision projects we eventually manifest – and will inevitably share with others.

Imagination can be a very passive thing, at worst falling prey to any negative thought forms it takes in. And so this degree has to be careful to maintain the purity that is symbolized by the unicorn, for the force of its imagination will most definitely have a powerful effect on others, for good or for ill, all depending on where the focus is placed.

Pleiadian Symbol: People are learning just by being in close physical proximity to a great teacher.

Azoth Symbol: A jester, clowns, and musicians entertaining revelers.

Seed degree: Scorpio 25. A composer of simple melodies. (Omega Symbol). Allowing the creative spirit to give direct and spontaneous voice to its songs carries one into the realm of pure spirit, where truth dances.

A doctor experimenting on himself with new drugs. (Chandra Symbol). A willingness to experiment and to embark on new adventures can open one up to the power of one’s intuition.

Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 17. Empty rooms with perfect walls and floors. (Omega Symbol). Attuning deeply to the truth found within provides us with a space in which to freely live and grow, and helps us to appreciate the transformations happening to us.

The mountain abode of a hermit. (Chandra Symbol). When we tune in to the power of our intuitive vision we find ourselves vibrationally removed from the chaos and static of the world.


A white unicorn is made no grayer by the deepest of forest shadows. There is a part of green that is always asleep in the densest of forests and it is here that the unicorn loves to cavort, here where it can prance by the light of its own brightness. A dance that wards off eyes, but is seen by any heart that wanders deeply enough into the forest.

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