Phase 2. Recapturing the Sparks (Yud Lamed Yud)
Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Love and Wisdom
Aries 6. An actor forgets his lines and makes up new ones. Interacting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: LELAHEL (LAY-la-HEL) Dream state, Light of Understanding)
You are aware of the expectations of others, and the agendas that the world projects on everyone. You have a deep need to get beyond this — to play yourself in the drama of life. If you try to “fit in” it is likely to lead to misery. You need to be who you are, and to seek out others who accept and appreciate your real self.
When the actor speaks new lines spontaneously, the other actors are also forced to play a different part.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is, “An Aquamarine in a woman’s navel.” When you come from your center purely and clearly your own play flows spontaneously forth from you and there’s no need to depend on the agendas and formulas of others. This degree cannot play a limited, formulaic part, for it is compelled from within to express from a deep, pure, animal instinct.
Pleiadian Symbol: A labyrinth which appears to have no entrance.
Azoth Symbol: Mathematical formulae on a blackboard are wiggling and dancing.
Seed degree: Gemini 1. A naked man on an ice floe feels no cold. (Omega Symbol). All fixed roles fall away, opening to the mystery play of cosmic energies in which we make up our own part as we go.
Knots in a cord. They are a message in code. (Chandra Symbol).
Tuning into the rhythm of energy flows through time, we tap into the sea at the center of our being.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 1. Late at night, someone comes home and slowly ascends the stairs. (Omega Symbol). Through reinventing one’s role in life one has the potential of returning to the true self.
A volcano erupting at night. (Chandra Symbol).
Finding one’s spiritual center a great release of pent-up energy is experienced.
Lines are coming out of the actor’s mouth – ones no one’s ever heard before. They wash over the other actors in the play like fresh-fallen water. One actor continues with the proper lines, which in the context of the new ones cease to make sense – the audience laughs at the delightful surreality. Another actress feels herself freed of the script – she drinks in the new words and finds new words of her own. Behind them, the scenery is melting, the lights taking on a life of their own. Even the costumes’ fabric feels itself beginning to reweave.
Aries 7. An old man admiring a portrait of himself as a youth. Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: ACHAIAH (a-KA-hee-YAH) DNA of the soul, Patience)
You appreciate the past and the lessons it continues to teach you. By accepting what has gone before without regrets your attitude helps others to take a more positive attitude to their lot in life. Your freedom from history and wholehearted embracing of the process of change teaches other people to love themselves more and to continually let go as they move forward.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A double-headed eagle, the heads face in opposite directions.” The eagles signify power. There is the power of youth and naivete and the power of old age and wisdom. When attachments are let go of, all regrets concerning the passage of time fall away, for although something is lost, something else is gained.
This is the seed of Libra – the mystery of relating to our many selves unfolding over time, which is the marriage of past and future.
Pleiadian Symbol: After death a man sees golden filaments connecting his various lives.
Azoth Symbol: Carefully sculpted trees and beyond them a tangled forest.
Seed degree: Gemini 13. With each breath another new and unknown smell is detected. (Omega Symbol). Tuning in to the ever changing reality around oneself we be come aware of the panorama of our Town history.
Garlic hung at the window for protection. (Chandra Symbol). Having overcome negative influences, one is able to access personal power.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 1. An apothecary shop in which herbal concoctions and other medicines appear as needed. (Omega Symbol). Through seeing how far we’ve come we come into an awareness of what we currently need.
A group of fat Italian ladies preparing bread. (Chandra Symbol). Being aware of the dualistic nature of power we empower ourselves by nurturing the power of others.
The eyes of the portrait gaze out, without seeing those far older eyes looking back at them. As if imprisoned in amber, the days of youth glow with a golden light, trapped in eternity. The young have no sense that they will ever age, and in fact, the version of them trapped in memory is timeless. The man gazes at himself as a youth and senses, vaguely, those countless other times he had been a youth, and the countless other youths he shall experience in the future. And whether old or young there is always present a longing, one that looks to the brightness of the future, the other to the brightness of the past. Until that day when the miracle occurs, and all days as if by magic, are absorbed into brightness.
Aries 8. A man journeying far north to the mouth of a river. Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: CAHETEL (KA-heh-TEL) Defusing negative energy and stress, Divine Blessings)
You are inherently a truth seeker, always looking for the spiritual energies at work under all life’s experiences. You’re willing to go along with whatever life has to offer, because you sense the force of evolution at work everywhere, as it guides us toward higher consciousness. You need to seek the privacy in which you can journey into your inner space and re-attune to your spiritual power.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A lizard dressed in blue satin and pointed shoes.” A salamander – a fire elemental – spirit of creativity dressed in the color of Sagittarius, color of the sky’s far spaces. The feet signify understanding, the shoes pointed, meaning the understanding is acute, penetrating. North is the direction of spirit and journeying to the north we encounter this creative spirit and commune with its wisdom. This is the seed degree of Scorpio.
Pleiadian Symbol: A flock of winged serpents cavorting in the air.
Azoth Symbol: Palms bending and twisting in a hurricane.
Seed degree: Gemini 8. A healer who uses only smiles to perform all his healings. (Omega Symbol). The simplicity of love guides us to the spiritual source of life.
A cave in deep ocean waters. (Chandra Symbol). Through a profound exploration of our own depths we encounter the spirit of cosmic and eternal fire.
Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 1. A man suspended in the air watches everything from a great height. (Omega Symbol). Returning to source we drink the waters of expanded vision.
A tunnel through a mountain. (Chandra Symbol). Pure, clear understanding, sharp and penetrating, pierces through all illusions and obstructions.
Water looks to collect – seeks wholeness – the sea, where it may rest for awhile, immersed in itself, before it ascends, becomes clouds, takes up tenancy in pools, mirrors itself in drops, being separate and yet not. The man wonders, when he arrives at the mouth of the river, what will it have to say?
Aries 9. A woman ironing white linen. Interacting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: HAZIEL (HA-zee-EL) Angelic influences, Divine Mercy and Forgiveness)
You’re intent on seeing the truth, on understanding the light. The only thing that blurs this is the old stuck places inside yourself, and the old emotional yearnings and fears that were never resolved. As you continue to release these everything becomes progressively clearer to you, so that you can more purely be a light to other people.
To remove the wrinkles means to remove the shadows so the light is provided with a surface from which it can reflect clearly and purely. This clear surface is the purified consciousness, free of the pain body and released into bliss..
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A fat man in a state of reverie smoking a hookah.” The ponderous body sinks into earth, the light smoke drifts toward heaven. The thoughts rise up – a yearning for elevation, for expansion, to escape gravity and the heavy frequencies of earth. This degree is mesmerized by its own imaginative visions and yearns to be at one with the glorious spiritual realities of which they are mere reflections.
At its highest it helps others to find inner peace and acceptance of the world as it is, and heals the ill effects of conflict and striving too hard with the medicine of pure, directionless being – a divine laziness – the lilies of the field.
It might seem strange that so passive a symbol exists in the sign Aries – but it is when the outer is detached from and allowed by be whatever its going to be, that the far-flung adventures of the inner realms can be embarked upon.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man wandering through a wondrous landscape inside a crystal sphere.
Azoth Symbol: A man slowly grinding the picture off a stone.
Seed degree: Cancer 7. Deep in a mine, statues and bas-reliefs carved from salt. (Omega Symbol). Images hidden in the depths are brought forth through clearing the shadows from the screen of consciousness.
The arctic wasteland under the setting sun. (Chandra Symbol). From the land of pure emptiness where only light grows in the white garden, visions arise like smoke to delight the dreamer.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 1. A woman who writes so much in her diary she has no time for anything else. (Omega Symbol). The emotional body, cleansed and cleared moves the consciousness progressively more and more inward.
A Woman, manacled in solid gold chains. (Chandra Symbol). The dreamer eventually finds pure meaning, and becomes its prisoner. But the prison is only temporary, and of an exquisite beauty.
She drags the heavy iron over the white linen, pushing the shadows out of it. A place must be made for the light, a place where it may fall evenly. Linen to cover bodies, to wrap mummies, to hang on the wall where it may receive pictures, moving or still. The linen bears the imprint of whatever touches it, is prone to infestations of darkness which come to live in its shadows. She the protector of the linen, the disperser of darkness.
Aries 10. In many different places, a man keeps seeing the same number. Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: ALADIAH (a-LA-dee-YAH) Looks can kill: protection from the evil eye, Divine Grace)
The universe speaks to you loudly and clearly, echoing itself everywhere. Specific energies reach out to you, their strange melodies trying to gain your attention. You need only to follow their call, track with them, and keep listening. Your obsessions are powerful creative forces, operating beyond the ken of your conscious rational mind. You cannot repress or ignore forever what you’re feeling. Wisdom is seeking you out, and will find you, eventually.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Roots of a tree entwined around the statue of a nude woman.” Slowly, gradually, understanding embraces the feminine spirit – but the understanding has to grow into the embrace. The feminine spirit is patient and can wait, for she knows that to grow and develop strong roots that have the power to reach out the tree will needs gradual and attentive nourishment over time.
This is the seed degree of Capricorn.
Pleiadian Symbol: At the touch of a magician’s hand a text in a forgotten tongue is spontaneously translated.
Azoth Symbol: A fallen white column, which, over time, has partially sunk into the rich soil of a meadow.
Seed degree: Cancer 19. A man memorizing Chinese characters. (Omega Symbol). Having learned the secret language, one is stalked by poems and oracles.
An opossum comes out into the moonlight. (Chandra Symbol). Drawn out of our secret lair by the irresistible pull of our own yearnings, the tentacles of our understanding gradually grow into caressing the goddess.
Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 1. A man mesmerized as he reads words glowing with light. (Omega Symbol). The numbers accumulate, and form into a language – the more we understand the more we are flooded with divine knowing.
A canopy bed with curtains. (Chandra Symbol). As our understanding embraces the goddess more and more, we enter a deep, private inner sanctum where we can be profoundly renewed.
Like an infinite sea, numbers are always there, existing beyond time and space until we think of them, at which time they appear, revealing an infinite variety of potential vistas to the mind.
Particular numbers are drawn to certain places, certain times, and, of course, certain people. There was a number who fell in love with a man, and silently followed him wherever he went, but when it could no longer remain hidden, he began to see it, again and again, wherever he looked. And over time, he was able to return the number’s love. It was a mystic union, secret and intimate.