The zodiac consists of twelve major divisions, each other of these further divided into 30 degrees. In an earlier blog we discussed how each one of these 30 degrees carries a specific vibration of its own, irrespective of the sign which its in, but which becomes blended with the meaning of each specific sign in which it is found. One way of defining degree analysis is to say that it is the synthesizing of the meaning of each one of the 30 different degree meanings with each one of the 12 different sign meanings.
There is another possible division of the zodiac – one that can be very revealing of the deeper meanings of degrees. This other division is where, instead of dividing the zodiac into twelve parts consisting of 30 degrees each, we divide it into 30 parts, of 12 degrees each. A good way to conceive of this is to think of each degree of the zodiac as being ruled by a different sign, starting with the first degree of Aries, which is ruled by Aries, followed by the second degree of Aries, which is ruled by Taurus, the third by Gemini, and so on until one reaches the 12th degree of Aries which is ruled by Pisces. At this point we start over again, so that the 13th degree of Aries is ruled by Aries, the 14th degree by Taurus, etc.
One will note that in this arrangement the last 6 degree of Aries are ruled by the signs Aries through Virgo, and then the first degree of Taurus will be ruled by Libra. If you continue this ascription of rulerships of degrees to signs throughout the zodiac you will find that in fire and air signs the pattern of degree rulerships is the same in each and every sign, and in earth and water signs each degree is ruled by the exact opposite sign that it was in the fire and air signs – due to the fact that just two and one-half zodiacs (12 + 12 + 6 = 30) fit into each sign, so that the second half of the zodiac – the signs Libra through Pisces – are always found at the beginning of the earth and water signs.
Here is a list of these 30 segments, each one containing 12 degrees and ruled by a mini zodiac:
Aries 1 – Aries 12 1st segment
Aries 13 – Aries 24 2nd Segment
Aries 25 – Taurus 6 3rd segment
Taurus 7 – Taurus 18 4th segment
Taurus 19 – Taurus 30 5th segment
Gemini 1 – Gemini 12 6th segment
Gemini 13 – Gemini 24 7th segment
Gemini 25 – Cancer 6 8th segment
Cancer 7 – Cancer 18 9th segment
Cancer 19 – Cancer 30 10th segment
Leo 1 – Leo 12 11th segment
Leo 13 – Leo 24 12th segment
Leo 25 – Virgo 6 13th segment
Virgo 7 – Virgo 18 14th segment
Virgo 19 – Virgo 30 15th segment
Libra 1 – Libra 12 16th segment
Libra 13 – Libra 24 17th segment
Libra 25 – Scorpio 6 18th segment
Scorpio 7 – Scorpio 18 19th segment
Scorpio 19 – Scorpio 30 20th segment
Sagittarius 1 – Sagittarius 12 21st segment
Sagittarius 13 – Sagittaius 24 22nd segment
Sagittarius 25 – Capricorn 6 23rd segment
Capricorn 7 – Capricorn 18 24th segment
Capricorn 19 – Capricorn 30 25th segment
Aquarius 1 – Aquarius 12 26th segment
Aquarius 13 – Aquarius 24 27th segment
Aquarius 25 – Pisces 6 28th segment
Pisces 7 – Pisces 18 29th segment
Pisces 19 – Pisces 30 30th segment
Just as each sign has its own unique meaning, so does each segment, and the meaning of a segment can be interpreted by referring to the table of degree frequencies in blog X. For instance, the 11th segment (Leo 1 – Leo 12) carries the energy of the 11 frequency – the same as does each 11th degree of each sign.
Let’s take an example of a specific degree, say Taurus 26. This degree is in the 5th segment, and, as that segment starts at Taurus 19, it is the 8th degree of that segment, which corresponds to the sign Scorpio (Scorpio being the 8th sign of the zodiac). So Taurus 26 is ruled by Scorpio, and, as well, because of the segment it’s in, carries a “5” vibration. So Taurus 26 has that feeling of being instantaneously able to access energy – a character of the “26” frequency – is creative and regenerative – this refers to its “Scorpio” rulership – and is always going into everything deeper and further – a characteristic of the “5” vibration.
And now we come to the concept of the “Fulfillment Degree.” To figure this, what we do is start with a particular degree, in this case 26 Taurus, then figure the ruling sign of this degree – in this case Scorpio – then we look at its frequency – the fifth one – THEN REVERSE SIGN AND FREQUENCY TO ARRIVE AT THE FIFTH DEGREE OF SCORPIO. So the fulfillment degree of 26 Taurus is 5 Scorpio. To put it another way, the ruling sign of the degree becomes the new sign and the number of the segment in which it is found becomes the degree of that new sign.
Well, what does it all mean? The fulfillment degree shows where the energy of an particular degree finds fulfillment. I think of each degree as a plant, and the fulfillment degree that corresponds to it as the blossoming of that plant. At present I am using these as an interpretative tool for natal astrology, and as a meditative device to come to a deeper understanding of each individual degree. So far they have proven to be strikingly powerful. When read the interpretations of their fulfillment degrees people seem to relate strongly to them as being ideals they are wanting to realize.
I have not had the time as of yet to draw up any “fulfillment degree” charts – that is, where the fulfillment degrees of all the planets, Ascendant, Midheaven, and nodes are placed in a chart of their own, but I think doing so would be very interesting. Also I have not so far studied transits to these degrees, but I feel that doing so would yield fruitful results. If you are interested in doing either of these things I would suggest that the minutes of the fulfillment degree be maintained as the same ones of the original planet, so, as in the example of the 26th degree of Taurus, if the actual planet, for instance, is at 25 degrees and 32 minutes, then the fulfillment degree would be 4 degrees and 32 minutes Scorpio.
If you use these fulfillment degrees in natal readings, it is good to look at the aspects they make to natal planets, most especially the conjunction and opposition. I feel that these will give clues as to how that fulfillment is to be reached. So, for instance, if the fulfillment degree of the moon conjuncts or opposes
Saturn, it would signify that the person’s emotional fulfillment depends on becoming more Saturnian, which could mean seeking out others with which to have deep, meaningful emotional experiences., It may also mean that the person needs to seek out spiritual involvements and experiences – as Saturn rules spirituality according to Indian Astrology – if they are to achieve emotional fulfillment. Saturn conjuncting the Moon’s point of fulfillment might mean emotional fulfillment coming through engaging in work or an effective asserting of the self.
In looking at all aspects I would use no more than a three degree orb, and place strong emphasis on any conjunction or opposition which is in the actual fulfillment degree.
And just to save you some time and energy, I have figured the fulfillment degree of each degree of the zodiac. Here they are:
Ar 1 = Ar 1
Ar 2 = Ta 1
Ar 3 = Ge 1
Ar 4 = Cn 1
Ar 5 = Le 1
Ar 6 = Vi 1
Ar 7 = Li 1
Ar 8 = Sc 1
Ar 9 = Sa 1
Ar 10 = Cp 1
Ar 11 = Aq 1
Ar 12 = Pi 1
Ar 13 = Ar 2
Ar 14 = Ta 2
Ar 15 = Ge 2
Ar 16 = Cn 2
Ar 17 = Le 2
Ar 18 = Vi 2
Ar 19 = Li 2
Ar 20 = Sc 2
Ar 21 = Sa 2
Ar 22 = Cp 2
Ar 23 = Aq 2
Ar 24 = Pi 2
Ar 25 = Ar 3
Ar 26 = Ta 3
Ar 27 = Ge 3
Ar 28 = Cn 3
Ar 29 = Le 3
Ar 30 = Vi 3
Ta 1 = Li 3
Ta 2 = Sc 3
Ta 3 = Sa 3
Ta 4 = Cp 3
Ta 5 = Aq 3
Ta 6 = Pi 3
Ta 7 = Ar 4
Ta 8 = Ta 4
Ta 9 = Ge 4
Ta 10 = Cn 4
Ta 11 = Le 4
Ta 12 = Vi 4
Ta 13 = Li 4
Ta 14 = Sc 4
Ta 15 = Sa 4
Ta 16 = Cp 4
Ta 17 = Aq 4
Ta 18 = Pi 4
Ta 19 = Ar 5
Ta 20 = Ta 5
Ta 21 = Ge 5
Ta 22 = Cn 5
Ta 23 = Le 5
Ta 24 = Vi 5
Ta 25 = Li 5
Ta 26 = Sc 5
Ta 27 = Sa 5
Ta 28 = Cp 5
Ta 29 = Aq 5
Ta 30 = Pi 5
Ge 1 = Ar 6
Ge 2 = Ta 6
Ge 3 = Ge 6
Ge 4 = Cn 6
Ge 5 = Le 6
Ge 6 = Vi 6
Ge 7 = Li 6
Ge 8 = Sc 6
Ge 9 = Sa 6
Ge 10 = Cp 6
Ge 11 = Aq 6
Ge 12 = Pi 6
Ge 13 = Ar 7
Ge 14 = Ta 7
Ge 15 = Ge 7
Ge 16 = Cn 7
Ge 17 = Le 7
Ge 18 = Vi 7
Ge 19 = Li 7
Ge 20 = Sc 7
Ge 21 = Sa 7
Ge 22 = Cp 7
Ge 23 = Aq 7
Ge 24 = Pi 7
Ge 25 = Ar 8
Ge 26 = Ta 8
Ge 27 = Ge 8
Ge 28 = Cn 8
Ge 29 = Le 8
Ge 30 = Vi 8
Cn 1 = Li 8
Cn 2 = Sc 8
Cn 3 = Sa 8
Cn 4 = Cp 8
Cn 5 = Aq 8
Cn 6 = Pi 8
Cn 7 = Ar 9
Cn 8 = Ta 9
Cn 9 = Ge 9
Cn 10 = Cn 9
Cn 11 = Le 9
Cn 12 = Vi 9
Cn 13 = Li 9
Cn 14 = Sc 9
Cn 15 = Sa 9
Cn 16 = Cp 9
Cn 17 = Aq 9
Cn 18 = Pi 9
Cn 19 = Ar 10
Cn 20 = Ta 10
Cn 21 = Ge 10
Cn 22 = Cn 10
Cn 23 = Le 10
Cn 24 = Vi 10
Cn 25 = Li 10
Cn 26 = Sc 10
Cn 27 = Sa 10
Cn 28 = Cp 10
Cn 29 = Aq 10
Cn 30 = Pi 10
Le 1 = Ar 11
Le 2 = Ta 11
Le 3 = Ge 11
Le 4 = Cn 11
Le 5 = Le 11
Le 6 = Vi 11
Le 7 = Li 11
Le 8 = Sc 11
Le 9 = Sa 11
Le 10 = Cp 11
Le 11 = Aq 11
Le 12 = Pi 11
Le 13 = Ar 12
Le 14 = Ta 12
Le 15 = Ge 12
Le 16 = Cn 12
Le 17 = Le 12
Le 18 = Vi 12
Le 19 = Li 12
Le 20 = Sc 12
Le 21 = Sa 12
Le 22 = Cp 12
Le 23 = Aq 12
Le 24 = Pi 12
Le 25 = Ar 13
Le 26 = Ta 13
Le 27 = Ge 13
Le 28 = Ca 13
Le 29 = Le 13
Le 30 = Vi 13
Vi 1 = Li 13
Vi 2 = Sc 13
Vi 3 = Sa 13
Vi 4 = Cp 13
Vi 5 = Aq 13
Vi 6 = Pi 13
Vi 7 = Ar 14
Vi 8 = Ta 14
Vi 9 = Ge 14
Vi 10 = Cn 14
Vi 11 = Le 14
Vi 12 = Vi 14
Vi 13 = Li 14
Vi 14 = Sc 14
Vi 15 = Sa 14
Vi 16 = Cp 14
Vi 17 = Aq 14
Vi 18 = Pi 14
Vi 19 = Ar 15
Vi 20 = Ta 15
Vi 21 = Ge 15
Vi 22 = Cn 15
Vi 23 = Le 15
Vi 24 = Vi 15
Vi 25 = Li 15
Vi 26 = Sc 15
Vi 27 = Sa 15
Vi 28 = Cp 15
Vi 29 = Aq 15
Vi 30 = Pi 15
Li 1 = Ar 16
Li 2 = Ta 16
Li 3 = Ge 16
Li 4 = Cn 16
Li 5 = Le 16
Li 6 = Vi 16
Li 7 = Li 16
Li 8 = Sc 16
Li 9 = Sa 16
Li 10 = Cp 16
Li 11 = Aq 16
Li 12 = Pi 16
Li 13 = Ar 17
Li 14 = Ta 17
Li 15 = Ge 17
Li 16 = Cn 17
Li 17 = Le 17
Li 18 = Vi 17
Li 19 = Li 17
Li 20 = Sc 17
Li 21 = Sa 17
Li 22 = Cp 17
Li 23 = Aq 17
Li 24 = Pi 17
Li 25 = Ar 18
Li 26 = Ta 18
Li 27 = Ge 18
Li 28 = Cn 18
Li 29 = Le 18
Li 30 = Vi 18
Sc 1 = Li 18
Sc 2 = Sc 18
Sc 3 = Sa 18
Sc 4 = Cp 18
Sc 5 = Aq 18
Sc 6 = Pi 18
Sc 7 = Ar 19
Sc 8 = Ta 19
Sc 9 = Ge 19
Sc 10 = Cn 19
Sc 11 = Le 19
Sc 12 = Vi 19
Sc 13 = Li 19
Sc 14 = Sc 19
Sc 15 = Sa 19
Sc 16 = Cp 19
Sc 17 = Aq 19
Sc 18 = Pi 19
Sc 19 = Ar 20
Sc 20 = Ta 20
Sc 21 = Ge 20
Sc 22 = Cn 20
Sc 23 = Le 20
Sc 24 = Vi 20
Sc 25 = Li 20
Sc 26 = Sc 20
Sc 27 = Sa 20
Sc 28 = Cp 20
Sc 29 = Aq 20
Sc 30 = Pi 20
Sa 1 = Ar 21
Sa 2 = Ta 21
Sa 3 = Ge 21
Sa 4 = Cn 21
Sa 5 = Le 21
Sa 6 = Vi 21
Sa 7 = Li 21
Sa 8 = Sc 21
Sa 9 = Sa 21
Sa 10 = Cp 21
Sa 11 = Aq 21
Sa 12 = Pi 21
Sa 13 = Ar 22
Sa 14 = Ta 22
Sa 15 = Ge 22
Sa 16 = Cn 22
Sa 17 = Le 22
Sa 18 = Vi 22
Sa 19 = Li 22
Sa 20 = Sc 22
Sa 21 = Sa 22
Sa 22 = Cp 22
Sa 23 = Aq 22
Sa 24 = Pi 22
Sa 25 = Ar 23
Sa 26 = Ta 23
Sa 27 = Ge 23
Sa 28 = Cn 23
Sa 29 = Le 23
Sa 30 = Vi 23
Cp 1 = Li 23
Cp 2 = Sc 23
Cp 3 = Sa 23
Cp 4 = Cp 23
Cp 5 = Aq 23
Cp 6 = Pi 23
Cp 7 = Ar 24
Cp 8 = Ta 24
Cp 9 = Ge 24
Cp 10 = Cn 24
Cp 11 = Le 24
Cp 12 = Vi 24
Cp 13 = Li 24
Cp 14 = Sc 24
Cp 15 = Sa 24
Cp 16 = Cp 24
Cp 17 = Aq 24
Cp 18 = Pi 24
Cp 19 = Ar 25
Cp 20 = Ta 25
Cp 21 = Ge 25
Cp 22 = Cn 25
Cp 23 = Le 25
Cp 24 = Vi 25
Cp 25 = Li 25
Cp 26 = Sc 25
Cp 27 = Sa 25
Cp 28 = Cp 25
Cp 29 = Aq 25
Cp 30 = Pi 25
Aq 1 = Ar 26
Aq 2 = Ta 26
Aq 3 = Ge 26
Aq 4 = Cn 26
Aq 5 = Le 26
Aq 6 = Vi 26
Aq 7 = Li 26
Aq 8 = Sc 26
Aq 9 = Sa 26
Aq 10 = Cp 26
Aq 11 = Aq 26
Aq 12 = Pi 26
Aq 13 = Ar 27
Aq 14 = Ta 27
Aq 15 = Ge 27
Aq 16 = Cn 27
Aq 17 = Le 27
Aq 18 = Vi 27
Aq 19 = Li 27
Aq 20 = Sc 27
Aq 21 = Sa 27
Aq 22 = Cp 27
Aq 23 = Aq 27
Aq 24 = Pi 27
Aq 25 = Ar 28
Aq 26 = Ta 28
Aq 27 = Ge 28
Aq 28 = Cn 28
Aq 29 = Le 28
Aq 30 = Vi 28
Pi 1 = Li 28
Pi 2 = Sc 28
Pi 3 = Sa 28
Pi 4 = Cp 28
Pi 5 = Aq 28
Pi 6 = Pi 28
Pi 7 = Ar 29
Pi 8 = Ta 29
Pi 9 = Ge 29
Pi 10 = Cn 29
Pi 11 = Le 29
Pi 12 = Vi 29
Pi 13 = Li 29
Pi 14 = Sc 29
Pi 15 = Sa 29
Pi 16 = Cp 29
Pi 17 = Aq 29
Pi 18 = Pi 29
Pi 19 = Ar 30
Pi 20 = Ta 30
Pi 21 = Ge 30
Pi 22 = Cn 30
Pi 23 = Le 30
Pi 24 = Vi 30
Pi 25 = Li 30
Pi 26 = Sc 30
Pi 27 = Sa 30
Pi 28 = Cp 30
PI 29 = Aq 30
Pi 30 = Pi 30
The Pleiadian Symbols
Here is a complete listing of the mutated Sabian Symbols which I have recently channeled. If you’re wondering why the thirty degrees of each sign is number with roman numerals rather than regular ones, its because I have no idea how to turn off the numbering system of my word processing program, which screws up in a variety of different ways when I try to number with regular numerals. I hope all of you gain meaningful insights from applying these to your charts. And, of course, as always, I’d love to hear your responses.
I: A mermaid and an octopus lovingly embracing.
II: A story teller senses exactly which stories his listeners need to hear.
III: On Mars a great face the size of a mountain gazes into the night sky.
IV: The thoughts and feelings of two lovers are changing the direction of the path on which they are walking.
V: Gently a feather falls from the sky, settling on a gigantic pyramid.
VI: A labyrinth which appears to have to entrance.
VII: After death a man sees golden filaments connecting his various lives.
VIII: A flock of winged serpents cavorting in the air.
IX: A man wandering through a wondrous landscape inside a crystal sphere.
X: At the touch of a magician’s hand a text in a forgotten tongue is spontaneously translated.
XI: A flickering fire creates the illusion of laughter as it reflects off a golden effigy.
XII: A group of spirits flying through the sky toward their home in the north.
XIII: A crowd of people sensing a sudden shift in group karma.
XIV: A conversation interrupted by the writhings of a snake.
XV: An old magician forming golems out of clay.
XVI: The spirits of gems rising out of the ground at dusk.
XVII: An ancient crone and her shadow talking to each other.
XVIII: Deep in the forest Titania’s ancient stone throne covered with moss.
XIX: A rug grows larger and larger, sprouting grass, trees, and flowers as it turns into a landscape.
XX: A young girl feeding diamonds to a flock of baby phoenixes.
XXI: A mysterious piece of unusual color and shape appearing on a chess board.
XXII: A Path into the forest dwindles then disappears.
XXIII: A gentle woman carrying an immense soap bubble
XXIV: Shadows of a lace curtain moving on a wall.
XXV: A messenger has forgotten the message he was to deliver.
XXVI: Jars of spices and bars of gold and silver heaped in a closet.
XXVII: Seven women in white carrying lamps enter a cave.
XXVIII: An audience waits while the playwright finishes writing his play.
XXIX: In voices too low to be heard a forest of trees are talking to each other.
XXX: White birds swimming on a pond seem to glow in the twilight.
I: In mountain pines in spring the sound of rushing water.
II: Sheet lightning flickering in soft, shifting colors.
III: The last few steps to the top of a hill opens a vision of an ocean far below.
IV: In a shadowy place in a forest an iridescent fire arises from the ground.
V: Tears falling into a seemingly bottomless chasm.
VI: A bridge of swaying vines across a canyon.
VII:At a well a large cask filled with cool water.
VIII: A solitary wheel rolling through a forest.
IX: A tree heavy with apples of pure gold.
X: An angel of healing waiting to be summoned.
XI: Fairies enshrouding a garden in mist.
XII: A stream of visitors viewing ancient artifacts.
XIII: Sacred artifacts being secretly vacated from a city.
XIV: A child building a little sand castle on the beach.
XV: An invisible man shrouded in clothing.
XVI: A novice mispronouncing many words in a sacred text.
XVII: Light and mirrors dancing with each other.
XVIII: A white butterfly enters a dark room through a window and flutters about momentarily before leaving.
XIX: A magic mountain rises out of the waters.
XX: The clouds hurry: they’re late for an appointment.
XXI: A hand on a page is feeling the deeper meaning of the words.
XXII: A yellow butterfly fluttering over a vast ocean.
XXIII: Antique diamonds glittering in a dusty old display case.
XXIV: A shaman’s bag full of many objects to be used for healing.
XXV: A vast lawn with fountains and waterfall in the distance.
XXVI: A harpist singing an ancient song in moonlight.
XXVII: Wrinkled hands caress a piece of turquoise.
XXVIII: A nude youth handing a rose to a vestal virgin.
XXIX: With tiny files and chisels a man is sculpting clouds of mist from white alabaster.
XXX: Strange exotic birds have gathered at the ruins of an old palace.
I: Deep in the sea a mirror watches the sky.
II: Trolls seeding a meadow with gold nuggets.
III: In spring old people sitting along garden paths and enjoying the flowers.
IV: A magician searching for rare herbs.
V: a journal of experimental poetry.
VI: A sinkhole opens up into the earth.
VII: Looking down into a well a man sees, far below, his face.
VIII: The factory machines all stop for a moment. A celestial Choir is heard.
IX: Sharp, tiny darts whose tips have been dipped in flower elixirs.
X: A pterodactyl soaring to get a better look at the stars.
XI: Right before the museum closes a man hides in a painting.
XII: An imp is causing all sorts of misprints in a book.
XIII: A man and his piano levitate as he performs a rhapsody.
XIV: Deep in a cave on the moon a dreamer dreams of prehistoric jungles.
XV: Words from a conversation drift up into the sky and are carried away by winds.
XVI: A diva singing a passionate aria as the stage burns.
XVII: In the mental body a web of golden light flickers with energy.
XVIII: Chinese characters appearing in the air as men speak to each other.
XIX: A book that only allows itself to be opened by certain people.
XX: An immense buffet of foodstuffs prepared with exotic and magical herbs.
XXI: Magically the trolls make the stones weightless as the build the castle.
XXII: Humans and many types of animals carrying out an elaborate dance.
XXIII: A faint pink flame flickering at the top of an ancient oak tree.
XXIV: A giant mandala being cut into the ice of a lake.
XXV: An old, twisted tree, leafless, on which flowers of many colors are blooming.
XXVI: Ice devas decorating a forest.
XXVII: A man covered with charms, talismans and strange jewelry is emerging from a forest.
XXVIII: Leaving his wealth behind, a man wanders away.
XXIX. At dawn the calls of birds mingle with dreams.
XXX: Women lounging in the mist of ocean spray.
I: On a passing boat a flag continually changing its colors and patterns.
II: A man standing on the top of an invisible mountain.
III: A seemingly endless journey through frozen tundra.
IV: A dragon conferring its powers on a maiden.
V: Coming to a fork in the road a man has a surprising realization.
VI: On crags by the sea a mythical golden bird is building its nest.
VII: Dancing in and out of the shadows, two fairies dancing down a lane on a windy night.
VIII: Rabbits in elegant dress dancing with each other at a masked ball.
IX: A sylph reaches into a pool to caress a fish.
X: A rough diamond with a groove carved around it so that it may be worn on a cord.
XI: All sorts of emotions flicering over a man’s face.
XII: A woman breast feeding a baby is seeing in her mind its former incarnations.
XIII: A palm reader runs her finger slowly and gently down a life line.
XIV: At night a visionary is peering over the curver of the horizon.
XV: After a feast everyone falls asleep.
XVI: A researcher looking through secret archives.
XVII: A plant thought to be extinct comes to life from a seed that chanced to fall by the wayside.
XVIII. A mother bird and her chicks taking a dust bath.
XIX: A conquerer weds a foreign bride.
XX: Singing and laughter echoing through a network of canals.
XXI: A woman lying on a stage as she sings and dies.
XXII: Sensing that a boat is soon arrive, a woman journeys to the shore.
XXIII: Authors come together to read their works to each other.
XXIV: A woman climbs a mountain to witness sunset.
XXV: An invisible entity trying to contact a man.
XXVI: Silently a group of people are reading poems.
XXVII: A woman looks down into a canyon of swirling mists.
XXVIII: The princess of a tribe welcomes strangers from afar.
XXIX: The spirit of inspiration materializes two identical gems.
XXX: An ancient woman remembering the glories of past kings.
I: Not knowing what to say, a woman blushes.
II: Among a host of dreamers a dream spreads like wildfire.
III: A female priestess having her head shaved.
IV: An old wise man riding out of the forest on a stag.
V: Rocks which, by their shape, seem like people who look down from a great height.
VI: A woman decked out in beautiful finery conversing with another woman who is totally naked.
VII: A man’s astral body travels into the sky to see the stars more closely.
VIII: A new religion re-embodying ancient principles.
IX: Molten glass being wrought into fantastic forms.
X: At predawn a valley enveloped in mist.
XI: In the jungle people and monkeys climbing and swinging on vines.
XII: Wandering a lawn people watch the stars appearing.
XIII: An old man on a porch which looks out over a stormy sea.
XIV: Tiny balls of multicolored lights flickering through a forest.
XV: A play produced at a castle featuring lost travelers encountering denizens of a dark wood.
XVI: Sunlight glittering on falling rain.
XVII: Elaborate polyphonic music which seems to come from many different places at once.
XVIII: An alchemist conversing with his chemicals and equipment.
XIX: Revelers on a river raft floating to the ocean.
XX: Men and women in feathered bird costumes dancing in a circle.
XXI: Newly hatched birds joyously running and hopping through a meadow.
XXII: A bird delivering a message to a man trapped in a high tower.
XXIII: A ghostly white figure riding a horse in the twilight.
XXIV: An artist with wild hair in clothing covered with paint.
XXV: The tinkling of camel bells as a caravan crosses the desert.
XXVI: Turned in the hand a quarts crystal glimmers with rainbows.
XXVII: Waking at dawn, a woman realizes that her fever has broken.
XXVIII: A tree filled with birds who are chirping excitedly.
XXIX: a mermaid showing sailor’s to an enchanted island.
XXX: Continuing to reread a letter a woman keeps seeing new implications in the contents.
I: A man’s portrait peering with great intensity into a quiet room.
II: In a sacred cave a lingam of ice.
III: Tall guardians from a faraway star.
IV: Children dancing with a shadow.
V: Waking, a an remembers attending a fairy celebration deep in the woods.
VI: Revellers dancing around a maypole.
VII: Priestesses lounging in the cool shadows deep with a temple.
VIII: A man learning Tai Chi.
IX: A medium channeling a spirit drawing.
X: A gigantic shadow of a mountain shrinking as the sun rises.
XI: As a youth ages he grows to look less and less like his mother.
XII: The wind blows away a woman’s veil.
XIII: An angel of harmony comes to clear away confusion.
XIV: A man writing the history of an old, illustrious family.
XV: A lace handkerchief suffused with lavender scent.
XVI: An old monkey sitting on the stops of an abandoned temple.
XVII: Lava, as it flows into the sea, is creating new land.
XVIII: A sampler embroidered with letters and numbers subtly reveals the personality of its maker.
XIX: Youths riding the backs of dolphins.
XX: A caravan of gypsies traveling across a vast prairie.
XXI: A group of acrobats inventing new routines.
XXII: On a stone gate an insignia on which is found a gryphon, a snake, and an apple.
XXIII: A sinuous woman in black who is an adept in cat magic.
XXIV: A little girl hugging a puppy.
XXV: A woman dressed in mourning, smiling behind her transparent black veil.
XXVI: A worshiper lighting sandalwood incense in a temple dedicated to Ganesh.
XXVII: A famous geisha performing the tea ceremony.
XXVIII: Moonlight reflecting off the shiny head of an old man.
XXIX: A long sought after formula is finally found in a rare old book.
XXX: The locating of a particular frequency which, once tuned in to proliferates a wondrous harmony into the atmosphere.
I: A butterfly becoming transparent, its wings shimmering with rainbow colors.
II: As one climbs steps they turn into water which flows upward.
III: The Sun rises into a parallel universe.
IV: Deep in a cave gnomes sitting around a flickering fire.
V: Putting his ear to a coffin a man hears the whispering of poems.
VI: A wandering landscape searching for a canvas on which to dwell.
VII: A baby phoenix crawling forth from the ashes of its parent.
VIII: Secretly a torch burns for thousands of years in the ruins of an ancient city.
XIX: In the middle of the night three portraits converse with each other in whispers.
X: Torrential rapids descending into an utterly still and crystal-clear lake.
XI: A holy man lecturing to a group of mountains.
XII: Black butterflies emerging from a cave and becoming brilliantly colored as they enter the light.
XIII: Children watching sylphs floating through the air.
XIV: In bright sunlight an empty street and and a shadow disappearing around a corner.
XV: A spiral path that never seems to come to an end.
XVI: At the shore a flight of stairs disappearing into the water.
XVII: A man who has the ability to transfer information simply by touching someone.
XVIII: Lost children are found many years later. They haven’t aged.
XIX: Gypsies holding secret rites at a spring deep in a cave.
XX: People are learning just by being in close physical proximity to a great teacher.
XXI: A group on the beach watching ships returning laden with treasure.
XXII: Butterflies and dragonflies around a fountain splashing in sunlight.
XXIII: At dawn an anchorite ringing an ancient bell hanging in a tree.
XXIV: Out of a cocoon more and more butterflies emerging.
XXV: Writing keeps disappearing faster than it can be read.
XXVI: Above a deep chasm a group of butterflies flying.
XXVII: Above a city angels waiting for humans to contact them.
XXVIII: Walking on a rainbow people cross a dark ocean.
XXIX: Underground passageways are connecting the people who need to meet.
XXX: A tiny implant secretly placed in a man’s head. It is filled with vast stores of knowledge.
I: Delegates from afar traversing the Avenue of Sphinxes.
II: A crystal shatters releasing a cloud of dreams and memories.
III: Workers without any plans are building a labyrinth.
IV: A nude woman holding a candle around which dances a moth.
V: Sharp rocks splashed, dripping with sea spray.
VI: A man using his intuition to search for fallen meteors.
VII: In ocean’s greenish depths a searcher for pearls.
VIII: At night the moon finds places to dance.
IX: A dentist performing a difficult root canal.
X: a stranger having supper with a group of friends.
XI: Dolphins carrying a shipwrecked man to safety.
XII: On a platform in the sky two people are waltzing.
XIII: An alchemist reworking a formula.
XIV: A sacred running carrying a message to the mountains.
XV: Inside an hourglass children playing.
XVI: The volcano goddess laughing.
XVII: A space alien infant given to a woman to be raised.
XVIII: Bells on horses’ feet sounding through falling leaves.
XIX: A bird imitating all the sounds of the jungle.
XX: At the play’s beginning a dark and empty stage.
XXI: An Egyptian pharaoh wanders into New York City.
XXII: Lurkers waiting to observe a bird once thought to be mythical.
XXIII: In twilight a forest alive with all sorts of creatures, some physical, others denizens from other planes.
XXIV: Visitors to the cave of a holy man.
XXV: A lost knight finds a hidden doorway into a mountain.
XXVI: At night the fires of wanderers dot the planes.
XXVII: A troup of strange dreams enters the sleeping city.
XXVIII: A man sleeping in a forest wakes to the distant fanfare of fairy trumpets.
XXIX: After an earthquake priceless artifacts are being carried away from a museum.
XXX: A man in a death’s head mask sitting quietly in a dark tree.
I: Gypsies wandering across Siberia set up camp for the night.
II: Winds racing across the sea.
III: Falling asleep for a moment a man sees how to win a chess game.
IV: A baby held upright is laughing as it takes each step.
V: A white owl taking in the energy of the full moon.
VI: On a ball court children chasing a large soap bubble.
VII: A glowing fairy flies into the room of a sleeping maiden.
VIII: Opals splintering and releasing colors.
IX: A woman leading her children up a dark tower.
X: In a woman’s blond hair flowing in the wind a man sees all sorts of pictures.
XI: In an old abandoned house a man finds a candle burning.
XII: A flag made of feathers comes loose and floats away.
XIII: A past life appears suddenly with crystal clarity.
XIV: The full moon, low in the sky, shines on the Great Pyramid, which casts a long shadow over the desert.
XV: A bear emerges from hibernation.
XVI: An albatross circling voyagers to Antarctica.
XVII: Sunlight flooding an altar covered with flowers.
XVIII: A man puts his ear to a daisy. Yes, it is laughing.
XIX: An island where birds thought to be extinct have secretly taken refuge.
XX: Through a wall of ice a crystal city sparkles in sunlight.
XXI: A boy and his dog wearing miner’s lamps exploring a cave.
XXII: Screens on which movies have been shown are being washed.
XXIII: A boat of wanderers arrives at an island where the Gods have their garden.
XXIV: A blue butterfly gently knocking at a door.
XXV: A sleeping child on a bed floating down a moonlit river.
XXVI: A man carrying a blank banner, hundreds of feet long, flowing in the wind.
XXVII: Sanding and sanding a sculptor iscarefully modulating and refining a curve.
XXVIII: A house built over a river.
XXIX: A flock of goats grazing on a vast lawn.
XXX: A man in a tall hat is reading omens in the smoke from an altar.
I: The king of an unknown land sends a letter to the known world.
II: A mysterious colored window used to contact other worlds.
III: A man drinks in the essence of a forgotten dream.
IV: For a journey down river people turn into eels.
V: Long boats on the way to festivities down river.
VI: Logs of sacred trees being finished to become columns in a temple.
VII: A man secretly writing down his visions.
VIII: Birds of man different colors flying out of a window.
IX: A winged fairy hovering and playing a tiny harp.
X: A bird sent by angels to lead sailors out of dangerous watrs.
XI: Wild birds flocking around temple ruins.
XII: A botanist explaining the structure of flowers.
XIII: A flame talking to a poet.
XIV: In a crypt a bas-relief of a woman holding a lotus by its stem.
XV: Butterflies and flowers appearing magically to comfort convalescents.
XVI: Dancers sweating and stripping off clothes as they work out.
XVII: A Moon Goddess stepping into a sacred pool.
XVIII: A glorious dragon of many colors embroidered onto a flag.
XIX: A child carefully carrying an immense stack of books.
XX: As a choir sings, angelic voices join in.
XXI: Runners relaying a message through the mountains.
XXII: The giving up of a famous magical sword.
XXIII: A medal struck to commemorate an historical event.
XXIV: A woman being interviewed for a position as priestess.
XXV: A merchant has his assistants unroll an immense rug of intricate deisgn.
XXVI: Tadpoles playing with naiads.
XXVII: Visitors to the hut of a great seer who lives in the mountains.
XXVIII: Under a gigantic glass dome all sorts of birds, some sitting in trees and others flying.
XXIX: A seer receives messages from wind sounds, rock patterns, and shadows.
XXX: The planning of an angelic city.
I: In the desert a way station to comfort travelers.
II: From a blue sky a torrent of rain suddenly begins to fall.
III: A shipwrecked sailor washes up on a tropical island.
IV: People lined up to receive hugs from a holy woman.
V: Many generations of a family speaking to each other across time.
VI: A ritual drama involving light, music, and stories of the gods.
VII: A baby dragon pecks its way out of an egg.
VIII: A master clothing designer’s creations displayed.
IX: A mystic symbol comes to life as a multicolored serpent
X: A flower wilts, shrinks, and disappears.
XI: A poet sleeping in the midst of his poems which are scattered everywhere around him.
XII: An escalator carrying people far into the sky.
XIII: The air suddenly turns cool as winds rise.
XIV: A caravan takes a shortcut through caves.
XV: Two crows in a tree watching lovers below embrace.
XVI: An historian through his writings attempts to capture the essence of the past.
XVII: Carvings of ferocious dogs with wings at the entrance to a temple.
XVIII: Removing a mask reveals a faceless man.
XIX: A stream gurgling through a recently burned forest.
XX: Across darkening waters a bird carries a sealed letter in its beak.
XXI: A great operatic diva is removing her costume and makeup.
XXII: Children playing amongst scattered and diverse toys.
XXIII: A gorilla conversing in sign language.
XXIV: As he is writing his memoirs a man recalls a long-ago love affair.
XXV: A butterfly, the two halves of it having completely different patterns and colors.
XXVI: A scientist measuring the mineral levels in a sample of water.
XXVII: During a tea ceremony a man briskly mixing tea with a whisk.
XXVIII: A botanist reading the rings in a cross section of an extremely old tree.
XXIX: A luna moth struggling out of a cocoon.
XXX: Thousands of many different types of wildflowers waving their heads in the wind.
I: Hundreds of merchants of all sorts of exotic items in a crowded bazaar.
II: A mole sleeping cozily in its burrow.
III: Hundreds of fallen columns in a lost city.
IV: At land’s end a woman regretfully turns back.
V: The feeding of the poor at a soup kitchen.
VI: The emperor’s retinue appears in elaborate gold regalia.
VII: Fragments of an antique colossus lying on a beach.
VIII: A monk blowing a conch shell.
IX: A pale naked man on a horse journeying through the forest.
X: A man soaring through the clouds on a glider.
XI: Men seeking a fabled sage are traveling deep into the forest with lanterns.
XII: A professor of symbology explaining a ritual.
XIII: On the anniversary of a famous battle a legendary sword is glowing.
XIV: A medicine woman wearing the talismans of her totem animals.
XV: A ballet master choreographing a complex ensemble.
XVI: A river of ideas and images entering our reality.
XVII: People dressed in a vivid array of colors come together to celebrate spring.
XVIII: An immense geodesic dome.
XIX: A teacher interrupting his brilliant pupil’s piano playing.
XX: Under a tree a tab le laden with nuts, berries, and other natural and raw foods.
XXI: A wizard is showing a young girl and her dog the way to the cave of the gnomes.
XXII: A scientist discovering new equations that more completely explain the nature of the universe.
XXIII: At a séance the room fills with the scent of roses and a consoling female voice.
XXIV: Searching for a lost friend a man lands on a remote island.
XXV: At the river, singing and purification by water.
XXVI: Within the shadowed part of the moon a tiny momentary flare of light is seen.
XXVII: A golden moon, newly arisen.
XXVIII: Statues and fountains at night in a summer garden.
XXIX: The shifting and modulating of light frequencies creating messages in color.
XXX: A seer, on his back and gazing into the sky, becomes a channel for cosmic messages.[/vc_toggle]
Reading Degree Symbols – Part 1
A student asked me recently if one could base a complete reading of a chart on degree symbols, and without hesitating, I said “yes.” First of all, there is no such thing as a complete reading. Such an idea is as meaningless as saying, “I completely looked at the Mona Lisa.” There is always more to see in a chart, depending on what you are looking for, and how you are looking. And even when you see something in a chart there is the question of how to communicate, and then of course, the question of how what you communicated was received.
Degree symbols are doorways through which the intuition may enter into the realm of meaning, and most usually anyone who uses degree symbols repeatedly over time becomes more and more in tune with them, and clearer and clear in describing what was retrieved from that realm of meaning.
What each degree means is open to interpretation, and the number of possible interpretations is as great as the number of possible people who are working with them. At one time I asked Ellias Lonsdale – probably the leading expert on degree symbols – what he thought about my interpretations of the Chandra Symbols – which are found in my book “Degree Analysis Part II: The Chandra Symbols in the Horoscope.” He said he thought about half of them were right. I take issue with this assessment, because THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO INTERPRET A SYMBOL, THERE IS ONLY INTUITIVE CLARITY, OR THE LACK OF IT, AND THE LACK OF IT IS NOT WRONG, PER SE, BUT JUST WEAK AND/OR MISGUIDED – A DISTORTION OF THE PERSON’S IMAGINATION.
So you might wonder why, on this blog, I have written interpretations for each one of that newer set of degree symbols, the Omega Symbols. The answer is, to give you an idea of what I see in the symbol, irrespective of a particular chart, so that you may feel into this as being right for you at a particular time and place when interpreting a particular chart, or may, on the other hand, feel guided to see the symbol in a different way – a way which may be extremely different from what have seen, or maybe just a variation on my vision of it. And the same goes for myself. When interpreting a chart, I may read one of my own interpretations for a particular degree and decide that in the present context within which I’m working that the interpretation calls for something different than what I wrote.
The symbols are like little crystal balls in which you are to look, and if your intent is to bring the spiritual light into the physical world, you will see what you see, and it will be right for that moment.
Recently a friend of mine said, “Wow, wouldn’t it be great to have a book that has all the degree symbols in it with a picture for each one – a color picture!” Frankly, I find this idea at complete odds with what the symbols are all about. I would hate to see them pinned down with specific colors and forms. No – when you read a symbol, what is important is the picture or pictures it calls to your mind, and this needs to be your own intimate experience of the symbol, AND IS NOT TO BE LIMITED OR SPECIFICALLY DEFINED BY SOME VISUAL ARTIST’S CONCEPTION OF IT. The symbols are in a VERBAL form so that they will be ALLUSIVE, a TRIGGER to the imagination. The symbol as stated in words on the page is meant to be a catalyst for whatever your inner vision calls up.
An extremely important idea to remember is that these symbols never occur in isolation. That means, when, say, you look up the symbol for the degree of someone’s Sun, that also have a Moon in their chart, and when you look up the degree for their Moon it is being influenced by their Sun degree, and vice versa. In other words, at its highest, the art of interpreting the symbols is not just the art of being able to understand the meaning of a particular symbol, but the art of synthesizing their various meanings.
Let me give you an example of this from the chart of a friend of mine. Her Moon is in the 17th degree of Leo whose symbol is “A giant squid sleeping in the ocean depths,” and whose Sun symbol is the 17th degree of Gemini, which is “Deep in a cave a large albino snake.” What strikes me here is that both symbols take place in dark, hidden places, and so this person has an exceptionally inward focus, maybe a need for privacy, shelter, a quiet space in which to meditate, dream, and go within. Another thing that strikes me is that both animals are special: the giant squid is so rarely seen that for a long time it was thought that it might be just a myth. And of course, albino snakes are rare – in this case we could imagine that the albinism is an adaptation to cave life.
Both symbols are in places that are very far away from the Sun. And of course, the sea in the one symbol, and the white color in the other, are symbolic of the Moon. So in both these symbols there is a very potent focus on Moon energy. And so this person naturally is more attuned to her emotional, instinctual self, the feeling aspect of her being, the part that flows with life in immediate fashion rather than being so involved in long-range goals and agendas, which is how the Sun energy – the Sun being the polar opposite of the Moon.
Also it comes to mind that if the giant squid made itself more known to humans, it most likely would be hunted and harmed, just as the white snake, if it came out of its cave environment would be harmed by the Sun. So this person very much needs the right environment in which to live, and it needs to be in a safe environment.
From here we might look at the degree of her Mercury, for since the Sun is in the sign of Gemini, it is disposed by that planet. Generally speaking, when looking at the degree of a particular planet, it is worthwhile to look at the planet which rules the sign that the first one is in, for it will show a controlling influence on that first planet. And remember, if a planet is in its ruling sign, it gains much power because of the great reinforcement of its energy which is achieved by that fact.
Reading Degree Symbols – Part 2
I have coined the term “SD scale” to give students a way of thinking about comparing degree symbols. The SD stands for similarities and differences. In the two degrees I spoke of in Part I, we looked at the similarities between the two degrees – the fact that both had a rare animal in a hidden environment. We didn’t really look at the differences – but here’s one: one of these animals, the giant squid, is in WATER, and the other, the albino snake, is in the EARTH. And so it is the degree of her Moon that lives in the cave, or earth element – an element which is slow, gradual, enduring, dense. This is how her emotions are – slow to change, enduring, building up gradually, maybe sometimes heavy, and as in a cave the earth is all around one, maybe there is a feeling of being oppressed by the earth realm.
On the other hand, the giant squid, which is her Sun, lives in the realm of emotion. Emotions are what is most important (Sun) to her, they are what vitalizes (Sun) her, and her emotions, like the giant squid – by the way, tentacles of it have been found measuring 70 feet long – are grandiose, gigantic, awesome.
So when you see initially a lot of similarity between two degrees, go with that, but if you want to go deeper, look as well into how they are different – and, of course if what you first recognize is their difference, then try to also be more aware of their similarity.
What do you do when you are comparing two degrees and you find that they don’t seem to have any marked similarities or differences? The answer is, look deeper, because usually if you do you will eventually see both similarities and differences. And even if you never see this, you can simply tune in to both degrees and when you feel your intuition has contacted their essence (which is always a relative thing in terms of more or less) you can them blend the meanings together in your interpretation.
Please think of the degrees as colors on a palate with which you are painting a picture, for just like with painting, there is no formula to follow if you are being true to your own creativity, and not just cranking out a clone of some other picture.
There has been a great number of times I have read a degree symbol and drawn a blank. When this happens I will then usually to refer to a book which interprets symbols and see what it says about the one in question. Doing this can help to get your intuition going, but if you use it as a crutch and always go with just what it says in a book you will be doing yourself and the person you’re reading for a disservice.
I have found that when interpreting degrees in a classroom setting the results can vary greatly. I’ve seen times when students feel like they’re psychically attuned to each other and so when they interpret a particular symbol together each person enhances and deepens the others insight into the degree. I have also been in classes where students seemed to be in disharmony and when they went together to interpret a particular degree we got a lot of different and conflicting ideas that, if they were music, would have sounded screechy and discordant. Because of this I’m somewhat loath to do group interpretations – It’s kind of like doing a group psychic reading, which, although it conceivably can work can also manifest as a confusing jumble.
And so, will degree interpretations always be effective? Will they always give us the insight we’re looking for? Of course not! To say that they would is like saying that everything paint goes onto a canvas a masterpiece will be created. Degree symbol interpretations are just as iffy as inspiration and art. But, as almost every artist will tell you, the more you create and watch what the results are, the more you learn and the better you get at creating. The exact same thing can be said about using degree symbols to interpret a chart.
It will take a very long time to have experienced all 360 degree symbols if you are just using them in chart interpretation, but there is another highly effective way to get more familiar with the degrees, and that is to use them just like you would Tarot cards. Think of a question you would like answered – one that isn’t capable of being answered by a simple “yes” or “no,” and then through any method you want, pick at random a degree symbol to answer than question. Every morning when you get up you may also ask the question, “what is the nature of the primary energy I’m experiencing today?” or “what would be good for me to focus on today?” and then select a random degree. Over time this will familiarize you more and more with the degrees, and enhance your ability to see how they are working in charts.
Reading Degree Symbols – Part 3
It is inevitable that as one looks at various degrees there will be those that one is drawn to and others that one finds uninteresting, or even repellant. To develop a real ability to read degrees it is important to be able to look beyond those preferences. It is also important to be able to look beyond value judgments connected with degrees in general – that is, the tendency to see some of the degree images as inherently good and others as bad.
A good example of this is the Chandra Symbol for the 10th degree of Capricorn: “A man drinking blood from a vein in a horse’s leg.” When the astrologer Ellias Lonsdale first wrote his book on the Chandra Symbols he asked me about this image. He had reservations about the black magic or satanic connotations of it. I told him that I had read that in the Mongolian desert the natives sometimes actually did open a vein in the legs of their horses when they were completely out of water and would have not survived otherwise if they did not consume it. And so the image came to signify to me the adopting of extreme measures as a means of survival.
And so it is easy to see this symbol negatively, but in dealing with any seemingly negative symbol it is always helpful to ask oneself the question, “what is the potentially positive connotation of this image?“ In the symbol under discussion I would also say that if it is seen from the perspective of the horse, the image might mean the willingness to give one’s energy to help support the life of another.
I myself have a bias against degree symbols that are prosaic, and prefer ones that are exotic, unusual, strange and/or poetic. For this reason I don’t respond so much to a large number of the Hyperion Symbols which were channeled by Gavin Kent McClung, for instance the Hyperion Symbol for 24 Pisces, which is “Memory Chips.” My first reaction to this symbol is to see it as too simple and plain. The fact, is, though, that the Hyperion Symbols are a very powerful set of degree symbols. Ellias Lonsdale says they carry a “Midheaven” vibration in that they signify the highest level of a degree – the overarching spiritual purpose of the degree. And so even though many of them may seem prosaic on the surface it is important to look at them from a cosmic perspective to gain the most and the deepest level of meaning from them.
One of the simplest ways of understanding any symbol better is to look at the one that comes directly before it and to see that preceding one as the basis for the one in question. Each symbol leads to the next one, so the previous one will show what the one you are working to interpret grew out of and is based on.
To give you an example of this I chose at random the degree Aries 17: “A bodiless head asleep on a beach” as being the basis for the degree following it, Aries 18, “A jellyfish.” It seems to me that when a head does not have a body it cannot go anywhere, it must stay where it is, and here it is on the beach, which is where the land (the physical plane) and the sea (the emotional plane) connect. And so if we are continually in touch with our feelings, always aware of that sea, we come to see the connection between our emotions and the physical world. This, then, is the basis for becoming the jellyfish, which is the symbol for the degree following this one. The jellyfish is transparent, which means it is open to being permeated by the spiritual light. It is also capable of living immersed in the sea,that is, on the emotional plane.
Also note how the head and the jellyfish have similar shapes, but whereas one is denied movement because it has no body, the other is complete and can move at will in its realm. Note also that the one is an earth denizen, and the other a water denizen. When we have learned enough on the earth plane we are then able to navigate the water (or astral) plane more freely.
Sometimes you will look at the degree preceding a certain one and you will not be able to feel any connection between the two. When this happens, ask the degree itself to explain itself to you. Receiving this information from the degree may take some time, and may come in symbolic form, but if you are patient and meditate on the symbols, you give them the chance to reveal their meaning to you.