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d10-virgo 150 150 John Sandbach

Virgo – 10


Degree Angel: HAKAMIAH (he-KA-mee-YAH) Dumping Depression, Loyalty, Interacting/Inspired




Omega Symbol: A baby fascinated by many differently colored vials of healing elixirs.


No matter how much your intellect tries to figure things out, there is an inner child in you drawn to what it needs, a curious child who can feel energies clearly. If this child self is allowed to play and explore it will find much that is amazing and of value.  The trick is, you can’t second guess it – you must allow it to engage independently in its own exciting adventures of discovery.  Listening to and trusting your purest impulses is what you need to do.


Pleiadian Symbol: A gigantic shadow of a mountain shrinking as the sun rises.


As consciousness gains ascendance darkness retreats.  You can make steady progress toward realization and awareness, and will inevitably get to the heart of a matter patiently, and by gradual degrees.  Of course this process of the coming and going of shadows is a daily cycle, and through each revolution of it some new knowledge or insight is gained.  Through this we come to see how the light and dark support each other.


Chandra Symbol: 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 to creatively sew the fabric of energy together. And so you’re intent on details, particulars, and distinctions between things – so that you can use them to serve your own expressive ends.  If you use the knowledge you gain from this for a higher purpose, it will serve you well, otherwise it’s a mere something to do, which, even though it may keep you busy, only serves to pass the time.


You carry in you the means to put things together, to sew them together into one continuous fabric.  You know the tools and techniques of this.


Azoth Symbol: A geode broke open and full of bright crystals.


Hard inaccessible places gone into reveal inner places ready to receive the light.  You know the magic of how to bring hidden things of beauty into the light of day so that others can enjoy their wonder.  Before the geode was broke open the darkness in it was like the shadow of the mountain in the Pleiadian Symbol, and the rising sun of that symbol like the light that enters the geode when it is opened.


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-judgmental 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 marshal our abilities to put things back together again in a new and more vital way.


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 to nourish our own being and advance our evolution.


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.


Omega Oracle


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.


Azoth Oracle


“Be very careful when you break those geodes open,” said Irnad.  “In each one is an invisible egg.  Most people don’t know that and they shake the things and break the egg, or break the geode open and let the egg fall on the ground and break.  I always am most careful to open geodes as softly as possible over a thick pillow.  I have a whole shelf of invisible geode eggs which I’ve been incubating for years.”


“Have any of them ever hatched?” asked Magrena.


“Why yes,” said Irnad, “one did once though I’m not sure what came out of it, for the creature inside was invisible as well, so when I heard the egg break I got up and left the door open all night so it could escape.


“And even though I can’t see them I’m sure that geode creatures are beneficial for ecology, for that first night one silently hatched I could feel a kind of wave of pleasure emanating through the whole forest around my tower, and ever since I’ve noticed that both the trees and the lake seem capable of accepting more moonlight.”


“I always wondered why the moon seems brighter around there parts,” said Magrena.


“Well now you know,” answered Irnad.

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