Cancer 17. A man’s shadow moving independently of him. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Chavakiah (cha-VA-kee-Yah) Sexual Energy, Reconciliation)
TITLE: GOING OVER AND OVER SOMETHING AS A MEANS OF WEARING ONES WAY INTO UNCONSCIOUS MATERIAL
You have a very active subconscious, and whatever needs to come forth from it will do so, in one way or another. You need to listen carefully to what is going on inside you, no matter how inexplicable it is. If you ignore the energies moving deep inside you they will grow stronger, take on a life of their own, and assert themselves into your world until they have ,made their point.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is, “A woman working busily at a spinning wheel.” There’s a compulsive energy here that keeps working and working on something in a way that can be mindless – which can be positive, in that what comes forth is not likely to be limited by logic nor slowed down by any hesitancy. The deeper self keeps things moving forward with its own agendas, and if this degree can be self aware it can learn much from observing its own motions. The problem is, is the work being carried out for a constructive purpose, or is it simply busywork engaged in as a means of avoiding what one really needs to do? If it’s the latter, the shadow with a mind of its own of the Omega Symbol will eventually provoke a confrontation with the truth.
Pleiadian Symbol: A plant thought to be extinct comes to life from a seed that chanced to fall by the wayside. The rekindling of old energies. This is what triggers the entering into shadow realms
Azoth Symbol: A collection of vessels in a laboratory. Readiness for and receptivity to invention — which, or course, will lead one into the alive and active shadow realms of the Omega Symbol.
Seed degree: Libra 16. After many revisions, a poem is thrown away. (Omega Symbol). The failures we experience in life cause us to be more in touch with our hidden aspects and to realize all the various ways that they have a life of their own that is so often different from our expectations, and the limited framework from which we view reality.
A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent. (Chandra Symbol). As we focus our attention on the here and how we are able to connect with our deep, inner earth wisdom.
Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 9. A medieval cathedral built on the site of an ancient pagan temple. (Omega Symbol). The activities of the subconscious, when allowed freedom, are always returning to places of power and meaning so as to deepen our understanding of them and to find new ways of expressing their truth.
Violets blooming by the barred windows of a dungeon. (Chandra Symbol). When we focus on the tasks of the moment, no matter how boring or restrictive they may seem, our sense of limitation is softened, and we realize that freedom is close at hand.
Always faithful to light and movement, shadows suffer a deep devotion to the expected. The vampire’s shadow, though, was so old that its memory had worn thin, and one night, bored, it decided to play with a candle, and began to move in whatever way happened to capture its fancy.
Being the vampire’s dark side, it found itself dreaming of helping others, of caring for those who suffered, and of refreshing itself with a bath of sunlight. Had the vampire not taken his shadow so for granted, maybe it would have been more loyal.