Cancer 26: Sounds of laughter coming from many different directions in the forest. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Yelahiah (yay-LAH-hee-YAH) Sweetening Judgment, Karmic Warrior)
TITLE: ACCESSING THE JOY OF THE UNIVERSE or THE NURTURING OF THE IMAGINATION
You are seeking to join in with the joy of the universe. Sometimes, though, you feel lost and haven’t any idea of which way to go. It’s not so important which direction you take, its more important that you keep your attention on each step of the path. You can’t ultimately control life, and you needn’t try to. Relaxing and enjoying life without making it a struggle is your key to fulfillment.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Pastry makers.” This symbol transcends the ordinary to create the special, infusing everything it touches with imagination. This lightens up everyone, just as the laughter of the Omega symbol suffuses the forest with ebullience. Joy is both something to let in and something to create, and has the potential to nurture and heal. This degree needs to beware, though, of self-indulgence in an attempt to mask negative emotions, especially feelings of deprivation, and of a tendency to scatter its forces due to a subconscious fear of not being able to succeed.
Pleiadian Symbol: Silently a group of people are reading poems. A mutual supporting of going into inner realms while maintaining a sense of connection with others.
Azoth Symbol: At night angels implanting dreams of love and hope into the sleeping inhabitants of a city. The awareness of healing powers that are ever ready to help, assist and support, and the ability to benefit from these without necessarily having conscious awareness of them.
Seed degree: Aquarius 4. After a long journey the source of a sacred river is found. (Omega Symbol). When you get to the source of all spiritual energy, you can sense its joy echoing all around you.
Many fireflies at dusk. (Chandra Symbol). The many tiny lights that appear to lead guide and uplift as darkness approaches impel us to create things that will delight and uplift others, and make them aware of the importance of little things.
Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 10. In a field of dandelions, a yellow dragon appears. (Omega Symbol). When we are given the choice of whether or not to connect with the joy of nature, we eventually merge with it, and through doing so find our own individuality.
On a human nose a wart that turns into a diamond. (Chandra Symbol). Creating joy and delight in our world we discover that details which we might have found ugly or inconvenient actually hold within them eternal truths.
It may be laughter that was always there, but he was just beginning to notice it. Yes, he realized, the forest was always laughing, and, having lost his way and being alone, he could hear it now, the trees, the creatures, the rocks and light all laughing at each other, laughing in their joy of being together.
It was a quiet, faint laughter, which the wind carried through the forest. He could hear it echoing in his own heart, and feel it rise from there into his own throat, until he, too began laughing.
And, once he had found his way out of the forest and returned home he realized, as he fell asleep, that he could still find the forest inside him, the laughter there having dimmed to a smile in the night.