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Cancer 29. A falling leaf gets caught in a spider’s web. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible

(Degree Angel: Asaliah (a-SA-lee-YAH) Global Transformation, Contemplation)


You have an acute sense of knowing what will help other people, and have the ability to provide them with what they need, even if they are not aware of this need – or of what you are giving them. In other words, you work as an undercover agent – sometimes not even knowing yourself what you’re doing.

You can feel into the subtleties of where people are stuck, and instinctively know how to help them let go of their karma. You help others to complete their growth processes so they can then move on to a higher level.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A large school of baby fish swimming in a group.” To lose one’s individuality by merging with a group can make you feel safe and connected. It’s true that we’re all one, and to feel and know this heals the illusion of alienation. You have the ability to connect with others at a deep, primal level, a level at which we’re all the same. And if connecting at this level is used to transmit feelings of love, support and caring it can be magical. At worst, though, you seek this level of oneness and anonymity because you wish to avoid the feeling of being separate – for you find individuality terrifying. If this is your motive for seeking that level of oneness, you will never be truly safe and secure, for you will always have to eventually confront your separateness and uniqueness.

The leaf, too, is part of a large group of leaves, all of which will die. As the single leaf of the Omega Symbol falls, it is caught, for awhile in the spider’s web, held in suspension where its individuality may be contemplated before it completes its fall and disintegrates. To lose one’s singularity and be just another leaf on the tree can be joyous, but the other side of this is that every individual has something uniquely special to contribute to the whole.

In essence, death might be experienced as the loneliest of activities, and yet if one’s consciousness is ready for it, the most beatific and complete way of connecting to the universe.

As is usual in all the signs, the 29th degree is most unstable, most unpredictable and most creative.

Pleiadian Symbol: The spirit of inspiration materializes two identical gems. The realization that if there can be two there can be many. This is the magic (degree 29) of finding security through overcoming the illusion of loss or impossibility.

Azoth Symbol: A mechanical doll singing and dancing. Seeing through the illusion of mechanical and fake joy as a means of finding true and living joy.

Seed degree: Pisces 10. A group of people practicing levitation. (Omega Symbol). As we find others with whom we can give and receive encouragement to let go of attachment to the physical plane we encounter all the subtle snares and attachments that bind us to the limitations imposed by time and space.

An old witch on a windy promontory. She is calling to the sea. (Chandra Symbol). We call to our deeper self, and our deeper self answers with an array of truths, all of them different manifestations born from the same source of pure consciousness.

Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 10. A mechanical man is smiling and nodding “yes”. (Omega Symbol). When we realize the programmed responses which have caused our life to be mechanical we are able then to see where we are caught, and find new, creative ways of seeking out the type of nurturing we need to liberate ourselves.

A black raven with a bright red head. (Chandra Symbol). Realizing our connection to group consciousness, we are inspired to overcome our automatic responses to life and come into higher and clearer levels of consciousness.


No longer attached to its branch, yet also neither flying on wind or resting on ground the leaf had been granted a time to feel as if it were
part of the sky, to imagine it was a cloud, that might empty itself of rain, or evaporate into nothingness, or maybe just wander off into
another sky.

This wonderful feeling of lightness lasted for days, as the spider respectfully circled it, seeking food.

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