Aries 14. A snake wiggling out of its own skin. Transforming/Responsible)
(Degree Angel: MEBAHEL (May-ba-HEL) Farewell to Arms, Truth, Liberty, and Justice)
TITLE: REFUSAL OF FAILURE, or PERSISTENT RE-CREATION
When life becomes too confining to you you push against it until you experience a breakthrough. You will not let anything thwart your growth. This molting you do is quite automatic, and you will only cause severe suffering to yourself if you resist it. Growth is exhilarating, especially when you support yourself in the process of it.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An apple tree – many rotten apples on the ground around it.” The rotten apples and the snake’s dead skin are what has been cast off. The skin is a remnant of the growth and expansion of wisdom, which will always be generating new skins as it evolves. The rotten apples manifest the luxurious abundance of the creative urge as it relentlessly casts its seeds of inspiration into the physical world.
Pleiadian Symbol: A conversation interrupted by the writhings of a snake. The breaking down of mental limits by allowing the creative impulse to assert itself.
Azoth Symbol: Wise people discussing the best way to instrument changes in society. The sharing of high-minded intelligence for the purpose of bringing greater harmony to the world.
Seed degree: Virgo 7. Music, fading into silence, re-emerges as color.(Omega Symbol). The music of light invites us to shed more darkness and emerge ever brighter.
A pie thrown in someone’s face. (Chandra Symbol). Letting go of taking yourself too seriously you are now ready to drop your creativity onto the world, allowing it to be picked up, eaten, or its seeds to sprout, or, by rotting away to provide the soil of being with even more richness.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 2. A saint’s bones have turned to pure gold. (Omega Symbol). Shedding more and more skins of darkness we finally arrive at the golden core.
Wilting flowers form a graceful pattern in a vase. (Chandra Symbol). Witnessing the profusion of nature we come to see that the manifestations of beauty are endless, and encompass even the realms of death and dying..
A gray snake feels a burning, an itching that seems to coil around it. Giving in to the writhing dance within it feels itself begin to escape itself, as it emerges from itself, coming out covered in glorious, iridescent color and shimmering pattern.
And when the colors eventually die once again, as it is in the nature of colors to do, and the snake is engulfed in grayness once more, new colors will awaken with it and again push themselves to the surface.
At every New Moon the wise of Aab gather to discuss their ongoing strategies to plant Earth with those seeds of Light known as sparks. Each of these seeds contain possible worlds which fall into the ground of imagination and there wake to rooting and sending into the outer realm much wonder, depending on the fertility of the soil in which they are implanted and the degree of power the receiver has to foster them.
This process of seeding is highly complex,and when I say it is discussed, I mean with no words, but with exchanged memories of the past, visions of the future and through the infinite alchemy of cross pollenation of light.
These seeds are of infinite variety, some swarming like bees, others light as snow, others drifting like bright dust, seeming to fall at random but each one having at its core a pattern of intent.
The denizens of earth are more prone to receive these at night when consciousness rests and feelings, freed from reason, are allowed to reflect the watery light stored in their depths.
Most beings are not aware of these sparks, but are yet prone to their calling, and often will incubate them for long periods unknowingly. Others, the ones aware of them are known by the people of Aab as gardeners who through their seeing are able to tend the seeds through conscious cultivation.
The more these seeds fall and grow the greater the potential for seeding becomes, and hence the limits to such working become more and more resilient, the restrictions transforming into vaster and vaster lines along which the light might travel with greater and greater freedom.
Irnad refers to this process as light music.