Leo 26. In a bookstore, a chance meeting of long-lost friends. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Recapturing the Sparks, Love and Wisdom)
TITLE: THE PRESERVATION OF DEEP AND MEANINGFUL ALLEGIANCES
You seek meaningful connections and you find them. If you follow whatever direction in which you are pulled you will encounter people and situations that enhance and fulfill you. You sense that knowledge is everywhere and that the universe is generous in sharing it. All that is needed to partake of this is a positive and open attitude.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A fire burns at the bottom of an old well.” We go deep inside ourselves to get in touch with the most primal emotions and there we find a creative fire that can enliven and enrich. Bookstores have a rather hidden and introverted quality, but in this contained and private environment we find people of like mind, there searching as we are, and realize they are our long-lost friends, fellow travelers along the road of evolution. It is like finding that wonderful warming fire in the place we felt we were least likely to discover it.
This degree goes deeply into anything it explores or encounters, and therein discovers lost sparks of its own spiritual self.
Pleiadian Symbol: Turned in the hand a quarts crystal glimmers with rainbows.
Azoth Symbol: A man marks off a territory for himself.
Seed Degree: Aquarius 5. Gradually the wind unearths a temple buried in the sand. (Omega Symbol). Re-contacting our spiritual source we find we have opened up to all sorts of unexpected connections.
Humans worshiping an obese nature Goddess. (Chandra Symbol). Keeping our attention attuned to the abundance of nature keeps alive the fire that burns deep in darkness.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 13. A fruit that smells terrible but tastes wonderful. (Omega Symbol). Re-connecting with that which holds meaning for our soul helps us to have the power to push through difficult situations to attain fulfillment.
A treatise on imaginary creatures. (Chandra symbol). Bringing the fires of creativity deep into the limitations of the physical realm we are able to invent new forms.
Upstairs, in a back room where tomes filled walls and lay stacked and unsorted eveywhere, he had gone in search of obscure authors, the rare and forgotten who might be in need of his appreciaton, maybe someone he might have overlooked, even in the midst of all his patient literary searching.
As he glanced up from a first editon of “Death’s Jestbook” by Thomas Lovell Beddoes which was open in his hand, he noticed a man he hadn’t previously seen sitting across the room on the floor, who, feeling his gaze, turned to look back at him. So long it had been, and both had aged, their faces each layered with its own accumulated histories. Saying nothing, (for there were already enough words in the room) they only smiled, their gazes laying against each other, touching like two books, the essence of whose stories were seeping into each other’s pages.