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Leo 28. A diamond thought to be fake turns out to be real. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive

(Degree Angel: ELEMIAH (el-EM -ee AH) Eliminating Negative Thoughts, Construction of Universe/Worlds)


Life is deeply affected by how we look at it. You have the ability to approach existence in a way that makes everything more vivid and alive, both for yourself and others. You have the power tt wake others up to what truly is, on a spiritual level, and to be a light of hope to them through the intensity of your sincerity.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Men doing gymnastics.” The men are doing this activity together to reinforce and encourage each other. Attending to the body provides a sound basis for being in the world. The diamond signifies physical perfection. In the Omega Symbol its value only came to be realized after a fallacious basic assumption about it was let go of. This degree is about helping others to be here in the world, helping others to exert themselves, to use what they have, and to develop a more harmonious relationship to the material world. As we do this, we also derive these same benefits.

Pleiadian Symbol: A tree filled with birds who are chirping excitedly.

Azoth Symbol: Young horses joyfully galloping across the land.

Seed degree: Aquarius 29. An old poetess eating green melon in a shady garden. (Omega Symbol). Deep appreciation and relishing of the subtlest energies of nature is a basis for appreciation of the true beauties of existence.

The sound of water echoes through a great stone room. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing the subtlest movement of emotional energies helps us to know how to mutually build strength with and encourage others.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 13. Wind blowing through an old Pan’s pipe. (Omega Symbol). Making up our own minds about the true worth of things we are liberated from the limitations of set notions

Many voices singing different songs at the same time. (Chandra Symbol). Harmonizing our connection to the physical world we find ourselves becoming increasingly sensitized to the broad array of energies through which we move.


A chunk of glass, not sharp but smooth and faintly green. She found it in a field and put it with her other treasures, feathers, stones, seed husks, a robin egg and many other accumulations of summer explorations. If they had seen it someone might have guessed what it was, then tested it. But no such expert would ever cross its path.

Occasionally, sometimes only after many years, it might change drawers or boxes, or be taken out to be held in the palm for a few moments and admired. In other circumstances it might have been carefully studied and then cleaved, and covered with facets and mounted in a setting and placed on black velvet under a little high intensity lamp as it waited for a finger or throat. But it was not to be – not in this lifetime. The diamond was on vacation.

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