Leo 29. A tiny, poisonous frog with a brightly colored body. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: MAHASIAH (mah-HA-see-YAH) Healing, Rectification)
TITLE: POWER MANIFESTING THROUGH SEEMING WEAKNESS or MAGICAL MUTATIONS OF SELF EXPRESSION
You have a powerful ability to maintain your own integrity even in the midst of tremendous pressure exerted on you from outside to be something different, something that fits in to the narrow-minded prejudices and biases of other people. Your being calls to and awakens the true self of others, inviting them to become more and more their greater selves. This all happens in unpredictable ways, and through the genius of your ever changing inspiration.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A broken sword.” The broken sword seems harmless, and so does the poisonous frog, but our instincts tell us the color of it spells potential danger, just as the sword can be reforged and become once again potent, as it did in the “Lord of the Rings” as well as Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” All poisons are also medicines, all weapons are also potential vehicles of healing. Personality in this degree must break down and reform continually to allow in greater and greater amounts of light.
Pleidian Symbol: A mermaid showing sailors to an enchanted island. Finding a safe and beautiful place in the sea of one’s emotions.
Azoth Symbol: An inventor of fireworks. The desire to display to others the beauties and wonders of the cosmic realms.
Seed degree: Pisces 11. Three undines guarding a golden treasure at the bottom of a river. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the hidden treasures within us which are accessible but guarded by our own feminine wisdom, we instinctively do whatever it takes to ward off all that would try to separate us from our true self.
A high, crumbling wall. It is part of a ruin and covered with ivy. (Chandra Symbol). Seeing how the life force always overcomes the force of death and decay we learn how to both accept things as they are, and, when inspired to, to work patiently toward the regeneration of whatever needs to be renewed.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 13. Hidden passages in a house. Over time, their secret has been forgotten. (Omega Symbol). If we become too bound up with defensiveness, we eventually lose touch with parts of ourselves. On the other hand, affirming our own reality by warding off the biases and limitations which the outside world attempts to impose, we can get back in touch with those parts of ourselves we’ve lost.
A man painting scenes on a ceiling. (Chandra Symbol). Giving up the battle of destruction we take on the challenge of exalted creation.
I never wanted to confine myself in a shell, I wanted instead to be colorful and to feel my colors glowing in the sun, and so it became necessary to be poisonous. Oysters and snails may secret themselves in self-generated caves, but I’m no lover of tight spaces, or the dull shades of camouflage.
I prefer to harm no one, which is why I wear the bright hues of death as an advertisement. My colors prove that death is actually a gay affair, once you get around to it. And I am not lonely, for those of my kind are immune to my poison.
I learned from flowers the joy of delighting eyes, and from thorns the art of toxicity.