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Aries 15. An hourglass in which the sand has become stuck.  (Omega Symbol).  Transforming/Inspired

(Degree Angel: HARIEL (HA-ree-EL) Long-Range Vision, Purification)


You are able to transcend time – that is, to get beyond its compulsions. This allows you go go deeply into whatever calls to your attention, and to experience the timelessness of the moment. By looking beyond time you can bring the feeling and vibration of eternity into whatever you do.

Herein lies the power of waiting, the power of stopping to make space for the light to enter.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man with pointed ears.” This is another way of stopping the flow of time – by an acute listening. The points of the ears point to the sky and can hear angelic voices and cosmic messages coming into the earth plane. The messages are timeless. The ears hear into the heart of the universe, into the message that is deep within the message.

Pleidian Symbol: An old magician forming golems out of clay.  Creativity manifesting in whole, complete and living forms.

Azoth Symbol: The search for dark matter.  Delving into the deepest depths of the hidden.

Seed degree: Virgo 19. A procession of dancers and musicians joyously moving through a forest. (Omega Symbol).The procession of joy follows its route into timelessness.

A fire breathing dragon the size of a mouse. (Chandra Symbol). Tiny things of tremendous significance which exhale the sparks of spiritual possibilities – these are what the ears are craving to hear.

Fulfillment degree: Gemini 2. The Golden Fleece hanging in a garden. (Omega Symbol). Transcending time, we discover the magical treasure we’ve been seeking.

A collection of large dried leaves, each one bearing an inscription. (Chandra Symbol). Deeply, sharply listening we hear the book of nature and read, with our instinct, its multifarious messages.


It would appear that the sand in the hourglass is hesitating, but of course we know that sand does not hesitate. It is time that hesitates, and the sand only waits for time. Usually time is regular in its passage, for it desires to support our expectations, but for the dreamer who has given up many expectations, time rather enjoys postponing gravity and enjoying the freedom of uncertainty.

Azoth Symbol

(From the Journals of Irnad):  Many think darkness is only the absence of light, but to only see light is to half see, for darkness is as living as the light, and like the light manifests as sparks and fires, though their substance be of shadow and not of light.

This confusion arises from the fact that the light we see is not the truest one but actually only a shadow of the Inner Light, which is everywhere and only to be seen by the inner knowing.  This inner light shines both through the outer light as well as outer shadow, and is everywhere to be found.

And so there seems to be two Inner Lights — the Light of Light and the Light of Shadow, the great mystery being that this division is none but illusion, for Light is Light no matter that it play shadow with itself.

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