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Virgo 4. A woman boiling clothes in a cauldron with shavings of lye soap. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible

(Degree Angel: ALADIAH (a-LA-dee-YAH) Looks Can Kill: Protection from the Evil Eye, Divine Grace)


Our outer appearance is how we manifest in the world at our most superficial level. This can either reflect to an extent what is within, or it can cloud, mar, or hide it. You are intent on finding ways to clearly present yourself so that others may see who you really are. This is not easy – it may require a lot of work. At best, though, when you shine forth, it encourages others to shine forth too.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A small piglet dressed in baby’s clothes.” It is difficult for you to hide who you are. Ultimately, you don’t wish to do so anyway, but you may often feel forced to travel incognito because of people being so addicted to what is average, and so intent on hiding anything that is strange, original or unique about themselves.

You will be at your happiest and most fulfilled if you find the courage to throw off conservative appearances and reveal yourself completely to others. This will help them to see that their basic and primal instincts are at root healthy, and when affirmed may become a vibrant expression of spirituality.

Pleiadian Symbol: Children dancing with a shadow. Innocent play with darkness and the unknown, which can lead one into the unexpected juxtapositions and strange contexts of the Chandra Symbol.

Azoth Symbol: A message waiting to be received. Communication that is patient in the face of interruptions and delays. The expectation that all connections that need to be made will ultimately be fulfilled.

Seed degree: Taurus 12. In a sacred precinct, many prayers tied around rocks and hanging from trees. (Omega Symbol). Focusing our positive intent automatically clears impurities from our identity.

A very old elephant. (Chandra Symbol). Becoming deeply in touch with our innate inner wisdom we come to realize the ridiculous contrast between our natural self as we are and must allow ourselves to be versus any overlays of labels the world puts on us.

Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 13. Singing and dancing in a desert oasis. (Omega Symbol). Clearing impurities from our identity, we find joy that brings happiness and beauty to the wasteland.

A very old wrinkled brown paper sack. (Chandra Symbol). Allowing ourselves to be ourselves clears us, eventually, of unnecessary conflict and creates a softness and pliability in our being.


She has a closet so big she’s never seen all of it, and she’s afraid to wander in it too far away from the door for fear of never finding her way out again.

Yesterday in some dark cranny there she found some old clothes from way back, stuff she could barely remember ever wearing, soiled with all sorts of stories and passions and other stains from the dirty work of living, some lifetime she forgot all about, but the grimy old clothes reminded her. So she pulled them out and now she’s cooking them up in the back yard, poking them with a stick and watching them bubble.

The clothes, her clothes, all of them, are her skins, and she’s tried on lots of them. So when she boils the clothes she gets that same good feeling she does when she scrubs herself, and even though all the living she’s done has worn her thin in places, the worn spots just let that much more light through.

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