Virgo 25. A man crawling on his hands and knees through dust keeps finding jewels and other valuable items. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Inspired
TITLE: THE MAGIC OF MOVING SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY, AND PATIENTLY GOING BACK OVER OLD TERRITORY
(Degree Angel: LECABEL (LAY-ca-BEL) Finish what you start, Intellectual Talent)
You sense that you are going to get where you are going – that even if the journey gets diverted, somehow it will eventually get back on track. And it the meantime there are so many little side trips that can be made, so many treasures to be discovered and learned from – and that all this could never happen if you only set sights on the goal ahead and tried to race toward it.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A gold ring in the form of a snake swallowing its tail.” Since we are the journey there is, ultimately, no place to go, for we are already there. But, of course, the illusion of the journey persists, and so we keep going forward. And when we arrive at any seeming place of completion we realize that it is not just a completion but the beginning of another journey – and eventually as we keep taking these journeys we realize that all journeys are the same journey, and that this journey is always toward ourselves.
This degree is about learning from oneself, and realizing that there is nothing we lack, that we have every possibility of completely caring for, nurturing, fulfilling and completing ourselves. It is also about returning to things again and again and extracting ever finer layers of meaning from them.
Pleiadian Symbol: A woman dressed in mourning, smiling behind her transparent black veil.
Azoth Symbol: In the night someone is softly singing in their sleep.
Seed degree: Capricorn 24. Although he is afraid of heights, a man continues to ascend a flight of invisible stairs. (Omega Symbol). When we allow ourselves, on faith, to rise above the darkness of this world, we come to realize that the higher spiritual realities are actually reflected in all those seemingly insignificant things that have been underneath our feet all the time.
Stalactites and stalagmites almost grown together. (Chandra Symbol). We move, gradually and inevitably toward union with that which will fulfill us, and when we finally experience that union we realize that it is ourselves who are our own fulfillment.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 15. Young girls harvesting the choicest leaves of green tea. (Omega Symbol). When we patiently find our own way and tune out the coercions of the world around us, we are free to bring caring and sensitivity to our every act.
Prehistoric paintings on the walls of a vast chamber of a cave. (Chandra Symbol).
Observing life with care, delicacy, and sensitivity, we bring a cosmic vibration to all our relationships.
He wondered if the dust was a kind of magic soil that could spontaneously generate such treasures. As he peering into it, moving it aside with his hands he found more and more items the longer he looked. Was it his own eyes that were growing these precious things? No, he realized, it was the slowness of his movement which kept slowing ever more – his own patience, of which he had only begun to realize the vastness, and the untold realms of wealth therein.