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Libra 4. By accident, a man finds an invisible tower. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible

(Degree Angel: YEIAZEL (YAY-ah-ZEL) Speaking the Right Words, Divine Consolation and Comfort)


It is so easy to get sucked down into the quagmires and illusions of physical reality. You, though, have a magic way of being able to always get above it all, to elevate yourself and to pull others up with you. How can you be so positive and see through things so acutely, they all wonder. Its just a gift that you have brought from former lifetimes.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman bites into a lemon and makes a face.” This degree has strong reactions to stimuli. It’s always wanting progress to happen in relationships, wanting the other person to openly express reactions, wanting differences to be clearly defined, and, if possible, resolved. It figures that if it focuses on what is wrong, then maybe it can be resolved. The problem is, no support or encouragement for these desires may be forthcoming from the outside world.

This degree needs to realize that all experiences are just a projection of itself – that all conflicts can be resolved inwardly, and that one is not dependent on the outside. When this is realized, oddly enough, the outside then tends to become easier to deal with, and more likely to be supportive.

Pleiadian Symbol: Deep in a cave gnomes sitting around a flickering fire. A deep and secret sharing. One finds oneself immersed in the darkness of the physical world and yet is able to generate spiritual fire and share it with others. A beautiful kind of primitive directness is here that is found also in the Chandra Symbol.

Azoth Symbol: A convoy of humans landing on a new planet. Together we can travel to new worlds, this symbol says. This is the magic of turning what seems impossible or improbable into actuality. If we don’t worry about how we’re going to get there sometimes we just suddenly find ourselves there.

Seed degree: Taurus 13. A fruit that smells terrible but tastes wonderful. (Omega Symbol). Overcoming any aversions we may have to those things which will nourish us, we gain a new, unique and expanded perspective on our world.

A treatise on imaginary creatures. (Chandra Symbol). The intensity of our reactions to the world seeks new and more vivid ways to express itself.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 16. A woman dressed in immaculately clean rags. (Omega Symbol). When we rise above the territory in which we find ourselves and hence gain an an expanded perspective on our true place in the world, our identity is cleansed of attachments as well as the need to be something just because others want us to be that.

A skull carved out of quartz crystal. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to express openly and directly our reactions to life, rather than storing those reactions in our being where they will for stress patterns, we clear out our consciousness and develop, eventually, a crystalline perceptiveness, and receptivity to the spiritual light.


He was glad he’d been walking so slowly, admiring the vista, for he ran into it, bumping his forehead on a mountain.

He felt for and found a door. He noticed the steps were made of wind, sturdier than one might think, and circular. He ascended so high the sky grew black, but he could still breathe – a little piece of blue sky had followed him up, enveloping his head like a cloudless aurora.

Looking out he viewed the curvature of the earth, cities and seas. A miraculously stable tower, at least for the moment. He called it the Great Antiquity of the Present.

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