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Libra 7. The Great Wall of China making a huge shadow. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: VEULIAH (vay-OO-lee-AH) Defying Gravity, Prosperity)


You are aware of all the limits around you as well as within you. On the one hand you are intensely concerned with maintaining your own integrity by holding out all that might try to compel you to be other than what you are. On the other hand you can become quite frustrated with the restrictions you find everywhere. Your acute awareness of all life’s edges and boundaries can make you feel inpossibly limited but it can also imbue you with the ability to relate in a highly clear and focused manner.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A group of old ladies gossiping excitedly.” The ladies of this symbol are talking about limits – the limits of decency, the limits imposed by social mores, about people pushing and transgressing limits, and about the limited information they have as well as the desire to have more of it. And, of course, the wall in the Omega Symbol represents a great edifice devoted to limits that is casting its shadow over everything. Relationships are all about interacting within limits. It is a testing of our limits to see where they are and maybe to push them back to make more room for ourselves. It is through encountering, assessing and working with these limits that we come to know ourselves as well as others more clearly, and, based on this, define a path forward.

Pleiadian Symbol: A baby phoenix crawling forth from the ashes of its parent. Complete dissolution and then rebirth. This mirrors the endless rekindling of interest seen in the old ladies gossiping excitedly of the Chandra Symbol – their excitement over what they talk of rekindles their youth.

Azoth Symbol: A pictographic inscription in a tomb. Indelible images continually recalling the past. Deep and enduring rememberance. The Great Wall of the Omega Symbol may be the wall that separates the past from the present, just as the pictographic inscription evokes the past in the present.

Seed degree: Gemini 19. The Golden Fleece hanging in a garden. (Omega Symbol). Sensing deeply our own destiny, which is the attainment of enlightenment, we become acutely aware of all that restricts us, encloses us, and prevents us from achieving freedom.

Strange creatures peaking out from behind trees. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing the great variety of nature spirits living everywhere, we are stimulated to exchange information with others in the hopes of more completely understanding the hidden energies at work all around us.

Fulfillment degree: Libra 16. After many revisions, a poem is thrown away. (Omega Symbol).Understanding all the various ways we are affected by obstructions and limitations helps us to abandon, when we need to, those projects which, although we have learned from them, we no longer need to pursue. Another way of expressing this is that limitations always teach us non-attachment.

A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent. (Chandra Symbol).
The mind’s curiosity leads it eventually into the realm of profound intuitive wisdom – a power to be respected, and which one must beware of misusing.


He walked away as the sun set, leaving the wall’s shadow behind him, knowing, as night drew on, it would eventually catch up and, overtaking him, engulf his own shadow, the two shadows growing gigantic as the merged with each other, and with the night.

The space between stars teaches us the vastness of all shadows.


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