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Libra 16. After many revisions, a poem is thrown away. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental


(Degree Angel: IMAMIAH (ee-MA-mee-Yah) Passion, Expiation of Errors)

All seeming failures are experiments that provide a basis for future success. This degree is intent on communicating its deepest feelings, and willing to come at this from many different angles. What is of greatest importance here is ones attitude: non-attachment will protect against frustration, and if patience is maintained, much can be learned from all attempts to express oneself. The result will be empowered communication.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent.” This degree is focused on allowing its deep instinctive impulses to manifest. It craves to live life with the whole of itself, rather than denying the primitive aspects of its being. It feels a deep connection to nature, and knows that the forces of nature working through it must be given expression, for they are bound to express themselves eventually – all efforts to repress them being ultimately doomed to failure.

And, as the image of the Omega Symbol shows, this expression is not always easy. The poet of this symbol must sometimes acknowledge that a particular experiment has failed, and rather than settling for producing something that is deficient in life energy, it is often best to give up and make a fresh start, in the hopes that through this the magic will come forth, and the inner serpent wisdom will find its way into the world through the conduit of words.

Pleiadian Symbol: At the shore a flight of stairs disappearing into the water. Feeling constantly drawn toward emotional depth and all that is hidden within you, but the accessing of it can be difficult or thwarted. The compulsion to explore inwardly will not go away until eventually a path inward is found.

Azoth Symbol: Wind Gods directing a cloud dance. Lots of energy, lots happening, but it can all be very unformed, at best stirring up the mind and imagination in a way that allows you to help others see everything in new ways. A mind that is active and kinetic and which billows freely with all sorts of ideas.

Seed degree:Libra 7. The Great Wall of China making a huge shadow. (Omega Symbol) The limitations we have set up for ourselves become a basis for letting go of those creative experiments which we decide to be unsuccessful.

A group of old ladies gossiping excitedly. (Chandra Symbol). Mutual stimulation through communication sensitizes us to an awareness of our primal nature.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 17. A man’s shadow moving independently of him. (Omega Symbol). Whatever in life we reject always comes back to us in another form so that we may integrate its energy into our being.

A woman working busily at a spinning wheel. (Chandra Symbol). Attuning ourselves to our primal nature provides us with energy that can fuel creative endeavors.


Words appear and disappear in the poem, and as they do the poem is always a different one. The changing poem becomes a trickle of poems which flows out of the realm of all possible ones. And like most poems the poems evaporate as they appear, until finally, abandoned by every word they subside, some of them, possibly, appearing to the dreaming ear occasionally as a vague, scented mist.

“Milon’s lost poem, ‘Phantasmagoria,'”, said Irnad, “was destroyed by him after many revisions, for it was not to his liking.  It is sad, on the one hand, that we cannot see this poem by Aab’s greatest poet, even if he considered it imperfect.”

“But,” he added, “over the centuries many have dreamed of listening to it being recited, though when they awake in ecstasy from hearing it, none can ever call to memory even one line.”


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