Aries 2. A man shown a hidden portal to the underworld. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Recapturing the Sparks, Love and Wisdom)
TITLE: DISVOVERY OF THE WAY INWARD
This degree knows how to access all that is hidden. The question is, does it want to go there – is it ready to make the needed sacrifices to do this, to let go of its fears. It needs to give itself time and be patient. If it nags or attempts to push itself, it will only generate an inner rebellion that will slow it down.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Old stone steps descending into darkness.” Here is an invitation to explore what is dark, deep and hidden. This degree has a craving to look into what has been lost or buried, and a persistent urge to visit those parts of the self which have been lost or denied. How do I explore this? Will I be safe exploring it? I feel like I don’t know where I’m going – but I know I’ve got to go there.
Plieadian Symbol:A story teller senses exactly which stories his listeners need to hear. The ability to sense needs and instinctively find ways to fulfill them.
Azoth Symbol: Falling to earth a shadow opens up a dark passageway. Tracking spiritual energy into the dark labyrinths of the earth plane. Inspired sensing into the dark realms within.
Seed Degree: Aries 13
A breeze carries a soap bubble thousands of miles. (Omega Symbol). The destination of such a delicate and magical journey: The portal into the hidden.
The wind blows white sheets hung on a line to dry. (Chandra Symbol). Cleansing and refreshing – to prepare for the journey into darkness.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 1
To cleanse them, crystals are placed in a stream. (Omega symbol). Returning from the underworld, we step back into the stream of time and find there a new, crystalline clarity.
A red garnet ring. The garnets glow. (Chandra Symbol). We return from darkness, our blood saturated with the living earth energy.
An old tapestry, gently lifted by a breeze, revealed it: A round portal, ringed in stone opening onto a dark road leading downward. He took a box of candles with him, but when they ran out he was guided only by a faint light that came from his own eyes. Something behind them was waking and its wakefulness created a glow that drew him onward. He’d never realized that he himself was a candle, which the darkness had lit.
There are those tailless comets known as star shadows which can only be seen by seers, and which fall to earth occasionally. These star shadows are wandering flames of night which sometimes, in their momentary resting, take root and open up all manner of caves and carve through the force of their all-consuming darkness subterranean chambers where souls weary of walking on the ground may descend into it to discover archives of the past which the earth has stored up inside itself.
Some consider these star shadows predators of men, vampires who feed on curiosity, and who must be denied, while others more knowledgeable know them by the name of Heavy Angels, who carry the power to bind men to the truth. It is said that the name of the first Star Shadow was Eve.