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Libra 29. In a spiritual text, a man searches for hidden codes. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible

(Degree Angel: DAMABIAH (da-MA-bee-YAH) Fear of God, Fountain of Wisdom)


There’s a tremendous ability here to look beyond the surface, and to penetrate the obvious to find new meanings and insights. What is taken for granted by other people is delved into by this person, who may come up with startling new revelations. The question is, will others relate to what is found? Some may, others may scoff at it or feel threatened or not understand the new information. This degree needs to just keep looking and not be diverted by others’ reactions.

It is a master of finding new, innovative and creative ways of relating to life.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Servants giving a woman a bath.” This degree knows how to take care of others by helping them to rid themselves of whatever is negative, confusing, or burdening. It is always seeking the deeper meaning of everything. Just as through careful analysis the spiritual text of the Omega Symbol reveals its deeper meanings, through a process of purification the woman of the Chandra Symbol (who is, on one level, the female aspect of god which the Kabbalah refers to as the Shekinah) is cleansed of whatever is not her true self.

This degree does not mind playing the role of servant if it serves a purpose. It likes to work with others, and is always willing to rethink anything in the hopes of finding a new perspective on discovering yet another manifestation of truth.

Pleiadian Symbol: Underground passageways are connecting the people who need to meet.  The finding of unsuspected or non-obvious ways to connect with whoever touches one’s heart.

Azoth Symbol: A column of water spirals up out of the ocean and rains on the surroundingwaters.  The dynamic cycling of energy as a means of enriching and stimulating one’s environment.

Seed degree: Pisces 13. A castle so vast no one has ever explored all of it. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the tremendous scope and range of our being we seek to understand the deeper meaning of what lies within.

A woman imprisoned in a high tower. (Chandra Symbol). A feeling of isolation from both others and the physical world in general creates in us the urge to develop helping relationships with people.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 18. A man walks into the pages of a novel. (Omega Symbol). When we look for meaning outside ourselves, we eventually realize that whatever we find is actually a story of our own making.

A rose bush. Many buds, but no flowers. (Chandra Symbol). As we reach out to help others we create many possibilities for flowering, even though we may have to wait to see their results, and even though many of them may never be actualized.


At first he added and subtracted words, using the traditional numbers ascribed to each letter. He tried backwards alphabets, lattices and grids and other patterns. Here and there he uncovered secrets, but only small ones, little shards of wisdom that he knew were insignificant compared to the deeper secrets he could feel hiding within the text.

And then one day as he was reading he seemed to lose himself, and as he did he “saw” into the words, actually entered their world and found it not to be something to figure out, but rather a place through which to wander and enjoy the beauty he found there. So he became an animal of that world and drank of its mysterious waters, waters that quenched his thirst more deeply than it had ever been quenched, and ate the fruits of all kinds which he found as he wandered the forests and plains, each different fruit satiating a different hunger within him.

Fulfilled he lay down in the moonlight of this new world and slept.

And even when he returned to his own familiar world, he realized that he was different. He had become a part of the book.

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