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Scorpio 1. A man suspended in the air watches everything from a great height. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental (Degree Angel: EYAEL (AY-ya-EL) Great Expectations, Transformation to the Sublime)


This degree has the ability to stand apart from the world around it and to gain from this a broader perspective and sense of the whole. The positive side of this is that the person has an invulnerable quality – they are somehow beyond the stress and discord of life. The negative side can be an inability to connect. As they learn to connect without being drug down into any lesser state, they eventually come into their power and purpose.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A tunnel through a mountain.” This degree cares not how difficult something may be – it will work to get where it’s going no matter how much effort it has to put forth. It is so very aware of all life’s obstructions, and of everything blocking its path. It also knows that everything is attainable and its desire is always to take the direct approach, even if that means having to tunnel through a mountain.

There’s such a beautiful polarity here between the Omega and Chandra symbols – in the Omega Symbol the man simply hovers over everything as a means of gaining an expanded perspective. In the Chandra Symbol he is deep in the ground. Here in the first degree of Scorpio we finds the heights and the depths – just as the eagle and snake are two different animals associated with Scorpio. It is interesting to note that the negative space of the tunnel is shaped like a snake.

This degree says, “I will not be stopped, I will go where I please, and am willing to pay the price to get to wherever I feel I need to be.

Pleiadian Symbol: Delegates from afar traversing the Avenue of Sphinxes.  The creation of an aura of solemnity and importance which empowers any encounter.  Focused presentation imbuing every act of connecting with heightened meaning.

Azoth Symbol: In darkness an old woman climbing a circular stairway that she has climbed countless times before. Doggedly feeling one’s way upward even when no signposts or supports are there.  The wise feminine self can and will find its way if given way to.

Seed degree: Aries 8. A man journeying far north to the mouth of a river. (Omega symbol). When we get to the source of our emotions, we are elevated into a broad and expansive vision of ourselves.

A lizard dressed in blue satin and pointed shoes. (Chandra Symbol). A light but highly focused touch allows us to make our way through all obstructions and to penetrate the densities of all difficulties.

Fulfillment degree: Libra 18. Waking in the night a man feels an earthquake. (Omega Symbol). When we see the whole of things through rising above them, we then need to come back to earth and respond to the energy that is deep within.

A woman carefully counting the beans in a jar. (Chandra Symbol). The most difficult and arduous parts of our journey makes us more aware of the signs, symbols and portents along the way, for they are helping messages.


In the uncharted lands of the far western forests there is said to be a mountain which is invisible. The alchemist Tolar Razan has recorded in his journal a week he spent climbing that peak, which, he says, is one of the highest in all the lands. He climbed it as a blind man would, waving a long stick in front of him so that he might avoid its invisible trees and unseen outcroppings of rock.

He also says that at night he found that the invisible branches of the mountain’s trees made an adequate campfire and burned just like visible wood, and with a visible fire, and that as he slept he heard invisible animals approaching to investigate him, though he was not afraid for they seemed only curious and not intent on any harm.

He has recorded that the peak’s summit, though of an extreme altitude, is temperate, the air in fact not being thin, and without the tortures of bitter cold and fierce winds that inhabit visible peaks. He says that the view from the mountain’s top was spacious in the extreme, and obscured at times by clouds above which the summit rose.

After descending the peak he explored its environs and inquired of the locals as to the name of the mountain. They told him, though, that its name was also invisible, and hence not to be pronounced.



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