Scorpio 3. A mysterious food, a small piece of which will satisfy hunger for days. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: ROCHEL (ro-SHEL) Lost and Found, Restitution)
TITLE: PURSUING DESIRES MORE AND MORE DEEPLY IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT
This degree possesses innate knowledge of what is needed to sustain life, versus what may be desired based on fantasies or addictive needs. There is something highly concentrated about its energy, so that what it may seem to be at first may be quite different from how it is experienced as it unfolds over time. It is hard to get to know, hard to assimilate and may be difficult to understand, but any attempts to do so are well worth the effort, for it has much of value to offer.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Pigs being fed.” We associate pigs with gluttony and over-eating. The Symbol does not say how much they are being fed. Are they being stuffed with as much food as they can possibly hold, or are they being fed a healthy amount? Scorpio is the sign of desire, and over-eating is often an attempt to fulfill oneself when one has been starved or denied in other areas. At its best this degree revels in what is taken in, be it love, a beautiful painting, a sunset, or a bowl of macaroni and cheese. If, though, it is not in deep and sincere touch with its true desires, it may binge chronically in an attempt to get something it never quite gets.
Pleiadian Symbol: Workers without any plans are building a labyrinth. Creativity engaged in as an experimental process without adherence to any rigid agendas.
Azoth Symbol: Alchemists sharing, integrating and refining their formulae. The harmonizing and streamlining of systems, as well as linking various ones together to produce an overall coordination of energy.
Seed degree: Taurus 2. A saint’s bones have turned to pure gold. (Omega Symbol). When we contact the deepest most enduring meaning within, we find that it is amazingly nurturing, and has the power to sustain us deeply when we allow it to.
Wilting flowers form a graceful pattern in a vast. (Chandra symbol). The passing away of beauty, when realized as beautiful in itself allows us to be nourished by all the phases of the cycles of birth and death.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 18. A satyr chasing young maidens who are laughing and screaming. (Omega Symbol). A deep fulfillment of our desires allows us to be carefree and to enjoy life to the fullest.
Rose petals scattered on a path. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to be satiated we are than able to see the love that is everywhere to be found along our way.
The cakes produced by a certain baker/alchemist of Aab who wishes to remain anonymous are able to satisfy hunger for many days. These cakes are round, about the size of peas and dissolve quickly in the mouth. Travellers who have consumed these say that each one bears a different taste, and that in fact the taste unfolds in the mouth over several days as it continues to change, sometimes seeming like fruits or boiled roots or various herbs or other culinary ingredients.
It is also noted that the effects of these cakes is cumulative, for a certain woman of great age who consumed them for many years in her extensive wanderings has now been without food for three decades, the tastes that still to this day appear and disappear in her mouth, she says, having become a great source of wonder and delight.