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Scorpio 5. A sculptor creating large, fragile works of art out of paper.  (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: HAIYAEL (HA-ee-ya-EL) Prophecy and Parallel Universes, Divine Warrior/Weaponry)


This degree is intent on expressing its creativity in a momentary, evanescent manner, without modifying it for the purpose of pleasing the crowd or meeting the expectations of others. It needs to be faithful to its own creative vision and play with energies in an uninhibited fashion that is free of tradition, constraints and formal rules. The message it communicates is that all passes and that time and change are not to be feared, but rather savored in the moment..

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An Egyptian queen with a braided beard” With her beard she is trying to gain credibility and authority by taking on the symbol of power, just as the sculptor cares so little for credibility that he creates works of art in a virtually unmarketable media. This degree realizes the unreasoning and narrow biases of society, and is willing on the one hand to to work within those to achieve its ends, or, when it feels it can afford the price, to ignore society’s limited framework and strike out on its own.

This degree can bring greater self awareness to others and to the world at large. It is an adept and aware social critic, though the medicine it offers society may not be readily taken in by the world. It also has a magical ability to inspire confidence in others – the confidence to be themselves, even if it means foregoing social approval.

Pleiadian Symbol: Sharp rocks splashed, dripping with sea spray.  Fearless and continual confrontation with feelings and desires.  Or an impervious rigidity that the forces of the subconscious relentless attempt to wear away.

Azoth Symbol: Many precious objects being heaped on an altar.  Concentrated focus of spiritual intent.  The lifting of the material into realms of the spiritual.

Seed degree: Taurus 26. All over the city, words on scraps of paper floating through the sewers. (Omega Symbol). Experiencing all the waste and junk around us, we seek a way to make something positively creative and meaningful out of it.

Grotesque rocks in a sand garden. (Chandra Symbol). When we perceive the way nature is so free in her continual creative experimentation, we allow ourselves to be empowered by our own inner wisdom – and willing to freely express its sensitivity.

Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 18. A cloud in the middle of an empty sky has lost its way. (Omega Symbol). Allowing whatever we create to be of the moment, and not worrying about whether it will endure, we realize that even if we and what we make evaporate, we will simply reincarnate in another form – in fact in just the form that we need to progress us.

An American Indian woman in a canoe. She is gathering wild rice. (Chandra Symbol). Empowered by our own feminine wisdom we seek in nature that which will nourish both ourselves and others.


In 4197 the sculptor Synosrap Relt finished his 11 year project of creating the 7 story tower made of paper known as the Obelisk of Sandar, which still stands today, after 700 years, in the Grand Park on the outskirts of the city of Peth. It is amazing in its sculptural details and origamic virtuosity, and is said to have more than 1000 gargoyles made solely of folds covering its surface.

The alchemist Tonar Rason, shortly after the tower was erected, enveloped the area in which it stands with several spells – formulas to prevent the stirring of any air, others to make the tower itself impervious to rain, and others to maintain a steady and mild atmosphere surrounding it. To this day the spells still hold and the tower is visited every year by thousands, though none could ascend it due to its extreme fragility until the year 4269 in which the alchemist Durad Ramas installed at its entrance a magic stone of his making, which, if kissed, would render most visitors light as a feather for several hours and hence allow them to ascend the tower, in which they could admire its elegant spiral staircase, elaborate system of vaulting, and rooms in which Relt had placed some of his most inspired sculptures, the most famous being his “War of the Butterflies.”



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