Scorpio 12. A woman with a collection of rocks shaped like hearts. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive (Degree Angel: LELAHEL (LAY-la-HEL) Dream State, Light of Understanding)
TITLE: SEARCHING THE PHYSICAL WORLD FOR MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL or THE NEED TO GROUND ONE’S LOVE IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
This degree is looking for something – a repeated pattern in reality, a synchronicity. And it will find it. The question is, what does it mean? And why is it sought? When the hardness of the heart is cleared, meaning can then flow through all of reality. Our obsessions are our hard places – and we need to follow them until they yield their secrets.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A young man with a frail body, but a beautiful and noble face.” The contrast between “heart” and “stone” in the Omega Symbol mirrors the contrast between “beautiful and noble face” and “frail body” in the Chandra Symbol. This degree is always aware of the difference between what the most spiritual aspect of the self wants, versus the limitations imposed on those desires by the physical world. The challenge here is to not allow the physical limits to dominate, and also not to retreat from the physical world. Spirit can transform matter, and even though the task may often seem arduous, it is of tremendous benefit both to spirit as well as matter.
Pleiadian Symbol: On a platform in the sky two people are waltzing. Transcending physical barriers so that love and joy may be shared openly and freely. The ability to connect and dance with others in a high place. The question is, can this interaction be sustained on the ground? The young man of the Chandra Symbol is full of high notions, but can his frail body carry them out in the material world? There can be a magical freedom here, or merely an avoidance of physical laws and limits due to a denial of them. Grounded traction on earth is what is needed.
Azoth Symbol: Rising through earth, water, and air, a traveler is exploring. Experiencing how all the various layers and aspects of being are intimately and meaningfully connected, and the realization that the only true relating is complete relating, engaged on all levels. Love is the universal connecting force, and its irresistible urge is to become substantiated – hence the heart-shaped rocks.
Seed degree: Leo 20. An herb which if over-consumed, causes one to die of laughter. (Omega Symbol). To flee emotions too often by retreating to the realm of laughter can have a petrifying effect on the emotional body. Conversely, laughter engaged in therapeutically helps to tune us in to the hearts’ burdens so they may be cast off.
A black pearl hidden in an oyster. (Chandra Symbol). To contact with wisdom hidden within creates in us an identification with our spiritual self.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 20. A man performing a complicated weaving pattern from memory. (Omega Symbol). We gather together those things which hold meaning from us, and eventually we are able to synthesize them into a completeness.
A fork in the road with a blank signpost. (Chandra Symbol). Identification with the spiritual self provides us with an inner direction that can overcome all outer confusions as to where we should go.
Every day she wandered the forests of Aab and searched for heart-shaped rocks. And the rocks knew they were sought, and wanted to be with her, so would call to her without her consciously hearing them, and guide her footsteps to the places where they waited.
And after many years , when her house was filled with heart-shaped rocks of many colors and sizes there came a turning point – a dream in which she heard the forest speaking to her, telling her that the time of giving had come.
And so the next morning she took a few of her rocks with her, and entering the forest asked of it where she must go, and which rock to choose, to find the perfect place for it, so that the heart of the forest might be rekindled and magnified for others who would come there to partake of its magic.
Daily she took more rocks with her into the forest, and each day felt the forest awakening more and more, and the presence of more spirits, who had come to bask in the forest’s new-found life.
In several years her work was complete, her house empty of rocks, the forest filled with new magic.
In later times they called her Anara of the Heart, for like a heart she had received, and given.