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* Taurus-23


Degree Angel: Nanael (NA-na-El) No Agenda, Spiritual Communication, Interacting/Receptive




Omega Symbol: Inside a tornado, a spiral staircase.


In the midst of turbulence you are able to remain calm. You have a tremendous ability to stick with the most difficult of situations and to see them through. Though energies may be furiously whirling around you, you hold to your course, and are intent on your course no matter how arduous it may be to follow.


Pleiadian Symbol: Antique diamonds glittering in a dusty old display case.


The realization of that which endures even in the midst of decay and entropy. That which is ageless only needs to be found, embraced, and dusted off.


Chandra Symbol: A salamander glowing red-orange.


In the system of Aura-Soma, the color for Taurus is red-orange. The salamander is the elemental being of fire. Here is an intensity of character (Taurus) and an extreme strong-mindedness that can evoke all kinds of different reactions in other people – the two main ones being fear of affirming who one truly is, or the craving to find and unite with one’s own inner fire.


The personality of this degree bears a striking, nearly mesmerizing uniqueness that dances and overflows with vitality. It wants to be solely and totally what it is, and so literally cannot compromise, for trying to be anything less then the whole of itself would only dampen and dull its flame. Here returning constantly and faithfully to the purity of unadulterated being becomes a means of merging with the totality of spiritual light.


No matter what the reactions coming at this degree from outside it, there is a strength of character here that challenges others to manifest who they are with more power and directness. The tornado, which is the vortex of personality, is stabilized by the inner staircase that allows us to both walk down in the act of grounding ourselves, and walk up in the act of transcending all that which is lower. And so the energy of the tornado is harnessed and used without being weakened or repressed, and the salamander is fiercely on fire without being burned up.


Azoth Symbol: A man and woman reading the inscription at the base of an obelisk.


You are wholeheartedly dedicated to understanding and holding true to exalted principles, and you want to deeply and thoroughly understand why humanity extols the particular people, principles and virtues that it does.  Through the mystic marriage of the two halves of yourself, the rational/conscious and the intuitive/unconscious, you work toward a complete understanding of your current role here in the world.


Seed Degree: Sagittarius – 26


A candle mysteriously undisturbed by the wind. (Omega Symbol). To attune to the spiritual light while tuning out the endless fluctuations of the mind we come into a place of stillness within the eye of the storm.


Climbing the steps of the pyramid of the sun. (Chandra Symbol). As we steadily work toward the goal of enlightenment our unique individuality shines ever more purely and clearly.


Fulfillment Degree: Leo – 5


Through narrow, winding streets, a man is following a mysterious woman. (Omega Symbol). Finding the still point within we are able to focus on seeking our own inner wisdom.


A seemingly young man but with gray hair. (Chandra Symbol). Contact with our own spiritual essence imbues us with timelessness.


Omega Oracle


She grips the railing, turning on the stair. The other hand lifts her dark dress which rustles as she ascends, the faint rustling heard even over the roar of the cyclone. Slowly she’s going somewhere, lifting herself toward an unremembered destination, the climb taxing her, but the effort exhilarating as well, carried upward by the expectancy of discovering what she’s forgotten . . .


She glances over at the wall of whirling wind, and notices: the tornado is without windows.”

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