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d23 150 150 John Sandbach

Aries 23. A painting with countless layers of paint. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive

(Degree Angel: MELAHEL (MAY-la-HEL) Sharing the Flame, Healing Capacity)


You have a great ability to keep experimenting with a situation until you have found a way to make it work. You’re always open to the potential of change, knowing that nothing is set in stone, and even if it seems to be, stone, too, can be re-carved. Everything is open to modification and experimentation, and knowing this is your strength.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A bottle labeled ‘drink me.’” The bottle asks you to try something whose results you won’t know until you do it, just as the painter applies successive layers of paint to see what will happen. We tend to think its good to be careful – but not always. This degree has a refreshing lack of caution that most often carries it to surprising and wondrous places.

Pleiadian Symbol: A gentle woman carrying an immense soap bubble.  Careful and subtle dealing with the wholeness of things.

Azoth Symbol: A man decides to spend the rest of his life in sight of a range of sacred mountains.  Cleaving to that which will continually remind one of one’s spiritual journey.

Seed Degree: Sagittarius 25. An old book that no one has ever read. (Omega Symbol). Through becoming aware of what is hidden we realize that it is actually always lurking beneath and influencing our life – even when we are not directly aware of it.

A small boat with no one in it. It is gradually drifting out to sea. (Chandra Symbol). When we relax and let go of expectations we find that the currents of life carry us into unexpected adventures.

Fulfillment Degree: Aquarius 2. An alchemist trying to capture a spirit in the forest. (Omega Symbol). Through continually reworking and rethinking our approaches to life and its challenges we are driven to connect with our creative genius – and the fleeting inspiration of the moment.

A woman strolling in a garden.She is unaware that she is being watched by elves. (Chandra Symbol)


Other paintings were under the surface, so many no one knew how many. The canvas was a repository of hidden paintings, a haven where they could live a life of their own far from the eyes of those who might change them with their limiting expectations and assumptions. The surface felt all this hidden joy and contentment, which reflected mysteriously and ineffably in its surface. And in time those who looked carefully felt they could see beyond the surface barrier, into these realms of secret pleasures

Azoth Oracle

The Seer Tarzeed Athanos loved the Iridar Mountains.  He was born in a village in their foothills and spent the days of his youth visiting their shrines and temples.  When advised by his elders to travel the country to spread his teachings he regretted deeply that he would have to leave the high peaks, that were always with him.

It was observed, though, that when he left home and traveled into far provinces, that no matter where he came to deliver, in the open air, his teachings there always appeared behind him a range of mountains, which seemed to give clarity and greater power to his words.

A student asked, one day, “But master Tarzeed, do you not regret that the mountains that follow you are always at your back, never to be seen by you?”

“But I do see them,” answered Tarzeed,”There behind you as I speak.  For the gift I give you of their vision, I receive the gift of seeing the ones that are ever present with you.”

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