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Scorpio 22: A mountain of old shoes. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: HAKAMIAH (he-KE-mee-YAH) Dumping Depression, Loyalty)


This degree has weathered so many journeys, has been to so many places, and not only have widely different paths been traveled, but the same paths have also been traveled over and over. It comes to the point that there is no longer any place to go. The shoes may be removed, for we find we have arrived, and the destination all along has been ourselves.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A rug woven out of rags.” The clothes are our outer coverings, hence, how we appear outwardly. These outer appearances keep wearing out, so we get new ones and they wear out and eventually we have a bunch of rags. All these appearances are supports for our understanding, that is, something for it to stand on, for Pisces rules the feet and signifies understanding. The other major covering of the body, outside of clothes, is shoes, which show up in the Omega Symbol. So much has worn out. Doesn’t it wear you out? No, it only wears out the part of you that wasn’t real to begin with – the real you is eternal and can’t wear out.

Its good to wear out all these outer coverings – go ahead, wear them out, use them up – they are truly grist for understanding’s mill.

Pleiadian Symbol: Lurkers waiting to observe a bird once thought to be mythical. The seeking and finding of what which is strange and wonderful.  First-hand observation of metaphysical truth embodied in actual events.

Azoth Symbol: A man hears an excited message with clarity and patience. Crystalline focus in the receiving of information, which promotes a deep understanding of it.

Seed degree: Scorpio 26. A witch dressed in black, her clothes are turning white. (Omega Symbol). When we first ground ourselves we are able to then take in more of the light and then can cast off old forms of understanding so that we may take on newer and clearer ones.

A she-wolf. Her udders full of milk. (Chandra Symbol). Our need to nurture others impels us to get beyond the limits and restrictions of all appearances, and to transform them into supports for our understanding of the truth of who we really are.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 20. A keyboard which plays colors. (Omega Symbol). So many ways to understand things have been moved through and worn out – due to their limitations – until we arrive eventually at a glorious synthesis of harmonious, living, and vibrant joy that colors our whole life with its beauty.

Many brightly colored tropical fish. (Chandra Symbol). When we are able to derive support from all we have ever been, we enter a realm where we find the expression of truth unique to every situation, and constantly varied in its manifestation.


Tura Mountain in the south of Aab is the place where traditionally all the people of Aab take their worn out shoes, which they leave there on rocks, under trees and in any places they might care to do so. Visiting the mountain one is awestruck with the number of shoes one finds there, for it seems that Aab, which is a sparsely populated realm could not have spawned so many denizens, even given the great length of its history.

No one is quite sure of the exact reason for the time honored tradition of shoe burial, but Zingar Reth gives the most plausible and generally accepted explanation. He says that feet signify understanding, and since the soul comes into the physical plane to advance its understanding, it is where it touches the earthly realm, mainly with the feet, that generates this symbology.

The number of potential understandings are endless, and understanding of one sort amplifies all others, hence the urge to bring together understandings so that their multifarious nature may come ever more closely to reflect a wholeness.



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