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Scorpio 23. A man repairing damaged inlays of precious stones on the Taj Mahal. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive (Degree Angel: LAVIAH (LAH-vee-YAH) Great Escape, Revelation)


This degree is very intent on protecting what it feels is of value. It can be patiently obsessive and one-pointed. There’s a selflessness here, for that which is protected is not just for the self, but for the world, ultimately. The Guardian of Memories wants to keep alive the most exalted aspects of the past, by rekindling their wondrous fire to uplift us all.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A collection of dolls.” This degree is into the subtleties of how things look and feel, rather than whether they make sense or fit into the protocols of logic and reason. It is very aware of how everything is supposed to be according to what other humans have to say about it, and is also aware that these outer forms are no more than outer forms, and that what humans have to say about anything are no more than opinions. Here is great ability to imagine, to fantasize, and by doing so to get back into the real essence of things, which, if followed faithfully, can clear away all distortions and bring human energy once again back into alignment with nature.

Pleiadian Symbol: In twilight a forest alive with all sorts of creatures, some physical, others denizens from other planes. Intuitive awareness of the vast spectrum of forms that consciousness takes.

Azoth Symbol: Trees ripped from the ground by a violent storm. The uprooting of old, established taken-for-granted notions and beliefs.  The power to tear out anything which has become deeply entrenched.

Seed degree: Capricorn 2. A painting which causes those who see it to become silent. (Omega Symbol). Finding catalysts that heighten self awareness helps to restore our attunement to our spiritual self and its beauties and wonders.

A wisdom tooth that has been removed from someone’s mouth. It is plated with gold. (Chandra Symbol). To realign ourselves with our innate wisdom helps us to better understand the nature of our own identity and to realize that we may change it if we so desire.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 20. An herb which, if over-consumed, causes one to die of laughter. (Omega Symbol). To honor the past and protect whatever in it is beautiful and noble is a wonderful endeavor, as long as we do not become overly attached to history. When we allow the beauties of the past to recreate themselves in the present so that they shine forth in the moment, we are able to experience the joy of the Now.

A black pearl hidden in an oyster. (Chandra Symbol). To fantasize about so many different types of people and so many various personalities leads us to delve into a deep and mysterious question: Who, exactly, are we?


The Taj Mahal serves as one of the primary connecting points between the realms of Earth and Aab. And even though the builder of the Taj Mahal knew not the name of Aab, it was his subconscious desire to connect these realms that inspired him to build this most glorious edifice.

For centuries the same family who created the inlays on the Taj are the ones who pass on to their sons and daughters the skills to keep it in repair. And in repairing these designs not only they are repaired, but the connection to the realm of Aab is also rekindled and kept alive. Of course the Taj is not the only connecting point to Aab, and certainly not the only connecting point on earth which connects to realms other than Aab, these locations of connection being multifarious. And so the streams between realms continue to flow between each other, enlivening all realms with the magic of their waters.


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