Scorpio 27. At a country fair, some people are clothed, others are nude, all wear flowers. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: NELCHAEL (NEL-ka-EL) Eradicate Plague, Ardent Desire to Learn)
TITLE: THE POWER OF ACCEPTING AND APPRECIATING THINGS AS THEY ARE
Love and joy and a deep connection with nature are of this degree. It has the ability to bring primitive elements back into society, elements that are warming and emoting and very enriching. It accepts life as it is and people as they are and is looking to create a celebrational communion wherein all people can be themselves with no sense of threat or feeling that they need to conform.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Three blue robin eggs.” In Kabbalah, three is the number of Jupiter, the planet of growth, enthusiasm, and generosity. Blue is the color of Sagittarius, the sign of transcendence, and of perceiving the wholeness of life. These three robin eggs signify a vision of the wholeness and completeness of life, expressed purely and simply. All difficulties, all obstructions and frustrations are seen through, or brushed aside by this vision of the completeness of life.
This degree accepts what is hidden (the bodies of the clothed people in the Omega symbol), as well as what is revealed (the nude people), the flowers they wear are their loves and joys, and this is what unites them.
It seems that this degree cannot be negative, at worst it might only lie unused within one’s being. But even at that, like the robin eggs, it will inevitably hatch – and its birth can antidote much negativity.
Pleiadian Symbol: A troupe of strange dreams enters the sleeping city. Receptivity to the unusual and unexpected, which can stimulate and fertilize the imagination. The willingness to entertain what one doesn’t understand pushes back the limits of consciousness. This contrasts with the sweet simplicity of the Chandra Symbol, though both of these symbols bear a quiet fecundity laden with possibility.
Azoth Symbol: A piercing noise startles someone out of a reverie. Sudden awakening to new potentials. Being abruptly called into sharpened awareness, just as the contrasting clothing and nudity of the people of the Omega Symbol make us acutely aware of the radically varying relationships we have to ourselves, each other, and nature.
Seed degree: Aquarius 20. Wind carving sand patterns in the desert. (Omega Symbol). Letting communicating happen naturally and spontaneously we are able to relate to others with whatever level of formality, distance, or intimacy that feels required in the moment.
A fine silk thread strung across a chasm. (Chandra Symbol). Tuning in to a fine, subtle, and intuitive level of communication we find ourselves able to impart a sense of new life, hope, and transcendence to others.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 20. A clear yellow gem fallen from heaven. (Omega Symbol). To relate to others in an atmosphere of openness and joy that leaves behind all fear induces us to spontaneously see the beautiful and eternal purposefulness of the universe.
The changing of water into wine. (Chandra Symbol). Simple hope and an innocent and effortless connection to life becomes a path to the healing of emotions and the creation of miracles.
The Flower Festival is celebrated every year in Aristar, a small village north of Peth, for it is in this region at the time of the first New Moon after the beginning of spring that flowers from all times of the year bloom for a short while in immense profusion. It is said that this is the work of Flora, queen of the flower spirits, who induces this blooming so that celebrants may have flowers to wear during the Festival’s three days of reveling. It is she also who is responsible for the flowers losing none of their freshness during this time, for the blooms worn by the participants neither wilt nor fade in the slightest until the Festival’s end.
It is traditional for some of the revelers to wears clothes and others to go naked, depending on their desires, for the festival is an affirmation of the beauty of both the hidden and the revealled.