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d240 150 150 John Sandbach

Scorpio 30. Former reflections appearing on a mirror. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: HAHEUIAH (ha-HOO-ee-YAH) Overcoming Jealousy, Protection)


All that we have seen or experienced persists in an eternal realm – since the past is still happening, still accessible, and because there is no end to parallel universes, everything is capable of being changed. This is a degree of pure creativity that draws on any and all sources as material for what it creates. It is extremely perceptive and receptive and whatever it takes in it continually reconfigures into new patterns from which new experiences and understandings can be drawn.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A very dark sky, but no rain.” Usually water is below earth,due to gravity. Here it hovers above earth. Will the rain fall on us, or will it move on and fall on someone else? If this rain does not fall, later, another rain will. And when the clouds blot out to a degree the brightness of the Sun, which signifies the conscious mind, we are able to feel what we feel more clearly, for the rational function is not so much present to equivocate, justify, or explain. This is an ominous symbol, but what it is an omen of may be something wonderful, for rains cause seeds to open up and plants to grow. Like all of the last degrees of each sign this degree is highly complicated and multileveled. It feels many energies at work, and can guess what is to come, but never knows for sure. It knows that nothing is ever completely what it seems, and may even be completely what it doesn’t seem. When it quits second-guessing situations, and fully learns that its feelings of foreboding are solely its own projections, then it can enter fully into the exciting instability and creativity of the moment, and flow inspirationally with whatever happens.

Pleiadian Symbol: A man in a death’s head mask sitting quietly in a dark tree.  The sensing of change and transformation being always ready to overtake one.  The need to make peace with the  truth that all things pass, and that there is a higher purpose at work behind all mutation.

Azoth Symbol: An alchemist carefully weighing the ingredients of a formula then casually throwing in other ones. Caution and order wedded to spontaneity and impulse.  The urge to experiment with dogmatic and rigid forms to see what new and wondrous creations might occur.  This is mirrored in the Omega Symbols mirror, which obeys the laws of reflection and yet is also open to irrational behavior as well.

Seed degree: Pisces 26. A writer endlessly revising his work. (Omega Symbol). To go over and over something can distort seeking what exists in the here and how. On the other hand, refining and perfecting whatever we are doing can help us to learn from the past and to see how it has contributed to the growth of our consciousness.

The aurora borealis. (Chandra Symbol). To have seen the wonders of the spiritual heights frees us from any fears of what may seem ominous or threatening in the moment.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 20. A truck stop specializing in gnostic texts. (Omega Symbol). Stored knowledge and memories, when needing to be healed will find a way to break into our field of consciousness in ways that often go beyond taken-for-granted notions of what should be, and will interrupt our current tasks and focus with new, profound and unexpected insights.

A perfect black cube sits alone in the desert. (Chandra symbol). A complete surrender to the processes of change and transformation will make us deeply aware of our limitations and self-imposed isolation, which can be, ultimately, a good thing if we allow this realization to reconnect us with the light.


The mirror was found among the effects of a certain old duchess of Aab when she died. At first it seemed like a normal mirror, but the one who bought it came to realize, after experimenting with it, that the mirror was shy, but that once it came to know and like certain individuals, its owner being one of them, it would show its former reflections – faces that had once looked into it, for instance, or what seemed to be the passing scenery along roads on which the mirror had travelled during its owner’s journeys.

And as the mirror got to know her better and grew more fond of her it seemed also to delight in making her appear young and beautiful, even as she grew into old age, and enjoyed as well adorning the faces of those it detested with warts, wrinkles, horny protuberances, and a host of other uncomely distortions.



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