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Sagittarius 6. In a red desert, a lush, green plantation produced by irrigation. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: OMAEL (O-ma-EL) Building Bridges, Fertility, Multiplicity
Defeats frustration, despair and depression)


This degree makes the best of what it finds at hand, and can create its own rich and productive environment even in the midst of a harsh or unsupportive outer landscape. When there are forces against which to contend, this degree can be supremely resourceful and find a way to thrive against all odds. Inherent in its energy is a strong denial of poverty consciousness.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A pair of shoes with live wings on each.” When feet can fly then one is not limited to earthly paths but can follow the paths of the air which are ever-changing and free. This limitless and unbounded approach to life is like the lush green plantation of the Omega Symbol, which may be anywhere because it brings its own water to itself rather than having to depend on environment and climate. This degree is light, airy and luxurious. Just as the water of the Omega symbol is made to connect with the plantation, the wings on the shoes of the Chandra Symbol allow one to connect with anything needed or desired that will cause one, like the plantation, to thrive.

This degree is determined to create an oasis, a haven, maybe a little Eden, and to blithely soar above problems and limitations in the process of doing so. This may be, in its lower stages of development, unrealistic, but in higher stages it taps in to the magic of abundance. Which makes sense because, Kabbalistically, its a degree sub-ruled by Taurus.

Pleiadian Symbol: On a ball court children chasing a large soap bubble.

Azoth Symbol: Dance music heard from afar invites people to festivities.

Seed degree: Gemini 9. A ruby growing in a laboratory. (Omega Symbol). Bringing a sense of meaning and purpose to our creativity helps us to find new ways of nurturing others and supporting life.

Wild flowers growing around the ruins of a temple. (Chandra Symbol). Coming back into a state of humbleness and simplicity after the subsiding of grandiose or complex schemes frees us to communicate lightly and swiftly within an expanded reality.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 21. A geologist studying bands of rock in a cliff. (Omega symbol). Our striving to bring into our life those changes which will fulfill us leads us eventually into a more expanded exploration of how the processes of change work in general.

Dark river and distant bell. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to explore beyond the boundaries of the known we enter into obscure spaces, but can be guided through them by attentiveness to our inner guiding light.


(From the diaries of Yeldus Ral).  “The countess Theralda who dwells in that remote estate in the Boji Desert famed for its red earth, bestial aridity,  and looming, twisted rock formations,where not a single plant grows, desired to plant a garden there, hopeless dreamer that she is, and Irnad a master of botanical research sent her a box of seeds which he told her to plant three feet apart all around the extensive area where she wished the garden to flourish.

“Why she would ever think that anything would grow in the Boji desert is beyond my ken, but the Dame planted the seeds, with precious little water to moisten them, and lo, within 10 days the most curious plants sprang up, leafless stalks, and as they grew produced leathery green flowers the shape of trumpets, which, on every new and full Moon pour from their blooms water onto her garden, which now grows green as raw emeralds and is filled with every imaginable flower, herb, vegetable and fruit tree.

“I have drank of that flower liquor and it has removed nearly all the wrinkles from my face.  The plants, which Irnad has dubbed “Aquarioles” have never in these two hundred years produced a seed, but also have not grown taller than four feet.

“I surmise that the roots of these flora grow deeply into the earth until they find the water they carry to their flowers to spill forth from their blooms, or send roots out sidewise for miles into who knows what other lands in their search of moisture.

“Irnad, lover of titles, and always ready to add a new name to his list of apellations, which would fill a ponderous volume has, since that time, called himself on occasion, “Irnad the Irrigator.””

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