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Sagittarius 16. A magician’s wand sprouting golden leaves. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: YEIAZEL (YAY-ah-ZEL) Speaking the Right Words, Divine Consolation and Comfort)


This degree has a wonderful aliveness that allows and supports the flow of creative energy. It is a degree of fortuitous occurrences, which are allowed room to happen because creativity is engaged in with a minimum of expectations. What seems ended goes into a new cycle of growth, and what seems exhausted of possibilities suddenly and surprisingly spawns new potentials. Its all about attitude.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man shearing sheep.” The man is borrowing from another life form what can be useful and protective to himself. This is a degree of adopting and adapting. The wand of the Omega Symbol has been taken from the tree, just as the wool is taken from the sheep in the Chandra Symbol. And the wand is now sprouting new growth, taking on a new form in the golden leaves, just as the wool can take on the form of coat, hat, rug, etc. This degree finds materials everywhere which it uses to form new creations. And, of course, the sheep is the creature of Aries, signifying a new cycle of growth.

Pleiadian Symbol: An albatross circling voyagers to Antarctica.

Azoth Symbol: Thoughts being exchanged by many people over great distances.

Seed degree: Libra 9. A healer who knows the secret of working with people’s breath. (Omega Symbol). Moving the breath through the body carries healing energy to all parts, bringing renewal to the magician’s wand.

A cook fixing vegetable soup from a myriad of ingredients. (Chandra Symbol). Nourishing others, we then karmically draw to ourselves whatever we need to survive.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 22. A man collecting shadows. He is putting them into a bag. (Omega Symbol). The magician’s wand can now separate the darkness from the light.

Bunches of watercress growing by a cool spring. (Chandra Symbol). When we work hard to create, (the man shearing sheep) we eventually arrive at a beautiful, easy, and effortless state.


(From the diaries of the alchemist Barthus Witold):  “My dear friend the magician Adrarius Zend was possessed of a wand on which grew leaves of pure gold.  As these leaves would proliferate he would pluck them and give them to various other magicians and alchemists who found many uses for them.  He gave me one a number of years ago and I placed in in the pages of a book of formulas to preserve it.  Later I found that the book had grown thicker and many new and wondrous recipes  have appeared in the book

“From other such stories I have heard from other recipients of these leaves I have determined that they, like the wand of Zend cause whatever they are placed with to proliferate and grow, engendering new and marvelous variations of anything exposed to their generative power.”

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