Sagittarius 18. A satyr chasing young maidens who are laughing and screaming. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: MIKAEL (MI-ka-EL) Revealing the Concealed, Political Authority and Order)
TITLE: AFFIRMATION THAT THE PATH OF EVOLUTION CAN BE EASY AND JOYFUL or FREEDOM FROM BURDENS AND HARDSHIPS
This degree evokes the energy of a realm before civilization, a time when all were free to play and be themselves. This refreshing vibration touches the child in all of us, and helps others find healing through play. It can untwist the restrictive convolutions of the intellect and undercut fear – loosening up the soul so it is free to breathe again. The joy of sexual, sensual, and erotic energies, expressed playfully, bring constant release and refreshment.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Rose petals scattered on a path.” To make the way easier, more beautiful, so that it is not just a means to a destination but a joy to travel – this is the ideal of this degree. The rose petals lead us onward – they are love, and when we follow what we love as our own true path then we are at harmony with the world. This degree is a fine antidote to the grim and compelling agendas with which the world so often oppresses us.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man puts his ear to a daisy. Yes, it is laughing.
Azoth Symbol: A love letter stuck in a holy book.
Seed degree: Scorpio 3. A mysterious food, a small piece of which will satisfy hunger for days. (Omega Symbol). Once the soul is truly and deeply nourished, it is then free to play.
Pigs being fed. (Chandra Symbol). When our appetites are satisfied, the path forward becomes easier, so that we can more easily see its beauty and feel its love.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 22. A fruit whose seeds always produce a new and different type of fruit. (Omega Symbol). Allowing ourselves to be playful and uninhibited we find our creativity expanded and enhanced.
A woman writing with the tip of her fingernail. (Chandra Symbol). When love softens the path, we are more able to clearly see the messages that chance and coincidences are pointing out to us.
In the forests of Jabar their lurk certain playful spirits who in spring are wont to take the form of satyrs. In spring it is traditional for maidens to visit these forests, where they are chased by these satyrs, and to hide from them and play all manner of games involving capture and delightful revelry.
It is said that maidens who engage in such sport always leave the forests as maidens, but through their adventures become wise in the ways of men and their desires. It is also noted that only the most fearless of maidens engage in this interplay, for the satyrs are said to be of a ghastly appearance and though fleet of foot appear to be of great antiquity, wearing breeches of colored silk, periwigs and doing what they may to frighten their mock prey, speaking to them many alluring words in their deep voices which emanate a magic that is at once both frightful yet seductive.