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Sagittarius 19. An old abandoned garden, everything under a blanket of ivy. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible

(Degree Angel: VEULIAH (vay-OO-lee-AH) Defying Gravity, Prosperity)


This degree wants to let everything be what its going to be – without coercion, effort, cultivation, or manipulation. It manifests a genuine naturalness that can sooth others and encourage them to be themselves. This is not due to laziness, but rather a desire to not impose the biases of self on the world, so that the world is free to go its own way. The agendas of nature are here allowed to take precedence over the egoic agendas of the self.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A monstrous sea creature dead, washed up on the beach.” Things not usually or often seen are revealed. This degree is about bringing things to the surface, and doing so in a safe way, especially those things that are hidden in the depths of the self.

The sea creature is not monstrous to itself or its own kind, or to the others of its natural environment – it is only our fears that turn it into a monster. As we study it we begin to take in its beauty and to realize that there are other worlds where energy and consciousness has assumed forms far different from our own. How enriching! In this way we expand our vision of the universe and are more able to accept what comes our way and just let things be whatever they are, and whatever they want to become as time passes, like the garden of the Omega Symbol.

Pleiadian Symbol: An island where birds thought to be extinct have secretly taken refuge.  The finding of places of refuge and safety, especially for those things which are vulnerable to destructive influences.

Azoth Symbol: A man suddenly notices that a woman he’s known for a long time is beautiful.  Revelations concerning things which have been taken for granted or overlooked.

Seed degree: Scorpio 15. Intently and faithfully a man observes is own breath. (Omega Symbol). A sensitivity to the process of transformation brings whatever needs to come out to the surface.

A woman with a gold tooth. (Chandra Symbol). Reclaiming one’s power allows one to address old patterns and syndromes.

Fulfillment degree: Libra 22. A man avoiding moonlight. (Omega Symbol). When we attune ourselves to the forces of nature we’re better able to protect our own vulnerabilities.

An ancient glass vial perfectly preserved. (Chandra Symbol). Allowing whatever wants to reveal itself to do so helps us to protect what is most fragile and vulnerable within us.


(From Asad Porath’s “Book of Miracles”)  When Arzela Tikiz died, her wondrous garden was visited by her friend Irnad the Wise, who planted there seeds of ivy which he had imbued with various magical potions.  This ivy grew very fast and covered the whole garden, and then seemed to grow no more.  Its leaves where of a most healthy and glossy appearance, and of a green of vast depth.

For centuries this ivy blanketed the abandoned garden on her vacant estate, until a man named Dircas Imar purchased it and, deciding to bring the garden back, had it all cleared away.

When workers removed the ivy they found the garden underneath in full and profuse bloom, the fruit trees blossoming and the neglected hedges so perfect that it looked as if they had been freshly trimmed.

The only explanation I can make of this is that Irnad’s ivy bore the property of holding back time, and like a most efficacious mulch allowed Arzela’s garden to sleep in eternity until Imar has caused it to be awakened.


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