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Capricorn 3. A reference book on poisons. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive

(Degree Angel: NEMAMIAH (ne-MAM-mee-YAH) Listening to Your Soul, Discernment)


This degree is fascinated by the many manifestations of negativity, and looks continually for ways to counteract each different type. It is fascinated by the tremendous variety of disharmonies that exist in the world and all the multifarious problems they can create. The knowledge it accumulates can be used to help others in many different ways, but it has to beware of pessimism and cynicism that could potentially accumulate within its own self.

The Chandra symbol for this degree is “A woman sniffing pepper and sneezing violently.” This is a degree of direct and immediate reaction. It is instantly rejecting of anything that it senses might cause it discord. If it is willing to look deeply into itself so as to come to an understanding about why it has the strong reactions it does, it will be able to let go of them and hence clear karma. It is important to remember that all poisons are simply a reflection of fears and other types of negativity inside ourselves.

It also has a strong sense of what is wrong, and which things are toxic and to what extent. This can be very helpful so long as it proceeds to healing and does not become stuck in being addicted to its problems.

Pleiadian Symbol: A man drinks in the essence of a forgotten dream.

Azoth Symbol: The answer to a question is murmured many hundreds of years after the question.

Seed degree: 4 Taurus. A man talking in his sleep. (Omega Symbol). The subconscious, when allowed to express itself, spontaneously heals, clearing itself of all poisonous energies.

A linguist invents a perfect language. (Chandra Symbol). In seeking a vehicle to vividly and clearly express itself the soul finds a way to rid itself of all toxins, and anything that disturbs its integrity.

Fulfillment degree: 23 Sagittarius. Strange tools no one knows how to use. (Omega Symbol). All seemingly negative things are eventually perceived as tools of learning, resulting in the challenge of finding out from them exactly what it is we need to learn.

A woman wearing many tiny bells. (Chandra Symbol). In rejecting irritants we find ourselves stimulated and clarified.


Indar Raseen’s 20 volume compendium of poisons called “Toxicosmos” is the most extensive work of its kind, for nearly anything that one might think of can be found here. It reveals, for instance that

summer poisons snow, the sun is a poison for starlight, that water may cause the death of deserts, and that time is a poison (though illusionary) of eternity. Raseen fully comprehends the truth that everything poisons something, and that likewise all poisons are medicines when administered in the proper strength and with inspiration.


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