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Capricorn 8. A river passes through a deep, narrow canyon full of shadows. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive

(Degree Angel: IAH-HEL (EE-a-HEL) Parent – Teacher not Preacher, Desire to Know)


In times of hardship this degree keeps on going. There is a complete acknowledging of and a conforming to limitations – a continual compromising as it moves on through confining or frustrating situations by doing whatever has to be done to maintain a forward flow. A gentle, flexible interaction with the world’s densities is its power.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A snake charmer.” The only way you can charm the snake is to get in tune with it. This is not about having power over the snake, it is about melding to its consciousness and following its dance. This degree is adept at following the dances of others, at tracking with them in such a way that discord and misunderstanding are let go of – at least for awhile, so that an exchange of energies can occur – which always promotes deep understanding.

Pleiadian Symbol: Birds of many different colors flying out of a window.

Azoth Symbol: A taste awakens memories of summer fields and groves.

Seed degree: Cancer 4. People watching fireworks at a distance. (Omega symbol).A glimpse into exalted spiritual wonders makes us more aware of the darkness and limitations around us, but also supports a heightened ability to flow through these challenges with acceptance.

Weeping willows by a pond. (Chandra Symbol). To come into deep connectedness with one’s own emotions is to eventually be able to work with their power.

Fulfillment degree: Taurus 24. A man cataloging thousands of different types of microbes. (Omega Symbol). It difficult and confining situations we are compelled to tune in the hidden underpinnings of them.

A man with no mouth. (Chandra Symbol). The attempt to track with the flow of one’s vital energy teaches one to cease thinking and to act spontaneously.


It is said that the shadows along a certain stretch of the Iridar River are so dense between the high cliffs that loom over the river, that if one looks up in the daytime, as one passes through on a boat, one can see between the canyon walls stars shining overhead, and that if one stops along the banks and sleeps here on the shores of the river, that years might pass, even though one imagines one has taken only a short nap.


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