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Capricorn 12. Mold growing on a diamond. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: MANAKEL (MA-na-KEL) Accountability, Knowledge of Good and Evil)


No matter how difficult or discordant things become outwardly, deep inside this degree is impervious to negativity. It can manifest a strength of purpose and self-consistency that is unshakable, and can enter into difficult and highly stressful situations to do what it needs to do without becoming polluted by surrounding discord. At its highest it is a dedicated and constant channeller of the spiritual light. And although it holds to perfection as an ideal, it is aware and accepting of any imperfections that are either of no consequence and/or which it cannot change.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A beautiful, erotic fat woman eating chocolates.” I am reminded of William Blake’s proverb, “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” To indulge oneself is to look for fulfillment, and indulgence will only continue if fulfillment is not found. And so what is needed is a purer, deeper indulgence that finally transcends addiction. Often if what is forbidden is embraced it can then be fully let go of. Accepting and who one is, together with one’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities can be what finally allows one to shed them.

Pleiadian Symbol: A botanist explaining the structure of flowers.

Azoth Symbol: A man sensitized to the energies that each particular star emanates.

Seed degree: Leo 22. A giant temple with many layers. It is in the shape of a mountain. (Omega Symbol). The multilayered truths and vastness of the spiritual realms, when clearly perceived render us impervious to any and all negativity and illusion.

An alligator swims slowly through a swamp. (Chandra Symbol). When we find we are truly and completely in our own element, we need to beware loving it to the point of indulgence and the creation of stagnation.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 24. A satyr sleeping standing up. Roots are growing from his hooves into the ground. (Omega Symbol). Accepting the co-existence of both perfection and imperfection allows us to unite our energies deeply with those of the physical world, so we can derive from it the nurturing needed by our spirit.

A silver trident. (Chandra Symbol). If we are conscious and aware in the satisfaction of cravings we learn more about their true nature and are hence able to purify and clear our emotional bodies.


There is a rare mold found in the region of Atilath which sometimes forms on diamonds, especially if they are left in total darkness for many years. Unlike the usual molds which attack organic substances this mold, named toza, appears in a glittering crystalline form that sparkles with iridescent colors.

When scraped off and prepared in the proper manner it is said to reverse the process of aging, and to clear the mind of many memories, which, though disorienting to the one who consumes it, produces an overall feeling of supreme lightness and even ecstasy.


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