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Capricorn 18. A forgotten painting stored in a vault. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive

(Degree Angel: MUMIAH (MOO-mee-YAH) Spiritual Cleansing, Endings and Rebirth)


This degree is inherently patient and knows that it may take a long time before its gifts are appreciated. Its also aware that when people are exposed to something again and again over a long period they can begin to take that thing for granted, and so sometimes its best to hold back what one has to offer until the time is right to bring it forth.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black leopard with green eyes.” The painting is stored in the dark, the leopard is a creature of the dark. Green is the color of emeralds, the gem of Mercury, the planet of communication. The artist’s painting was painted to communicate something, but now it is not doing that – it dwells in the dark. Until it can communicate once again – open its eyes to the light, and reaffirm its power, which is like that of the leopard’s.

Sometimes when something is hidden it is a good thing – later, when it is re-revealed we may see it with fresh eyes. This degree knows the power of waiting for the right time to act, the right time to bring forth its ideas. It uses the power of darkness and silence to enhance what is eventually and finally communicated.

Pleiadian Symbol: A glorious dragon of many colors embroidered onto a flag. Deep alignment with one’s spiritual core.

Azoth Symbol: A speaker intuiting what her audience needs to hear.  The sensing of the needs of all people ad the willingness to try to meet them.

Seed degree: 4 Scorpio 4. An albino woman unaffected by the rays of the sun. (Omega Symbol). When we cease to allow the obvious to overpower our consciousness we become aware of hidden treasures everywhere.

A loud roar as a tornado approaches. (Chandra Symbol). The intensity and power of overpowering thought forms give rise to potent desires and a deep, burning desire to communicate and connect.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 24.An empty perfume bottle, the scent completely gone. (Omega Symbol). What has been lost is come to be seen as something that may be translated into the present via the imagination, or completely let go of to make way for whatever new is to come.

A spring festival. The participants are in a state of ecstatic frenzy. (Chandra Symbol)


A painting of the ruins of a castle in the outskirts of Peth, a masterpiece by the landscape painter Coron had been stored, forgotten for centuries deep in a vault beneath the Temple of Quanaan. Facing against the wall, there in darkness, people came and went through the painting, wandering by the lake in which the castle ruins were reflected, the seasons making their rounds, year after year.

And as the centuries passed the men who inhabited the painting, and who were unaware of their imprisonment in the dark (for they lived beneath the sunlight the artist had created) decided to restore the castle, and stone by stone refurbished it until it stood there, beautiful as the day it was completed.

When the painting was finally discovered historians were overjoyed to have found it, for until then no one had known exactly what the castle had looked like. It happened to be the only known representation of that noble edifice to have ever been discovered.

Such events, say the wise, often happen in darkness and secrecy.

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