Capricorn 25. During a ritual, a living woman is wrapped like an Egyptian mummy. (Omega Symbol (Nadir)) Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: ACHAIAH (a-KA-hee-YAH) DNA of the Soul, Patience)
TITLE: ATTEMPT TO POSITIVELY CONTROL ONE’S OUTER APPEARANCE FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE
This degree innately realizes that sometimes it needs to completely let go of an old way of being and be reborn anew. The problem is, that old energies from a past existence, if not cleared sufficiently will come back to limit and oppress one until they are cleared away. And so this process of dying to the old and being reborn may have to happen multiple times until the clearing finally occurs.
The Chandra Symbol (Descendant) for this degree is “A woman wearing a mask made out of butterfly wings.” This degree wants to be accepted by others, and to look good. There are two ways this can manifest: (1) a self-idealization that manifests in outer trappings that are put on in an attempt to feel safe and comfortable and socially appropriate, and (2) a continual and persistent identification with the soul’s purity and spiritual aspirations so that everyone you contact is radiated with an elevated energy that disperses the heavy depressive vibrations of this illusory, physical world. Only number 2 will lead to self-fulfillment.
The woman of the Omega Symbol is wrapped, like a butterfly, in a chrysalis, so that she may emerge from it as a higher being.
Pleiadian Symbol (Ascendant): A merchant has his assistants unroll an immense rug of intricate deisgn. Glimpses of the vast, overall pattern of life and the desire to share that with others.
Azoth Symbol (Midheaven): In the middle of a bustling city a man walks alone among tombstones and mausoleums. Connecting with the ever-present reality of death as a means of gaining a new perspective on life.
Seed degree: Capricorn 28. A roomful of people busily cutting diamonds. (Omega Symbol). As we provide a place for the light to appear, we find we become that place.
A mirror covered with a fine film of dust. (Chandra Symbol). The light at first obstructed by the physical, but then the mirror is cleared, revealing our brightness.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 25. New words magically appearing in a dictionary. (Omega Symbol). Taking on higher and finer energies, we find new ways of expressing the light.
In the midst of a forest, a great circular open area. (Chandra Symbol). When we are able to identify with the higher aspects of our being we find that life provides us with a safe, secure place in which to create, life and grow.
To foster her rebirth they had wrapped her in linen strips, in the manner of a mummy. After a day and a night, at dawn they unwrapped her as they sang their sacred hymns.
As the first of the inner bands fell away they found nothing — an empty space where she had been.
This became known as the sacred miracle called “The birth of Quanaan,” celebrated yearly on the anniversary of its occurrence.
On the 500th year of its observance, at dawn, a young girl, naked, wandered out of the forest. The priests took this as a sign, for 500 is the number of the Phoenix.
The old priestess of Quanaan had died the night before, and the young girl was placed on her sacred throne as the new priestess. It was said she would reign in the temple for 500 years without ever aging. That was 248 years ago, and she carries out her ministrations to this day, fresh and young as ever.