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Capricorn 26. A castle made of clouds appears at sunset. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental

(Degree Angel: CAHETEL (KA-heh-TEL) Defusing Negative Energy, Divine Blessings)


This degree senses the universe continually giving it messages, and realizes that if these are not paid attention to they might easily be lost. Life is fragile and needs to be acutely observed as it passes if one is to gain true and deep understanding. What this degree sees is very different from what others see, and its insights can be very helpful to others, for they provide a perspective that is unique and visionary.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A solitary grave in the midst of a cornfield.” Energies of the past may be hidden, but they are lingering. This degree senses what has been forgotten and what needs to be remembered. These memories may be from long ago, in the remote past – other lifetimes, but if we allow ourselves to go there, we find the journey isn’t long – we drop into them, for they are not far away – we carrying them in our being. And when the castle of the Omega Symbol appears to us and invites us to enter, we go there and find a means of untying another knot, thereby freeing ourselves more, and allowing the castle, which seemed so forbidding, to evaporate.

Pleiadian Symbol: Tadpoles playing with naiads.

Azoth Symbol: A man is wandering through a map of the universe.

Seed degree: Aquarius 10.A mechanical man smiling and nodding “yes.” (Omega Symbol). We become aware of all those things which we are unconsciously and mechanically taking for granted, and, waking up from these things, we open up to a fabulous realm of imagination where energies quickly form and change.

A black raven with a bright read head. (Chandra Symbol). We become enthusiastic for change and for bringing new energies into the world, and this allows us to acknowledge what has been, and let it be food for the coming cycle.

Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 25. A composer of simple melodies. (Omega Symbol). The fleeting softness of the imagination inspires us to express our hearts with a simple joy that all can relate to.

A doctor experimenting on himself with new drugs. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow the past to be consumed by the creative energies of the present we are inspired to invent new ways to meet the challenges of life.


The cloud castle known as Iss appears unpredictably, often at sunset, and often in remote places, so that it is rarely observed.

The alchemist Serapis once visited it.  It knew of his wanderings and had sought him out, for it wished to give him a gift.  Ascending into its precincts and high turrets he gathered in a vial the mists of its walls which he brought back with him, returning to earth.

If one gazes for a long time into this vial the whole castle appears in all its detail, and when this happens the dream body is made small so that it may enter into the rooms of the castle and wandering there breathe the castle airs, the inhaling of which clarifies the visions of seers and others who travel the hidden realms.


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