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Capricorn 28. A roomful of people busily cutting diamonds. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive

(Degree Angel: ALADIAH (a-LA-dee-YAH) Looks Can Kill: Protection from the Evil Eye, Divine Grace)


There is a great urge toward perfection here that, rather than being focused, tends to pervade every aspect of one’s life – in other words a desire to better and upgrade everything. The ultimate purpose of this is to bring spiritual light into this realm, and to do so, hopefully, in may different ways. At worst, though, the impulses of this degree may manifest as mere obsessiveness that lacks overall coordination and depth of purpose.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A mirror covered with a fine film of dust.” This degree is aware of all those things which can potentially cloud vision. It knows that the only way to keep seeing things clearly is to keep clearing away all the non-essentials, side issues and self projections. It’s not an easy task and in fact may seem at times un-doable. It is learning in the current lifetime how to look beyond these obstructions, how to sharpen the picture of anything by listening to one’s intuition. And also how to focus on the bigger picture rather than allowing obscuring and distorting details to render vision cloudy. When the diamonds of the Omega Symbol are cut, the light is allowed into them fully, and by the same token the dust on the mirror may be wiped away, which is an unending task, or the inner vision may take over so that the spiritual light may be perceived.

Pleiadian Symbol: Under a gigantic glass dome all sorts of birds, some sitting in trees and others flying.

Azoth Symbol: The return of a man who has been exploring hidden realms.

Seed degree: Pisces 4. Rustic folk gather many types of wildflowers for a celebration. (Omega Symbol). The colors of the wildflowers are the rainbows that the diamond cutters are revealing.

Mushrooms springing up everywhere. (Chandra Symbol). Rapid growth and proliferation leads, inevitably to entropy, and the need to clear away its waste products and bring clarity back to situations.

Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 25. During a ritual, a living woman is wrapped like an Egyptian mummy. (Omega Symbol). When we work to bring beauty into the world and to make a bigger place for the Spiritual Light to shine into our reality, we are automatically inspired to let go of the darkness within and be born into a new life that can more fully embrace the light.

A woman wearing a mask made out of butterfly wings. (Chandra Symbol). In our attempt to see beyond the distortions and illusions of the physical world we come to identify more and more with all that is uplifting, beautiful, and spiritual.


The elves of Zadoon (sometimes called “Tadoon”) are the most expert of all diamond cutters, for the only tools they use are the brilliant red beams which they have the power to emanate from their eyes.

I have seen a workshop of Zadoonies busily at work as they deftly shape the facets of diamonds.  Before starting the elf asks the diamond the shape it desires to be, and the number and arrangement of facets it desires.  In this manner each diamond is brought to miraculous perfection.

As the elves require no remuneration for their efforts, and as diamonds are plentiful in Aab we find all people wearing them, the bazaars of Peth on sunny days shimmering with a plethora of rainbows as the shoppers pass.

It is here that one may buy fresh diamonds by the pound, either pierced for beading or unholed for fashioning into necklaces, bracelets or other adornments.



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