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Aquarius 3. A man in a boat wakes up just in time to avoid a waterfall. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive

(Degree Angel: HARIEL (HA-ree-EL) Long-Range Vision, Purification)


This degree has the ability to be in tune with what is coming – to feel the echoes of future events in the present. It can know when any course that is being followed needs to be changed. It has much insight into the patterns, routines and taken-for-granted programs that people fall into without being aware of their potentially destructive effects, and senses when and how to help others wake up.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A vast ornate Hindu temple depicting hundreds of gods.” Since God is everything, God is both a singularity and a plurality. This degree deeply senses that the universe is a friendly place, a place that is here to help us, and that God is always willing to find, when needed a new manifestation of him/herself to meet whatever needs may arise. The universe is playful, generous and infinitely resourceful, and we also have it in ourselves to be these things.

Pleiadian Symbol: A shipwrecked sailor washes up on a tropical island.  Being swept by fate into new worlds, often unwillingly. Something big being taken away, but something surprisingly beautiful being given to replace it. All it takes is acceptance. Eventually will come the realization that you wanted it this way all along.

Azoth Symbol: Journeyers reaching a vista overlooking a forested valley.  Envisioning with others of the richness that lies ahead, which gives one the energy to continue the journey.

Seed degree: Taurus 5. In a faint light, a map’s coastlines are vague. (Omega Symbol). Allowing ourselves to lose our focus for a time allows us to come back into focus and see more clear what needs to be done.

Tiny porcelain figures of people. (Chandra Symbol). The recognition of unique differences of individuals becomes a basis for seeing the diversity of cosmic forces at play in the universe.

Fulfillment degree: Gemini 26. A man cutting the limb of a persimmon tree to make a wand. (Omega Symbol). As we learn to protect ourselves by meeting the needs of the moment, we grow gradually into the ability to take charge of our own destiny.

A cave with carved walls. It is an ancient temple. (Chandra Symbol). As we perceive more and more the vastness of our outer world, we come to realize that it is a reflection of our inner vastness.


The Floating Waterfall of Azara was created by Zotha Simur, a most famous alchemical landscape artist.  And although the waterfall is more than a hundred feet high and generates a gigantic mist from the waters which rage over its cliff, a boat traveling down the Iridar river may fear no accident, for if it is allowed by be carried by the current over the falls it will float over them as gently as the petal of a cherry blossom falling from a tree in spring, and will softly touch down on the river below, where it then will float through the mist eventually into clear air, the roaring of the falls gradually fading into the distance behind it.

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