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Aquarius 5. Gradually the wind unearths a temple buried in the sand. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: LAVIAH (LAH-vee-YAH) Great Escape, Revelation)


Thought processes can obscure knowledge by twisting it, misreading it, and shifting focus away from what is most important. This degree senses the profound wisdom to be found everywhere, if one can just clear away the debris of meaningless details and ignorance that have buried it. It seeks the purity of divine essence amidst the fogs of negativity, and its persistence finds it, eventually.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Humans worshiping an obese nature goddess.” This degree deeply believes in the abundance of nature, and knows that when we allow ourselves to be receptive to what life is offering us, we can draw to ourselves all that we need. What enhances and supports this process most is sharing this attentiveness to the forces of nature with others. This is what helps us to get back to pure spirituality, and unearths the temple of the Omega Symbol.

Pleiadian Symbol: Many generations of a family speaking to each other across time. The chain of memory revitalized and healed.

Azoth Symbol: Archives which no one has looked into for many years. The sensing of everpresent knowledge awaiting to be discovered.

Seed degree: Taurus 29.A man reaches out to touch a marble statue. He feels it smiling. (Omega Symbol). When we acknowledge what we’ve created we come back into re-atunement with our spiritual self.

A man amuses himself by drawing strange shapes. (Chandra Symbol). Creative experimentation accesses the endless abundance of the divine mother.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 26. In a bookstore, a chance meeting of long lost friends. (Omega Symbol). As we reconnect with spirit all positive and life supporting relationships are brought back into focus.

A fire burns at the bottom of an old well (Chandra Symbol). Attuning to the great mother we realize creative forces at work deep inside ourselves.


Every year at the summer solstice devotees journey into the Gorabi desert to worship at the Shrine of Aras, the Hidden God.  His temple lies totally buried in the sand of the Gorabi.  The winds, though, faithful servants of the Hidden God, know of his approaching holy day, and several weeks before its celebration begin to blow away the sand that hides Aras’ temple.

Once the celebrants and devotees have ended their 10 day pilgrimage the winds rebury the temple once again.

But the deepest mystery is this:  Every year the great temple, whose roof is supported by four hundred massive columns, is revealed in a different place in the desert.  For this reason the edifice has come to be known as “The Wandering Sanctum,” and can be visited yearly only through the guidance of special seers whose inner eye can see the temple’s current location.

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