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Aquarius 6. Seeing a stone lion in a museum, a young girl asks her parents if they are at the zoo. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: CALIEL (KA-lee-EL) Fertility, Justice)


The question here is, in what way does life mirror art? This degree desires to make art and life one, which means that all endeavors become art, and that all human activities cease to be mechanical and take on a freshness and aliveness that is ever renewed through the creative spirit. It,s all about inviting the spiritual light into the physical world.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A gardener with just one leg.” The gardener is slowed down on the one hand, but has become at least partially disencumbered from being tied to the earth, so that there is room for cosmic forces to enter into the garden. This degree brings something new and unusual to whatever it works with. It opens up systems that have been formerly closed so that exciting and beautiful energies may come through. And through nurturing the garden and bringing it to perfection the self is once again made whole.

Pleiadian Symbol: A ritual drama involving light, music, and stories of the gods. The complete and full dramatization of cosmic realities in richly vivid display.

Azoth Symbol: Beings of high evolution doing what they can to help humanity. The persistent desire and drive to connect with higher forces and to pass what is gained down to those in need.

Seed degree: Gemini 11.Rain falling on the ocean. (Omega Symbol). The individual becoming re-absorbed into the universal allows a reconnection with hitherto unsuspected possibilities.

A stag with golden horns. (Chandra Symbol). To carry thoughts of what is eternally beautiful and enduring inspires us to continue in our process of creating.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 26. Under the full moon a sagging balcony. (Omega Symbol). The realization of how we are limited and confined tunes us in to the support we need.

An old man counting gold coins. (Chandra Symbol). The garden grows into a depository of accumulated riches piled up for those who need them.


When Zeema, the famous zoological alchemist was a young girl her parents used to take her frequently to the Museum of Peth, one of her favorite places.  For when she viewed the paintings all manner of birds would fly into the painted space of the portraits and sit on the shoulders of the subjects, and exotic or sometimes unidentifiable reptiles would wander through the painted landscapes or rodents skitter across the painted rooms.  Even the sculptures would sprout curious pets who sat at the feet of the marble people.   And one time as Zeema and her parents stood before an ancient stone lion they could hear a deep purring that sent its vibrations through the whole room.

Alchemists to this day make extensive use of Zeema’s famous volume, “Secret Teachings of the Beasts,” a profound treatise on animal wisdom.

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