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Aquarius 12. A man struck by lightning is miraculously unharmed. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: HAHEUIAH (ha-HOO-ee-YAH) Overcoming Jealousy, Defense Systems)


This degree can manifest a lightness of attitude that protects it from almost anything. It has an innate understanding that it is one’s own karma which is dangerous, and not anything outside the self. And so karma may become a protection when one is truly working to clear negativity, for life will always support that process, no matter what the outer circumstances.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A heated argument turns into laughter.” It is a wonderful thing to be serious and passionate about life, but not good when, through our attachment we turn what is important to us into a burden. This degree is about knowing and focusing on what is important to us, while learning to carry it lightly. When we attune to the greater spiritual reality from which our consciousness has arisen, we inevitably come to know the joy of pure being.

Pleiadian Symbol: An escalator carrying people far into the sky. The ability to allow evolutionary forces to carry one higher, and to encourage others to do the same.

Azoth Symbol: A man learning several different ways of meditating. Engaging in the evolutionary process in a multitude of different ways, so that one does not get stuck in a single idea of how things should proceed.

Seed degree: Leo 23. A secret race of beings carrying on a hidden existence among humans. (Omega Symbol). Tapping into that which is hidden we become suddenly and surprisingly inspired.

An old man cutting mistletoe off an oak tree with a golden knife. (Chandra Symbol). Ritual, with all its seriousness, caution, and focus must eventually loosen up a bit and allow in some casualness and levity.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 26. A castle so vast no one has ever explored all of it. (Omega Symbol). Realizing that we live in a safe universe we then find the freedom to explore the vastness of the universe of ourselves.

The aurora borealis. (Chandra Symbol). When the laughter dies away we are left with an afterglow of cosmic color.


After he was struck by lightning he appeared unharmed.

He said the lightning had told him something, something very vast, something he kept trying to comprehend.  And every time they asked him what it was the lightning had said when he opened his mouth to speak only stammers and broken syllable poured forth, in no language they had ever heard, if it even was a language.

But all who heard his stammering went away dumbstruck and filled with scenes and stories and pictures and sacred words which they made into fables and plays and mystic texts.  Collectively these writers are known as “The Lightning Speakers.”


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