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Aquarius 24. A helicopter depositing a man on the top of the Great Pyramid. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Responsible

(Degree Angel: MENADEL (Meh-na-DEL) Fear(less),  Harmonious Alignment of Inner/Outer work)


What is difficult becomes easy with help, and this degree is open to help from any and all sources. It knows that the access to anything can be immediate if the support is there, combined with confidence in the belief of this fact. Here is a desire to facilitate the process of everyone’s unfoldment and therefore an antidote to destructive competitiveness.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A large brown bear picking and eating apples.” Here is a refreshingly direct gratification of self, which is both innocent and healthy. It may, though, be unacceptible to those who want a more formal, civilized approach to life, and who expect this large brown bear to justify its actions. This degree teaches us that everything can be made much easier and simpler than we’ve thought, though to do so there may be a price to pay in terms of intimidating others or going against what they think proper.

Pleiadian Symbol: As he is writing his memoirs a man recalls a long-ago love affair. Tapping into memory enlarges memory and the ability to retrieve it, where beauty is found that can sustain and enrich the present moment.

Azoth Symbol: A man overcome with a sense of great peace and clarity. Many of the gifts given to us by the universe are invisible and subtle. This degree is willing to be utterly accepting of and open to these.

Seed degree: Capricorn 17.A man stretching slowly and carefully in many different directions. (Omega Symbol). Once we get limbered up, we find we’re ready for more options, some of which may be surprising.

A gold ring baked into a cake. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing the golden opportunities around us stimulates us to go after them in a spontaneous and instinctual manner.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 27.A spider searching its web. (Omega Symbol). Attaining to someplace we have always yearned to be, we now try to figure out what is there for us.

A ritual sand painting. (Chandra Symbol). The fulfillment of basic needs frees us to turn our attention to higher spiritual realities.


He paid the helicopter to place him on top of the Great Pyramid.  He felt as if he should have climbed on his own, should have struggled up the stones.  This would have paid for the view above.  But he was old and never could have made it on his own.

The Pyramid’s top was missing, which created an uneven platform on which he could stand.  He wondered what had happened to the top, to the capstone, itself a little pyramid.  Had it been secreted, all these years, somewhere in a hidden room of treasures, or maybe had lightning one day toppled it, turning it to rubble as it tumbled down.

Below him he could feel the weight of the structure, the heaviness of it, which the earth supported.  It was down there he must return, when the helicopter came back to retrieve him.  Down there, where eventually, like the capstone, he would disappear.

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