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Aquarius 30. For many years, on an island, people dig deeper and deeper to find a treasure. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired

(Degree Angel: MIKAEL (MI-ka-EL) Revealing the Concealed, Social Harmony, Wise Guidance)


This degree knows that the treasure of enlightenment will be found, and when knowledge is certain then faith is strong and so one finds the energy to keep going in pursuit of the ultimate fulfillment of all desire. This degree has the power to keep others focused and on track in the pursuit of any goal, and fosters hope and a continual regeneration of motivation among its fellow travelers.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A large pool filled with white water lilies in bloom.” The danger of the preceding Omega Symbol is that it could be productive of immense frustration. The corresponding Chandra Symbol seems anything but frustrating, seems, in fact healing, refreshing and relaxing. Even though this degree will go to almost any lengths to find what it is looking for, it always senses the ever-present truth that fulfillment is simple, and is a state of being that has always been there. And therein lies the mystery: how do you attain to that which you already are?

This degree has a beauty to share with others that is enlivening and wondrous, though often not consciously appreciated or apprehended. Nevertheless its effects are communicated like a perfume so subtle as to be nearly undetectable.

Pleiadian Symbol: Thousands of many different types of wildflowers waving their heads in the wind. The realization of healing potentials everywhere and a willingness and openness to communicate their energies freely. The active appreciation of simple, natural, vibrant beauty that comes in endless forms. Healing which is so free and spontaneous that one is hardly consciously aware it’s happening.

Azoth Symbol: Spiritual laws placed everywhere as reminders. The great effort made in the Omega Symbol is here found to be effortless, if we can just be open to what is right there in front of us all the time.

Seed degree: Pisces 29. A book of healing mantras. (Omega Symbol). To repeat something over and over is the basis for going deeper into all of life.

Balinese dancers wearing elaborate gold costumes. (Chandra Symbol). The beauty of what we invent and arrange artistically can tune us in much more deeply to natural beauty.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 28. A baby experiments with different sounds its mouth can make. (Omega Symbol). Our deep and relentless seeking brings out in us an innocence of experimentation in our attempts to voice what is inside.

Autumn leaves pressed in a book. (Chandra Symbol). The vision of eternal beauty shining through the ephemeral helps us to come to terms with the process of death, and open to the great knowledge and understanding it holds for us.


On Nemara, a small island in the sea of Azoth various hunters and researchers have continued sporadically to dig for treasures for centuries.  Here and there, occasionally, clues are found:  a gold ring unearthed, a rock with a fragment of inscription, a strange dream that seems to guide the seeker.

Time passes, people give up, and then another clue emerges, curiosity is rekindled, and more come to seek.

All who have left empty handed, though, have become, later in their lives, strangely lucky, and several of the wise have concurred that somehow, through seeking they know not what on Nemara, other things have been found — that what seems to be buried on Nemara is actually buried in the psyche of the seeker.

And that it is Nemara itself who is the searcher, hunting for treasure in those that come to its shore, and discovering eventually within them many unexpected wonders.

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