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Taurus 5. In a faint light, a maps coastlines are vague.(Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: Chavakiah (cha-VA-kee-Yah) Sexual Energy, Reconciliation)


Your uncertainty is like an open door, allowing in new possibilities. If you are unsure of what you are doing, it’s OK, because your apt to find more than what your looking for. Things are worth more and are of deeper significance than they look, and its your destiny to seek out the hidden richness that is all around you.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Tiny porcelain figures of people.” The tiny porcelain figures are a collection of personality types, characters from plays, novels and history, as well as mythology. People who have been, could be, might be. We’re trying to understand all the different possible types and kinds of humanity, trying to get a feeling for the limits and boundaries of consciousness – it’s coastline. What this creates in us is a rich, imaginative and endlessly inventive inner life that ultimately helps us to transcend the limits of personality as well as help others to become freed of the burden of personality by seeing themselves as denizens of a dream or fairytale.

Pleidian Symbol: Tears falling into a seemingly bottomless chasm.  Emotional release that continually becomes more and more profound.

Azoth Symbol: A hidden compartment in a box.  The sensing of deeper and deeper layers of concealed energies.

Seed degree: Taurus 20. A man performing a complicated weaving pattern from memory. (Omega Symbol). Patterns deeply ingrained in the mind eventually give way to a softer focus (because we become tired of them, bored with them, or just plain through with them), which opens us up to new possibilities.

A fork in the road with a blank signpost. (Chandra Symbol). Not knowing which way to go (and/or giving ourselves the permission to be arbitrary or experimental in our choice of direction), we are free to try on different identities, or to base our actions on what we think others might do.

Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 3. A man in a boat wakes up just in time to avoid a waterfall. (Omega Symbol). Softening our focus allows us to see with greater clarity the needs of the moment.

A vast ornate Hindu temple depicting hundreds of Gods. (Chandra Symbol). Seeing so many different types of beings we come to realize that they are all divine manifestations of consciousness.


The mapmaker studies himself in a mirror.
He’s curious about coastlines, even his own.
Dusk has come and he can hear the waves breaking against his outline, which is becoming indistinct.
It’s dark now, and he’s fallen asleep, dreaming himself into other shapes, ones he can never quite make out.

Azoth Oracle

A certain box, cubic in form and wrought of ebony was found among the many possessions of Irnad when he died.  When it was opened it was empty, but Tarmad Opanos, scholar and antiquarian has located in Irnad’s extensive diaries a word recorded by the alchemist that was to be used to open a hidden compartment within it.  Opanos supposed the word must refer to this box for it (the word) was spoken of in the diary as “the key to the black cube.”

Opanos was allowed by Tirad Zamar, the boxes new owner, to speak this word to the box, and when he did a panel slid back in the bottom of it, revealing a  dark whole whose bottom could not be found even with a weight extended on the longest of plumb lines.  And though the box was no more than 8 inches on a side the hole within it seemed a vast cavern of unknowable extent.

“What is the purpose of this strange object?” asked Zamar.  “Purpose?  said Opanos, “why I have no idea.  There might be something down there, but we’ve turned the box upside down and shaken it and nothing’s come out, not even a rattle.  And no one is small enough to crawl into it with a light to explore it.  I suppose it would make a rather fine wastebasket.  Maybe that’s what Irnad used it for.”

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