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Pisces 20. A truck stop specializing in Gnostic texts. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: Iah-hel (EE-a-HEL) Parent – Teacher not Preacher, Desire to Know)


A sense here of being complete out of touch with what is around oneself, but this being a very life supporting thing, for one is functioning as a portal to other realms. What this degree has to offer may often be overlooked or rejected by others, but tends to not elicit strong negative reactions because it is so otherworldly as to be incomprehensible. To those in need of what it has to offer there is wonderful refreshment and relief in knowing that this fabulous other universes exist and can be visited.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A perfect black cube sits alone in the desert.” This degree is dedicated to being itself without compromise, and doing this has most likely produced some degree of isolation from the rest of the world. The question is this: what is the value of such isolation? On the one hand, it can be a very effective way to maintain purity, and to encourage others to maintain their own integrity also. It can also evoke curiosity in others, which, as they pursue this individual who has so isolated himself can learn much about their own self. On the other hand, this isolation can be just a form of rigidity born out of fear, pride, haughtiness, etc.

The truck stop of the Omega Symbol together with the gnostic texts it’s selling represents the clashing of two extremely different worlds. This may be unseemly, and jarring. It may amount to nothing – the gnostic texts may remain unsold and have to be returned to the publisher or thrown in the dumpster out back. But at least someone tried something radically different. Maybe even if this fails it might be better than blank perfection sitting alone in the desert. The fact is, as this degree evolves it will inevitably experiment with both paths.

Pleiadian Symbol: Under a tree a table laden with nuts, berries, and other natural and raw foods. Nourishment which is direct, simple, easy and which is full of vibrant life. The Omega Symbol is covertly strange and magical while this symbol is seemingly ordinary but contains in a hidden way all the magic and wonder of the Gnostic texts. The lushness and fulness of it is in contrast to the seeming isolation and starkness of the Chandra Symbol, though the two symbols are united through their vision of purity.

Azoth Symbol: Clouds taking on strange patterns that seem to mean something. The vagaries of the gnostic texts of the Omega Symbol and their meaningful patterns here morph into a moving and dynamic natural form. The clouds, like the trukstop, are ordinary, but within them hold beautiful and startling mysteries.

Seed degree: Scorpio 30. Former reflections appearing on a mirror. (Omega Symbol). The past intrudes into the present, creating curious and exciting clashes and juxtapositions.

A very dark sky, but no rain. (Chandra Symbol). Letting go of forebodings, expectancies and frustrations we accept the truth that amidst the seeming bleakness of the universe a perfect, karmic organizing principle is at work.

Fulfillment degree: Taurus 30.Beings from many dimensions attracted to an immense white flame. (Omega Symbol). A strange and unique juxtaposition of energies opens us up to commune with each other for the purpose of fulfilling a higher purpose.

Snakes at rest on a rock in the sun. (Chandra Symbol). Achieving a deep centering within ourselves by realizing our own completeness and adequacy, we are free to share with others of like mind and bask in the light of awareness.


These mystical writings appeared on the magazine rack of a truck stop.  They were written in Latin, Greek, and other more foreign and obscure languages.  Some were written in code.  The truckers bought them because they were novel, strange, something out of the ordinary that might relieve the boredom of the endless roads.

They kept them on the seat beside them as they rode the highways, and when they stopped to rest would pick them up and look at the strange words.  There was a feel about these books which they liked.  The words carried no meaning for them, and so the imagination was freed to imbue them with any vision it so desired.  At last there was access to inner worlds — as if these words were pathways into landscapes within.

And each time their eyes reread the words they were different — as if each book was not one book but many books, the words like chameleons that took on and reflected the colors of their surroundings.

The truckers spoke to no one of this.  What could they say?  How explain or describe the indescribable?  The books like this.  The truckers could feel their happiness.

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