Taurus 13. A fruit that smells terrible but tastes wonderful. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Veuliah (vay-OO-lee-AH) Defying Gravity, Prosperity)
TITLE: DISCOVERY OF NEW VALUES
You are aware of the truth that what anything seems to be on first encountering it might be very different from what it really is. You are willing to further pursue things that might have initially repelled you, or which seem unlikely to yield any fulfillment. Through openness, patience and persistence you can find much of great value that you might otherwise have never explored.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “A treatise on imaginary creatures.” This treatise is an exploration of possibilities, a reorganizing of known elements into new patterns and ptentials. What results might be grotesque, or beautiful, or both, just as the fruit of the Omega Symbol is at once repelling and yet delicious. Nature is constantly experimenting and it is our destiny to do so as well.
Pleiadian Symbol: Sacred artifacts being secretly vacated from a city. Protection of the most meaningful and precious aspects of the self.
Azoth Symbol: Bright sunlight on white daisies. A simple, joyous reflection of the divine.
Seed degree: Leo 26. In a bookstore, a chance meeting of long-lost friends. (Omega symbol). Encountering in life those things we hold dear, we are made aware of the fears and conflicts which thwart our fulfillment.
A fire burns at the bottom of an old well. (Chandra Symbol). A deeply held inward fire blazes forth into flames of creative imagination.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 4. By accident, a man finds an invisible tower. (Omega Symbol). As we become more aware of what attracts and what repels us we gain an expanded overview of the terrain of ourselves.
A woman bites into a lemon and makes a face. (Chandra Symbol). The denizens of our imagination emerge from the cave of our psyche and allow us to experience the intensity of our feelings and reactions.
It was the serpent who told her how good it tasted. Could she believe him? She smelled death in the fruit, the stench of rot. But she craved something new-a taste
of adventure. and even if the serpent lied to her, she could always spit it out. To break the law did,’t she actually have to eat the fruit? Just a little piece on the tongue-that was legal wasn’t it? There’s a way to find out…
(From “Secrets of Flowers” by the alchemist Peroptis): “It is said that white daisies are the incarnations of stars, each daisy being a different one. Many of them are of the stars we know, but others of stars beyond the limits of what the eye may see, some of stars so far away that their light has not yet arrived at our precincts.
“And though these stars continue to shine in the sky they are capable of manifesting as well in another form simultaneously, the innocence and purity of daisies providing an apt form to receive the light of stars. It is also said that as stars live to unimaginable ages they choose daisies to live in for a time because they enjoy the briefness of a quick and fleeting death, which extends no more than the length of one summer.
“It is also said that there are certain rare alchemists who can identify the particular star which has transformed its spirit into an individual daisy. These alchemists are known to sometimes wander the fields ad dawn in summer, and when they find through their unique vision a particular star whose influence may be of some use to them they ask of it to steal a few drops of its dew which is imbued with the star’s light, and to use this dew to perform various and sundry forms of rare magic.”