Taurus 16. At the bottom of a gorge, a river turbulent with rapids. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Ariel (AH-ree-EL) Absolute Certainty, Perceiver and Revealer)
TITLE: DEEP COMMUNION WITH THE FORCES OF LIFE
You are deep into your own way of flowing, your emotions strong, their turbulence keeping them fresh and vibrant. You’re don’t offer easy accessibility to others, which can be a blessing in that people who aren’t willing to work at relating to you are more likely to leave you alone to go your own way. People that make the effort to connect to you are usually delighted by your aliveness, and the way you have of refreshing them by always moving joyfully on through any and all situations.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A young girl and boy explore a perfume counter.” Energies combine in all sorts of ways to create new blends. This degree is fascinated by this process, especially as it impacts the emotional body and imagination. Both a girl and a boy explore the perfume counter because it is both the conscious and unconscious self – the whole being – that is exploring this process of energy blending, which stirs up and stimulates the being, so that it becomes like the river turbulent with rapids in the Omega Symbol. The self learns of its own nature by experiencing what it is drawn to – by tuning in to its reactions to everything it experiences.
This degree is powerfully imaginative and so very alive that it ultimately is unwilling to let anything block or limit its exploration of other planes and greater realities.
Pleiadian Symbol: A novice mispronouncing many words in a sacred text. Valiant attempts at navigating unfamiliar territory. The willingness to allow for mistakes when working to elevate one’s consciousness.
Azoth Symbol: Warmth and love spreading both ways from a handshake. The intensification of all positive contact. The imbuing of the slightest and most mundane forms and rituals with the power of deep connection.
Seed degree: Libra 2. A vast tract of windmills. (Omega Symbol). Finding life-supporting ways of connecting with the world around you, you’re able to find a track that feels right to you and follow it.
An apprentice medicine man allowing himself to be bitten by a snake. (Chandra Symbol). Directly confronting fears and dangers allows you to connect with your subconscious self and explore with it the whole realm of energies and their interactions.
Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 4. As a cliff erodes, a temple is in danger of collapsing. (Omega Symbol). Your vibrant, spontaneous on-flowing allows you to accept the processes of change, and to perceive how and where outer forms need renewal.
Footprints in the snow. (Chandra Symbol). As you explore the realm of energies and how they interact, you tune into the traces from other lifetimes that you’ve left and which are unfinished karmas you now are revisiting for the sake of releasing.
We descended the narrow path that wound through cliffs, hearing louder and louder the roar as we neared the rushing river. Everywhere water and rocks talked to each other, not in orderly fashion, but by constantly speaking at the same time, while barely seeming to listen to what the other was saying. And, of course, the water as usual was speaking in thousands of voices, inventing them as needed. The rocks, though, seemed to take all these in stoically, deaf and polite as an empty sky.
The sage Tivar Anath was known for his ability to materialize objects, and it is said that often when he shook the hand of people that afterwards, when they closed their palm they opened it to find an object in it. These objects were of many and diverse kinds. One man found in his palm a precious gold ring which he had lost many years ago. Another man found a lump of coal which he kept on an alter in his house, and which slowly, over the years, turned into a diamond. Another woman found a spot of light which never left it, and which would turn different colors, depending on her needs.
Anath said that he did not actually materialize these objects, but was only their catalyst – that the objects were born of the secret desires of the person’s hand he shook. No matter what the object was – and some of them were seemingly insignificant – a twig or a pebble – all those who received them said they could feel when they held them the wondrous warmth and love of Anath, which seemed always to persist in the object.