Taurus 18. Gently, a man caresses a thorn tree. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Mihael (MIH-a-EL) Unity, Fertility, Fruitfulness)
TITLE: ABUNDANCE OF GIVING AND PROTECTING
You have a delicacy of approach to life that helps you to deal with difficult and/or sensitive situations. This is a real gift. You are a peacemaker who understands instinctively the innate needs of people and situations. Your energy can encourage people to let down their defenses so that they are able to share more fully.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman with hundreds of breasts.” It would seem that there is an extreme divergence between this Chandra symbol and its accompanying Omega Symbol, but the fact is that breasts are for nurturing, and thorns are for defense, and the sign Cancer is about both nurturing and defense.
This degree has faith in the abundance of the universe, and knows that all needs can and will be met as soon as the belief in the illusion of poverty and lack are let go of. And even when the self chooses to experience lack, it is to induce itself to find what is needed within, and hence a means of coming to a realization of personal power and completeness.
Pleiadian Symbol: A white butterfly enters a dark room through a window and flutters about momentarily before leaving. Allowing free-form and buoyant creativity into limiting or dark situations.
Azoth Symbol: Space aliens inviting some humans to come and see their world. Inviting others of a very different nature into one’s realm.
Seed degree: Libra 26. Down the side of a mountain, a stream cascading for hundreds of feet. (Omega Symbol). Taking in the gifts of energy pouring down from spiritual heights, we are become careful and respectful when dealing with any dangerous and/or resistive situations.
A gypsy cart with a campfire near by. (Chandra Symbol). A simple, intimate communing with nature and with those close to us tunes us in to the vast and abundant food which nature has to offer us.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 4. Rustic folk gather many types of wildflowers for a celebration. (Omega Symbol). Being careful and gentle when dealing with the sensitivities of others provides a basis for joining with them to commune with nature.
Mushrooms springing up everywhere. (Chandra Symbol). Tapping in to the fullness of the nurturing energies of the divine mother allows us to let our creativity flow forth from us spontaneously and abundantly.
It might be that none of the thorns on this tree will ever hurt anything. Molecules of air and photons of light enjoy playing around the sharp tips, and the points seem to create a coolness and alertness in the air, and at dusk a faint glow.
A man has stopped to feel with his thumb and forefinger the shaft of a thorn. It’s smooth, and faintly red, but in the dusk mostly black. As he slides his fingers down the shaft of the thorn he feels, all over his body the tree caressing him back, with the same gentle smoothness.
In many places in Aab, though not in the cities, but rather in the fields, meadows and forests, are doorways, some in the form of arches, others large holes that have been smoothly carved into rock, and some formed of posts made from the trunks of trees. Others are in the form of steps descending into earth, or even rings of light that hover slightly above the ground and which one may step through if one so desires.
For the most part these doorways are shunned or ignored by the people of Aab, not out of fear, but because they are portals into other realms and worlds, and to take a single step through one is to travel very far, which most have not the time or inclination to do.
It is taught to the children of Aab that one is not to step through one of these doorways unless one is summoned to do so, and that summoning, when it happens, will always be heard clearly within the mind of the one summoned.
And though many step through a doorway and return, maybe after an hour, or a few days or weeks, or even longer, it happens, sometimes that when a person steps through one of these doorways they do not return, not because they become lost, but because the new life they find on the other side is so pleasant to them that all thought of returning disappears.
For this reason when it so happens that one steps over the threshold of one of these doors and is never seen again, that person’s loved ones are never sad, for they know, most certainly that the one who is gone is most happy in their new realm.