Taurus 19. A bottle of gold dust gathered from many places over many years. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting /Responsible
(Degree Angel: Vehuel (Vay-hoo-EL) Happiness, Elevation, Grandeur)
TITLE: CONCENTRATION OF POWER
You understand the value of little things, and of how even the seemingly most insignificant thing can reflect cosmic truth. This causes you to be able to learn from almost anything. Your powers of observation are very great, for something in you knows how to seek out and find what is most valuable in a situation. All you need to do is continue on with this, and in time it can lead you to great success.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A crown turns into goat horns.” The crown is a socially conferred symbol of power, whereas the goat horns are power that is innate – growing out of the head rather than something that is placed on the head. And so this degree wants to attain to “the real thing,” which is its spiritual self. It can be very resistive of guidance as well as suspicious of the approval of others and might at times actually reject outer support, for it is intent on seeking its own true power in its own way – its inner gold, found gradually, over time.
This degree has its own strong agenda, and even though some may think it wrong or misguided, it must do what it must do, and in its own way.
Pleiadian Symbol: A magic mountain rises out of the waters. The ability to gain clarity concerning one’s emotions and desires.
Azoth Symbol: The portrait of a man grows younger and younger. Spontaneous connecting with former states of innocence.
Seed degree: Scorpio 8. A woman in a hot bath. Outside, snow is falling. (Omega Symbol). Maintaining our insulation from the illusion of lack and poverty we are able to gather gold from any and all experiences.
A retarded man with white hair. He has an angelic countenance. (Chandra Symbol). Letting go of the illusions perpetrated by intellectuality we are able to manifest pure wisdom and be empowered by it.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 5. A woman harvesting rose petals to make perfume. (Omega Symbol). We find that the wisdom and truth we have accumulated from all our experiences is meant to be used to spread love to the world.
The statue of a God worn smooth by devotees’ kissing. (Chandra Symbol). We realize that self-empowerment is solely for the purpose of devoting that power to manifesting the spiritual light in the physical world.
Each grain of gold still holds the aura of the place where it was gathered, and so the gold dust bears the mingled auras of many places, all come together in one small glass vial. We might melt it to make a ring, but the memories of these places held in the gold would still be there – they’re indellible.
Or the melted gold might be beaten into a tissue thin sheet and given to the wind to blow away and to tear apart, turning it once again into dust.
And so, through the gold, places continue to be scattered and merged into other places.
(From Magartus’ “Lives of Alchemical Artists): “And one Trilopus Sinquitur, painter, could cause his portraits to age backwards, so that the one depicted in them grew younger by the year, year for year, so that a man of seventy would in his portrait appear as a youth of ten in sixty years. In these portraits Sinquitur placed many objects of meaning and value to the person, so that when the subject of them disappeared they became still lives by which one might know the sentiments and interests of the sitter through his objects.