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d57 150 150 John Sandbach

Taurus 27. A greenhouse full of tropical plants set in a snowy landscape. (Omega Symbol)Transforming/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: Nemamiah (ne-MAM-mee-YAH) Listening to Your Soul, Discernment)


You hold to your way of being no matter what environment you’re in. You have an instinct for being able to isolate yourself from whatever will be harmful or non-life supporting to you. You go your own way in a manner that many others find compelling, admirable, and worth of emulating. Yours can be a quite positive use of stubbornness.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man sculpturing hedges into animal forms.” The Omega symbol effectively places something – the tropical plants – where they wouldn’t normally grow, and the Omega symbol turns natural forms into shapes they wouldn’t normally take. This degree delights in juxtapositions, especially unexpected ones, which heighten one’s awareness and help one to see more clearly and appreciate more fully one’s environment. The amount of trouble taken to build a greenhouse in the snow, or to sculpt topiary is great, but this degree likes challenges that achieve striking results. The purpose here is to reveal what we have, and to bring forth talents and abilities no matter what difficultly or inconvenience is met in the process.

Pleiadian Symbol: Wrinkled hands caress a piece of turquoise.

Azoth Symbol: From despair and sorrow a mind soars into the realm of higher potential.

Seed degree: Aquarius 14. During the rain, a bird is heard singing. (Omega Symbol). An attitude of joy, maintained even in an environment of sorrow allows what is special in us to flourish, even in non-supportive surroundings.

In a pyramid a dark passageway filled with scorpions. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing the fears which prevent us from moving forward, we attempt to get more deeply in touch with our own animal nature as a means of self-empowerment.

Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 5. Psychically attuned to each others’ bodies, women perform a spontaneous dance. (Omega Symbol). When we come to a clear understanding of the nature of our environment and the nature of our own needs, we are then capable of creative interaction with both ourselves and others.

Three women materializing out of a fog. (Chandra Symbol). As we come into clearer and deeper attunement with our animal nature we open up to the power of our own intuition, as well as a clearer comprehension of the cycles of time.


They made walls of glass and with them a cage for a jungle, brought to the north to plant a seed in the snow to see what dreams might take root. In the snow the jungle could neither wake nor asleep, but lay caught just before a dream which never began. It sensed the presence of vast and unfamiliar colors – white, and that curious color gray which, itself, is a jungle of the north.

It was the insects the jungle missed most. The stillness of their absence made the northern sunlight even whiter.

Azoth Oracle

In remote times when the ancient tragedies of Peth were performed on stage the actors had to speak their lines loudly, to be heard over the weeping and wailing of the audience, who were so grief stricken by these plays that they could not control themselves, and who would fall from their seats, consumed with nearly unendurable mourning, an audience compelled to enter into the most horrible sufferings of the doomed characters they witnessed, caught as they were in their fateful roles like flies in a web.

Today, as times have changed, we attend these tragedies primarily to revel in their great humor, their sublime silliness, and to delight in the strange nonsense that goes on onstage. The actors must still speak their lines with great force, though, so as to be heard over the roaring of laughter which bursts continually from the audience.


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