Taurus 28. A man channeling a set of degree symbols. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Yeialel (YAY-a-LEL) Letting Go, Mental Force)
TITLE: BECOMING A CONDUIT FOR THE LIGHT
You intuitively understand how energy works, and perceive overall patterns in life in all their complexity. You may find it difficult, though, to enter directly into experience, for you often can’t decide where or how to jump in. You need to learn how to put aside thought and act spontaneously – even if it means at times stumbling or falling.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man making candles out of beeswax.” The candles spread light, just as the degree symbols spread knowledge. Each candle might be different and unique, just as each degree symbol is. What is of value (Taurus) is light and understanding, and just as candles burn away and more are needed, new symbols reveal new truths. And so this degree serves something that is eternal and beyond time – wisdom as a manifestation of spiritual light – and through candle making serves that manifestation of spiritual light as it becomes physical light in the material world. There can be much patience here. The degree feels fulfillment when it finds a meaningful goal to focus on and to which it can steadily and faithfully apply its talents.
Pleiadian Symbol: A nude youth handing a rose to a vestal virgin.
Azoth Symbol: A ritual gathering to celebrate the completion of a gigantic labyrinth.
Seed degree: Aquarius 26. The sound of the ocean kept in a small box. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the vastness contained in the smallest of things, we perceive that all reality is filled with a meaningful play of symbols.
Dragonflies around a stagnant pool. (Chandra Symbol). Perceiving the darkness and decay of the world, and yet being able to lightly hover above it, we are impelled to find ways to share the light with others.
Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 5. A photographer hand-coloring a landscape. (Omega Symbol). The degree symbols bring new colors to the world, so that we are able to free our imagination to see existence in new ways.
Tall dark cypress trees in a cemetery. (Chandra Symbol). Illuminating the darkness the light makes us aware of a more deeply enduring spiritual knowledge whose roots are deep in the earth and whose branches reach to heaven.
Doors, portals, and passageways of all sorts were opening, like flowers in a spring garden. He strolled through worlds that passed like clouds, and the worlds echoed each other, creating memories that condensed dewdrops out of the mist — crystalline eyes, looking with surprise on these places that ever renewed themselves in unexpected ways. And amongst these worlds he found many homes which he loved to return to for a moment, but then soon was compelled to leave, for the vacuum of the dark unknown sucked him onward.
When the great labyrinth of Abath was complete all of the citizens of Abath attended a grand celebration to commemorate it. The genius of Irnad, though, had made the labyrinth so vast and complicated that only a few of the revelers could find their way out. It took days to rescue them, but eventually all the lost were accounted for.
That event occurred nearly 500 years ago, and yet to this day those who visit the labyrinth will occasionally encounter wanderers therein dressed in strange, antique clothing – revelers from that celebration of long ago – who will ask the one encountered if they know of a way out, but who seem not to hear any answers of offers of help, and who wander onward.
“And so,” remarks Irnad, “Ghosts may form themselves prior to a person’s dying. We are continually leaving parts of ourselves everywhere.”