Aries 6. An actor forgets his lines and makes up new ones. Interacting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: LELAHEL (LAY-la-HEL) Dream state, Light of Understanding)
TITLE: OCEANIC CONNECTION or SPONTANEOUS HEALING
You are aware of the expectations of others, and the agendas that the world projects on everyone. You have a deep need to get beyond this — to play yourself in the drama of life. If you try to “fit in” it is likely to lead to misery. You need to be who you are, and to seek out others who accept and appreciate your real self.
When the actor speaks new lines spontaneously, the other actors are also forced to play a different part.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is, “An Aquamarine in a woman’s navel.” When you come from your center purely and clearly your own play flows spontaneously forth from you and there’s no need to depend on the agendas and formulas of others. This degree cannot play a limited, formulaic part, for it is compelled from within to express from a deep, pure, animal instinct.
Pleiadian Symbol: A labyrinth which appears to have no entrance. The ability to find unexpected ways to access inner worlds, as the actor of the Omega symbol does when he has to make up new lines. The tendency to insulate oneself from certain complexities and problems.
Azoth Symbol: Mathematical formulae on a blackboard are wiggling and dancing. Ideas moving from concept into livingness.
Seed degree: Gemini 1. A naked man on an ice floe feels no cold. (Omega Symbol). All fixed roles fall away, opening to the mystery play of cosmic energies in which we make up our own part as we go.
Knots in a cord. They are a message in code. (Chandra Symbol).
Tuning into the rhythm of energy flows through time, we tap into the sea at the center of our being.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 1. Late at night, someone comes home and slowly ascends the stairs. (Omega Symbol). Through reinventing one’s role in life one has the potential of returning to the true self.
A volcano erupting at night. (Chandra Symbol).
Finding one’s spiritual center a great release of pent-up energy is experienced.
Lines are coming out of the actor’s mouth – ones no one’s ever heard before. They wash over the other actors in the play like fresh-fallen water. One actor continues with the proper lines, which in the context of the new ones cease to make sense – the audience laughs at the delightful surreality. Another actress feels herself freed of the script – she drinks in the new words and finds new words of her own. Behind them, the scenery is melting, the lights taking on a life of their own. Even the costumes’ fabric feels itself beginning to reweave.
When Irnad taught his classes on Alchemy at the university of Peth it was always observed that when he wrote formulae on the blackboard the lines always danced and wiggled like tentacles or newly hatched insects. When new students were surprised at this he always told them, “Do you think these formulae which describe the processes of life are just abstract concepts? Dead ideas? No! They live because I will them to! My chalk is the conduit through which my imagination flows. Look! They cannot wait to escape this board and wiggle their way into your head. Inspiration is a virus, and is highly infectious!”