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Gemini 1. A naked man on an ice floe feels no cold. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Experimental

(Degree Angel: Umabel (OO-ma-BEL) Water, Affinity and Friendship)


You have the ability to go where few can go, or would maybe never dream of going, to travel the farthest reaches of the spiritual realms. Whatever prevents other people from going further doesn’t keep you from your explorations. You are always willing to look beyond boundaries, to be in communication with places usually thought of as being “off limits.” You are able to intrude into wastelands and lost places for the purpose of redeeming them and discovering their hidden treasures – if you will just trust your impulses and follow where your instinct guides you.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Knots in a cord. They are a message in code.” In any line of communication there may come places where the energy becomes blocked. This degree has a direct and clear sensing of where these are. And even though one is trying communicate something, the places of misunderstanding are always trying to communicate something else – something deeper. And, or course, we would like to avoid those communication snags, to get beyond them, but this degree senses that there are important things to learn from the gnarled, garbled areas of message sending. It is in those places that fears and limitations lurk, and it is there that those fears and limitations can be uncovered, unsnagged, untied, and released. To go into these scary places is just as threatening as floating away naked on an iceberg – but there is so much to be gained from the attempt to achieve greater clarity, for as we strengthen our ability to communicate with others, we perfect our ability to communicate with ourselves.

Pleiadian Symbol: Deep in the sea a mirror watches the sky. The realization that emotional depths reflect spiritual heights.

Azoth Symbol: A large diamond found in an area where diamonds are never found. The ability to discover great value in unexpected places.

Seed degree: Aries 3. A sacred mirror which is kept in the inner sanctum of a temple. (Omega Symbol). Looking deeper and deeper into the sacred mirror we see through all surfaces into the spiritual self beyond space and time.

The outer casing of the Great Pyramid being removed. (Chandra Symbol). We use the past to serve the needs of the present – until we at last perceive the cord of time along which all karmic knots are stored.

Fulfillment degree: Aries 6. An actor forgets his lines and makes up new ones. (Omega Symbol). Tapping into the clear, cold clarity of the imaginal waters, we spontaneously bring to life new facets of ourselves.

An aquamarine in a woman’s navel. (Chandra Symbol). As we come to understanding the messages contained in the karmic knots of our life, we realize that freedom comes through feeding and nurturing the spirit within.


He found himself journeying to Antarctica and realized he had forgotten everything. He was amazed at how little warmth he needed to survive, and how the little warmth he felt seemed to wrap him in a haze of soothing dreams as he floated south. And he realized also that the cold actually protected him, for it insured that his island would not melt before he safely arrived on shores where he might wait with the penguins for the polar winter to pass.

Azoth Oracle

The Satyar diamond, named after its finder, a young boy of ten, weighs 340 carats and is completely clear and colorless. Since its discovery in the year 768 workers have drained and dug into the swamp where it was found but have never unearthed another diamond there, not even a tiny one.

Irzada, queen of Aab was about to have it cut and faceted by a master gemologist, but Irnad told her the stone bore great power, and to cut it would tremendously weaken it. Because of her great belief in Irnad’s wisdom she desisted, and the diamond today is on display in a case in the Royal Museum in the Palace of Peth in its original, uncut state in which it was found. It is said to exert a powerfully protective influence over the whole of Aab.

When asked where the diamond came from Irnad said, “It fell to earth from one of the rings of Saturn – – a gift from that planet to us. And cutting, which would, of course, increase its physical light would diminish its spiritual light – a principle true in many cases.”



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