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Gemini 4: From a mountain, people watch a tsunami. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Responsible

(Degree Angel: Mehiel (MAY-hee-EL) Casting Yourself in a Favorable Light, Vivification, invigoration, enlivenment)


You can often feel what is coming – how the energy is going to move or change, and because of this can put yourself in the place you need to be to either protect yourself from it, or use it to maximum benefit. You have much to say, the question being whether or not people are going to listen. You need to find the right context in which to share your ideas, and not try to relate them to those who aren’t receptive.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An island just visible off the coast.” In both of these symbols there is something to be observed that is not far away. In the Omega Symbol the tsunami is dynamic and immanent, whereas in the Chandra Symbol the island is static and ongoing. In the Omega symbol the tsunami is coming to us, in the Chandra Symbol, if we want to see what is on the island we must go to it. In both symbols there is a connecting of two different worlds, or planes of existence – in the tsunami image the connection is intrusive and forced, in the island image its an inviting potential. Either way, CHANGE is the point. If it comes at us, we need to take the high road to the mountain to see the overall meaning and significance of it, if we choose it and go to the island, we need to be sensitive to the rightness of the timing of our adventure.

Pleiadian Symbol:A magician searching for rare herbs. The quest for unique and specialized vehicles of healing.

Azoth Symbol: A man who can see through the eyes of a high-flying bird. Imaginative envisioning of the greater whole of reality

Seed degree: Taurus 9. Bats streaming out of a cave at dusk. (Omega Symbol). The tremendous forces of nature are within us. When we seek the safety of a spiritual perspective, we may experience their purging and purifying wave without being harmed.

A talkative woman with tape over her mouth. (Chandra Symbol). When we give the ears a rest from the minds constant chatter, things unexpected emerge out of the ocean of being.

Fulfillment degree: Cancer 6. On a dull, overcast day, a pool reflects a clear, blue sky. (Omega Symbol). Rising above the minds destructive force we are able to maintain clarity even in the murkiest of situations.

The Medusa’s head with writhing snakes for hair. (Chandra Symbol). Leaving the safety and security of the known, we go to confront those deepest fears which have kept us from a complete embracing of our life energy.


(From “The Habits of Mountains,” by Catastria Minsar): “Mountains born of land live to an exceeding old age, outlasting many generations of men, and, as philosophers have noted, mountains find their greatest contentment in stillness. For their lack of movement allows them to better feed on starlight. Mountains build themselves high so that they may reach more closely to those heavenly lights, for a diet of such subtlety and antiquity requires much patience of consumption.

“Those mountains, though, born of water live only for a few hours at most, and follow an urge to move always, for their nature is turbulent, and their diet primarily of moonlight, starlight being scant food to slake their greater hunger. though as they sometimes become so consumed by that on which they feed they forget their way and crash blindly into shores, thereby creating much devastation, an event in which the moon is sometimes wont to take delight.”

Azoth Oracle

Pinarus tells us that the alchemist Athrace Trouvir had a tame crow in which he placed drops of his own ears, and through this means was able to see from its eyes when the crow took flight. It was learned in this manner that crows have the power to fly into other realms through portals we know not of, for through the eyes of his crow Trouvir saw many wondrous things, such as alchemists who long ago left our plane and who yet practice in other and hidden laboratories, and various shining objects of a curious and unknown nature which the crow returned to him in his beak, as crows are known by all as thieves, though their thieving may be trained and directed to serve alchemical purposes.

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