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d65 150 150 John Sandbach

Gemini 5. Two people calling to each other across a wide, deep canyon. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: Damabiah (da-MA-bee-YAH) Fear of God, Fountain of Wisdom)


You can feel other people’s need to communicate, and the gulfs that need to be bridged if this communication is to happen. And since it is true that we create our own reality, these gulfs are self-imposed, and show that the people who created them are conflicted about communicating – they want to, and yet are afraid of it – or at least believe it is going to be difficult.

You sense that behind all ideas there are deeper forces at work, which, if we can contact them, can bring us together in wonderful ways. People can have difficulty understanding you, and may try to discourage you from the your deep digging. You are always impelled, though, to keep meeting the challenges of connecting with people, for it is your destiny to stretch the understanding of others, and to help them communicate more deeply with themselves.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An immense tortoise with jewels inlaid on its back.” The tortoise moves slowly, just as communication may proceed slowly when the two people of the Omega Symbol are calling to each other across a wide, deep canyon.

The jewels in the tortoises back are the rich potentials being communicated (being carried across the canyon that separates ourselves from others) – and it is important to see that the tortoise, who always looks only forward or from side to side can’t directly see the beauty and wonder of what he carries.

It is likely to take a lot of time and effort to communicate these riches. The two people across the wide canyon from each other may need to use other means – hand signals, waving, a more careful listening – or they may need to find a way to get closer to each other – to bridge the gap that separates them. This degree bears a richness of information and potential that needs to be gone into ever more deeply, so that the fullness of it may be delivered. This is a place where Gemini is compelled to slow down and clarify itself so that these precious riches are not wasted.

Pleiadian Symbol: A journal of experimental poetry. The carrying out of experiments in communicating.

Azoth Symbol: A vast prairie which seems like a still sea of grass. Emptiness and spaciousness which allows greater awareness of self. Finding the room in which to roam.

Seed degree: Taurus 21. Bending over and lowering her palms, a woman projects colors into the earth. (Omega Symbol). The earth is healed with love, which helps us to communicate more clearly with everyone, and overcome all separations and differences.

A statue of Hermes decked with brightly colored garlands. (Chandra Symbol). The slow patient task of continuing our spiritual journey brings us inevitably to the soul’s springtime.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 6. Hidden photos of a deceased woman are discovered. (Omega Symbol). Working to achieve clearer communication, new facets of existence are eventually revealed.

A hamster running in a tread mill. (Chandra Symbol). Finally seeing that the goal to be reached is the HERE AND NOW, the tortoise lets go of attachment to results and takes delight in the sheer exertion of self, without caring about the limits imposed by any situation.


The canyon was keeping them apart and they were grateful for that. Their words swam back and forth between them like fishes in a two-way river of air, and echoes in the canyon repeated the words with a vague transparency that rose out of the depths and moved among the meanings like shimmering colors, giving new shades to them. Dusk was upon them, and their voices were growing tired. Why not climb down into the land of whispers?

Azoth Oracle

For the purpose of placating the winds by giving them a place to freely play and to rest to the extent that they do (for winds never truly rest), a vast plane was chosen about 90 miles to the west of Peth. Here gardeners carefully made the land even flatter than it was by leveling the gentle and barely perceptible rising and falling of the earth with their buckets and barrows. Then they carefully weeded the area so that it bore only waving grasses, and moved the few trees there into a nearby forest. When they were finished a sea of green stretched to the horizon in all directions. They called it “The Sea of Airs.”

Here people who love gentle wind often come to wander, and the breezes stirring there are always mild, for the wind is happy in this place, and not at all inclined to form itself into storms, tornadoes, airy excitements, turbulences, or other ways of its anger.

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