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Gemini 17. Deep in a cave, a large albino snake. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive

(Degree Angel: MAHASIAH (mah-HA-see-YAH) Healing, Rectification)


You sense a pure wisdom deep within yourself, but it can be illusive, and difficult to express. You are highly attuned to the mystery and wonder of existence, and refuse to allow it to be watered down or rationalized, or portrayed as lesser than it is in any way. Your purpose is to stay tuned to spiritual realities, even in the midst of the tremendous pressure which The Mundane exerts.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A magic coin that has only one side.” You can’t spend this coin. It’s just a surface with nothing behind it. It’s like everything else – just an illusion. This degree is aware of the insubstanial nature of most everything that we hold to be precious. And being aware of this it seeks that which has an enduring and eternal value, finding it, at last, in pure consciousness which has transcended attachment to any relative, lesser and illusory values – those bought and sold with one-sided coins. This is the pure wisdom of the albino snake.

Pleiadian Symbol: In the mental body a web of golden light flickers with energy. The sensing of deeply meaningful ideas in their latent form, and the quest to bring them into manifestation.

Azoth Symbol: A holy man with closed eyes is hovering in the air and gently smiling. Gentle and sure detachment from the limits of one’s surroundings as a means of allowing spiritual energies a means of entering into the physical realm.

Seed degree: Libra 15. Young girls harvesting the choicest leaves of green tea. (Omega Symbol). To nurture the forces of nature lovingly, gently and delicately for the purpose of harvesting their magical gifts brings us into attunement with the pure serpent wisdom deep inside us.

Prehistoric paintings on the walls of a vast chamber of a cave. (Chandra Symbol). The magic coin becomes a doorway leading into the deepest chambers of our psyche where we view the ancient and mysterious memories recorded there.

Fulfillment degree: Leo 7. The barking of a dog echoes across a moonlit landscape. (Omega Symbol). The albino serpent, guardian of lunar wisdom, dreams in her cave. And her dreams, needing a voice, become the barking of a dog, whose barking resonates in the dreams of all dreamers. It is the vastness of our hidden self calling to us.

A very weak cup of tea. (Chandra Symbol). Seeing ever more clearly the illusory and ephemeral nature of interactions in the outer world we spontaneously find ourselves tuning into the finer and finer essences of things as we draw closer and closer to the limitless absolute – the realm of pure being without qualities.


The cave was a refuge from the Sun, a place where one could listen to the voices of stars even when daylight filled the above, a temple consecrated to night.

A sanctum where no flames burned, but where the white snake listened, always, to the moonlight, the thought of moonlight burning in its dark dream. It was only fitting that the keeper of shadows should be white.

Azoth Oracle

Razath Tinash’s specialty was teaching the art of levitation. “Gravitation is a thought of the earth,” he said, “its most basic thought. And as we are of the earth we are thinking its thoughts – we are thinking gravity. To levitate, all you have to do is stop thinking gravity.” “Easier said than done,” remarked a student.” “Well, actually,” said Tinash, “you have already stopped thinking of gravity, you just don’t know it, for the silence in which mind dwells underlies all thought.

“What you need to do is escape your thinking by entering the silence, and you will levitate. Actually you needn’t even stop thinking – let your thinking think, let your mind go on as it will, as you allow your true self to fall into the divine silence. That’s it: gravity is a kind of falling.”


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