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d80 150 150 John Sandbach

Gemini 20. Night in a museum. Shadows seem to be moving in the paintings. (Omega Symbol)Manifesting/Inspired

(Degree Angel: CAHETEL (KA-heh-TEL) Defusing Negative Energy, Divine Blessings)


Whatever you may think of as being dependable and unchanging you’ll eventually find you can’t count on. Things are not what they seem. If you try to hold on to stability, sameness, and consistency you will always lose the battle. You need to move with transformations as they occur, for this is the key to your personal growth.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A bull stung by a scorpion.” The paintings of the Omega Symbol are structures which we assume to be finished and unchanging, but the scorpionic energy here brings unexpected change, renewal and regeneration to these structures, and so the paintings magically mutate into environments where energies can shift, flow and transform. The truth at work here is that nothing is set in stone – all is capable of being reworked, reinterpreted. When taurean energy has become too rigid, too dogmatic, and too resistive of change, the scorpio energy retaliates and breaks up the old, stagnant patterns, so that energy is free to move once again.

Pleiadian Symbol: An immense buffet of foodstuffs prepared with exotic and magical herbs. The desire to sample new forms of nourishment that will expand one’s imagination and spiritual self.

Azoth Symbol: The closer one looks into a fish bowl the more it appears to be a veritable sea teeming with life. The perceiving of expanded and immense worlds within any seemingly limited context. The realization that cosmic wonder is not distant, but is here and now.

Seed degree: Scorpio 21. The wind whirling thousands of loose manuscript pages. (Omega Symbol). When we transcend the limits of order and organization we become aware of a realm of hidden energies.

A pair of glasses with no lenses in them. (Chandra Symbol). Holding on to crutches we no longer need we are finally jarred awake by the force of transformation.

Fulfillment degree: Scorpio 7. A poem has disappeared from a sheet of paper. All that is left behind is a few iridescent stains. (Omega Symbol). Seeing into the deeper levels of things we appreciate the subtle energy underlying everything.

A small cave located high in the hills and filled with goat dung. (Chandra Symbol). Letting to of fixed, dogmatic and rigid patterns we give in to transformation, and through doing so find rich fertilizer to be used in our next cycle of growth.


What the artists had intended was different, more or less, from the paint which ended up on the canvases. What most people didn’t know was that these intentions – all of them – were also imbedded there, beneath the paint, along with all the imaginings of all the eyes that had ever gazed at the canvases. Especially for the older works this constituted many thick layers sleeping beneath the paint.

And so, at night, when the museum rested, the other layers came forth – no one knew why. Some said it was the Moon that pulled them out, others said it was the paintings themselves that grew tired of their sameness and craved to become something new.

A certain guard, with exceptionally fine eyesight, had grown accustomed to seeing all this happening as he roamed the museum’s halls through the night hours. He wouldn’t dream of telling anyone what he witnessed. He kept it as his own private gallery, infinitely bigger than the one others saw. If and when they were ever ready, and desired to, they might enter it too.

Azoth Oracle

Irnad had a fish bowl in his laboratory that contained a whole sea. It it swam tiny whales, gigantic octupi, and ships lost in storms, as well as tropical islands where the ships might have landed if they were lucky. The thing is, few could see these things when they looked. “Can’t you invent a magnifying glass for us so we can see all the things you say are there?” asked a student. “The trick is not to make them all bigger with a glass,” answered Irnad. “You need to make yourself smaller.”


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