Gemini 23. A man attuning to the vibrations of a myriad of different flowers. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: LAUVIAH (LO-vee-YAH) Banishing the Remnants of Evil, Victory)
TITLE: AWARENESS OF THE GUIDING AND SUPPORTIVE MOTIVES INHERENT IN NATURE
There are so many energies in the world which you might perceive and experience. The question is, which ones do you need, and can you focus on them without being distracted. At worst, you may hide from yourself by becoming a mere observer of life. At best you can feel what it is you need and are willing to fearlessly move toward it.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A tunnel created by trees.” The tunnel is leading us from one place to another, and the trees are the forces of nature protecting us as we make this journey. Nature is always ready to assist us in evolving, and the vibrations of all the different flowers can help us to support those aspects of ourselves that need healing and/or empowerment. This degree is about finding a way forward through opening to what the spirits of nature have to offer, and even if it doesn’t consciously ask these forces for help, they are there working on a subliminal level with the person who has this degree.
Pleiadian Symbol: A faint pink flame flickering at the top of an ancient oak tree. The realization that love is an ultimate source of power.
Azoth Symbol: After having read a poem many times a man finally sees a deeper meaning in it. Patient and clear listening leading to a refinement of one’s understanding.
Seed degree: Sagittarius 27. In the night, a man uncovers himself to feel the cool air. (Omega Symbol). When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to subtle energies we are then able to experience their effects more fully and understand their nature.
Siamese twins talking to each other. (Chandra Symbol). Becoming more and more aware of our own dualistic nature, and allowing the two sides of ourselves to communicate openly, we find our evolution greatly facilitated by the forces of nature.
Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 7. Someone turns back and looks again: the mountain has disappeared. (Omega Symbol). As we become more sensitive to the forces of nature, we realize more and more clearly that the seeming substantiality of our world is ultimately an illusion.
A woman burning a book of black magic. (Chandra Symbol). To recognize the selfishness of the ego helps us to overcoming any an all blockages to our forward movement, and to tune in to those forces who are always ready and willing to assist in our evolution.
Alfardo Bartan spent his life in the woodlands and forests, befriending all the flowers he might discover. He spoke of their personalities, their likes and dislikes, their powers and their secrets. As he grew older he ate nothing but flowers, saying that the flowers had asked to become a part of him. Flowers, spring water, sunlight and sleep were all that sustained him.
Toward the end of his life his aura glowed with shimmering colors that reminded those who sought him out of the northern lights, or the colors that shimmer from snow on a clear day. Bartan told people that he had become a flower himself, a flower that mutated at will into any and all flowers. Seekers came to him and swarmed about him like bees, drinking in the nectar of his wisdom, and those suffering from illnesses of both body and spirit were taken to him and bathed in his emanations.
Sometimes he said that he allowed the flowers to sing their songs through him, which were whispered melodies, irregular and ever changing and like the voices of birds, though more delicate and elusive.
When he died those present watched his body slowly evaporate as the surrounding woodlands and their blooming herbs and trees took on a brightness that filled the air with a glow that seemed not of this world.
It is in that meadow were he passed that the Flower Institute of Peth was built, which is said to have the most beautiful gardens to be found anywhere in Aab.
Barzan Tinari had spend all his life reading the poem “Azandra,” by Jerosim Redalf. He loved to discuss it with his friends and tell them of all the many subtleties he had found in it, and the countless layers of meaning that it continued to reveal to him.
One day a friend said, “Barzan, you must write a book explaining all you have found. It would indeed be a large book, probably more than one volume, and I am sure it would fascinate and delight many, as your insights into this piece has enthralled your friends for so many years.”
“No,” answered Barzan. “I used to contemplate writing down my ideas, but I do not want to give to people that which they might have the delight of discovering themselves. Of course I give them to you and the others who come here, but it is only because I become so enthusiastic about my discoveries that I cannot contain myself. But I would be sad to think that someone might be reading my interpretations when they might be reading the poem itself.”