Gemini 29. A biologist doing intensive research on mold. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: LAVIAH (LAH-vee-YAH) Great Escape, Revelation)
TITLE: LISTENING TO WHAT THE DARKNESS HAS TO SAY
You are a natural specialist. You love to delve into whatever captivates your attention to the deepest depths possible, hoping to reach beyond the farthest imaginable limits. Others may criticize you as being obsessive and excessive, but your deep sea diving can bring back valuable information, marvelous truths and enriching energies for all.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A garden planted solely with shade plants.” the shade plants need a minimum of light, as does the mold. We are looking here into the dark side of life – which is not bad, and not to be feared. The shade plants are more akin to the Moon than the Sun, and the mold is a symbol of the past, which is ruled by the Moon. This degree is about immersion in the dark aspects of self and reality, and exploring extremes. The end result is a fuller understanding of the light, and the potential of enriching others in unexpected, unusual and wonderfully imaginative ways.
Pleiadian Symbol: At dawn the calls of birds mingle with dreams. The impulse to substantiate one’s imaginings in the physical world.
Azoth Symbol: Novelists discussing each others’ works. An open sharing of one’s inner reality with others.
Seed degree: Pisces 9. A ghost peacefully coexisting with a family in a house. (Omega Symbol). Sensing how the shadows of the past are living with us, we set out on a quest to see and understand them more clearly – both to rid ourselves of their negative influence as well as to learn valuable information from them.
Dusk. A vampire awakens. (Chandra Symbol). The arising in us of urges that have been hidden – often ones that have a threatening or ominous quality – causes us to want to learn how to befriend, nurture, and make use of them.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 8. An old medicine man with eyes like a snake’s. (Omega Symbol). To delve into how things break down, disintegrate and die is to arrive at a penetrating vision of the mysteries of life and to take on a nurturing role among people.
A young woman sits at a piano and improvises beautiful music. (Chandra Symbol). To cultivate a restful coolness within the soul allows creative inspiration to arise spontaneously.
Myriad beyond counting are the nations of mold through which the biologist wanders. To heal, to digest, to quietly destroy is their love. He attempts to speak to them, and some whisper to him precious secrets pertaining to their uses. Others speak in strange tongues he cannot understand, and still others are so lost in silence they are as if asleep and cannot speak at all.
And within their realms he also discovers kingdoms of poison, each with its own breed of attendant fears, its own army of clouds and nightmares.
Tiring of his work the biologist goes in search of sunlight.
The years from 5489 to 5610 were known in Aab as the Golden Age of Novelists, for during that time lived seven of Aab’s greatest fiction writers. Their works are highly diverse, one writing simply and plainly, another full of subtlety and ambiguity, two of them famous for their elaborate plots, another writing plotless works as random as forest landscapes, and another famed for her creation of atmosphere.
These novelists formed a club and met once a month to share their writings with each other. As they discussed their work they came to realize that they were all writing different facets of the same story, that their works were like different rooms in one great mansion. As they explored more deeply they found all sorts of connections between their works: passages and ideas that subtly echoed each other, connections that at first they hadn’t realized but which were eventually recognized as being like hallways and hidden passages connecting the many rooms they had built.
And so gradually and spontaneously a vast work took shape that integrated all of their many works, which is today known as “The Names of Twilight and Dawn,” a text of 179 volumes which readers continue to explore, unearthing many treasures hidden within its pages.