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d9-cancer 150 150 John Sandbach

* Cancer-9


Degree Angel: YERATEL (YEH-ra-TEL) Silent Partner, Propagation of the Light, Interacting/Responsible




Omega Symbol: A man shaking dew off orchids into a glass vial.


You find what is good and useful in unexpected places. You want to help others and to be of service, and your way of doing this is often indirect and subtle. Your being communicates to others the truth that change is nothing to fear, that it is, in fact beautiful, and that nature offers us a myriad of energies to nurture our soul.


Pleiadian Symbol: A sylph reaches into a pool to caress a fish.


The mind appreciating and supporting the life of the emotions. Gently dealing with and supporting the most primitive aspects of the self. The glowing purity of little innocent understandings.


Chandra Symbol: A skeleton playing a flute.


Presumably the man of the Omega Symbol is engaged in the process of making flower remedies – there is a set of orchid remedies that are made in just this way, i. e., by collecting the dew off the orchids and using that as the remedy. The skeleton of the Omega Symbol is, on one level, the spirit of the sign Capricorn, which rules the bones of the body. Capricorn’s verb is “I use,” and Capricorn has to do with finding ways to make use of all which is around it. This degree is about finding the most efficient ways of using anything for the purpose of nurturing.


Of course on another level the skeleton is death, but here, rather than being a force to fear, it offers beautiful music, reminding us that death is what allows us to live, grow, and flourish. Knowing that death is only a part of the cyclic process of death and rebirth rather than the permanent end of all things, we see through the illusion of death, and can then enjoy the beautiful music it makes with life.


Azoth Symbol: The sound of singing voices echoes through a dark, cavernous cathedral.


Immersion in the beauty and support offered by spiritual forces.  Gentle inviting of spiritual presences into the physical realm.  A sense of how to create environments that invite mystical experience.


Seed Degree: Cancer – 10


An artist making shadowboxes in which he is placing collages and various small objects. (Omega Symbol). Creatively juxtaposing many diverse things as a means of communicating becomes a basis for capturing the feeling-essence of the various energies of nature.


A violent hail storm. (Chandra Symbol). Witnessing the purging forces of nature we let go of the fear of change and find ways to joyfully support them.


Fulfillment Degree: Gemini – 9


A ruby growing in a laboratory. (Omega Symbol). Capturing the life essence of anything, we find increasingly clever and unusual ways of working with it.


Wild flowers growing around the ruins of a temple. (Chandra Symbol). Through joyously accepting and fostering change, we come to see that the true essence of anything never dies, but is simply reborn in a different form.


Omega Oracle


Condensing, the mist has lost its shadows and found orchids. The round surfaces of the globules magnify the dawn twilight and its fading stars. He has come to collect the dew, filled with the orchid’s light. When he has enough he shall take it to his laboratory and there stabilize the orchids’ fleeting spirit captured in the dew, so that it may be amplified and preserved, and eventually used to help his patients relocate their own inner gardens and dawns where their forgotten orchids are blooming.

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