Phase 6. Dream State (Lamed Lamed Hey)
Angel: LELAHEL (LAY-la-HEL) Light of Understanding
Aries 26. A man sitting at the bottom of a crater. Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: HAAIAH (HA-ee-YAH) Order From Chaos, Political Science and Ambition)
You may often find yourself focusing on something and not knowing why. When this happens, rather than trying to ignore it you need to actually focus on it, for the universe is trying to tell you something. Underneath all the layers of outer distractions exist deeper wells of being which you need to explore.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “The man in the moon smiling.” The crater of the Omega Symbol is in the shape of a cup – it is a place where the earth has received a message from outside its sphere. This degree is acutely receptive, and all it takes to bring it to its highest manifestation is to focus on that which is worthy of being received – that which is nourishing to one's being. The man in the Moon smiling signifies the alchemy of joy and love, which has the capacity to burn away the dross of whatever is received, leaving in tact the pure food of truth to be taken in as sustenance.
Pleiadian Symbol: Jars of spices and bars of gold and silver heaped in a closet.
Azoth Symbol: After birth, a group of baby rabbits huddle together sleeping.
Seed degree: Aquarius 1. Deciding to die, a vampire walks into the sunlight. (Omega Symbol). Giving in to deep cravings for change we find ourselves drawn toward those places in ourselves which need to be healed.
A two-headed calf. (Chandra Symbol). Perceiving the dualistic nature of all values we lighten up emotionally and are more willing to accept the flow of life.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 3. A woman at a crossroads. She buries something and then prays. (Omega symbol). When we listen intently to the voice of our inner being we are drawn to where we need to be and more and more willing to let the burdens of the past fall away.
A sleepwalker. (Chandra Symbol). At attitude of softness, gentleness and acceptance allow our instincts to direct us to wherever we need to go.
When he looked up there was only sky. The crater's walls were smooth, like a cup, which made him feel like dregs, like a tea leaf which someone might look down on and read. It was here a meteor had struck the earth. The air was silent, and yet seemed to still faintly reverberate with that long ago celestial violence. It was peacefully exciting.
Aries 27. Over a waterfall gleams a rainbow many thousands of years old. Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: YERATEL (YEH-ra-TEL) Silent Partner, Propagation of the Light)
You have a feeling for how everything changes, yet nothing changes. Amidst the turbulence of the world you sense a calm, knowing self that floats above it all. As you tune in to this more and more you are renewed at every moment, and increasingly aligned with the eternal you. This tremendous aliveness merged with complete peace is your fulfillment.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A fun house.” The shocks and surprises inside the fun house can trigger the liberation of blocked energies, helping us to release fear and pent-up tension, leading, eventually to the clarity of the rainbow, which, when we realize it, we see is our timeless self that was ever-present behind all outer illusions.
Pleiadian Symbol: Seven women in white carrying lamps enter a cave.
Azoth Symbol: People coming and going freely between parallel universes.
Seed degree: Aquarius 13. An artist mixes various flower and gem elixirs into her paints. (Omega Symbol). Through the process of turning everything we think and do into a blessing and a renewal of life we tap into emotional healing and the exalted beauty that inevitably derives from it.
A lidless granite sarcophagus. It is empty. (Chandra Symbol). Freed from having any restrictions or having to wait for anything we can playfully explore life.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 3. An invisible man wandering in the night. (Omega Symbol). The clearing and cleansing of the emotional body frees us to travel the inner realms in complete safety, for our lightness of being protects us from any harm.
A dense thicket of brambles surrounding a magic castle. (Chandra Symbol). Journeying through the realm of the unexpected we eventually come to the source of magic, which we may enter if we become gentle and light and believe in our power to enter.
Does speaking of the age of rainbows have any meaning? Although rainbows seem to continue through a certain temporal duration, does color age? I asked the colors one day if they aged. They said they certainly felt at times as if they did, but when they remembered that coming together they gave birth to white, they were freed of all memory and awakened from time.
Aries 28. An artist’s studio. Many unfinished paintings everywhere. Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: SEHEIAH (say-HAY-ee-YAH) Soul Mats, Longevity, Releases body and mind from negative emotions)
To carry on the work of self-unfolding is what is all important. You have no need to finish anything unless it serves this purpose. You are one to take up many things and to move from one thing to another as suits your purpose. This may be practically inconvenient at times, but what you need to to if you are to follow your bliss.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A wreath of laurel placed on the head of an old man.” It is OK to complete the mission and gain the prize, and its also OK to leave things half-finished – it all depends on the context. This degree affirms that “I am not the products I make or the actions I perform.” When you can take or leave outer success, you attain to a power and freedom that allows the free flow of experimentation and exploration.
Pleiadian Symbol: An audience waits while the playwright finishes writing his play.
Azoth Symbol: In moonlight the marigolds' color softens and cools.
Seed degree: Aquarius 25. The muscles of a dancer's legs quivering in his sleep as he remembers dances. (Omega Symbol). Progressively releasing more and more of whatever stress we have stored, we come to realize that creativity is on ongoing, open-ended process.
A moustache. (Chandra Symbol). Taking on a role and playing it in such a way that society can relate to, we achieve acknowledgment from the world at large. (Or, at a deeper level, we validate our own inner wisdom).
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 3. In a crowd, a man keeps seeing people he thinks he knows but can't remember. (Omega Symbol). When we allow our creativity to take whatever form it wants to, we recognize more and more meaning in the outer world.
A set of surgical instruments. (Chandra Symbol). As we realize more and more deeply the power of our own wisdom we are able to find better and better tools with which to express it.
All these unfinished paintings show that whatever is being born is in no hurry. These durations in which paintings wait, incomplete, sink into the canvases and become transparent layers of history themselves, like windows that reveal mysterious depths within the other colors.
Is anything ever really sure when it's born? For birth is always continuing to happen. Now the outside petals are completely unfolded, but the inner ones still sleep, and are just now beginning to reach outward. And when they have all awakened, the center will be revealed.
The artist enters and looks around, deciding which canvas to take up. Or maybe he will begin a new one.
Aries 29. A woman immersed in healing mud. Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Reiyel (RAY-ee-YEL) Removing Hatred, Liberation)
You have a need to expose yourself to many different things, and to fully engage with whatever you contact. You have a great ability to simplify life by direct contact with the earth and earthly concerns, while never losing sight of the tremendous complexity of life. You know that getting dirty can be a good thing – a therapeutic thing.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Dr. Jekyll drinks the potion.” No running away here, rather an embracing of the unknown and a complete willingness to try something just to see what happens. Of course what will happen is that the dark side of the self will emerge and eventually will be redeemed by being revealed, as we learn we are of the earth, but not prisoners of the earth because we are infinitely more than the earth.
Pleiadian Symbol: In voices too low to be heard a forest of trees are talking to each other.
Azoth Symbol: Behind a wall a river is flowing.
Seed degree: Pisces 7. An open-air library, the books magically impervious to the elements. (Omega Symbol). Allowing nature an the earth to heal us we come into fuller and fuller contact with a timeless wisdom.
A candle burning. There is a ring of salt around it on the floor. (Chandra Symbol). If a strong spiritual focus is maintained and our intent is pure and clear, we are free to explore our shadow self.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 3. Walking down the street, a man passes his double. (Omega Symbol). If we are willing to see it, we find that our earthly experience provides us with a clear mirror of who we are.
A rickshaw. (Chandra Symbol). Intent on exploring the darkness within, we go to many different places looking everywhere in an attempt to catch reflections of ourselves.
She was fully aware that living was dirty business and like a flower she would have to delve into the thick of it if she was ever going to bloom. All the things that had disintegrated to make the soil spilled over the edges of her imagination, mixing with the rocks that had gnashed their gray teeth against each other to make clay, and the rain that gave it all smoothness and flow. It was a pleasure growing into it and up out of it, caught in the middle, which was exactly where she had planted herself.
Aries 30. A crown which causes one to levitate. Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: Omael (O-ma-EL) Building Bridges, Fertility, Multiplicity
Defeats frustration, despair and depression)
You realize that there is an attitude that creates burdens, and an attitude of lightness which sees nothing as a weight on the self. You have the ability to access your spiritual self directly and immediately, and to experience a great infusion of energy and elevation from doing so. This automatically is felt and shared by others – to whatever extent they are able to pick up on it.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “An anatomist delivers a lecture on the kidneys.” One of the most primal fears is the fear of falling. In Chinese medicine the negative emotion most associated with the kidneys is fear. When we overcome the fear of falling we are crowned king of our physical self for having mastered our fear. The anatomist explores fear in all its many forms, and his exhaustive study eventually exhausts all fear, which, without energy, dies away – as all illusions must and will in the end.
Pleiadian Symbol: White birds swimming on a pond seem to glow in the twilight.
Azoth Symbol: A sage concocts a powerful elixir which heals people suffering from a plague.
Seed degree: Pisces 19. A man tilling a field of flax. (Omega Symbol). As we cultivate ways of clearly expressing our spiritual selves, we become able to deeply understand the most life supporting ways of interacting with others.
Palm trees laden with dates. (Chandra Symbol). Through realizing the gifts one carries one comes into an understanding of the essence of the life force. Also, awareness of inner abundance overcomes fear
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 3. A little girl hugs a giant quartz crystal larger than she. (Omega Symbol). Letting ourselves rise above the limitations of the physical realm we are able to innocently embrace the potential of clear rapport with this and other realms.
A woman doing delicate embroidery. (Chandra Symbol). Coming into an understanding of the dynamic interworkings of all relationships, we grow more careful and patient in creating the reality we desire.
At night he would put on the crown and float through the forest. It was an excellent way to avoid fallen logs. The crown's clear yellow gems sparkled faintly green in the bluish moonlight.
And then one night as he was floating through the forest he realized that he'd forgotten to put on the crown. He supposed that finally the secret kingdom had accepted him as ruler, so that he no longer needed official jewellry.