Phase 1. Time Travel (Vav-Hey-Vav)
Angel: VEHUIAH (vay-HOO-ee-YAH) Will and New Beginnings
Aries 1. A treasure map tattooed on someone’s back. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: VEHUIAH (vay-HOO-ee-YAH) Time Travel, Will and New Beginnings)
Strong instincts guides this degree to wherever it needs to go. It's at its best when it follows its impulses and doesn't try to figure anything out or justify itself. It needs to keep disengaging from involvements that slow it down so that it may be free to follow its own unique path.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man repairing and extending a stone wall in the spring.” The Omega symbol is about a PLACE where a treasure is located. The Chandra is about the creating of a PLACE by building a wall around it, which is a means of defining that place and maybe enlarging it (the stone wall is being extended). It is the SELF which is the treasure, and the way to the SELF is embedded in the self itself(the map is tattooed on the back).
This degree is about seeking and defining the self by determining, expanding and repairing its boundaries. Such a heavy, ponderous image as a man building a wall may seem strange as the very beginning of Aries, but it is just this CONFRONTATION WITH THE MATERIAL WORLD as symbolized by the stones used to build the wall, that is needed for the newborn self to affirm a place in which to be and to grow and to discover the inner treasure.
Pleiadian Symbol: A mermaid and an octopus lovingly embracing.
Azoth Symbol: Colored sheet lightning flickering in the depths of an opal.
The seed degree and fulfillment degree of 1 Aries is 1 Aries. The only other degree that is the seed degree and fulfillment degree of itself is 30 Pisces.
At night he sleeps in moonlight, and laying on his stomach dreams he journeys across the vastness of his own back, exploring the map tattooed there. But where is the X that marks the spot? He finds all the rivers, mountains, forests and other features the tattoo artist has drawn there, but where is the treasure hidden? Closing his eyes, he listens. In moonlight he hears the treasure, steadily beating.
Aries 2. A man shown a hidden portal to the underworld. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Recapturing the Sparks, Love and Wisdom)
This degree knows how to access all that is hidden. The question is, does it want to go there – is it ready to make the needed sacrifices to do this, to let go of its fears. It needs to give itself time and be patient. If it nags or attempts to push itself, it will only generate an inner rebellion that will slow it down.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Old stone steps descending into darkness.” Here is an invitation to explore what is dark, deep and hidden. This degree has a craving to look into what has been lost or buried, and a persistent urge to visit those parts of the self which have been lost or denied. How do I explore this? Will I be safe exploring it? I feel like I don't know where I'm going – but I know I've got to go there.
Plieadian Symbol:A story teller senses exactly which stories his listeners need to hear.
Azoth Symbol: Falling to earth a shadow opens up a dark passageway.
Seed Degree: Aries 13. A breeze carries a soap bubble thousands of miles. (Omega Symbol). The destination of such a delicate and magical journey: The portal into the hidden.
The wind blows white sheets hung on a line to dry. (Chandra Symbol). Cleansing and refreshing – to prepare for the journey into darkness.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 1. To cleanse them, crystals are placed in a stream. (Omega symbol). Returning from the underworld, we step back into the stream of time and find there a new, crystalline clarity.
A red garnet ring. The garnets glow. (Chandra Symbol). We return from darkness, our blood saturated with the living earth energy.
Pleiadian Symbol: A story teller senses exactly which stories his listeners need to hear.
An old tapestry, gently lifted by a breeze, revealed it: A round portal, ringed in stone opening onto a dark road leading downward. He took a box of candles with him, but when they ran out he was guided only by a faint light that came from his own eyes. Something behind them was waking and its wakefulness created a glow that drew him onward. He'd never realized that he himself was a candle, which the darkness had lit.
Aries 3. A sacred mirror which is kept in the inner sanctum of a temple. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Miracle Making, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
You seek the truth in its purest form. The problem is, you can't take it in all at once – you need to allow yourself to grow with it – to let Truth evolve you. As your vision and consciousness expands, Pure Truth become clearer and clearer to you, as well as your ability to uncover and disperse falsity.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “The outer casing of the Great Pyramid being removed.” The outer is stripped away so that something deeper is revealed, just as a deeper aspect of the self can be seen in the sacred mirror. The urge is to look beneath surfaces, and to do whatever one has to do to get beneath the surface. This degree cannot be stopped by traditions, or by notions of what is proper, improper, or off limits. It goes to any lengths it has to to find out the truth – that is, to see itself – in that sacred mirror in the self's inner sanctum.
Pleiadian Symbol: On Mars a great face the size of a mountain gazes into the night sky.
Azoth Symbol: An enlightened being in a cave is gazing out into the world.
Seed degree: Aries 25. A man studying a sequence of random numbers. (Omega symbol). The random numbers clarify. We see their secret arrangement. It forms a picture of us.
A great dragon asleep in a cave. (Chandra Symbol). To awaken the dragon we must strip away even the skin of time.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 1. A naked man on an ice floe feels no cold. (Omega Symbol). We see ourselves shining in the sacred mirror and become our own sun.
Knots in a cord. They are a message in code. (Chandra Symbol). Stripping away the surface we are left with a pattern of events in time, a rhythmic sequence of knots. The cord is the self, looping and relooping in upon itself, tightened by karma.
The mirror had been made in darkness, for they wanted to maintain its purity, unsullied by any reflections. Keeping it wrapped in a shroud, people would hold it before their face and imagine what they might see, were it unwrapped. Images would arise in their imagination. They could feel the mirror beneath its shroud, smiling at them, in recognition.
Aries 4. A man destroying a wall as he attempts to eradicate black mold from a house. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Eliminating Negative Thoughts, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
This degree works to clear away everything that stands in its way, and is willing to go to whatever length it has to to transcend its own limitations and triumph over the ghosts of the past. It has an innate ability to seek out and destroy toxic energies.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “A cup overflowing with clear water.” Where clear water flows no mold can grow – the key being the FLOWING. What is so very spontaneous and easy in one sense – the overflowing cup – becomes messy and arduous and terribly difficult in another context – the man destroying the wall. But the two approaches have the same result: PURIFICATION. The more we can let go of fear and the belief that life has to be difficult, the more we can live in the reality of the cup overflowing.
Pleiadian Symbol: The thoughts and feelings of two lovers are changing the direction of the path on which they are walking.
Azoth Symbol: Letters formed of writhing glowing snakes
Seed Degree: Taurus 7. A man cleansing his aura with pink light. (Omega Symbol). Saturated with love we are prepared to tear down the toxic edifices of the past.
A large ruby inscribed with a prayer. (Chandra Symbol). What is asked of the earth is given. The clear red stone, lovingly and carefully etched with the magic formula leads us to the wellspring of joy and delight.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 1. Rainbows slowly moving across a white wall. (Omega Symbol). The dark ruins of the past have disintegrated. The light is free again to play on the empty screen of consciousness.
A potter at work. (Chandra Symbol) The formless waters of creation, gushing forth, are captured and contained by the potter's art.
He swings the bright axe. The wall cracks, chunks of plaster crash to the floor, the black mold's tentacles exposed to the light.
As he hacks away he remembers – not one thing but a residue of many things, a dark blur of dreams and fragments of memories which have slept and grown and accumulated in these walls for untold generations.
The roof caves. Sun and wind flood in, finding a new home. The darkness is freed.
Aries 5. A woman harvesting rose petals to make perfume. (Omega Synbol) Manifesting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: MAHASIAH (mah-HA-see-YAH) Healing, Rectification)
Your loving and positive intentions can be a healing balm to yourself and others. You have the ability to stay attuned to a spiritual wavelength which simplifies, harmonizes and elevates the atmosphere around you. To the extent that you can just be yourself all negativity falls away and your path opens clearly before you.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “The statue of a God worn smooth by devotees' kissing.” So many kisses, so many rose petals – the drop by drop accumulation of love which gradually accumulates a focus of spiritual light in the physical realm. The hardness of stone meets the softness of a kiss and finally, at last, the stone disappears, is worn away, just as, also, the fragrance of divine love as embodied in the rose distills itself into a healing balm.
Pleiadian Symbol: Gently a feather falls from the sky, settling on a gigantic pyramid.
Azoth Symbol: Sowers of Grain are singing.
Seed Degree: Taurus 19. A bottle of gold dust gathered from many places over many years. (Omega Symbol). The gold gathered is transmuted into a higher form – love, whose healing fragrance is once again dispersed.
A crown turns into goat horns. (Chandra Symbol). Empowerment, fully assimilated, expressed as devotion to an ideal.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 1: A magician inventing many new techniques. (Omega Symbol). The roses' fragrance seeps in everywhere, giving birth to a whole garden of inspirations.
A divorced husband and wife enjoying each others' company. (Chandra Symbol). Devotion to the spiritual light opens one's eyes to the connectedness that is beyond separation.
She fills her basket with red petals, then pours them into the urn of water, where they infuse in the sun, their invisible, fragrant smoke received by the water.
Later, more petals are added. The water grows heavier and heavier with the rose's oil.
The scent of summer captured, the rose's spirit becomes the womb of memory.