Phase 20. Victory over Addictions (Pey Hey Lamed)
Angel: PAHALIAH (pa-HA-lee-YAH) Redemption
Cancer 6. On a dull, overcast day, a pool reflects a clear, blue sky. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: HAHEUIAH (ha-HOO-ee-YAH) Overcoming Jealousy, Protection)
You are deeply aware that none of us need go along with any negativity we’re exposed to. You are always able to inject a not of harmony and positivity into any situation in which you find yourself. Your message to the world is that problems can be overcome just as quickly as we are ready to release them.
The Chandra symbol for this degree is “The Medusa's head with writhing snakes for hair.” Anyone looking at the Medusa will turn to stone. It is looking at ourselves and not being able to accept what we see, not being able to move forward – becoming frozen, due to fear. There is nothing to fear. The writhing snakes are the mind's uncontrolled thoughts – the ego's desperate, random, and chaotic projections in an effort to maintain it's position. But we are not our reflection – or at least we don't need to be. We each have inside us a perfect inner clarity, which, if we allow it to come forth, will manifest as a purifying and harmonizing influence in the world around us.
Pleiadian Symbol: On crags by the sea a mythical golden bird is building its nest.
Azoth Symbol: A monk swinging a prayer wheel.
Seed degree: Gemini 4. From a mountain people watch a tsunami. (Omega Symbol. Experiencing a profound emotional clearing we find we are able to see beyond any illusion of cloudiness into the ever-present clarity of spiritual realities.
An island just visible off the coast. (Chandra Symbol). When we become curious to see those areas of ourselves that are unknown, we encounter the challenge of confronting our fears.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 8.Through a microscope, a scientist observes a deadly virus. (Omega Symbol). When we are able to reject confusion and illusion we are able to more clearly see how the forces of destruction and darkness operate.
A gypsy peasant woman sings a mournful chant. (Chandra Symbol). Letting go of sadness, which always stems from an attachment to the past, we are able to confront our fears so that we may move forward.
People wondered why the pool refused to reflect clouds. It was not, though, a refusal on the pool's part to see what was above it, but an ability to see beyond the near into the far – to see the sky above the clouds.
And, at night, when stars filled the sky, the pool continued to glow with the sky blue color of daylight, for it could also see beyond time, and change.
Cancer 7. Deep in a mine statues and bas-reliefs carved from salt. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: NITH-HAIAH (NIT-ha-YAH) Speak Your Mind, Spiritual Wisdom and Magic)
In the darkest areas of consciousness and in the cloudiest of situations you sense the potential for purity and clarity. You know deep in your being that the highest ideals are possible to fulfill. Your energy, therefore, is a potent antidote to depression and despair. How this manifesting of ideals is to be accomplished is for your intuition to discover and your rationality to honor and not obstruct.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “The Arctic wasteland under the setting sun.” In both the Omega and the Chandra symbols there is an aura of the mystic and cosmic. Here the sign Cancer, which can be so focused on its own little world, takes in the vastness and depth of reality. The hostile environment of the Arctic urges one to find the inner source of life sustenance, as the outer source here has virtually disappeared. The bas-reliefs of salt bless and purify the physical realm, honoring it as a temple of learning and growth. The sign Cancer, which is the sign most attuned to learning and teaching is here focused on contacting and comprehending the deepest and most universal truths. This is nurturing of the soul, at root level.
Pleiadian Symbol: Dancing in and out of the shadows, two fairies dancing down a lane on a windy night.
Azoth Symbol: Mythical stories being communicated through dances.
Seed degree: Gemini 16. A man projecting numbers at someone for the purpose of healing that person. (Omega Symbol). Tuning into the vibrations the are most needed to bring us into harmony takes us deep inside ourselves where we may attune to the healing energies stored there and thus clear any negativity stored in our personality.
A single sunflower wilting and dropping its seeds. (Chandra Symbol). When we naturally release the fullness of our creativity we experience a profound and clear rest -- a beautiful sense of emptiness and purity.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 9. A woman ironing white linen. (Omega Symbol). Having found an anchoring of clarity deep inside ourselves we are able to proceed with bringing greater light and harmony to our outer reality.
A fat man in a state of reverie smoking a hookah. (Chandra Symbol). Finding a vast clear space within where we may freely dream dreams, we commune with our imagination, allowing it to find its way into higher realms.
Having mined so much salt from this place the people, in thanks, had carved these statues as tributes to the gods of salt and earth. We journeyed there with candles and saw a carved map of the moon held by a naked goddess, and her animal-headed minions, and carved forests, and inscriptions in the Moon's watery language.
And a wind came and blew our candles out, leaving us there to dream in the darkness, which anointed us.
Cancer 8. A man versed in the art of making charms and talismans. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: HAAIAH (HA-ee-YAH) Order From Chaos, Political Science and Ambition)
You know how to focus energy, to collect it and pattern it for maximum intensity so that it can become a healing force. You can’t figure out how to do this, you just need to allow your desire to create to manifest, and it will spontaneously occur. There is much latent knowledge you carry within you. Your task is to tune into it and allow it to flow.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An alchemical text written on parchment.” In this symbol we find formulas for healing and evolution, in the Omega Symbol we find a person who has taken in and become versed in these formulas, so that he might practically employ them. This degree is about understanding the different qualities inherent in different vibrations, together with learning how they combine together. Here is the attempt to understand processes, and then to use that understanding creatively to solve problems and, hopefully, advance the self spiritually. The negative potential here is that the person must keep the Higher Purpose in mind, and not get caught up in mere tricks, or serving the selfishness and greed of the lower self.
Pleiadian Symbol: Rabbits in elegant dress dancing with each other at a masked ball.
Azoth Symbol: A seer has a vision of the Light's ever-present and all-seeing eye.
Seed degree: Gemini 28. A house which keeps growing bigger and bigger. (Omega Symbol). Seeing the way in which potentials infinitely proliferate, we choose from a vast array of possibilities those energies which we wish to amplify.
A cloud in the shape of a rabbit. (Chandra Symbol). Tuning into the fleeting manifestations of subtle energy forces we attempt to see eternal laws at work behind them, and to find a way to express those laws.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 9. Bats streaming out of a cave at dusk. (Omega Symbol). Our magical intent draws forth the abundant life of energies dwelling deep inside us.
A talkative woman with tape over her mouth. (Chandra Symbol). We study so deeply and acutely the formulas and laws of existence that we come to a pint of realizing that theories must now be put aside to allow inspiration to arise out of the silence and guide us.
He imagined his talismans as maps which charted the landscapes of desire, miniature worlds whose influence would compel the world around them to move into clearer, higher atmospheres. His geometries became vessels filled with his intent. He chanted into his talismans the names of forces which would bring harmony to the wearer, or the home in which they were hung. Plants, creatures, stones and stars and beings of the lands of twilight gathered round to help him as he worked.
Cancer 9. A man shaking dew off orchids into a glass vial. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: YERATEL (YEH-ra-TEL) Silent Partner, Propagation of the Light)
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.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “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 in 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.
Pleiadian Symbol: A sylph reaches into a pool to caress a fish.
Azoth Symbol: The sound of singing voices echoes through a dark, cavernous cathedral.
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.
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.
Cancer 10. An artist making shadowboxes in which he is placing collages and various small objects. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: SEHEIAH (say-HAY-ee-YAH) Soul Mats, Longevity, Releases body and mind from negative emotions)
You have a unique way of combining things, a way that can bring forth new ideas and possibilities. Your energy can startle others, catching them off guard and helping them to confront whatever they’ve been avoiding. You are a revealer of the strangeness of life, which helps people get beyond their neat and usual structures.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A violent hail storm.” The Chandra symbol represents a release of nature, whereas the Omega Symbol represents the opposite – a collecting together of things. The hail storm is violent, the making of the shadow boxes a quiet process requiring patience. This degree is about coming to know the self through witnessing what we collect together and how we arrange it in our life, and also about the need to purge oneself periodically -- especially one's emotional body.
Hail – which is ice – is water that has become solid, that is, taken on the characteristics of the earth element. And so ice falling from the sky signifies the grounding of emotions, grounding them by letting them out, by expressing them, by standing aside and letting them find a way out of the self. It is through this we maintain our integrity and uniqueness, which is then expressed through the making of the shadowboxes.
Pleiadian Symbol: A rough diamond with a groove carved around it so that it may be worn on a cord.
Azoth Symbol: A tree of ripe fruit discovered by hungry birds.
Seed degree: Cancer 22. A man collecting shadows. He is putting them in a bag. (Omega Symbol). Collecting up all our dark and hidden aspects, we then have material with which to form cohesive pictures through which to communicate what is at work inside us.
Bunches of watercress growing by a cool spring. (Chandra Symbol). When one find a peaceful and clear environment in which to thrive and be content, repression can be let go of and any power surges of "emotional weather" can be withstood.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 9. A man shaking dew off orchids into a glass vial. (Omega Symbol). Through understanding the way the symbols and images of our psyche are organized we are able to grasp its vibrant, living essence.
A skeleton playing a flute. (Chandra Symbol). Intense emotional purgings help us to overcome the fear of change, and through joyfully encouraging them, to reinforce and intensify the process of change.
The shadowboxes were narrow worlds, each sealed behind a glass front. Often people sent him objects they felt he might like, strange and curious objects which seemed attracted to him like bees to a hive. He introduced the most unlikely objects to each other, objects that once they came together formed surprising and unsuspected constellations that seemed to grow imaginary histories out of themselves,frozen dramas, trapped in the shadowboxes amber.