Phase 22. Stop Fatal Attraction (Yud Yud Yud)
Angel: YEIAYEL (YAY-ah-YEL) Fame, Renown
Cancer 16. A woman dressed in immaculately clean rags. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Lehahiah (Lay-HA-hee-YAH) Forget Thyself, Obedience)
The outer for you carries no meaning – is just something to be seen beyond. You are unattached to the usual and supposedly normal way of looking at things. You are searching for purity of vision – to be able to see things as they really are, unclouded by anything. You need to focus on this, and share it with others. It will come in glimpses at first, but more and more steadily as you go.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A skull carved out of quartz crystal.” The rags are without style or dirt, the skull, also is timeless and clear. The mind attempts to allow in light to such an extent that nothing is hidden and no shadows exist. Everything passes through, nothing is held, which results in clearness, openness, and the ability to recognize the spiritual aspect in everything. Here is a very great and complete rejection of everything – the result being there is room to receive what comes in with a tremendous openness. A unique protection strategy.
Pleiadian Symbol: A researcher looking through secret archives.
Azoth Symbol: In white jugs dew from the sacred mountain.
Seed degree: Libra 4.By accident, a man finds an invisible tower. (Omega Symbol). Being open to the subtle promptings of inspiration leads us eventually to let go of all the limits and boundaries we impose on our identity.
A woman bites into a lemon and makes a face. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to completely experience our full reactions to everything, our mind eventually becomes clear and receptive to higher vibrations.
Fulfillment degree: Capricorn 9. A woman thinks of all the things that have died to make the soil. (Omega Symbol). Letting go of any and all limiting beliefs about self we realize the richness and possibilities for growth that nature offers us.
A woman washes a man's feet and dries them with her hair. (Chandra Symbol). The clearer and more receptive our mind becomes the more our intuition is allowed to cleanse and purify our rational understanding.
Some stains remained as pale clouds, faded through thousands of washings. Weaves had worn thin, allowing light to saturate the rags. These were tapestries of toil which she now wore on her body. They seemed tired and used up, which made the people sigh when the looked at her. The rags were contented in their retirement, where they might lay at rest against moist young skin and bask in the sun, and look forward to a casual afternoon of fashion photography.
Cancer 17. A man’s shadow moving independently of him. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Chavakiah (cha-VA-kee-Yah) Sexual Energy, Reconciliation)
You have a very active subconscious, and whatever needs to come forth from it will do so, in one way or another. You need to listen carefully to what is going on inside you, no matter how inexplicable it is. If you ignore the energies moving deep inside you they will grow stronger, take on a life of their own, and assert themselves into your world until they have ,made their point.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is, “A woman working busily at a spinning wheel.” There's a compulsive energy here that keeps working and working on something in a way that can be mindless – which can be positive, in that what comes forth is not likely to be limited by logic nor slowed down by any hesitancy. The deeper self keeps things moving forward with its own agendas, and if this degree can be self aware it can learn much from observing its own motions. The problem is, is the work being carried out for a constructive purpose, or is it simply busywork engaged in as a means of avoiding what one really needs to do? If it's the latter, the shadow with a mind of its own of the Omega Symbol will eventually provoke a confrontation with the truth.
Pleiadian Symbol: A plant thought to be extinct comes to life from a seed that chanced to fall by the wayside.
Azoth Symbol: A collection of vessels in a laboratory.
Seed degree: Libra 16. After many revisions, a poem is thrown away. (Omega Symbol). The failures we experience in life cause us to be more in touch with our hidden aspects and to realize all the various ways that they have a life of their own that is so often different from our expectations, and the limited framework from which we view reality.
A woman: The lower half of her body is a serpent. (Chandra Symbol). As we focus our attention on the here and how we are able to connect with our deep, inner earth wisdom.
Fulfillment degree: Aquarius 9. A medieval cathedral built on the site of an ancient pagan temple. (Omega Symbol). The activities of the subconscious, when allowed freedom, are always returning to places of power and meaning so as to deepen our understanding of them and to find new ways of expressing their truth.
Violets blooming by the barred windows of a dungeon. (Chandra Symbol). When we focus on the tasks of the moment, no matter how boring or restrictive they may seem, our sense of limitation is softened, and we realize that freedom is close at hand.
Always faithful to light and movement, shadows suffer a deep devotion to the expected. The vampire's shadow, though, was so old that its memory had worn thin, and one night, bored, it decided to play with a candle, and began to move in whatever way happened to capture its fancy.
Being the vampire's dark side, it found itself dreaming of helping others, of caring for those who suffered, and of refreshing itself with a bath of sunlight. Had the vampire not taken his shadow so for granted, maybe it would have been more loyal.
Cancer 18. Gnomes creating beautiful and ornate metalwork. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Menadel (Meh-na-DEL) Fear(less), Inner/outer work)
You have a strong need to express yourself, and to create something that others will enjoy and be uplifted by. You have a great willingness to work with other people for the common good, and don’t mind taking on difficult or arduous projects. You have the ability to turn what is ugly or negative into something beautiful, even though the transformation may be tremendously challenging.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black child playing with a tiger.” Innocence toying with power can, on the one hand be dangerous, but if it is innocent enough, that innocence can protect it. The Gnomes of the Omega Symbol work with something that is very resistive – the metal, whereas the child interacts with something very volatile. In both cases a challenge is taken up, the challenge of creating something wonderful, and the challenge of meeting power head on. Love is what will ultimately tame the tiger, and patience and attentiveness is what will ultimately create the beautiful metalwork.
Pleiadian Symbol: A mother bird and her chicks taking a dust bath.
Azoth Symbol: A man playing traditional airs on an old lute.
Seed degree: Libra 28. A blind piano tuner. (Omega Symbol). Focusing our senses so that we may become more attuned to the harmonies of the universe, we find we have prepared ourselves for the executing of creative tasks – often ones that are arduous, but which will have lasting results.
A single white swan swimming through gray mist. (Chandra Symbol). When we can innocently and gently interact with our power and not be afraid of it, we take on a cosmic poise that allows us to move gracefully through all difficulties and uncertainties.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 9. A ghost peacefully coexisting with a family in a house. (Omega Symbol). Patiently and with focus pursuing our creative tasks, we automatically learn to allow all other beings to do what they do without judgement.
Dusk. A vampire awakens. (Chandra Symbol). Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and to contact our own power we find that our deepest fears and desires emerge from our unconscious.
Deep in the mountain's belly furnaces are being continually fed to keep the forges glowing, as artisans hammer the heated iron, patiently drawing and twisting it into the shapes of flora and fauna that in nature are born and pass away, but in iron will cool and live for untold centuries, impervious to winters and winds and the rot that vanishes living things, records blessed by the gods of death and memory.
Cancer 19. A man memorizing Chinese characters. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Aniel (AH-nee-EL) The Big Picture, Breaking the Circle)
You are trying to find keys to understanding yourself and new ways of communicating. You need to approach this in a gradual way, and keep at your efforts. You can easily become frustrated, and the antidote to this is patience and perseverance. The world always seems unusual to you, for you take nothing for granted. This is a beautifully open-minded way of being so long as you can avoid becoming overly insecure.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An opossum comes out into the moonlight.” The Chinese characters of the Omega Symbol are a whole world of pictures to be explored and understood, little by little. The opossum, too, is engaged in exploring. This is an Aries degree, Aries ruling exploration.
The degree is highly subjective and interior. It wishes to be left to its own impulses and doings, without having to answer or justify itself. It seeks meaning in everything, and wants to understand how that meaning all fits together – but not from any logical or rational viewpoint – this is a degree of feeling, and the life of the imagination. It's way of understanding anything is highly personal.
Pleiadian Symbol: A conquerer weds a foreign bride.
Azoth Symbol: A stuffed bird that is now extinct.
Seed degree: Scorpio 10. In a field of dandelions, a yellow dragon appears. (Omega Symbol). Sensing the deep mysteries and wonders behind what is usually considered everyday and mundane, we seek a unique and poetic language with which to communicate with the fabulous.
On a human nose a wart that turns into a diamond. (Chandra Symbol). Seeing the beauty and meaning behind seeming imperfections, we allow our hidden aspects out so that hopefully their needs may be met.
The Chinese characters continued to enter his mind and fall away, then enter again, entering until they eventually stayed, lodged in his memory. At first they had seemed impervious to memorization, but as he worked to take them in he found patterns within them, and groupings, as he began to see how they hung together like strands of a spider's web.
He loved learning old words that he later found in museum cases, carved in jade.
And as he took them in, his dreams began to fill with labyrinths and landscapes through which he wandered, where he met old sages and hermits and fishermen, and came upon rivers twisted like serpents, and mists, and forests, and mountains in them, steep as towers, until he found himself growing a beard filled with wind, his eyebrows becoming as bushy as clouds, and began himself to build poems out of these curious, painted brushstrokes.
Cancer 20: A keyboard which plays colors. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired
(Degee Angel: Haamiah (He-AH-mee-YAH) Circuitry, Ritual and ceremony)
You have a deep understanding of many things, and are in sympathetic rapport with so much. It can all have a very elusive quality though, always coming and going, appearing and disappearing. You need to know that this is OK, that there is a higher security to be had in the flux of spiritual energies, rather than in mere surface stability and physical security in this world.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Many brightly colored tropical fish.” Both the colors of the Omega Symbol and the fish of the Chandra Symbol move, flow, and flicker. Fish signify understanding. This is a Taurean degree and so has to do with the process of integration. The integration here, though, is not of the nature of building blocks or set formulas, but is very mutative and unpredictable, always yielding new, surprising and beautifully fluid combinations. This degree is at heart a true artist – not one who consciously and objectively carries out their work, but one who is caught up in it and swept away by it. And, if only they can stay on this wavelength it can be so very uplifting, energizing and refreshing to other people.
Pleiadian Symbol: Singing and laughter echoing through a network of canals.
Azoth Symbol: A poet mesmerizing listeners with his wondrous poems.
Seed degree: Scorpio 22. A mountain of old shoes. (Omega Symbol). Having understood things in so many different ways, and having realized that each one of these ways is not the ultimate one, we realize the glorious spectrum of reality on which the music of the universe is played.
A rug woven out of rags. (Chandra Symbol). When we let go of old, worn out and no longer needed identities and allow their accumulated totality to form a basis for our understanding, we find ourselves envisioning a wonderful array of extremely varied insights.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 10. A wondrous perfume that follows a man wherever he goes. (Omega Symbol). The symphonies which the keyboard of colors has played become the perfume of memories that envelop us with their allurement and mystery.
A man exhaling clouds of iridescent smoke. (Chandra Symbol). So many different and varied understandings merge and blend within us until we feel the poetic urge to let them flow forth from ourselves.
It was a female alchemist who discovered that rainbows are actually musical instruments. She invented a keyboard for them so that her long, white fingers might cause the colors to flicker and glow over a particular lake where she most loved to play, especially at twilight and after a rainstorm. Far into the sky and deep into the lake the colors' delicate effulgence created fugues of light, darting through the atmosphere like schools of fish, or the luminous threads of a spontaneous tapestry giving birth to itself.
The colors rejoiced in the silence of their iridescent music.