33. Revealing the Dark Side (Yud Chet Vav)
Angel: YEHUIAH (yay-HOO-ee-YAH) Subordination to Higher Order
Virgo 11. The smell of ancient perfume as an Egyptian tomb is opened. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: LAVIAH (LAH-vee-YAH) Great Escape, Revelation)
You have the power to tap into energies in a direct way and to grasp situations immediately. You deeply feel what is going on around you, and know that most of it has to do with ties to the past that have created chronic stuck places. At your best you are able to help others to release these energy knots so that they may move on.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A four-year-old girl dressed as a nurse.” The Omega symbol portrays something very old, and the Chandra Symbol something very young. But the scent of ancient perfume envelops immediately us in the energy of the past the moment we encounter it, and the mere presence of the four-year-old girl dressed as a nurse has an immediate healing effect on us. This degree signifies the magic of tapping directly and spontaneously into the wavelength of healing, and merging with our inner wisdom.
Pleiadian Symbol: As a youth ages he grows to look less and less like his mother.
Azoth Symbol: Birds thought to be extinct are seen flocking in trees high in the mountains.
Seed degree: Leo 6. Hidden photos of a deceased woman are discovered. (Omega Symbol). As we tap more and more clearly into the past, the wholeness of it eventually opens up to our intuition.
A hamster running in a treadmill. (Chandra Symbol). Feeling a strong urge to exercise the powers we feel inside ourselves, we allow ourselves to innocently take on roles in which we can be of service to those around us.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 14. Toward the center of a galaxy, the concentration of stars becomes denser and denser. (Omega Symbol). Tapping into the energies of the past always tends toward carrying us into the heart of meaning.
Fields of jasmine flowers. (Chandra Symbol). Allow the healing energies of our love and innocence to come forth spontaneously from ourselves, we generate a powerful joy that energizes and gives hope to others.
The breathing stops for a moment, for fear that with the next breath the perfume might have vanished, might have been only some hallucination born of anticipation and long digging and darkness. But when he continues to breathe he finds that the scent had both vanished and lingered, the way the faintest of winds does on a lake, just before the surface has grown too dark to observe.
A strangely fresh smell, like the scent of a body that has journeyed all night and has developed the faintest residue of perspiration mixed with morning fog. Like all of the greatest perfumes its fragrance unidentifiable, the only ingredient his nose able to detect with any certainty being starlight.
Virgo 12. To test her fears, a woman takes a walk alone at night in a graveyard. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: CALIEL (KA-lee-EL) Fertility, Justice)
You are attracted to the dark, the negative, and the discordant. These places of density and suffering are yours to explore, for you have the ability to bring the light of harmony and love into the worst of situations. You will be protected in this as long as you remain centered in your faith, and the truth that attunement to your higher self offers you complete protection.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A dog sniffing a dead animal.” You are acutely aware of the forces of entropy and decay – the way everything eventually winds down, loses energy, and falls apart. If you struggle against this inappropriately, you might wear yourself out in futile efforts to fix things that need to be let go of and allowed to disintegrate. On the other hand, There are other instances in which your insights as to what is going wrong can be invaluable and used as a basis to effect renewal and rejuvenation.
You can help others over their fear of change (once you overcome it), and help them to resolve themselves to what is beyond them to fix, as well as inspire a positive attitude toward change and revival in other contexts.
Pleiadian Symbol: The wind blows away a woman's veil.
Azoth Symbol: A lightning bolt strikes an open palm bringing new life to a man.
Seed degree: Leo 18. A man walks into the pages of a novel. (Omega Symbol). Allowing our imagination to carry us wherever it wants to, it will inevitably go to those places where fears need to be released.
A rose bush. Many buds, but no flowers. (Chandra Symbol). Knowing that all life moves in cycles, we are freed from the fear of death, for we sense that its a necessary part of consciousness entering the world of phenomena.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 14. Unconcerned with how he is going to escape, a man explores an infinite library. (Omega Symbol). The clearing of fears opens an untold number of doors to greater and greater realms of understanding and possibility.
After a feast, much uneaten food remains on the plates. (Chandra Symbol). Accepting loss as a necessary part of being a part of any energy system, we come to automatically take only that which will truly satiate us.
They had misled her: There were no people here. Only bodies changing form. She could feel them – no, not the bodies – the molds and microbes and worms enjoying themselves as they gorged on the rich nutrients. The owners of the bodies were all off in many different sorts of places, some rather near, others at unimaginable distances. They knew not of her presence, nor cared.
She'd chosen a full moon for her visit, so that she might find her way more easily. She walked softly through the moving tree shadows amongst the stones with their carvings of names. Strange how names continue to hold their shape, as the things they name keep forever changing.
Virgo 13. A meteorite with the edges worn smooth. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: LEUVIAH (LOO-vee-YAH) Dialing God, Expansive Intelligence/Fruition
You have a cosmic perspective that can help others to lift up out of their little limiting nightmares and karmic loops. You combines a coolness and softness with great power and unwillingness to compromise when the issue is important. You have come from afar to give people many things, in fact, whatever they are ready to receive. It is only the limits of your earthly personality that could ever get in the way of the power of this – so let those limits go.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man with hair on his back.” On first looking at this pair of symbols one might think there is no obvious connection between them. But meteors are very yang, in that they are heavy and metal, and yet soft in that the atmosphere has burned their edges smooth. And likewise the man of the Chandra symbol is yang in that he is a male, and yet has the soft hair on his back, which is a yang part of the body, with the hair on it being yin, or feminine.
You have the ability to express hard-to-accept truths in a way that softens them. You do not want to be contentious, or to fight, but you will not give up your position when you think you are right. Your intense adherence to your own ideas will draw to you tests through which you can learn what you need to change or modify (activities, by the way, which don't come easily for you) and if you give in to what these tests are trying to teach you and allow the necessary inner transformations to occur, your connection to spirit will be strengthened.
Pleiadian Symbol: An angel of harmony comes to clear away confusion.
Azoth Symbol: Many bridges connecting the two halves of a city.
Seed degree: Leo 30. A poetess wearing rings with large gemstones in them. (Omega Symbol). Sensing our connection with the great beyond, we feed our own energy system with those uplifting energies which will serve to connect us with the universe at large.
A woman sprinkling rose water in the four corners of a room. (Chandra Symbol). When we create an atmosphere and environment of love, the masculine force is softened and balanced, and hence becomes more life-supporting.
Fulfillment degree: Libra 14. A storm raging in Antarctica. (Omega Symbol). Learning to take on a vibration of softness and gentleness that is beyond the conflicts of this world, we are then able to make contact with those inner places of great depth and power.
A chariot pulled by four elephants. (Chandra Symbol). The masculine energy softening and becoming more gentle, we find in ourselves a wise patience that allows us to slowly and inevitably progress along our path.
Any fall creates wind, long falls generating fiery winds that polish away the harshness of sharp shatterings.
I was a meteorite, stopped by earth. Impact was a relief, for I'd had enough polishing. I'd raced toward touching something, anything, craving contact with what I knew not until I touched it. And now, even though I'm absorbed into this new world, I shall never forget my foreignness, having plunged into my self-made hole, yet feeling other, always other, a dark world unto myself buried in this vaster one.
The fiery winds have smoothed me and now I sleep. Miraculous, how the world has accepted me.
Virgo 14. A collection of diamonds of many different colors. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: PAHALIAH (pa-HA-lee-YAH) Victory Over Addictions, Redemption)
At your worst you have an answer for everything, and are always trying to clearly define and make complete sense out of everything. This can really inhibit flow, which is what you most need. The way for you to get into the flow is to quit concentrating on end results and objects and focus on the movement going on in the present – where the spiritual light is streaming in and constantly inspiring.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A long steel screw.” If, like the screw, you get into tight situations and mindsets which aren't serving you, then you need to back out – find the steps that got you there, and reverse them. The diamonds of the Omega symbol are extremely hard, but their colors are soft. You are trying so hard to connect things and hold them together (the screw), and you need to learn softness to balance this. If you put the right things together in the right way you will have accomplished something meaningful and enduring, but when things aren't working, or you find your efforts have been in vain or your experiments have failed, then you need to disperse the resulting darkness, and like the diamonds, let light in, light of other colors, and not just the ones your biases have chosen to paint the world with.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man writing the history of an old, illustrious family.
Azoth Symbol: Someone writes a book of imaginary future history.
Seed Degree: Virgo 12. To test her fears, a woman takes a walk alone at night in a grave yard. (Omega Symbol). Moving through our fears we gain access to all other negative emotions, for we see that they are all fear-based. Through this we embrace a whole spectrum of healing energies.
A dog sniffing at a dead animal. (Chandra Symbol). Our curiosity concerning death and the way it inevitably separates us from life causes us to look for whatever we feel will create endurance and certainty in our existence.
Fulfillment Degree: Scorpio 14. A white marble foot glows pink as it turns into flesh. (Omega Symbol). Sensing that the spiritual light light takes on a wide array of manifestations, we eventually allow it to imbue our understanding with a loving aliveness.
Women dressed in black. They are wailing and mourning. (Chandra Symbol). What we intensely and deeply hold on to eventually brings us to confront inevitable loss and the need to clear the emotion of grief which it generates.
Impurities within the diamonds – or structural imperfections – is what creates the colors, boron giving rise to blue, nitrogen to yellow, or faulty crystal lattices giving birth to red, or pink. Or sometimes color results from exposure to the radiations of uranium, as in the case of green. Hence accidents and irregularities provide a weakness, which allows the invasion of colors.
White diamonds are utterly colorless in their perfection. The rainbow, taking pity on their purity, enters to console them, dancing through.
Virgo 15. A man wearing paper wings jumps off a cliff and soars through the sky. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: NELCHAEL (NEL-ka-EL) Eradicate Plague, Ardent Desire to Learn)
You have your own way of doing things, but it can be very hard for you to find that way, as others are often telling you that your methods won’t work. Actually your methods are perfectly suited to you, and when coupled to your enthusiasm and self-confidence they will always carry you to your desired destination. The secret to success for you is to listen to yourself.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man inherits a vast fortune.” Your problem is not prosperity – you have so much to work with. The problem is, what are you going to do with it. If you become intimidated by your own gifts you may hold them back, save them up for a rainy day which may never come. It is important that you use what you have, that you share your wealth of ideas and abilities with others, without allowing your questions about whether or not you're doing the right thing to stop you from experimenting. Remember: there is always something to learn from a failed investment.
Pleiadian Symbol: A lace handkerchief suffused with lavender scent.
Azoth Symbol: In a forest quartz crystals hanging from trees.
Seed degree: Virgo 24. A satyr sleeping standing up. Roots are growing from his hooves into the ground. (Omega Symbol) When we are deeply and harmoniously grounded in physical reality it gives us a secure basis for exploring higher realities.
A silver trident. (Chandra Symbol). The cleansing and clearing of our intuitive perception allows us to see the riches we already possess.
Fulfillment degree: Sagittarius 14. A man communicates in graceful sign language. (Omega Symbol). Reaching into higher realities we find things we desire to communicate, and, realizing that these go beyond words, we increasingly allow our every act and gesture to become the communication.
A terrarium filled with carnivorous plants. (Chandra Symbol). Realizing the wealth we possess, we come to realize that using it to support life requires sensitivity to needs and careful selectivity.
If the man is the size of a dragonfly. If the cliff is three inches high. If he becomes a citizen of the wind. If gravity could make an occasional exception. If a swarm of butterflies creates an updraft.
We watched his flight, and running to where he'd landed in a field we saw that he was also made of paper, but turned to flesh as he awoke.