Phase 37. The Big Picture (Aleph Nun Yud)
Angel: ANIEL (AH-nee-EL) Breaking the Circle
Libra 1. An apothecary shop in which herbal concoctions and other medicines appear as needed. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Aniel (AH-nee-EL) The Big Picture, Breaking the Circle)
Desire and need combined with pure intent can create their own fulfillment spontaneously. The secret here is that the point of power is in the present, which is beyond the fear (whose roots are always in the past) and hope (which focuses on the future). You have the power of spontaneous manifestation of the exact energy that the present calls for.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A group of fat Italian ladies preparing bread.” This degree has an ability to find the easiest most direct ways of relating to the world around it, and to other people in particular. It wants everyone to feel nourished, included, and to have a good time. It mixes so very well with all other types of energies and degrees, and functions as a kind of lubricant that makes everything run more smoothly through an ease of connecting that is inviting. It has about it a simple and elusive beauty, that, like the medicines of the Omega Symbol can mutate into what will best serve the purpose of enhancing interaction.
Pleiadian Symbol: A butterfly becoming transparent, its wings shimmering with rainbow colors.
Azoth Symbol: Tall, thin men traveling on unicycles.
Seed degree: Aries 7. An old man admiring a portrait of himself as a youth. (Omega Symbol). Appreciating the processes wrought by time, we eventually are able to overcome the constraints of time, and to find that what we need is distant in neither time nor space.
A double-headed eagle, the heads face in opposite directions. (Chandra Symbol). When we come to understand the dualistic nature of power, we are inclined to work with others in bringing nourishment to those immediately around us.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 16. To rejuvenate himself a man is partially buried in the earth. (Omega Symbol). The gifts bestowed on us by the spiritual light are used to help us connect more harmoniously to the earthly realm.
Three sculptured birds: one black marble, one white marble, one solid gold. (Chandra Symbol). Through giving to others and helping to meet their needs our life takes on greater freedom and meaning in all ways.
An alchemist invented an apothecary shop which mirrored completely the realm of disease. Anyone who entered it immediately reflected their essence onto the mind of the shop, which generated herbs and compounds as an echoing of felt needs. The shop held all the answers and solutions one could ever desire.
What was curious was how few people came to the shop, and of those few who came and took home the medicines, how many of the medicines were placed on a shelf somewhere and forgotten.
So the shop, always desirous of improving the potency and efficacy of its products began focusing on other medications, such as songs, weather, and memory clusters which it harvested out of people and distilled into custom-made homeopathic essences.
Illusions, properly selected and harvested, were also found to be highly salutory.
Libra 2. A vast tract of windmills. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Sensitive
(Degee Angel: Haamiah (He-AH-mee-YAH) Circuitry, Ritual and ceremony)
You pick up on a wide variety of different thoughts that are continually passing through the minds of others, and tune in to the currents of thought forms affecting humanity as a whole. Rather than falling prey to the chaos and negativity that this sea of thoughts so often carries, you are good at finding the positive, life supporting currents within it and amplifying these. Your forte is the ability to put seemingly aimless energy to some sort of good use that benefits all.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An apprentice medicine man allowing himself to be bitten by a snake.” You see the potential value of attempting to relate to difficult people and situations, and even if you are consciously trying to avoid such encounters something in you will either draw them to you or seek them out for the purpose of learning something that it is very necessary for you to learn. You are very aware of how the defensiveness of people can cause them to be hostile or destructive in how they connect with others, but you also know how to defuse this so that relationships can improve in significant way.
Pleiadian Symbol: As one climbs steps they turn into water which flows upward.
Azoth Symbol: Crows gathering in late autumn twilight.
Seed degree: Aries 19. A skeleton dressed in garlands of flowers. (Omega Symbol). Giving in to the processes of change and realizing their beauty opens us up to unexpected possibilities of communication.
Someone performing trephination. (Chandra Symbol). Opening up one's mind brings a fearlessness in encountering new experiences.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 16. At the bottom of a gorge, a river turbulent with rapids. (Omega Symbol). Allowing ourselves to freely connect with others frees up emotional restrictions, energizing our feeling body.
A young girl and boy explore a perfume counter. (Chandra Symbol). Confronting our fears always opens us up to new experiences containing possibilities of greater fulfillment.
The windmills tall and white, each with three arms, thousands of windmills and thousands of arms, each one resisting and slowing the wind a little. The wind, though, loves to die just as much as it loves to be born, it will wear itself down a little by pushing the blades, running through them like hair through a comb, the blades straightening the long strands of wind, but only for a moment, until it tangles once again, and laughs its inaudible laugh, which makes the trees laugh too, audibly.
Libra 3. A painting upside-down in a museum. No one notices the mistake. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Rehael (RAY-ha-EL) Diamond in the Rough, Filial Submission)
You see things always in a way that is new and different from the norm. Somehow the usual assumptions and biases that most people take for granted just don’t stick to you. This is a wonderful quality, and can manifest as great insight. Do not allow the negative reactions of others to cause you to doubt what you have to give.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “An inaccurate, imaginative map of the world.” When there's something you don't know you can always make it up, and through doing this can access what's inside you by a process of projecting it on the outside world. The challenge here is to not get reality confused with one's speculations. As more information comes in the map can always be modified toward a more accurate and detailed picture. There is a great value, though, in speculation before facts are known, for it stimulates further exploration, which is something this degree very much loves to do.
Pleiadian Symbol: The Sun rises into a parallel universe.
Azoth Symbol: On an altar a bowl full of darkness and a bowl full of light.
Seed degree: Taurus 1. To cleanse them, crystals are placed in a stream. (Omega Symbol). Through uniting with the present we come into greater clarity, which gives us a new perspective on everything.
A red garnet ring. The garnets glow. (Chandra Symbol). Eagerness to live and to grow impels us to project our imagination onto the territory that lays before us.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 16. A man is projecting numbers at someone for the purpose of healing that person. (Omega Symbol). Freed from the usual way of looking at things we are able to tap into the realm of pure vibration and explore its possbilities.
A single sunflower wilting and dropping its seeds. (Chandra Symbol). The products of the imagination either grow into something, or serve to fertilize future cycles of growth.
(This actually happened. It was at the Chicago Art Institute. The painter was Edwin Dickinson).
Two people, laying on a bed, each facing the other's feet. Spectators viewed them from above.
Even short dreams can change one into a fossil, making the night last millions of years, which, in the long run can provide a far sounder sleep.
Vaguely sensing their reversal, they assumed it was only the crust of the earth moving a little, in its own sleep.
Such slight interruptions only serve to intensify comfort.
Libra 4. By accident, a man finds an invisible tower. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Yeiazel (YAY-ah-ZEL) Speaking the Right Words, Divine Consolation and Comfort)
It is so easy to get sucked down into the quagmires and illusions of physical reality. You, though, have a magic way of being able to always get above it all, to elevate yourself and to pull others up with you. How can you be so positive and see through things so acutely, they all wonder. Its just a gift that you have brought from former lifetimes.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A woman bites into a lemon and makes a face.” This degree has strong reactions to stimuli. It's always wanting progress to happen in relationships, wanting the other person to openly express reactions, wanting differences to be clearly defined, and, if possible, resolved. It figures that if it focuses on what is wrong, then maybe it can be resolved. The problem is, no support or encouragement for these desires may be forthcoming from the outside world.
This degree needs to realize that all experiences are just a projection of itself – that all conflicts can be resolved inwardly, and that one is not dependent on the outside. When this is realized, oddly enough, the outside then tends to become easier to deal with, and more likely to be supportive.
Pleiadian Symbol: Deep in a cave gnomes sitting around a flickering fire.
Azoth Symbol: A convoy of humans landing on a new planet.
Seed degree: Taurus 13. A fruit that smells terrible but tastes wonderful. (Omega Symbol). Overcoming any aversions we may have to those things which will nourish us, we gain a new, unique and expanded perspective on our world.
A treatise on imaginary creatures. (Chandra Symbol). The intensity of our reactions to the world seeks new and more vivid ways to express itself.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 16. A woman dressed in immaculately clean rags. (Omega Symbol). When we rise above the territory in which we find ourselves and hence gain an an expanded perspective on our true place in the world, our identity is cleansed of attachments as well as the need to be something just because others want us to be that.
A skull carved out of quartz crystal. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to express openly and directly our reactions to life, rather than storing those reactions in our being where they will for stress patterns, we clear out our consciousness and develop, eventually, a crystalline perceptivity, and receptivity to the spiritual light.
Glad he'd been walking so slowly, admiring the vista, for he ran into it, bumping his forehead.
He felt for and found a door. He noticed the steps were made of wind, sturdier than one might think, and circular. He ascended so high the sky grew black, but he could still breathe – a little piece of blue sky had followed him up, enveloping his head like a cloudless aurora.
Looking out he viewed the curvature of the earth, cities and seas. A miraculously stable tower, at least for the moment. He called it the Great Antiquity of the Present.
Libra 5. A flagpole with no flag. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: Hahahel (HA-ha-HEL) Self-Esteem, Mission)
You cannot align yourself with any one group – you simply will not limit yourself in that way. You are not aggressively, or even openly rebellious, but you are beyond the usual systems that run the world. It causes you to emit a fresh and open vibration that relates to life in a purely direct way, unencumbered by the past.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man raising a crop of marijuana.” This degree has a wide open, uninhibited way of relating to the world. It doesn't think in terms of any relationships having set limits, or even consistent formats. It's attitude is “lets explore it all, as much as we want, as much as is enjoyable, and when the mood strikes us.” It is the diametric opposite of formal, conservative, and stiff. The flagpole doesn't need a flag to advertise partisanship. We can run any flag of any country we want to run up it at any time, change them at will, or run up the flag pole just some colored, celebrational flags, to let everyone know there's a party going on and all are invited.
Pleiadian Symbol: Putting his ear to a coffin a man hears the whispering of poems.
Azoth Symbol: A man tuning in to the music of the spheres.
Seed degree: Taurus 25. A holographic computer. (Omega Symbol). Seeing thing in a complete way, we are able to give up our biases and one-sided allegiances.
Bees returning to their hive. (Chandra Symbol). Sensing our deep connection with others gives rise to a desire help them become more aware of their feelings, relax, enjoy life, and to open up to new experiences.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 16. An angel appears to lost travelers and shows them the right direction. (Omega Symbol). Letting go of the need to limit oneself through partisanship opens one to the possibilities of assistance that cosmic entities have to offer.
A red-faced man, tears running down his cheeks. He is laughing convulsively. (Chandra Symbol). Allowing ourselves to relax and to connect more deeply with our feelings gives us the chance to clear out our emotional body so that greater bliss can be experienced.
It wasn't just a pole stuck in the ground, but a shaft inviting the imagination of flags. Everyone who looked at it saw different flags of different shapes and colors, some simple, some complex, some perisistent, others momentary. It all depended on what they wanted to be under, and what the wind was willing to flutter.