Phase 42. Revealing the Concealed (Mem Yud Kaf)
Angel: MIKAEL (MI-ka-EL) Political Authority and Order
Libra 26. Down the side of a mountain, a stream cascading for hundreds of feet. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Iah-hel (EE-a-HEL) Parent – Teacher not Preacher, Desire to Know)
A feeling of inevitability and momentum is here. The person possessing this degree has a relaxed, vital quality that can enliven and refresh everyone. Others may readily get caught up in his enthusiasm and without trying he can be a leader. When he strives to do anything he interrupts his natural flow, and is at his best when being as spontaneous as he can.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A gypsy cart with a campfire nearby.” Home is wherever you make it, and this degree has the capacitiy to be comfortable anywhere. It has a lack of concern with formalities and the complex ways of the world. It is direct in its approach, and relaxed. This makes all living simpler and more direct. When things get out of hand it knows how to scale down and cut back, while maintaining a joy of living. This helps to relax others who come in contact with it, and to focus more on the here and now rather than worrying about the plans and duties of tomorrow. We are all going where we need to go, and the more we acknowledge this, the easier the path becomes, until it is as easy as water falling off a mountain.
Pleiadian Symbol: Above a deep chasm a group of butterflies flying.
Azoth Symbol: At the end of the day bakers giving their bread to the poor.
Seed degree: Aquarius 7. Someone turns back and looks again: the mountain has disappeared. (Omega Symbol). To come into a realization of what is reality and what is our own projections allows us to fully own our energy and express it freely and openly.
A woman burning a book of black magic. (Chandra Symbol). Desiring to rid ourselves of anything which will retard our evolution, we seek out a heart connection with others of like mind which we can carry with us wherever we go.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 18. Gently, a man caresses a thorn tree. (Omega Symbol). Relaxing and letting our emotions flow, we are eventually refined by them, and become more and more sensitive to the needs of others.
A woman with hundreds of breasts. (Chandra Symbol). When we find our soul group with which we can unite with for the purpose of giving and receiving support, we find that this loving kindness and nurturing extends without boundary to all who need it.
(From “Secret Lives of the Elements,” by Rodulus): “It is a mystery that heavy things such as gravity and rocks can create mist, for when water falls it shatters and rises, and where mountains are steep and high water accumulates, searching for a way down to the sea and finding it; for water has two loves, the love of being with itself which it fulfills in merging with the sea, and the love of being in isolation – as close to itself as possible but yet alone, this latter love fulfilled in those microscopic droplets we call clouds and mist.”
Libra 27. A painting that will not dry. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Anauel (a-NA-oo-EL) Appreciation, Perception of Unity)
Nothing is set in stone here – everything can be changed. This degree is refreshingly open and can help others to make changes they may have never thought themselves capable of making. They are difficult, though, to pin down, and can frustrate other people sometimes by their lack of definiteness and certainty. Keeping options open and alive is their forte.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black leopard beneath a full moon.” This degree has an intense awareness of its own emotional needs, and is determined to get them fulfilled. This only becomes negative when the needs it is aware of are not the true, life-sustaining ones, but rather those that fulfill a dysfunctional agenda.
There is a great awareness here of selfishness, both one's own as well as the selfishness of others. How much better to be aware of this than to deny or repress those impulses! If this degree can realize the great spiritual importance of giving to others, and that karmically this is the only way to ultimately gain self-fulfillment, then the tremendous power of desire it has can be harnessed and used to further the evolution of both self and others.
Pleiadian Symbol: Above a city angels waiting for humans to contact them.
Azoth Symbol: Hidden in books are memory chips which contain other books.
Seed degree: Aquarius 19. Suddenly a woman laughs, not knowing why. (Omega Symbol). Knowing that all is capable of change, and that everything is open, we experience a joy and exhileration which is connected to the whole of life rather than necessarily focused on anything specific.
Loud crushing noises as a glacier moves. (Chandra Symbol). The force and intensity of our own emotions awakens us to the need to find a way of fulfilling them.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 18. A magician gives to the wind messages which are to be delivered. (Omega Symbol). When we realize that everything is open-ended and capable of change, we do what we have to do and say what we have to say, knowing that the message of it will be delivered to wherever it needs to go.
A book with blank pages. (Omega Symbol). When we get in touch with our deepest needs we are able to understand and hence fulfill them, which clears a space in which are creativity can express itself.
A painting of a lake by the edge of a forest has hung in the Museum of Peth for 700 years without drying. When we look in the waters of the lake we find clouds that move, and which mirror the clouds in the sky above. We also find on certain days the paint dulling to gray, and at night the canvas becoming almost black, except on those clear nights when the moon has arisen. In winter the painting often grows white with snow, and sometimes, on rare occassions – mainly in spring – travellers are seen journeying through the forest with its trees in full blossom and sometimes stopping to bathe in the lake or drink of its waters, though when viewers of the painting attempt to get the attention of these travellers they seem oblivious to the museum, or the fact that they are only wet paint.
The paint is even known to make faint sounds, such as the movement of wind through branches or the twittering of birds.
The historian Renaldus has obtained some evidence that the painter, Geramo Daz, made the paint from ground gems which he bound with with a curious nectar extracted from the skin of salamanders. Many have tried to duplicate this formula, but have found that the salamander nectar, though creating glowing, shimmering colors will, over a short space of time burn itself out.
Libra 28. A blind piano tuner. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Receptive
(Degree Angel: Mehiel (MAY-hee-EL) Casting Yourself in a Favorable Light, Vivification, invigoration, enlivenment)
This person lives in their own world, and yet what they do can create harmony in the lives of others. They are intent on clarifying what is going on, and on understanding the nature of things. They are very aware of disharmonies in life, and of how they can be resolved. Their knowledge comes from their intuition – their sense of how things “feel” – , and not from objectivity or rationality.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A single white swan swimming through gray mist.” There is an ability here to put others at ease and to keep situations smooth and flowing, an ability to negotiate and to bring conflict closer to resolution. This degree has an instinct for bringing out the best in other people, and for putting them at ease. Like the blind piano tuner it listens carefully, and hearing subtle disharmonies, corrects them by gently modifying the situation until, step by step, everything becomes clearer.
Pleiadian Symbol: Walking on a rainbow people cross a dark ocean.
Azoth Symbol: In a harbor the colossal statue of a goddess.
Seed degree: Pisces 1. At sunset a petrified forest glows with iridescence. (Omega symbol). Having a sensitivity to the many, glowing shades of meaning that are based in timeless truths, we are able to direct our intention toward the creation of harmony.
A field of dandelions. (Chandra Symbol). Empowered by proliferating joy we are able to move through all situations with a gentle, fluid self-assurance.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 18.
Gnomes creating beautiful and ornate metalwork. (Omega Symbol). When we find ways of positively using our abilities to create harmony we can then tackle with others the arduous tasks of manifesting our ideas in the physical world, in a way that is both beautiful and useful.
A black child playing with a tiger. (Chandra Symbol). Finding true poise and the self-assurance to move gracefully through the uncertainties of life, we find that our intuitiveness and innocence allows us to deal with even the most dangerous of situations.
The blind piano tuner Adrianus of Peth was an adept at creative mistuning. If he knew the work which was to be played on a keyboard, he could tune the keys so that they were subtly out of tune in a way that enhanced the sound of the music, making sad, dolorous works so much more deeply sad by the vague inharmonies of the notes, and joyous works so much more joyous by strange disharmonies that kindled a fiery ecstasy in the ears.
It was noted by listeners that even when the same work was played at different times after he had tuned the keyboard the work never sounded the same, nor, he said, could he ever duplicate the same effect. For the Angels of Sound who guided his hands explained to him that they always had new sounds to bring into the world, and had no time to revisit sounds of the past, which might be revisited only through entering the realms of memory.
And so, with each tuning he created new music, but rather than through notes of his own combining, through notes of his own divising.
Libra 29. In a spiritual text, a man searches for hidden codes. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Responsible
(Degree Angel: Damabiah (da-MA-bee-YAH) Fear of God, Fountain of Wisdom)
There's a tremendous ability here to look beyond the surface, and to penetrate the obvious to find new meanings and insights. What is taken for granted by other people is delved into by this person, who may come up with startling new revelations. The question is, will others relate to what is found. Some may, others may scoff at or feel threatened or not understand the new information. This degree needs to just keep looking and not be diverted by others' reactions.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “Servants giving a woman a bath.” This degree knows how to take care of others by helping them to rid themselves of whatever is negative, confusing, or burdening. It is always seeking the deeper meaning of everything. Just as through careful analysis the spiritual text of the Omega Symbol reveals its deeper meanings, through a process of purification the woman of the Chandra Symbol (who is, on one level, the female aspect of god which the Kabblah refers to as the Shekinah) is cleansed of whatever is not her true self.
This degree does not mind playing the role of servant if it serves a purpose. It likes to work with others, and is always willing to rethink anything in the hopes of finding a new perspective on situations or revealing new truth.
Pleiadian Symbol: Underground passageways are connecting the people who need to meet.
Azoth Symbol: A column of water spirals up out of the ocean and rains on the surrounding waters.
Seed degree: Pisces 13. A castle so vast no one has ever explored all of it. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the tremendous scope and range of our being we seek to understand the deeper meaning of what lies within.
A woman imprisoned in a high tower. (Chandra Symbol). A feeling of isolation from both others and the physical world in general creates in us the urge to develop helping relationships with people.
Fulfillment degree: Leo 18. A man walks into the pages of a novel. (Omega Symbol). When we look for meaning outside ourselves, we eventually realize that whatever we find is actually a story of our own making.
A rose bush. Many buds, but no flowers. (Chandra Symbol). As we reach out to help others we create many possibilities for flowering, even though we may have to wait to see their results, and even though many of them may never be actualized.
At first he added and subtracted words, using the traditional numbers ascribed to each letter. He tried backwards alphabets, lattices and grids and other patterns. Here and there he uncovered secrets, but only small ones, little shards of wisdom that he knew were insignificant compared to the deeper secrets he could feel hiding within the text.
And then one day as he was reading he seemed to lose himself, and as he did he “saw” into the words, actually entered their world and found it not to be something to figure out, but rather a place through which to wander and enjoy the beauty he found there. So he became an animal of that world and drank of its mysterious waters, waters that quenched his thirst more deeply than it had ever been quenched, and ate the fruits of all kinds which he found as he wandered the forests and plains, each different fruit satiating a different hunger within him.
Fulfilled he lay down in the moonlight of this new world and slept.
And even when he returned to his own familiar world, he realized that he was different. He had become a part of the book.
Libra 30. A small pale moon in the afternoon. (Omega Symbol) Transforming/Inspired
(Degree Angel: Manakel (MA-na-KEL) Accountability, Knowledge of Good and Evil)
This degree has a tremendous awareness of feelings, both their own and others'. This awareness is subliminal, manifesting as an instinct for reading the needs, desires and fears of others. At its highest this degree manifests a kindness and gentleness which, rather than being generic is intimately tailor-made to soothe and heal each individual person encountered.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A black rooster.” The rooster is black so it can absorb the maximum amount of light from the rising sun. It is also the darkness which greets the light, and which , through contrast, intensifies the knowledge and understanding of the light.
The Moon of the Omega symbol is most usually associated with night, but here we see it in daytime, just as the rooster, which is normally associated with the inception of day is here black, a color associated with night. This degree is about bringing the night into the day and the day into the night, that is, making the unconscious more conscious while allowing unconscious elements to enter into the conscious realm. At its most realized, this can be tremendously enriching, for as this barrier between conscious and unconscious is crossed and recrossed again and again, it wears away – until wholeness is the result.
And so the sign Libra ends by focusing on one of the most important of all relationships – the relationship between who we are – as signified by the conscious self, with who we are becoming – as signified by all those elements in the unconscious yet to be fully integrated into our being.
Pleiadian Symbol: A tiny implant secretly placed in a man's head. It is filled with vast stores of knowledge.
Azoth Symbol: A spaceship preparing to make a jump through a wormhole.
Seed degree: Pisces 25. On top of a high hill, a circle of standing stones. (Omega Symbol). Keeping our conscious focused on higher realities while remaining rooted in the physical causes us to gradually become more and more aware of the plane of emotions and how its energies move.
People and animals frightened during an eclipse. (Chandra Symbol). A sudden disruptions of patterns allows us to become more aware of the new cycles that we are being compelled toward.
Fulfillment degree: Virgo 18. A woman playing the didgeridoo. (Omega Symbol). We find a way to give voice to the music which is inside, and this opens us up to the secrets buried within.
Eyeglasses which cause one to see rainbows. (Chandra Symbol). As we become more aware of the changes that need to happen in our consciousness, we eventually become aware of their great beauty and glorious potential.
(From the book “Unseen Marvels Revealled,” by Enar the Vague:) “It is to be remembered that a moon seen in the afternoon radiates moonlight, even though the overbearing rays of the sun intermix with it, rendering this special type of moonlight unseen, at least by the conscious eye. It is this hidden lunar effluvia which the wise refer to as “The Shadowed Light.”
“It is said that such moonlight, mixed with and hidden in sunlight is changed in a way that makes it more readily absorbed by the eyes and taken into the astral body, where over time it may accumulate, forming within certain unseen oceans that remain miraculously hidden even though they are vast.”