Phase 44. Sweetening Judgement (Yud Lamed Hay)
Angel: YELAHIAH (yay-LAH-hee-YAH) Karmic Warrior
Scorpio 6. Unaccustomed to high altitudes a woman breathes deeply and walks slowly. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Experimental
(Degree Angel: Mumiah (MOO-mee-YAH) Spiritual Cleansing, Endings and Rebirth)
There is here an ability to meet the requirements of the environment so that it may be melded with, and taken in in a complete way. As anyone adjusts to the changes they are moving through, the way is prepared for more changes of a higher kind. What is required to activate the best qualities of this degree is patience and focus, and a tuning in to the transformations happening in the moment.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A dancer with eight arms.” The central energy of the Tree of Life has eight arms which connect to all the other energy centers. This dancer is like this energy – engaged in the process of synthesizing all aspects of life into a dynamic whole.
It is not in the nature of this process to ever be completed, for it is a creative flow, never static, and always changing, like a moving kaleidoscope. If this degree accepts this way of being, marvelous and continuous inspirations can flow forth from it. If it tries to be overly consistent or to fit into a mold it will always end up fragmented and frustrated. The key here is to let it all happen, and to never get hung up on criticism, judgement and uncertainty – for the passing moment is meant for better things.
Pleiadian Symbol: A man using his intuition to search for fallen meteors.
Azoth Symbol: An archaeologist carefully wiring together the bones sof a dragon which he has unearthed.
Seed degree: Gemini 8. A man performing a strange expressive dance only by moving his hands. (Omega Symbol). When we attempt to communicate that which is subtle and ineffable we come to the realization that we need to move slowly so that what we are communicating can be assimilated.
A chandelier which holds lit candles. (Chandra Symbol). Our overlighting awareness inspires us to synthesize and assimilate the divergent energy streams in which we live so that we may harmoniously share our existence with others in a mutually nourishing manner.
Fulfillment degree: Pisces 18. A dressmaker fashioning beautiful gowns for a queen. (Omega Symbol). We elevate ourselves and then becoming attuned to that new level of awareness, seek the most captivating ways of expressing our insights so as to enhance their wonder.
White lilies blooming alone in the shade. (Chandra Symbol). Synthesizing so many energies together we finally learn to do this in an increasingly cool, placid and clear manner.
On Denari Plateau the air is so thin that even when the sun is shining the sky is the deep blue of twilight. There grows a certain white flower there called imrath, whose blooms exude a perfume that assists travellers in breathing the thin air, and as, fortunately it grows in abundance there and blooms the year round, those who come to Denari Plateau find that through breathing deeply and walking slowly they are able to withstand the extreme altitude of the place.
It has also been noted that those who spend a sufficient length of time there develop an unusual effect from have imbued their bodies with this perfume: At night, in total darkness they shimmer with a faint, white incanescence, which has been described as similar to the lights of the Aurora Borealis.
Scorpio 7. A poem has disappeared from a sheet of paper. All that is left behind is a few iridescent stains. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: VEHUIAH (vay-HOO-ee-YAH) Time Travel, Will and New Beginnings)
There is a deep desire here for profound communication, and to express the essence of one's soul. The way to handle this energy is to freely and joyously attempt communication without becoming frustrated by the limits that time and space place upon it. This degree goes beyond words and any other vehicles of communication until it finally reaches the essence of pure knowing.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A small cave located high in the hills and filled with goat dung.” Former ways of being, with their trials and tribulations, create waste products. If these are scattered about in our consciousness we end up continually stumbling over or stepping into them, which weakens our ability to be present in the moment. The best way to handle these waste products is to gather them together and find a place to store them, so they may break down into fertilizer for the new creative cycles coming in the future.
This degree is about the challenge of letting go of what we're holding on to so that we may move on. Many times people THINK they have let go of something only to find out later that they've merely repressed it. When this degree cannot let go of something it needs to admit the attachment to itself and then find a way to get it out of the way as much as possible, so that it does not disrupt or inhibit its current process. Then, in time, and maybe gradually, the attachment may be released.
The person of this degree is often tempted to mull over remnants of the past, sifting through them for evidence with which to justify himself, or because he thinks by doing so he will gain greater understanding. This activity is usually engaged in because the individual lacks confidence and/or is overly critical of himself, and they may well find that too much digging into and mulling over what has gone before will only reinforce his tie to the past.
Pleiadian Symbol: In ocean's greenish depths a searcher for pearls.
Azoth Symbol: Deep in a mound an immense white termite queen is giving birth continuously.
Seed degree: Gemini 26. A man cutting the limb of a persimmon tree to make a wand. (Omega Symbol). The slow and gradual strengthening of our will force allows us to distill our expression into something that is intense and yet subtle.
A cave with carved walls. It is an ancient temple. (Chandra Symbol). Deep in our inner self we find enduring truths which express who we are, as well as the fertilizer needed to feed the garden of our soul.
Fulfillment degree: Aries 19. A skeleton dressed in garlands of flowers. (Omega Symbol). Transcending words and obvious meanings we enter a realm of transformation where we find that death and life mutually enhance each other in their cosmic dance.
Someone performing trephination. (Chandra Symbol). When enough has been stored inside us and reached a great enough degree of fermentation we finally experience a breakthrough into much greater sensitivity and receptivity.
A certain poem written by the Poet Cineer Razdan is in need of continual copying to prevent its loss, for the arrangement of the words and the energy with which he has imbued them causes them to begin to turn colors and disintegrate within a few days as they run together, creating pictures that fade and change until after only a matter of hours they have become nothing more than a few iridescent stains.
Mystics have found that each different copy of the poem creates different pictures as it fades away. It is thought by some that these pictures may actually be subtle imprints which come from the reader's own mind.
Scorpio 8. A woman in a hot bath. Outside, snow is falling. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: JELIEL (Jay-lee-EL) Recapturing the Sparks, Love and Wisdom)
There is an ability here to create one's own atmosphere around the self and to be so thoroughly immersed in it that one becomes impervious to any harsh or unfriendly conditions in the outer world. There is a need, though, to question one's motives for ignoring outer reality. At its highest the energy can be used to protect oneself so that creative and spiritual agendas can be carried out. But if this way of being is not serving a higher purpose and is depended on to the point of becoming a crutch, it will result in stagnation, and eventually fail.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A retarded man with white hair. He has an angelic countenance.” This degree is beyond intellect, and even if the person who has a planet in this degree is intellectual they will be detached from such processes, in such a way that the narrowness and biases that create intellectual limits are transcended. Sometimes it will disturb other people that the person of this degree knows things automatically and directly, even when they have had no prior exposure to them, or haven't taken in much information about them. This ability to directly access truth can be used to nurture others, and help them to realize the existence of other realms of reality.
Pleiadian Symbol: At night the moon finds places to dance.
Azoth Symbol: A man lays in bed calmly listening to a poltergeist.
Seed degree: Cancer 2. A man with no navel. (Omega Symbol). When we let go of our need to depend on anything outer we find within a deep nourishment that protects us even in the midst of the most non-life-supporting environments.
A bunch of iron keys. (Chandra Symbol). We have all that we need to open all doors and when we realize this we come into a synthesis of our innocence and our wisdom.
Fulfillment degree: Taurus 19. A bottle of gold dust gathered from many places over many years. (Omega Symbol). Meaning extracted from many different experiences and sources is synthesized together and creates an inner assurance that is joyful, nurturing, and warm, and which protects us from the hostile forces of life.
A crown turns into goat horns. (Chandra Symbol). Expressing our wisdom in a simple and unabashed way, and giving up the need to intellectually and objectively justify ourselves becomes a source of true empowerment.
In the high mountains North of Peth is a hot springs known as the waters of Kelaar which flows forth into a realm of ice and snow. For the delight of travellers alchemists versed in the transplantation of weather have surrounded it with a small piece of jungle no more than100 paces in diameter. (And by the laws of weather transplantation there must exist somewhere, deep in some far off jungle a small patch of land shrouded in eternal snow).
It was here that the lady poet Jaralia loved to bathe in the warm, mineral rich waters as she gazed through the surrounding thicket of ferns and palms into the falling snow that could just be glimpsed beyond. In her famous autobiography she states, “My heart is like these waters of Kelaar, arising from unknown depths and flowing forth into their small lush land, an island arising in the midst of a realm of vast desolation.”
Scorpio 9. Looking through a microscope, a man sees a woman waving at him. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Responsible
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Miracle Making, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
What seems far away is actually very close, and if one looks more deeply into what is near there is much to be found and appreciated. The distant galaxies may seem impersonal, but it is to be remembered that they are looking back, and if we could see them clearly, we would feel the deluge of smiles raining down on us. Intimacy and loving connection is something we can have any time and anywhere, as long as we allow ourselves to feel its call.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A hand with six fingers.” Five is the number of the microcosm and six is the number of the macrocosm. So this hand with six fingers is depersonalized – it becomes not the hand of an individual, but the hand of the universe. Of course it belongs to an individual, but the universe works through it, and does so wonderfully – as long as the individual does not repress the urge to give.
If this person does not believe in themselves they may hesitate in carrying out the will of the universe. The solution to this potential problem is to not make self-confidence an issue. Even if one is uncertain and unsure, the act of giving can still occur. No effort toward being kind is ever wasted.
Pleiadian Symbol: A dentist performing a difficult root canal.
Azoth Symbol: Several thick volumes of dream journals which are filled with writings and drawings.
Seed degree: Cancer 14. In an old display case, a collection of rare mineral specimens. (Omega Symbol). Whatever we collect in life is actually an attempt on our part to communicate with something, which will eventually acknowledge this and reach out to us to heal our separation.
A dried up stream bed covered with smooth rocks. (Chandra Symbol). When our sharp edges are worn away we are able to offer the world the wonderful bounty of the universe, which is channeled through us.
Fulfillment degree: Gemini 19. The Golden Fleece hanging in a garden. (Omega Symbol). Making contact with the deepest and subtlest levels of our being, we find, in these seemingly tiny and insignificant things, a tremendous wealth and a magical power.
Strange creatures peeking out from behind trees. (Chandra Symbol). When we allow ourselves to give and receive in an utterly open manner we become attuned to all the helping spirits of nature.
It is the semi-mythical alchemist Sarad Masheesh who is said have discovered those races of beings which he called “The Extremely Little People,” some of whom delight in living on the skin of larger beings, while others, mermaid-like, delight in cavorting in the bloodstreams of animals, while others might take up residence in a candle flame where they may build cities and recite inaudible epics but at a speed so fast and a size so diminuative that none may hear nor see.
Scorpio 10. In a field of dandelions, a yellow dragon appears. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Inspired
(Degree Angel: SITAEL (SIT-ah-EL) Eliminating Negative Thoughts, Construction of Universe/Worlds)
The common and ordinary are so very unusual, but of course, as we learn to see this, even the unusual even becomes usual! This degree is inexplicably strange and extremely unique, but yet carries with it an aura of innocence and blithe normality. There is a wonderful amalgamation of joy and power, which, as we come to understand it, we see is actually pure joy intensified into utter potency.
The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “ On a human nose a wart turns into a diamond.” Dandelions and warts are common, and considered by many to be ugly, whereas dragons and diamonds are rare, wondrous and special. The special alchemy of this degree is turning the mundane into the precious by seeing it as precious.
And at a higher level even those things which we consider tragedies, failures and mishaps have about them something beautiful in the way they are so personally tailored as learning experiences. To see them in this way is the special power of this degree, a power which is redemptive and liberating.
Pleiadian Symbol: A stranger having supper with a group of friends.
Azoth Symbol: Heavy winning and losing at a gaming table.
Seed degree: Cancer 26. Sounds of laughter coming from many different directions in the forest. (Omega Symbol). Realizing the joy that is everywhere around us we become greatly empowered and centered in a light, yet potent manner.
Pastry makers. (Chandra Symbol). To offer to others that which is beautiful and special helps them to see the beauty of their own so-called imperfections.
Fulfillment degree: Cancer 19. A man memorizing Chinese characters. (Omega Symbol). As we attempt to find a way to communicate all the subtleties and complexities we feel inside us, we become more aware of of the meaning of the universe, as well as its (the meaning's) plasticity and universality.
An opossum comes out into the moonlight. (Chandra Symbol). Finding beauty even in those things which are usually considered as imperfect or ugly, we increase our connection to our emotional self and a deep, instinctive understanding of its needs and workings.
In Baklan, where the dandelions bloom so thickly in spring that no grass is to be seen anywhere it is said that the combined forces of so many millions of blooms can at times generate pollen breathing dragons who, though short lived, will terrorize the land by exhaling noxious yellow clouds on their victims, relief only coming when these monsters turn white and feathery, and then having come to this vulnerable state are slain by a breeze.