I’ve had them on my mind most of the week, since completing the geomancy page on the relationship to the tree of life diagrams, because I had to gesture to them there. I knew there was more to discuss, but I didn’t quite have the conceptual apparatus hooked up to the experiential apparatus, so I put it on the back burner. I can’t recommend that enough, really. Once you have taken some time to elaborate an important bit of work, step back and let the release of it open up the next step in the work to be discussed.
I have had the back of the head nudges all week, Aquarius, Gemini, suggesting to me that I was going to need to look at those channels, look at the twinning that composes thoses signs, and start to reflect on how that plays out on the generation of Puella and Puer from the fallen fragments of the Draconises.
(Which, of course, has nothing to do with the pact described in the apocalyptic material about the pact between the two fallen angels and a certain woman. Nothing whatsoever.)
Anyway, last night something was brewing. The sphere-ness of the stars against the dome of the sky was intensely present, the arcs joining the constellations into slow parades almost visible. Then the dream tutors decided it was time to kick it up a notch and started pointing me toward the Capricornian channel that joins Hod and Yesod, so this morning I went and pulled up Blogos’s map of the tree.
Ah, yes, I had lazily fallen back into my old habits of thinking that Malkuth connected to Yesod only, when the Saadia model Blogos proposes joins Malkuth to Hod and Netzach, too. When I look to those channels, what do I see? Why, yes, right, there are my good friends Gemini and Aquarius who had been nudging at me all week.
The fallen stars find their level in channels that form an alternative to the lunar passage, not in their connection to Yesod. That’s a big deal and helps make sense of a few wiggly parts that had been giving me trouble in my thinking about the spirits attached to them.
Capricorn is the diagonal channel directly above Aquarius, the channel proper to Hod and Yesod. Realizing that, the whole panoply channels falls into place visually, stringing together a parallel system to the interconnections that animate the pillars, and I get pretty quickly the point: the work with the fallen stars plays across the chords of diagonals, the spirits that gather within there play up and down the heavens.
So, next up, spending some time with the account of the diagonal channels. Then, as they say, Lucy is going to have some ‘splainin to do.