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The Spiral Tarot- King of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- Knight of Swords

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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The Spiral Tarot- King of Swords and the Thoth Tarot- Knight of Swords.

To reiterate: The  Thoth Tarot has no Kings as Kings, but rather Knights as kings because Crowley envisioned his kings as Battle Knights, active and mounted on chargers. He did not believe the Chokmah- Will to Force, power behind the Kings, to be sitting on a throne, looking all kingly. The Second Sephiroth-Chokmah is the beginning state of conscious energy that is masculine in action. Chokmah (wisdom) is the "idea of male" and its mate, Binah (understanding), is the "idea of Female". Now we have the concepts of Father-Mother God and/or the Divine Creative, who is both movement and repose. Repose belongs to the Womb/Mother, and active force, belongs to the Phallic Father. The 2's symbolize the Forces of the 4 Kings, who are Knights, and the 4 Queens uniting and initializing the Forces. The Knight-Kings are the Fathers of and initiators of Material Forces.

The Spiral tarot-King of Swords, sits apon his throne of air, the element of swords, while his fiery "will to Force", causes whirlwinds, breezes and tempest all around him. The feathered crown on his head, also implies air.

On the upper left, is displayed the triangle with a line, the Pythagorean symbol for the element of air. He holds a scepter with eagle; eagle being the symbol of authority of ancient kings. Chokmah being the 2nd Sephira, called---Wisdom, is also the Force behind the four 2's and the four Knights.

The Thoth Knight of Swords, Is also known in Qaballah as Lord of Winds and Breezes. King of the Elemental Spirits of the Air, the Sylphs and Sylphides. This is a very Strong masculine mental force whose zodiacal attributes are the last Decan of Taurus and the first two Decans of Gemini. Here we have Specific Fire in Primal Air that is the personification of a Force behind the World of Astral Images and ideas. This Power is violent, aggressive, and a cutting edged force that is much like an overheated wind. He is storm and violent emotion applied to an apparently manageable mind.

The symbols of this Mad Movement, is depicted in the art of the Knight of Swords, as his maddened steed is charging down from the heavens, with Tempest about, and armed with both sword and poniard; he is the very personification of the idea of attack. The Bull like power of Taurus is represented in his steed and the Twins of Gemini are shown in his armament. The crest on his Helm is a revolving wing, showing violent motion in air, much like a helicopter beats the air into submission.

Such an Archetypal character, if personal, would be that of a person who is:

• Clever, skillful, active and subtle. Being that he is fierce, delicate, and courageous, much like a Dragon Fly, does not keep him from being prey to his ideas which come as inspiration without consideration.

All of this changes when this card is ill dignified. If such occurs, he is incapable of decisions or purpose, and any action he takes is so weakened by his mental indecision that it is easily brushed aside by opposition. Often we find, that inadequate violent action is merely futile effort at best.

However we choose to dignify this Knight-King, he is the "Extended Flame of mind" as Zoroaster calls it. Here the True Will to Force, as the wisdom of Chokmah is exploding the Mind. The Taurian influence, makes it steadfast and the first Decanate of Gemini makes it inspirational, thus an Idea tends to absorb the entire life of the individual in the blinding light of concentrated aspiration. Therefore the Knight of Swords implies the danger to this state of mind, for the first Decan is also known as "shortened force" and that shortened force is symbolized by the poniard; shortened force often comes off as defensive and stubborn behavior.


The querent is or may be experiencing:

• The Will to transcend.

• An analytical period, where the power of idea and motion come into play.

• Letting go of old beliefs and attitudes that no longer serve the motion of the individual.

• The querent is a person of tough- minded common sense which is usually based on preconception and prejudicial determinations.

• The arrogance of a powerful mind turn on itself in its own desire for control.

• Tends to judge harshly but with scrupulous fairness.

• A lawyer, senator or doctor.

• Mastery of creativity and confusion, as he sees new points of view, while brainstorming new thoughts that vent the mind.

• Intellectual, and mental prowess whose only emotion is to control.

• A strong personality of fiery emotion and powerful thought.

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The Spiral Tarot- Ten of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 10 of Swords-Ruin

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Spiral Tarot- Ten of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-10 of Swords-Ruin:

The Spiral Tarot decorates its Ten of Swords, in  the traditional tarot art of a body being pierced by ten swords, while looking at distant shores. Here the traditional death suit of swords, really means death. Death of a cycle. Here ends the dispute, the argument. Here ends the being stabbed in the back, as one moves on. Here, is a bad situation that must be left, for a new future.  This card can also mean going away to releave stress and tension. If surrounded by negative cards in the divination, death is on the horizon.

Ah, the paradox of the swords! Here out of horrible ruin, good things come. Although, the querent may not feel any hope at all, this card indicates a new hope, a new direction born out of ruin and despair. The 10 of Swords card represents a mental conclusion, long sought, that has been a mental struggle which has rent asunder our plans and left us in an insomniac’s mental paradigm. Hence, one may have reached a conclusion that things are just not going to work out in two areas of their life;

1. Things of the heart (lower half of the image) as shown by the pierced heart

2. And areas of finance as shown by the balance scales at the top of the card.

This realization may cause one to experience a deep fear of "things not Working out" which only insures that they don't.

The Astrological sign of this card is Sun in Gemini. Individuals who have their Sun in Gemini, are very gifted at synchronizing paradoxes, polarities, and/or oppositions thus they are able to look at all aspects of a situation, balancing the positive and negative aspects. This facility also can produce a deep heart-felt fear about the issues of finance, relationships, and creative initiative.

With powerful facilities of any kind, we have the Great Creative Pendulum of the Imaginative Mind that can swing from positive motion to negative motion right at the apogee of creative endeavors. When we are powerfully imaginative, we must also exercise powerful discernment, concentrating our thought on what we want rather than what we fear. Therefore, avoiding the negative swing right when we can see successful endeavor looming in the near future.


As stated, astrologically this card represents the Sun in Gemini and is the most destructive card in the deck. However; many astrologers state that, “The stars impel, they do not compel." This simply means that we are not slaves to our destiny, but have the inner-spiritual capacity to considerably improve our earthly life. Choices are to be made and a change of perspective is always possible.

Qabalistically, 10 of Swords represents Malkuth (Physical World) in Yetzirah (Astral World). The divinatory meaning of this card is ruin, death, failure, disaster. This is more of a death card than the Key 13-Death trump, which is more of a inner transformational card than a physical death. The reason the 10 of Swords can be more of a death card is that it is the Physical World influencing the Astral; the Astral being the foundation of the physical world where dreams become reality and some of those dreams we most fear are nightmares of ruin.

What makes this card so very destructive is not ruin itself, but rather the fear of ruin which doesn't allow us to move-on and therefore change our destiny.

The Swords arranged in a Tree of Life format, shows us a break in the connection of "as above so below" which indicates our survival mind has closed itself off from the Higher Self of Spirit and wallows in its own fantasies of fear. There is destruction of relationships, ruin, death, disaster, complete disruption and failure, fearfully dancing in the almost gleeful brain as it may laughingly plot the destruction of happiness in others who it blames for its failures. Not a great card. However, it is also a harbinger of change. Plus, I would go get a physical check up from my MD, if other negative cards like 7 of Disks-Failure, accompany this one.

The Angels of the Decan, are Dambayah and Menqal.[For more information on angels, see Crowley's books: 777 and Book of Thoth]

Since the 10 of Swords is Malkuth in Yetzirah, the Astral World, for Material things, this is the most destructive card in the deck and most people dislike seeing it in a spread; However, those who know and use the Tarot as an instrument of Divination, understand that just changing a process of thought, a change of perspectives, can change the direction of a life.

Since, by focusing our thoughts, we have the capacity to improve our life-motion, we should do just that. Ethically this is no less moral than resigning a position when one sees a work related disaster on the horizon. What moral is broken, when one is told by the cards," that if you walk in the street you will be struck by a motor vehicle", and that person now chooses to walk on the sidewalk instead? Divination helps us make focused choices. We should use the capacities we are given, as we are not Slaves of any destiny outside of our own making.

However, this destiny control, requires us to "Above all things, Know thyself", and to be an Active Personality, Rather than a personality made by environment and/ or a reactionary presence that is controlled by peers, or cultural definitions. When one lives in past emotions, as today's directions, our destiny is that of Ruin, as our performance is always "after the fact".

The 10 of Swords-Ruin, implies, the "Horse is already out of the barn", and closing the door is a Band-Aid, not a solution. Something that our governments are slow to learn.

It's best to focus on what you are thinking, pay attention! For your thoughts create no others, nor their identities, as your thoughts are the operating fulcrum of your Life-Motion, they create your destiny! For a fulcrum to operate efficiently, a rigid base is a necessity. Thus, as in a "personality", which is a mechanism of the Mind, if the mechanical (personality) Fulcrum (thinking) must devote most of its energy trying to hammer out a permanent way of movement (overcome negative thought), while trying to overcome the counter motion of a "wobbling base", i.e. an uncertainty of Self, the outcome for proper performance is bleak indeed. This is the message of the 10 of Swords and/or "Get over yourself, get on with you! For impeccability is what we do!"

Again, I cannot overstate the necessity for "Above all things, know thyself"! Each of us must understand, that by thinking ill of ourselves or of another, we only supply our body with ill thoughts that confuse our performance and ruin our destiny!

However, 10's are notoriously short lived, as they are an end of a cycle, and soon a new cycle begins, So a 10, can also mean, the pain you are going through now is on the mend, especially if you are recovering from a physical or mental injury, where your movement has suffered a "ruin", but by focused perspective, you are aiding your recovery. A ten is 1+ 0=1, which is the number of Kether, on the Tree of Life, thus a cycle of the Tree ends, and a new one "down the Tree" begins.

The 10 of Swords card reminds us that with positives comes negatives and when thrown during a divination it indicates:

• The Divinatory meaning of the TEN OF SWORDS is ruin, death, failure, and disaster. Since this card is in MALKUTH (Earth) it is more of a death card than Key 13-DEATH, of the Major Arcana. DEATH, key 13, is more of a situational death, a transformation, whereas, #10 of Swords- Ruin, is a "personal disaster" waiting to happen. When and if this card shows up in the "house and Home" or "Beneath" you position in a Celtic cross reading, go get a thorough physical checkup from your doctor and focus on your physical and mental health. You need a "personality tune-up" and it’s time to pay attention to how you perceive the world.


• That in the next 10 weeks or 10 months, we will have the capability to experience resolve negative thinking about both finances and things of the heart. Especially our fear of ruin about relationships with Gemini people in our life (May 21 to June 21).

• One will feel fears of things not working, or “I know this is not going to work" and are cautioned not to believe them and just concentrate on what you desire to happen.

• There is a positive here to understand, and that is just when we are about to achieve our goals, great fear of not achieving them shows up. So when that fear is experienced, one may now know it as a positive sign that a little more effort is needed to "get over the hump" towards successful pursuance of your dreams.

• When fear of ruin is seen as a stepping stone, its debilitating effect is greatly reduced and we are almost there; where ever "there" may be.

• Swords reminds us of the conundrum of the mind.... that if you think with great self-power, you can also be powerfully self-destructive. This is the paradox of the Artistic personality.

• Knowing that these moods of creative joy swinging into heart felt fear only means we are a very creative thinker, can help us to avoid being a victim of our own powerful oracle that is imagination.

• Within 10 days, 10 weeks, or 10 months, choices for a new beginning may be seen, depending on how long we fear.

• Transcending one’s old patterns, does require a ruin of the past patterns so this card can also represent the realization of ruin if we continue on with the patterns of the past.

• It can also represent ailments of the heart and depending on the cards around it, a visit to your health practitioner is advised.

• It is good to remember, that however much doom our think is immersed in our future is fluid and can change in a moment just by shifting one of our operational patterns. We have the Power of Spirit, which is to identify and transform identity, moment by moment. This card tells us it is time to do so!

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The Spiral Tarot- Nine of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Swords-Cruelty

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Spiral Tarot- Nine of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Swords-Cruelty:

The Spiral Tarot- Nine of Swords, illustrates a person in her night cloths, sitting on a quilt decorated with the signs of the Zodiac. Her position is that of depression and/or sorrow. On the wall hangs, 9 swords, pointing downwards.Since she is sitting on her bed, we can assume she is unable to sleep, as her mind won't get off her troubles and she is gripped by fear.

The Thoth Tarot-9 of Swords-Cruelty, takes this negative mood into a ghastly image of nine crooked, chipped swords, dripping blood. If this isn't gloomy enough, we have the celestial rule of Mars in Gemini, representing a primal raging hunger that has no restraint.

9 is a number of completion, and is also the number of the 9th Sephiroth- Yesod-Foundation, on the Tree of Life. Yesod is on the middle pillar of the Tree of Life, and has rectified the imbalances of the past energy disorders of Air/Mind. This, however, does not rectify the degeneration of the energy as it continues down the Tree.

Swords, usually depict the pure intellect that acts like air as its energy-in-motion continually heats up with passion and cools down with rationale. In the case of the 9 of Swords, consciousness has fallen into an unenlightened void of the fear ridden survival thinking of the animal brain, stirring heartless animal passions; passions that are of the psychopath and the fanatic. This is the character of the inquisitor; it seems intellectual but is operating in a rage that is without restraint. All this sounds just awful and terribly gloomy, yet, it is the cultural foundation of "Divide and conquer" indoctrination technique that gives rulers power over the ruled.

Our consumerism society is based on "fanning the flames" of that primitive raging hunger of survival thinking in order to produce the "fanatical shopper “whose world is always lacking self-fulfillment. It is the realm of the Neti-Neti (Sanskrit for, “Not this-Not that") consciousness, that consumes unrelentingly, hoping for happiness in accumulation; a futile seeking of happiness because happiness isn't in accumulation nor resides in glutinous bellies. Rather Happiness is a balance of inner and outer beauty which comes from knowing thyself as impeccable. So if one insists on Neti-Neti, there is only one result in the completion of the greed of such hungry thought and that is the insanity of mental self cruelty. Where one is shame, humiliation, and/or a fear driven victim.

Thankfully, many of us have enough strength in or character to know that happiness, is not a thing, but rather a "balance of Spirit, Mind and Body" and have found out that by treating other people with respect, (do unto another as you would have done to you) we have a happier presence on this earth.To be the Excelent You, is a natural state of happiness. There are no other "you's", and The Divine Creative wouldn't create just one of you, if you weren't a perfect you. The 9 of Swords, carries this message,"Stop being everyone else's reaction to life, and be the action of your own!"

The 9 of Swords is the state of consciousness that is called "wanna-be", were one is not alive/happy until they achieve some future possession, expectation or goal. This person is a corpse, a zombie, who lives only in yesterday’s emotions and uncertain futures, leaving the moment of now vacant of their presence. This phenomena of “walking corpse" is not a new thing that some Hollywood director dreamt- up as the latest horror thriller. Rather, you'll find this "living dead" concept in the two thousand year old Gnostic Gospel of Thomas that is part of the Nag Hammadi Library. In paragraph 56, of the Gospel of Thomas, it is written, "Whoever has come to understand the World has found only a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world”, if you can understand this Gnostic statement, you can understand the 9 of Swords-Cruelty. Because the practice of "Self-inflicted cruelty" is going on in most human brains right now, most of us constantly belittle ourselves, in order to appease our dogma; i.e. our inner Pavlovian- slaver.Just remember this little bit of back woods wisdom, "God don't make what god don't want". Since most religion's state that we are made in "God's own image",the Divine obviously wants to be you! Go deep inside you noise, into the silence, and ask the inner divine, why it wants to be you...the answer will assuage you despair and heal the wounds of false identity inflicted on you by the cruelty of rulers and their words.

Again, the Thoth Tarot- 9 of Swords, is called THE LORD OF DESPAIR AND CRUELTY, or Cruelty in short. This is Mars in Gemini; this is Yesod influencing Yetzirah in the Astral World. With a smattering of astrological data, one knows that the fiery energy of Mars, does little good in a sign of dualities.

This "little good" is shown on the Thoth Card, as the 9 rusty swords, dripping blood and poison of self dislike. One may shudder at the despair, meanings of illness, suffering and cruelty this card represents; But each of us, who are paying attention to our brain, know this to be a "inner self cruelty" of our self-consciousness, as it cuts us with the emotionally poisoned blades of embarrassment, low-self-esteem, humiliation, self-condemnation, and/or inner disgust. It is the internal Slave Master software that is installed in our Personality by our culture. The Few Who Rule the Many, by controlling definition, make sure this Internal-Mental Slaver is installed before you even reach seven years old. Like rusty hooks of poisonous self-futility, this is a hard one to remove! Peer pressure, just drives this poison deeper into self-identity. The media, keeps slashing at your self-value...."you need this....you need that....to lack them, you are nothing!” Lack of self-worth Is at the very least implied, or blatantly rubbed in your face, daily, if not hour by hour. “Resistance is futile", blare the horns of the pusillanimous invertebrates who enforce "their masters will" on others. Faust never new such hell as this!

There is an axiom in Buddhism that states, “Life is Suffering”… but only if you live in the lizard brain of survival thinking. Life is indeed a mental/sensual experience, and we can be our own worst enemies, just by doubting our own value in the World. To see yourself as Lack, is the necessary software to continue the panicked consumerism that Muti -National mind programmers and/or definition peddlers- want! But think! Before any human judgment, you were already approved into being by your Higher Self. So once again, the Qabalistic axiom reads true, “Above all things, Know thyself"!

It's simple really; you had to be approved by all that is Holy, to be made alive! You presence is defined by your Self-Judgment as you are given the freedom to choose perspectives....and obviously you are good enough for God!

You are a Divine answer, to a Divine question, that is what Creation is! Questions are not information, they have no measurement, hence, no data. Answers, are Form, made of measurement and data. You are an answer to a lack and/or question in the Divine Creative Universal Collective Unconscious. Therefore, You are a fulfillment, not a "lack". To be you, fulfills your purpose as "self-information", i.e., Self-Awareness. 

Stop questioning yourself, and become answers instead! Action is the Fiery Spirit that moves you, reaction is usually run by the uncertain animal who thinks the whole universe is out to eat it! "I Am" dares ask, "What am I"? And you are the answer to that question, "I AM ME"!

The 9 of Swords, cruelty, is about you being your own worst enemy, divided against yourself, mentally and emotionally. Always nay-saying before you can ever start a motion. This is “a moment of doubt" drawn out as a Life-time. Sure we doubt ourselves after all every new motion is a risk! But if the Child of Wonder, that innocent curiosity, still has "I's" in you, you're are going to "do it" anyway. We are always striving forward, we are being Pushed along by the Inner Spiritual Self, just like Dark Energy pushes the Universe of Matter forever outwards. Life is a Driving Force...and the Body is the vehicle driven into experiments in self-awareness!

So what this Cruel 9 of Swords implies, is that "a house divide must fall". Get together with yourself and over throw the Slaver program that is in your brain (the Devil within). Software can be erased even when it’s Garbage. (G.I.G.O). All software programs know of G.I.G.O., for when software is garbage and programed in, the hardware is operational garbage as well. Garbage in, Garbage out, i.e. G.I.G.O.!

The 9 of Swords implies that you must get off your ass of constipated miserable perspective and re think the programing! It's easy to fail, all you have to do is stop doing. Success, is a stubborn optimist, Your Soul--- even if it kills "itself" (destroys the hardware) trying to accomplish a goal, it just reincarnates and keeps at it! We all will pound out the bugs of our software (definitions/information), some sooner than others; but we all will do it eventually, that is the purpose of sensuality after all. For Life to continue in this Universe, the living must learn to discriminate and/or discern by experiencing success and failure in information! Foolishly believing that you, a sensual learning spirit-conscious, can learn all that is to be learned in one life time, keeps you from understanding the very nature of “Life Cycles” and or Karma. Relax and breathe deep. For if you die, the soul, will just "reabsorb" the software garbage in the personality/you that is now released, and try another revision of it in "Hardware" performance, that we know as "alive". Therefore you are not rushed, and if you take only one step a day, you still are journeying towards your destination.

So, "get over yourself and get on with you! Impeccability is what we do'' is a correctional software loop that I run in my self-doubting brain; it just overrides the "pity pot" of self-defeating thought every time it comes on line. But installing that software loop, took determination, and plain old fashion "jack Ass” stubbornness and constant repetition, a meditation of seconds, done most minutes, until it becomes a daily automatic. Don't you think it’s time, we programed our own Hard Ware! That is the real message of the 9 of Swords;


Each of us has experienced the temptations to remain chained to the bedeviling thoughts of our subjugation- definitions of the few who wish to rule the many. The 9 of Swords, reminds us, that we are not preforming well mentally, when we are under the rule of self-belittlement. Again, you are obviously good enough for the Divine Creative, you are good enough for you! In our God-ness (Goodness), resides the constant ability in each of us, to become More Self-Aware, rather than becoming less by seeking more stuff!

When the 9 of Swords is thrown during a reading, the Querent will be or has been experiencing:

• Illness, malice, cruelty, pain, despair and suffering, in a period of nine days, or nine weeks or from self-cruelty thought processes since nine years old.

• There is burden, want, oppression, as well as, subtlety and craft.

• There is also lying to oneself or others because of and "inferiority complex".

• All of this dysfunctional thought is basically from "self-belittlement", that is often so subtle that we don't even acknowledge it in ourselves. But the program is clever, as you will notice whenever you try to mentally or physically, step out of "comfort zones", you will be challenged with worry and seemingly rational explanations on why you should not take that step.

• The completion of what self-cruelty has wrought. Change is soon occurring.

  • Things are not as bad as they seem.

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The Spiral Tarot- Eight of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Swords- Interference

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Spiral Tarot- Eight of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- The Eight of Swords:

The Spiral Tarot-Eight of Swords- displays a bound, blindfolded woman, on a tidal flat, with eight swords placed in the wet sand forming a half fence.  This is a traditional Tarot illustration for the Eight of Swords and implies that one is blindfolded by their own perspectives and can easily step away from these perspectives if they so choose. However, it is her fear that is keeping her bound and oppressed. A little creative use of her mind, and she would be unbound and out of this self made dilema.

The Thoth 8 of Swords-Interference, is assigned to the intellect of the 8th Sephira-Hod on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, which is called Splendor. Splendor signifies lack of persistence in intellectual and matters of contest. Splendor, is cosmetic and has little depth of character. However, ruling this astrological Decan, is Jupiter in Gemini, thus good fortune may have attended even weakened efforts. However, Gemini has its own contest, which is constantly interfering with the Will.

This constant distraction of the intellect is shown by the Six Crossing Swords between two major Swords signifying too many different thoughts to consider at the same moment.

The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Swords, is also in the Pythagorean Suit of Air, which blows wherever it may. All of this contradiction well displays the mental conflict that comes from splendorous displays of intellectual thought. In such a shallow display, the faux intellectual must constantly babble on with gaudy words and hollow concepts that have very little mental "nutrition". This is a common disease of the human brain that prods our personalities on with a shot gun blast of thoughts, scattering our intellectual strength so that our thought is too weak to go the distance. This dysfunction serves the “slave masters” well. Many of us are taught, that to be ignorant or incorrect, is bad and the brain wishes to be good and well liked, so it does everything it can to impress other brains; hoping for a "pat on the back". This tends to "narrow and restrict" the mind, so that all we hear are the echoes of many thoughts rattling around in our heads that are made tinny by fear. It is not that such a person is "closed minded" it's just that there is such a cacophony of rapid fire thoughts that the person's brain is closeted in mental noise that confounds perception. Such mental interference often assaults the individual's moments of mental repose; sleeping and meditation becomes a contest between will and brain making both sleep and meditation weak attempts.

This lack of focus, requires us to add correctional software to our brain's programing; one such correctional software package, is the study of the Gnostic Qabalah where "above all things, know thyself" is the foundational focus of I AM. Rather than, "thyself is made by the acquiring of more things" which only produces impoverished thoughts based on " I don't have so I must get...”. (In the study of Yoga, the Sanskrit word for this impoverished thinking is Neti-Neti, which means “not this-not that”.) The solution to mental fuzz, is focusing on one thing at a time and to stop seeking happiness through hoarding as if the accumulation of things will cure this dysfunction. This may sound easy, but requires intense sensual intimacy with love of being and being in love with what you are doing.

Again, THE EIGHT OF SWORDS- Interference, is also called The Lord of Shortened Force. This card is attributed to Jupiter in Gemini, and Jupiter's natural expansiveness is in determent in Gemini, as the Duality of Gemini affects Jupiter's positive energy scattering half one way and half the other.

Here, Hod is in Yetzirah, the Astral World.

The angels of the Decan are, Vemibael and Yehohel.

Because of the desire to go one way than the other, the shortened "good luck" forces of Jupiter are scattered, erratic and unstable. This is indeed an interference when trying to focus one's consciousness on a goal. Yes, it can be an intense and positive beginning, but it soon loses momentum in misdirection.

Crowley illustrates this in his 8 of Swords, as two strong and long main swords, being crossed (as in "Crossed-up") by 6 short swords of different designs (scattered thoughts). The shorter swords also imply, shortened force, narrowness and restriction. There is a definite lack of persistence in intellectual matters and of contest. Jupiter's natural good fortune still attends even the weakest of efforts, yet the will is constantly thwarted by accidental interference.

The Eight/8 of Swords also implies:

• A certain amount of fear of change, of moving out of a binding or restricting situation.

• The Positive side of this is that change, no matter how resisted, will soon come anyway.

• The Good Fortune of Jupiter, will show up.

• Stop wasting time and proceed with change, your scattered efforts will not stop it, only interfere with your wholesome transition.

• Experiencing confusion, and a feeling of being trapped, isolated by oppressive ideas.

• Feeling trapped or ashamed, are the beginnings of recognizing the need for change, and moving on ward with your life.

• The mental dissolution or loss of faith in situations or ideas, is a sure sign of progress beyond the old.

• The mind is saying," your perspectives no longer serve your life motion, so new ideas will soon be presented."

When the Eight/8 of Swords is thrown during a reading, the querent will or has, experienced:

• For 8 weeks 8 months or since they were 8 years old, narrow and restrictive thought.

• Shortened Force and petty thinking.

• Too much force applied to small things, too much attention to detail, at expense of principal and/or more important points of thought.

• There is a tenancy to admire wisdom, yet applies it to small and unworthy objects. The querent may experience great ease in some things, counterbalanced by equal disorder in others and is often impulsive.

• There is a fondness of giving or receiving money, or presents promoting a generosity without a strong feeling of affection.

When ill-dignified by the accompanying cards, the above qualities produce: malice, pettiness, and domineering qualities.

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The Spiral Tarot- Seven of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Swords-Futility

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Spiral Tarot-Seven of Swords, shows a thief running off with more swords than he can handle, while two persons remain idle in the back ground. The Fox is the image of natural cleverness, so detective work could be in the mix here.  There is also implied, impulsiveness, daring acts, maybe even some undercover work.

The Thoth Card- 7 of Swords-Futility card represents the sabotaging mind where you know what you want symbolized by the central sword and then go about defining the reasons why you can't obtain it, as shown by the 6 swords surrounding the central one. This is the yes-but mind that often keeps us from making our dreams work.

Astrologically the 7 of Swords is Moon and Sun in Aquarius, the circle with a dot in the center is a symbol of the Sun, the Crescent is the Moon and the wavy lines at the bottom are Aquarius. Each of the six swords of procrastination bear a planetary sign for the six ways we sabotage ourselves.

1. The yes-but aspect of Saturn is telling us there is too much red-tape or it's too complicated.

2. Another Sword has on the handle the symbol of Mercury which is about the negative communication of “I can't... I wish I'd a ...If only..." all negative reasons why "it won't work".

3. Another sword handle bares the planetary sign of Jupiter; the planet that symbolizes flexibility and expansion. The negative self-talk of Jupiter is “it’s too limiting and constricted" or” I am not lucky" or "I am not talented enough".

4. Another sword sports the planetary sign of Mars. Positively Mars is a sign of dynamic energy, vitality, and assertion but the negative side of Mars is " I don't have the energy to...I am burnt out...it's dull and boring etc."

5. Another sword handle is adorned with the sign of Venus; the planet of Love. The Venusian negatives would be," I really don't care...It doesn't mean anything to me anyway..."

6. Then there is the final sword whose handle supports the double loops which represent the Sun and the Moon the negatives of which are consciously and subconsciously you sabotage yourself out of doing what it is that you want to do. In other words, you are caught in wanna-be-ism which is a viscous cycle of mental inferiority.

Netzach is the Seventh Sephiroth, Victory, and governs Love, feelings and instincts. It is the Group Mind Sephira, influencing Nature and the Arts. As quoted from the Texts of the Golden Dawn:

"The beams of Chesed and Geburah meet in Netzach and thence in Netzach arises a green, pure, brilliant, liquid, and gleaming like an emerald. And the Sphere of its operations is that of Nogah or External Splendor, producing zeal, love, harmony, and it ruleth the Sphere of Action of the Planet Venus and the nature of the Vegetable World. And Jehovah Tzabaoth is a God of Hosts and of Armies, of Triumph and of Victory, ruling the universe in Justice and Eternity. And its Archangel Hanial, is the Prince of Love and Harmony, and the Name of the Order of Angels is Elohim, or Gods who are also called the Order of Principalities."

The Thoth Tarot 7 of Swords, is called Futility or Lord of Unstable Effort. Here, the Moon is in Aquarius which indicates sociability, and religious inclinations; However, the fact that the Moon is less fluid and less changeable here than in other positions, doesn't keep the balance from being precarious and easily upset.

This is Netzach in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral World. Netzach, is that green Sephiroth on the lower illustrated Tree of Life

Green is the color attributed to Venus, the planet of Netzach. Love, feelings and instinct, the Group Mind, Nature, and the Arts, all radiate from this Sephiroth. The Symbols for Netzach are The Girdle, The Rose, and the Lamp.

Netzach is the first Sephiroth of the astral triangle and is the first energy intelligence to make up the personality of the individual.

You may remember that I stated that the Personality is made up of the Four Alchemical Elements, each of which are represented by the lower Sephira, in the familiar sequence of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Netzach is Fire, Hod is Water, Yesod is Air and Malkuth is Earth.

Netzach is the lower form of the fiery Yod of Chokmah that is reflected from Geburah through Tiphareth. This is the formula for Yod Heh Vau Heh, Malkuth being the final Heh, because of the "fall" which is really a condensing or "downsizing" of self.

In Netzach, normal waking consciousness of the student, must deal with the Astral Triangle and the ambivalent component parts of the Personality, after all, we are not of the Personality for it is a creation of Our Spiritual Nature! Personalities are software programs that are created to operate hardware, and are supplanted in the brain to manipulate the physical body properly. However, if your personality was made for you out of the illusions, delusions, and ambitions of "Authority", you don't know the individual code and language that went into making the software your body is operating from; therefore you haven't a clue who is operating the bod,! Yet again the axiom of Qaballah: "Above all things, know thyself!" rings true!

The most important part of initiation is to observe the layers of lies, that your personality is constructed from, removing layer after layer of false you, until the real you shines true. This "Garbage in" is called man-made persona and the "Garbage out" is the dysfunctional action of "seeking yourself" in the eyes of your peers, or of authority. You are already divinely approved---you exist, and your Software for operating the Hardware, was already created by the Higher Self, out of its library of living experience which many call "the Soul".

Often, Mystery schools, such as The Golden Dawn, use a set of Tattva exercises as a type of "controlled day dream" (guided meditations), intended to bring the student into direct contact with the subtle Elemental realms immediately underlying the material sphere of sensation. Often, I bring those Elemental realms into sensual manifestation for my students, all of which is necessary to prepare the student for more advance techniques of skrying with Tarot Cards.

It should be understood, that the astral realm beginning with Yesod and including Netzach and Hod, is a fluidic, non-solid realm where everything begins in illusion/dream. It is the place, where our Formative consciousness can experiment with image, such as children role-playing, in order to comprehend in a later stage of growth, the actual manifestation of being "that". If done with controlled will, this is a boon to any creative endeavor on Earth; if taken as rote, by some divine deity, all hell will break loose in the physical realm, as the experiment is unwatched and left with its errors!

The Astral is not a Master of your personality! Nor is anything that you contact in it! The Astral is your malleable substance to create with, not be created by! Most " Medium-Channels" just channel astral persona's, and live in an illusion of devotional thought, not allowing them to see that they are their own "holy" delusions.

Let me explain what few wish you to know: A god is a dominate Consciousness on its Plane of existance. Every one of the Ten Sephiroth, is a god, therefore you are composed of the united cooperation of these energy intelligences we call "gods", which contribute to the make up the One God/Mind. And you're are one better, because you have also composed a body of the "god", i.e. Top Mammal Predator, the Human body, that is ruler of its domain! So, you, are a Great Group of Ten demi-gods, who should be working as One Group Soul of your individual Tree of Life...A One Living Divine Creative! The fact that we think we are not divine, is because we’ve been mentally separated from the reality of our divinity! This was done by the manipulation of our imagination, (auto-suggestion and pleasure /pain training) by "The few who wish to rule the many" dogma of “divide and conquer” using disinformation as truth! The Astral is the beginning of formation, a fluid light influenced by the subconscious before it is crystalized on earth, everything there is malleable. By giving us "nightmare" stories of how bad our natural body is, the rulers of definition have divided our imagination (good/bad) against our masterful body. Therefore, you forgot the human body is a god of its domain and you are the Daemon Force (God-Man in Greek) that keeps it breathing. Our Whole Self is Spirit-Mind-Body.

We all must return consciously to the Astral and clean up our software thus allowing the Above Intelligence to operate the Below animal intelligence for the purpose of expanding and liberating life from entropy’s stifling hold!

When we are dealing with Netzach, we are dealing with understanding a particularly difficult State of energy conscious. Netzach is where both the Macrocosm and Microcosm meet. Therefore, in Netzach, we are dealing with the understanding of the entire race patterns of human kind, and patterns of individual persona. But if that isn't enough, we must understand that this dichotomy is in itself an illusion!

On the Thoth Tarot 7 of Swords, Crowley has precariously balanced the 6 planetary swords, one against the other, aimed against the Larger Sun Sword. Implying unstable effort, vacillation and untrustworthy character.

You may note, dear reader, that Netzach in the suit of Swords, does not represent as much catastrophe as in other suits, as this Sephiroth of Venus means Victory. There is, however, a wish to compromise, a halting tolerance and a certain vacillation. When overdone, this need for compromise can bring disaster; not always does a policy of appeasement produce peace as any student of WW2 knows.

The 6 Swords chipping away at the One Strong Sword, suggests a contest between the many feeble and the one strong. The Strong One strives in vain against the pusillanimity of the many.

When this card is thrown during a reading:

  • The querent may be experiencing thoughts of futility. A sense of resignation produced by wanting something but believing they can't have it.
  • Giving up.
  • There is a possibility of breaking through this futile cloud, in seven weeks or seven Months.
  • This card suggests that because of guilt feelings or resentment, the querent is creating problems for themselves.
  • There is a certain craftiness displayed, schemes and actions are brought to bear, that solve nothing.
  • There is an opportunity to regroup and review, if one forgoes the schemes and seeks advice from others.
  • There is suggested that there is just too much noise in the brain for focused action, as many feeble thoughts of vacillation out shout the One strong will to act.

Instead of the Power of I AM, we are caught in the self-denial of I ain’t... Often we run "mind loops" that constantly repeat our past as today's reason for not progressing or going forward with our life. These mind loops are the "nag within" syndrome that fear of discomfort often generates in our subconscious to avoid presumed pain.

When the Seven/7 of Swords card is thrown, the querent will:

• Have the opportunity in the next 7 weeks or 7 months to break out of self-imposed defeatism and move towards creating what one really wants.

• Know it’s time to "damn the torpedoes and go full steam ahead".

• Know and declare what you want, for that is the truth. The falsehood is the feeling of hopelessness and helplessness.

• Remember that the 7's are associated with the Charioteer, which is the originator of motion and change. So this card is not nagging at your weakness but advising you that choosing your wants moves you forward into a satisfying life motion and that you have the inherent power to do so.

• Have the capability to release sabotaging thought processes that where developed in a past that may go back to 7 years or when you were 7 years old.

• Focus on what you truly want; focus your heart, creative mind and passion on it, and your programed self-defeat won't be able to impede you; it’s just becomes white noise in the back wash of your powerful wake on the ocean of possibilities.


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The Spiral Tarot- Six of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 6 of Swords-Science

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

The Spiral Tarot- Six of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-6 of Swords-Science:

The Spiral Tarot shows a hooded mysterious person being guided to the light on the opposite shore of a dark river, by an angelic form drifing on the air.The Six swords form a type of railing on the unpowered boat, which seems to be moving by the mind alone, as the water swirls around its hull. So this card is about a move that could change your life, or a respite after illness or after mental and emotional stress. Here is someone who accepts the imagination, and who recognizes sources of inspiration.

The complete interpretation of the Thoth Tarot-6 of Swords card is the perfect balance of all mental and moral facilities, hardly won and almost impossible to hold in an ever-changing world. The 6 of Swords is the science of the mind that is both objective and fair-witnessing.

The 6 swords, suggesting the form of the unicursal hexagram, all join in the center of the Rosy cross; a Rosicrucian Cross, which is the universal symbol of integration, synthesis and blessing. This Rosy Cross indicates that the 6 of Swords represents the integrative mind that recognizes sources of inspiration that are sometimes unexplainable. On the Thoth 6 of Swords-Science Card, the holistic mind is symbolized by the circle while the crystalline diamond represents the crystal clear creative mind. This mind can consider many thoughts at once (the many pin wheels in the background) and integrating them into a whole clarity that is objectively communicated in such a way as to present a new perspective that is otherwise unseen.

The sign of Mercury is seen at the top of the card and Aquarius at the bottom, symbolizing Mercury in Aquarius. Mercury is the winged messenger (clear communication) and Aquarius is the New Age (new perspectives) symbolizing the ability to communicate new ideas in such an objective way that they are easily understood and heard.

In reiteration, the Minor cards are all under the rule of a Sephiroth, in the case of the 6's, it is the Sephiroth Tiphareth- Beauty; The higher Personality that is the Soul. The adept will find the initiation of Tiphareth the first of the Greater Initiations into the meaning of Self. This Tiphareth initiation is literally a scarifying of all that we know to be self, and life as we have lived it. Here the sacrifice is not relinquishing the much desired something, but rather a transition of Force, from that of the will of lesser consciousness to the Pure Will of the Greater Self. "Thy will be done" rather than, "my will be done'.

The four 6's are about definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.

`THE SIX OF SWORDS- Science card is also called: Lord of Earned Success the Angels of the Decan are: Rehaayal and Yeyezeil. The 6 of Swords is influenced by Tiphareth in the Astral World [Yetzirah].

The air sign of Aquarius, is ruled by Saturn, which tends to stabilize the fleeting qualities of Mercury. The positioning of Mercury in Aquarius, a Mind sign, leads naturally to science and humanitarianism so success is the result of Saturn's work in this aspect. Now the cutting power of Swords is turned toward the positive, and the Rose is resurrected after being war torn in the 5 of Swords, related to the Severity of Geburah. In the 6 of Swords, the swords all come together at a point in the restored Rose Cross of 6 squares, which Crowley calls, “The Rose Cross at the central secret of Scientific Truth." Thus, we have the definitive meaning of "success after anxiety and trouble", for the Way of the Cross is suffering before ascension. Here, Tiphareth shows the perfect balance and idea of the card, as all moral and mental faculties are perfectly balanced, won by great effort, but hard to hold in an ever-changing world of political propaganda and commercialized morality.

When thrown during a reading, the Six/6 of swords implies that the querent is:

• Objective, logical and prone to logical thinking.

• Showing strong analytical ability, and displays logical scientific thinking both internally and outwardly.

• In Six weeks or Six months, problems will be ended, because the correct, logical things have been done or are being done.

• Communication patterns are logical, reliable and promote problem solving.

• There is a general acceptance of attitudes and belief systems that promote rhythmic and cyclic life style.

• The ability to see things as a whole objective perspective. Here, the mind is watching itself and aids in passage from one world of conscious perspective to another.

The negative of this card, would be confusion because of extreme mental activity producing conflicting thoughts, ambiguity and indecision.

Again, depending on the accompanying cards. When this card is thrown it indicates that in the next 6 weeks or 6 months it is important to look at things as they are rather than what you want them to be. It is important to be clear in your own mind so that you can successfully communicate new ideas or decisions in such a way as to be nonthreatening and easily heard. This card can also indicate that you should make a special effort to communicate clearly to the important Aquarian people in your life (January 21 to February 21). The Science-mind is clear, sharp and free of confusion, uncluttered with "should have beens" and "wanna-be's". It is a rare state of mind that is important to utilize.

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Spiral Tarot- Five of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 5 of Swords-Defeat.

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)

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The Spiral Tarot- Five of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-5 of Swords-Defeat:

The 5 of Swords-Defeat occupies the position of Geburah, the 5th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life named SEVERITY.

The Spiral Tarot Card- Five of Swords, also seems to imply defeat, as we have a pirate like strong man staning upright on a piece of floating wreckage, with a ships hull going beneath the waves in the back ground. There seems to be another hapless sailor, timidly trying to climb onto the same piece of flotsam and is having second thoughts about it. There seems to be another body out in the water, rather this one is swimming or already has drowned, is not apparent. Anyway one looks at it, one strong man who is armed, has taken charge and is not allowing others on board his flotsam, leting them fend for themselves. Three swords are in his belt and two more lay upon the flotsam. There is an angry sky  and the sea is up. The moral of this story maybe that just because you have taken charge or have the upper hand, will get you no where as  now others will try to do the same to you.

One may ask, why is there a need for such a nasty- Intelligent-judgmental- corrective force if we are the inheriting Child of the Divine Creative? Ok, this Severity is easily explained as cutting away the unworthy bits, so that you are the original you; the original child that she, the Creatrix envisoned as perfect, will be cleansed of the illusions of this world. What many fail to understand, is that all the definitions given you, by your society, belief systems and cultures are not you, because YOU HAVE TO BE KNOWN INTO EXISTENCE BY YOUR DIVINE CREATIVE! In other words, you have already been approved into being, i.e., are already defined.

Yes, it is true, dear ones, truth is made manifest! Hence, you never came seeking your truth, nor to find out who you are, the Soul Already Knows that! By putting knowledge into form, the Divine Creative made you manifest and/or gave measurement to Identity! You are already Defined into being, not a being who seeks definition; for this planet and this cosmos, are not a court room; rather they are a work place where we experiment with Self-through the self-awareness, sensual bodies grant us! You are an image of the Divine Creative who proves definition by making it manifest! You give definition to things, so that they may be cataloged and used as communication. Ideas, are what you build into things, therefore thoughts are definitions used to define and communicate idea.

Geburah, (Saturn) helps us remember who we really are, and not what we pretend or believe ourselves to be.

TheThoth- 5 of Swords, is known as Defeat, or Lord of Defeat. Being that Venus is in Aquarius here, the normal disruption of Geburah's strength, is not the cause of disaster! This is because weakness is the cause of the 5 of Swords disaster! A weakness brought on by pacifism, and enfeebling sentiment; maybe even treachery.

The hilts of the swords form the sinister image of the inverted pentagram; where the body fears have conquered the will by the treachery of sensation. Feeling fearful, is often more sensual than feeling willful, since the ever present doubt brought into belief by indoctrination, keeps the will from collecting into force. Notice: that none of the hilts are the same, implying many different weak thoughts assaulting the blue Rose of Wisdom, that was at once whole in the 4, is now all cut to pieces in the 5. Wisdom is scattered to the winds of emotional defeat and blood of self-torture and the poison of shame drips from the thoughts/swords.

The 5 of Swords is Geburah in Yetzirah, a severe Mars influence, is now in the Astral World. Yet, Mars is the consort of Venus in mythology, and mythology is not a story telling a lie, but rather a story relating a truth, so there is also a vulnerability of capitulation here. The Blue Rose of Venus (Wisdom), which is also the Rose of the Cross, can't take the buffeting of the Martian assault. Along with the 9 and 10 of Swords, the 5 is one of the most destructive events in the deck. Here, loss, defeat, failure where contest is decided and finished against the person. However, much can be learned from defeat, and we can still use that information to avoid defeat in future endeavors.

When the Five/5 of Swords card is thrown during a reading, the querent is:

• Usually caught in the fears of the past.

• They are experiencing a self-defined prison of negative, self-defeating beliefs.

• Here is defeat on a mental level, bringing humiliation and weakness.

• The suggestion here is to give up fighting, swallow your pride and acknowledge your limitations, and then proceed in a new direction. We are only defeated when we stop seeking another way.

• So there is no 5 week or 5-month period here, since it is the querent's own mental negativity that is involved here, and they could change perspective at any time.

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T|he Spiral Tarot- 4 of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Swords-Truce

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Tarot of Eli

The Spiral Tarot- Four of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Swords-Truce:

Chesed the Fourth Sephiroth in Qabalah, is considered the Universal Architect. Hence, the Fours suggest perfection, realization, completion and fixing a matter to a rock solid stability.

In the Four of Swords, this stability is a form of Truce, where equal tension, makes a stability of mental powers.

The Spiral Tarot, Four of Swords, illustrates this stability as a deep restful sleep. The four swords are placed on the wall in balanced order. The candle is out, and the sun light of dawn is trying to flood the room through a closed shade. This is a deep and restful sleep. Since throughout myth, herbal medicine and history, the Poppy, shown as a design on the blanket, has long been associated with sleep.

The Four/4 of Swords represents Chesed in Yetzirah, influencing the astral-formative world.

As you may know, mental creation happens in the fluid light of the Astral World before the manifestation is solidified in the Material World,. Hence the fractured lines of light on the Thoth 4 of Swords. Now you may not be able to clearly see that you are not a body....You really are a Yodic(hand of God or Creative expression of the Divine Creative) in the Universal Collective Unconscious, so your Real body, is the Tree of Life. The human body is the incarnation, for sensual purposes, of making your Mind Lucid in your "dreams" and resides with in the solar corona of the Invisible you. That Invisible you is as Jupiter, and in this card, Jupiter is in Libra, Thus the normal destructive Swords, are put to rest in the munificent, benevolent and loving nature of Jupiter.We are mostly, 99%, Space (Energy) and 1% Time (Mater) and our Mind distrubs this Space, with measurement, which becomes information and form.

On the Thoth 4 of Swords-Truce, the Rose of the Great Mother, is restored and Consciousness is settled, and a rest from strife is implied by the 4 of Swords. Jupiter in Libra radiates compassion and sensitivity showing the Mercy that is Chesed.

Here Jupiter claims authority in the intellectual world. Arguing for convention, Jupiter restores mental balance after the chaos of arbitrary thought.

In the Thoth- 4 of Swords card, the hilts of the Swords, are formed into the corners of the St, Andrew's Cross, suggesting the rigidity and fixation implied in the 4. The Rose of 49 petals, in which the Swords are sheathed, suggesting social harmony.

Thus there is a suggestion of compromise. As does Crowley, I find this compromise to be a less than positive factor. For it is an act of an indolent mind, that would rather be pusillanimous and compromise for social peace rather than work out the issue through the promised struggle. However, it may be to keep the peace; but peace at any cost, is not preferable, as one must compromise themselves. Hence, violating their "Truth" to live a lie.

When the Four/4 of Swords -Truce, is thrown during a reading:

• There is mental understanding of a matter, or a relationship coming to full resolution on four levels of mental awareness: The Rational, The Emotional of the Unconscious, The Spiritual, and the Subconscious of the Physical.

• Implications of problems that should not be ignored; listen to the inner self and answers will be restored.

• A holding pattern after mastering a difficult mental situation.

• Retreat or withdrawal necessary to heal or hide, by creating a protected mental space. Here insight can be generated by seclusion.

• A moment of logic and discriminating intelligence of integrity and planning.

The negatives of this card are often;  

  • One gets an illness in order to recuperate, from a daily compromise.
  • The intellect is relinquishing control back to the body so that a time out of from problems and solutions are achieved as the body has only one focus of getting better.

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The Spiral Tarot- Three of Swords & The Thoth Tarot- 3 of Swords-Sorrow

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

  The Tarot of Eli

The Spiral Tarot- Three of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-3 of Swords-Sorrow:

The Threes/3's of Tarot belong to the Divine Feminine- Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth who is called Understanding. She is also named the Sanctifying Intelligence and the Parent of Faith. Here is the implication that any religion of any sect, could not have a "church" without this underlying structure of Sanctifying Intelligence.

As Mary is the Church, in Catholic doctrine, so is Binah the Parent of Faith, not the faith itself, but the parental intelligence that is the foundation of organization, structure and sanctity. She is the Qabalistic, Will to Form, and your body is the "church" of your spirit; a "church" you wouldn't have without the Creatrix-Binah, who is the forming Will of the One-Kether who is "I Will Be".

You may ask, "What has this to do with sorrow?" To make this simple, the Triple Goddess is the Crone in this card, and the Crone is the death of the “you”; the you that you think you are. That is why the Spiral Tarot-Three of Swords, shows a lady dressed in black, holding a red rose to her heart, while standing next to three swords, that look like funeral crosses. Behind her is a dark figure walking off into the dark rainy night, as if in a parting of a relationship and/or the end of one.

As the concept of Virgin, we have the Creatrix- Binah as High Priestess/Maid, as concept of Mother we have Binah as Empress and here She is as the beginning of Crone which forms in Geburah who is the intelligence of severity.

Let me explain:The Universe began as a Will to Be, but there was no way to measure and/or be aware of self until "I" created other, "Am" and Understood the difference between the 2. With Understanding, the "coupling" of I AM created Me, i.e., Self-Awareness.What many of us forget, to be the Only Identity or the Only One, creates a process of awareness that One is all there is and One is alone, unable to know, to express to itself as “another”, or in any way able to define existence. Hence, the “I” needs the “Am”. Therefore, a great sorrow of loneliness was realized before the WILL TO FORM (“Am”-Binah who is understanding) was thought of and thus creating EXISTENCE. Will to Force, "I" and Will to Form-"Am", have now come together and created "sex", for the intercourse of both, makes "the Child" who is "Me". Souls, are the "ME'S" that create "self-dreams" and/or Personalities (From the Greek-Persona, meaning "mask"). Hence, the Creatrix makes the forms for her "willed children", who get to "inherit" them, as souls are collectives of self-identity choices, who can only makes "choices", if they can be measured and/or manifested.

Too make a long story even more misunderstood, many of us Personalities, think that “freedom of choice" is happiness, and we can do anything we want, but we forget that in order to have "freedom of choice", we must have a beginning and an end and what we call "life" is simply a collective of choices. To gather self-awareness, souls must learn this, as Spirit, we just Are, there is no up, no down, no in and no out; we just are vibrations, frequencies of infinite energy that is the One Mind. But as a Spirit who runs a material body/Avatar, we become Soul's/Psyche's and because of Understanding the difference between infinite and ratioation, have the freedom to choose up, down, in or out but in so doing, must become the choice. In other words, the infinite now has measurement. With Measurement, we now have image/form and can gather self-awareness through, in-form-ation. This freedom of psyche is really free-doom (Anglo-Saxon root word of freedom meaning,” I choose my own death”) for we also get to choose our end of information gathering. Be it ignorant or intelligent choice, it is still our psyche’s/Soul's choice. Therefore, freedom of choice also brings great sorrow and great joy, love and sadness etc. With the Creatrix Mind of Imagination, this freedom also contains the burden of insanity. Again, we have bodies so that we may form the necessary "software", that is a discriminating personality. Before, Understanding brought measurement, Spirit didn't discriminate-----it just wanted to be! But with creation, comes sorrow, for what is loved, must die.

As Master Jahaladine Rumi, the twelfth century Sufi master and poet said about sorrow; "Sorrow prepares you for joy, it violently sweeps everything out of your house, so new joy can find a space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place."

There is another reason that this card is a 3, the number of the major arcana--key 3- The Empress, for she create's perfect children, and treats them as equals. Hence they have the freedom to "be choices", and from that the great Sorrow of the Mother is felt. For she has given birth to Beautiful Children who often think themselves into acting as Monsters. This hurts a loving mother. Also the fact that those beautiful children create "self-images" that must end because to begin is to end. And to a Soul, the Body is the "most beloved". Because of the need to transform/evolve we know that sorrow arrives with every loving attachment in this world of matter. To receive is to lose. To begin is to end. To love is to expand and liberate the mind from the body, yet needing a body to be felt; the mind must return to sensuality in order to develop discriminating self-thought. Many of us know that to love is to end in loss...but we will love after loss anyway. Love is our nature and loss, is the beginning of a new gain. This understanding, doesn't lessen sorrow, it just helps us move forward with tears running down our face. Thus there is strength gained in understanding sorrow, whereas, fear of sorrow weakens us.


Is also called the Lord of Sorrow, so once again we get confused by sexual connotations. But energy is male in expression and female in reception. The Planet attributed to the 3 of Swords is Saturn in the sign of Libra. The Angels of the Decan are Hayayel and Hoquiam.

Here we have the influence of Binah in the Formative Astral World of Yetzirah. The Power of Saturn is destructive and initiatory bringing a presence of pain and hardship as Saturn is also Chronos, “Grandfather Time”. But as we may know, hardship and suffering are often where we learn life's greatest lessons. So the Dark Sterile Mother, is not evil, she is a Sanctifying Intelligence. In the Three/3 of Swords, Saturn unbalances the Scales of Libra, in order that they may be rebalanced in an improved way. So the Crone is the perpetrator of "Tough Love, "and for a Mother having to use tough love to teach her beautiful vulnerable children, brings a sorrow as well. This is implied as the Rose of Five Petals illustrated in the Thoth Card and the red rose in the Spiral Tarot Card. Her heart, if you will, is torn apart by the piercing of the three swords. This card suggests the Dark Sea of Binah, a Womb of chaos, where things are deconstructed to be reconstructed.

When the Three of Swords-Sorrow is thrown during a reading:

• The querent is experiencing thoughts of sorrow.

• Reoccurring thoughts of sorrowful past events.

• The sorrow of a triangular relationship that is out of balance.

• Disappointment and heartbreak.

• A type of recognition where one must give up one thing to gain another.

• Releasing; a gift of sorrow, allowing the querent to release and let out the pent up stress of feared emotions.

• Here difficulty precedes power.

• Also, for initiates, who travel to the abyss, this sorrow is soul deep, for it is of the Sorrow of the Creatrix, who has to destroy her precious forms to rebuild, which will also happen to the personality that succeeds in traversing the Abyss.

  • The querent is experiencing the Universal Melancholy of the Creatrix who must become the Great Destroyer of what she loves, as well.

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The Spiral Tarot- Two of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-2 of Swords-Peace

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The Tarot of Eli

The Spiral Tarot- Two of Swords & The Thoth Tarot-2 of Swords-Peace:

The celestial attribution of the Two of Swords, is the Moon in Libra; the Moon is change, but Nature is inherently peaceful which enhances the balancing nature of Libra.Hence, the Spiral Tarot shows this enhanced balance as the Crescent hangs in the sky over a young woman tight-rope walker, balancing herself with 2 swords, in equilibrium.

Overall, one would think of the disruption of Chokma (# 2 Sephira- Wisdom) in the suit of Air (Swords); air being a suit born from the conflict of Water and Fire in marriage. Air/Swords is subject to change as no other suit, not only from the fire/water parentage but also when Earth appears the suit becomes crystallized and/or condensed.

The Upper Supernal Triangle of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, can be compared to the Garden of Eden and from this Eden, the male and female polarities of energy balance against each other, evolving into increasing density as they develop towards the lowest Sephira, Malkuth, on the Tree of Life.

In Qabalistic Gematria (numerology), the number 2 symbolizes the union and balance of opposites that underlies all material existence. Because this equilibrium of opposites begins in Chokmah, it is called the Sephiroth of ”Perfect Harmony”. While Kether is that which the “Root” of impetus begins: Chokmah is the impetus for all manifestation. Therefore,The Harmonic Union of opposites supplies that action.

Binah is represented by Saturn, and Chokmah represents the sphere of the Zodiac.

Ultimately Kether, the 1st Sephiroth, is Androgynous, Chokmah the 2nd, is the idea of Maleness (Electric/will to force) and Binah is the idea of Femaleness (Magnetic/will to form), and the mating of the 2 "wills the Electromagnetic Spectrum" into living forms of Self and/or I AM.

Once again our sensual ideas of sexuality do not apply on this Higher Scale of Communion. Here Maleness is the vital outpouring of electrical energy that is organized as will to force, limited or formalized by the magnetic qualities of Female will to form. Thus Yod is male and Heh is female, and the resulting offspring is Vau of the Divine Name that marries the Daughter who is the last Heh. Hence the "secret name of God", Yod Heh Vau Heh, is now represented as that attribute to the six lower Sephiroth in which Tiphareth (Beauty) is central.

As you may note, there are many interchangeable symbols in the Qaballah that may make it seem more complicated than it is. The essential key is that the Vital Outpouring Energy, which in intercourse with an organizing force, produces something else. For example, red combined with blue, creates purple by the motion of the mixer (Kether- "I Will Be"). Opposites joined in balanced harmony, produce something greater than the parents. This is not possible if exactly the same united with exactly the same, you would only get, exactly the same.

The Tree of Life originated in the opposition of Chokmah and Binah. However, this is not static, any more than male- female union on earth is static, there is a constant back and forth motion of growth and movement. When a change occurs in one Sephiroth, there is a natural balancing response in its opposite. There is a continual exchange that could be compared to breathing, as the inhale exhale action that powers Life.

On the Tree of Life, the Uppermost Sephira is Kether, Eheieh (Hebrew meaning, "I Will Be"), which sets the pattern for all below it. Like an electrical switch that is off, Kether is all potential, while Chokmah is the electrical switch in the on position. Thus Chokmah is function while Kether is potential. Kether is a "non-Being" while Chokmah is the Idea of Being.

Chokmah is the State of Self, where we dream ourselves into being, from a Divine State of Meditation we become an idea of self. The dreamed is unaware of the dreamer as we dream ourselves "inside out" (we are infinite inward and limited outward; a type of Mobius loop), an ultimate fact of our Earthly existence. Thus you are the Master and the Masterpiece, the Transmitter and the Transmitted and once again, you can see that your only savior from dysfunction, is your inner self.

From One "I" (the all Seeing Eye) and/or Self,  all identity becomes, so in actuality, we as different separate vibrationary frequencies do not exist other than as one energy who is of many self-concepts. Hence, we declare existence by stating "I AM". Then we set about defining that invisible principle of existence as a "Me". Thus manifestation is a simple three-word definition called, "I AM Me" of which you, as the spiral vibration of energy (spirit), hold total freedom to define. Since I AM Not, is impossible, as I am declares existence, whatever you define as not being you, simply states, that it is you. For example, one plus naught = 1, Naught-zero- has no influence in potential. So “I am happy" creates happiness, while "I am not sad" creates only sadness. Time to rethink your power over the dream of you!

Since dimensions are descriptions of spatial terms, our life dream has specific dimensions as that is our best frame of reference. The Tree of Life is how the Qaballah describes these dimensional frames of reference as being a downward flowing evolution of Chokmah thru various levels of Self Dream called Sephiroth. To make this simple, we are first dreaming our own existence, and that we are all, collectively (Universal Collective Unconscious, and/or Divine Creative), are what is known as God-Mind, which is the definition of the word Hu-Man. This process of evolutionary dreaming towards a more condensed and sensual dream self, is called the "fall", but it really is a "downsizing" and/or "condensing", that causes us to "lessen" our self-concepts to become more sensual and interactive, all of which is necessary for evolutionary thought production. Thus we lose sight of our own Divinity and must "reclaim" all the data we left behind on our "downward" journey into sensual dreaming... You may say that in manifestation, Malkuth, we are a lucid dreamer.

The goal here is to get the inner dreamer and the dreamed idea of Self to cooperate with each other and thus the dreamer than begins to get control over its imagined life happenstances. Needless to say, this is a truly extraordinary experience and balancing the dreamer with the dream, is the making of a Magi. Here the Union of Dreamer and Dream has no veils between them, and we can have anything at all, but we no longer experience the "need" of the disconnected, so we understand not to take this dream serious, but to enjoy the experiment. Hence, one Loves, without need, and one creates without fear of result.  When we lose the desire built by "thinking lack", we become I AM rather than I AM Not. We learn what does matter and what does not while we go about the Great Work of connecting the "As above, with the dream below".

The 4 Twos symbolize the Power created by the union of the King and Queen that initiates force. Those forces are the Prince and Princess that are not yet brought into action. The 2's thus imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing,

From the Golden Dawn Texts:

The four Deuces symbolize the Powers of the King and Queen; first uniting and initiating the Force, but before the Prince and Princess are thoroughly brought into action. Therefore, do they generally imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing.


Displayed in the Thoth Tarot, the 2 of Swords, 2 Swords of equal strength, crossed; they are combine by a 5 petal blue rose. The Blue Rose represents the Gnostic Sophia, and the Qabalistic Chokma) the Great Mother of Wisdom (Female aspect of Chokma), whose harmonizing influence, plus that of Libra, compounds the latent antagonism of the Suit of Swords. The pinwheel shaped white rays, are in a geometrical pattern that emphasizes the harmonic equilibrium of the 2. Peace is about the best word to describe this harmonic. Here is two aspects of mind united in the wisdom of Sophia.

The astrological meaning applied to the 2 of Swords, is the Moon in Libra, implying, the need to bring about change in a harmonious, united and sociable way

When the 2 of Swords thrown:

• The querent will be or has been, experiencing peace after a quarrel that began two weeks, or two months ago.

• Peace is restored but some tension remains.

• There are two actions here, sometimes selfish and sometimes unselfish action because of the contradictory characteristics in the same nature (Moon in Libra, Fire and Water).

• There is Strength gained after suffering; sacrifice and trouble, yet strength arising from the effort.

• The querent may often show sorrow and sympathy for those in trouble and champion the weak and oppressed while also giving aid to them.

• There is an arrangement of differences that brings about justice and truth from untruth.

According to dignity of the accompanying cards, the 2 of Swords or 2 of Air, could also mean:

• One is lacking tact, often doing injury when meaning well. There is also an inclination to repeat pardoned affronts.

• All in all, the Two of Swords, is a balancing of two strong individual minds, who have found greater profit in agreement rather than in conflict.

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