Thoth Tarot & comparisons
The Thoth Tarot: 6 OF DISKS-SUCCESS & The Wild Wood Tarot- Six of Stones-Exploitation:
[ Crowley's Disks represent Pentacles or Stones in other decks]
As always, the 6's are about a balance of trinities which makes them powerful and stable in dynamic movement.
The Thoth 6 of Disks card represents physical attainment, accomplishment and
success. The Thoth 6 of Disks represents the harmonious energy of Earth, that the
balance of polarities have made fruitful, the Son, Father, and
Grandfather aspects of electric force and the Maid, Mother, and Crone
aspects of magnetic force....It is Born!
It is important to remember
that this is earth, and gravitational forces will pull this successful
creation down into itself, where everything becomes slow and heavy, so
this success is temporary but enjoyable just the same.Therefore, on the
earth are shown 6 coins of pentacle centers, in a grouping of 3's.
There is a great beauty
here that comes from the balances of mental, emotional, and physical
energy enhanced by the higher conscious states of Self that are
represented in the 6th Sephira/ Beauty/Tiphareth; the Christ/Buddha consciousness. Being Beauty feels
This Beauty is not determined by fashion, nor culture, this is the Beauty that created me so it could be me, i.e., the Psyche!
The great inner beauty of synchronicity; the harmony radiating from the
Divine Creative, through the Soul/Psyche and into the form.
Generosity is shown here, as you now have enough success in physical health, finances, and emotional balance to assist others in their success.
Astrologically, this card is Moon in Taurus, whose sigils is shown on the Thoth Tarot card,
which suggests productivity (Taurus) and a deep inner satisfaction (The
Moon) or a deep desire on the subconscious level. The foundation of
creation vibrates from the deep passion and desire of I-Will-Be, that gives birth to "I Will Force", becoming "I Will Form" and the deep satisfaction of manifestation as I AM Me! Therefore, the Qabalistic Tarot-6 of Disks: Success, or 6 of Pentacles,
represents the 6th Sephiroth-(circle) of Tiphareth, that is the
Full Harmonious embellishment of the Energy of the Element, i.e. Beauty,
in the Element of Earth. This card shows even greater embellishment
because the Moon is in Taurus which is where the Moon is most exalted.
Therefore the Moon is in its highest form and adds the illusion of
brilliance; However, the Moon is in transient, so the approach to
perfection is not long lasting, as it will be assaulted by the cycles of everyday living.
Therefore, to achieve success in any endeavor means
that we must be in union and/or communication with our inner master
and/or The Real Person (Soul)
who built us as it's masterpiece. There is only diligence and doing
indicated here. Hence, this is where the axiom," Above all things know thyself"
really comes into its own.
Upon viewing this Thoth
, one can see that the Disks are arranged in a Hexagram as a
skeletal format. The Center of the illustration glows with the light of
the rose madder of dawn surrounded by three concentric circles of
golden yellow, salmon pink, and amber. (due to processing fade these
colors are very light). These colors represent Tiphareth- The Sun/Son of The Divine Creative (Beauty), for the moment, fully
realized on earth.
are arranged in their normal attribution but they are
shown as disks irradiated by the central Sun which is idolized as the
Rose and Cross. The rose has 49 petals, which is the interplay of 7 with
7. Seven rayed stars are the Symbol of the Great Mother Goddess, as is
the Moon. Upon investigation, one will find that the Male electric force
and the Female magnetic force are never separate even though upon first
glance they appear to be so.
Hence, the formula for success is indicated
in the six planetary circles shown on this card:
- Saturn-represents success through discipline.
- Jupiter-reminds us that success is achieve by being open and flexible to options that may present themselves.
- Venus-reminds us of our beautiful heart and follow what has heartfelt meaning in our life.
- The Moon indicates success attainable through following the truth of ourselves, by being authentic.
- Mercury-reminds us about how important organized well timed communication is important to success.
Mars-reminds us to express continually steady energy into our professional
or personal issues in order to achieve success; the Tortoise vs the Hare
scenario, where rapid spurts of energy do not achieve success whereas steady on does.
Thoth 6 of Disks/Success suggests that success comes from deep within
rather than the superficial without, which is symbolize in this card as
the joining of the Western Cross (deep inner self integration) and the
opening and blooming of successful achievement ( the Eastern symbol of
success- the lotus). This is also implied in the art of the Night Sun
Tarot 6 of Pentacles, as on the leaf- barren tree, an inner power,
created the perfect apple.
To reiterate; the sixes imply definite accomplishment and the carrying out of a matter.
6 is not only a number of accomplishment, but also that of the Sun/Son
or Christ/Buddha consciousness, thus a certain sacrifice of control is
made by the self-conscious. The 6 is also the number of
the Dying gods, and means a definite personality deconstruction in order
for reconstruction to the original core foundational construct, that brings success.
The 6 of Disks-Success, is aptly named The Lord of Success, as
the Moon is exalted in Tarsus. Here the charm, subtleties, ebb and
of the Moon are merging with the hard work and deliberate earth
qualities of Taurus, ensuring success in business and other earthly
To a Qabalist, this is Tiphareth (Beauty) in Assiah
(the Material World). The natural flow of the Moon's charm and
subtleties are united with the hard work and deliberate qualities of
Taurus resulting in sure success in business and mundane areas.
thrown this card tells the querent that physical attainment and
accomplishment is well on its way in 6 weeks or 6 months due to a hard
The Wild Wood Tarot- Six of Stones-Exploitation:
Shows destitution, destroyed beehives, burning of diseased crops and a starving, begging couple. Success in this instance, has a dark- mirrored reflection and is the result of exploitation. Where Nature is subjected to the greed of mankind, and thus unbalanced by exploitation of the soil, water, and organic matter. Here, is depicted the end result of selfish overuse of non-sustainable natural resources, implying an imbalance in work or business that is damaging the environment and yourself.
This Wild Wood Tarot Card, has stepped away from the Qabalistic meanings, and is a modernized cautionary tale of how we are destroying our own environment, and thus ourselves, by being greedy, foolish, and uncaring of the environment around us. In truth, such is the future of the exploiter, and all of us have become that, knowingly or unknowingly. It's time to get busy and stop the idiocy or our children will live in a desert.
When Thrown during a reading, the 6 of Disks implies:
- Material attainment and accomplishment, but with a caveat dealt out by the law of Karma; you'll have to put out effort, to receive back success.
- The successful cycle of income or security is steady and predictable.
- The querent is also generous, sharing the wealth, giving people what they are willing to receive.
- The Six of Disks also suggests that money owed will be paid and the querent shall receive what is rightfully theirs.
- The 6 of Disks card also suggests that money owed will get paid in 6 weeks or 6months, and you will receive what is rightfully yours.
help from a friend, or employer will put you back on stable monetary
affairs, is also suggested. Because of the necessary flow of wealth
into prosperity, the 6 card also suggest that we share our good fortune
with others in order to keep the flow going.
- The card
suggests charity, synergy and success, in physical or financial
relationships. Hence, the 6 of Disks card is esoterically about the
Union of ternary consciousness,the I AM Me of one linked up with the I
AM Me of another, suggesting that success is because of united goals.
- This is a all around satisfying card to get in a reading, especially
when it lands on a Earthly position in a reading [Such as House and Home or Beneath you
positions of a Celtic Cross reading] or when there are other
complimentary Disk cards around it. The sixes are always a relief from
the severity of the fives!
- Also, prosperity in business, success, gain, power, influence, rank, nobility and rule over people, in material undertakings.
- Fortunate,successful, just and liberal.
- As you may note, The Six of Disks-Success, is because of labor on the
part of the individual and is thus earned and not a gift; However, like
attracts like so in the next 6 weeks or 6 months gifts may appear.
the Moon who is "Priestess of Illusion" so prominent in this card, it is
appropriate to understand that material success alone is an illusion of
- Spiritual Manifestation (which we are) is only Successful when
The I AM ME, our trinity, is in balanced communion of correspondence.
When the "As above is so below" and where value of Wealth is known as Presence and
not material gain.
If ill dignified by the surrounding cards;
- Purse-proud, insolent from success or even prodigal.
- The Wild Wood Tarot, is an ill dignified expression of the Well dignified Success card. Here, one's success must be looked at very carefully. Is it foolish exploitation of the environment that may cause the destruction of the environment, business and home? Honesty must be applied here, therefore, this card could also mean "successful denial".
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The Thoth Tarot 4 of Disks-Power & The Wild WoodTarot-Four of Stones-Protection.
The Tarot-4's & The 4th Sephiroth-Chesed:
By now you may understand that the Sephiroth, numbered spheres on the Tree of Life, simulate States of Your
Intelligence or dimensional Energy States of Psyche that you can obtain and channel
as a Greater Sensual Self. The Sephiroth Chesed is a "Higher" State of
your Consciousness; "Higher" because it's frequency of spiral energy
(Serpent force of the ancients) is so refined it is called Higher and thus, not noticed among the sensually infused thought of the self-consciousness.
In Hermetic Qabalah
is the "first material" so now, with Chesed, we are dealing with a State of Conscious of Higher Thought and Force that begins form
. This is usually what most people generalize as spiritual thought which is somehow
connected to religions and or prayer. In truth, spiritual thought is simply I AM, the name of Spirit itself.
Religious indoctrination is not really spiritual thought, it is usually the ambitious
thought of those who wish to rule and thus harness your energy output to
power their righteous vision of false authority. Spiritual thought is what comes directly
from the Divine Creative and is more attuned to imagination than devotion!
- Chesed means Mercy, and is called the Builder State of Consciousness
and is the frame work of manifestation. This High state of Consciousness, is also called , "The Loving Father who is King",
a kindly Shepard that is the receptacle of all Powers. Here you must
understand that Power is the ability to do work...not some fear based
ideology of slaves who fear the lash and see the ability to deal out
death as power.
The 4th Sephira, Chesed, is the
Demiurge and/or "lesser creator", as this is the first Sephira below
the Abyss and the first of Six Sephiroth making up the Microprosopus
(Microcosm) . "The Bride of Microprosopus" is the 10th Sephiroth,
Malkuth which we call earth.
first power describe in the Biblical of Book Genesis is this Demiurge and the
first part of that Book, describes the origin of the Microprosopus
and/or the microcosm from the Elohim of Binah, in Chesed. Above Chesed
is the Supernal Triangle, a formless void of Dark energy that gives rise
to manifestation through the "will to form" that is Binah. Binah is not
form, just the Will to Form. Chesed is the externalization of
combined forces or potencies of the Supernal Triangle, which are "I will be", " I will force" and "I will form". Almost impossible
to grasp, but never the less, Chesed is the initial urge to become
manifest, making Chesed the administrator of the Laws first proposed by
Binah, who is know as the " will to form" and the Sephiroth of Understanding.
for Chesed are the pyramid
, the square, the orb, and equal armed cross
(which you see represented on the Emperor card Key 4) the crook
(Shepard) and the scepter. The planet attributed to this Sephira, is
Jupiter and the color is blue.
The 2nd Sephiroth Chokma,
in its lower arc of spiral, becomes the 4th Sephiroth- Chesed. Chokma emanates the pure form of
Binah, so here we have a problem with semantics. Binah is formless, yet
we have a pure form of Binah in Chesed, who is the first "manifester" of
form, and the Form of the Universe is the Microcosm, while the Force of
the Universe is the Macrocosm. Thus the Blue Sophia, is really Chesed.
Hence The Blue Binah, who is the feminine Chokmah, as yet an unformed
Will, is also the Hebrew Sophia/wisdom that is formed as Chesed.
Because, once again, Binah is the emanation of Kether, who is "I Will be", as "will to
form", but as such is formless. So we can say Binah is the Concept of
Womb, and Chesed is the First Womb and phallus combination, as separates
who come together in one place. So here is the problem, Chesed is
supposed to be masculine force, yet is very feminine in its function as
form producer. Chesed is the emanation of Chokmah, who is Wisdom and is
a Hebrew feminine noun, there seems to be some kind of interplay here
that is not easy to see in such High Dimensions of Intelligence. Just
remember, in the Hermetic Qabalah, if energy is being expressed, it is a
Masculine action. If energy is being received,
it is a Feminine action.
the pictorial chart of The Tree of Life, has lines connecting
the Sephiroth on the Tree, Take a piece of paper, and draw each line
between the Sephira as figure eights. This may help you see the
interplay of the forces and forms of the Tree. Energy is always flowing
back and forth, in pared infinity. When Chesed "expressed energy" it is
masculine in its expression (electric); when Chesed is receptive and
gives form to energy (Magnetic), therefore, Chesed is "enforcing the Law of Binah",
thereby it is feminine in its action.
understand the Tree of Life we must understand that we are dealing with
multiplicities-Trinities of Unity. For all of the Tree is an external modification
of the One Divine Energy that is Kether, which is woven upon
itself as "threads of energy" and/or Vibrations that are known as
frequencies and/or microwaves. This One Energy, is called the "One
Thing" in Qabalah, and it evolves from Sephira to Sephira, by division
and union on the Tree of Life. From descent of Kether to Earth and back up to Kether,
we have a cycle of renewing effect from Ain Soph (No-Thing) that
constantly stimulates birth, death and rebirth on an increasingly more
condensed and more powerful level of Something!
the Energy of the Tree works in cross patterns, Binah is best
understood as relating to Chokmah and Chesed is best understood as
relating to Geburah. The energy of Chesed is anabolic, while the energy
of Geburah is catabolic; He builds, She tears down.
it seems that Chesed
is feminine and Geburah is Masculine, But again,
Geburah as Mars, is masculine and Chesed as Jupiter, is also Masculine!
Jupiter is the benign ruler who is merciful while Mars who is also a
King, is destructive and sits in a chariot armed for battle. Here your
thoughts can't be linear, but rather woven into figure eights that help
us see that Energy is Androgynous, in flow. From pole to pole, in all creation as well as that of
Chesed and Geburah.
This may help,
envision a man with
his two arms extended outward from the shoulders. The right arm is
Chesed, the Giver, and the Left arm is Geburah the Taker. The flow of
give and take, is the balance that keeps energy transforming, and/or
moving. Here Chesed is the realm of archetypes described by Plato
in the ninth book of the Republic
. The realm of archetypes is
the underlying frame work on which all material manifestation is
built. The aforementioned geometric symbols of Chesed make suggestions
as to the purpose and functions of these archetypes.
is a tetrahedron
used as a building form that brings together four
sides that culminate in an upward point. Energy flows down from above
and is distributed equally between four sides. Thus we have the 4 of
Chesed. From above, Sephiroth 1- Kether
, flows the energy of the first primordial
elements to Sephiroth-4-Chesed
establishing the archetypal patterns of matter that
is distributed equally throughout the Tree of Life and established in
the subdivided elements of Malkuth/Earth. As in the pentagram, the Point
of the Pyramid is Spirit which is a directing force. Here we can see
that Chesed is an intelligence that is measuring, cohesive and
The Scepter and the Orb,
that can be found throughout the Tarot deck, not only establish the
concept of rule but that of sex as well. The scepter is phallic,
relating to Chokmah and the orb is womb, relating to Binah.
Crook of the Shepard, refers to the Love of the Shepard or ruler for
his flock and/ or a Bishop in his role as Pastoral Shepard.
interesting here, is that many writers of Theosophy and even Dion
Fortune have written of the "Masters of Chesed", which some call the
"Ascended Masters", who are human beings that have "evolved beyond" the
need for physical incarnations and remain by choice to assist mankind in
their development but only when mankind is sufficiently evolved to get
in touch with Chesed. Yet, it is Chesed that flows through mankind which
is why we are such great Builders! The fact that evolutionary Being is the top
priority of Chesed, makes one wonder about "masters of Chesed' who
reside in non being. Therefore, I see this as an error in
interpretation, for true mastery is the ability to manifest on All the
Planes of the One Mind, and therefore, we are, if whole in equilibrium of Spirit-Mind and Body, the True Masters of
Anyone who knows me,
understands that the best way to
assist those who struggle with incarnations, is to incarnate with them.
So to me, an incarnate master is a being of greater psychic power, as
they are conceived from the Soul's greater experience and are therefore,
able to be Chesed on every single plane of form. Obviously, form is
what the Universal Collective Unconscious wants to be. We may often, as
psyche, channel up and
down the Tree of Life, depositing greater and greater discriminating
data, but that data can only be learned and advanced in a sensual
experience of Being, of I AM and/or a new self awareness state of Mind
called, I AM ME.
The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Disks,
represents Chesed (Mercy) establishing the Universe in three dimensions (4th dimension is Time), that is below the Abyss.
the Sun is assigned the Constellation of Capricorn, the sign in which the Sun is reborn. Basically
this means that the generating idea is established in its full material
The Disks are shown as large, square and solid,
representing a fortress comprised of the alchemical- 4 elements. We know from
history, that fortresses are to keep Law and order by constant authority
and a vigilant defense. Though seemingly stationary, the Disks revolve
due to the fact that the Sun is the "dead center" of the engineer; and
Capricorn is the point where the "Sun turns Northward". Plus, the stabilizing force of the Disks is centrifugal force.
the word, engineer, may have left you confused, but Chesed, the 4th
Sephiroth is also known as the "engineer or architect", also what may
confuse one more is the fortress with a moat is considered a Womb.
The Greatest Engineer
is I-dea ( Greek for,"I-goddess"),
Womb with a View", or The Divine Feminine Principle. In Yi King, the
Sun in Capricorn is represented as the second hexagram, Khwan, which is
the Female Principle The student may wish to compare Khwan, to the
English word Queen, Anglo-Saxon Cwen, Old Mercian Kwoen, all of which
are The Female Principle. As in most of the Tarot, there are layers of
understanding, that require diligent pursuit.
Both Qabalists and my faithful blog followers know by now, that Chesed is the architect who gets its orders from the
Supernal (upper triangle on the Tree of Life) and whose intelligence
externalizes the combined potent forces of the upper Trinity.
Chesed is the administrator of manifestation and the laws there of.
The Thoth 4 of Disks
(Pentacles in traditional decks) is the most complete expression of the grounded Chesed forces
. This card shows the influence of Chesed
in the material world, or the World of Assiah,
as our material world is called in the Qabalah.
The Four of Disks -Power, is also called: the Lord of Earthly Power, by A. Crowley. The Angels of the Decan are Keveqiah and Mendial. The planet is the Sun and here it is in Capricorn.
To reiterate: The illustration of the Thoth 4 of Disks
suggests a fortress implying law and order maintained by undaunted vigilance.
Disks themselves, are square implying that revolving or motion, is
opposite to this card. However, another form of Chesed is in the Key 13
card of the Major Arcana, and it is the Death of stability, so that
revolution can continue, 1+3=4, so the number of Chesed lays hidden in
death according to gematria/numerology. The Engineer of manifestation, has the power to reorganize it through a process we call Death/Transformation.
The Four square disks
each contain one of the symbols for the four elements and the walls
are strong and seemingly immobile. Yet we have the Sun reborn in
Capricorn so new powerful activity is present, and this activity is best
shown as the Dancing Skeleton of key 13.
What hints at underlying power in the 4 of disks Tarot Card is the orange-yellow color of the card representing the Sun/Son reborn.
Like the eye of a hurricane
The Four of Disks is the "Dead Center" of the Engineer of all
manifestation Here at the center, everything looks quite and stable,
but violent activity is in the making, so soon that stability will "fly
to the winds". Capricorn is the center "where the Sun turns Northward."
So the turning is happening in what looks to be stable.
The Thoth 4 of Disks, illustrates the establishment of the
Universe in three visible dimensions (the 4th is Time). Therefore, the
generating idea is displayed in its full material sense.
The 4 very large and solid (4 corners depicts solids)
disks form a fortress, representing Law and Order, maintained by authoritarian vigilance.
Being a 4,
in suit of
Earth, the heaviness of this card out-ways any consideration of
weakness and is the Power which dominates and stabilizes everything,
such as, centrifugal force. Therefore, the Wild Wood Tarot chooses the image of four Stones implying the fortifying of energy in one place,
enabling the ability to do work. If there is a weakness, it is the fact
that as 4, the element is solidified to its absolute degree, and in
order for change to occur, the fortress must be remodeled. As it is
solid, the power of the 4 of Disks, and the Wild Wood-Four of Stones, suggest that aggressive
behavior is contain, so the Power of the 4, manages its affairs more
by negotiation and pacific methods.
The Wild Wood Tarot-Four of Stones,assigned the ideas of equilibrium,
savings, generosity and stagnation, to this card. Roughly, the same
meanings assigned to the Thoth Tarot.
The newly risen Sun is in the upper right and the symbol of renewed vitality.
When the Thoth 4 of Disks or the Wild Wood Tarot-Four of Stones is thrown during a reading, the querent (the one who asks
the question) will experience or has experienced:
As altered by ill dignity, this card can also mean, prejudice, covetous, stagnation and suspicious behavior.
- There is a careful and orderly presentation but with discontent, showing little enterprise or originality.
is obvious, for when we put up strong walls, to gather our power about
us, we also restrict our motion. This restriction is shown by the small
drawbridge/roadway leading out of the fortress of the Four of Disks or
by the enclosing foliage of the Night Sun Tarot-4 of Pentacles.
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The Thoth Tarot-3 of Disks-Works & The Wild Wood Tarot- Three of Stones-Creativity.
The 3 of Disks-Works represents endurance, strong physical determination, and tenacity. The 3, is the ability to give the "works" to what you want.
In it's mundane interpretation, the 3 of Disks is the card of nobility; that of trade, skilled labor, renown and glory.
- The pyramid symbolizes focused power as commitment and priority.
blue light surrounding the pyramid states the capacity of clarity;
clarity about what you will or will not give your energy, mind and body
to. In other words,"the Works".
- The gray waves in the back
ground represent confusion; However, this confusion has been broken
through by the lighted pyramid of clear intention, clarity of priorities
- The three red wheels represent the alignment of mind, heart and action.
The astrological sign of Mars in the constellation of Capricorn adorns this card, as Mars is the planet of activity, energy, vitality and assertion. Also,
Mars in Capricorn is the celestial ruler of this card Placing Mars in
his most exalted state. Here,when linked to Capricorn, the Martian
energy is constructive and he is an exceptional builder and engineer.
the assertion of Mind, Heart and Action with focused intention moving
in the same direction of tangible and secure manifestation.
Hence, the Tarot-3 of Disks-Works, also represents The Great Work:the establishment of the material Universe and the determination of Its basic form.
The 3's of the Hermetic
Qabalah, are the number of the Great Mother Binah. Therefore the 3 of Disks is the Influence of the Great Mother, The Form Maker
, in the Sphere of Earth. Here, Binah is illustrated as the Great Sea of Binah in the Night
Hence the background of the card is dark and turbulent. The fact that
Unlimited Light is dark, is shown by the mottled gray, indigo and green
pattern of the Sea.
The Qabalistic view of the Thoth card is that of a pyramid as seen from above its apex. Metaphysically, the 3 wheeled base, represents the three Mother Letters of the Hebrew
alphabet, Aleph ( Air) , Shin (Fire), and Mem (Water) or the alchemical
system of Mercury, Sulphur (old English spelling), and Salt. If you
are of the Hindu persuasion, the three wheels represent the 3 Rajas,
If you are interested in Hindu system of Guna, the three are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Indian philosophical concept "Guna". For other uses, see Guna (disambiguation)
depending on the context means 'string, thread or strand', or 'virtue,
merit, excellence', or 'quality, peculiarity, attribute, property'. The
concept originated in Samkhya
philosophy, but now a key concept in various schools of Hindu philosophy.
are 3 guṇas,
according to this worldview, that have always been and
continue to be present in all things and beings in the world. These 3 gunas
are called: sattva
(goodness, constructive, harmonious), rajas
(passion, active, confused), and tamas
(darkness, destructive, chaotic). All of these 3 gunas
present in everyone and everything, it is the proportion that is
different, according to Hindu worldview. The interplay of these gunas
the character of someone or something, of nature and determines the
progress of life. In some contexts, it may mean 'a subdivision, species,
kind, quality', or an operational principle or tendency of something or
someone. In human behavior studies, Guna
innate nature and psychological attributes of an individual.There is no
single word English language translation for the concept guna
. The usual, but approximate translation is "quality".
the Great Work is to make the "As above, so below", often shown as a double pyramid or diamond shape, which
is a process of "Above all things, know thyself", all of which is
achieved by remembering the Spiritual journey "down" the Tree of Life by
consciously traveling "back up" the inward paths and thus opening our personalities
to the Great Collective Personality that began this condensing process
of Macrocosm to Microcosm. To "Remember thyself", is to know
your divinity, not just believing in it.
Part of the Great Work
is to establish a "Knowing Evolutionary" state of " self-conscious
expanding and liberating", to "sense inward" through the animal brain form;
bypassing survival thinking limits, allowing inner Wisdom to act, rather than
letting the senses of "outward being" dictate reaction. To a Qabalist,
Wisdom is the ability to "create-see error-and correct it", for we know
that Wisdom is 50% error, and 50% correction; to the animal brain to
make error is feared, thus keeping it from creating anew. The wise know
that we must make mistakes when creating in a "cause and effect"
universe, as entropy is part of all material creation. Entropy, is
always seeking to "proceed from order to disorder", and the Universal
solution to that chaos, is to keep up motion by constant change. In
other words, "To expand and liberate" creation from previous boundaries
rather than just react to creation.
If you know yourself at all,
you will Know that the Human Being is the Solution to
Spirit/creative-conscious limitations caused by being infinite and therefore, timeless. We have the "Mind of
Goddess/God", often called Imagination and bright reason; Imagination is
what I call "the Womb with a view". Having such a "god mind", we can
see beyond our senses, we can plot and give birth to futures while
changing pasts; we are
visionary in our sight and see beyond the entropy of the past into the
newness of the moment. To know thyself, is to know that the moment
doesn't contain "the mind of you" and that it is just a moment, where
as, as a psyche/soul you are a Master of Time /Space and have the power
change moments, just by perspective alone, just as you have power to change what is observed, by observation alone. The Thoth Tarot- 3 of Disks,
is also called the 3 of Pentacles in the Barbara Walker, Golden Dawn,
Ryder -Waite, The Wild Wood Tarot chooses to call the disk/ Pentacles, Stones while may other traditional Tarot decks also call them coins.
For those interested in in-tonal vibration, the Angels of the Decan are Yechevah and Lehachiah.
The Tarot 3
of Disks or Stones, is the influence of Binah in the Material world that Qabalists call Assiah.
The Pyramid seems
to be arising out of a Great Sea, that represents Binah-Understanding, the Third
Sephira on the Tree of Life.This card also represents the Material
establishment of the Universe as determined by its basic form of 3. The
influence of Mars is in the Red- tint.
The Thoth Tarot- 3 of Disks- Works, represents the
determination of the established Universe in basic form. This is
called,"The influence of Binah in the Sphere of Earth."
The Wild Wood Tarot-Three of Stones-Creativity:
Choose to show the Great Mother as the Green Woman. With one hand on a large stone carved with an Aurochs image and the other on a stone carved image of an ancient horse, she is rooted into the ground, radiating earth power.
As the Authors, Mark Ryan, John Matthews and artist, Will Worthington state:"An artist listens to the inner voice and hears the wind song of the universe."
As a matter of fact, the skill of the artist must be balanced by an free inner meditative state to channel this energy into meaningful achievement.
Therefore, the practice of great creativity requires a clear and open channel to the inspirational forces of the Universal Collective Unconscious.
When the 3 of Disks or Three of Stones card is thrown during a reading it represent:
paid employment, commercial transactions,working and constructive
force, building up, erection,creation, realization, and increase in
- Rank, influence, cleverness in business, selfishness and commencement of a matter to be established later. Depending on dignity, it can also come to mean:
- Narrow and prejudiced, sometimes seeking after the impossible.
- and this card is all about that ability on both the Occult and Material levels of the Universe.
- The querent maybe giving full commitment to a situation and is unconcerned about difficulties.
- Is aware of responsibilities
- Planning secure structures in areas of finance, physical security and needs.
- Right effort towards a wise end in trade,, skilled labor, Etc.
- A basic form or structure may be finished , needing only finishing touches.
- Approval from others who appreciate the hard work the success that the querent has achieved.
a more spiritual reading, where the cards surrounding show a majority
of Major Arcana, the querent is engaged in the Great Work of "As above
and so below", by expressing the Higher Self.
- Material gain as a result of creative skills within a 3 wk or 3 month time frame..
- Love of one's creations, and nurturing others who assist in the work.
- Paid employment, in the next three weeks or 3 months.
- Successful business transactions from working and constructive force.
- Building up, erecting, and realization and increase of material things.
querent is showing a cleverness, in a form of bossiness that entertains
a certain selfishness as they are keen in the mater of gain.
As in all cards, the definition is modified by dignity. If ill dignified by the accompanying cards:
- The Three of Disks, represents narrow and prejudiced thought and sometimes the seeking of the impossible.
the Three of Disks is surrounded by Trump (Major Arcana), the querent
is on the Spiritual/Mental journey of The Great Work, and is
accomplishing the Task of Remembering the "As above", thus manifesting
it "so Below".
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THE THOTH- 2 OF DISKS: Change & The Wild Wood Tarot-Two of Stones-Challenge:
[In some tarot cards Disks are called Pentacles.]
The Qabalistic-Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disks-CHANGE: represents a very important understanding of the motion of Conscious Energy
in building and maintaining life and the second law of thermodynamics
where "...everything proceeds from order to disorder". Change is the
constant that the keeps energy moving. Hence, The Thoth 2 of
Disks-Change, is representative of the dual
change of inner and outer self and/or cause and effect. Uroboros
(Oriental symbol of infinity), the snake that eats its own tail,
symbolizes the consistency of cyclic change, as organic matter eats
itself to stay alive. Although, on an individual scale, change is often
seemingly negative, it is however, the positive
Universal constant that keeps energy moving.
To make the motion of life changeless is impossible---for in the state of static control, life will always be the exception to the rule.
Therefore, return to Chaos
, is the universal mechanism of change!
The Thoth Tarot-2 of Disks-represents the Harmony of Change.
Now this may seem irrational to the survival mind, who thinks that
security is constant control of situations by enforced rule, in order to insure that they
don't change. But that is again the illusion of survival- thought that
powers our mortal coil. We are told to think that carbon in a
crystalline stasis, is the most valuable, or one of the most valuable
forms to be. We know this valuable state of carbon as a diamond. Funny
thing about diamonds...They don't live! As evolutionary forms of life,
diamonds fail to live and yet carbon atoms, the great atomic whores/companion, are the foundation of all
living things on earth and therefore, the most flexible atom in the universe! What is most valuable to Life (Spirit) is living carbon atoms that are malleable enough to change by the mechanism of the union of opposites... a mechanism that requires motion/change!
As a Spiritual Being of the Universal Collective Energy Unconscious
find this constant change very useful in developing intelligence
(Create--see entropy and correct it) as well as the foundation of
evolutionary being----i.e., adaptability! Most of us know the Yin Yang
symbol of Taoist origin, and it is shown in both loops of the figure
eight. The yellow color is the masculine Force
(electric) and the darker colors are the feminine form which is magnetic force. In the Qabalah the union of Force and Form
is the foundation of all being.
this card is Jupiter in the constellation of Capricorn. The benevolent
Planet Jupiter is not well placed in Capricorn, meaning that Jupiter's
good influence can only be exerted as an organizer. Therefore, in the Disks, Stones or Pentacles, the Feminine Creatrix, the Ocean of
Magnetic Force (Binah) and Male currents of electric force (Chokma)
are being organized into changing forms on/in the Material of Malkuth,
which is the Qabalistic Kingdom of Earth, and not all is benevolent.
Here, Fiery Chokma (wisdom) rules.
The Qabalistic Sephira-Chokmah- Wisdom is the governing factor of the four Twos and the Four Kings of Tarot
in the suit pertaining to Earth. This is the type of energy appropriate
to the 2, in its most fixed form. In the Tarot 2, is represented the Divine Twins,
or the Divine Androgyny
or even the concept of the Divine Hermaphrodite
(Hermes and Aphrodite ). We may see that the 2 of Disks is about how
Union of Electric (Male) and Magnetic (Female), combine to make a
living world out of One energy, but it is also about the Organic Living Organism that eats
itself to stay alive (organic matter). Therefore the Art of the Thoth Tarot, depicts the "serpent that
eats its own tail", and Chokmah---The Great Spirit Identity, and Binah, the Great Spirit Womb, in mutual
combination as Yin Yang.
- The Active Supernal Father, as Kether is the God the Observer who is inactive .
- The One, "I Will Be", Kether, became- Will to Force-Chokmah , combined with Binah the Will to Form, making the Divine Marriage of Will to Be and/or The Divine Creative.
- Dynamic outpouring Energy (Vital Force) that is as yet unorganized, will soon be organized in the Third Sephira-Chesed-Mercy,
- The Great Stimulation, i.e. The First Positive.
Chokmah's symbols are:
The Line, the Yod and the Phallus. Chokmah is also called the Sphere of the Zodiac
and the color is a blueish-grey made of a swirling of all colors that
have not yet been organized. Here the Mystery of Universal Sex, is apply
and begun. The Mystery of Positive and Negative polarities, of Electric
and Magnetic Force, of "no-thing into Some-thing", usually called
"magic". Here is The Universal union of opposites that makes motion
possible, that is why Chokmah is known as the Great Stimulation .
As in most of these Thoth Tarot Cards, diligent and deep investigative study is recommended as layers of Knowledge go into the weaving of the image.The doctrine- that change is the support of stability,
is shown here in its most fixed form. The State of Conscious energy
behind all this Change/Stability is Jupiter in the Constellation of
Capricorn. These symbols are inharmonious and the good fortune of
Jupiter is somewhat paled. Hence, both Capricorn and Jupiter seem to
have little influence on this card. But if you study Crowley's [ Atu x]
Jupiter is shown as Himself the Wheel that emphasizes the idea of this
the Thoth 2 of
Disks-Change, illustrates 2 Pentacles of Yin Yang design, one above the other, spinning in
clock wise and counter clock wise motion. Both are symbols of Yin Yang
as shown in the Hsiang. Combined, they represent the harmonious
interplay of the Four Alchemical Elements.The dynamic energy of the
entire Universe is represented here and as you may see, these cards are
much more than pretty pictures.They are Mandala's, showing a "higher"
knowledge than is commonly rejected by lazy brains that fear effort as
discomfort. The knowledge of the 2 from 1, who became many will reveal why the
material world is so important to Spirit.
Besides being Oroboros, The figure eight
also a symbol of the Mobius Loop (this one is by the artist-Mary Almond), that represents balance and
adjustment in multidimensional stages. It is a balance of
two united circles, made out of 1 Circle of energy, twisting upon itself
to become 2. Which is an attempt to show in 2 dimensions, the spiral
cycle of multidimensional energy from one Infinite Source who becomes Male and female by twisting itself in spirals.
As stated, on the Thoth Card we have the Chinese yin/yang symbols, both horizontal and vertical.
- The horizontal yin/yang represents tangible changes that can realized in the external reality.
- The vertical yin/yang indicates internal change.
black and white serpent in the back ground represents that which is
knowable (white) and that which is unfamiliar (black) and indicates that
the unification of opposites is a change that expands and liberates our
awareness from the ignorance of the "good/bad" 2 dimensional world of
mankind, to the greater Awareness of Love.
- Change is also
elemental, as shown by the triangular shapes (within the "dots" of the
yin/yang symbols)which are the old alchemical symbols of the earth, air,
water and fire .
THE 2 OF DISKS-CHANGE is also known as the 2 of Pentacles, in traditional tarot art or the Two of Stones in the Wild Wood Tarot. Pentacle, Stone or Disk, this card is the Lord of Harmonious Change. Astrologically, The Two of
Disks is Jupiter in Capricorn. The Angels of the Decan are Lekabel and
Here, Chokmah is
influencing the Material World known as Assiah to Qabalists.
The figure eight of the Magus, is shown as A Large Serpent on the card, the Uroboros. As a student of Gnosis, you know Serpentine Force, (The Egyptian Serpent Sata)
is represented as waves or frequencies of the One Energy. Uroboros is
also a very ancient symbol for Wisdom, the English translation of the
Hebrew word- Chokmah. Thus the Two of Disks also suggests the underlying
patterns of alternation in all matter and the profoundly powerful
relationship between opposites as shown in the use of the yin yang
symbol on this card. However, in divination, it competent enough to say
this card represents the harmony of change.
The Wild Wood Tarot- Two of Stones,
chooses to use natural art to emphasize the uncertainty one experiences in changing situations.
we have a "boxing" match between to female hares, as they stand on 2 worn stones. Ripples of energy flow out between them as if they are manifesting their force.
In nature, female hares box each other for dominance in choosing mate and territory.
These two battling ladies, imply that when you begin drawing on your grounded energy to reach self-empowerment, a position may be challenged, or a struggle for control will be initiated by others.
Insecurity or fear of rejection often initiates many rivalries from peers or colleagues, when one begins to show some self authority. If one is able to pure in motives, true to self Virtue, they can hold their own when challenged.
To the individual hares, the situation seems precarious
and uncertain, something many individuals feel when unexpected change
is upon them; However, her skillful handling of movement may insure
WHEN THE 2 OF DISKS or TWO OF STONES, are thrown during a divination they signify:
- A transition or transformation in the physical.
- A juggling of affairs in order to balance material life.
- Cause and effect. Recognizing the infinite process of yin yang.
- Handling inner growth and outer achievement at the same time.
- Keeping several propositions going at once.
- The flow of movement made by skillful manipulation, achieves success.
- Time to reflect on the situation and balance both sides most often with unconsidered action.
is a card of Change, the most important corrective in the Universe, as
it keeps transformation going. Plus the combining of opposites makes
diversity possible, For example if you combine blue with blue, you only
get blue, But Blue with Red makes Purple, and color is now diversified.
Energy alone, is just everywhere and no-where at the same moment but
energy combined with Magnetism is Form and thus time space.
- There will be opportunities in the next 2 weeks or 2 months, to
make stable and secure external changes in your life that will expand
and liberate you from the past stasis in you life.
- It is
time to make more expansive, balanced and stable changes in your
relationships with Capricorn people--December 21-January 21.
- Time to choose a physical path by affirming and nurturing a new form of financial, material or inner stability.
- This card states, that opposites are illusions and that all things are ultimately the same thing.
change, the harmony of change, alternating gain and loss, weakness and
strength, wandering, and discontented with any fixed condition of
- It is the Union of opposites and is shown by being
now elated, now melancholy, industrious, yet unreliable, fortunate in
prudent management, yet sometimes unaccountably foolish.
- Alternately talkative and suspicious.
- Kind, yet wavering and inconstant.
list is a long one for the Union of Opposites, is what powers the
Spinning of the Universal Wheel. A perfect balance is never sought in
the Material Universe, as it would become a great solid Diamond...That
would be solid without the movement of time/space-electric -magnetic
etc. Life cannot make diamonds live. The Alive must be flexible---a
state of imbalance that continually moves forward---much like a child
who learns to walk by placing one foot before the other, to avoid
- Cause and Effect, demand imbalance to exist. The
Two of Disks reminds us that we are not seeking perfection---Perfection
has realized Itself and built us a little less than perfect, so that we
can be impeccable (the action of always being true to yourself, also
known as Virtue) in our motion, without reaching a state of Perfection
that would freeze all Motion. Life depends on imbalance--constant change
to even exist. It's OK to be you...impeccably changing.
- A transformation in the physical world is upon them in two weeks or two months time.
- This is Cause and Effect and/ or the Law of Attraction, where what we think of the most is formed in the atoms around us as a living observation and/or life style.
Physics, it is known that observation changes the observed and most of
us know that by observing a thought through the Emotions
(energy-in-motion) of love or fear will change that thought's action
from benevolent on one hand or malevolent on the other.
is everything to a Conscious Energy Being---which we all know as
Spirit. Life is but a perspective of Self-Awareness!
- The two of
Disks is also about the ability to juggle or balance more than one
project at a time and or two or more situations at once time.
- It is Adaptability, Mobility, Change, Travel and Play.
the mental aspects attributed to Female (unconscious) and the Male
(consciousness), in all of us are balanced, we know Life as Playful
Creativity and enjoy the challenges of entropy. Where as if they are at
odds, life becomes a serious struggle where chaos eventually wins.
message here may be that it is better to allow chaos and then reorder
it in a new way to be, knowing full well that you can and always have
done so as Spirit. Again--- Know Thyself! You are originally Spirit---a
powerful Observer who is a combination of "Will to Force" and "Will to
Form",known as Will-to-Be! From Non- being, you have always created
being! This is your inheritance, from Chokma and Binah. "To Be" which is
never stasis and always re-observing and evolving itself! This state of
self-reevaluation is Transformation.
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The Thoth Tarot-Ace of Disks & The Wild Wood Tarot- Ace of Stones- The Foundation of Life:
In the Gnosis of Hermetic- Qabalistic Tarot, the 4 Aces represent the
"essence" of the elemental Force or Form, not the Forces or Forms themselves. This
makes them more esoteric than most other tarot cards, as they
are not a concept of vision. Therefore they're quite above and distinct
from the other cards in the deck and are often called the "thrones of Spirit".
The Four Aces
form a link between the "Small cards"
and/or the Minor Arcana
and the Princesses who rule Heavens around the quadrants of the North
Pole and sit on the Thrones of Spirit
. This seems reasonable, since Female force is Magnetic,
Force is Electric.
As an objective example, in the sky above the
Pole, one will often see the visual aspect of the Magnetic feminine,
turning the linear- solar-male electric into waving curved forms of colored
light curtains in
the night sky; the Aurora Boralis of the northern hemisphere. This
Divine Creatrix, also takes the straight lines of the electric male
aspect of energy, and curves them into shapes and forms that become "alive".
Using the Great Pyramid
as a meridian, the Princesses (Elohim of the Elements) Rule outward in an Eastward
flow, in the order of Tetragrammaton (The Whole God
...you who practice hermetic magic may want to
look this word up.), Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.This roughly places the:
Ace and-Princess of Wands over Asia.
- The Ace and Princess of Cups over the Pacific Ocean.
- The Ace and Princess of Swords the
- The Ace and Princess of Disks Europe and Africa. To carry this concept a little
deeper one may use the symbol of the Pentagram which represents Spirit
ruling over the four Elements and is the symbol for the Ascended and/or Triumphant Man.
Now I know the idea of Spirit as an element is very difficult to grasp. The Hebrew letter Shin
has to do double duty as both the letter of Fire and of Spirit as well.
Spirit is not as clear and concise in explanation like the other
Elements because it is the Movement within the Motion of
everything else (Ace of Wands). It is the Source of the Microwaves of
each "Serpentine Force" that becomes, through a process of
revolutionary-evolutionary motion, elements, and individual Souls of
Self Awareness.Spirit is the One Energy that all other copies of energetic motion come from.
may cause some confusion to the scholar of Gnosticism
, is that In the
, the Tablet of Spirit,
is the key to all mischief and in
the Hindu system it is Akasha, the Egg of Darkness. It helps one to remember that Limitless light is Darkness
because it has no limits to view and that being without limits
means no ability to discern, therefore spirit can cause mischief in a material world of limits and rules.Hence, one must be discerning in directing their "shouts" of energy. Remember, Zoroaster described Spirit as "whirling forth, rebounding, and crying out-loud". So contrary to mundane opinion, Life is not what we do, nor what we have, it is what I AM. That I Am Cries or Shouts out-loud, I AM ME! Me is not life itself, but it is a simulation of life that we call "alive". This force, that coagulates and animates Fire, Air, water, and Earth into a "alive" person, is represented as the Ace of Disks.
The point here,
is that the Aces are the seeds of the Elements and not the Elements
themselves. So when an ace shows up in a reading, "it is the seed" not
the event itself! The reader must also remember that an Ace represents a One Year period for that event seed to become a "Tree".
As you continue your studies,
the Seed of Gnosis is planted, and in time the Tree of Life and Death
Grows As YOU, not from you. We belong to Knowledge----it is not an "ego"
possession as the phrase, "My knowledge" would suggest, but rather,
"The Knowledge that owns me". I would recommend that the Student of
Gnosis use the second phrase when expressing knowledge.
Knowledge is the Invisible Sephiroth, called DAÄTH, that resides on the
Middle Path, just below Chokma and Binah (forming an equal armed cross
and/or Tau cross) and it is The Womb of the True YOU, that Original
Womb, is depicted as the Key 2-High Priestess or Priestess of Tarot. Daath
be invisible because the True You is all about
Potential-Action-subjective I AM and not the reactive-objective "me"/self-conscious that
needs to own
things to feel valuable. That is why it is called
"The Gnosis" (The Knowledge) rather than "My Knowledge" which are two
very different perspectives from different sides of The Mirror.
In-fact the Soul is called the Mirror that reflects the personality.
When I look from above to the below,
I am Knowledge who actively builds its persona. When the persona looks
reflection in a mirror, it will call it Mine and react to it. Truth be
told, the world is a mirror, and when we think we are reacting to
environment, and "others", we really are only reacting to our
"self-reflection". Like I said,
difficult to grasp....but that just makes it more fun to discover!
THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- ACE OF DISKS: (Stones)
The root Power of Earth.
Tree of Life, shows
the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As Above, so Below
, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi
who is manifesting the vibration of Kether on the Material Earth Plane and/or a Personality that is a messenger of the Sephiroth. It is
Whole-ness of Spirit (Holy Spirit) and is the mental destination of all who
study the Qaballah.
Hence, Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit
but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness !
is a definite lack of logic to No-thing, laboring for 14.7 Billion years
to "becoming" some-thing, so that it may return to
nothing. No-thing (Kether) obviously Desired Itself into being
"something", for even its Hebrew name-Eheieh-means, "I Will Be" and
therefore it is the Big Shout of I AM!
We are masters of Time-Space
, by inheritance of Imagination,
and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self
Awareness, as a Psyche that is able to focus that collective self-awareness down to the scale of
human sensuality. Many of use the word Souls
, to describe our sacred selves, but know not what that
are Libraries/Collectives (Psyche) of Personalities and/or Identities
Spirit---Therefore the Real Name of the Real Person is I AM and that
name is indeed legion, for each of us inherit it, and command energy
into reality by stating "I AM"; loudly shouted, I AM, becomes a vibration of successful creation. Successful creation in time-space
is again form which has an alpha and a omega--because form requires a
beginning and an end. With out time-space, no form could be made.Without
transformation of forms, motion could not be kept self aware! Change
(transformation) is motion/force and it is how we animate time-spacial
concepts as "alive" being. You may now see the illusion in
this....because we are Life/I AM, we make alive
what is imagined as
ourselves! I AM, is existence; it is identity's beginning. We freely
establish Self Identity by declaring...I Am this or that, so it behooves us to Shout I AM Love!
The thinker of thought
is always greater than the thought but without experiencing that thought the Thinker
is Unaware of Itself. Therefore, the Soul/Psyche is the mirror in which
our I Am, a "child" of the Original, self-reflects. Hence, there are
many states of self-reflection in the evolution-revolutions of Light.
From x rays to visible light, which is only .4% of the
electromagnetic-light spectrum,. Hence, self awareness has continually became
more "condensed" until it could "feel itself". You are "thought", the
First Matter, feeling itself as a Person. You definitely are Magic!
Sensual self-awareness is what we create on
Earth, in the name of the Divine, I AM ME! That is the
Great Work of the Soul! To manifest a material being that is the Sensual
Gate-Way of Kether on this Earth; a "Me" as the messenger of the god's; Mercury's magus qualities! The Union of Crown and
Kingdom which because of accomplishment, shall never be divided again!
The Ace of Disks card affirms the new Aeon.
The manifestation of the Solar Logos and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words,
the Being whose name is Legion! That would be best known as, I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness which is a
materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Thick Ocean of
Binah" who is "Understanding" united with Chokma- "Wisdom". If
you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when Wisdom is Understood,
it now becomes Knowledge and has Image! The seeds of Image are as a
seed of a
tree, all the Wisdom and Understanding of the Tree is in that Knowledge
becomes something greater than itself as it grows into another Tree. We
such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as
probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Rule Makers
of the Universe--- who freely declare ourselves -a definition that forms
time/space into an entity of Me and then through a discerning process
of experience, grow beyond it
by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition.
You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We are always the
"Exception". It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE! IN Quantum Physics it is called the "Simulation Hypothesis" where one is known to change by observation, the observed.
The Tarot Ace of Disks or Stones, or Pentacles reminds us to
choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be it! This
is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are what ever we define
ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all
that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see
is "another way" to be you (me), a transformed identity of the One Energy ! Again
greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from,"Doing unto another
what you would have done to you", no matter how they "do unto you" for
that is their doing and not yours!
We must practice what we "think we are"for that is the nature of a
"Thought Form", i.e.,our crystallized conscious-energy bodies, which are
the "seeding" of Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on a fertile
and nurturing internal awareness!
This concept of fertile and
nurturing internal awareness
is well expressed in the art of the Wild Wood Tarot-Ace of Stones. Shaped as an ancient spear head, the Ace of Stones, all covered in lichens, is shown carved with the traditional cup-spiral symbols of the Celt. Around this Stone, are trees formed into a circle, and behind, a labyrinth.
What this stone represents, is the most potent act of mind, to conceive of and manifest an idea into reality.
you cannot erase thought by
suppressing it for it is energy created in a form and therefore, can
only be transformed! So expand it instead, by not believing it, but by
doing it to see if it is believable. Any idea, as a seed, with proper discernment and force can grow into a fruitful tree; For, only experiencing it
sensually, shall you know if it succeeds. If it doesn't succeed, then
you know what not to think!
For instance, let's say you wake up in
the morning and think,"Damn I feel lousy !" Don't try and suppress it by
denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not
really, I feel great!". That will only fail, and magnify that ill
feeling. Instead think expansively, transform and therefore, liberate that ill thought towards
well thought! For example, you may think ," Damn I feel lousy but in 5
minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as
a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5
minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes"....etc. We can do
the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By
just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what the
want always seem bitchy to those who don't want them to." This just freed you from
"disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life!
The Ace of Disks or Stones, reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own
Identities by definitions supplied to those images within the One Energy
around us and as us, cause our individual world and/or aliveness. Remember, if it exists, its supposed to! To see
error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom,
Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in our creation) and
correct it. The Body is were we correct the errant thought because we
can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is a
constant growing; whereas, depression is a stagnation of self identity! You are
Good enough for the I AM--you are good enough for you! So get over yourself
and get on with You, impeccability is what we do!
The Thoth Tarot-Ace of Disks:
mentioned, Kether, The Sephiroth that rules the Aces, is symbolized as
the Point, The Crown and the Swastika. If you have been following the
blogs, you know:
- The point, to imply completeness unto itself,
without dimension or external definition. The Point is also attributed
to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other
The Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit to which we may aspire.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point/Kether that emphasizes self contained motion.
To reiterate, the 4 Aces are
the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks or Pentacles, or Stones is the
Root Force behind physical manifestation, that governs the motion
within the movement of Matter.
The Thoth Ace of Disks:
the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of
Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materialism, but not
necessarily good or evil nor is it necessarily wealth.
card is in the Green of Spring, new growth, and the Aeon of Isis, the
mother of Form who is normally shown as Emerald green, but in the Ace of
Disks the Aeon is shown in spring green after the Resurrection of
Osiris as Horus; Horus being the New Aeon. The Wings represent the Four
Arch-Angels whose powers balance each other and create stability. The
six wings also represent the number of the Sun and the implied union of
Earth and Sun that creates the Alive. As
we know atoms to swirl, and planets to revolve, we know that matter is a
swirling motion and not a static one at all. Thus the card implies
swirls and movement within a stable image. or as Zoroaster Stated:,"rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud." The Greek words for " to the mark the beast"
appear in the center of this card. The number 666 also shows in this
card. This all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its
highest form. The God-Mind (Human) has changed this by expanding the
mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation, combining the Animal DNA
with that of "the angels that fell to Earth", thus the human body is a
G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work; The Great Work,
which is to bring the Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, "the
above", and "the below", individual consciousness, into perfect union.
Because it is an Animal mind, the Beast is seen by some as a lowly
thing, whereas The Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of
Daemon/Angelic status. I don't presume to question the Divine Creative
in this, I just exalt in my inheritance. Doing my best to Be the "As
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is
that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The
Husband) ,"The prince-priest the Beast"< [Liber Al. I.15.]. Thus, the
Phallus is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the
symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,")
again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of reflected light.
Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study into his writings is
required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this
card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this
author's suggestion. A.Crowley, was a practicing Tantric, so his symbols
of the Lingam/Phallus, is much like those lingams at the Shiva Temples
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS or ACE OF STONES, IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- Union between the physical and spiritual aspects of the querent.
- beginning a new pathway in life that will bring satisfaction.
- A new planting of seeds, for a new home, job, career, or some form of security.
- Materialization of ideas bringing stability to skills that produce results.
- Could also be a time of meditation, an inward pulling of energy.
- Good beginnings for financial wealth, material gain and worldly status.
- The beginning of any new material form.
most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and
external talents and resources.
- Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing
- Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magic.
- New material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue
Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of
the Sun-Conscious and The Womb of Earth/unconscious.
- Beginning of successful ventures.
- The seed of prosperity.
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The Thoth Tarot-Princess of Disks & The Wild Wood Tarot-Page of Stones-Lynx;
The Thoth Tarot- Ace of Disks, represents the seed of the
Energy Transformation that we call Earth, and is the throne the Princess of Disks or Page of Stones sits on.
The knowledge of the new Aeon
, dispels the archaic concept of Earth as a evil, passive,
immobile, even dead element. Rather, Earth is a transformation of
Intelligent Energy Conscious that many moderns call Gaea. Now this may
all be new to us of the "Divide and Conquer" military industrial
complex, but as I tour my Soul, I find a Perspective-Personality, of
Native American manifestation who named this Intelligent Force of Earth,
. This "primitive" personality, as did the
Alchemists, seemed to understand that the " Water and Sun" union,
transformed the energy of soil into living forms, and that all blood, is "Mother's" blood long before our
scientist "discovered" this very concept in the science of genetics.The Thoth Princess of Disks, holds the Ace of Disks as her shield. This only appropriate as the Essence that She rules and directs is symbolized as the Ace of Disks.
Therefore, The Thoth Deck Ace of Disks
is a styled rendition of a Molecule, (the union of atoms) show in the
back ground of the Emerald Green of the Aeon of Isis (Grandmother River
). This Emerald Green is of the King-Scale
color decided upon by the
Egyptian Hierophants. Therefore, this green is not the original vegetable
green of Isis but that of the " emerald-spring green" of the new Aeon
following the resurrection of Osiris as Horus. Nor are the disks
considered to be the dead chemistry of coins or pentacles; rather they are the
whirling emblems of Star, Planets, atoms etc, all of which are
whirling spheres...just as your 7 dimensions of Aura; of Star Fire
around your body Spins, Whirls, and Shouts out Loud---I AM ME!
There is the new Qabalistic doctrine of Tetragrammaton
where Heh' --
final earthly component, the Daughter/Princess/Page, is set upon the Throne of the
Mother, to awaken the Eld of the All-Father. In the words of Zoroaster,
Tetragrammaton is a " rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud."
Hence, "The Name"
is not a dead symbol, but a whirling Sphere of Divine Action.
The center of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks is a complicated Hieroglyph
representing the "the chosen priest- and apostle of infinite space"
and/or the "prince-priest the Beast." (Liber AL. I.15.). In the center
of all is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the Phallus, showing Sol
and Luna, with the number 666 inscribed, as to equilibrating the 7
sevens adding to 156 (Babalon-The Scarlett woman.) Now explaining this
philosophy of the Hermetic Qabalah, is far too lengthy and complicated
for this blog, even many books have a problem with the explanations, so I
recommend that you get the Book of Thoth, and scroll to pages 210-212
for further information and references.
cipher on the Thoth Ace of Disks, is enclosed in a Heptagram that is interlaced with Pentagons
whose sides are extended forming a wheel of 10 spokes, bounded by a
Decagon encompassed in a circular band with the inscribed name of TO
META EHPION--- [Meaning "beyond Ehpion"..Ehpion, is a name often associated with Lucifer]
About this whirling Disk are its six wings
(6 is the number of the Sun) The Thoth Deck Ace of Disks is the glyph of
Earth as understood in the new Aeon of Horus. Sol and Terra are known
as living beings, one's constant companions in a Universe of Pure Joy.
The Princess of Disks or Page of Stones
Represents the earthly part of Earth. The Thoth Princess is strong and
beautiful and impregnated with a secret wonder. Crested with the head of
a ram (another symbol for Aries, Mars, The Lightning Lord, and/or the
male electric force, the Sun) signifying a head full of fertile ideas,
She holds a diamond (precious stone of Kether) tipped sceptre, into the
earth, which symbolizes the birth of the Highest- Purest light in the
deepest darkest elements. What the Ace of Disks professes, she makes
As would a priestess of Freya or Demeter, she stands in a
grove of sacred trees, before an altar suggesting a wheat-sheaf, which
is the sigil of the Priestess of Demeter. She is pregnant with the
secret of the future. ...The bearer of Spring; a Spring that frees us
from the "dark horrors of winters past". The fertile Consciousness of
Horus rather than the dead militaristic and slavery- obsessed
consciousness of Osiris.
The disk she bears, is a Chinese idiom
denoting the twin spiral force of the universe in equilibrium giving
birth to the Rose of Isis, the Great Fertile Mother.The characteristics
of this card are in a plethora of ancient myths, far too numerous for this blog's enumerations, suffice it to
say, that the Princess of Disks is Womb-hood (Womanhood) in its
Princess of Disks
or Page of Stones, is about Mastery of Creativity and Birth of New Forms.
She is the pregnant one of new conception on the Thoth Tarot card.
On the Wild Wood Tarot Page of Stones-Lynx:
the traditional tarot's Page designation, instead of that of a
Princess. Pages, although considered androgynous, were assumed safe to
use on the Medieval tarot decks, since they weren't showing a ruling
feminine force, that the Christian Inquisition violently objected to.However,
secretly, the Page was still considered a "virgin girl", who was both
mischievous, impulsive and initiative. She usually was considered the
bearer of "good news".
Here depicted on the Wild Wood Tarot, is the Great Forest cat, the Lynx as it's Page or Princess, as it is atop the forest food-chain, a formidable hunter and protector of it's young.
Therefore, when this card is thrown, it is stating the fact that one must pay attention to the physical world, being aware of the physical effects on Nature that issue from what one does. Our forward motion can be hampered by a strain of wilderness, or lack of forethought about what we do. However, balance is restored by careful consideration.
As you may have gleamed
by now, all the Tarot court cards represent archetypal states of conscious energy that weave
a pattern of energy and data in the material world. In the Wild Wood Tarot, the Page of Stones, represents someone with common sense, dedication who enjoys learning skills that improve efficiency ...usually leading to prosperity and comfort.
The Greeks called this state of consciousness, Persephone
, who enters Hades, every winter and escapes Hades and manifests on Earth every spring.
- She is the pioneering nature of fertility,(represented by the Aries horns on her head) and:
- The serpent transforming into an ermine cape, represents her ancient earthly passion to create.
- Her lighted crystal staff, shows her desire to give birth to new forms that are in alignment with who she is.
- Her determination to manifest the organic balanced harvest is shown by the pedestal of grains that she is standing on.
balanced union of female magnetic and male electric forces are
represented in the yin/yang center of the lotus blossom which show the
creative approaches to motherhood issues or issues surrounding her own
mother (Persephone and Hera had issues).
(see astrological birthday/Tarot wheel chart to establish your archetype personality)
On the brink of transformation,
the Princess of Disks personality is the earthly part of Earth.
Brooding in wonder, she is strong and beautiful while pregnant with the
secret wonder of the future.
As would Freya and Frey,
Norse Grove Goddess and God) she stands in a grove of sacred trees, before an
altar suggesting a wheat-sheaf which is a symbol for Demeter. But she is
not alone. Contrary to the sexism of divisonistic
is never without He and He is never without She, so She holds in Her
left hand a disk which bears the Chinese ideogram denoting the twin
spiral force of Goddess/God (The Divine Creative of all Creation), in
equilibrium; from this is born the Rose of Isis (Rose-Mari), the Great
Fertile Mother of the Nile delta.
The characteristics of the Princess
of Disks personality are more numerous than a blog hopes to enumerate
for She is the Ultimate in Womanhood and has all the characteristics of
the "Womb with a View" , the Mother of all Forms, and a Universe of Forms fails to explain her. She is the Holy Graäl, the Divine Image Maker, we call the Imagination. She is the "beginning" of being.
She contains all the characteristics of mysterious woman
and it depends on the influences she is subject to whether "one or the
other" of these traits manifest as action. However, this is not a
scattering of energy, rather whatever trait she acts on, it is pure and
focused, and life changing. To the shallow (those afraid of their
depth), she is bewildering inconsistency; to the centered, she is a
"Powerful Moment" of Beauty. Hence, she is both nourishing and vitalizing.
Page or Princess, We may see her as Persephone
arising from the nether world of winter into the bright light of
Spring, symbolizing that from the deepest, darkest depths arises the
Wisdom of "Womb-Rite"; the resurrection and regeneration of the
Living. There really isn't any negative here, unless one finds her
ability to "be purely in the moment", too rapid and unsettling for their
need for past linear- stability. Such a shallow one would be unable to
see that stability is based purely on "the movement of Moment" and not a
linear line of addition. Thus, is she serpentine in her motion. The
universe is Spirals upon Spirals, dimensions upon dimensions, union upon
union and suffers no division. To enjoy her, you must dance with her in
her sacred grove of Life.
If the Princess of Disks or the Page of Stones card shows up in a reading, it is best said that:
- Rebirth is apparent from past defeat, or that a new love is blooming in your life etc.
is the Lady of Rebirth and Renewal and to understand the Depth of the
Ultimate Womb---is to meditate long and hard on this card, and to read
the Goddess Myths with the eye (I) of the soul. In this world,
where love is a profit sharing endeavor, it is hard for most of us to
believe that "Love built Me to be Itself"----Love is a state of energy consciousness and is Now, and fearless of the future.
- Force manifesting into form.
- Energy acquiring density.
- A young Woman or person that is:
- Purposeful, determined and diligent.
- Responsible, preserving and intelligent.
- Generous, reflective, and sensitive,
- A good student who is worldly and sensual.
- The creative part of the Earth anima
within the organic form. We are all Androgyny, (female side of brain
and male side of the brain) and both sexes of our species can become pregnant with
desire and creative ideas.
- This creative idea and the desire to manifest, has been gestating with in your nature for some time.
- For a woman, this card can represent the need to resolve motherhood issues.
male and female, this card can represent the need to resolve or
restructure relationship issues with Aries or Scorpio people in your
life. ( Aries-March 21 -April 21) (Scorpio: October 21-November 21).
to the very nature of the Princess of Disks "tunnel focus" on creation,
this card can warn us of the dangers of becoming so focused on one
thing, that we cannot enjoy the life all around us.
young woman with rich brown or red- brown hair and dark eyes,who is
generous, kind, diligent, benevolent, careful and endowed with
- She may also be pregnant with child or birthing ideas, projects, identity and self aspects.
- She is on the Brink of Transformation and Revelation.
- She may also have a concentrated desire to learn, and is applying her fertile mind to scholarly pursuits.
If ill defined:
- She becomes wasteful and prodigal.
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The Thoth Tarot-Prince of Disks & The Wild Wood Tarot- Knight of Stones-Horse:
Both represent the
airy part of Earth (Air is Conscious-Mind) and thus, the Prince of Disks or Knight of Stones, is considered to be the
intelligible part of Earth. He rules the zodiac from the 21st degree of
Aries to the 20th degree of Taurus. Therefore we have the ox /bull, the "sacred animal of Earth", pulling
the chariot on the Thoth Prince card.In traditional Medieval Tarot Art, there were no princes, just Kings, Queens, Knights and Pages. Crowley, changed that, by introducing the Prince, as the Son of the King and Queen. Since his Kings were Battle Kings, armored, armed and mounted, he deemed them the true Knights.
The Thoth Prince of Disks
wearing a helm crowned with the Bull of Taurus. In his left hand is the
Globe of Earth with geometric symbols implying agriculture (which is an
invention of Binah-the Great Mother) and in his right hand is the
orb-scepter adorned with the equal armed cross (Earth-Air-Water-Fire) a
symbol of the Great Work (Life) accomplished. Therefore, he is the
stable but active force of the "Green man" as he brings forth from the
Earth, vegetation which is the substance that Spirit enlivens. He is
barely clothed because we have a "pan-force" here who is both fertile
and lustful, like a bull. He is Earth's Husband
which in the
Anglo-Saxon, means "keeper of Her property"; He is a Care-taker of Her
In past blogs,
I have stated
that Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth, is The Central Sun; the Soul of our conscious-energy
expression into incarnation, and it is from Tiphareth/Beauty that the
Intelligence of all the Princes or Knights of traditional tarot radiate. Tiphareth is called-Beauty,
as high as our Personal Conscious can go up the Tree, since
Tiphareth/Our Soul, is the inventor of that personal simulation. This
Consciousness is known in the Mysteries, as the Christ, or Buddha
consciousness and it brings the body into a "higher" state of vibratory
life force that we may know as "unconditional Love".
Since we are the Psyche of the psychosomatic form, a higher state of vibratory life force changes the physiology. However,
only through diligent meditative techniques and ritual divination is
this conscious state possible to physically experience and keep as a physical self-conscious. This is
because the Soul/or Solar Self, is the transmitter of our original
personality, that gets interfered with on the earth plane, due to
indoctrination, fear of rejection (peer pressure) etc.. After a time,
that interference is so great, that our personality "looses its winged sandals" and our mercury-messenger persona is grounded by "fear", and therefore, can't "tune in" our Real Psyche
anymore and or persona now "belongs to the world of Man".
THE PRINCE OF DISKS:
(Also called the Knight of Pentacles, in other Tarot Decks), is the Prince of the Chariot of Earth.
and Emperor of the Gnomes this Prince is zodiacally attributed to the
last Decan of Aries and the first two Decan of Taurus.
The Prince of Disks
is the Air of Earth and/or Specific Air (Rational Mind) of Primal
Earth. The Chariot of the Prince of Disks is pulled by the Bull of
Taurus, demonstrating this attribute.
Being Air of
Earth, the Prince is Intelligible Earth, as Air is Mind. Thus he brings
incredible energy to physical matters. Such intelligent Earth, is the
instinctual mind that shows its incredible focus on building, as in
bees, ants, etc.
Because the Prince of Disks is so active, his armor is light and nonrestrictive.
- On his head is the Bull helmet, reflecting an animal sacred to the earth.
- The disk in his hand is an orb resembling a globe, marked in agricultural mathematical symbols.
- The orbed scepter, that is surmounted by a cross, is a symbol of the Great Work accomplished. The Great Work
being manifesting the Higher States of Conscious Energy, in the lower
states of consciousness below, on earth; by physical focus and attention
- On the Thoth Prince of Disks, the double Helix, that he is holding shows his
ability to build new worlds that can be implemented consciously (winged
helmet) in concrete and aesthetic ways.
What many of us don't understand, is that if you
empty your brain of random thoughts, while only focusing on the task at
hand, you are meditating! Even a daily commute in your car, with radio
off, and doing nothing but "hands on the wheel" driving, while paying
absolute attention to traffic, is a meditation! The Prince of Disks
intelligence does understand this, and albeit seemingly slow, knows that multi-tasking, is just
another way to do nothing well, as he is wont to focus completely on the task at hand.
The Prince of Disks,is the Green Man force of Celtic mysteries, whose
job it is to bring forth, from the Earthly element, that Vegetation,
which is the sustenance of Spirit itself. The Mother Earth makes the
form, he enlivens it and enforces the design.[Green man image courtesy of Lunamagic]
The Character of the Prince of Disks or Knight of Pentacles,
is methodical, competent, ingenious, enduring, trustworthy, cautious,
and imperturbable. All the qualities of a very capable manger and a
steadfast preserving worker. Very good at horticulture and hard-patient
This Prince of Mind and Earth, is ingenious as he
constantly seeks new ways of using common things. Always adapting the
circumstance to his slow and methodical purpose. This is to say, that
his plans are well thought out. His emotions are subdued, thus he may
appear insensitive and maybe even dull and slow of wit. But this is
because of one's misinterpretation of his mental activity of which he
won't devote to ideas that he understands to be beyond his expertise.
Simply, the reaction of others to this stalwart character, depends
entirely on their temperament and not his.
The Wild Wood- Tarot-Knight
, uses the Paleolithic cave art of a wild horse, as its knight. Many of us may have seen the Uffington White Chalk Horse, cut into a green pasture of the United Kingdom. However, what is not seen, is that once this figure of a horse, had a long barrow in its mouth; a symbol of the breath of life and protection for the dead. Then there is a 30,000 year old carving of an unshod hoof, which is said to represent new life as the vulva, as well as, the primal footprint showing the track through the forest.
Hence, this horse represents one who is vital, self-sufficient, and health oriented. Physical strength supports this one's decisions and pleasure is important.
The Thoth Tarot-Prince of Disks and the Wild Wood Tarot- Knight of Stones,
represents the physical architect and the builder of new worlds.
On the Thoth Tarot Card, the steel chariot represents his steely eyed determination that he uses
to build fecund and fruitful worlds (flowers and fruit in the
background). The many little boulders in the back of the Chariot, are
from breaking down big obstructions into little ones so his new worlds
are less obstructive and difficult for the alive.
Prince of Disks or the Knight of Stones reforms the body through exercise as he is also a sportsman.
Like Taurus the Bull, or a Rampaging horse, he forges ahead, unimpeded, to form abundant and
This Personality is one of great energy brought onto practical matters.
- He is energetic, enduring, steadfast, a capable manager, and tireless worker.
many qualities are shown in a character that is competent, ingenious,
thoughtful, cautious, trustworthy, and imperturbable.
- On a
consistent basis, he invents new uses for common things and adapts his
circumstances to his purpose in a slow deliberate, well thought out
- Thus, some may think him slow and stupid, to their
peril, for he is almost totally lacking in emotion and is somewhat
insensitive but is very clever.
- Most often, he makes no effort
to delve into ideas he believes are beyond his scope, and may find the
more "esoteric" types aggravating.
- The Prince of Disks
personality is slow to anger, but once he is angered---you have a
implacable charging bull to contend with and physically this person can
be quite "bull-like".
- It is almost impossible to
differentiate between "Well dignified" or "ill dignified"
characteristics of this Card. Suffice it to say, that if "ill dignified"
(surrounded by Lower emotional cards) that the quality and quantity of
his character is somewhat degraded. To the point of being duller,
slower, and even less empathetic.
- This man's personality is
often refereed to in the common vernacular as "the salt of the Earth"
because his character is so trustworthy. And like all "slow quiet types"
is easy to get along with...but terrible in anger.
- He is a
force of Nature, that should be respected and loved in all of us and a
very necessary "power of the body" needed by Spiritual-Life itself. The
Power of Spirit must be aligned with the Power of the Body----to become a
"Holy Spirit"...for those Souls who malign the body, proclaiming it's
nature as evil, are doomed to failure in the Great Work. Life obviously
adores the Body----------and we are a Spiral Energy Expression of Life
(Spirit and Spiral come from the same root word "Spiro" which means "breath"). It's okay to
adore your body---as long as you know that all bodies "are another way
to be spirit" and that the purpose of Spirit is to make bodies live!
- This card represents mastery of body, through sports and exercise.
A younger man or Taurus person that you are inspiring or is inspiring
you to be more physically active, or to move in directions more
fruitful for you or him.
- For women this card represents the inner animus of your nature that is the dynamic youthful aspect of yourself that loves activity.
- The Prince of Disks can also represent a desire to travel or relocate during the month of Taurus (April 21-May 21).
new people that inspire your moving in new directions or relocating in a
new environment. This card shows the gift of practical thinking and
focus in the material world.
issues of physical activity. Such as, body building, muscle
tone, sports, and a steel like resolve to move through issues and remove
- The querent is in a kind of Moving meditation, a focus on the material world, experiencing personal balance and productivity.
- Becoming or is a builder who works steady towards their goals and being singularly focused on establishing security.
- The querent, is both kind and trustworthy and will complete a long and laborious task, "come hell or high water".
- There is suggested a Mastery here, of change and harvest procured by knowledge and productivity.
This is a hard card to make negative, the only thought being, that of slowness, and seemingly dull witted.
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The Thoth Tarot- QUEEN OF DISKS & Tarot- The Wild Wood Tarot-QUEEN OF STONES-BEAR.
Archetype core- Personality--Generous, fertile, opulent, compassionate, comfortable, supporting, Mastery of Reflection and nurturing.
In the zodiac,
The Queen of Disks rules from 21 degrees Sagittarius to 20 degrees Capricorn ( the symbol of the goat on the card).
This represents the function of
Earth as Mother. Everything about her is abundant; affection,
passivity, kindness, generosity, sensibility and practicality. Yet there is a hidden ferocity, when it comes to protecting her creations.
The Thoth Queen card shows a Teutonic like image representing the Goddess Erda who was primary Muse and universal life giver to many primitive cultures in Europe.
As a persona (from the Latin Personae, which means Mask)
the Queen of disks (Pentacles or Stones on traditional tarot decks) represents a mature, dark
woman who is practical and able to make specific forms out of
potential substance. In other words, she is able to both nourish and
define. She is the physical nutritionist. We must also remember that a
personality is but a mask over the face of our Spirit. Which another
Thoth Queen, Queen of Swords, points out as she holds a mask in her left
Esoterically for the querent
, the Queen
of Disks, suggests a high level of compassion, loving and nurturing the
earth, and rejoicing in life. This card also suggests a gift from a
rich relative and since it is a Threshold for birth
( giving substance to dreams) the Queen of Disks can also represent a happy marriage for a young man.
The Queen of Disks, is a personality grounded in mothering and the earth. She shows great harmony with the Physical World and health. This is a Wise Woman of Earth, who is very intelligent when it comes to physical things but can have difficulty arising above the material world.
There is great symbolism to this card:
dual meaning of the Serpentine Horns of the on her helm that represent the
Horns of Hathor (Egyptian Earth Goddess whose symbol was the cow) and
the Life force of Earth.
- The Capricorn goat.
- The Crystal headed staff of Life (Crystallized light is what earth material is called in metaphysics).
- The Reptile Patterned Dress that symbolizes regeneration force (serpents shed their old skin to become new).
- The Pineapple Throne of Earthly Wisdom and nutrition.
For the Qaballist, the
Queen of Disks, is Water of Earth, Specific Water in the World of
Primal Earth. On the Thoth card, she holds a symbol of her ruler-ship over earth, the six
sided solid (cubed crystal) that refers to the Altar of the Mysteries. The Mysteries, are
the Gnosis of many studies, from that of Alchemy, Qabalah, Tantra,
Theosophy, Rosicrucian, Theology, philosophy, The Emerald tablets, etc.
Therefore the Qaballistic study of this card requires greater depth
than this blog can represent on one page. I advise the serious student to do their
To reiterate: The Thoth Tarot-Queen of Disks
is the Organic Living Organism
of Earth. Gaea to some, Mother Nature, of all physical organic life, to
others. She is the Water/Blood Of Earth and nurtures all of us with
"mother's blood" that flows through our circulatory system. With the
globe in her hand,
she builds worlds with diet and nutrition.
The reptilian gown on the Thoth Queen of Disks, represents
her capacity to regenerate her body (organic living organism) through
diet and nutrition. The pineapple throne she is siting on, represents
the new fruitful worlds that she creates from past barren deserts.
With the clarity of her crystal wand, she established nutrition in all
financial, health, work related areas and relationships.
With the practicality of the Capricorn goat and Aries the Ram ( her crown), the Queen of Disks establishes stable diets for herself in all areas of her life. Erda, the Teutonic goddess, who was worshiped by all primitive peoples as the universal life-giver and primary muse.
As stated before, Binha, the Creatrix, is the "will to form" and is a force that is imposed on the Pure Fiery Energy of Chokmah.
She is known as Understanding, the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. As one knows, for an idea, once understood, can be molded into manifestation.
these are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings"
(Archetypes) that are parts of the Divine Collective Unconscious,
meaning the deep Imagination of The Tetragrammaton (YHWH), "All That
Is", where images are formed and words won't explain. Images are the
only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind.
Binah is the 3rd Sephiroth
on the Tree of Life, in the upper part called the Supernal Triangle,
She is the essence of Womb, and I often call this state of Mind a "Womb
with a View", because She conceives by Understanding.
The Queens of Tarot all represent the Water/Unconsciousness in each suit;
representing Unconsciousness. They are enthroned in the Element of
Consciousness (Un-Conscious is a state of Conscious) and make it bring forth the Force of the King, by
realization and understanding that develops that force. As consciousness
does to idea.
The Wild Wood Tarot's Queen of Stones, is shown as a cave bear. The bear, is a traditional ancient symbol for the power and protector of the land. Yet this card, seemingly ferocious, which nature can be, is about generosity, a welcoming nature, and personal bounty. I am not sure I would have used the Cave Bear to symbolize the Queen of Stones, however, a cave is made of stones, and mother nature can be a tough opponent. Yet if not opposed, she is generous and welcoming.
The Queen of Disks
often called the Queen of Pentacles, is also Queen of the Thrones of
Earth; Queen of the Gnomes, which would make a good Queen of Stones.
crescent horned mantle, indicates the Moon, and or Mother Goddess. In
her hand she holds the golden coin, with pentacle center. In gold,
above her head, and in the upper right, is the sigil for earth. On the
upper left of this card, is the sigil for water; implying she is "water
Astrological attribution is last Decan of Sagittarius and the first two Decans of Capricorn.
Queen of Disks is Water of Earth, a specific consciousness in the
Primal Earth element. Most of us call her "Mother Nature".
Her ruler-ship over earth is implied in the art of both the Thoth Queen of Disks and the Wild Wood Tarot-Queen of Stones card.
Her Throne is color of vegetation
as she is the life of such. On the Thoth Card, she is the Highest
Aspect of passivity and
this is shown as a winding passive river flowing through and
fertilizing waste land. On the Wild Wood Tarot- her passivity is implied as
one standing at rest, overlooking the winding river in the valley below. The Great Work is ultimately expressed in
fertility, where the "As a Above manifests in the Below'. She as Queen
is the facilitator of such manifestation.
The Disk on the Thoth Queen's left arm
is curved with loops and spheres interlaced, representing the ambition
of matter to take part in the Great Work. This ambition is often
described as Fecund motion. This is also shown by the Spiral Horns on
Her helmet/crown, as Spiral force is both Spirit and Vital Life Force.
Once again, the
reptilian patterned armor of the Queen represents the regenerative
force in nature, as serpents shed their skin to become more.
Hence the Queen of Disks or Stones:
the Watery part of Earth and the function of that element as Mother.
She is also "Grandmother River" to certain Native Nations.
As before stated: In the Zodiac She rules from
the 21st degree of Sagittarius to the 20th degree of Capricorn and
represents the Highest aspect of Passivity/or Magnetic Force in Repose.
As a psycho- physical (psychosomatic dynamic) union, we may notice that just by sitting by a
calmly flowing river, we can feel inner peace flowing through our
desert landscape of worry and fear. We become re-balanced and centered
again by the Magnetic Flow of the Great Mother. This is the very essence
of our Form's life giving blood and brings back the feeling of paradise that form gives
Spirit. Grand- Mother River is a great Lover of Being! She is the river
of Psychic-Magnetism, that forms all light into beings.
To reiterate: The Thoth Card depicts a goat standing on a sphere
, referring to the dogma of the Great Work as fertility (The expansion and
liberation of life.) The Helmet she wears is of coins and/or disks, and
upon it are the Great Spiral Horns of the Markhor, a large Asian wild goat. Her staff is topped
by a Crystal Cube (Three dimensional Hexagram) and in her left curved
arm and hand, is the Spiral decorated Disk/shield. Everything in
creation is a spiral creation better known a "circles upon circles". Once again, all this represents the Ambition of matter to participate in The Great Work and/or Creation.
Besides being Erda to the Germanic tribes, she was also called "hairy
Mari", by certain ancient christian sects. Implying the Animal Mind of
Earth, which we now call Mother Nature. To the ancients, Mari was the
name of the Ocean goddess, therefore, hairy Mari was the "land animal"
aspect and/or Creatrix that is the great Ocean Mother. Again, the Bear of the Wild Wood Tarot, implies this wild force.
The Archetype personality (and person) symbolized by this card is endowed with:
- The quiet and serene qualities of power.
- They are indeed ambitious, as water is ambitious which is to say they calmly go about their work.
- They have immense wealth of affection, kindness, and greatness of heart.
- They are not usually intellectual, but instinct and intuition serve their needs just fine.
the qualities of being, hard working, practical, quite, domesticated
they are also unassumingly lustful even to the point of "kinkiness" as
they revel in the sensual fertility of their demeanor. However, this
can lead to the Bacchanalian abuse of alcohol and even drugs finding
them useful in getting outside themselves and/or the mental servitude
of their cultural minds, into the Happy frivolity of surrounding Nature.
- a person interested in physical nutrition and health.
- a shedding of poor eating habits for those of a new diet.
- a shedding of old habits, or even the purchasing of new clothes.
- the querent does all things she can do , well and it will be fruitful
- One of a high level of compassion, nurturing abilities. loving physical life and all it has to offer.
- one who is exceptionally procreative and nurturing in the nature of Mothering.
- Power of practical wisdom on the physical level and in the inner world ,, applied spiritual wisdom .
- a dark woman of great heart and serious cast of intelligence.
- Also implies presents from a rich relative or a rich and happy marriage for a young man.
- Erda, the Teutonic Mother Earth seen as a warm an nurturing deity.
Besides being a personality,
The Querent is experiencing: A loving relationship with the physical plane.
Physical or practical competence.Knowing how to maintain personal security, in health, wealth and spiritual manifestation.
A personality grounded in the physical world, in harmony with Mother Nature.
the querent may be involved with important people who are Aries or
Capricorn who can present new opportunities that inspire new focus on
dietary and financial health or any aspects of their life.
Queen of Disks, states that you are pioneering (Aries) new ways that
are nurturing and stabilizing (Capricorn). Practical beauty, health,
and fulfillment are easily established in this persons life.
When this card is Ill Dignified:
- This personality type can be dull, servile, foolish drudges rather than workers.
- Life for them is purely robotic and they can't seem to rise above their appointed lot.
The general advice of this card:
Is to go forward quietly without overt attacks upon existing
situations, i.e. go with the quiet natural flow of your personality in
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The Thoth Tarot- KNIGHT OF DISKS & The Wild Wood Tarot- King of Stones.
Knights of Thoth Tarot, and Kings of more traditional tarot all rule
from Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, that is
both Wisdom and the Will to Force. He is the idea of male polarity AND THE WILL TO FORCE OF HIM in each elmental suit, IS REPRESENTED AS THE KINGS.
Now there are those who
think that Male came first, or that Female came first. This argument is
because of our short-sighted physical perspective on sexuality. The
startling fact to some, especially the posturing male, is that if you come up with the idea of male,
then you come up with the idea of female at the same moment.There
is no male concept without the concept of female and vise versa. So the
argument of whom came first, is null and void when talking about the
Supernal Triangle (The upper Trinity). The Will to Force (Chokmah) and the Will to Form (Binah) are a figure eight of united spheres, formed from One Energy, to
produce the Will - To - Be. Although they are represented on the Tree
of Life, as communicating on one path, it is in reality a fiqure 8 of
one infinite energy, that is One Energy, in 2 different actions,
cooperating. Therefore, it is another way of saying the mating of I and Am produces the idea of Being/Me.
Our concept of sexuality is in need of adjustment before we can
understand the One Energy that made itself 2. I like to say that
1-Kether, is creating "other" as A-Chokmah and M-Binah, and has realized
"I AM", i.e., existence.
Chokmah is the second Sephira and thus is the force behind the four Deuces. The
Personification of that force is represented in the four Knights/Kings. In
other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and
dense elemental form on Earth, such as the most elemental form of
electricity which we call lightning.
The Knight/King OF DISKS or Stones:
Represents the Lord of the wild and fertile land and as such is the King of the elemental spirits of earth such as the Gnomes. Since the Wolf was a symbol for a great tracker and hunter, the wolf has represented the soul guide (psychopomp) of the dead for many cultures over the centuries. Here, the wolf symbolizes a lover of nature and the land. Just as the Knight of Disks also does, as it often symbolizes a Medical Doctor, or Master Horticulturist. He is solid in fertility and fruitification with the earth. The Goddess herself is shown as the Moon, that wolves are know to howl at.
The zodiacal attributes to both
the Thoth card and the Wild Wood Tarot King of Stones, are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of
Virgo. Being that the Knight/King of Stones is the most dense manifestation of
the Elemental Yod force (Fiery Father), he is the force behind
fruition, and growth but tends to seem slow because of his caution. The Knight's or King's fertility is
represented in the Thoth card by the use of the Stag antlers on the Helm of
the Thoth Knight. The understanding of the mythical animal images of the
middle ages, comes in handy here, as the Stag is the beast that ate the
received wisdom) and in so doing sheds it's skin, and any illness or old
age, just as a serpent does.So to make a long and wonderful story short,
the Stag represents the Knight's power to regenerate as does the
organic matter it is a symbol of.
of us have seen the Fire of Earth, in its volcanic upheavals; However,
how often do we realized that Volcanic upheavals are Earth regenerating
itself? Thus is the Fire of Earth that is the Knight; fleeting
yet is also the cycle of rebirth. On Earth, when lightning strikes the
Oceans, proteins necessary to life are created.The same fruition is
implied by the corn or fruitful plane that his horse is grazing on. Thus
he carries a flail, used in grain harvest and his disk/shield is that
of solid nutrition.
The Thoth Tarot-The Knight of Disks, represents the fiery
part of Nature. Related to the phenomena of earthquakes, mountains and
gravitation but also to agriculture and the activity of Earth that
produces Life. In this case the heavily Armored Knight has his helmet
thrown back, indicating a more placid state rather than violence.
His horse has all its feet on the
ground, rather than the leaping horses of the Other Thoth Knights, and is
nibbling the grasses. All of which point towards a solid standing in
nutrition, which the Disk/Shield represents,and the Earthly activity of
producing Life.This battle King, can now rest and reap the just rewards of his sowing.
Since, the Knight of Disks or King of Stones rules from 21st degree of Leo to the 20th degree of
Virgo, he is thus concern greatly with agriculture. This puts Mercury in the constellation of
Virgo which implies Intelligence; a cleverness that is very Natural in
the animal world. This "Salt of the Earth" personality is very complex
but well knit and if their contact with the Earth is a healthy one--such
as agriculture provides, or a Medical Doctor or Herbalist, this is
usually a well-defined persona. However, if they are forced into a world
of technology, or imaginative stretches beyond instinct, they tend to
be ill defined. Hence, The Thoth Knight of Disks or Wild Wood Tarot-King of Stones represents the
physician, the healer, the hunter and the farmer. A solidly natural personality who
rides through fertile land.
Hermetic Qaballist, The Knight of Disks, or King of Stones,
represents the most condensed
form of the Yod Force, or elemental life force which brings about
fruition and growth. The Thoth Knight's Stag horned helmet, and the "howling at the Moon" of the Wolf, represents
a Personality, the Knight of Disks, or King of Stones, represents a mature man who is a
healer, a doctor, a good mathematician, and/or crafts-persons who is
concerned with quality and security. An older man that others rely on
and often confide in, trust and seek advice from. Such a personality
tends to be seen as lethargic in tenancy as well as, very stable and
In Mythology, the Knight of Disks, or King of Stones, represents Baal the
mountain god of Mesopotamia, who handed down laws from the mountain tops to those who
dared to climb up and receive them. He was often seen as stern,
authoritarian, heavy, tenacious, reliable and practical.
The Thoth Knight of Disks, of the Qabalistic Thoth deck, is known as the King of Pentacles in many other tarot decks. Traditionally because the pentacle is the symbol of the ascended man, this card also represents Mastery of Abundance and Prosperity.
On the Thoth Card, he is the harvester,
who with threshing tool in hand, is prepared to harvest all that he has
cultivated. With the capacity to manifest inner world skills into the
outer-world, he is determined to achieve harvest in the areas of health
The Knight of Disks or King of Pentacles, is also considered the Physical Doctor, the Healer who is focused on health care, and a concern for body health.
that form must be in constant motion to be animated, yet it also must be
stable (gravity) and often reconstruction of the motion of Life
requires a destructive element to "de-construct" before reconstruction
can be created; However, destruction must be held to a point of healing
rather than destruction for destruction's sake.
Therefore, in the area of
health he monitors his diet (horse eating grains) and in the area of
finance, (his large coin shield) he creates and protects that which is
The horned helmet, on the Thoth Knight, also
suggests he is a diagnostician who determines what is necessary in
order to manifest abundance. Leo the lion appears on his shield,
representing the creative aspects of manifesting harvest. He is
steadfast, reliable, accomplished, the epitome of success, such as the
illustration of the Celtic god Cernunos.
in all, The Knight of Disks, or King of Stones is a slow, stalwart, dependable, person of
good physical strength and health. If the Reader is using a Celtic
Cross pattern in their reading, and this card falls in the 4th position
("What is beneath you") this can mean Earthquakes or mountainous
obstacles are to be encountered by the querent. But again, this depends
on the surrounding cards (such as in House and Home--the seventh
position especially so if a 7 of Disks is there.) otherwise, good
health, good food, and a good physician are represented. If the Knight
of Disks falls in the 7th position of House and Home, we have a
masculine stalwart, dependable, Romantic presence in the querents life.
The upside down triangle with bar,
is the symbol for the element of earth. The upward pointing triangle
with bar is the symbol for the element of air. Therefore, the assignation
of the Fire of Earth as the Knight of Disks, is not assigned to the Wild Wood Tarot- King of Stones However, the fire of earth does make the stones.
When the Thoth Knight of Disks or the King of Stones card is thrown during a divination:
- It's a good time to concentrate on physical and financial health.
- Use your diagnostic abilities to manifest harvest in your life.
- For woman this Knight of Disks, represents the dynamic assertive part of themselves, the inner animus that wants to sustain abundance in health and fiances.
as a suit, represent the earth sign months of Capricorn ( December
21-January 21), Virgo ( August 21-September 21), and Taurus (April 21-
May 21) which may indicate particular people with those signs who may
assist you in opportunities for harvest in you life.
- The Querent is entering a period of Spiritual Fruition.
sense of happy practicality that is reflected in daily life.
- They are
experiencing Self-Knowledge as steadiness, reliability, and
accomplishment in the material world.
- It implies:
- a concern for the body and good health.
- A doctor or herbalist concerned with health.
querent is showing the spirit of fertilization, as joyous practicality,
steadfastness, reliability and is an epitome of material success.
- Generous, courageous but is not prone to seeking adventure.
- Ordinary activity, in social position, accomplishments, experiencing a success that is relaxed and enjoyed.
- A mature reliable, dependable, and wise male upon whom others may depend on and with whom they lay their burdens.
- A dark male, who is both courageous and lethargic in tendencies. However driven in matters of material success.
good financial provider who understands and likes work knowing it leads
to financial security. The querent may be such a person or involved
with such a person in their life. The surrounding cards or position in
the reading would support this understanding.
The only negative side to this archetypal personality:
- Is the personality's total
dependency on practicality, tending to make the person plodding,
lethargic, and often unmovable.
- A master of physical matters, but rarely
This archetypal personality type:
- Tends to be heavy, dull and preoccupied with material things.
are laborious and patient but show little intellectual grasp of
emotional matters, even on matters that concern themselves. T
- his Knights success is mostly instinctual and/or in imitation of Nature.
- Though he may lack initiative, he has the deep smoldering fire of Earth that produces growth.
In the happiest cases, This Son of Soil's earthy qualities will be directed towards:
- Romance and material imagination but can be ill defined as over-whelming ambition, superstition, and idle dreaming.
churlishness, jealousy (dull sort of way) of the Active minds around
them which often keeps them stupid in the sense of lack of foresight
even in their own affairs.
- Such an ill dignified
personality will find meddling about in petty matters to be their
expertise, and they will spoil whatever comes their way.
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