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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks-Failure & The Connolly Tarot- 7 of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure.
Physical failure, labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth. This card represents a pause in the garden of financial, health, and physical relationships. There is also fear of failure and fear of success which is generated by negative past experiences.
To emotionally fear is to constrict energy and to obfuscate the direction it is being sent. Fear is a creativity gone against the motion of the fearful. Our fear of discomfort, is our worst enemy here.

On the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the Sevens are attributed to Netzach (victory) which is very low down on the Tree of life. Therefore this is a doubling of the unbalanced nature of conscious energy as consciousness is now descended deeply into illusion while engaged in a frantic struggle with self-identity. Netzach pertains both to Venus and Earth, and the Heavenly Beauty of Venus is now debauched by Matter.  The four Sevens bring no comfort as they are the denigration of each element, exposing the utmost weakness in every case

Take a long look at this card. Its astrological sign is Saturn in Taurus. The planet Saturn is symbolic of constricted, restricted and/or the feeling of limited energy.  Taurus is representative of productivity and achievement. The two together tell us that our productivity and achievement are being restricted and limited by our fear of failure.This aspect of Saturn and Taurus can also be seen in the coins as the helmet symbol is Saturn and the Bull is Taurus. Hence, predicting a feeling of failure that interferes with our mundane financial situation. The Helmet is also a symbol of a conscious constriction of which fear is indicative of. This card also indicates a loss of capacity to inspire ourselves or others. Yet there are contradictory meanings here since this is a pause in the force of our creativity, this could also be just waiting for the fruition of our efforts and is a time of repose and waiting for results. Seeds of new growth are being planted here and the querent may be waiting for a better and more rewarding path to be discovered.

The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks is about putrefaction  therefore the number 7, Netzach-Victory (7th Sephira on the Tree of Life) has an enfeebling effect; However, in this case it is made even more enfeebled by the influence of Saturn in Taurus.

The Thoth card's interesting disk emplacement is in the gemantic figure Rubeus, the most ugly and menacing of the 16 figures. ( 777-And other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley).

There is an atmosphere of blight about the card and since Saturn in Taurus brings very little gain with a great deal of effort, it is blighted in many ways. The back ground of the card suggests cultivation and spoilage and Netzach's four colors are blotched with indigo and reddish orange, which again promotes the concept of spoilage ( the reddish orange, on the card is faded by processing). Saturn's disks are lead in color and suggest bad money.

*NOTE: In the Golden Dawn, Connolly and Rider-Waite Tarot Decks, the Disks of the Thoth Deck are known as Pentacles. In other decks they are often shown as coins.

What I have most often found is that it is the individual's Fear of Failure that is the stumbling block to success here and that somewhere in their emotional past the idea that they were/are unworthy of success, is an underlying personality construct.  Other people have reacted so emotionally to loss, that gain itself is a threat as they might lose it and therefore will not dare to desire it.

What many of us don't realize is that we are both Force and Form (The study of Force and Form is the Qaballah) and that our Spiritual and/or Mental Force runs our physical form. We have called this Mental Force, Emotions. Therefore, to think ill of ourselves is to perform ill as a form. Since the most powerful Force of our Mental Self is Imagination, you are held to no actions of the past if you are willing to imagine a new future. Imagine yourself -Well, wealthy (money raining down all around you) etc. and you will set a force filled course of prosperity for your physical form. Make a forceful chant such as," North, South, East and West, my prosperity flows to me which ever way is best!", do this morning, noon and night or the instant you worry about income. By taking action to change your mind, you are being Spirit in motion. Spirit is action; a forceful energy-in-motion, while the "lizard brain" is a fear based survival mind who reacts to environmental present-actions with past fear and in error calls those reactions, present emotions.

Above all things know thyself! You are a Psycho-dynamic- Force that operates a Power-Tool--known as "your body"!
The Connolly Tarot-7 of Pentacles, is rather mundane in its meanings, and the 7 of Pentacles is no exception.
The medieval young traveler seems to be contemplating his future as he stares at a bush fruitful with pentacles.
His clothing is patched, and he carries a walking staff implying a long journey to this moment.

Since the pentacles are lush, this card seems to imply a more profitable change in one's affairs is on the way. Expand, and don't stop now, you are almost there. The Connolly tarot avoids the implications of Rubeus, and the alchemical necessity of putrefaction before purification.

When the 7 of Disks card is thrown during a divination, it implies that:
  • In the next 7 weeks or 7 months, the more rewarding path will be discovered and the period of waiting is over, or you will have to confront your fear of failure in the next 7 weeks or 7 months in order to plant anew and reap a more generous harvest in your future.
  • It is time to move through old fears and self defeating thoughts of past failures whether they have been experienced in the past 7 weeks, 7 months or when you were 7 years old.
  • Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am is our inherited God Voice within our Super-conscious. It declares the direction of our energy such as, I Am sad...I Am happy...I Am poor..I AM wealthy..In the infinite realm of possibilities, I AM is the foundation of all creation and creation is a restriction of energy to form a "point in time". Which we are! Since you have been given the God-like freedom to declare yourself any way you like...repeating concepts of failure tell your Greater Self that you demand failure as an expression of your likeness! Knowing this:
  •  It is recommended that for the next 7 weeks or 7 months that your repeat declarations of Wealth. How about; "I Am The Will and the Way. I Am the Wealth and I own the Day!". Say this at least 7 times a day for 7 weeks or 7 Months. I've been doing it now for the past 7 years and my days flow in a joyous dance of discovery. I highly recommend that you remember yourself as a I AM Magic Sorcerer from the Source of all Creation who has been given the power of emotional focus to create your reality.  This is a great power---use it gratefully!
  • In 7 weeks or 7 months, the querent (the one receiving the reading) will experience or has experienced, unprofitable speculation, and employment difficulties.
  • Little gain for much labor leaving promises for success unfulfilled.
  • Hopes deceived and crushed as apparent fortune is lost. 
  • This is also the Alchemical putrefaction, a process necessary to produce the purest element. 
  • Cultivation of land, with little gain.
  • Sometimes this card suggests slight and isolated gains with no fruits resulting.
  • Depending on the dignity of the accompanying cards, each being positive in nature, then the 7 of Disks-Failure, can also mean: honorable work undertaken for the love of it and without a desired reward.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot-6 of Disks-Success & the Connolly Tarot-6 of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot: SIX OF DISKS-SUCCESS
[ 6 of Pentacles in other decks]

Astrologically this card represents Moon in Taurus.
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.

In the Thoth Tarot of the Hermetic Qabalah, the four Sixes represent the center of the whole system of the Tree of Life, known as Tiphareth (Beauty), also called the "Christ/Buddha" consciousness . The Sixes, Tiphareth, are the only Sephiroth below the Abyss that communicates directly with Kether (Crown). Tiphareth, is fed directly from Chokma-Binah (wisdom-understanding) and Chesed-Geburah (Mercy-Severity).

If you are a student of the Human Auric field and the Chakras, you'd know Kether as the Crown Chakra ( Sahasrara chakra), and Tiphareth as the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura chakra).

Tiphareth dominates the lower Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, as it is balanced both vertically and horizontally, giving it Supremacy over physical life. Tiphareth is also known as Beauty-the Christ-Consciousness.

As a planetary influence, the number 6 represents the Sun; as a theosophical concept, Tiphareth is the theological Son who represents consciousness in its most balance and harmonized form.  The Son is an interpretation of the Father in mind and form rather than just idea.

The Sixes actually represent their respective element at its practical best.

The Thoth 6 of Disks-Success 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   [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!

To reiterate; the sixes imply definite accomplishment and the carrying out of a matter.
However, 6 is not only a number of accomplishment, but also that of Christ, Buddha consciousness, hence a certain sacrifice is made. The Number 6 is of the "Dying gods", means, a definite personality deconstruction in order for a reconstruction that brings success.

The Six of Disks-Success, is also aptly named The Lord of Success, as the Moon is exalted in Tarsus. Here the charm, subtleties, ebb and flow of the Moon are merging with the hard work and deliberate earth qualities of Taurus, ensuring success in business and other earthly matters.
The colors on the Thoth Deck Card, are somewhat muted in this rendition; However, the center glows in dawn's light of rose-madder, surrounded by three concentric circles of golden yellow, salmon-pink and amber. Suggesting Tiphareth fully realized on earth. The usual arrangement of the Planets, as disks, are being irradiated by the Sun at the center. Again, Tiphareth is the Sun/Son and is here, idolized as the Rose and Cross. This is a  forty nine pedaled Rose, implying the interplay of the Seven with the Seven...The Feminine is never separate from the Masculine, it is their interplay that makes Life.

The Connolly Tarot-6 of Pentacles, displays a medieval marketplace image.  With the golden solar discs of success suspended overhead. Radiating a happy atmosphere, the Connolly card seems to suggest one is enjoying the fruits of their labor. A vibrant personal cycle, well dressed and party hardy.

Naturally the ill definition of this card would be an unsatisfactory distribution of money, in business and estate.

When Thrown during a reading, the Six 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.  
  • That physical attainment and accomplishment is well on its way in 6weeks or 6 months due to a hard work ethic.
  • 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.
  • Financial 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; therefore, the 6 card also suggest that we share our good fortune with others in order to keep the flow going.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- 5 of Disks- Worry & The Connolly Tarot- 5 of Pentacles

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth-Five Of Disks-Worry: Since Disks are cards that represent the physical, and/or objective world, this card represents physical worry, concerns, and rumination.

It is a state of consciousness that dwells in the past and imagines
a feared future but doesn't live in the now. By not living in the now, we are not present today, i.e. mentally dead, which doesn't allow new perspectives or thoughts to change our mental emotional direction.  However, this worry is a general effect of a long strain with out action; a general state of inaction where one feels unable to act.  Health, finances, work, relationships and/or creativity are the concerns here.

Astrologically this card represents Mercury in Taurus, also symbolizing communication worries. Worrying about rather your communication efforts are coming across correctly or if you even have the ability to communicate at all.
By now we are familiar with Geburah, a state of energy that is severe in its function. Geburah, the 5th Sephira, red with the energy of Mars, on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Geburah-Severity, is a corrective state of intelligence, whose severity is an action towards self assessment, rather than anything karmic.
The Thoth Deck 5 of Disks, is also called called the Lord of Material Trouble. The angels of the Decan are Mibahiah and Pooyal.

In the Thoth Five of Disks, we have Geburah-Severity, influencing the Material World (Assiah/Malkuth)
As before stated, "To Worry" something, is translated as the Anglo-Saxon shepherds use the word, which is a type of strangulation a sheep dog does to a sheep. This strangulating is a biting and holding on to the Sheep's throat, which stops it in its tracks. Hence our fear has us by the throat and we are unable to mentally and physically move.  Thus we understand that the five of disks is so named because it stops all material events, such as profession or monetary gain, dead in its tracks.

Again, Crowley shapes this card as an inverted pentagram, which implies  difficulties. He also placed the geometric figures of the Hindu five Tattvas in the individual disks, each symbolizing a Alchemical element of  Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Spirit. In the Hindu system these are the underlying currents of matter.

Mercurial energy is opposed in Taurian earth, simply because earth has a natural tendency to be stationary  while Mercury is swift motion. Granted it takes a strong Mercury to influence and unbalance Taurus but Geburah is just that strength.  In fact, instead of Severity, She is sometimes called Strength and causes instability in the five states of matter/energy. This instability is vibration, much like and earthquake, yet the Five states of energy (Spirit, Fire, Air, Water, Earth) have enough attraction necessary to hold together on the lower planes forestalling complete disruption. So this is more like the dog holding the sheep at a standstill; a kind of intelligence applied to labor. The Five of Disks thus implies intense strain with long moments of inaction.
This card reminds us that by focusing on what we have lost or don't have, we cannot create more. We need to focus on what we do have, and on the thing we can do; maybe just a baby step is all we have, but that is motion and is enough to get us going again.  Just taking a deep breath, hold it for a count of 4 and exhaling is enough for the "power of observation" (spirit) to begin taking positive control over the brain.  Even the Taoist axiom, of " a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step," is the solution to this worrying problem that confronts our intellect.
The Connolly Tarot-5 of Pentacles, depicts a young woman/Anima, blinded to her future by thoughts of worry. Her "higher self", is depicted as a young male/Animus
who fearlessly removes the blind fold of past worries.

The Five Pentacles are depicted as a stain-glass window frame, implying that framing our thoughts is the message of this card. Here the frame work of our thought should be listening to the higher self and leave behind the framework of worry.

When Divination brings up the Five of Disks/Pentacles, the querent is going through:
  •  A period of rumination, anxiety or concern...maybe all.
  • Feeling left out of social events because of lack of money.
  • The querent is going through challenges of insecurity, deprivation, and even exclusion. 
  • Here the mind is focused on survival issues and thus stopping creativity dead in its tracks as a feeling of helplessness and inertia take over.
  • There is a foretelling of material trouble for the next 5 weeks or 5 months.
  • That in the next 5 weeks or 5 months, opportunities are presented to you for the release of worry about health, finances, relationships, productivity  and to improve on your communication skills.
  • The past, let's say when you were five years old, is what produces worry.
  • We tend to want to avoid discomfort, and try to compare present day events, to past ones.
  • To be locked into past pain----does not help us live in the present and this card reminds us to forget the what-ifs of yesterday, or tomorrow and to be the I Am of now.
  • Perspective makes our present state of being, and if our perspectives dwell in the past---we aren't living today. We are inanimate, which is dead to action.
  • We can change directions, be they physical, emotional or mental only by acting--moving!
  • Begin with what you have even if your only action to hold out your hand for assistance, now and what-ifs are unimportant to motion as they only excuse inaction.
  • It's time to break worry patterns by actively pursuing changes in communication patterns, financial , health, and in relationships with the Taurus people in your life.
  • Worry is a type of mental lethargy whose chains are easily broken by activity. Live the now, you are not "a past person" you are a I AM Now person, an active and unique expression of alive motion.
  • We need each other, to see ourselves---its okay to reach out when we feel like we are in mental quick sand. You'd be surprised how many will grab that offered hand an pull you onto your feet again.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- 4 of Disks-Power & The Connolly Tarot-4 of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot Deck- Four of Disks, represents Chesed (Mercy) establishing the Universe in three dimensions (4th dimension is Time), that is below the Abyss. Here, the Sun is in Capricorn, the sign in which the Sun is reborn. Basically this means that the generating idea is established in its full material sense.

The Disks are shown as large, square and solid, representing a fortress comprised of the Four 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". Another twist to this revolution, is that all atoms spin, as do disks, in order to stabilize.

Now the word, engineer, may have left you confused, but Chesed, the 4th Sephiroth is also known as the "engineer or architect", who is directly connected to the 5th Sephira-Geburah, linking both the male and female principle of energy. Also what may confuse one more is the Fortress with a moat is considered a Womb. The Greatest Engineer is "The Womb with a View" (Imagination), 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.

Many Qabalists and my faithful blog followers know by now, that Chesed is the  architect  of the Supernal (upper triangle on the Tree of Life) 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 the Connolly tarot and Ryder-Waite 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, as stated, it is in Capricorn.

The illustration of the 4 of Disks suggests a fortress implying law and order maintained by undaunted vigilance. 
The 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 gematria/numerology.  The Engineer of manifestation, has the power to reorganize it through a process we call Death.

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 Connolly Tarot-4 of Pentacles,
depicts a Herculean type of individual holding up to pentacles while standing firm on two more. The implications being that he is strongly attached to materialistic pursuits while firmly in control.

The yellows and reds of the card, show sun and martial strength.

There seems to be no recognition of the Divine Architect nor feminine principle, other than the pentacles themselves.

When the Four of Disks is thrown during a reading:.
  • the querent is owning their own personal energy, physical potency and vitality. The very act of which proceeds change.
  • There may be a feeling of holding on tightly to what one has, emotionally or physically.
  • The enfoldment of Power, Here the Ability to Do Work (Power) is unfettered and the engineer is active.
  • the querent is taking solid steps towards creating material security in the physical world.
  • Here, "nothing ventured nothing gain" is the axiom of the Four. Holding to tightly to what you have, and not taking risks of change.
  • Blockage of creative thought due to avarice, or excessive devotion to material things.
  • 4wks or 4months of monetary gain and influence, A present arriving in that time period.
  • Assured material gain, success, rank,dominion,earthly power completed and going no further than earth.
  • This is an Earth as boundary card.
Now if ill dignified, the meaning could be:
  • Prejudice, covetous, suspicious, careful and orderly, but discontented.
  • Very little enterprise or originality. More like imprisoning oneself in order to be "safe". Again, dignity is shown by the accompanying cards.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- 3 of Disks-Work & The Connolly Tarot- 3 of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliSince the Thoth Deck Tarot of the Hermetic Qabalah is inseparable from the Tree of Life, and the minor arcana (small cards) are numbered according to the Serphiroth that rules their action.The threes are all associated with Binah, Understanding. Thus, in each of the threes the idea has become fertilized, i.e. Understood and because of this fertilization, the triangle has become formulated. In Qabalah we know that the triangle is the strongest structure (Trinity), an empirically stable plane and therefore, the idea of the card is now a strong union that is able to give birth to offspring.

The Thoth 3 of Disks, is also called the Three of Pentacles in the Golden Dawn, Connolly and Ryder -Waite Tarot decks.

The Qabalistic Thoth 3 of Disks is named Works, and also the Lord of Material Works. Attributed to this card, is Mars in Capricorn.
For those interested in in-tonal vibration the Angels of the Decan are Yechevah and Lehachiah. 

The Qabalistic Thoth Three of Disks-Works, is the influence of Binah in the Material world 
that Qabalists call Assiah. In Qabalah the The Great Work is known as "As above, so Below", and this card depicts the Supernal Triangle floating on the rippling Great Sea of Binah.;The Universal Imagination beginning to manifest Self-Awareness. 

Capricorn is an Earth sign and the effect of Mars on Capricorn is to bring great discipline and control in material things, such as, employment, business, and building construction.

Crowley illustrated this card on the basis of 3, Binah's number, showing 3 wheels at 3 points in the pyramid. This grouping of Three, is shown in Alchemy as Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt; or in Qabalah as the maternal letters Shin (Fire)  Mem  (Water) and  Aleph (Air).

If you are interested in Hindu system of Guna, the number three represents, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This article is about the Indian philosophical concept "Guna". For other uses, see Guna (disambiguation). Guṇa (Sanskrit: गुण) 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.

There are three guṇas, according to this worldview, that have always been and continue to be present in all things and beings in the world. These three gunas are called: sattva (goodness, constructive, harmonious), rajas (passion, active, confused), and tamas (darkness, destructive, chaotic). All of these three gunas are present in everyone and everything, it is the proportion that is different, according to Hindu worldview. The interplay of these gunas defines 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 means personality, 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 three 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 that is somewhat faded on the Thoth Card.

The Connolly Tarot- 3 of Pentacles, concentrates more on the image of one who excels at their work.
Here a talented, skilled worker is shown in a medieval cathedral with contract in hand, implying he is informed of future work.
The divine feminine and the divine masculine, are the foundation all successful manifestation, depicted as a nun and monk.
Therefore, this is a mundane card, with some suggestion of subtlety.

When the Three of Disks or Pentacles is thrown during a reading:  

  • 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.
  • In 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.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Hermetic Qabalah-Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disk-Change & The Connolly Tarot- 2 of Pentacless

The Tarot of EliIn the Qabalistic Thoth deck The Two's represent the "first manifestation". On the Qabalistic Tree of Life  (shown below) we know Kether to be the 1st Sephira, and many have thought that this is the first manifestation of conscious energy. Yet Kether is the "limitless light", and has no end or beginning, which allows no viewing and it is not conscious. Therefore Kether is known as the "Dark Sun" as it can't be seen, and is the least understood concept of the Tree of Life sigil.
Therefore the First manifestation falls to the Twos, which represent Chokma (Wisdom).

The Four Alchemical Elements may be ideas in Kether, but only upon reaching the Deuces are they in appearance.
The Twos represent the Elements uncontaminated by influence, hence they appear in their original harmonious condition.
The Qabalistic Sephira-Chokmah- Wisdom is the governing factor of the four Twos and the Four Kings of Tarot.
Chokmah is:
  • The Active Supernal Father, as Kether is the God the Observer who is inactive .
  • The Will to Force , combined with Binah the Will to Form, making the Divine Marriage of Will to Be..
  • 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 Sex, is apply termed and begun. The Mystery of Positive and Negative polarities, of Electric and Magnetic Force. The Universal union of opposites that makes motion possible, that is why Chokmah is the Great Stimulation .

As One Energy in Atziluth ( Upper-Supernal Triangle) , the Duality that creates Manifested Energy (He-She) is now completely expressed in duality and/or polarity making a circle into a Figure Eight; a symbol that also represents infinity.

This figure eight is shown as A Large Serpent on the card, the Uroboros. As  a student of Gnosis, one may 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 Qabalistic-Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disks 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 keeps energy moving what seeks entropy. Here, the Second Sephiroth- Chokma (wisdom) rules in the suit pertaining to Earth. This is the type of energy appropriate to the Two in its most fixed form.

The Two, represents the Divine Twins, or Goddess/God or the Divine Androgyny or even the concept of the Divine Hermaphrodite (Hermes and Aphrodite ). Understanding that the Two of Disks is about how Union of Electric (Male) and Magnetic energy (Female), combine to make a living electromagnetic world and that it is also about the Organic Living Organism that eats itself to stay alive (organic matter), seen as the "serpent that eats its own tail", and Chokmah,The Great Spirit  Identity, in mutual harmonic combination. As in most of these Thoth Deck 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 and 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 card.

In the Two of Disks-Change, two Pentacles, one above the other, are shown 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, or "gateways" into the Divine Collective Unconscious, showing a "higher frequency" of knowledge than is commonly sought by lazy brains that fear effort as discomfort. The knowledge of the Two who became many will reveal why the material world is so important to Spirit and how to transform the laws of earth, by combining them with the "Higher Laws" of Chokmah.

The Connolly Tarot, 2 of Pentacles, depicts
a medieval juggler, with two pentacles. Jugglers imply change, as they constantly change hands in their art. Above his head is the lemnistrate (Greek for Ribbon) the magic symbol for infinity, which also represents the Uroboros, "the serpent that eats its own tail".
The floor tiles, in black and white, are the clothing of the Divine Harlequin, and/or depict the divine Hermaphrodite as the number 2,  which is the "beginning of the sexes".
When the 2 of Disks/Pentacles card is thrown during a reading it represents:

  • 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.
  • This 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 is created.
  • Pleasant change, the harmony of change, alternating gain and loss, weakness and strength, wandering,  and discontented with any fixed condition of things.
  • 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.
  • The 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 falling.
  • 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
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Ace of Disks & The Connolly Tarot- Ace of Pentacles

The Tarot of EliTHE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- ACE OF DISKS: (pentacles)
The root Power of Earth.

The 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 who is the manifestation of Kether on the Material Earth Plane. It is Whole-ness of Spirit (Holy Spirit) and is the destination of all who study the Qaballah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness!

There is no logic to No-thing "becoming" Some-thing, so that it may return to nothing. O is always 0.  No-thing (Kether) obviously Desired Itself into being something---because it is the I AM, which denotes existence! Thought is the first "something" that comes from the Mind, the Universal Collective Unconscious, which I call the Divine Collective Unconscious or Divine Creative.

As mentioned in past blogs, Kether 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 numbers.

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 Four Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation, that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
The Ace of Disks:
Represents  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.
The Thoth 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 above,so below".

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 is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this authors suggestion.  A.Crowley, was a practicing Tantric, so his symbols of the Lingam/Phallus, is much like those lingams at the Shiva Temples in India.

We are masters of Time-Space
, and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self Awareness, by being able to focus that awareness down to the scale of human sensuality. You call yourself Souls, but know not what that means. Souls are Libraries of Personalities created by Spirit, each of us a copy of the Universal Collective; our name is indeed legion!

Successful creation in time-space is 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! 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 we make alive what is  imagined as ourselves!

The Thinker of thought is always greater than the thought but without experiencing that thought the Thinker is Unaware of Itself; Albeit "A designed Form" of awareness in the Formless Conscious of Energy, creation is still the only way TO BE! Will-To-Be is our Soul! And a sense of being that is alive and self-aware is what we create on Earth, in the name of the Divine! That Name is " I AM"! Therefore the Great Work of the Soul isto manifest a material being that is the Sensual Gate-Way of Kether on this Earth; a "Me"! The Union of Crown and Kingdom which because of accomplishment, shall never be divides again!

This card affirms the new Aeon.The manifestation of  the Solar Being 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" (Unconscious) who is "Understanding" united  with Chokma- wisdom. If you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when an Idea (wisdom) is understood, it now has Image!

Hence, the seeds of Image are as a seed of a tree, all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which becomes something greater than itself as it grows into another way to be Tree. We are 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 Self Rule Makers of the Universe we make a Rule, i.e. a definition, and then become it. We change by expanding and liberating our identity from a previous definition. You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We are always the "Exception". It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

So this card reminds us to choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be! 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 (identity of the One Energy) ! Again the 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! As microcosmic copies of the Divine Creative, i.e. Macrocosm, 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 Spirits imaginative mind on this Earth. Outer growth depends on a fertile and nurturing internal awareness!

Remember, you cannot erase thought by suppressing it for it is created from one energy that cannot be destroyed! So expand it instead and as a seed it can grow into a fruitful tree. 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 and 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."  This just freed you from "disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life! This card, The Ace of Disks reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy around us and as us. 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 that 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 constant growing depression is a stagnation of self identity! You are Good enough for God--you are good enough for you! So get over yourself and get on with You, impeccability is what we do!
The Connolly Tarot-Ace of Pentacles, depicts the kerub of Pentacles (earth element) supporting a Pentacle/ disk in a golden sky of the bright and warm Mind.
The fact that it is the seed of material life, is suggested in the lush flowering growth. This card's art implies the beginning of successful venture and prosperity.

It implies:
  • 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
  • A most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and external talents and resources. Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing of treasure.
  • Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magick.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Qabalistic Thoth-Princess of Disks & The Connolly Tarot- Page of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Princess of Disks, is about Mastery of Creativity and Birth of  New Forms. She is the pregnant one.
As you may have gleamed by now, all these cards represent states of conscious energy that weave a pattern of energy conscious in the material world, one of these states of consciousness is you; the one who calls yourself, the personality!

The Greeks called this state of consciousness Persephone, who enters Hades, every winter and escapes Hades and manifests on Earth every spring.

  1. She is the pioneering nature of fertility,(represented by the Aries horns on her head).
  2. The serpent transforming into an ermine cape, represents her ancient earthly passion to create.
  3. Her lighted crystal staff, shows her desire to give birth to new forms that are in alignment with who she is.
  4. Her determination to manifest the organic balanced harvest is shown by the pedestal of  grains that she is standing on.
  5. The 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.

The Ace of Disks, represents the seed of the Energy Transformation that we call Earth and is the power used by the Princess of Disks. The knowledge of the new Aeon of Horus, 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 now call Gaea/Gaia. 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, Grandmother River.  This "primitive" personality, as did the Alchemists, seemed to understand that the " Water and Sun" union, transformed the energy of soil into living forms, long before our scientist "discovered" this very concept called "Thermodynamics".

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. However, 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. Hence the disks are not considered to be the dead chemistry of coins; rather they are the whirling emblems of Stars, Planets, atoms etc, all of which are whirling spheres.

There is the new Hermetic doctrine of Tetragrammaton where Heh' --the final earthly component, the Daughter (Princess), is set upon the Throne of the Mother (Queen), to awaken the Eld of the All-Father (King/Prince). In the words of Zoroaster, Tetragrammaton is a, " rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud." Therefore the Name Tetragrammaton is not a dead symbol, but a whirling Sphere of Divine Action.

The  center of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks, is a complicate Hieroglyph  representing the "the chosen priest-and apostle of infinite space" and/or the "prince-priest the Beast." (Liber AL. I.15.); chosen by the Princess.  In the center of the Ace of Disks, is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the Phallus, showing Sol and Luna, with the number 666 inscribed, as to equilibrating the seven sevens adding to 156 (Babalon-The Scarlett woman-The Divine Whore.)  It may surprise the Student of the mysteries to know that the Divine Feminine is not just the trinity of Maid-Mother and Crone, but also The Divine Whore, who rounds out the number to 4 states of Feminine. 4 is the number of Tetragrammaton and the number of Form.   Now showing how all this relates is far too lengthy and complicated for this blog, so I recommend that you get the Book of Thoth, and scroll to pages 210-212 for further information and references.

That being said, the central cipher 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-- (This card is a research and  meditative must for the Student of Hermetic Qabalah).
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;   Represents the earthly part of Earth. This 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 manifest.

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. She is 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 too numerous for this blog enumerations, suffice it to say, that the Princess of Disks is Womanhood in its ultimate projection as the Divine Feminine Anima. By careful comparison, the student can see how the Princess of a Suit, is impregnated with the Ace-Seed of an Elemental force.

The Connolly Tarot-Page of Pentacles,
adheres to the old medieval style of Pages rather than Princesses and Pentacles rather than Disks.  The Page was historically seen as a young person of either sex, who enjoys studying and perseveres as a scholar.
Therefore the books the young person has their foot on.
The Pentacle is the Hermetically recognized symbol of the Ascended man; the Four Elements plus the Fifth Element of Spirit.

When the
Princess of Disks or Page of Pentacles is thrown during divination, it represents:
When used as a signification for a young woman.

  •  A young woman with rich  brown or red-brown hair and dark eyes,who is generous, kind, diligent, benevolent, careful and endowed with persevering courage.
  • 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.

When this Disk or Pentacle card is thrown, for male or female, the card represents:

  • 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 can become pregnant with desire and creative ideas.
  • This creative idea and the desire to manifest it has been gestating with in your nature for some time.
  • For a woman, this card can represent the need to resolve motherhood issues.
  • For 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).
  • Do 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. 

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Hermetic Qabalah's Thoth Tarot: Prince of Disks & The Connolly Tarot, Knight of Pentacles

The Tarot of EliThe Qabalistic Thoth-The Prince of Disks represents the airy part of Earth (Air is Conscious-Mind) and thus He is the intelligible part of Earth.

He rules the zodiac from the 21st degree of Aries to the 20th degree of Taurus, thus we have the ox, who is the "sacred animal of Earth", pulling the Prince's chariot.

The Thoth Prince of Disks is 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, a primeval animus, 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 Forms.

The Thoth-Prince of Disks represents the physical architect and the builder of new worlds. 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.

The Prince of Disks reforms the body through exercise as he is a sportsman. Like Taurus the Bull, he forges ahead, unimpeded to form abundant and beautiful structures. 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.

 In past blogs, I have stated that Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth, is The Central Sun of our conscious energy expression into incarnation. Tiphareth is called, in English Translation, -Beauty, and is as high as our Personal Conscious can go up the Tree. After this state, we Travel up the Tree as a Soul.

The solar state of Consciousness, Tiphareth, 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 know as "unconditional Love", changing the physiology by doing so. However, only through diligent meditative techniques and ritual divination is this conscious state possible to physically experience.

THE PRINCE OF DISKS of Hermetic Qabalah:
(Also called the Prince of Pentacles, in other Tarot Decks), is the Prince of the Chariot of Earth, and is an Archetype personality. Therefore, as stated in past blogs, by looking up your birthday on the Astrological wheel (see illustration), you will be able to define which Court card of Tarot, represents your archetype personality.

 The Prince of Disks is also the prince and emperor of the gnomes, therefore this Prince is zodiacally attributed to the last Decan of Aries, a martial force and the first two Decan of Taurus, a force of earth.

The Prince of Disks is the Air of Earth and/or Specific Air (Rational Mind) of Primal Earth. Hence, 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.
  1. On his head is the Bull helmet, of Taurus.
  2. The disk in his hand is an orb resembling a globe, marked in agricultural mathematical symbols.
  3. 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 condensed energy below, on earth; usually done by physical focus and attention to work.

What many of us don't understand 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, albeit seemingly slow, knows that multi-tasking, is just another way to do nothing well. 

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. One could say that he represents the Chlorophyll molecule.    Therefore, all though Mother Earth makes the form, he enlivens it and enforces the design.

The Character of the Prince of Disks, 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 work.

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 Connolly Tarot, Knight of Pentacles, is in keeping with the medieval depiction as knight/princess. It is therefore a comparable card to the Thoth Prince, without representing the deeper Arcane meanings.
The colorful knight card, depicts the both the sun, the 6th Sephira-Tiphareth, and air in all its yellow splendor; yellow also being the color attributed to the element air.
The green foliage of the oak, are also depicted representing fertility and stalwart behavior.
Mundanely, this card represents a young, steadfast, trustworthy personality.

When the Prince of Disks is thrown during a reading, depending on the position and the surrounding cards:
  • Implies issues of physical activity. Such as, body building, muscle tone, sports, and a steel like resolve to move through issues and remove blocks.
  •  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 card represents mastery of body, through sports and exercise. When thrown, this card can represent:
  •   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 physical activity and practical jokes.
  • The Prince of Disks can also represent a desire to  travel or relocate during the month of Taurus (April 21-May 21).
  • Trips, 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.

This Archetype-Personality of the Animus, is one of great energy brought onto practical matters.
  • He/Animus, is energetic, enduring, steadfast, a capable manager, and tireless worker.
  • His 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 manner.
  • 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"). It's okay to adore your body---as long as you know that all bodies "are another way to be you" and that the purpose of Spirit is to make bodies live!
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Tarot Card Comparison: The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot-Queen of Disks & The Connolly Tarot-Queen of Pentacles

The Tarot of Eli
The Hermetic Qabalistic Tarot of  Thoth- QUEEN OF DISKS

Archetype 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 Tarot Card represents the function of Earth as Mother. Everything about her is abundant; affection, passivity, kindness, generosity, sensibility and practicality.  

The illustrated card shows a Teutonic like image representing the Goddess Erda who was primary Muse and  universal life giver to many early cultures in Europe.

As a persona (from the Latin Personae, which means Mask) the Queen of disks (Pentacles on Waite decks) represents a mature, dark woman who is practical and able to make specific forms out of potential substance/magnetism. 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 hand.

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: 
  1. The dual meaning of the Serpentine Horns on her helm that represent the Horns of Hathor (Egyptian Earth Goddess whose symbol was the cow) and the Life force of Earth. 
  2. The Capricorn goat.
  3. The Crystal headed staff of Life (Crystallized light is what earth material is). 
  4. The Reptile Patterned Dress that symbolizes regeneration force (serpents shed their old skin to become new).
  5. 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. 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. I advise the serious student to do their research.

As stated, the Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- Queen of Disks represents the Watery part of Earth and the function of that element as Mother. She is also "Grandmother River" to certain Native Nations and the Goddess Erda to Germanic tribes.

In the Zodiac She rules from the 21st degree of Sagittarius to the 20th degree of Capricorn and therefore represents the Highest aspect of Passivity/or Magnetic Force in Repose.

As a psycho-physical 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 and brings back the feeling of paradise that form gives Spirit.  Grand-Mother River is a great Lover of Being!  Hence, She is the river of Psychic-Magnetism, that forms all light into beings.

There is a lot to interpret on this Thoth Deck Court Card, as the Mystery of the Mother of Life is multidimensional, circle upon circle. Therefore she is enthroned on vegetation (magnetic force in repose-- is "Form") and is looking at a river flowing in the background (Her other name is "River of Consciousness") bringing life to the sandy desert. Oasis are springing up along the River's winding path.

The Goat standing on a sphere, refers to the sign of Capricorn and 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, representing the Spiral force of Magnetism.  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". All this represents the Ambition of matter to participate in The Great Work and/or Creation.
The Connolly Tarot, Queen of Pentacles (disks), shows the vegetation of the Great Mother Gaia. Grapes were the often use symbol for fertility.
Usually the images of the Queen of Disks or Pentacles, shows a family orientated, motherly woman of great creative talents. Fertile, and giving, much as the Earth.  The many flowers, fruits and foliage of this card, suggest this personality archetype.

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.
  • Having 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.
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 all situations.

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