Thoth Tarot & comparisons
The Thoth Tarot-Key 0: THE FOOL & The Wild Wood Tarot-key-0-THE WANDERER:
The Fool or Wanderer is the
most esoteric of all the Arcane. Every card in the Tarot Deck is an
aspect of THE FOOL-0, and therefore, 78 different aspects of your
Psyche, who is the soul.
As a Path, THE FOOL/WANDERER connects Kether -1-(Crown) with Chokmah-2- (Wisdom). To the Qabalist, Kether is known as the Source of All, The "I" and Chokmah is known as Father God or God of the Covenant, who along with Binah-Understanding forms the "AM".
The Path of Aleph
meaning OX, is about the "flowing of Life Force and creative power",
showing the "SPIRIT'S aim to be that of Earth and/or Sensual Being.
Crowley symbolizes this "Holy Spirit" ( The Spirit on every level of the
Tree of Life) as a dove in the Thoth Deck Card. Crowley also called
The Letter Aleph, a phallic symbol.....but then so is the Projected Will
that is THE MAGUS, and one wonders if Crowley was so besotted with the
Phallus, that he was unable to see anything else; However, truth be
told, by reference to Sexes and sexuality do we come to the minutest
glimmering of understanding about the Universe.
To even begin understanding THE FOOL, we must entertain a multifaceted and fluid interpretation of Force and Form. In his book THE THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM, Dr.Paul Foster Case, founder of the Builders of the Adytum, calls this Path of Aleph, the Eleventh Path and the fiery or Scintillating Intelligence.
which makes sense as The Path of Aleph boarders on the Limitless Light
(Ain Soph), which is "not" or "naught", Light without limit which is
darkness to us who need a beginning and a end to see. So here we try to
explain what can't be seen as The Fiery Darkness which is the
possibility of vibration or motion and the First Perception of the One
having potential for activity.
In the context of Masculine sexuality,
the Fool is the Testes, and the Magus is the Phallus,(represented by
the three flowers beneath the spread legs of THE FOOL) as He directs
active first flow from the Fool rather than potentiality doing so.
However, I fear that is a rather limiting concept of the ONE-----as the
Ain Soph is "No-Thing", but then, all concepts are less than the
potential for conception.
We may reason that the
potential for Thought, comes from the Dark Energy as Dark Matter (The
First Material of creation is Thought). The appearance of Thought emanates Mind, which is the
vessel for Thoughtful ideas and/or Womb of Thought Forms, i.e. The
I-magi-nation, transcending all reason. Thus, our reason, leaves us with
more questions than answers but necessarily so because we then must
build (create) the answers, just as the Divine Creative does!
Limitlessness is a very difficult concept!
To say that THE FOOL represents the initial potential for thought which
transcends reason, is about the best I can do with words. However, the
special reality we may touch in sleep, often gives us images that do not
correlate to our mundane understanding of reality, so our dreams seem
to be so much abstraction and are considered as nonsense to our waking
condition. However, the Great Work (As above so below) involves the
assimilation of The Real, not a reality conceived of mundane ideas base
on self-absorbed survival thinking. And the Real Concepts are from "what is Not" making "What is" from Dreams of Potential- Self!
To think of the Universe
as "God Dreaming" (Darkness Dreaming it is Light) is very difficult to
grasp, and the fact that you are a "Lucid" Dreamer (Image of God), who
has been given the "Power of Observation", meaning you can change the
Perspective of "Things" (The Simulation Hypothesis of Quantum Physics), is just about as mind boggling as it
gets....and just such a glimmer of insight requires a "beyond the
Mundane" understanding of Self! Thus, your Divinity is not often
acknowledge by the mundane; However, your Womb, the conception of "the
image of God", is the invisible Sephira, Daath (knowledge), which is the
Path Where Goddess (Understanding)/God (Wisdom) meet face to face (
Tibetan,Yab Yum) and is known as the Path of Daleth-THE EMPRESS, your
Spiritual Birth Mother/ Feminine Principle of the Divine Creative!
All the Paths leading upward to Kether, THE FOOL, THE MAGUS, AND THE
HIGH PRIESTESS, must be approached with a certain understanding of
whimsy, as we realize that by crossing the Abyss and approaching Kether
(As above, so below) means the total annihilation of Self as we perceive
it. Thus, presenting us with the irony of our attempt to grasp such
esoteric and refined principles from an earthly-mundane perspective.
It must be noted, that often, when teaching the Major Arcana and knowing what I speak, cannot
truly convey what I am saying, brings a smile, if not outright laughter
to my face. To me, The I AM potential is ironically displayed as a
limited conception--a Me. Being a "Me" must never be taken to seriously, for it is a simulation of the Soul, and that concept of Self will change daily, when one enters the Higher Self.
ALEPH: (Ox) Avram ( Abraham).
God said to Abram," Go for yourself from your land, from your
relatives, and from your father's house to the land that I will show
you. And I will makes of you a great nation. I will bless you and make
your home great, and you shall be a blessing."
Thus began the long journey for Abram, who hasn't yet earned the name Abraham for he has yet to earn the holy Heh,
signifying his connection with the Divine. Many long trials,
tribulations, journeying through foreign lands and through deserts
---all signifying the travels one must take on the Paths of the Tree of
Life of Qabalistic fame. This Hebrew Letter, Aleph, is all about a change of
perspective, that must happen before we can become the divine being we
were created to be. This Divine Wanderer, is being depicted on the Wild Wood Tarot-Key 0-The Wanderer.
We know this journey
to be a deeper one than just a
physical change----it is about an inner change where we must leave
behind our previous presumptions, closed minded thought, expectations,
etc. Where we must change our perspective about life, ourselves and
everybody else and we must go for ourselves leaving the past behind, as we travel the rainbow path. The Rainbow Path is a collective of the many paths taken in life that have led to the One.
Qabalistic terms this is the path of key-0 -The Fool or Wanderer Card (Patriarch),
for he is Kether the Sephiroth on top of the Tree of Life. Kether, who
represents the Highest level of the Universal- Collective-Mind which we can only
approach by completely annihilating the Self-Simulation, as we conceive it, but with a
whimsical approach, so that we may understand the irony of attempting to
grasp such lofty principles from an earthly perspective. "As above, so below and as below so above", signifies this journey that seems most difficult and
impossible as we look into the mirror image of below to see that which
is above. We must look deeply into Malkuth (Below), using all our senses, and there find
Kether (The Above---"the other side of the Mirror')in all things.
Spirit is all we know (The One Energy Conscious that is us, all around
us, above us and below us), we live within it (as a reflection
lives in a mirror), we breath it ( Spirit is Breath); it is ourselves.
Everything is an expression of the One Energy symbolized by the Fool/Wanderer,
which is the beginning of All, as Aleph is the beginning of the
alphabet. And as an Ox, the meaning of Aleph, we must be strong in our journey, never
deviating, sometimes plodding along, through many perspectives of
ourselves and everyone else, before we can view the Above ( "see the
Qabalisitically, Key -O- The Fool or Wandere
r, is represent by the "0", because zero is a
great symbol for the Universal Egg of Spirit, The Egg of Akasha.
The Mathematics of zero is plus 1 (male) minus 1 (female). Thus the egg
of the Cosmos is a fertilized ovum of undefined sexuality, neither male
nor female but ripe with the potential for both. Hence, Key-O-The Fool is
Androgynous energy (I call it "The Womb with a view") which
differentiates into the dramatis personae
of the other
twenty-one keys. Obviously I gave you many avenues for research here,
You must "go forth alone" to travel this path----which means a lot of
self realization through diligent effort. The Statement I have formed as
a loop for dispelling my inordinate need to "quit", is simply this, "
Get over yourself and get on with you, For impeccability is what we
With that in mind, I take on the next challenge with a step into
the Abyss of the unknown, and find that my foot is solidly supported!
God speed on your miraculous journey into your Above that Adored your
Below into being!
The Thoth Tarot Card-The Fool or The Wild Wood Tarot-The Wanderer,
is the Divine Negative
above the Tree of Life; the source of all things. It is the Dark Energy,
, the innocent
and it is the Vacuum part of Air.
This card is attributed
to the Hebrew Letter Aleph, which means Ox, and by its shape represents
a plowshare, making the symbol Phallic. Aleph or Alef is the first of the
Mother letters, Mem and Shim are the others. Making this card a womb as
well. These three correspond to all the triads that occur in the Thoth
Deck cards, notably, Fire, Air and Water,; Father, Mother, Son (Sun);
Sulfur, Salt, Mercury; And the Hindu, Rajas, Sattvas and Tamas.
The Fool or Wanderer, is the Qabalistic zero, which is the equation of the Universe; the initial and final balance of the opposites.
we assume that the Tarot is of Egyptian origin
(Crowley obviously does)
then the medieval name for this card Le Mat (from the Italian, Matto
which means mad-man or fool) which later becomes Maut
the Egyptian Vulture Goddess who was a more sublime modification of
Nuit that Isis. Among the legends concerning the Vulture, there are two
most prominent and they are that the Vulture has a spiral neck (the
Universe according to Einstein, is of Spiral energy----we call this
Spirit) and the other, is that the Vulture is supposed to reproduce her
species by the intervention of wind. In other words, Air/Mind is
considered the Father of all Manifested existence. This Fool, (derived
which means wind-bag) is both the Father and Mother in the most abstract of terms. This is Air/Mind element is implied by the Wild Wood
Wanderer, who with absolute trust in Spirit, is stepping into the Abyss of Air blown clouds onto the rainbow path, leading to the Wild Wood beyond.
[Prometheus-bound by Paul Rubens.]
there is the legend of Prometheus
who stole fire from his Father Zeus,
and gave it to mankind (The Life Force). For his punishment he was
chained to a mountain and a Vulture would swoop down every 7 days and
eat his liver; somehow this never killed him for it symbolizes reincarnation.
The legend goes on
he was later saved by the Goddess Hathor, but it is important to note,
that Fire is Spirit, and Mountain means Earth, the Greeks believed that the Liver was the home of the soul and Vulture is the Goddess
of Reincarnation ( the number seven is the number of the Goddess). So
basically, Prometheus (Fire-bearer) was disowned and was made human and
had to live and die with mankind. Some might call that theft Foolish
others would call him the Savior.
Therefore the connection between
foolishness and holiness are traditional. In the East the madman is
believed to be "possessed" by divinity, a holy man or prophet. This was
also a belief of many Native American nations. In our western culture,
so deep is this identity of the fool, that it is buried in our language.
means empty, i.e. The Vacuum of Air, Zero. And the word "silly" is from
the German word Selig
which means, holy or blessed. This describes
the Innocence of the Fool. Since He/She is the Whole (Holy) one the Fool or Wanderer
is also compared to the "Holy Ghost".
there was no separation of male and female (there isn't
really one now either), as all is one energy as Male is expressive and female is receptive,
both aspects are attributed to the Fool and both aspects are in each of
us. Thus, mundanely male is easily categorized as electric and female as magnetic.
In the Thoth Deck the Fool
is illustrated as the "Green Man", the "April Fool", who to the
Medieval, is the Personification of the mysterious phenomena that
produces Spring. Any way you look at it, The Great Fool, is a definite
doctrine. The Survival mind is always looking for a Savior but Salvation
(whatever that may mean) is not obtained by any reasonable means.
Reason is an impasse, a damnation, only divine madness, offers an
the Qabalisitic formula of the Tetragrammaton.[ Zero = plus 1, minus 1.] This is
also the formula for male and female. Let me give you a clue, if you-The Psyche,
manifest a male-polarity form on this side of the Mirror of Light, than
your identity on the other-side of the Mirror is Female in polarity.
Welcome to the concept of Hermes-Aphrodite...Divine Hermaphrodite!
To reiterate: THE THOTH TAROT- FOOL- 0
& The Wild Wood Tarot-Key 0-The Wanderer, is the initial
potential for thought, transcending all reason. Thus, objectifying the
Upper Regions, the Supernal Triangle is a futile endeavor. However, once
we recognize the impossibility of consciously approaching the Highest
Levels of the Tree of Life, i.e. The Universal Collective Unconscious,
in a direct manner, we are forcibly driven into the key Principles of
the Mysteries/Metaphysics of As Above, So Below, so Below, as Above.
We begin seeing
that the Below is a mirror reflection of the Above. The Divine Spirit
is all we know, we breathe it, we live within it, it is ourselves.
Because we know this Divinity to be "the One Energy that cannot be
created nor destroyed, only transformed and transmitted", we know that everything is of
this One who is Two, as symbolized by THE FOOL that is the Path of
In this context, Aleph is attributed to Air and means Life-Breath. Just as Spirit is from the Greek root word Spiro,
which means Breath. Tho One Spirit, the Holy Spirit, is then the
Life-Breath. This is well known in Eastern cultures, and Prana Yamas
(Breath yoga meaning,"life/death") are a major if not primary part of
all Spiritual development. The Word Prana, is the Life-Breath energy and "I Am Prana", is another way of seeing yourself.
Now I have described the Magus
in past blogs, as relating to "Words" (vibration), the underlying sonic
of patterned manifestation. However, it is the power of breath that
expels the sound. Thus THE FOOL activates THE MAGUS.
Crowley, considered Air
to be a vacuum
, as related to THE FOOL who is the fertile Nothingness
and egg of Spirit, so too speak. The universal Egg of Spirit is known,
by Gnostic and Qabalisits, to be the EGG OF AKASHA, the zero of THE FOOL
which also represents this egg of spirit, and is the mathematical
formula of us one male, minus one female= 0 . Therefore, the
understanding is that the Egg of Akasha, is a fertilized ovum of
undefined sexuality, but having the potential for Both! One who is Two.
is the very expression of the god name of Kether, Eheieh
, which means- I will be
. This is the Divine Child as yet unborn, who is all potential and who is our very beginning!
Therefore the Tiger, "fawning about" the Thoth Fool's leg, is also an archetype representing the Animal Nature (survival mind) as related to the Higher Spiritual process.
The androgynous figure of the Wanderer, is dressed in the mosses, barks and foliage of nature, as related to the healing processes of nature.
The Horns on the Thoth figure represent those of Dionysus Zagreus, the green clothing is that of the Green Man of Spring, the grapes at his feet are a tribute to Bacchus,
the Greek God of Ecstasy, and the Crocodile (great creative energy) a
swimming at his feet in "the Nile" (Crowley quote). Also are images
referring to the Godhead, such as the dove of Venus and the vulture of
Maat. Then there is the triple egg shape created by the caduceus in
motion, symbolizing the Ain Soph Aur (The three states of No-thing).
you may realize, the imagery is so subjective that I haven't the space
to detail it all for you. If you need more detail, and you do, I would
recommend reading Crowley's BOOK OF THOTH, Robert Wang's Book: THE
QABALISTIC TAROT and investigating the Mythology of the Ancient Greeks
When THE FOOL card is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is in or experiencing a state of ecstasy and/or a state of Peek experience.
- And is completing all motion by Faith, absolutely trusting THE SPIRIT.
- A feeling of being protected, and that everything will work out.
- Being open to what the future brings!
- Taking a leap into the dark.
- All that is required is faith in your soul.
If ill defined by accompanying cards, The Fool, is then the harbinger of folly, mania, extravagance and even negligence
Thank you for your interest, comments and supportive donations. May you live long and prosper!
The Thoth Tarot-Princess of Disks & The Night Sun Tarot-Page of Pentacles;
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 Pentacles sits on.
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 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,
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, and that all blood, is "Mother's" blood long before our
scientist "discovered" this very concept in the science of genetics.
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' --the
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.
As stated: The central
cipher on the Thoth Princess 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 Pentacles;
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 Pentacles, is about Mastery of Creativity and Birth of New Forms. She is the pregnant one of new conception on the Thoth Tarot card.
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.
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 thought, She
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.
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.
The Night Sun Tarot-Page of Pentacles, uses 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". Hence, the Night Sun Tarot depicts her holding a rolled scroll. Around this page's shoulders, are the crescent horns of both her Parents adornments, depicting the Moon goddess. Instead of a grove, she is in front of a large tree, and surrounded by lush vegetation. On the Upper left and upper right, of the Night Sun Card, are shown the sigils of earth, marking the Page of Pentacles as "earth of earth".
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 Pentacles 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.
- When the Princess of Disks or Page of Pentacles, is thrown, it represents:
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.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.
The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- Prince of Disks & The Night Sun Knight of Pentacles:
Both represent the
airy part of Earth (Air is Conscious-Mind) and thus the Prince of Disks or Knight of Pentacles, 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 .
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 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 state of
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. 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 we can't "tune in" our Real Psyche anymore and now "belong 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 Night Sun Tarot-Knight of Pentacles, wears the bull headed cape, which displays his Taurian nature. While, his head dress is displaying the Ram horns of Aries, displaying his zodiacal sign of Aries in Taurus. The lush greenery, and his green outerwear, all depict the fecundness of his nature. The Sun, radiating behind him and the tree, is the Solar Tiphareth on the Tree of Life.
On the upper right of the Night Sun card, is the sigil for earth, and the upper left is the sigil for fire. Therefore, the Night Sun Tarot designates him as "fire of earth", as designation the Thoth Tarot gives to the Knight of Disks, Crowley's interpretation of the King.
The Thoth Tarot-Prince of Disks and the Night Sun Tarot-Knight of Pentacles, 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 Pentacles reforms the body through exercise as he is also a sportsman.
Like Taurus the Bull, 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 & The Night Sun Tarot-QUEEN OF PENTACLES.
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.
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 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 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 and that before
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; water
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. On the Night Sun Tarot, the force of the King is implied in the Hebrew letter, Heh (upper center), that means window or sight, and is assigned to the Emperor-Key 4 card, in the Thoth Tarot.
The Queen of Disks, often called the Queen of Pentacles, is also Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes.The Night Sun Tarot, shows her surrounded by fecund growth, even intertwined with her padded throne. On her head the "crown of thorns" that implies the sacrifices of rule.
Her 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 of earth".
Astrological attribution is last Decan of Sagittarius and the first two Decans of Capricorn.
The Queen of Pentacles 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 this Night Sun Queen 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 Night Sun, her passivity is implied as one sitting at rest. The Great Work is ultimately expressed in
fertility, where the "As a Above manifests in the Below'. She as Queen of Earth,
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 Pentacles:
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.
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. 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.
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 Night Sun Tarot- King of Pentacles.
The 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 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 Pentacles:
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.
The zodiacal attributes to both
the Thoth card and Night Sun Card, are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of
Virgo. Being that the Knight/King of Disks/Pentacles is the most dense manifestation of
the Elemental Yod force (Fiery Father), he is the force behind
fruition, and growth but tends to be slow. The Knight's or King's fertility is
represented in this 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 Pentacles 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 Night Sun- King of Pentaclesrepresents the
physician, the healer, and the farmer. A solidly natural personality who
rides through fertile land.
The Knight of Disks, or King of Pentacles, 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 crescent horns on the shoulders of the King of Pentacles, represents regeneration.
a Personality, the Knight of Disks, or King of Pentacles, 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 Pentacles, represents Baal the
mountain god 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,
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 Pentacles 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 fo earth. The upward pointing triangle with bar is the symbol for the element of air. Therefore, the assigment of the Fire of Earth as the Knight of Disks, is not assigned to the Night of Sun Tarot as his King is Air of Earth. Rather, the Night Sun Tarot assigns this Fire of Earth to his Knight of Pentacles, who is represented as the Prince of Disks, that Crowley assigns the Air of Earth to.
As all depicted on all of Fabrio Listrani's Kings and Queens, his King of Pentacles wears the crown of thorns, implying his sacrifice to the toils of rulership.
Around this fertile King, all dressed in fecund-green the King rests his hands on his Pentacle throne. Around him sprouts his harvest, and he is reaping his sown pentacle/coin.
The crescent moon-horns, depict his union with the cycles of the Moon and the Divine Feminine.
Top center of this King of Pentacles card, is the Hebrew letter-Heh, meaning window or sight, a letter Crowley assigns to the Emperor card.
When the Thoth Knight of Disks or the King of Pentacles 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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THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot 10 OF DISKS-WEALTH & The Night Sun Tarot-10 OF PENTACLES.
an astrologer, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles card represents Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the
old "god of commerce and communication" and when he rules in Virgo (an earth sign)
material gain becomes so vast it may lose its importance.
practitioner of the Qaballah would know the 10 of Disks as Malkuth
(Kingdom) in Assiah (Material World) which would represent an
embarrassment of riches.
The divinatory meaning is physical prosperity, abundance and material success.
this Hermetic Tarot card suggests a complete wealth, which includes
financial security and firm foundations for home and family. Also
suggesting that property has been or is being acquired for the founding
of new generations or traditions.
There is nothing
about this card, as the Swiftness of Mercury, is
set about gathering material gain in a total focus and all is at the
very pinnacle of objective physical success. Hence, this cleverness in mind for
prosperous activity in money matters, can lead to a certain dullness of
mind, a slothfulness brought on by feeling totally secure and a
resistance to take risks.
The Thoth Tarot,10 of Disks-Wealth:
Prosperity, wealth, success in the world of finances and physical health.
- This card is the sum total of the other 35 minor arcana since complete wealth is a synchronicity of mind, body and soul.
- This card indicates that by using your communication skills (Mercury symbols on top three coins).
- And linking them with your healing abilities (the caduceus on the bottom coin).
- While listening to your inspiration (the star coins).
- You will be able to manifest abundance (the three Hebrew symbols for abundance coins).
As stated: The Astrological sign for this card is Mercury in Virgo.
Mercury is the representative planet for communication and
organizational skills. Virgo is the sign of prosperity and abundance
manifested in a tangible way. The Thoth 10 of Disks card indicates that
allTen of your conscious states of energy (The Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life)
contribute to a balanced flow of healing, communication, and
organizational skills all accumulating to active function on the
physical plane.To the Supreme One, this world is Real, and not the individual simulations that are seen by personalities. It is Real, because it is the accumulation of all the Self-Awareness experiences of the One Collective. To, the personalities, and/or "mask wearers" our own way of identifying ourselves, makes our reality, albeit not a reality for others, we think it real. The operative term here is , "think it", as thought is an individual creation. THE 10 OF DISKS, is Qabalistically called the Lord of Wealth. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah.
However, impoverished you were taught to believe you are, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles reminds one that your
Spirit and body are manifesting abundance. Obviously this is a card of
prosperity and also obviously, it will change, but for now eat, drink
and be merry.
One should also understand
that Wealth becomes prosperity when we spend it, or share it with others, as our wealth prospers
others and thus ourselves, which is also a form of communication.
To reiterate, the Sephiroth, MALKUTH is Earth, and the animal mind, that is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah.
It is the lone Sephira of this World. In the other Worlds of the
Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are 3 Sephiroth composing a Triangle, but
Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other
States of Energy Conscious.
Assiah is the only Sensual and/or intimate Activity, of
Creation. Now this may seem otherwise to the Initiate who sensually
experiences the "Inner Worlds" of the Tree of Life, as they often
forget, that they are still "attached" to a Sensual body, and thus feel
the Conscious experiences as "psychosomatic" operators. But to travel the other Sephiroth as a Psyche without a
body (soma), is to feel nothing at all! There is only One Sense to
Consciousness, and that is the sense of "I" sight (All seeing Eye), and all the "Five
Senses" of the mundane body, are just Transformations of that One Sense
of "I". The senses of the body are also the only way to know of "other",
for they surround us in a senses of separation, so that What is All I,
can now be I AM Me; a very necessary separation of identity from which
to learn discernment. However, contrary to popular opinion, there are
more than 5 senses to the physical body. The Yogis of Tantra, claim
there are 33 senses to the mundane body; for instance, you have a sense
of balance, a sense of self and if you think about it I am sure you'll come up with
What we often fail to understand when viewing all the individual ways a mind is being presented, that there is only One Mind,The Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, and each of us is a unique perspective of Being-Me, presented by that Mind as I AM ME. I AM is the Name of the One and Me is the self-reflections of the One. This Wealth of Self-Perspectives comes from imagination (The Divine Feminine), and can cause us to "not see the forest through the trees", thereby losing the joy of observing such wealth to fear of being lost among the many and/or rejected by the many.The number 10, when added together, is 1+0=1, helping us to remember that the I AM+Me= I AM, for there is really only One. Other is merely a "self-reflection", and therefore, as we "observe others", is how we observe ourselves. All us, plus the flora and fauna of Earth, and Earth Herself, are a collective of self observations, of the One Mind/Energy.
Traditional explanation of Tantra. (from Wikipedia)
The Tantric tradition offers various definitions of tantra. One comes from the Kāmikā-tantra:
Because it elaborates (tan) copious and profound matters, especially relating to the principles of reality (tattva) and sacred mantras, and because it provides liberation (tra), it is called a tantra.
A second, very similar to the first, comes from Swami Satyananda
Tantra embodies two Sanskrit words: tanoti
(expands) and trayoti
(liberates)... It is the system by which you liberate or separate the two aspects of consciousness and matter - purusha
A third comes from the 10th-century Tantric scholar Rāmakaṇṭha, who belonged to the dualist
school Śaiva Siddhānta:
tantra is a divinely revealed body of teachings, explaining what is
necessary and what is a hindrance in the practice of the worship of God;
and also describing the specialized initiation and purification
ceremonies that are the necessary prerequisites of Tantric practice.
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
describes a tantric individual and a tantric cult:
person who, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, aspires for
spiritual expansion or does something concrete, is a Tantric. Tantra in
itself is neither a religion nor an "ism". Tantra is a fundamental
spiritual science. So wherever there is any spiritual practice it should
be taken for granted that it stands on the Tantric cult."
one of us is a union of all universal energy. Everything that we need
in order to be complete is within us right at this very moment. It is
simply a matter of being able to
recognize it. This is the
tantric approach. [ and the Qabalistic Approach; for the Hebrew-
Qabalah, translates to "receiving" and that is why Crowley and I know
Qabalah as Tantra].
Which is also the Qabalistic/Gnostic approach.
The Thoth Deck TEN OF DISKS,
is called the Ten of Pentacles or Ten of Coins, in other decks.
However, Crowley wished to show the stable motion that is required in a
"Solid" world of spinning atoms, i.e. the centrifugal force of a
Spinning of a Disk. All things seem solid in the Kingdom of Malkuth
because of the Stability of a Discus/Atom in its spin. I find this to be
a brilliant insight (of which he had many, as only those who take risks
can) and agree with his philosophy.
It is indeed the
spiral "E-Motion" of our inner-conscious self that balances our
"Crystalline" outer Self; our life motion. Our Mental/emotional
perspectives cast our body forward or backward as a disk is cast in an
Olympic game. It takes dedicated practice to cast our body/disk towards
it's intended life-target. In magical practice this "hitting the mark"
is called Impeccability. Such
accuracy requires a soul to manifest many bodies, before it hits the
mark! That mark being the expansion and liberation of Life (Tantra) through personal interaction with it. Another meaning of Tantra is "to weave", for that is just what we, a Psyche does. We weave our own observations, self-identities, and/or perspectives into the physical matter around, in and as us.
Some Souls have gained
so much objective wealth in perspectives, that they can manifest more than one "individuality" at a time.
As an impeccable Qabalist knows, each new manifested individual Personality is a Fractal
made of past personalities, that reside as "memory" in the Soul (point
of creative consciousness in the Divine Unconscious called Tiphareth). Therefore, after
many life-times, where the Psyche/Soul has experienced the entire Zodiac
of personality construction, it can choose to make more than one
"Identity Fractal" at one point in time. It seems that the more experience in Self Awareness construction a Soul has, it wants more intimacy with Self.
This vast materialism
is shown on the Night Sun Tarot, 10 coins, as decorated with Pentacles, formed in a circle around the Pentagram, with the crescent horns of the "Bull of Earth", completing the circle. This "bull" could also be The Great Mother that is "The Holy Cow", Giver of Milk, and therefore, giver of life, that is the Egyptian Hathor, or "cow goddess" from whose teats comes the Milky Way. Either, way, this card depicts the vast wealth of the above and the below, represented as the Pentagram, and fertility of the bull or ox.
Truth, being, that the Whole Tree of Life is dedicated to this Manifested world; it is the Goal Achieved by the Conscious
of The Divine Dual Creative; where the I Am becomes I AM ME-the
manifested and therefore sensual trinity of the Above Supernal Triangle.
The sigil for the planet Mercury is shown on the upper left and the sigil for Virgo, is shown on the upper right of this attractive Night Sun 10 of Pentacles.
Therefore, our purpose as physical Spirits and or operators of the Master Power Tools, the Human body, is to establish, the intimacy of the "As above, so below", i.e. "The Great Work".
As energy that is Spiral
(Spirit), we are "everywhere and no where" at the very moment of "I", a
kind of diffusion into the eternity of the Divine Collective
Unconscious. But with a "God-Mind" body (Hu-Man) I am the ability to
focus on one "moment" in the Time Space continuum, as "Myself", giving
me not only the "sense of presence" but the ability to discriminate my
motion by being intimate with form! One must remember that Spirit, comes from the Greek root word Spiro-
meaning breath. Therefore, as the "breath of Life", I- Spirit, Am intimate with Life and have the power to animate it as I please. In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to move by perspective and or Self-Definition
. I am a Soul/Psyche, a whirlpool of conscious, in the Ocean of Unconscious! This Rocks!
I find it very fulfilling to be able to have a "sense of presence", and
move about sensually forming reality to my Self Awareness. To be able
to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, a Wealth, and my Soul knows its purpose is to "BE"!
It's time we realize
that we are the "Sacred Place" of I AM in Time Space! We, as Spiral Entity
(Spirits) have inherited the Earth, not because we are bad or Lustful,
thereby meriting the suffering or pleasure brought on by physical senses as a
punishment (The Lust of Goddess/God built us after all!). Rather, We are the accumulated Wealth of Self Image-Creation (self imagination)--made
alive and sensual in order to discern thought through sensual means
within the One Mind. The Divine Creative's Self Experience (Self
Awareness) built us as aSolution- not a problem! We solve the
problem of how to focus intense energy (motion) to a point in time
space, to nullify entropy and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct
ideas/reality right at the time and place of "seeing/sensing an error"! I Am the Image maker "ME", who can recreate image by
using my "Child of God" union card, I-Magi-Nation number "10"! I AM ME is our individual name of inheritance!
For those who don't know, 10 is 1+0=1, in Qabalistic gematria (numerology) which simply means The First Sephira -that is Kether, is The Above Ocean of Unconscious, that we bring to The Below, the tip of the Whirlpool that is individual consciousness!
In other words, we don't have a goal, we are the Goal!
we are "Lust without the need of result"! Lust being the Divine Frenzy,
that is the rhythmic vibration in all things that began as "I Will BE"! Like I said, "We Rock"!
We, each alone, are a Tree of Life of Ten dimension and each dimension
has 10 Trees! Like I said, we are Fractals, which are copies of the orginal I AM! This makes us all who are manifested in the world of Assiah, "holy Spirits", as we are the manifested collective of all 10 states of Sephirotic intelligence! To not know this, we have only ourselves to blame, for we have forgotten the the fact that "truth is made manifest", which simply means, is created as Self, not as "something else". The 10 of Disk or Pentacles also helps us see that to know that all we see, is another way to be me, is to know the Collective that is Wholeness and to Understand true wealth as Self.
When the Ten of Disks is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is assured of physical prosperity and abundance. But being a 10, the end of a cycle, means it may be short lived.
- The querent is at a physical cross roads where supply is stable but boredom has set in and is non stimulating.
- However, the time for taking security risks is approaching and will soon arrive.
- Attainment, accumulation, accomplishment, realization.
- Riches and wealth, completion of material wealth.
- Family wealth and inheritance.
- A time of good harvest.
- The wealthy communication between Soul and body.
- In the next 10 weeks or 10 months you will experience opportunities for
abundance by utilizing communication, organizational and intuitive
- It also indicates that during this period you will
experience a better alignment of abundance on the physical plane where
things seem to "go your way".
- This may also indicate that
setting up good communication with the Virgo people in your life will
profit you (August 21 to September21) or add to your abundance
emotionally, physically and mentally.
- If Ill defined:
- Theft and robbery.
- Family misfortune.
- Loss of inheritance.
- Legal troubles after a death; or legal troubles and break up of an estate.
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The Thoth Tarot-9 of Disks: Gain & The Night Sun Tarot-9 of Pentacles.
the 9 of Disks/Pentacles Tarot card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but
with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really
To a Qabalist, this card represents Yesod (Foundation) in
Assiah (Material World) and promotes the meaning of "good luck" and
management. The Divination meaning of this card means inheritance or material gain.
The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
Here we have success
and a certainty gained from knowing you've made the right choices and
done the right thing. Self discipline in the material world. As Crowley
stated," everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds."
In the Hermetic Qabalah and of the Tarot,
the number 9, not only represents completion but also the establishment of balanced and fulfilled Force.
Here, on the Night Sun Tarot,
Venus is also in the constellation of Virgo as the card displays the sigil for Venus-upper left and the sigil for Virgo-upper right. The often cold earthly and indifferent nature of
Virgo may be described as the very opposite to Venus. In Virgo, Venus is
in her fall, so Venus never fully develops in this sign. However, the
indifference and aplomb thus formed, shows good luck in material
affairs, favor and even popularity, all without deep emotional
commitment.The Central Disk/Pentacle, is always the Central Sun, 6th Sephiroth of Tiphareth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Here on the Night Sun Tarot 9 of Pentacles, Tiphareth is assigned the "All seeing I" (often depicted as an eye, a sigil for "I") as it is the Christ/Buddha consciousness of the Solar Logos, and/or the Soul.
The mingling of both good luck and
good management is shown in the arrangement of the Thoth Tarot 9 of Disks. This
managed arrangement as an equilateral triangle of 3, pinnacle
upward, together and surrounded by a ring, with 6 larger Disks, in the
form of a hexagon. All of which signifies the multiplication of the
Original Vibration (the Word) and/ or Logos. The Multiplication is
always done in 3's, Father, Mother, Child, Maid, Mother, Crone, and
Father, Sun, and Whole Spirit; to name a few. This is seen as the three
central Disks form this magical pattern of fulfillment.
As it descend into material crystallization,
the original whirling energy or spiral energy, gradually exhausts
itself, as shown by the other 6 disks taking the form of coins.The
marking on these coins are the magical images of the planets. The
degrading of the original energy by multiplication, does tend to slow it
down and complicate things, thus the human body is a very slow version
of the Original Self.
As a Spiral/Spirit Energy Self,
are depicted as the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the whole image of 8
Sephiroth, being the Original Human/God-Man, Adam Kadmon
, crowned by the Supernal 3, who when multiplied
into many states of energy conscious, and/or diversities of the One
pattern, becomes most complicated indeed! Each of us is a complete Tree
of Life multiplied by the Cubed number 3. So it is okay that you are
complicated, just getting the complications all in complimentary
patterns, working together on all planes of energy consciousness,( which
is called 'wholeness and/ or Holy Spirit) seems impossible, yet this
cooperation can be achieved by one realization at a time. Baby steps,
are motion and motion, no matter how small, is sacrosanct to Life.
Therefore the 9 of Disks/Pentacles, represents what assists us in knowing that success in the material
world is not the "end all" of security. Rather, knowing thyself is the
True Security, a strong foundation from which to create all good
fortune. When each of us completes the realization of the Self, that is,
"above all things, know thyself", even death is known as good fortune!
This understanding of " completion and renewal", i.e. death, may take
some contemplation by the fearlessly diligent student but until one
does, the lowly animal - survival mind shall always rule the body and
thus breaking the pattern of cooperation that manifests Love, and wealth as the true
state of Mind.
In the Tarot
9 of Disks or Pentacles, The Force in fulfillment- balance
of the nine is very apparent in this card.
Here in the Night Sun Tarot, the coins are balanced in a form of 2 Pentagrams, with a central "I" bringing it all together. Fertile vines, and sacred geometry, all indicate a "wholeness" of synchronicity.
The descent into matter tends to complicate the
image, as all weaving (Wyrding) tends to make it hard to find the
original thread that began the tapestry. FYI ---the Thoth Deck Disks are called Pentacles or Coins on most other decks. Aliester Crowleyfelt that coins or pentacles, just didn't get the idea across, that all matter is made out of "spinning atoms", and that the spin of a disc balances it into a seeming stability, that slowly degrades.
The 9 of Disks/Pentacles reminds the Qabalist that it's all about perspective. If we look at ourselves from the lofty
perch of the Soul (Tiphareth-Beauty) all is easily seen, understood and
adjusted, in the daily life of the physical person that the Soul's
Vibrations produce; However, if we are looking up from the Earthly
presence towards our incomprehensible Soul....we tend to only see what
we are trained to see. The necessary perspective changes to achieve this
Psyche enlightenment of Looking downward at ourselves, is why the Adept
studies the Tree of Life and achieves personal initiation on each state
of energy conscious called Sephiroth; To Know Thyself requires us to look beyond ourselves which is a many step perspective change!
When the Thoth 9 of Disks-Gain or the Night Sun Tarot-9 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- That in 9 weeks or 9 months the querent has experienced or will experience an inheritance, and/or much increase in money.
- 9's are the number of completeness, so complete realization of material gain is suggested here.
to the dignity inferred by the accompanying cards, this could also be
covetousness, treasuring of goods, and maybe even theft and underhanded
- Spiritual activity is implied here also, but Disks
are Earth-Material so spiritual awareness maybe gained in the spiraling
of the downward flow of Force and Form, but very slowly and may be
- A complete manifestation of material gain.
- Success in the material world.
- The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, certain character flaws make their appearance such as:
- Covetousness, treasuring of goods, and there may even be theft or knavery involved.
then means lack of Self-discipline will keep you from gaining in the
- However, this is rare and most often this card
represents a personal accomplishment gained by following your own path.
It shows us that by disciplined focus, we can design our own fate.
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The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Disks-Prudence & The Night Sun Tarot- 8 of Disks.
The 8's of Qabalistic Tarot:
As anyone can tell
from past blogs, this series of Thoth Tarot card descriptions is
generalized to the number of the Cards, with brief explanations of their
foundation and content.
The Four 8's are attributed to Hod (8th
Sepiroth--Splendor) on the Tree of Life. Since Hod is in the same plane
as the 7's (Netzach-victory) the same weaknesses and/or defects that
are in the 7's will apply. Yet, in a sense, the alleviation of the 7's weakness is also being applied in the 8's. One might say that
the mischief has been done and there is an action against it---much
like white blood cells attacking a intruder in the blood stream; not a
total cure but a beginning in that direction.
The Thoth-8 OF DISKS: PRUDENCE
this card is placed as the Sun in the constellation of Virgo. Hence, the planetary aspect
here is a very practice one that tends to cause concern with small
Qabalistically, 8 of Disks (8 of Pentacles in other
decks) is Hod (splendor) in Assiah (the material world). Prudence in
the Material world is no great virtue, for this is the tendency to focus
only on the small details while ignoring the bigger picture.
The divinitory meaning of this card is, skill, prudence, and over carefulness about small things, at the expense of the great.
on the positive note, the 8 of Disks also shows the abilities to work
steadfastly on new projects, and proceeding to others later on. Often
this is called the Master's Craft card, since it is about focused will,
skill with energy and material matters and is the kind of objective focused state
needed for esoteric meditations. It is about craftsmanship that thinks of the
work itself rather than the goal of reward.
eight of Disks and/or Pentacles
represents talent, skill, craft, learning, and practical
ideas being turned into a profitable profession. The card itself
symbolizes the harvest tree where hard work and skill have become
fruitful and now you only need await the ripening of the harvest.
Therefore, in a positive note, the 8 of Disks/Pentacles implies skillful manipulation of physical material with talented
fingers along with prudent thoughts and the wisdom to coordinate both.However, there is a negative note as well, for, as shown on the Night Sun Tarot 8 of Pentacles, it can also mean avidity and poor advice. Here, the advice from the shamanic feminine figure is given to the male shamanic figure, which seems to intrigue the male.
Fabio Listrani's "earth Shamans" all wear one horn, the crescent symbol of the Divine Feminine, the golden coins depict the Sun like energy of the Divine Masculine. The predominant color of green, signifies the element of earth. Unlike the Thoth card, the Pentacles are in the left hand and right hand tree, forming an arch showing the balanced union of the left hand and right hand path. The Thoth Card depicts the tree made of serpentine weaving, showing careful attention to details, and the equilibrium of male force (right hand path) and female form (left hand path). Both ultimately reach the same conclusion of equal and opposite, achieving a balance.
The Sun sigil is on the upper left of the Night Sun Tarot, while the sigil for the constellation Virgo, is on the upper right.
At the top of the Thoth Card,
is the Sun sigil and at the bottom of the harvest tree is the
astrological sigil of Virgo. Virgo reminds us that by attending to
details and utilizing our organizational skills, we shall repeat the
just harvest. Trust in your skills is the foundation of this harvest
rather than the need for control; only a deep abiding trust in your
skills will reap the just reward as harvest follows the ordered skill of
the prudent mind. Prudence and wisdom are qualities of patient skill ,
not pushing to make things happen nor holding back or resisting. Also implied, is to avoid listening to the advice based on avarice from others.
On the Thoth Tree
the coins or pentacles have blossomed; the patient skill of wisdom and prudence has
prevailed and the successful harvest is shown by the protective leaves
that hold back chaos. There is no place for doubt in this card it is a
manifested Trust of skill. The Night Sun's Pentacles or coins, seem to be attached to the barren tree, rather than grown from it, and therefore, enforcing the "bad advice of avarice".
The Tarot 8 of Disks/Pentacles, marks the turn of the
tide, as the 7 of Disks/Pentacles, was the fullest possible establishment of
matter transformation that has become a failure of the great structure of the 4's. This is simply because of the Second Law
of Thermodynamics, which many call Entropy. In this law, matter proceeds from
order to disorder and in the 7 matter has done so. In the 8, disorder begins the renewing process that proceeds into a step by step process
of purity. In our organic world of light, compost supports the
healthy seed; much as the process of the 7 to 8, in Hermetic Qabalah.
In the Hermetic Qabalah
and the Tarot, the number 8 represents Hod-Splendor, and is very
advantageous, as it represents Mercury in its highest spiritual aspect. This is well,
as Mercury both rules and is exalted in Virgo which belongs to the Decan
and is governed by the Sun. Therefore, the Thoth Deck 8 of Disks, signifies loving intelligence applied to material matters.
especially true in engineering and agricultural matters. The 8 of Disks/Pentacles
card can also be called the card of the Master craftsman.
As Crowley so eloquently put it. " Note that Virgo is Yod, the secret seed of Life, and also the Virgin Earth awaiting the Phallic Plough."
may sound unseemly to some, however, the Sun is the Phallus to Earth,
as the Sun ejaculates its energy to the material womb that is Earth, so
Crowley's explanation makes perfect sense.
In Qabalah, Masculine force
is Electric, expressive, while Feminine Force is Magnetic,
receptive. Since every Sephiroth on the Tree of Life is Androgen, that
is both expressive and receptive, the student often becomes confused
about the gender attributed to the Sephira. This confusion is easily
dispersed by the understanding that the Divine Twins, as shown on the Thoth
Sun card, are dancing in every state of conscious energy on the Tree of
Life. The rhythm of the dance may be "more active" or "less active" ,
"more receptive" or "less receptive"but the motion of Force and Form is
always there. Hence, to the Qabalistic Magi, God is neither male nor
female, rather Hermes and Aphrodite dance as one and are called
Hermaphrodite. More to research for those who dare!
the interest of the 8 of Disks, is a more common interest, as the Sun
in Virgo suggests birth, fruitfulness, and supply. Thus, the Disks are
arranged as flowers and fruits of a Tree, whose trunk is the "Middle
Pillar" with both left hand path (female) and right hand path
(male) fructification represented as eight flowers; the figure eight is
also the figure of feminine form and masculine force in union, i.e. the
"Twisted Circle of One who is Two" and/or a Mobius loop. All of which
reinforces the notion of birth and fruitfulness of a Great Tree whose
solid roots are in fertile land.
When the Eight of Disks or Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, the querent shall be or will be experiencing:
- The fruits of their labor in the next or past, 8 weeks or 8 months.
- This card suggests skill, cunning, and prudence in material matters.
there is a tendency to be "penny wise and pound foolish", which is
being over-careful in small maters at the expense of the great.
- Thus, there is a gain of ready money in small sums, rather than the larger gain suggested in the 9.
- Industriousness, especially in land cultivation is also suggested by the 8.
ability to accept struggle as the means of learning and diligently
applying what is learned, is also suggested by this card.
the Western culture, we are often taught that "smartness and talents"
are inherited, this is a fallacy invented by the lazy, for What looks
like talent, is more often than not, a long struggle before
- Those who have the ability to struggle have the emotional power to accomplish anything.
there are those who reincarnate, and bring their past diligent
struggle, as talented performance in this life, but still, it was a
diligent struggle "once upon a time".
in the next 8 weeks or 8 months you can experience the harvest of your
skill, prudence and wisdom. All from your organizing or attending to
- This card may also mean that all that you have
learned or are learning will facilitate new growth in a skillful
financial endeavor in the next 8 weeks or 8 months especially if you pay
attention to details.
- This financial endeavor could
involve Virgo people ( August 21 to September 21) or harvesting a
fertile relationship with important Virgo people in your life.
card represents a wise state of mind that operates from a foundation of
prudence, centered integration, and order rather than from chaos.
- That Prudence is a short term focus on the small details, baby steps rather than a long term goal.
about 8 wks or 8 months, there will be good influences to start a
utilizing your learning as a skill in business or career.
is a card of "talent" (which means hard work on the details) and shows
the possibility of turning a skill or talent into a profession, or
- The 8 of Disks card is about turning all that learning the details, into beginning a profession; from student to beginning Master Craftsmanship.
of Disks also calls for caution, for Prudence overdone, resists change
and the ability to move with the changes, is success but to resist
change can only bring failure.
- The important message here is to at first pay attention to the details and then focus on the big picture to insure success.
- If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, avariciousness, mean-hoarding, and lacking in enterprise, are suggested.
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The Thoth Tarot-7 of Disks: Failure & The Night Sun Tarot- 7 of Pentacles.
On the Qabalistic Tree of Life of the Hermetic Qabalah, the 7's of Tarot are attributed to the Sephiroth- Netzach (victory) which is very low
down on the Tree of life. 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 7's bring no comfort as they are
the denigration of each element, exposing the utmost weakness in every
The Thoth-7 OF DISKS : FAILURE
[Pentacles in other decks]
Astrologically this card is Saturn in Taurus which indicates a great deal of work with very little reward.
To the Qabalist,
this is the 7th Sephiroth-Netzach in Assiah, the influence of Victory in the Material
World....but this is a small victory after extreme effort.In other words the rewards aren't worth
the effort. Hence, this card seems to be as all 7s, which means very little
good to be gained in the material world from continued emotional and
mental effort.However this "little gain" is deceptive, since this card is more about fear of failure
than failure itself. Therefore, the 7 of Disks reminds us that trying to defeat our own fear
is what is holding us to a snails pace, if any pace at all, towards our
Fear is not to be defeated, by trying to defeat it, for it is made of the "first material" of creation, called "thought". Therefore, trying to suppress or defeat fear is futile, as that just
means you are using your own thoughts and emotional force against you. Rather, Fear is
to be understood as a means of focusing on the issue; fear tells us to use our
power of observation like a type of magnifying glass. Again, Failure is
not the problem, it took Edison over 999 failures to make a light bulb,
showing that previous failure did not stop the invention of the
successful one thousandth try, it only caused him to look at different approaches to the problem!
Hence, the 7 of Disks reminds us that it is our own fear, that tricks us and leaves us to believe we are incapable.
The 7 of Disks also reminds us that we must keep on our projects, they will be completed by perseverance with in 7wks or 7months.
The aware consciousness
knows that fear is only for the sharpening of the senses so that we can
pay attention to the details; it is not for avoidance. Therefore
failure tells us what didn't work, not to stop working on
solutions! To listen to our fear of failure, as if something serious
and life defeating just happend, is to abandon labor and sink everything
The 7 of Disks
that we are fooling ourselves by fearing discomfort, which is also fear of failure and/or vulnerability. Hence,
we become inactive,
passive, and fallen. The Fear of failure states," it is better to lay
here on the damp earth of wept for dreams than stand up and pry your
feet from the resistant mud of
assumed comfort". [Eli]
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Again, what I say to my own sub-conscious... consciously- is , " If you wish to speak to me you must stand for I'll not kneel to your weakness!"....I
then slog on to a new day where success awaits me. Thanks to the 7 of
Disks-Failure, I am reminded that its not far now...your still breathing
so get on with it!
Therefore, The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks is about putrefaction, a very important alchemical paradigm that precludes purification. 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 cards 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
blight about the card and since leadened Saturn, in Taurus brings very little
gain on earth, with a great deal of effort, it is blighted in many ways To carry
on this idea. 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 Night
Sun, Golden Dawn, Rider-Waite Tarot Decks, the Disks of the Thoth Deck
are known as Pentacles. In other older medieval tarto 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 now dare to desire it.
The Night Sun Tarot-7 of Pentacles, emphasizes what many of
us don't realize
, 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. Therefore, to think ill of ourselves is to
perform ill as a form. Since the most powerful Force of our Mental Self
is "E-motion" that the Divine Creatrix- Imagination
, forms into manifestation, 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,
Above all things know thyself! You are a Psychosomatic- Force that operates a Power-Tool--known as "your body"!
This power tool-body
, is stressed as the Image of the Night Sun Tarot-7 of Pentacles. Here the 7 major "swirling energy centers" and/or Chakras, are shown as the Pentacle coins. The background of this card is covered in sacred geometry, with the body in the pose of the Adam Khadmon, "Supreme Being" that is the Whole and Real Person.
The sigils for both Saturn
and Taurus are displayed on the upper left and right of the Green Tarot card. Green, in this case, is the color of fetile earth. His chakras, are lettered in Hebrew rather than the traditional Sanscrit writing of the Yogis.
The Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure.
Physical failure, labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth. While the Night Sun Tarot applies to this
card a pause in the garden of financial, health, and
physical relationships. Here, is the time to spiritualize matter, and relax in success before progress. Here, Fabio Listrani may be illustrating the "secret of putrefaction", where matter is in a moment of repose before becoming pure enought to transform to the next alchemical change.
Take a long look at the Thoth 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 a leadened thought process, i.e., 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, which seems to be the artistic interpretation of the Night Sun Tarot 7 of Pentacles.
As stated, Netzach, is the 7th Sephira
on the Tree of Life and is called Victory.
As the ruling intelligence of the 7's;
victory implies an exhausting contest won by supreme effort.
This enfeeblement of exhaustion is accentuated by the fact that the 7
of Disks is ruled by the influence of Saturn in Taurus. Saturn being a
heavy, dark, primeval ( Known as the "Old King " of the gods) planet, is
made even heavier, more obstinate and plodding by the influence
of Taurus, yet the moral character is firm and obstinately capable of
overcoming obstacles' by sheer determination.
As artistically shown
by the 7 of Disks card, in mundane affairs, Saturn in Taurus is not
very good with money matters. It is indeed, financial failure. In fact,
unless very well dignified, money comes slowly or just wastes away.
However, all Is not lost for the very plodding, obstinate and
determined behavior suggested by this card, can save one from financial
ruin by their natural careful, saving and quite frugal character.
When the 7 of Disks-Failure or the 7 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, the querent will be or has been:
- Experiencing for the past or future seven weeks or seven months, unprofitable speculation and employment.
- Loss of apparently promising fortune with little gain from much labor.
- A cultivator of land is suggested, yet very little gain thereof.
- There is also suggestion of slight and isolated gains that bear no fruit, though seemingly promising such.
When very well dignified by the accompanying cards,
- There is a suggestion of honorable work undertaken for the love of it, without desired reward.
- The honorable work being reward in itself.
- This is often called Lust with out the need of result and in this case, it is about the love of physical work where the perfected craft itself is the reward.
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.
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
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The Thoth Tarot: 6 OF DISKS-SUCCESS & The Night Sun Tarot- 6 of Pentacles
[ Crowley's Disks represent Pentacles 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 and Night Sun Tarot- 6 of Pentacles,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! This fruitful birth, is shown as one red apple on the Night Sun Tarot Card.
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 ! 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 both Tarot cards,
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 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
Tarot Card, 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 (Beauty) 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:
- represents success through discipline.
- r reminds us that success is achieve by being open and flexible to options that may present themselves.
- 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.
- reminds us about how important organized well timed communication is important to success.
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 construct, that brings success.
The 6 of Disks-Success, is aptly named The Lord of Success, as
the Moon is exalted in Tarsus: However, this Lord of Success is also shown on the Night Sun Tarot Card, as a great tree, hoary and leafless, yet who succeeded in baring fruit. 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. Which is implied by the scattering of coins at the base of the tree.
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
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.
- 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.
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