19-The Sun: The Path of Resh.
*Musical Note: D- Natural
* Double letter (Hebrew) Fertility-Barrenness
* Qabalistic esoteric title: The Lord of the Fire of the World.
From the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom:The Thirtieth Path is the Collecting Intelligence and is so-called because Astrologers deduce from it the judgment of the Stars, and of the celestial signs, and the perfections of their science, according to the rules of their resolutions.
(The Path of Resh is the path from the circle #8 at a down angle to circle #9)
The Path of Resh connects Splendor (Hod) with Foundation (Yesod) and is the first of the Paths of the Personality Triad to be encountered in upward motion on the Tree. As the active Path of the intellectual formative side, it is the activating fore of the Personality which is an "image of the High Self" since it is composed of both Male-electric-dynamic ("masculine-intuitive-dynamic, Yod) and female-formative-magnetic (intellectual-formative, Heh) and a set of energy frequencies from the union of the two opposites which is known as the equilibrating, Vau. The Sun in the Tarot deck is the "Collecting Intelligence", meaning that it exercises control over many different components which is seen as the 12 signs of the Zodiac, in this case symbolized by the 12 rays of light emanating from the Sun. The Masculine and Feminine polarities are represented as the flying angelic forms. The Zodiacal signs are considered to be the 12 guide posts of Personality and receptacles of Planetary influences, one of which governs the birth and life course of each incarnation. The Sun is not only central to today's incarnation but also acts as a link between the Personalities which have been experienced in other incarnations. The collecting of the Sun also encompasses all the component parts of the Personality, discovered on these lower Paths, are here infused with the dual action of the Sun (light and warmth). To initiates, light and warmth are considered to be intellectual qualities. The Path of The Sun is intellectual and is the highest level of the human intellect ( The Star is the highest level of emotions). The Sun is also The Son who carries on the work of the Father. The Sun is the introduction to the inner sun which is the light of the Personality, just as the physical sun is the light of the material world.What must be noted here, is that definite physical-chemical changes happen to those who successfully work on the Paths. In his study course, The Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom, Paul Foster Case states that:...marked inner differences from the average person are due to psychological contrasts to the mental states of ordinary human beings, but they are also the outer signs of organic changes inside the skin of the new creature. He is chemically and structurally unlike genus homo. There are different constituents in his (her) blood stream. Through the nervous system and in the brain, and glands related to them, function differently in the body of an adept from the way they do in the bodies of the greater number of his (her)contemporaries. In order to update the language I placed the word her in parentheses but it is also important to note that these "marked inner differences" also cause the "magic abilities" of the psychic and/or the "healing semen of the anointed" in Tantric practice.
When we travel The Path of Resh upwards, we return to this point of new innocence. It is quite literally "a growing younger" process of birth backwards until we reach a stage where there is some recollection of the Source from which we emerge. It's also important to note that the Personality we came as Spirit to build, is and expansion and liberation of the Animal consciousness to a state of Angelic conscious. We came to elevate matter and its survival mind to that of Universal Thought. This Sun card is the symbol of the genus homo-sapient-sapien. For more information about Tarot Card readings and/or Aura & Chakra readings, call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!