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CHET (Cheth)-Key 17- The Chariot.
Thoth Deck card: the 18th Path is called the House of Influence.
*English Meaning of Chet (Cheth)- Fence, Enclosure.
*Astrological sign: Cancer
*Musical note: C#
[The illustrated card of Chet is from: Ask The Kabalah oracle cards by Deepak Chopra & Michael "Zappy" Zaploin with Alys R. Yablon]- can be purchase on Amazon.
The Story represented by the letter Chet, is in Numbers 15: 19-20--...when you will eat of the bread of the Land, you shall set aside a portion for God. As the first of your kneading you shall set aside a loaf (Challah) as a portion like the portion of the threshing floor so shall you set it aside.
The Bible mentions the concept of "setting aside many times; the setting aside of a portion of the field and threshing floor for the poor; the first fruits of the season are to be brought as offerings ( during harvest festivals); animals are brought as sacrifices during the Temple Period; tithing 10% of ones income for charitable reasons. There is a good reason for this concept-----Wealth is possession and Prosperity is sharing the wealth you have with others. Even in our modern society we know that Wealth alone is not enough---we must spend/share it with others to keep the Money Flow going. Money loses value when it is not changing hands!
The Hebrew Temple is no more, so the modern Jew sacrifice a portion of their bread dough by breaking off a piece and throwing into the back of the oven---as a burn sacrifice. This is in remembrance of the destruction of the Temple and the resulting exile of the people. But taking "Challa" as it is called, is not about preserving and ancient and now seeming useless custom. In fact, it is a useful reminder that even though you bought all the ingredients for the bread, and kneaded it, nothing really belongs to you alone. Everything comes from a Higher Source and by acknowledging that Higher Creator, we keep the flow of supply open...for everybody! The Qabalistic meaning of Cheth, is about keeping the balance of energy-conscious by sharing. In fact the Path of Cheth is called the House of Influence and tithing is one way of Influencing Continual Flow of Wealth, but this is not just about financial wealth, this is about mental, spiritual, and energy wealth sharing and balancing. In other words "Sharing our portion of the Elemental Energy of the Universe". Shared portions get bigger as Prosperity, while hoarded portions, get smaller. It is imperative that we remember the Source of All, by making giving a part of our consciousness. This is keeping open the gates of supply by being a demonstration of being thankful for what we already have! We forget that our Spirit/Soul is encompassed by a enclosure of I AM so that it may pass through the great Abyss as a "Being of light" (in Qaballah a"Being" is an immortal conscious energy persona) who then go about tithing itself into many phases of Entity (Sephira) on the Tree of Life until it becomes prosperous in Malkuth---the Kingdom of Sensual Being! When we "expand our Awareness' by Knowing ourselves as Spiritual Being who creates entity, we collect all of our Tithing from the Source of All Spirit! The Chariot is the transportation of the influences of all the Higher Planes to the Lower Planes. It is the enclosure that makes this transportation possible. Yet it is at rest in its motion. Just as Wealth is at rest in its motion of prosperity, albeit a short rest as it blooms into wealth yet again! I know that there are so many more esoteric meanings to explore here, but my blogs are just a gate to get you started on a path. Research and study then pass on your knowledge with others ( the wealth of love also prospers in sharing)and you will not only be wealth in spirit but spirit will prosper in others as well. For more information about the Tarot and individual readings long onto the Website eli-lsmerchantile.com or call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you ASAP. Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!