The Four Aces of the Tarot sit atop the Qabalistic Glyph of the Tree of Life in the position of Kether (Crown). They are the "motion with in the movement" of their Principle. This would be analogous to the fire that drives the pistons of an internal combustion engine as it drives the wheels of the car. This could be called the, "Motion within the movement of the car". As comfortable as this simplification is, the Aces are a bit more complicated. Today's Ace will be the:
The Ace of Wands (card shown is Thoth Deck Tarot) is the Essence of Spiritual Fire. The Sex-Force; the driving Force behind all universal animation. The stimulator-the agitator- the catalyst. Shown as a red & gold fire, yet it is not of the visible light plane and is called the "dark fire" or "Black Fire", because human eyes cannot see it. It could be called the underlying fire of Dark energy. This is the Primary outpouring energy of the universe often called the influence of Kether on the level of pure Spirit.This entire Tree of Life is a glyph of the power of Fire which animates all forms and is foundation of the flowing One Energy-Conscious. This is a phallic symbol, not because Kether is male, but because the "act of impregnating all form with motion" is a masculine action; However, this Primordial Fire is manifesting at such an early stage that it is not yet manifesting will----and many of us realize that the Sexual Force of Life must be willfully managed, otherwise it is just automatic which can cause devastating complications!
When this card is thrown during a reading, we know that passions are aroused and creativity is assured but must be willfully directed or chaos and disruption will occur.
This is the "Dragon Fire" that can purify a purpose or scatter all thought with extreme passion for living; causing catastrophic and chaotic motion. Such as extreme sexuality! When Passion raises its head---we best be viewing it from the heart! Love brings this Primordial Power into harmonic balance and assures a bright and illuminated future of energy and vitality. Masters of the Dragon-Fire focus this "Kundalini" force into a Focused Desire that becomes the Manifestation of Kether in the realm of earth ( Malkuth) so that they manifest as the Spiral Motion of the As above--so below, rather than a fornicating weasel driven beyond its senses with the Divine Frenzy. That is the purpose of the Paths----to adapt us in a balanced and harmonious way with an even and progressive union of physical and emotional tempering with the Forge- Power of Spirit, so that we are not driven into insane action,and uncontrolled response by a force that can easily overwhelm unfocused will. Power is what we are and not what we seek! The reason most of us feel powerless is that we have been divided from our Power, which resides inside as the foundation of Inner Self. To think that you must seek spirit---means that you must first reject yourself as spirit! For to seek, is to say ,"I don't have it!"
I AM SPIRIT, who makes bodies live! This statement is the first step in recognizing your-self. We are born of Primal Spirit Energy and we operate bodies for the purpose of self-awareness...because we already ARE SELF who is seeking a microcosmic awareness of its function! None of us have "fallen to earth" because we need to be identified---we came to become sensually aware of the God-Created Identity all Ready Given! We are The Fire (Suns) of God made sensual! I Am Spirit---I am seeking sensual-awareness of that fact. I am not seeking "spirituality" as that would be denial of my original identity! I am the Light seeking en-flesh-en-ment! Above all things know thyself!
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