The Sun-Key 19 of the Major Arcana is also the Path of Resh which connects Hod (Splendor) to Yesod (Foundation) on the Gnostic- Qaballah Tree of Life. Resh is the first active path on the formulation- intellectual side and is the activating force of the Personality. The Supreme Spirit Self, the Higher Self and the Personality are all composed of an intertwining of the Feminine side and a Masculine side (the twin serpents on the Caduceus) and forces resulting from the interaction of opposites. The Sun-Resh is also known as the "Collective Intelligence" meaning that it exercise control over the Zodiac as shown by the 12 rays on the Thoth Deck Tarot Card-The Sun-Key 19. Astrologers know these zodiacal signs as the twelve guideposts of Personality and as receptacles (feminine) of Planetary Influence. The Sun is not only a link to the present incarnation but also a link to the past personality incarnations. Being collective, the Sun is also infuses all the components parts of the Personality on the lower paths with the actions of the Sun, light and warmth which are considered intellectual qualities. You may notice the "Dancing Twins" as show on this card before they were called the "Sons of Seth" or the "Daughters of Seth" we may have known them as --the Twin aspects of the Goddess or God. The Fiery Spirit or Spiral Energy of Masculine and the Magnetic =Formative Sophia (Goddess of Wisdom) feminine side. Their arms cross to represent the Union of these Divine States of Intellect and Energy (in Tantric Image they would be in "Sexual Union") that must be established to "Collect" all the necessary Forces in order to establish a Intellectual and living Being. This Path is intellectual, and THE SUN represents the highest form of human intellect which is both a balance of Masculine and Feminine conscious energy. So in a physical representation, when both the Left and Right side of the brain are in equilibrium with the Solar Forces (Kundalini) within the body, we are at our most advanced state of Personality. This is a profound union of the Personality with the Inner Sun where there is a deep physical inner feeling of Warmth and Light not unlike the external feeling of warmth and light a sun bather may experience and as the Sun, you cannot look directly into it with out suffering damage. Reminding us of the opposites of the Sun, that it is both the harbinger of fertility and barrenness which is the Double Letter meaning of the word Resh. As a symbol of Resh, the human head is represented, which is our Collective Intelligence. The Path of Resh is an initiation of the Personality to the Great Source of Inner Light which takes place in the material body that affects the dual components of the Lower Self (Chemical and Intellectual). The Adept knows that the component parts of the Personality (Lower Paths on the Tree of Life) function through the body as an experience-collecting vehicle for the Spirit. The human body is an important Crucible for the Alchemical union of Higher and Lower Self communion. The Physical body is a Sacred Place----our temple, our forge, where ideas are forged into artistic-intimate-sensual- presence and where Male and Female are not divided into a purely errant "Battle of the Sexes" as proposed by the "Divide and Conquer" indoctrination of divisionism!
Remember "God creates what God wants!" This is a Hermaphroditic path, where we return to the innocence of a child and as we travel upwards this Path of Resh, our Personality grows younger, innocent and sees with Wonder rather than the critical eyes of the good and bad Pavlovian domesticated and divided-personality of the Adult. We begin seeing What God Sees! Tiphareth is the Central Sun of the physical microcosm and connects us to the Dark Sun (limitless light) of the Macrocosm and the Path of Resh begins us on the Journey to Central Sun-of God, within. There is much to study about this card, Cain an Able ( bareness and fertility), the Dragon-faced-Men, Sons of Seth, Daughters of Seth and the Christ who Didymos Judas Thomas in the Gnostic Gospels quoted as saying"....I am the honeymoon suite." and much more!
When this card is thrown during a reading, it generally means Gain, Glory and riches all of the Fertility side. However, if surrounded by very ill cards, it can mean the bareness/desert side which would be Arrogance, Vanity, and Display.
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