"Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love! I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy." [quoted from the BOOK OF THOTH by Master Theron]
As I alluded to in Part One of the Thoth Deck Lust card, passionate prose better explains this card than the stolid words of academia. In fact, the scholars of the Aeon of Osiris, foresaw this coming Aeon of Horus with the jaded eyes of fear, and horror. By not understanding the recessions of the Eons, they regarded every change a catastrophe. They viewed the Scarlett Woman and the Beast, as fearful unknowns and poisoned every definition of the Aeon of Horus with diatribes of fear filled ignorance. The Beast, is the Natural Animal mind of Earth, consisting of both the reptile brain and the mammal brain., which are awake and functioning in most people. However, the Hu-Man brain,which translates to mean God-Mind (Hu is Mandarin for God and Man-Hindu word Manas meaning mind), is either sound asleep in the majority of mankind or so distracted by conflicting thought from the Social Group Mind that it would be better off asleep.
The New Aeon of Horus, is the period of the "22nd century" human whose God Mind is awake and certain thus healing the Social Group Mind of humankind. The Theory is, that if enough of the human species "knows itself" and/or becomes enlightened, there will be a cascading effect in the Societal Group Mind, awakening the rest of the "sleeping" human species. In some fields of Scientific thought, this is called the "100th Monkey Principle" (from studies of Japanese monkeys). You may want to research this principle, for this is as far as I am willing to explain it in this short log.
A.Crowley spent his entire long magick career pursuing the Scarlett Woman, and coined the Seven pointed Star (black and while illustration) which included the name of the Goddess, her number and letters which he spelled-B-A-B-A-L-O-N, because of the gematra (refer to Liber XV [Magick,pp.345sqq.]. This is a great mandala for meditation and by deciphering the letters and symbols, it also reveals a Major Arcana (secret sacrament) that absolutely must be known in order to work Magick with the Great Red Binah (Scarlett Woman) and manifest The Great Work ("As above, so below"). As Crowley has stated," This sacrament is a physical-magical formula for attaining initiation.... and it is in alchemy the process of distillation, operated by internal ferment, and the influence of the Sun and the Moon."
Seven are the heads of the Beast (Lion-Serpent) that the Scarlett Woman rides; the head of an Angel: the head of a Poet: the head of a Saint: the head of a Adulterous Woman: the head of a man of Valor: the head of a Satyr: and the head of the Lion-Serpent. Behind the Beast, are the rayed circles of the Ten Sephiroth, not yet in order, as every new Aeon demands a new system of Universal classification. At the top of the Lust Card, are the Ten rays, representing the Ten horns of the Beast and/or Ten Serpent forces sent in every direction to destroy and re-create the world. Reincarnation is part of this cards mystery.
This card is obviously a Major Arcana, whose mystery is only known to deep study, vigilant practice and diligent research., but for the average Tarot Reader--- When this card is thrown during a reading,
- the querent will be experiencing or soon will be experiencing, in the next 11 wks or months; passion, awareness, aliveness and strength to overcome.
- The querent is presently expressing their full creative abilities while also having a strong trust in those abilities.
- There is present the Principle of Courage and Self Esteem. The inner passion of Will-To-Be- is appearing in the querent's waking consciousness.
- The querent could be called an Enchantress, or is a passionate animal /nature/ helper.
- The querent may also find Magical helpers through the Matriarchal Conscious that brings sexuality and language to her people. Also, knowing from the heart what is needed.
- Loving passion.
If ill defined, this card is about obstinacy and the negatives of the above passions with out love.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!