Tarot Card Comparisons: Tarot of the Old Path & Thoth Deck Tarot . Four of Rods-Wands
Eli @ LS Merchantile -    Thoth Deck Tarot readings , Aura and chakra Readings
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Queen of Cups & The Legends Tarot-Queen of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- Knight of Cups & The Legends Tarot- King of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-10 of Cups-Satiety & The Legends Tarot- Ten of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-9 of Cups-Happiness & The Legends Tarot- Nine of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Cups-Indolence & The Legends Tarot- Eight of Cups

Most Popular Posts

Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Queen of Cups & The Legends Tarot-Queen of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- Knight of Cups & The Legends Tarot- King of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-10 of Cups-Satiety & The Legends Tarot- Ten of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-9 of Cups-Happiness & The Legends Tarot- Nine of Cups
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Cups-Indolence & The Legends Tarot- Eight of Cups

Categories

Christmas
Daily Aura and Chakra brief
Easter
Eli- features
Halloween
Metaphysics
Mother's Day
Night Sun Tarot and Thoth Tarot comparisons
Psychic Aura reader
shamanistic drumming
Tarot card comparisons The Shadow series.
Tarot Card Comparisons.
Tarot Card Spread Series.
Tarot Classes
Tarot reading
THE STUDENT'S CORNER!
Thoth Tarot & The Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot & Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot and Barbara Walker Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot and Barbara Walker Tarot comparisons.
Thoth tarot and Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot compared to SpellCaster's Tarot

Archives

September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012

powered by

Thoth Tarot & comparisons

Tarot Card Comparisons: Tarot of the Old Path & Thoth Deck Tarot . Four of Rods-Wands

The Thoth Deck 4 of Wands, is called Completion, while the Tarot of the Old Path uses the old name of Rods.
In the Four of Rods, we see a family scene and each one is dressed in the colors reminiscent of fire The Woman is dressed in ermine trim, which signifies comfort and wealth, as does the well fortified family home shown off in the distance.
Linking his father and mother to him, are two ash rods held by the child.. The Mother holds a rod shaped  into a besom, a symbol of a witch . The fourth Rod is a pitch fork handle, that is held by the man, a symbol for a male witch.
Behind the woman's skirt, is seen the head and shoulders of a tri-colored collie dog, symbolizing, in the language of animals, faithfulness to his family and they to each other.
The imagery of the card suggest family spirit, wealth and a well established home and family life. The medieval  dress suggests romance,and the scene is of  tranquility and harmony. The Ash rods held by the child are sprouting leaves which implies the vital fiery force of life, which is the Alchemical element of this card.

Thoth Deck Tarot:
. To repeat, Chesed  the Fourth Sephiroth on the Tree of Life,is called Mercy, and is known
 in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" and gives rise to "form and light".  This also makes Chesed both masculine and feminine, as Light is the expression of masculine (electric) and form is the receptivity of the Feminine (magnetic),  Thus, Chesed and Geburah ( 5th Sephira-Severity) are really "two sides to one coin".  So here we may compare Chesed -Mercy and Geburah-Severity to the two arms of a human, as one gives and one takes away.
 
THE FOURS:
 
The Four Fours all bring perfection, realization, completion,  and making a matter settled and fixed.
 

















The Four of Wands is no exception, for here is the Lord of Perfected Work. Attributed to the Four of Wands-Completion, is the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and Nithal
 The Four of Wands is Chesed influencing the realm of Atziluth; the Realm of Pure Spirit..
The swift active force of Aries- Mars, is activating the Love and Luxury of Venus.
This placement in an astrological reading would be implying a warm, brief romance, or warm fleeting feelings. But in Tarot, we must be aware of the Placement on the Tree of Life. There is a combination of the zodiacal and the Sephirotic meanings  to consider.
 First and foremost is to realize that the zodiac is the mundane Chakra of Chokmah, as it appears in the lowest of Four Worlds; Assiah-the active world.  Thus, the Fours represent the Totality of that which the planetary signs refer. Venus in Aries, being the outer attribute of the card while the inner attribute is Chesed forces, the pure four ( Fire, Air, Water, Earth), in the world of Yod-Fire. So what we have implied in the Four of Wands is Completion of the process initiated by the Upper Trinity, or Supernal Triangle. Here, the manifestation promised by "Will to Form" (Binah) has taken place in Jupiter-Chesed, The Father who resides below the Abyss. Thus this is a dominating influence on all the following cards. as it is the highest idea that can be understood intellectually of the element it represents. In this case, the Vital Fire of Spirit.
Chesed is the Demiurge, who is the First Sephira below the Abyss, making  him the Lord of all Manifested Active  PowerThe original will of Chokmah- Wisdom and Binah-Understanding is now manifest in the fourth Sephira Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as ; Order, Law and Government.
 
[illustration of the Four Worlds from the Text, QABALISTIC TAROT, by Robert Wang]
 
Venus in Aries, also removes some of the volcanism of Aries-Mars, and indicates that one can't establish one's work without tact and gentleness.
When examining The Four of Wands-Completion, we see the wands headed by Rams, both signs of Chesed (Father-God Amoun-Ra) and Aries, ending in the Dove of Venus. The completed and limitation of the original work is shown by the yellow rimed  circle. 
To show balance, the four flames are doubled, suggesting the feminine and masculine balance of the Fours.  Also being Four, there is no attempt to expand, the original will is complete, so entropy will soon begin. From order to disorder, is the flow of energy in this universe..Thus the completion is short lived but well deserved.
 
When the Four of Wands or Rods is thrown during a reading:
  • it is the key to spiritual and holistic completion. It suggests that the querent is experiencing the completion of something and experiencing the desire to begin something new.
  • The Four of Wands also implies that ideas are firmly established and proved
 by their flourishing and it is time to move forward.
  • The querent is manifesting a new destiny by acting on a sense of direction, supplied by inner Self Knowledge that is forming a new identity. 
  • Here we see celebration and reward after laborious completion of an enterprise,
  • Well deserved success.
  • Reversal or ill defined:
  • Continued alertness is necessary to insure success.
  • Financial position must be guarded.
  • Incomplete happiness
  • Romance unfulfilled.
  • Rest before work is completed.


Thank you for your interest and comments, May you live long and prosper.

0 Comments to Tarot Card Comparisons: Tarot of the Old Path & Thoth Deck Tarot . Four of Rods-Wands:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint