The Thoth Deck four of Wands is called-SWIFTNESS.
In the Manara Erotic Tarot Deck the comparable card is the 4 of Fire.
The primary meaning of the Fire suit in Milo Manara's artistic deck, is Ardor.
Here he displays a erotic scene of harmony, agreement,and intimacy.
Being erotic tarot the scene must contain male and female in the energetic moods of the fiery element that is Spirit.
For those who aren't familiar with spirit, and the Sexual Self, they are one and the same. Spirit is the fiery creative energy of Sex, passion, ardor, assertiveness etc. It is the Will to Be. Thus all being comes from a sexual act. The union of atoms comes from force and form getting together as Electric male energy and Magnetic female energy.Also the wholeness, health and wealth of being comes from the union of Male and Female, Force and Form.
To separate spirit from sexuality is pure ignorance based on fear producing divisionism and falsehoods, that create dysfunction and greatly confused and thus docile slaves.
Manara assigned the astrological meaning of Venus in Aries to this card which implies the need to love or the need to manipulate money with authority.
THOTH DECK FOUR OF WANDS-SWIFTNESS:
To repeat, Chesed is 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 and form is the receptivity of the Feminine,
Thus, Chesed and Geburah are really "two sides to one coin". So here we
compare Chesed -Mercy and Geburah-Severity or Strength, to the two arms
of a human, as one gives and one takes away.
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.
and foremost is to realize that the zodiac is the mundane or root Chakra of
Chokma, 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 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.
Chesed is the Demiurge, who is the First Sephira
below the Abyss, making him the Lord of all Manifested Active Power.
The original will of Chokmah- Wisdom and Binah-Understanding is now
manifest in the Serphira Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as
; Order, Law and Government.
in Aries, also removes some of the volcanism of Aries-Mars, and
indicates that one can't establish one's work without tact and
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..
the Four of Wands or 4 of Fire 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
- Here we see celebration and reward after laborious completion
of an enterprise,
Thank you for your interest and comments, May you live long and prosper.