Chesed, the 4th Sephira-Mercy- is the architect of the
Supernal (upper triangle on the Tree of Life) whose intelligence
externalizes the combined potencies of the upper Trinity. Chesed is the
administrator of manifestation and the laws there of.
Four of Disks (Pentacles in Ryder-Waite decks) is the most complete
expression of the grounded Chesed forces. This card shows the influence
of Chesed in the material world, or the World of Assiah as our material
world is called in the Qabalah.
The Four of Disks
-Power, is also called the Lord of Earthly Power. The Angels of the
Decan are Keveqiah and Mendial The planet is the Sun and here it is in
The illustration of the 4 of Disks suggests a fortress implying law and order maintained by undaunted vigilance.
Disks themselves, are square implying that revolving or motion, is
opposite to this card, However, another form of Chesed is in the Key 13
card of the Major Arcana, and it is the Death of stability, so that
revolution can continue, 1+3=4, so the number of Chesed, 4, lays hidden in
Geomatria. The Engineer of manifestation, has the power to reorganize
it through a process we call Death.
The Four square disks each
contain one of the symbols for the four elements and the walls are
strong and seemingly immobile. Yet we have the Sun reborn in Capricorn
so new powerful activity is present, and is best shown as the Dancing
Skeleton of key 13. What hints at underlying solar power in the 4 of
disks Tarot Card is the orange-yellow color of the card,
the eye of a hurricane, The Four of Disks is the "Dead Center" of the
Engineer of all manifestation Here at the center, everything looks
quite and stable , but violent activity is making it so and soon, that
stability will "fly to the winds". Capricorn is the center "where the
Sun turns Northward." So the turning is happening in what looks to be
Manara's Erotic Tarot 4 of Air depicts a avid woman, who can't stand delay any longer is expressing her intensity. Thus Milo Manara demonstrates his meanings of avidity, luxury, thrift, and egotism. He has assigned the astrological meaning of the Sun in Capricorn, causing violent activity as stability is overcome by intense desire or as Manara describes it," the need to live intensely, in an ambitious manner." Which is what his card deftly illustrates.
When the Four of Disks-Power-or the 4 of Earth is thrown during a reading:.
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