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THE FOUR OF WANDS: The Spiral Tarot and the Thoth Tarot Card Comparisons.

 Chesed is Mercy,  the 4th Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, and is known
 in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" that 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 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. Therefore on the Thoth Card, the dove  of Venus is on one end of the wand and the ram, sign of Aries is on the other . This union makes the 4 of Wands-Completion, becomes a spinning wheel of active energy.
 This card reminds us that in order to energetically move forward, we must at first complete what we have already put into motion. This is also a symbol of spiritual and holistic completion; however, any way you look at it, something is being completed and there is a desire to begin something new.
 This completion is depicted in The Spiral Tarot as a marriage, where the couple are united under a bough of flowering roses, supported by four wands. Here the bridal couple leave the old life, and old acquaintances behind to begin life anew. The Sky is blue and bright, representing there bright future.

 The Thoth Card, is representative of Eastern mandalas or Native American medicine wheels. The 4 of Wands-Completion card, also astrologically represents Venus in Aries; Venus symbolized on top and Aries symbolized on the bottom. Also, as stated, in the wheel itself are the Aries Ram and the Venus Doves; all characteristic of completion and new beginnings in the form of a closed circle.

The 4 of Wands is a card of wholeness and individualization that represents simultaneously completion of past and initiating a new future.Venus symbolizes emotional desire to move in new directions while Aries represents a sense that there has been completion or consummation of projects, issues or relationships before moving forward.
This placement of Venus in Aries, 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 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. Therefore 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 Sephira Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as ; Order, Law and Government.

 The 4 of Wands  tarot card reminds us that in order to energetically move forward, we must at first complete what we have already put into motion. The 4 of Wands is also a symbol of spiritual and holistic completion; any way you look at it, something is being completed and there is a desire to begin something new.
Being representative of Eastern mandalas or Native American medicine wheels, this card also astrologically represents Venus in Aries; Venus symbolized on top (dove) and Aries symbolized on the bottom Ram) of the wands that are arranged in the wheel itself; all characteristic of completion and new beginnings in the form of a closed circle. The 4 of Wands is a card of wholeness and individualization that represents simultaneously completion of past and initiating a new future.Venus symbolizes emotional desire to move in new directions while Aries represents a sense that there has been completion or consummation of projects, issues or relationships before moving forward.

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 (2nd law of thermodynamics).
 
When the 4 of Wands card is thrown it indicates that:
  • In the next 4 weeks or 4 months should be a good time to move in new directions while simultaneously completing things
  • Cautions one to make sure that they have completed other issues, projects and relationships before moving into other directions especially with any important Aries people in one's life (March 21- April 21). 
  • Is a card may that can be a rite of passage.
  • A joyful celebration and reward after labor.
  • A time of rest and relaxation after completing a difficult task.
  • 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. 
 
Thank you for your interest, support and comments, May you live long and prosper.

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