The Knight of Disks
, of the Thoth deck, is known as the King of Pentacles
in The Spiral Tarot. In the Qabalah, the pentacle is the symbol of the ascended man and many old and new decks use this symbol as an symbol of earth. The Knight of Disks or King of Pentacles, represents Mastery of Abundance and Prosperity.
He is the harvester,
who with threshing tool in hand, is prepared to harvest all that he has
cultivated. With the capacity to manifest inner world skills into the
outer-world, he is determined to achieve harvest in the areas of health
The Knight of Disks is the Physical Doctor, the Healer
who is focused on health care, and a concern for body health. He is the
fiery part of Earth, representing Earth as a producer of Life.
Mountains, earthquakes, and gravitation are all attributed to this state
of energy consciousness, as these are all Life contributors on this
Life must be in constant motion to be animated, yet it also must
be stable (gravity) and often reconstruction of the motion of Life
requires a destructive element to de-construct before reconstruction can
be created; However, destruction must be held to a point of healing
rather than destruction for destruction's sake. Thus the Knight of Disks, is halted in a rich and fertile field, where his charger grazes languidly on the local flora.He is ready for any action, but for now, is in repose.
In the area of health he
monitors his diet (horse eating grains) and in the area of finance,
(his large coin shield) he creates and protects that which is
The horned helmet, suggests he is a
diagnostician who determines what is necessary in order to manifest
abundance. Leo the lion appears on his shield, representing the creative
aspects of manifesting harvest. He is steadfast, reliable,
accomplished; the epitome of success.
Chokmah , the second Sephiroth- WISDOM, is both Wisdom and the Will to Force and is the Sephira of the Knights/Kings. He
is the idea of male polarity. Now there are those who think that Male
came first, or that Female came first. This argument is because of our
short-sighted physical perspective on sexuality brought on by each of us living in their own Perspectives. One could say that we all live in "One-Human-istan", each so self absorbed that we think the universe revolves around our own individual thinking. However, science has proven, that the Universe was thought of before us. The startling fact to
some, is that if you come up with the idea of Male, then you come up
with the idea of female at the same moment.There
is no male concept without the concept of female and vise verse. So the
argument of whom came first, is null and void when talking about the
Supernal Triangle which is the "world of Atziluth". The Will to Force (Chokmah-Wisdom)and the Will to Form (Binah-Understanding) united
produce the Will - To - Be. which is the way of saying the mating of I
and Am produces the idea of Being. Therefore, our concept of sexuality is in need
of adjustment before we can understand the One Energy that made itself
is the second Sephira and thus is also the force behind the four Deuces. The
Personification of that force is represented in the four Knights/Kings. In
other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and
dense elemental form on Earth.
THE KNIGHT OF DISKS or King of Pentacles:
the Lord of the wild and fertile land and as such is the King of the
elemental spirits of earth, such as the Gnomes.
The zodiacal attributes
to this card are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of
Virgo. Being that the Knight of Disks is the most dense manifestation of
the Elemental Yod force (Spirit-Fire), he is the active- force behind fruition, and growth
but tends to be slow. This fertility is represented in this card by
the use of the Stag antlers on the Helm of the Thoth Knight. The understanding
of the mythical animal images of the middle ages, comes in handy here,
as the Stag is the beast that ate the serpent ( received wisdom) and in
so doing sheds its skin, any illness and old age, just as a serpent
does. So to make a long and wonderful story short, the Stag represents
the Knights power to regenerate as does the organic matter it is a
symbol of. Many
of us have seen the Fire of Earth, in its volcanic upheavals; however,
how often do we realized that Volcanism is Earth regenerating itself?
Thus is the Fire of Earth that is the Knight; fleeting yet is also the
cycle of rebirth. The same fruition is implied by the grain or fruitful
plane that his horse is grazing on. Thus he carries a flail, used in
grain harvest and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition. The Spiral Tarot King of Pentacles, is the comparable card to the Thoth Knight of Disks. Here is represented a kind man of fertile nature, as depicted in the horned crown, the fecund plant life, the Bull head on the throne and the Alchemical earth sign on the upper right of the card. The horns and bull are medieval earthly signs of fertility. He is holding a pentacle, thus designating the earthly sign of this card. The Thoth Knights are more active representations of the Kings, as Crowley knew the Forces of the Kings to be active and battle like. However, the Spiral Tarot King is steadfast on his throne, indicating, a sometimes stubborn but loyal nature. Persistent and often possessive. The horned crown is also indicative of the king's Bacchanalian nature; he loves to indulge his senses.
WHEN THE KNIGHT OF DISKS or KING OF PENTACLES IS THROWN DURING A READING:
- It implies:
- A steadfast lover.
- A kind loving man who loves his good food, good wine and is financially secure.
- a concern for the body and good health.
- A doctor or herbalist concerned with health.
querent is showing the spirit of fertilization, as joyous practicality,
steadfastness, reliability and is an epitome of material success.
- Generous, courageous but is not prone to seeking adventure.
- Ordinary activity, in social position, accomplishments, experiencing a success that is relaxed and enjoyed.
- A mature reliable, dependable, and wise male upon whom others may depend on and with whom they lay their burdens.
- A dark male, who is both courageous and lethargic in tendencies. However driven in matters of material success.
good financial provider who understands and likes work knowing it leads
to financial security. The querent may be such a person or involved
with such a person in their life. The surrounding cards or position in
the reading would support this understanding.
- It's a
good time to concentrate on physical and financial health. Use your
diagnostic abilities to manifest harvest in your life.
- For woman this
Knight of Disks, represents the dynamic assertive part of themselves,
the inner animus that wants to sustain abundance in health and
- Disks as a suit, represent the earth sign months of Capricorn (
December 21-January 21), Virgo ( August 21-September 21), and Taurus
(April 21- May 21) which may indicate particular people with those signs
who may assist you in opportunities for harvest in you life.
Thank you for your interest, support and comments. May you live long and