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Tarot Card Comparisons: Thoth Tarot- Queen of Disks & The Elemental Tarot - Mother of Earth.

As stated before, the Third Sephira-Binah is the "will to form" and is a force that is imposed on the Pure Fiery Energy of Chokmah. She is known as Understanding, for an idea, once understood, can be molded into manifestation.
Again, these are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings" that are parts of the Divine Collective Unconscious; meaning the deep Imagination, where images are formed and words won't explain.  Images are the only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind and that before Mind became a collective. (We as Spirit and Body are a combination of a Being and an Entity...the Children of the Divine Creative.)
Binah is the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, in the upper part called the Supernal Triangle, She is the essence of Womb, and I often call this state of Mind a "Womb with a View", because She conceives by understanding and views what is formed.
 
The Queens all represent the Water in each suit. Water being representative of Consciousness. They are enthroned in the Element of Consciousness and make it bring forth the  Force of the King, by realization and understanding that develops that force. As consciousness does to idea. One can think of the Queen as the imagination, and the King as rationalization; when these two are "married" as one in ourselves, we become the inheriting gods of our domain.
 
The Queen of Disks, often called the Queen of Pentacles, is also Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes.

Astrological attribution is last Decan of Sagittarius and the first two Decans of Capricorn. The Queen of Disks is Water of Earth, a specific consciousness in the Primal Earth element. Most of us call her "Mother Nature".
Her ruler-ship over earth is shown in the crystal cubed scepter that has within it a three sided Hexagram. Her zodiacal attribute to Capricorn is shown by the image of the Goat. Her Throne is vegetation as she is the life of such.  She is the Highest Aspect of passivity and this is shown as a winding passive river flowing through and fertilizing waste land.  The Great Work is ultimately expressed in fertility, where the "As a Above manifests in the Below". She, as Queen, is the facilitator of such manifestation.   The Disk on her left arm is curved with loops and spheres interlaced, representing the ambition of matter to take part in the Great Work. This ambition is often described as Fecund motion, most of us know this ambitious energy as "Emotions". This is also shown by the Spiral Horns on Her helmet/crown, as Spiral force is both Spirit and Vital Life Force.  The reptilian patterned armor of the Queen represents the regenerative force in nature, as serpents shed their skin to become more.

The Elemental Tarot- Mother of Earth
presents the Earth Mother as a mature woman who is holding twin lotus scepters. The Lotus is representative of the Goddess and her fertility. Above one lotus scepter is the square of earth and the other, a crescent of water which supports the "Water of Earth" scenario of the Thoth Tarot. Before her is the stylized "large Lotus" container (Yoni/Gaäl) which is giver of life. The Vesica Pisces, or Graäl,(Womb of Earth) radiates eight rays of spreading procreative power. 
Around the Earth Mother's neck is the collar of power, authority and slavery. This Power, Authority and Slavery concept is completely understandable, since we must enslave ourselves to our work. 
The Stylized red hair shows splendor and control.
 According to the authors (Caroline Smith and John Astrop) the word, Geremiah represents the Earth in Winter; again a severe artistic license is being practiced on these cards, as the fertility and extravagant vegetation that is truly part of this card, is  best represented as Summer coming to a conclusion, not Winter. The energy of creation is much more ambitious in summer than winter.

But since the Goddess is Ternary, Maid-Mother and Crone, the Graäl is both giver of life and the gateway to transformation (often represented as the waxing and waning of the Moon), it could artistically be represented as Earth in Winter. What would make this explanation of wintery earth more plausible is that the sign Capricorn (not mentioned by the Author's) is from December 22 to January 20th, which involves the Winter Solstice. But such acknowledgements can only be understood by a practitioner of astrology and without the assignation of Capricorn to this card would leave the mundane diviner confused since this astrological comparison would make the character of Mother of Earth melancholic, cold and dry as we know Saturn rules this sign.  Also, comparing this to Tarot, the meaning would imply the Archetype of Cronus (Father time), and Patriarchy of The Hermit card. For as stated, the ruler of the Sign of Capricorn is the planet Saturn.

The inner Mother principle is upheld in the Moon in Sagittarius which would represent the ideal and/or pious mother.  But again no such assignations are implied by the authors as they also assign Node/Ascendent as the astrological explanation of this card, stating it means,"Harmonious contact with others". Again no mention of house or sign. By combining both astrologer exploitations I have presented, one could see that the definition, "harmonious contact with others" is usable.
As a Qabalist and therefore a ever-so-slight practitioner of astrology, I can't make "hide nor hair" of this reference to Lunar Nodes, as I explained in yesterday's blog, the meaning of the Nodes is expressed primarily by house position, rather than the sign involved. Nevertheless, I love the art!

The Egyptian symbols for this Mother of Earth card reside in the lower left of this card.

When thrown during a reading, the Queen of Discs or The Elemental Tarot-Mother of Earth, represents:
 
  • A person interested in physical nutrition and health.
  • A shedding of poor eating habits for those of  a new diet.
  • A shedding of old habits, or even the purchasing of new clothes.
  • The querent does all things she can do, well and it will be fruitful
  • One of a high level of compassion, nurturing abilities. loving physical life and all it has to offer.
  • One who is exceptionally procreative and nurturing in the nature of Mothering.
  • Power of practical wisdom on the physical level and in the inner world ,, applied spiritual wisdom .
  • A dark woman of great heart and serious cast of intelligence.
  • Opulence
  • Generosity
  • Also implies presents from a rich relative or a rich and happy marriage for a young man.
  • Erda, the Teutonic Mother Earth seen as a warm an nurturing deity.
 
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