Faithful followers of this
blog, know by now that the Second Sephiroth-Chokmah is both Wisdom and the Will to Force. 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. 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
The Will to Force (Chokmah)and the Will to Form (Binah) united
produce the Will - To - Be. which is the way of saying the mating of I
and Am produces the idea of Being/Me. 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 the force behind the four Deuces. The
Personification of that force is represented in the four Knights. In
other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and
dense elemental form on Earth.
THE THOTH KNIGHT OF DISKS:
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), he is the force behind fruition, and growth
but tends to be slow. The progressive fertility is represented in this card by
the use of the Stag antlers on the Helm of the 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
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 corn 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 Elemental Tarot- Father of Earth
have made the Father of Earth a caricature of a mature man by placing a face in a yellow square. Implying he is but a figure head of a patriarchal system. Above this figure head is a symbol for prosperity and a radiating sun representing a source of energy and creativity.
Industry is represented by the two red chimneys giving off black smoke as a sign of pollution. The black shadow of the Egyptian god Set, the Shadow side of Osiris represents corruption.
The red figure, according to the authors of these cards, shows a pink mask of innocence to the world.
In the upper left corner is the symbols for the Planet Saturn and the North Lunar Node. The combination of which is to represent mature and influential people.
The North Node points to the future and the tasks to be done or resolved. Saturn relates to "old Grandfather time", thus the relationship of Saturn to maturity.
Again, in the bottom left are the Egyptian symbols relating to this card.
The square of Earth has the circle of air.
WHEN THE KNIGHT OF DISKS or the Father of Earth IS THROWN DURING A READING:
- It implies:
- 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.
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