The Thoth 4 of Swords, is the meditative,negotiating, and conflict resolving mind.
With the flexibility
of Jupiter (sign on top of card) and the balancing and non-positional influence of Libra (sign at bottom of the card) this truce making mind that is a four fold process of the four states of consciousness.
This four fold process is shown by the four swords (swords represents mind) all meeting at the points in the Lotus of four tiers of the lotus (symbol of enlightened mind).
Therefore,Truce is an opportunity to move through the issues of conflict which tend to stall our mental processes; represented by the web-like back ground of this card.
The Thoth Truce card is called the four fold way; first one must be present; second, pay attention, third, tell the truth and fourth not be attached to the outcome.
The color green represents regeneration and yellow represents the deeply spiritual mind.
If you've been following, The Fourth Sephiroth,Chesed/Mercy is the Universal Architect thus the Fours suggest perfection, realization, completion and fixing a matter to a rock solid stability.
In the Four of Swords, this stability is a form of Truce, where equal tension, makes a stability of mental powers.
The Four of Swords represents Chesed in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral world.
As you may know, mental creation happens in the Astral World before the manifestation is solidified in the Material World.[ In matter of fact, demons, as in Goetia, are mental creations of the invoker that form on the astral plane out of elemental sources. Our observation has the power to alter astral phenomena as well as create it.]
Now you may not be able to clearly see that you are not a body....You really are a Yod (hand of God) in the Collective Unconscious, so your Real body, is the Tree of Life; the human body is the incarnation, for sensual purposes, of your "dreams" and resides with in the Invisible you. That Invisible you is as Jupiter, and in this card, Jupiter is in Libra, Thus the normal destructive Swords, are put to rest in the munificent, benevolent and loving nature of Jupiter.
The Blue Rose of Sophia (Wisdom) is restored and Consciousness is settled, thus rest from strife is implied by the Four of Swords. Jupiter in Libra radiates compassion and sensitivity showing the Mercy that is Chesed.
Here Jupiter claims authority in the intellectual world. Arguing for convention, Jupiter restores mental balance after the chaos of arbitrary thought.
In the Qabalistic Thoth card, the hilts of the Swords, are formed into the corners of the St. Andrew's Cross, suggesting the rigidity and fixation implied in the 4.
The Rose of 49 petals, in which the Swords are sheathed, suggesting social harmony.
Thus there is a suggestion of compromise. As does Crowley, I find this compromise to be a less than positive factor. For it is an act of an indolent mind, that would rather be pusillanimous and compromise for social peace rather than work out the thought through the promised struggle. However, this compromise must be to keep the peace, but peace at any cost, is not always preferable.
THE SHADOW TAROT-FOCALOR; 4 of Dark Energy at the Event Horizon, is subtitled," Truce, Spiritual meaning and Abstract Truth".
In Wikipedia, the freeencyclopedia-Duke Focalor:
Focalor (also Forcalor or Furcalor) is a powerful Great Duke of Hell, commanding three or thirty legions of spirits. Focalor is mentioned in The Lesser Key of Solomon as the forty-first of the 72 goetic demons. According to the grimoire: Focalor appears in the form of a man with a griffin's wings, kills men, drowns them, and overthrows warships; but if commanded by the conjurer he will not harm any man or thing. Focalor has power over wind and sea, and had hoped to return to heaven after one thousand years, but he was deceived in his hope.
One of the three arch-demons, Lucifuge Rofocale, has his second name as an anagram of Focalor, implying an intellectual relationship.
According to Linda Falorio, Focalor has a shadow known as the demon Bifrons, who is an Earl of hell. One calls upon Bifrons, to gain knowledge in Astrology, Geometry, Arts and Sciences. Now, Linda Falorio disagrees with the Geotia description of Falcalor as a harmer of men, for she states,"...Falcalor will not hurt any person or thing, for he hopes of returning to the Seventh Throne." This 7th throne resides in the mythical heaven of the ancients, who have produced religions out of "alien visitations".
Since we all have the internet, well stocked libraries and book stores, we have no medieval need of knowledge kept from us by the book burning Religions of the day. Making all these "horrors of Knowledge", i.e. demons, superfluous. [To fundamentalist religions, knowledge is a bad thing, as in Genesis, it was "...the eating of the fruit of knowledge" that cursed us all!]
Besides the fact that the word Hell was coined from the original Hebrew/Canaanite word Helel, the Womb of the Goddess Mother Asherah who gave birth to the twins; Morning Star (Shaher)- The Sun, and the Evening Star,-The Moon (Shalem), which announced the daily death of the Sun. So Hell is another fictitious place invented by theological propagandists to cower the superstitious into "belief" by fear of the unknown. Which was easily done after all the books were burned, and the populace was kept illiterate. In fact, up until Martin Luther printed the bible in old English, it was a violation of Church law for a bible to be printed in anything but Latin, which was unknown to medieval Europeans of the common classes!
Besides, summoning demons for knowledge or favors (of which we are perfectly capable of doing ourselves) is a long and drawn out process, with all kinds of supposed dangers, taking hours or sometimes days. The internet is much faster! We are the Elohim Daäth Malochem (Nefillim) and have all the inheritance of the Divine Creative. Who needs nabobs when residing in each of us is the "inner master"/Buddha/Christ Higher Consciousness?
When the four of Swords -Truce, or The Shadow Tarot/ Focalor is thrown during a reading:
The negatives of this card are often a bought of illness, in order to recuperate The intellect is relinquishing control back to the body. so that a time out of from problems and solutions are achieved as the body has only one focus of getting better.
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