In the Thoth Deck, Key 17 THE STAR
is the path of Tzaddi. The word Tzaddi means fishhook
and the Path is the Path of Meditation. Meditation is the fishhook on this path that properly attaches us to The Divine Collective Unconscious,
using our imagination. Imagination is than being the proper approach to this Divine Intelligent Energy.
As we can see on the Thoth Star Card, there are two streams of Divine Energy:
- one from the Golden Cup (Solar womb) and
- one from the Silver Cup (Moon womb) that flow through the
Divine Mother to us by the integration of Chokma- Will to Force-
(intuition/feelings) and Binah-Will to Form(intellect/consciousness).
Many of us forget that the Imagination is a Womb-with-a view---and
is the Consciousness of the Divine Mother of all Forms. We forgot this
because we have been taught by our Patriarchal society that imagination
is a world-wind creator of fantasy and to be considered beneath our
rational-worded- linear thought. We have somehow forgotten the meaning
of Image-maker-conscious. "It's Just your imagination," is a common
"put down"theme and uses denial to ignore the fact that: .
It's Just God's Imagination that created all that you can see, hear, feel , smell and touch including YOU! What else do you think a Self-Image is? It is imagined self identity!
Water is a Mysteries symbol for the ebb and flow of consciousness ,
and Binah, is the Vast Sea of the Un-Conscious
(meaning "not of consciousness"), which by meditation, we cast our
consciousness into and thereby find a understanding of the process of
life and death.
In the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom
, by Paul Foster Case, The Path of Tzaddi is described as the Path of the Natural Intelligence
. To the Student of the Gnosis of Qabalah, this suggests that the primal forces of nature attributed to Netzach (Victory), the Elohim
are synonymous with nature itself. You'll need to study the Word Elohim
to understand this in greater detail, but they are called the Gods of Netzach
....which means ruling forces.
Which is whom we are, as physics has proven; by our observation alone, we change the observed !
To aid further understanding
, the Number 17 reduces to 8, which is the Lust Card-Key 8 in the Thoth Deck,which represents the conscious control of the Kundalini,
that is both solar and sexual force. I call the Lust Card the image
of"Riding the Dragon" ----being in conscious union and thus control of the Divine Frenzy
as your life expression. In other-words, the Impersonal Power of I AM
becoming a conscious manifestation of Me
...a personal expression of identified Power.
is all part of the Greater Mysteries of Tiphareth
, the Solar Logos
which is the central Star of our Existence (our Solar Core). Only by
controlling the Sexual energy in ourselves---the Kundalini
[Lion-Serpent] can we travel the path to Tiphareth. However, this fact
has been perverted by believing that Sexual energy, must be oppressed
(made celebrate) to approach our Christos----but Creation and the Star card suggests
We must combine, through communion
of He and She the flowing serpentine force with willful union of
intuition, feelings, and intellect in order to flow to our Solar Core.
This is the mystery of Tantric, Gnostic and Qabalistic practices and what some may call "Sex-Magic"----or "Sex-Magi". What it really represents, is the technology of sex.
Our ignorance of the Sexual
Communion is not only showing us how the great Mother is disabused by
fear based Patriarchal rule, but that all sexual perversion (celibacy is a perversion) diverts us
from the path of Tzaddi, and we are unable to control the lust filled
passions of the Divine Frenzy within us, thereby becoming mental, emotional
and physical deviates of a chaotic separation of union; i.e. Division-ism.
Great enlightenment comes
to the student who studies this Path and as many before, we realize
that by not understanding the Divine Frenzy within----we become murders,
rapist, and violence becomes our sexual activity.
The Process of approaching
the Solar Center, is a yoga (yoga means--communion), involving the
enervation of centers of energy (Chakras--means "spinning wheels") which
open up our Energy Centers through the process of meditation and sexual
As Paul Foster Case stated, about the Path of Tzaddi, "Through it is consummated and perfected the Nature of every existing thing beneath the Sun".
When meditation is successful
, we find that we don't meditate, but rather we are meditated
into image! We may understand better if we think of Tiphareth, The
Higher Self/Solar Logos, as a kind of fisherman, who by angling with
the Fishhook of meditation, pulls our personality up into the Solar
Self. From that Higher Perspective our personality can see that the
self-image of form is meditated into existence.
The formation of the individual consciousness
from the Divine Collective Unconscious begins from the point of
Netzach, which is the highest level of "personality" while Tiphareth is
the highest level to be reached by intellect.The object is to hold a
"Holy Mass" where the Personality and the Intellect are joined in
Communion, within the honeymoon suite
that is The Solar Logos.
The Thoth Star Card figure, represents the most pure manifestation of the
Great Mother Binah at the level of Personality, preceding enclosure in
matter. She is the Same figure found in The Empress, in her royal
regalia, The High Priestess and in The Universe cards; However, here
She is unveiled, robe-less, further representing Her purity.
The Babylonian Tarot, key 17, The Star/Siduri, is also about the Pure and Wise goddess. Illustrated on the card, is the Sumero-Babylonian goddess of brewing. Besides being the proprietress of an ale house, she is also the Sea Goddess; the ale house served as her palace at the edge of the abysmal ocean known as the "Waters of Death". Beyond this Death Ocean, is the land where the immortal Utnaphistim lives. Siduri, is considered a manifestation of Ishtar/Inanna, as well as the goddess of wisdom.
In theEpic of Gilgamesh, after much journeying, Gilgamesh encounters Siduri and explains his grief over the death of his friend Enkidu and his own search for eternal life. After attempts of consoling him, and getting Gilgamesh to except his mortal life, she gives in to his sobbing grief and tells him how to find the ferryman, Urshanabi, who can take him across the Death Sea and thereby find Utnaphistim and his secret of immortality. In the story, Siduri gives Gilgamesh the hope he needs to fulfill his journey from mortal personality to immortal Higher Self.
Star is associated with the love and inspirational sign of Aquarius.
the ancient world, Saturn was said to govern Aquarius, referring us to
Binah, form and Time as well as the Tarot card- The Universe key 21.
Because the Star card represents the universe resolved into its ultimate elements,
it relates to many more Paths than any other card in the deck. Thus, I
recommend getting the text book by Robert Wang---The Qabalistic Tarot ( A
text book of Mystical Philosophy) and studying the many path Charts on
the Tree of Life that he presents in the book.
To the Qabalist, the
Star card represents the "Lower Eden", from which the Personality
originates. The Emperor, Key 4, represents "Upper Eden" where the Fiery
Higher Self originates;The Solar Logos. Here to, we see a relationship
of The Star Path (Tzaddi-"fish hook") relating to another Path, that of the
The Star card also relates to the
Planet Venus, which to the ancients was seen as the "Morning and Evening
Star", also referred to as Lucifer, the
"Most beautiful of all
Archangels", analogous to the Sephiroth Tiphareth-Beauty, which is the manifested
Solar Logos. In Qabalah, a Gnosis, Lucifer is not seen as a underworld figure, but rather the
Higher Self, but with proper enforcement of propaganda, you can be made
to believe that "The Higher Self" is a "Savior" called Jesus the Christ (from the Greek: Zeus Christos), who is a Son/Sun god separate from
you. Therefore, after the " War Lord" religions took over cultural programing, the
meaning of Beauty (Synchronicity) and/or The Higher Self
became a Underworld Angel who was so
narcissistic that he challenged God. Yet in truth, this propaganda means to a scholar, that the English -Jesus Christ was the Latin-Lucifer and that god hated his own beautiful Son/Sun?
We all must study history to see
the Jews, Muslims and Christians took the names of gods and
goddesses of other religions and demonized them, which only contributed
to ignorance, confusion and lost self-awareness. The truth is that the Latin word
(Morning Star) is analogous to the Greek Christos, meaning Sun, also Zeus Christos or
Sun of God, relating to the fiery Sun of God, the English words- Jesus the Christ, and The Solar Logos
and/or our Higher Self!
Thereby proving that revisionism, is just another word for confusion.
When the Star Card-Key 17,
is thrown during a reading the querent:
- Shall be or will be experiencing
hope, faith and unexpected help for 17 weeks or 17 months.
- Self esteem
and confidence contributing to self-efficiency and talent.
- The querent,
upon meditating, shall hear their own song (sound frequency), becoming
harmony and then emoting love, calm and peaceful agility.
- An expanded and liberated personality change is in
- Hope, faith and expected spiritual help combine.
- Basically the querent
is or will be, experiencing freedom from all masks, illusions and
restrictions while being replenished by the pure waters of the
- If ill
defined, a dreaminess, and reality disconnect can be in the works, and
one should be cautioned about being to ethereal and forgetting the
physical which is an important Chalice in our Christ hood.
- There can be the experiencing of
dreaminess, and deceived hope.
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