In the Qabalistic Thoth deck The Two's represent the "first
manifestation". On the Qabalistic Tree of Life (shown below) we know
Kether to be the 1st Sephira, and many have thought that this is the
first manifestation of conscious energy. Yet Kether is the "limitless
light", and has no end or beginning, which allows no viewing. Therefore
Kether is known as the "Dark Sun" as it can't be seen, and is the least
understood concept of the Tree of Life sigil. Kether is shown as "white light" because Pure White Light
is known to physics as the perfect balance of all color weights; something which isn't possible in this reflected light universe.
Therefore the First manifestation falls to the Twos, which represent Chokma (Wisdom).
The Four Alchemical Elements may be ideas in Kether, but only upon reaching the Deuces are they in appearance.
Therefore, the Twos represent the Elements uncontaminated by influence, hence they appear in their original harmonious condition.
For instance, the Two of
Wands is called Dominion and/or Lord of Dominion
, because the word Lord
or Care taker of his domain, in its original Feudal meaning. This is the Fire Element in its purest form and is the "movement within all motion".
The two of cups,
often called The Lord of Love
and is the Purest Form of Water (fluid-like energy flow) of emotion and consciousness---the Two Lovers born in a innocent body.
The Two of Swords
has been called the Lord of Peace
. We know that swords represent "mind" but since there is no
conflict to make peaceful at this stage of manifestation, it implies the
peace of wisdom uncontested. It is a State of I
without the Am Me
paradox of imaging self, within one self. This can be a real brain
teaser simply because it is the Negative form of a Positive idea!
Like I said, a lot of
thinking is necessary here, as the general proposition states that the
sum of the One energy is zero, so that the Positive manifestation
"isn't" real, it is reality while the Real is infinite zero. Thus the
phrase, "The other side of the Mirror" denotes the Real side, rather
than the reflected side known to the viewer. Here we can say, that the image in
the reflected side of the mirror is subject to the self
conceptional presentation from the invisible side of the mirror. Therefore, Self-Reflection requires at least 2 states of energy conscious, i.e. Unconscious (dark side) and consciousness (light side).
The Two of Disk
is representative of Change, and/or Lord of Harmonious Change,
what Union produces.
shown as the Chinese Yin Yang, produces harmonious change simply because
energy seeks its own level and when two come together as one, they
balance each other. This harmony works for two states of energy/ dark and light, and two states of mind, conscious and unconscious, as well. Also, Earth is the Throne of Spirit, as the Princesses are related
to Earth (see yesterday's blog) and since the well known axiom of
Gnosis is "As above so below", we see that once having gotten to the
bottom one comes out again at the top; a type of "up the down stair case" scenario. That is why the 2 of Discs has the
serpentine figure-eight symbol of the occult mysteries, for infinity; "One who is Two", clamping
down on its own tail becoming "One" harmony". The figure eight laying on its side, is the mystery symbol for infinity and also for the Mobius loop
of multidimensional physics and the Serpent Sata
(Serpentine Force of Life) of the ancient Egyptian mysteries.
The twos may
considered the A-sexual "fetuses" of the Seed-Aces, but this concept
doesn't seem to make understanding these "Higher States" of conscious
energy any easier.
All the Tarot twos suggest that when the Negative (subjective) sees
itself as a positive (objective), and then unites with that positive, we get a "Self
Image". This may help you with the Mythological concepts of the Goddess
who in Virgin birth, has a son (male is considered Positive Electron
and female is considered Negative Electron) and then mates with that son
to produce the Universe. If you get this all tangled up with your
indoctrinated-emotional concepts of sexuality-----you'll never
understand the The Energy Conscious concepts of the Twos.
love to tease the indoctrinated brain, so here is another concept of the Twos: "From
Herself, she created Him, and then mated with Him so she could become...", a paraphrase of the description of the Goddess Hera and an idea quoted from the Gnostic text, Thunder The Perfect Mind (The Nag Hammadi Library).
To us moderns who are familiar with quantum physics, this would be the Dark Matter/ Dark Energy union that produces the electromagnetic spectrum. Or to a student of mind science, the union of the Unconscious with the self reflection of Consciousness, producing a "Personality".
The Qabalistic Sephira-Chokmah-Wisdom is the governing factor of the four Twos and the Four Kings of Tarot.
- The Active Supernal Father, as Kether is the God the Observer who is inactive .
- The Will to Force , combined with Binah the Will to Form, making the Divine Marriage of Will to Be..
- Dynamic outpouring Energy (Vital Force) that is as yet unorganized, will soon be organized in the Third Sephira-Chesed-Mercy,
- The Great Stimulator, i.e. The First Positive.
Chokmah's symbols are:
The Line, the Yod and the Phallus. Chokmah is also called the Sphere of the Zodiac
and the color is a blueish-grey made of a swirling of all colors that
have not yet been organized. Here the Mystery of Sex, is apply termed
and begun. The Mystery of Positive and Negative polarities, of Electric
and Magnetic Force. The Universal union of opposites that makes motion
possible, that is why Chokmah is the Great Stimulator.
To reiterate: THE TWO OF DISKS-CHANGE:
Known also as the Two of Pentacles,
this card is the Lord of Harmonious Change.. Astrologically, The Two of
Disks is Jupiter in Capricorn The Angels of the Decan are Lekabel and
Here, Chokmah is influencing the Material World known as Assiah to Qabalists.
Jupiter is known as a benevolent planet but is not well placed in
Capricorn where it's only positive influence can be exercised in
organization. Thus the harmonies of dual interactions which are
inherent in Chokmah are assured in earthly application.
As One Energy in Atziluth
(Supernal Triangle) , the Duality that creates Manifested Energy
(He-She) is now completely expressed in duality and/or polarity making a
circle into a Figure Eight; a symbol that also represents infinity.
This figure eight is shown
as A Large Serpent on the card, the Uroboros. As a student of Gnosis, you know Serpentine Force, (The Egyptian Serpent Sata
is represented as waves or frequencies of the One Energy. Uroboros is
also a very ancient symbol for Wisdom, the English translation of the
Hebrew word- Chokmah. Thus the Two of Disks also suggests the underlying
patterns of alternation in all matter and the profoundly powerful
relationship between opposites as shown in the use of the yin yang
symbol on this card. However, in divination, it competent enough to say
this card represents theharmony of change.
The Babylonian Tarot-2 of Disks-Change,
depicts change as the union of two decorative Mesopotamia disks.
At the bottom of the card are two "eye idols", in a very primitive design. The "eye idols", where found in many Temples of Mesopotamia and are believed to simple representations of the worshiper. Thereby they were daily reverent surrogates for the absent worshiper and kept their "eyes" on the god; the eye was considered a potent magic symbol in ancient Mesopotamia.
These clay surrogates, were simple flat bodied figurines, with very large eyes. Therefore, anyone could make one and didn't need to be a Michael Angelo to gain the gods attention. The two green figures displayed on the card, are symbols for hoped for change in circumstances brought on by the blessings of a feminine or masculine deity. The cuneiform symbol for the number 2 is on the bottom of the card.
WHEN THE TWO OF DISKS IS THROWN DURING A READING:
- A transition or transformation in the physical.
- A juggling of affairs in order to balance material life.
- Cause and effect.
- Recognizing the infinite process of yin yang.
- Handling inner growth and outer achievement at the same time.
- Keeping several propositions going at once.
- The flow of movement made by skillful manipulation, achieves success.
- Time to reflect on the situation and balance both sides most often with unconsidered action.
is a card of Change, the most important corrective in the Universe, as
it keeps transformation going.
- Plus the combining of opposites makes
diversity possible, For example if you combine blue with blue, you only
get blue, But Blue with Red makes Purple, and color is now diversified.
Energy alone, is just everywhere and no-where at the same moment but Energy combined with Magnetism is Form and thus time/space.
When ill defined:
- Pretending everything is fine, when inside you are screaming in fear.
- Warning signs, supplied by the Unconscious are ignored by the consciousness.
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