The Hermetic Qabalistic Tarot of Thoth- QUEEN OF DISKS
Archetype Personality--Generous, fertile, opulent, compassionate, comfortable, supporting, mastery of reflection and nurturing.
In the zodiac,
The Queen of Disks rules from 21 degrees Sagittarius to 20 degrees Capricorn ( the symbol of the goat on the card).
This Tarot Card
represents the function of Earth as Mother. Everything about her is
abundant; affection, passivity, kindness, generosity, sensibility and
The illustrated card shows a Teutonic like image representing the Goddess Erda who was primary Muse and universal life giver to many early cultures in Europe.
As a persona (from the Latin Personae, which means Mask)
the Queen of disks (Pentacles on Waite decks) represents a mature, dark
woman who is practical and able to make specific forms out of
potential substance/magnetism. In other words, she is able to both nourish and
define. She is the physical nutritionist. We must also remember that a
personality is but a mask over the face of our Spirit. Which another
Thoth Queen, Queen of Swords, points out as she holds a mask in her left
Esoterically for the querent
, the Queen
of Disks, suggests a high level of compassion, loving and nurturing the
earth, and rejoicing in life. This card also suggests a gift from a
rich relative and since it is a Threshold for birth
( giving substance to dreams) the Queen of Disks can also represent a happy marriage for a young man.
The Queen of Disks,
is a personality grounded in mothering and the earth. She shows great harmony with the Physical World and health. This is a Wise Woman of Earth,
who is very intelligent when it comes to physical things but can have difficulty arising above the material world.
There is great symbolism to this card:
dual meaning of the Serpentine Horns on her helm that represent the
Horns of Hathor (Egyptian Earth Goddess whose symbol was the cow) and
the Life force of Earth.
- The Capricorn goat.
- The Crystal headed staff of Life (Crystallized light is what earth material is).
- The Reptile Patterned Dress that symbolizes regeneration force (serpents shed their old skin to become new).
- The Pineapple Throne of Earthly Wisdom and nutrition.
For the Qaballist, the
Queen of Disks, is Water of Earth, Specific Water in the World of
Primal Earth. She holds a symbol of her ruler-ship over earth, the six
sided solid (cubed crystal) that refers to the Altar of the Mysteries. The Mysteries, are
the Gnosis of many studies, from that of Alchemy, Qabalah, Tantra,
Theosophy, Rosicrucian, Theology, philosophy, The Emerald tablets, etc.
Therefore the Qaballistic study of this card requires greater depth
than this blog can represent. I advise the serious student to do their
As stated, the Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- Queen of Disks represents the
Watery part of Earth and the function of that element as Mother. She is
also "Grandmother River" to certain Native Nations and the Goddess Erda to Germanic tribes.
In the Zodiac She
rules from the 21st degree of Sagittarius to the 20th degree of
Capricorn and therefore represents the Highest aspect of Passivity/or Magnetic
Force in Repose.
As a psycho-physical union, we may notice that just by
sitting by a
calmly flowing river, we can feel Inner peace flowing through our
desert landscape of worry and fear. We become re-balanced and centered
again by the Magnetic Flow of the Great Mother. This is the very essence
of our Form and brings back the feeling of paradise that form gives
Spirit. Grand-Mother River is a great Lover of Being! Hence, She is the river
of Psychic-Magnetism, that forms all light into beings.
is a lot to interpret on this Thoth Deck Court Card, as the Mystery of the Mother of Life is multidimensional, circle upon circle. Therefore she is
enthroned on vegetation (magnetic force in repose-- is "Form") and is
looking at a river flowing in the background (Her other name is "River of Consciousness") bringing
life to the sandy desert. Oasis are springing up along the River's
The Goat standing on a sphere,
refers to the sign of Capricorn and the dogma of the Great Work as fertility (The expansion and
liberation of life.) The Helmet she wears is of coins and/or disks, and
upon it are the Great Spiral Horns of the Markhor, representing the Spiral force of Magnetism. Her staff is topped
by a Crystal Cube (Three dimensional Hexagram) and in her left curved
arm and hand, is the Spiral decorated Disk/shield. Everything in
creation is a spiral creation better known a "circles upon circles". All this represents the Ambition of matter to participate in The Great Work and/or Creation.
The Connolly Tarot, Queen of Pentacles
(disks), shows the vegetation of the Great Mother Gaia. Grapes were the often use symbol for fertility.
Usually the images of the Queen of Disks or Pentacles, shows a family orientated, motherly woman of great creative talents. Fertile, and giving, much as the Earth. The many flowers, fruits and foliage of this card, suggest this personality archetype.
The Archetype personality (and person) symbolized by this card is endowed with:
- The quiet and serene qualities of power.
- They are indeed ambitious, as water is ambitious which is to say they calmly go about their work.
- They have immense wealth of affection, kindness, and greatness of heart.
- They are not usually intellectual, but instinct and intuition serve their needs just fine.
the qualities of being, hard working, practical, quite, domesticated
they are also unassumingly lustful even to the point of "kinkiness" as
they revel in the sensual fertility of their demeanor. However, this
can lead to the Bacchanalian abuse of alcohol and even drugs finding
them useful in getting outside themselves and/or the mental servitude
of their cultural minds, into the Happy frivolity of surrounding Nature.
When this card is Ill Dignified:
- This personality type can be dull, servile, foolish drudges rather than workers.
- Life for them is purely robotic and they can't seem to rise above their appointed lot.
The general advice of this card:
Is to go forward quietly without overt attacks upon existing
situations, i.e. go with the quiet natural flow of your personality in
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