The Thoth-Egyptian Tarot- Ace of Disks:
The physical world of visible material objects.
time of winter and the space of North are attributed to this Ace.The four levels of internal
success in consciousness:
- Spiritual and;
- Physical, are
represented by the four wings of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks.
External success is represented
by the coins within coins and the crystals within crystals (center of
card). Disks colors are those both of the Earth herself, and those of
her organic biomass, creatures, trees, people, and all vegetation.
this card indicates that you are no longer willing to accept and/or
support the dichotomy of experiencing internal success and not
experiencing external success or vise versa.
The Thoth Ace of Disks card shows
a capacity to manifest success both internally (spirit/imagination) and
externally (physical world). Since all Aces represent a years time, the
Ace of Disks represents the opportunity to experience both inner and
outer success equally in a years time.
The Thoth Ace of Disks represents the
seed or essence of materialization, and shows favorable manifestation
during the periods of the Earth signs of the Zodiac; Capricorn, Virgo
and Taurus or you may experience both internal and external success with
the Earth sign people in your life.
The Qabalistic Ace of Disks card
also represents reward of practical effort in the material sense, such
as opportunities, security, stability in ownership. The four Aces, are
the seed elements of the alchemist's four elements Earth, Air, Water
and Fire. They also form the Shield of David, the Pentagram,
which denotes the Triumph of Man. To know that Mankind is a Spiritual
Triumph, will go along way in helping you "Above all things-know
The Hermetic Qabalah, the Thoth Ace of Disks
represents the seed of the
Entity called Earth; to us moderns it is known as the intelligence of Gaia.
In Quantum Physics, The Quanta (
may be called the seeds of Atoms and
atoms are unions of quanta, and considered living things.
The Ace of Disks, as seen in the Thoth Deck, represents layered idea, upon idea; a collective and requires a great study of Crowley's Liber Al, and 777 along with the Equinox to
understand the Magick involved.
The Thoth Ace of Disks, shows a spinning Mandala,
for that is what the Earth
, and Sun
union is. It is the Mandala
of Sacred Life on Earth/Malkuth, the Kingdom of Living Light. This
combination of Atoms, photons, electrons, neutrons etc spinning together
to form an Entity,
is a great sacred act of Divine Phallus
(Solar-electric forces) and Divine womb
(magnetic forces) that have been
represented in Mythology as long as it has been recorded. We have a
modern study of this Myth (theory) and call it Theoretical Quantum
Physics . Again, The Quanta
are sub-atomic particles and can be called the
"Seeds of Atoms". Study Quantum physics if you want more explanation of
The Ace of Disks is also a Mandala for the New Aeon of Horus.
This card is layered depths of Gnosis (Knowledge) that can never be
seen by first glance and requires in-depth study of the Tree of Life.
The "Will to Be", required Non-Being; The One Mind, to weave patterns of fantasy out of its own Energy, so that it could "be Itself". The Universe is the Fantasy of A Divine Creative, where Creation becomes you to become intimate with its self-realizations! To
even get a glimmer of understanding of this is to revise your
perspectives on Fantasy.
Every thought you think is a Fantasy, that the magick- physical body makes into "reality" by sensitizing it and enacting it.
Therefore, each of us is the Playwright, the Play, the Actor and the Stage of our Fantasies!
As I said, reality is a weaving of layers upon layers of Dream-Fantasy.
All the Universe is in the Mind of One Conscious Energy that is called
The Universal Collective Unconscious and/or the Divine Creative. All the Dreams of this Mind, are
animated by the Union of Goddess (magnetic womb) and God (electric
The Ace of Disks
is a glyph of Earth in the
new Aeon of Horus 9the 22nd century human self-consciousness), for if we fantasize our world, why not make a Great
Fantasy of Union and Love, rather than the brutal Fantasy of divisionism
war? That is why Crowley calls the element of Earth cards, Disks
instead of Pentacles, as most other decks do. It is Alive, spinning,
Layer upon layer of the Greater Self Love-realization that builds the
All that we may call the Spiral Universe.
For the Card Reader,
the Ace of Disks
mundanely means that the seeds of Material gain are sown, labor, power,
wealth and all things of earthly material are in the works for the
Querent. It represents materialism in all sense of the word be that good
or evil. So in a sense, it is illusion. Our Fantasy, our Dreams, shape
the reality of our world; all phenomena is imagined.
There is also the
process of Neti-Neti (Hindu for "Not this-Not that") that comes with this
card and is the motivating power of consumerism that we hear called "the pursuit of happiness". This is a process
where the querent is gathering stuff to make them happy and finding out
that "He who dies with the most stuff" is still not happy.
Happiness is a state of gratitude not a "state of more" which implies a state of poverty. Seeking validation through possessions, is a turmoil of not this-not that. "...to
know thyself" is to know that the very process of Divine Validation made you manifest, to seek
validation is to deny yourself! To the Divine Self, creation is a
validation of I Am Me. " I am, therefore I am valid", is a proper
knowing of happiness.
THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- ACE OF DISKS: is also often represented as the Pentacles of Tarot. Nevertheless it is always
The root Power of Earth.
Tree of Life of the Hermetic Qabalah,
and the Kingdom- Malkuth
as both ends of the Tree. As Above, so Below
, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi
who is the Will of Kether on the Material Earth Plane. It is
Whole-ness of Spirit (Holy Spirit) and is the destination of return
for all who
study the Qaballah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit
but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness!
no logic to No-thing "becoming" some-thing, so that is may return to
nothing. No-thing (Kether-Energy) obviously Desired Itself into being
something---because it is the I AM who creates "Me"!
We are masters of Time-Space
, for we are a time
contained field of electromagnetic energy that is 99.6% space
and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Collective of Energy Self
Awareness, by being able to focus that awareness down to the scale of
You may call yourself Souls, but know not what that
means. Souls/Psyches are Libraries/Collectives (Psyche) of Personalities created by
Spirit/ a Spiral Entity of microwave frequencies of Conscious---your name is indeed legion! Successful creation in time-space
is again form, which has an alpha and a omega--because form requires a
beginning and an end, i.e. time. With out time-space, no form could be made.Without
transformation of forms, motion could not be kept! Change
(transformation) is the motion of "will to force" and it is how we animate time-spacial
concepts as "alive" being. You may now see the illusion in
this....because we are Life we make alive what is imagined as
ourselves! But worry not! For this is how the Divine, as evolutionary Self-Awareness, creates a self-powered laboratory full of "sensors" for the experimentation of Self-Identity and uses the Power of Limitation, to become discerning in that creation!
The thinker of thought is always greater than the thought but without experiencing that thought, the Thinker
is Unaware of It's self concepts; Albeit "A designed Form" of awareness, and therefore not empirical-self in the
Formless Conscious of Energy, it is the only way TO BE! Will-To-Be is
our Soul! And Being that is alive and self-aware is what we create on
Earth as a Soul fractal self identity, in the name of the Divine! That Name is " I AM"! That is the
Great Work of the Soul! To manifest a material being that is the Sensual
Gate-Way of Kether on this Earth; a "Me"! The Union of Crown and
Kingdom which because of understood accomplishment, shall never be divided again!
This card affirms the new Aeon.The manifestation of the Solar
Being and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words,
the Being whose name is Legion (The Beast)! That would be best known as, I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness which is a
materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Thick Ocean of
Binah" who is Understanding united with Chokma- wisdom. If
you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when an Idea is
understood, it now has Image!
The seeds of Image are as a seed of a
, all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which
becomes something greater than itself as it grows into "another way to be Tree". We are
such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as
probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Rule Makers
of our own Universe---we make a Rule, to organize chaos, creating foundation of definition and then grow beyond it
by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition.
You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We are always the
"Exception" to the very rules we make. It's called FREEDOM OF IDENTITY CHOICE!
So this card reminds us to
and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be, AND/OR DARING! This
is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are what ever we define
ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all
that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see
is "another way" to be you
(identity of the One Energy) !
greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from,"Doing unto another
what you would have done to you", no matter how they "do unto you" for
that is their doing and not yours!
We must practice what we "think we are" for that is the nature of a KNOWING
"Thought Form". i.e. our crystallized conscious-energy bodies, which are
the "seeding" of Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on a fertile
and nurturing internal awareness!
Remember, you cannot erase thought by
suppressing it for it is a created form of energy! So expand/transform it instead and as a seed it
can grow into a fruitful tree. For instance, let's say you wake up in
the morning and think,"Damn I feel lousy"! Don't try and suppress it by
denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not
really, I feel great!". That will only fail, and magnify that ill
feeling. Instead think expansively and liberate that ill thought towards
well thought! For example, you may think ," Damn I feel lousy but in 5
minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as
a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5
minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes"....etc. We can do
the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By
just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what the
want always seem bitchy to those who don't." This understanding just freed you from
"disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life!
Hence, this card,
The Ace of Disks reminds us of the Magic- Seeds we plant in our own
Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy
around us and as us. Remember, if it exists, its supposed to!
error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom;
Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in that creation) and
correct it. The Body is were we correct, by discernment, the Errant thought because we
can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is
constant growing, a flowing stream of evolving self-identity, whereas, depression is a stagnation of self-identity! You are
Good enough for the Divine Creative to imagine itself as,--you are good enough for you! So get over yourself
and get on with You, impeccability is what we do!
The Thoth Tarot- Ace of Disks
, represents the seed of the
Energy Transformation that we call Earth. The knowledge of the new Aeon
of Horus, dispels the archaic concept of Earth as a evil, passive,
immobile, even dead element . Rather, Earth is a transformation of
Intelligent Energy Conscious that many moderns call Gaea. Now this may
all be new to us of the "Divide and Conquer" military industrial
complex, but as I tour my Soul, I find a Perspective-Personality, of
Native American manifestation who named this Intelligent Force of Earth,
. This "primitive" personality, as did the
Alchemists, seemed to understand that the " Water and Sun" union,
transformed the energy of soil into living forms, long before our
scientist "discovered" this very concept called "Thermodynamics".
Thoth Deck Ace of Disks
, is a styled rendition of a Molecule, (the
union of atoms) show in the back ground of the Emerald Green of the Aeon
of Isis (Grandmother River). This Emerald Green is of the King-Scale
decided upon by the Egyptian Hierophants. However, this green is
not the original vegetable green of Isis but that of the "
emerald-spring green" of the new Aeon following the resurrection of
Osiris as Horus
(the disassembly of the man/made self-consciousness, installing the Solar Conscious/Soul). Nor are the disks considered to be the dead chemistry
of coins; rather they are the whirling emblems of Star, Planets, atoms
etc, all of which are whirling spheres.
In the Hermetic Qabalah, there is the new doctrine of Tetragrammaton where Heh' --the
final earthly component of water (imagination), the Daughter, is set upon the Throne of the
Mother (Unconscious), to awaken the Eld of the All-Father (Divine Creative Fire/Consciousness). In the words of Zoroaster,
Tetragrammaton is a force that is," rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud." Therefore the
Name is not a dead symbol, but a whirling Sphere of Divine Action. Therefore, "going inward" into your "Whole Psyche" and coming back-outward with a new collective Self-Conscious Name, is a common action among the adepts.
center of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks, is a complicate Hieroglyph
representing the "the chosen priest-and apostle of infinite space"
and/or the "prince-priest the Beast." (Liber AL. I.15.). In the center
of all is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the Phallus, showing Sol
and Luna, with the number 666 inscribed, as to equilibrating the seven
sevens adding to 156 (Babalon-The Scarlett woman.) Now showing all this
is far too lengthy and complicated for this blog, so I recommend that
you get the Book of Thoth- by Master Theron, and scroll to pages 210-212 for further
information and references.
However, this central cipher is enclosed in a
Heptagram that is interlaced with Pentagons whose sides are extended
forming a wheel of 10 spokes, bounded by a Decagon encompassed in a
circular band with the inscribed name of TO META EHPION-- ( This seems to be Greek for "the following ether" a reference to the "philosophers stone" of Alchemical Achievement).
this whirling Disk are its six wings
(6 is the number of the Sun) The
Thoth Deck Ace of Disks is the glyph of Earth as understood in the new
Aeon of Horus. Sol and Terra are known as living beings, one's constant
companions in a Universe of Pure Joy.
The B.O.T.A. Tarot: ACE OF PENTACLES,
follows the tradition of the older tarots and therefore fails to illustrate the "Whirling force", that is seen as the "seed" of all things.
However, it show the Hand (yod) of the Divine Creative, holding a pentacle, a symbol similar to the Pentagram, acknowledging the four elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, along with the 5th Element known as Spirit.
The Cloud acknowledges the "Water/Fire"mixture of Divine Feminine Imagination and Divine masculine Fiery Conscious that once united create Air (The Mind).
As in many of the older Tarots, the Minor Arcana or "small cards" are given very little symbolic consideration. However, both Crowley and I believe this to be a grave error. The Major Arcana are about Subtlety, and ethereal forces. While the Minor Arcana, are about Objective manifestations, pertinent to the objective world of a person's experience.
The outer world of "in your face" objectivity is happening in a very sensual rapidity, and must be dealt with on a self-conscious level. Whereas, the Subtlety of the "inner world" of the Unconscious, is an inner pathway to expanded consciousness.
Being an owner of a mundane psychosomatic form, I know that I must act upon my observance of the objective world while also bringing the inner world's understanding of what is so manifested, and the reason it has happened in the realm of Soma. But reasoning is never enough, as one must get off of One's "numb butt" and act! For even the Higher Self cannot change one's direction of travel, without that one moving!
Therefore, I would suggest that a diviner in Tarot, advise rapid action upon the small cards, (even deciding not to act, is an action) and meditation/skying on the Major.
DO NOT IGNORE THE SMALL CARDS, for these are what one calls "their life"; a world of cause and effect!
When the Ace of Disks is thrown during a divination:
- New material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue.
Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of
the Sun-Conscious and The Womb of Earth/unconscious.
- Beginning of successful ventures.
- The seed of prosperity.
- Earth Magick, and/or the ability to manifest ones ideas, and keep at them till they mature.
- The inner seed of spring, and/or the end of the inner winter of depressed creativity, needing only that one "plow the field" to plant it in the outside world.
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