Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Wands: COMPLETION & The B.O.T.A. Tarot- 4 of Wands
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Wands: COMPLETION & The B.O.T.A. Tarot- 4 of Wands

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth-4 of Wands-Completion:

This card reminds us that in order to energetically move forward, we must at first complete what we have already put into motion. This is also a symbol of spiritual and holistic completion but any way you look at it, something is being completed and there is a desire to begin something new.

Being somewhat suggestive of Eastern mandalas or Native American medicine wheels, this card also astrologically represents Venus in Aries; the astrological symbols of Venus on top of card and Aries on the bottom of the card. Also in the design of the wheel itself, are the Aries Ram and the Venus Doves, all characteristic of completion and new beginnings shown in the form of a closed circle.

The Thoth 4 of Wands, is a card of wholeness and individualization that represents, simultaneously, completion of past and initiating a new future.

Venus symbolizes emotional desire to move in new directions while Aries represents a sense that there has been completion or consummation of projects, issues or relationships before moving forward. Relationships, because Mars, the ruler of Aries, is also the mythological husband of the Roman goddess Venus.In the illustration, Mars is Shown at rest, which is very apropos in this situation, as Venus's influence relaxes the warlike nature of mars. Therefore, Venus in Aries, removes some of the volcanic action of Aries-Mars, and indicates that one can't establish one's work without tact and gentleness.


The Thoth Tarot 4's and the entity Chesed:
The intelligence of the 4's, is the 4th Sephiroth Chesed- Mercy. This is an entity known in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" and who gives rise to "form and light". 
This also makes Chesed both masculine and feminine, as light/electric is the expression of masculine and form/magnetic, is the receptivity of the Feminine.  Thus, Chesed and Geburah are really "two sides to one coin".  So here we compare Chesed-Mercy and Geburah-Severity or Strength, to the two arms of a human, as one gives and one takes away.
 
THE FOURS:
 
The 4 Fours all bring perfection, realization, completion, and making a matter settled and fixed. The four of Wands is no exception, for here is the Lord of Perfected Work. Attributed to the 4 of Wands-Completion, is the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and Nithal.
 
The 4 of Wands is Chesed influencing the realm of Atziluth; the Realm of Pure Spirit..
The swift active force of Aries- Mars, is activating the Love and Luxury of Venus.
This placement in an astrological reading would be implying a warm, brief romance, or warm fleeting feelings. But in Qabalistic Tarot, we must be aware of the Placement on the Tree of Life. There is a combination of the zodiacal and the Sephirotic meanings  to consider.

 First and foremost is to realize that the zodiac is the mundane Chakra of Chokma, as it appears in the lowest of Four Worlds; Assiah-the active world.  Thus, the Fours represent the Totality of that which the planetary signs refer.
Venus in Aries, being the outer attribute of the card while the inner attribute is the Chesed forces, the pure four ( Fire, Air, Water, Earth), in the world of Yod-Fire. Therefore, what we have in the 4 of Wands is Completion of the process initiated by the Upper Trinity, or Supernal Triangle.

Represented in the arcane meaning of the 4 of Wands is the manifestation promised by "Will to Form" (Binah) has taken place in Jupiter-Chesed; The Father who resides below the Abyss. Therefore this Jupiter-Chesed, union is a dominating influence on all the following cards, as it is the highest idea that can be understood intellectually of the element it represents.

Chesed is the Demiurge, who is the First Sephira below the Abyss, making  him the Lord of all Manifested Active Power.  The original will of Chokmah- Wisdom and Binah-Understanding is now manifest in the Sephira Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as ; Order, Law and Government.
 
When examining The Thoth Four of Wands-Completion, we see the wands headed by Rams, both signs of Chesed (Father-God/ Amoun-Ra) and Aries, ending in the Dove of Venus. The completed and limitation of the original work is shown by the yellow rimed  circle.  To show balance, the 4 flames are doubled, suggesting the feminine and masculine (electromagnetic spectrum) balance of the 4s.  Also being 4, there is no attempt to expand, the original will is complete, so entropy will soon begin. As the Second Law of Thermodynamics states, from order to disorder, is the flow of energy in this universe..

The dominant symbols of Aries, the Ram and Venus, the Dove, make it is easy to see that this card is attributed to the planet Venus in the Sign of Aries. As stated:  Venus in Aries, indicates that one's work can't be accomplished without tact and gentleness.

To reiterate: The Thoth 4 of Wands-Completion, is attributed to Chesed in the Suit of Fire. Chesed (Wisdom) is the Lord of all manifested active power because the will of the Two (Kether-Chokmah ) has been transmitted through the Three -Binah (Supernal Triangle) and has now become a solid system in the Creative World,the 4th Sephira-Chesed.  (The Ethical Triangle is composed of Geburah, Chesed and Tiphareth;The Four Fives, the Four Fours and the Four Sixes-respectively).

In the 4 of Wands, the wands are all touching the circle representing a completion and limitation of the original work. Within the wheel, we see 8 flames (4 doubled as Flames of electric and flames of Magnetic) which indicates a balance has been maintained by the Original Will without any need to go beyond this limited scope. Limitation is required to make form. However, once energy is held at an abeyance Divine Severity, that is Geburah instigates change and  entropy begins to take over, so completion will degrade into disorder as the second law of thermodynamics states.

The Qabalistic Thoth  Four of Wands refers to Chesed (Mercy) in the suit of Fire.This represents the manifestation of all active power below the Abyss.

The Will of the 2 of Wands, Dominion, has been transmitted through the Three of Wands-Virtue and has become a solid system, such as Order, Law and Government in the 4 of Wands.

The Ram headed wands, on the Thoth card, are sacred to Chesed, while the Dove is sacred to Venus. The Circle shows the completion of and limitation of the original work while the flames show the balance of the energy applied.


The B.O.T.A. Tarot-4 of Wands:

shows a completed square, made of the 4 wands, colored in the element of fire. That is all it refers to.
The Builders of the Adytum, require one to take their correspondence courses, in order to have definition of the small cards. However, Dr. Paul Foster Case, the founder of B.O.T.A., was a world renown Master Qabalist, therefore, the meanings of the Thoth 4 of Wands, applies here.






When the 4 of Wands is thrown during a reading, it speaks of:
  • Settlement, arrangements completed, Perfected work.
  • Since much energy went into establishing such work it also symbolizes a completion of a work within 3 weeks or 3 months, built up with trouble and labor.
  • It is also  rest after labor.
  • There is also a degree of subtlety, cleverness, and mirth in this card as the Aries Ram is involved.
  • Venus insures beauty, and success in completion.
  • Conclusions drawn from previous knowledge attribute to a healthy reasoning faculty.
  • Perfected work of a thing built up by troubled labor but rest after labor.
  • Being Chesed (Wisdom) in the sign of Fire, there is cleverness, subtlety, mirth and beauty as attributes of this card.
  • The querent is showing a high reasoning capacity by using conclusions based on experience.
  • It is the key to spiritual and holistic completion.
  • It suggests that the querent is experiencing the completion of something and experiencing the desire to begin something new. 
  • The Four of Wands also implies that ideas are firmly established and proved by their flourishing and it is time to move forward.
  • The querent is manifesting a new destiny by acting on a sense of direction, supplied by inner Self Knowledge that is forming a new identity. 
  • Here we see celebration and reward after laborious completion of an enterprise.
 
If ill dignified:
  • Sometimes insincere, not ready, unreliability, unsteady, through over anxiety. 
  • Can also mean hurried action.
  •  It behooves the reader of Tarot, to understand that this is a lot of power formed into work that will go no further---it is done.
Basically this card states that." Through struggle and diligent hard labor, goals have been achieved.......now new goals must be made. "

 
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