The Thoth Tarot,10 of Disks-Wealth:
Prosperity, wealth, success in the world of finances and physical health.
Properties of the number 10 Symbolism in numerology and gematria.
The Astrological sign for the Tarot 10 of Disks, is Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the representative planet for communication and organizational skills. Virgo is the sign of prosperity and abundance manifested in a tangible way, as in "paying attention to the details". The Thoth 10 of Disks card indicates that allTen of your conscious states of energy (The Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life) contribute to a balanced flow of healing, communication, and organizational skills all accumulating to active function on the physical plane.
Your Spirit and body are manifesting abundance as ten transformed states of both subtle and objective Being. Obviously this is a card of prosperity and also obviously, it will change, but for now eat, drink and be merry; celebrate your accomplishment, for you are Truly Whole, when all of the Sephiroth of the One, are made manifest!
One should also understand that stable Wealth becomes flowing prosperity when we spend it, as our wealth prospers others and thus ourselves, which is also a form of communication.
To reiterate, the Sephiroth, MALKUTH is Earth, that is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah. It is the lone Sephira of this World. In the other Worlds of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are Three Sephiroth composing a Triangle, but Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other States of Energy Conscious.In other words, the Divine Creative has reached its goal; from the "I Will Be" of Kether, to the "I AM ME" of Malkuth.
Assiah is the only Sensual Activity, of Creation. Now this may seem otherwise to the Initiate who sensually experiences the "Inner Worlds" of the Tree of Life, as they often forget, that they are still "attached" to a Sensual body, and thus feel the Conscious experiences. But to travel the other Sephiroth without a body, is to feel nothing at all! What one may not remember, there is only One Sense to Consciousness, and that is the sense of "I" sight, and all the "Five Senses" of the mundane body, are just Transformations of that One Sense of "I". That can be seen in the number 10 for there is only a 1 here, as 0, is nothing at all. The senses of the body are also the only way to know of "other", for they surround us in a senses of separation, so that What is All I, can now be I AM Me; a very necessary separation of identity from which to learn discernment.
What one often fails to understand when viewing all the individual ways a mind is being presented, that there is only One Mind, The Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, and each of us is a unique perspective of Being-Me, as "self Awareness"presented by that Mind. This Wealth of Self-Perspectives, can cause us to "not see the forest through the trees", thereby losing the joy of observing such wealth to fear of being lost among the "many" different ways to be "me". This fear of many, is merely reaction to fear of rejection, a very mortal fear of the social animal. Spirit, is Action not Reaction, and knows that the fact that something is created, is because it is supposed to be.
To those who practice the Mysteries, there are considerably more senses "felt" than five, some say, as many as ten (Tantra states there are 33), but describing everyone of these sensual states is not for this single blog to describe, so if you are interested in a greater Wealth of Sensuality, start your journey up the Tree while you still support a physical body. What many students of Qabalah don't know, or fear to realize, is that Qabalah is Tantra, and requires Spiral energy (Spirit), Mind and body union.
Traditional explanation of Tantra. (from Wikipedia)
The Tantric tradition offers various definitions of tantra. One comes from the Kāmikā-tantra:
A second, very similar to the first, comes from Swami Satyananda.
A third comes from the 10th-century Tantric scholar Rāmakaṇṭha, who belonged to the dualist school Śaiva Siddhānta:
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar describes a tantric individual and a tantric cult:
The Thoth Deck TEN OF DISKS, is also called the Ten of Pentacles or Ten of Coins, in other decks. However, Crowley wished to show the stable motion that is required in a "Solid" world of spinning atoms, i.e. the centrifugal force of a Spinning of a Disk. All things seem solid in the Kingdom of Malkuth because of the Stability of a Discus/Atom in its spin. I find this to be a brilliant insight (of which he had many, as only those who take risks can) and agree with his philosophy. For as quantum physics has proven, atoms are mostly space, no-thing, (about 99% space) and what is "solid" are particles of negative (she) or positive (he) polarity spinning about each other in "forceful attractions".
Hence, the spiral "E-Motion" of our inner-conscious subtle-self (no-thing or I AM) that balances our "Crystalline" outer Self (Me); our life motion. Our Mental/emotional perspectives cast our body forward or backward as a disk is cast in an Olympic game. It takes dedicated practice to cast our body/disk towards it's intended life-target. In magical practice this "hitting the mark" is calledImpeccability. Such accuracy requires a soul to manifest many bodies, before it hits the mark! That mark being the expansion and liberation of Life (Tantra) .
THE TEN OF DISKS, is Qabalistically called the Lord of Wealth and is Mercury in Virgo. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah.
Again, this is MALKUTH in ASSIAH which is the influence of Malkuth in the Material world.
The Astrologers assign Mercury the God of commerce, as the ruler of the sign Virgo. Thus this placement is often called an embarras de richesses, as material gain here is so vast, that it often loses importance.
Some Souls have gained so much objective wealth in perspective-discernment, that they can manifest more than one "identity" at a time, and often bring these identities together, to expand and liberate the imposed limits of each.
As an impeccable Qabalist knows, each new manifested individual Personality is a Fractal made of past personalities, that reside as "memory" in the Soul (point of creative consciousness in the Divine Unconscious). Therefore, after many life-times, where the Psyche/Soul has experienced the entire Zodiac of personality construction, it can choose to make more than one "Identity Fractal" at one point in time. This may be where the concept "soul mate" comes from.
As energy that is Spiral (Spirit), we are "everywhere and no where" at the very moment of "I", a kind of diffusion into the eternity of the Divine Collective Unconscious. But with a "God-Mind" body (Hu-Man) I am the ability to focus on one "moment" in the Time Space continuum, as "Myself", giving me not only the "sense of presence" but the ability to discriminate my motion! In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to move by perspective and or Self-Definition. I am a Soul, a whirlpool of conscious, in the Ocean of Unconscious! This Rocks! I find it very fulfilling to be able to have a "sense of presence", and move about intimately, hence, sensually forming reality to my Self Awareness. To be able to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, a Wealth, that mere Ideas, do not receive in the vast Mind of God...until now!
In-Tarot, the number 10 represents the final issue or manifestation of the Energy. Solidification is final, the force is completely expended and results in the end of a thing or death. This is the natural degradation of Time, making change a necessity to continued progress.
The Celestia rule of the Thoth Tarot card, is Mercury in Virgo, implying that the accumulated wealth is inert substance and must be kept in motion by investment or purchase, rather than accumulation. This futility of material gain is shown by the arrangement of the Disk/Coins on the Tree of Life, where as the smaller 9 coins end at the larger Tenth coin, representing accumulation.
All the disks are inscribed with various Mercurial symbols, with Hod (8th Sephira-Splendor) being the exception as its inscription is that of the cipher of the Sun.This indicates that the only possible release from the impasse produced by the exhausted elemental forces, is the Solar Will of the Father. This fiery will, animates all things and will vibrate all impasses apart.Thus in the case of Hod, Mercury becomes the Logos, the Word (First Vibration), the Will and the Wisdom. The Arcana of the Eternal Son and Virgo the Virgin, is implied in every way in this cipher of the Sun.
When it comes to the whole card of the Ten of Disks, it is a hieroglyph of the cycle of regeneration. The mundane implications here are that accumulation of Wealth can only progress through willful reinvestment into objects.
The magical implications of this card go deeply into the Mysteries of the Fiery Lingam and the Water-Yoni, the descending female triangle to the ascending male triangle and the magic that comes from uniting the Macrocosm with the Microcosm, producing True Wisdom and Happiness.
The Barbara Walker Tarot- 10 of Pentacles: Protection, relatescard to the sign of "Mother's Protection"; the Pentacle.
Because of its "gate-less" one continual line construction, the pentacle was likened to the uncut thread of the Fate-Goddess, as a cut line meant death. Hence, magic charms to extend life and therefore prevent death, were appeals to the Moiraior Fates who were three sister deities, incarnations of destiny and life. Their names were Clotho, the one who spins the thread of life; Lachesis, she who draws the lots and determines how long one lives, by measuring the thread of life; and Atropos, the inevitable, she who chose how someone dies by cutting the thread of life with her shears. Hence, the pentacles sign, was an appeal to Atropos, to belay her shears.
In the Homeric story of Odysseus, his alleged wife Penelope, played the part of Atropos, preserving his wandering life, by continuously weaving. Being clever, Homer named Odysseus "wife", Penelope, which is a title often given to the Fate Goddess: "She whose eye is behind the web." Before Hellenic mythographers revised Penelope into a faithful wife who fended off her suitors, by never finishing her weaving, as she unraveling it every night, and therefore persevering Odysseus's charmed life; In the older stories, She was actually the orgiastic Goddess (Babylon of Crowley fame). She lay with all her suitors in turn. She then married Hermes and gave birth to the Horned God-Pan.
The Red thread, as shown on the B.W. 10 of Pentacles, represented the mother-given blood bond. Hence, the red thread represented a soul connected to past and future through maternal heart's blood.
The popular gypsy charm, known as "measuring the pentacle" where the client was made to stand in the attitude of the Adam Khadmond and/or Microcosmic Man, with feet spread wide apart, and arms extended. The healer would then stretch a red thread from each foot to the opposite hand, from each foot to head, across the arms, forming a pentacle. Omens for the course or cure of disease, where found in the measuring of various sections of the continuous thread. Where upon, the thread was removed and burned while the client inhaled the smoke or drank the water or wine that contained the ashes.[Gifford, 87-88]
No greater wealth has any person, than life itself.
Suffice it to say, that when the 10 of Disks/Pentacles card is thrown, the querent is experiencing:
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It's time we realize that we are the "Sacred Place" in Time Space! We, as Spiral Entity (Spirits) have inherited the Earth, not because we are bad or Lustful, thereby meriting the "suffering' brought on by physical senses as a punishment (The Lust of Goddess/God built us after all!). Rather, We are the accumulated Wealth of Self Image-Creation--made alive and sensual in order to discern thought through sensual means within the One Mind. The Divine Creative's Self Experience (Self Awareness) built us as a Solution- not a problem! We solve the problem of how to focus intense energy (motion) to a point in time space, to nullify entropy and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct ideas right at the time and place of "seeing/sensing an error"! We Rock Dudes and Dudesses! I Am the Image maker "ME", who can recreate image by using my "Child of God" union card, I-Magi-Nation number "10"! I AM ME is our individual name of inheritance!
For those who don't know, 10 is 1+0=1, in Qabalistic gematria (numerology) which simply means The First Sephira -that is Kether, is The Above Ocean of Unconscious, that we bring to The Below, the tip of the Whirlpool that is individual consciousness! In other words, we don't have a goal, we are the Goal! Thus, we are "Lust without the Need of result"! Lust being the Divine Frenzy, that is the rhythmic vibration in all things! Like I said, "We Rock"! We, each alone, are a Tree of Life of Ten dimension and each dimension has 10 Trees! Like I said, we are Fractals!
THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot of the Hermetic Qabalah- TEN OF DISKS-WEALTH.
To an astrologer, this card represents Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the old "God of Commerce" and when He rules in Virgo (an earth sign) material gain becomes so vast it may lose its importance.
A practitioner of the Qaballah would know the Ten of Disks as Malkuth (Kingdom) in Assiah (Material World) which would represent an embarrassment of riches.
The divinatory meaning is physical prosperity, abundance and material success.
Therefore this Hermetic Tarot card suggests a complete wealth, which includes financial security and firm foundations for home and family. Also suggesting that property has been or is being acquired for the founding of new generations or traditions.
There is nothing "Higher Consciousness" about this card, as the Swiftness of Mercury, is set about gathering material gain in a total focus and all is at the very pinnacle of objective physical success. This cleverness in mind for prosperous activity in money matters, can lead to a certain dullness of mind, a slothfulness brought on by feeling totally secure and a resistance to take risks.
When thrown during a divination, this card suggests:
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When the Ten of Disks is thrown during a reading:
If Ill defined:
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When this card is thrown, it suggests that: