THE THOTH- 2 OF DISKS: Change & The Wild Wood Tarot-Two of Stones-Challenge:
[In some tarot cards Disks are called Pentacles.]
The Qabalistic-Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disks-CHANGE: represents a very important understanding of the motion of Conscious Energy
in building and maintaining life and the second law of thermodynamics
where "...everything proceeds from order to disorder". Change is the
constant that the keeps energy moving. Hence, The Thoth 2 of
Disks-Change, is representative of the dual
change of inner and outer self and/or cause and effect. Uroboros
(Oriental symbol of infinity), the snake that eats its own tail,
symbolizes the consistency of cyclic change, as organic matter eats
itself to stay alive. Although, on an individual scale, change is often
seemingly negative, it is however, the positive
Universal constant that keeps energy moving.
To make the motion of life changeless is impossible---for in the state of static control, life will always be the exception to the rule.
Therefore, return to Chaos
, is the universal mechanism of change!
The Thoth Tarot-2 of Disks-represents the Harmony of Change.
Now this may seem irrational to the survival mind, who thinks that
security is constant control of situations by enforced rule, in order to insure that they
don't change. But that is again the illusion of survival- thought that
powers our mortal coil. We are told to think that carbon in a
crystalline stasis, is the most valuable, or one of the most valuable
forms to be. We know this valuable state of carbon as a diamond. Funny
thing about diamonds...They don't live! As evolutionary forms of life,
diamonds fail to live and yet carbon atoms, the great atomic whores/companion, are the foundation of all
living things on earth and therefore, the most flexible atom in the universe! What is most valuable to Life (Spirit) is living carbon atoms that are malleable enough to change by the mechanism of the union of opposites... a mechanism that requires motion/change!
As a Spiritual Being of the Universal Collective Energy Unconscious
find this constant change very useful in developing intelligence
(Create--see entropy and correct it) as well as the foundation of
evolutionary being----i.e., adaptability! Most of us know the Yin Yang
symbol of Taoist origin, and it is shown in both loops of the figure
eight. The yellow color is the masculine Force
(electric) and the darker colors are the feminine form which is magnetic force. In the Qabalah the union of Force and Form
is the foundation of all being.
this card is Jupiter in the constellation of Capricorn. The benevolent
Planet Jupiter is not well placed in Capricorn, meaning that Jupiter's
good influence can only be exerted as an organizer. Therefore, in the Disks, Stones or Pentacles, the Feminine Creatrix, the Ocean of
Magnetic Force (Binah) and Male currents of electric force (Chokma)
are being organized into changing forms on/in the Material of Malkuth,
which is the Qabalistic Kingdom of Earth, and not all is benevolent.
Here, Fiery Chokma (wisdom) rules.
The Qabalistic Sephira-Chokmah- Wisdom is the governing factor of the four Twos and the Four Kings of Tarot
in the suit pertaining to Earth. This is the type of energy appropriate
to the 2, in its most fixed form. In the Tarot 2, is represented the Divine Twins,
or the Divine Androgyny
or even the concept of the Divine Hermaphrodite
(Hermes and Aphrodite ). We may see that the 2 of Disks is about how
Union of Electric (Male) and Magnetic (Female), combine to make a
living world out of One energy, but it is also about the Organic Living Organism that eats
itself to stay alive (organic matter). Therefore the Art of the Thoth Tarot, depicts the "serpent that
eats its own tail", and Chokmah---The Great Spirit Identity, and Binah, the Great Spirit Womb, in mutual
combination as Yin Yang.
- The Active Supernal Father, as Kether is the God the Observer who is inactive .
- The One, "I Will Be", Kether, became- Will to Force-Chokmah , combined with Binah the Will to Form, making the Divine Marriage of Will to Be and/or The Divine Creative.
- Dynamic outpouring Energy (Vital Force) that is as yet unorganized, will soon be organized in the Third Sephira-Chesed-Mercy,
- The Great Stimulation, 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 Universal Sex, is apply
and begun. The Mystery of Positive and Negative polarities, of Electric
and Magnetic Force, of "no-thing into Some-thing", usually called
"magic". Here is The Universal union of opposites that makes motion
possible, that is why Chokmah is known as the Great Stimulation .
As in most of these Thoth Tarot Cards, diligent and deep investigative study is recommended as layers of Knowledge go into the weaving of the image.The doctrine- that change is the support of stability,
is shown here in its most fixed form. The State of Conscious energy
behind all this Change/Stability is Jupiter in the Constellation of
Capricorn. These symbols are inharmonious and the good fortune of
Jupiter is somewhat paled. Hence, both Capricorn and Jupiter seem to
have little influence on this card. But if you study Crowley's [ Atu x]
Jupiter is shown as Himself the Wheel that emphasizes the idea of this
the Thoth 2 of
Disks-Change, illustrates 2 Pentacles of Yin Yang design, one above the other, spinning in
clock wise and counter clock wise motion. Both are symbols of Yin Yang
as shown in the Hsiang. Combined, they represent the harmonious
interplay of the Four Alchemical Elements.The dynamic energy of the
entire Universe is represented here and as you may see, these cards are
much more than pretty pictures.They are Mandala's, showing a "higher"
knowledge than is commonly rejected by lazy brains that fear effort as
discomfort. The knowledge of the 2 from 1, who became many will reveal why the
material world is so important to Spirit.
Besides being Oroboros, The figure eight
also a symbol of the Mobius Loop (this one is by the artist-Mary Almond), that represents balance and
adjustment in multidimensional stages. It is a balance of
two united circles, made out of 1 Circle of energy, twisting upon itself
to become 2. Which is an attempt to show in 2 dimensions, the spiral
cycle of multidimensional energy from one Infinite Source who becomes Male and female by twisting itself in spirals.
As stated, on the Thoth Card we have the Chinese yin/yang symbols, both horizontal and vertical.
- The horizontal yin/yang represents tangible changes that can realized in the external reality.
- The vertical yin/yang indicates internal change.
black and white serpent in the back ground represents that which is
knowable (white) and that which is unfamiliar (black) and indicates that
the unification of opposites is a change that expands and liberates our
awareness from the ignorance of the "good/bad" 2 dimensional world of
mankind, to the greater Awareness of Love.
- Change is also
elemental, as shown by the triangular shapes (within the "dots" of the
yin/yang symbols)which are the old alchemical symbols of the earth, air,
water and fire .
THE 2 OF DISKS-CHANGE is also known as the 2 of Pentacles, in traditional tarot art or the Two of Stones in the Wild Wood Tarot. Pentacle, Stone or Disk, 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.
The figure eight of the Magus, 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 the harmony of change.
The Wild Wood Tarot- Two of Stones,
chooses to use natural art to emphasize the uncertainty one experiences in changing situations.
we have a "boxing" match between to female hares, as they stand on 2 worn stones. Ripples of energy flow out between them as if they are manifesting their force.
In nature, female hares box each other for dominance in choosing mate and territory.
These two battling ladies, imply that when you begin drawing on your grounded energy to reach self-empowerment, a position may be challenged, or a struggle for control will be initiated by others.
Insecurity or fear of rejection often initiates many rivalries from peers or colleagues, when one begins to show some self authority. If one is able to pure in motives, true to self Virtue, they can hold their own when challenged.
To the individual hares, the situation seems precarious
and uncertain, something many individuals feel when unexpected change
is upon them; However, her skillful handling of movement may insure
WHEN THE 2 OF DISKS or TWO OF STONES, are thrown during a divination they signify:
- 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.
- There will be opportunities in the next 2 weeks or 2 months, to
make stable and secure external changes in your life that will expand
and liberate you from the past stasis in you life.
- It is
time to make more expansive, balanced and stable changes in your
relationships with Capricorn people--December 21-January 21.
- Time to choose a physical path by affirming and nurturing a new form of financial, material or inner stability.
- This card states, that opposites are illusions and that all things are ultimately the same thing.
change, the harmony of change, alternating gain and loss, weakness and
strength, wandering, and discontented with any fixed condition of
- It is the Union of opposites and is shown by being
now elated, now melancholy, industrious, yet unreliable, fortunate in
prudent management, yet sometimes unaccountably foolish.
- Alternately talkative and suspicious.
- Kind, yet wavering and inconstant.
list is a long one for the Union of Opposites, is what powers the
Spinning of the Universal Wheel. A perfect balance is never sought in
the Material Universe, as it would become a great solid Diamond...That
would be solid without the movement of time/space-electric -magnetic
etc. Life cannot make diamonds live. The Alive must be flexible---a
state of imbalance that continually moves forward---much like a child
who learns to walk by placing one foot before the other, to avoid
- Cause and Effect, demand imbalance to exist. The
Two of Disks reminds us that we are not seeking perfection---Perfection
has realized Itself and built us a little less than perfect, so that we
can be impeccable (the action of always being true to yourself, also
known as Virtue) in our motion, without reaching a state of Perfection
that would freeze all Motion. Life depends on imbalance--constant change
to even exist. It's OK to be you...impeccably changing.
- A transformation in the physical world is upon them in two weeks or two months time.
- This is Cause and Effect and/ or the Law of Attraction, where what we think of the most is formed in the atoms around us as a living observation and/or life style.
Physics, it is known that observation changes the observed and most of
us know that by observing a thought through the Emotions
(energy-in-motion) of love or fear will change that thought's action
from benevolent on one hand or malevolent on the other.
is everything to a Conscious Energy Being---which we all know as
Spirit. Life is but a perspective of Self-Awareness!
- The two of
Disks is also about the ability to juggle or balance more than one
project at a time and or two or more situations at once time.
- It is Adaptability, Mobility, Change, Travel and Play.
the mental aspects attributed to Female (unconscious) and the Male
(consciousness), in all of us are balanced, we know Life as Playful
Creativity and enjoy the challenges of entropy. Where as if they are at
odds, life becomes a serious struggle where chaos eventually wins.
message here may be that it is better to allow chaos and then reorder
it in a new way to be, knowing full well that you can and always have
done so as Spirit. Again--- Know Thyself! You are originally Spirit---a
powerful Observer who is a combination of "Will to Force" and "Will to
Form",known as Will-to-Be! From Non- being, you have always created
being! This is your inheritance, from Chokma and Binah. "To Be" which is
never stasis and always re-observing and evolving itself! This state of
self-reevaluation is Transformation.
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