The Tarot of Eli:
The Thoth Tarot-Key 10- FORTUNE & The Witches Tarot-Key 10- THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR:
In the Hermetic Qabalah, Key 10- cards are called the Path of Caph
) and runs from Chesed (Mercy) to Netzach (Victory) on the Tree of Life. This path is on the side of the Tree of Life called The Pillar of Mercy
, and connects the Personality to the Higher Self (all Serphiroth above Tiphareth are in the Higher Self).
The Path of Kaph,
has a mediating function as the planet Jupiter is assigned to this
Path. Jupiter, is also said to govern the flow of blood, thus
reinforcing the mediating function of Kaph.
The Hebrew letter Kaph or Caph, is a "double letter", meaning that it is a union of opposites; riches and poverty,
which are the natural fluctuations of Jupiter's forces on this path.
Since this Path is one of the "Gateways to the Soul", the riches and poverty here are of the Psyche itself.
The single meaning of Caph
(Kaph) is fist, and refers to a completion of an activity, such as, the closing of a circle or grasping comprehension.
is a cycle, albeit a closed one, the Wheel of Fortune is considered a
flow of Karma, which is a state of "you get what you put out". The Wheel
is an important symbol of the Mysteries, besides that of a Native American prayer wheel or the Witches Wheel of the Year,as shown on the Witches Tarot- key 10,
it is also the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
is not a roulette wheel
of chance and accidents, for in Qaballah, it is
known that we are solely responsible for our own destinies which the
words "freedom of choice" imply. The Wheel of Fortune supplies us with
what we earn, which can be pleasant or unpleasant, as the words freedom
of choice imply; for Free Doom, the Anglo Saxon root of the English
Freedom, states, "I choose my own death".
The interchange of opposites
is what makes the wheel Spin, in this case, we have, the
Feminine-Geburah- Severity, and the masculine Chesed- Mercy,
interchanging their forces and form. This interchange of opposites, is
shown by the Ten Spokes on the Thoth Tarot key 10-card, symbolizing the Ten
Sephiroth on the Tree of Life which is a continuity of Force and Form,
In his work, The Thirty TwoPaths of Wisdom,
Dr. Paul Foster Case calls the Path of Caph or Kaph,
the Intelligence of Conciliation
would best be seen as a gyroscope, two wheels interlocking within each
other, spinning in opposite directions, for this card represents the
mediation of activity between rotating and/or moving opposites. The
sense being that there is a cyclic and rhythmic motion of activity, as
well as, cause and effect.
What is interesting here, is that on the Thoth Tarot Card,
the Sphinx is seen as the stabilizing element in the midst of change
and is positioned on top of the Wheel.
The ancient Egyptians
Sphinx image as the Pharaoh, usually vanquishing his enemies, with lion
like power. Later on the Greeks, modified the Sphinx by illustrating it
as a women on a male lion's body. Thus, the Sphinx came to represent
the union of mankind, with the raw power of the animal kingdom, and a
balance of male (electric) and female (magnetic) in the same form and
therefore, the Soul/Psyche of the individual. Again the union of
opposites, is the birth place of all Power.
The Qabalistic concept of the Sphinx
is that it is the Synthesis of all Elemental Forces
much like the Pentagram symbol of Man, where the Spirit is the Fifth
element above and added to the four elements of the animal kingdom. In
fact, among the documents of the Enochian Mysteries of the Golden Dawn,
the Sphinx has four forms, that of a Bull, Eagle, Man and Lion. These
four faces are also describe by Ezekiel in the Biblical interpretation
of his vision. The Wheel of Fortune,
is the glyph of perpetual motion
where the flying Eagle balances the Man; the roaring Lion counterpoises
the laborious Bull.
Great fortune in
is attributed to the Planet Jupiter and the Thoth Deck Card of
Fortune is Jupiter's card. Interestingly, the Hebrew letter correspondence is Kaph
the palm is part of the fist and the hand is how fortune is read by palmists. The
planet Jupiter, is not just considered good fortune, rather he is
also the incalculable factor of luck. Therefore, the Tarot- Key
10-, is often referred to as "The karmic wheel of Life".
Representing the Universe
in its constant state of change, the Thoth card of Fortune shows a background
of distorted stars, as would be seen from a spinning platform. Some are
light, some are dark, all are united in balance, issuing lightnings
that blaze through the firmament in blue and violate plumes. Suspended
in the midst of this churning, swirling mass, is a ten spoked wheel
(representing the 10 Sephiroth of the Tree of Life) and the sphere of
Malkuth (Kingdom), indicating governance of physical affairs.
The images of the Three Forms of Energy
that govern the movement of phenomena, are the Sworded Sphinx,
Hermanubis, and Typhon. Representing the four Kerubs, the Sphinx is a
composite of, the bull, the lion, the eagle and the man which also
correspond to the four magic virtues of, To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent. The four alchemical elements, summed with a fifth, called Spirit, form the pentagram.
Alchemy, the Sphinx represents the element sulfur and is temporarily
exalted at the top of the Wheel. Held in her paws is a roman short
sword. The simian element dominates in the god Hermanubis, seen
here climbing up the left side of the Wheel. Even though he is a
composite god, in this instance, he represents the alchemical Mercury.
In Egyptian Qabalah,
the God Typhon, who is the crocodile
headed beast on the right side of the wheel, represented in the
primitive world, volcanoes and horrifying winds and also represents the
element of Salt.
In Mythology, Typhon angered Zeus who blasted him with
lightning bolts, thus making Typhon the father of hot and poisonous
winds who also begets Harpies. One would think that interpretation ends
there, but in truth, lightning which destroys, also begets, leading us
to understand the Unity of Supreme attainment and the delight of
reconstruction from destruction. This could also be understood as the
logic of Karma.
It behooves us to understand, that no
matter how dense and dull a phenomena maybe, a time will come when it
must stir. The end and reward for our efforts may become lucid quietude
but in the Universe, that pause soon degrades into the original entropy
and/or original inertia. Thus, the correction is changing the motion of
comfortable atoms, so that carbon atoms of the living do not become
carbon atoms of entropy, id est, diamonds.
All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imagination.
- Ruth Ross, Prospering Woman
The Fortune or The Wheel of The Year, card is key X
(Roman Numeral 10) in the Tarot Deck. This card represents the
universal principle of abundance, liberation, expansion and prosperity.
As stated: In astrological terms
this is Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity, and abundance. Hence
this symbol reminds us that Divinity is the source of all fortune and as
inheritors of this unlimited substance we have to accept our positions
as Sons and Daughters of the Divine Creative. This awakens ourselves to the
possibilities that Psyche can turn our lives in more positive liberating and
Let us open our minds with welcome by saying:
I am a prosperous individual.
I Am the abundance that created me.
I enjoy manifesting internal abundance externally!
the North, South, East and West, fortune flows to me in every way that
The Witches Tarot- Key 10- The Wheel of the Year,
represents the eight sabbats (eight spoked solar wheel) and the 4 seasons cycle. With the Silver pentagram of the Moon, and the Golden Solar wheel, depicts the interplay of both the "she and he" of the Divine creative. The 4 seasons are each represented in the language of plants: The Earth Element is represented as the pentacle, the winter solstice as holly, the classic Yuletide plant. In western ritual magic, holly is used for protection and good luck.
Associated with the element of air, on the lower right, we see cherry blossoms and a sword.The classic use of cherry blossoms, was to signify chivalry and nobility.
Lower left, we see green and vibrant Oak leaves and flowering Hawthorn wand. Here the season of summer, is well represented as the element of Fire. Traditionally, the mid-summer Oak represented health, wisdom, virtue and long life.
Since the cups suit is aligned with autumn, on the upper right of this handsome card are displayed, the colorful maple leaves of autumn, along with acorns of the autumn oak and a silver cup; all linked with the element of water. Maple leaves, signified elegance, beauty and energy. The acorns, represented prosperity and wisdom which are the characteristics associated with Jupiter.
image, scent, and minerals, is always a form of ritual magic. To enhance
fortune by weaving together the many frequencies of energy around, in
and through us, I suggest one works with the Correspondences and uses
the above declaration.
Correspondences (Thoth Tarot): Key 10-Fortune & key 14-Art (Temperance with other tarot-decks).
- In the Thoth Tarot, the traditional Temperance card is called Art and represents the art of Alchemy and/or the combining of opposites to create balance.
- The astrological sign: Art --Sagittarius
- Astrological Planet:
- The astrological form of Art: I perceive.
- The astrological motion of Fortune: I seek.
: Art (Temperance)- Raido,
communication, union, reunion, and journeys; means "to read, to interpret."
- Rune-stones: Fortune- Inguz, completion, release, and sharing; the hero.
- Primary Colors: Blue; (secondary colors, royal blue, deep blue, bright blue, powder blue, sky blue)
Throat Chakra (5th Chakra) governing expression, communication,
creativity, mantras, media, inspiration, self-expression, speech,
sound, devotion, spiritual expression, faith, religious inspiration.
- Stones and minerals: Sapphire, sodalite, lapis lazuli, bornite (peacock copper), abalone, blue fluorites, and chalcedonies.
- Musical notes: Art- G#. Wheel of Fortune-A#
- Hebrew Qaballah letters: Art- Simple letter--Anger. Wheel of Fortune-Double letter-Riches-Poverty
- Path for Art: Samekh, The Intelligence of Probation.
- The Path of Fortune- Kaph, The Intelligence of Conciliation.
- Symbol of Meaning: Art-Prop. Wheel of Fortune- Fist
- Plant essences: Art- Hyssop, Bergamot, Angelica
- Wheel of Fortune: Cedar, Nutmeg, Clove.
(psychic frequency of energy) produced by skrying both cards with their
assembled paraphernalia : Telepathy which is the ability to
communicate across time/space without the uses of the mundane five
senses. Also preque vu, the feeling of sensing something which has not yet happened, but will. The opposite of deja vu .
In the Thoth Art card
Spirit that is Female polarity of energy(magnetic) and That is Male
polarity of energy (electric) are combined as Androgyny, who is our Holy
Guardian Angel. According to C G. Jung, spirit appears female to males
and male to females. Here we have Spirit as the Alchemist, the
Homeopath, pouring the liquid of life from the silver urn into the
golden urn, never losing a drop of life in the transformation from life
to death, i.e. the transition of soul to its spirit.
Fortune is shown as the Karmic wheel of life
. Fortune comes from the Latin fortuna,
meaning, chance, fate, luck and destiny. The word Wheel comes from the Greek kyklos,
meaning cycle and wheel. All life is shaped of a spiral (spirit means
"spiral entity") which modern scientists have now confirmed. The Wheel
of Fortune is from November 22nd to December 20th, and the Northern
peoples of Europe celebrated a holiday in December called Yule,
in honor of cycles, circles, and spirals of life. Yule comes from the Gaelic gule
, meaning Wheel.
the loom of the Wheel of the Year, awaits the skilled hand of the unseen weaver,(in Greek
mythology this would be the fate named
complete the design and/or pattern of possibilities and potential that
constitutes fate and chance. This fated chance is known in Latin as
In pagan tradition, the wheel has represented the cycles of eternal law and evolution that all creatures live by.
When the Key 10- card is thrown, the querent shall experience or is experiencing:
- Good fortune and happiness, but within bounds.
- Sometimes they will be or have been, experiencing a form of intoxication with success, which is due to change.
the next 10 weeks or 10 months, the querent will experience the
opportunity for prosperity, abundance and good fortune; a kind of
- The manifestation of something anticipated.
According to the dignity of the accompanying cards, this is fate at work,
where the querent must await the outcome of events set into motion and
there is nothing more to do but to wait and observe how the universal
- There is unity in Diversity so seemingly
opposite and unrelated elements are coming together creating a complete
surprise in unity. This unseen summation, is what we often call "fate",
because we were unable to see the outcome of our actions.
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