The Earth Element Pentacles, is Disks in the Thoth Tarot.
The Witches Tarot, much like traditional Tarot shows the Ace of Pentacles , in a golden design, suspended in a golden sky.
Honey suckle vines grow around the Pentacle; honey suckle is a tenacious blooming vine, that is associated with Earth and the Planet Jupiter. This herb, is often used in prosperity and good luck spells as the blooming honey suckle flower is associated with new-sweet opportunities. Hence, this Ace of Pentacles, besides wealth, and positive gain, also symbolizes the positive and current manifestation of your magic upon earth.
The Primary meaning of this card seems to be the path of prosperity and spiritual blessing bestowed in the material world.
As mentioned in many past blogs, Kether, the Intelligence applied to the Aces, is symbolized as the Point, The Crown and the Swastika, and we know that the point implies completeness unto itself, without dimension or external definition.
The Point, is also attributed to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other numbers.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point that emphasizes self contained motion. Hence, Crowley's interpretation of Disks. For the centrifugal spin, is the stability of the Disks flight to target. It is a well known fact that atoms spin, that the stability of earth in her orbit is caused by her spins. Hence, for the element of atoms, it makes greater sense to have disks, rather than pentagrams.
To reiterate, the Four Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation, that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
The Ace of Disks:
Represents the influence of Kether, Eheieh, a Hebrew word that means "I Will Be " which is "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materialize light, but not necessarily good or evil in itself, nor is it necessarily wealth.
The Thoth card is illustrated in the Green of Spring, new growth, and the Aeon of Isis, the mother of form who is normally shown as emerald green, but in the Ace of Disks the Aeon is shown in spring green after the Resurrection of Osiris as Horus; Horus being the New Aeon. The Wings represent the Four Archangels whose powers balance each other and create stability. The six wings also represent the number of the Sun and the implied union of Earth and Sun that creates the Alive.
As we know atoms to swirl, and planets to revolve, we know that matter is a swirling motion and not a static one at all. Thus the card implies swirls and movement within a stable image. or as Zoroaster Stated:,"...rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud."
The Greek words for " to the mark the beast" appear in the center of this card. The number 666 also shows in this western magic card. This all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest intelligent form.
The God-Mind, which is the meaning of the word-Human*, has changed and elevated the intelligence of mammal by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation, combining the Animal DNA with that of "the angels that fell to Earth". Therefore, the human body is a G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work across the galaxy; In Qabalistic philosophy, "The Great Work", is that which brings the above and the below into perfect union. Thus the Beast is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas the Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of Family Status, and as an inheritor of the "Son/Sun of God" and/or "god mind". I don't presume to question The Creative in this, I just exalt in my inheritance. Doing my best to be the "As above,so below". The reason I used the comparison Son/Sun is that in the ancient past, the Sun of God, was used long before it became "the Son of God", in the Patriarch's revisionism of the Greek "Zeus Christos". This title denoted an intelligence that is both bright, warm and fertile.
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The Husband) ,"The prince-priest the Beast"< [Liber Al. I.15.]. Thus, the stylized Phallus is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,") again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of reflected light. Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this authors suggestion.
*Human, is word comprised of the Mandarin Chinese word-Hu, meaning god and the Hindu word-Manas, meaning Mind.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
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