Qabalistic Tarot Card comparisons of Thoth Tarot and other Tarot decks.
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The Tarot of Eli
The 6th Sephiroth-Tiphareth is The Central Sun of our conscious energy expression into incarnation. Tiphareth is called -Beauty, and is as high as our Personal Conscious can go up the Tree. This state of Consciousness is known in the Mysteries, as the Christ, or Buddha consciousness and it brings the body into a "higher" state of vibratory life force that we know as "unconditional Love”, fwhile also changing the physiology. However, only through diligent meditative techniques and ritual divination is this conscious state possible to physically experience. The Prince of Disks (Also called the Prince or Knight of Pentacles, in other Tarot Decks), is the Prince of the Chariot of Earth. Prince and Emperor of the Gnomes who is attributed to the last Decan of Aries and the first two Decan of Taurus.
This Prince of Disks or Knight of Pentacles is the Air of Earth and/ or Specific Air of Primal Earth. The Chariot of the Prince of Disks is pulled by the Bull of Taurus, demonstrating this attribute. The constellation Taurus is also acknowledged in the Night Sun Tarot-Knight as horns on his head ware and shoulders. These horns and the great fertility of plant life around him also link him to the "Bull of Earth" fertility.
Being Air of Earth, the Prince is Intelligible Earth, as Air is Mind. Thus he brings incredible energy to physical matters. Such intelligent Earth, is the instinctual mind that shows its incredible focus on building, as in bees, ants, etc. The Night Sun Tarot depicts this attribute of Air as a yellow glow in the back ground. Yellow is the color to the Air element.
Because the Prince of Disks and Knight of Pentacles is so active, his armor is light and unrestrictive. On his head is the Bull helmet an animal sacred to the earth. The disk in the hand of the Thoth Prince, is an orb resembling a globe, around the neck of the Knight of Pentacles, is a pentacle. The Thoth Prince of Disks orb is marked in agricultural mathematical symbols. The orbed scepter that is surmounted by a cross is a symbol of the Great Work accomplished. The Great Work being manifesting the Higher States of Conscious Energy, in the lower states of consciousness below, on earth; by physical focus and attention to work. What many of us don't understand that if you empty your brain of random thoughts, while only focusing on the task at hand, you are meditating! Even a daily commute in your car, with radio off, and doing nothing but "hands on the wheel" driving, while paying absolute attention to traffic, is a meditation! The Prince of Disks intelligence knows that multi-tasking, is just another way to do nothing well.
The Prince of Disks or Pentacles, is the Green Man force of Celtic mysteries, whose job it is to bring forth, from the Earthly element, that Vegetation, which is the sustenance of Spirit itself. The Mother Earth makes the form, he enlivens it and enforces the design.
The Character of the Prince of Disks, is methodical, competent, ingenious, enduring, trustworthy, cautious, and imperturbable. All the qualities of a very capable manger and a steadfast preserving worker. Very good at horticulture and hard, patient work.
This Prince of Mind and Earth, is ingenious as he constantly seeks new ways of using common things. Always adapting the circumstance to his slow and methodical purpose. This is to say, that his plans are well thought out. His emotions are subdued, thus he may appear insensitive and maybe even dull and slow of wit. But this is because of misinterpretation of his mental activity of which he won't devote to ideas that he understands to be beyond his expertise. Simply, the reaction of others to this stalwart character, depends entirely on their temperament and not his.
Let's expand upon the Knight/Prince further: The Prince of Disks/Knight of Pentacles represents the airy part of Earth (Air is Consciousness) and thus He is the intelligible part of Earth. He rules the zodiac from the 21st degree of Aries to the 20th degree of Taurus, thus we have the ox pulling the chariot, on the Thoth Card, as the "sacred animal of Earth". The Prince of Disks is wearing a helm crowned with the Bull of Taurus. In his left hand is the Globe of Earth with geometric symbols implying agriculture (which is an invention of Binah-the Great Mother represented by the Queen of Disks) and in his right hand is the orb- scepter adorned with the equal armed cross (Earth-Air-Water-Fire) a symbol of the Great Work (Life) accomplished. He is the stable but active force of the "Green man" as he brings forth from the Earth, vegetation which is the substance that Spirit enlivens. He is barely clothed because we have a "pan-force" here who is both fertile and lustful...like a bull. He is Earth's Husband which in the Anglo-Saxon, means 'keeper of her property". He is a Care-taker of Her Forms whom can also be called a shepard.
This Personality is one of great energy brought onto practical matters.
- He is energetic, enduring, steadfast, a capable manager, and tireless worker.
- His many qualities are shown in a character that is competent, ingenious, thoughtful, cautious, trustworthy, and imperturbable.
- On a consistent basis, he invents new uses for common things and adapts his circumstances to his purpose in a slow deliberate, well thought out manner.
- Thus, some may think him slow and stupid, to their peril, for he is almost totally lacking in emotion and is somewhat insensitive but is very clever.
- Most often, he makes no effort to delve into ideas he believes are beyond his scope, and may find the more "esoteric" types aggravating.
- The Prince of Disks personality is slow to anger, but once he is angered---you have an implacable charging bull to contend with and physically this person can be quite "bull-like".
- It is almost impossible to differentiate between "Well dignified" or "ill dignified" characteristics of this Card. Suffice it to say, that if "ill dignified" (surrounded by Lower emotional cards) that the quality and quantity of his character is somewhat degraded. To the point of being duller, slower, and even less empathetic.
This man's personality is often referred to in the common vernacular as "the salt of the Earth" because his character is so trustworthy. And like all "slow quiet types" is easy to get along with...but terrible in anger. He is a force of Nature, that should be respected and loved in all of us and a very necessary "power of the body" needed by Spiritual-Life itself. The Power of Spirit must be aligned with the Power of the Body----to become a "Holy Spirit"...for those Souls who malign the body, proclaiming its nature as evil, are doomed to failure in the Great Work. Life obviously adores the Body and we are a Spiral Energy Expression of Life (Spirit and Spiral come from the same Greek root word Spiro). It's okay to adore your body---as long as you know that all bodies "are another way to be you" and that the purpose of Spirit is to make bodies live! Each and every one of us, exists for the Universal Divine Collective. Hence, we all belong to each other.
When the Prince of Disk or Knight of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, depending on the position and the surrounding cards, implies:
• Issues of physical activity. Such as, body building, muscle tone, sports, and a steel like resolve to move through issues and remove blocks.
• The querent or person important to them, is in a kind of Moving meditation, a focus on the material world, experiencing personal balance and productivity.
• Becoming or is a builder who works steady towards their goals and being singularly focused on establishing security.
• The querent, or important person, is both kind and trustworthy and will complete a long and laborious task, "come hell or high water".
• There is suggested a Mastery here, of change and harvest procured by knowledge and productivity.
When ill defined:
- One whose character is that of slowness, and seemingly dull witted.
- Untrustworthy in material matters.
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The Tarot of Eli
As stated before, Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is the "will to form" and is a force that is imposed on the Pure Fiery Energy of Chokmah-the 2nd Sephiroth-Wisdom. She is known as Understanding, for an idea, once understood, becomes information and then can be molded/measured into manifestation.
Again, these are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings" that are parts of the Divine Collective Unconscious, meaning the deep Imagination, where images are forms of ideas. Images are the only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind. It is no use trying to realize what was before Mind. Because you have to use the mind to realize. We just call it the "No Thing". Tarot is one of the Image languages that has evolved over time to help one understand the evolutionary structure of Self.
Binah is the Great Mother Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, in the upper part called the Supernal Triangle, she is the essence of Womb, and I often call this state of Mind a "Womb with a View", because she conceives by understanding.She is the foundation of the Trinity Goddess of Maid, Mother and Crone.
The Queens all represent the Water in each suit. Water being Consciousness and emotion. They are enthroned in the Element of Consciousness and as emotion, make it bring forth the Force of the King, by realization and understanding of that which develops that force. As consciousness does to emotionally charged idea.
The Queen of Disks, often called the Queen of Pentacles,as she is in the Night Sun Tarot. Disks or Pentacles, both represent the Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes.
Astrological attribution is last Decan of Sagittarius and the first two Decans of Capricorn. The Queen of Disks is Water of Earth, a specific consciousness in the Primal Earth element. Most of us call her "Mother Nature".
The Thoth Deck Queen of Disks is displaying her ruler ship over earth as shown in the crystal cubed scepter that has within it a three-sided Hexagram.
The Night Sun Queen displays her authority over the earth element, by sitting enthroned among fertile growth and holding a golden pentacle to her chest. Her left hand is on the double seated thrown, as if inviting the reader to sit beside her.
Both Queen's zodiacal attribute is to Capricorn that is shown on the Thoth Card as an image of the Goat. Her Throne is vegetation as she is the life of such. She is the Highest Aspect of passivity and this is shown as a winding passive river flowing through and fertilizing waste land of the Thoth card or the ease of the sitting Queen on the Night Sun Tarot Card. The Great Work is ultimately expressed in fertility, where the "As an Above manifests in the below”. She as Queen, is the facilitator of such manifestation.
The Disk on the Thoth Tarot's Queen's left arm is curved with loops and spheres interlaced, representing the ambition of matter to take part in the Great Work. This ambition is often described as fecund motion. This is also shown by the Spiral Horns on Her helmet/crown, as Spiral force which is both Spirit and Vital Life Force. The reptilian patterned armor of the Queen represents the regenerative force in nature as serpents shed their skin to become more.
The horns around the Night Sun's Queen of Pentacles shoulders, represent her great fecundy and the crown of thorns, represents her sacrifice as a ruler. For one who rules, must give up their individuality for the many. Above her head is the golden symbol for the element of Earth.
While the Night Sun displays a "primitive priestess", such as a druid. The Thoth Tarot, depicts the Teutonic Goddess Erda, whom Earth is named after. Many of us would call her Gaia, or "Mother Nature", while acknowleging the Intelligence of the Planet itself. For Earth is a living, nurturing Mother, a Virgin to man, but a Wife to the Divine Fire of Chokmah.
Any person whose born under the the dates depicted on the Tarot Birth wheel, will have as her/his core persona, the Queen of Disks/Pentacles. These Characteristics are:
When thrown during a reading, the Queen of Discs represents:
• A person interested in physical nutrition and health.
• A shedding of poor eating habits for those of a new diet.
• A shedding of old habits, or even the purchasing of new clothes.
• The querent does all things she can do, well and it will be fruitful.
- Very motherly.
• One of a high level of compassion, nurturing abilities. Loving physical life and all it has to offer.
• One who is exceptionally procreative and nurturing, as in the nature of Mothering.
• Power of practical wisdom on the physical level and in the inner world, applied spiritual wisdom.
• A dark woman of great heart and serious cast of intelligence. who is known to the Querent.
• Also implies presents from a rich relative or a rich and happy marriage for a young man.
• Erda, the Teutonic Mother Earth seen as a warm and nurturing deity.
If ill defined:
- False compassion,for ego's sake.
- One who thinks being a vegitarian makes them superior.
- A spendthrift or miser.
- Controling, moody, suspicious, fearful, phobic, narrow minded, and impulsive.
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The Tarot of Eli
Faithful followers of my blog know that Chokmah, the Intelligence behind the Thoth Knights and Tarot Kings, is both Wisdom and the Will to Force. He is the idea of male polarity. The Thoth Knights are the Kings of Traditional Tarot. This is because Crowley wanted to display the "Battle King", one who is active and not sitting on his royal tush.
Now there are those who think that Male came first, or that Female came first; well let’s just say that they think only in linear time aided by our short-sighted physical-cultural perspective on sexuality. The startling fact to some, is that if you come up with the idea of Male, then you come up with the idea of Female. There is no male concept without the concept of female and vise verse. So the argument of whom came first, is null and void when intellectually talking about the Supernal Triangle and/or the Divine Creative Trinity.
The Will to Force (Chokmah) and the Will to Form (Binah) united produce the Will - To – Be; which is the way of saying the mating of I and Am produces the idea of Being and that being is a - Me. Our concept of sexuality is in need of adjustment before we can understand the One Energy that made itself two so it could be many. Here, 0 becomes 8, which is still an unbroken line of one, who now looks to be 2 separate circles. By laying this eight on its side we get the magic symbol for infinity, which is called the lemniscate.
Chokmah is the second Sephiroth and thus is the force behind the four Deuces. The Personification of that force is represented in the four Knights/Kings. In other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and dense elemental form on Earth.
Both the Thoth Knight of Disks and the Night Sun Tarot-King of Pentacles, represent the Lord of the wild and fertile land and as such is the King of the elemental spirits of earth; for instance, the Gnomes. The zodiacal attributes to this card are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of Virgo.
Being that the Knight of Disks is the densest manifestation of the Elemental Yod force, he is the force behind fruition, and growth but tends to be slow. This powerful fertility is represented in this card by the use of the Stag antlers on the Helm of the Knight. The understanding of the mythical animal images of the middle ages, comes in handy here, as the Stag is the beast that ate the serpent (received wisdom) and in so doing sheds its skin, any illness and old age, just as a serpent does. So to make a long and wonderful story short, the Stag represents the Knights power to regenerate as does the organic matter it is a symbol of.
The Night Sun King, wheres the horns of a bull, the sacred animal of earth, and the crown of thornes, showing the self-sacrifice that ruling others entails. Behind his head is the golden symbol of the earth element. He is stance is aggressive, with one hand on a golden pentacle. Around him is a fertile growth of grass and vines, indicating his fertility.
Many of us have seen the Fire of Earth, in its volcanic upheavals; However, how often do we realized that Volcanism is Earth regenerating itself? Thus is the Fire of Earth that is the Thoth Knight; fleeting yet he is also the cycle of rebirth. The same fruition is implied by the corn or fruitful plane that his horse is grazing on. Thus he carries a flail, used in grain harvest and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition.Here, the battle king is at peace, with helm throne back to enjoy the sun and resting while his horse eats. Here, he is enjoying the fruits of his sowing.
WHEN THE KNIGHT/KING OF DISKS/PENTACLES IS THROWN DURING A READING:
• A concern for the body and good health.
• A doctor or herbalist concerned with health.
• The querent is showing the spirit of fertilization, as joyous practicality, steadfastness, reliability and is an epitome of material success.
• Generous, courageous but is not prone to seeking adventure.
• Ordinary activity, in social position, accomplishments, experiencing a success that is relaxed and enjoyed.
• A mature reliable, dependable, and wise male upon whom others may depend on and with whom they lay their burdens.
• A dark male, who is both courageous and lethargic in tendencies. However driven in matters of material success.
• A good financial provider who understands and likes work knowing it leads to financial security.
• The querent may be such a person or involved with such a person in their life. The surrounding cards or position in the reading would support this understanding.
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The Tarot of Eli
THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot 10 OF DISKS-WEALTH & The Night Sun Tarot-10 OF PENTACLES.
To an astrologer, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles card represents Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the old "god of commerce and communication" 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 10 of Disks as Malkuth (Kingdom) in Assiah (Material World) which would represent an embarrassment of riches.
The mundane divination meaning is physical prosperity, abundance and material success. However, there is a more subtle meaning, as we have Mercury on all the 10 coins. This is a wealth of communication.
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. And that all the Tree of Life is communicating in the individual.
There is nothing "Higher Consciousness", as it is not focused on the spirit, this card is about the Swiftness of Mercury, and is set about gathering material gain in a total focus and all is at the very pinnacle of objective physical success. Hence, 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.
The Thoth Tarot,10 of Disks-Wealth:
Prosperity, wealth, success in the world of finances and physical health.
This card is the sum total of the other 35 minor arcana since complete wealth is a synchronicity of mind, body and soul, where the Soul and Mind are focused on achieving a physical wealth.
- This card indicates that by using your communication skills (Mercury symbols on top three coins).
- And linking them with your healing abilities (the caduceus on the bottom coin).
- While listening to your inspiration (the star coins).
- You will be able to manifest abundance (the three Hebrew symbols for abundance coins
As stated: The Astrological sign for this card 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. 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.To the Supreme One, this world is Real, and not the individual simulations that are seen by personalities. It is Real, because it is the accumulation of all the Self-Awareness experiences of the One Collective. To, the personalities, and/or "mask wearers" our own way of identifying ourselves, though the use of language, makes our reality, albeit an illusion. The operative term here is, "think it", as thought is an individual creation of the Mind and not the brain. The brain is an interpreter.
THE 10 OF DISKS, is Qabalistically called the Lord of Wealth. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah.
However, impoverished you were taught to believe you are, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles reminds one that your Spirit, Mind and body are manifesting abundance. Obviously this is a card of prosperity and also obviously, it will change, but for now eat, drink,and be merry.
One should also understand that Wealth becomes prosperity when we spend it, or share it with others, as our wealth prospers others and thus ourselves, which is also a form of communication.
To reiterate, the Sephiroth, MALKUTH is Earth, and the animal mind, that is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah. It is the lone Sephiroth of this World. In the other Worlds of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are 3 Sephiroth composing a Triangle, but Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other States of Energy Conscious. Therefore, if you exist here, you are already "Whole Spirit" and/or Holy Spirit!
What we often fail 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, presented by that Mind as I AM ME. I AM is the Name of the One and Me is the self-reflections of the One. This Wealth of Self-Perspectives comes from imagination (The Divine Feminine), and 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 and/or rejected by the many.The number 10, when added together, is 1+0=1, helping us to remember that the I AM+Me= You, for there is really only One with many self-reflections. "Other" is merely a "self-reflection", and therefore, as we "observe others", is how we observe ourselves. All of us, plus the flora and fauna of Earth, and Earth Herself, and the Universal , are a collective of self-observations, of the One Mind/Energy.Now, I am sure you have read about my references to Tantra. So there are no outlandish misinterpretations, let me list for you the true meaning of the Sanskrit word-Tantra.
Traditional explanation of Tantra. (from Wikipedia)
The Tantric tradition offers various definitions of tantra. One comes from the Kāmikā-tantra:
Because it elaborates (tan) copious and profound matters, especially relating to the principles of reality (tattva) and sacred mantras, and because it provides liberation (tra), it is called a tantra.
A second, very similar to the first, comes from Swami Satyananda.
Tantra embodies two Sanskrit words: tanoti (expands) and trayoti (liberates)... It is the system by which you liberate or separate the two aspects of consciousness and matter - purusha and prakriti or Shiva and Shakti.
A third comes from the 10th-century Tantric scholar Rāmakaṇṭha, who belonged to the dualist school Śaiva Siddhānta:
A tantra is a divinely revealed body of teachings, explaining what is necessary and what is a hindrance in the practice of the worship of God; and also describing the specialized initiation and purification ceremonies that are the necessary prerequisites of Tantric practice.
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar describes a tantric individual and a tantric cult:
A person who, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, aspires for spiritual expansion or does something concrete, is a Tantric. Tantra in itself is neither a religion nor an "ism". Tantra is a fundamental spiritual science. So wherever there is any spiritual practice it should be taken for granted that it stands on the Tantric cult."
According to Tibetan Buddhist Tantric master Lama Thubten Yeshe:
...each one of us is a union of all universal energy. Everything that we need in order to be complete is within us right at this very moment. It is simply a matter of being able to
recognize it. This is the tantric approach. [ and the Qabalistic Approach; for the Hebrew- Qabalah, translates to "receiving" and that is why Crowley and I know Qabalah as Tantra]
The Thoth Deck 10 OF DISKS, is 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.
It is indeed the spiral "E-Motion" of our inner-conscious self that balances our "Crystalline" outer Self; 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 called Impeccability. Such accuracy requires a soul to manifest many bodies, before it hits the mark! That mark being the expansion and liberation of Life (Tantra) through personal interaction with it. Another meaning of Tantra is "to weave", for that is just what we, a Psyche does. We weave our own observations, self-identities, and/or perspectives into the physical matter around, in and as us. This is true wealth.
Interesting to note, some Souls have gained so much objective wealth in perspectives, that they can manifest more than one "individuality" at a time, manifesting their own collective copy of the Divine collective.
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 called Tiphareth). 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. It seems that the more experience in Self Awareness construction a Soul has, it wants more intimacy with Self.
This vast materialism is shown on the Night Sun Tarot, 10 coins, as decorated with Pentacles, formed in a circle around the Pentagram, with the crescent horns of the "Bull of Earth", completing the circle. This "bull" could also be The Great Mother that is "The Holy Cow", Giver of Milk, and therefore, giver of life, that is the Egyptian Hathor, or "cow goddess" who according to ancient Egypt, from her teats comes the Milky Way. Either, way, this card depicts the vast wealth of the above and the below, represented as the Pentagram, and fertility of the bull or ox.
Truth being, that the Whole Tree of Life is dedicated to this Manifested world; it is the Goal Achieved by the Conscious of The Divine Dual Creative; where the I Am becomes I AM ME-the manifested and therefore sensual trinity of the Above Supernal Triangle.
The sigil for the planet Mercury is shown on the upper left and the sigil for Virgo, is shown on the upper right of this attractive Night Sun 10 of Pentacles.
Therefore, our purpose as physical Spirits and or operators of the Master Power Tools, the Human body, is to establish, the intimacy of the "As above, so below", i.e. "The Great Work".
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 by being intimate with form! One must remember that Spirit, comes from the Greek root word Spiro- meaning breath. Therefore, as the "breath of Life", I- Spirit, Am intimate with Life and have the power to animate it as I please. In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to move by perspective and or Self-Definition. How I react to others, or situations is my choice and my choice alone. I am a Soul/Psyche, 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 sensually forming reality to my Self Awareness. To be able to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, a Wealth, and my Soul knows its purpose is to "BE"!
It's time we realize that we are the "Sacred Place" of I AM in Time Space! We, as Spiral Entity (Spirits) have inherited the Earth, not because we are bad or Lustful, thereby meriting the suffering or pleasure 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 (self imagination)--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 intelligence and intense energy (motion) to a point in time space, to slow down entropy and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct ideas/reality right at the time and place of "seeing/sensing an error"! 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 Sephiroth -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 that began as "I Will BE" and we "end it" as "I AM Being"! 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, which are copies of the original I AM! This makes us all who are manifested in the world of Assiah, "holy Spirits", as we are the manifested collective of all 10 states of Sephirotic intelligence! To not know this, we have only ourselves to blame, for we have forgotten the the fact that "truth is made manifest", which simply means, is created as Self, not as "something else". The 10 of Disk or Pentacles also helps us see that to know that all we see, is another way to be me, is to know the Collective that is Wholeness and to Understand true wealth as Self. Hence, practicing looking at other's, and the crowd of peoples and say "Look at all the wealth that I AM"!
When the Ten of Disks is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is assured of physical prosperity and abundance. But being a 10, the end of a cycle, means it may be short lived.
- The querent is at a physical cross roads where supply is stable but boredom has set in and is non stimulating.
- However, the time for taking security risks is approaching and will soon arrive.
- Attainment, accumulation, accomplishment, realization.
- Riches and wealth, completion of material wealth.
- Family wealth and inheritance.
- A time of good harvest.
- The wealthy communication between Soul and body.
- In the next 10 weeks or 10 months you will experience opportunities for abundance by utilizing communication, organizational and intuitive skills.
- It also indicates that during this period you will experience a better alignment of abundance on the physical plane where things seem to "go your way".
- This may also indicate that setting up good communication with the Virgo people in your life will profit you (August 21 to September21) or add to your abundance emotionally, physically and mentally.
If Ill defined:
- Theft and robbery.
- Family misfortune.
- Loss of inheritance.
- Legal troubles after a death; or legal troubles and break up of an estate.
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The Thoth Tarot-7 of Disks: Failure & The Night Sun Tarot- 7 of Pentacles.
On the Qabalistic Tree of Life of the Hermetic Qabalah, the 7's of Tarot are attributed to the Sephiroth- Netzach (victory) which is very low down on the Tree of life. This is a doubling of the unbalanced nature of conscious energy as consciousness is now descended deeply into illusion while engaged in a frantic struggle with self-identity. Netzach pertains both to Venus and Earth, and the Heavenly Beauty of Venus is now debauched by Matter. The four 7's bring no comfort as they are the denigration of each element, exposing the utmost weakness in every case.
The Thoth-7 OF DISKS : FAILURE
[Pentacles in other decks]
Astrologically this card is Saturn in Taurus which indicates a great deal of work with very little reward.
To the Qabalist, this is the 7th Sephiroth-Netzach in Assiah, the influence of Victory in the Material World....but this is a small victory after extreme effort. In other words the rewards aren't worth the effort. Hence, this card seems to be as all 7's, which means very little good to be gained in the material world from continued emotional and mental effort. However this "little gain" is deceptive, since this card is more about fear of failure than failure itself. Therefore, the 7 of Disks reminds us that trying to defeat our own fear is what is holding us to a snails pace, if any pace at all, towards our success.Therefore, fear is not to be defeated, by trying to defeat it, for it is made of the "first material" of creation, called "thought" and often the Dark thought of death. By trying to suppress a thought or idea is only to give it more power. Therefore, trying to suppress or defeat fear is futile, as that just means you are using your own imagination against thoughts and the emotional force of the survival mind of the body, causing an unwinnable inner struggle. Rather, Fear is to be understood as a means of focusing on the issue; fear tells us to use our power of observation like a type of magnifying glass. Again, Failure is not the problem, it took Edison over 999 failures to make a light bulb, showing that previous failure did not stop the invention of the successful one thousandth try as it only caused him to look at different approaches to the problem!
Hence, the 7 of Disks reminds us that it is our own fear, that tricks us and leaves us to believe we are incapable.
The 7 of Disks also reminds us that we must keep on our projects, they will be completed by perseverance with in 7 wks or 7 months. For this isn't the 7 of Swords which is Futility.
The aware consciousness knows that fear is only for the sharpening of the senses so that we can pay attention to the details; it is not for avoidance. Therefore failure tells us what didn't work, not to stop working on solutions! To listen to our fear of failure, as if something serious and life defeating just happen, is to abandon creation and sink everything into a mental sloth.
The 7 of Disks, implies that we are fooling ourselves by fearing discomfort, which is also fear of failure and/or vulnerability. Hence,we become inactive, passive, and fallen. The Fear of failure states," It is better to lay here on the damp earth of wept for dreams than stand up and pry your feet from the resistant mud of assumed comfort". [Eli]
Again, what I say to my own survival-conscious... consciously- is , " If you wish to speak to me you must stand for I'll not kneel to your weakness!"....I am Spirit, who then welcomes a new day where being me is the success that awaits me. Thanks to the 7 of Disks-Failure, I am reminded that its not far now...your still breathing so get on with it!
Therefore, The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks is about putrefaction, a very important alchemical paradigm that precludes purification. Therefore, the number 7, Netzach-Victory (7th Sephira on the Tree of Life) has an enfeebling effect; However, in this case it is made even more enfeebled by the influence of Saturn in Taurus.
The Thoth card's interesting disk emplacement is in the gemantic figure Rubeus, the most ugly and menacing of the 16 figures. ( 777-And other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley).
There is an atmosphere of blight about the card and since leadened Saturn, in Taurus brings very little gain on earth, with a great deal of effort, it is blighted in many ways to carry on this idea. The back ground of the card suggests cultivation and spoilage and Netzach's four colors are blotched with indigo and reddish orange, which again promotes the concept of spoilage ( the reddish orange, on the card is faded by processing). Saturn's disks are lead in color and suggest bad money.
*NOTE: In the Night Sun, Golden Dawn, Rider-Waite Tarot Decks, the Disks of the Thoth Deck are known as Pentacles. In other older medieval tarot decks they are often shown as coins.
What I have most often found is that it is the individual's Fear of Failure that is the stumbling block to success here and that somewhere in their emotional past the idea that they were/are unworthy of success, is an underlying personality construct. Other people have reacted so emotionally to loss, that gain itself is a threat as they might lose it and therefore will not now dare to desire it.
The Night Sun Tarot-7 of Pentacles, emphasizes what many of us don't realize, that we are both Force and Form (The study of Force and Form is the Qaballah) and that our Spiritual and/or Mental Force runs our physical form. Therefore, to think ill of ourselves or anyone else is to perform ill as a form. Since the most powerful Force of our Mental Self is "E-motion" a force that the Divine Creatrix- Imagination, forms into manifestation, you are held to no actions of the past if you are willing to imagine and emote a new future. Imagine yourself -Well, wealthy (money raining down all around you) etc. and you will set a force filled course of prosperity for your physical form. Make a forceful chant such as," North, South, East and West, my prosperity flows to me which ever way is best!" Do this morning, noon and night or the instant you worry about income. By taking action to change your mind, you are being Spirit in motion. Spirit is action; a forceful energy-in-motion, while the "lizard brain" is a fear based survival mind who reacts to environmental present-actions with past fear and in error calls those reactions, present emotions.
Above all things know thyself! You are a Psychosomatic- Force that operates a Power-Tool--known as "your body"! This power tool-body, is stressed as the Image of the Night Sun Tarot-7 of Pentacles. Here the 7 major "swirling energy centers" and/or Chakras, are shown as the Pentacle coins. The background of this card is covered in sacred geometry, with the body in the pose of the Adam Khadmon, "Supreme Being" that is the Whole and Real Person of Spirit, Mind and Body.
The sigils for both Saturn and Taurus are displayed on the upper left and right of the Green Tarot card. Green, in this case, is the color of fertile earth. His chakras, are lettered in Hebrew rather than the traditional Sanskritic writing of the Yogis.
The Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure.
Physical failure, labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth. While the Night Sun Tarot applies to this card a pause in the garden of financial, health, and physical relationships. Here, is the time to join mind and matter, and relax in success before progress. Also, Fabio Listrani may be illustrating on his Night Sun Tarot Card, the "secret of putrefaction", where matter is in a moment of repose before becoming pure enough to transform to the next alchemical change.
Take a long look at the Thoth card. Its astrological sign is Saturn in Taurus. The planet Saturn is symbolic of constricted, restricted and/or the feeling of limited energy. Taurus is representative of productivity and achievement. The two together tell us that our productivity and achievement are being restricted and limited by a leadened thought process, i.e., our fear of failure.This aspect of Saturn and Taurus can also be seen in the coins as the helmet symbol is Saturn and the Bull is Taurus. Hence, predicting a feeling of failure that interferes with our mundane financial situation. The Helmet is also a symbol of a conscious constriction of which fear is indicative of. This card also indicates a loss of capacity to inspire ourselves or others.Yet there are contradictory meanings here since this is a pause in the force of our creativity, this could also be just waiting for the fruition of our efforts and is a time of repose and waiting for results. This would best be shown by the dignity of the surrounding cards. Seeds of new growth are being planted here and the querent may be waiting for a better and more rewarding path to be discovered, which seems to be the artistic interpretation of the Night Sun Tarot 7 of Pentacles.
As stated, Netzach, is the 7th Sephira on the Tree of Life and is called Victory. As the ruling intelligence of the 7's; victory implies an exhausting contest won by supreme effort. This enfeeblement of exhaustion is accentuated by the fact that the 7 of Disks is ruled by the influence of Saturn in Taurus. Saturn being a heavy, dark, primeval ( Known as the "Old King " of the gods) planet, is made even heavier, more obstinate and plodding by the influence of Taurus, yet the moral character is firm and obstinately capable of overcoming obstacles' by sheer determination.
As artistically shown by the 7 of Disks card, in mundane affairs, Saturn in Taurus is not very good with money matters. It is indeed, financial failure. In fact, unless very well dignified, money comes slowly or just wastes away. However, all Is not lost for the very plodding, obstinate and determined behavior suggested by this card, can save one from financial ruin by their natural careful, saving and quite frugal character.
When the 7 of Disks-Failure or the 7 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, the querent will be or has been:
- Experiencing for the past or future seven weeks or seven months, unprofitable speculation and employment.
- Loss of apparently promising fortune with little gain from much labor.
- A cultivator of land is suggested, yet very little gain thereof.
- There is also suggestion of slight and isolated gains that bear no fruit, though seemingly promising such.
When very well dignified by the accompanying cards,
- There is a suggestion of honorable work undertaken for the love of it, without desired reward.
- The honorable work being reward in itself.
- This is often called Lust with out the need of result and in this case, it is about the love of physical work where the perfected craft itself is the reward.
- In the next 7 weeks or 7 months, the more rewarding path will be discovered and the period of waiting is over, or you will have to confront your fear of failure in the next 7 weeks or 7 months in order to plant anew and reap a more generous harvest in your future.
- It is time to move through old fears and self defeating thoughts of past failures whether they have been experienced in the past 7 weeks, 7 months or when you were 7 years old.
- Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am is our inherited God Voice within our Super-conscious. It declares the direction of our energy such as, I Am sad...I Am happy...I Am poor..I AM wealthy..In the infinite realm of possibilities, I AM is the foundation of all creation and creation is a restriction of energy to form a "point in time". Which we are! Since you have been given the God-like freedom to declare yourself any way you like...repeating concepts of failure tell your Greater Self that you demand failure as an expression of your likeness! Knowing this:
- It is recommended that for the next 7 weeks or 7 months that your repeat declarations of Wealth. How about; "I Am The Will and the Way. I Am the Wealth and I own the Day!". Say this at least 7 times a day for 7 weeks or 7 Months. I've been doing it now for the past 7 years and my days flow in a joyous dance of discovery. I highly recommend that you remember yourself as a I AM Magic Sorcerer from the Source of all Creation who has been given the power of emotional focus to create your reality. This is a great power---use it gratefully!
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|Posted on October 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Tarot of Eli
The Thoth Tarot: 6 OF DISKS-SUCCESS & The Night Sun Tarot- 6 of Pentacles
[ Crowley's Disks represent Pentacles in other decks]
As always, the 6's are about a balance of trinities which makes them powerful and stable in dynamic movement. The Thoth 6 of Disks card represents 1. physical attainment, 2.accomplishment and 3.success. The Thoth 6 of Disks and Night Sun Tarot- 6 of Pentacles, represents the harmonious energy of Earth, that the balance of polarities have made fruitful, the Son, Father, and Grandfather aspects of electric force and the Maid, Mother, and Crone aspects of magnetic force....It is Born! This fruitful birth, is shown as one red apple on the Night Sun Tarot Card.
It is important to remember that this is earth, and gravitational forces will pull this successful creation down into itself, where everything becomes slow and heavy, so this success is temporary but enjoyable just the same. Therefore, on the earth are shown 6 coins, pentacle centered, in a grouping of 3's
There is a great beauty on the Thoth Card, that comes from the balances of mental, emotional, and physical energy enhanced by the higher conscious states of Self that are represented in the 6th Sephiroth/ Beauty/Tiphareth; the Christ/Buddha consciousness. Being Beauty feels great!
This Beauty is not determined by fashion, nor culture, this is the Beauty that "created me so it could be me!" The great inner beauty of synchronicity; the harmony radiating from the Divine Creative, through the Soul/Psyche and into the form.
Generosity is shown here, as you now have enough success in physical health, finances, and emotional balance to assist others in their success.
Astrologically, this card is Moon in Taurus, whose sigils are shown on both Tarot cards, which suggests productivity (Taurus) and a deep inner satisfaction (The Moon) or a deep desire on the subconscious level. The foundation of creation vibrates from the deep passion and desire of I-Will-Be and the deep satisfaction of manifestation as I AM Me! Therefore, the Qabalistic Tarot-6 of Disks: Success, or 6 of Pentacles, represents the 6th Sephiroth-(circle) of Tiphareth, that is the Full Harmonious embellishment of the Energy of the Element, i.e. Beauty, in the Element of Earth. This card shows even greater embellishment because the Moon is in Taurus which is where the Moon is most exalted. Therefore the Moon is in its highest form and adds the illusion of brilliance; However, the Moon is in transient, so the approach to perfection is not long lasting, as it will be assaulted by the cycles of everyday living.
Therefore, to achieve success in any endeavor means that we must be in union and/or communication with our inner master and/or The Real Person (Soul) who built us as it's masterpiece. There is only diligence and doing indicated here. Hence, this is where the axiom," Above all things know thyself" really comes into its own.
Upon viewing this Thoth Tarot Card, one can see that the Disks are arranged in a Hexagram as a skeletal format. The Center of the illustration glows with the light of the rose madder of dawn surrounded by three concentric circles of golden yellow, salmon pink, and amber. (due to processing fade these colors are very light). These colors represent Tiphareth (Beauty) fully realized on earth. Dawn is also shown rising on the Night Sun Tarot-6 of Pentacles.
The planetary signs, on the Thoth card, are arranged in their normal attribution but they are shown as disks irradiated by the central Sun which is idolized as the Rose and Cross. The rose has 49 petals, which is the interplay of 7 with 7. Seven rayed stars are the Symbol of the Great Mother Goddess, as is the Moon. Upon investigation, one will find that the Male electric force and the Female magnetic force are never separate even though upon first glance they appear to be so.
Hence, the formula for success is indicated in the six planetary circles shown on this card:
1. Saturn represents success through discipline.
2. Jupiter reminds us that success is achieve by being open and flexible to options that may present themselves.
3. Venus reminds us of our beautiful heart and follow what has heartfelt meaning in our life.
4. The Moon indicates success attainable through following the truth of ourselves, by being authentic.
5. Mercury reminds us about how important organized well timed communication is important to success.
6. Mars reminds us to express continually steady energy into our professional or personal issues in order to achieve success...The Tortoise vs the Hare scenario, where rapid spurts of energy do not achieve success whereas steady on does. Success comes from deep within rather than the superficial without, which is symbolize in this card as the joining of the Western Cross (deep inner self integration) and the opening and blooming of successful achievement ( the Eastern symbol of success- the lotus).
However, 6 is not only a number of accomplishment, but also that of Christ, Buddha consciousness. Thus a certain sacrifice is made for the Number of the Dying gods, means a definite personality deconstruction in order for reconstruction that brings success.
The Thoth 6 of Disks/Success suggests that success comes from deep within rather than the superficial without, which is symbolize in this card as the joining of the Western Cross (deep inner self integration) and the opening and blooming of successful achievement ( the Eastern symbol of success- the lotus). This is also implied in the art of the Night Sun Tarot 6 of Pentacles, as on the leaf- barren tree, an inner power, created the perfect apple.
To reiterate; the 6's imply definite accomplishment and the carrying out of a matter.
However, 6 is not only a number of accomplishment, but also that of the Sun/Son or Christ/Buddha consciousness, thus a certain sacrifice of control is made by the self-conscious. The 6 is also the number of the Dying gods, and means a definite personality deconstruction in order for reconstruction to the original construct, that brings success.
The 6 of Disks-Success, is aptly named The Lord of Success, as the Moon is exalted in Tarsus: However, this Lord of Success is also shown on the Night Sun Tarot Card, as a great tree, hoary and leafless, yet who succeeded in baring fruit. Here the charm, subtleties, ebb and flow of the Moon are merging with the hard work and deliberate earth qualities of Taurus, ensuring success in business and other earthly matters. Which is implied by the scattering of coins at the base of the tree.
To a Qabalist, this is Tiphareth (Beauty) in Assiah (the Material World). The natural flow of the Moon's charm and subtleties are united with the hard work and deliberate qualities of Taurus resulting in sure success in business and mundane areas.
When thrown this card tells the querent that physical attainment and accomplishment is well on its way in 6 weeks or 6 months due to a hard work ethic.
When Thrown during a reading, the Six of Disks implies:
- Material attainment and accomplishment, but with a caveat dealt out by the law of Karma; you'll have to put out effort, to receive back success.
- The successful cycle of income or security is steady and predictable.
- The querent is also generous, sharing the wealth, giving people what they are willing to receive.
- The 6 of Disks also suggests that money owed will be paid and the querent shall receive what is rightfully theirs.
- The 6 of Disks card also suggests that money owed will get paid in 6 weeks or 6months, and you will receive what is rightfully yours.
- Financial help from a friend, or employer will put you back on stable monetary affairs, is also suggested. Because of the necessary flow of wealth into prosperity, the 6 card also suggest that we share our good fortune with others in order to keep the flow going.
- The card suggests charity, synergy and success, in physical or financial relationships. Hence, the 6 of Disks card is esoterically about the Union of ternary consciousness,the I AM Me of one linked up with the I AM Me of another, suggesting that success is because of united goals.
- This is a all around satisfying card to get in a reading, especially when it lands on a Earthly position in a reading [Such as House and Home or Beneath you positions of a Celtic Cross reading] or when there are other complimentary Disk cards around it. The sixes are always a relief from the severity of the fives!
- Also, prosperity in business, success, gain, power, influence, rank, nobility and rule over people, in material undertakings.
- Fortunate,successful, just and liberal.
- As you may note, The 6 of Disks/Pentacles, is because of labor on the part of the individual and is thus earned and not a gift; However, like attracts like so in the next 6 weeks or 6 months gifts may appear.
- With the Moon who is "Priestess of Illusion" so prominent in this card, it is appropriate to understand that material success alone is an illusion of success.
- Spiritual Manifestation (which we are) is only Successful when The I AM ME, our trinity, is in balanced communion of correspondence. When the "As above is so below" and where value of Wealth is known as Presence and not material gain.
If ill dignified by the surrounding cards:
- Purse-proud, insolent from success or even prodigal.
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|Posted on October 11, 2018 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
The Tarot of Eli
The Thoth Tarot 4 of Disks-Power & The Night Sun Tarot-4 of Pentacles.
The Tarot-4's & The 4th Sephiroth-Chesed:
By now you may understand that the Sephiroth, numbered spheres on the Tree of Life, simulate States of Your Intelligence or Energy States of Psyche that you as the "little ego" can receive form your "whole Self" and create a Greater Self and/or Supreme Being Qabalistically called- Adam Khadmond. The Sephiroth Chesed is a "Higher" State of your Consciousness; "Higher" because it's frequency of spiral energy (Serpent force of the ancients) is so refined it is called Higher. It was also built "before" you became a person on Malkuth and not noticed among the sensually infused and therefore, anchored to flesh thought of the self-consciousness.
In Hermetic Qabalah, Thought is the "first material" (often shown as a fish) so now, with Chesed, we are dealing with a State of Conscious of Higher Thought that begins form. This is usually what most people generalize as "spiritual thought" which is somehow connected to religions and or prayer, a falsehood the indoctrinated fail to see. Religious indoctrination is not "spiritual thought", it is the ambitious thought of those who wish to rule and therefore, harnessing your energy output to power their supposed righteous vision of false authority. Spiritual thought is what comes directly from the Divine Creative and is more attuned to imagination than devotion! In fact, is a "knowing" not a thinking. We call this "knowing", intuition.
Chesed, the 4th Sephiroth means Mercy, and is called the Builder State of Consciousness and is the frame work of manifestation. This High state of Consciousness, is also called ,"The Loving Father who is King", a kindly Shepard that is the receptacle of all Powers. Here you must understand that Power is the ability to do work...not some fear based ideology of slaves who fear the lash and see the ability to deal out death as power. The Roman's called him the god Jupiter.
The 4th Sephiroth, Chesed, is the Demiurge and/or "lesser creator", as this is the first Sephiroth below the Abyss and the first of 6 Sephiroth making up the Microprosopus (Microcosm) . "The Bride of Microprosopus" is the 10th Sephiroth, Malkuth which we call earth.The first power describe in the Biblical of Book Genesis is this Demiurge and the first part of that Book, describes the origin of the Microprosopus and/or the microcosm from the Elohim of Binah, in Chesed.
Above Chesed is the Supernal Triangle, a formless void of Dark energy that gives rise to manifestation through the "will to form" that is Binah. Binah is not form, just the Will to Form. Chesed is the externalization of combined forces or potencies of the Supernal Triangle. Almost impossible to grasp, but never the less, Chesed is the initial urge to become manifest, making Chesed the administrator of the Laws first proposed by Binah, laws of time/space. Binah is the 3rd Sephiroth that is know as the Sephiroth of Understanding and Chesed is the "birth canal" of Form. Hence, the sex of a Sephiroth is determined by its actions. To give birth is to express form.
The symbols for Chesed are the pyramid.
and equal armed cross (which you see represented on the Emperor card Key 4) the crook (Shepard) and the scepter. The planet attributed to this Sephiroth, is Jupiter and the color is blue.
The 2nd Sephiroth Chokma, in its lower arc of spiral, becomes the 4th Sephiroth- Chesed. Chokma emanates the pure form of Binah, so here we have a problem with semantics. Binah is formless, yet we have a pure form of Binah in Chesed, who is the first "manifester" of form, and the Form of the Universe is the Microcosm, while the Force of the Universe is the Macrocosm. Thus the Blue Sophia, is really Chesed. Hence The Blue Binah, who is the feminine Chokmah, as yet an unformed Will, is also the Hebrew Sophia/wisdom that is formed as Chesed. Because, once again, Binah is the emanation of Kether, who is "I Will be", as "will to form", but as such is formless. So we can say Binah is the Concept of Womb, and Chesed is the First Womb and phallus combination, as separates who come together in one place. So here is the problem, Chesed is supposed to be masculine force, yet is very feminine in its function as form producer. Chesed is the emanation of Chokmah, who is Wisdom and is a Hebrew feminine noun, there seems to be some kind of interplay here that is not easy to see in such High Dimensions of Intelligence. Just remember, in the Hermetic Qabalah, if energy is being expressed, it is a Masculine action. If energy is being received, it is a Feminine action, as is the act of birthing.
So try this, the pictorial chart of The Tree of Life, has lines connecting the Sephiroth on the Tree, Take a piece of paper, and draw each line between the Sephira as figure eights. This may help you see the interplay of the forces and forms of the Tree. Energy is always flowing back and forth, in pared infinity. When Chesed "expressed energy" it is masculine in its expression (electric); when Chesed is receptive and gives form to energy (Magnetic), therefore, Chesed is "enforcing the Law of Binah", thereby it is feminine in its action.
To truly understand the Tree of Life we must understand that we are dealing with multiplicities-Trinities of Unity. For all of the Tree is an external modification of the One Divine Energy that is Kether, which is woven upon itself as "threads of energy" and/or Vibrations that are known as frequencies and/or microwaves. This One Energy, is called the "One Thing" in Qabalah, and it evolves from Sephiroth to Sephiroth, by division and union on the Tree of Life. From descent of Kether to Earth and back up to Kether, we have a cycle of renewing effect from Ain Soph (No-Thing) that constantly stimulates birth, death and rebirth on an increasingly more condensed and more powerful level of Something!
Since the Energy of the Tree works in cross patterns, Binah is best understood as relating to Chokmah and Chesed is best understood as relating to Geburah. The energy of Chesed is anabolic, while the energy of Geburah is catabolic; He builds, She tares down.
Here it seems that Chesed is feminine and Geburah is Masculine, But again, Geburah as Mars, is masculine and Chesed as Jupiter, is also Masculine! Jupiter is the benign ruler who is merciful while Mars who is also a King, is destructive and sits in a chariot armed for battle. Here your thoughts can't be linear, but rather woven into figure eights that help us see that Energy is Androgynous, in flow. From pole to pole, in all creation as well as that of Chesed and Geburah.
This may help, envision a man with his two arms extended outward from the shoulders. The right arm is Chesed, the Giver, and the Left arm is Geburah the Taker. The flow of give and take, is the balance that keeps energy transforming, and/or moving. Here Chesed is the realm of archetypes described by Plato in the ninth book of the Republic. The realm of archetypes is the underlying frame work on which all material manifestation is built. The aforementioned geometric symbols of Chesed make suggestions as to the purpose and functions of these archetypes.
The Pyramid is a tetrahedron used as a building form that brings together four sides that culminate in an upward point. Energy flows down from above and is distributed equally between four sides. Thus we have the 4 of Chesed. From above, Sephiroth 1- Kether, flows the energy of the first primordial elements to Sephiroth-4-Chesed establishing the archetypal patterns of matter that is distributed equally throughout the Tree of Life and established in the subdivided elements of Malkuth/Earth. As in the pentagram, the Point of the Pyramid is Spirit which is a directing force. Here we can see that Chesed is an intelligence that is measuring, cohesive and receptive.
The Scepter and the Orb, as shown on the Thoth key 4 The Emperor, that can be found throughout the Tarot deck, not only establish the concept of rule but that of sex as well. The scepter is phallic, relating to Chokmah and the orb is womb, relating to Binah.
The Crook of the Shepard, refers to the Love of the Shepard or ruler for his flock and/ or a Bishop in his role as Pastoral Shepard.
What is interesting here, is that many writers of Theosophy and even Dion Fortune have written of the "Masters of Chesed", which some call the "Ascended Masters", who are human beings that have "evolved beyond" the need for physical incarnations and remain by choice to assist mankind in their development but only when mankind is sufficiently evolved to get in touch with Chesed. Yet, it is Chesed that flows through mankind which is why we are such great Builders! The fact that evolutionary Being is the top priority of Chesed, makes one wonder about "masters of Chesed' who reside in non being. Therefore, I see this as an error in interpretation, for true mastery is the ability to manifest on All the Planes of the One Mind/I Am, and therefore, whole in equilibrium of Spirit-Mind and Body, as Adam Khadmond, we are the True Manifested Masters of Chesed!
Anyone who knows me, understands that the best way to assist those who struggle with incarnations, is to incarnate with them. So to me, an incarnate master is a being of greater psychic power, as they are conceived from the Soul's greater experience and are therefore, able to be Chesed on every single plane of form. Obviously, form is what the Universal Collective Unconscious wants to be. We may often, as psyche, channel up and down the Tree of Life, depositing greater and greater discriminating and/or discerning data, but that data can only be learned and advanced in a sensual experience of Being, of I AM and/or a new self awareness state of Mind called, I AM ME. After according to the Qabalist's the Universe began as Eheieh/Kether which means "I Will Be". Malkuth is the fulfillment of that Will to be, by being "I AM Being". Hence, we are the Descended Masters of Chesed, whose identity can ascend and descend the Tree of Life(The Whole Self) by will.
The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Disks, represents Chesed (Mercy) establishing the Universe in three dimensions (4th dimension is Time), that is below the Abyss.
Here, the Sun is assigned the Constellation of Capricorn, the sign in which the Sun is reborn. Basically this means that the generating idea is established in its full material sense.
The Disks are shown as large, square and solid, representing a fortress comprised of the alchemical- 4 elements. We know from history, that fortresses are to keep Law and order by constant authority and a vigilant defense. Though seemingly stationary, the Disks revolve due to the fact that the Sun is the "dead center" of the engineer; and Capricorn is the point where the "Sun turns Northward". Plus, the stabilizing force of the Disks is centrifugal force.
Now the word, engineer, may have left you confused, but Chesed, the 4th Sephiroth is also known as the "engineer or architect". Also what may ad to the confusion, is that the fortress with a moat is considered a Womb.
The Greatest Engineer is I-dea ("I-goddess"),"The Womb with a View", or The Divine Feminine Creatrix Principle. In Yi King, the Sun in Capricorn is represented as the second hexagram, Khwan (Kan), which is the Female Principle The student may wish to compare Khwan, to the English word Queen, Anglo-Saxon- Cwen, Old Mercian- Kwoen, all of which are The Female Principle. As in most of the Tarot, there are layers of understanding, that require diligent pursuit
Both Qabalists and my faithful blog followers know by now, that Chesed is the architect who gets its orders from the Supernal (upper triangle on the Tree of Life) and whose intelligence externalizes the combined potent forces of the upper Trinity.
Chesed is the administrator of manifestation and the laws there of.
The Thoth 4 of Disks (Pentacles in traditional decks) is the most complete expression of the grounded Chesed forces. This card shows the influence of Chesed in the material world, or the World of Assiah, as our material world is called in the Qabalah.
The 4 of Disks -Power, is also called: the Lord of Earthly Power, by A. Crowley. The Angels of the Decan are Keveqiah and Mendial. The planet is the Sun and here it is in Capricorn.
To reiterate: The illustration of the Thoth 4 of Disks suggests a fortress implying law and order maintained by undaunted vigilance.
The Disks themselves, are square implying that revolving or motion, is opposite to this card. However, another form of Chesed is in the Key 13 card of the Major Arcana, and it is the Death of stability, so that revolution can continue, 1+3=4, so the number of Chesed lays hidden in death according to gematria/numerology. The Engineer of manifestation, has the power to reorganize it through a process we call Death/Transformation.
The 4 square disks each contain one of the symbols for the 4 elements and the walls are strong and seemingly immobile. Yet we have the Sun reborn in Capricorn so new powerful activity is present, and this activity is best shown as the Dancing Skeleton of key 13.
What hints at underlying power in the 4 of disks Tarot Card is the orange-yellow color of the card representing the Sun/Son reborn.
Like the eye of a hurricane, The 4 of Disks is the "Dead Center" of the Engineer of all manifestation Here at the center, everything looks quite and stable, but violent activity is in the making, so soon that stability will "fly to the winds". Capricorn is the center "where the Sun turns Northward." So the turning is happening in what looks to be stable.
The Thoth 4 of Disks, illustrates the establishment of the Universe in three visible dimensions (the 4th is Time). Therefore, the generating idea is displayed in its full material sense.
The 4 very large and solid (4 corners depicts solids) disks form a fortress, representing Law and Order, maintained by authoritarian vigilance.
Being a 4, in suit of Earth, the heaviness of this card out-ways any consideration of weakness and is the Power which dominates and stabilizes everything, such as, centrifugal force. It is the fortifying of energy in one place, enabling the ability to do work. If there is a weakness, it is the fact that as 4, the element is solidified to its absolute degree, and in order for change to occur, the fortress must be remodeled. As it is solid, the power of the 4 of Disks, suggest that aggressive behavior is contain, so the Power of the 4, manages its affairs more by negotiation and pacific methods.
The Night Sun Tarot-4 of Pentacles, shows serpentine like vines, grown tall, and crowned by the Pentacle-centered gold coins, that are often used by artists of traditional medieval tarot. The crescent horned (Crescent moon symbolizes the Goddess) being is gazing upward at the sacred geometry created as a background design of the green card. Green, being the color of fecund earth.
Fabio Listrani, the author/artist of the Night Sun Tarot, assigned the ideas of equilibrium, savings, generosity and stagnation, to this card. Roughly, the same meanings assigned to the Thoth Tarot.
The symbol for the Sun is in the upper left and the symbol for Capricorn is in the upper right.
When the Thoth 4 of Disks or the Night Sun Tarot-4 of Pentacles is thrown during a reading, the querent (the one who asks the question) will experience or has experienced:
- For the next or past 4 weeks or 4 months, gain of money and influence.
- The receiving of presents is suggested.
- The Four of Disks, bespeaks of assured material gain, success, rank, dominion, and completed earthly power that leads to nothing beyond.
- The querent is owning their own personal energy, physical potency and vitality. The very act of which proceeds change.
- There may be a feeling of holding on tightly to what one has, emotionally or physically.
- The enfoldment of Power, Here the Ability to Do Work (Power) is unfettered and the engineer is active.
- The querent is taking solid steps towards creating material security in the physical world.
- Here, "nothing ventured nothing gain" is the axiom of the Four. Holding to tightly to what you have, and not taking risks of change.
- Blockage of creative thought due to avarice, or excessive devotion to material things.
- As altered by ill dignity, this card can also mean, prejudice, covetous, stagnation and suspicious behavior.
- There is a careful and orderly presentation but with discontent, showing little enterprise or originality.
- This is obvious, for when we put up strong walls, to gather our power about us, we also restrict our motion. This restriction is shown by the small drawbridge/roadway leading out of the fortress of the Four of Disks or by the enclosing foliage of the Night Sun Tarot-4 of Pentacles.
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The Tarot of Eli
THE THOTH- 2 OF DISKS: Change [In some tarot cards Disks are called Pentacles.]& The Night Sun Tarot- 2 of Pentacles.
The Qabalistic-Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disks-CHANGE: represents a very important understanding of the motion of Conscious Energy, energy transporting information, 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! Transformation is evolution of Self.
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 who will mate with almost any other atom, are the foundation of all living things on earth! 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, I 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 Qaballah the union of Force and Form is the foundation of all being.
Now astrologically, 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 or Pentacles, the Feminine Creatrix who is the understanding Ocean of Magnetic Force (Binah) and Male currents of electric force (Chokma) are being organized into living 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 Sephiroth-Chokmah- Wisdom, is the governing factor of the four 2's and the 4 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 Goddess/God 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 energy (Female), combine to make a living world 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 that is a simultaneous creation of I AM.
- 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:
Chokmah is also called the Sphere of the Zodiac and the color is a blueish-gray made of a swirling of all colors that have not yet been organized. Here the Mystery of Universal Sex, is apply termed 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 the Wheel that emphasizes the idea of this card.
As presented, 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 is also a symbol of the Mobius Loop,and/or the lemniscate, 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 and the simultaneous creation of male and female from one state of existence- The I AM.
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.
- The 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 Self.
- 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. Pentacle 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 Yeshiriah.
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/Life) 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 Night Sun Tarot-2 of Pentacles, chooses to use art to emphasize the uncertainty one experiences in changing situations.
Here we have a shamanic- pagan priestess, looking concerned while balancing on seemingly moving disk-Pentacles through a forbidding landscape.
Her green clothing and the yellow of the coin like pentacles all promote the element of earth, as does the upside down triangle with bar symbol.
Upper left, is the sigil for the planet Jupiter and upper right is the sigil for the constellation of Capricorn. The horned god and goddess are ancient symbols for the Masculine and Feminine forces of Nature, therefore, she seems to be an individual artistic interpretation of a druidic tribe priestess.
Her situation seems precarious and uncertain, something many individuals feel when unexpected change is upon them; However, her skillful handling of movement may insure success.
WHEN THE 2 OF DISKS or PENTACLES IS THROWN DURING A READING it signifies:
- 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.
- This 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.
- Pleasant change, the harmony of change, alternating gain and loss, weakness and strength, wandering, and discontented with any fixed condition of things.
- 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.
- The 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, a running to avoid falling.
- 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.
- 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 of Self.
- In 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.
- Perspective 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.
- When 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.
- The 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" (emotions) and "Will to Form" (Imagination),known as Will-to-Be! From Non- being, you have always created being! This is your inheritance, from Chokma and Binah. "To Be" and/or "I Am Being", which is never stasis and always re-observing and evolving itself! This state of self-reevaluation is Transformation.
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The Tarot of Eli:
The Thoth Tarot-Ace of Disks & The Night Sun Tarot-Ace of Pentacles:
In the Gnosis of Hermetic- Qabalistic Tarot, the 4 Aces represent the "essence" of the elemental Force or Form, not the Forces or Forms themselves. This makes them more esoteric than most other tarot cards, as they are not a concept of vision. Therefore they're quite above and distinct from the other cards in the deck and are often called the "thrones of Spirit".
The 4 Aces form a link between the "Small cards" and/or the Minor Arcana and the Princesses who rule Heavens around the quadrants of the North Pole and sit on the Thrones of the Creatrix. This seems reasonable, since Female force is Magnetic, and Male Force is Electric. As an objective example, in the sky above the North Pole, one will often see the visual aspect of the Magnetic feminine, turning the solar-male electric into waving curved forms of colored light curtains in the night sky; the Aurora Borealis of the northern hemisphere. This Divine Creatrix, also takes the straight lines of the electric male aspect of energy, and curves them into shapes and forms.
Using the Great Pyramid as a meridian, the Princesses (Elohim of the Elements) Rule outward in an Eastward flow, in the order of Tetragrammaton (The Whole God...you may want to look this word up.), Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.This roughly places the:
- Ace and-Princess of Wands over Asia.
- The Ace and Princess of Cups over the Pacific Ocean.
- The Ace and Princess of Swords the Americas.
- The Ace and Princess of Disks Europe and Africa.
To carry this concept a little deeper one may use the symbol of the Pentagram which represents Spirit ruling over the 4 Elements and is the symbol for the Ascended and/or Triumphant Man.
Now I know the idea of Spirit as an element is very difficult to grasp. The Hebrew letter Shin has to do double duty as both the letter of Fire and of Spirit as well. Spirit is not as clear and concise in explanation like the other Elements because it is the Movement within the Motion of everything else (Ace of Wands) and it is a product of the Photon-Quanta. It is the Photon Source, the I AM of the Microwaves of each "Serpentine Force" that becomes, through a process of revolutionary-evolutionary motion of Self, composed of elements, and individual Souls of Collective Self-Awareness.
What may cause some confusion to the scholar of Gnosticism, is that In the Enochian system, the Tablet of Spirit, is the key to all mischief and in the Hindu system it is Akasha, the Egg of Darkness. It helps one to remember that Limitless light is Darkness because it has no limits to view and that being without limits means no ability to discern, therefore spirit can cause mischief in a material world of limits and rules.
The point here, is that the Aces are the seeds of the Elements and not the Elements themselves. So when an ace shows up in a reading, "it is the seed" not the event itself! The reader must also remember that an Ace represents a One Year period for that event seed to become a "Tree".
As you continue your studies, the Seed of Gnosis is planted, and in time the Tree of Life and Death Grows As YOU, not from you. We belong to Knowledge----it is not an "ego" possession as the phrase, "My knowledge" would suggest, but rather, "The Knowledge that I Am". I would recommend that the Student of Gnosis use the second phrase when expressing knowledge. Since this knowledge belongs to us all, one will not find me copy-writing anything.
Remember that, Knowledge is the Invisible Sephiroth, called DAÄTH, that resides on the Middle Path, just below Chokma and Binah (forming an equal armed cross and/or Tau cross) and it is The Womb of the True YOU, that Original Womb of the Psyche is depicted as the Key 2-High Priestess or Priestess of Tarot. Daath happens to be invisible because the True You is all about Potential-Action-subjective Soul and not the reactive-objective you/self-conscious that needs to own things to feel valuable. That is why it is called "The Gnosis" (The Knowledge) rather than "My Knowledge" which are two very different perspectives from different sides of The Mirror. In-fact the Soul/Psyche is called the Mirror that reflects the personality.
When I look from above to the below, I am Knowledge who actively builds its persona. When the persona looks at its reflection in a mirror, it will call it Mine and react to it. Truth be told, the world is a mirror, and when we think we are reacting to environment, and "others", we really are only reacting to our "self-reflection". Like I said, difficult to grasp....but that just makes it more fun to discover!
THE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot- ACE OF DISKS: (pentacles)
The root Power of Earth.
The Tree of Life, shows the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As Above, so Below, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi...one who is manifesting the vibration of Kether on the Material Earth Plane. It is Whole-ness of Spirit (Holy Spirit) and is the mental destination of all who study the Qaballah. For Kether, the Sephiroth of the Aces, is in Hebrew, Eheieh, or "I Will Be" and sounds like the exhalation of breath. Whereas, Malkuth is the inhalation, of "I AM Being". Hence, Earth/Malkuth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness !
There is a definite lack of logic to No-thing, laboring for 14.7 Billion years to "become some-thing", so that it may return to nothing. No-thing (Kether) obviously Desired Itself into being "something", for even its Hebrew name-Eheieh-means, "I Will Be" and therefore, the Upper Triangle of the Tree is the I AM, meaning existence. Existence is commonly held to be that which objectively persists independent of one's presence.
We are masters of Time-Space, by inheritance of Imagination or Image-making, and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self Awareness, as a Psyche that is able to focus that collective self-awareness down to the scale of electromagnetic sensuality. Many of use the word Souls, to describe our sacred selves, but know not what that means. Souls are Libraries/Collectives (Psyche) of Personalities created by a Microwave collective of Spiritual-Self---Therefore the Real Name of the Real Person is I AM and that name is indeed legion, for each of us inherit it, and command energy into reality by stating "I AM....". Successful creation in time-space is again thought-formed, as the first distrubance in energy, which has an alpha and a omega--because form requires a beginning and an end. With out thought being cloaked in time-space, no form could be made. Without transformation of forms, motion could not be kept self aware! Change (transformation) is motion/force and it is how we animate time-spacial concepts as "alive" being. You may now see the illusion in this....because we are Life/I AM we make alive what is imagined as ourselves! I AM, is existence; it is identity's beginning. We freely establish Self Identity by declaring...I Am this or that.
The thinker of thought is always greater than the thought but without experiencing that thought the Thinker is Unaware of Itself as preformance. Therefore, the Soul/Psyche is the mirror in which our I Am Me, a "child" of the Original, self-reflects. Hence, there are many states of self-reflection in the evolution-revolutions of Light. From x rays to visible light, which is only .4% of the electromagnetic-light spectrum, self awareness has continually became more "condensed" until it could "feel itself". You are a Photon/Quantum Master of "thought", the First Matter, feeling itself as a Persona of Imagination. You definitely are the Magic of the I-Magi-Nation!
Sensual self-awareness is what we create on Earth, in the name of the Divine, I AM ME! That is the Great Work of the Soul! To manifest a material being that is the Sensual Gate-Way of Kether on this Earth; a "Me"! The Union of Crown and Kingdom which because of accomplishment, shall never be divided again!
The Ace of Disks card affirms the new Aeon. The manifestation of the Solar Logos and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words, the Being whose name is Legion! That would be best known as, I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness of light which is a materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Thick Ocean of Binah" who is "Understanding" united with Chokma- "Wisdom". If you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when an Wisdom is Understood, it now becomes Knowledge and has Image! The seeds of Image are as a seed of a tree, all the Wisdom and Understanding of the Tree is in that Knowledge seed which becomes something greater than itself as it grows into another Tree, but being a seed means its potential is hidden within. We are such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Rule Makers of the Universe's Self Identity--- who freely declare ourselves -a definition that forms time/space into an entity of Me and then through a discerning process of experience, grow beyond it by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition. You could call us the Seeds of Light's Conscious Evolution. We are always the "Exception". It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE, which is either a great wealth or a miserable poverty! All depending on what one "thinks of themselves" as an I Am.
The Tarot Ace of Disks or Pentacles reminds us to choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be it! This is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are what ever we define ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see is "another way" to be you (me), a transformed identity of the One Energy! Again the greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from,"Doing unto another what you would have done to you", no matter how they "do unto you" for that is their doing and not yours! No one is in charge of your reaction to them. We must practice what we "think we are" for that is the nature of a "Thought Form", i.e.,our crystallized conscious-energy bodies, which are the "seeding" of Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on a fertile and nurturing internal awareness!
This concept of fertile and nurturing internal awareness is well expressed in the art of the Night Sun Tarot-Ace of Pentacles. The Traditional Tarot-Pentacle, or Coin is shown as a gold coin with a pentagram in the center.
Remember, you cannot erase thought by suppressing it for it is energy created into a "first form" and therefore, can only be transformed! So expand it instead, by not the pusillanimity of believing it, but by having the courage to do it and as a seed it can grow into a fruitful tree...or not, for only experiencing it sensually, shall you know if it succeeds. If it doesn't succeed, then you know what not to think!
For instance, let's say you wake up in the morning and think,"Damn I feel lousy !" Don't try and suppress it by denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not really, I feel great!". That will only fail, and magnify that ill feeling. Instead think expansively, transform and therefore, liberate that ill thought towards well thought! For example, you may think ," Damn I feel lousy but in 5 minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5 minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes"....etc. We can do the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what the want always seem bitchy to those who don't want them to." This just freed you from "disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life!
This card, The Ace of Disks or Pentacles, reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy around us and as us, which cause our individual world and/or aliveness. Remember, if it exists, its supposed to! To see error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom; Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in our creation) and correct it. The Body is were we correct the errant thought because we can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is a constant growing; depression is a stagnation of self identity! You are Good enough for the I AM--you are good enough for you! So get over yourself and get on with You, impeccability is what we do!
The Thoth Tarot-Ace of Disks and the Night Sun-Ace of Pentacles:
As mentioned, Kether, The Sephiroth that rules the Aces, is symbolized as the Point, The Crown and the Swastika. If you have been following the blogs, you know:
- The point, to imply 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 Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit to which we may aspire.
- The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point/Kether that emphasizes self contained motion.To reiterate, the 4 Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four ele
The Thoth Ace of Disks or Ace of Pentacles:
Represents the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materialism, but not necessarily good or evil nor is it necessarily wealth.
The card is 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 4 Arch-Angels 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. The Ace of Disks or Pentacles, is the Root Force behind physical manifestation, that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
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." A perfect description of the Photon "Big Bang".
The Greek words for " to the mark the beast" appear in the center of the Thoth card. The number 666 also shows in this card. This all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest form. The God-Mind (Human) has changed this by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation, combining the Animal DNA with that of "the angels that fell to Earth", thus the human body is a G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work; The Great Work, which is to bring the Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, "the above", and "the below", individual consciousness, into perfect union. Because it is an Animal mind, the Beast is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas The Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of Daemon/Angelic status. I don't presume to question the Divine Creative in this, I just exalt in my inheritance. Doing my best to Be the "As above,so below".
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 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 into his writings 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. A.Crowley, was a practicing Tantric, so his symbols of the Lingam/Phallus, is much like those lingams at the Shiva Temples in India.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS or PENTACLES, IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- Union between the physical and spiritual aspects of the querent.
- Beginning a new pathway in life that will bring satisfaction.
- A new planting of seeds, for a new home, job, career, or some form of security.
- Materialization of ideas bringing stability to skills that produce results.
- Could also be a time of meditation, an inward pulling of energy.
- Good beginnings for financial wealth, material gain and worldly status.
- The beginning of any new material form.
- A most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and external talents and resources.
Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing of treasure.
- Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magic.
- New material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue
- The Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of the Sun-Conscious and The Womb of Earth/unconscious.
- Beginning of successful ventures.
- The seed of prosperity.
- The practice of Sex magic.
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The Tarot of Eli
The Thoth Tarot- Princess of Swords & The Night Sun Tarot-Page of Swords:
Both cards represent the earthly part of Air. In traditional medieval Tarot, there were no princesses only pages took this position in the Tarot deck. This was partly because of the Christian Churches feminine-hate policies and partly because it was thought that this was an androgynous position. Therefore, many cards use a humanoid androgynous image. However, in the Hermetic Formula of Tetragamaton (YHVH), the Princess is an integral part of the equation. In the Qabalah, the Universe is shown as divided into 4 Worlds.
- The first world is Atziluth, the Pure Spirit World of Archetypes, which activates all the worlds that evolve from it. The Gods of the Sephiroth, the Hebrew letter Yod, the Primal Fire and the Kings are attributed to it.
- The second world is Briah, The Creative World, which is the level of the Pure Intellect, the Archangels, and of the Hebrew letter Heh-primal water. This is attributed to the Queens of the 4 suits.
- The third is Yetzirah, The Formative World, here we find the subtle, fleeting patterns behind matter. This the realm of angels and Primal Air, symbolized by the Hebrew letter Vau. This realm is attributed to the Princes.
- The Fourth World is Assiah, The Active World containing both physical sensation and the unseen forces of matter. Here is the realm of the Cherubim, the final Heh of the sacred name-Yod Heh Vau Heh (Tetragramaton) and the Primal Earth. This realm is attributed to the Princesses, Malacha- the Virgin in all 4 states of elemental matter.
One could argue that an androgynous page could fit the idea of a Virgin force; However, this is a "Virgin Birth" mother (not impregnated by man), so not really. She is also the function of the volatile, thus she is shown as a Valkyrie. With Her Sword of "volatile Mind" she cleaves away the dross, so the pure essence is seen as a materialization of Idea.Much like Michelangelo who was known for his perceptive chisel, that cleaved away what was not the image he saw in the marble.
The Princess/Page of Swords and the Valkyrie, represent the influence of Heaven on Earth. On the Thoth Card, there is a representation of the "Anger of the Gods" here, for she wears a helm reminiscent of a Medusa headdress. She stands in front of a barren altar, as if to avenge its profanation (The Human Soul is the altar; the profanation is "indoctrination of the slave-debt culture"), as shown by her sword stabbing downward. All around her angry storms rage in the sky.
To some, such adolescent personalities appear to be "Children of Misfortune", which seems to be the most unhappy of young people, as illustrated on the Night Sun Tarot: However, their Soul knows what its doing, and sharp chisels are needed to "cut away the dross" so that the real beauty can be revealed. At the Page's feet are the greens and soil of earth, as well as, an unhatched "world egg", implying the Virgin rule of this intelligence and the Ace of the element of Earth.
The Night Sun Tarot-Page, does not wear the "crown of thorns" that Fabio Listrani created for the Kings and Queens of his Tarot cards, because she doesn't rule. Rather, the trailing golden "scarf" of the Queen is worn, maybe as a symbol of inherited power from the Queen, as the Queen of Swords is the Throne of the Princess/Page in the realm of Assiah. Upper left of the card is the upside down triangle/line symbol of Earth and on the upper left, is the right side up triangle/line symbol of Air. Going along with the Thoth Tarot attribution of "earthly part of Air". Behind in the clouded sky, (moods) are the sacred geometry patterns Fabio Listrani likes to fashion his card backgrounds after.
What many fail to realize, is that the force the Princesses or Pages rule in the name of Mother, are represented as the 4 Aces.
The Thoth and Night Sun Tarot, Ace of Swords, represents the Root of the Element of Air which is also representative of the Seed of Consciousness and/or the unhatched egg at the Night Sun Tarot Page's feet. When lacking the Will that is Spirit, consciousness behaves like Air, which blows which ever-way of the common current. In nature, Air lacks the concentrated will of Fire to unite with water and it lacks a corresponding passion to unite with its twin, earth. Hence, Air has no self-generated impulse, and is totally dependent on the heat or cold of the moment. But when set in motion by its Father-Fire and its Mother-Water, it magnifies their power into something horrific, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, or the Princess of Swords. Wind in this state, is comparable to Consciousness, as all embracing, all penetrating, all wandering and all consuming. Therefore, in traditional Tarot, The Ace of Swords was often called DOOM.
The Status of Air, as compared to the other Elements of alchemical origin, would seem minor but in reality, Air is the first Element to follow Spirit. Spirit is of the Element- Fire, that begins with the Logos (Word of God-First Vibration). Air is also attributed to Mercury and most properly, the Breath of Life. Then there is the Hebrew statement," Achath Ruach Elohim Chiim (777) which means,"One is the Spirit of the Gods of the Living". In this case Air is the the medium that carries the Spirit of "the gods of the living" which is called Prana in Sanskrit. Therefore, we can see the empowerment of yoga breathing exercises helping us claim our Divine inheritance.
When thrown during a reading, the Ace of Swords is an Invoked force for good or evil. It represents the whirling force and strength through trouble. It can be the Sword of Wrath upholding Divine Authority and thus an affirmation of justice in the querent's life. As stated: The Princess of Swords, wields the Forces of the Aces in her suit.
To reiterate: THE THOTH PRINCESS or PAGE OF SWORDS, represents the earthly part of Air. Hence, she is the fixation of the volatile. She represents the influence of Heaven on Earth and brings about the materialization of idea. There is some suggestion of the Valkyrie, in this card but She also represents Artemis and characteristics of Minerva. Thus, idea is materialized by this Personification of Force and Form which is intended to be a combination of Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom) and Diana (Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt). This combination showing that she is both beautiful, intelligent but not entirely pleasant. To some extent, she represents the anger of the gods, hence, on the Thoth card she wears a helm of serpent crest, that symbolizes the serpent-haired Medusa. More so on the Thoth card than the Night Sun Tarot, the heavens and clouds whirl about angrily, while she is stabbing downward with her sword. In the back ground of the Thoth Card is a profaned altar, the altar of the roman "vestal virgins", whose fire is gone out due to lack of attention which seems to anger this Valkyrie. The silver altar shows only fire-less smoke, depicting the thoughts that are blown around by Air of Yetzirah; the currents and eddies in the Astral-Unconscious Air/mind.
Since Princesses are the "throne of Spirit", the Princess of Swords has the option of "throwing everything overboard" and/or "blowing everything sky high." When personified, as displayed on the Tarot birth wheel, shown as figure 15 in the Qabalistic Tarot of Robert Wang, the Princess of Swords usually represents :
- A difficult child, or younger person whose inner conflicts can only be resolve by maturity and experience.
- A willful, obstinate, child who may also be perceptive beyond her years. Thus, causing a emotional conflict of perspectives not fully understood because of the inexperience of the child.
- A young clever, ruthless child that lacks empathy for other peoples feelings and may indiscreetly pry into the Querent's secrets. So even if the person of issue, is an adult, their personality is that of someone younger.
The Norse would call The Princess of Swords Skuld who was the leader of the Valkyries. She was a battle-maid who in myth, judged and received the souls of the dead. She was considered a sharp minded female deity of keen judgment and high spirit but stern, and powerful. Symbolically she was seen to be trouble and possible danger.
The Princess/Page of swords personality is also very adroit in the settlement of controversies, exercising her sharp wit. She is the mood fighter . Therefore this card also represents the need to act upon ideas rather than just talk about them.
To her practical thinking requires that there be no difference between verbal commitment and external action. However, she is constantly regenerating her thinking (green spring colors on both cards and the butterfly wings of the Thoth Card), to she how cost effective her ideas are (coins on Thoth pedestal) but all is not selfish here, for she also considers the nourishing of others with her ideas (the mushroom shape of the pedestal) .
With this personality word and deed are aligned and woe to those who say one thing and do another! This card is associated with the air sign months of Aquarius (January 21 to February 21), Gemini (May 21-June 21) and Libra (September 21 to October 21) or those persons the querent knows who are born during those periods. Since these are the months of gestation, it is important to fight your own moods and the moods of others so that you are not distracted while attending to what it is that you want to produce in areas of finance, health and relationships. This card also suggests that these air sign months can be very effective months for the querent if successful in mood fighting.
If the reading is about the Querent, this card may show that:
- The Querent's moods are clouding mental clarity.
- Feelings of a defensive nature that may even be aggressive and hostile.
- However, there is a flip side to this card that shows the Mature Querent as a mood-fighter who has the ability to help others with great practical wisdom and subtlety.
- Great adroitness at the management of practical- material affairs.
- Very good at settling controversial issues.
- This Personality will also take risks in thought and/or communication, daring to commit beliefs and attitudes even at the cost of personal comfort.
- This is a bold, often rash and impulsive personality.
- All in all, this is a curious mind which investigates and explores rational possibilities. The Interested student should also look up the Mythology concerning Medusa, Athena and Perseus for greater insight into the esoteric/personality archetypal meaning of The Princess of Swords.
The Archetype personality of the Princes of Swords: (If thrown for a man-this is his Anima, giving him volitle emotions).
- Is of a stern and revengeful nature.
- She is firm, aggressive and wields destructive logic with great practical wisdom and subtlety in material things.
- Her natural cleverness and adroitness in managing controversial affairs makes her a master of settling controversies.
- She would be a good ambassador.
- People thus characterized, may seem slow mentally,crushed by every responsibility, especially when it comes to family affairs.
- We must remember that the Princesses represent the "Throne of Spirit", and that the Princess of Swords has the option of "blowing everything sky high", she has that potency of mind.
If ill dignified her qualities:
- Are dispersed, she becomes incoherent, and all her gifts form into a animal cleverness, a low cunning, that is unworthy of the means.
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