Lord of the Winds and Breezes King of the Spirits of

Geminio Wand Movement

A winged warrior with crowned and winged helmet, mounted upon a brown steed, his general equipment is as that of the King of Wands, but he wears as a crest a winged six-pointed star, similar to those represented on the heads of Castor and Pollux, the Dioscuri, the Twins Gemini (a part of which constellation is included in his rule). He holds a drawn sword with the Sigil of his Scale upon its pommel. Beneath his horse's feet are dark, driving, stratus clouds. He is active, clever, subtle,...

The Path Of Ayin The Devil

Capricorn Devil

SIGN Capricorn Cardinal Earth ESOTERIC TITLE The Lord of the Gates of Matter the Child of the Forces of Time THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twenty-sixth Path is called the Renovating Intelligence, because the Holy God renews by it all the changing things which are renewed by the creation of the world. The Path of Ayin, THE DEVIL, connects Tiphareth, the center of the Sun consciousness, with Hod, sphere of Mercury and of the intellect. The twenty-sixth Path is formative and, in terms of the...

13th Path Kabbalah

Which Tarot Card Means Study

SIGN Scorpio Fixed Water ESOTERIC TITLE The Child of the Great Transformers the Lord of the Gate of Death THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twenty-fourth Path is the Imaginative Intelligence, and it is so called because it gives a likeness to all the similitudes which are created in like manner similar to its harmonious elegancies. The Path of Nun, DEATH, is one of the three Paths leading from the Personality to the Higher Self. As a preface to its study one may usefully consider comments by Case...

Path The twentythird path is called the stable consciousness because it is the power of sustenance among all the

As the work of self-transformation of the personality progresses, the initiate comes to see that the personality exists between two poles -- rationality or logic, and emotion or instinct. In kabbalah, these poles are symbolized by Hod rational intellect and Netzach instinctual emotion . Along the ascending path of initiation as opposed to the descending path of creation , the first of these poles that the initiate encounters is the rational intellect, represented by Hod. The work of Hod...

Princess of the Waters Lotus of the Palace of the Floods

A beautiful Amazon-like figure, softer in nature than the Princess of Wands. Her attire is similar. She stands on a sea with foaming spray. Away to her right is a dolphin. She wears as a crest on her helmet, belt and buskins, a swan with opening wings. She bears in one hand a lotus, and in the other an open cup from which a turtle issues. Her mantle is lined with swan's down, and is of thin Sweetness, poetry, gentleness, and kindness. Imagination, dreamy, at times indolent, yet courageous if...

Hermetic Symbols

Mercury Hermetic Symbols

THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twelfth Path is the Intelligence of Transparency because it is that species of Magnificence called Chazchazit, which is named the place whence issues the vision of those seeing in apparitions That is the prophesies by seers in a vision . The Path of Beth is between Kether and Binah. It is the transition between the One Pure Source of All, energy undefined, and the Great Organizer, a relationship described by the meaning of the...

The Path Of Zain

ESOTERIC TITLE The Children of the Voice The Oracle of the Mighty Gods THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Seventeenth Path is the Disposing Intelligence, which provides Faith to the Righteous, and they are clothed with the Holy Spirit by it, and it is called the Foundation of Excellence in the state of higher things. The Path of Zain, THE LOVERS, between Binah and Tiphareth, connects the pure consciousness from which form emerged with the central point of all manifestation, a complexity which can...

When higher guidance is indicated

After the ten cards have been laid out in the Celtic Cross Spread and before you commence the reading, notice the total number of Major Arcana cards in the spread. If there are four or more cards of the Major Arcana, the spread should be picked up immediately and the 22 Major cards extracted from the pack. The spread should then be continued, using the Major Arcana only. If you have a separate pack used only for Major Aracana readings, this may be used, but remember to have the client shuffle...

What Mean Path Of

ESOTERIC TITLE The Magus of the Eternal. THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Sixteenth Path is the Triumphal or Eternal Intelligence, so called because it is the pleasure of the Glory, beyond which is no other Glory like to it, and it is called also the Paradise prepared for the Righteous. The Path of THE HIEROPHANT, Vau, leads from Chesed to Chokmah and is the uppermost Path on the Pillar of Mercy. It is described in the Golden Dawn documents as The Zodiac acting through Taurus upon Jupiter, which...

Aquarius Era In Kabbalistic

Arcanum number 12 implies sacrifice it is the card of the Apostolate Suffering. This number is nonetheless a very complete number it is the famous Dodecahedron upon which are sustained all of the universal creations of the Solar System which has 12 bases, 12 Planets. Esoteric science teaches that there exist 7 principal planets MOON, MERCURY, VENUS, SUN, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN. The above along with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto would total 10 planets, but esoteric science maintains that there are...

The Tree Of Life

Holy Sephiroth

The Tree of Life Figure 1 is intended to symbolize the entire universe, a proposition so vast in its implications that some may doubt that such a symbol is even possible. It is a deceptively simple diagram composed of ten spheres called Sephiroth, and twenty-two connecting lines called Paths. Collectively, the Sephiroth and Paths are called the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom. Between Binah and the next Sephira is an invisible Sephira known as Daath, or Knowledge. It is not represented on the Tree,...

The Fourth Path In Kabbalah

SIGN Aries Cardinal Fire ESOTERIC TITLE Sun of the Morning, Chief Among the Mighty. THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Fifteenth Path is the Constituting Intelligence, so called because it constitutes the substance of creation in pure darkness, and men have spoken of these contemplations it is that darkness spoken of in Scripture, Job xxxviii.9. and thick darkness a swaddling band for it. The higher we rise on the Tree of Life, the more obvious it becomes that the Tarot trumps only point the way...

Camino Real Kabbalah

Tarot Journal

ESOTERIC TITLE The Princess of the Silver Star. THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Thirteenth Path is named the Uniting Intelligence, and is so called because it is itself the Essence of Glory. It is the Consumation of the Truth of individual spiritual things. Having just considered the Path of THE EMPRESS, one of warm enclosure a literal return to the cosmic womb and of maternal protection, the Path of THE HIGH PRIESTESS may be somewhat disconcerting. It is as if the Supreme Mother has removed...

The Double Letters Planets Localities Days Gateways Contrasts

Tree Life Planets

The initial commentary on the Double Letters states that they are so called because each letter represents a contrast or permutation. In fact, each of these seven letters has two pronunciations, one hard and one soft. The letters refer, in order, to Life and Death, Peace and War, Wisdom and Folly, Riches and Poverty, Grace and Indignation, Fertility and Solitude, Power and Servitude. These are the pairs of opposites which we can apply to the designated Tarot Trumps. These Seven Double Letters...

The Third Key the th Path

The Magickal Title of this card is Daughter of the Mighty Ones. The path of the Empress is the mediator between the Father and the Mother Chokmah and Binah . It is The Wisdom of Understanding, the Union of the powers of Origination and Production the Sphere of the Zodiac acting through Venus upon Saturn. This is also the path of Unity the Union of the powers of Force and Form resulting in the title, Daughter of the Mighty Ones. The Empress is the Universal Mother-figure, whose womb we must be...

The Four Threes The Four Queens

The Organizer and Compensator The Dark Sterile Mother the Bright Fertile Mother Symbols The Yoni, the Triangle, the Cup, Heh Planet Saturn Color Black In Binah is a thick darkness which yet veileth the Divine Glory in which all colours are hidden, wherein is mystery and depth and silence, and yet, it is the habitation of the Supernal Light. There is the Supernal Triad completed. And the Sphere of its Operation is Shabbathi, or rest, and it giveth forms and similitudes unto chaotic matter and...

Venus in Cancer

Hand at lower part from cloud holds lotuses. A lotus flower rises above water, which occupies the lowest part of the card, and rises above the hand holding the lotus. From this lotus flower a stem rises, terminating nearly at the top of the card in another lotus or water lily flower, from which a white water gushes like a fountain. Crossed on the stem just beneath are two dolphins, gold and silver on to which the water falls and from which it pours in full streams, like jets of gold and silver,...

The Path Of Tau The Universe

MEANING Tau Cross, Equal Armed Cross DOUBLE LETTER Power-Servitude ESOTERIC TITLE The Great One of the Night of Time THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Thirty-Second Path is the Administrative Intelligence, and it is so called because it directs and associates in all their operations the seven planets, even all of them in their own due course. Study of the Paths begins not with the first card, THE FOOL, but with the last, THE UNIVERSE.97 This is because we ascend the Tree of Life, working from our...

The Lord of the Waves and the Waters King of the Hosts of the

King Water Tarot

A beautiful youthful winged warrior, with flying hair, riding upon a white horse, which latter is not winged. His general equipment is similar to that of the Knight of Wands, but upon his helmet cuirass and buskins is a peacock with opened wings. He holds a cup in his hand, bearing the sigil of the scale. Beneath his horses' feet is the sea. From the cup issues a crab. Graceful, poetic, Venusian, indolent, but enthusiastic if roused. Ill-dignified, he is sensual, idle, and untruthful. He rules...

How To Invoke The Ashim In Malkuth

Thou who openest the sources of the rivers and of the fountains Thou who commandest moisture which is the Blood of the Earth and the Sap of the Plants. I adore Thee and invoke Thee. O Vastness wherein all the rivers seek to lose themselves which renew themselves ever in Thee. O Thou Ocean of Infinite Perfection Speak to me in the murmur of the limpid Waters, and I shall desire Thy Love. (10) Feel and experience the element of Water in the Briatic World. Then...

The Language of the Tarot Images in Pattern and Sequence

Ornamental Iron Design Software

A conceptual structure that will serve as a starting point for us to appreciate the magical dynamics of the Tarot can be found in the design of the Marseilles Trump of the World. That is, a dancing figure within a wreath, with one of the four kerubic emblems at each corner of the card. These kerubic emblems represent the Elemental powers that are unfolded in the suit cards. The attributions run as follows Man or Ox or The Trumps are represented by the central figure. Thus we can take a first...

The Path Of Tzaddi The Star

ESOTERIC TITLE The Daughter of the Firmament the Dweller between the Waters. THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twenty-eighth Path is called the Natural Intelligence, and it is so-called because through it is consummated and perfected the Nature of every existing thing beneath the Sun. The Path of Tzaddi, THE STAR, connects Netzach Victory with Yesod The Foundation . It is a very powerful Path which points out the way in which the Divine Energy inherent in each individual is properly approached....

The High Priestess

Manfreda Visconti

Bill Butler, in The Definitive Tarot has commented on the historical-legendary sources for this female archetype. Throughout the Middle Ages the story persisted that a woman was once elected Pope. Disguised for years as a man, this supposed 'Pope Joan' made her way through the Church hierarchy to the top position, only to die in childbirth during an Easter celebration. Pope Joan was most likely a legend the Visconti Papess was real. In the late thirteenth century an Italian group called the...

King of Pattern

Mage Tarot Death

Solidity, Prosperity, Harvest, Abundance, Practicality, Finances, Diagnostician Reversed Perversity, Misuse, Speculation, Waste At rest upon a throne carved from the ruins of the past, Montego Diaz-Quetzalcoatl oversees the progress of the New World Order's dominion. Crowned by his technological achievements, the King of Pattern monitors the interplay of wealth and industry. Protected by the twin guardians of knowledge and power, he has no need to step outside his sheltered enclave. All the...

The Nineteenth Key the th Path

Before you upon the Altar is the Nineteenth Key of Tarot which symbolically resumes these ideas. The Sun has twelve principal rays which represent the twelve signs of the zodiac. They are alternately waved and salient as symbolizing the alternation of the masculine and feminine natures. These again are subdivided into the 36 Decanates or sets of ten degrees in the Zodiac, and these again are subdivided into 72, typifying the 72 Quinances or sets of five, and the 72-fold Name Schemhamphoresch....

Wheel Of Fortune

Wheel Fortune Tarot Cards

You are now at the crossroads the decision you make can be important, think carefully. use your will Choose with wisdom, be soul-still. Past mistakes could be the best lesson look before you leap. Any indiscretion at this time could spoil everything. The best swimmer in the world must know the depth before he makes his dive. You are now at the crossroads the decision you make can be important, think carefully. Have you made the right choice You could be wrong. If discontented or lacking in...

Cards Chosen

Bold phrases are from the information page for the card, italic phrases stand for the meaning assigned to the card position. See Yin Yang spread for position meanings. In this conflict, there are many people and groups involved, but I feel the two main parties are President Clinton and his Administration and the House Republicans. Clinton is key, of course, because he has the power of the veto. He also seems to represent the idea that fiscal responsibility is important, but not at all costs....

Divination In Depth

MANY COURT CARDS IN SPREAD Indicate many people involved in the situation. Courteous young man has good intentions but his attitude can be overbearing. eyes so dark Gallant ventures will embark. You can expect to feel the strength of this young man, which will help considerably. You are going through a difficult period check the spread for more details. Someone favors you and will defend you and promote good vibrations. TETRAGRAMMATON VAU PRINCIPLE Triality EXPRESSION Holy Spirit SUIT KEY...

The Four Fives

The Eliminator of the Useless Symbols The Pentagon, The Tudor Rose of Five Petals, the Sword, the Spear, The Scourge. Planet Mars In Binah is the Radix of Red, and therein is there a red colour, pure and scintillating and flashing with flame which is reflected into Geburah. The Sphere of its operation is called Madim or violent rushing Force and it bringeth fortitude, and war and strength and slaughter, as it were, the flaming Sword of an avenging God. And it ruleth the Sphere of Action of the...

Bailing Qlartos

Tarot Journal

The first question anyone will ask you if you ever let it be known that you are interested in tarot cards is, Can you tell my fortune If you admit that you actually own a deck, then of course the request becomes a demand. For what is the use of owning a deck of tarots if you don't know how to use it Therefore, before embarking on a study of the deeper and darker aspects of tarot cards, you will quite obviously need to know how to use them in the way that the average tarot enthusiast does as...

The Princess of the Shining Flame The Rose of the Palace of Fire

A very strong and beautiful woman, with flowing red-golden hair, attired like an Amazon. Her shoulders, arms, bosoms and knees are bare. She wears a short kilt, reaching to the knees. Round her waist is a broad belt of scale mail, narrow at the side, broad in the front and back, and having a winged tiger's head in front. She wears a Corinthian shaped helmet, and crown, with a long plume. It also is surmounted by a tiger's head, and the same symbol forms the buckle of her scale-mail buskins. A...

The Celtic Cross

Major Arcana Spreads

The most popular Tarot spread, called the Celtic Cross, consists of 10 cards, and focuses upon the short- and long-term pasts and futures of the reading's subject. Most standard guides to the Tarot contain directions for how to use this spread. Although it is recommended that the full deck be used with the 10-card spread, it is also possible to use only the Major Arcana for this purpose. Joel's character is a young Verbena named Angelo. In a prior game, Angelo encountered other Awakened beings...

King of Primordialism Gilledian

Emotional loyalty and commitment, Spontaneity, Ego, Generosity, Responsibility Reversed Violence, Scandal, Injustice, Weakness From his throne room deep beneath the seas, Galarius, Master of the Labyrinth of Drachus Vachor, watches the ripples of his power roil throughout his watery domain. For him, the sea of the subconscious is the font of all creation and destruction. Crowned with the symbol of the ocean s insensate life, he holds in one hand the scepter of his power to influence the world...

The Major Arcana and Personal Growth

He first line of the Major Arcana takes us through the process of maturity. It shows the stages of a person's growth from a child, to whom mother is all loving and father all powerful, through, education, to the point where the child becomes an independent personality. At the same time these cards deal with a much wider development, of which the individual development is a microcosm. They depict the creation of human society, out of both the archetypes of existence and the chaotic energy of...

Negative Limitless Light

Qabalistic teachers repeatedly stress that the Tree of Life represents our manifest universe. This emphasis is placed to express the idea that behind even the most exalted aspects of our universe lies an Unmanifest, which is the ultimate source of all, and which cannot be known to us. The Unmanifest is symbolized by the words Negative Limitless Light, or in Hebrew Ain Soph Aur. It is shown on the Tree of Life, above Kether, as three curves of radiating light. The outer curve is Ain, the middle...

Budda Taro Cards Meaning

Hermit Tarot Meaning

PATH COLOR Green-yellowish SIGN Virgo Mutable Earth ESOTERIC TITLE The Prophet of the Eternal, the Magus of the Voice of Power THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twentieth Path is the Intelligence of Will, and is so called because it is the means of preparation of all and each created being, and by this intelligence the existence of the Primordial Wisdom becomes known. The Path of Yod, connects Tiphareth the Christ-Buddha center and Chesed the Architect of Manifestaton . In brief, it represents...

The Princes

Tarot The Chariot

These Princes are seated in chariots, and thus borne forward. They represent the Vau Forces of the Name in each suit The Mighty Son of the King, and the Queen, who realizes the influences of both scales of Force A prince, the son of a King and Queen, yet a Prince of Princes, and a King of Kings. An Emperor, whose effect is at once rapid though not so swift as that of a King and enduring though not as steadfast as that of a Queen . It is therefore symbolized by a figure borne in a chariot, and...

Tarot Trump Imagery

In the survey of Tarot Trump design that follows we have made a number of assumptions in the interest of clarity. 1. We have used the Marseilles Tarot sequence, because this has become the generally accepted standard. There are other orders possible which we discuss in the next chapter. 2. We have chosen as headings the Trump titles which are most widely accepted or at least understood by students of the esoteric Tarot. 3. We have used a line drawn Marseilles design for reference as this is the...

Throne Of The Ace Of Cups Princess

The Empress Kabbalah

TEN OF CUPS, Lord of Perfected Success Mars in Pisces . Angels of the Decan Aasliah and Mihal . This is Malkuth in Briah, the influence of Malkuth in the unconscious Mental World. Here is a situation where the generally understood astrological meaning of an aspect does not apply. In an astrological reading, Mars in Pisces, a watery sign, would signify a dispersal of energy and a degree of frustration. But the meaning here is that the fire of Mars causes the waters of the final sign of the...

Fantod Tarot Deck

Urns Tarot Cards Photos

Edited together and put into PDF format by Arcanaeum 2003 Before we get to the actual deck, you will want to read the following enlightening information regarding the deck.This is by a Brandi Weed, from her website which I found on the internet while researching. It will shed some light on the deck This deck is a bit of an oddity, as it s not really so much an actual cartomancy deck as a spoof of same. Edward Gorey is probably known to most people for the animations on the title sequence of...

Path The twentyfifth path is called the consciousness of trial because it is the primary test by which the creator

This is the path of incarnation -- the primary test by which we are continuously perfected. The task of the path of Resh is to consciously incarnate the Individual Self within the personal self. Resh is the first initiatory path that crosses another previously traveled path. The path it intersects is that of Mem and the Garden of Eden or lower astral veil. This is the genuine test for the initiate since, without the balance conferred by Tiphareth and the subsequent illumination of both Netzach...

Western Tree Kether Sephirah

Chokmah, Sephirah 2 Binah, Sephirah 3 Gedulah, Sephirah 4 Geburah, Sephirah 5 Tiphareth, Sephirah 6 Netzach, Sephirah 7 Hod, Sephirah 8 Yesod, Sephirah 9 Malkuth, Sephirah 10 Aleph, 1 gt 2 Beth, 1 gt 3 Gimel, 1 gt 6 Daleth, 2 gt 3 Heh, 2 gt 6 Vav, 2 gt 4 Zayin, 3 gt 6 Cheth, 3 gt 5 Teth, 4 gt 5 Yod, 4 gt 6 Kaph, 4 gt 7 Lamed, 5 gt 6 Mem, 5 gt 8 Nun, 6 gt 7 Samekh, 6 gt 9 Ayin, 6 gt 8 Peh, 7 gt 8 Tzaddi, 7 gt 9 Qooph, 7 gt 10 Resh, 8 gt 9 Shin, 8 gt 10 Tav, 9 gt 10 From this perspective, there...

Path The seventh path is the hidden consciousness because it is the radiance that illuminates all the powers of the

Genesis 1 6 -- And Elohim said 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.' With Aleph, Elohim made the firmament (the compressed, condensed veil), but with Binah, Elohim says let there be a firmament . In other words, this is a statement of potential and intention, not of making or manifesting. Furthermore, it speaks of the potential for sequence (let it divide the waters from the waters) within a unified, nonsequential realm (in the...

By Paul F Case

AS the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph suggests beginning, or primary manifestation. The letter A, in fact, has this meaning all over the world. As Furlong says in Faiths of Man A stands commonly for the first of all existences, the Maha-deva, or I Supreme. It represents the agent of creation, even when typified by the bull. It is shrouded in the complicated San-1 skrit A called the'Supreme' Vishnu or Krishna. Students of the Bhagavad-Gita will remember Krishna's words, i Among...

Perfected Work Venus in Aries

Two hands as before, issuing from clouds on each side of the card, and clasped in center with First Order grip, holding four wands crossed. Flames issue at point of junction. Above and below on two small flaming wands are Venus and Aries, representing the Decan. Perfection, a completion of a thing built up with trouble and labour. Rest after labour. Subtlety, cleverness, beauty, mirth, success in completion. Reasoning faculty, conclusions drawn from previous knowledge. Unreadiness, unreliable,...

The Tree Of Life And The Tarot

Blank Tree Life Jewish Tree

One cannot make an in-depth study of the Tarot without mentioning that body of ancient knowledge known as the Qabalah. This mystical tradition is the foundation upon which the modern Hermetic Tarot rests. Indeed, the cards of the Tarot can be used as windows through which one can explore and better understand the Qabalah, the complexity of which might frustrate many students. Whether or not the original creators of the Tarot intended to create a pictorial system that would explain the basic...

The Emperor

Justice Tarot Card Black And White

We have a number of extant hand-painted cards of the Emperor. The Visconti-Sforza Emperor sits with a sceptre in his right hand and an orb in his left. On his head is an ornate hat bearing the imperial eagle. The Gary-Yale Emperor sits facing us on a raised throne. He is similarly accoutred, and attended by four pages, one of whom, at lower right, kneels bearing a crown. The Brera-Brambilla card is similar but without the pages. The same basic features are found on the otherwise stylistically...

Swiftness Mercury in Sagittarius

Four white angelic hands radiating (two proceeding from each side), issuing from clouds, clasped in two pairs in the center with the Grip of the First Order. They hold 8 wands crossed four and four. Rames issue from the point of junction. Surmounting two small wands with flames issuing down them. Placed in the center at top and bottom of the card are the symbols of Mercury and Sagittarius, representing the Decan. Too much force applied too suddenly. Very rapid rush, but too quickly passed and...

Material Trouble Mercury in Taurus

Hand holding a branch of white rose tree, from which roses are falling, leaving no buds behind. Five pentacles similar to Ace. Mercury and Taurus for Decan. Loss of money or position. Trouble about material things. Toil, labor, land cultivation, building, knowledge and acuteness of earthly things, poverty, carefulness. Kindness, sometimes money regained after severe toil and labor. Unimaginative, harsh, stern, determined, obstinate. Geburah of Heh final. (Loss of profession, loss of money,...

The Decanates Of The Zodiac

And all Sword cards are of the Prince Scale. Pentacles, under the presidency of the World of Assiah, belong to the Princess Scale. To summarize KING SCALE Wands, Fire, Atziluth, masculine force. QUEEN SCALE Cups, Water, Briah, feminine power. PRINCE SCALE Swords, Air, Yetzirah, masculine force. PRINCESS SCALE Pentacles, Earth, Assiah, feminine power. One final note on the Color Scales The Tree of Life, as it is usually depicted, is described as the Minutum Mundum. the Small Universe . The...

The Sephiroth

The Ten Sephiroth of universal vibration emanate from Am Soph, which is the Microcosmic Star which guides our interior. The Real Being of our Being. There are in reality twelve Sephiroth which can be spoken of Ain Soph is the eleventh, and its tenebrous antithesis, the abyss, is Sephiroth number twelve. There are 12 spheres or universal regions which penetrate and interpenetrate each other without confusion. The 12 spheres gravitate in the central atom of the sign of the infinite. In those 12...

Great Strength Moon in Sagittarius

Four hands as in the previous symbol holding eight wands crossed four and four, but a fifth hand at the foot of the card holds another wand upright, which traverses the point of junction with the others. Flames leap therefrom. Above and below the symbols Luna and Sagittarius. Tremendous and steady force that cannot be shaken. Herculean strength, yet sometimes scientifically applied. Great success, but with strife and energy. Victory preceded by apprehension and fear. Health good and recovery,...

The Divisions Of The Soul

The NEPHESCH is the dark side of our subconscious also known as the lower self which resides in Yesod. The proper use of Nephesch energy is important in some aspects of Magick but it must always remain under the firm control of the Ruach. The final part of the Soul is called the G'UPH. Located in Malkuth, this lowest part of the soul is closely tied to the physical body. It is a low level of the subconscious which communicates with the brain about the current condition of the human body. This...

Strife Saturn in

Two white radiant angelic hands issuing from clouds right and left of the center of the card. They are clasped together as in the Grip of the First Order, and they hold at the same time by their centers five wands, or torches, which are similar to the wand of a Z.A.M. Four wands cross each other, but the fifth is upright in the center. Flames leap from the point of junction. Above the central wand is the symbol Saturn and below it that of Leo representing the Decanate. Violent strife and...

The Fifth Operation

1 The enquirer shuffles the cards while concentrating on the matter at hand. The cards are not cut. 2 The reader deals all of the cards into the pattern of the Tree of Life. The 11th card is placed on top of the first, etc 3 The reader determines which Sephirah contains the significator. This is a general indication of the matter. Interpret the pile that has the significator by using the following Qabalistic knowledge. b Chokmah Wisdom Archetypal Father c Binah Understanding Archetypal Mother e...

The Secret Doctrine Of The Tarot

IN th pictorial alphabet of the early Semites, the sign for Kaph represented the palm of the hand. From this pictograph two sets of implicits may be derived. The first is a development of ideas connected with the fact that the palm is the active working part of the hand, and all the implicits of this group have their origin in the verb to grasp. The second chain of association begins with the universal belief that the palm is a map of life, which affords a skilled reader an accurate record of...

The Fourteenth Key the th Path

Temperance Symbol

This drawing represents the more ancient form of the 14th Key of Tarot, for which the later and more usual form of Temperance was soon substituted, as better representing the natural symbolism of the Path Sagittarius. The earlier figure was considered not so much a representation of this Path alone, as the synthesis of that and the others conjoined. The later figure, therefore is better adapted to the more restricted meaning. The more ancient one of water and one of liquid fire. The mixing of...

The Root Powers of the Earth

A white radiant angelic hand, holding a branch of a rose tree, whereon is a large pentacle, formed of five concentric circles. The innermost circle is white, charged with a red Greek cross. From this white center 12 rays, also white, issue. These terminate at the circumference, making the whole something like as astrological figure of the Heavens. It is surmounted by a small circle, above which is a large Maltese Cross, and with two white wings four roses and two buds are shown. The hand...

Tarot Pathworking

Tree Life Kabbalah Tarot

Practical work with the archetypes of the Tarot is essentially a matter of using the imagination. It may well be that first efforts are barren or subjective, or appear to be. Persistent use will sooner or later demonstrate that through the use of the imagination, a new sense of perception is being developed, that opens upon an objective world or worlds other than the physical. There are various means of training and using the imagination in this way but essentially they embody the same process....

Victory Jupiter in

Two hands in grip, as in the last, holding six wands crossed, 3 and 3, flames issuing from the point of junction. Above and below are two short wands with flames issuing from a cloud at the lower part of the card, surmounted respectively by the symbols of Jupiter and Leo, representing the Decanate. Victory after strife, success through energy and industry, love, pleasure gained by labour, carefulness, sociability and avoiding of strife, yet victory therein. Also insolence, pride of riches and...

Tarot On The Tree Of Life

Another important aspect of the Hebrew alphabet that has great significance is its three-fold division. The twenty-two letters are separated into the Three Mother Letters, the Seven Double Letters, and the Twelve Simple Letters. The Three Mothers are Aleph, Mem and Shin, which are attributed to the Three elements of the Ancients Air, Water and Fire. The Tarot Trumps that correspond to these letters, The Fool, The Hanged Man, and Judgement are specific conduits of these elemental energies. The...

Dominion Mars in Aries lo

Flames issue from the point of junction. On two small wands, above and below with flames issuing from them, are Mars and Aries. Strength, dominion, harmony of rule and justice. Boldness, courage, fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud, sensitive, ambitious, refined, restless, turbulent, sagacious withal, yet unforgiving and obstinate, according to dignity. Chokmah of Yod. (Influence over others. Authority, power, dominion.) Rule therein...

Paul F. Case Tarot

THE Phoenicians indicated the letter Teth by a circle inclosing a cross, a similar character for the ninth letter appears in other ancient alphabets, and it survives in a modified form to this day, as the Greek Theta. The object represented is a tally, hence the first idea the letter suggests is counting. Now, counting is the beginning of exact knowledge, and the measuring-rod is the true wand of miracles for numeration is the basis of arithmetic, arithmetic is the foundation of mathematics,...

The Four Suits Otherwise Lesser Arcana

The resources of interpretation have been lavished, if not exhausted, on the twenty-two Trumps Major, the symbolism of which is unquestionable. There remain the four suits, being Wands or Sceptres--ex hypothesi, in the archeology of the subject, the antecedents of Diamonds in modern cards Cups, corresponding to Hearts Swords, which answer to Clubs, as the weapon of chivalry is in relation to the peasant's quarter-staff or the Alsatian bludgeon and, finally, Pentacles--called also Deniers and...

Otherwise the Four Suits of Tarot Cards

Will now be described according to their respective classes by the pictures to each belonging, and a harmony of their meanings will be provided from all sources. King of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands Page of Wands Ten of Wands Nine of Wands Eight of Wands Seven of Wands Six of Wands Five of Wands Four of Wands Three of Wands Two of Wands Ace of Wands King of Cups Queen of Cups Knight of Cups Page of Cups Ten of Cups Nine of Cups Eight of Cups Seven of Cups Six of Cups Five of Cups Four...

What Is Tarot

The mosaic consists of a large number of small, variously coloured stones which have been arranged according to a certain pattern resulting in a beautiful, coherent picture. In the same way, man is made up of many different qualities, abilities and talents, arranged according to a specific inner pattern resulting in a coherent picture, an individual personality. Just as the artist, using the same stones in an infinite variety of patterns, can compose all kinds of pictures in countless...

Chapter Learning The Minor Arcana

The Tarot deck is really two decks combined. These two decks are called the MAJOR ARCANA and the MINOR ARCANA. 22 cards Major, or Greater Arcana 56 cards Minor, or Lesser Arcana 78 cards Total Tarot deck You will notice that in the Rider Waite Deck, the Major Arcana are numbered I through XXI with roman numerals. The Fool, whose card is unnumbered 0 , makes up the 22nd card. Now separate the cards of the Major Arcana from the rest of your deck and lay them aside. We will study them in Chapter...

Distinction between the Greater and Lesser Arcana

IN respect of their usual presentation, the bridge between the Greater and Lesser Arcana is supplied by the court cards--King, Queen, Knight and Squire or Page but their utter distinction from the Trumps Major is shewn by their conventional character. Let the reader compare them with symbols like the Fool, the High Priestess, the Hierophant, or--almost without exception with any in the previous sequence, and he will discern my meaning. There is no especial idea connected on the surface with the...

The Evolution of the Tarot

Oswald Wirth Tarot

The Tarot is a structured system of magical images. The date and place of its origin is not precisely known but the historical evidence points to some little time before a.d. 1450. Some have claimed a greater antiquity for it, with roots in ancient Egypt, but although, as archetypcal images, many of the figures may well have correspondences in remote antiquity, the particular characteristics of the Tarot system indicate that it is an artefact of the Renaissance period, grafted on to the newly...

The Four Aces

All that Is the Breath of That which Is Not The Source of Energy from the Infinite Unmanifest The First Motion That from Which we come, and to Which we shall return In Kether is the Divine White Brilliance, the scintillation and corruscation of the Divine Glory that light which lighteth the universe that light which surpasseth the glory of the Sun and beside which the light of mortals is but darkness, and concerning which it is not fitting that we should speak more fully. And the sphere of its...

What Path On The Tree Of Life Is The Justice Card

Tree Life Kabbalah Tarot Pathways

ESOTERIC TITLE The Daughter of the Lords of Truth the Ruler of the Balance. THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twenty-second Path is the Faithful Intelligence, and is so called because by it spiritual virtues are increased, and all dwellers on earth are nearly under its shadow. The Path of Lamed, JUSTICE is between Tiphareth and Geburah. Lamed means ox-goad, the spear-like prod which keeps the ox moving down the road. This attribution points to the letter's special relationship with Aleph ox on...

Ain Soph Paranishpanna

That ray wishes to return to its Star which has always smiled upon it. That Star which internally guides us is a Super-divine atom of Absolute Abstract Space. The kabalistic name of that atom is the sacred Ain Soph. Ain Soph is our atomic star. That star gleams full of glory in Absolute Abstract Space. Thus from that star emanates Kether the Father , Chochmah the Son and Binah the Holy Spirit of every man. Ain Soph, the star that guides our interior sends its ray...

The Path Of Resh The

Path The Kabbalah

DOUBLE LETTER Fertility-Barrenness ESOTERIC TITLE The Lord of the Fire of the World THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Thirtieth Path is the Collecting Intelligence and is so-called because Astrologers deduce from it the judgment of the Stars, and of the celestial signs, and the perfections of their science, according to the rules of their resolutions. The Path of Resh connects Hod Splendor with Yesod the Foundation , and is the first of the Paths of the Personality triad to be encountered in...

Origins of the Tarot

Round the middle of the fifteenth century, not so long after the first written references in Europe to cards of any kind, an artist named Bonifacio Bembo painted a set of unnamed and unnumbered cards for the Visconti family of Milan. These pictures comprise the classic deck for an Italian game called 'Tarocchi' four suits of fourteen cards each, plus twenty-two cards showing different scenes and later called 'triomffi' - in English, 'triumphs', or 'trumps'. Now, of these twenty-two images many...

Card Xv The Devil

Black, awful night enveloped the earth. An ominous, red flame burned in the distance. I was approaching a fantastic figure which outlined itself before me as I came nearer to it. High above the earth appeared the repulsive red face of the Devil, with large, hairy ears, pointed beard and curved goats' horns. A pentagram, pointing downwards, shone in phosphoric light between the horns on his forehead. Two large, grey, bat-like wings were spread behind him. He held up one arm, spreading out his...

Sets Of Paths

Middle Pillar Exercise

Another way to consider the Keys is in terms of equilibrium and opposites Figure 25 . Here THE FOOL is viewed as the opposite of THE MAGICIAN, or THE CHARIOT the opposite of THE HIEROPHANT on the basis of their position on the Tree of Life. It is important to note that position is the consideration here, since some authorities establish card opposites in other ways. Beyond Gematria as a means for examining the Tree's internal workings, one begins to look for Paths that are related in special...

The Path Of Samekh Temperance

Goddess Kabbalah Binah

SIGN Sagittarius Mutable Fire ESOTERIC TITLE The Daughter of the Reconcilers, the Bringer Forth of Life THIRTY-TWO PATHS OF WISDOM The Twenty-fifth Path is the Intelligence of Probation, or is Tentative, and is so called because it is the primary temptation, by which the Creator trieth all righteous persons. The Path of Samekh, TEMPERANCE, leads from Yesod to Tiphareth, from the Moon to the Sun, from the Personality to the Higher Self. It is among the most important and difficult Paths of the...

The Initiatory Scheme Of The Tarot

Tarot Scheme

As we have seen, the Tree of Life is based on one very simple principle, that of a positive and a negative which, between them, produce a third and balanced energy. These are the Yod, Heh and Vau of the Divine Name. A variety of terms describe this pattern, such as Male, Female, Neuter, or Father, Mother, Son. Figure 28 labels the Sephiroth centers of Force and Form, whereas Figure 28. Patterns of Form and Force on the Tree of Life. The Activating Paths are the gt the Formative Paths are the 1...

The Secret Doctrine Of The Tarot By Paul F Case

ZAIN, the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponds to the Greek Zeta and the English Z. The Hebrew character is probably derived from the Egyptian hieratic letter corresponding to a hieroglyphic, which was a picture of a hissing goose. This bird is a very ancient symbol. It figures in the sacred allegories of India, in the myths of Greece, and in the stories of the Norse gods. To these high sources we may trace its meaning in folk-tales and proverbs. Thus the goose that lays the...

The Tarot Rose Cross Ritual

Before the ritual, remove and study the following trump cards Keys 0,1, 2,4,5,11,12,13, 20, and 21. (1) Perform the Relaxation Ritual. (3) Light a stick of incense to serve as your ritual tool. Go to the southeast (SE) corner of the room and face outward. Trace a large cross and circle there with the stick of incense. As you draw the cross, visualize it in a golden light. The circle should be imagined as flaming red, and when tracing it, vibrate the name, YEHESHUAH (yeh-hay-shoe-ah). On the...

Modern Tarot Studies A Nineteenth Century Legacy

This is a book of philosophy, of metaphysics, describing a profound system of self-exploration imbedded in seventy-eight simple pictures known as the Tarot. And while these cards have long been publicly associated with odd cults and gypsy fortune tellers, they are increasingly capturing the attention of serious students, who view the cards as a repository of a very complex system for the development of inner knowledge. Perhaps the inventors of the Tarot cards intended that they should be...

The Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram

Use either the index finger of the right hand or a dagger to trace the lineal figure of the pentagram at the appropriate point in the ritual. Try to imagine that as you stand, you begin to grow very tall, so that the Earth is a small sphere at your feet and your head is high above cloud level. Then imagine that a brilliant white light descends upon the crown of your head from a vast point in space above you. Reach up with your hand (or dagger) to grasp this light and...

The Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Hexagram

Hexagram Elements Banishing

1 Perform the Relaxation Ritual or take Ritual Bath. 3 Stand in the east and perforrruthe Qabalistic Cross. 4 Still facing the east in your temple space, spread arms out in the shape of a Tau Cross. You may use your right index finger or a favorite ritual wand held in the right hand to trace the prescribed figures. 5 Trace the banishing hexagram of Fire. Imagine it drawn in a flaming golden light. In the center of the figure, thrust forward with the wand or index finger as described in the...

The Four Worlds

Sephiroth Four Worlds

The Qabalah describes the universe as divided into four separate Worlds, Figure 9 , each of which is represented by one letter of the Divine Name, or Tetragrammaton mil' . The first is Atziluth, the Archetypal World, the world of Pure Spirit which activates all of the other worlds which evolve from it. Here are attributed the Gods of the Sephiroth, and the letter Yod, Primal Fire. The second world is Briah, the Creative World, the level of pure intellect, of the Archangels and of Heh, Primal...

Gareth Knight

Copyright Gareth Knight 1986,1991 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Knight, Gareth. Tarot and magic images for ritual and pathworking Gareth Knight. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-89281-316-4 1. Tarot. I. Title....

The Minor Cards

Tarot Kabbalah

The Aces relate to the Primordial Elements found in Kether, and the very root of the inn . As Crowley stated, The point to remember is that, both in their appearance and in their meaning, the Aces are not the elements themselves but the seeds of those elements. When the Tree of Life is projected into a solid sphere, they are placed at the North Pole, above the Princesses, which are called the Thrones of the Aces. The Golden Dawn taught that the Aces govern the revolution of the Universe, and...

The Thirteenth Key the th Path

The 13th Key of Tarot represents a figure of a skeleton, upon which some portions of flesh still remain. In a field he is reaping off with the Scythe of Death the fresh vegetation which springs from the corrupting bodies buried therein fragments of which, such as hands, heads and feet appear above the soil. One of the heads wears a kingly crown another is apparently that of a person of little note, showing that Death is the equalizer of all conditions. The five extremities, the head, hands and...

The Four Sevens

Mayan Symbol For Venus

Symbols The Girdle, The Rose, the Lamp. Planet Venus Color Green The beams of Chesed and Geburah meet in Netzach and thence in Netzach arises a green, pure, brilliant, liquid and gleaming like an emerald. And the Sphere of its operations is that of Nogah or External Splendour, producing zeal, love, harmony, and it ruleth the Sphere of Action of the Planet Venus and the nature of the Vegetable World. And Jehovah Tzabaoth is a God of Hosts and of Armies, of Triumph and of Victory, ruling the...

The Four Twos The Four Kings

Dynamic Outpouring Energy, Unorganized and Uncompensa ted Symbols The Phallus, the Line, Yod. Astrological Reference The Sphere of the Zodiac Color Grey In Chokmah is a cloud-like grey which containeth various colours and is mixed with them, like a transparent pearl-hued mist, yet radiating withal, as if behind it there was a brilliant glory. And the Sphere of its influence is in Masloth, the Starry Heaven, wherein it disposeth the forms of things. And Yah is the Divine Ideal Wisdom, and its...

Earned Success Mercury in Aquarius

Two hands as before, each holding three swords which cross in the center. Rose re-established hereon. Mercury and Aquarius above and below, supported on the points of two short daggers or swords. Success after anxiety and trouble. Selfishness, beauty, conceit, but sometimes modesty therein, dominion, patience, labor, etc., according to dignity. Tiphareth of Vav. Labor, work, journey by water. Herein rule Rehaayal and Yeyeziel. The Six of Swords is Tiphareth in the scale of Yetzirah. It is Solar...