Connection Between The Major And Minor Arcana

THE Pentacles on one side, the Ternary of transition on the other, establish the connection between the major and minor arcana.

This connection is found in the general affinities of the four letters of the tetragrammaton.

The 1st septenary, which corresponds to yod, governs all the correspondents of yod in the minor series, that is to say--

General figure giving the Key to the Tarot.

The 4 Kings. The 4 Aces. The 4 Fours, The 4 Sevens.

Each element of the septenary governs different terms, thus--

1 st Septenary.

The arcana

1 and 4

govern

King-1.4.7 of S ceptr

2 and 5

of Cups.

3 and 6

of Sword

The arcanum

of Pentac

Moreover--

The 1st arcanum especially governs the positive terms of the series, i. e.--

Arcanum The King of Yod or of Sceptres (+).1 1 (+) The King of Vau or of Swords (-).

The 4th arcanum especially governs the negative terms of the seriesArcanum The King of He ... Cups 4 (-) The King of the 2nd He + Pentacles (-).

By applying the same law to the other arcana we find--

Arcanum

Ace of Yod (+) Sceptres.

(+) 2

Ace of Vau (-) Swords.

Arcanum

Ace of He (+) Cups.

(-) 5

Ace of He (-) Pentacles

Arcanum 3

4 of Sceptres (+).

(+)

4 of Swords (-)

Arcanum 6

4 Of Cups (+).

(-)

4 of Pentacles (-).

Arcanum 7

All the transitional terms

(®)

SECOND SEPTENARY.--The second septenary, corresponding, to He, governs all the correspondents of the first He, in the minor series, that is to say--

The 4 Queens. The 4 Twos. The 4 Fives. The 4 Eights.

Each element of the second septenary has the following dominations--

Arcanum 7 (+)

Queen of Swords, (-)

Queen of Pentacles, (-)

Arcanum 8 (+)

Two of Swords, (-)

Two of Pentacles, (-)

Arcanum 9 (+)

Five of Swords, (-)

Five of Pentacles, (-)

(«)

THIRD SEPTENARY.--The third septenary corresponds to Vau, and rules over--

The 4 Knights. The 4 Threes. The 4 Sixes. The 4 Nines.

Each element of this septenary thus rules over--

Arcanum 13 (+)

Knight of Swords, (-)

Arcanum 16 (-)

Knight of Pentacles, (-)

Arcanum 14 (+)

Three of Swords, (-)

Three of Pentacles, (-)

Arcanum 15 (+)

Six of Swords, (-)

Six of Pentacles, (-)

Arcanum 19 («)

All the nines, («)

TERNARY OF TRANSITION.--The ternary of transition rules over--

The 4 Knaves. The 4 Tens.

Each of its elements thus rules over-

Arcanum 19 (ro) (+)

Knave of Swords, (-)

Arcanum 20 (ro) (+)

Knave of Pentacles, (-)

(ro)

The signs which follow each card in the preceding lists define the exact value of the card. One example will suffice to make this clearly understood.

Each term can be taken in two principal acceptations: in the positive (+) or in the negative (-). The same rule applies to the sub-divisions of these terms.

For instance, the correspondents of the first septenary are 1 and 4.

1 governs two minor arcana: the King of Sceptres and the King of Swords.

The King of Sceptres is positive. The King of Swords is negative.

The definite value of these terms would therefore be--1st King of Sceptres.

King of Sceptres

2nd King of Swords.

King of Swords + -The same rule applies to the other terms in combining the sign which follows the major arcanum with that which follows the term under consideration.

The value of each of the 78 cards of the Tarot is thus defined.

GENERAL AFFINITIES. AFFINITIES TO Yod.

Arcanum 1

Arcanum 4

Major Arcana

— 7

— 10

— 13

— 16

King of Sceptres

King of Cups

Ace

Ace ----

4

4 —

Minor Arcana

7

7 —

King of Swords

King of Pentacles

Ace

Ace ----

4

4 —

7

7 —

AFFINITIES TO THE 1ST He.

Positive.

Negative.

Arcanum 2

Arcanum 5

Major Arcana

— 8

— 11

— 14

— 17

Minor Arcana

Queen of Sceptres

Queen of Cups

Two —

Two —

Five —

Five —

Eight —

Eight —

Queen of Swords

Queen of Pentacles

Two —

Two —

Five —

Five —

Eight —

Eight —

AFFINITIES TO Van.

Positive.

Negative.

Arcanum 3

Arcanum 6

Major Arcana

— 9

— 12

— 15

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Knight of Sceptres

Knight of Cups

Three —

Three —

Six —

Six —

Minor Arcana

Nine -—

Nine -—

Knight of Swords

Knight of Pentacles

Three —

Three —

Six —

Six —

Nine -—

Nine -—

AFFINITIES TO THE 2ND He.

Arcanum 19 Knave of Sceptres — of Swords

Arcanum 20 Knave of Cups — of Pentacles

Equilibrium. Arcana 21-22

Ten of Sceptres

GENERAL FIGURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TAROT, SHOWING ALL

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