The Third Card Of The Tarot

The Empress.

This symbol would therefore signify ideas of generation, of embodiment in all the worlds.

A woman seen full face.

The human being becomes corporeal in the womb of a woman.

This woman is represented with wings, or in the centre of a radiating sun.

The idea of the spirituality of the vivifying Principle of all beings.

She holds an eagle in her right hand.

The eagle is the symbol of the soul and of life (Holy Spirit).

In the left hand she bears a sceptre forming the astrological sign of Venus.

The sceptre is held in the left hand to indicate the passive influence, which Nature, Venus-Urania, or the woman exercises in the generation of beings.

She wears a crown with twelve points, or twelve stars.

The sign of the diffusion of the vivifying Principle through all the worlds and of the sun, through the Zodiac.

The third card of the Tarot shows the result of the reciprocal action of the two first terms neutralizing each other in one principle. It is the Neuter Element of Wronski, the basis of every system of reality.

The absolute creative force, or Osiris, and the absolute preservative force, or Isis, neutralize themselves in the p. 117

equilibrist force, which contains in itself the two very different properties of the two first forms.

In God this would be the equilibrium of the Father and of the Son, or--

God the Holy Ghost HORUS The universal vivifying force.

In Man this would be the equilibrium of the Adam-Eve-Adam-Eve Or HUMANITY.

In the Universe this would be the equilibrium of Natura naturans and of Natura naturata--

THE WORLD Conceived like a being.

The Empress.

AFFINITIES

SIGNIFICATIONS

Hieroglyphic Primitive: The hand in the act of prehension

God the Holy Ghost Horus

Kabbalah: BINAH

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