Twentyfirst Card Of The Tarot

The World.

The Sceptre or yod

Fire.

The Cup or he

Water.

The Sword or vau

Earth.

The Pentacle or 2nd he

Air.

These affinities can be represented thus--

Sceptre

Pentacle

Sword

Between the sacred word that signifies GOD and the centre of the figure is a circle or an ellipsis, representing NATURE and her regular and fatal course. From this comes the name of Rota, wheel, given to it by Guillaume Postel.

Lastly, the centre of the figure represents humanity, ADAM-EVE, the third term of the great series of the Absolute, which is thus constructed:--

The impenetrable Absolute, the EN SOPH of the Kabbalists, the PARABRAHM of the Hindus--

The impenetrable Absolute or God 1st septenary.

The soul of the Absolute or Man 2nd septenary.

The body of the Absolute or the Universe 3rd septenary.

This twenty-first card of the Tarot therefore contains in itself a recapitulation of all our work, and proves to us the truth of our deductions.

A simple figure will sum up what we have said.

This symbol gives us an exact figure of the construction of the Tarot itself, if we notice that the figure in the centre represents a triangle (a head and two extended arms)

The four corners therefore reproduce the four great symbols of the Tarot. The centre represents the action of these symbols between themselves, represented by the ten numbers of the minor arcana, and the twenty-two letters of the major arcana. Lastly, the centre reproduces the septenary law of the major arcana themselves.

As this septenary is in the centre of three circles, representing the three worlds, we see that the sense of the twenty-one arcana is once more determined (3 x 7 = 21).

The following figure indicates the application of the twenty-first card to the Tarot itself.

We shall also see that this card of the Tarot gives the key of all our applications of the pack to the Year, to Philosophy, to the Kabbalah, etc., etc.

This symbol gives us an exact figure of the construction of the Tarot itself, if we notice that the figure in the centre represents a triangle (a head and two extended arms)

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