"A dark winged warrior with winged and crowned helmet; mounted on a light brown horse. Equipment as of the Knight of Wands. The winged head of a stag or antelope as a crest. Beneath the horse's feet is fertile land, with ripened corn. In one hand he bears a sceptre surmounted with a hexagram, in the other a pentacle like a Z.A.M.'s.
"Unless very well dignified, he is heavy, dull, and material. Laborious, clever and patient in material matters. If ill-dignified he is avaricious, grasping, dull, jealous, not very courageous, unless assisted by other symbols. Rules from above 20 degrees of Leo to 20 degrees of Virgo.
"Fire of Earth. King of the Gnomes."
The King of Pentacles represents the Yod-Fire Force of Tetragrammaton in the element of Earth. He is therefore the most solid extension of the Father-Fire energy in the physical universe. He is that which stimulates vegetation, growth, and material production. His energy is literally that of the sperm which fertilizes the egg of the Mother. The King of Pentacles or Disks is not so much a warrior as the other Kings, but has instead the qualities of a feudal Lord, overseeing his lands. All his fiery Force is channeled into earthly growth and germination. He is a good provider and a sturdy worker. He is not especially clever, except when it comes to practical matters, and his success is more due to instinct than intellect. On the other hand he may be slow and selfish. His Power is that of the mountains and earthquakes.
The King of Pentacles is a dark-haired knight seated on a very calm and un-warlike brown horse. The surrounding field is alive with grass and stalks of corn which refer to expansion and rebirth. The personal emblem of the King is the stag, which also affirms the function of regeneration. (The stag losses and regrows its antlers
every year.) The King carries a pentacle upon which is a hexagram, and he also bears a wand surmounted by the same. The hexagram is a symbol of balanced masculine and feminine polarities without which, regeneration could not take place. The background color is dark red, created from the blending of red and black, the colors of (Yod) Fire and the element of Earth.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.