Rest from Strife Jupiter in Libra

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"Two white angelic radiating hands, each holding two swords, which four cross in the center. The rose of five petals with white radiations is reinstated on the point of intersections. Above and below, on the points of two small daggers are the symbols of Jupiter and Libra representing the Decan.

"Rest from sorrow, yet after and through it. Peace from and after war. Relaxation of anxiety. Quietness, rest, ease and plenty, yet after struggle. Goods of this life, abundance. Modified by the dignity as in the other cases.

"Chesed of Vav. (Convalescence, recovery from sickness, change for the better.) Herein rule Laviah and Kelial."

The Four of Swords is Chesed in the scale of Yetzirah. It is Jovian Mercy in the Formative, Astral World. Jupiter in the sign of Libra bestows love and harmony upon this usually destructive suit. This card displays compassion after a fierce battle (the Three of Swords). Peace and order have been reinstated through the authority of Jupiter. A cease-fire has been ordered. The Four of Swords represents a sanctuary from confusion and mental break-down.

In this card the yellow and violet Air colors predominate. The four crossed swords are held by two angelic hands which by their number refer to the influence of Chokmah, the Father, enforcing a state of peace. The Rose of Peace has been reinstated upon the center. The background color is deep purple, the color of Chesed in the World of Yetzirah. This pigment is created from combining the colors of Chesed in the scales of Atziluth and Briah (deep violet and blue).

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

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.

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