"Completion of material gain and fortune, but nothing beyond. As it were, at the very pinnacle of success. Old age, slothfulness, great wealth, yet sometimes loss in part, and later heaviness, dullness of mind, yet clever and prosperous in money transactions.
"Malkuth of Heh. (Riches and wealth.) Herein rule the angels Hihaayah and Laviah."
The Ten of Pentacles is Malkuth in the scale of Assiah. It is the Kingdom, our planet Earth in the Active World of Matter. The number ten in the earthy world of the Princess scale is in complete harmony, thus the card represents total manifestation. Physical form is now achieved. The Tree of Life has attained completion. Here, Mercury is in Virgo, the sign it rules. Its position here guarantees great material gain and prosperity. However no spiritual growth is assured. Riches are certain to be gained, but happiness is not.
The Ten of Pentacles displays the flashing Earth colors peculiar to the rest of the suit. The feminine hand now holds the completed rose tree with ten disks, each of which has a full-blown rose next to it implying balanced growth and wealth. The background color is black rayed yellow, the color of Malkuth in the scale of Assiah. Black is the manifested color of the element of Earth. The yellow rays represent an influx of the energy of Aleph—Air (the Fool), for once again we have come to the beginning of a current of power, as well as the end of one.
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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.