The Dreams of Gaia-Ace of Earth, is signified by a 1 and the alchemical sign for the element of earth. In this Tarot deck, the Ace of Earth card represents a time of change and/or new beginnings in career and on the home front. Change is not to be feared, as it is a Universal Constant, and means that you are done with one cycle and must begin another. For the homo sapiens sapiens, change is usually driven by a desire for financial security, and independence for one's self or for those whom one is responsible for. Therefore, this card indicates that it is time for you to make preparations and plans for the future so that you can ease through a period of stress that would happen to the unprepared. So, what do you want to do with your life? Are you more interested in financial reward than seeking a heartfelt vocation or career that will stimulate your creative juices and therefore, create a harmony within of Spirit-Mind-Body that is called happiness?
This card also implies that it is time to examine your options. Do you need to further your education and qualifications to create more financially rewarding activities? Will correspondence courses do, or is it time for a university education, or even a technical school? Does the company you want to work for supply on the job training? Hence, a new beginning in practicality and pragmatism is represented as the life direction of the Ace of Earth card.
It is well known, that there is only One Energy, (Electromagnetic) that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed and transmitted. The Earth is a formation of energy, as are you. Hence, it pays to ground yourself with Earth, and seek tangible outcomes that meet your desires. Determine what you call "weakness" and "strength", weigh your responsibilities, and then decide whether or not they fit your goals and desires. We are an Entity created by the Union of Spirit-Mind-Body, therefore, all must be involved in your creative endeavors. Without Spirit (Will-Breath) there is no life. Without Mind, there is no SELF and without body, there is no individual Self-Awareness. So be certain of your motivations, for if fear is motivating you, excuses will get in the way of your success. Be motivated by your heart, (Soul-psyche)) and it will lead your body on a life path where no journey is too hard or too long to stop you from reaching your goals. When you are a Trinity of One, you are a member of the I-mage-nation and the Muse of all Creation will send intuition to guide you along. The Ace of Earth is as the Thoth Ace of Disks, a form of "magic on earth". Creative power always comes to those who begin creating themselves. Your identity is yours to build, to cultivate and to self-correct. Drop the labels, for you are not "man-made", you are the Powerful Collective of Spirit-Mind-Body, non separate from the other. Follow the path of heart, for it is in the heart that the Spirit-Mind-Body exist as one. The heart is the House of Three and/or the maison de trois.
When the Ace of Earth is thrown in a Divination, it implies:
- Practicality and pragmatism.
- Starting anew, end of a cycle.
- New financial or career opportunity.
- Planning for the future.
- Make preparations.
- A desire for security.
The Ace of Disks represents the seed of the Entity called Earth. The Quanta or subatomic particles, may be called the seeds of Atoms and atoms are unions of protons, neutrons, electrons and are considered living things. The Ace of Disks, as seen in the Thoth Tarot, is layered idea-upon idea and requires a great study of Crowley's Liber Al, and 777 along with the Equinox book series to understand the Magick involved. I shall only superficially cover this card, although that superficiality may seem deep enough.
The Ace of Disks, shows a spinning Mandala, for that is what the Earth, Luna, and Sun union is. It is the Mandala of Sacred Life on Earth/Malkuth---the Kingdom of Living Light. This combination of Atoms, photons, electrons, neutrons etc. spinning together to form an Entity, is a great sacred act of Divine Phallus /Masculine Divine Creative (Solar-electric forces) and Divine womb/ Feminine Divine Creative (magnetic forces) that have been represented in Mythology as Father god and Mother god as long as it has been recorded. In our modern study of this Myth (theory) it is “Theoretical Quantum Physics or Quantum Theory”. As stated, the Quanta are sub-atomic particles and can be called the "Seeds of Atoms". Study Quantum physics if you want more explanation of this perspective. You are a "seed of the Soul" on Earth and call yourself a personality. A persona of the Soul, is a seed of the Soul. The Qabalistic Tree of Life, is the 2 dimension representation of the seeded persona's growth. All 78 Tarot Cards represent the Whole Self- Spirit-Mind-Body.
The Ace of Disks is also a Mandala for the New Aeon of Horus. This card is layered depths of Gnosis (Knowledge) that can never be seen by first glance and requires in-depth study of the Tree of Life. The Non-Being, Eheieh, required a shout of "I Will Be ", to weave patterns of Light-Frequency, so that it could create its concepts of I AM/ Itself out of the spiral waves of light. The Universe is the Dream of Self that the Divine Creative wrought out of the love/lust of the Masculine-electric for the Feminine -magnetic or vise verse! To even get a glimmer of understanding of this is to revise your perspectives on fantasy. Every thought you think is a fantasy/theory that the body makes into "reality" by sensitizing it and enacting it. We are the Playwright, the Play, the Actor and the Stage of our fantasies/dreams! As I said, reality is a weaving of layers upon layers of Dream-Fantasy of the I Am. All the Universe is in the Mind of One Conscious Energy Collective. All the Dreams of this Mind, are animated by the Union of Goddess (magnetic womb) and God (electric Phallus). That makes this card a "must meditate on Mandala". When the All Seeing I created the dream of the "All Existing other"-the Am, love became the foundation of observation for the Creator. Love is the Law of Attraction. Therefore, to have a happy and successful life, one must love what they are, and what they are doing, in order to attract a complete happiness and call it "Me". I AM Me- Three identities as ONE Active Entity ; I=Spirit, Am=Mind, and Me=body.
The Ace of Disks is a glyph of Earth in the new Aeon of Horus were I AM ME is a statement of Wholeness and therefore, true happiness , for since we fantasize and/or dream our world, why not make a Great Fantasy of Union and Love, rather than the brutal Fantasy of divisionism and war? That is why Crowley calls the element of Earth cards, Disks instead of Pentacles, as most other traditional decks do. A disk must spin to arrive at its target. Life is alive, shouting I AM, spinning, rebounding, Layer upon layer of the Greater Self Awareness; a loving realization that builds the All of the “I AM ME”.
THE ACE OF DISKS (pentacles) represents the root Power of Earth.
The Tree of Life shows the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As above, so below, is the Qabalist's axiom for the Magi...one who is the manifestation of Kether on the Material Earth Plane.; one whose three “I’s” are all seeing. “As above, so below” implies Whole-ness of Spirit-Mind-Body (Holy Spirit) and is the destination of all who study the Qaballah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Self Awareness! There is no logic to No-thing "becoming" some-thing, so that is may return to nothing. No-thing (Kether/Eheieh) obviously desired itself into being something---because it is the” I who created AM”; the first name we’ve all inherited and the Divine Creative I is all loving of the Am-its most beloved.
Therefore, the I AM ME's are masters of Time-Space, by inheritance and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self Awareness, by being able to focus (ground) that awareness down to the scale of human sensuality. You call yourself Souls, but know not what that means. First off the word soul came from the Greek-Psyche, a part of mythology for understanding the workings of the Unconscious. But to be more modern, souls are Libraries of Personalities created by Spirit, therefore your name is indeed legion and is spelled-I AM Me!
Successful creation in time-space is form which has an alpha and an omega--because form requires a beginning and an end. Without time-space, no form could be made; without transformation of forms, motion could not be kept! Change (transformation) is objective motion and subjective force and it is how we animate time-spacial concepts as "alive" being. There is an illusion in this; because we are Life as Spirit (breath-Macrocosmic), we make alive what is less (microcosmic) than ourselves in order to understand what it is to live as Self; we call that lesser self-ME! But worry not! For this has never stopped the Divine from creating "Lesser Being" as evolutionary Self-Awareness and Me is sacred to the I AM for only experience creates Wisdom! The thinker of thought is always greater than the thought but without thought the Thinker is Unaware of Itself; Albeit "A Form" of awareness in the Formless Conscious of Energy, it is the only way TO BE! Will-To-Be is our Soul! And being that is alive and self-aware is what we create on Earth, in the name of the Divine Creative! That Name is “I AM"! That is the Great Work of the Soul! To manifest a material being that is the Sensual Gate- Way of Kether on this Earth, i.e. a Me! The Union of Crown and Kingdom which because of accomplishment, shall never be divided again for it has become the trinity of “I AM ME”.
When the Ace of Disks is thrown, new material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue. The Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of the Sun/soul-Phallus and The Womb/Feminine of Earth. This card affirms the new Aeon...The manifestation of the Solar Being and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words, the Being whose name is Legion, the Adam Khadmon! That would be best known as, I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing consciousness which is a materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Ocean of Binah -Understanding (The Universal Collective Unconscious)", the feminine of the Divine Creative (Energy and U.C.Unconscious) and because of Her Union with Chokma (wisdom), the masculine of the Divine Creative, She who holds the "seeds/eggs of Life" has created animated energy form as the Divine Child of the I Am... a "Me".
If you look deeply into you mind, you can see that when an Idea/data (wisdom) is Understood, it now has Image because it becomes In-From-Action (information)! The seeds of Image are as a seed of a tree----all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which becomes something greater than itself as it grows from practice and experience into The Tree. We are such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Self-Rule Makers of the Universe---we make a Rule -a definition by observation of self and then grow beyond it by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition. You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolutionary I AM. We are always the "Exception" to some rule. It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE! So this card reminds us to choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with Will-To-Be!
This is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are whatever we define ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see is another way to be me (identity of the One Energy)! Again the greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from, “Doing unto another what you would have done to you!"----no matter how they "do unto you"! We must practice what we "think we are"---for that is the nature of a "Thought Form"---our crystallized conscious-energy bodies---which are the "seeding" of Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on fertile and nurturing internal awareness!
Remember, you cannot erase thought by suppressing it for it is created! So expand it instead and as a seed it can grow into a fruitful tree. For instance, let's say you wake up in the morning thinking, "Damn I feel lousy!" Don't try and suppress it by denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not really---I feel great" for that will only fail, and magnify that ill feeling. Instead think expansively and liberate that ill thought towards well thought! For example, you may think," Damn I feel lousy but in 5 minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5 minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes", etc. We can do the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what they want always seem bitchy to those who don't." This just freed you from "disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life!
This card, The Ace of Disks---reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy around us-For All is Self! Remember, if it exists---it’s supposed to. To see error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom, Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in that creation) and correct it. The Body is where we correct the errant thought---because we can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it ! Therefore, you are not "hurt" by someone else's thought, you are "hurt" by your reaction to their thought.
Happiness is constant growing within of the Spirit-Mind-Body Entity. Depression is a stagnation of self-identity, as one is always looking "outside" to find themselves! You are good enough for God/The Divine Creative--you are good enough for you! To stop ill thought, think this to your body when it gets on the pity pot of thought, “get over yourself and get on with you, impeccability is what we do!”..."We" are Spirit-Mind-Body, never separate always, in love with each other. Agapé, Philo, and Eros. Spiritual love, Mental love, and physical love, as one great I AM Love!
For the Card Reader, the Ace of Disks means:
- The seeds of Material gain are sown, labor, power, wealth and all things of earthly material are in the works for the Querent.
- Materiality in all sense of the word; be that good or evil. So in a sense, it is illusion.
- Our Fantasy, our Dreams, shape the reality of our world.
- There is the process of Neti-Neti (Hindu for "Not This-Not That") that come with this card and is the motivating power of consumerism. This is a process where the querent is gathering stuff to make them happy and finding out that "He who dies with the most stuff" is not happy. Happiness is a state of gratitude not a state of more. Seeking validation through possessions, is a turmoil of not this-not that. "...to know thyself" is to know that the Divine Creative’s Validation made you manifest. To the Divine Self, creation is a validation of I Am Me. “I am, therefore I am valid", is a knowing of happiness.
- Earth energy pressing for realization.
- The idea of Great Happiness in the Body.
- Inner and outer brilliance.
If ill defined by surrounding cards, it implies:
- Materialism and stinginess
- The vile side of affluence.
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