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The Tarot of Eli: Minor Arcana- The Starman Tarot- 4 of Wands & The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Wands- Completion.

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

I enroll others in the strength of my vision.

The Starman Tarot-4 of Wands, depicts a futuristic couple walking hand in hand on a pathway of life. There is a crack between them, showing some distancing in the relationship. Hence this crack represents the universal constant that is change. Since, the 4 of Wands represents the union of Aries (Mars) and Venus, the walking couple with a little distance between them, makes sense. This is because, the 4 of Wands is about building a life by potentializing and creating relationships while also empowering them. Throughout the art of this card is magic geometry, alien calligraphy and so obvious designs of nature that bespeak union.

The 4 bristle cone pine wands, form 4 pillars around the couple that represent the 4 pillars of life.

  • One pillar is the pillar of relationship/love.
  • Another is the pillar of body/physical.
  • Another is the pillar of purposeful work
  • And the last, is the pillar of spiritual development.

The art of balancing these pillars is the art of living. Therefore it can be said, that your life is only as strong as your weakest pillar.

For example: Building a pillar of relationships/love, means that you have people in your life that support you , recognize and perhaps identify with you talents, gifts and potentials. They help create the conditions that nurture honesty by recognizing your strengths and assisting you in seeing and recognizing your weaknesses. Giving loving feedback that enhances evolution.

The Physical pillar is concerned with the sacred temple of your body. It is about body health, which is not only nourishment, but play, exercises and other activities that enhance its healing power and strength. It also addresses the physical environment of your home which provides sanctuary, in which to rest, nurture and reinvigorate your life.

The purposeful work pillar represents shaping and purposefully using your talents, skills, and abilities that not only inspire and empower you, but also to inspire and empower others. In return one receives resources and money to further the expansion of their talents and abilities.

The Spiritual development pillar represents the accumulation of knowledge, intent, commitment and through determination to pursue spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, yoga, sacred arts and even martial arts. Here, is the pillar of "Above all things know thyself."

It is important to note, that if we become over-invested in one area, the structure of our life becomes unstable. As if supports of a bridge to that leads to mind (head) to the heart, these 4 pillars show that love, strength, insight, and logic can travel between the head and the heart creating an open exchange that becomes a unified being; a whole self. Here, the conscious and the unconscious support each other in commitment and communication.

For those who aren't familiar with Spirit, and fear the Sexual Self, they are basking in ignorance as they are one and the same. Spirit is the fiery creative energy of Sex, passion, ardor, assertiveness etc. It is the fiery explosion of "I Will Be". Thus, all being comes from a sexual act that unites opposite properties that proceed to build diversity. The union of atoms comes from force and form getting together as Electric male energy and Magnetic female energy. Also the wholeness, health and wealth of being comes from the union of male and female, Force and Form.

To separate spirit from sexuality is pure ignorance based on fear producing divisionism and falsehoods that create dysfunction and greatly confused and thus docile slaves.

THOTH -4 OF WANDS-Completion:

To repeat, the 4th Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life is Chesed - Mercy, and is known in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" and gives rise to "form and light". This also makes Chesed both masculine and feminine, as Light is the expression of masculine and form is the receptivity of the Feminine, Thus, Chesed and Geburah are really "two sides to one coin". So here we compare Chesed -Mercy and Geburah-Severity or Strength, to the two arms of a human, as one gives and one takes away.

THE TAROT 4'S:

The Four 4's all bring perfection, realization, completion, and making a matter settled and fixed.

The 4 of Wands is no exception, for here is the Lord of Perfected Work. Attributed to the 4 of Wands-Completion, is the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and Nithal

Therefore, the 4 of Wands is Chesed influencing the realm of Atziluth; the Realm of Pure Spirit.

The swift active force of Aries- Mars, is activating the Love and Luxury of Venus. This placement in an astrological reading would be implying a warm, brief romance, or warm fleeting feelings. But in Tarot, we must be aware of the Placement on the Tree of Life. There is a combination of the zodiacal and the Sephirotic meanings to consider.

First and foremost, we should realize that the zodiac is the mundane or root Chakra of Chokma, as it appears in the lowest of 4 Worlds; Assiah-the active world. Thus, the 4's represent the Totality of that which the planetary signs refer.

Venus in Aries, being the outer attribute of the card while the inner attribute is Chesed forces, the pure four (Fire, Air, Water, Earth), in the world of Yod-Fire. So what we have in the 4 of Wands is Completion of the process initiated by the Upper Trinity, or Supernal Triangle. Here, the manifestation promised by "Will to Form" (Binah) has taken place in Jupiter-Chesed; The Father who resides below the Abyss (Daath). Thus, this is a dominating influence on all the following cards. as it is the highest idea that can be understood intellectually of the element it represents.

Chesed is the Demiurge, who is the First Sephiroth below the Abyss, making him the Lord of all Manifested Active Power. The original will of Chokmah- Wisdom and Binah-Understanding is now manifest in the 4th Serphiroth- Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as ; Order, Law and Government.

Venus coupling with Aries, also removes some of the volcanic action of Aries-Mars, and indicates that one can't establish one's work without tact and gentleness.

When examining the 4 of Wands-Completion, we see the wands headed by Rams, both signs of Chesed (Father-God Amoun-Ra) and Aries, ending in the Dove of Venus. The completed and limitation of the original work is shown by the yellow rimed circle. To show balance, the four flames are doubled, suggesting the feminine and masculine balance of the 4's. Also being 4, there is no attempt to expand, the original will is complete, and so entropy will soon begin unless further action is taken. From order to disorder, is the flow of energy in this universe.

When the 4 of Wands is thrown during a reading:

  • It is the key to spiritual and holistic completion.
  • It suggests that the querent is experiencing the completion of something and experiencing the desire to begin something new. 
  • The 4 of Wands also implies that ideas are firmly established and proved by their flourishing and it is time to move forward.
  • The querent is manifesting a new destiny by acting on a sense of direction, supplied by inner self- knowledge that is forming a new identity. 
  • Here we see celebration and reward after laborious completion of an enterprise,

If ill defined:

  • Over estimation of one's self.
  • Blasphemy.
  • Senselessness.

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