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The Tarot of Eli- Minor Arcana: Thoth- 10 of Disks-Wealth & Tarot Illuminati- 10 of Pentacles

Western Qabalistic, Tantric and Alchemical Tarot Card Comparisons.

· Illuminati Tarot

Thoth- 10 of Disks-Wealth

Lord of wealth.

The 10 of Disks is prosperity, wealth, success in the world of finances and physical health. The 10 of Disks card is the sum total of the other 35 minor arcana since wealth is a synchronicity of mind, body and soul. This card indicates that by using your communication skills (Mercury symbols on top three coins) and linking them with your healing abilities (the caduceus on the bottom coin) while listening to your inspiration (the star coins) you will be able to manifest abundance (the three Hebrew symbols for abundance coins-bottom center).

The Astrological sign for this card is Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the representative planet for communication and organizational skills. Virgo is the sign of prosperity and abundance manifested in a tangible way.

The 10 of Disks card indicates that all the end all accumulation of 10 conscious states of energy (The Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life) contribute to a balanced flow of healing, communication, and organizational skills all accumulating to active function on the physical plane. Your Spirit and body are manifesting abundance. Obviously this is a card of prosperity and also obviously, it will change, but for now eat, drink and be merry. We should also understand that Wealth becomes prosperity when we spend it as our wealth prospers others and thus ourselves which is a form of communication. To reiterate, MALKUTH is Earth that is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah.

It is the lone Sephira of this World. In the other Worlds of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are 3 Sephira composing a Triangle, but Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other States of Energy Conscious. Here it ends, all the focus is on the material, the other suits all just cooperate with gravity and have somewhere to go, but not Matter/Malkuth. Here, if left alone, matter will all become crystal, like diamonds as it keeps compressing itself under its own weighty indolence. Lady Frieda Harris, illustrates this weighty demise by bulging out the bottom of this card. For this card to begin again, it must regenerate or reincarnate via a secret method of creation and then actually reincarnate fresh at the top of the Cycle. 10= 1=0! This is going to require a very powerful force , a great trick of "smoke and mirrors" and there is just the trickster to do this...Mercury!

Mercury- by John W. Kelly

Mercury is the "Magus", the Messenger of all 10 Sephirotic Beings, and the god of physicians and magicians. Hence, there is no one better to heal the constipated Universe of Matter. Now tradition inform us that Thoth-Mercury-Hermes, is the god of Tarot who knows his way around the Supernal Triangle. The path of Mercury (Beth-meaning house) is above the Abyss, and joins Kether to Binah , giving him absolute communion with the Above. Then as Hermes, he descends to the lowest levels of the land of the dead (Below) and returned with Persephone to Olympus (Above) to regenerate the cycle of the seasons. (Below). Therefore, to him, jumping the 10 Sephiroth, is as "easy as pie". Hence, the winged sandals. Then as Thoth, he is the inventor and sustainer of the entire Tarot Universe. He holds all the credentials for unclogging the bowels of the Universe and reincarnating matter! Truth be told this card is a veritable incantation to Mercury, for every Sephirotic coin, except one, beats an image or word sacred to Mercury.

  1. Kether-here we find the most common symbol of Mercury;
  2. Chokmah-here is the symbol for Mercury as the Magus;
  3. Binah-The symbol of Alchemical Mercury;
  4. Chesed- The letter Pa, the Enochian equivalent of the Hebrew letter B (Beth) which is assigned to Mercury/Magus/Magician;
  5. Geburah-The Hebrew letter Beth;
  6. Tiphareth-The name of Raphael, in Hebrew, the ruling Angel of Mercury; 
  7. Netzach-The 8 pointed star of Mercury;
  8. Hod- The Hexagram within the Hexagon, the symbol of the Sun.
  9. Yesod-The Pythagorean Tetractys;
  10. Malkuth-Caduceus, made from the 3 Mother letters of the Hebrew alphabet. (Aleph, Mem, Shin) 

Now Hod , a Sephiroth ruled by Mercury, is the exception to symbols of Mercury and Crowley explains why in his book of Thoth, Pg. 217; " These disks are inscribed with various symbols of mercurial character, except the coin in the place of Hod (Mercury) on the Tree is marked with the cipher of the Sun. This indicates the only possibility of issue from the impasse produced by the exhaustion of all the elemental forces." So it seems at this stage on the Tree, Mercury needs a bit of inspiration and direction from Tiphareth, the Soul/Sephiroth of the Sun-Beauty- that creates living forms. To paraphrase Crowley, (Book of Thoth Pg.188) When wealth reaches a certain state of accumulation it ceases to become wealth (2nd law of Thermodynamics: "All things proceed from order to disorder".) and that is why those of great wealth become philanthropists, creating foundations for the needy. Then wealth can reincarnate as Prosperity.

Malkuth is also the Only Sensual/and therefore, Intimate Activity, of Creation. Now this may seem otherwise to the Initiate who sensually experiences the "Inner Worlds" of the Tree of Life; for they often forget, that they are still "attached" to a sensual body through a "silver cord" of energy, and thus feel the Conscious experiences. But to travel, the other Sephiroth without a sensual body is to feel nothing at all! There is only One Sense to Consciousness, and that is the sense of "I" sight, and all the "Five Senses" of the mundane body, are just Transformations of that One Sense of "I" (actually there are 33 senses). That is why the symbol of the Great I is an single "all seeing Eye". To those who practice the Mysteries, there are considerably more senses "felt" than five...as many as 33, but that is not for this blog to describe, so if you are interested in a greater Wealth of Sensuality....start your journey up the Tree while you still support a physical body, through the mechanism of Tantra Yoga and meditation.

The Thoth 10 OF DISKS, is called the Ten/10 of Pentacles or Ten of Coins, in more traditional Tarot decks. Crowley wished to show the stable motion that is required in a "Solid" world...the Spinning of a Disk. Where the Stability of a Discus is in its spin. I find this to be a brilliant insight (of which he had many) and agree with his philosophy. It is indeed the spiral "E-Motion" of our conscious self that balances our "Crystalline" outer Self; our life motion.

THE 10 OF DISKS, is called the Lord of Wealth (Thoth-Mercury-Hermes) and is Mercury in Virgo. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah. Again, this is MALKUTH in ASSIAH which is the influence of Malkuth in the Material world.

The Astrologers assign Mercury the God of commerce, as the ruler of the sign Virgo. Thus this placement is often called an embarras de richesses, as material gain here is so vast, that it often loses importance. As stated: this vast materiality is shown on the Thoth 10 of Disks, as the whole Tree of Life, of 10 Sephira, as Disks decorated with the various symbols of Mercury and one of the Sun.

Truth, being, that the Whole Tree of Life is dedicated to this Manifested world; it is the Goal Achieved, by the Conscious of the Divine Creative(Kether-Chokmah-Binah) for the first "word" of Kether was "Eheieh", Hebrew for "I Will Be!", the great Shout that starts the frequencies of Creation. Our purpose as physical Spirits and or operators of the Master Power Tools, the Human body, is to establish, the "As above, so below”, i.e. The Great Work by "I AM Being"!. Hence, the goal achieved.

As energy that is Spiral (spirit), we are "everywhere and nowhere" at the very moment of "I"; a kind of diffusion into eternity. But with a "God-Mind" body (Hu-Man) I am the ability to focus on one "moment" in the Time Space continuum, giving me not only the "sense of presence" but the ability to immediately discriminate and/or discern my motion! In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to move by perspective of Self-Identity chosen and not “natural evolution”.

This Rocks! I find it very fulfilling to be able to have a "sense of presence", and move about sensually while also evolving via perspective simply by being intimate with Creation as a "ME". To be able to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, and a Wealth which mere Ideas do not receive in the vast Mind of the Divine Collective, until now! There is a Supernal Being, who is a Trinity of Kether-Chokmah-Binah, and therefore, a stable plane of "Beginning" as I AM. By the Will to be-Will to Force-Will to Form, it has evolved into a more and more condensed form of identity until it became "Malkuth" and or I AM ME! Hence, we have the "end game" of the "I Will Be", I AM Being!

It's time we realize that we are the "Sacred Place in Time Space"! We, as Spiral Entity (Spirits) have "inherited the Earth", not because we are bad or lustful (The Lust cloud of Goddess- God-bio-protons built us after all!) and therefore, sentenced to some kind of galactic prison. Rather, We are the accumulated Wealth of Creation--made alive and sensual, with no where to go but back to the Supernal Self! The Divine Creative’s Self Experience (Self Awareness) built us as a Solution to fulfill the Will /Magus and not a problem! We solve the problem of how to focus intense energy (e-motion) to a point in time space, to nullify entropy and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct right at the time and place of "seeing an error"! We Rock Dudes and Dudesses for we are Images of Mercury-Thoth-Hermes! The “I am” is the creation of Existence; The I AM ME, is the Child of I AM, who can recreate image by using our "Child of God" union card, I-Magi-Nation number "10"!

For those who don't know, 10 is 1+0=1, in Qabalistic gematria which simply means The First Sephira - Kether, The Above, that we bring to the below! In other words, we don't have a goal, we are the Goal; a bridge between the Creator and Creation! Therefore, we are Lust without the Need of result; being is the result of our Lust! Lust being the Divine Frenzy that is the rhythmic vibration in all things! Like I said, "We Rock"! We, each alone, are a Tree of Life and each alone, a Mercury-Thoth-Hermes communicator with the Divine Creative! Each of us Travels down the Tree into the "Lower realms of the underworld" and each of us can bring Persephone up and out of said domain, by our "life and Death" rule over material form , as a Star and by recycling our material presence and reincarnating matter into a new presence. of brilliant radiance. Yes, you rule over the Body's life, and its death, for you are the Sun/solar Self that we call the Soul/Psyche. Your true identity radiates form the 6th Sephiroth - Tiphareth-Beauty, for beauty is a melody played by harmony. You will notice that all paths lead to and from the Central Sun of the Tree of Life. How you harmonize these paths, is your melody. Too some it is "cord" (Wealth)and to others it is "discord"(poverty) simply by the mechanism of I AM ME and/or Self-Identity. YOU are not made of mankind, nor of the Words of mankind, Your true identity is Beauty.... and only you can play that tune! Above all things, KNOW thyself!

Tarot Illuminati- 10 of Pentacles

The Wealth of Family.

The Tarot Illuminati- 10 of Pentacles, continues with its own extravagant interpretation of the Traditional Tarot Art for this card, such as shown on the Rider-Waite-Smith card.

Here the wealth of family is seen as the greatest wealth and a family of mother, father, son, daughter, Grandfather and dogs are all shown together enjoying the "great outdoors" outside of their spectacular house. All scenes of Wealth, from fecund and fertile parents to fecund and fertile flora and fauna. This image isn't as metaphysical as the Thoth Tarot, but panders to the "Group Soul" of civilized life. However, the secret behind all this Wealth can be revealed to the one who understands that when we are manifesting as our Whole Being- Spirit-Mind-Body in harmonious union of I AM ME, we become the greatest Wealth of All. That is our Trinity of Manifestation , The I, Spirit, Am, Mind-Me-Body triangle that forms a stable and indestructible plane of Being. The recycling of the body, imitates the immortality of the Spirit-Mind. Hence, we are Masters of Transformation, like Mercury-Thoth-Hermes.

When the 10 of Disks/Pentacles is thrown during a reading, the querent:

  • Is assured of physical prosperity and abundance.  But being a 10, the end of a cycle, means it may be short lived.
  • Is at a physical cross road where supply is stable but boredom has set in and perspective is not stimulating so reinvest your wealth in philanthropy.
  • Should be patient for the time for taking security risks is approaching and will soon arrive.

Also when this card is thrown:

  •  It suggests that in the next 10 weeks or 10 months you will experience opportunities for abundance by utilizing communication, organizational and intuitive skills.
  • It also indicates that during this period you will experience a better alignment of abundance on the physical plane where things seem to "go your way".
  • This may also indicate that setting up good communication with the Virgo people in your life will profit you (August 21 to September21) add to your abundance emotionally, physically and mentally.
  • Honoring your elders and seeking wisdom from them. 
  • A point of final rest and comfort. 
  • Loyalty and faithfulness. 

If ill defined by the surrounding cards in the layout:

  • Greed.
  • Avarice.
  • Miserly. 

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