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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot-4 of Wands-Completion & Tarot of The Spirit- Four of Fire-Flame of Spirit

Western Qabalistic and Tantric Tarot Card Comparisons.

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Both the Thoth 4 of Wands and The Tarot of The Spirit- Four of Fire- represent completion of a life cycle.

For those who aren't familiar with their spirit identity, and the "sexual self", they are one and the same. Spirit is the fiery creative energy of Sex, passion, ardor, assertiveness etc. It is the I Will Be of diversity. Therefore, all being comes from a sexual act beit he union of atoms that comes from force and form getting together as Electric male energy and Magnetic female energy or the union of male and female in a species. Also the wholeness, health and wealth of being comes from the union of male and female polarity both in 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 therefore creates docile slaves to those who "rule definition".

THOTH DECK 4 OF WANDS-Completion:

The 4th Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life is known as Chesed - Mercy, and is also known as the Sphere of 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 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 and Four of Fire are no exception, for here is the Lord of Perfected Work. Attributed to the Four of Wands-Completion, is the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and NithalThe 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 is to realize that the zodiac is the mundane or Base Chakra of Chokma, as it appears in the lowest of Four Worlds; Assiah-the active world. Therefore, the 4's represent the Totality of that which the planetary signs refer. Chesed, the 4th Sephiroth, is the the Sphere of Architecture. Where structure is completed.

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. Hence, initiating a dominating influence on all the following cards. The 4 of any suit, 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 Serphiroth Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as ; Order, Law and Government.

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

When examining The Thoth-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 rimmed circle. To show balance, the 4 flames are doubled, suggesting the feminine and masculine balance/harmony of the 4's. Also being a Tarot 4, there is no attempt to expand, the original will is complete, and so entropy will soon begin. From order to disorder, is the flow of energy in this universe. One cycle is over, and a new one begins.

The Tarot of The Spirit-Four of Fire-Flame of Spirit, represents completion of a phase of development Here the Inner-Chesed has brought an idea to completion. You have created structure and are now moving from a place of rigid balance.

In the Four of Fire, we are looking down into a volcanic crater of a pyramid with a foundation of light. representing the fire of spirit that resides within the physical structure. Chokmah, the great masle force of action, is shown as 4 stars across the top of the Card. The Great Womb-Binah, has given form to Chessed, who now is the great "measurer" and no-longer needs the feminine force of understanding to create his architecture as his link is now mercy and severity; Severity being his opposite polarity link with the feminine. Measurement is a severe limitation of a structure, it is the foundation of the Law of Limitation...Chesed/Emperor's law. Hence, the desire to produce and/or Understanding, is fading away, while the love of form is produced as Venus of external beauty accompanied with internal corruption. Hence, this can become hedonistic love of what one has built.

Therefore, there are 28 rods of light radiating down the pyramid, indicating that a change is in the offing as The Wheel of Fortune is about to start turning again.

When the 4 of Wands or Four of Fire 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. 
  •  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.
  • Inner fulfillment. 

If ill defined by surrounding cards:

  • Overestimation of one's self. 
  • Senselessness.
  • Blasphemy.

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