The Babylonian Tarot- Ace of Disks-Materiality, bases its art on the Babylonian Star Disk, that is often shown throughout Babylonian Art. This star was used to represent the planet Venus and was a symbol of the goddess Ishtar.
The Cuneiform writing at the bottom of the card, represents the word Kimu, meaning grain. The single cuneiform wedge at the top of the card represents the number 1. The colors are of earth, the element of this card.
When thrown in a divination, the Babylonian Ace of Disks implies:
As mentioned, Kether is symbolized as the Point, The Crown and the Swastika, and if you have been following the blogs, you know the point to imply completeness unto itself, without dimension or external definition. The Point is also attributed to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other numbers.The Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit to which we may aspire.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point that emphasizes self-contained motion.
To reiterate, the Four Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
The Thoth Ace of Disks, represents the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materiality, but not necessarily good or evil, nor is it necessarily wealth.
The card is in the Green of Spring, new growth, and the Aeon of Isis, the mother of Form who is normally shown as Emerald green, but in the Ace of Disks the Aeon is shown in spring green after the Resurrection of Osiris as Horus; Horus being the New Aeon.
The Wings represent the Four Arch-Angels whose powers balance each other and create stability through the Four Elements. The six wings also represent the number of the Sun/Son and the implied union of Earth and Sun that creates the living organic organism that is the living earth and the Son of the Divine Creative that we call our Soul .
As we know atoms to swirl, and planets to revolve, we know that matter is a swirling motion and not a static one at all. Thus the card implies swirls and movement within a stable image or as Zoroaster Stated, “rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud." Implying swirling frequencies of energy that cause motion. The sound of Eheieh, meaning "I Will Be".
The Greek words for “to the mark the beast" appear in the center of this card. The number 666 also shows in this card, this all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest form. The God-Mind and/or Human (Hu-Manas) has changed this by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation of “fallen Angels” and the Animal DNA of earth. Thus the human body is a G.M.O, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work; The Great Work, which is to bring the above and the below into perfect union. Thus the Beast is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas God has seen the Beast to be worthy of Angelic status. I don't presume to question God in this, I just exalt in my inheritance. Doing my best to be the "As above, so below".
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The Husband),"The prince-priest the Beast"< [Liber Al. I.15.]. Thus, the Phallus is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,") again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of reflected light. Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this author’s suggestion.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS or the 1 of Earth, are THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
If ill defined:
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