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The Tarot of Eli: The Erotic Tarot- King of Earth & The Thoth Tarot- Knight of Disks

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Erotic Tarot-King of Earth, depicts a professional cleric carefully sneaking a peak at a young womans underwear. This of course brands the man as a letch and a sexual predator. Since this card is about the Green Man of Earth, it is appropriate, as he is known for his fertility, and stud like nature. Often, in pagan religions, he is shown a a large Stag, the king of the forest, and the lustful rut. Hence, the Cleric of a religion, is shown with the same nature in the art of this card.

Milo Manara, assigned to this card the meanings of:

  • A professional person.
  • Serious.
  • Careful and responsible help.
The astrological meaning assigned to this card, is that of Virgo meaning discernment, method, seriousness.

Faithful followers of my blog (eli-lsmerchantile.com) know that Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth, is both Wisdom and the Will to Force. He is the idea of male polarity.

 Now there are those who think that Male came first, or that Female came first; well let’s just say that they think only in linear time aided by our short-sighted physical-cultural perspective on sexuality. The startling fact to some, is that if you come up with the idea of Male, then you come up with the idea of female at the same moment. There is no male concept without the concept of female and vise verse. So the argument of whom came first, is null and void when intellectually talking about the Supernal Triangle. This simultaneous nature of male and female is easily seen when you take a 0 and twist it upon itself for then you get an 8, a simultaneous creation of two circles out of one energy. This is also laid on its side and called a lemniscate and/or the magician's symbol for infinity. The Chinese idiom of Yin Yang is also indicative of simultaneous male and female within one infinite Circle of power.

The Will to Force (Chokmah) and the Will to Form (Binah) united produce information; which is the way of saying the mating of I and Am produces the idea of Being and that being is a - Me. Our concept of sexuality is in need of adjustment before we can understand the One Energy that made itself two so it could be many. Energy sex is polarity. The positive-male pole sends energy to the negative female pole.

Chokmah is the second Sephiroth and therefore, is the force behind the four Deuces. The Personification of that force is represented in the 4 Knights/Kings. In other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and dense elemental form on Earth.

THE THOTH KNIGHT OF DISKS:

Represents the Lord of the wild and fertile land and as such is the King of the elemental spirits of earth; for instance, the Gnomes. The zodiacal attributes to this card are the last Decan of Leo and the first two Decans of Virgo.

Being that the Knight of Disks is the densest manifestation of the Elemental Yod force, he is the force behind fruition, and growth but tends to be slow. This powerful fertility is represented in this card by the use of the Stag antlers on the Helm of the Knight. The understanding of the mythical animal images of the middle ages, comes in handy here, as the Stag is the beast that ate the serpent (received wisdom) and in so doing sheds its skin, any illness and old age, just as a serpent does. So to make a long and wonderful story short, the Stag represents the Knights power to regenerate as does the organic matter it is a symbol of.

Many of us have seen the Fire of Earth, in its volcanic upheavals; However, how often do we realized that Volcanism is Earth regenerating itself? Thus, is the action of the Fire of Earth that is the Knight. He may be fleeting yet he is also the cycle of rebirth. The same fruition is implied by the corn or fruitful plane that his horse is grazing on. Therefore, he carries a flail, used in grain harvest and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition. This card is one of "Reaping what one has sown", and in this case, it is a good harvest.

WHEN THE KNIGHT OF DISKS IS THROWN DURING A READING:

It implies:

  • A concern for the body and good health.
  • A doctor or herbalist concerned with health.
  • The querent is showing the spirit of fertilization, as joyous practicality, steadfastness, reliability and is an epitome of material success.
  • Generous, courageous but is not prone to seeking adventure.
  • Ordinary activity, in social position, accomplishments, experiencing a success that is relaxed and enjoyed.
  • A mature reliable, dependable, and wise male upon whom others may depend on and with whom they lay their burdens.
  • A dark male, who is both courageous and lethargic in tendencies. However driven in matters of material success. 
  • A good financial provider who understands and likes work knowing it leads to financial security.
  • The querent may be such a person or involved with such a person in their life. The surrounding cards or position in the reading would support this understanding.

If the Knight of Disks is ill defined:

  • Conservative. 
  • Materialistic.
  • Dogmatic.
  • Jealous of what they realize is superior in others.

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