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The Tarot of Eli: The Running Press Tarot-4 of Wands & The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Wands-Completion.

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

 The Thoth Tarot-4 of Wands is Called-Completion and the Running Press Tarot-4 of Wands, seems to signify that as well. For above the 4 interwoven and fruitful wands, is a rose in bloom and a blue bird of happiness above. Here past efforts and labor, (weaving and sprouting of wands) brings just rewards (blue bird of happiness).

For those who aren't familiar with Spirit's Fire, 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 Will that causes Fire/Energy to move and unite those motions. Hence, all being comes from a sexual /electromagnetic act. The union of atoms comes from Will to Force and Will to 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 dogma's of divisionism and falsehoods (Divide and Conquer) that create dysfunction and greatly confused the self-conscious, thereby producing docile slaves.

The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Wands-Completion is ruled by the mental energy of the 4th Sephiroth,

Chesed- Mercy,who is known in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" and therefore, gives rise to "form and light". This also makes Chesed both masculine and feminine, as Light is the expression of masculine/electric and form is the receptivity of the Feminine/magnetic. 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 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 Four of Wands-Completion, is the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and Nithal

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 normally 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 root Chakra of Chokma, as it appears in the lowest of Four 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. Therefore, the 4's are 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 known in Qabalah, as the Demiurge, who is the First Sephira 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 Four 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 Fours. Also being Four, 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.

When the Four of Wands or 4 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. 
  • The Four 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.

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