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. His power comes from the 2nd Sephiroth-Chokmah.
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/Yod force 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? Such is the Fire of Earth that is the Knight; 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. He is the harvester; one who reaps just sowing.Therefore, he carries a flail, used in grain harvest and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition. The fiery solar Yod fire is reflected off of his "shield of nutrition" in waves of energy frequencies. All things are made of the One energy, by its many "waves of frequencies" and/or "microwaves" or "electrical frequency". It is also known that these frequencies can be manipulated in the body, for greater health and balance. This knowledge might assist us in keeping a healthy balance in this time of pandemic.
By Dr. Galina Merline
It has also been discovered that the general human healthy frequency is within the range of 62-72 Hz and when it drops to lower levels it enables the appearance of variety of diseases. For example at the level of 58 Hz, diseases like cold and flu were more likely to appear. On much lower levels (42 Hz) Cancer appeared in quite may humans.
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[Golden Dawn and Crowley versions of the King/Knight of Disks]
The four kings or figures mounted on steeds represent the Yod Forces in the name of each suit, the Radix, Father and commencement of Material Forces. A Force in which all the others are implied and of which they form the development and completion. A force swift and violent in action, but whose effect soon passes away, and therefore, symbolized by a figure on a steed riding swiftly, and clothed in complete armour.
The Knight of Disks, represents one who is tired, and worn out from the surging ups and downs of life, and is taking a rest and in the process of finding him/herself which can only happen when s/he no longer rejects the divinity s/he shares with the creatures of earth. This personality must lovingly devote himself/herself to Mother Earth (Gaia) and live equally with her and her creatures, instead of putting themself above her. The Yod force is as fire, it will consume all. However, the human being is "god's rescuer" (Alexis Zorbas) for it has the Yod forces, intertwined with the One Mind of Creation (Imagination) and the human heart/soul. Hence, the "god mind" which is what the word Hu Man means, is rescued by sensuality. The Body is the Mind's Rescuer, because it links the creator,s mentality intimately with creation. This intimacy builds empathy and loving interaction, something pure mind doesn't own. Spirit built body, so that it could enter the Paradise of Intimate Creation. As any parent knows, when at one (atone) with your children, there is only peace and happiness. Love can only happen when 2 (or more) are united as One. However, there is also a certain universal melancholy, for all creation must have an end, for it has a beginning; Form requires measurement, i.e., beginning and end. But for now, there is only peace in union with creation. Here, divinity knows itself as earth and her creations.
The Tarot of The Spirit-Father Earth, displays a person in joyous expression. Here there is a sense joyous practicality, as well as, a sense of "wealth" spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Through self-knowledge potential is mastered. Above all things, know yourself.
Depicted on the Earth Father card, is an image of a person with upraised arms, waving his hands to create (waves of frequency) . This figure is surrounded by growth and activity of Earth: volcanoes, earthquakes, flowing waters, birth, death, renewal, the changing of seasons, the cycling of the year. In the center of all this activity, he is rooted in spirit-experiencing divinity by linking both heaven and earth. Self is all there is, and here Self, is creating "self-awareness" just as Self grows its world---like a plant and/or Tree of Life.
The Earth Father, is also indicative of a keyhole. He is the "green man" or "green wo-man", the key to growth and prosperity on the material plane of Assiah. There really is no sex here, for Mind/Self is only One and is therefore "sexless", but when we understand 0=2, we understand sex. This is a personality of growth and fertility, both of which are united in all sexes. Here is represented the primal life force, manifest on Earth/ the "Yod of God", yod is Hebrew for "hand", therefore, we are talking about the "hands of god" which is what the human being is. We are the Green Man/Wo-man and is about time we awaken to our destiny of fertile, caring and creative hands. We are how Self is intimate with it-Self. How the I Am is intimately Me.
WHEN THE KNIGHT OF DISKS or the Father of Earth, IS THROWN DURING A READING:
- 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.
When ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Jealous of what they realize as the superior state of others.
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