Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth, the Sphere of Tarot Kings and Thoth Knights. He 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 and visa versa. So the argument of whom came first, is null and void when intellectually talking about the upper trinity of the Supernal Triangle. One can say that the "I" is Male and the "AM" is Female.
The Will to Force (Chokmah) and the Will to Form (Binah) united produce the Will - To – Be; 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 (0=2) so it could examine Itself in many ways After all, the infinite 0 and/or I Am is without measurement, therefore, making self-awareness impossible. To make measurement and/or "seeing" oneself, makes self-Identity.
Chokmah is the second Sephiroth, also making it the sphere behind the four Deuces. The Personification of that force is represented in the four Knights/Kings. In other words, Chokmah's will to force, is at its most concentrated and dense elemental form on Earth.
THE 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 and purposeful. 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/antlers, any illness and old age, just as a serpent does. So to make a long and wonderful medieval 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? This Fire of Earth is personified in the Knight. Here passive, as he is reaping what he has sown, 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. The act of reaping is represented by the flail he is carrying which is used in grain harvest and his disk/shield is that of solid nutrition.
As a personality, the stocky black Knight is a sturdy figure who portrays a sober, down-to-earth person whose main concern is to secure what has been accomplished. Hence, harvesting what he has sown. He will actualize opportunities and examine new plans on the basis of their feasibility. Wishful thinking is not his paradigm, as he does not let himself be lead astray. The entire range from seed to harvest is in good hands with him and he is in no hurry. His patience lets everything "ripen" just right.
The Tarot of Druids-King of Anguinum, shows a rather more aggressive figure than the Thoth card. Here he is a rich property owner who is holding up the sacred serpent egg-Anguinum-in one hand and a sword held high in a defensive stance, in the other. The Stones represent a primitive boundary line and/or fence. In the ancient way of the Celts and later Anglo Saxons, property belonged to the Lady (Doler of bread) and the grain silos, where the grain for bread was stored, was guarded by the Lord (guardian of bread). Both began as matriarchal societies, and later devolved into patriarchies after Roman influence. However, the personality this card represents, is much the same as the Thoth Knight of Disks.
WHEN THE KNIGHT OF DISKS OR KING OF ANGUINUM, 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 the surrounding cards:
- Dangerous enemy.
- Depraved man.
- Jealous of what they instinctively realize is the superior state of others.
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