Above all things know thyself!
Thoth-Prince of Disks
The 6th Sephiroth- Tiphareth, the Golden Sephiroth, is The Central Sun of our conscious energy expression into incarnation; our Soul and/or Solar Self. Tiphareth is called -Beauty, and is as high as our Personal Conscious can go up the Tree without an enclosure. This state of Consciousness is known in the Mysteries, as the Christ, or Buddha consciousness and it brings the body into a "higher" state of vibratory life force that we know as "unconditional Love”, while also changing the physiology by doing so. However, only through diligent meditative techniques and ritual divination is this conscious state possible in our physically experience. This is because indoctrination and dogma have placed a membrane of "words" between our soul and our brain. In other words, the Patriarchy has profaned out identity, thereby, dividing us from our inner authority.
The Prince of Disks (Also called the Prince or Knight of Pentacles/Stones/Coins, in other Tarot Decks), is the Prince of the Chariot of Earth. Prince and Emperor of the Gnomes and is attributed to the last Decan of Aries and the first two Decan of Taurus. This Prince represents the Air of Earth and/ or Specific Air of Primal Earth. The Chariot of the Prince of Disks is pulled by the Bull of Taurus, demonstrating this zodiac attribute. Being Air of Earth, the Prince is Intelligible Earth, as Air is Mind and Earth is matter. Hence, he is considered the Mind of Organic Matter. Thus he brings incredible energy to physical matters. Such intelligent Earth, is the instinctual -natural mind that shows its incredible focus on building, as in bees, ants, birds, etc.
Because the Prince of Disks is so physically active, his armor is light and unrestrictive. On his head is the Bull helmet an animal sacred to the earth. The disk in his hand is an orb resembling a globe, marked in agricultural mathematical symbols. The orbed scepter that is surmounted by a cross is a symbol of the Great Work accomplished. The Great Work being manifesting the Higher States of Conscious Energy, in the lower/animal states of consciousness below, on earth; by physical focus and attention to work. What many of us don't understand, but the Prince does, is that if you empty your brain of random thoughts, while only focusing on the task at hand, you are meditating and thereby achieving perfect results! Even a daily commute in your car, with radio off, and doing nothing but "hands on the wheel" driving, while paying absolute attention to traffic, is a meditation! Therefore, the Prince of Disks intelligence knows that multi-tasking, is just another way to do nothing well.
The Prince of Disks, also represents the Green Man force of Celtic mysteries, the Greek god Pan, whose job it is to bring forth, from the Earthly element, that Vegetation, which is the sustenance of Spirit itself. The Mother Earth makes the form, he enlivens it and enforces the design. Therefore the Archetypal Character of the Prince of Disks, is methodical, competent, ingenious, enduring, trustworthy, cautious, and imperturbable. All the qualities of a very capable manager and a steadfast preserving worker. Very good at horticulture and hard, patient work.
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This Prince of Mind and Earth, is ingenious as he constantly seeks new ways of using common things. Always adapting the circumstance to his slow and methodical purpose. This is to say, that his plans are well thought out. His emotions are subdued, thus he may appear insensitive and maybe even dull and slow of wit. But this is because of misinterpretation of his mental activity of which he won't devote to ideas that he understands to be beyond his expertise. Simply, the reaction of others to this stalwart character, depends entirely on their temperament and not his.
As stated: In his left hand is the Globe of Earth with geometric symbols implying agriculture (which is an invention of Binah-the Great Mother represented by the Queen of Disks) ; behind him and part of the chariot backing, are fat -round seeds just ready to explode into life. and in his right hand is the orb- scepter adorned with the equal armed cross (Earth-Air-Water-Fire) a symbol of the Great Work (Life) accomplished. He is the stable but active force of the "Green man" as he brings forth from the Earth, vegetation which is the substance that Spirit enlivens. Another reason he is barely clothed is because we have a "pan-force" here who is both fertile and lustful...like a bull. He is Earth's Husband/Son; Husband in the Anglo-Saxon, roughly translates into the English as "keeper of her property". Therefore He is a Caretaker of Gaia's Forms.
This Personality is one of great energy brought onto practical matters. He is energetic, enduring, steadfast, a capable manager, and tireless worker. His many qualities are shown in a character that is competent, ingenious, thoughtful, cautious, trustworthy, and imperturbable. On a consistent basis, he invents new uses for common things and adapts his circumstances to his purpose in a slow deliberate, well thought out manner. Thus, some may think him slow and stupid, to their peril, for he is almost totally lacking in emotion and is somewhat insensitive but is very clever. Most often, he makes no effort to delve into ideas he believes are beyond his scope, and may find the more "esoteric" types aggravating. The Prince of Disks personality is slow to anger, but once he is angered---you have an implacable charging bull to contend with and physically this person can be quite "bull-like". It is almost impossible to differentiate between "Well dignified" or "ill dignified" characteristics of this Card. Suffice it to say, that if "ill dignified" (surrounded by Lower emotional cards) that the quality and quantity of his character is somewhat degraded. To the point of being duller, slower, and even less empathetic. Also, one wouldn't want too many Prince of Disks personalities in one room for these types change the world with their great energy brought to barre upon the most solid of practical matters. To emphasize this, I'll list a few of the Prince of Disk personalities that have been recorded on earth; Marcus Aurelius, William Shakespeare, Catherine the Great, (Yup, women to can have a Prince of Disks personality), Thomas Jefferson, Robespierre, Ulysses S. Grant, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Nikolai Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, Robert Oppenheimer, Harry Truman, Golda Meir, and Saddam Hussein. I think that list should prove my point.
This one's personality is often referred to in the common vernacular as "the salt of the Earth" because his/her character is so trustworthy. And like all "slow quiet types" is easy to get along with...but terrible in anger. S/He is a force of Nature, that should be respected and loved in all of us and a very necessary "power of the body" needed by Spiritual-Life itself. The Power of Spirit must be aligned with the Power of the Body----to become a "Holy Spirit"...for those Souls who malign the body, proclaiming its nature as evil, are doomed to failure in the Great Work and soon become hard workers for the Patriarchy. Life obviously adores the Body and we are a Spiral Energy Expression of Life (Spirit and Spiral come from the same Greek root word Spiro-to breathe). It's okay to adore your body---as long as you know that all bodies "are another way to be you" and that the purpose of Spirit is to make bodies live sensually in the name of I AM!
Haindl-Prince of Stones-Son of Stones in the West
The Haindl -Prince of Stones, depicts an actual person Chief Seattle, whose name is now a City on the West Coast of Washington State. Chief Seattle and his people populated that area, and fished the Sacred Bay that today is called Puget Sound. Haindl studied the ways of the Indigenous people of the Us, as a student of an Native American Shaman, learned that the Great Spirit touches all of us, it is us, as us and all that exists is of it.
*In 1792 George Vancouver gave the name "Puget's Sound" to the waters south of the Tacoma Narrows, in honor of Peter Puget, a Huguenot lieutenant accompanying him on the Vancouver Expedition. This name later came to be used for the waters north of Tacoma Narrows as well.
A different term for Puget Sound, used by a number of Native Americans and environmental groups, is Whulge (or Whulj), an anglicization of the Lushootseed name x̌ʷə́lč, which means "sea, salt water, ocean, or sound" (From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.)
To the Native Peoples of the North West, it wasn't a buffalo that was considered a sacred animal, but rather the Orca was their sacred totem and is shown above the head of the Chief Seattle's image. This indicates their knowing link with all living creatures.
These Native American peoples, welcomed the whites when they arrived in their sacred bay, even though they already knew about their savagery towards Native Peoples. For Chief Seattle didn't wish to be as the Whites nor did he wish to profane the sacred bay where the yearly "potlatch" was celebrated. Those who study history know the rest. The European's didn't honor the Native Peoples nor their way of life, as they carried the indoctrinated programing of dominating and controlling Nature rather than living as an integral part of it. As they destroyed the life style, Nature and the Native Peoples themselve, Chief Seattle, approached the Congress of the United States and gave his famous speech, asking for surcease of the atrocities perpetrated on his people and the earth. As very few of these Native People exist today, we know how well his speech was received. You can look up his now famous speech on the internet, just type in Chief Seattle's speech in the search bar and click on it.
Chief Seattle iis shown with his hair blending into the rock and the eagle feather, a symbol of the "Plains Indians", shows that he spoke for all Native Peoples. The lightning bolt from the Orca to Chief Seattle, depicts the connection that all Native Peoples had with Nature. These peoples were the "True Salt of the Earth".
When the Prince of Disks/Stones, is thrown during a reading, depending on the position and the surrounding cards, implies:
- Issues of physical activity. Such as, body building, muscle tone, sports, and a steel like resolve to move through issues and remove blocks.
- The querent or person important to them, is in a kind of Moving meditation, a focus on the material world, experiencing personal balance and productivity.
- Becoming or is a builder who works steady towards their goals and being singularly focused on establishing security.
- The querent, or important person, is both kind and trustworthy and will complete a long and laborious task, "come hell or high water".
- There is suggested a Mastery here, of change and harvest procured by knowledge and productivity.
- The Pragmatic person.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards (Thoth) or reversed (Haindl) it implies:
- Stubbornness (which is not always negative!)
- Phlegmatic nature.
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