Thoth -Princess of Disks
The Princess of the Echoing Hills; The Rose of the Palace of Earth; Princess and Empress of the Gnomes; Throne of the Ace of Disks.
This Princess is about Mastery of Creativity and Birth of New Forms. She is the beautiful pregnant one. As you may have gleamed by now, all these cards represent states of conscious energy that weave a pattern of energy conscious in the material world---as you! However, as Crowley so stated: "these cards are suitable as being descriptive, in a rough and empirical fashion, of divers types of men and women." [The Book of Thoth, Pg. 149]
The Greeks called this state of Malkuthian consciousness, the Beautiful Daughter of Artemis/Demeter- Persephone, who enters Hades, every winter and escapes Hades and manifests on Earth every spring. She is the pioneering nature of fertility (represented by the Aries horns on her head) and the serpent transforming into an ermine cape, represents her ancient earthly passion to create.
Her lighted Diamond crystal staff, shows her desire to give birth to new forms that are in alignment with who she is and with the Highest purity that is Kether. Her determination to manifest the organic balanced harvest is shown by the pedestal of grains that she is standing on. Wheat is also the sacred plant of Demeter.
The balanced union of female magnetic and male electric forces are represented in the yin/yang center of the Great Seed/Shield which shows the creative approaches to Motherhood issues or issues surrounding her own mother.
Winter is shown on the Thoth Deck Princess of Disks as her ermine cape becomes an implication of snow on the ground, amid winter trees bereft of leaves.
Often when this card is thrown, for male or female, this card represents the: creative part of the Earth anima within the organic form.
We are all Androgyny as Souls and even in the individual sexes we aren't really that sex, each of has a female side of brain and male side of the brain and both sexes can become pregnant with desire and creative ideas and the need to express thereof. These creative ideas and the desire to manifest them, has been gestating with in your nature for some time. For a woman, this card can represent the need to resolve motherhood issues. For male and female, this card can represent the need to resolve or restructure relationship issues with Aries or Scorpio people in your life. (Aries-March 21 -April 21) (Scorpio: October 21-November 21). Due to the very nature of the Princess of Disks "tunnel focus" on creation, this card can warn us of the dangers of becoming so focused on one thing, that we cannot enjoy the multiplicity of life all around us.
On the brink of transformation, the Princess of Disks is the earthly part of Earth. Brooding in wonder, she is strong and beautiful while pregnant with the secret wonder of the future.
This lovely Priestess of Demeter, wears the crest of the Ram and in her right hand, a scepter descending into the Earth, where its head becomes a diamond. To Qabalists, the Diamond is the Precious Stone of Kether (The Highest and purest Light) and symbolizes the Purest Light formed in Matter and also suggesting the double pyramid -the “diamond form of as above-so below".
Since she represents the ultimate projection of Woman hood, She represents "Woman's prerogative's and can change her mind, as needed to continue transformation . There for she represents many states of goddess, as would Freya, (Norse Grove Goddess of life and death) she stands in a grove of sacred trees, before an altar suggesting a wheat sheaf which is a symbol for Demeter. But she is not alone. Contrary to the sexism of divisionism thought, she is never without He and He is never without She, so she holds in her left hand a seed-disk which bears the Chinese ideogram denoting the twin spiral force of Goddess/God (Creation), in equilibrium; from this is born the Rose of Isis (Rose-Mari), the Great Fertile Mother of the Nile delta.
tarot personality birth-wheel
The characteristics of the Princess of Disks personality are more numerous than a one hopes to enumerate for she is the Ultimate in Womanhood and has all the characteristics of the "Womb with a View" and/or Binah, the Mother of all Forms. She contains all the characteristics of woman and it depends on the influences whether she is subject to “one or the other" of these traits that manifest as action and/or emotions. Her emotions are not a scattering of energy, rather whatever trait she acts on, it is pure and focused, and life changing. To the shallow (those afraid of their emotional depth), she is bewildering inconsistency; to the centered, she is a "Powerful Moment" of Beauty. She is both nourishing and vitalizing.
We may see her as Persephone arising from the nether world of winter bringing the fertile- bright light of spring, symbolizing that from the deepest, darkest depths arises the Wisdom of "Womb-Rite"; the resurrection and regeneration of the Living. There really isn't any negative here, unless one finds her ability to "be purely in the moment" to rapid and unsettling for their need for linear- stability. Such a shallow one would be unable to see that stability is based purely on "the movement of Moment" and not a linear line of addition. Therefore, is she serpentine/spiral in her motion. The universe is Spirals upon Spirals, dimensions upon dimensions, union upon union and suffers no division. To enjoy her, you must dance with her in her sacred grove of Life
The Princesses of any suit are the “womb intelligence” that carries the seed of the element they represent thus, the Princesses are the pro-generators of the Aces.
The Princess of Disks and the Ace of Disks.
The Ace of Disks, is the seed of the Energy Transformation that we call Earth and Earth is ruled by the Princesses, each in their own section of the Northern quadrant. The knowledge of the new Aeon of Horus, dispels the archaic concept of Earth as an evil, passive, immobile, even dead element. Rather, Earth is a transformation of Intelligent Energy Conscious that many moderns call Gaia who is represented in the tarot as the Queen of Disks.
Now this may all be new to us of the "Divide and conquer" military industrial complex, but this is not so to our ancestors and as I tour the memories of the Soul, I find a Perspective-Personality, of Native American manifestation, who named this Intelligent Force of Earth, Grandmother River. This "primitive" personality, as did the Ancients and Alchemists, seemed to understand that the “Water and Sun" union, transformed soil into living forms, long before our scientist "discovered" this very concept in the study of Thermo-dynamics.
Thoth-ace of disks
The Thoth Deck Ace of Disks, is invariably linked to the Princess of Disks and is a styled rendition of a Molecule, (the union of atoms) show in the back ground of the Emerald Green of the Aeon of Isis (Grandmother River). This Emerald Green is of the King-Scale color decided upon by the Egyptian Hierophants. Therefore, this green is not the original vegetable green of Isis but that of the “emerald-spring green" of the new Aeon following the resurrection of Osiris as Horus. Nor are the disks considered to be the dead chemistry of coins; rather they are the whirling emblems of Star, Planets, and atoms etc., all of which are whirling spheres.
There is the new doctrine of Tetragrammaton (Yod Hé Vau Hé} where He' --the final earthly component, and the Daughter (Princess), is set upon the Throne of the Mother, to awaken the Eld (maturity) of the All-Father. In the words of Zoroaster, Tetragrammaton is a “rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud," The Name is not a dead symbol, but a whirling Sphere of Dvina Action.
The center of the Thoth Deck Ace of Disks, is a complicate Hieroglyph representing the "the chosen priest- and apostle of infinite space" and/or the "prince-priest the Beast." (Liber AL. I.15.). In the center of all is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the Phallus, showing Sol and Luna, with the number 666 inscribed, as to equilibrate the seven sevens adding to 156 (Babalon-The Scarlett woman.) Now showing all this is far too redundant as many great minds have already delved deeply into the Phenomena that is the Princess of Disks, so I recommend that you get the Book of Thoth, and scroll to pages 210-212 for further information and references.
This central cypher is enclosed in a Heptagram that is interlaced with Pentagons whose sides are extended forming a wheel of 10 spokes, bounded by a Decagon encompassed in a circular band with the inscribed name of TO META EHPION-- Which is really a gametically improper Greek sentence, for the Great Beast, and/or " The Gateway to the Great Serpent" and/or "The Great Theron", as Crowley often used Master Theron as his signature.
About this whirling Disk are its six wings (6 is the number of the Sun) The Thoth Ace of Disks is the glyph of Earth as understood in the new Aeon of Horus. Sol and Terra are known as living beings, one's constant companions in a Universe of Pure Joy.
As I have stated, the Princess of disks is the bearer of spring; a spring that frees us from the "dark horrors of winters past". The fertile Consciousness of Horus rather than the dead militaristic and slavery- obsessed consciousness of the Eld of Osiris. This Princess sits on the Throne of Malkuth.
I would like to end this observation of the Princess of Disks with this wonderful benediction;
"Let every student of this Essay, and of this book of Tahuti, this living book that guides man through all Time , and leads him to eternity at every page, hold fast this simplest, most far-reaching Doctrine in his heart and mind, inflaming the inmost of his Being, that he also, having explored each recess of the Universe, may therein find the light of Truth, so come to the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel , and accomplish the Great Work, attain the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness!"
[Book of Thoth-Pg. 171]
I would also state, that he means all people both Men and Women, even though he uses the Victorian Proper Man for the Human race. Or I would at least like to think so. Let it be known that this benediction applies to all men and women on this earth.
Tarot Illuminati-Princess of Pentacles.
The Womb of the World.
The Tarot Illuminati-Princess of Disks, leaves the comfortable realm of traditional Tarot Art, and strays back towards the more Metaphysical of the Thoth Tarot. Here we have Persephone, complete with a wheat sheaf in her left hand and a golden pentacle/coin in her right hand. Here she is presented as an Oriental Goddess, rather than Greek; However, that doesn't change the fecund and fertile nature of her as shown by the ripening earth all around her. The Warm Sun of Spring arises exalting her beauty.
The same deep meanings of the Thoth Tarot, apply to this card. This is the Lady of Rebirth and Renewal and to understand the Depth of the Ultimate Womb---is to meditate long and hard on this card, and to read the Goddess Myths with the eye (I) of the soul. In this world, where love is a profit sharing endeavor, it is hard for most of us to believe that "Love built Me to be Itself"----Love is Now and fears no future. But the truth is, "Creation is Love made manifest" and we are the image of Love made manifest by the Womb of the Goddess/and Phallic God and/or the Divine Creative.
If the Princess of Disks card shows up in a reading, it is best said:
- That rebirth is apparent from past defeat.
- Or that a new love is blooming in your life.
- It represents a young woman with rich brown or red- brown hair and dark eyes, she is generous, kind, diligent, benevolent, careful and endowed with persevering courage.
- She may also be pregnant with child or birthing ideas, projects, identity and self-aspects.
- She or he is on the Brink of Transformation and Revelation.
- She or he may also have a concentrated desire to learn, and is applying her/his fertile mind to scholarly pursuits.
- Fertility in the everyday world.
- Fruitful foundations.
- Physical health
If ill-defined by the surrounding cards:
- She or he becomes wasteful and prodigal.
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