Thoth-Queen of Disks
The Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes.
The placement of the Queens is with the 3rd Sephiroth-Mother Binah who is the "will to form" and is a force that is imposed on the Pure Fiery Energy of Chokmah as Understanding. She is therefore known as Understanding, for an idea, once understood, can be molded into manifestation as information.
Again, these Sephirotic Beings are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings" that are parts of the Divine Collective Unconscious and/or The Greater Self, meaning the deep Imagination, where images are forms of ideas. Images are the only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind and that before Mind. Tarot is one of the Image languages that has evolved over time to communicate with the Higher Mind, that uses no language but that of image.
Binah is the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, in the upper part called the Supernal Triangle, she is the essence of Womb, and I often call this state of Mind a "Womb with a View", because she conceives by Understanding.
The Queens also represent the Water in each suit. Water being intuition, receptiveness and emotion. They are enthroned in the Element of Consciousness and as emotion make it bring forth the Force of the King, by realization and understanding that which develops that force. As consciousness does to emotionally charged idea.
The Thoth Queen of Disks, is traditionally called the Queen of Pentacles, is also Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes. Her Astrological attribution is last Decan of Sagittarius and the first two Decans of Capricorn. The Queen of Disks is Water of Earth, a specific consciousness in the Primal Earth element. Most of us call her "Mother Nature". Her zodiacal attribute to Capricorn is shown by the image of the Goat.
The Thoth Deck Queen of Disks is displaying her ruler ship over earth as shown in the crystal cubed scepter that has within it a three-sided Hexagram. Her Throne is vegetation as she is the life of such. She is the Highest Aspect of passivity and this is shown as a winding passive river flowing through and fertilizing waste land. The Great Work is ultimately expressed in fertility, where the "As the Above manifests in the below'. She as Queen, is the facilitator of such manifestation.
The Disk on her left arm is curved with loops and spheres interlaced, representing the ambition of matter to take part in the Great Work. This ambition is often described as fecund motion. This is also shown by the Spiral Horns of the Makhor (Wild Goat native to Central Asia) on Her helmet/crown, as Spiral force which is both Spirit and Vital Life Force. The reptilian patterned armor of the Queen represents the regenerative force in nature as serpents shed their skin to become more.
This card can represent a person, in any area of life, but it can just as well mean an experience in the corresponding area in question. As a personality, she represents a mature woman with much experience with both of her feet on the ground who knows how to protect what is entrusted to her. Here is the embodiment of vitality, creativity, understanding how to set boundaries and assert herself. Hence, patience, sensuality, and trustworthiness are her essential characteristics.
Gothic Tarot- Queen of Pentacles
Nurturer of Dreams
The Gothic Tarot- Queen of Pentacles, seems to represent the wife of Lord Dread, who would be the Irish Morrigan.
The Morrígan, or “Phantom Queen,” was a fearsome Celtic deity and Irish goddess of death and battle. A trio of sisters who appeared as a crow, she was the keeper of fate and purveyor of prophecy.
The Morrígan was the Irish goddess of death and destiny. Appearing before great battles as the goddess of fate, the Morrígan offered prophecy and favor to heroes and gods alike. As the Phantom Queen, she circled the battlefield as a conspiracy of ravens to carry away the dead. She was at once both a single deity and a triple goddess, made up of Ireland’s most powerful goddesses.
Her husband was the Dagda (or the Great God), who came to her for prophecy before major battles. She is associated with several sacred and natural sites across Ireland.
As to comparison to Gaea, Mother Earth, well she would be the "shadow side" of Life which appeals more to the Gothic orientated perspective than a cornucopia, which is the "light" side of the Queen of Pentacles. Either way "you don't fool with Mother Nature".
When thrown during a reading, the Queen of Discs/Pentacles represents:
- A person interested in physical nutrition and health.
- A shedding of poor eating habits for those of a new diet.
- A shedding of old habits, or even the purchasing of new clothes.
- the querent does all things she can do, well and it will be fruitful
- One of a high level of compassion, nurturing abilities. Loving physical life and all it has to offer.
- One who is exceptionally procreative and nurturing, as in the nature of Mothering.
- Power of practical wisdom on the physical level and in the inner world, applied spiritual wisdom.
- A dark woman of great heart and serious cast of intelligence.
- Also implies presents from a rich relative or a rich and happy marriage for a young man.
- Erda, the Teutonic Mother Earth seen as a warm and nurturing deity.
- The Good Witch of the healing arts.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards:
- Hardening of the heart.
- The Poisson making "Witch".
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