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Thoth-4 of Wands-Completion
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The Dang olsen dream tarot-4 of Sticks.
The four- 4's all bring perfection, realization, completion, and making a matter settled and fixed.
Hence the 4's are the first manifestation of their suits. The 4 of Wands/Flames is no exception, for here is the Lord of Perfected Work. Attributed to the Thoth- 4 of Wands-Completion, representing the planet Venus in the sign of Aries. The angels of the Decan are Nanael and Nithal.
The Thoth 4 of Wands Represents-Completion on a scale of male (Aries) and female (Venus) forces united. For those who aren't familiar with the fertile energy of Spirit, represented as Fire and the link with the Sexual-Self---they are the same. Spirit is the fiery vital creative energy of Sex, passion, ardor, assertiveness etc. It is the Will that is the motion of I Am and all the assumptions of that declaration. Thus, all creation comes from a sexual act and/or the communion of opposites. The union of atoms comes from the Male Will to Force and the Female Will to Form getting together as Electric male-aspect of energy and Magnetic female aspect of energy. Also, the wholeness, health, and wealth of being comes from the union of male and female, Force and Form. To separate spirit from sexuality is pure ignorance based on fear producing divisionism and falsehoods that create dysfunctional "flesh-0-phobia" and confuse the docile slaves whose soul has become tarred and feathered in the mind virus of dogma and indoctrination. The only way the Patriarchy and/or Military Industrial Complex media could steal the Sacredness from the Sexual union of male and female and give it to "useless old men", was to make it a sterile ritual called Organized Religion. Sexual acts are connected to life and life belongs to Woman, and Woman had to be an object of debasement for the Patriarchy to work its "smoke and mirrors" trickery to rule the imagination and degradation of humankind. Through the falsehood of misogyny, males now think they control birth and life...Life is a Feminine Creation., and she doesn't bow to males; She created them as her consorts. She created "other" so that Life can diversify, and thereby, go on for eternity.
Qabalistic Tree of Life (The Divine Creative Molecule)
Adam Khadmon-The Heavenly Human (Hermaphrodite)
The 4th Sephiroth is Chesed, Mercy, and is known in Qabalah as the Demiurge or "Lesser Creator" and gives rise to "form and light" as the Divine Architect. This also makes Chesed both masculine and feminine as they are connected and unite on the path of Strength. Light is the electric expression of masculine, and all form is of the light carrying the data and forming idea by understanding. The image is created by the receptivity of the Magnetic Feminine. Thus, Chesed (male) and Geburah (female) are really "two sides to one coin". Both are represented here as Mars (Aries) and Venus, the married couple of mythology. So here we compare Chesed -Mercy and Geburah-Severity or Strength, likened to the 2 arms of a human, as one gives and one takes away.
The Tree of live as compared to human chakras
The 4 of Wands represents Chesed influencing the realm of Atziluth; the Realm of Pure Spirit. The swift active force of Aries- Mars, is activating the Love and Luxury of Venus and the benevolence of Jupiter. This placement in an astrological reading would be implying a warm, brief apex of romance, or warm fleeting feelings. But in Tarot, we must be aware of the placement on the Tree of Life. There is a combination of the zodiacal and the Sephirotic meanings to consider. Primarily one is to realize that the zodiac is the mundane or root Chakra of Chokma (2nd Sephiroth), as it appears in the lowest of Four Worlds: Assiah-the active world. Thus, the 4's represent the totality of that which the planetary signs refer. Venus in Aries, being the outer attribute of the card, constitutes a marriage that balances through love, while the inner attribute is Chesed forces of Jupiter, the pure 4 (Fire, Air, Water, Earth), in the world of Yod-Fire. So, what we have in the 4 of Wands is Completion of the process initiated by the Upper Trinity, or Supernal Triangle. Here, the manifestation promised by "Will to Form" (Binah) has taken place in Jupiter-Chesed; The Architect Father who resides below the Abyss. Thus, this is a dominating influence on all the following cards as it is the highest idea that can be understood intellectually of the element it represents; Hence, completion. This apex also makes it hard to hold for we have reached the pinnacle of perfection, we can easily fail. Now even the smallest mistake can harbor major changes.
Chesed , the 4th Sephira, is the Qabalistic Demiurge, who is the First Sephira below the Abyss (Abyssal womb), making him the Lord of all Manifested Active Power. The original will of Chokmah- Wisdom and Binah-Understanding is now manifest in the Sephiroth Chesed- Mercy and is now a solid system such as Order, Law, Measurement, and Government. Therefore, Chesed sets up "measurement", and/or order from which all form is bound, keeping order in nature. However, being that Chesed is represented by Jupiter, he is a benevolent/merciful ruler of law, measurement, and government and this is the authority granted him by The Divine Feminine as the Empress.
Empress and Emperor-Face to Face
Venus in Aries also removes some of the volcanism of Aries-Mars and indicates that one can't establish one's work without tact and gentleness. When examining the 4 of Wands-Completion, we see the wands headed by Rams, both signs of Chesed (Father-God Amoun-Ra) and Aries, ending in the Dove of Venus. The completed and active- limitation of the original work is shown by the solar yellow rimmed circle. To show balance, the 4 flames are doubled, suggesting the feminine and masculine balance of the 4's. This is also shown by the central double triangle figure (Shatkona) of the union of the divine feminine (Shakti) and divine masculine (Shiva) as one combined force of "As above, so below".
The 4's are completion, there is no attempt to expand, the original will is completed. If the equilibrium of the 4's is left to stand energy eventually stops moving and becomes a stasis state; However, the "inhale-exhale" dance of Venus and Mars,(the universal breath) is like the dance of the Hindu, Shiva and Shakti (intercourse is also the rhythm of inhale/exhale), and therefore, the wheel spins in active harmony and making it the dominating influence of all the cards, of every suit and number that comes after the 4. Therefore, instead of a straight-line connecting Aries and Venus, it should be seen as a horizonal figure eight (lemniscate), as the rhythm of this union is a continuous flow back and forth, like inhale/exhale. Here then, the O=2 and then 2=1., in whole matrimony. Therefore, the Thoth Card often represents more than just a completed project. It represents the complete union of a rhythmic creative dance of the Left (male) and Right (female)Brain, which perfectly completes any project or cycle.
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-4 of sticks
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-4 of Sticks shows a being laid back and resting after a puzzle is solved and completed. The completed puzzle is framed in 4 sticks and being presented by the solar self-implying that knowledge is applied. Fire is the element applied to all Sticks cards so the colors of a blue sky and yellow ground and solar being (in this case the feminine anima) all imply this element. Here one is resting and happy with completed effort and can now see beyond the individual details (puzzle pieces) and can see and enjoy the whole picture. What applies to the Thoth 4 of Wands applies very well to this card.
Above all things, Know thyself!
When the 4 of Wands or4 of Sticks is thrown during a reading:
- New life.
- Excitement and growth.
- It is the key to spiritual and holistic completion.
- It suggests that the querent is experiencing the completion of something and experiencing the desire to begin something new.
- The 4 of Wands also implies that ideas are firmly established and proved by their flourishing, and it is time to move forward.
- The querent is manifesting a new destiny by acting on a sense of direction, supplied by the inner Self Knowledge that is forming a new identity.
- Here we see celebration and reward after laborious completion of an enterprise.
- Inner fulfillment.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards in the layout, it implies:
- Overestimation of one's -self.
- Impatience for a fresh start.
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