rider-waite-smith-ten of pentacles
The Tarot Cards are the depicted Idea or image language of the Collective Energy Conscious that is displayed as the Tree of Life. The Rider-Waite Ten of Pentacles, much like Crowley's Thoth Card, follows the design of the Tree of Life as completion. By placing the Tree of Life Ten Sephiroth pattern in pentacles over a back ground of opulence. Thus Waite and Smith illustrates the more prosaic implication of complete wealth. This includes the wealth of a happy family life, from grandmother, husband, wife, children and dogs. The Grandmother, is wearing an elaborate cloak displaying embroidery of prosperity and fecund opulence, complete with geometric figures, magical sigils and zodiacal signs.
The 10th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life MALKUTH is Earth or the physical world. Malkuth is named KINGDOM, which is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah. It is the lone Sephira of this World. In the other Worlds of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are Three Sephiroth, a ternary of conscious energy composing a triangle, but Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other States of Energy Conscious. This is because,The Kingdom, is the Only Sensual Activity of Creation. Now I know this may seem otherwise to the Initiate who sensually experiences the "Inner Worlds" of the Tree of Life upon traveling "upward" through the Astrals of the Psyche. However, in "higher" states of conscious, they often forget, that they are still "attached" to a Sensual body, and thus still feel the conscious experiences. But to travel, the other Sephiroth without a body is to feel nothing at all! There is only One Sense to physical Consciousness, that has evolved over millennial to become the sense of "I" (I AM)sight. All the "Five Senses" of the mundane body, are just Transformations of that One Sense of "I". Thus Self is all there is and all you'll ever see as it is the only "I".
To those who practice the Mysteries or Ancient Wisdom, there are considerably more senses "felt" than five. For some as many as ten; for Tantric Masters as many as 33 but that is not for this blog to describe, so if you are interested in a greater Wealth of Sensuality....start your journey up the Tree while you still support a physical body, you'll find that you will practice Tantra along the way. Tantra is a Sanskrit word that means "Too expand and liberate", while Qabalah is a Hebrew word that means, "Receiving" or "to receive". One can see how they go together, as receiving from the Greater Self, expands and liberates the mind of the receiver. Hence, Qabalah is a Tantra.
The Thoth Deck 10 OF DISKS, is called the Ten of Pentacles or Ten of Coins, in other decks. In the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck this card is the Ten of Pentacles.
Crowley's card is unique in that he wished to show the stable motion that is required in a "Solid" world...the Spinning of a Disk. Where the Stability of a Discus is in its spin.I find this to be a brilliant insight (of which he had many) and agree with his philosophy. It is indeed the spiral "E-Motion" of our conscious self that balances our "Crystalline" outer Self- life motion since atoms spin and thus molecules are patterns of spinning atoms (Trees of Life). Spirit and Spiral, are a words derived from the Greek root word, Spiro (breath) thus, spirit is often called the Spiral Entity. Let's face it, we are spinning energy.Some of us attempt to spin in one place, accumulating things; others of us move about, finding experiencing the moment, as movement, much more sensually, and emotionally fulfilling.
THE 10 OF DISKS, is called the Lord of Wealth and is Mercury in Virgo. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah. Again, this is MALKUTH in ASSIAH which is the influence of Malkuth in the Material world.
The Astrologers assign Mercury, the God of commerce, as the ruler of the sign Virgo. Thus this placement is often called an embarras de richesses, as material gain here is so vast, that it often loses importance. This vast materiality is shown on the Thoth 10 of Disks, as the whole Tree of Life, of Ten Sephira, as Disks decorated with the various symbols of Mercury and as before noted, on the Rider-Waite-Smith Ten of Pentacles as a fantastic woven cloak.
Truth, being, that the Whole Tree of Life is dedicated to this Manifested world as it is the Goal Achieved, by the " I Will Be" of the Divine Creative. Our purpose as physical Spirits and or operators of the Master Power Tools, the Human body, is to establish, the "As above, so below", i.e. The Great Work which is "I AM Being".
As conscious Vital energy that is Spiral, we are micro waves of frequency that is "everywhere and no where". At the very moment of "I Am", the concept of "other", Am, a kind of violent explosion of Identity into eternity, a Big Bang, if you will, began the Process of I AM Me and /or Being. The Me, is a receiver of our Psyche's frequency, thus placing us in a "point in time". Therefore, We are both Transmitter and Transmitted. Now after many millennial of Self, a "God-Mind" body, the Hu,which is Mandarin for God, and Man, which is from the Hindu word Manas, for mind, has become the human body. In Modern physics, an Entity is a "point in time" and the human body is just that, a sensual entity; a sensual point in time meant to examine the moments of measurement. So now after billions of years of self examination the I Am developed the ability to focus sensually on one "moment" in the Time Space continuum, giving us the Sensual Trinity of Self: I AM Me, Spirit-Mind-Body, which not only the "sense of presence" but the ability to discriminate my information! In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to manifest by perspective.
This Rocks! I find it very fulfilling to be able to have a "sense of presence", and move about sensually by building and destroying my conscious definitions as they become entropic. To be able to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, a Wealth, that mere Ideas, do not receive in the vast Mind of the Universal Collective Unconscious...until now! I AM Me!
It's time we realize that we are the "Sacred Place in Time Space"! We, as Spiral Entity (Spirits) have inherited the Earth, not because we are bad or Lustful (The Lust of Goddess -God built us after all!) and have fallen from grace. We are the accumulated Wealth of Creation, both invisible and visible--made alive and sensual and are graced with the ability to Rule The Kingdom of Elements! The Divine Creative's Self Experience (Self Awareness) built us as a Solution not a problem! We solve the problem of how to focus intense data and harmonic energy (motion) to a point in time space, to nullify entropy by discriminative creation and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct right at the time and place of "seeing an error"! To the Divine Creative, I say, " I accept, Be Me!"
We Rock Dudes and Dudesses! I am the Image maker, who can recreate image, my "me", by using my "Child of Divine Creative" union card, I-Mage-Nation number "10"!
For those who don't know, 10 is 1+0=1, in Qabalistic Gematria which simply means The First Sephira -1- Kether, The Above, that we bring to the Below! In other words, we don't have a goal, we are the Goal! Thus, we are Lust without the Need of result! Lust being the Divine Frenzy, that is the rhythmic vibration in all things! Hence, We, each alone, are a Tree of Life, the Greatest Wealth of Information yet manifested! Each of us makes/becomes our own Tree of Life, so make a statement of "I Am Wealth" by being the best you -you can be.
"I Am the Will, I Am the Way, I Am the Wealth, I own the Day"!
When the 10/Ten of Disks/Pentacles is thrown during a reading, the querent;
- Is assured of physical prosperity and abundance. But being a Ten, the end of a cycle, means it may be short lived.
- Is at a physical cross roads where supply is stable but boredom has set in and is non-stimulating. However, the time for taking security risks is approaching and will soon arrive.
- Is experiencing happiness and well being, especially in family matters.
- Is using the wealth of resources and talents to build lasting structure in the physical world.
- Is experiencing group support in which manifestation takes place.
- Is taking emotional or financial risks.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards (Thoth) or reversed (Rider-Waite-Smith) it implies:
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