The Tarot of Eli, LLC: The Tarot of The Old Path-Knight of Pentacles & The Thoth Tarot- Prince of Disks.

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· Old Path Tarot

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Those who have been following my blog may understand that there are no Princes in the Tarot of the Old Path. The Knights are the Princes in the Thoth Tarot deck. To further confuse you, the Kings of the Thoth Tarot are called Knights, and the Knights of the Tarot of the Old Path are comparable to the Princes of the Thoth Tarot Deck.

Crowley reordered the Thoth Tarot to better emphasize his Qabalistic philosophy of active Battle Kings who are Knights in medieval lore. So, we have:

Kings of the Old Path are Knights in the Thoth Tarot, and the Knights of the Old Path are considered sons of Kings and therefore Princes in the Thoth Tarot.

Since the Knights of the Tarot of the Old Path are considered Princes in the Thoth Tarot, the Pages of the Tarot of the Old Path are considered Princesses in the Thoth Tarot. Hence, the Thoth Tarot has no Pages. I hope that this is clear.

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The Tarot of The Old Path- Knight of Pentacles, possesses an open and honest face expressing a dependable nature. He is dressed in chain mail and a pentacle decorated tabard that is in the greens of the earth element that rules this card.

Bare headed, and with weapons hidden from view, this knight seems more interested in culture and science than looking for a fight. His continence suggests that he is most capable as a fighter but shows little interest in it.

In the language of flowers, the daffodils behind him suggest chivalry.

The primary meaning of this Knight of Pentacles seems to be that of a capable young person, who is highly trained in their field of endeavor and a dependable, diligent person interested in science and culture.

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In past blogs, I have stated that Tiphareth is The Central Sun of our conscious energy expression into incarnation. Tiphareth is called Beauty and is as high as our Personal Conscious can go up the Tree. 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."

and changing the physiology by doing so. Tiphareth, is the intelligence behind the Princes of the Thoth Tarot. However, only through diligent meditative techniques and ritual divination is this conscious state possible to physically experience, as it is not in itself a personality but the Psyche that produces persona.

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{Also called the Knight of Pentacles, 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 is 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 earthly attribute.

Being Air of Earth, the Prince is Intelligible Earth, as Air is Mind. Thus, he brings incredible energy to physical matters. Such intelligent Earth is the instinctual mind that shows its incredible focus on building, as in bees, ants, etc.

Because the Prince of Disks is so active, his armor is light and nonrestrictive. 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 orb- scepter, which is surmounted by a cross, is a symbol of the Great Work accomplished. The Great Work manifests the Higher States of Conscious Energy-The Psyche, in the lower states of consciousness below-the Personality, on earth, by physical focus and attention to work.

What many of us don't understand is that if you empty your brain of random thoughts, while only focusing on the task at hand, you are meditating and open to your soul's intuitive communication! Even a daily commute in your car, with the radio off, and doing nothing but "hands on the wheel" driving, while paying absolute attention to traffic, is a meditation! The Prince of Disks intelligence knows that mufti-tasking, is just another way to do nothing well, so a brain full of noise, is not able to hear or see anything it isn't expecting.

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The Prince of Disks is the Green Man force of Celtic mysteries, whose job it is to bring forth, from the Earthly element, that vegetation, which is the sustenance of Spirit itself. Mother Earth makes the form, he enlivens it and enforces the design.

The 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. Particularly 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 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. [The image of the Tarot-personality birth wheel, is from my well used Tarot Textbook- The Qabalistic Tarot- by Robert Wang.]

When the Prince of Disks or the Knight of Pentacles 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 steel like resolve to move through issues and remove blocks. 
  • The querent 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, 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.

This is a hard card to make negative, the only thought being, that of being stubborn, slow, and dull witted. However, this is all attributed to his methodology.

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