As stated before, Binah is the "will to form" and is a force that is imposed on the Pure Fiery Energy of Chokmah. She is known as Understanding, for an idea, once understood, can be molded into manifestation, as it is now measured. The Druid Craft Tarot, illustrates a Druid-Shaman drumming. Because of the vibrations, drumming was and is believed by some to stimulate the surrounding energy into a motion that can be directed by the Shaman, into what is willed. The Pentacle broach and the Pentacle designed into the throne, are obviously the element of this card, which is Earth. The Hare in the back ground is a symbol for mother Hera, or the Great Hare, that laid the egg of the Universe. Later this became the celebration of Eostre (Easter), as the symbol for the Goddess Eostre, was the Hare. It was believed that this Great Hare, would lay eggs for the good children to eat.
The Hare, was the shape that the Celts imagined to be the surface of the Moon.
Again, these Goddesses are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings" that are parts of the Divine Collective Unconscious, meaning the deep Imagination, where images are forms of ideas. Images are the only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind. Tarot is one of the Image languages that has evolved over time.
Binah, the Great Mother of Qabalistic Philosophy, 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, i.e., Measurement.
The Tarot Queens all represent the Water in each suit. Water being Consciousness and emotion, an inseparable flow. They are enthroned in the Element of Consciousness and as emotion makes self-conscious bring forth the Force of the King, by realization and understanding that which develops that force. As consciousness does to emotionally charged idea.
The Queen of Disks, often called the Queen of Pentacles, is also Queen of the Thrones of Earth; Queen of the Gnomes.
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".
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 zodiacal attribute to Capricorn is shown by the image of the Goat. 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 a 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 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.
Those born under her Tarot Court Card, from Dec. 13 to Jan. 9th, are of this archetype personality.
When thrown during a reading, the Queen of Discs 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.
- Has the personality of a good witch and/or Wise Woman.
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