The Ace of Disks represents the "seed" or essence of the Entity called Earth. The Quanta or subatomic particles, may be called the seeds of Atoms and atoms are unions of protons, neutrons, electrons and are considered living things. The Ace of Pentacles, as is also seen in the Thoth Tarot- Ace of Disks, is layered idea-upon idea and requires a great study of Crowley's Liber Al, and 777 along with the Equinox book series to understand the Magick involved. I shall only superficially cover this card, although what is superficiality to me, may seem deep.
As seen on the Spiral Tarot- Ace of Pentacles, a great bear, is seen walking out of a hibernation cave: in ancient lore, "walking as bear" meant to "Be powerfully present". Signs of spring are all around, a deeply glowing dawn is seen supporting a pentacle in the sky. The Pentacle is the "Sacred Symbol" of the "Ascended Man", and/or Adam Khadmon of the Qabalah. Man being a term for all humanity.
The Thoth Ace of Disks, shows a spinning Mandala, for that is what the Earth, Luna, and Sun union is. It is the Mandala of Sacred Life in the condensed Energy called "Matter" and/or the Kingdom of Malkuth---the Kingdom of Living Light/Energy. This combination of Atoms, photons, electrons, neutrons etc. spinning together to form an Entity, is a great sacred act of Divine Phallus /Masculine Divine Creative (Solar-electric forces) and Divine womb/ Feminine Divine Creative (magnetic forces) that have been represented in Mythology as long as it has been recorded and in our modern study of this Myth (theory) and call it “Theoretical Quantum Physics or Quantum Theory”. As stated, the Quanta are sub-atomic particles and can be called the "Seeds of Atoms". Study Quantum physics if you want more explanation of this perspective.
The Ace of Disks is also a Mandala for the New Aeon of Horus. This card is layered depths of Gnosis (Knowledge) that can never be seen by first glance and requires in-depth study of the Tree of Life. The Non-Being required "I Will Be", to weave patterns of Light-Fantasy, so that it could be itself. The Universe is the Fantasy of the Divine Creative wrought out of the love/lust of the Masculine/Energy/Electric for the Feminine/Form/Magnetic or vise verse! To even get a glimmer of understanding of this is to revise your perspectives on Fantasy. Every thought you think is a Fantasy that the body makes into "reality" by sensitizing it and enacting it. Once the "First Principle"/thought, of manifestation is felt by the body it becomes "feelings". Hence, each of us, are the Playwright, the Play, the Actor and the Stage of our Fantasies of Self! As I said, reality is a weaving of layers upon layers of Dream-Fantasy. All the Universe is in the Mind of One Universal Conscious Energy Collective. All the Dreams of this Mind, are animated by the Union of Goddess (magnetic womb) and God (electric Phallus). That makes this card a "must meditate on Mandala". When the All Seeing I created the dream of the All Existing Am, love became the foundation of observation for the Creator/Creatrix. and the intercourse of Wisdom (Chokmah) and Understanding (Binah) created, the manifested idea as the ever-transforming "ME".
The Ace of Disks is a glyph of Earth in the new Aeon of Horus (shown on the Aeon Thoth Tarot Card), for if we fantasize our world, why not make a Great Fantasy of Union and Love, rather than the brutal Fantasy of divisionism and war? That is why Crowley calls the element of Earth cards, Disks instead of Pentacles, as most other decks do. A disk must spin to arrive at its target. Life is alive, spinning, rebounding, layer upon layer of the ever-evolving Greater Self Awareness; a loving realization that builds the All of the “I AM”.
THE ACE OF DISKS (pentacles)=
The root Power of Earth.
The Tree of Life shows the Crown-Kether and the Kingdom- Malkuth as both ends of the Tree. As above, so below, is the Qabalist's axiom for Magi...one who is the manifestation of Kether on the Material Earth Plane.; one whose “I’s” are all seeing. “As above, so below” implies Whole-ness of Spirit, consciousness and body (Holy Spirit= is Spirit-Mind-Body) and is the destination of all who study the Qaballah. Earth is not perceived as a "lesser form" of Spirit but as an achievement of Total Spiritual Sensual Self Awareness! There is no logic to No-thing (Energy) "becoming" some-thing (Matter), so that is may return to nothing. No-thing (Kether) obviously desired itself into being something---because it is the” I AM”; the first name we've all inherited and the Divine Creative I and the all loving of the Am whose intercourse, produced Me.
We are masters of Time-Space, who have inherited that mastery and are achieving an active part of the Conscious Energy Self Awareness, by being able to focus that awareness down to the scale of human sensuality. Many of us call ourselves Souls, but know not what that means. First off the word soul came from the Greek-Psyche, a part of mythology for understanding the workings of the Unconscious. But to be more modern, souls are Libraries of Personalities (Akashic Records) created by Spirit, therefore your name is indeed legion and is a perfect copy of the Divine Creative Collective!
Successful creation in time-space, is form, which has an alpha and an omega--because form requires a beginning and an end and/or measurement. Without measurement, no information can be known! Therefore, without time-space (|Space is the "I" and Time is the "Am" so it could be said as "Space-Time"), no form could be made; also without transformation of forms, motion could not be kept as all things proceed from order to disorder (2nd Law of Thermodynamics)! Change (transformation) is objective motion and subjective force and it is how we animate time-spacial concepts as "alive" being. Of course, there is an illusion in this; because we are Life we make alive what is less than ourselves in order to understand what it is to live; we call that lesser self-ME! But worry not! For this has never stopped the Divine from creating "Lesser Being" as evolutionary Self-Awareness. Besides,"the thinker of thought" is always greater than the thought, as the Mind is greater than any one thought, but without thought the Thinker is Unaware of Itself; Albeit "A Form" of phantom awareness in the Formless Conscious of Energy, it is the only way TO BE SELF! Will-To-Be is our Soul's perspective! And being that is alive and self-aware is what Psyche's create on Earth, in the name of the Divine Creative! That Name is “I AM..."! That is the Great Work of the Soul! To manifest a material being that is the Sensual Gate- Way of Kether on this Earth, i.e. a Me! The Union of Crown (Eheieh-"I Will Be") and Kingdom (I AM Being) which because of this magic accomplishment, shall never be divided again for it has become the trinity of “I AM ME”.
When the Ace of Disks is thrown, new material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue. The Ace of Disks is the "seed" of Matter brought on by the joyous union of the Sun-Phallus and The Womb of Earth/Gaea. This card affirms the new Aeon...The manifestation of the Solar Being and the Material Being as One Being who is many! In other words, the Being whose name is Legion! That would be best known as, I AM ME!
Matter, may be called the crystallizing energy under the oppression of consciousness which is a materialization of Ideas that began in the "Great Dark Thick Ocean of Binah (Understanding)", the feminine Abyssal Womb of the Divine Creative and because of Her Union with Chokma (wisdom), the masculine of the Divine Creative, Life has created animated energy form as "Self".
If you look deeply into your mind, you can see that when an Idea (wisdom) is understood, it now has Image and/or enforces its measurement on energy! The seeds of Image are as a seed of a tree----all the knowledge/wisdom of the Tree is in that seed which becomes something greater than itself as it grows from practice and experience into The Tree. We are such seeds. We are the seeds of I AM that has acknowledge itself as probabilities rather than a stasis form of Law. We are the Self-Rule Makers of the Universe---we make a Rule -a definition and become it and then grow beyond it by expanding and liberating our identity from that previous definition. You could call us the Seeds of Conscious Evolution. We, the Hu-Man (two words -Hu is Mandarin for "god" and Man is from the Hindu Manas, for "Mind") are always the "Exception". It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE! So this card reminds us that we choose and then fertilize and nurture that choice with emotion (energy in motion) causing it to "become ourselves" and thereby, making a "thought" into information! Information, is neither right nor wrong, it just shows what functions or what doesn't.
This is indeed a great inheritance! We can be and/or are whatever we define ourselves to be! To be "ill defined" is to think ill about any or all that you "see". To be "Well defined" is to know that everything you see is another way to be me (identity of the One Energy)! Again the greatest seeds of Life that you can plant come from, “Doing unto another what you would have done to you!"----no matter how they "do unto you"! We must practice what we "think we are"---for that is the nature of a "Thought Form"---our crystallized conscious-energy bodies---which are the "seeding" of Spirit on this Earth. Outer growth depends on fertile and nurturing internal awareness!
Remember, you cannot erase thought by suppressing it for it is created! So expand it instead and as a seed it can grow into a fruitful tree. For instance, let's say you wake up in the morning thinking, "Damn I feel lousy!" Don't try and suppress it by denying you thought it by overlaying a thought such as " Oh not really---I feel great" for that will only fail, and magnify that ill feeling. Instead think expansively and liberate that ill thought towards well thought! For example, you may think," Damn I feel lousy but in 5 minutes I'll feel better!" And in 5 minutes you will feel better and as a seed you will continually feel better by "watering" it every 5 minutes with "I feel even better in another 5 minutes", etc. We can do the same for any ill thought---Such as," Boy is she/he a bitch!" By just adding a positive. Such as," However, those who go after what they want always seem bitchy to those who don't." This just freed you from "disliking" yourself as you go after what you want in life! This card, The Ace of Disks---reminds us of the seeds we plant in our own Identities by definitions supplied to those images of the One Energy around us. Remember, if it exists---it’s supposed to! To see error doesn't mean to condemn it! After all, error is 50% of Wisdom, Wisdom being the ability to create, see error (in that creation) and correct it. The Body is where we correct the errant thought---because we can "Feel" thought and if it "hurts" it has error in it! Happiness is an impeccable constant growing----depression is a stagnation of self-identity! You are good enough for The Creatrix--you are good enough for you! To stop ill thought, I think this thought when the brain gets on the pity pot of thought, “Get over yourself and get on with you, impeccability is what we do!”
For the Card Reader, the Ace of Disks means:
- The seeds of Material gain are sown, labor, power, wealth and all things of earthly material are in the works for the Querent.
- Materiality in all sense of the word; be that good or evil. So in a sense, it is illusion.
- A new contract or career change will augur well.
- Material benefits and/or financial gain.
- An inheritance or windfall.
- Our Fantasy, our Dreams, shape the reality of our world. There is the process of Neti-Neti (Hindu for "Not This-Not That") that come with this card and is the motivating power of consumerism. This is a process where the querent is gathering stuff to make them happy and finding out that "He who dies with the most stuff" is not happy. Happiness is a state of gratitude not a state of more stuff. Seeking validation through possessions, is a turmoil of not this-not that. "...to know thyself" is to know that the Divine Creative’s Validation made you manifest. To the Divine Self, creation is a validation of I Am Me. “I am me, therefore I am valid", is a knowing of happiness.