The Druid Craft Tarot not only uses the Traditional Tarot- term Pentacles for its Earth element cards, but also uses the Traditional juggler figure, in an nontraditional way. The juggler here, is a voluptuous female figure, who is juggling two pentacle decorated golden spheres, while standing on the shore of a tempestuous sea. Her, robe clasp is that of a crescent moon, and is reminiscent of the Yin-Yang symbol of Anima and Animus union that creates all. Implying that change, though a constant, can be a tempestuous gamble.
Lady Freda Harris's stunning Thoth Tarot- 2 of Disks, card represents the Harmony of Change. Now this may seem irrational to the survival mind, who thinks that security is constant control of situations; stability is more important than change to the animal brain. But that is again the illusion of thought. We are told to think that carbon in a crystalline stasis, is the most valuable or one of the most valuable forms to be. We know this valuable state of carbon as a diamond. Funny thing about diamonds...They don't live! As evolutionary forms of life, diamonds fail to live and carbon atoms are the foundation of all living things on earth because they are the most adaptable and therefore, transformable of atoms! Hence, what is most valuable to Life (Spirit) is living carbon atoms made of bio-protons that are malleable enough to change by the mechanism of the union of opposites; a mechanism that requires communication/communion/co-operation!
To make the motion of life changeless is impossible---for life will always be the exception to the rule of stability. This is easily seen by understanding entropy and/or the second law of thermodynamics which states "... All things proceed from order to disorder." Chaos, is the universal mechanism of change that imagination builds form from!
The Serpent in the form of a figure eight is the Ancient sign of infinity because of the knowledge that Life eats itself to stay alive and therefore, is immortal. The Ancient Egyptians called this Force of Change, the Serpent Sata, Lord of Life and Death. Because of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics we know Order is eaten by Chaos, as it comes from manipulating chaos into measurement, which causes a reordering of energy which when run by intelligence, is a flowing transformation that in the world of atoms, keeps some carbon atoms from forming into diamonds!
As a Spiritual Being of Energy conscious, I find this constant change very useful in developing wisdom (Create--see entropy and correct it) as well as the foundation of evolutionary being, i.e., adaptability! Most of us know the Yin Yang symbol of Taoist origin, and it is shown in both loops of the figure eight, on the Thoth Card. The yellow color is the masculine Force (electric) and the darker colors are the feminine form which is magnetic force. In the Qaballah the union of Force and Form is the foundation of all being.
Now astrologically, this card is Jupiter in Capricorn. The benevolent Planet Jupiter is not well placed in Capricorn meaning that Jupiter's good influence can only be exerted as an organizer. The Feminine Creative or the Ocean of Magnetic Force (Binah) and Masculine currents of electric force (Chokma) are being organized into living forms on/in the Material of Malkuth---which is the tenth Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Qabalists know Kether to be the 1st Sephira, and many have thought that this is the first manifestation of conscious energy. Yet Kether is the "limitless light", and has no end or beginning, which allows no viewing. Kether is the "Dark Sun" as it can't be seen, yet it is shown as a white Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, since White light is the "perfect balance of all colors of light" by weight. Making Pure White Light, invisible in this Microcosm . Hence, Kether, is the least understood concept of the Tree of Life sigil and is called Eheieh, which means "I Will Be". Thus the First idea of manifestation falls to the 2's, which represent Chokma (Wisdom) which is a Hebrew feminine noun for the Greek Goddess Sophia and yet called the first Masculine expression of energy-Will to Force. Elements may be essences in Kether, but only upon reaching the Deuces are they in appearance as ideas of Self.
Therefore, the 2's represent the Elements uncontaminated by influence, so they appear in their original harmonious condition. For instance, the 2 of Wands is called Dominion and/ or Lord of Dominion because the word Lord implies Husbandry in its original Feudal meaning...you'll need to think hard about this, as Lord, is Anglo-Saxon for "Guardian of Bread" and Lady, meant, "Doler of Bread". Be that as it may, the 2 of Wands is the Fire Element in its purest form and is the "movement within all motion".
The 2 of cups, often called The Lord of Love and is the Purest Form of Water (fluid-like energy flow), i.e. consciousness.
The 2 of Swords has been called the Lord of Peace or Peace. We know that swords represent "mind" but since there is no conflict to make peaceful at this stage of manifestation, it requires a lot of thought to understand the Ace of Disks card, the foundational card of the disks. It is a State of I without the Am paradox of imaging self, within one self. This can be a real brain teaser simply because it is the Negative form of a Positive idea.... it’s as if it is the negative electrons attracting positive electrons to make a form manifest. Like I said, a lot of thinking is necessary here, as the general proposition states that the sum of the one energy is zero, so that the Positive manifestation "isn't" real, it is reality while the Real is infinite zero. However, if a 0 is twisted upon itself, it becomes a 8 and/or serpent. There is the phrase, "The other side of the Mirror" of Metaphysics which describes the Real side of the Mirror as the "Dark side". Or we can say, that the image in the reflected side of the mirror is subject to the self-conceptional presentation from the invisible side of the mirror.
The 2 of Disks is representative of Change, and/or Lord of Harmonious Change which is what Union produces. Union produces harmonious change simply because energy seeks its own level and when two come together as one, they balance each other and this works for two states of energy conscious as well. Also, Earth is the Throne of Spirit, as the Princesses are related to Earth and since the well-known axiom of Gnosis is "As above so below", we see that once having gotten to the bottom one comes out again at the top. This is a type of Mobius loop, or lemniscuses (Greek for-ribbon) which is the serpentine figure-eight Magus symbol for infinity; "One who is Two", i.e. a snake clamping down on its own tail. The 2's may be considered the A-sexual "fetuses" of the Seed-Aces but this concept doesn't seem to make understanding these "Higher States" of conscious energy any easier. All the 2's suggest that when the Negative sees itself as a positive, and then unites with that positive, we get a "Self-Image". This may help you with the Mythological concepts of the Goddess who in Virgin birth, has a son/sun (male is considered Positive Electron and female is considered Negative Electron) and then mates with that son/sun to produce the Universe. If you get this all tangled up with your indoctrinated-emotional Victorian concepts of sexuality-----you'll never understand the Energy Conscious concepts of the 2's. However, I love to tease the brain, so here is another concept of the 2's; "From herself, she created him, and then mated with him so she could become her." I just love that one which came from Thunder-The Perfect Mind, a Gnostic Gospel of the Nag Hammadi Library!
The 2 of Disks is the Kingdom of Earth as an element, before being coming manifest.
When this card is thrown for an individual during a reading, it means:
- A transformation in the physical world is upon them in two weeks or two months’ time.
- This is Cause and Effect and/ or the Law of Attraction, where what we think of the most is formed in the atoms around us as a living observation and/or life style.
- In Physics, it is known that observation changes the observed and most of us know that by observing a thought through the powerful emotions (energy-in-motion) of love or fear will charge that thought into manifested action from benevolent on one hand or malevolent on the other. Perspective is everything to a Conscious Energy---which we all know as Spirit. Life is but a perspective of Self-Awareness!
- The ability to juggle or balance more than one project at a time and or two or more situations at once time.
- When the mental aspects attributed to Female (unconscious) and the Male (consciousness), in all of us is balanced, we know Life as Playful Creativity and enjoy the challenges of entropy. Where as if they are at odds, life becomes a serious struggle where chaos eventually wins.
- That it is better to allow chaos and then reorder it in a new way to be, knowing full well that you can and always have done so as Spirit. Know Thyself! You are originally Spirit; a powerful Observer known as Will-to-Be! From Non- being, you have always created being! This is your inheritance, from Chokma and Binah. "To be" which is never stasis and always re-observing itself! This state of self-reevaluation is Transformation.