The Erotic Tarot-1 of Fire, uses the element themselves as the titles of the small cards. Small, is a words used to define other than trump and/or Major Arcana. However, they are Objective, and more "in your face now" than the subtle Major Cards. In the Milo Manara Erotic Tarot, the element of fire is Ardour and responds to the sense of taste and the creative passionate sphere. However, it is also the area of our being that seeks out the perverse, or the transgressions. Hence, the arduous female taking a bite out of someone's heart. Often, passion takes a bite out of one's own heart but here she is showing another's heart being bitten. Here is the starting point of passion, creation, the budding point of a relationship. Without denoting an Astrological sign to the card, Milo, still presents an astrological meaning of: Restlessness, and impulsiveness.
The Ace of Wands represents the Force of fecund Spirit as the Element of Fire. It is the Radical or Root Force of the Fiery E-Motion that Moves all things. To those of us who need a pattern, the 4 Aces are said to be placed at the North Pole of the Universe, where they revolve and govern the revolution of the Universe. To a Qabalist the 4 Aces are the connecting link between Yetzirah (Formative World) and the Material plane.
The Ace of Wands represents the outpouring of energy in the Universe, It is the root of the Powers of Fire and is the influence of Kether (Dark energy) on the level of pure Spirit. It is represented as the Hebrew letter Yod. Yod is related to Kether, not only is it isolated and self-contained but it is also the formative graphic root for all other letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Moreover, the Yod is Phallic. It is the Male-Fire (electric) that rushes out toward the Female-Water (Magnetic).
The Thoth Ace of Wands shows 10 Yods emanating from a primitive burning club. This represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life that is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of energy transference. The entire Tree is a glyph of the Power of Fire, i.e. of Spirit. The scholarly student of Qabalah will find that the letter, Shin (Maternal Fire) and Yod (Hand) are often used interchangeably when referring to the Tree of Life.
Besides being a practicing Qabalist, I am also a practicing Tantric in the techniques of Yoga. To me and all those of a higher state of mind, the human body is a Spirit- body. It is sacred and sanctified by the Creator and Creatrix and part of that sacredness is the sacrament of Holy Communion and/or sexual union which is an fecund action of Spirit! It is Magic in a living form of two, who must become one to flow in transformational power. I am of the opinion, along with many other intelligentsia, that there is no shame in being a human, or that a soul who owns a homo spaiens, by giving it life, should not in any way be embarrassed for doing so! To make alive such a being who is intimate with creation, is a high honor to any Spirit-Being!
I've spent this life (and many others) learning the powerful purpose of having a homo sapiens form as my power tool of the Human (God-Mind), not only because I was curious why those who rule us, wish us to reject it's divinity (Divide and conquer) and persecute those who refuse to lessen themselves, but also because the Divine Creative Wants To Be Homo Sapiens! In fact the very name Hu-man is God-mind, as Hu is a Chinese-Mandarin word for God and man comes from the Hindu word Manas, meaning Mind.
Therefore, if you can imagine, you have a god-mind and if you have passion, you have "Will to Be".
Alchemical Fire controls creativity, desire, passion, ambition and the satisfaction . For it is the Fiery Spirit in all of us that we've inherited from the Solar Logos as "Divine Frenzy" or Lust of God to Be! Fire as passion, can be ill defined and become that which seeks the perverse or transgressions. Again, all actions depend on self-perspectives.
On the Qabalistic Tree of: Life, Kether is the Crown, the Observer, the Dark Energy, that is, it is the Unknowable God of many religions, and yet as many of us know, religion is not God, but man-made "fear of there being a god" . Kether is the Idea of the Big Bang, the point, the Singularity.
The Aces are also essences, so they too are not easily explained, as seeds do not define the plant they produce.
The 4 Aces are related to Kether, thus they are representative of the Pure Forms of Energy/Frequency that are elaborated by the other cards of the Tarot Deck and their Sephiroth.
The consecutive elaboration of the Numbers, are Microwave Forces being woven together to form the Harmonic that is the World. A World that is 99% invisible to us. However, by combining the colors of the visible spectrum of electromagnetic light, we see that different combinations, make different color changes, such as blue combined with red makes purple, etc. These combinations are the necessary diversity of creation, as well as transformative and can be called harmonies or the “spiral Sex action of Spirit”. In Qaballah, the world we see, is called the 1% world. The Tree of Life is just a diagram of the microwaves, straightened out of the spirals, so it is easily understood by the linear thinking brain.
The Ace of Wands represents the outpouring of energy in the Universe.It is the root of the Powers of Fire/Spirit and is the influence of Kether (Dark energy) on the level of pure Spirit. It is represented as the Hebrew letter Yod. Yod is related to Kether, not only is it isolated and self-contained but it is also the formative graphic root for all other letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Moreover, the Yod is Phallic. It is the Male-Fire (electric) that rushes out toward the Female-Water (Magnetic)
The Thoth Deck Ace of Wands shows 10 Yods emanating from a primitive burning club (fiery phallus). This represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life that is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of energy transference. The entire Tree is a glyph of the Power of Fire, i.e. of Spirit. The scholarly student of Qabalah will find that the letter, Shin (Maternal Fire) and Yod are often used interchangeably when referring to the Tree of Life.
WHEN THE ACE OF WANDS or 1 of Fire IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- It signifies a deep burning spiritual desire for self-discovery and realization.
- Trans-formative High Energy for new beginnings
- The first impulse and passion to begin.
- Creative energy and initiative, to begin new business ventures, new understandings, new foundations, where creative energy is flowing with plenty of potential and ambition to succeed.
- The burning flame of Dragon Power, A balancing and increasing in Potency of Inner Fire. The Souring of Kundalini energy, "the Dragon within".
- The dawning of desire, passion, enthusiasm and creativity.
- The Power of Masculine fire, with its connotations of heat, vigor, contest, aspirations, enlightenment, and avidity to consume.
- The overwhelming power of Lust to be that vibrates at the core of all manifestation. Pure Power to create.
If ill defined:
- Destruction through exaggeration.
- Failure through arrogance.
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