The Rider-Waite-Smith Queen of Pentacles, mundanely expresses her fertility, with a lush rose arbor above her Throne. The throne showing stone motifs of a goat head, acknowledging the sign of Capricorn and a bulls head implying her fecund nature. With a Sun hat, Veiled in greenery and clothed in the Red of Binah, she passively holds a golden Pentacle in her lap, implying wealth. These are not the only hints at her dynamic power, for the hare at the bottom right represents the Mother Goddess Power of the Greek goddess Hera or the European goddess Eostre (Easter), the German goddess Erda or the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar (pronounced-Easter). This is the persona of Gaea to the modern pagans. Here we have Earth, in all her fertility, and fecund growth. The tulips at her feet represent loving royalty.
The authority of the Tarot Queens originate in Binah, the Third Sephiroth who 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, i.e. formed.
Again, these are not Persons, but States of Conscious Energy, called "Beings" in the philosophy of Qabalah and are parts of the Divine Universal Collective Unconscious, meaning the deep Imagination, where images are formed. Images are the only way to realize these deep inner layers of Mind and "that" before Mind; Before Mind, which is a "vessel" and/or womb, there was only Kether a "no-thing" whose first invention of thought and/or "word of god", was "Eheieh" which translated into English means, "I Will Be".
Binah 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 viewing and understanding.
The Queens all represent the Water in each suit. Water being the symbol for both Emotions and Consciousness. They are enthroned in the Element of Consciousness and make it bring forth the Force of the King, by realization and understanding . She develops that force into information and/or Form. As emotive-consciousness does to idea (I Dea-is Greek for "I Goddess").
The Thoth Queen of Disks, is comparable to the Queen of Pentacles in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. She represents the 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" or Gaea.
Her leadership over earth is shown in the Thoth Tarot card as 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 Above manifests in the Below". She as Queen, is the facilitator of such manifestation.
In the Thoth Tarot Queen, there is a Disk on her left arm which 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 or sexuality. This is also shown by the Spiral Horns on Her helmet/crown, as Spiral force is both Spirit and Vital Life Force. The reptilian patterned armor of the Thoth Queen represents the regenerative force in nature, as serpents shed their skin to become more.
When thrown during a reading, the Queen of Discs or Pentacles represents an archetypal personality that is:
- 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 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 an nurturing deity.
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