The Running Press Tarot- Ace of Pentacles, displays in its fantasy embellished art, a Hand of Spirit holding a golden Pentacle, suspended in the air. The Hand of Spirit, is intertwined with a leafy vine, implying fertility and growth. I am uncertain if the flowery shapes in the air are coins or dandelion seeds floating on the air. Either way, these symbols imply prosperity. The green corners and the pentacle coin, imply that this is a card of the Universal Element of Earth. The meaning of this card implies good luck with financial endeavors and rewards for a job well done.
Kether, the First Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is symbolized as the Point, The Diamond Crown and the Swastika, and if you have been following the blogs, you know the point to imply completeness unto itself, without dimension or external definition. The Point is also attributed to the number 1 which mathematically has the potential for all other numbers.
The Crown symbolizes the Holy Guiding Spirit of pure white light to which we may aspire.
The Swastika, is actually a Buddhist symbol for the "First Swirlings" of manifestation and represents the swirling motion around the Point that emphasizes self-contained motion.
To reiterate, the Four Aces are the Root Force of the Alchemical Four elements. The Ace of Pentacles/ Disks is the Root Force behind physical manifestation that governs the motion within the movement of Matter.
Therefore, the Thoth Ace of Disks-represents the influence of Kether, "The First Swirling" in matter or the World of Assiah, as Qabalists call it. It is a card of materiality, but not necessarily good or evil, nor is it necessarily wealth.
However, the card is in the Green of Spring, new growth, and the Aeon of Isis, the mother of Form who is normally shown as Emerald green, but in the Ace of Disks the Aeon is shown in spring green after the Resurrection of Osiris as Horus; Horus being the New Aeon.
The Wings represent the Four Arch-Angels whose powers balance each other and create stability through the Four Elements. The six wings also represent the number of the Sun and the implied union of Earth and Sun that creates the living organic organism that is the living earth.
As we know atoms to swirl, and planets to revolve, we know that matter is a swirling motion and not a static one at all. Thus the card implies swirls and movement within a stable image or as Zoroaster Stated, “rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud." Implying swirling frequencies of energy that cause motion.
The Greek words for “to the mark the beast" appear in the center of this card. The number 666 also shows in this Thoth card, this all shows the Earth to be the world of the Animal, as its highest form. The God-Mind (Hu-Manas/Human) has changed this by expanding the mammalian predator by Genetic Manipulation of “fallen Angels” and the Animal DNA of earth. Thus the human body is a G.M.O, a Homo Sapient, for the purpose of advanced evolutionary work; The Great Work, which is to bring the above and the below into perfect union. Thus the Beast is seen by some as a lowly thing, whereas the Divine Creative has seen the Beast to be worthy of more than Angelic status and is considered a Divine Child. I don't presume to question the Divine Creative in this, I just exalt in my inheritance; Doing my best to be the "As above, so below".
According to Crowley, the central Hieroglyph is that of "the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space," (The Husband),"The prince-priest- the Beast"< [Liber Al. I.15.]. Thus, the Phallus, in Hindu Lingam shape, is shown as the central symbol of this card, as that is the symbol of Tetragrammaton ("rebounding, whirling forth, crying aloud,") again showing the Sol (Phallus) Luna (Yoni) union of that creates material- light. Crowley took this card as his personal Hieroglyph, so deep study is required to understand his deep and subtle meanings implied by this card. Purchasing his books and reading them over and over is this author’s suggestion.
WHEN THE ACE OF DISKS or Ace of Pentacles is THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- Union between the physical and spiritual aspects of the querent.
- Beginning a new pathway in life that will bring satisfaction.
- A new planting of seeds, for a new home, job, career, or some form of security.
- Materialization of ideas bringing stability to skills that produce results.
- Could also be a time of meditation; an inward pulling of energy.
- Good beginnings for financial wealth, material gain and worldly status.
- The beginning of any new material form
- A most auspicious card showing the bringing together of internal and external talents and resources. Even if ill dignified it shows a sharing of treasure.
- Also the Card of a Shaman, or one who is practiced in the arts of Earth Magic (k).
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