Tarot

Tarot – Lust (XI)

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Lust: The True Power of Command   As Adjustment (the complementary counterpart with this Atu) deals with the equilibration of opposites, so does the position of this path on the Tree of Life. The influence of Chesed on Geburah (Mercy and Severity respectively) add to this dynamic. In alchemy this is shown as a naturally […]

Tarot – Fortune (X)

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Fortune: The Wheel in Perennial Motion The incalculable factor known by those whom study Thelemic Gnosticism as ‘ordeal x’ is the one single factor that makes forecasting with Tarot cards (or even the weather) an inexact science. We¬†can think about this as that element that occurs in the course of the events of our lives […]

Tarot – The Hermit (IX)

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The Hermit: The Hermaphroditic Source The first and natural inclination in contemplating this Atus is to say that the Hermit is one who moves within. Of course, if you ruminate even further and have a mystical bend to your thoughts, you would recognize that the source of being is a movement from within to without. […]

Tarot – The Lovers (VI)

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The Lovers: Virtue of the One Becoming the All What is immediately apparent in this card (Atu VI) is the attribution of Gemini which is ruled by Mercury. Both the astrological sign and its planetary ruler are of an intellectual or mental plane denomination (at least on certain levels). Further, to enhance this angle for […]

Tarot – The Emperor

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The Emperor: The Authority of the Initiate In the world of Tarot deck publication we are besieged with a potpourri of designer decks from non-initiates with one fetish or another. At best, they popularize the medium and at their worst, they promulgate ignorance. Either way, they are an abomination that confuses the Western Mystery Tradition […]

Tarot – The Magus

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The Magus The Logos and its Creation Mercury is the bearer of the Wand and is attributed to the Magus. That is, Mercury or the Magus is the director of energy. This energy is the Logos or the Will of God. As it has been written, “In the beginning was the Logos” or the word. […]

Tarot – The Fool

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The Fool: Namesake of the Master The Qabalistic attributions for this first card of the Major Arcana are as follows: 1. The Hebrew letter Aleph 2. The number Zero 3. The Alchemical element of Air Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and the first of the three mother letters. It is written […]