dragon Lore
decoded
Through astrology and the tarot
Hugh colmer
First published in 2013 by
The Crosscircle Group
234 South Street
Windham, NY 12496
Copyright © 2013 by Hugh Colmer
Cover ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hugh Colmer, artist and philosopher, believes the Tarot belongs to the same
iconographic tradition as Egy...
The Hermetic Tarot

The serpent is the symbol of wisdom and the wise Nagas of Hindu literature are none other than
Rishis,...
The axiom, As Above, So Below, is well represented in both the myths of the constellations above and
the myths of events o...
Astrology today forgets that there were originally ten signs of the zodiac when Virgo and Scorpio
were one. The constellat...
The Sirrush has similarities to the Iguanodon,

Bel-Marduk is a mythological hybrid, a scaly dragon with hind legs like an...
Mysteries are ancient ‘secrets’ regarding all human evolution. The first masters on Earth were all Dragons and Serpents. T...
and most importantly predicted the cataclysms during the GREAT CYCLE of PRECESSION of the Zodiac, symbolized by the Ourobo...
Draco is a vast constellation extending through seven signs of the zodiac; also as the seven-headed
Draco, each of whose h...
desire for transformation. Some say it is a symbol of DNA or the kundalini energy. The winged dragon
represents the primal...
Another recurring theme in many ancient creation myths is the primeval waters (Nun) that existed before creation. Water is...
by the Heirophant.
Originally the suits of the Tarot are represented by the elementals; salamanders -wands, undinescups, s...
Thoth-Hermes created the 22 major Arcana of the Tarot to have a synchronistic resonance or patterns
of thought with the co...
The 22 Major Arcana (Secrets) relate to the “universal principles” of life and “archetypal” personality
types. Twelve keys...
1.The Magus: mars and mercury

T

hoth-Hermes is the first Magus who created the ‘Emerald Tablets’ in the Royal Court Of T...
2.The high priestess: vulcan -uranus & moon

T

he High Priestess advises you to take time to listen to your inner voice. ...
3.The empress: jupiter & venus

T

he Empress is pure consciousness itself, the knowledge that returns us to the source of...
4.The emperor: Aries & earth

T

he Emperor of Crocodopolis, Sobek, was the original Pendragon of warriors and and protect...
5.The hierophant: mercury & taurus

T

he Hierophant Moses,like Hermes, meets the great dragon Pymander on Mount Sion who ...
6.The lovers: Gemini & venus

T

he Lovers is ruled by Gemini. In Tantric Yoga the lovers represent Shiva and Shakti, the ...
7.The chariot: moon & cancer

T

he Chariot, Sanskrit – Vahana, Hebrew – Merkhabah, is the vehicle of Light mentioned in t...
8. justice; uranus & libra

J

ustice, symbolized by Anubis who attends the weighing scale in the Afterlife during the “We...
9.the hermit: sun & virgo

T

he Virgo symbol M and a Vesica Pisces symbol of a Vulva stems from the Egyptian hieroglyph ‘...
10.wheel of eternity: Jupiter & mars

T

he serpent is a wave form of energy which the Maya portrayed as the Ecliptic as a...
11. strength leo & Saturn

S

trength unlocks the secret wisdom of Leo within. This key is about self -confidence ; to
kno...
12.the cosmic Tree; jupiter & neptune

S

amael the Serpent entwined in the Branches of Lilith’s Apple Tree in the Garden ...
13.death: earth & scorpio

T

he Phoenix, a combination of the eagle and the serpent, represents the highest aspect of
Sco...
14. alchemy: mercury & sagittarius

T

he art of Alchemy is the ability to turn something ordinary into something extraord...
15.the devil: venus & capricorn

T

he devil is portrayed by Lilith ( Serpent) who is also the Tree of knowledge in the Ga...
16.the tower; moon & mars

T

he keyword for The Tower is awakening. This comes as a clear flash of understanding, a
bolt ...
17.the pole star; saturn & aquarius

T

he Pole Star, is the center of the Universe. Therefore, the Pole Star, the Hole in...
18.the moon: sun & pisces

T

he moon is symbolized by Letona the Hyperborean wolfdragon- goddess of the Roman
Capitoline ...
19.the sun: mars & the sun

A

ccording to one Maya myth, it was a supernatural Jaguar Sun who rose each day in the east a...
20.regeneration: vulcan and saturn

W

hen we attune with the power of Horus the Regenerator, and inherit the freedom drea...
21.the universe; jupiter & saturn

T

he Universe is symbolized by a serpent coiled in a circle. The goddess symbolizes th...
22/0.the soul; earth and uranus

T

he Soul is symbolized by Cygnus, the gateway to the galaxy. Andrew Collins book, The C...
23. King of Wands : aries

T

he King of Wands, is represented by the Satyr, Dionysus. The motto of
the First Decan of Ari...
24. Queen of Wands: leo in aries

T

he Queen of Wands is represented by the feline Egyptian goddess, Bastet, who genetica...
25. Prince of Wands: sun in aries

T

he Prince of Wands is represented byAmun mentioned in the Old Egyptian pyramid texts...
26. Princess of Wands; venus in aries

T

he Princess of Wands is represented by the Sphinx, the watch-dog that presideth ...
27. Ace of Wands: Aries-leo-sagittarius

T

he Ace of Wands is symbolized by the World Tree, the first creation in the uni...
28. Two of Wands: mars in aries

T

he Two of Wands glorifies individual courage and taps into the Magician’s force to be
...
29. Three of Wands: leo and sun in aries

T

he Three of Wands is closely associated in the element of fire and the dragon...
30. four of Wands; venus in aries

T

he Third Decan of Aries is under the influence of Sagittarius, one of the secondary
...
31. five of Wands: saturn in leo

G

anesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as the
Lord o...
32. six of Wands: jupiter in leo

H

anuman’s is known for his astounding ability to inspire and equip a querent with all ...
33. seven of Wands: mars in leo

T

he Third Decan of Leo is a period of Spiritual Courage. When this potent force is used...
34. eight of Wands: jupiter in sagittarius

Q

uetzalcoatl, the winged feathered serpent, represents spiritual velocity. T...
35. nine of Wands: mars in sagittarius

T

he Nine of Wands is a warning to proceed carefully or you will be hurt. Life’s
...
36. ten of Wands : sun in sagittarius

T

he Ten of Wands is represented by Chiron son of the Titan god, Saturn. Chiron ga...
37. King of Cups: scorpio in cancer

T

he King of Cups is symbolzed by king of the birds. Anzu who stole the Tablets of D...
38. queen of Cups: cancer and Pluto

T

he Queen of Cups is portrayed by the bee. In his book, ‘The Two Babylons,’ Alexand...
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  1. 1. dragon Lore decoded Through astrology and the tarot Hugh colmer
  2. 2. First published in 2013 by The Crosscircle Group 234 South Street Windham, NY 12496 Copyright © 2013 by Hugh Colmer Cover design by Hugh Colmer Art by Hugh Colmer All rights reserved. No part of this public publication maybe reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher and copyright holder. The Crosscircle Group www, crosscircle.com
  3. 3. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Hugh Colmer, artist and philosopher, believes the Tarot belongs to the same iconographic tradition as Egyptian hieroglyphics and is a Perfect Language of Images. Punctuated with 78 stunning images replete with ancient symbolism “Dragon Lore Decoded” delves into the mystery of a greater unseen “Power,” that not only exists, but controls the everything of who and what we are. Hugh possesses an array of talents that have led him from agent/producer of art and photography to the investigation of comparative myth and religion. Inspired by his initial searches, he co-wrote a novel with Anthony Masters in 1995 called “Hidden Gods: The Doorway,” wherein a news photographer is on an urgent quest to find the secrets of Atlantis encoded into the Great Pyramid. During Hugh’s examination of myth and religion, he realized that the Cross and the Circle were the most profound symbols of all time and so inspired him to register The Crosscircle Group to publish books and writings on spiritual ‘Truth.’ His core inspiration and commitment is to share the wisdom of the ancients, like that found in the ‘Book of Thoth’ and its subsequent incarnations as the Tarot. Like those who were part of the Knights Templar, he is dedicated to uncovering and sharing the Truth of the Ages, which is the raison d’etre for the art and text he created for “Dragon Lore Decoded.” Hugh and his wife Carol run a spiritual retreat center in Windham, NY.
  4. 4. The Hermetic Tarot The serpent is the symbol of wisdom and the wise Nagas of Hindu literature are none other than Rishis, Yogis, Adepts Magi, and the Hermetic Magicians. The fact that we question the Hermetic Teachings as a method or a doctrine highlights the limitation of “three dimensional minds,” The Italian physicist Giuliana Conforto’s LUH, Man's Cosmic Game: highlights our rigid thinking and sees us in tune with cosmic oneness through the fluidity of the Hermetic traditions. Her book is another sign that human history has reached a prelude in the Cosmic Game by integrating metaphysical, scientific, and artistic concepts. In order to understand the ‘Game of the Matrix’ we need to experience other “invisible realities” as well. Our “reality” reflects our level of consciousness. Thoth-Hermes has long been associated with the Tarot, which is said by many to be the embodiment of Hermetic teachings. The arcana continually call us back to the spirit of the hieroglyphs that make up the Tarot, which also reside in the heart. It is only in this sacred place that we can receive and contain the inner spiritual truth that can transform us. Aldous Huxley christened the Tarot as "Perennial Philosophy," a timeless science of the soul or a time capsule that surfaces in times of need. Its premise is that there exists an archetypal mind that determines physical reality, and individuals can access that realm through direct knowledge of the god within. The Hermetic tradition is one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world, and while no direct evidence links the ‘Book of Thoth’ to Eastern religions, it shares concepts and terminology with Taoism, Adwaita Vedanta, and Buddhism. In the West, the Emerald Tablets found a home not only in the pagan tradition but also in all three of the orthodox Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), and many of the most heretical beliefs of the Gnostics suppressed at the Council of Nicea are also expressed in it. Like Thoth, the Gnostics believed that direct knowledge of reality could be attained through psychological discipline and Self enquiry. They also shared a common view of the universe in which "All Is One," a pattern of creation and decay symbolized by the Ouroboros (the serpent eating its own tail).
  5. 5. The axiom, As Above, So Below, is well represented in both the myths of the constellations above and the myths of events on earth and in the underworld within, which if decoded correctly, reveal the history of the world. “Serpent energy” and the Serpent in its many shapes are omnipresent. It is the Serpent that represents Prometheus’s spark of mind, and the knowledge of who and what we are that leads to immortality. Kundalini is the dormant power present in everyone lying like a coiled serpent in the etheric body at the base of the spine. This coiled serpent has been waiting for the moment when the soul begins to integrate the physical, astral and mental bodies. This ‘spiritual’ force awakens the pineal gland, and opens the third eye to the subtler planes of life. Meditation, study, self -discipline and selfless service influence the soul; this will ensure a parallel awakening of the etheric force centers at the base of the spine. When this process is practiced the awakening will not be dangerous. Humanity evolved over time, as did the zodiac from eight to ten signs and then to 12 signs--the dinosaurs and sea-monsters, became the crocodiles, the Makara (Capricorn) the Dragons of Wisdom. The key to earlier civilizations is present within the animals of the zodiac wheel especially as the 13th sign Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Bearer near the constellation of Scorpio also formerly symbolized as the phoenix a marriage of a serpent, and an eagle. The Garuda is the symbol of Scorpio. Mušḫuššu the splendid dragon is associated with Marduk. It gave rise to the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology and ultimately to the modern Hydra constellation. Hydra, the great sea serpent, is the largest constellation in the heavens extending over four zodiacal constellations. It occupies the southern sky in spring bordering Cancer, extending to Leo, Virgo to as far as Libra and Centaurus. Similarly Pisces is connected with Cetus, or Leviathan the Whale holding Jonas captive, or Tiamat, the Sea-Monster, who symbolized Draco the Dragon, who spawned the animals of the zodiac. Aquarius’s serpentine connections have been covered up in Greek Myth and is generally assumed to be a case for homosexuality yet Hindu astrology gives the clue as Aquarius is called Khumba, the pot, which pours soma or amrita, another name for the serpent energy from the Galactic Center or the sacred blood of the serpent goddess to enlighten and heal the world. Cosmologist Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet holds that the myth of Vishnu’s ‘Three Strides’ are to be understood in terms of the movement of the Precession of the Equinoxes and the Astrological Ages corresponding to the fixed signs of the Zodiac. But there is a major disagreement over which sign of the zodiac is first. PNB concludes that Scorpio in the form of the Garuda or Phoenix is known to be Vishnu’s ‘Vahana’ or Vehicle, symbolizes the fixed sign of Scorpio. The three strides of Vishnu begin in the Age of Scorpio and moves in reverse zodialogical order through the other three fixed signs of the Zodiac: Leo, Taurus and Aquarius. PNB teaches that each of Vishnu’s steps through the Ages of the fixed signs, an Avatar comes to Earth to assist the evolution of consciousness which implies that an ancient zodiacal knowledge is embedded in the Hindu myth of the Ten Avatars of Vishnu. Thousands of years ago Vishnu came to earth in the form of a Tortoise to help the devas gain the wisdom of immortality through drinking amrita. The giant pterodactyl like Garuda siezed the pot of amrita or sacred blood from the serpent Vasuki and flew away from the battle-scene and it is believed that four drops of this nectar fell in the Ganges and became the basis for the belief that the Ganges has a mystical power because of the amrita. Kumbh Mela is celebrated every twelve years there as it is believed that after bathing there one can get moksha. A study of the Aquarius glyph makes it apparent that it represents serpent energy and, in those days, it was the serpent spewing forth both fire and water.
  6. 6. Astrology today forgets that there were originally ten signs of the zodiac when Virgo and Scorpio were one. The constellation Libra was originally part of the constellation Scorpius, and represented the claws of the scorpion. It was the Romans who cut the claws off the scorpion and made them into a new constellation named Libra, which represented the scales of justice. So the original ten signs became twelve. Virgo and Scorpio, Lilith and the Serpent are one; inextricably entwined around the tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. Scorpio is not the poisonous Scorpion, but the Serpent. In fact Scorpio's ultimate symbol is the Phoenix, a marriage of serpent and eagle from Lemurian times. In early Lemuria there was the zodiac of 8 signs. It was governed by Scorpio and Scorpio also marked the end of that zodiac. Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology. The Secret Doctrine’s belief that the Age of Virgo-Scorpio or the Phoenix ruled over the Motherland of MU or Lemuria 18 million years ago would seem to support PNB’s theory. Ancient Egyptians originally regarded Hu, the Celestial Phoenix as the giver of Life but changed the New Beginning to Leo as Scorpio or Hu’s influence waned. The Phoenix is a winged Serpent, or Dragon, a combination of the two highest aspects of Scorpio. But by 14,000 BCE. the priests wanted a new god for the Age of Leo. Their new beginning, Zep Tepi was an astronomical alignment of the Sun, Orion, and the constellation of Leo. From Zep Tepi onward the precession of the equinoxes has Orion/Osiris ascending. Hu is the ancient name for God, and and the sound Hhhhhhooooooo, was the breath of the cosmos. In Egyptian myth the phoenix is revered as an embodiment of Hu who, like Osiris, is a symbol of death and resurrection. The emblem of the tribe of Dan was the serpent, in fulfilment of Jacob’s prophecy in Genesis 49:17: “To Dan was given the symbol of Scorpio, which, in the ancient Egyptian zodiac was a Pheonix. Richard Allen Hinckley indicates that Ophiuchus should replace Scorpio as the sun actually passes through the two portions [of Scorpio] that project upward into Ophiuchus, so far south of the ecliptic it could replace Scorpio.
  7. 7. The Sirrush has similarities to the Iguanodon, Bel-Marduk is a mythological hybrid, a scaly dragon with hind legs like an eagle’s talons and feline forelegs. The Sirrush has a scaly body, a prominent horn on its Iguandon head, a forked tongue, the forelegs of a panther, and the hind legs of a giant bird of prey. The scaly skin shows itself on the hind legs downward to the middle of the shins. On the end of the curving tail there is a scorpion’s sting. And this creature appeares in the artwork of the the Ishtar gate in Babylon. Daniel, the protagonist of the Book of Daniel, was confronted with this creature by the priests in the apocryphal text Bel -Marduk the Sirrush is the Celtic God Belinus In the Babylonian Creation Epic, the Enuma Elish, Tiamat bestows the seven Tablets of Destinies upon her consort Kingu to give him the power to defeat Bel-Marduk. After Marduk conquered Kingu in battle he hung the Tablets of Destiny around his neck and was given 50 powers from various gods which gave him the ability to rule The Celtic celebration called Beltane is dedicated to (Bel/ Baal/Marduk (Babylonian) and Merodach Hebrew) as the slayer of the dragon Tiamat). Bel is lord of the world, father of the gods, creator, and lord of the city of Nipur. Later Greeks associated Bel/Marduk with Hercules under the name Melkarth. The name Baal is also connected "Baal-zebub", "lord of the flies", and Satan. "Baal-zephon" later became the god Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, goddess of the sea. He is usually represented as a merman having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, "sea-hued", according to Ovid. It was also on the feast of Beltane that the sacred marriage rite was performed by King Arthur with his half-sister, Morgaine, who, as the sacred 'sister-bride' embodied the Celtic Moon Goddess, Cerridwin. The sacred marriage ritual, which was performed at the festival of Beltane, produced the Celtic Christ, Modred. This was not really incest, but a holy rite .
  8. 8. Mysteries are ancient ‘secrets’ regarding all human evolution. The first masters on Earth were all Dragons and Serpents. They bestowed wisdom and the means of experiencing Gnosis. Their knowledge is the basis of metaphysics. This also means that there is nothing mysterious about the higher realm of spirituality. Metaphysics provides the ultimate answers; there is nothing unscientific about spirituality and its arts. H.P.Blavatsky claimed that the universal “religion of the ancients” was the worship of the Dragon and the Sun. She said, “The tradition of the Dragon and the Sun is echoed in every part of the world, both in its civilized and semi-savage regions. It took rise in the whisperings about secret initiations among the profane, and was established universally through the once universal heliolatrous religion. There was a time when the four parts of the world were covered with the temples sacred to the Sun and the Dragon; but the cult is now preserved mostly in China and the Buddhist countries. … We find (a) the priests assuming the name of the gods they served; (b) the ‘Dragons’ held throughout all antiquity as the symbols of Immortality and Wisdom, of secret Knowledge and of Eternity; and (c) the hierophants of Egypt, of Babylon, and India, styling themselves generally the ‘sons of the Dragon’ and ‘Serpents’.” The drama of human civilization is set against the cosmological backdrop of the Precession of the Equinoxes. Dragons are the archetypes of our priests and royalty. The past is a story of dragon worship. Myths obscure astronomical facts. Animals in myth are stars, and gods are planets. Our evolution is mirrored in the myths of the constellations. Ancient civilizations tracked time and created calendars,
  9. 9. and most importantly predicted the cataclysms during the GREAT CYCLE of PRECESSION of the Zodiac, symbolized by the Ouroboros; the serpentine ring of the Ecliptic, cycle of Eternal Return. The Pole Star is the most important point in the Universe as it was the entrance to the Other Worlds. Megalithic temples were tuned to this 26.000 year Cycle in the heavens. They expressed the laws of the universe in the language of time. Time is framed in universal cosmological myth. The Center of the Universe is not fixed. It moves around in a circle counter the Circle of the Zodiac. Plato called Precession the Great Year, and each of its “months” is a sign of the Zodiac. Myth was the astronomical scientific language of the dragons. Decoding the heavens meant making zodiacs mimicking heaven on earth in the form of sacred sites, and embodying it in dragon royalty. Ancient ley lines are symbolically related to the circumpolar constellation Draco, the great Dragon. The winged serpent was a symbol of the Gods of Egypt, Phoenicia, China, Persia, and Hindustan. The Dracontia, the original masons, built temples that were sacred to the Dragon because it was the symbol of the sun, which, in its turn was the symbol of the highest god, El. Besides the surname of serpents they were called the builders, the architects; for the immense grandeur of their temples and monuments were such, that even the pulverized remains of them stagger the mathematical calculations of our modern engineers. The Dracontia built temples dedicated to the Dragon, emblem of the sun, of life, wisdom, and Precession cycles. Once they covered the globe; all that remains are those monoliths seen at Stonehenge, Carnac, and other places. The Serpent Mounds, such as those in Ohio, symbolize the same thing. Besides being mute historic witnesses of knowledge of the mysteries of the cosmic dragon, these temples were used as means of divination by the priests who understood their secrets.
  10. 10. Draco is a vast constellation extending through seven signs of the zodiac; also as the seven-headed Draco, each of whose heads is a star of Uras Minor; and again as the pole star. Dragons are synonymous with immortality as they are immune to the cycle of time, and because their lineage is preserved in royal bloodlines. Thuban became the “Eye of the Dragon” as it is the major star in Alpha Draconis. The stars were the Watchers - the seers. Egyptian sovereigns wore the Uraeus serpent (Wadjet) as their crown; the symbol of the serpent of life, a connection to the celestial Ouroboros. The celestial pole for that time is located in one of the paws of the wolf, Anubis (Ursa Minor). The ecliptic pole is located in the breast of the female hippopotamus, Tarut (Draco). The word Tarot is primordial. In all of the ancient Egyptian zodiacs Tarut is found at the center of a horizontal parade of figures. Tarut was depicted with her consort Sobek, a crocodile, on her back. The crocodile on the back of Tarut represents the Milky Way and the mouth of the crocodile represents the Dark Rift. Because Thuban was the pole star 5000 years ago the ancient Egyptians keenly observed it. Some of Draco’s stars were part of their constellation of Hippopotamus and some were of the Crocodile. They appear on the planisphere of Denderah and the walls of the Ramesseum at Thebes. The hieroglyph for the Hippopotamus was used for the heavens in general while In the Book of Enoch, Tarut morphs into the Behemoth which ranges from a dinosaur to crocodile to a mythological creature. Thuban is a third magnitude star, north of the constellation of the Great Bear, the pole star around 2170 BC. It shone down the descending passage of the Great Pyramid at its lower meridian transit, but Egyptologists generally believe that the Pyramid is much older than that. In the previous 26,000 year period Alpha Draconis would be in about the same position. After it ceased to be the pole star, it shared the fate of all the fallen gods and goddesses and was treated as an evil demon. Later, a devotee of Tarut was libeled a “tart” just as a worshipper of the Lunar Goddess became a “lunatic,” “monster” or “sinner.” (Sin was one of the earliest names of the moon goddess). The Bible calls Aphrodite the Whore of Babylon or harlot. The word Tarut was later pronounced with a soft “H” as Taruth, which morphed into the word truth. Tarot Thoth and truth are interchangeable: if one is seeking Truth; seek it in the Tarot. Psychologically, the Dragon is the merger of normal human reality with the Transpersonal Self and a
  11. 11. desire for transformation. Some say it is a symbol of DNA or the kundalini energy. The winged dragon represents the primal source of being - Zero Point vortex energy. When you realize a transcendental state you experience the divine paradox of doing everything while not doing anything. As Einstein said,‎” Men invented time to feel comfortable in space. But it doesn’t actually exist. All experience is happening at once.” The dragon is a healing power.. It is said elixir of youth was made from the dragon’s venom. Immortality is achieved when the mind sees that the ego is an illusion.... In legend, the alchemical Philosopher’s Stone is in the guardianship of the reawakened Dragon. Alchemy combines the physical, psychological and spiritual. The winged dragon embodies the archetype and the chaos of psychic images. Remember that the Dragon is the vehicle that takes you to your True Self. It is a sign of the Goddess Tiamat, the true doer of all your actions. Tiamat created the creatures of the zodiac and possessed the Tablets of Destinies. Joseph Farrell speculates they link to the I Ching: ... “The Tablets of Destinies appear to have been ‘activated’ only in physical proximity to their possessors— in other words, they may have been activated by the certain specific sequences in the DNA of their possessors, and given the fact that the I Ching is a system of divination with so many odd parallels to the genetic code itself, the connection seems both logical and inevitable: With the I Ching, we may be looking at, so to speak, the “software” remains of the Tablets of Destinies.” Farrell, Joseph P. (2011-05-03). Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda . Feral House. Kindle Edition. Paul La Violette concurs as his aether theory correlates with the Chinese Yin and Yang energies encoded in the I Ching, the Book of Changes. The female Yin energy transforms into the male Yang energy and vice versa in an eternal process of physical changes. The creation of matter from the aether is reflected in most ancient creation myths. From the Hindu creation myth of Vishnu, the Egyptian myth of Atum, the myth of Isis and Osiris, the Greek myth of Zeus and the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish. La Violette is even convinced that his physics is embedded metaphorically in the Tarot and the signs of the Zodiac. In ‘Genesis of the Cosmos’, Paul La Violette finally writes: ‘If anything, the discovery of advanced science in ancient myths and lore should give us reason to pause and take a broader view of modern achievements, to realize that we may not be the first scientifically advanced culture to inhabit this planet’.
  12. 12. Another recurring theme in many ancient creation myths is the primeval waters (Nun) that existed before creation. Water is a metaphor for the aether itself. It is from the primeval waters that the creation of the universe originated. Even the book of Genesis speaks of the Spirit of God dwelling over the waters and how He divided the waters from the waters. God spoke ‘let there be light and there was light’! Finding the inner fire or aether, cosmic electricity, chi, prana, qi and the telesma which Thoth Hermes describes in his Emerald Tablet also connected to Tiamat’s tablets. This force comes from the heart of the galactic center. The dragon work is to channel this telesma within your cells until a transformation takes place. “Words are of Time… Symbols are of Eternity. The Hermetic tradition is one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world, and while no direct evidence links the Book of Thoth to Eastern religions, it shares uncanny similarities in concepts and terminology with Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. In the West, the Hermetic traditions were encoded in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as the heretical beliefs of the Gnostics. The Dragon Tarot, like the Secret Doctrine, gives clues to the evolution humanity. Astrology, Cabala, numerology, and the Tarot were sacrosanct to the Mother Goddess. In fact, the very word Tarot derives from the name of Egypt’s most ancient goddess, Tarut. Thoth- Hermes, Mercury, Odin, Adonis, Tammuz, and Atum Ra, inherited her wisdom. The Dragon Tarot is replete with elemental archetypes. Correspondences between the I Ching and Tarot. The I Ching and the Tarot are two great prophetic systems which also convey ancient wisdom symbolically. They also reveal the mysteries of the universe and our evolution. Both systems contain a fixed set of symbols, each expressed with formal signs (lines of hexagrams, symbols and symbolic images (maxims attached to hexagrams and lines, pictures and divination meanings of images). First, these systems have a different number of elements: the Tarot deck contains 78 cards, while the I Ching comprises 64 hexagrams. Second, 64 hexagrams are of equal rank while Tarot cards are divided into 22 Major and 56 Minor Arcana. The number of cards exceeds the number of hexagrams by 14 (78 - 64 = 14). This is an important number for the Tarot since 14 is the number of cards in each suit of the Minor Arcana. Structure of the Tarot The first 22 major arcana are a door to our unconscious that allows us to take a journey to our primary source of being. The images project all the archetypes within the context of our soul’s journey. Thus, when consulted we see our own life reflected on these images. The images show aspects of our personality that want to be recognized and not hidden. They bring us important messages in non-verbal symbolic languages; this is why the Tarot has an immense power to activate our imagination, because the images are inspired in human experience and in the deepest levels of our mind. We begin to do this in life by moving from living on the surface of life to moving into these depths. Ultimately we must also evolve the un-evolved subconscious realms within, which we do by opening our heart to all that exists. The Major Arcana are divided into two groups: 10 (I-X) static principles and 12 (XI-XXII) represent dynamic principles. The Minor Arcana consist of four suits. Each suit, consisting of 14 cards; from ace to ten and 4 court cards: king, queen, prince and princess. For example, four aces are ruled by the Magus, four twos are ruled by the High Priestess four threes are ruled by the Empress, four tens are ruled
  13. 13. by the Heirophant. Originally the suits of the Tarot are represented by the elementals; salamanders -wands, undinescups, sylphs-swords and satyrs-pentacles. There are four basic elements of nature: fire, air, earth, and water. Within each of the four elements are nature spirits that are the spiritual essence of that element. They are made up of etheric substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They are living entities often resembling humans but in other dimensions. dragons -wands - fire satyrs - pentacles - earth Undines - cups- water sylphs -- swords - air We are all living breathing zodiacs. The True Book of Life has exactly 78 pages and these are the Tarot. The Universe is here to teach us love and forgiveness so we can get off the wheel of karma. Access the Soul through Tarot. In the Ra material, the Tarot is analyzed in terms of archetypes. Any process of development or creation is seen to involve these archetypes the concept is multifaceted and complex. See Book IV of Law of One. David Wilcock posits that there are 22 experiences needed for an entire spiritual awakening and they are known as “archetypes”… and these are written by the Mind of the Universe long before we were created.
  14. 14. Thoth-Hermes created the 22 major Arcana of the Tarot to have a synchronistic resonance or patterns of thought with the cosmic template that sustains the personal holographic matrix. When we contemplate an image of the Major Arcana we have encoded that key with a valuable message that we need to hear now. Close your eyes and tune into that message as the subconscious mind is guided by the higher Self which will guide you to find the right image at the right time. Images are the preferred language of the mind to activate the latent strands of DNA. Constant reference to the imagery of major arcana can restore the higher levels of consciousness of our original blue print from the Universal Mind. David Wilcock believes that our minds maybe hardwired to experience specific archetypes in various lifetimes and until all 22 archetypes are experienced it is not possible to shift into the fourth dimension. Immersing oneself in the imagery of these archetypes will keep the ego from wasting its energy in resisting what the Universal Mind has encoded in our personal bio-computer matrix. In Wilcock’s words,” this provocative model suggests that humanity is on the verge of a near-spontaneous metamorphosis into a more highly evolved state of consciousness. What are the ramifications of this? Imagine activating 100% of our 2 strand DNA, plus 10 additional strands! We will go from using 10% of our brain to becoming a multi-dimensional being with psychic, telepathic, and manifestation abilities beyond anything we’ve ever dreamed of. Ethno- botanist and consciousness guru Terence McKenna agrees, calling the Hermetic teachings “a formula for a holographic matrix” that is mirrored in the human mind which offers us its only hope for future survival. Tarot is invaluable when all psycho therapeutic work has failed to determine the next step to be taken for the souls evolution for the images will identify the karmic challenge and even in the time frame in which it occurred. It is “Zero-Point Medicine,” by which we can renew, sustain and realize our potential. Every Tarot key has an astrological correspondence. After birth, we attract certain energies which explain why we have cycles of positive and negative relationships. And because our own actions constantly create karma we have our ups and downs in life. As long as we remain unaware of these forces we are subject to them. Only we can overcome and transform them. When we transform the positive and negative energies operating within us we can control our own fate. The world is also subject to the same forces from the cosmos. Everything that happens on earth is a direct response to the interaction between cosmic fate and human karma. The Tarot is rooted in the spiritual diversity of ancient civilizations for Divine Consciousness is experienced in infinite forms through the process of evolution. This unity in diversity is the secret to everything in a conscious life. The Tarot is a powerful oracle to commune with the universe and is as relevant as ever for the oracle is where the individual soul communes with the Universal Soul. Whereas logic speaks to the logical left side of our brain, oracles communicate through symbol and image, directly to the intuitive right-side of the brain. We are overwhelmed with media input. We need to attain equanimity by stimulating and using the artistic/symbolic right-side of the brain which will give balance to life. Quiet meditation on each of the keys will awaken within each person, personal insights to support the transformation that must take place within each soul.
  15. 15. The 22 Major Arcana (Secrets) relate to the “universal principles” of life and “archetypal” personality types. Twelve keys represent the signs of the zodiac and ten represent the planets in our solar system. They are multi-dimensional as they portray the (Neters) gods and goddesses from many civilizations representing different states of consciousness. Write the results down in your Journal regularly, by doing so, you enhance your intuition and place yourself in direct communion with Universal Consciousness. The mystery schools reveal the workings of the Cosmic Laws that can reprogram your DNA to integrate your personality with your Soul. Find a quiet time every day, no matter how overwhelmed you are feeling to contemplate in silence. Then state your intention; Intentions enable you to change your karma. One of the easiest ways to activate your DNA and accelerate your Soul consciousness is to make the following Afformation. “Why am I the cosmic energy of the universe? We all live in our own parallel universe. Everyone reading this has a slightly different angle to everyone else. Each angle is unique since we occupy our own space. Brian Greene, one of our foremost physicists and the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, asks the most mindboggling question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? His most recent book, The Hidden Reality, is an amazing voyage through a vast unimaginable ‘Dragon’.
  16. 16. 1.The Magus: mars and mercury T hoth-Hermes is the first Magus who created the ‘Emerald Tablets’ in the Royal Court Of The Dragon of Al-Khem. The Dragon was the essence of the Holy Spirit, which, according to the Book of Genesis, moved upon the waters of time. In Sumeria, it was called the Gra-al - the Sacred Blood of the Dragon Queens. This sacred blood was called “ambrosia.” which supercharged the pineal gland or third eye, with spiritual insight. The Magus can draw upon his inner strength to make a goal a reality for he has at his disposal all the elements and their counterparts: the cup, indicating water and imagination; the sword, indicating air and intellect; the pentacle, earth and the body, and the caduceus/wand, fire and will-power. In his lower aspect Thoth-Hermes mirrors the trickster in us—thus emphasizing that even our best qualities have their shadow side. The Magician represents the powers that you possess to create meaning and purpose in your life. He tells us that this creative power is in and around you and always available. He teaches how things work in the world by understanding the structure underlying its cycles and rhythms. Challenge: Although you are eloquent, charismatic, clever, witty, inventive and persuasive, beware of dominating those around you. Although these qualities are not generally criticized by society they are different personalities that need to be unified under the guidance of your inner guru. Your pioneering spirit is in reality a way to avoid facing these layers of illusion and can prevent you from discovering that you are not these personas. Pay attention to everyday life. Remember all the power you possess comes from a higher level. Focus on what you want and eliminate those things, which distract you. You have abused power and you have an overpowering ego, which makes you selfish, arrogant, and insensitive. Your inflexibility causes you to row against the tide and sets you up for failure and loneliness. Your lack of willpower confuses your life’s purpose. Do not use the forces of nature for selfish purposes. You are blocking your creative energies. Learn by experimentation – try new things.
  17. 17. 2.The high priestess: vulcan -uranus & moon T he High Priestess advises you to take time to listen to your inner voice. She wants you to gain knowledge before you act: instinctual knowledge, supernatural knowledge, secret knowledge, selfknowledge. God is male and female. So in order for us to be a complete theist we have to understand that we have to worship not only God as masculine, but the Goddess, the Divine Mother. The moon rules the High Priestess and the number two is ruled by Uranus. Vulcan, god of blacksmiths, stokes the fire of determination to ensure that ideas are not extinguished. The High Priestess symbolizes the power of the unconscious forces in the world that give form and purpose. She has experienced life so she has empathy for your struggles. This demonstrates that life survives death. By taking on new forms she can lead to deep wisdom, but she can also lead to madness. Number two makes you acutely conscious of others and as you are socially aware of people your stimulation is derived from them. This makes you a diplomat, go-between, mediator or peacemaker. Your best service is through your cooperative nature. This key means that you intuitively understand the answer to a problem although not always consciously. You may well become the power behind the throne. The number two suggests more than one, yet in reality we are all One. Challenge: You should pay a great deal of attention to your health through your eating habits so that you have the energy to be of service to others. Seek new and hidden paths to wisdom. Learn to question the lessons of the unconscious for it does not always lead to wisdom. Question how you have divided your world by judging yourself and others. Your excessive focus on unimportant details and perfectionism can prevent you from listening to your intuition. This will cause passiveness, weakness, and fear of life. You may be expressing your emotions in a negative way. You lack self-confidence and are therefore indecisive and afraid to make decisions. You can be deceitful, two-faced, oversensitive, and easily depressed if your dreams are thwarted by those close to you.
  18. 18. 3.The empress: jupiter & venus T he Empress is pure consciousness itself, the knowledge that returns us to the source of who you are. She is an aspect of the subconscious mind, ruled by Venus, the main astrological symbol for our affections and feelings. Venus works in conjunction with Jupiter to increase productivity, love, abundance, and fertility. The Empress represents the veil of Maya (illusion). She represents the need to control the cosmic forces that are not controllable and often represents smothering mothers. She also represents the blood that carries the energy flowing through all living things. Challenge: Your natural talents — acting, social work, counseling and the law — give you a love of life through the pleasure of relationships, entertainment and new experiences but these talents, if not used properly, can be a diversion from knowing who you really are. Avoid work that confines you as you need to move around to express yourself in order to do your best work enthusiastically. It is important to understand that all emotions stem from the pure essence of love. Thus, fear and hate are its opposite. Pity and sentimentality represent perversions, contortions or negations of the love quotient. Do not express your emotions in a negative way because they reinforce negative behavior patterns. As you want recognition you tend to exaggerate situations so that friendships may well be superficial. You may try to avoid responsibility and live a life of instant gratification.
  19. 19. 4.The emperor: Aries & earth T he Emperor of Crocodopolis, Sobek, was the original Pendragon of warriors and and protected the pharaoh from evil magic. The Egyptian word for crocodile fat was Messeh from which the term Messiah is derived. To be anointed with crocodile oil, was to absorb powerful, unchanging dragon energy and assimilate this into the body. Moshe, or Moses, was a ritual title, and was a reference to the crocodile fat used in temple and pyramid ceremonies.The Emperor rules the external world that exists outside the conscious elements in the material world, the unity and order in your life. His God-like ability enables him to discern the truth in any given situation. It is his wisdom to handle affairs systematically that has placed him on the throne. His strength gives stability to accept external forces out of our control. True intuition is based on number four. This key indicates that you have the ability for leadership and spiritual growth through ideas, experience, higher education, travel, religion and deep philosophical thought. The Emperor governs the need for honesty, fairness and respect for the rights and freedom of others. He is a solid foundation in times of change and uncertainty. Challenge: Control your own sensual desires and overcome the tendency to be rigid and inflexible. Examine all external forces that prohibit the fulfillment of your destiny, discarding all outgrown comforting myths. Don’t risk stagnation and keep a ceiling on desires, which lead to spiritual or material decline. Prepare for unseen difficulties through carelessness, impulsive spending and grandiosity. Have compassion for those who you dislike, stop listening to the head, and listen to the heart. Renunciation leads to joy; attachment brings discontent. Be in the world, but not of it.
  20. 20. 5.The hierophant: mercury & taurus T he Hierophant Moses,like Hermes, meets the great dragon Pymander on Mount Sion who instructs him as to the true nature of the universe. He is not bound by the conventional laws of society. Each soul’s path is unique and you may be guided to traditional religion, prayer, contemplation and meditation. All ways will take you to the source of who you are eventually. Ignore the soul at your peril! The nature of Mercury (Hermes) expresses itself in our mind as light, wisdom, intelligence, and quickness —especially in an intellectual sense. He was the messenger of the gods, and also, like Jesus, the psychopomp or conductor of souls to the netherworld. The origin of the shepherd’s crook in religious symbolism can be traced to the Egyptian Mystery Schools. Mercury rules number five and represents intelligence, movement and communication, the inner teacher and the inner voice. Sages have always said that ‘Self Realization’ comes when you awaken to the awareness of the soul. True inner hearing does not involve spirits, clairvoyance or visions from the astral planes. With the help of Taurus/Mercury, your conscious mind, studies the facts and places them in your subconscious data base which, in a flash of realization, sends the analysis back to the conscious mind. This is true intuition based on reason. Challenge: Assess your spiritual growth and recognize the limitations of fame and glory. Learn to act and not react, and know that you are more than a collection of five senses. Don’t take the meaning of events too literally, be gullible, or over analyze everything before taking action. Look for the deeper meaning to the question. Strive for spiritual truth by working with the practical aspects of life. Be open to meeting a spiritual teacher who guides you towards your Real Self, not the ego driven self. This key is a reminder not to stay too grounded in the material world, as there is a heavy price to pay for deviating from the path of spiritual truth.
  21. 21. 6.The lovers: Gemini & venus T he Lovers is ruled by Gemini. In Tantric Yoga the lovers represent Shiva and Shakti, the male and female principles. The act, when properly practiced, eventually culminates in samadhi, wherein each of the participants dissolve in the unity of cosmic consciousness. Hierogamy between the Dragon Prince and the Swan Maiden resulted in the creation of a unified consciousness. Lovers are a union of opposites but complimentary components. Venus seeks to unite the seemingly opposing forces of Gemini into harmony. Venus, as the ruler of six, creates the urge for peace and love with family and friends. Love is generally understood as romantic, passionate or as the meeting of a new soul-mate. But, at a deeper level, this key represents personal choices to be made in some sphere of life. This choice is not an easy one, since there are usually too many options. The Lovers key role is to relax and access inner wisdom, encouraging surrender to the profound energy of Love, even if it seems impractical. To dance on the royal road with your ‘Beloved,’ is the most powerful energy of all. This key urges you to feel the life-giving energy of Love for all those around you. Pure love is a state of ‘Being.’ All obstacles in life can be overcome through unconditional love, a force, which is an expression of the soul. Universal love has nothing to do with infatuation, attachment or lust. When unconditional love is experienced there is no separation. Love is the totality of ‘Oneness.’ Challenge: It is time to decide between opposing alternatives. Love can be blind! Understand that love is a state of being that animates your total being. Don’t be selfish. Like attracts like. Being selfconsumed leaves nothing to give. Love is not bondage but brings balance and harmony. Our greatest lessons are learned from the negative patterns mirrored in our lover. Discontent and jealousy create the martyr. Solve your relationship challenges by self-enquiry. The key is to discriminate between the true and the false.
  22. 22. 7.The chariot: moon & cancer T he Chariot, Sanskrit – Vahana, Hebrew – Merkhabah, is the vehicle of Light mentioned in the Bible by Ezekiel. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means body. The body is often called the chariot for the inner charioteer, the Soul. Remember that the Dragon is the vehicle that takes you to your True Self. It is not you, but your vehicle. Contemplation on the Chariot guides the divine will of the Soul. The Chariot, ruled by Cancer, provides protection for the spiritual seeker. However, beware; Cancers are the masters of the art of passive resistance. The Chariot represents the power of focused intention and is all about motion, and yet, it is often shown as motionless. On the one hand, the Chariot indicates loyalty and faith and on the other, a motivation to succeed at any cost. The Chariot stands for the desire for freedom, ambition, the search for paradise lost, or the need for recognition. This key shows Horus steering the emotions of the sphinxes, but indicates inexperience (entering an unknown formless world of spirit). On its most basic level the Chariot implies inner struggle, and an eventual victory through rigorous self-examination. Challenge: The Chariot warns us against being too focused on material gain. Keep your intent to gain the self-confidence to leap into the void. You are moving too fast. Pull back the reigns and slow down. Broaden your world view, avoid spinning wheels, and beware of working too hard with little to show for it. Achieve your goal one step at a time. Do not overestimate your own confidence – rather, take time to gain insight, you have much to learn. Do not be melancholic and learn to control your opposing emotions. This key gives new motivation or inspiration to solve a stagnant situation. Avoid burnout. You are too focused on fame and fortune. Remember Phaethon, who took the reigns of the Sun’s chariot against his father’s advice, burnt the world. Take heed of this key or Zeus will send you a bolt of lightening to really burn you out. Success can be obtained without the need for control.
  23. 23. 8. justice; uranus & libra J ustice, symbolized by Anubis who attends the weighing scale in the Afterlife during the “Weighing Of The Heart”. The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the pharaoh. Anubis is depicted in funerary contexts where he is shown attending to the mummies of the deceased or sitting atop a tomb protecting it. In fact, during embalming, the “head embalmer” wore an Anubis costume. The critical weighing of the heart scene in the Book of the Dead also shows Anubis performing the measurement that determined the worthiness of the deceased to enter the realm of the dead (the underworld, known as Duat. The Aeon of Maat in 2012 heralds a new golden age of self-realization. Ask yourself, “Who Am I?”Libra is the balance amidst constant change. The importance of this key is to stay in the present moment with out judging past mistakes and worrying about the future. Libra and Uranus, emphasized by master number eleven, represent a balanced life when actions are weighed and measured by the Soul. When the life force is misused dis-ease, accidents, legal difficulties and impulsive decisions will occur. Saturn’s exaltation of Libra ensures a sense of justice and integrity. As Libra is ruled by Venus one must communicate through love. Libra rules the organs of detoxification that keeps the body in balance. Challenge. Justice signals that your world is dangerously out of balance and needs adjusting. It is important, however, to be aware that most external problems are an externalized inner conflict. When anger is rarely expressed you explode like a volcano. Don’t escape reality in the oblivion of drugs and alcohol. A constant state of anger occurs when knowledge of Self is denied. Understand that what you dislike in others is a reflection of something that needs to be healed in yourself. Beware of creating negative karma by misuse of power. Selfless service helps you to stay in the eternal Now.
  24. 24. 9.the hermit: sun & virgo T he Virgo symbol M and a Vesica Pisces symbol of a Vulva stems from the Egyptian hieroglyph ‘’Mut’ the Mother from which the cosmos emerged, The vulture goddess Mut was an androgyny, having breasts and an erect phallus symbolized by Scorpio’s erect tail after Virgo and Scorpio are split in two. Hindu astrology is the key to understand ing the true meaning of the M glyph. It is the released energy – sometimes called Kundalini. In Hindu iconography M is portrayed as a three-coiled serpent related to two hieroglyphs in the zodiac: Virgo of the 6th sign and Scorpio the 8th before Libra existed. In Virgo the M ‘tail’ turns back on itself; the sexual energy is not released – hence the Virgin. In Scorpio the ‘tail’ is erect indicating release; Scorpio is the sign relating to sexuality. Virgo’s keen discrimination anchors the goal. Nine is the number of completion of a cycle and the foundation for the next. The Hermit exemplifies Christ consciousness. She is the guide to your inner guru. Physical incarnation is for the sole purpose of aligning Soul with personality. Contemplate what is really important in a life on overload. Mediation can bring order out of chaos by seeing what doesn’t work. This key signifies that it is time to examine what you want rather than what others would like you to have. Hermits are rarely understood for they walk to the beat of a different drummer, preferring solitude to superficiality. Challenge: Time spent quietly gives access to the same truth as the Hermit. Overcome the natural tendency to be shy and reserved. Learn to trust despite deep wounds from the past, overcome fear of vulnerability and avoid secretiveness. Beware of becoming a Peter Pan, the perennial child who avoids responsibility in life. Discriminate between the essential and the trivial. Learn to listen to your inner voice. Don’t be self-absorbed, selfish, indulgent, or, when crossed, react angrily. Your razor sharp mind is a formidable weapon. High standards create nervous tension, which makes friends uneasy in your company. Try to reach out to people with compassion, understanding and wisdom.
  25. 25. 10.wheel of eternity: Jupiter & mars T he serpent is a wave form of energy which the Maya portrayed as the Ecliptic as a 'Double-Headed Serpent'. The constellations on the ecliptic are called the zodiac. Within the limits of this rim, the ancients conceived that the Fixed Stars were in a special way connected with the Milky Way. Which brings us to the Lion, Bull, Cherub and Phoenix standing for Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio, the fixed signs of the Zodiac. These are symbolic of the four elements (four suits of the tarot), four compass points, four seasons, and the four corners of the universe. This key signals a need to understand your inner reality and underscores the cyclical nature of your spiritual growth and development. The Serpent biting its tail or the Ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life; it also represents the eternal arbiter between the cycles of good and evil. Ten begins a new cycle as it is a repetition of one, which brings a change in fortune. Here we have the Soul’s power of zero working through One. Jupiter expands the Soul’s spiritual principles. If the wheel of fortune does not turn you will be stuck. With Jupiter as its ruling planet, the Wheel of Fortune is all about luck and change. The wheel symbolizes completeness as well as the rise and fall of fortunes and the message that what goes around comes around. Almost every definition of this card indicates abundance, happiness, elevation, or luck; a change that just happens, and brings with it great joy. Challenge: Accept the gift of adversity without struggle for it may be followed by success or failure. Bad fortune comes with overindulgence. Use previous experiences from other lives to spiritually influence others who do not learn from past mistakes. What is done today is because of what occurred yesterday and what was done tomorrow will depend on what occurred today. Analyze past mistakes and learn from them. Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities. Do nothing and the universal force will do what’s best for the Soul. Go with the flow and grow because resistance causes stagnation. Greater satisfaction with life comes from living in harmony with the cycles and rhythms of the universe.
  26. 26. 11. strength leo & Saturn S trength unlocks the secret wisdom of Leo within. This key is about self -confidence ; to know strength comes from within. Engaging with the energy of Strength is to step out of the comfort zone and dance with illicit feelings. This may feel like disloyalty to the higher self but if we resist them they impede the integration of the soul and the personality. When we learn to say, “I am that” we are a step closer to experiencing our real selves. The important message of the Strength key is not to give up and to have the courage to succeed with unfailing optimism. As long as you feel that you’re in a position of authority and responsibility, you will do all in your power to justify the confidence placed in you. You thrive on adversity and dare to think and act bigger than others would normally dare to. You are a down to earth realist and may be seen as a ‘lion’ of industry, and in the forefront of cutting edge technologies. The Strength key reminds us that we are in sight of our goals, and that spiritual power can help us overcome material desires. Be patient and persevere, and eventually your force of character will shine through. The lighter nature of love will triumph over the evil of our base instincts. Challenge: Watch your anger and keep your integrity. Don’t be over ambitious. Like trying to tame a lion, you might get scratched trying to control a situation that involves someone else or your own lower instincts. Your desire for authority is unfulfilled and you may become lazy or impetuous which may lead to a lack of confidence. Learn to control yourself. Stop questioning your abilities. Your weaknesses are the worst enemy. Avoid being domineering, ruthless and disruptive. Upheaval is a way of life for you. Develop your spiritual nature for if the bottom falls out of your material life you will have self-confidence from knowing your inner self. Acknowl-
  27. 27. 12.the cosmic Tree; jupiter & neptune S amael the Serpent entwined in the Branches of Lilith’s Apple Tree in the Garden of Eden depicts the concept of the Dragon eating the fruits of Lilith. There is a clear link here with Sumeria and Anu’s mother Tiamat, the Dragoness of the deeps, and with Anu’s children Samael and Lilith, the forebears of the dragons. In religion, mythology, and literature, serpents represent a creative life force and are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. In Greek mythology Ladon coiled around the tree in the garden of the Hesperides protecting the golden apples. Similarly Nidhogg Nagar the dragon of Norse mythology eats from the roots of the Yggdrasil, the World Tree. Neptune represents the deep, dark waters where the negative thoughts geminate to make life a living hell. Jupiter destroys the layers of illusion created by the false reality of the ego that has been obscured by Neptune. There is no compromising with number 12 for its either knowing who you are and being liberated or not learning the lessons and constantly coming back to earth until you do. The soul does what it thinks is right – not what others tell it to do. When the soul directs the personality you are more self-confident. When you know that you can accept the challenges you face you are able to say yes to any test that presents itself. There are powerful forces ruling life but you are not attached to the outcome because you know that the cosmic force from the Galactic Center is the doer. Challenge: The purpose of 12 is to teach you that you have been living a life of delusion and illusion. Break with a past, which is too comfortable and embrace change instead of the status quo. Know that this is the moment when the Soul begins to rule your life. As the higher self is your personal experience of God your inner voice says, “Thy will be done.” You then feel deeply connected to life. It can also mean that you may pass through a difficult trial because you have lost trust in your intuition. Free yourself from social pressures to be something you are not. Open yourself to the mysteries of the universe.
  28. 28. 13.death: earth & scorpio T he Phoenix, a combination of the eagle and the serpent, represents the highest aspect of Scorpio; the sign of life and death. The number 13 is sacred as it indicates that the soul and the personality are in alignment. Of all the zodiacal signs, Scorpio has the power to bring about this transformation. Our bodies are made of earth and contain the everlasting energy of love. When worldly attachments are dropped there is space for real love to flourish. One door is closing to open another. Something is coming to a close. Put the past behind you and have a parting of the ways with what doesn’t work. The reincarnating personality descends from the spiritual realms to be reborn again on earth. Life and death are part of an eternal process, physical life ends in death but the soul never dies. Death is a revitalizing force for it makes way for the new. It offers an opportunity to replace destructive patterns with constructive ways of doing things. This key is saying: Meet new challenges and cut the ties that bind you to the past. New doors open as nothing is locked in space. The body dies; the essence of the soul goes on. This is a period of transition, changing status, and moving from the known to the unknown. Scorpio is also about sex. So even as something is taken from us, something new is created which will step into the void and give us reason to carry on. Challenge: Self-destructive patterns impede spiritual growth. Make the necessary changes in your life and accept the subsequent pain that comes when old patterns are dropped. Play the game of life and love Your Self. Be willing to cut ties with old relationships that still hold negative energy and make life chaotic. Self-confidence occurs with the alignment of the soul and personality. Be ready to accept sweeping change. Accept the inevitable. Cut out what isn’t necessary. Shed old attitudes. Get down to basics and bare essentials. Death key represents stagnation without change or a tendency to inertia. It can also show someone who refuses to adapt to change or accept new things.
  29. 29. 14. alchemy: mercury & sagittarius T he art of Alchemy is the ability to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. Alchemy is the right mixture, the perfect balance, standing for harmony, beauty and peace. Yet the key can also show that aspects that were previously ignored should be experienced to enrich you with new perspectives. The many breasted moon goddess Diana represents fertility. Sagittarius, the centaur, is both animal and human and symbolizes the ability to integrate disparate elements into a productive whole. Alchemy says “I am a balanced spiritual being in a physical world following a divine plan. Alchemy accepts everything as it is with out judgment; yet knowing that all things are possible. Number 14 is two times the 7, adjustment of destiny . The profound change from the 14 vibration produces great wisdom to select the right path. The number 14 assists in knowing what is real through self-enquiry. Self-knowledge balances strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes as well as how to function in different situations. You may be called upon to advise others. Challenge: Analyze all the possibilities and proceed with caution. Why live life on the edge if you don’t have to? There is a lack of control in your life. Temper your passions and desires or your health may suffer. If you are a workaholic it will create tension in your personal life. When you get angry with yourself and others, temper your anger with forgiveness and make your heart pure. A nervous, impulsive nature creates problems. A fragmented life prevents accomplishment. Meditate on what is out of balance. Physical appetites may harm you; envy, jealousy, and divorce are common problems for a negative 14. Seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Try to put thesis and anti-thesis together for a useful synthesis. It will take time, care, patience, experimentation and temperance. The questioner is surrounded by discord and disharmony. Get in touch with your spiritual nature. There is enough to go around, and you have enough time to fulfill your goals. Wish for the success of others and you’ll begin to see positive change for yourself.
  30. 30. 15.the devil: venus & capricorn T he devil is portrayed by Lilith ( Serpent) who is also the Tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. The Mayans said all mankind was made of ’menstrual blood’ in the beginning. The same idea prevailed in ancient Mesopotamia, where the Goddess Lilith made her offspring out of clay and infused them with her “blood of life.” She taught her priestess’ to form clay dolls and smear them with menstrual blood. The Serpent in the Garden of Eden is one of the most powerful archetypes of initiation. The duality of Venus finds fertile ground in 15, which knows everything is illusion. This means that you can escape being trapped in an uncontrollable ego. Through Capricorn, the apex of the zodiac, spirituality is an inspiration for others on the same path. 15 – is virtue or vice; there is no middle ground. The Devil may appear to be the adversary but sometimes he is our best and only ally to promote the alignment of the soul and personality. Since the ego covertly sabotages spiritual practice while tricking you into believing that it is cooperating with the Soul. The devil’s purpose is to force you to make right decisions. The inner battle goes on as you are constantly caught in the middle of what is right and wrong. Challenge: Humor enables laughter at grandiosity. Liberate yourself from the conventional concept of the devil. Delve beneath the surface and believe in more than what is obvious to the senses. Realize that you create the limitations in your life. A narrow materialistic view of life impedes judgment. Life is stagnant when the truth is ignored by burying your head in the sand. Manipulating others for personal gain keeps you in a state of fear. Learn from the darker side of your personality. Take a look at the addictions that lurk in the subconscious. Loosen the chains and slip out of the power of your ego. The Devil’s torch can light the way out. Material wealth leaves you when you die while spiritual wealth is eternal.
  31. 31. 16.the tower; moon & mars T he keyword for The Tower is awakening. This comes as a clear flash of understanding, a bolt from the blue bringing awareness of the true nature of self. A flash of lightening is another symbol of the electrical serpent force, or the kundalini. Astrologically, the Tower and the number 16 is ruled by the Moon and Mars. The Dove and olive branch represent peace, while the Serpent and arrows represents war. Mars is the driving force within any given mechanism, including the human body. It also rules the head, through Aries. After the kundalini or Mars force within the body is driven up the spine, to the head, final illumination must take place. The Tower, a portal to the Soul, contains ceremonial initiation chambers. Mars gives awareness to the Soul’s thoughts. Basic desires (one, Mars) must be refined by (six, Venus) before they become reality in the subconscious mind (seven, Moon). Once the subconscious mind receives a thought it becomes a reality; it is only a question of time before the thought is acted out in the world. The bolt of lightening destroys the clouds of illusion that hide the inner reality of the Soul so the thoughts can be brought to the surface for analysis and release in a conscious way. Challenge: You are going to have a psychological and spiritual upheaval, which results in a transcendental state of consciousness. Do not succumb to thoughts of failure and catastrophe. You are angry and frustrated because you are burnt out by emotional distress. Lack of faith causes pessimism and clouds your view of the world. Break free from emotional bondage and get used to doing things in a new way. Prepare for the rocky road ahead. A new approach to thinking about the problem is needed, think outside the box. Truth may not be what your ego wants to hear. It may be time to re-examine your belief structures, ideologies, and paradigms. Seek higher self-knowledge.
  32. 32. 17.the pole star; saturn & aquarius T he Pole Star, is the center of the Universe. Therefore, the Pole Star, the Hole in the Center, was the entrance to the Other Worlds. Thuban is the Alpha star of Draco (the Dragon) Around 2170 BC it shone down the descending passage of the Great Pyramid as it had donewhen it was built less than 26,000 years earlier. After it ceased to be the pole star, it shared the fate of all the fallen gods and was treated as an evil demon. When Draco was the circumpolar constellation, it gave birth to the myths that brought catastrophe from the Deluge of the Dragon Comet Tiamat to our ancestors but led to the rebirth of the Dragon Bloodline and modern civilization. The word “Dragon” is interchangeable in most myths with “The Serpent” which represents “Wisdom” and “Self-Determination On a spiritual level, The Milky Way is our connection to the cosmos as the electrical body is able to absorb even higher vibrations of truth. 17 – incorporates the seven of receptivity (the Moon) and the one of concentration (Mars). Together they equal eight (Saturn), which corresponds with the rising spiritual force at the base of the spine and makes meditation easier. The light of the Galactic Sun activates the desire for a spiritual practice. Key 17 signals that goals and aspirations are only realized by taking positive action and promises an eventual peace of mind. Challenge: If you have been holding back in any way, now is the time to give generously. Listen to the waves of information coming to you from the stars and be open to all possibilities. Meditate frequently and get in touch with your inner visions. Do not let difficult moments overwhelm you, as there is light at the end of the tunnel.
  33. 33. 18.the moon: sun & pisces T he moon is symbolized by Letona the Hyperborean wolfdragon- goddess of the Roman Capitoline and mother of the moon goddess Artemis. The Historia Augusta mentions that the wolf- dragon became the Roman imperial flag. Valhalla in Norse mythology, was the “hall of the Valks”, and Valkeries, Odins male and female wolf warriors who chose the heroes to fill Valhalla. In the Prose Edda Odin is referred to as “raven-god”. In Celtic mythology, Morrighan the warrior goddess often appears in the form of a raven, The name of the Welsh god Bran the Blessed translates to “raven.” According to the Mabinogion, Bran’s head was buried in the White Hill of London as the ravens in the Tower protect Britain from invasion. Robert Graves equates Bran and Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine. Like Bran, Asclepius is associated with the raven - a scavenging bird with the gift of prophesy. The symbolism in key 18 shows that the subconscious mind can be changed through the tests of Saturn. When Saturn is energized by Mars it results in Self Realization. The Sun, representing true Consciousness, finds its own true identity in key 18. There are two centers: The Soul, which is immortal and the Personality, which is mortal when it is unaware of the Soul. Realization is attainable in 18 because the light of the Moon shines through the clouds of illusion to align the soul with the personality. Challenge: Do not fear strange emotions, dreams, or even hallucinations for they enrich life. It is vital to take care of the body’s health. Think positively and take fresh air, exercise, rest, and sunlight. Do not deny your power to heal. If you become a healer your presence alone is a powerful force to relieve suffering. Embrace disturbed emotions that cause irritability and heal them. This is not the moment to leave your comfort zone.
  34. 34. 19.the sun: mars & the sun A ccording to one Maya myth, it was a supernatural Jaguar Sun who rose each day in the east and prowled until finally plunging into the darkness of the west. Then Jaguar Sun fights the Lords of Xibalba (the Underworld) all night. Through his strength and cunning, Jaguar Sun wins the right to rise each day in the East. Thus Jaguar Sun dominates both day and night.The sun’s movements through the zodiac were considered the mirror of our life in spirit. To follow the yearly journey of the sun through the zodiac was to epitomize graphically the whole history of human experience. The power of the Sun is a living power identical with your spiritual power. The driving force of Mars must be controlled and raised to a higher level through the awareness of the true life-giving power of the Sun. All our energy comes from the Sun, and we in turn must radiate the energy we receive from it. The Sun rules the intellect and highlights hidden desires that cloud the awareness of Divinity. This key indicates that many turn to you for guidance because people are attracted to your inner wisdom. It can also mean that your Soul has been here on earth many times before and may be completing its mission by marrying the right soul mate. Challenge: The light of the sun is obscured by your lack of faith and refusal to overcome Mars aggressive influence. Be like a Sunflower that always faces the Sun to absorb its power. There is a lack of purpose in your life because your personality is not aligned with your Soul. Create a positive image of yourself but refrain from self-indulgence. Master your emotions, which cause loss of the Real Self.
  35. 35. 20.regeneration: vulcan and saturn W hen we attune with the power of Horus the Regenerator, and inherit the freedom dreamt of, we do not become immoral. On the contrary, we require greater discipline and order. However, the structure sought by a spiritual rebel is a far cry from that imposed by religions. In mythology Vulcan was thrown from heaven to forge the spiritual essence of heaven and earth together. The analogy of the myth represents the fall of your soul into human form ruled by Saturn. The soul then has come many times to burn away the layers of illusion that cause false impression of our separation from the being One with God. Vulcan opens the lines of communication between the Soul and the ego. Saturn purifies the heart. The universe is the vast body of God, cosmic electrical energy is the astral form of God, and the soul or life in you is the essence of creation. With Fire as its ruling element, regenerationt is about healing wounds from the past that we never let heal, sins we’ve committed that we refuse to forgive, bad habits we haven’t the courage to lose. Regeneration advises us to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest., Challenge: Know that you are the essence of God. Your life will reflect this if you are guided by your Soul most of the time. No longer question your divinity so that your life’s work starts in earnest. Find the meaning of life. The keys to liberation are already there but you are unwilling to use them. Accept responsibility for your actions and act rather than react. The call from the unknown is not listened to because you do not meditate on the breath of life within.
  36. 36. 21.the universe; jupiter & saturn T he Universe is symbolized by a serpent coiled in a circle. The goddess symbolizes the eternal dance of life.. The numbeer 21 guarantees recogmition in life. 21 – marks the time when there is a pause in life before the next cycle begins. Which brings us to the Lion, Bull, Goddess and Phoenix standing for Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio, the fixed signs of the Zodiac (also found on The Wheel of Eternity). These are symbolic of the four elements (four suits of the tarot), four compass points, four seasons, and the four corners of the universe. All within the Dancer’s sight and power. We are about to pass through a null point of hyper-dimensional space. This awareness helps us comprehend the nature of the times in which we live and the destiny of the human race. 21 – indicates that you are aware of the cosmic breath that permeates you. Saturn rules key 21 and uses the energies of the sacral plexus to uproot deeply rooted desires, for power, money, position, sensual pleasures and other attractions, which have caused endless trouble. Traditionally the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn signals the birth of Avatars who bring the message of love to the world. This combination of planets seeks to unite things of Earth with the wisdom of Jupiter. Challenge: Give of yourself for true happiness. Although you’ve passed many tests in life and are ready to live by the laws of the universe, you still resist knowing that we are all One. Be ready to play the game of life and follow the path of your Soul’s purpose. The only reason for being in the world—is to know your True Self, “The I AM.” Stop thinking that even one aspect of this world is real. Conquer the forces that impede your spiritual development.
  37. 37. 22/0.the soul; earth and uranus T he Soul is symbolized by Cygnus, the gateway to the galaxy. Andrew Collins book, The Cygnus Mystery provides compelling evidence that Cosmic rays from a binary star known as Cygnus X-3 helped accelerate human evolution during the last Ice Age. Astrologically, the planet Earth is associated with the Soul and the number 22. Since 22 reduces to a 4 (2 + 2 = 4), the Earth rules over this vibration. A blending of spiritual consciousness with the proper use and control of the world’s material offerings, including the body itself, gives ‘Total Truth Consciousness’. The Circle was chosen as a symbol because the solar system appears to surround us like a wheel. Uranus, planetary ruler of the Soul, dissipates negative thoughts and behavior patterns that impede enlightenment flowing to those around you. If the Soul’s mission is successful it will be free from the emotions that force it to constantly return to become liberated. Karma has left its scars on your soul so that is why it’s returning to heal them. This cycle will continue until the Soul and personality have aligned as One in the Eternal Now. The Soul is the vital breath at the core of your being which is pure love. The Soul persists in folly until he becomes wise - or until it leads him to his destruction. Whichever fate lies in store, your great strength lies in persistence to defend your beliefs or sacrifice them to decadence. Challenge: Follow your soul’s purpose on earth and honor your agreement with the ‘Divine Will.’ From now on accept your vital breath as your real essence. Constantly remember that you are not the body/mind complex. Use this mantra: As long as this vital breath is there, God is there. Meditate on the divine energy within you as it can lead you to new heights. With this key anything, or nothing, can happen. Love yourself to become the bliss which is all you will ever be. Repeat the mantra; I Am God, I am not different to God.
  38. 38. 23. King of Wands : aries T he King of Wands, is represented by the Satyr, Dionysus. The motto of the First Decan of Aries is: Action — Energy — Activity — Generosity — Spontaneity. The King of Wands (cardinal fire) presides over the first ten degrees of Aries (fire). Often his ideas are irrational and dominated by high emotions. He accepts challenge and fights relentlessly to achieve success. The First Decan of Aries indicates fearlessness, but beware of becoming too stubborn. This Mars ruled Decan gives us a strong driving force for passions. Those governed by this Decan are idealistic, romantic and restless. You have an abundance of ideas and want to improve existing conditions. You are respected by your family and peers. Your creative and inventive abilities may express themselves in research and communication. You are practical, philosophical and spiritual and your wisdom gives you increased perception to move through difficult situations constructively. Your key phrase should be, ‘Thy will be done.’ Challenge: You need to learn how to pace yourself in order to avoid early “burnout.” Find an outlet to serve others. The best way to keep the ego under control is to cultivate kindness and thoughtfulness to others. Avoid judging others and becoming patronizing. You become selfish and blow up when things don’t go your way. Let go and feel the passion and the fire within. If your expectations are not irrationally high, the King of Wands will take you to the summit.
  39. 39. 24. Queen of Wands: leo in aries T he Queen of Wands is represented by the feline Egyptian goddess, Bastet, who genetically engineered various kinds of life forms in the universe. Bastet symbolizes the unrestricted potential of all creation. Felines merged their DNA with mammals and began a program of genetic upgrading that would give them a soul and, in the process create a new species that would become known as Humans. Bastet presided over sexual experiments in Atlantis (and later Egypt), which gave rise to mermaids, minotaurs, centaurs, flying horses etc. Bastet was seen as defender of Ra, the solar deity, who called her, Lady of the Flame. The Queen of Wands presides over the second decan of Aries, which is the Leo Decan, presided over by the Sun. While Aries supplies originality, dynamism and courage, Leo is relentless until success comes. The Sun adds a steady flow of mental and physical energy to this Decan. This secondary planetary influence also combines generosity, nobility and leadership balance the aggressive trait inherent in the Aries temperament. Romance, admiration, gratification and entertainment are of great importance. There is difficulty in life without a partner. You have looked deeply into your soul, which has led to transformation. Your pursuits are now positively energized. Challenge: The aggressive influence of Aries is ruling now. Remove yourself from jealous people who are narrow minded, self-centered and domineering. Do not harm others or yourself through aggressive behavior. If you’re verbally beaten you can become revengeful. Avoid being dominating, overbearing, envious, or bitter
  40. 40. 25. Prince of Wands: sun in aries T he Prince of Wands is represented byAmun mentioned in the Old Egyptian pyramid texts. Amun and Amaunet formed one quarter of the ancient Ogdoad of Hermopolis, representing the primordial element of air or invisibility (corresponding to Shu in the Ennead). His main celebration was the Opet festival, in which the statue of Amun traveled down the Nile from the temple of Karnak to the temple of Luxor to celebrate Amun’s marriage to Mut (or Taweret). In this festival he had a procreative function epitomised in his title “Ka-mut-ef ” (“bull of his mother”). The Prince alerts us to change within our lives, reminding us that change is essential for growth and to roll with the changes we encounter. The Prince of Wands’ Aries inluence can attract our attention to an individual in our lives who is a restless spirit eager for new adventures. Challenge: Remain alert to the possibilities of overcoming obstacles. Life is disrupted when you are not on track. You’ve lost your focus on what is important. There might be confusion and disharmony in life or an individual who lacks the ability to put closure to projects. Remember your past life of integrity. 25 can be a sign of conflict and a loss of energy. Complete your work. Listlessness, laziness, and dissatisfaction cause entropy.
  41. 41. 26. Princess of Wands; venus in aries T he Princess of Wands is represented by the Sphinx, the watch-dog that presideth over evil days. In the third Decan of Aries, Jupiter instills a superabundance of vital force and energy. Jupiter’s physical stamina has the ability to shake off illness, and give a positive winning attitude towards life. Inner conviction easily overcomes most tests in life. The influence of Venus tempers Aries’ sentimental rash decisions. Jupiter influences the intellect. The Princess of Wands is impulsive, aggressive, and not easily satisfied in relationships. She is driven, ambitious, and enthusiastic. Rationality and patience are not counted among her virtues. These aspects suggest you approach love casually so it is much harder to settle down. You will receive good news as old fears have lost their power. You must transform your fears into love. Love takes time to mature and it cannot flourish overnight except in rare exceptions. Challenge: You tend to remain rather aloof from others. Pleasure-seeking tendencies should be controlled. Jupiter supplies sincerity and generosity. Venus afflicted in Aries causes impetuousness in your love life and difficulty in controlling the sexual urge. Don’t be upset by bad or disappointing news. Be aware that you have the tendency to be domineering, manipulative, untrustworthy, and dishonest. Control your temper and do not let little things upset you.
  42. 42. 27. Ace of Wands: Aries-leo-sagittarius T he Ace of Wands is symbolized by the World Tree, the first creation in the universe from which everything emanated. Sacred science in ancient cultures had one thing in common; they believed that these trees were circulation systems for human consciousness. The Aces of the Tarot deck preside over the elements of fire, earth, and water. 27 – is a number of great spiritual strength. The fire elements (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) relate to the Ace of Wand’s guidance to the Self. The Ace of Wands is the ‘Life Force’ itself. The tree shakes false securities like broken branches. Wands represent the will or personal desire to do things. Wands are all about motivation because they deal with self-perception, ambitions, and ways to feel successful. Every fairy tale includes at least one magic wand. Now, what is a magic wand? It is simply the tool used by witches, fairy godmothers, or whoever focuses their will to change reality. So, when you see this Ace be aware that what is being talked about is an act of will. Challenge: Forget tired, worn-out solutions. Things are falling apart and it is difficult to start a dream project. Ambitions are misdirected because of fear of success. Expect delays, the loss of a business or general discontent. Examine life to see how its energy can work. Be daring and brave. Sometimes you have to risk getting what you want. Look for the path that will excite you and push you beyond your limits. Seize the initiative, and let enthusiasm take you to new heights. Wands are the suit of individual power and fulfillment. This Ace tells you that a new passion is beginning.
  43. 43. 28. Two of Wands: mars in aries T he Two of Wands glorifies individual courage and taps into the Magician’s force to be great. A powerful person is like a magnet that attracts all within a certain area. True power always comes from the Divine. It passes through us and then flows out into the world. You are blessed when you understand this relationship, because this flow brings a tremendous feeling of expansion and fulfillment. The Two of Wands indicates that power is a major issue in the situation. You or someone else has it or wants it.The two sphinxes guarding the gates to the Underworld are called Aker. One lion faces eastwards to the rising sun , the other lion faces west where the sun sets and descends into the Underworld .This Decan influences Mars, the ruling planet of Aries. There is a vitalizing, stimulating, and resourceful quality in this division of the Zodiac. Mars in astrology represents the energy to carry out various functions. This key indicates a super abundance of self confidence or alternatively it can result in many ego clashes if you come on too strong, so pace your self in order to avoid early “burnout.” Challenge: You do not appreciate yourself. You get no real satisfaction from what you’re doing. When Mars is afflicted learn to control energy. Practice self-control to regain balance. Problems develop when we forget that we are not the source of power, only its conduit. Be careful not to let the intoxicating feelings that come with power overwhelm good intentions. Look carefully at your goals and activities to make sure you are using power wisely. Take the gift of power and use it to mold a positive environment.
  44. 44. 29. Three of Wands: leo and sun in aries T he Three of Wands is closely associated in the element of fire and the dragon. The Second Decan of Aries, an ambitious area of the zodiac, gives great momentum to the chosen goal. This vibration gives vision and foresight for your many talents. With the help of the dragon, people are willing to invest with you to create a profitable partnership but don’t be gold greedy like the dragon. The Second Decan of Aries supplies dynamism and courage, Leo ensures success. The influence of the Sun, the secondary planet governing this Decan enhances originality and softens the aggressive trait inherent in an Aries temperament. Thus, this Decan’s combination of influences has immense potential for discoveries and unique inventions. Now is the time to be a confident leader open to new areas of interest. This energy is, in effect, a kind of reward or gift to you resulting from acts of courage in past incarnations, when self-interests were set aside. Challenge: Do not allow negative energy to express itself. Focus on the positive and constructive side of yourself. Keep a balance between your material and spiritual life. The past is the past, stay in the present. Take the long view. Don’t react in the heat of the moment, but step back and reconsider. See how the present affects the future. This key asks you to dream beyond current limitations.
  45. 45. 30. four of Wands; venus in aries T he Third Decan of Aries is under the influence of Sagittarius, one of the secondary planets governing this Decan. It induces interesting changes of personality. Here, the influence of Venus (the other secondary planet governing this Decan) tempers the Aries tendency to be rash and indiscriminate. Aries influences dreams of faraway places, ancient mysteries, and miracles. Supreme power, express itself in zero. Venus, symbol of love and beauty, combines with Aries, the sign of new beginnings and indicates a successful new relationship if you have learnt to love yourself. The Four of Wands brings some excitement and freedom into your life. Freedom takes many forms, but is always exhilarating. When we break physical, mental or emotional bonds a new period of growth and happiness is experienced. If you feel restricted right now use the energy of the Four of Wands to feel free. Embrace open vistas. Challenge: Control the sexual urge and avoid infatuation. Make sure your affections are pure as you go into a relationship. Do not forget that you absorb the vibrations of every lover you take. Take time to develop intimate relationships. Any desire to possess another is considered a perversion of love.
  46. 46. 31. five of Wands: saturn in leo G anesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as the Lord of Beginnings and the Lord of Obstacles his task in the divine scheme of things, his dharma, is to place and remove obstacles. It is, the reason for his creation.The First Decan of Leo indicates a strong will to be resourceful in all endeavors. This key indicates that those around you are lost in their selfish egos. You are mentally restless and lack peace. Bring back balance to your life. The Five of Wands indicates that your environment may seem hostile. Nothing flows smoothly; everyone is working at cross-purposes. You’re going to need extra patience and perseverance to get to the point where you can accomplish something. The Five of Wands does not represent major blockages, just many small, irritating ones. It also represents a deep sense of frustration in your spiritual practice or a feeling of creative restriction. Your ideas may be confused as Saturn in Leo causes difficulty in communication. Challenge: Saturn in Leo always points in the same direction: ego driven desires and attachment to a false reality. The worse the aspects to Saturn, the more need to correct them. Leo – is blocked by Saturn. Your free flow of energy is restricted and you are stagnating. Life is a burden and you feel powerless. This key also stands for competition as it provokes effort, generates excitement and encourages the best. You may discover you have rivals who are challenging your position. You may feel disheartened by a highly divisive working environment. But work towards cooperation.
  47. 47. 32. six of Wands: jupiter in leo H anuman’s is known for his astounding ability to inspire and equip a querent with all the ingredients needed to face ordeals and conquer obstructions in the world . Number 32 is the solar apex of the year. Those under this influence are, like Hanuman,messengers of God. Number six brings spiritual revitalization and expansion. If you are tempted to speculate you may be successful if you are not driven by greed. Take note of your dreams, as they may be a source of cosmic guidance. The influence of Jupiter, amplifies the more traditional characteristics associated with Leo. Jupiter also helps the Leo sense of humor which helps in relating to others. In addition, it appears to add an element of good luck, which is often helpful when things are not going your way. Taking chances from time-to-time adds a special interest in life. Jupiter represents stability, growth and expansion and when it is in Leo it shows consideration for others. You cannot rest on your laurels, as there is always someone ready to take your place. Don’t be complacent optimism is not enough.The Six of Wands appears when you have been working hard toward a goal, and success is finally within reach. The recognition you have sought is yours. Now you can receive the acclaim you deserve. If you do not feel close to victory now, stay on course and it is guaranteed. Victory does not have to involve beating someone else. Challenge: Don’t exaggerate the importance of love affairs or business relationships. Curb the tendency to think with the genitalia. Your ego creates enemies from would be friends as your superiority complex turns people off. This usually happens when you get carried away when you are in a position of authority. These are major problems, which require correction. You cannot achieve success until your energies are well used. Feeling good about your accomplishments is an important part of success, but too much pride can lead to arrogance. It is easy to forget that your achievements are really God’s achievements. Develop love for others, and don’t indulge in pride or prejudice.
  48. 48. 33. seven of Wands: mars in leo T he Third Decan of Leo is a period of Spiritual Courage. When this potent force is used wisely few things can stand in the way. In this area of the zodiac you can be master of the universe but you must first master the ego if you are to be master of your own universe. Mars in the sign of Leo gives energy, willpower and stability. The self-confidence of Mars in Leo inspires confidence in others. 33 – does not reduce to six as it is the third master number of Christ consciousness. A disciplined spiritual practice supports the 33 vibration. Some battles are worth fighting – others just cause trouble. If you are involved in a conflict, ask if it’s worth the struggle. Is it important? Does it have value? Will the outcome serve you or others? If so, be bold and aggressive. Defend your position. Refuse to yield! If not, then let the conflict go. You will be tempted to hold onto your position, especially if you have invested too much energy into it. Challenge: The Seven of Wands indicates strong convictions. Control the tendency to manipulate and dominate others. You are not infallible. Be more accepting of others and control the need to be always right. Disdain of people will come back to haunt you. Taking a stand changes the energy flow of the world but only let battle lines be drawn if the war is worthwhile. If the cause is just use the energy of the Seven of Wands to influence the situation.
  49. 49. 34. eight of Wands: jupiter in sagittarius Q uetzalcoatl, the winged feathered serpent, represents spiritual velocity. The mandala of wands indicates that things are moving swiftly because of good communication. There are no impediments to good relationships when there is unconditional love. In first Decan Sagittarius, Jupiter’s influence gives direction to truth, love and wisdom. Bring your ideas down to earth before putting them into action. You may feel caught in a whirlwind so take time to observe how your plans have succeeded. The Eight of Wands indicates the arrival of new important information. Pay attention to everything that comes your way for a while. This key also signifies endings. Sooner or later all activities run their course. The eight of wands not only symbolizes putting events into motion, but also bringing them to a close. Challenge: Live in the present moment. No conclusion is in sight. Ambition may lead to using people for your own ends. Greed may bring disputes, legal difficulties and delays. Business and love interests can stagnate. Domestic quarrels arise because of jealousy or rash behavior. Before acting on something new, conclude whatever you have been doing. Celebrate the past, but prepare to move on to something new.
  50. 50. 35. nine of Wands: mars in sagittarius T he Nine of Wands is a warning to proceed carefully or you will be hurt. Life’s lessons can be hard, especially when hopes have been dashed. It is natural to feel defensive at such times, but avoid becoming bitter. Bad experiences have hurt you, but have strengthened you as well. Creative thoughts and actions expand the mind. Subconscious powers give solutions to the present problem. Success will come because you have dealt honestly with people. Tap into the highest sources of spiritual guidance. Proceed carefully because there is the possibility of injury. Life’s school of hard knocks seems hard but keeps going no matter what because you have the hidden resources to succeed. In the second Decan of Sagittarius, under Mars all superficial personas are dissolving. You will be tested until you become detached from the ego’s wants, needs and attachments. The tendency is to be impulsive and want what you want when you want it. Don’t let overconfidence take on more than you are capable of. Keep your nervous energy under control and keep a ceiling on desires. The key words are spiritual power, potency, force, and internal fortitude. Challenge: You are tense and defensive. Think carefully before you give advice. Avoid giving pain through too much honesty. You are going to be forced to face something you’ve been avoiding. The number 35 creates indecision, rigidity, stubbornness and self-judgment. Self-indulgence and lack of discipline create bitterness. Even if everyone and everything seems to be against you right now, don’t give up for you have all the hidden reserves needed to prevail.
  51. 51. 36. ten of Wands : sun in sagittarius T he Ten of Wands is represented by Chiron son of the Titan god, Saturn. Chiron gave up his immortality and went to Tartarus in place of Prometheus; in recognition of his sacrifice, Jupiter placed him in the stars as Sagittarius. You don’t have to sacrifice yourself with too much responsibility. You must share responsibility with others and spread the load. Sagittarius’ communication skills are blocked by Saturn and you are fearful of making decisions. The Third Decan of Sagittarius brings emotions to boiling point and depresses you. When you are ruled by the Sun, you work consciously to bring spiritual knowledge to the unenlightened. Your innate compassion brings the spiritual essence to the surface. Chiron couldn’t heal himself as he was an immortal unable to find release in death. But you as a mortal can heal yourself. Challenge: You are impetuous and need to have self-control of desires. You are easily misunderstood because you hide behind a false persona. Think before you act. Prudence can ensure success in financial matters. You are burnt out. You are pushing yourself too hard. Lighten up for the sake of your health and well-being. Take on only those activities that give pleasure. Balance your life with other interests. Be kind to yourself. Lighten the load wherever you can, and let others help you. You don’t have to handle everything yourself. Respond to the urge to know more about the higher aspects of your mind-spirit-body. This is the true adventure of the soul.
  52. 52. 37. King of Cups: scorpio in cancer T he King of Cups is symbolzed by king of the birds. Anzu who stole the Tablets of Destiny from Enki.. The king takes care of the needy and reassures the insecure. He is compassionate and always responds to others needs. He is calm and relaxed in all situations, seeming to know intuitively what is called for at any moment. Others turn to him for advice because they know he will listen attentively. There is always peacefulness around him that others respond to. He is tolerant of all points of view and shows patience in the most trying circumstances. He gives others freedom to grow and develop in their own ways without asking anything in return. Venus (the other secondary planet governing this Decan) represents a period of swift radical change. Venus’s vibration makes you loving and nurturing. Cancer and the Moon are concerned with emotional security, and both can act like spoiled brats when their desires are thwarted, especially if emotional security is lacking in child hood. Cancer is at its best with strongly emotional planets like the Moon and Neptune. Challenge: This key represents too much fluidity and emotional instability. Give up the need to dominate. A calm exterior covers a passive aggressive nature. You project your own negativity on others even though they are not what you perceive. Your outer calm conceals your desire to control everything. You aspire to be in a leadership position in which your emotions can be expressed. Although some 31’s never marry they value home life as a secure base for happiness. The life partner you choose will greatly assist you in your success and create harmony in your life. Be inspired by this King in your life.
  53. 53. 38. queen of Cups: cancer and Pluto T he Queen of Cups is portrayed by the bee. In his book, ‘The Two Babylons,’ Alexander Hislop associated the bee with Cancer, The bee is drinking the ‘Honey of the Goddess’ just as the rite of the Eucharist drinks the lood of Christ. The symbol of the fleur de lys and the bee are inextricably connected as the bee represents the dragon kings and the lily represents the cauldron or womb of the goddess. The bee is seen to be sucking the lily’s divine essence which symbolizes the goddesses’ sacred mentrual blood. The Merovingian kings firmly believed in the hidden power of the honeycomb as it relates to the vulva. The Princess of Cups stimulates creativity, such as art or writing. She has the power to realize dreams and radiates innocence and love. Lakhsmi’s promise is: “Whoever will pursue their goals with peace will find wealth.” A disciplined life style creates a stable foundation to pursue realistic goals that leave a lasting impression on the world. This key symbolizes prosperity and happiness. It is a time when contemplation and fantasy are compatible. Challenge: A negative 40 sees only setbacks when time and money are wasted chasing rainbows, which constantly fade away. Think before you buy unnecessary things. Get beyond the overwhelming excitement of the first love affair and love everyone unconditionally. Live in the world as it is and learn to compromise. First impressions make you seem selfish and dependent but this misunderstanding is due to your own new independence. Learn to transcended jealousy and possessiveness.

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