THE ROOT OF THE
POWERS OF THE EARTH
The Ace of Disks pictures the entry of that type of Energy which is
called Earth. It is here proper to insist a little strongly upon one
of the essential theoretical theses which have inflamed the
constitution of this present pack of Tarot cards; for this feature
is significant, and distinguishes it from the numerous crude efforts
of uninitiates to put themselves forward as adepts.
barber Alliette, the obscurely perverse Wirth, the poseur-fumiste
Peladan, down to the verbose ignorance of such Autolycus-quacks as
Raffalovitch and Ouspensky; none of these or their kin have done
more than “play the sedulous ape” to the conventional Mediaeval
designs. (Their luck was out: the Tarot is a razor!)
was a master-scholar, and knew the true attributions; but his grade
in the Great White Brotherhood was only 6º~5º (Adeptus Major); and
he had no instructed foresight of the New Aeon. He did indeed hope
to find a Messiah in Napoleon III; but of the complete spiritual
upheaval which accompanies the Proclamation of a new Magical Formula
he had no glimpse; no, not though he had Maistre Alcofribas Nasier
to guide him!
[See The Grands Annales ou croniques Tresveritables
des filz. Roy des Dipsodes. 1542. Book I, Chapter LVIII, where is
given not only a remarkable description of the social conditions of
the twentieth century e.v., but even, in the last line of the
Prophetic Riddle, a clear indication of the Magical Motto of the
Adept chosen by the Masters to announce this Formula-this Word,
openly given in the name of the Abbey itself. But, as so often is
the case, it was too simple and straightforward to be seen!]
Dr. Gerard Encausse, “Papus”, who followed Eliphaz Levi, felt
himself even more
closely bound by his Oath of Secrecy, so that his dealings with the
worthless; and that although he was Grand Master of the O.T.O. in
France, and Grand Hierophant 97º of the Rite of Memphis on the
death of John Yarker.
These historical data are necessary to explain why all previous
packs are of little more than archaeological interest; for the New
Aeon demanded a new system of symbolism. Thus, in particular, the
old conception of the Earth as a passive, immobile, even dead, even
“evil” element, had to go. It was imperative to restore the
King-Scale colour attribution to that of the Aeon of Isis, Emerald
Green, as was understood by the Egyptian Hierophants. This green is,
however, not the original vegetable green of Isis, but the new green
of spring following the resurrection of Osiris as Horus. Nor are the
Disks any more to be considered as Coins; the Disk is a whirling
emblem. Naturally so; since it is now know that every Star, every
true Planet, is a whirling sphere. The Atom, again, is no more the
hard, intractable, dead Particle of Dalton, but a system of whirling
forces, comparable to the Solar hierarchy itself.
This thesis dovetails perfectly with the new Doctrine of
Tetragrammaton, where the Earthy component, He’ final, the Daughter,
is set upon the Throne of the Mother, to awaken the Eld of the All-
Father. The NAME itself, accordingly, is no longer a fixed symbol,
emblem of extension and limit, but a continuously revolving sphere;
in the words of Zoroaster, “rebounding, whirling forth, crying
It has been the custom of publishers or designers of packs to set
their personal seal upon the Ace of Disks, for grammatical reasons
not unconnected with the perhaps arbitrary differentiation in the
Latin Language between the pronouns “meum” and “tuum”. Saith not the
“Steal not this Book for fear of shame!
The Ace of Disks-the Author’s name.
The Ace of Swords-thy corpse shall look
Like Agag’s did, in Samuel’s book.
The Ace of Cups-drink thou no less
Than Brinvilliers the Marchioness!
The Ace of Wands-thy death be reckoned
Like that of good King Edward Second!”
The central symbol of the Ace of Disks is consequently the personal
Hieroglyph of “the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space”,
“the prince-priest the Beast”. (Liber AL. 1.15.)
This is to be compared with the Sigillum Sanctum of the Order of
In the centre of all is yet another form of Tetragrammaton, the
Phallus, showing Sol and Luna, with the number 666 duly inscribed,
as if to equilibrate, to fit into the Vesica, with the seven sevens
adding to 156 (BABALON 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 30 + 70 + 50=(7 + 7) divided
by 7 + 77+ 77=156) as the Magick Square of 6 adds to 666 (1=62= ..
..G. T..... 300 + 70 + 40 + 5 + 3 + I + 9 + 8 + 100 + 10 + 70 +
50=..... 400 + 200 + 10 + 6 + 50). Should one choose to interpret
the vertical line above 666 as 1, and add it, the number of the
Scarlet Woman, 667, appears. (667 = . ....... G... =8 + 20 + 70 + 20
+ 20 + 10 + 50 + 8 + 3 + 400 + 50+ 8.) This cipher is enclosed in a
Heptagram, as manifestly needful; and this figure again in
interlaced Pentagons whose sides are ex tended, so forming a Wheel
of 10 spokes whose boundary is a Decagon; and this again within a
circular band, upon which is inscribed in full the name .. ..G.
T....., of 12 (6 x 2) letters.
About this whirling Disk are its six Wings; the entire symbol is not
only a glyph of
Earth as understood in this New Aeon of Horus, but of the number 6,
the number of
the Sun. This card is thus an affirmation of the identity of Sol and
Terra-and that will
be best understood by those who have punctually practised Liber Resh
necessary number of years, preferably in such Hermitages as those of
Desert, where the Sun and the Earth can soon be instinctively
recognized as living Beings, one’s constant companions in a Universe
of Pure Joy.
TWO OF DISKS
The number Two, Chokmah, here rules in the suit pertaining to Earth.
It shows the type of Energy appropriate to Two, in its most fixed
form. According to the doctrine that Change is the support of
stability, the card is called Change.
Its celestial rulers are Jupiter and Capricornus; and these symbols
are most inharmonious, so that in practical matters the good fortune
of Jupiter is very limited. Their influence on the card is not
great. Yet, Jupiter being himself the Wheel (Atu X), he emphasizes
The card represents two Pantacles, one above the other; they are the
Chinese symbols of the Yang and Yin duplicated as in the Hsiang. One
wheel is dextro- and the other laevo-rotatory. They thus represent
the harmonious interplay of the Four Elements in constant movement.
One may in fact consider the card as the picture of the complete
manifested Universe, in respect of its dynamics.
About them is entwined a green Serpent (see Liber 65, chapter iii,
verses 17-20). His
tail is in his mouth. He forms the figure Eight,
the symbol of the Infinite, the equation 0=2.
THREE OF DISKS
The influence of Binah in the sphere of Earth shows the material
establishment of the idea of the Universe, the determination of its
basic form. It is ruled by Mars in Capricornus; he is exalted in
that Sign, and therefore at his best. His energy is constructive,
like that of the builder or engineer. The card represents a pyramid
viewed from above the apex. The base is formed by three
wheels-Mercury, Sulphur, and Salt; Sattvas, Rajas, and Tamas in the
Hindu system; Aleph, Shin, and Mem-Air, Fire, and Water-the three
Mother letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
This pyramid is situated in the great Sea of Binah in the Night of
Time, but the sea is solidified; hence the colours of the back-
ground are mottled, a cold thin dark grey with a pattern of indigo
and green. The sides of the pyramid have a strong reddish tint,
showing the influence of Mars.
FOUR OF DISKS
The Four, Chesed, shows the establishment of the Universe in three
dimensions, that is, below the Abyss. The generating idea is
exhibited in its full material sense. The card is ruled by the Sun
in Capricornus, the Sign in which he is reborn. The disks are very
large and solid; the suggestion of the card is that of a fortress.
This represents Law and Order, maintained by constant authority and
vigilance. The disks themselves are square; revolution is very
opposite to the card; and they contain
the signs of the Four
Elements. For all that, they revolve; defence is valid only when
violently active. So far as it appears stationary, it is the “dead
centre” of the engineer; and Capricornus is the point at which the
Sun “turns again Northward”.
The background is of deep azure, flecked yellow, suggesting a moat;
but beyond this
is a pattern of green and indigo to represent the guarded fields
whose security is assured by the fortress.
In the Yi King, Sol in Capricornus is represented by the Second
Hexagram, Khwan, which is the Female Principle. Compare the English
word Queen, Anglo-Saxon Cwen, old Mercian Kwoen. Cognate are
Icelandic Kvan, Gothic Kwens, woman. The Indo-Germanic type is g (w)eni
and the Sanskrit root GwEN. Note also Cwm, coombe, and agnate words,
meaning an enclosed valley, usually with water running from it.
Womb---possibly a softened form?
Compare also the innumerable words, derived from the root Gas, Which
imply an enclosed and fortified space. Case, castle, chest, cyst,
chaste, incest and so on.
The primary radicle in all this class of words is the guttural.
Observe the Hebrew attributions: Gimel, the moon; Cheth, Cancer, the
house of the moon; Kaph, the Wheel; Qoph, the Moon, XVIII, Guttur,
the throat. Sounds so made suggest the other throat; one is the
channel of respiration and nutrition, the other of reproduction and
FIVE OF DISKS
The Number Five, Geburah, in the suit of Earth, shows the disruption
of the Elements, just as in the other suits. This is emphasized by
the rule of Mercury in Taurus, types of energy which are opposed. It
needs a very powerful Mercury to upset Taurus; so the natural
meaning is Intelligence applied to Labour.
The symbol represents five disks in the form of the inverted
Pentagram, instability in the very foundations of Matter. The effect
is that of an earthquake. They are, however, representative of the
five Tatvas; these hold together, on a very low plane, an organism
which would otherwise disrupt completely. The background is an
angry, ugly red with yellow markings. The general effect is one of
intense strain; yet the symbol implies long-continued inaction.
SIX OF DISKS
The Number Six, Tiphareth, as before, represents the full harmonious
establishment of the Energy of the Element. The Moon in Taurus rules
the card; and this, while increasing the approach to perfection (for
the Moon is exalted in Taurus and therefore in her highest form)
marks that the condition is transient.
The disks are arranged in the form of the Hexagram, which is shown
in skeleton. In the centre blushes and glows the light rose- madder
of dawn, and without are three concentric circles, golden yellow,
salmon-pink, and amber. These colours show Tiphareth fully realized
on Earth; it reaffirms in form what was mathematically set forth in
describing the Ace.
The planets are arranged in accordance with their usual attribution;
but they are only shown as disks irradiated by the Sun in their
This Sun is idolized as the Rose and Cross; the Rose has forty- nine
petals, the interplay of the Seven with the Seven.
SEVEN OF DISKS
The number Seven, Netzach, has its customary enfeebling effect, and
this is made worse by the influence of Saturn in Taurus. The disks
are arranged in the shape of the geomantic figure Rubeus, the most
ugly and menacing of the Sixteen. (See Five of Cups.) The atmosphere
of the card is that of Blight. On the background, which represents
vegetation and cultivation, everything is spoiled. The four colours
of Netzach appear, but they are blotched with angry indigo and
reddish orange. The disks themselves are the leaden disks of Saturn.
They suggest bad money.
EIGHT OF DISKS
The number Eight, Hod, is very helpful in this card, because it
represents Mercury in his most spiritual aspect, and he both
and is exalted in the sign of Virgo, which belongs to the Decan, and
is governed by the Sun. It signifies intelligence lovingly applied
to material matters, especially those of the agriculturalist, the
artificer and the engineer.
One might suggest that this card marks the turn of the tide. The
seven of Disks is in one sense the fullest possible establishment of
Matter-compare Atu XV-the lowest fallen and therefore the highest
exalted. These last three cards seem to prepare the explosion which
will renew the whole Cycle. Note that Virgo is Yod, the secret seed
of Life, and also the Virgin Earth awaiting the Phallic Plough.
The interest of this card is the interest of the common people. The
rulership of the Sun in Virgo suggests also birth. The disks are
arranged in the form of the geomantic figure Populus. These disks
may be represented as the flowers or fruits of a great tree, its
solid roots in fertile land.
In the Yi King, Sol in Virgo is represented by the 33rd Hexagram,
Thun, “Big Air”. It means “retiring”; and the commentary indicates
how best to make use of that manoeuvre. This is congruous enough
with the essence of Virgo, the secret withdrawing of Energy into the
fallow Earth. Populus, moreover, is the Moon retiring
manifestation to her conjunction with the Sun.
NINE OF DISKS
The number Nine, Yesod, inevitably brings back the balance of Force
in fulfillment. The card is ruled by Venus in Virgo. It shows good
luck attending material affairs, favour and popularity.
The disks are arranged as an equilateral triangle of three, apex
upwards, close together; and, surrounded at some distance by a ring,
six larger disks in the form of a hexagon. This signifies the
multiplication of the original established Word-by the mingling of
“good luck and good management”. The three central disks are of the
magical pattern as in earlier cards; but the others, since the
descent into matter implies the gradual exhaustion of the original
whirling energy, now take on the form of coins. These may be marked
with the magical images of the appropriate planets.
As a general remark, one may say that the multiplication of a symbol
of Energy always tends to degrade its essential meaning, as well as
to complicate it.
TEN OF DISKS
The number Ten, Malkuth, as always, represents the final issue of
the Energy. Here is great and final solidification. The force
completely expended and results in death. Mercury rules this card in
Virgo; and this may imply that the acquired wealth, being inert,
will be dissipated unless put to further use by devoting its power
to objects other than mere accumulation.
The disks, or (as they have now become) coins, are arranged on the
Tree of Life, but the Tenth coin is much larger than the rest; the
image indicates the futility of material gain.
These disks are inscribed with various symbols of mercurial
character except that the coin in the place of Hod (Mercury) on the
Tree is marked with the cipher of the Sun. This indicates the only
possibility of issue from the impasse produced by the exhaustion of
all the elemental forces. At the end of matter must be complete
stagnation, were it not that in it is always inherent the Will of
the Father, the Great Architect, the Great Arithmetician, the Great
Geometer. In this case, then, Mercury will represent the Logos, the
Word, the Will, the Wisdom, the Eternal Son, and Virgo the Virgin,
in every implication of that symbol. This card is in fact a
hieroglyph of the cycle of regeneration.
Among the Geomantic figures, Mercury in Virgo is Conjunctio. The
meaning, conjunction, is shown plainly by the attraction of the
descending (female) Triangle, the cipher of the Yoni, to the
ascending (male) Triangle, that of the Lingam. This union completed,
they appear interlaced, forming the figure of Capricornus, the Sign
in which the Sun finds his rebirth. It is the holy Hexagram, the
symbol of the uniting of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, the
accomplishment of the Great Work, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and
Perfect Happiness. Sic sit vobis!
(An Oath written during the Dawn-Meditation)
Aiwaz! confirm my troth with Thee! my will inspire With secret sperm
of subtle, free, creating Fire!
Mould thou my very flesh as Thine, renew my birth In childhood merry
as divine, enchanted Earth!
Dissolve my rapture in Thine own, a sacred slaughter Whereby to
capture and atone the Soul of Water!
Fill thou my mind with gleaming Thought intense and rare To One
refined, outfiung to Naught, the Word of Air! Most, bridal bound, my
quintessential Form thus freeing From self, be found one Selfhood
blent in Spirit-Being.
. Truth, laughter,
lust: Wine’s Holy Fool! Veil rent, Lewd madness is sublime
. The Word of Wisdom weaves the web of lies, Weds irreducible
. Mother, moon-maiden, playmate, bride of Pan; God’s Angel-Minister
to every man.
. Beauty, display thine Empire! Truth above Thought’s reach: the
wholeness of the world is Love.
. Sire and inceptor, Emperor and King Of all things mortal, hail Him
lord of Spring!
. Wisdom to each apportioned to his want By modes of Light, shed
forth, great Hierophant!
. To each his Understanding sooth discovers Wordless: your mode,
immortal Twins and Lovers!
. Behold, the Chariot! Through the water floods The Sangraal, life
and rapture, Wine’s and Blood’s!
. The Lion-Serpent begets Gods! Thy throne The rampant Beast, our
. Most secret seed of all Life’s serpent plan, Virgin, the Hermit
goes, dumb Guardian.
. Sped by its energies triune, the Wheel Of Fortune spins: its
. Adjustment! Rhythm writhes through every act. Wild is the dance;
its balance is exact.
. In Mother-Deeps of Ocean the God-Man Hangs, Lamp of the Abyss
. Eagle, and Snake, and Scorpion! The Dance Of Death whirls Life
from Trance to Trance to Trance.
. O Solve, coagula! By V.I.T.R.I.O.L. shewn, The Tincture, the
Elixir, and the Stone.
. .. .a.! upon the summits the God-goat Leaps in wild lust of
. Bellona, scream! Unhood the Hawks! The roar Of Universes crashing
. Nuit, our Lady of the Stars! Event Is all Thy play, sublime
. Witch-moon, upon thy beck of blood afloat The Midnight Beetle’s
brave prophetic Boat!
. The Sun, our Father! Soul of Life and Light, Love and play freely,
sacred in Thy sight!
. Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit! The Aeon Of the Twin Child! Exult, o
. Naught becomes All to realise the span Of naught, O perfect
Universe of Pan.
OF THE TAROT
It being now established, at the conclusion of the Essay, that the
cards of the Tarot are living individuals, it is proper to consider
the relations which obtain between them and the student.
Consider the analogy of a debutante at her coming-out ball. She is
introduced to seventy-eight grown people. Assuming her to be a
particularly intelligent girl, with a very high social education,
she may know all about the position and general characteristics of
these people. This, however, will not imply real knowledge of any
one of them; she will have no means of saying how any one will react
to her. At most, she can know only a few facts from which deductions
may be made. It is unlikely, for example, that the V.C. will hide in
a cellar if somebody thinks that there is a burglar in the house. It
is improbable that the Bishop will indulge in the more blatant types
The position of the student of the Tarot is very similar. In this
essay, and in these designs, is given an analysis of the general
character of each card; but he cannot reach any true appreciation of
them without observing their behaviour over a long period; he can
only come to an understanding of the Tarot through experience. It
will not be sufficient for him to intensify his studies of the cards
as objective things; he must use them; he must live with them. They,
too, must live with him. A card is not isolated from its fellows.
The reactions of the cards, their interplay with each other, must be
built into the very life of the student.
Then how is he to use them? How is he to blend their life with his?
The ideal way is that of contemplation. But this involves initiation
of such high degree that it is impossible to describe the method in
this place. Nor is it either attractive or suitable to most people.
The practical every-day commonplace way is divination.
The traditional technical method of divination by the Tarot here
follows: It is taken from The Equinox, Vol I, No.8, and its
publication is authorized by Frater O. M. Adeptus Exemptus.
1. Choose a card to represent the Querent, using your knowledge or
judgment of his character rather than dwelling on his physical
2. Take the cards in your left hand. In the right hand hold the wand
over them, and say: I invoke thee, I A O, that thou wilt send H R U,
the great Angel that is set over the operations of this Secret
Wisdom, to lay his hand invisibly upon these consecrated cards of
art, that thereby we may obtain true knowledge of hidden things, to
the glory of thine ineffable Name. Amen.
3. Hand the cards to Querent, and bid him think of the question
attentively, and cut.
4. Take the cards as cut and hold as for dealing.
This shows the situation of the Querent at the time when he
1. The pack being in front of you, cut, and place the top half to
2. Cut each pack again to the left.
These four stacks represent I H V H, from right to left.
4. Find the Significator. If it be in the Yod pack, the question
refers to work, business, etc.; if in the Heh pack, to love,
marriage, or pleasure;, if in the Vau pack, to trouble, loss,
scandal, quarrelling, etc.; if in the He’ final pack, to money,
goods, and such purely material matters.
5. Tell the Querent what he has come for: if wrong, abandon the
6. If right, spread out the pack containing the Significator, face
Count the cards from him, in the direction in which he faces.
The counting should include the card from which you count.
For Knights, Queens and Princes, count 4.
For Princesses, count 7.
For Aces, count 11
For small cards, count according to the number.
For trumps, count 3 for the elemental trumps; 9 for the planetary
trumps; 12 for the Zodiacal trumps.
Make a “story” of these cards. This story is that of the beginning
of the affair.
7. Pair the cards on either side of the Significator, then those
outside them, and so on. Make another “story”, which should fill in
the details omitted in the first.
8. If this story is not quite accurate, do not be discouraged.
Perhaps the Querent himself does not know everything. But the main
lines ought to be laid down firmly, with correctness, or the
divination should be abandoned.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUESTION
1. Shuffle, invoke suitably, and let Querent cut as before.
2. Deal cards into twelve stacks, for the twelve astrological houses
3. Make up your mind in which stack you ought to find the
Significator, e.g. in the seventh house if the question concerns
marriage, and so on.
4. Examine this chosen stack. If the Significator is not there, try
some cognate house. On a second failure, abandon the divination.
5. Read the stack, counting and pairing as before.
FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUESTION
1. Shuffle, etc., as before.
2. Deal cards into twelve stacks for the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
3. Divine the proper stacks and proceed as before.
PENULTIMATE ASPECTS OF THE QUESTION
1. Shuffle, etc., as before.
2. Find the Significator: set him upon the table; let the thirty-
six cards following form a ring round him.
3. Count and pair as before.
(Note that the Nature of each Decan is shown by the small card
attributed to it, and by the symbols given in Liber DCCLXXVII, cols.
1. Shuffle, etc., as before.
2. Deal into ten packs in the form of the Tree of Life.
3. Make up your mind where the Significator should be, as before;
but failure does not here necessarily imply that the divination has
4. Count and pair as before.
(Note that one cannot tell at what part of the divination the
present time occurs.
Usually Op. I seems to indicate the past history of the question;
but not always so. Experience will teach. Some times a new current
of high help may show the moment of consultation.
I may add that in material matters this method is extremely
valuable. I have been able to work out the most complex problems in
minute detail. O. M.).”
It is quite impossible to obtain satisfactory results from this or
any other system of divination unless the Art is perfectly required.
It is the most sensitive, difficult and perilous branch of Magick.
The necessary conditions, with a comprehensive comparative review of
all important methods in use, are fully described and discussed in “Magick”,
The abuse of divination has been responsible, more than any other
cause, for the discredit into which the whole subject of Magick had
fallen when the Master Therion undertook the task of its
rehabilitation. Those who neglect his warnings, and profane the
Sanctuary of Transcendental Art, have no other than themselves to
blame for the formidable and irremediable disasters which infallibly
will destroy them. Prospero is Shakespeare’s reply to Dr. Faustus.
GENERAL CHARACTERS OF THE TRUMPS AS THEY APPEAR IN USE
ALL WAYS ARE LAWFUL TO INNOCENCE.
PURE FOLLY IS THE KEY TO INITIATION.
SILENCE BREAKS INTO RAPTURE.
BE NEITHER MAN NOR WOMAN, BUT BOTH IN ONE. BE SILENT, BABE IN
THE EGG OF BLUE, THAT THOU MAYEST GROW TO BEAR THE LANCE AND
GRAAL! WANDER ALONE, AND SING! IN THE KING’S PALACE HIS DAUGHTER
In spiritual matters, the Fool means idea, thought,
spirituality, that which endeavours to transcend earth.
In material matters, it may, if badly dignified, mean folly,
eccentricity, or even mania.
But the essential of this card is that it represents an
original, subtle, sudden impulse or impact, coming from a
completely strange quarter.
All such impulses are right, if rightly received; and the good
or ill interpretation of the card depends entirely on the right
attitude of the Querent.
The True Self is the meaning of the True Will:
know Thyself through Thy Way.
Calculate well the Formula of Thy Way.
Create freely; absorb joyously; divide intently;
Work thou, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, in and for
Skill, wisdom, adroitness, elasticity, craft, cunning, deceit,
theft. Sometimes occult wisdom or power, sometimes a quick
impulse, a brain-wave”. It may imply messages, business
transactions, the interference of learning or intelligence with
the matter in hand.
Purity is to live only to the Highest; and the
Highest is All; be thou as Artemis to Pan.
Read thou in the Book of the Law, and break
through the veil of the Virgin.
Pure, exalted and gracious influence enters the matter. Hence,
change, alternation, increase and decrease, fluctuation. There
is, however, a liability to be led away by enthusiasm; one may
become “moon-struck” unless careful balance is maintained.
This is the Harmony of the Universe, that Love
unites the Will to create with the Understanding
of that Creation: understand thou thine own
Love and let love. Rejoice in every shape of love,
and get thy rapture and thy nourishment thereof
Love, beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, completion, good
fortune, graciousness, elegance, luxury, idleness, dissipation,
debauchery, friendship, gentleness, delight.
Use all thine energy to rule thy thought: burn
up thy thought as the Phoenix.
War, conquest, victory, strife, ambition, originality,
overweening confidence and megalomania, quarrelsomeness, energy,
vigour, stubbornness, impracticability, rashness, ill-temper.
Offer thyself Virgin to the Knowledge and Conversation of thine
Holy Guardian Angel.
else is a snare.
Be thou athlete with the eight limbs of Yoga: for
without these thou are not disciplined for any
Stubborn strength, toil, endurance, placidity, manifestation,
explanation, teaching, goodness of heart, help from superiors,
patience, organization, peace.
The Oracle of the Gods is the Child- Voice of Love in Thine own
Soul; hear thou it.
Heed not the Siren-Voice of Sense, or the Phantom- Voice of
Reason: rest in Simplicity, and listen to the Silence.
Openness to inspiration, intuition, intelligence, second sight,
childishness, frivolity, thoughtfulness divorced from practical
consideration, indecision, self-contradiction, union in a
shallow degree with others, instability, contradiction,
triviality, the “high-brow”.
The Issue of the Vulture, Two-in-One, conveyed;
this is the Chariot of Power.
TRINC: the last oracle.
Triumph, victory, hope, memory, digestion, violence in
maintaining traditional ideas, the “die-hard”, ruthlessness,
lust of destruction, obedience, faithfulness, authority under
Balance against each thought its exact opposite.
For the Marriage of these is the Annihilation of
Justice, or rather justesse, the act of adjustment, suspension
of all action pending decision; in material matters, may refer
to law suits or prosecutions. Socially, marriage or marriage
agreements; politically, treaties.
Wander alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff.
And be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee.
Be not moved by aught without or within:
keep Silence in all ways.
Illumination from within, secret impulse from within; practical
plans derived accordingly. Retirement from participation in
Follow thy Fortune, careless where it lead thee.
The axle moveth not: attain thou that.
Change of fortune. (This generally means good fortune because
the fact of consultation implies anxiety or discontent.)
Mitigate Energy with Love; but let Love devour
Worship the name ____, foursquare, mystic,
wonderful, and the name of His House 418.
Courage, strength, energy and action, une grande passion; resort
to magick, the use of magical power.
Let not the waters whereon thou journeyest wet thee. And, being
come to shore, plant thou the Vine and rejoice without shame.
Enforced sacrifice, punishment, loss, fatal or voluntary,
suffering, defeat, failure, death.
The Universe is Change; every Change is the
effect of an Act of Love; all Acts of Love
contain Pure Joy. Die daily. Death is the apex of one curve of
the snake Life:
behold all Opposites as necessary complements,
Transformation, change, voluntary or involuntary, in either case
logical development of existing conditions, yet perhaps sudden
and unexpected. Apparent death or destruction, but such
interpretation is illusion.
Pour thine all freely from the Vase in thy right hand,
and lose no drop. Hath not thy left hand
Transmute all wholly into the Image of thy Will,
bringing each to its true token of Perfection.
Dissolve the Pearl in the Wine-cup; drink, and
make manifest the Virtue of that Pearl.
Combination of forces, realization, action based on accurate
calculation; the way of escape, success after elaborate
With thy right Eye create all for thyself, and with the left
accept all that be created otherwise.
Blind impulse, irresistibly strong and unscrupulous, ambition,
temptation, obsession, secret plan about to be executed; hard
work, obstinacy, rigidity, aching discontent, endurance.
Break down the fortress of thine Individual
Self, that thy Truth may spring free from the
Quarrel, combat, danger, ruin, destruction of plans, sudden
death, escape from prison.
Pour water on thyself thus shalt thou be
a Fountain to the Universe.
Find thou thyself in every Star.
Achieve thou every possibility.
Hope, unexpected help, clearness of vision, realization of
possibilities, spiritual insight, with bad aspects, error of
judgment, dreaminess, disappointment.
Let the Illusion of the World pass over thee, unheeded, as thou
goest from the Midnight to the Morning.
Illusion, deception, bewilderment, hysteria, even madness,
dreaminess, falsehood, error, crisis, “the darkest hour before
the dawn”, the brink of important change.
Give forth thy light to all without doubt;
the clouds and shadows are no matter for thee.
Make Speech and Silence, Energy and Stillness,
twin forms of thy play.
Glory, gain, riches, triumph, pleasure, frankness, truth,
shamelessness, arrogance, vanity, manifestation, recovery from
sickness, but sometimes sudden death.
Be every Act an Act of Love and Worship.
Be every Act the Fiat of a God.
Be every Act a Source of radiant Glory.
Final decision in respect of the past, new current in respect of
the future; always represents the taking of a definite step.
Treat time and all conditions of Event as Servants
of thy Will, appointed to present the Universe to
thee in the form of thy Plan.
And: blessing and worship to the prophet of the
The matter of the question itself, synthesis, the end of the
matter, may mean delay,
opposition, obstinacy, inertia, patience, perseverance,
persistent stubbornness in
difficulty. The crystallization of the whole matter involved.