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A DESCRIPTION OF THE CARDS OF THE TAROT WITH THEIR ATTRIBUTIONS; INCLUDING A METHOD OF DIVINATION BY THEIR USE

                              LIBER LXXVIII



                          Publication in Class B.





[Extracted from the Electronic version of the "Equinox" V. I No. 8 and edited

 by Fra.: A.'. A.'. , Ano. 88.]


Subject: A DESCRIPTION OF THE CARDS OF THE TAROT WITH THEIR ATTRIBUTIONS; INCLUDING A METHOD OF DIVINATION BY THEIR USE





   "All divination resembles an attempt by a man born blind to obtain sight by

getting blind drunk."

                                                           FRA. P.



















{Illustration facing page 145 described:



  This is a figure in the shape of an Ankh, with symbols about and upon the 

form.  The loop is a series of four concentric bands like the Rose cross, 

about a central circle.  The central circle is quartered by a vertical Greek 

cross.  This cross has a dot in the center and is marked "Red on white."  The 

ring just about this circle is divided by radial segments into three chambers,

with one centered at top; clockwise from top, the chambers are marked: "Bright

pale yellow", "Glowing orange scarlet", "Deep blue".  The next ring outward is

divided into seven chambers, one to bottom, and marked clockwise from 

1 o'clock: "Violet", "Indigo", "Blue", "Emerald Green", "Yellow", "Orange", 

"Red".   The next ring outward is divided into twelve chambers, division at 

top and bottom with six to either side; clockwise from 1 o'clock: "Crimson", 

"Violet", "Indigo", "Blue", "Green blue", "Emerald Green", "Green Yellowish",

"Yellow Greenish", "Amber", "Orange", "Red Orange", "Scarlet".  The outer ring

is interrupted at the bottom by a segment to match the continuation of the 

sloping lower sides of the lower upright, the base of this segment is defined 

not by the ring but by the upper portion of two diagonals drawn from the inner

angles of the cross.  This five-sided semi-regular figure is further divided 

within by two crossed lines emanating from the upper corners and extending 

across the center to the midpoints of the lower sides.  In the four chambers 

resulting are these color abbreviations, clockwise from top: "Blk" (for 

black), "Russ" (for russet), "Cit'n" (for citrine), "Olive".  To either side 

of this section, on the band itself, is written "white merging into grey".  

In the top of this outermost ring are these letters in the "Theban Alphabet": 

u r h --- signifying the "Angel" or "God of Tarot", HRU.

   The left arm of the Ankh has from left to right: the symbol of Scorpio (the

"M" style, not the Eagle as noted in text), a cup, the words "Deep Blue; 

Symbols in yellow".  The right arm of the Ankh has from left to right: "the 

words "Red; symbols in Green", a lotus wand, the symbol of Leo.

   The basal upright of the Ankh has these in the lower half only, from bottom

upward: the symbol of Aquarius, an upright sword in style of the Solomonic 

Key, the words "Yellow; symbols in Violet.

   There are markings and symbols outside the shape of the Ankh:  Upper left 

corner: "L-I-F-E-" above a large "T".  Upper right corner: "V-I-T-A-" above a 

large "A".  To left of base: large "O".  To right of base: large "P".  Below 

base: "B-I-O-S-" just above the caption "THE COMPLETE SYMBOL OF THE TAROT".  

The large letters spell "TARO" in Greek capitals ( GR:Tau-Alpha-Rho-Omicron).

   In the wedges defined by the lower sides of the cross-arms and the base 

upright sides: to left an upright pentagram with the dot-in-circle Sun symbol 

in its pentagonal center.  To right the same, but with a crescent moon, horns 

to right.

    There is a very small semi-italic note at the lower right, below all else:

"["To face p." 145" }













                             A DESCRIPTION OF



                          THE CARDS OF THE TAROT



                                  H R U



                              THE GREAT ANGEL



                                    is

               set over the operations of the Secret Wisdom



                   GR:Alpha     chi-alpha-iota     Omega



                          The First and the Last



   "WHAT thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the Seven Abodes which 

be in Aushiah."

   "And I saw in the Right Hand of Him that Sate upon the Throne a Book, 

sealed with Seven Seals."

   "Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the Seals thereof?'



                               S.Y.M.B.O.L.A.                 Ankh





                             THE FRONTISPIECE



   CONSISTS of a Crux Ansata, which is a form of the Rosy Cross.  One arm is 

scarlet, with the symbols of Leo and the Wand in emerald green.

   Another is blue with Eagle and Cup in orange.

   A third is yellow, with Aquarius and Dagger in violet.

   The last is in the four colours of Malkuth, with Pentacle and Taurus in 

black.<>

   Ring is white, having at the top the Name of the Great Angel P Scorpio h

{Theban}<> H U A; below cross-bar are Pentagrams, one 

enclosing Sol and the other enclosing Luna.

   The whole space in the ring contains the Rose of 22 Petals bearing the 

Names of the 22 Keys<>.  In 

the centre a white circle, and a red cross of four equal arms.

   About the whole symbol are the words ---



                    L.I.F.E.     B.I.O.S.    V.I.T.A.,



                            and the letters ---



                            T. A. P. O., Tarot.





































                         THE TITLES OF THE SYMBOLS



   1.  THE Ace of Wands is called the Root of the Powers of Fire.

   2.  The Ace of Cups is called the Root of the Powers of Water.

   3.  The Ace of Swords is called the Root of the Powers of Air.

   4.  The Ace of Pentacles is called the Root of the Powers of Earth.

   5.  The Knight of Wands is "The Lord of the Flame and Lighting: the King of

the Spirits of Fire."

   6.  The Queen of Wands is "The Queen of the Thrones of Flame."

   7.  The King of Wands is "The Prince of the Chariot of Fire."

   8.  The Knave of Wands is "The Princess of the Shining Flame: the Rose of 

the Palace of Fire."

   9.  The Knight of Cups is "The Lord of the Waves and the Waters: the King 

of the Hosts of the Sea."

   10.  The Queen of Cups is "The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters."

   11.  The King of Cups is "The Prince of the Chariot of the Waters."

   12.  The Knave of Cups is "The Princess of the Waters: the Lotus of the 

Palace of the Floods."

   13.  The Knight of Swords is "The Lord of the Wind and the Breezes: the 

King of the Spirits of Air."

   14.  The Queen of Swords is "The Queen of the Thrones of Air."

   15.  The King of Swords is "The Prince of the Chariot of the Winds."

   16.  The Knave of Swords is "The Princess of the Rushing Winds: the Lotus 

of the Palace of Air."

   17.  The Knight of Pentacles is "The Lord of the Wide and Fertile Land: the

King of the Spirits of Earth."

   18.  The Queen of Pentacles is "The Queen of the Thrones of Earth."

   19.  The King of Pentacles is "The Prince of the Chariot of Earth."

   20.  The Knave of Pentacles is "The Princess of the Echoing Hills: the Rose

of the Palace of Earth."





NO.      CARD                      LORD OF             DECAN     IN

  21.   5 of Wands  .    .   Strife     .    .    .    .   Saturn          Leo

  22.   6 "    "    .    .   Victory    .    .    .    .   Jupiter         Leo

  23.   7 "    "    .    .   Valour     .    .    .    .   Mars            Leo

  24.   8 "  Pentacles   .   Prudence   .    .    .    .   Sun           Virgo

  25.   9 "    "    .    .   Material Gain   .    .    .   Venus         Virgo

  26.  10 "    "    .    .   Wealth     .    .    .    .   Mercury       Virgo

  27.   2 "  Swords .    .   Peace restored  .    .    .   Moon          Libra

  28.   3 "    "    .    .   Sorrow     .    .    .    .   Saturn        Libra

  29.   4 "    "    .    .   Rest from Strife.    .    .   Jupiter       Libra

  30.   5 "  Cups   .    .   Loss in Pleasure.    .    .   Mars        Scorpio







  NO.      CARD                      LORD OF             DECAN     IN

  31.   6 "    "    .    .   Pleasure   .    .    .    .   Sun         Scorpio

  32.   7 "    "    .    .   Illusionary Success  .    .   Venus       Scorpio

  33.   8 "  Wands  .    .   Swiftness  .    .    .    .   Mercury Sagittarius

  34.   9 "    "    .    .   Great Strength  .    .    .   Moon    Sagittarius

  35.  10 "    "    .    .   Oppresion  .    .    .    .   Saturn  Sagittarius

  36.   2 "  Pentacles   .   Harmonious Change    .    .   Jupiter   Capricorn

  37.   3 "    "    .    .   Material Works  .    .    .   Mars      Capricorn

  38.   4 "    "    .    .   Earthly Power   .    .    .   Sun       Capricorn

  39.   5 "  Swords .    .   Defeat     .    .    .    .   Venus      Aquarius

  40.   6 "    "    .    .   Earned Success  .    .    .   Mercury    Aquarius

  41.   7 "  Swords .    .   Unstable Effort .    .    .   Moon       Aquarius

  42.   8 "  Cups   .    .   Abandoned Success    .    .   Saturn       Pisces

  43.   9 "  Cups   .    .   Material Happiness   .    .   Jupiter      Pisces

  44.  10 "    "    .    .   Perfected Success    .    .   Mars         Pisces

  45.   2 "  Wands  .    .   Dominion   .    .    .    .   Mars          Aries

  46.   3 "    "    .    .   Established Strength .    .   Sun           Aries

  47.   4 "    "    .    .   Perfected Work  .    .    .   Venus         Aries

  48.   5 "  Pentacles   .   Material Trouble.    .    .   Mercury      Taurus

  49.   6 "    "    .    .   Material Success.    .    .   Moon         Taurus

  50.   7 "    "    .    .   Success unfulfilled  .    .   Saturn       Taurus

  51.   8 "  Swords .    .   Shortened Force .    .    .   Jupiter      Gemini

  52.   9 "    "    .    .   Despair and Cruelty  .    .   Mars         Gemini

  53.  10 "    "    .    .   Ruin .     .    .    .    .   Sun          Gemini

  54.   2 "  Cups   .    .   Love .     .    .    .    .   Venus        Cancer

  55.   3 "    "    .    .   Abundance  .    .    .    .   Mercury      Cancer

  56.   4 "    "    .    .   Blended Pleasure.    .    .   Moon         Cancer







                           THE TWENTY-TWO KEYS        LETTER    ATTRI-

                               OF THE BOOK                      BUTION



57.   0.  The Foolish

            Man      .     The Spirit of              Aleph     Air

                        GR:Alpha-iota-theta-eta-rho



58.   1.  The Magi-        The Magus of

            cian     .       Power      .    .        Bet       Mercury



59.   2.  The High         The Priestess of the

            Priestess.       Silver Star.    .        Gimel     Moon



60.   3.  The Em-          The Daughter of the

            press    .       Mighty Ones     .        Dalet     Venus



61.   4.  The Em-          Sun of the Morn-

            peror    .       ing, chief among

                             the Mighty      .        Heh       Aries



62.   5.  The Hiero-       The Magus of the

            phant    .       Eternal    .    .        Vau       Taurus



63.   6.  The Lovers .     The Children of

                             the Voice; the

                             Oracles of the

                             Mighty Gods     .        Zain      Gemini



64.   7.  The Chariot      The Child of the

                             Powers of the

                             Waters; the Lord

                             of the Triumph

                             of Light   .    .        Chet      Cancer



65.  11.  Fortitude  .     The Daughter of

                             the Flaming

                             Sword      .    .        Tet       Leo







                           THE TWENTY-TWO KEYS        LETTER    ATTRI-

                               OF THE BOOK                      BUTION



66.   9.  The Hermit .     The Magus of the

                             Voice of Power,

                             the Prophet of

                             the Eternal.    .        Yod       Virgo



67.  10.  The Wheel        The Lord of the

            of Fate  .       Forces of Life  .        Koph      Jupiter



68.   8.  Justice.   .     The Daughter of the

                             Lords of Truth:

                             the Ruler of

                             the Balance     .        Lamed     Libra



69.  12.  The Hanged       The Spirit of

            Man      .       the Mighty

                             Waters     .    .        Mem       Water



70.  13.  Death  .   .     The Child of the

                             Great Trans-

                             formers: the Lord

                             of the Gates of

                             Death      .    .        Nun       Scorpio



71.  14.  Temperance       The Daughter of

                             the Reconcilers:

                             the Bringer-

                             Forth of life   .        Samekh     Sagittarius



72.  15.  The Devil  .     The Lord of the

                             Gates of Matter:

                             the Child of the

                             Forces of Time  .        Ayin      Capricorn







                           THE TWENTY-TWO KEYS        LETTER    ATTRI-

                               OF THE BOOK                      BUTION



73.  16.  The Blasted      The Lord of the

            Tower    .       Hosts of the

                             Mighty     .    .        Peh       Mars



74.  17.  The Star   .     The Daughter of

                             the Firmament,

                             the dweller be-

                             tween the Waters         Tzaddi    Aquarius



75.  18.  The Moon   .     The Ruler of Flux

                             and Reflux: the

                             Child of the

                             Sons of the

                             Mighty     .    .        Qof       Pisces



76.  19.   The Sun   .     The Lord of the

                             Fire of the

                             World      .    .        Resh      Sun



77.  20.   The Judg-       The Spirit of the

             ment    .       Primal Fire     .        Shin   Spirit and Fire



78.  21.   The Uni-        The Great One of

             verse   .       the Night of

                             Time.      .    .        Taw    Earth and Saturn



                        Such are the Titles of the

                        Abodes or Atouts of Thooth;

                                  of the

                         Mansions of the House of

                                    my

                                  FATHER.











               The Descriptions of the Seventy-eight Symbols

 of this Book {"T" in a circle, composed of two white bars}; together with

                              their meanings.





                                OF THE ACES



   FIRST in order and importance are the Four Aces, representing the Force of 

the Spirit, acting in, and binding together, the Four Scales of each Element: 

and answering to the Dominion of the Letters of the Name in the Kether of 

each.  They represent the Radical Forces.



   The Four Aces are said to be placed on the North Pole of the Universe 

wherein they revolve, governing its revolution; and ruling as the connecting 

link between Yetzirah and the Material Plane or Universe.







                                     I



                      THE ROOT OF THE POWERS OF FIRE



                               "Ace of Wands"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, issuing from clouds, and grasping a heavy 

club, which has three branches in the colours, and with the sigils, of the 

scales.  The Right-and Left-hand branches end respectively in three Flames, 

and the Centre one in four Flames: thus yielding Ten: the Number of the 

Sephiroth.  Two-and-twenty leaping Flames, or Yodh, surround it, 

answering to the Paths; of these, three fall below the Right branch for Aleph,

Men, and Shin, seven above the Central branch for the double letters; and 

between it and that of the Right twelve: six above and six below about the 

Left-hand branch.  The whole is a great and flaming Torch.  It symbolizes 

Force --- strength, rush, vigour, energy, and it governs, according to its 

nature, various works and questions.

   It implies Natural, as opposed to Invoked, Force.











                                     I



                   THE ROOT OF THE POWERS OF THE WATERS



                          "Ace of Cups or Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand, issuing from clouds, and supporting on the 

palm thereof a cup, resembling that of the Stolistes.

   From it rises a fountain of clear and glistening water: and sprays falling 

on all sides into clear calm water below, in which grow Lotuses and Water-

lilies.  The great Letter of the Supernal Mother is traced in the spray of 

the Fountain.

   It symbolizes Fertility --- productiveness, beauty, pleasure, happiness, 

etc.











                                    III



                     THE ROOT OF THE POWERS OF THE AIR



                               "Ace of Swords"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, issuing from clouds, and grasping the hilt 

of a sword, which supports a White Radiant Celestial Crown; from which depend,

on the right, the olive branch of Peace; and on the left, the palm branch of 

suffering.

   Six Vaus fall from its point.  It symbolizes "Invoked," as contrasted with 

Natural Force: for it is the Invocation of the Sword.  Raised upward, it 

invokes the Divine crown of Spiritual Brightness, but reversed it is the 

Invocation of Demonic Force; and becomes a fearfully evil symbol. It 

represents, therefore, very great power for good or evil, but invoked; and 

it also represents whirling Force, and strength through trouble.  It is the 

affirmation of Justice upholding Divine Authority; and it may become the Sword

of Wrath, Punishment, and Affliction.







                                    IV



                    THE ROOT OF THE POWERS OF THE EARTH



                             "Ace of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand, holding a branch of a Rose Tree, whereon is a

large Pentacle, formed of Five concentric circles.  The Innermost Circle is 

white, charged with a red Greek Cross.  From this White Centre, Twelve 

Rays, also white, issue: these terminate at the circumference, making the 

whole something like an Astrological figure of the Heavens.

   It is surmounted by a small circle, above which is a large white Maltese 

Cross, and with two white wings.

   Four Crosses and two buds are shewn.  The Hand issueth from the Clouds as 

in the other three cases.

   It represents materiality in all senses, good and evil: and is, therefore, 

in a sense, illusionary: it shows material gain, labour, power, wealth, etc.









                     THE SIXTEEN COURT, OR ROYAL CARDS



                              "The Four Kings"



   THE Four Kings, or "Figures mounted on steeds," represent the Yodh forces 

of the Name in each Suit: the Radix, Father and commencement of Material 

Forces, a force in which all the others are implied, and of which they form 

the development and completion.  A force swift and violent in its action, but 

whose effect soon passes away, and therefore symbolized by a Figure on a Steed

riding swiftly, and clothed in complete Armour.

   Therefore is the knowledge of the scale of the King so necessary for the 

commencement of all magical working.











                              "The Four Queens"



are seated upon Thrones; representing the Forces of the He of the Name in each

suit; the Mother and bringer-forth of Material Forces: a force which develops 

and realizes that of the King: a force steady and unshaken, but not rapid, 

though enduring.  It is therefore symbolized by a Figure seated upon a Throne:

but also clothed in Armour.







                             "The Four Princes"



   These Princes are Figures seated in Chariots, and thus borne forward.  They

represent the Vau Forces of the Name in each suit: the Mighty Son of the King 

and Queen, who realizes the influence of both scales of Force.  A Prince, the 

son of a King and Queen, yet a Prince of Princes, and a King of Kings: an 

Emperor whose effect is at once rapid (though not so swift as that of the 

Queen) and enduring.  It is, therefore, symbolized by a Figure borne in a 

Chariot, and clothed in Armour.  Yet is his power vain and illusionary, unless

set in Motion by his Father and Mother.









                            "The Four Princesses"



are the Knaves of the Tarot Pack; The Four Princesses or figures of Amazons, 

standing firmly of themselves: neither riding upon Horses, nor seated upon 

Thrones, nor borne in Chariots.  They represent the forces of the He 

final of the Name in each suit, completing the Influences of the other scales:

The mighty and potent daughter of a King and Queen: a Princess powerful and 

terrible: a Queen of Queens --- an Empress --- whose effect combines those of

the King, Queen, and Prince, at once violent and permanent; therefore 

symbolized by a Figure standing firmly by itself, only partially draped, 

and having but little Armour; yet her power existeth not, save by reason of 

the others: and then indeed it is mighty and terrible materially, and is the 

Throne of the Forces of the Spirit.

   Woe unto whomsoever shall make war upon her, when thus established!









                      THE SPHERES OF INFLUENCE OF THE

                       COURT CARDS OF THE TAROT PACK



   THE Princesses rule the Four Parts of the Celestial Heavens which lie 

around the north Pole, and above the respective Cherubic Signs of the Zodiac, 

and they form the Thrones of the Powers of the Four Aces.

   The twelve cards, the Four Kings, Queens and Princes rule the dominion of 

the Celestial Heavens, between the realm of the Four Princesses and the 

Zodiac, as is hereafter shewn.  And they, as it were, link together the signs.











                                     V



                   THE LORD OF THE FLAME AND THE LIGHT-

                   NING; THE KING OF THE SPIRITS OF FIRE



   "Knight"<> "of 

Wands"



   A WINGED Warrior riding upon a black horse with flaming mane and tail: the 

horse itself is not winged.  The rider wears a winged helmet (like the old 

Scandinavian and Gaulish helmet) with a Rayed Crown, a corslet of scale-mail 

and buskins of the same, and a flowing scarlet mantle.  Above his helmet, upon

his curass, and on the shoulder-pieces and buskins, he wears as a crest a 

winged black horse's head.  He grasps a club with flaming ends, somewhat 

similar to that in the symbol of the Ace of Wands, but not so heavy, and also 

the sigil of his scale is shown; beneath the rushing feet of his steed are 

waving flames and fire.  He is active --- generous --- fierce --- sudden --- 

impetuous.

   If ill dignified, he is evil-minded --- cruel --- bigoted --- brutal.  He 

rules the celestial heavens from above the Twentieth Degree of Scorpio to the 

First Two Decans of Sagittarius: and this includes a part of the Constellation

Hercules.  (Hercules is always represented with a Club.)



                                Fire of Fire

                         King of the Salamanders.







                                    VI



                     THE QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF FLAME



                              "Queen of Wands"



   A CROWNED queen with long red-golden hair, seated upon a Throne, with 

steady flames beneath.  She wears a corslet and buskins of scale-mail, which 

latter her robe discloses.  Her arms are almost bare.  On cuirass and buskins 

are leopard's heads winged, and the same symbol surmounteth her crown.  At her

side is a couchant leopard on which her hands rest.  She bears a long wand 

with a very heavy conical head.  The face is beautiful and resolute.

   Adaptability, steady force applied to an object, steady rule, great 

attractive power, power of command, yet liked notwithstanding.  Kind and 

generous when not opposed.

   If ill dignified, obstinate, revengeful, domineering, tyrannical, and apt 

to turn against another without a cause.

   She rules the heavens from above the last Decan of Pisces to above the 20 

Degree of Aries: including thus a part of Andromeda.



                               Water of Fire

                         Queen of the Salamanders.







                                    VII



                     THE PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF FIRE



                               "King of Wands"



   A KINGLY Figure with a golden, winged crown, seated on a chariot.  He has 

large white wings.  One wheel of his chariot is shewn.  He wears corslet

and buskins of scale armour decorated with a winged lion's head, which symbol 

also surmounts his crown.  His chariot is drawn by a lion.  His arms are bare,

save for the shoulder-pieces of the corslet, and he bears a torch or 

fire-wand, somewhat similar to that of the Zelator Adeptus Minor.  Beneath 

the chariot are flames, some waved, some salient.

   Swift, strong, hasty; rather violent, yet just and generous; noble and 

scorning meanness.

   If ill dignified --- cruel, intolerant, prejudiced and ill natured.

   He rules the heavens from above the last Decan of Cancer to the second 

Decan of Leo; hence he includes most of Leo Minor.



                                Air of Fire

                    Prince and Emperor of Salamanders.







                                   VIII



                    THE PRINCESS OF THE SHINING FLAME;

                      THE ROSE OF THE PALACE OF FIRE



                              "Knave of Wands"



   A VERY strong and beautiful woman with flowing red-gold hair, attired like 

an Amazon.  Her shoulders, arms, bosom and knees are bare.  She wears a short 

kilt reaching to the knee.  Round her waist is a broad belt of scale-mail; 

narrow at the sides; broader in front and back; and having a winged tiger's 

head in front.  She wears a Corinthian-shaped helmet and crown with a long 

plume.  It also is surmounted by a tiger's head, and the same symbol 

forms the buckle of her scale-mail buskins.  A mantle lined with tiger's skin 

falls back from her shoulders.  Her right hand rests on a small golden or 

brazen altar ornamented with ram's heads and with Flames of Fire leaping from 

it.  Her left hand leans on a long and heavy club, swelling at the lower end, 

where the sigil is placed; and it has flames of fire leaping from it the whole

way down; but the flames are ascending.  This club or torch is much longer 

than that carried by the King or Queen.  Beneath her firmly placed feet are 

leaping Flames of Fire.

   Brilliance, courage, beauty, force, sudden in anger or love, desire of 

power, enthusiasm, revenge.

   If ill dignified, she is superficial, theatrical, cruel, unstable, 

domineering.

   She rules the heavens over one quadrant of the portion around the North 

Pole.



                               Earth of Fire

                 Princess and Empress of the Salamanders.

                        Throne of the Ace of Wands.







                                    IX



                   THE LORD OF THE WAVES AND THE WATERS;

                     THE KING OF THE HOSTS OF THE SEA



                              "Knight of Cups"



   A BEAUTIFUL, winged, youthful Warrior with flying hair, riding upon a white

horse, which latter is not winged.  His general equipment is similar to that 

of the Knight of Wands, but upon his helmet, cuirass and buskins is a 

peacock with opened wings.  He holds a cup in his hand, bearing the sigil of 

the scale.  Beneath his horse's feet is the sea.  From the cup issues a crab.

   Graceful, poetic, Venusian, indolent, but enthusiastic if roused.

   Ill dignified, he is sensual, idle and untruthful.

   He rules the heavens from above 20 Degree of Aquarius to 20 Degree of 

Pisces, thus including the greater part of Pegasus.



                               Fire of Water

                        King of Undines and Nymphs.







                                     X



                        THE QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF

                                THE WATERS



                               "Queen of Cups"



   A VERY beautiful fair woman like a crowned Queen, seated upon a throne, 

beneath which is flowing water wherein Lotuses are seen.  Her general dress 

is similar to that of the Queen of Wands, but upon her crown, cuirass and 

buskins is seen an Ibis with opened wings, and beside her is the same bird, 

whereon her hand rests.  She holds a cup, wherefrom a crayfish issues.  Her 

face is dreamy.  She holds a lotus in the hand upon the Ibis.

   She is imaginative, poetic, kind, yet not willing to take much trouble for 

another.  Coquettish, good-natured and underneath a dreamy appearance.  

Imagination stronger than feeling.  Very much affected by other 

influences, and therefore more dependent upon dignity than most symbols.

   She rules from 20 Degree Gemini to 20 Degree Cancer.



                               Water of Water

                        Queen of Nymphs or Undines.







                                    XI



                       THE PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF

                                THE WATERS



                               "King of Cups"



   A WINGED Kingly Figure with winged crown seated in a chariot drawn by an 

eagle.  On the wheel is the symbol of a scorpion.  The eagle is borne as a 

crest on his crown, cuirass and buskins.  General attire like King of Wands.

Beneath his chariot is the calm and stagnant water of a lake.  His armour 

resembles feathers more than scales.  He holds in one hand a lotus, and in 

the other a cup, charged with the sigil of his scale.  A serpent issues from 

the cup, and has its head tending down to the waters of the lake.  He is 

subtle, violent, crafty and artistic; a fierce nature with calm exterior.  

Powerful for good or evil but more attracted by the evil if allied with 

apparent Power or Wisdom.

   If ill dignified, he is intensely evil and merciless.

   He rules from 20 Degree Libra to 20 Degree Scorpio.



                                Air of Water

              Prince and Emperor of Nymphs or Undines.







                                    XII



                   THE PRINCESS OF THE WATERS; THE LOTUS

                        OF THE PALACE OF THE FLOODS



                               "Knave of Cups"



   A BEAUTIFUL Amazon-like figure, softer in nature than the Princess of 

Wands.  Her attire is similar.  She stands on a sea with foaming spray. Away

to her right a Dolphin.  She wears as a crest a swan with opening wings.  She 

bears in one hand a lotus, and in the other an open cup from which a turtle 

issues.  Her mantle is lined with swansdown, and is of thin floating material.

   Sweetness, poetry, gentleness and kindness.  Imaginative, dreamy, at times 

indolent, yet courageous if roused.

   When ill dignified she is selfish and luxurious.

   She rules a quadrant of the heavens around Kether.



                               Earth of Water

               Princess and Empress of the Nymphs or Undines

                        Throne of the Ace of Cups.







                                   XIII



                  THE LORD OF THE WINDS AND THE BREEZES:

                      THE KING OF THE SPIRITS OF AIR



                             "Knight of Swords"



   A WINGED Warrior with crowned Winged Helmet, mounted upon a brown steed.  

His general equipment is as that of the Knight of Wands, but he wears 

as a crest a winged six-pointed star, similar to those represented on the 

heads of Castor and Pollux the Dioscuri, the twins Gemini (a part of which 

constellation is included in his rule).  He holds a drawn sword with the sigil

of his scale upon its pommel.  Beneath his horse's feet are dark-driving 

stratus clouds.

   He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, but 

inclined to domineer.  Also to overvalue small things, unless well dignified.

   If ill dignified, deceitful, tyrannical and crafty.

   Rules from 20 Degree Taurus to 20 Degree Gemini.



                                Fire of Air

                     King of the Sylphs and Sylphides.







                                    XIV



                      THE QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF AIR



                              "Queen of Swords"



   A GRACEFUL woman with wavy, curling hair, like a Queen seated upon a Throne

and crowned.  Beneath the Throne are grey cumulus clouds.  Her general attire 

is as that of the Queen of Wands, but she wears as a crest a winged child's 

head.  A drawn sword in one hand, and in the other a large, bearded, newly 

severed head of a man.

   Intensely perceptive, keen observation, subtle, quick and confident: often 

persevering, accurate in superficial things, graceful, fond of dancing and 

balancing.

   If ill dignified, cruel, sly, deceitful, unreliable, though with a good 

exterior.

   Rules from 20 Degree Virgo to 20 Degree Libra.



                                Water of Air

                    Queen of the Sylphs and Sylphides.







                                    XV



                  THE PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF THE WINDS



                              "King of Swords"



   A WINGED King with Winged Crown, seated in a chariot drawn by Arch Fays, 

represented as winged youths very slightly dressed, with butterfly wings: 

heads encircled by a fillet with a pentagram thereon: and holding wands 

surmounted by pentagrams, the same butterfly wings on their feet and fillets.

General equipment as the King of Wands: but he bears as a crest a winged 

angelic head with a pentagram on the brows.   Beneath the chariot are grey 

nimbus clouds.  His hair long and waving in serpentine whirls, and whorl 

figures compose the scales of his armour.  A drawn sword in one hand; a 

sickle in the other.  With the sword he rules, with the sickle he slays.

   Full of ideas and thoughts and designs, distrustful, suspicious, firm in 

friendship and enmity; careful, observant, slow, over-cautious, symbolizes 

GR:Alpha and  GR:Omega; he slays as fast as he creates.

   If ill dignified: harsh, malicious, plotting; obstinate, yet hesitating; 

unreliable.

   Rules from 20 Degree Capricorn to 20 Degree Aquarius.



                                 Air of Air

              Prince and Emperor of the Sylphs and Sylphides.







                                    XVI



                    THE PRINCESS OF THE RUSHING WINDS:

                      THE LOTUS OF THE PALACE OF AIR



                              "Knave of Swords"



   AN AMAZON figure with waving hair, slighter than the Rose of the Palace of 

Fire.  Her attire is similar.  The Feet seem springy, giving the idea of 

swiftness.  Weight changing from one foot to another and body swinging around.

She is a mixture of Minerva and Diana: her mantle resembles the AEgis of 

Minerva.  She wears as a crest the head of the Medusa with serpent hair. She 

holds a sword in one hand; and the other rests upon a small silver altar with 

grey smoke (no fire) ascending from it.  Beneath her feet are white clouds.

   Wisdom, strength, acuteness; subtlety in material things: grace and 

dexterity.

   If ill dignified, she is frivolous and cunning.

   She rules a quadrant of the heavens around Kether.



                                Earth of Air

             Princess and Empress of the Sylphs and Sylphides.

                    Throne of the Ace of Wands.







                                   XVII



                  THE LORD OF THE WIDE AND FERTILE LAND;

                     THE KING OF THE SPIRITS OF EARTH



                            "Knight of Pentacles"



   A DARK Winged Warrior with winged and crowned helmet: mounted on a light 

brown horse.  Equipment as the Knight of Wands.

   The winged head of a stag or antelope as a crest.  Beneath the horse's feet

is fertile land with ripened corn.  In one hand he bears a sceptre surmounted 

by a hexagram: in the other a Pentacle like that of the Zelator Adeptus Minor.

   Unless very well dignified he is heavy, dull, and material.  Laborious, 

clever, and patient in material matters.

   If ill dignified, he is avaricious, grasping, dull, jealous; not very 

courageous, unless assisted by other symbols.

   Rules from above 20 Degree of Leo to 20 Degree of Virgo.



                               Fire of Earth

                              King of Gnomes.







                                   XVIII



                     THE QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF EARTH



                            "Queen of Pentacles"



   A WOMAN of beautiful face with dark hair; seated upon a throne, beneath 

which is dark sandy earth.  One side of her face is light, the other dark; 

and her symbolism is best represented in profile.  Her attire is similar

to that of the Queen of Wands: but she bears a winged goat's head as a crest.

A goat is by her side.  In one hand she bears a sceptre surmounted by a cube, 

and in the other an orb of gold.

   She is impetuous, kind; timid, rather charming; great-hearted; intelligent,

melancholy; truthful, yet of many moods.

   If ill dignified she is undecided, capricious, changeable, foolish.

   She rules from 20 Degree Sagittarius to 20 Degree Capricorn.



                               Water of Earth

                           The Queen of Gnomes.







                                    XIX



                    THE PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF EARTH



                             "King of Pentacles"



   A WINGED Kingly Figure seated in a chariot drawn by a bull.  He bears as a 

crest the symbol of the head of the winged bull.  Beneath the chariot is land,

with many flowers.  In the one hand he bears an orb of gold held downwards, 

and in the other a sceptre surmounted by an orb and cross.

   Increase of matter.  Increases good or evil, solidifies; practically 

applies things.  Steady; reliable.

   If ill dignified he is selfish, animal and material: stupid.  In either 

case slow to anger, but furious if roused.

   Rules from 20 Degree Aries to 20 Degree Taurus.



                                Air of Earth

                     Prince and Emperor of the Gnomes.







                                    XX



                  PRINCESS OF THE ECHOING HILLS: ROSE OF

                            THE PALACE OF EARTH



                            "Knave of Pentacles"



   A STRONG and beautiful Amazon figure with rich brown hair, standing on 

grass or flowers.  A grove of trees near her.  Her form suggests Hebe, Ceres, 

and Proserpine.  She bears a winged ram's head as a crest: and wears a mantle 

of sheepskin.  In one hand she carries a sceptre with a circular disk: in the 

other a Pentacle similar to that of the Ace of Pentacles.

   She is generous, kind, diligent, benevolent, careful, courageous, 

persevering, pitiful.

   If ill dignified she is wasteful and prodigal.  She rules over one 

quadrant of the heavens around the North Pole of the Ecliptic.



                               Earth of Earth

                    Princess and Empress of the Gnomes.

                  Throne of the Ace of Pentacles.









   HEREIN ARE RESUMED THE ESPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FOUR COURT CARDS

                               OF THE SUITS

------.--------.------------.-------------------------------.----------.------

SUITS :  CARDS :   CRESTS   :            SYMBOLS            :  HAIR    : EYES

------+--------+------------+-------------------------------+----------+------

  W   :King    :Winged black:Black horse, waving flames,    :Red-gold :Grey

  A   :        :horse's     :club, scarlet cloak            :          :or

  N   :        :head        :                               :          :hazel

  D   :Queen   :Leopard's   :Leopard, steady flames, wand   :Red-gold  :Blue

  S   :        :head,       :with heavy head or end         :          :or

      :        :winged      :                               :          :brown

      :Prince  :Lion's head,:Waved and salient flames, fire :Yellow    :Blue-

      :        :winged      :wand of Zelator Adept          :          :grey

      :Princess:Tiger's head:Tiger, leaping flames, gold    :Red-gold  :Blue

      :        :            :altar, long club, largest at   :          :

      :        :            :bottom                         :          :

------+--------+------------+-------------------------------+----------+------

  C   :King    :Peacock with:White horse, crab issuing from :Fair      :Blue

  U   :        :opened fan  :cup, sea                       :          :

  P   :Queen   :Ibis        :Ibis, crayfish issuing from    :Gold-brown:Blue

  S   :        :            :cup, river                     :          :

      :Prince  :Eagle       :Scorpion, eagle; serpent       :Brown     :Grey

      :        :            :issuing from cup, lake         :          :or

      :        :            :                               :          :brown

      :Princess:Swan        :Dolphin lotus, sea with spray, :Brown     :Blue

      :        :            :turtle from cup                :          :or

      :        :            :                               :          :brown

------+--------+------------+-------------------------------+----------+------

  S   :King    :Winged      :Winged brown horse, driving    :Dark-brown:Dark

  W   :        :hexagram    :clouds, drawn sword            :          :

  O   :Queen   :Winged      :Head of man severed, cumulus   :Light-    :Grey

  R   :        :child's head:clouds, drawn sword            :brown     :

  D   :Prince  :Winged      :Arch fairies winged, whirling  :Dark      :Dark

  S   :        :Angel's head:hair, nimbi, drawn sword and   :          :

      :        :            :sickle                         :          :

      :Princess:Medusa's    :Silver altar, smoke, clouds,   :Light-    :Blue

      :        :head        :drawn sword                    :brown     :

------+--------+------------+-------------------------------+----------+------

  P   :King    :Winged      :Light-brown horse, ripe        :Dark      :Dark

  E   :        :stag's head :cornland, sceptre with         :          :

  N   :        :            :hexagram, pentacle as Zelator  :          :

  T   :        :            :Adept                          :          :

  A   :Queen   :Winged      :Barren land, fan, light one    :Dark      :Dark

  C   :        :goat's head :side only, sceptre with cube,  :          :

  L   :        :            :orb of gold                    :          :

  E   :Prince  :Winged      :Flowery land, bull, sceptre    :Dark-brown:Dark

  S   :        :bull's head :with orb and cross, orb held   :          :

      :        :            :downwards                      :          :

      :Princess:Winged ram's:Grass, flowers, grove of trees,:Rich brown:Dark

      :        :head        :sceptre with disk, pentacle    :          :

      :        :            :like that in ace               :          :

------.--------.------------.-------------------------------.----------.------











                         OF THE THIRTY-SIX DECANS



   HERE follow the descriptions of the smaller cards of the four suits, 

thirty-six in number, answering unto the thirty-six Decans of the Zodiac.



   Commencing from the sign Aries, the "Central" Decans of each sign follow 

the order of the Days of the Week.  Thus ---



     CARD     CENTRAL          MEANING               DAY

              DECAN OF

   3 of Wands   Aries          Established Strength  Sun

   6 "  P.      Taurus         Material Success      Moon

   9 "  S.      Gemini         Despair and Cruelty   Mars

   3 "  C.      Cancer         Abundance             Mercury

   6 "  W.      Leo            Victory               Jupiter

   9 "  P.      Virgo          Material Gain         Venus

   3 "  S.      Libra          Sorrow                Saturn

   6 "  C.      Scorpio        Pleasure              Sun

   9 "  W.      Sagittarius    Great Strength        Moon

   3 "  P.      Capricorn      Material Works        Mars

   6 "  S.      Aquarius       Earned Success        Mercury

   9 "  C.      Pisces         Material Happiness    Jupiter



   Being thus the Four Threes, Sixes, and Nines.



   The first and third Decans follow the same order: Sunday beginning the 

First Decan of Virgo and in the Third Decans of Gemini and Capricorn.



   The planets govern respectively Decans with the following Titles ---



                                Saturn

   1.    Leo           Strife                             5 of Wands.

   2.    Libra         Sorrow                             3 "  Swords.

   3.    Sagittarius   Oppression                        10 "  Wands.

   4.    Pisces        Abundant Success                   8 "  Cups.

   5.    Taurus        Success Unfulfilled                7 "  Pentacles.

   Or in Taurus Leo Libra Sagittarius Pisces two wands: 1 each of the other

   suits.





                                Jupiter

   1.    Leo           Victory                            6 of Wands.

   2.    Libra         Rest from Strife                   4 "  Swords.

   3.    Capricorn     Harmonious Change                  2 "  Pentacles.

   4.    Pisces        Material Happiness                 9 "  Cups.

   5.    Gemini        Shortened Force                    8 "  Swords.

   Or in Gemini Leo Libra Capricorn Pisces two swords: 1 each of others.





                                Mars

   1.    Leo           Valour                             7 of Wands.

   2.    Scorpio       Loss in Pleasure                   5 "  Cups.

   3.    Capricorn     Material Works                     3 "  Pentacles.

   4.    Pisces        Perfected Success                 10 "  Cups.

   5.    Aries         Dominion                           2 "  Wands.

   6.    Gemini        Despair and Cruelty                9 "  Swords.

   Or in Aries Gemini Leo Scorpio Capricorn Pisces 2 W. 2 C.: 1 each of

   others.

                One more Decan than the others.





                                Sun

   1.    Virgo         Prudence                           8 of Pentacles.

   2.    Scorpio       Pleasure                           6 "  Cups.

   3.    Capricorn     Earthly Power                      4 of Pentacles.

   4.    Aries         Established Strength               3 "  Wands.

   5.    Gemini        Ruin                              10 "  Swords.

   Or in Aries Gemini Virgo Scorpio Capricorn 2 pentacles: 1 each of others.





                                Venus

   1.    Virgo         Material Gain                      9 of Pentacles.

   2.    Scorpio       Illusionary Success                7 "  Cups.

   3.    Aquarius      Defeat                             5 "  Swords.

   4.    Aries         Perfected Work                     4 "  Wands.

   5.    Cancer        Love                               2 "  Cups.

   Or in Aries Cancer Virgo Scorpio Aquarius 2 Cups: 1 each of others.





                                Mercury

   1.    Virgo         Wealth                            10 of Pentacles.

   2.    Sagittarius   Swiftness                          8 "  Wands.

   3.    Aquarius      Earned Success                     6 "  Swords.

   4.    Taurus        Material Trouble                   5 "  Pentacles.

   5.    Cancer        Abundance                          3 "  Cups.

   Or in Taurus Cancer Virgo Sagittarius Aquarius two Pentacles: 1 of each of

   the others.





                                Moon

   1.    Libra         Peace Restored                     2 of Swords.

   2.    Sagittarius   Great Strength                     9 "  Wands.

   3.    Aquarius      Unstable Effort                    7 "  Swords.

   4.    Taurus        Material Success                   6 "  Pentacles.

   5.    Cancer        Blended Pleasure                   4 "  Cups.

   Or in Taurus Cancer Libra Sagittarius Aquarius two Swords: 1 of each of the

   others.



   There being thirty-six Decans and seven Planets, it follows that one of 

the latter must rule over one more Decan than the others.  This is the 

Planet Mars, to which are allotted the last Decan of Pisces, and the first of 

Aries, because the long cold of the winter requires a great energy to overcome

it, and initiate spring.

   And the beginning of the Decanates is from the royal Star of Leo, the great

Star Cor Leonis: and therefore is the first Decan that of Saturn in Leo.

   Here follow the general meanings of the small cards of the suits, as 

classified under the nine Sephiroth below Kether.

   HB:ChKMH  The Four Twos symbolize the Powers of the King and Queen just 

uniting and initiating the Force; but before the Prince and Princess are 

thoroughly brought into action.  Therefore do they generally imply the 

initiation and fecundation of a thing.

   HB:BYNH  Realization of action owing to the Prince being produced.  

The central symbol on each card.  Action definitely commenced for good or 

evil.

   HB:ChSD  Perfection, realization, completion: making a matter settled and 

fixed.

   HB:GBVRH  Opposition, strife and struggle: war; obstacle to the thing in 

hand.  Ultimate success or failure is otherwise shewn.

   HB:ThPARTh  Definite accomplishment.  Thing carried out.

   HB:NTzCh  Generally shew a force transcending the Material Plane: and is 

like unto a Crown; which, indeed, is powerful, but requireth one capable of 

wearing it.  The Sevens then shew a possible result: which is dependent on the

action then taken.  They depend much on the symbols that accompany them.

   HB:HVD  Solitary success: "i.e." success in the matter for the time being: 

but not leading to much result apart from the thing itself.

   HB:YSVD  Very great fundamental force.  Executive power, because they 

restore a firm basis.  Powerful for good or evil.

   HB:MLKVTh  Fixed, culminated, complete Force, whether good or evil.  The 

matter thoroughly and definitely determined.  Ultimating Force.

   Follow the particular descriptions of each of the thirty-six cards: with 

full meanings.

   Decan-cards are always modified by the other symbols with which they are 

in contact.









                                    XXI



                            THE LORD OF STRIFE



                               "Five of Wands"



   TWO White Radiant Angelic Hands issuant per nubes dexter and sinister.  

They are clasped together in the grip of the First Order, "i.e." the four 

fingers of each right hand crooked into each other, the thumbs meeting above; 

and they hold, at the same time, by their centres, five wands or torches which

are similar unto the wands of a Zelator Adeptus Minor.  One wand is upright in

the middle; the others cross each other.  Flames leap from the point of 

junction.  Above the middle wand is the sign Saturn, and below is that of Leo:

thus representing the Decante.  Violent strife and boldness, rashness, 

cruelty, violence, lust, desire, prodigality and generosity; depending on 

whether the card is well or ill dignified.

   Geburah of HB:Y (Quarrelling and fighting).

   This Decan hath its beginning from the Royal Star of Leo: and unto it are 

allotted the two great Angels of the Schemhamphorash HB:VHVYH and HB:YLYAL.

   [The proper meaning of the small cards is to be found by making thorough 

meditation and harmony between these four symbols of each card.  It will be 

seen that this is how the meanings have been done; but the advanced student 

can go beyond this rude working.]









                                   XXII



                            THE LORD OF VICTORY



                               "Six of Wands"



   TWO hands in grip as the last, holding six wands crossed three and three.  

Flames issue from the point of junction.  Above and below are short wands with

flames issuing, surmounted respectively by the symbols of Jupiter and Leo, 

representing the Decan.

   Victory after strife: Love: pleasure gained by labour: carefulness, 

sociability and avoiding of strife, yet victory therein: also insolence, and 

pride of riches and success, etc.  The whole dependent on the dignity.

   Tiphareth of HB:Y (Gain).

   Hereunto are allotted the great Angels HB:SYTAL and HB:a'aLMYH of the 

Schemhamphorash.









                                   XXIII



                            THE LORD OF VALOUR



                              "Seven of Wands"



   TWO hands holding by grip six wands, three crossed.  A third hand issuing 

from a cloud at the lower part of the card, holding an upright wand which 

passes between the others.  Flames leap from the point of junction.  Above and

below the central wand are the symbols of Mars and Leo, representing the 

Decan.

   Possible victory, depending on the energy and courage exercised; valour; 

opposition, obstacles and difficulties, yet courage to meet them; quarrelling,

ignorance, pretence, and wrangling, and threatening; also victory in small and

unimportant things: and influence upon subordinates.

   Netzach of HB:Y (Opposition, yet courage).

   Therein rule the two great Angels HB:MHShYH and HB:LLHAL of the 

Schemhamphorash.









                                   XXIV



                           THE LORD OF PRUDENCE



                            "Eight of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, issuing from a cloud, and grasping a branch

of a rose tree, with four white roses thereon, which touch only the four 

lowermost Pentacles.  No rosebuds even, but only leaves, touch the four 

uppermost disks.  All the Pentacles are similar to that of the Ace, but 

without the Maltese cross and wings.  They are arranged like the geomantic 

figure Populus.  Above and below them are the symbols Sun and Virgo for the 

Decan.

   Over-careful in small things at the expense of great: "Penny wise and pound

foolish": gain of ready money in small sums; mean; avaricious; industrious; 

cultivation of land; hoarding, lacking in enterprise.

   Hod of HB:H (Skill: prudence: cunning).

   Therein rule those mighty Angels HB:AKAYH and HB:KHThAL.









                                    XXV



                         THE LORD OF MATERIAL GAIN



                             "Nine of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, holding a rose branch with nine white 

roses, each of which touches a Pentacle.  The Pentacles are arranged thus

*   *

*   *

  *

*   *

*   * : and there are rosebuds on the branches as well as flowers.  Venus and 

Virgo above and below.

   Complete realization of material gain, good, riches; inheritance; covetous;

treasuring of goods; and sometimes theft and knavery.  The whole according to 

dignity.

   Yesod of HB:H (Inheritance, much increase of goods).

   Herein those mighty Angels HB:HZYAL and HB:ALDYH have rule and dominion.









                                   XXVI



                            THE LORD OF WEALTH



                             "Ten of Pentacles"



   AN Angelic Hand, holding by the lower extremity a branch whose roses touch 

all the Pentacles.  No buds, however, are shewn.  The symbols of Mercury and 

Virgo<> are above and below.

   The Pentacles are thus arranged  *   *

                                      *

                                    *   *

                                    *   *

                                      *

                                    *   *.

   Completion of material gain and fortune; but nothing beyond: as it were, at

the very pinnacle of success.  Old age, slothfulness; great wealth, yet 

sometimes loss in part; heaviness; dullness of mind, yet clever and prosperous

in money transactions.

   Malkuth of HB:H (Riches and wealth).

   Herein are HB:LAVYH and HB:HHa'aYH set over this Decan as Angel Rulers.









                                   XXVII



                        THE LORD OF PEACE RESTORED



                          "Two of Swords or Pikes"



   Two crossed swords, like the air dagger of a Z.A.M., each held by a White 

Radiant Angelic Hand.  Upon the point where the two cross is a rose of five 

petals, emitting white rays.  At the top and bottom of the card are two small 

daggers, supporting respectively the symbol {Crescent moon with horns upward} 

thus, and Libra representing the Decanate.

   Contradictory characters in the same nature, strength through suffering; 

pleasure after pain.  Sacrifice and trouble, yet strength arising therefrom, 

symbolized by the position of the rose, as though the pain itself had brought 

forth beauty.  Arrangement, peace restored; truce; truth and untruth; sorrow 

and sympathy.  Aid to the weak; arrangement; justice, unselfishness; also a 

tendency to repetition of affronts on being pardoned; injury when meaning 

well; given to petitions; also a want of tact, and asking question of little 

moment; talkative.

   Chokmah of Vau.  Quarrel made up, yet still some tension in relations: 

actions sometimes selfish, sometimes unselfish.

   Herein rule the Great Angels HB:YZLAL and HB:MNHAL.









                                  XXVIII



                            THE LORD OF SORROW



                         "Three of Swords or Spears"



   THREE White Radiating Angelic Hands, issuing from clouds, and holding three

swords upright (as though the central sword had struck apart the two others, 

which were crossed in the preceding symbol): the central sword cuts asunder 

the rose of five petals, which in the previous symbol grew at the junction of 

the swords; its petals are falling, and no white rays issue from it.

   Above and below the central sword are the symbols of Saturn and Libra.

   Disruption, interruption, separation, quarrelling; sowing of discord and 

strife, mischief-making, sorrow and tears; yet mirth in Platonic pleasures; 

singing, faithfulness in promises, honesty in money transactions, selfish and 

dissipated, yet sometimes generous: deceitful in words and repetitions; the 

whole according to dignity.

   Binah of HB:V (Unhappiness, sorrow, and tears).

   Herein rule the Great Angels HB:HRYAL and HB:HQMYH as Lords of the Decan.









                                   XXIX



                       THE LORD OF REST FROM STRIFE



                              "Four of Swords"



   TWO White Radiating Angelic Hands, each holding two swords; which four 

cross in the centre.  The rose of five petals with white radiations is 

reinstated on the point of their intersection.  Above and below, on the points

of two small daggers, are Jupiter<> and Libra, representing the Decanate.

   Rest from sorrow; yet after and through it.  Peace from and after war.  

Relaxation of anxiety.  Quietness, rest, ease and plenty, yet after struggle.

Goods of this life; abundance; modified by dignity as is usual.

   Chesed of HB:V (Convalescence, recovery from sickness; change for the 

better).

   Herein do HB:LAVYH and HB:KLYAL bear rule.









                                    XXX



                       THE LORD OF LOSS IN PLEASURE



                         "Five of Cups or Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, holding lotuses or water-lilies, of which 

the flowers are falling right and left.  Leaves only, and no buds, surmount 

them.  These lotus stems ascend between the cups in the manner of a fountain, 

but no water flows therefrom; neither is there water in any of the cups, which

are somewhat of the shape of the magical instrument of the Zelator Adeptus 

Minor.

   Above and below are the symbols of Mars and Scorpio for the Decan.

   Death, or end of pleasure: disappointment, sorrow and loss in those things 

from which pleasure is expected.  Sadness, treachery, deceit; ill-will, 

detraction; charity and kindness ill requited; all kinds of anxieties and 

troubles from unsuspected and unexpected sources.

   Geburah of HB:H (Disappointment in love, marriage broken off, unkindness of

a friend; loss of friendship).

   Herein rule HB:LVVYH and HB:PHLYH.









                                   XXXI



                           THE LORD OF PLEASURE



                              "Six of Chalices"



   AN Angelic Hand, as before, holds a group of stems of water-lilies or 

lotuses, from which six flowers bend, one over each cup.  From these 

flowers a white glistening water flows into the cups as from a fountain, but 

they are not yet full.  Above and below are Sun and Scorpio referring to the 

Decan.

   Commencement of steady increase, gain and pleasure; but commencement only.

Also affront, detection, knowledge, and in some instances contention and 

strife arising from unwarranted self-assertion and vanity.  Sometimes 

thankless and presumptuous; sometimes amiable and patient.  According to 

dignity as usual.

   Tiphareth of HB:H (Beginning of wish, happiness, success, or enjoyment).

   Therein rule HB:NLKAL and HB:YYYAL.









                                   XXXII



                      THE LORD OF ILLUSIONARY SUCCESS



                             "Seven of Chalices"



   THE seven cups are arranged as two descending triangles above a point: a 

hand, as usual, holds lotus stems which arise from the central lower cup.  

The hand is above this cup and below the middle one.  With the exception of 

the central lower cup, each is overhung by a lotus flower, but no water falls 

from these into any of the cups, which are all quite empty.  Above and below 

are the symbols of the Decanate Venus and Scorpio.

   Possible victory, but neutralized by the supineness of the person: 

illusionary success, deception in the moment of apparent victory.  Lying, 

error, promises unfulfilled.  Drunkenness, wrath, vanity.  Lust, fornication, 

violence against women, selfish dissipation, deception in love and 

friendship.  Often success gained, but not followed up.  Modified as usual by 

dignity.

   Netzach of HB:H (Lying, promises unfulfilled; illusion, deception, error; 

slight success at outset, not retained).

   Herein the Angels HB:MLHAL and HB:ChHVYH rule.









                                  XXXIII



                           THE LORD OF SWIFTNESS



                         "Eight of Wands or Torches"



   FOUR White Radiating Angelic Hands (two proceeding from each side) issuant 

from clouds; clasped in two pairs in the centre with the grip of the First 

Order.  They hold eight wands, crossed four with four.  Flames issue from the 

point of junction.  Surmounting the small wands with flames issuing down them,

and placed in the centre at the top and bottom of the card respectively, are 

the symbols of Mercury and Sagittarius for the Decan.

   Too much force applied too suddenly.  Very rapid rush, but quickly passed 

and expended.  Violent, but not lasting.  Swiftness, rapidity, courage, 

boldness, confidence, freedom, warfare, violence; love of open air, 

field-sports, gardens and meadows.  Generous, subtle, eloquent, yet somewhat 

untrustworthy; rapacious, insolent, oppressive.  Theft and robbery.  According

to dignity.

   Hod of HB:Y (Hasty communications and messages; swiftness).

   Therein rule the Angels HB:NThHYH and HB:HAAYH.









                                   XXXIV



                        THE LORD OF GREAT STRENGTH



                         "Nine of Wands or Torches"



   FOUR hands, as in the previous symbol, holding eight wands crossed four and

four; but a fifth hand at the foot of the card holds another wand upright, 

which traverses the point of junction with the others: flames leap herefrom.  

Above and below are the symbols Moon and Sagittarius.

   Tremendous and steady force that cannot be shaken.  Herculean strength, yet

sometimes scientifically applied.  Great success, but with strife and energy. 

Victory, preceded by apprehension and fear.  Health good, and recovery not in 

doubt.  Generous, questioning and curious; fond of external appearances: 

intractable, obstinate.

   Yesod of HB:Y (Strength, power, health, recovery from sickness).

   Herein rule the Angels HB:YRThAL and HB:ShAHYH.









                                   XXXV



                          THE LORD OF OPPRESSION



                               "Ten of Wands"



   FOUR hands holding eight wands crossed as before.  A fifth hand holding 

two wands upright, which traverses the junction of the others.  Flames 

issuant.  Saturn and Sagittarius.

   Cruel and overbearing force and energy, but applied only to material and 

selfish ends.  Sometimes shows failure in a matter, and the opposition too 

strong to be controlled; arising from the person's too great selfishness at 

the beginning.  Ill-will, levity, lying, malice, slander, envy, obstinacy; 

swiftness in evil and deceit, if ill dignified.  Also generosity, 

disinterestedness and self-sacrifice, when well dignified.

   Malkuth of HB:V (Cruelty, malice, revenge, injustice).

   Therein rule HB:RYYAL and HB:AVMAL.









                                   XXXVI



                       THE LORD OF HARMONIOUS CHANGE



                         "Two of Disks or Pentacles"



   TWO wheels, disks or pentacles, similar to that of the Ace.  They are 

united by a green-and-gold serpent, bound about them like a figure of 8.  

It holds its tail in its mouth.  A White Radiant Angelic Hand holds the 

centre of the whole.  No roses enter into this card.  Above and below are 

the symbols of Jupiter and Capricorn.  It is a revolving symbol.

   The harmony of change, alternation of gain and loss; weakness and strength;

everchanging occupation; wandering, discontented with any fixed condition of 

things; now elated, then melancholy; industrious, yet unreliable; fortunate 

through prudence of management, yet sometimes unaccountably foolish; 

alternatively talkative and suspicious.  Kind, yet wavering and inconsistent.

Fortunate in journeying.  Argumentative.

   Chokmah of HB:H (Pleasant change, visit to friends).

   Herein the Angels HB:LKBAL and HB:VShRYH have rule.









                                  XXXVII



                        THE LORD OF MATERIAL WORKS



                            "Three of Pentacles"



   A WHITE-WINGED Angelic Hand, as before, holding a branch of a rose tree, of

which two white rosebuds touch and surmount the topmost Pentacle.  The 

Pentacles are arranged in an equilateral triangle.  Above and below the 

symbols Mars and Capricorn.

   Working and constructive force, building up, creation, erection; 

realization and increase of material things; gain in commercial transactions, 

rank; increase of substance, influence, cleverness in business, selfishness.  

Commencement of matters to be established later.  Narrow and prejudiced.  Keen

in matters of gain; sometimes given to seeking after impossibilities.

   Binah of HB:H (Business, paid employment, commercial transaction).

   Herein are HB:YChVYH and HB:LHChYH Angelic Rulers.









                                  XXXVIII



                         THE LORD OF EARTHLY POWER



                             "Four of Pentacles"



   A HAND holding a branch of a rose tree, but without flowers or buds, save 

that in the centre is one fully blown white rose.  Pentacles are disposed as 

on the points of a square; a rose in its centre.  Symbols Sun and Capricorn 

above and below to represent the Decan.

   Assured material gain: success, rank, dominion, earthy power, completed but

leading to nothing beyond.  Prejudicial, covetous, suspicious, careful and 

orderly, but discontented.  Little enterprise or originality.  According to 

dignity as usual.

   Chesed of HB:H (Gain of money or influence: a present).

   Herein do HB:KVQYH and HB:MNDAL bear rule.









                                   XXXIX



                            THE LORD OF DEFEAT



                              "Five of Swords"



   TWO Rayed Angelic Hands each holding two swords nearly upright, but falling

apart of each other, right and left of the card.  A third hand holds a sword 

upright in the centre as though it had disunited them.  The petals of the 

rose, which in the four had been reinstated in the centre, are torn asunder 

and falling.  Above and below are Venus and Aquarius for Decan.

   Contest finished and decided against the person; failure, defeat, anxiety, 

trouble, poverty, avarice, grieving after gain, laborious, unresting; loss and

vileness of nature; malicious, slanderous, lying, spiteful and tale-bearing.  

A busybody and separator of friends, hating to see peace and love between 

others.  Cruel, yet cowardly, thankless and unreliable.  Clever and quick in 

thought and speech.  Feelings of pity easily roused, but unenduring.

   Geburah of HB:V (Defeat, loss, malice, spite, slander, evil-speaking).

   Herein the Angels HB:ANYAL and HB:Cha'aMYH bear rule.









                                    XL



                        THE LORD OF EARNED SUCCESS



                               "Six of Swords"



   TWO hands, as before, each holding two swords which cross in the centre.  

Rose re-established thereon.  Mercury and Aquarius above and below, supported 

on the points of two short daggers or swords.

   Success after anxiety and trouble; self-esteem, beauty, conceit, but 

sometimes modesty therewith; dominance, patience, labour, etc.

   Tiphareth of HB:V (Labour, work, journey by water).

   Ruled by the Great Angels HB:RHa'aAL and HB:YYVHL.









                                    XLI



                        THE LORD OF UNSTABLE EFFORT



                              "Seven of Swords"



   TWO Angelic Radiating Hands as before, each holding three swords.  A third 

hand holds up a single sword in the centre.  The points of all the swords 

"just touch" each other, the central sword not altogether dividing them.

   The Rose of the previous symbols of this suit is held up by the same hand 

which holds the central sword: as if the victory were at its disposal.  

Symbols of Moon and Aquarius.

   Partial success.  Yielding when victory is within grasp, as if the 

last reserves of strength were used up.  Inclination to lose when on the point

of gaining, through not continuing the effort.  Love of abundance, fascinated 

by display, given to compliments, affronts and insolences, and to spy upon 

others.  Inclined to betray confidences, not always intentionally.  Rather 

vacillatory and unreliable.

   Netzach of HB:V (Journey by land: in character untrustworthy).

   Herein rule the Great Angels HB:HHHAL and HB:Ma'aKAL.









                                   XLII



                       THE LORD OF ABANDONED SUCCESS



                             "Eight of Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, holding a group of stems of lotuses or 

water-lilies.  There are only two flowers shown, which bend over the two 

central cups, pouring into them a white water which fills them and runs over 

into the three lowest, which later are not yet filled    U U U

The three uppermost are quite empty.  At the top and      U U

bottom of the card are symbols Saturn and Pisces.        U U U

   Temporary success, but without further results.  Thing thrown aside as soon

as gained.  Not lasting, even in the matter in hand.  Indolence in success.  

Journeying from place to place.  Misery and repining without cause.  Seeking 

after riches.  Instability.

   Hod of HB:H (Success abandoned; decline of interest).

   The Angels ruling are HB:VVLYH and HB:YLHYH.









                                   XLIII



                      THE LORD OF MATERIAL HAPPINESS



                             "Nine of Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand, issuing from a cloud holding lotus or 

water-lilies, one flower of which overhangs each cup; from it a white water 

pours.  Cups are arranged in three rows of 3.  Jupiter and Pisces above and 

below.

   Complete and perfect realization of pleasure and happiness, almost perfect;

self-praise, vanity, conceit, much talking of self, yet kind and lovable, and 

may be self-denying therewith.  High-minded, not easily satisfied with small 

and limited ideas.  Apt to be maligned through too much self-assumption.  A 

good and generous, but sometimes foolish nature.

   Yesod of HB:H (Complete success, pleasure and happiness, wishes fulfilled).

   Therein rule the Angels HB:SALYH and HB:a'aRYAL.









                                   XLIV



                       THE LORD OF PERFECTED SUCCESS



                          "Ten of Cups or Chalices"



   HAND, as usual, holding bunch of water-lilies or lotuses, whose flowers 

pour a white water into all the cups, which "all run over."  The uppermost 

cup is held sideways by a hand, and pours water into the left-hand upper cup.

A single lotus flower surmounts the top cup, and is the source of the water 

that fills it.  Above and below the symbols Mars and Pisces.

   Permanent and lasting success and happiness, because inspired from above.  

Not so sensual as "Lord of Material Happiness," yet almost more truly happy.  

Pleasure, dissipation, debauchery, quietness, peacemaking.  Kindness, pity, 

generosity, wantonness, waste, etc., according to dignity.

   Malkuth of HB:H (Matter settled: complete good fortune).

   Herein the Great Angels HB:a'aShLYH and HB:MYHAL rule.

   [This is not such a good card as stated.  It represents boredom, and 

quarrelling arising therefrom; disgust springing from too great luxury.  

In particular it represents drug-habits, the sottish excess of pleasure and 

the revenge of nature.]









                                    XLV



                           THE LORD OF DOMINION



                               "Two of Wands"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic hand, issuing from clouds, and grasping two 

crossed wands.  Flames issue from the point of junction.  On two small wands 

above and below, with flames of five issuing therefrom, are the symbols of 

Mars and Aries for the Decan.

   Strength, domination, harmony of rule and of justice.  Boldness, courage, 

fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud, sensitive, 

ambitious, refined, restless, turbulent, sagacious withal, yet unforgiving and

obstinate.

   Chokmah of HB:Y (Influence over others, authority, power, dominion).

   Therein the Angels HB:VHVAL and HB:DNYAL bear rule.









                                   XLVI



                     THE LORD OF ESTABLISHED STRENGTH



                              "Three of Wands"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, as before, issuing from clouds and grasping

three wands in the centre (two crossed, the third upright).  Flames issue from

the point of junction.  Above and below are the symbols Sun and Aries.

   Established force, strength, realization of hope.  Completion of labour.  

Success after struggle.  Pride, nobility, wealth, power, conceit.  Rude 

self-assumption and insolence.  Generosity, obstinacy, etc.

   Binah of HB:Y (Pride, arrogance, self-assertion).

   Herein rule the Angels HB:HHShYH and HB:a'aMMYH.

   [This card is much better than as described.]









                                   XLVII



                        THE LORD OF PERFECTED WORK



                               "Four of Wands"



   TWO White Radiating Angelic Hands, as before, issuing from clouds right and

left of the card and clasped in the centre with the grip of the First Order, 

holding four wands or torches crossed.  Flames issue from the point of 

junction.  Above and below are two small flaming wands, with the symbols of 

Venus and Aries representing the Decan.

   Perfection or completion of a thing built up with trouble and labour.

Rest after labour, subtlety, cleverness, beauty, mirth, success in completion.

Reasoning faculty, conclusions drawn from previous knowledge.  Unreadiness, 

unreliable and unsteady through over-anxiety and hurriedness of action.  

Graceful in manner, at times insincere, etc.

   Chesed of HB:Y (Settlement, arrangement, completion).

   Herein are HB:NNAAL and HB:NYThHL Angelic rulers.









                                  XLVIII



                       THE LORD OF MATERIAL TROUBLE



                             "Five of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand issuing from clouds, and holding a branch of 

the white rose tree, but from which the roses are falling, and leaving no buds

behind.  Five Pentacles similar to the Ace.  Above and below are Mercury and 

Taurus.

   Loss of money or position.  Trouble about material things.  Labour, toil, 

land cultivation; building, knowledge and acuteness of earthly things, 

poverty, carefulness, kindness; sometimes money regained after severe toil 

and labour.  Unimaginative, harsh, stern, determined, obstinate.

   Geburah of HB:H (Loss of profession, loss of money, monetary anxiety).

   Herein the angels HB:MBHYH and HB:PNYAL rule.









                                   XLIX



                       THE LORD OF MATERIAL SUCCESS



                             "Six of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiant Angelic Hand holding a rose branch with white roses and 

buds, each of which touches a Pentacle.  Pentacles are arranged in two columns

of three each *   *

              *   *

              *   *

              *   *.  Above and below are the symbols Taurus and Moon of the 

Decan.

   Success and gain in material undertakings.  Power, influence, rank, 

nobility, rule over the people.  Fortunate, successful, liberal and just.

   If ill dignified, may be purse-proud, insolent from excess, or prodigal.

   Tiphareth of HB:H (Success in material things, prosperity in business).

   Herein rule the Angels HB:NMMYH and HB:YYLAL.









                                     L



                      THE LORD OF SUCCESS UNFULFILLED



                            "Seven of Pentacles"



   A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand issuing from a cloud, and holding a white 

rose branch.  Seven Pentacles arranged like the geomantic figure Rubeus.  

There are only five buds, which overhang, but do not touch the five uppermost

Pentacles.  Above and below are the Decan symbols, Saturn and Taurus 

respectively.

   Promises of success unfulfilled.  (Shewn, as it were, by the fact that the 

rosebuds do not come to anything.)  Loss of apparently promising fortune.  

Hopes deceived and crushed.  Disappointment,  misery, slavery, necessity and 

baseness.  A cultivator of land, and yet a loser thereby.  Sometimes it 

denotes slight and isolated gains with no fruits resulting therefrom, and of 

no further account, though seeming to promise well.

   Netzach of HB:H (Unprofitable speculations and employments; little gain 

for much labour).

   Therein HB:HRChAL and HB:MTzRAL are ruling Angels.









                                    LI



                        THE LORD OF SHORTENED FORCE



                              "Eight of Swords"



   FOUR White Radiant Angelic Hands issuing from clouds, each holding two 

swords, points upwards; all the points touch near the top of the card.  Hands 

issue, two at each bottom angle of the card.  The pose of the other sword 

symbols is re-established in the centre.  Above and below are the Decan 

symbols Jupiter and Gemini.

   Too much force applied to small things: too much attention to detail at 

the expense of the principal and more important points.  When ill dignified, 

these qualities produce malice, pettiness, and domineering characteristics.  

Patience in detail of study; great care in some things, counterbalanced 

by equal disorder in others.  Impulsive; equally fond of giving or receiving 

money or presents; generous, clever, acute, selfish and without strong feeling

of affection.  Admires wisdom, yet applies it to small and unworthy objects.

   Hod of HB:V (Narrow, restricted, petty, a prison).

   Therein rule the Angels HB:VMBAL and HB:YHHAL.









                                    LII



                      THE LORD OF DESPAIR AND CRUELTY



                              "Nine of Swords"



   FOUR Hands, as in the preceding figure, hold eight swords nearly upright, 

but with the points falling away from each other.  A fifth hand holds a ninth 

sword upright in the centre, as if it had struck them asunder.  No rose at all

is shewn, as if it were not merely cut asunder, but utterly destroyed.  Above 

and below are the Decan symbols Mars and Gemini.

   Despair, cruelty, pitilessness, malice, suffering, want, loss, misery.  

Burden, oppression, labour, subtlety and craft, dishonesty, lying and slander.

   Yet also obedience, faithfulness, patience, unselfishness, etc.  According 

to dignity.

   Yesod of HB:V (Illness, suffering, malice, cruelty, pain).

   Therein do HB:a'aNVAL and HB:MChYAL bear rule.









                                   LIII



                             THE LORD OF RUIN



                               "Ten of Swords"



   FOUR hands holding eight swords, as in the preceding symbol; the points 

falling away from each other.  Two hands hold two swords crossed in the 

centre, as though their junction had disunited the others.  No rose, flower 

or bud, is shewn.  Above and below are Sun and Gemini, representing the Decan.

   Almost a worse symbol than the Nine of Swords.  Undisciplined, warring 

force, complete disruption and failure.  Ruin of all plans and projects.  

Disdain, insolence and impertinence, yet mirth and jollity therewith.  A 

marplot, loving to overthrow the happiness of others; a repeater of things; 

given to much unprofitable speech, and of many words.  Yet clever, eloquent, 

etc., according to dignity.

   Malkuth of HB:V (Ruin, death, defeat, disruption).

   Herein the Angels HB:DMBYH and HB:MNQAL reign.









                                    LIV



                             THE LORD OF LOVE



                              "Two of Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiant Hand, issuant from the lower part of the card from a cloud,

holds lotuses.  A lotus flower rises above water, which occupies the 

lower part of the card rising above the hand.  From this flower rises a stem, 

terminating near the top of the card in another lotus, from which flows a 

sparkling white water, as from a fountain.  Crossed on the stem just beneath 

are two dolphins, Argent and Or, on to which the water falls, and from which 

it pours in full streams, like jets of gold and silver, into two cups; which 

in their turn overflow, flooding the lower part of the card.  Venus and Cancer

above and below.

   Harmony of masculine and feminine united.  Harmony, pleasure, mirth, 

subtlety: but if ill dignified --- folly, dissipation, waste, silly actions.

   Chokmah of HB:H (Marriage, love, pleasure).

   Therein rule the Angels HB:AVa'aAL and HB:ChBVYH.









                                    LV



                           THE LORD OF ABUNDANCE



                             "Three of Chalices"



   A WHITE Radiating Hand, as before, holds a group of lotuses or 

water-lilies, from which two flowers rise on either side of, and overhanging 

the top cup; pouring into it the white water.  Flowers in the same way pour 

white water into the lower cups.  All the cups overflow; the topmost into the 

two others, and these upon the lower part of the card.  Cups are arranged in 

an erect equilateral triangle.  Mercury and Cancer above and below.

   Abundance, plenty, success, pleasure, sensuality, passive success, good 

luck and fortune; love, gladness, kindness, liberality.

   Binah of HB:H (Plenty, hospitality, eating and drinking, pleasure, dancing,

new clothes, merriment).

   Therein the Angels HB:RAHAL and HB:YBMYH are lords.









                                    LVI



                       THE LORD OF BLENDED PLEASURE



                             "Four of Chalices"



   FOUR cups: the two upper overflowing into the two lower, which do not 

overflow.  An Angelic Hand grasps a branch of lotus, from which ascends a 

stem bearing one flower at the top of the card, from which the white water 

flows into the two upper cups.  From the centre two leaves pass right and 

left, making, as it were, a cross between the four cups.  Above and below are 

the symbols Moon and Cancer for the Decan.

   Success or pleasure approaching their end.  A stationary period in 

happiness, which may, or may not, continue.  It does not mean love and 

marriage so much as the previous symbol.  It is too passive a symbol to 

represent perfectly complete happiness.  Swiftness, hunting and pursuing.  

Acquisition by contention: injustice sometimes; some drawbacks to pleasure 

implied.

   Chesed of HB:H (Receiving pleasure or kindness from others, but some 

discomfort therewith).

   Therein rule the great Angels HB:HYYAL and HB:MVMYH.







                     BRIEF MEANING OF TWENTY-TWO KEYS



   0.  IF the question refers to spiritual matters, the Fool means idea, 

thought, spirituality, that which endeavours to transcend Earth.  But if 

question is material, it means folly, stupidity, eccentricity, or even mania.

   1.  Skill, wisdom, adaptation, craft, cunning, or occult wisdom or power.

   2.  Change, alternation, increase and decrease, fluctuation; whether for 

good or evil depends on the dignity.

   3.  Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success.  But with very bad dignity it 

means luxury, dissipation.

   4.  War, conquest, victory, strife, ambition.

   5.  Divine wisdom, manifestation, explanation, teaching, occult force 

voluntarily invoked.

   6.  Inspiration (passive, mediumistic), motive power, action.

   7.  Triumph, victory, health (sometimes unstable).

   8.  Eternal justice.  Strength and force, but arrested as in act of 

judgment.  May mean law, trial, etc.

   9.  Wisdom from on high.  Active divine inspiration.  Sometimes "unexpected

current."

   10.  Good fortune, happiness (within bounds).  Intoxication of success.

   11.  Courage, strength, fortitude, power passing on to action.  Obstinacy.

   12.  Enforced sacrifice, punishment, loss, fatal and not voluntary, 

suffering.

   13.  Time, age, transformation, change involuntary (as opposed to 18, 

Pisces).  Or death, destruction (only latter with special cards). [Specially, 

a sudden and quite unexpected change.]

   14.  Combination of forces, realization, action (material effect, good or 

evil).

   15.  Materiality, material force, material temptation, obsession.

   16.  Ambition, fighting, war, courage, or destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

   17.  Hope, faith, unexpected help.  Or dreaminess, deceived hope, etc.

   18.  Dissatisfaction, voluntary change.  Error, lying, falsity, deception.

This card is very sensitive to dignity.

   19.  Glory, gain, riches.  With "very" evil cards it means arrogance, 

display, vanity.

   20.  Final decision, judgment, sentence, determination of a matter without 

appeal, "on its plane."

   21.  The matter itself.  Synthesis, world, kingdom.  Usually denotes actual

subject of question, and therefore depends entirely on accompanying cards.

   [This table is very unsatisfactory.  Each card must be most carefully 

meditated, taking all its correspondences, and a clear idea formed.]

   Princes and Queens shew almost always actual men and women connected with 

the matter.

   But the Kings (Knights) sometime represent coming or going of a matter, 

according as they face.

   The Princesses shew opinions, thoughts, ideas, either in harmony with or 

opposed to, the subject.



   A Majority of Wands      .  Energy, opposition, quarrel.

         "       Cups       .  Pleasure, merriment.

         "       Swords     .  Trouble, sadness, sickness, death.

         "       Pentacles  .  Business, money, possessions.

         "       Keys.      .  Strong forces beyond the Querent's control.

         "       Court Cards.  Society, meetings of many persons.

         "       Aces.      .  Strength generally.  Aces are always strong

                                 cards.



   4 Aces    .       .      .  Great power and force.

   3 Aces    .       .      .  Riches, success.

   4 Kings (Knights) .      .  Swiftness, rapidity.

   3   "      "      .      .  Unexpected meetings.  Knights, in general,

                                 shew news.

   4 Queens  .       .      .  Authority, influence.

   3 Queens  .       .      .  Powerful friends.

   4 Princes .       .      .  Meetings with the great.

   3 Princes .       .      .  Rank and honour.

   4 Princesses      .      .  New ideas or plans.

   3 Princesses      .      .  Society of the young.

   4 Tens    .       .      .  Anxiety, responsibility.

   3 Tens    .       .      .  Buying and selling (commerce).

   4 Nines   .       .      .  Added responsibilities.

   3 Nines   .       .      .  Much correspondence.

   4 Eights  .       .      .  Much news.

   3 Eights  .       .      .  Much journeying.

   4 Sevens  .       .      .  Disappointments.

   3 Sevens  .       .      .  Treaties and compacts.

   4 Sixes   .       .      .  Pleasure.

   3 Sixes   .       .      .  Gain, success.

   4 Fives   .       .      .  Order, regularity.

   3 Fives   .       .      .  Quarrels, fights.

   4 Fours   .       .      .  Rest, peace.

   3 Fours   .       .      .  Industry.

   4 Threes  .       .      .  Resolution, determination.

   3 Threes  .       .      .  Deceit.

   4 Twos    .       .      .  Conferences, conversations.

   3 Twos    .       .      .  Reorganization, recommendation.









                             OF THE DIGNITIES



   A CARD is strong or weak, well dignified or ill dignified, according to the

cards next to it on either side.

   Cards of the same suit on either side strengthen it greatly, for good or 

evil according to their nature.

   Cards of opposite natures on either side weaken it greatly, for either good

or evil.

   Swords are inimical to Pentacles.

   Wands are inimical to Cups.

   Swords are friendly with Cups and Wands.

   Wands are friendly with Swords and Pentacles.

   If a card fall between two other which are mutually contrary, it is not 

much affected by either.







                    A METHOD OF DIVINATION BY THE TAROT



   [This method is that given to students of the grade Adept Adeptus Minor in 

the R. R. et A. C.  But it has been revised and improved, while certain 

safeguards have been introduced in order to make its abuse impossible. --- 

O.M.]



   1.  THE Significator.

   Choose a card to represent the Querent, using your knowledge or judgment 

of his character rather than dwelling on his physical characteristics.

   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.







                              "First Operation"



   This shows the situation of the Querent at the time when he consults you.

   1.  The pack being in front of you, cut, and place the top half to the 

left.

   2.  Cut each pack again to the left.

   3.  These four stack represent I H V H, from right to left.

   4.  Find the Significator.  It be in the HB:Y pack, the question refers to 

work, business, etc.; if in the HB:H pack, to love, marriage, or pleasure; if 

in the HB:H pack, to money, goods, and such purely material matters.

   5.  Tell the Querent what he has come for: if wrong, abandon the 

divination.

   6.  If right, spread out the pack containing the Significator, face 

upwards.

   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.





                             "Second Operation"



                        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 of 

heaven.

   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.





                              "Third Operation"



                    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 stack and proceed as before.





                             "Fourth Operation"



                    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 shewn by the small card attributed 

to it, and by the symbols given in Liber DCCLXXVII, cols. 149-151.]





                              "Fifth Operation"



                               Final Result



   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 gone astray.

   4.  Count and pair as before.

   [Note that one cannot tell at what part of the divination the present time 

occurs.  Usually Op. 1 seems to indicate the past history of the question; but

not always so.  Experience will teach.  Sometimes 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.]



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