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Subject: THE TAROT - Theoricus Adeptus Minor Paper

                          THE GREAT ANGEL HRU IS SET OVER THE

                            OPERATION OF THIS SECRET WISDOM



                                     The Tarot Key

     "What thou seest write in a Book, and send it unto the Seven Abodes that are
     in Assiah."

     "And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne a book sealed
     with Seven Seals. And I saw a strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice,
     `Who is worthy to open the Books and to loose the seals thereof?"
     
                             THE TITLES OF THE TAROT CARDS

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

     2. Ace of Swords is called the Root of the Powers of Air.

     3. Ace of Pentacles is called the Root of the Powers of Earth.

     4. Ace of Cups is called the Root of the Powers of Water.

     5. The King of Wands is called the Lord of Flame and Lightning.The King of
     the Spirits

     of Fire.

     6. The Queen of Wands is The Queen of the Thrones of Flames.

     7. The Knight of Wands is The Prince of the Chariot of Fire.

     8. The Knave of Wands is The Princess of the Shining Flame, and The Rose of
     the

     Palace of Fire.

     9. The King of Cups is The Lord of the Waves and the Waters, and The King of
     the

     Hosts of the Sea.

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

     11. The Knight of Cups is The Prince of the Chariot of the Waters.

     12. The Knave of Cups is The Princess of the Waters and the Lotus.

     13. The King of Swords is The Lord of the Wind and the Breezes, The Lord of
     the Spirits

     of the Air.

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

     15. The Knight of Swords is The Prince of the Chariots of the Wind.

     16. The Knave of Swords is The Princess of the Rushing Winds, The Lotus of
     the Palace

     of Air.

     17. The King of Pentacles is The Lord of the Wide and Fertile land, King of
     the Spirits of

     the Earth.

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

     19. The Knight 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.

                     THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES AND ATTRIBUTIONS

                                  OF THE TAROT TRUMPS


              THE FOLLOWING IS A FULL LIST OF THE NAMES AND ATTRIBUTIONS

                             OF THE REMAINING MINOR ARCANA


                   THE 78 TAROT CARDS THEIR DESCRIPTION AND MEANING

                                       THE ACES

     The first in order and appearance 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 or Root-Force and 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 Assiah.

                            THE RADIX 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.
     Twenty two leaping Flames or Yods surround it, answering to the Paths. Three
     fall below the right branch for Aleph, Mem and Shin. Seven above the central
     branch for the double letters. And between it and that on the right, are
     twelve -- six above and six below -- about the left hand Branch. The whole is
     a great and Flaming Torch, symbolising force, strength, rush, vigour, energy,
     and it governs according to its nature various works and questions. It
     implies natural as opposed to Invoked Force.

                         THE RADIX OF THE POWERS OF THE WATERS

                                      ACE OF CUPS

     A Radiant white Angelic Hand issuing from clouds and supporting on its palm a
     Cup, resembling that of the Stolistes. From it rises a fountain of clear and
     glistening Water; and spray falling on all sides into clear calm water below,
     in which grow Lotus and water lilies. The great letter Heh of the Supernal
     Mother is traced in the spray of the Fountain. It symbolises Fertility,
     Productiveness, Beauty, Pleasure, Happiness, etc.

                            THE RADIX OF THE POWERS OF 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 symbolises invoked as contrasted with natural Force; for it is the
     Invocation of the Sword. Raised upward, it invokes the Divine Crown of
     Spiritual Brightness. Reversed it is the invocation of demoniac 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.

                             THE RADIX 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 12 white rays
     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 Maltese Cross, and
     with two white wings; four roses and two buds are shewn. The hand issueth
     from the clouds as in the other three cases. It representeth 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 CARDS

                                    THE FOUR KINGS

     The Four Kings or Figures mounted on Steeds. (This is very important due to
     the general confusion even in these papers between Kings and Knights; all
     Kings should be on horses and all Knights should be on thrones or chariots.)
     They represent the Yod 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 action, but whose effect soon passes away, and therefore
     symbolised 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 Heh of the Name in each
     suit, the Mother, and bringer forth of material Force, a Force which
     develops, and realises the Force of the King. A force steady and unshaken,
     but not rapid though enduring. It is therefore symbolised by a figure seated
     upon a Throne but also clothed in armour.

                                   THE FOUR KNIGHTS

     These Knights (sometimes called 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 the Queen, who realises 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 a king) and enduring (though not as steadfast
     as that of a queen). It is therefore symbolised by a figure borne in a
     chariot, and clothed with armour. Yet is his power illusionary, unless set in
     motion by his Father and Mother.

                                  THE FOUR PRINCESSES

     These are also known as the Knaves. The Four Princesses or Figures of Amazons
     standing firmly by themselves, neither riding upon Horses, nor seated upon
     Thrones, nor borne on Chariots. They represent the forces of Heh 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, she is therefore symbolised 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!

                             WHERE THE COURT CARDS OPERATE

     The Princesses rule over the Four Parts of the Celestial Heavens which lie
     around the North Pole, and above the respective Kerubic Signs of the Zodiac,
     and they form the Thrones of the Powers of the Four Aces.

     The Twelve Cards, 4 Kings, 4 Queens, and 4 Knights rule the Dominions 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.

                                         WANDS

                        THE LORD OF THE FLAME AND THE LIGHTNING

                              KING OF THE SPIRITS OF FIRE

                                     KING 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 an old
     Scandinavian and Gaulish Helmet) with a royal Crown. A corselet of scale-mail
     and buskins of the same, and a flowing scarlet mantle. Above his Helmet, upon
     his cuirass, and on his shoulder pieces and buskins he bears, 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 shewn.

     Beneath the rushing feet of his steed are waving flames of Fire. He is
     active, generous, fierce, sudden and impetuous. If ill-dignified he is
     evil-minded, cruel, bigoted, brutal. He rules the celestial Heavens from
     above the 20th degree of Scorpio to the first two Decans of Sagittarius and
     this includes a part of the constellation Hercule (who also carries a club).
     Fire of Fire. King of the Salamanders.

                             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 corselet and buskins of scale mail, revealed by
     her robe. Her arms are almost bare. On the cuirass and buskins are leopards'
     heads winged. 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 suddenly against another without a
     cause. She rules the Heavens from above the last Decan of Pisces to above the
     twentieth degree of Aries, including a part of Andromeda. Water of Fire.
     Queen of the Salamanders or Salamandrines.

                           THE PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF FIRE

                                    KNIGHT OF WANDS

     A Kingly figure (but not a King) with a golden winged Crown, seated on a
     Chariot. He has large white wings. One wheel of his Chariot is shewn. He
     wears corselet and buskin of scale armour, decorated with winged Lions'
     heads, which symbol also surmounts his crown. His chariot is drawn by a lion.
     His arms are bare, save for the shoulder pieces of the corselet, and he bears
     a torch or firewand, somewhat similar to that of the Z.A.M. Beneath the
     Chariot are flames, some waved, some salient.

     Swift, strong, hasty, rather violent, yetjust 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
     2nd decan of Leo. Hence he includes most of Leo Minor. Air of Fire. Prince
     and Emperor of Salamanders.

            PRINCESS OF THE SHINING FLAME -- THE ROSE OF THE PALACE OF FIRE

                                    KNAVE OF WANDS

     A very strong and beautiful woman, with flowing red-golden hair, attired like
     an Amazon. Her shoulders, arms, bosom and knees are bare. She wears a short
     kilt, reaching to the knees. Round her waist is a broad belt of scale mail,
     narrow at the side, broad in the 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. 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,
     enthusiasms, revenge.

     Ill-dignified, superficial, theatrical, cruel, unstable, domineering. She
     rules the heavens over one quadrant of the portion round the North Pole.
     Earth of Fire. Princess and Empress of the Salamanders. Throne of the Ace of
     Wands.

                                         CUPS

                           LORD OF THE WAVES AND THE WATERS

                             KING OF THE HOSTS OF THE SEA

                                     KING OF CUPS

     A beautiful youthful winged Warrior, with flying hair, riding upon a white
     horse, which latter is not winged. His general equipment is similar to that
     of the King 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 horses'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 of Aquarius to 20 Pisces including the greater part of Pegasus.
     Fire of Water. King of Undines and of Nymphs.

                          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 cray fish 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, underneath a dreamy appearance.
     Imagination stronger than feeling. Very much affected by other influences,
     and therefore more dependent upon good or ill-dignity than upon most other
     symbols. She rules from 20 Gemini to 20 Cancer. Water of Water. Queen of
     Nymphs and Undines.

                          PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF THE WATERS

                                    KNIGHT OF CUPS

     A winged Kingly figure with a 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 upon his crown, cuirass and buskins. General attire like Knight of
     Wands. Beneath his chariot is the calm and stagnant water of a lake. His
     scale armour resembles feathers more than scales. He holds in one hand a
     Lotus, and 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 of Libra to 20 Scorpio. Air of Water.
     Prince and Emperor of Nymphs and Undines.

             PRINCESS OF THE WATERS AND 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 is a Dolphin. She wears as a crest on her Helmet, belt and buskins, 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 swans-down, and
     is of thin floating material.

     Sweetness, poetry, gentleness, and kindness. Imagination, dreamy, at times
     indolent, yet courageous if roused. Ill-dignified she is selfish and
     luxurious. She rules a quadrant of the Heavens around Kether. Earth of Water.
     Princess and Empress of Nymphs and Undines. Throne of the Ace of Cups

                                        SWORDS

                             LORD OF THE WINDS AND BREEZES

                               KING OF THE SPIRIT OF AIR

                                    KING OF SWORDS

     A winged Warrior with crowned and winged Helmet, mounted upon a brown steed,
     his general equipment is as that of the King 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 horsts feet are dark, driving,
     stratus clouds.

     He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skillful, bit
     inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified.
     Ill-dignified, deceitful, tyrannical and crafty. Rules from 20 Taurus to 20
     Gemini. Fire of Air. King of Sylphs and Syiphides.

                              QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF AIR

                                    QUEEN OF SWORDS

     A graceful woman with curly waving hair, like a Queen seated upon a Throne,
     and crowned. Beneath the Throne are grey cumulous clouds. Her general attire
     is similar to that of the Queen of Wands. But she wears as a crest a winged
     child's head (like the head of an infantile Kerub seen scuiptored on tombs.)

     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, confident, often
     perseveringly accurate in superficial things, graceful, fond of dancing and
     balancing. Ill-dignified, cruel, sly, deceitful, unreliable, though with a
     good exterior. Rules from 20 Virgo to 20 of Libra. Water of Air. Queen of
     the Sylphs and Sylphides.

                          PRINCE OF THE CHARIOTS OF THE WINDS

                                   KNIGHT OF SWORDS

     A Winged Knight with a winged Crown, seated in a chariot drawn by Arch Fays,
     archons, or Arch Fairies, represented as winged youths very slightly draped,
     with butterfly wings, heads encircled with a fillet with Pentagrams thereon,
     and holding wands surmounted by Pentagram shaped stars. The same butterfly
     wings are on their feet and fillet. General equipment is that of the Knight
     of Wands, but he bears as a crest, a winged Angelic Head, with a Pentagram on
     the Brow. Beneath the chariot are grey rain clouds or nimbi. 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, slow, over-cautious. Symbolises Alpha and
     Omega, the Giver of Death, who slays as fast as he creates. Ill-dignified
     harsh, malicious, plotting, obstinate, yet hesitating and unreliable. Ruler
     from 20 Capricorn to 20 Aquarius. Air of Air. Prince and Emperor of Sylphs
     and Sylphides.

              PRINCESS OF THE RUSHING WINDS -- LOTUS OF THE PALACE OF AIR

                                    KNAVE OF SWORDS

     An Amazon figure with waving hair, slighter than the Rose of the Palace of
     Fire, Knave of Wands. Her attire is similar. The feet seem springy, giving
     the idea of swifness. Weight changing from one foot to another, and body
     swinging round. She resembles a mixture of Minerva and Diana, her mantle
     resembles the Aegis of Minerva. She wears as a crest the head of 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 cirrous clouds.

     Wisdom, strength, acuteness, subtleness 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 Swords.

                                       PENTACLES

                           LORD OF THE WILD AND FERTILE LAND

                             KING OF THE SPIRITS OF EARTH

                                   KING OF PENTACLES

     A dark winged Warrior with winged and crowned helmet; mounted on a light
     brown horse. Equipment as of the King of Wands. The winged head of a stag or
     antelope as acrest. Beneath the horse's feet is fertile land, with ripened
     corn. In one hand he bears a sceptre s'irmounted with a hexagram, in the
     other a pentacle like a Z.A.M.'s.

     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 of Leo to 20 of Virgo. Fire of Earth. King of
     the Gnomes.

                             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 dark, the other light, 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, greathearted, intelligent,
     melancholy, truthful, yet of many moods. Ill-dignified, she is undecided,
     capricious, foolish, changeable. Rules from 20 Sagittarius to 20 Capricorn.
     Water of Earth. Queen of Gnomes.

                            PRINCE OF THE CHARIOT OF EARTH

                                  KNIGHT 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 a winged bull. Beneath the chariot is land
     with many flowers. In 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, increase of good and evil, solidifies, practically
     applies things, steady, reliable. If ill-dignified, animal, material, stupid.
     Is either slow to anger, but furious if roused. Rules from 20 Aries to 20
     of Taurus. Air of Earth, Prince and Emperor of the Gnomes.

             PRINCESS OF THE ECHOING HILLS -- ROSE OF THE PALACE OF EARTH

                                  KNAVE OF PENTACLES

     A strong and beautiful Amazon figure with red brown hair, standing on grass
     and flowers. A grove of trees near her. Her form suggests Hera, Ceres, and
     Proserpine. She bears a winged ram's head as a crest, and wears a mantle of
     sheep's skin. In one hand she carries a sceptre with a circular disc, in the
     other a Pentacle similar to that of the Ace of Pentacles.

     She is generous, kind, diligent, benevolent, careful, courageous, preserving,
     pitiful. If

     ill-dignified, she is wasteful and prodigal. 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.





                                 THE THIRTY-SIX DECANS


     Here follow the descriptions of the smaller cards of the 4 Suits, thirty-six
     in number, answering unto the 36 Decans of the Zodiac.

     Commencing from the sign Aries, the Central Decans of each sign follow the
     order of the Days of the Week.

     CARD

                                        DECAN

                                       MEANING

                                         DAY

                                          3W

                                        Aries

                                 Established Strength

                                        Sunday

                                          6P

                                        Taurus

                                   Material Success

                                        Monday

                                          9S

                                        Gemini

                                 Despair and Cruelty

                                       Tuesday

                                          3C

                                        Cancer

                                      Abundance

                                      Wednesday

                                          6W

                                         Leo

                                       Victory

                                       Thursday

                                          9P

                                        Virgo

                                    Material Gain

                                        Friday

                                          3S

                                        Libra

                                        Sorrow

                                       Saturday

                                          6C

                                       Scorpio

                                       Pleasure

                                        Sunday

                                          9W

                                     Sagittarius

                                    Great Strength

                                        Monday

                                          3P

                                      Capricorn

                                    Material Works

                                       Tuesday

                                          6S

                                       Aquarius

                                    Earned Success

                                      Wednesday

                                          9C

                                        Pisces

                                  Material Happiness

                                       Thursday


     There being 36 Decanates and only seven Planets, it follows that one of the
     latter must rule over one more decanate than the others. This is the Planet
     Mars which is allotted the last decan of Pisces and first of Aries, because
     the long cold of the winter requires a great energy to overcome it and
     initiate spring.

     The beginning of the decanates is from the Royal King Star of the Heart of
     the Lion, the great star Cor Leonis, and therefore is the first decanate 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.


                                        CHOKMAH


     The Four Twos symbolise the Powers of the King and Queen; first uniting and
     initiating the Force, but before the Knight and Knave are thoroughly brought
     into action. Therefore do they generally imply the initiation and fecundation
     of a thing.

                                         BINAH

     The Four Threes, generally, represent the realisation of action owing to the
     Prince being produced. The central symbol on each card. Action definitely
     commenced for good or evil.

                                        CHESED

     The Four Fours. Perfection, realisation, completion, making a matter settled
                                      and fixed.

                                        GEBURAH

     The Four Fives. Opposition, strife and struggle; war, obstacle to the thing
     in hand. Ultimate success or failure is otherwise shown.

                                       TIPHARETH

     The Four Sixes. Definite accomplishment, and carrying out of a matter.

                                        NETZACH

     The Four Sevens. Generally shows a force, transcending the material plane,
     and is like unto a crown which is indeed powerful but requireth one capable
     of wearing it. The Sevens then show a possible result which is dependent on
     the action then taken. They depend much on the symbols that accompany them.

                                          HOD

     The Four Eights. Generally show solitary success; i.e., success in the matter
     for the time being, but not leading to much result apart from the thing
     itself.

                                         YESOD

     The Four Nines. Generally they show very great fundamental force. Executive
     power, because they rest on a firm basis, powerful for good or evil.

                                        MALKUTH

     The Four Tens. Generally show fixed culminated completed Force, whether good
     or evil. The matter thoroughly and definitely determined. Similar to the
     force of the Nines, but ultimating it, and carrying it out. These are the
     meanings in the most general sense.

     Here follow the more particular descriptions and meanings. Decan cards are
     always modified by the other symbols with which they are in contact.

                       SATURN IN LEO, 10~l0. THE LORD OF STRIFE

                                     FIVE OF WANDS

     Two white radiant angelic hands issuing from clouds right and left of the
     centre of the card. They are clasped together as 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 to the wand of a Z.A.M. Four Wands cross
     each other, but the Fifth is upright in the centre. Flames leap from the
     point of junction. Above the central Wand is the symbb} Saturn and below it
     that of Leo representing the Decanate.

     Violent strife and contest, boldness, rashness, cruelty, violence, lust and
     desire, prodigality and generosity, depending on well or ill dignified.

     Geburah of Yod. (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 Schemhamephoresch, Vahaviah and Yelayel.

                        JUPITER IN LEO, 10~20. LORD OF VICTORY

                                     SIX OF WANDS

     Two hands in grip, as in the last, holding six Wands crossed, 3 and 3. Flames
     issuing from the point of junction. Above and below are two short wands with
     flames issuing from a cloud at the lower part of the card, surmounted
     respectively by the symbols of Jupiter and Leo, representing the Decanate.

     Victory after strife, success through energy and industry, love, pleasure
     gained by labour, carefulness, sociability and avoiding of strife, yet
     victory therein. Also insolence, pride of riches and success, etc. The whole
     depending on dignity.

     Tiphareth of Yod. (Gain.) Hereunto are allotted the Great Angels from the
     Schemhamephoresch, Saitel and Olmiah.

                          MARS IN LEO, 20~30. LORD OF VALOUR

                                    SEVEN OF WANDS

     Two hands holding by grip, as before, 6 Wands, three crossed by three, 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
     ofjunction. Above and below the central wand are the symbols Mars and Leo,
     representing the Decan.

     Possible victory, depending upon the energy and courage exercised; valour,
     opposition,obstacles, difficulties, yet courage to meet them, quarrelling,
     ignorance, pretence, wrangling and threatening, also victory in small and
     unimportant things, and influence over subordinates. Depending on dignity as
     usual.

     Netzach of Yod. (Opposition yet courage.) Herein rule the two great Angels
     Mahashiah and Lelahel.

                        SUN IN VIRGO, 10~10. 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 seen, 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. These are arranged as in the Geomantic
     figure Populus.

     Above and below them are the symbols So! and Virgo for the Decan.
     Over-careful in small things at the expense of the great. "Penny-wise and
     pound-foolish." Gain of ready money in small sums. Mean, avariciousness.
     Industrious, cultivation of land, hoarding, lacking in enterprise.

     Hod of Heh. (Skill, prudence, cunning.) Here rule those mighty angels Akaiah
     and Kehethel.

                    VENUS IN VIRGO, 10~20. LORD OF MATERIAL GAIN

                                   NINE OF PENTACLES

     A white radiating angelic hand as before holding a Rose branch with nine
     white roses, each of which touches a Pentacle. There are more buds arranged
     on the branches as well as flowers. Venus and Virgo above and below.

     Complete realisation of material gain, inheritance, covetousness, treasuring
     of goods and sometimes theft, and knavery. All according to dignity.

     Yesod of Heh. (Inheritance, much increase of goods.) Herein rule the mighty
     angels Hazayel and Aldiah.

                       MERCURY IN VIRGO, 20~30. LORD OF WEALTH

                                   TEN OF PENTACLES

     An Angelic hand holding a branch by the lower extremity, whose roses touch
     all the pentacles. No buds however are shown. The symbols of Mercury and
     Virgo are above and below Pentacles.

     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, and later heaviness, dullness of mind, yet clever and
     prosperous in money transactions.

       Malkuth of Heh. (Riches and wealth.) Herein rule the Angels Hihaayah and
                                        Laviah.

                     MOON IN LIBRA, 10~10. LORD OF PEACE RESTORED

                                     TWO OF SWORDS

     Two crossed swords, like the air dagger of Z. A. M., each held by a white
     radiating angelic hand. Upon the point where the two cross is a rose of five
     petals, emitting white Rays, and top and bottom of card are two small
     daggers, supporting respectively the symbols of Luna (in horizontal position)
     and Libra, representing the Decan.

     Contradictory characteristics in the same nature. Strength through suffering.
     Pleasure after Pain. Sacrifice and trouble yet strength arising therefrom
     symbolised by the position of the rose, as though the pain itself had brought
     forth beauty. Peace restored, truce, arrangement of differences, justice.
     Truth and untruth. Sorrow and sympathy for those in trouble, aid to the weak
     and oppressed, unselfishness. Also an inclination to repetition of affronts
     if once pardoned, of asking questions of little moment, want of tact, often
     doing injury when meaning well. Talkative.

     Chokmah of Vav. (Quarrels made up, but still some tension in relationships.
     Actions sometimes selfish and sometimes unselfish.) Herein rule the great
     Angels Yezalel and Mebahel.

                       SATURN IN LIBRA, 10~20. LORD OF SORROW

                                    THREE OF SWORDS

     Three white radiating angelic hands issuing from clouds and holding three
     swords upright (as if the central sword had struck apart from the two others
     which were crossed in the preceding symbol.) The central sword cuts asunder
     the Rose of Five Petals (which in the preceding 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,
     referring to the Decanate.

     Disruption, interruption, separation, quarrelling, sowing of discord and
     strife, mischiefmaking, sorrow, tears, yet mirth in evil pleasures, singing,
     faithfulness in promises, honesty in money transactions, selfish and
     dissipated, yet sometimes generous, deceitful in words and repetition. The
     whole according to dignity.

     Binah of Vau. (Unhappiness, sorrow, tears.) Therein rule the Angels Harayel
     and Hoqmiah.

                JUPITER IN LIBRA, 2Oo~30. THE LORD OF REST FROM STRIFE

                                    FOUR OF SWORDS

     Two white angelic radiating 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 intersection. Above and below, on the points of two small
     daggers are the symbols of Jupiter and Libra representing the Decan.

     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 the dignity as in the other cases.

     Chesed of Vav. (Convalescence, recovery from sickness, change for the
     better.) Herein rule Laviah and Kelial.

                   MARS IN SCORPIO, 10~10. LORD OF LOSS IN PLEASURE

                                     FIVE OF CUPS

     A white radiating angelic hand as before 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 implement of the Z.A.M.
     Above and below are the symbols of Mars and Scorpio, representing the Decan.

     Death or end of pleasures: disappointment, sorrow and loss in those things
     from which pleasure is expected. Sadness, deceit, treachery, ill-will,
     detraction, charity and kindness ill-requited. All kinds of anxieties and
     troubles from unexpected and unsuspected sources.

     Geburah of Heh. (Disappointments in love, marriage broken off, unkindness
     from a friend, loss of friendship.) Therein rule Livoyah and Pehilyah.

                       SUN IN SCORPIO, 10~20. LORD OF PLEASURE

                                      SIX OF CUPS

     An angelic hand as before, holds a group of stems of Lotuses or water lilies
     from which six flowers bend, one over each cup. From these flowers a white
     glistening water flows into the cup as from a fountain, but they are not yet
     full. Above and below are the symbols of Sun and Scorpio, representing the
     Decanate.

     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.

     Tiphareth of Heh. (Beginning of wish, happiness, success or enjoyment.)
     Therein rule Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.

                VENUS IN SCORPIO, 20~30. LORD OF ILLUSIONARY SUCCESS

                                     SEVEN OF CUPS

     A hand as usual holds the 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 them into cups which are quite empty. Above and below are the symbols of
     the decanate, Venus and Scorpio.

     Possibly 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 by

     dignity.

     Netzach of Heh. (Lying. Promises unfulfilled. Illusion. Error. Deception,
     slight success at outset, but want of energy to retain it.) Therein rule
     Melchel and Chahaviah.

                 MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS, 10~10. THE LORD OF SWIFTNESS

                                    EIGHT OF WANDS

     Four white Angelic Hands radiating (two proceeding from each side) from
     clouds, clasped in two pairs in the centre with the grip of First Order. (See
     description above.) They hold 8 wands crossed four and four. Flames issue
     from the point ofjunction. Surmounting two small wands with flames issuing
     down them. Placed in the centre at top and bottom of card are the symbols of
     Mercury and Sagittarius, representing the Decan.

     Too much force applied too suddenly. Very rapid rush, but too quickly passed
     and expended. Violent but not lasting. Swiftness. Rapidity. Courage,
     boldness, confidence, freedom, warfare. Violence, love of open air, field
     sports, garden, meadows. Generous, subtle, eloquent, yet somewhat
     untrustworthy. Rapacious, insolent, oppressive. Theft and robbery, according
     to dignity.

     Hod of Yod. (Hasty communication and messages. Swiftness.) Therein rule
     Nithahiah and Haayah.

               MOON IN SAGITTARIUS, 10~20. THE LORD OF GREAT STRENGTH

                                     NINE OF WANDS

     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 therefrom.
     Above and below the symbols Luna (depicted horizontally) 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, yet doubt. Generous,
     questioning and curious, fond of external appearances, intractable,
     obstinate.

     Yesod of Yod. (Strength, power, health. Recovery from sickness.) Herein rule
     Yirthiel and Sahiah.

                SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS, 20~30. THE LORD OF OPPRESSION

                                     TEN OF WANDS

     Four hands upholding 8 wands crossed as before. A fifth hand at foot of card
     holding two wands upright which traverse thejunction of the others. Above and
     below the symbols Saturn and Sagittarius. Flames issue therefrom.

     Cruel and overbearing force and energy, but applied only to selfish and
     material 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, if ill-dignified. Also generosity, self-sacrifice, and
     disinterestedness when well-dignified.

     Malkuth of Yod. (Cruelty, malice, revenge and injustice.) Therein rule
     Reyayel and Avamel.

                JUPITER IN CAPRICORN, 10~10. LORD OF HARMONIOUS CHANGE

                                   TWO OF PENTACLES

     Two wheels, discs or Pentacles similar to that of the Ace. They are united by
     a green and gold Serpent, bound about them like a figure of Eight. It holds
     its tail in its mouth. A white radiant angelic hand grasps the centre or
     holds the whole. No roses enter into this card. Above and below are the
     symbols Jupiter and Capricorn. It is a revolving symbol.

     The harmony of change. Alternation of gain and loss, weakness and strength,
     ever varying occupation, wandering, discontented with any fixed condition of
     things; now elated, now melancholy, industrious yet unreliable, fortunate
     through prudence of management, yet sometimes unaccountably foolish.
     Alternately talkative and suspicious. Kind yet wavering and inconsistent.
     Fortunate in journeying. Argumentative.

     Chokmah of Heh final. (Pleasant change, visit to friends.) Herein rule
     Lekabel and Veshiriah.

                MARS IN CAPRICORN, 10~20. THE LORD OF MATERIAL WORKS

                                  THREE OF PENTACLES

     A white rayed angelic hand as before, holding a branch of a Rose-tree, of
     which two white rose-buds touch and surmount the topmost pentacle. The latter
     are arranged in a Triangle

     Above and below are symbols of Mars and Capricorn. Working and constructive
     force, building up, erection, creation, realisation, and increase of material
     things, gain in commercial transactions, rank, increase of substance,
     influence, cleverness in business, selfishness, commencement of matter to be
     established later. Narrow and prejudiced, keen in matter of gain. Modified by
     dignity. Sometimes given to seeking after the impossible.

     Binah of Heh final. (Business, paid employment, commercial transactions.)
     Therein rule Yechavah and Lehachiah.

                 SUN IN CAPRICORN, 20~30. 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. Four pentacles with Sun and
     Capricorn above and below. Assured material gain, success, rank, dominion,
     earthly power completed, but leading to nothing beyond. Prejudiced, covetous,
     suspicious, careful and orderly, but discontented.

     Little enterprise or originality. Altered by dignity as usual. Chesed of Heh
     final. (Gain of money or influence. A present.) Therein rule Keveqiah and
     Mendial.

                     VENUS IN AQUARIUS, 10~10. THE LORD OF DEFEAT

                                    FIVE OF SWORDS

     Two rayed hands each holding two swords nearly upright, but falling apart
     from each other, right and left of card. A third hand holds a sword upright
     in centre as if it had separated them. The petals of the rose (which in the
     four of Swords had been reinstated in the centre) are torn asunder and
     falling. Above and below the symbols of Venus and Aquarius.

     Contest finished, and decided against the person, failure, defeat, anxiety,
     trouble, poverty, avarice, grieving after gain, laborious, unresting, loss
     and vileness of nature. Malicious, slandering, lying, spiteful and
     talebearing. 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. As dignity.

     Geburah of Vav. (Defeat, loss, malice, spite, slander, evil-speaking.) Herein
     rule Aniel and Chaamiah.

               MERCURY IN AQUARIUS, 10~20. THE LORD OF EARNED SUCCESS

                                     SIX OF SWORDS

     Two hands as before, each holding three swords which cross in centre. Rose re
     established hereon. Mercury and Aquarius above and below, supported on the
     points of two short daggers or swords.

     Success after anxiety and trouble. Selfishness, beauty, conceit, but
     sometimes modesty therewith, dominion, patience, labour, etc., according to
     dignity.

      Tiphareth of Vav. (Labour, work,journey by water.) Herein rule Rehaayal and
                                       Yeyeziel.

                MOON IN AQUARIUS, 20~30. THE LORD OF UNSTABLE EFFORT

                                    SEVEN OF SWORDS

     Two hands as before, each holding swords. A third hand holds a single sword
     in the centre. The points of all the swords do just touch one another, the
     central sword not altogether dividing them. The rose of the previous symbols
     of this suit is held by the hand which holds the central Sword, as if the
     Victory were at its disposal. Above and below Luna and Aquarius. (In the
     small cards, the Lunar Decans are always represented by a crescent on its
     back.)

     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 though not continuing the effort. Love of abundance, fascinated by
     display, given to compliment, affronts and insolences, and to detect and spy
     on another. Inclined to betray confidences, not always intentional. Rather
     vacillating and unreliable, according to dignity as usual.

     Netzach of Vav. (Journey by land, in character untrustworthy.) Herein rule
     Michael and Hahihel.

                SATURN IN PISCES, 10~10. THE LORD OF ABANDONED SUCCESS

                                     EIGHT OF CUPS

     A hand holding a group of stems of Lotuses or water lilies. There are only
     two flowers shown which bend over the two center cups pouring into them a
     white water. The cups are not yet filled. The three upper cups are empty. At
     top and bottom are Saturn and Pisces.

     Temporary success, but without further result. Things thrown aside as soon as
     gained. No lasting even in the matter in hand. Indolence in success.
     Journeying from place to place. Misery and repining without cause. Seeking
     after riches. Instability according to dignity.

     Hod of Heh. (Success abandoned, decline of interest in anything.) Herein rule
     Vavaliah and Yelahiah.

              JUPITER IN PISCES, 10~20. THE LORD OF MATERIAL HAPPINESS

                                     NINE OF CUPS

     Hand from cloud holding Lotuses or water lilies, one flower of which
     overhangs each cup, and from which water pours. All the cups are full and
     running over. Above and below are the symbols of Jupiter and Pisces
     representing the Decan.

     Complete and perfect realisation of pleasure and happiness almost perfect.
     Self-praise, vanity, conceit, much talking of self, yet kind and lovable, and
     may be self-denying therewith. Highminded, not easily satisfied with small
     and limited ideas. Apt to be maligned through too much self-assumption. A
     good, generous, but, maybe, foolish nature.

     Yesod of Heh. (Complete success, pleasure, happiness, wish fulfilled.)
     Therein rule Saliah and Aariel.

                MARS IN PISCES, 20~30. THE LORD OF PERFECTED SUCCESS

                                      TEN OF CUPS

     Hand holding bunch of Lotuses or water-lilies whose flowers pour a pure white
     water into all the cups, which all run over. The top cup is held sideways by
     a hand and pours water into top left hand cup. A single lotus flower
     surmounts top cup and is the source of the water that fills it. Above and are
     below Mars and Pisces.

     Permanent and lasting success, happiness because inspired from above. Not
     sensual as Nine of Cups, The Lord of Material Happiness, yet almost more
     truly happy. Pleasure, dissipation, debauchery.

     Pity, quietness, peacemaking. Kindness, generosity, wantonness, waste, etc.,
     according to dignity.

     Malkuth of Heh. (Matters definitely arranged as wished, complete good
     fortune.) Herein rule Aasliah and Mihal.

     [This is not such a good card as stated above. It represents boredom and
     quarrelling arising therefrom; disgust springing from too great luxury. In
     particular it could represent drug habits, the sottish excess of pleasure and
     the revenge of nature.]

                      MARS IN ARIES, 10~10. THE LORD OF DOMINION

                                     TWO OF WANDS

     Hand grasping two Wands crossed. Flames issue from the point of junction. On
     two small wands, above and below, with flames issuing from them, are Mars and
     Aries.

     Strength, dominion, harmony of rule and justice. Boldness, courage,
     fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud, sensitive,
     ambitious, refined, restless, turbulent, sagacious withal, yet unforgiving
     and obstinate, according to dignity.

     Chokmah of Yod. (Influence over others. Authority, power, dominion.) Rule
     therein Vehooel and Deneyal.

                SUN IN ARIES, 10~20. THE LORD OF ESTABLISHED STRENGTH

                                    THREE OF WANDS

     Hand issuing from clouds holds three wands in centre. Two crossed and one
     upright. Flames from point of junction. Above and below are Sun and Aries.

     Established force and strength. Realisation of hope. Completion of labour,
     success of the struggle. Pride, nobility, wealth, power, conceit. Rude self
     assumption and insolence. Generosity, obstinacy according to dignity.

     Binah of Yod. (Pride, arrogance and self-assertion.) Herein rule Hechashiah
     and Aamamiah.

                    VENUS IN ARIES 20~30. LORD OF PERFECTED WORK

                                     FOUR OF WANDS

     Two hands as before, issuing from clouds each side of card, and clasped in
     centre with First Order grip, holding four wands crossed. Flames issue at
     point ofjunction. Above and below are two small flaming wands with Venus and
     Aries, representing the Decan.

     Perfection, a 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 manners. At times insincere, etc.

     Chesed of Yod. (Settlement, arrangement, completion.) Herein rule Nanael and
                                        Nithal.

                  MERCURY IN TAURUS, 10~10. LORD OF MATERIAL TROUBLE

                                   FIVE OF PENTACLES

     Hand holding a branch of White Rose Tree, from which roses are falling,
     leaving no buds behind. Five pentacles similar to Ace. Mercury and Taurus for
     Decan.

     Loss of money or position. Trouble about material things. Toil, labour, 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 Heh final. (Loss of profession, loss of money, monetary anxiety.)
     Therein rule Mibahiah and Pooyal.

                   MOON IN TAURUS, 10~20. LORD OF MATERIAL SUCCESS

                                   SIX OF PENTACLES

     Hand holding a rose branch with white roses and buds, each of which touch a
     pentacle. Above and below Luna and Taurus represent the Decanate.

     Success and gain in material undertakings, power, influence, rank, nobility,
     rule over the people. Fortunate, successful ,just and liberal. If
     ill-dignified, may be purse-proud, insolent from success, or prodigal.

     Tiphareth of Heh final. (Success in material things. Prosperity in business.)
     Herein rule Nemamiah and Yeyelal.

              SATURN IN TAURUS, 20~30. THE LORD OF SUCCESS UNFULFILLED

                                  SEVEN OF PENTACLES

     Hand from a cloud holding rose branch of seven pentacles arranged as in
     Rubeus. Only five of which overhang but do not touch the five upper
     pentacles. No other buds shown, and none are near or touch the two lower
     pentacles. Above and below are Saturn and Taurus.

     Promises of success unfulfilled. (Shown in the symbolism of the rosebuds,
     which do not as it were come to anything.) Loss of apparently promising
     fortune. Hopes deceived and crushed. Disappointment. Misery, slavery,
     necessity and baseness. A cultivator of land, and yet is loser thereby.
     Sometimes it denotes slight and isolated gains with no fruits resulting
     therefrom, and of no further account, though seeming to promise well.
     According to dignity.

     Netzach of Heh. (Unprofitable speculation and employment. Little gain for
     much labour.) Therein rule Herochiel and Mitzrael.

                  JUPITER IN GEMINI, 10~10. LORD OF SHORTENED FORCE

                                    EIGHT OF SWORDS

     Four hands as usual, each holding two swords, points upwards, touching near
     top of card, two hands lower on left, two on right of card. The rose of other
     sword symbols re-established in centre. Above and below are Jupiter and
     Gemini.

     Too much force applied to small things, too much attention to detail, at
     expense of principle and more important points. Ill-dignified, these
     qualities produce malice, pettiness, and domineering qualities.

     Patience in detail of study, great ease in some things, counter-balanced 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 Vav. (Narrow, restricted, petty, a prison.) Herein rule Vemibael and
                                       Yehohel.

               MARS IN GEMINI, 10~20. THE LORD OF DESPAIR AND CRUELTY

                                    NINE OF SWORDS

     Four hands (somewhat as in preceding symbol) hold eight swords 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 disunited them, and struck them
     asunder. No rose at all is shown (as if it were not merely cut in pieces but
     completely and definitely destroyed). Above and below Mars and Gemini.

     Despair, cruelty, pitilessness, malice, suffering, want, loss, misery.
     Burden, oppression, labour, subtlety and craft, lying, dishonesty, slander.
     Yet also obedience, faithfulness, patience, unselfishness, etc., according to
     dignity.

     Yesod of Vau. Therein rule Aaneval and Mochayel.

                         SUN IN GEMINI, 20~30. LORD OF RUIN

                                     TEN OF SWORDS

     Four hands (as in previous symbol) hold eight swords with points falling away
     from each other. Two hands hold two swords crossed in the centre (as if
     theirjunction had disunited the others). No rose, flower or bud is shown.
     Above and below are Sun and Gemini.

     (Almost a worse symbol than Nine of Swords.) Undisciplined warring force,
     complete disruption and failure. Ruin of all plans and projects. Disdain,
     insolence and impertinence, yet mirth and jolly 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, acute, and eloquent,
     etc., depending on dignity.

      Malkuth of Vav. (Ruin, death, defeat, disruption.) Herein rule Dambayah and
                                        Menqal.

                         VENUS IN CANCER, 10~10. LORD OF LOVE

                                      TWO OF CUPS

     Hand at lower part from cloud holds lotuses. A Lotus flower rises above
     water, which occupies the lowest part of card, and rises above the hand
     holding the Lotus. From this Lotus flower a stem rises, terminating nearly at
     the top of the card in another Lotus or water-lily flower, from which a white
     water gushes like 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, likejets of gold and silver, into two cups, which in their
     turn overflow, flooding the lower part of the card. Above and below Venus and
     Cancer.

     Harmony of masculine and feminine united. Harmony, pleasure, mirth, subtlety,
     sometimes folly, dissipation, waste, and silly action, according to dignity.

     Chokmah of Heh. (Marriage, home, pleasure.) Herein rule Ayoel and Chabooyah.

                     MERCURY IN CANCER, 10~20. LORD OF ABUNDANCE

                                     THREE OF CUPS

     Hands as before holds 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 water into the lower cups. All
     the cups overflow, the topmost into the two others, and these upon the lower
     part of the card. Above and below Mercury and Cancer.

     Abundance, plenty, success, pleasure, sensuality, passive success, good luck
     and fortune. Love, gladness, kindness and bounty. According to dignity.

     Binah of Heh. (Plenty, hospitality, eating and drinking, pleasure, dancing,
     new clothes, merriment.) Herein rule Rahael and Yebomayah.

                 MOON IN CANCER, 20~30. THE LORD OF BLENDED PLEASURE

                                     FOUR OF CUPS

     Four cups, the two upper overflow into the two lower, which do not overflow.
     A hand grasps a bunch of lotuses from which ascends a stem bearing one flower
     at the top of the card, from which water issues into two top cups. From the
     centre two leaves pass right and left, making as it were a cross between the
     four cups. Luna and Cancer are above and below.

     Success or pleasure approaching their end. A stationary period in happiness
     which may or may not continue. It does not show marriage and love 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 Heh. (Receiving pleasure, but some slight discomfort and anxieties,
     therewith. Blended pleasure and success.) Therein rule Hayayel and Mevamayah.

                                         NOTE

                                          By

                                 G.H. FRATER D.D.C.F.

     Here finishes the description of the 36 smaller cards, referring to the 3O
     Dccanates of the Zodiac. Although the Angels of the Schem ha-mephoresch have
     been linked with the Decanates, yet their dominion is far more exalted,
     extended, and important than this would at first sight seem to imply. In all
     of this I have not only transcribed the symbolism, but have tested, studied,
     compared, and examined it both clairvoyantly and in other ways. The result of
     these has been to show me how absolutely correct the symbolism of the Book T
     is, and how exactly it represents the occult Forces of the Universe.

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