3 The Empress Tarot card meanings in the Book of Thoth

3 The Empress Tarot card meanings in the Book of Thoth


The Empress, the fourth card of the Thoth
Tarot deck, and she is numbered 3. Just to make it complicated for you. The Empress is
represented by the letter Daleth, which means a door, and it also has connotations to something
that opens and closes – sex again. You think I am obsessed about sex, don’t you? Its in
here. Daleth is associated with Venus. The High Priestess is the Moon, and now we are
at Daleth, Venus. The Fool came from Kether to Chokmah, the Magus went from Kether to
Binah, the High Priestess went vertically down straight to Tipareth, but the Empress
is the horizontal that connects Chokmah to Binah. So she crosses the High Priestess,
if you like. Lets go to the mnemonics, see what it says. Beauty, display thine empire,
truth above thoughts reach the wholeness of the world is love. The Empire, well, for an
empire you need an Emperor, of course the Emperor is the next card in the sequence,
so again he is doing this game of little teasers that are going on. We have love, truth above
thought. I have to think about one, again we are talking about lies because we are going
below the abyss, above the abyss, where everything is inverted. Certainly love, because it is
Venus and those kind of things as well. What does he say for the verse? This is the harmony
of the universe, that love unites the will to create with the understanding of that creation.
Understand thou thine own will. Love and let love, joy is in every shape of love and get
thy rapture and thy nourishment thereof. This is an extended love is the law, love under
will, thing going on here, isn’t it? He also talks about will, will is an expression of
the Magus, understanding is Binah, love and let love, this
is a paeon, an homage to the feminine beauty in all her shapes and forms. He liked women.
The meanings of this card, happiness, beauty, completion, fortune, graciousness, elegance,
luxury, idleness, dissipation, debauchery, friendship, gentleness, delight. Its kind
of indolent in many respects. Its kind of a blousy kind of buxomy sort of the dionysian
quality. Lets go back to what he says about the Empress card. There is an interesting
thing he is saying in that this card, the symbol of Venus, the circle with the cross
underneath, you can place on the tree of life, and it will encompass most of the sephiroth.
So he is giving us this idea of inclusive, wholeness in the same way that the High Priestess
is this thing which is hidden, the mother, the whole kind of she represents mother nature,
the totality of all that is there. It is impossible to summarise the meanings of woman, for this
very reason, that she continually creates in varied form. Many throned, many minded,
many wiled daughter of zeus. For this card he goes into alchemy as well, which is salt,
so there is this kind of you are an immortal manifests above the abyss, you are going into
alchemical import. There is also a thing about the Sun as pelican as well, there is an interesting
angle on certain things if you know what I am talking about. He goes on to the heraldry
of the two fold process, on the one hand we have the pelican feeding its young with blood
from its own heart, on the other the white eagle of the alchemist. If you know these
things he is talking about sex magic. This is the daughter, this goes into, remember
we talked about the daughter in the Fool card where he is looking for the, seeing in the
King’s Palace his daughter awaits. Here is where he starts talking about the empress,
and he deals with the generation of the four elements, its a complex system, too hard to
go into in this video. I know about it, but this is the form of the Tetragrammaton, this
is the idea that daughter coming from a different system because the mother clearly is not the
High Priestess. A different function, a different thing that is going on here. we had two men,
three men, two women. He also mentions the emperor in this card, so we are getting on
to the idea of the arch or the door, which is where you go through, and he equates this
with the gate of heaven, and of course there is a sexual connotation to all this as well.
You can’t get away from it, so maybe I have to make these interpretations X rated, don’t
want kids to see it. There again they probably understand most of it anyway. Its a complex
thing that is going on this card – the interpretation is simple, but everything else about it that
he is pulling in a lot of elements that is creating something greater. There are several
rituals the gnostic mass in particular that relate to the High Priestess as well, it goes
on with this one. That is a fairly simple one to do, the next one will be the Emperor.

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