April 3-April 6, 2017; IV. The Emperor

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April 3-April 6, 2017; IV. The Emperor

Postby Al-Shariyf » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:46 pm




“Take me, O husband! Draw me up unto Thee, O monarch of my soul.”


HEBREW LETTER: Tzaddi, fish-hook, an instrument cast into water to hook and draw forth a fish. As a verb, “to contemplate (think, speculate, fancy),” a synonym of dhyana. Tzaddi is the fundamental sound related to Sanskrit roots meaning “head” and “age,” from which stem words such as tzar, Caesar, Monseigneur, senate, etc.

CARD NAME: Emperor from the Latin imperator, imperare, “command.” The Indo-European root for “priest/priestess” has exactly the same spelling and sound as that for “emperor/empress,” though they are different words: per, meaning “to produce” or “to procure.” “King” is an important Qabbalistic term related to adepthood, and Tifereth in particular; “Red King” is an important Alchemical idea for the Sun.

ESOTERIC MEANING: The Natural Consciousness. Through it is completed (or, perfected) the nature of all that exist beneath the sphere of the Sun.

TREE of LIFE: Yesod to Netzach. (Links ‘the Foundation’ and ‘Victory’; or Subconsciousness with Desire: procreative energies transmuted into a more rarified desire or will force.)

ESOTERIC TITLE: Sun of the Morning, Chief Among the Mighty


DIVINATION: Energy, power, vigor, ambition, conquest, victory, control, governance, law and order, originality, stability; overweening confidence, megalomania; quarrelsomeness, strife, stubbornness, rashness, ill-temper.

"To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue." -Magick Without Tears
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Re: April 3-April 6, 2017; IV. The Emperor

Postby David S » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Concentrated attention. The fishhook of meditation. The ability to direct focus, with passion and intensity, the path toward realization of desire. The conceptualizing function. Rendering and ordering things into meaning and form. Linking passionate intention with images. Envisioning. Suggesting. The imposition of language and structure. The selection of signal from noise.

In divination can be all things paternal, including resistance around growing up and other daddy issues. Reflects a strength of character, a willingness to commit and follow through. The identification of vocation. Also the beginning and implementation (Aries) of systems leading toward victory.
"But all we say and do, however casually, adds up to more, far more, than our most strenuous Operations. 'Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.'" - Commentaries of AL
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