The Universe

Written by Jacob. Published on September 11th, 2016 at 01:30.

The World Thoth Tarot

The Universe Imagery

A Goddess twists her form within a vast space. The four Kerubic beasts are placed in the corners of this card. The geometry of this card is commonly found in other religious art forms representing the Christian Trinity due to the three circles—which also create Vesica Piscis, the Almond shape, or the Yoni representing the womb and therefore the world.

The Universe Associations

  • Tree of Life Path: #32—Yesod and Malkuth
  • Elemental Trump: Primal element of Earth
  • Modern Astrological: Saturn
  • Hebrew Letter: Tau (“Cross”)

Path #28: Netzach to Yesod

The infinite night-sky above the continuously expanding surface of the earth. The divine design overlaid upon the material plane. The ultimate representation of “As above, so below” the work is done.

The Universe Interpretations

Oh hey you made it! You got all the way there and back again! How was your journey? What did you learn? What do you have to teach us? The Universe or The World is a symbol of the completion of The Fool’s journey.

Associated with primal earth or Saturn this card represents the manifestation of our efforts in finality. Where The Aeon/Judgement may represent the event of final confirmation of work completed, The World is the image of it—the product to be put on display. This allows the individual to take a step back and close the book on the final chapter. If you want, you can close your eyes and flip through all the pages in your story and pull out any  aspect of it in the moment—this is the ability of the master, to dispense ultimate ability at any potentiality.

Only those who reach this level of “master” understand the blood, sweat, and tears. They have experienced all things in some form or another. These are lessons of Saturn and the material world—a sight very few see and understand.

And as we draw the line to end where it began, we are once again at point 0. We are ready to begin the journey all over again. This time is however different in that we are experienced—but there is always room for improvement isn’t there?

Additional Interpretations

“The matter of the question itself, synthesis, the end of the matter, may mean delay, opposition, obstinacy, inertia, patience, perseverance, persistent stubbornness in difficulty. The crystallization of the whole matter involved.” 6

“The essence of the question itself. Synthesis. The end of the matter. Delay. Opposition. Inertia. Perseverance. Patience. The crystallization of the whole matter involved.” 5

“This card is attributed to the letter Tau. Together with the first card, the Fool, the word Ath is spelled meaning Essence. Thus all reality is comprised in the series of which these two cards are the beginning and the end. The letter Tau symbolises a fourfold extension, applicable to the transcendence of space and time by a continually self-compensating change. The letter is further attributed to Saturn, the slowest of the planets, and on that account associated with the element of Earth. Saturn is the old god, the god of fertility. The presence of the letter Tau upon the Tree of Life indicates a state of equilibrium between change and stability. The glyph on the card, therefore, symbolises the completion of the Great Work. The image of the Universe is a maiden, the final letter of Tetragrammaton. She is represented as dancing with the Great spiral-forming Serpent or Sun. She is surrounded by ten symbols. About her is an ellipse composed of seventy-two circles for the quinaries of the Zodiac. At the corners of the card are the four Kerubim, showing the established Universe. In the centre is the Wheel of Life, initiating the form of the Tree of Life, which is visible only to those of pure heart. In the lower part of the card is the late J. W. N. Sullivan’s well-known map of the chemical elements.” 5

“The universe is represented as a maiden dancing with a great spiral serpent. She holds the Moon in her hand and the Sun is merged in the Eye of God. These two planets typify the positive and negative forces. Behind her is a geometrical solid by Moebius. Around her are all the stars of the Zodiac, the curved seventy-two lines stand for the quinaries and are also an attempt to convey movement and to give the fourth dimension of time. Beneath her is Sullivan’s map of chemical elements. At the Four corners are the Cherubim or Winds of Heaven, the bull, the lion, the eagle and the man.” 5

Axank’s Dream Recall

September 06-07, 2016
I was able to get a tiny little office to rent! Primarily I’d use it to read Tarot in but I know I could use it for Reiki, out, and anything else I wanted. Since it was located in my home town I offered to shared use of it with my artist friend for her artwork—I started to get worried about paying rent on the place. Inside, there was a private room which contained a glass/plastic chamber almost like a priest’s confessional both, which I planned to use to do readings privately.