Rota Tarot Meanings

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By Soror Tzadkiel

Tarot uses a cosmic language of symbolic imagery, and the deepest crevices of your consciousness understand this language fluidly. Working with the Tarot through study, practice, meditation, divination, and contemplation will evoke much thought, and invoke profound transformation in your life for the benefit of all living creatures everywhere. The Path of the Tarot is indeed a precious gift, and one that should be taken seriously by any aspirant that is called to this Work.

 

THE MAJOR ARCANA

For those of you who are interested in learning the deeper meanings that rest behind these intricately interwoven symbols forming the Tarot, I highly recommend reading Paul Foster Case’s Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, and any other books you can find written by him. Though not all of the symbols are the same, the basic meanings of the symbols listed in Case’s works are present in some capacity in the Major Keys of Rota Tarot.

Needless to say, this deck and the symbolism therein has been heavily influenced by the Work of Paul Foster Case. Each Key in the Major Arcana is rich with esoteric symbols, and can be contemplated as a mandala that expresses the energetic signature of the Hebrew Letter it represents.

Each Key in the Major Arcana of Rota Tarot lists the title of the Key at the top of the card, along with the number and the Hebrew Letter attributed to the Key. The bottom of each Key lists the Intelligence as it is proclaimed in the ancient Kabbalistic text,  The 32 Paths of Wisdom. Each Key in the Major Arcana has a specific color assigned to it, reflecting the Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A.) teachings on the Qabalistic Tarot. The practitioner is encouraged to explore the beauty in the mysteries of Tarot through placing out the Keys and unveiling patterns in them through meditation, contemplation, and intuitive exploration. To take the practice further, I recommend purchasing a blank B.O.T.A. deck, and painting the images of the Major Arcana as per Case's instructions.

The 22 Major Keys each correspond to one of the 22 sacred Hebrew Letters. They are comprised of 3 Elemental Keys (The Fool, The Hanged Man, and Judgement), 7 Planetary Keys ( The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Wheel of Fortune, The Tower, The Sun, and The World) and 12 Astrological Keys (The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Justice, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Star, and The Moon).

Below I have compiled various correspondences in my own words for your benefit for both the Major and Minor Keys. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me through the "Contact" page.

 

~In LVX~

Soror Tzadkiel

 

Key 0: The Fool

 

Esoteric Title: Spirit of Aether

Hebrew Letter: Aleph (Ox, 1)

Mystical Attributions: Alchemical Air, Spirit, Uranus

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Scintillating Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Kether to Chokmah

Musical Note: E

Color: Pale Yellow

Cube of Space: Above to Below

 

Key Ideas

Consciousness, LVX, Prana, Superconsciousness, Ruach, Vital Principle, Life-Breath

 

Affirmation

The Scintillating Intelligence is my True Self.  I am ONE with the eternal flames of Spirit, which is the Truth underlying all experiences.

 

In a Reading

New beginnings, New growth, Bliss, Wonder and appreciation for life, Youth, Long journey ahead, Quest, Folly, Eccentricity


 

Key 1: The Magician

 

Esoteric Title: Magus of Power

Hebrew Letter: Beth (House, 2)

Mystical Attributions: Mercury (Planet), Mercury (Metal), Life and Death

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Transparent Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Kether to Binah

Musical Note: E

Color: Yellow

Cube of Space: Above

 

Key Ideas

Concentration, Intellect, Will

 

Affirmation

The Transparent Intelligence is my True Self. With accurate observations I pierce through erroneous misinterpretations. The Light of the Ineffable One channels through my consciousness in every moment.

 

In a Reading

Initiative, Accurate observation, Sharp awareness, Using tools available to manifest what you want (in harmony with Divine Will), Self-Consciousness, Constructive forces, Occult wisdom


 

Key 2: High Priestess

 

Esoteric Title: Priestess of the Silver Star

Hebrew Letter: Gimel (Camel, 3)

Mystical Attributions: The Moon, Silver, Peace and Strife

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Uniting Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Kether to Tiphareth

Musical Note: G#

Color: Blue

Cube of Space: Below

 

Key Ideas

Collective Memory, Personal Memory, Subconsciousness

 

Affirmation

The Uniting Intelligence is my True Self. I am a channel of the primordiality of Peace and Rhythm. Through my presence, all opposing forces are harmonized.

 

In a Reading

Mystery, Secrets, Lunar energy, Subconsciousness, Memory, Akashic Records, Wisdom, Rhythm, Fluctuation, Reaction


 

Key 3: The Empress

 

Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Mighty Ones

Hebrew Letter: Daleth (Door, 4)

Mystical Attributions: Venus, Copper, Wisdom and Folly

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Luminous Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Chokmah to Binah

Musical Note: F#

Color: Green

Cube of Space: East

 

Key Ideas

Multiplication, Creation, Divine Mother, Fertility

 

Affirmation

The Luminous Intelligence is my True Self. I am united with Cosmic Creativity. Abundance and Wisdom permeate my consciousness. Light Limitless flows in and through me.

 

In a Reading

Creative fecundity, cultivating a project, motherly wisdom, nature, desire, love, development, Divine Feminine, Beauty, Luxury, Sensuality, Pleasure, Success


 

Key 4: The Emperor

 

Esoteric Title: Sun of the Morning, Chief Among the Mighty

Hebrew Letter: Heh (Window, 5)

Mystical Attribution: Aries (Ruled by Mars, Sun Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Constituting Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Chokmah to Tiphareth

Musical Note: C

Color: Red

Cube of Space: North-East

 

Key Ideas

Vision, Analysis, Reason, Intellect, Self-Consciousness, Dominion, Divine Father

 

Affirmation

The Constituting Intelligence is my True Self. My Divine Reasoning faculties are cultivated and potent, permeating my every emanation.

 

In a Reading

Authoritative energy, Reasoning faculties, Potent life force energy, Divine Masculine, Energized action, Power, Ambition, Control


 

Key 5: Hierophant

 

Esoteric Title: Magus of the Eternal

Hebrew Letter: Vav (Nail, Hook, 6)

Mystical Attribution: Taurus (Venus Rules, Moon Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Triumphant and Eternal Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Chokmah to Chesed

Musical Note: C#

Color: Red-Orange

Cube of Space: South-East

 

Key Ideas

Hearing, Intuition (Inner Tuition), Yoga (Union)

 

Affirmation

The Triumphant and Eternal Intelligence is my True Self. I clearly hear the One True Voice of Intuition and root my being in that Divine Instruction. Through acting, thinking, and speaking in harmony with Ageless Wisdom, I am unified with the One Will.

 

In a Reading

Intuition, Message from the Higher Self, Study of Ancient Mysteries, Union with the Divine, Acting on wisdom-filled instructions, Engaging in prayer and spiritual practice, Inspiration, Actively invoking Occult Forces


 

Key 6: The Lovers

 

Esoteric Title: Children of the Voice, Oracle of the Mighty Gods

Hebrew Letter: Zain (Sword, 7)

Mystical Attribution: Gemini (Ruled by Mercury, No Exaltation)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Disposing Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Binah to Tiphareth

Musical Note: D

Color: Orange

Cube of Space: East-Above

 

Key Ideas

Discrimination, Smell, Separation, Making decisions in your life-experience,

Cutting away that which doesn’t serve, Attraction, Beauty, Harmony reflected in inner perceptions and in outer circumstances

 

Affirmation

The Disposing Intelligence is my True Self. I carefully choose, from moment to moment, what is best for the health and harmony of my life experience so that I can be a conduit of healing. I release my subconsciousness from ignorance perceived through self-consciousness. Subconsciousness, now and always, receives guidance rooted in Superconsciousness.

 

In a Reading

Carefully choosing life experience for the benefit of you and others, releasing that which doesn’t serve the highest good, using self-consciousness wisely to plant potent seeds of healing in subconsciousness, consciously directing life-experience to flow in harmony with Divine Will


 

Key 7: The Chariot

 

Esoteric Title: Child of the Powers of the Waters, Lord of the Triumph of Light

Hebrew Letter: Cheth (Fence, 8)

Mystical Attribution: Cancer (Ruled by The Moon, Jupiter Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Intelligence of the House of Influence

Path on the Tree of Life: Binah to Gevurah

Musical Note: D#

Color: Yellow-Orange

Cube of Space: East-Below

 

Key Ideas

Wise use of Speech, Language,

Becoming aware that human consciousness is a vehicle for the Divine Spirit

 

Affirmation

The Intelligence of the House of Influence is my True Self. I have a clear awareness that my consciousness is a vehicle for the One True Self to manifest. I actively engage in the work to transmute the dross of my personality so that all aspects of my being are infused with the Ineffable Source.

 

In a Reading

Divine Will channeling through consciousness, wise use of speech, Refining the personality through study, practice, meditation, and contemplation to prepare the physical vehicle and personality to reflect Divine Radiance, Triumph


 

Key 8: Strength

 

Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Flaming Sword

Hebrew Letter: Teth (Serpent, 9)

Mystical Attribution: Leo (Ruled by The Sun, Neptune Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Intelligence of the Secret of All Spiritual Activities

Path on the Tree of Life: Chesed to Gevurah

Musical Note: E

Color: Yellow

Cube of Space: North-Above

 

Key Ideas

Kundalini force, Taste, Journey of the Soul on the Path of Return

 

Affirmation

The Intelligence of the Secret of All Spiritual Activities is my True Self. I awaken to my full potential and actively transmute the animal nature of humanity. The energy freed through this alchemical process is utilized to perpetuate the Great Work.

 

In a Reading

Holistic strength, Power, Transmutation of impurities, Developing foundation on the Path of Return, Presence of potent life energy, Courage, Action, Consciously directing Life Energy

 

Key 9: The Hermit

 

Esoteric Title: Prophet of the Eternal, Magus of the Voice of Power

Hebrew Letter: Yod (Hand, 10)

Mystical Attribution: Virgo (Ruled by Mercury, Mercury Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Intelligence of Will

Path on the Tree of Life: Chesed to Tiphareth

Musical Note: F

Color: Yellow-Green

Cube of Space: North-Below

 

Key Ideas

Touch, Coitus, Holding Light for Others, Engaging in the Great Work,

Being in the world but not of it, Adepthood

 

Affirmation

The Intelligence of Will is my True Self. The Light of Divine Will dwells in me. I live, from moment to moment, in a state of true Gnosis, and hold the Light Eternal as a beacon for all who walk the Path of Return.

 

In a Reading

Time for introspection, withdrawing from the world to cultivate the Light, integrating Wisdom Teachings through study, practice, meditation, and contemplation, knowing that personal practice has a potent healing impact on sentient beings, Gnosis, Circumspection, Walking the Path of Return so that you may light the way for others (on the physical plane and the subtle plane alike), Prudence


 

Key 10: The Wheel of Fortune

 

Esoteric Title: Lord of the Forces of Life

Hebrew Letter: Kaph (Fist, Grasping Hand, 20, 500)

Mystical Attribution: Jupiter, Tin, Wealth and Poverty

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Intelligence of Conciliation

Path on the Tree of Life: Chesed to Netzach

Musical Note: A#

Color: Violet

Cube of Space: West

 

Key Ideas

Cycles, Rotation, Karma

 

Affirmation

The Intelligence of Conciliation is my True Self. I am at one with the cyclical nature of consciousness. The wheel of life contains precious teachings, and through integrating them I learn to shape my life. I blissfully work in harmony with the whirling forces of the Ineffable One.

 

In a Reading

Cycles of nature, Expansion, Unfolding of karma, Destiny, Awakening to the archetypal cycles permeating all of life throughout time, space, and beyond, Turn of events for the greater good, Good fortune


 

Key 11: Justice

 

Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Lords of Truth, Ruler of the Balance

Hebrew Letter: Lamed (Ox-Goad, 30)

Mystical Attribution: Libra (Ruled by Venus, Saturn Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Faithful Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Gevurah to Tiphareth

Musical Note: F#

Color: Green

Cube of Space: North-West

 

Key Ideas

Work, Action, Karma, Teaching unfolding in Life, Inward Urge, Self-Direction, Drive,

The force that directs the Cosmic Power symbolized by The Fool

 

Affirmation

The Faithful Intelligence is my True Self. I intensify all goodness, drawing all forces into balance and perfection.

 

In a Reading

Karmic Justice, Weighing options, Making a decision that will result in harmony, Righteousness, Virtue, Honor, Legal Affairs


 

Key 12: The Hanged Man

 

Esoteric Title: Spirit of the Mighty Waters

Hebrew Letter: Mem (Water, 40, 600)

Mystical Attribution: Alchemical Water, Prima Materia, Neptune

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Stable Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Gevurah to Hod

Musical Note: G#

Color: Blue

Cube of Space: East to West

 

Key Ideas

Sacrifice, Changing perspective, Suspension of Consciousness, Reversal, Adepthood

 

Affirmation

The Stable Intelligence is my True Self.  I am confidently rooted in the foundation of the One Cosmic Law.

 

In a Reading

Sacrifice, Changing perspective, Suspension of Consciousness, Reversal, Prima Materia, Surrender to the Divine Will, Wisdom


 

Key 13: Death

 

Esoteric Title: Child of the Great Transformers, Lord of the Gate of Death

Hebrew Letter: Nun (Fish, To Sprout, To Grow, 50, 700)

Mystical Attribution: Scorpio (Ruled by Mars and Pluto, Uranus Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Imaginative Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Tiphareth to Netzach

Musical Note: G

Color: Blue-Green

Cube of Space: South-West

 

Key Ideas

Transformation, Reproduction, New Growth, Fecund Circumstances, Dawning of a New Day

 

Affirmation

The Imaginative Intelligence is my True Self. Through perfected vision, which enables me to see Truth, I actively create my free life.

 

In a Reading

Transformation, Transmutation, Sexual Force, Fecundity, Circumstances are conducive for starting new projects, Sudden change, Death of a phase

 

Key 14: Temperance

 

Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Reconcilers, Bringer-Forth of Life

Hebrew Letter: Samekh (Prop, Support, 60)

Mystical Attribution: Sagittarius (Ruled by Jupiter, No Exaltation)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Intelligence of Probation

Path on the Tree of Life: Tiphareth to Yesod

Musical Note: G#

Color: Blue

Cube of Space: West-Above

 

Key Ideas

Wrath, Vibration, Tempering, Modifying, Adaptation

 

Affirmation

The Intelligence of Probation is my True Self. I know what Truth is, because it is all that remains after being put through the fiery tests of my life-experience.

 

In a Reading

Internal Alchemical Transformation, Temperance, Patience, Positive influence, Confidence, Moderation, Healing, Testing circumstances to ensure they are ideal, Adaptation

 

Key 15: The Devil

 

Esoteric Title: Lord of the Gates of Matter, Child of the Forces of Time

Hebrew Letter: Ayin (Eye, 70)

Mystical Attribution: Capricorn (Ruled by Saturn, Mars Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Renewing Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Tiphareth to Hod

Musical Note: A

Color: Blue-Violet (Indigo)

Cube of Space: West-Below

 

Key Ideas

Illusion of being trapped, Things are not as they appear

 

Affirmation

The Renewing Intelligence is my True Self. My vision penetrates through the veils of ignorance, and all limitations are obliterated in the fountain of LVX.

 

In a Reading

Bondage, That which is of a material nature, necessity, time to move out of a restrictive situation


 

Key 16: The Tower

 

Esoteric Title: Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty

Hebrew Letter: Peh (Mouth, 80, 800)

Mystical Attribution: Mars, Iron, Grace and Sin, Beauty and Ugliness

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Exciting Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Netzach to Hod

Musical Note: C

Color: Red

Cube of Space: North

 

Key Ideas

Mouth as an Organ of Speech, Mars Force (present in reproduction, muscle movement and tone), Basis of bodily action, Destruction, Transformation

 

Affirmation

The Exciting Intelligence is my True Self. Erroneous structures tumble, and the substance that once hindered is used to build anew.

 

In a Reading

Destruction, Transformation, Intense time of change, Tearing down of old restrictive structures to make way for the new,

Catastrophe with blessings to follow


 

Key 17: The Star

 

Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Firmament, Dweller Between the Waters

Hebrew Letter: Tzaddi (Fishhook, 90, 900)

Mystical Attribution: Aquarius (Co-Ruled by Saturn and Uranus)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Natural Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Netzach to Yesod

Musical Note: A#

Color: Violet

Cube of Space: South-Above

 

Key Ideas

Dawning of Spiritual Light, Connection with the Celestial Bodies, Meditation, “Fishing” in the sea of consciousness for insights

 

Affirmation

The Natural Intelligence is my True Self. Meditation yields the nectar of truth, showing me the complete, perfect transformations transpiring below the firmament of infinite knowledge.

 

In a Reading

Insight, hope, spiritual practices yielding fruit, Spiritual love, Cultivating the LVX in one’s consciousness through the Great Work



 

Key 18: The Moon

 

Esoteric Title: Ruler of Flux and Reflux, Child of the Sons of the Mighty

Hebrew Letter: Qoph (Back of Head, Ear, 100)

Mystical Attribution: Pisces (Co-Ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, Venus Exalted)

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Corporeal Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Netzach to Malkuth

Musical Note: B

Color: Red-Violet

Cube of Space: South-Below

 

Key Ideas

Cellular consciousness, Confusion, Strangeness

 

Affirmation

The Corporeal Intelligence is my True Self, advising all matter and managing all development.

 

In a Reading

Voluntary change, Confusion, Unknown enemies, Deceit

 

Key 19: The Sun

 

Esoteric Title: Lord of the Fire of the World

Hebrew Letter: Resh (Head, Face, 200)

Mystical Attribution: The Sun, Gold, Fruitfulness and Sterility

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Collective Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Hod to Yesod

Musical Note: D

Color: Orange

Cube of Space: South

 

Key Ideas

Countenance, Brilliance, Authority, Leadership

 

Affirmation

The Collective Intelligence is my True Self,  the One Story of Life, and informing me that I am the Divine Offspring of the Sun.

 

In a Reading

Accomplishment, Bliss, Success, Love, Happiness in life, Satisfaction, Liberation, Gain


 

Key 20: Judgement

 

Esoteric Title: Spirit of the Primal Fire

Hebrew Letter: Shin (Tooth, 300)

Mystical Attribution: Primordial Fire, Pluto

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Perpetual Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Hod to Malkuth

Musical Note: C

Color: Red

Cube of Space: North to South

 

Key Ideas

Awakening, Renewal, Rejuvenation, Rebirth, Atonement, Judgement, Journey’s end

 

Affirmation

The Perpetual Intelligence is my True Self, ruling over the Celestial Bodies and designating their coordinates.

 

In a Reading

Awakening, Renewal, Rejuvenation, Rebirth, Atonement, Judgement, Journey’s end

 

Key 21: The World

Esoteric Title: The Great one of the Night of Time

Hebrew Letter: Tav (Cross, 400)

Mystical Attribution: Saturn, Cosmic Consciousness, Dominion and Slavery

32 Paths of Wisdom: The Administrative Intelligence

Path on the Tree of Life: Yesod to Malkuth

Musical Note: A

Color: Blue-Violet (Indigo)

Cube of Space: Center

 

Key Ideas

Cosmic Consciousness, Unity with the Dance of Life

 

Affirmation

The Administrative Intelligence is my True Self. In the confines of time, each facet of being is in their official place.

 

In a Reading

Perfection, Completion, Success, Fulfillment, Great Blessing, Synthesis, Working skillfully within limitations


THE MINOR ARCANA

The Titles listed below for the Minor Arcana, such as “Lord of Harmonious Change,” come from Book T, and were likely received by S.L. Macgregor Mathers and/or his partner, Moina Mathers, both of whom were Golden Dawn Initiates. Mystical insights relating to each Key were channeled through Moina Mathers and/or S.L. Macgregor Mathers via scrying. For all of the cards in Rota Tarot's Minor Arcana I have included the traditional Esoteric Titles from Book T, however, I have modified the titles displayed on the cards themselves for the Kings, Queens, and Knights, in accordance with inner guidance I have received. In the following descriptions, I have included the "Traditional Esoteric Titles" and the "Rota Tarot Esoteric Titles" for the Kings, Queens, and Knights.

The borders of each card in the Minor Arcana reflect the Elemental color attributed to the Qabalistic World of each suit. Therefore Pentacles (Assiyah) are Green as a reference to the element of Earth, Swords (Yetzirah) are Yellow as a reference to the element of Air, Cups (Briah) are blue to represent the element of Water, and Wands (Atziluth) are red to represent the element of Fire.

The Aces through Tens in the Minor Arcana are each titled at the top with the name of the Sephirah they represent, and they are titled at the bottom with the Esoteric Title. The Court Cards are titled at the top with the Sacred Letter of the Tetragrammaton attributed to each of them, alluding to a deeper esoteric teaching imbued in the meaning. The Court Cards can be contemplated in tandem with the Major Arcana in order to unveil further insights about their ineffable nature. Therefore, The Emperor (Heh) can be contemplated with The Princesses and the Queens, The Hierophant (Vav) can be contemplated with the Knights, and The Hermit (Yod) can be contemplated with the Kings.

The Hebrew titles of each Sephirah can be “opened up” by laying out the Major Arcana Keys so that they spell the word. You may then contemplate how the Major Arcana Keys tell a symbolic story that unveils deeper significance in each Hebrew word.

 

Pentacles: Assiyah, the Manifested World (Earth, Practicality, Physical Matters, Money)

 

Ace of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Root of the Powers of Earth

Qabalistic Attribution: Kether in Assiyah

Color: White flecked with Gold

In a Reading: Gain on the material plane, wealth, satisfaction

 

Two of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Harmonious Change

Qabalistic Attribution: Chokmah in Assiyah

Color: White flecked with Red, Blue, and Yellow

In a Reading: Harmony in the middle of changes

 

Three of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Works

Qabalistic Attribution: Binah and Assiyah

Color: Grey flecked with Pink

In a Reading: Material increase, Financial gain, Maturation, Construction

 

Four of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Earthly Power

Qabalistic Attribution: Chesed in Assiyah

Color: Deep Azure flecked with Yellow

In a Reading: Power on the Earthly Plane, Skill in direction, Material forces

 

Five of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Trouble

Qabalistic Attribution: Gevurah in Assiyah

Color: Red flecked with Black

In a Reading: Affinity, Agreement, Adaptation, Adjustment

Note:

The depiction of this Key in the Waite deck and other modern decks actually suggests that the profane, those who are outside in the snow, have not grasped the Inner LVX that shines in the Temple. This suggests that True Happiness and Perfect Peace are internal processes.

 

Six of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Success

Qabalistic Attribution: Tiphareth in Assiyah

Color: Gold Amber

In a Reading : Prosperity and abundance on the material plane, Charity, Generosity, Gifts

 

Seven of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Success Unfulfilled

Qabalistic Attribution: Netzach in Assiyah

Color: Olive flecked with Gold

In a Reading: Unfulfilled success, Delay of success, Maturation in this process

 

Eight of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Prudence

Qabalistic Attribution: Hod in Assiyah

Color: Yellowish Brown flecked with White

In a Reading: Skill in affairs on the material plane

 

Nine of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Gain

Qabalistic Attribution: Yesod in Assiyah

Color: Citrine flecked with Azure

In a Reading: Material Gail, Completion, Prudence, Cautiousness

 

Ten of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Lord of Wealth

Qabalistic Attribution: Malkuth in Assiyah

Color: Black rayed with Yellow

In a Reading: Riches, Wealth, Prosperity on the physical plane

 

Princess of Pentacles

Esoteric Title: Princess of the Echoing Hills, Rose of the Palace of Earth

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh Final in Assiyah, Malkuth, Divine Daughter of Earth, Princess of the Gnomes, Earth of Earth

In a Reading: Conscientious feminine youth, Cautiousness, Carefulness, Diligence

 

Knight of Pentacles

Traditional Esoteric Title: Lord of the Wild and Fertile Land, King of the Spirits of Earth

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Lord of the Wild and Fertile Land, Knight of the Spirits of Earth

Qabalistic Attribution: Vav in Assiyah, Tiphareth, Divine Son and Warrior of Earth, King of the Gnomes, Air of Earth

In a Reading: Mindful masculine youth, Patience, Arduous effort

 

Queen of Pentacles

Traditional Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Earth

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Earth, Empress of the Gnomes

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh in Assiyah, Binah, Divine Mother of Earth, Queen of the Gnomes, Earth of Air

In a Reading: Magnanimous, Intelligence, Pleasant, Attractive,

Strong feminine presence who has experience in life

 

King of Pentacles

Traditional Esoteric Title: Prince of the Chariot of Earth

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: King of the Chariot of Earth, Emperor of the Gnomes

Qabalistic Attribution: Yod in Assiyah, Chokmah, Divine Father of Earth, Prince and Emperor of the Gnomes, Fire of Earth

In a Reading: Kind, Reliable, Strong masculine presence who has experience in life


 

Swords: Yetzirah, the Formative World (Air, Intellect, Thought, Communication, Conflict)

 

Ace of Swords

Esoteric Title: Root of the Powers of Air

Qabalistic Attribution: Kether in Yetzirah

Color: White Brilliance

In a Reading: Victory, New beginnings, Power, Clarity in thought

 

Two of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Peace Restored

Qabalistic Attribution: Chokmah in Yetzirah

Color: Blue-Grey

In a Reading: Compromise, Friendship, Resolution, Balanced Force, Indecision

 

Three of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Sorrow

Qabalistic Attribution: Binah in Yetzirah

Color: Dark Brown

In a Reading: Sadness, Disappointment, Separation, Sorrow

 

Four of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Rest from Strife

Qabalistic Attribution: Chesed in Yetzirah

Color: Deep Purple

In a Reading: Relief from Stress, Freedom from Anxiety, Rest after Trial

 

Five of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Defeat

Qabalistic Attribution: Gevurah in Yetzirah

Color: Bright Scarlet

In a Reading: Loss, Slandor, Lack of honor, Failings

 

Six of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Earned Success

Qabalistic Attribution: Tiphareth in Yetzirah

Color: Rich Salmon

In a Reading: Success after strife, Moving beyond difficulties, Recovery

 

Seven of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Unstable Effort

Qabalistic Attribution: Netzach in Yetzirah

Color: Bright Yellow-Green

In a Reading: Lack of Stable Effort, Partial Success, Lack of being certain

 

Eight of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Shortened Force

Qabalistic Attribution: Hod in Yetzirah

Color: Red Russet

In a Reading: Crisis, Lack of decision, Not using energy wisely

 

Nine of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Despair and Cruelty

Qabalistic Attribution: Yesod in Yetzirah

Color: Very Dark Purple

In a Reading: Despair, Suffering, Worry, Loss, Being melancholy


 

Ten of Swords

Esoteric Title: Lord of Ruin

Qabalistic Attribution: Malkuth in Yetzirah

Color: Citrine, Olive, Russet and Black flecked with gold

In a Reading: Loneliness, Ruin, Painful experience, Misfortune, End of delusion


 

Princess of Swords

Esoteric Title: Princess of the Rushing Winds, Lotus of the Palace of Air

Qabalistic Attribution:  Heh (final) in Yetzirah, Malkuth, Divine Daughter of Air,

Princess of the Sylphs, Earth of Air

In a Reading: Observant, Active fem. youth, Alert, Present

 

Knight of Swords

Traditional Esoteric Title: Lord of the Winds and the Breezes, King of the Spirits of Air

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Lord of the Winds and the Breezes, Knight of the Spirits of Air

Qabalistic Attribution: Vav in Briah, Tiphareth, Divine Son and Warrior of Air, King of the Sylphs, Air of Air

In a Reading: Active, Cunning, Skillful, Youthful masc. presence,

Possibly wrathful (not necessarily in a negative way)

 

Queen of Swords

Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Air

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Air, Empress of the Sylphs

Qabalistic Attribution:  Heh in Yetzirah, Binah, Divine Mother of Air, Queen of the Sylphs, Water of Air

In a Reading: Grieving, Keen and perceptive fem. presence,

Woman who has experienced the pain of human existence

 

King of Swords

Traditional Esoteric Title: Prince of the Chariot of the Winds

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: King of the Chariot of the Winds, Emperor of the Sylphs

Qabalistic Attribution:  Yod in Yetzirah, Chokmah, Divine Father of Air, Prince and Emperor of the Sylphs, Fire of Air

In a Reading: Authoritative masc. presence, Forceful with

perceptions, Possible lack of compassion from this masc. figure,

Law, Order, Strong Counselor, Intellectually definitive presence


 

Cups: Briah, the Creative World (Water, Emotions, Love, Intuition, Relationships)

 

Ace of Cups

Esoteric Title: Root of the Powers of Water

Qabalistic Attribution: Kether in Briah

Color: White Brilliance

In a Reading: Productivity, Beauty, Fertile Energy, Happiness, Pleasure, Bliss

 

Two of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Love

Qabalistic Attribution: Chokmah in Briah

Color: Grey

In a Reading: Healing a partnership, Love, Harmony, Understanding

 

Three of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Abundance

Qabalistic Attribution: Binah in Briah

Color: Black

In a Reading: Intense pleasure, Happiness, Feeling fulfilled

 

Four of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Blended Pleasure

Qabalistic Attribution: Chesed in Briah

Color: Blue

In a Reading: Regret, Loss in pleasure, Dissatisfaction, Dissappointment

 

Five of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Loss in Pleasure

Qabalistic Attribution: Gevurah in Briah

Color: Red

In a Reading: Difficulty, Regret, Loss in Pleasure, Challenges letting go

 

Six of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Pleasure

Qabalistic Attribution: Tiphareth in Briah

Color: Yellow

In a Reading: New relations, New environment (could be returning to a previous environment), Nostalgia

 

Seven of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Illusionary Success

Qabalistic Attribution: Netzach in Briah

Color: Green

In a Reading:  Illusionary Success, Imagination, Seduction, Ideas

 

Eight of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Abandoned Success

Qabalistic Attribution: Hod in Briah

Color: Orange

In a Reading: Crisis, Lack of decision, Not using energy wisely

 

Nine of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Happiness

Qabalistic Attribution: Yesod in Briah

Color: Violet

In a Reading: Physical comfort and well being, Success on material plane

 

Ten of Cups

Esoteric Title: Lord of Perfected Success

Qabalistic Attribution: Malkuth in Briah

Color: Citrine, Olive, Russet, and Black

In a Reading: Riches, Wealth, Prosperity on the physical plane

 

Princess of Cups

Esoteric Title: Princess of the Waters, Lotus of the Palace of the Floods

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh (final) in Briah, Malkuth, Divine Daughter of Water, Princess of the Undines, Earth of Water

In a Reading: Intelligent, Studious young person, Vigilance

 

Knight of Cups

Traditional Esoteric Title: Lord of the Waves and the Waters, King of the Hosts of the Sea

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Lord of the Waves and the Waters, Knight of the Hosts of the Sea

Qabalistic Attribution: Vav in Briah, Tiphareth, Divine Son and Warrior of Water, King of the Undines, Air of Water

In a Reading: Active and brave young masc. presence, Inventive, Heroic, Romantic Interest

 

Queen of Cups

Traditional Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Water

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Water, Empress of the Undines

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh in Briah, Binah, Divine Mother of Water, Queen of the Undines, Water of Water

In a Reading: Beautiful fem. presence, Honest, Empathic, Nurturing, Psychic

 

King of Cups

Traditional Esoteric Title: Prince of the Chariot of the Waters

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: King of the Chariot of the Waters, Emperor of the Undines

Qabalistic Attribution: Yod in Briah, Chokmah, Divine Father of Water, Prince and Emperor of the Undines, Fire of Water

In a Reading: In a Reading: Creative, Kind, Insightful, Responsible, Charismatic, Romantic masc. presence

 

Wands: Atziluth, The Archetypal World (Fire, Activity, Creativity, Energy)

 

Ace of Wands

Esoteric Title: Root of the Powers of Fire

Qabalistic Attribution: Kether in Atziluth

In a Reading: Passion, Initiation, Potent Life Energy, Direction, New Creative Endeavors, Adventure

 

Two of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Dominion

Qabalistic Attribution: Chokmah in Atziluth

In a Reading: Motivation rooted in wisdom, Actively cultivating a creative process, Productivity, Divine masculine energy

 

Three of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Established Strength

Qabalistic Attribution: Binah in Atziluth

In a Reading: Rich understanding of the exhaustless abundance of the Life Power, Divine feminine energy, Sustained momentum in creative process, Expansion

 

Four of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Perfected Work

Qabalistic Attribution: Chesed in Atziluth

In a Reading: Significant progress made on a project, actively drawing on the exhaustless abundance of the Life Power, Stability in the creative process, Compassionate intention manifested through action, Celebration

 

Five of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Strife

Qabalistic Attribution: Gevurah in Atziluth

In a Reading: Tension, Conflict, Opportunity to practice compassion in a potentially hostile environment, Intensity of action,  Potential for resolution of a perceived problem, Ripe opportunity for growth, Intensity of cosmic fire present in life-experience, wrath

 

Six of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Victory

Qabalistic Attribution: Tiphareth in Atziluth

In a Reading: Creative Vision, the Passion of the Heart, Confidence, Progress, Christ Consciousness in action, Harmonious actions that have lead to accomplishment

 

Seven of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Valour

Qabalistic Attribution: Netzach in Atziluth

In a Reading: Perseverance, Challenge, Possible conflict

 

Eight of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Swiftness

Qabalistic Attribution: Hod in Atziluth

In a Reading: Action, Speed, Movement, Fast transformation, Potent Life-Force energy

 

Nine of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Great Strength

Qabalistic Attribution: Yesod in Atziluth

In a Reading: Test of resolve, Faith in your life’s foundation, Resilience

 

Ten of Wands

Esoteric Title: Lord of Oppression

Qabalistic Attribution: Malkuth in Atziluth

In a Reading: Stress, hard work, Achievement after a long journey of effort

 

Princess of Wands

Esoteric Title: Princess of the Shining Flame, Rose of the Palace of Fire

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh (Final) in Atziluth, Malkuth, Divine Daughter of Fire, Princess of the Salamanders, Earth of Fire

In a Reading: Enthusiastic energy, Exploration, Taking action to discover new ideas

 

Knight of Wands

Traditional Esoteric Title: Lord of the Flame and Lightning, King of the Spirits of Fire

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Lord of the Flame and Lightening, Knight of the Spirits of Fire

Qabalistic Attribution: Vav in Atziluth, Tiphareth, Divine Son and Warrior of Fire, King of the Salamanders, Air of Fire

In a Reading: Impulsiveness, Passion, Desire, Active energy, Adventure,

 

Queen of Wands

Traditional Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Flame

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: Queen of the Thrones of Flame, Empress of the Salamanders

Qabalistic Attribution: Heh in Atziluth, Binah, Divine Mother of Fire, Queen of the Salamanders, Water of Fire

In a Reading: Fiery Divine Feminine, Vibrant female force, Radiant Life Force energy, Determination, Thoroughness and power in an Endeavor

 

King of Wands

Traditional Esoteric Title: Prince of the Chariot of Fire

Rota Tarot Esoteric Title: King of the Chariot of Fire, Emperor of the Salamanders

Qabalistic Attribution: Yod in Atziluth, Chokmah, Divine Father of Fire, Prince and Emperor of the Salamanders, Fire of Fire

In a Reading: Fiery Divine Masculine, Vibrant male force, Radiant Life Force energy,

Strong leader, Vision