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VIII.The Strength-The path between Tipareth and Netzach

Nomber:8 or 13
Other titles:Fortitude,Lust,Hercules,Gilgamesh,La Force,Thor
Keywords:discipline, control,stability, moderation,inner power,will,lion heart, generosity, mercy
Traditional path:Geburah-Gedulah


The Alice Tarot-VIII Strength

Strength is one of those cards that speak for themselves in such a manner as we almost don’t even need to follow any explanations. Even so there are still some aspects that should be cleared. First of all the classic picture represents a woman and a lion, a woman taming a lion or even riding a lion. Now Tiphareth-Sun-Lion correspondences are easy to make and also Netzach-Venus -Libra but Sun and Venus in conjunction means peace, harmony, mercy, generosity, almost exactly the characteristics of this Tarot card. People with Sun conjunct Venus are very diplomatic, peace seekers tolerant and also enjoy a big amount of luxury and …lust (a ”sin” taken from both planets) a fact shown by the Crowley’s ”Lust”card depicting Lady Babalon riding the Beast.

” This Trump is assigned to the sign of Leo in the Zodiac. It is the Kerub of Fire, and is ruled by the Sun. It is the most powerful of the twelve Zodiacal cards,’ and represents the most critical of all the operations of magick and of alchemy. It represents the act of the original marriage as it occurs in nature, as opposed to the more artificial form portrayed in Atu VI; there is in this card no attempt to direct the course of the operation.”
”There is in this card a divine drunkenness or ecstasy. The woman is shown as more than a little drunk, and more than a little mad; and the lion also is aflame with lust. This signifies that the type of energy described is of the primitive, creative order; it is completely independent of the criticism of reason. This card portrays the will of the Aeon. In the background are the bloodless images of the saints, on whom this image travels, for their whole life has been absorbed into the Holy’ Grail.
“Now ye shall know that the chosen priest & apostle of infinite space is the prince-priest the Beast; and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman all power is given. They shall gather my children into their fold; they shall bring the glory of the stars into the hearts of men.”
“For he is ever a sun, and she a moon. But to him is the winged secret flame, and to her the stooping starlight.”
(Libro Thoth)

All of those things show a deep union between Tiphareth and Netzach an union that has much to do with the sacred tantric rituals of an energetical level.

Article by Kirke

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