(i) Ace of Disks YouTube Video
Ace of Disks : My in-depth YouTube Video on the Ace of Cups of the Thoth Tarot deck may be viewed by clicking on the image below:
(ii) Thoth Ace of Disks
The Ace of Disks is one of the most difficult cards of the minor arcana to understand but it is basically a symbol of the EARTH and also of the number 6 or THE SUN. It is important to get a large version of the card to see all of the details or view a zoomed up image online.
(iii) Rider Waite Ace of Pentacles
(iv) Ace of Disks & The Tree of Life
The Ace of Disks is associated with Malkuth in Assiah.
(v) Philosophy of the Ace of Disks
There is a tree of life here with tree like rings appearing in the card. Here we have Kether and Malkuth represented at the top and bottom of the card respectively.
In the Book of Thoth Crowley states that many tarot packs do not give full justice to this card thinking that earth is just passive and inert. Crowley sees earth as very much alive. To reflect this coins or pentacles are replaced by DISKS which indicate motion and energy, like all matter down to the atom.
The card represents the new Aeon of HORUS hence he has revamped it. The 3 ages are
3. Horus (Present)
Crowley put his personal seal on the Ace of Disks as do publishers who tend to do so on this very card.
(vi) Symbology of the Ace of Disks
Background = Emerald Green Flecked Yellow Green = represents the green spring of the new Aeon of Horus & also the sun and earth as living beings combined.
2 brown ovals = union of lingam & yoni (female and male)
6 wings = 4 horizontal (inner and outer) and 2 vertical = 6 number of the SUN. They represent the spiritualisation of the earth by Kether.
Whirling Central Disk = active earth, not passive.
To Meta Ophion = Greek for THE GREAT BEAST (of the Book of Revelation) which Crowley called himself. This was his seal on the Thoth Deck.
Decagram = 10 pointed figure formed from 2 HEPTAGRAMS on RED and one BLACK. They form the hub of the wheel and from them emanate the 10 spokes of the decagram. So the decagram represents EARTH and MALKUTH. Red& black = male and female ?
7 pointed star = of Babylon, or the whore of Babylon
3 circles = phallus & testes One circle inscribed with the MOON.
Yellow Circles = connection with the SUN
Moon = female
Again we have male/female symbology
666 = inscribed within the 2 lower circles. and the Mark of the Beast = THE CREATIVE IMPULSE, 666 = 6+6+6 = 18 = 1+ 8 = 9 = number of divine consciousness.
6 = number of the Sun
666 = sum of all the numbers in the magic square of the sun :
144,000 saved = (1+4+4 = 9) see may article in esoteric meanings on symbology of number
The Scarlet Woman = 667 = formed from 6+6+6+1 (1 is in the top circle). represents Crowley’s partner.
666 + 667 = The Beast and Babylon of the Lust Card:
(vii) Summary of the Ace of Disks
The card denotes the principles of male and female polarities in many ways:
- Kether and earth
- yellow circles (sun, male) & moon (female)
- 2 oval shapes = lingam & ovum
- 666 + 667 (Crowley & The Scarlet Woman)
(viii) Divinatory Meanings of the Ace of Disks
Ace of Disks Upright
A new job or financial situation or looking at new sources of finance. Not necessarily anything concrete at this time but the seeds have possibly been sown or there may be a potential opportunity for a new beginning in this area of your life.
When considering the divinatory meaning of this card it is important to note that the Aces represent new beginnings and opportunities. Although being in the suit of disks and therefore obviously representing new business or work projects, the card also refers to the spiritualisation of matter.
This may take the form of looking more closely at nature, the environment and being more in harmony with it. The symbols of the sun and the earth permeate this card so in order to see the interaction of the two Crowley and Crowley refers to the Sahara Desert as an example of how the two interact.
From this point mentioned in the Book of Thoth, this card alludes to a greater understanding of ourselves through observation of nature and the seasons and becoming more in harmony with it.
When the Ace of Disks is thrown, new material conditions for a new satisfying path in life shall ensue. The Ace of Disks is the “seed” of Matter brought on by the joyous union of the Sun-Phallus and The Womb of Earth.
Outer growth balanced with inner growth
Ace of Disks Reversed
(ix) Affirmation for the Ace of Disks
I am in harmony with the flow of nature
(x) Recommended Video Links