10 of Disks – Active/Practical
(5 of Earth, 59=5+9=14=1+4=5)
Astrology: Earth in Virgo
Time: 13 September – 22 September
(3rd decan of Virgo)
6th House, House of Health (Health)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
5 of Diamonds (5 of Earth)
Earth brings focus, persistence, and physical strength to succeed to the fragile, meditative Virgo. The material gain, the wealth is the result of hard work and perseverance. The steady growth imply both detailed planning and precise execution.
The fertility aspect of Earth/Taurus with the nurturing quality of Ceres reveals another aspect: the card can signify pregnancy – respectively, giving birth – which is in a certain way also a kind of material growth.
6th House, House of Health (Health). Routine tasks and duties. Skills or training acquired. Jobs and Employments. Health and overall well-being. Service performed for others. Caretaking.
The Number 10 – Earth, Active/Practical (Earth)
– Hard worker, determined, dependable, grounded, steady growth, persistent, loyal, patient, generous, householder.
– Materialistic, stubborn, obsessive, laziness, possessive, self-indulging.
Crowley: Wealth. The number Ten, Malkuth, as always, represents the final issue of the Energy. Here is great and final solidification. The k fqrce is completely expended and results in death. Mercury rules this card in Virgo; and this may imply that the acquired wealth, being inert, will be dissipated unless put to further use by devoting its power to objects other than
mere accumulation. The disks, or (as they have now become) coins, are arranged on the Tree of Life, but the Tenth coin is much larger than the rest; the image indicates the futility of material gain. These disks are inscribed with various symbols of mercurial character except that the coin in the place of Hod (Mercury) on the Tree is marked with the cipher of the Sun. This indicates the only possibility of issue from the impasse produced by the exhaustion of all the elemental forces. At the end of matter must be complete stagnation, were it not that in it is always inherent the Will of the Father, the Great Architect, the Great Arithmetician, the Great Geometer. In this case, then, Mercury will represent the Logos, the Word, the Will, the Wisdom, the Eternal Son, and Virgo the Virgin, in every implication of that symbol. This card is in fact a hieroglyph of the cycle of regeneration.
Among the Geomantic figures, Mercury in Virgo is Conjunctio·OOO. The meaning, conjunction, is shown plainly by the attraction of the descending (female) Triangle, the cipher of the Yoni, to the ascending (male) Triangle, that of the Lingam. This union completed, they appear interlaced, forming g:: the figure of Capricornus, the Sign in which the Sun finds his rebirth. It is the holy Hexagram, the symbol of the uniting of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, the accomplishment of the Great Work, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness. Sic sit vobis!
Waite: A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child’s hand is on one of them.
Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family. Reversed: Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
5 of Diamonds – Happiness and success. A change for the better. A birth, or good news for a child. A good time to start new projects.