Queen of Disks – Active/Practical
(Water of Earth/Fix, 34=3+4=7)
Astrology: Pluto in Taurus (Exile)
Time: 21 April – 21 May (Taurus)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Queen of Diamonds
Those born with Pluto in Taurus are persistent. Once they make up their mind about something, it is almost impossible to get them to change it. They have an innate talent at handling resources and manipulating their environment to suit their needs. They need material security, and once they gain possession of something it is difficult for them to let it go. They have a unique talent for making things work in their favor.
Taurus Pluto has a knack for spotting opportunities to network with others that will benefit them in a material way. If they are not careful, this can become an obsessive behavior. They may never be satisfied with what they have; they may keep seeking to gain more. They need to pull back once in a while and gain some perspective.
Individuals with Pluto in Taurus will continue to make slow, steady improvements in their life, often ignoring that which lurks below the surface. They like order that is focused towards prosperity. (alwaysastrology.com)
The number 5 –
Crowley: Queen of Disks. The Queen of Disks represents the watery part of Earth, the function of that element as Mother. She rules from the 21st degree of Sagittarius to the 20th degree of Capricornus. She represents passi vity, usually in its highest aspect. The Queen of Disks is throned upon the life of vegetation. She contemplates the background, where a calm river winds through a sandy desert to bring to it fertility. Oases are beginning to shew themselves amid the wastes. Before her stands a goat upon a sphere. There is here a reference to the dogma that the Great Work is fertility. Her armour is composed of small scales or coins, and her helmet is adorned with the great spiral horns of the markhor. In her right hand she bears a sceptre surmounted by a cube, within which is a three-dimensional Hexagram, and in her left arm is curved her proper disk, a sphere of loops and circles interlaced. She thus represents the am bition of matter to take part in the great work of Creation.
Persons signified by this card possess the finest of the quieter qualities. They are ambitious, but only in useful directions. They possess immense funds of affection, kindness, and greatness of heart. They are not intellectual, and not particularly intelligent; but instinct and intuition are more than adequate for their needs. These people are quiet, hard-working, practical, sensible, domesticated, often (in a reticent and unassuming fashion) lustful and even debauched. They are inclined to the abuse of alcohol and of drugs. It is as if they could only realize their essential happiness by getting outside themselves.
If ill dignified, they are dull, servile, foolish; they are drudges rather than workers. Life for them is purely mechanical; and they cannot rise, or even seek to rise, above their appointed lot.
In the Yi King, the watery part of Earth is represented by the ist hexagram, Hsien. This has the meaning: Influence. The com mentary describes the effect 3 of moving various parts of the body, from the toes to the jaws and tongue. This is rather an amplification of what has been said above than an exact correspondence; yet there is no discordance. The general advice is to go forward quietly without overt attack upon existing situations.
Waite: The face suggests that of a dark woman, whose qualities might be summed up in the idea of greatness of soul; she has also the serious cast of intelligence; she contemplates her symbol and may see worlds therein.
Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty.
Reversed: Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Queen of Diamonds – Fair-haired woman; or a woman with Earth predominating in her chart. A gossip.