Wednesday, 9 May 2012

cross my palm


It represents materiality in all senses, good and evil; and is, therefore, in a sense, illusionary. It shows material gain, power, labor, wealth, contentment, etc.; but matter, it must be remembered, is entirely of the substance of Spirit, and of the Creative Light of the Sun. - Liber Q

cutting edge


The primordial energy or essence of Air. It symbolizes Invoked Force (as contrasted with Natural Force); for it symbolizes the Invocation of the Sword. Intellect in its best and finest condition, as a tool to be employed. Raised upward, it invokes the Divine Crown of spiritual brightness. Reversed it is the evocation of demonic force, and becomes a fearfully evil symbol. Therefore, it represents very great power for good or evil, but invoked. It also represents whirling force, conquest, activity, and strength during trouble. It is the affirmation of Justice upholding Divine Authority; and may become the sword of wrath, punishment, and affliction. - LIBER Q

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

mine's a pint


"This card represents the element of Water in its most secret and original form. It is the feminine complement of the Ace of Wands, and is derived from the Yoni and the Moon exactly as that is from the Lingam and the Sun...This accordingly represents the essential form of the Holy Grail." - Aleister Crowley

Monday, 7 May 2012

strike a light


“This card represents the essence of the element of Fire in its inception. It is a solar-phallic outburst of flame from which springs lightning in every direction. These flames are Yods, arranged in the form of the Tree of Life. It is the primordial energy of the divine manifesting in matter, at so early a stage that it is not yet definitely formulated as Will. The Ace of Wands is the beginning or seed of Fire, so that not even Will has formed.” —Aleister Crowley