THE EMPEROR(Aries)“Take me, O husband! Draw me up unto Thee, O monarch of my soul.”MEDITATION COLOR:
Red.HEBREW LETTER: Tzaddi,
fish-hook, an instrument cast into water to hook and draw forth a fish. As a verb, “to contemplate (think, speculate, fancy),” a synonym of dhyana.
Tzaddi is the fundamental sound related to Sanskrit roots meaning “head” and “age,” from which stem words such as tzar, Caesar, Monseigneur, senate,
Emperor from the Latin imperator, imperare,
“command.” The Indo-European root for “priest/priestess” has exactly the same spelling and sound as that for “emperor/empress,” though they are different words: per,
meaning “to produce” or “to procure.” “King” is an important Qabbalistic term related to adepthood, and Tifereth in particular; “Red King” is an important Alchemical idea for the Sun.ESOTERIC MEANING:
The Natural Consciousness. Through it is completed (or, perfected) the nature of all that exist beneath the sphere of the Sun.TREE of LIFE:
Yesod to Netzach. (Links ‘the Foundation’ and ‘Victory’; or Subconsciousness with Desire: procreative energies transmuted into a more rarified desire or will force.)ESOTERIC TITLE:
Sun of the Morning, Chief Among the MightyTANTRIC & ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE:
Alchemical Sulphur (Rajas).DIVINATION:
Energy, power, vigor, ambition, conquest, victory, control, governance, law and order, originality, stability; overweening confidence, megalomania; quarrelsomeness, strife, stubbornness, rashness, ill-temper.
"To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue." -Magick Without Tears