THE QUEEN OF THE THRONES OF EARTH
The Queen of Disks – Queen of Gnomes
WATER of EARTH
Meditation pattern: Place 10 of Wands, 2 of Disks, and 3 of Disks side-by-side, with the
Queen of Disks above them. Below the two Disks, place Atu XV, The Devil.
Traditional Description: A woman of beautiful face, with dark hair; seated upon a throne,
beneath which is dark sandy earth. One side of her face is light, the other dark; her symbolism is
best represented in profile. Her attire is similar to that of the Queen of Wands; but she bears a
winged goat’s head as a crest. A goat is by her side. In one hand she bears a scepter surmounted
by a cube; in the other an orb of gold.
HEH of HEH-Final (WATER of EARTH): Heh of Heh-Final is the nurturing aspect of “Mother
Earth.” Besides this literal meaning, the Queen represents that in us which nurtures, and brings to
fruition, the primal seed or Will (Knight of Disks); that is, she brings creative action to fruition.
As Heh in Assiah, she is the intuitive faculty, or sense of inner guidance, which stands behind our
actions – and to which we either listen (to our advantage), or do not (to our disadvantage).
She rules from 20° Sagittarius to 20° Capricorn, including the constellation Aquila. The first two decanates
of Capricorn, ruled by Jupiter and Mars, are called HARMONIOUS CHANGE and WORK, respectively.
Neshamah is transcendent to the phenomena of manifestation, and is witness to them. She, therefore,
perceives the patterns of cyclicity, change, and movement (Kaph) that are the stable foundation
of a living and organic world – the means by which seeds of creative action are brought to fruition.
She also represents the application of the Mars force as the motive power of this building –
which sometimes includes tearing down, clearing the field, leveling the old in order to make way
for improved and progressive building. She witnesses this from a dispassionate distance, participating
only by her silent guidance founded on principle rather than dogma or script.
Capricorn implies height – the lofty view of the mountain goat – and also renewal through
the act of creation. Qabalists relate it to delusion and illusion, especially the tendency to focus on
the material form of a thing and not its underlying nature. Whereas that Princess of Swords, being
Heh-Final, exists on the same plane as these material veils, the Queen of Disks, being Heh, witnesses
them from above. She is not fooled by them but, with gentle humor, sees them for what they are.
She may, therefore, use this power of formation to her own ends.
She is also associated with the last decanate of Sagittarius, ruled by Saturn and called OPPRESSION.
This, which is neither her style nor her basic nature, is, nonetheless, her shadow side.
The power to control patterns and destinies from a great height always carries the risk of oppressive
tyranny that, ironically, is one of the few things that would abort the particular creation she
is gestating and guiding toward its birth.
In divination, she is nurturing, generous; nurtures and develops possibilities, bringing creative
action to fruition; kind, charming, great-hearted; intelligent, truthful; with a detached overview;
yet impetuous and of shifting moods. If ill-dignified, she is undecided, capricious, changeable,
melancholic, foolish; can become oppressively tyrannical.
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"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."