Egyptian Initiate Admonitions The Magus Atu 1 Remember, then, daughter of earth, that woma

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Egyptian Initiate Admonitions The Magus Atu 1 Remember, then, daughter of earth, that woman should, like God, act without ceasing. To will nothing and do nothing is more fatal than to will and do ill. If the Magus should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, it announces that a firm will and faith in yourself, guided by reason and a love of justice will conduct you to the end that you wish to obtain and will preserve you in the perils of the way. Veiled Isis Atu 2 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that the mind is enlightened in seeking God with the eyes of the will. God has said, 'Let there be light', and light inundated space. woman should say, 'Let truth show itself and good come to me.' And if woman possesses a healthy will, she will see the truth shine, and guided by it will attain all to which she aspires. If Veiled Isis should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, strike resolutely at the door of the future and it will open to you; but study for a long time the door you should enter. Turn your face toward the sun of justice, and the knowledge of the true will be given you. Keep silent in regard to your intentions, so as not to be influenced by the contradictions of people. Isis Unveiled Atu 3 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that to affirm what is true and will what is just, is already to create it; to affirm and will the contrary is to vow ones self to distruction. If Arcanum III should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horopscope, hope for success in thy enterprises provided thou knowest how to unite the activity which fecundates, to that rectitude of mind which will make thy works bear fruit. The Sovereign Atu 4 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that nothing can resist a firm will which has for a lever the knowledge of the true and just. To combat in order to secure its realization is more than right; it is a duty. The woman who triumphs in that struggle only accomplishes her earthly mission; she who succumbs in devoting herself to it, gains immortality. If the Sovereign should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, it signifies that the realization of thy hopes depends upon a being more powerful than thyself. Seek to know it and thou shalt have its support. The Hierophant Atu 5 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that before saying of a woman that she is fortunate or unfortunate, thou must know the use to which she has put her will; for every woman creates her life in the image of her works. The genius of good is at thy right hand and the genius of evil at thy left. Their voice can be heard only by the conscience.If the Hierophant should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, retire into the sanctuary of the heart, listen to the voice of the silence, and guided by it thou wilt reach the goal of thy aspirations. The Two Paths Atu 6 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that for the common woman, the allurement of vice has a greater fascination than the austere beauty of virtue. If the Two Paths should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, take care of thy resolutions. Obstacles bar before thee the path thou wouldst pursue, contrary chances hover over thee, and thy will wavers between two resolutions. Indecision is, above all, worse than a bad choice. Advance or recede, but do not hesitate; and know that a chain of flowers is more difficult to break than a chain of iron. The Conqueror Atu 7 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that the empire of the world belongs to them who possess sovereignty of spirit, that is to say, the light which makes clear the mysteries of life. If the Conqueror should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, it signifies that in breaking through obstacles thou wilt crush thy enemies; and all thy wishes will be realized if you attack the future with audacity, armed in the consciousness of thy right. The Balance Atu 8 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that to be victorious over thyself and dominate obstacles is but a part of the human task. To accomplish it entirely thou must establish equilibrium between the forces that thou hast brought into play. All action produces reaction. The will should foresee the shock of opposite forces in order to temper or annul them. If the Balance should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, it signifies that the future is balanced between good and evil, and warns that an unbalanced mind is like an abortive sun. The Sage Atu 9 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, prudence is the armor of the wise. Circumspection enables one to avoid snares and abysses and to forsee treason. Take it for thy guide in all thy actions, even in the least. Nothing is indifferent here below. A pebble can overturn the chariot of the master of the world. If Arcanum IX should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, keep in mind that speech is silver and silence is gold. The Wheel Atu 10 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that for power you must will, that is, will strongly; thou must dare, and to dare with success thou shouldst know how to be silent until the moment of action. If the Wheel should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, know that to possess the Key of Power you must learn to will persistently only for what is good and true. And in order to maintain thyself upon the heights of life, shouldst thou reach them, thou must have learned how to sound with a look, and without dizziness, the vastest depths. The Enchantress Atu 11 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that for power one must believe in ones ability. Advance with faith. To become strong, impose silence on the weakness of the heart. If Arcanum XI should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, thou shouldst study duty, which is the rule of right, and practice justice as if you loved it. The Martyr Atu 12 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that sacrifice is a divine law from which none is exempt; but expect any ingratitude from people. Always hold thy soul in readiness to render it's account to the eternal. If Arcanum XII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, a violent death will spread it's snares upon the way. But if the world attempts thy earthly life do not die without accepting with resignation this decree of God, and pardon thy cruelest enemies; for whosoever does not forgive here below will be condemmed in the next life to eternal solitude. The Reaper Atu 13 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that terrestrial things are of short duration and that the highest powers are reaped as the grass of the field. If Arcanum XIII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, the dissolution of thy organs will come sooner than thou expectest. Do not dread it; for death is but the parturition of another life. The universe reabsorbs without ceasing all which springs from her bossom that has not spiritualized itself. But the releasing of ourselves from material instincts by a free and voluntary adhesion of our souls to the laws of universal movement constitutes in us the creation of a second woman, a celestial woman, and begins our immortality. The Alchemist Atu 14 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, to conserve thy forces, not to recoil at thy works, but in order to wear out obstacles, as water, falling drop by drop, wears away the hardest stone. If Arcanum XIV should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, a well formulated plan of action followed perseveringly will raise thee by degrees to the heights thou wouldst attain. The Black Magician Atu 15 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that the most unprofitable thing in the world is selfishness. Pride and rebellion but enchain the soul to lower spheres; but all trials and misfortunes accepted with resignation to the supreme Will are an accomplished progress bringing an eternal reward. If Arcanum XV should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, cease to rely upon thy own power and wisdom and labor to disengage thyself from pride and selfishness, which but bind thee to matter, mortality and evil Fate. The Lightning Atu 16 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that only God is absolute. If Arcanum XVI should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, reflect on the old oaks that have defied the ravages of time and have finally been brought down after a century of immunity; and think that thou too mayest be brought low at the very moment of thy great arrogance by some unexpected blow. The Star Atu 17 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that hope is the sister of faith. Shed thy passions and thy errors in order to study the mysteries of true science and the key will be given thee; then a ray of divine light will break from the occult sanctuary in order to dissipate the shadows of thy future and show thee the way of happiness. If Arcanum XVII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, whatever may happen in life, never injure the flower of hope and thou wilt gather the fruits of faith. The Moon Atu 18 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that whosoever braves the unknown, does so at her peril. Hostile minds, figured by the black dog, will surround her with ambushes; friendly, servile minds will offer her flatteries; and treacherous minds, like unto the scorpion, will plan to attain their ends through her ruin. If Arcanum XVIII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, observe and listen, but know how to be silent. The Sun Atu 19 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that the light of the mysteries is a redoubtable fluid, put by nature at the service of the will. She lights those who know how to direct her; she strikes down with a thunderbolt those who ignore her power or who abuse it. If Arcanum XIX should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, happiness awaits thee in domestic life if thou knowest how to strengthen the conjugal circle and guard its sacredness in the sanctuary of the heart. The Sarcophagus Atu 20 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that all fortune is changeable, even that which appears most stable. The ascension of the soul is the fruit that it should draw from its successive trials. Hope in suffering, but mistrust thyself in prosperity. If Arcanum XX should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, fall not asleep, either in idleness or forgetfulness; for thou hast a mission to accomplish which providence will reveal when thou art prepared to recieve it. The Adept Atu 21 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that the empire of the world belongs to the empire of light and that the empire of light is the throne which God reserves for the sanctified will. If arcanum XXI should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, thou wilt gather the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, and drink of the eternal fountain, if thou art sufficiently master of thyself to approach it without coveting; obstacles will dissapear from thy path, and thy destiny will have no limit save those of thy will. The Materialist Atu 22 or 0 Remember, then, daughter of the earth, that all things physical pass away; and that before the soul can pass to higher realms every debt to nature must be paid to the utmost farthing. If Arcanum XXII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, imprudence threatens to encompass thy ruin, and thou wilt be called upon to pay for thy folly unless thou immediately change thy ways.

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