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THE FOUR TREES OF LIFE as defined by THE LESSER CARDS OF THE MINOR ARCANA (GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM) 浜様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様僕様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様 YOD (Archetypal) [WANDS] HEH (Creative) [CUPS] 把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳彡陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳 Root of Fire Root of Water Established Dominion Abundance Love Strength Loss in Blended Strife Perfected Pleasure Pleasure Work Pleasure Victory Abandoned Illusory Swiftness Valor Success Success Great Material Strength Happiness Oppression Perfected Success 麺様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様陵様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様 VAU (Formative) [AIR] HEH (Material) [EARTH] 把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳彡陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳 Root of Air Root of Earth Sorrow Restored Material Harmonious Peace Works Change Defeat Rest from Material Earthly Strife Trouble Power Earned Material Success Success Shortened Unstable Prudence Success Force Effort Unfulfilled Despair & Material Cruelty Gain Ruin Wealth 藩様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様瞥様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様様 浜様様様様様様様様様 1 Court Cards indicate persons, as usual. 3 2 The Sephiroth on each Tree are indicated by the Rank of the Cards (as shown->). 5 4 The Tree to use is indicated by the Suit. 6 Your reading should be more intuitive than simple cardglancing. If you do your Tree 8 7 meditations & contemplate the Tree often, you should become able to recall these 9 meditative states while reading. 10 藩様様様様様様様様様 BRIEF INDICATIONS OF THE MAJOR ARCANA with REVERSED or ILL-ASPECTED meanings in parentheses (GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM) FOOL Idea, thought, spirituality that endeavors to transcend {folly, stupidity, eccentricity, mania}. MAGUS Skill, wisdom, adaptation, cunning, craft, occult wisdom {deception or opposition by same}. PRIESTESS Change, alteration, increase and decrease, fluctuation for Good {or Evil}. EMPRESS Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury {excess, vanity, greed, materialism, dissipation}. EMPEROR War, conquest, victory, strife, ambition. HIEROPHANT Divine wisdom, explanation, manifestation, teaching, occult wisdom. LOVERS Motive, power and action, all arising from Inspiration and Impulse. CHARIOT Triumph, victory, health, success {unstable, short-lived, illusory}. STRENGTH Courage, fortitude, power passing into action {obstinacy, resistance to change}. HERMIT Wisdom sought for and attained from above, divine inspiration. WHEEL Good fortune and happiness, within bounds {intoxication with success}. JUSTICE Eternal Justice and Balance, Maat, arrested strength, legal proceedings, court. HANGED MAN Enforced sacrifice, punishment, fatal and involuntary, suffering. DEATH Time, ages, transformation, involuntary change {death and destruction}. TEMPERANCE Combined forces, realization, material action, effective for Good {Evil}. DEVIL Materiality, material force, material temptation {obsession}. TOWER Ambition, fighting, war, courage {destruction, danger, fall, ruin}. STAR Hope, faith, unexpected help {dreaminess, deceived hope}. MOON Dissatisfaction, voluntary change {error, lying, falsity, deception}. SUN Glory, gain, riches {arrogance, display, vanity}. JUDGEMENT Final decision, verdict, sentence, determination of a matter from a level beyond control. UNIVERSE The matter itself, synthesis, world, kingdom.


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