Friday, 7 December 2012

6 of Disks - Energy Exchange

The 6 of Disks in the Arcturian Tarot has the same backdrop as The Fool - a town at nightfall, anywhere in the world. Overlaid, we have a line drawing: A woman approaches a heavily laden merchant about a possible exchange of goods for... not sure what. She's not holding any money in her hands... In fact, the image is ambiguous enough that it could imply begging... Or is she trying to sell a bowl that she has made?

A huge part of the reason why we are here on earth is to learn how to manage the exchange of energy with other aspects of the Divine... And the 6 of Disks teaches us that we can do better than to just 'get by.' When we master the concept of energy exchange, we can create abundance, not only for ourselves but for others too.

Because, quite contrary to what the ego would have us believe, there is more than enough to go around.

It felt right to depict the human condition in this card. Most of us are still learning about transactions and managing our energy. I like how the top halves of the figures in the card are connected to Stars... to hopefully remind us that there is nothing mundane about life or even the smallest shop transaction. All is energy - All is divine.

Astrologically, the 6 of Disks corresponds to Moon in Taurus. I'm copying and pasting what I wrote about this card on my blog a while back:

The 6 of Disks/Pentacles is the most auspicious of all Minor Arcana cards when it comes to manifesting our wishes. It is most definitely one my favourite cards in any deck (except the Wildwood Tarot where it has the title 'Exploitation').

The card title, "Success," is apt since this card is associated with successful manifestation at every turn. Let us take a closer look at why this is.

First of all, the element is Earth - the element of physical manifestation.

Secondly, the Earth is complemented by the watery and magickal Moon which is the planetary correspondence for the 6 of Disks. Earth + Water = Fertility and Abundance.

Thirdly, the Moon is said to be exalted in the sign of Taurus which is the zodiacal correspondence for the 6 of Disks. The Moon's fickle nature is stabilized by the fixed Earth element of Taurus. Also, Taurus is ruled by sensual Venus which is a good match for the Moon. 

Finally, for things to grow we need the light of the Sun. This is found through the numerology of the 6 of Disks. All 6's land on the sephira Tiphereth in the Tree of Life. This is the sphere associated with the Sun, beauty and splendour. In Vedic astrology, the Moon is said to be extra exalted at 3° Taurus since this is the degree which corresponds to the Sun's influence.

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