Decans of Libra and their Tarot Allocations
First Decan Libra, Tarot Two of Air
Tarot Two of Air, Two Swords, Peace Restored
The first decan of Libra corresponds to the Minor Arcana card Peace Restored, which represents the Two of Air, traditionally known as Two of Swords. This card is associated with the sphere of Wisdom, known as Chokmah, on the QBL Tree of Life, and is influenced by the planet Uranus.
Two of Air belongs to the suit of Air, representing the world of Yetzirah. It embodies the qualities of Uranus and signifies the restoration of balance after conflict or suffering.
This card Peace Restored reflects the ambition to overcome obstacles and find peace, even in the face of defeat and hardships. It symbolizes the ability to find pleasure after pain and strength through adversity. Although conflicts may be resolved, some residual tension may still linger due to past experiences.
To achieve peace and resolution, one must utilize wisdom, represented by Chokmah, and align themselves with the natural flow influenced by the Moon. This card specifically represents the calculating and analytical phase of the Moon, emphasizing the importance of using reason and intellect in finding wisdom.
The personality type associated with this card is the Queen of Air. She possesses clairvoyant and perceptive qualities, allowing her to understand and anticipate the motivations and ambitions of others. The Queen of Air exudes grace and balance, reflecting the resolution and harmony sought through the influence of this card.
However, it’s important to note that if this card is badly aspected, negative traits like cruelty, deceitfulness, and unreliability may manifest in the individual.
In our failure to understand what a card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on our inner voice for resolution.
To fully grasp the meaning of the Two of Air, it’s essential to delve into the specific inner voice of the decan, represented by the conjunction of Justice and the Moon, projected through the personality type of the Queen of Air. Additionally, the elemental quality of the Queen of Air corresponds to the Water aspect of the Air suit, adding further depth to the interpretation.
Second Decan Libra Tarot Three of Air
Tarot Three of Air, Three of Swords, Sorrow
Sorrow corresponds to the second decan of Libra, Tarot Three Air, and Three of Swords. Each of the minor arcana cards numbered Three, exhibits characteristics ascribed to Binah. Binah is the third sephirah of the QBL Tree of Life whose title is Understanding.
The planetary correspondence of Binah is Saturn and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Three” express this planetary body’s quality colored by their specific elemental suit: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.
In Astrology, the positive energies of Saturn are construction, reliability, patience, tradition, and stability bringing cohesion and crystallization to projects and ideas.
However, the adverse qualities of Saturn are dark and oppressive. This is especially true with Saturn in Libra allocated to tarot card Three of Air whose title is Sorrow.
The emphasis of this combination is sadness, a condition emerging when our self-perceived attitude when interacting with the universe is from a belief we have ownership of things, emotions, etc.
If you don’t believe you own anything you don’t have anything to lose.
Saturn represents time, illustrating the card brings expertise as a result of steady and disciplined growth. With time comes understanding, emphasized by the meaning of the sephiroth, Binah.
The second decan Libra corresponding with Thee of Air indicates education through repetition with mind time, introspection, and awareness of the autobiographical self. The appearance of a timeline and the ability to observe one’s self in history is consciousness.
Astrological Decan Allocation
The allocation of Saturn in Libra to Three of Air reinforces the Binah Saturn quality of Three. The powerful influence of Saturn results in a very dark, heavy, and unsympathetic influence. It represents harsh justice.
Three Air is to be aware, a quality of mind time, introspection in conjunction with the autobiographical self, not just duration time, which is habits, but the appearance of self history within that timeline.
This awareness of being conscious of our actions manifests the concept of karma, a quality also appropriate for Saturn.
The card is understanding of where we want to go with virtuous intent, and having the confidence towards achieving it.
The personality type associated with this decan is Queen of Air. Her qualities of grace, perception, and individuality are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
In the event you have difficulty resolving the conundrum, the appearance of Three of Air raises, dedicate space and time in your schedule to recognize this personality function within yourself. Learn its traits in situations that trigger sorrow.
In our failure to understand what a card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on our ancestral inner voice for resolution.
In this example, Three of Air, the major arcana cards Justice and Universe, corresponding to Libra and Saturn, are the specific signature voice of this decan. This voice will be transmitted through the personality type represented by the Queen of Air.
Third Decan Libra Tarot Four of Air
Tarot Four Swords, Four of Air: Rest From Strife
Tarot Four Swords, Four of Air and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Four, express attributes of Chesed, the fourth sphere on the QBL Tree of Life. whose title is Mercy.
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Chesed is Jupiter and each of the minor arcana cards, numbered “Four”, exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air, or earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah, and Earth: Assiah.
Tarot Four Air Astrological Decan Allocation
Four of Air is allocated to the Third decan of Libra whose planetary attribution is Jupiter.
The combination of Libra and decan planetary attribute of Jupiter is summed up in the card’s title of Rest From Strife.
Jupiter in Libra indicates a harmonious and balanced period of positive expansion, a result derived from facing and working with the challenges signified by the previous card Three of Air. Once we recognize and abandon the concept of ownership the pressure is off and we become one with the waves of change.
Tarot Four of Air’s title really does sum up its influence upon a question. “Rest from strife” leaves little to no ambiguity on the card’s impact upon a situation, its appearance indicating recovery after and through struggle. It is important to keep in mind, however, as with each of the cards, that they represent “single events”, one small phase, of ongoing cycles. Each cycle expands our practicality in addressing issues, empowering us to spiral onward to the quintessence of our objectives.
The lesson Four Swords Four Air teaches, that it is through personal life experiences we come to comprehend our enmeshment in the fabric of nature. It is to understand, that sacrifice of personal obsessions on the altar of cosmic consciousness dispels our alienation from a universe that is the source of our sustenance.
If we choose to embrace the current of nature, letting its emissions flow through us, we reintroduce into ourselves the intoxicating influences of creativity and individuality that it exemplifies. Our alternative is denying its ascendancy, fighting against it because we choose the path of addiction restraints becoming little more than drones restrained by fear.
Magickal technique is a method that releases us from a state of thraldom because its disciplines transform our frames of reference stimulating us to take control of our sense of perspective. Perspective is the function that dictates how our personalities experience interactions with the world outside of ourselves. This philosophy is known as Hodos Camelionis “The Path of the Chameleon”.
The character qualities of the court card Prince of Water, whose elemental attribution is Air of Water are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
Prince of Water expresses a calm outward personality that conceals a fierce nature if threatened. However, the qualities of Tiphareth, the sephirah to which this card is allocated, will detract from the more brutal aspects. This is paramount for ensuring the negative qualities of this Prince card do not run out of control resulting in irreversible situations. Whatever this individual’s motives, they will always be executed with a smile.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
Four of Air, the conjunction of major arcana cards Justice and Wheel, corresponding to Libra and Jupiter, are the specific signatures of this decan. Their synthesized influence will be projected through the personality type represented by the Prince of Water whose elemental quality is Air of Air.