Tarot Third Decan Virgo, Wealth
Minor Arcana, Ten Earth, Third Decan Virgo corresponding to Mercury in Virgo.
Tarot third decan Virgo is Ten Earth also known as Ten Pentacles. Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Ten express attributes of Malkuth, the tenth sphere on the QBL Tree of life, whose title is Kingdom
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
There is no planetary correspondence allocated to Malkuth; the sphere is ascribed to its corresponding element Atziluth Fire, Briah Water, Yetzirah Air and Assiah Earth.
The four Tens represent the physical characteristics of their element, a fixed completed force or conclusion.
Astrological Decan Allocation
Ten Earth is allocated to the third decan of Virgo whose planetary attribution is Mercury.
The Malkuth and Mercury combination in Virgo represents the formula for Wealth. This astrological placement of Mercury in Virgo allows Mercury the full expression of its character. Mercury is also Virgo’s planetary ruler and in addition exulted in this sign. Mercury as previously mentioned also rules this third decan of Virgo.
Mercury’s nature of analysis, organization, and communicative skills represent a powerhouse of focused qualities expressed through an analytical mind resulting in the card’s title, Wealth.
Ten Earth, Ten Pentacles represents successful completion of material undertakings but does not necessarily indicate anything beyond. As an example this can be an accumulation of wealth in old age but it doesn’t signify that this brings any happiness.
With Ten Earth we witness materiality manipulated intelligently to bring a successful outcome upon the focus of a question.
This card Ten Earth, Ten Pentacles represents successful accumulation of physical belongings. Surrounding cards will indicate to what degree legal and moral paths were pursued in obtaining this wealth.
Malkuth in tandem with Mercury in Virgo indicates application of intellect to achieve a successful outcome of objectives. Because everything is change the danger here is that satisfaction with singular success can develop into slothfulness resulting in a decline of our achievements. This is especially apparent in an individual who fears losing what they already have.
It is paramount we accept the concept that our achievements are the currency of our investments into future projects. Accomplishments should be allowed to flow through us to become episodes in a story whose conclusion is a door which leads to ever broader achievements. Minor Arcana Tens do not indicate closure of cycles since they are metaphors that life is an infinite matrix of fractal projections.
Keep in mind this is not impulsive investment but a thought out intelligent utilization of investment derived from the Earth Mercury synthesis.
As with all of the cards they represent stages within larger cycles whose positive outcome depends upon our awareness of these cycles and understanding how we move from one phase into the next.
It is to be cognizant that investment of achievements results in our leading more adventurous and enriched lives which are not solely focused upon just one aspect of “life’s rich tapestry”.
The character qualities of the court card Queen of Air are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan. This Queen expresses clairvoyant and subtle apprehension of phenomena. Perceptive and confident she is acutely adept in achieving her goals through expressing her objectives in ways that others will desire to participate and be included in.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to the specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Tarot Ten Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hermit and Magus, corresponding to Virgo and Mercury represent the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Queen of Air. The elemental quality of Queen of Air corresponds to Water of Air. Each of the elemental Queen court cards correspond to the Water aspect of their respective elemental suit