WANDS          CUPS          SWORDS          PENTACLES
Fire                  Water          Air                      Earth
Spiritual          Mental         Astral                  Physical
Yod                  Heh            Vau                     Heh
These five states have as their root a fifth state represented by the Hebrew letter Shin, which signifies the spiritual Aether, the root of manifestation. When Shin is positioned in the center of the God name Yahweh, a new word is created: Yeheshuah. This is a secret name of Christ--down through the years it has morphed into the name Jesus. Shin is positioned at the top of the pentagram to show how the other four elements manifest harmoniously from the root energy. One can draw a star that moves from the most active energies of manifestation to the most passive in one continous motion, beginning with Aether at the top, moving to the lower right point (Fire), then to the upper left point (Air), then over to the upper right point (Water), then to the lower left point (Earth), then back to the top.
The pentagram symbolizes spirit manifested harmoniously in matter. The pentacle is gold to suggest the incorruptibility of spirit. As the suit of Pentacles reveals, within the manifested world is much suffering, the light of spirit managing to shine through sometimes even in the worst conditions, if allowed. But there is also magic, which we can see if we open our hearts to the luminous spirit manifesting in ordinary things and events.
CORRESPONDING COLOR: White, flecked gold.
QUALITIES: Opening the heart to the luminous spirit manifesting in ordinary things and events. Seeing the magic in ordinary reality. Experiencing the elements existing harmoniously within the self and nature.
POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: None.
Continue on the path.
The Two of Pentacles.
The King of Pentacles.
The High Priestess.
Go to the closest suit:
Ten of Swords.