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The thelemic calendar AND the Tarrot

03-16-2016, 05:08 PM #1
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The thelemic calendar (which begins from the spring equinox of 1904- and the revealing of the book of the law) is split into years represented by trumps in the thoth tarrot deck, as well as periods of 22 years called docosades, each corresponding year and era of a docosade is tied to the characteristic of it's similarly numbered trump tarrot counterpart. To put it simply

Quote:the Thelemic calendar uses a two-tiered system. The “upper” level gives a count of twenty-two year periods, or “docosades”, since 1904. The “lower” level gives the years since the start of the current docosade. Both are zero-based, with nonzero numbers being represented as upper and lower case Roman numerals, respectively. So, for example, the civil year 1996 is (after March 20) Thelemic year IViv, because 1904 + (4 x 22) + 4 equals 1996...Hence, 1996 is doubly linked to Trump IV of the Tarot, the Emperor.

Remember that the fool is counted as a '0' number.


This is a list of thelemic years and docosades from 1992 until 2035..

Docosade |Year| Gregorian

IV                   0                  1992
                         i                  1993
                        ii                  1994
                        iii                  1995
                        iv                  1996
                        v                  1997
                        vi                  1998
                        vii                  1999
                        viii                  2000
                         ix                  2001
                         x                2002
                         xi                 2003
                         xii              2004
                         xiii          2005
                         xiv          2006
                         xv            2007
                         xvi          2008
                         xvii          2009
                         xviii         2010
                         xix          2011
                         xx          2012
                         xxi         2013
(docosade)V 0         2014
                            i          2015
                            ii         2016
                            iii         2017
                            iv         2018
                            v         2019
                            vi         2020
                            vii         2021
                            viii         2022
                            ix         2023
                            x         2024
                            xi         2025
                            xii         2026
                            xiii         2027
                            xiv         2028
                            xv         2029
                            xvi         2030
                            xvii         2031
                            xviii         2032
                            xix         2033
                            xx         2034
                            xxi         2035

To put it simply  the years 1992 to 2013  are grouped into the 4th docosade, the years 2014 (spring equinox to be exact ) until 2035are the 5th docosade.

The 4th (92-013)docosade if we follow this logic is ruled by the trump card the emperor, lets take a closer look at this trump card


Quote:IV - The Emperor
Path of Tzaddi 15 in the Tree of Life Sun in Capricorn, standing for responsibility, order, security, continuity
Zodiac: Aries
Tree of life: The axis Netzach - Yesod
Element: Fire
Number: 4 as physical reality, basic structure, orientation

Trumps III and IV represent Parents in their archetypical way. Just as the Empress stands for Mother Nature, the Emperor is the social word, the structure of civilization, a symbol for its law and order, may they be good or bad, but the power behind them. He is the abstraction of establishment, its stability and security.

In its negative aspects the card can represent the force of bad law in a society where stability is rated higher than morals or ethic. Once law and order are established as an institution, a bad emperor can turn out to be a disaster. And even at his best the Emperor is limited - he puts restrictions and borders to the spontanity of spirit and nature.

In a more personal view the Emperor might stand for a time of stability and structure, linear thinking and discipline. Yet we can't live without it, too many of those attributes will only lead to rational despotism and mental poverty.

Drive: Mastery of the will over nature, a sense for law and order, plan and structure

Light: Creation, recognition, stability, realism, responsiveness

Shadow: Despotism, selfcomplacancy, poorness of feelings, lack of fantasy; rationalism as a prison.

Sound familar? Well even more interesting if you look at the docosade we're in now, the 5th docosade  (2013-2035)is ruled by the hierophant.


Quote:V - The Hierophant
Path of Vau 16 in the Tree of Life Sun in Sagittarius as a symbol for the teacher of inner values, Jupiter in Pisces as the vision of eternity
Zodiac: Taurus
Tree of life: From Chokmah to Chesed
Element: Earth
Number: 5 as quintessence, the power that exceeds the four elements

The Hierophant is a symbol for a world of belief and confession, may it be a church, a sect or an occult society. He's the pope, the druid or the High Priest in a system of creeds and dogmas. He represents the religious and intellectual tradition of a person, and may be the one the person is born to it or possibly the one who has chosen it by himself.

In the positive aspect, the Hierophant represents the search for knowledge and illumination, the desire to study creed and dogma instead of simply accepting them, to research and achieve further development. It also stands for the deep fulfillment someone can find when really trusting their own beliefs.

In a negative view, the Hierophant can stand for bigotry, the blind faith in dogma, intolerance towards everything different from the own confession. It can also mean gullibility, running to any kind of new belief just because the traditional one is suddenly considered boring or unsatisfying.

Drive: Search for hidden truths, trust in inner instincts

Light: Wisdom and knowledge as an experience independent from dogmatism and science

Shadow: Intolerance, esoteric nonsense

What do you think? (Considering current political developments?)  I was trying to find something occult for 9/11 (docosade of the emperor, year of the hermit) but couldn't think of one, i'll be honest i'm quite cynical sceptical, but its' interesting nonetheless.

The only think I can think of is that the one world trade centre kinda looks like the design of the thoth  hermit card a little (but that's reaching). Although the hermit card represents the hand of God and gestation of the spirit in the womb of Binah.

This post was last modified: 03-16-2016, 05:21 PM by mani2368.


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