Waite-Smith (Rider Waite) Thoth (Crowley-Harris) Hermetic (Dowson)
Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette) Magickal (Clark) Golden Dawn Ritual (Cicero)
Gill Tarot of the Sephiroth Tarot of the Spirit

Ace of Wands

Golden Dawn Title
Book "T" - The Titles of the Tarot Symbols 1
1. The Root of the Powers of Fire
Element Fire (#31)
Element's Color 2 Red
Queen Scale: Vermilion, King Scale: Glowing orange scarlet
Sephirah Correspondence 3 Kether (1), The Crown
Kaph, Tau, Resh
The Self of Deity
Intelligence of the Sephirah 3 Hidden Intelligence
Virtue and Vice of the Sephirah3 Virtue: Attainment. Completion of the Great Work.
Vice: ----
Yetziratic Text 3 The First Path is called the Admirable or Hidden Intelligence because it is the Light giving the power of comprehension of the First Principle, which hath no beginning. And it is the Primal Glory, because no created being can attain to its essence.
Sephirah Color in Queen Scale 4 Pure White Brilliance
Kabbalistic World and Color Scale of the Suit Atziluth
King Scale
Sephirah Color in King Scale5 Brilliance
Name of the Divine Essence in the Sephirah 3 Eheieh (I will be)
Symbols of the Sephirah 3 The point. The crown. The swastika.
Subtle Anatomy of the Sephirah7 Part of Soul: Yechidah (the spiritual spark that is one with God, or, more non-denominationally, the universe itself)
Chakra: Sahasrara
Astrological Attribution 8 The North Pole
The quadrant East of Giza or most of Asia
Tattwa (Elemental Counterchange) 9 Tejas - Akasa
A black egg within a red triangle

Abbreviated Meanings

Book "T" 10
The Four Aces
FIRST in order and importance are the Four Aces, representing the Force of the Spirit, acting in, and binding together, the Four Scales of each Element: and answering to the Dominion of the Letters of the Name in the Kether of each. They represent the Radical Forces.
The Four Aces are said to be placed on the North Pole of the Universe wherein they revolve, governing its revolution; and ruling as the connecting link between Yetzirah and the Material Plane or Universe.
Ace of Wands
It symbolizes Force --- strength, rush, vigour, energy, and it governs, according to its nature, various works and questions.
It implies Natural, as opposed to Invoked, Force.

Crowley in Book of Thoth 11
The Four Aces
The Aces represent the roots of the four elements. They are quite above, and distinct from, the other small cards in the same way as Kether is said to be symbolized only by the topmost point of the Yod of Tetragrammaton. In these cards is no real manifestation of the element in its material form. They form a link between the small cards and the Princesses, who rule the Heavens around the North Pole. The Meridian is the Great Pyramid, and the Elements rule, going Eastward, in the order of Tetragrammaton, Fire, Water, Air, Earth. Thus, roughly, Aces-Princesses Wands cover Asia, Cups the Pacific Ocean, Swords the Americas, Disks Europe and Africa. To make this relationship clear, one may go a little into the symbol of the pentagram, or Shield of David. It represents Spirit ruling the four elements, and is thus a symbol of the Triumph of Man.
The idea of the element of Spirit is very difficult to grasp. The letter Shin, which is the letter of Fire, has to do double duty by representing Spirit as well. Generally speaking, the attributions of Spirit are not clear and simple like those of the other elements. It is very remarkable that the Tablet of Spirit in the Enochian system is the key to all mischief; as, in the Hindu system, Akasha is the Egg of Darkness.
On the other hand, Spirit represents Kether. Perhaps it was never in the mind of the Exempt Adept or Adepts who invented the Tarot to go so far into this matter. The point to remember is that, both in their appearance and in their meaning, the Aces are not the elements themselves, but the seeds of those elements.
Ace of Wands
This card represents the essence of the element of Fire in its inception.
It is the primordial Energy of the Divine manifesting in Matter, at so early a stage that it is not yet definitely formulated as Will.
Important: although these "small cards" are sympathetic with their Sephirotic origin, they are not identical; nor are they Divine Persons. These (and the Court Cards also) are primarily sub-Elements, parts of the "Blind Forces" under the Demiourgos, Tetragrammaton. Their rulers are the Intelligences, in the Yetziratic world, who go to form the Schemhamphorasch. Nor is even this Name, "Lord of the Universe" though it be, truly Divine, as are the Lords of the Atu in the Element of Spirit. Each Atu possesses its own private, personal and particular Universe, with Demiourgos (and all the rest) complete, just as every man and every woman does.
For example II's or VI's Three of Disks might represent the establishment of such an oracle as that of Delphi, or VIII's might be the first formula of a Code such as Manu gave to Hindustan; V's, a cathedral, XVI's, a standing army; and so on. The great point is that all the Elemental Forces, however sublime, powerful, or intelligent, are Blind Forces and no more.

Waite - Pictorial Key 12
Divinatory Meanings: Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense the virility which is behind them; the starting point of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance. Reversed: Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish also a certain clouded joy.
Additional Meanings: Calamities of all kinds. Reversed: A sign of birth.

Etteila's Tarot
Ace of Batons - Birth
Birth, Beginning.—Nativity, Origin, Creation.—Source, Principle, Primacy, New.—Extraction, Race, Family, Station [in Life], House, Lineage, Posterity, Circumstance, Cause, Reason, First, First Fruits.
Reversed. Fall, Cascade, Decadence, Decline, Wasting Away, Weakening, Dissipation, Collapse, Bankruptcy, Ruin, Destruction, Pulling Down, Damage, Devastation.—Mistake, Error, Misunderstanding, Despondency, Exhaustion, Discouragement.—Perdition, Abyss, Chasm, Precipice.—Perish, Descend, Wane, Demean Yourself.—Depths. 13

Symbols on the Card

Book "T" 10
A WHITE Radiating Angelic Hand, issuing from clouds, and grasping a heavy club, which has three branches in the colours, and with the sigils, of the scales. The Right-and Left-hand branches end respectively in three Flames, and the Centre one in four Flames: thus yielding Ten: the Number of the Sephiroth. Two-and-twenty leaping Flames, or Yodh, surround it, answering to the Paths; of these, three fall below the Right branch for Aleph, Men, and Shin, seven above the Central branch for the double letters; and between it and that of the Right twelve: six above and six below about the Left-hand branch. The whole is a great and flaming Torch.

Book of Thoth 11
It is a solar-phallic outburst of flame from which spring lightnings in every direction. These flames are Yods, arranged in the form of the Tree of Life. (For Yod, see Atu IX supra.)
[From Atu IX, Hermit:
...the letter Yod, which means the Hand. ... which is the tool or instrument par excellence... The letter Yod is the foundation of all the other letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which are merely combinations of it in various ways. The letter Yod is the first letter of the name Tetragrammaton, and this symbolizes the Father, who is Wisdom; he is the highest form of Mercury, and the Logos, the Creator of all worlds. Accordingly, his representative in physical life is the spermatozoon]

Waite - Pictorial Key 12
A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.

Symbols and Colors that Reinforce GD Correspondences
Symbols of Fire and/or Qabalistic World of Atziluth

Wand or Club (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Thoth, Hermetic (Dowson), Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette), Golden Dawn Ritual, Gill, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Light and Shadow, Marseilles, Rohrig, Cosmic Tribe, Gendron, Haindl (spear), Vision Quest (arrow), Ancestral Pathb(ankh), African, Arthurian (spear), Buckland Romani (whip), Spiral, Cosmic, Melissa Townsend, Londa, World Spirit, Robin Wood, Herbal, Old Path (wand of white willow), Morgan-Greer, Hanson-Roberts, Hudes)
The Wand as symbol of authority and tool for directing will goes all the way back to the Old Testament of the Bible. Even the flowering rod shows up in the Bible.

Rod of God turning into a Serpent: Exodus 4 (New International Version)
Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, `The LORD did not appear to you'?"
Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied.
The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
Then the LORD said to him, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail." So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.
"This," said the LORD, "is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has appeared to you."
Rod of God when Raised bringing victory in war: Exodus 17 (New International Version)
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.
Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands."
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill.
As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.
When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

Flowering Rod of Aaron: Numbers 17 (New International Version of Bible)

The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to the Israelites and get twelve staffs from them, one from the leader of each of their ancestral tribes. Write the name of each man on his staff.
On the staff of Levi write Aaron's name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.
Place them in the Tent of Meeting in front of the Testimony, where I meet with you.
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites."
So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and their leaders gave him twelve staffs, one for the leader of each of their ancestral tribes, and Aaron's staff was among them.
Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the Tent of the Testimony.
The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, which represented the house of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.
Then Moses brought out all the staffs from the LORD's presence to all the Israelites. They looked at them, and each man took his own staff.
The LORD said to Moses, "Put back Aaron's staff in front of the Testimony, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die."

There were several ritual wands used in the Golden Dawn; in addition to the Wand for Fire, there were the Phoenix Wand and the Lotus Wand among others. The form of the wand described in Book "T" is unlike any of these. The Wand for Fire14 is of wood, rounded and smooth, hollowed out and filled with a magnetized steel rod. One end of the wand is cone shaped, at the other end is the North end of the magnet. It is colored flame scarlet, and divided into three parts by yellow bands. The cone-shaped end has three bright yellow flame-shaped Yods painted on it. The Divine and Angelic names of the Element of Fire are written in bright green paint along the shaft and on the cone. Their sigils and the motto of the Adeptus are also painted.
Regardie states15 "The Wand has ever been a symbol of the magical Will, the power of the spirit in action."
The other dominant interpretation of the Wand in modern Tarot practice is well expressed by Rachel Pollack22, "In the early Grail mysteries, the spear probably symbolized the masculine solar energy awakening life in the womb and the Earth."

Flames (Book "T", Thoth, Hermetic (Dowson), Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Gill, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Light and Shadow, Rohrig, Cosmic Tribe, Haindl, Vision Quest, Ancestral Path, Arthurian, World Spirit, Robin Wood)

Yod (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Marseilles)
Yod is the letter of the Tetragrammaton representing the element Fire and the Qabalistic World of Atziluth. The leaves in the Waite-Smith deck function stand in for Yods. Yod-like emanations appear on the Marseilles deck, though there are 33.

Red, Glowing Orange Scarlet or Vermilion (Thoth, Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette), Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Gill, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Tarot of the Spirit, Rohrig, Cosmic Tribe, Gendron, Haindl, Vision Quest, Rock Art, Arthurian, Buckland Romani (vardo decoration), Spiral, Cosmic, Melissa Townsend, World Spirit, Old Path, Hanson-Roberts (red ribbon))

Hermetic fire symbol (Waite-Smith?, Hermetic (Dowson), Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette), Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Tarot of the Spirit, Hanson-Roberts?)
If you follow Hulse16, the shape of the castle in the background is a stand-in for the upward pointing triangle symbol for Fire. This castle is dropped in the Morgan-Greer clone but preserved in the Hanson-Roberts. The triangle appears explicitly in the Hermetic deck, and as part of the Enochian Square in the Ceremonial Magick deck. In Tarot of the Spirit, overlapping this triangle is the ghost of the water triangle.

Tejas tattwa symbol (Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette))

The Word "Fire" (Rohrig)

Desert Landscape (Rohrig, Vision Quest, Ancestral Path, World Spirit)
The Rohrig card shows 2 hills as well. The Vision Quest card is set in the canyonlands. The Ancestral Path card shows 2 pyramids, while the World Spirit card shows 3 pyramids.

Hexagram (Tarot of the Spirit)
Hexagrams appear on 7 out of 10 number cards of the Fire suit in this deck.

Symbols of Kether
Within Kether is contained all the unrealised potential of the creation... see Symbols of the Tree of Life for expansion of this point.

Crown (Light and Shadow, Cosmic Tribe, Gendron, Haindl, Vision Quest, Spiral, Cosmic, World Spirit)
In the Light and Shadow deck, 12 flames crown the wand. The World Spirit deck also shows a flame-crowned torch. In Haindl, flames surround the top of the lingam and the spear. In Cosmic Tribe, the wand is topped by an eye in a mandala. In Gendron, a sunburst tops the wand. In Vision Quest, the head of the arrow is flaming. In Spiral there are small green shoots growing from the top of the wand. In Cosmic there are halos centered on the tip of the wand.

The word Kether in Hebrew letters (Hermetic (Dowson), Magickal (Clark))

Angelic Hand Issuing from Clouds (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Hermetic (Dowson), Golden Dawn Ritual, African, Buckland Romani, Spiral, Londa, World Spirit, Herbal, Morgan-Greer)
The hand grasping a club is present in the Tarot de Marseilles, but only for the Swords and Wands suits, so I am not including it as a symbol meaning Kether. The clouds are a new feature in the Book "T" imagery. In Buckland Romani, the angelic hand is referenced, but it is merely a human hand coming from inside the vardo, rather than an angelic hand coming from the clouds. In the Spiral card, the hand comes out of the clouds above the wand rather than holding it, with the index finger pointed at the tip of the wand. "Divine energy is directed at a lone wand and small shoots respond and grow."24 In the World Spirit, for all the Aces, rather than a hand offereing the emblem of the suit, the emblem appears inside a vescica piscis (mandorla), representative of the birth passage among other things.

One (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Thoth, Hermetic (Dowson), Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette), Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Gill, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Tarot of the Spirit, Light and Shadow, Marseilles, Rohrig, Cosmic Tribe, Gendron, Haindl, Vision Quest, Ancestral Path, Rock Art, African, Arthurian, Buckland Romani, Spiral, Cosmic, Melissa Townsend, Londa, World Spirit, Robin Wood, Herbal, Old Path, Morgan-Greer, Hanson-Roberts, Hudes)

White/Brilliance (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette), Magickal (Clark), Golden Dawn Ritual, Gill, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Tarot of the Spirit, Rohrig, Gendron, Arthurian (Hallowquest), World Spirit, Robin Wood, Herbal)

Infant or Toddler (Gendron)
An infant or toddler appears on all Aces of this deck

Symbols of the Tree of Life
Those rods which reference the Tree of Life glyph show the Ace of Wands as the source of all (since Kether in Atziluth is the first point of emanation from the levels of nothing). The Universe is continuously coming into being by a process of energy flowing out from the unmanifest into Kether, then through the nine following Sephiroth, ending as the materialized, perceptible being of Malkuth. This process is called the Lightning Flash or Flaming Sword. (The opposite journey, evolving back upward from Malkuth to Kether is called the Serpent's Path.)

Four Qabalistic Worlds (Book "T", Golden Dawn Ritual)
"The sigils of the Four Color Scales are drawn from the Rose Cross Lamen using the Hebrew names of the Four Worlds"17. Hudes shows 4 flowers, one in each corner.

Ten Sephiroth represented by Flames (or Leaves) (Book "T", Waite-Smith, Thoth, Golden Dawn Ritual, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Cosmic)
10 flames in Book "T" version represent the 10 Sephiroth, as well as revealing the fiery nature of Wands. Each flame represents one sephirah, and is divided into four sections and painted in the corresponding colors from the four color scales. Thus all the sephiroth in all the worlds are represented on this card. The Waite-Smith deck does not so easily reveal elemental correspondence by showing flames. However, there are 10 leaves attached to the three tiny branches coming from the wand; and they are arranged 3 on the right and left and 4 in the middle, just as the flames are in Book "T". The color scale symbolism from Book "T" is not preserved in the Waite-Smith version. Cosmic shows 10 molten drops on the wand.

Three Pillars (with 3 Sephiroth on Right, 4 in Middle, and 3 on Left) -
Represented as a Club with Three Branches
(Book "T", Waite-Smith, Hermetic (Dodson), Golden Dawn Ritual, Light and Shadow, African, World Spirit)
Wang18 states that the "inverted root of three sections" form of the Book "T" Wand is "possibly influenced by the Tree of Life diagram published by Fludd". The Waite Smith version has a subtle version of the three branches in the form of three tiny twigs with 3, 3 and 4 leaves. Light and Shadow goes one further in abstraction, showing three flowers, but of 7, 6 and 6 petals. Medicine Woman has the entire hand-from-clouds holding blooming wand from Waite-Smith, and so inherits that imagery. African's branches have 3, 3 and 2 leaves. World Spirit simply has 3 leaves.

Three Pillars (with 3 Sephiroth on Right, 4 in Middle, and 3 on Left) -
Represented by arrangement of Tongues of Flame
(Thoth, Cosmic)
The Thoth deck preserves the Tree of Life glyph arrangement in its arrangement of flames along the club, though it is not a three-branched club. Cosmic has 3 molten drops on the right, 3 on the left and 4 in the center.

22 Paths Between Sephiroth (Book "T", Thoth, Golden Dawn Ritual)
22 yods in Book "T" version representing the 22 paths and the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet as well as using the IHVH letter representing Fire. The position of their fall separates them into groups of mother letters, single letters and double letters. Yods in most decks are not explicit, but are the shape of leaves or flames. Waite-Smith does not preserve the 22 path yods; nor does Thoth, nor Hermetic. Thoth however explicitly shows the paths connecting the flames on the wand.

Emanation, Lightning Path or Flaming Sword (Thoth, Hermetic (Dowson), Light and Shadow, Tarot of the Sephiroth, Tarot of the Spirit, Hanson-Roberts, Robin Wood, Gendron, Arthurian (Hallowquest))
The Thoth and Hermetic decks show lightning emanating from a central point (in the case of Hermetic, the center of the card's top edge). In the Light and Shadow deck, the staff emits waves. In Tarot of the Spirit19, "Dark rods shoot out. These rods are searching for something to penetrate". In Hanson-Roberts there are rays of sunlight coming from a single point behind a bank of clouds. Gendron shows rays of light, as does Arthurian's Spear Hallow, where white rays emanate downward from the tip of the spear.

Symbols that Violate GD Correspondences

Autumnal Colors (Medieval Scapini)
"Autumnal colors on some of the leaves of the clubs show the season of the suit." (LWB)

Symbols that Supply New Information

Enochian Tablets and Sigil
(Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette))
Displays the applicable Enochian square from the Spirit Tablet and the lettered version of the entire Elemental Tablet it rules. Also displays the Great Enochian Sigil of the Element.

Volcano (Light and Shadow)
"Steep volcanoes rise in the distance: mountains grown of fire but also, after the lava cools, slopes of astonishing fertility."20

A Green Field (Tarot of the Sephiroth, Haindl, Voyager)

Double Helix (Robin Wood)
"Inside [the clear wand] I put a double helix, the shape of DNA, the stuff that all the animal and plant life on this planet is based on..."21

Flowers above stars with plumes of smoke, Hand tattooed with first growth of leaves images (Enchanted)

Twigs of new growth on the sides of the wand (Waite-Smith, Ceremonial Magick (buds?), Light and Shadow, Medieval Scapini, Old English (tree), Morgan-Greer, Hanson-Roberts, more?, Cosmic Tribe, Gendron)

Fetus (Shining Tribe)

Blind Will
Empty eye socket (Tarot of the Spirit)
"The sense of the card is blind, wild, rearing, and unbridled...Connection with the female force, receptivity, has not yet been made. This connection is needed in order to produce an eye to see..."19

Hercules, Gnomes (Medieval Scapini)
"In a nest, young Hercules strangles a snake that spits fire in its rage. Two gnomes dressed in red are at the bottom of the club. In folk tradition, gnomes are a symbol of strength, hard work and enterprise. One toils with a saw while the other sings a ballad." (LWB)

Snake of our rising power (Cosmic Tribe)

Clear wand (Robin Wood)
"I made the wand absolutely clear."21

Eye in Mandala (Cosmic Tribe)
"The wand's flaming eye, encircled by a Tibetan mandala, is the cosmic mystery peering through the purifying aspect of fire. Together the eye and the mandala represent the unity we experience during those precious spiritual moments when we see that everything is so intimately connected as to be aspects of a singular being."23

Masculine Principle
Shiva (Kazanlar)
"Shiva, one of the three highest deities in Hinduism, on the peak of the Nanda Devi or White God, the highest summit of the Indian Himalayas. He is almighty and his many arms symbolise the eternal creation. Shiva's dance is divine. It is the rhythm of life, which creates everything that is positive, ethical and beautiful." (LWB)

Masculine and Feminine
Quartz and Sapphire (Robin Wood)
"At the top of the wand I put a quartz crystal filled with rainbows, to show the brilliance of the daytime, active, productive part of life, wrapped with gold to show the sun, and the masculine energies. At the bottom is a deep blue sapphire to show the depth of the night time, resting, regenerative part of life, wrapped with silver to show the moon, and feminine energies."21

Lingam and Yoni (Haindl)
"...the phallic stone and the pool of water... the lingam - the stone - represents Shiva, while the yoni symbolizes Shakti/Parvati/Kali..."22

Pure Love at the Heart of all Life
Winged heart tattoo on hand (Enchanted)

Determination of Life to Overcome Death through Resurrection
Ankh thrusts itself away from the desert (Ancestral Path)

Energy of the sun rooted in living creatures
Trees (Shining Tribe)

Connection to the cosmos and origins of existence
Umbilical cord becomes a tree which touches the stars (Shining Tribe)

Bow Drill (Greenwood)
"Turning of the cosmic axis that generates the spark of life."24

Purification of the soul during the essence of flight
Andean condor soars upward (Rock Art)

Working Class
Hammer (Medieval Scapini)
"The hammer beneath the saw refers to the working class, the people of the suit of wands" (LWB)

Sunflowers (Robin Wood)
"The two sunflowers show the affilation of this suit with the south, and with fire..."21

Rempham (Qlippoth)
Rempham in Roman letters (Kazanlar)

Another perspective - From Joan Bunning's site


1. (p. 540 GD)
2. Rose Cross (p. 310-311 GD), King Scale (Col XV, p. 4 777), Queen Scale (Col XVI, p. 7 777)
3. (p. 109 Fortune and p. 53-56 Wang and p. 136-138 Chicken)
4. Queen Scale (Col XVI, p. 7 777)
5. King Scale (Col XV, p. 4 777)
6. (p. 109 Fortune and p. 136 Chicken)
7. (p. 165-166 Whitcomb)
8. (p. 175 Chicken) and (p. 71 Ceremonial) "Together with the four Princesses, the Aces rule quadrants of the heavens around the North Pole of the Earth. The meridian line intersects Giza and the elements rule in IHVH order going Eastward."
9. (p. 70 Ceremonial) Hindu Tattwa Symbols are used for astral projection into an element. "Aces are the Spirit representatives of their respective suits, so their tattwa symbols are composite." The black egg of Akasha appears within the tattwa symbol of the suit element.
10. http://www.the-equinox.org/vol1/no8/eqi08016.html (Book "T" as published in Equinox No. 8)
11. http://www.angelfire.com/celeb/Crowley/thoth/thoth.html (BoT)
12. http://www.sacred-texts.com/tarot/index.htm (The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite (1910))
13. (p. 94 Wicked) and "TAROT DIVINATION: THREE PARALLEL TRADITIONS" Edited & Translated By JAMES W. REVAK. http://jwrevak.tripod.com/td/td_1.htm
14. (described p. 320 GD)
15. (in the introduction, p. 47 GD)
16. (p. 410 Hulse)
17. (p. 80 Cicero, Chic and Sandra Tabatha. The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot: Keys to the Rituals, Symbolism, Magic & Divination. 1996: Llewellyn. ISBN 0-87542-139-3)
18. (p. 57 Wang)
19. (p. 75 Spirit)
20. (p. 100. Williams, Brian and Michael Goepferd. The Light and Shadow Tarot. 1997: Destiny Books. ISBN 0-89281-503-5 (came with deck))
21. (p. 158-159 Wood)
22. (p. 10-13 Haindl)
23. (p. 98-99 Cosmic Tribe)
24. (p. 137 Steventon, Kay. Spiral Tarot: A Story of the Cycles of Life. 1998: US Games Systems. ISBN: 1572811315.

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[Wood] = Wood, Robin. The Robin Wood Tarot: The Book. 1998: Robin Wood. ISBN 0-9652984-1-8

[Haindl] = Pollack, Rachel. The Haindl Tarot: Volume II: The Minor Arcana. 1990: Newcastle Publishing, North Hollywood, CA. ISBN 8-87877-156-5

[Cosmic Tribe] = Ganther, Eric. The Cosmic Tribe Tarot. 1998: Destiny Books. ISBN 0-89281-700-3 (came with deck)

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Top Left: Waite-Smith (Rider-Waite) -- Top Middle: Thoth -- Top Right: Hermetic (Dowson)
Middle Left: Ceremonial Magick (DuQuette) -- Middle Middle: Magickal (Clark) -- Middle Right: Golden Dawn Ritual
Bottom Left: Gill -- Bottom Middle: Tarot of the Sephiroth -- Bottom Right: Tarot of the Spirit

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