“One must watch over oneself, and above all show no indecision in the crucial moments of existence. Nor must one be discouraged because obstacles seem to bar the road to happiness. A strong Willpower will suffice to overcome them all.”
Many choices there are in life with little guide on which ones to take. This card is also called The Lovers Card. The entity associated with this card is the Celestial Arch. The totality of the objects seen in the sky. On the Card has a Jinn with a bow and arrow. The man crosses his arms from indecision. The two women are Virtue and Vice.
With each zodiac and celestial body, there is an entity associated. These are called Archangels, simply because they are the Angels of the Arch, the Sky-Arch. The Hexagram represents the Male and Female energies in unity. This is the phrase, “As above, so below”. The Clockwork Universe is the mechanism of many possibilities.
Sidereal Magic also uses the Pentagram. It evokes the support of a celestial object and the entity it represents. Only those objects that can be seen with the eye are used. These are, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. Uranus can be seen in binoculars, but Neptune looks like a star that does not twinkle.
Certain planets are only available to see at certain times of the night and year. Draw a circle one and a half meters or five feet in diameter. Inside, starting from the upper point, draw a Pentagram with the superior point, pointing towards the planet. Put a symbol of the invoked entity in the centre. Each entity has a characteristic rune.
This is the same for the Zodiacal Signs. The entities associated with them can be invoked the same way. These signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. There used to be thirteen signs as there were thirteen Full Moons per year. This other was Ophiuchus.
Symbology on the Card:
The Initiate is standing between two women with his arms crossed. This time by through having a choice as indicated by the path. He crosses his chest as a symbol of both defence and protection. Both women have an interest in him. The woman to the left represents, virtue. The woman on the right, Vice.
Above him is a Jinn with a bow. The arrow is pointed to the woman of Vice. The one he is looking at. It is a warning that if he takes this easy road to Vice, he will be punished. The road to Virtue is a harder one to take, but is the one that leads to morality.