Many choices there are in life with little guide on which to take. This card is also called The Lovers. The entity associated with this card is the Celestial Arch. The totality of the objects seen in the sky. The symbol is a Hexagram, the bringing of the celestial onto the terrestrial. High Magic is the art of invoking the celestial entities.
It is said love is the source of all charity. What one might not do for themselves, they will do out of love for others. The opposite of selfishness, it has become rare in the modern society for true love to be felt. Love has no expectations but is the presence of being with another. There are no thoughts of any past or future, just the present.
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 Hexagon represents the phrase, “As above, so below”. These beings are said to assist and influence life on Earth. Only Demons want worship and have a hierarchy.
Sidereal Magic 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. They are far away.
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 was Ophiuchus.
Symbology on the Card: The Initiate is standing between two women with his arms crossed. This is a sign of affecting the Material Plane. This time by through having a choice. The Crossed also is a symbol of protection from evil. 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. 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.
Card Meaning: “One must watch over one’s self, 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.”