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MAAT Study Group-King of Coins


Week of the full moon in Aquarius

“The full moon phase symbolizes generosity and the need to give to others. This phase implies an intuitive objective understanding of self and others.”
King of Coins

Planetary ruler the Sun
The image for the King of Coins is Osiris lodged in the tamarisk tree. Before Osiris became the god of the dead there was a time when Isis and Osiris lived happily together on the bank of the Nile River. They were living

a life of peace and prosperity. Isis and Osiris worked hard and everything they touched flourished. Osiris's brother Set was jealous of this happy couple because everything Set touched turned to desert.

Finally Set became so jealous of his brother's success that he plotted against him. Set held a banquet in his brother's honor and built a jewel-encrusted sarcophagus that he made to fit Osiris's body perfectly. At the party Set tricked Osiris into getting into the sarcophagus. Osiris, being a man with a good heart, trusted his brother and being impressed by the extraordinary workmanship on the box laid himself into the jeweled coffin. Before Osiris could realize he had been trapped Set closed and bolted the lid throwing his brother into the waters of the Nile River. The sarcophagus with Osiris trapped inside drifted down the Nile for a long time until it came to rest in a tamarisk tree and became lodged and hidden in the branches of the tree. Meanwhile at the party Isis begins to miss Osiris. Not finding him anywhere, she finally hears what Set has done and begins her legendary search for her husband.
The symbolic meaning for this card is to be aware and beware. People tend to make judgments about others based on who they are; this can be both an inaccurate assessment as well as self-exposing. This card also warns against people who have little success creating something positive in their own lives and would be looking to get what you have. For example offers made by credit card companies and the like. See these offers for what they are really saying which is, "we think you can give US the amount we are offering you plus interest." It is sometimes better to be happy with less than to kill yourself trying to accumulate extravagant possessions or go on costly adventures that you think will make you happy. Think about what is of real value, and what you really need in your life for happiness. Family, friends, clean air, clean water, clean food and good health, these are things of immeasurable value. The best things in life are free.

Traditional meaning: a man with dark eyes and hair, the zodiac sign Taurus.

In a Reading: This is a card that represents a man who sees life from his own perspective often gearing his sights on long term gains. His need for security leaves him boxed in at times and narrows his view. He has either come from money and has no understanding and sympathy for the poor or has come from a place of want, which has damaged him and made him obsessive about wealth. His intuitive judgment of human nature is not too good so he uses a set of prescribed criteria to judge who he will associate or do business with.
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