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Originally Posted by Bernice View Post
Your approach reminded me of Melanchollics' method, which he says is influenced by the following:-

Iamblichuss' The Theology of Arithmetic
Aristotles' Generation and Corruption

Here is "Aristotles' Chart of Opposition"

Limited--------Unlimited

ODD -------EVEN

One--------Plurality
Right-------Left
Male--------Female
At Rest-----Moving
Straight----Crooked
Light-------Darkness
Good-------Bad
Square-----Oblong

Note that Mel says he switched Active (moving) and Passive (at rest).
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Then he gives some sweeping generalisations about Numbers for reading purposes:
ODD...........EVEN
indivisible....divisible
singular.......plural
right...........left
male...........female
active.........passive
direct..........indirect
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There is fact a great deal more, which can be found in older threads here at AT. But a full description of all the Pips and Suits is here at this link:-

http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread...t=Melanchollic

The last post (2015) gives a link to a downloadable pdf.


Bernice.
Thanks! Quite a while ago I downloaded all of Mel's bits-and-pieces from the posts and assembled them into a single document (before I realized someone had already done that). My present approach is based on Joseph Maxwell's and J.E. Cirlot's observations about the philosophical properties of numbers and geometric shapes, respectively.
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