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I've been thinking about the relationship between some of the various card pairs in their respective Sephiroth.

The cards Fortune and Lust in Malkuth make a lot of sense when viewed in the context of Crowley's theories about Sex-Magick. Fortune is attributed to the Hebrew letter Kaph. As Crowley points out Kaph is KPh, Kteis and Phallus. The second correspondence, Jupiter, is related to the demiurge. The god of the four elements. Lust is attributed to both the letter Teth and the sign of Leo. Both are symbols of the Lion-Serpent that Crowley equated with Sperm.

Kaph(20) and Teth(9) add up to 29 which Crowley claims is the number of magical force.

In Tiphareth The Lovers and The Devil both represent division and union. Also The Devil could be viewed as the real driving force behind The Lovers. Of course we don't like to admit that do we ? We prefer the tawdry rags of romance to the naked truth.

The three pairs of cards in Kether, Chokmah and Binah all seem to show the Thelemic pantheon in different forms. Nuit, Hadit and Heru-Ra-Ha in the dual form of Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-Paar-Kraat.

The cards in the sephira Chokmah are interesting. The Magus symbolises Mercury/Hermes the messenger of the Gods. The Word or Logos. Crowley claimed that he was the Logos of the Aeon with the word Thelema.

If we take on board the suggestion that The Star should be in Daath we are left with the letters Heh(5) and Qoph(100). I can't find any real esoteric significance in the number 105. The entries for this number in Crowley's 777 don't seem to point to anything important.
But if you add the individual digits together you get the number 6. (1+0+5. It may be nothing but a coincidence that Hadit = 1, Nuit = 0 and Horus = 5 )

6 is the numeration of the word HA, the final word in The Book of the Law. Ha is Hebrew for Window, which is also the meaning of the letter Heh. As we all know Crowley claimed that this letter was the correct Hebrew letter for The Star.

It's also interesting to note that Kenneth Grant claims that the sephira Daath is the place of entrance to the reverse side of the Tree of Life. It is the "Window" into the subconscious (The Moon).

In Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia I see that the word HA means Lo. That's quite interesting when you remember the chapter in The Book of Lies pertaining to the Tarot and it's reference to the Abyss and Lo.

The Great Wheel of Samsara.
The Wheel of the Law [Dhamma].
The Wheel of the Taro.
The Wheel of the Heavens.
The Wheel of Life.
All these Wheels be one; yet of all these the Wheel of
the TARO alone avails thee consciously.
Meditate long and broad and deep, O man, upon this
Wheel, revolving it in thy mind
Be this thy task, to see how each card springs
necessarily from each other card, even in due order
from The Fool unto The Ten of Coins.
Then, when thou know'st the Wheel of Destiny
complete, mayst thou perceive THAT Will which
moved it first. {There is no first or last.}
And lo! thou art past through the Abyss.
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