#### Starshower

22/7 is the 'sacred' / 'magical' ratio of pi, that can never be resolved. It struck me ages ago that this reflects the tarot trumps - with the addition of the un-numbered wild-card Fool leaping around them, searching for power & Ultimate Knowledge / Individuation/Eternal Life with all the energy, 'divine fool'-ishness & wisdom of the Joker (aka Everyman.) The Pilgrim on his Journey. Us, on our Quest - as portrayed in myriad legends & Myths from most cultures.

What does Pi mean? It's the ratio of a square to a circle ... 'squaring the circle' has long been a mathematical Mystery (in the true, mystical sense of numerology)- technically impossible in a literal sense.

Squaring the Circle means bringing into physical manifestation (4 = stability, solidity, the 4 directions / seasons / elements etc) the Wholeness of Divine Unity, perfection & oneness, eternity etc, which is represented in all cultures by the Circle.

So to square the Circle (a feat impossible to resolve - we only describe it as endlessly ongoing in logic & geometry) represents our desire for perfection, expressed in the famous western esoteric phrases: "As Above - so below" and "Thy Will be done / on earth as it is in heaven."

22/7, the formula of Pi, describes this, even if we can't resolve it rationally. Pi is known as an irrational, or transcendental number.

Please direct me to any discussions on this fundamental meaning of the Tarot as pictorial & intuitive attempts to portray this ultimate aspiration of mankind on our spiritual 'Fool's journey'. What cannot be achieved by technical logic requires initiation into use of what has been variously called Intuition, Magic, second-sight, inner-vision & Gnosis.

Thanks for 'listening'!

Love - Starshower /Anya. /l\