I have been studying the possibility of alternate arrangements of the Trumps on the Tree of Life. I have been following theGolden Dawn system for many years, but only during the last ten or so have I begun to note inconsistencies within their traditionally assigned placements. Points to ponder:
- Only three of the four elements are directly represented in Aleph Shin and Mem, the Hebrew Mother Letters. Does this leave Earth to double up with Saturn, or is there an alternate possibility for placement?
- The first three paths following the Mother letter Aleph are planetary...Mercury,Luna, and Venus, but then jump to Zodiacal with Aries representing the Emperor.even though if you look at the seated pose it is clearly indicative of Jupiterian (4) symbology. So, therefore is Wheel of Fortune incorrectly assigned or is it correctly assigned but wrongly placed? Fortune is definitely Jovian in nature so that seems accurate.
-Looking at the Lightning flash there is a disconnect between Binah and Chesed. All the lower Sephiroth are directly connected but there is a jump with no direct path between the above mentioned two... what does that suggest?
These are just some starter ideas for discussion based on no particular rhyme or reason. I am curious as to waht anyone else thinks, as there is far more to realigned Tarot correspopndences than Tzaddi is not the Star