Letters From Thoth & The New Era Elements
So much alchemical goodness in this card - the alchemical trumps leading up to this card have given us the substance Vitriol - the universal solvent. But now that we have it, what do we do with it? Vitriol dissolves old life in order to create new life. As Crowley says, "But this is only crude symbol of the spiritual idea, which is the satisfaction of the desire of the incomplete elements of one kind to satisfy its formula by assimilation of its equal and opposite."
This is all about proportion and harmony - the alchemical transformation from flawed to perfect - reconciling opposites and finding the middle ground to walk. It is about finding equilibrium and not striving for the excesses of the modern world.
Both cards show fire and water existing together in harmony and balance. This is the time to mix together our own personal vitriol - all the bits of us that we are learning about and piecing together, into a whole and harmonious self. The Great Work!
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.