Venus & Mars in The Grand Cross
Saturday, April 19, 2014
I have to admit, that in a manner of speaking, I did not write the short essay on The Grand Cardinal Cross. It just sort of poured out, or through me. Then, on further examination, the ramifications of the Tarot interpretation became rather esoteric and though I promised a Part 2, it seems this will not be forthcoming. Nevertheless, using a form of zoom lens, the following has found its way into The Light of Day.
The Seven Planets all correspond to 7 Metals, to be seen here in this Chart:
In The Grand Cross – MARS IN LIBRA = thus equals: IRON and COPPER
MARS/IRON IS MAGNETISM & VENUS/COPPER IS ELECTRICITY = ELECTRO-MAGNETISM
“The word electromagnetism is a compound form of two Greek terms, ἢλεκτρον, ēlektron, "amber", and μαγνήτης, magnetic, from "magnítis líthos" (μαγνήτης λίθος), which means "magnesian stone", a type of iron ore. The science of electromagnetic phenomena is defined in terms of the electromagnetic force, which includes both electricity and magnetism as elements of one phenomenon.”
The Key to this phenomenon, or matrix of energy is to be found in the Myths of Venus and Mars, or Vulcan/HEPHAISTOS.
We must remember that this ‘family’ of Fire Gods are all set within the extensive world of Fire Symbolism.
Jacopo Tintoretto – Venus, Mars, and Vulcan, 1551. Mannerism (Late Renaissance) Genre: sketch and study, 202 x 27 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany