reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
If you don't experience it then find some other thread to nitpick on.
11. This is an ominous number to occultists. It gives warning of hidden dangers, trial, and treachery from other. It has a symbol of "a Clenched Hand," and "a Lion Muzzled," and of a person who will have great difficulties to contend against.
22. This number is symbolized by "a Good Man blinded by the folly of others, with a knapsack on his back full of Errors." In this picture he appears to offer no defense against a ferocious tiger, which is attacking him. It is a warning number of illusion and delusion, a good person who lives in a fool's paradise; a dreamer of dreams who awakens only when surrounded by danger. It is also a number of false judgment owing to the influence of others. As a number in connection with future events its warning and meaning should be carefully noted.
13. This is a number indicating change of plans, place, and such-like, and is not unfortunate,as is generally supposed. In some of the ancient writings it is said, "He who understands the number 13 will be given power and dominion." It is Symbolized by the picture of " a Skeleton" or "Death," with a scythe reaping down men, in a field of new-grown grass where young faces and heads appear copping up on every side. it is a number of upheaval and destruction. It is a Symbol of "Power" which, if wrongly used, will wreak destruction upon itself. It is a number of warnings of the unknown or unexpected, if it becomes a"compound" number in one's calculations
The number 9 representing man and everything to do with the physical and material plane, is the number of force, energy, destruction and war in its most dominant quality. In its relation to ordinary life it denotes energy, ambition, leadership, dominion. It represents iron, the metal from which the weapons of warfare are made and the Planet Mars, which it stands for in Astrology, is the Ruler of the Zodiacal Sign Aries, which is the Sign of the Zodiac, which governs England. This symbolism was evidently well known by Shakespeare when he wrote,"England, thou seat of Mars."
Open is the land of Unu. Shut is the head of Thoth. Perfect is the Eye of Horus. I have delivered the Eye of Horus, the shining one, the ornament of the Eye of Ra, the Father of the Gods. I am that same Osiris who dwelleth in Amentet. Osiris knoweth his day, which cometh to an end. I am Set, the Father of the Gods. I shall never come to an end.
The most influential decks of the 20th century were founded on Kabbalistic principles, in terms of their structure, their symbology and their explication.
21. This number is symbolized by the picture of "the Universe," and it is also called "the Crown of the Magi." It is a number of advancement, honors, elevation in life, and general success. It means victory after a long fight, for "the Crown of the Magi" is only gained after long initiation and tests of determination. It is a fortunate number of promise, if it appears in any connection with future events.
Subjectivity rears it's ugly head. Many of these can be perceived a certain way from different angles and semantics. Interesting thread though.
Originally posted by anon29
It seems to me that it is no coincidence that there is much mystery and anxiety surrounding the 21st of December
Originally posted by xxshadowfaxx
Although playing cards have a lot of symbolism within them. I fail to see how this relates to dec 21 2012 at all.
Can anyone help me out here?
I was very intrigued to learn about the highly symbolic nature of a deck of playing cards. Most people already know that the kings and queens are based on actual royal personages. But, what interests me even more are the numbers! The four suits correspond to the four seasons and four esoteric elements of fire, water, air, and earth. It is speculated that the 13 ranks for each of the four suits is representative of either a 13-month calendar or the 13 lunar cycles in a year (which varies between 12 and 13.) There are 52 cards in the deck as well as 52 weeks in a calendar year; thus, each individual card is representative of a week in the year. Even the black and red colors are indicative of the masculine and feminine qualities. www.psywarrior.com... Tell me you ever thought of that while trying to bluff your opponent. It’s enough to spoil your very best poker face. But this is what finally made my jaw drop! At one point in my research, it was even suggested that the Ace of Spades itself corresponded to the week of December 21st itself! Sorry, but quoting from this text is not allowed, but luckily it is right at the top of the page: