Illusion, deception, bewilderment, hysteria, even madness, dreaminess, falsehood, error, crisis, "the darkest hour before the dawn", the brink of important change.
The Ruler of Flux and Reflux. The Child of the Sons of the Mighty
The Path from Chesed to Tiphereth is that of "The Moon" by Tarot and is attributed to the Sign of Pisces, which in turn is Ruled by Jupiter.
Through this Path came the Piscean Tradition of the Fish-God, another aspect of Horus as the Solar Deity or Son.
The Card itself is described in the old G.D. Ritual as follows (we should place the card in position on the Tree and study the symbolism carefully): "It represents the Moon in its increase in the side of Gedulah (Chesed), it has sixteen principal and sixteen secondary rays. Four Hebrew Yods fall from it (4 = Chesed the representative of the Law of the Father). There are two Watchtowers, Two Dogs and a Crayfish. The Four Yods represent the letters of the Holy Name (transmitted from the breast of the Figure of Temperance). The Crayfish is emblem of the Sun (Tiphereth) below the horizon, as he ever is when the Moon is increasing above. As we shall see later the Path of the "Sun" is that of the Setting Sun.
The Moon God was known as "Sin" whose word is restriction, and this has been characteristic of the Piscean Age just passed. The true tradition of the Sun became clouded in that age. The Moon transmits some Light even if it is but a reflector of the Sun.
The Word of Sin being Restriction, we may notice how the influence of "Preservation" became that of "Repression" which is but a partial understanding of the idea.
On the other hand, we should next study the Path from Binah to Geburah and then the one from Geburah to Tiphereth. These represent the opposite tradition of Over Indulgence, or "Destruction" through Waste of Life.