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
Qoph means the Back of the Head. Its Yetsiratic title is "The Corporeal Intelligence"; and its attribution is Pisces, the Sign of the Fishes.
This Path is a very difficult one to describe, as it undoubtedly refers to some aspect of the Astral Plane; and it is, also, a phallic symbol, the fish referring to the spermatozoa swimming in the foundations of one's being.
Its Hindu attribution is Vishnu as the Matsu or Fish Avatara. Neptune and Poseidon, insofar as their realm of government includes the dominion wherein fish dwell; and Khephra, as the beetle or crab, are other correspondences. All these symbols conceal, or relate to, a species of Magick which is allied to the application of the formula of Tetragrammaton.
Jesus of Nazareth is sometimes termed the Piscean, and readers will recall early Christian amulets upon which were inscribed the Greek word "Ichthus", meaning Fish, and having reference to the personality recognized as the Son of God by the Christian Churches. The Babylonian teacher of Wisdom, Oannes, likewise was represented in phallic fish form.
Its sacred creature is the Dolphin, its colour Buff, and its jewel the Pearl. The Pearl is referred to Pisces because of its cloudy brilliance as contrasted with the transparency of other jewels, thus reminding one somewhat of the astral plane with its cloudy forms and semi-opaque visions as opposed to the flashes of formless light appertaining to purely spiritual planes.
XVlII - The Moon, is its Tarot card, describing a midnight landscape on which the moon is shining. Standing between two towers a jackal and a wolf, with muzzles pointed in the air, howl at the moon, and a crayfish or crab crawls out of the water on to dry land.