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ד The Empress
Love, beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, completion, good fortune, graciousness, elegance, luxury, idleness, dissipation, debauchery, friendship, gentleness, delight.
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ATU III

The Empress

The Daughter of the Mighty Ones

Since this Path joins, in the region of the Supernals, the Father to the Mother, we would logically anticipate correspondences expressing the attraction of the positive for the negative, and the love of the male for the female whereby the Yod and the Heh primal unite. Its astrological attribution is Venus, the Lady of Love. The pronunciation of this letter as Daleth means a "Door", which even in Freudian symbolism possesses the significance of the womb.

The colours are Green and Emerald Green. The jewels are the Emerald and Turquoise; the flowers Myrtle and Rose; the birds being the Sparrow and Dove. The magical appurtenancies the Girdle, in view of the legend that whosoever wore Aphrodite's girdle became an object of universal love and desire.

The title of this fourteenth Path is "The Luminous Intelligence", and its gods are Aphrodite, Lalita - the sexual aspect of Sakti, the wife of Shiva-and the sweet low-brewed Hathor, who is a cow-goddess.
To attempt to illustrate once more the implication of the idea of a God, I quote an apt remark, which should be borne in mind and applied throughout, from the Notes on the Hippolytus of Euripides, by Gilbert Murray:
"The Aphrodite of Euripides' actual belief, if one may venture to dogmatize on such a subject, was almost certainly not what we should call a goddess, but rather a force of Nature, or a Spirit working in the world. To deny her existence you would have to say not merely: 'There is no such person ',.but ' there is no such thing'; and such a denial would be a defiance of obvious facts."
The Goddess of Love in the Norse myths was Freyja, the daughter of Njord - a Jupiterian tutelary deity.

The Tarot card is IlI - The Empress, who bears in her right hand a sceptre, being a globe surmounting a cross, the astrological sigil of Venus. Her robe repeats this symbol, and at the side of her throne is a heart-shaped shield bearing also the sign of Venus. Facing her, is a field of corn, emphasizing the fact that she is a Goddess not only of Love but of Agriculture. She wears a green garland upon her head, and a necklace of pearls.
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I
Key Scale
14
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Daleth
III
English of Col. II.
Door
VII
English of Col. VI.
Venus
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
105
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 2–3
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Illuminating I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Empress
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Emerald green
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Sky blue
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Early spring green
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Bright rose of cerise rayed pale yellow
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Hathor
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Hathoor
XXI
The Perfected Man
Khenti-Khas—the Left Nostril
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Lalita (sexual aspect of Sakti)
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Yellow K
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Success in Bhaktioga
XXXIII
Some Scandinavian Gods
Freya
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Aphrodité
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Venus
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
Thyatira
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Sparrow, Dove [[Sow]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Myrtle, Rose, Clover [[Fig, Peach, Apple]]
XL
Precious Stones
Emerald, Turquoise
XLI
Magical Weapons
The Horns, Energy, the Burin The Labour of Preparation [[The
XLII
Perfumes
Sandalwood, Myrtle, all Soft Voluptuous Odours
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
All aphrodisiacs
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
Love-philtres
XLVI
System of Taoism
Tui
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Heptagram
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Unchastity [Lust]
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
4
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
D
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Δ δ
LXXVII
The Planets and their Numbers
Venus - 7
LXXX
Olympic Planetary Spirits
Hagith
LXXXI
Metals
Copper
LXXXII
The Noble Eightfold Path
Samma Kammanto
LXXXIII
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Right Lower Point
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ד
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
4
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Anael
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
3
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Daughter of the Mighty Ones.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
Crowned with stars, a winged goddess stands upon the moon *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Genital System
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Succubi
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
4
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
4
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Syphilis, Gonorrhoea
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
AGAPH
CXCII
English of Col. LXXXII
Right Conduct
CXCIII
Spirits of the Planets (transliteration)
Qedemel
CXCIV
Intelligences of the Planets (transliteration)
Shehaqim, Hagiel