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ק La Lune
Illusion, deception, bewilderment, hysteria, even madness, dreaminess, falsehood, error, crisis, "the darkest hour before the dawn", the brink of important change.
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ATU XVIII

La Lune

The Ruler of Flux and Reflux.
The Child of the Sons of the Mighty

The Moon which goes following the Sun is also accompanied by tears of gold and pearls, to also mark what it contributes in its part to the advantages of the ground.

Pausanias teaches us in his description of Phocide, that according to the Egyptians, it was the tears of Isis which flooded each year the waters of the Nile and which thus rendered fertile the fields of Egypt. The historians of that country also speak about a drop or tear, which falls from the Moon at the time when the water of the Nile must grow bigger.

At the bottom of this card, one sees a crayfish or Cancer, either to mark the retrograde functioning of the Moon, or to indicate that it is at the time when the Sun and the Moon leave the sign of Cancer at which the flood caused by their tears arrives, at the rising of the Dog Star that one sees in the following card.

It may even be that the two reasons are joined together: is it not very common to be persuaded by a crowd of consequences which form a mass one feels too embarrassed to disentangle?
Between the two columns are two dogs which seem to bark against the Moon and to guard it: perfectly Egyptian ideas. These people, unique for their allegories, compared the Tropics with two palaces, each one guarded by a dog, which, similar to faithful gatekeepers, held back these stars in the middle region of the skies without allowing them to slip towards one or the other Pole.

The middle of the card is occupied by two towers, one on each side to indicate the two famous Pillars of Hercules, beyond which these two large luminaries never pass. These are not fantasies of commentators on customs. Clement, himself Egyptian, since he was of Alexandria, and who consequently knew what he was talking about, assures us in his Tapestries [or Stromates, Liv. V.] that the Egyptians represented the Tropics under the figure of two dogs, which, similar to gatekeepers or faithful guards, kept the Sun and the Moon from going to the Poles.
777
I
Key Scale
29
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Qoph
III
English of Col. II.
Back of head
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
Dagim
VII
English of Col. VI.
Pisces
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
Nashimiron
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
435
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Mars Water
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 7–10
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Corporeal I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Moon
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Crimson (ultra violet)
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Buff, flecked silver-white
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Light translucent pinksh brown
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Stone colour
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Khephra (as Scarab in Tarot Trump)
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Anubi
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Vishnu (Matsya Avatar)
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Conduct R
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Poseidon [[Hermes Psychopompos]]
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Juno [[Æolus]]
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Fish, Dolphin [[Beetle, Dog, Jackal]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Unicellular Organisms, Opium [[Mangrove]]
XL
Precious Stones
Pearl
XLI
Magical Weapons
The Twilight of the Place and Magic
XLII
Perfumes
Ambergris [[Menstrual Fluid]]
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
All narcotics
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
Bewitchments, Casting Illusions
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Laetitia
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
90
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
Q
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Ϙ
CXXXVII
Signs of the Zodiac
♓ Pisces
CXXXVIII
Planets ruling Col. CXXXVII.
Jupiter
CXXXIX
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Day
Ramara
CXL
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Night
Nathdorinel
CXLI
The Twelve Tribes
Simeon
CXLII
Angels ruling Houses
Pasiel
CXLIII
Twelve Lesser Assistant Angels in the Signs
Vakabiel
CXLVI
Angels of the Decantes (Ascendant).
Bihelami
CXLVII
Angels of the Decantes (Succedent).
Avron
CXLVIII
Angels of the Decantes (Cadent).
Satrip
CXLIX
Magical Images of the Decans (Ascendant)
A man with two bodies, but joining their hand.
CL
Magical Images of the Decans (Succedent)
A grave man pointing to the sky.
CLI
Magical Images of the Decans (Cadent)
A man of grave and thoughtful face, with a bird in his hand, before him a woman and an ass
CLII
Perfumes (Ascendant)
Thyme
CLIII
Perfumes (Succedent)
Coxium
CLIV
Perfumes (Cadent)
Santal Alb
CLV
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Ascendant)
Furfur
CLVI
Magical Images of Col. CLV.
(1) Hart with fiery tail. (2) Angel.
CLVII
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Succedent)
Marchosias
CLVIII
Magical Images of Col. CLVII.
Wolf with a gryphon’s wings and serpent’s tail. Breathes flames.
CLIX
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Cadent)
Stolas
CLX
Magical Images of Col. CLIX.
Raven.
CLXI
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Ascendant)
Seere
CLXII
Magical Images of Col. CLXI.
Beautiful man on winged horse.
CLXIII
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Succedent)
Dantalion
CLXIV
Magical Images of Col. CLXIII.
book in right hand.
CLXV
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Cadent)
Andromalius
CLXVI
Magical Images of Col. CLXV.
Man holding great serpent.
CLXVII
Egyptian Gods of Zodiac (Asc. Decans)
Rephan
CLXVIII
Egyptian Names of Asc. Decans
Archatapias
CLXIX
As Col. CLXVII (Succedent)
Sourut
CLXX
As Col. CXVIII (Succendent)
Thopibui
CLXXI
As Col. CXLVII (Cadent)
Phallophorus
CLXXII
As Col. CXLVIII (Cadent)
Atembui
CLXXIII
Genii of the Twelve Hours (Levi)
Tarab, Misran, Labus, Kalab, Hahab, Marnes, Sellen
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ק
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
100
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Amnitziel
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
18
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Ruler of Flux and Reflux. The Child of the Sons of the Mighty.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
The waning moon *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Legs and Feet
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Phantoms, Were-wolves
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
100
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
90
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Gout