Today’s card is the Six of Disks, also known as the Lord of Success. Disks represent the Element of Earth which rules over our physical and material lives. Thus it rules over growing things: gardening, farming, animal husbandry, also construction and other forms of physical labor, physical health, child rearing, and the weather. It also rules over the practical side of creating and maintaining a home, job, finance, budgeting, banking, and business ownership.
The lesson of this particular card deals with understanding the Pentacle as a magickal symbol and its history and uses. This symbol is used commonly n the occult world as a representation of the Five Element; the four lesser Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water) would be represented by the lower four points. The fifth point at the top would represent Aether, or Spirit, which is the key Element that works to unite the other four to perform Magick. Others believe that the five points of the star represent the physical man; if you superimpose a human form on top of a star, it resembles man with his arms outstretched and his feet wide, head at the top.
The upright star is also said the represent the five planets known to ancient man and their positions in the sky as relates to the Sun which dwells in the heart of the star. Each of these planets is also said to represent one of the Teaching Angels.These angels are:
Saturn – Cassie’s
Jupiter – Sachiel
Mars – Samael
Venus – AAnael
Mercury – Raphael
These angels, along with Michael and Gabriel, are said the be at the ready to aid mankind if they are asked. It is not, however, their habit to meddle in the affairs of humans; much like dragons, they find that matters of humankind are best left to man. After all, if things were alway rosey, we’d begin to think that we and just lucky instead o blessed by a Higher Power. It is also a misnomer that an upside down pentacle is negative or evil. This symbol is often used to invoke positive results after banishing negative images, thoughts, or habits using the upright version. It is wise, however, to study the use of this symbol, both upright and inverted, before using it as a spell component instead of a piece of adornment.
As a divination tool, this card represents success in material matters, prosperity in business or a step forward in your career, possibly a bonus or promotion. This can also be recognition of your efforts by our superiors.
On the flip side, this card is a warning to be careful with one’s finances. It advises against living with a ‘buy now, pay later’ mentality unless you wanna wake up sooner than later wondering how money and financial control managed to slip through your fingers.
May you find success and much more abundance this holiday eve!