WILLOW AND ROWAN TREE
WERE TARDY IN ARRAY.
The Rowan tree appears delicate yet can live and prosper where hardier trees cannot. It is respected for its protective properties.
In Godform, the Rowan represents Math, the Ancient; a great wizard of true Magic.”
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The Rowan Tree is connected to the fifth path in the Tarot deck, The Hierophant. The Hierophant is ruled by Taurus, element earth, and key words, “I believe.” It represents above all union, conciliation, transmission of the earthly and heavenly principles. This card revolves around learning a great deal of information on a profound level. The Hierophant can be an older person who has reached a good station in life who tells the secrets of life. Based on high standards and moral character, he gives advice in love and compassion to help others comprehend spiritual power, divine law, laws of tradition, and the law of nature. The learning, teaching, listening, and speaking bring positive results. Small changes occur within, through inspiration, which brings enlightenment and moral and spiritual evolution. The Hierophant is able to transform the mundane into the spiritual. There is a great deal of information on an esoteric level.
A definition for the gray background, would be the color gray, symbolizes the balance of opposites.
A meaning for W on the crown, the Triple Crown. The triple cross and accepter is the capital W is a Hebrew letter, Vau, meaning nail. It links man to Divine Powers through inner voice. The Triple Crown symbolizes the divine number three of Trinity that represents the Crone, Mother and Maiden, as well as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Hierophant sits on a throne of power. Beneath his feet is an orange box for support. The color orange represents passion, desire and fiery energy. The white shoes indicate purity in comprehension and support in progress. The keys open the mystery to the hidden doctrine; one silver, one gold, lunar and solar power to unlock the gates of heaven and earth.
The yellow Y’s on the disciple’s wear symbolizes three paths. Two paths merge into one with the faith of Higher Power. The color yellow means logic and communication. The white lilies on the shirt of the disciple on the left hand side represented purity of knowledge, abstract, untinged by desire. The black leaves represent words negativity in growth and night. It is ignorance of growth. The red roses on the wear of the disciple on the left indicate fiery action in love and compassion. Both cultivated flowers represent cultural negatives and cultivated of will power.
On either side of The Hierophant the two stone pillars decorated on the top tier with a mystic symbol of sexual union. The pillars are known as the Tree of Life Pillars. The top tier represents creative world, the middle, the formative world, and the lower tier of trefoil, the material world.
The Hierophant’s right hand raised represents positive, masculine and spirit gives blessings.
Symbols have their own natural virtues to stimulate the mind, to think more clearly about Self, and about life. Symbols are used to represent various ideas, something that expresses the image of something else, or any other hidden knowledge. There are powerful magic symbols of the planets, zodiac, the four elements, and the three principles of nature. All living and non-living things and colors have symbolic image value. All serve similar magical functions. There is more than one definition that can describe the association and effects of particular symbols, because each can cause a different impulse within the subconscious. A wise woman identifies each with the forces of nature and of their own psyche.
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