Maybe the back of the cards give us a clue about
The unicursal hexagram in the center (the five petalle
rose in the heart of the cross at the back),
The three Magus/Magician cards (The three flower leaves
around the cross)-Their specific order, and
representation of the colors I do not yet know
7 cards of the trumps (which ones I do not know)
The fool is probably the lowest "corner stone" in this
house of cards, the starter-point. But also the
stubborn rock onto which everything is build.
(Together with the three Magus/Magician cards it forms
the path from "rags to riches", leading to
the top, the joining of Lingam and Yoni (the two
The four "houses" fill in the colored beams of the
cross (the spaces of nine cards between the lines)
With - probably - the Aces in their middles.
The higher cards fill out the dotted lines, surrounding
the houses with their powers.
But maybe the aces themselves fill out the lines,
leaving the nine "numbers" to fill out the holes.
(The circles of 10 forming the centers?)
Well, i promised to keep it short, so...
If it is possible to choose the seven cards "guarding"
the heart of this body, there is
a possibillity of a system - not unlike that of the I
But then again, maybe I'm just babbling after having too much Absynthe last night... (who knows)
Please help me out with this! I'm just a man alone against the storm. Growing weak fighting it My mind is fast but my understanding is slow. And there is too less of time to learn how to use them, leaving me wasted and wounded.
Aart van Essen (AJ.vEssen@Stoas.nl)
The Unicursal Hexagram symbolizes the beauty of
Tiphareth. This is at the centre of the Tree of Life on
the Pillar of Equilibrium. It connects to all other
Sephera, save for Malkuth. It is the first Sephera
below the abyss, directly in line with Kether.
The four sixes are Victory, Pleasure, Science, & Success. (Swords being earned success & Disks being material success, of course.) The sixth Trump is The Hierophant, which represents a spiritual master, an Enlightener, or Advisor.
The hexagram has always been recognized as a symbol of the balance of power, politically, religiously, and spiritually.
The Unicursal Hexagram represents victory after struggle. As the sixes to their fives, the ensuing pleasure and success following the completion of any of lifes 'great works' is what we all strive to achive (feel), but not finality. That is Malkuth. In Tiphareth, we are only half way to the ultimate goal.
For example: Moses' freeing of his people is represented in Chesed; The Egyptians in pursuit of them in Geburah; & 'finally', the swallowing of the Egyptians into the sea is Tipherath.
Also Jesus: the Crucifixion (Gerubah) & the Resurrection (Tipherath). The Resurrection is a great victory but, obviously, not the end.
Life is The Eternal Struggle.
Foolish Mortal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At first, I set this card aside from my deck,
completely disregarding it. It didn't mean a thing to
me, until I was compelled to meditate upon it. Then The
Unicursal Hexagram became a symbol of balance
(restoration and destruction) It seemingly absorbs all
energies -- negative or otherwise from my cards as well
as other objects. There are periods of time when I am
unable to tap into the deck's power, uniting this
symbol with the remaining cards, amplified my ability
but at other times diminished it. It seems to me, that
this card acts as a focal point for the remaning 78
Star Seed (email@example.com)
When I started wearing this symbol instead of the
standard five-pointed pentacle, someone immediately
stated to me: "Oh goodie, another Thelemite." Nope,
To me, the unicursal hexagram is one step beyond the
pentacle. Whereas the five-pointed star represents
earth, air, fire, water and spirit (of man), the sixth
point of the hexagram represents the spirit of god, or
the all. The meshing triangles are the marriage of the
microcosm and the macrocosm. It just feels appropriate
to use this symbol, though I also still use the
pentacle and the ankh.
Just a piece of information about the card. He once
said that the five petalle rose was "upside down" in
mistake, and that the petal should symbolize a
pentagarm with the single point up.
Gerald del Campo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Although Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea identify
the pentagram, be it right-handed or left, with the
male psyche, they identify the hexagram with that of
the female. Some relate this to the number of body
cavities in men, 5 (nasal cavity which encompasses the
ears, nose and mouth; the two teat ducts, the urethra
and the anus) and the 6 orifices in women (same first
three, the vagina, anus and urethra). Others (of a
more stereotypical mindset) claim that it relates to
the "6th sense" (sometimes sexistly referred to as
women's intuition). Crowley identified the lesson of 5
= 6 with the number 11, which he claimed represented
magick. Of course, this does little to help the
inflexible mind, because notions that everyone lies
somewhere between the abstraction of 5 (fire, earth,
water, air, and first ether) and 6 (the 4 elements and
both ethers), cannot enter the mindset of those
addicted to the idea that "words are truth". Remember
the lesson of the Fool: be neither man nor woman, but
rather man and woman, for all elements complete the
whole. The unicursal hexagram also implies an unbroken
"abstract" female, whereas previous hexagrams, such as
the Star of David, because they were broken, implied
that the feminine path was the way to ruin.
The Fool (email@example.com)
Im not saying this will look for you, but under deep
trance and invocations the back of every card has the
unicursal hexagram if you know how to look. Stare at
the back as if it were a 3-d magic eye and with the
right tilt and focus...there it is shining through.
This is one of the first things i noticed and maybe it
wont work for you, but to each their own...
bright eyes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This card has Crowley's personal magical
seal, known as the Unicursal Hexagram or
the Hexagram of the Beast. When one draws
this card or is attracted to it, it
represents that persons magical abilities.
are available to call upon. It is the
state of mind that transcends illusion
and puts one in the position to succceed
at magick. If the person is not spiritually
confident, the card is dangerous to
meditate upon, as one's karma determines
his ability to succeed. The Hexagram of
the Beast is a magical amplifier and can
be used in ritual and ceremonial magick.
This symbol scares the hell out of any
closed minded christian or practitioner
of "white magic".
Szandor Starr (email@example.com)
The Unicursal Hexagram is a solution to the problem of drawing a six-pointed figure in a single pass, as can be done with a traditional pentagram. This one-pass version is easier to trace in the air during rituals than the several Star of David variants, consisting of superimposed separate triangles. In addition to this utilitarian virtue, it has some symbolic advantages as well, such as its inclusion of the center point in the figure, and its radial asymmetry.
Combined with the Marian Rose, the Unicursal Hexagram becomes Crowley's personal sigil, which is the magical union of 5 and 6 giving 11, the number of magick and new beginnings.
This information is compiled by information given to me by various sources.