Equilibrium and Spontaneity


Names: Trump XIV Temperance, The Alchemist, Art, Balance, The Reverser [occasional lay term: The Philosopher, and more]



Symbols include: The Intelligence of the Moon, The White Eagle, Cauldron, The Red Lion, and Fountain of Life [Elixir], colours red and white

House System: The Kitchen

Attributes of the Room: Menu, diet, plan to balance foods to serve family and guests. The stove, the heat, or fire of one of the cups the angel holds, and the sink, water, the element held in the other cup, are the two main ingredients necessary to produce steam heat. This room is not unlike the labs of the chemist today, or alchemist of the middle-ages, who searched for alchemical gold. The filter, cheesecloth, funnel, and sieve are practical kitchen tools.

THE ALCHEMIST is one of the alternate titles for Trump XIV, Temperance. Our modern word, 'alchemy,' probably originated with Old French references to fusion [of metals] and the associated verbs, to pour, melt, and smelt. Medieval chemistry is generally thought to be a concealment of a much earlier science that originated thousands of years before Christ, probably in Egypt. The ancient name for Egypt is Khemi, from which the words alchemist, alchemy, and chemistry were derived as time passed on.

Plants: Myrtle, Rose, Clover, and Shamrock
Perfumes: Sandalwood, Myrtle, sometimes Jasmine
Magical: Love-philtres
Herbs and Teas: Lapsang Souchong, Lily, limes, all mint teas, more
Menu: see Moon Sign natives: Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford
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Films for the Unnumbered Trump
Arthur Conan Doyle & Sherlock Holmes
Traditional movies for Trump 0


What have we done to prepare the table for the great banquet? The host and hostess send messengers with the command, "Go out quickly . . . and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame".

After that there is still room, so they go out again, "Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in that my house may be filled". God's messianic banquetis an apt illustration of divine love in regard to meals.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring helps to define the ultimate in guardian [angel] oversight, in the Lothlórien gift-giving and leave-taking scene. Galadriel and Celeborn don’t use a "one size fits all" bluebook when they provide for the needs of the Fellowship. Everyone receives an elven hiding cape, lembas bread* for the road, and gifts suited to the personal challenges they each have to confront.

And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime...

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Galadriel and Nenya, Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
Elves of Middle-earth have Trump XIV Eagle and Swan symbols

During the Middle Ages alchemy was an art form, usually studied by doctors, mathematicians, and occultists, which exoterically sought, in particular, to transmute baser metals into gold and/or to find a universal solvent [alkahest] and an ‘elixir of life’. This pursuit is cloaked in symbolism that yields operational direction, magical power, and the process of transmutation exclusively for the illuminated scientist.

Traditionally, spiritual prophets and leaders defined as alchemists wear red and white garments or symbols correlated with clear principles that are often defined as pure active and pure passive energy.

Decipher the complex stratagem of Trump XIV by the magic journal or diary of the European philosopher who wrote during the middle ages, when wisdom brought the cosmic jewel moderation.

left, Sean Connery, actor with Sun conjunct Regulus, alpha Leo. Connery has acted the part of King Arthur, King Richard the Lionheart, and Robin Hood. His films have an atmosphere that seem to exude something of the misty past of historical England. He is detective monk William of Baskerville in, The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Making of). There is an etheric quality of English countryside even in an isolated abbey. also see the Regulus faq.

Today we divide the study of alchemy into over 100 categories, including Cosmic Alchemy, Personal Alchemy*, Mental Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and many more. All formulae are drawn from the secret techniques used by Dr. John Dee, Paracelsus, and with regard to Natural Alchemy, the infamous French monk Rabalais.

Even a current publication [suffering from extensive editing, translation marks, and censorship] promises excellent reading about many of the alchemical branches that grow from the world tree.

The great philosopher Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim) was born in 1493 in the canton of Zurich. One of the highlights in THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT, January 1965 review, regarding the influence of Paracelsus:

"At the age of 16 Paracelsus entered the University of Basel, where, among other things, he studied alchemy. When he was 20 he left on his travels, which took him to almost every important country in Europe, to Tartary and ultimately to India, where, possibly, he may have met the Mahatmas in Tibet. It was during these travels that he made the acquaintance of an Initiate who instructed him in the secret doctrines of the East.

Eventually he returned to Europe at the age of 32 and was appointed a professor of physic, medicine and surgery in the University of Basel. His condemnation of the medical practices of those days aroused the hatred and jealousy of his colleagues, who accused him of being in league with the devil; as a result of their persecution he resigned his position and eventually settled at Salzburg and died there in 1541, at the age of 48, leaving behind him a number of works which are to this day greatly valued by Kabbalists and Occultists, and by some of the medical men." Check the reference book by W. Q. Judge, The Ocean of Theosophy.

From a celestial viewpoint, Trump XIV celebrates the four pivotal days of the Lunar cycle ~ but especially the New and Full Moon, on the face of this card. The symbol is sometimes a twenty-eight point star, with enough individual spokes to represent all the Lunar faces during the complete cycle of the month. The Trump itself contains most of the key knowledge of birth, death, and rebirth phases; the colour symbol of the alchemist cycle, and insight for most modern dream analysts, refers to stages in the operation itself: [the colours] Albedo=white, Nigredo=black, and Rubedo=red.

Prophets and teachers often use symbolic actions to reinforce their preaching and teaching, but sometimes their very lives become symbol and sign. The whole alchemical process takes place within the test tube that may be defined according to the alchemist and the demands of the time. The test tube may be part of the microcosm or the macrocosm, the little test tube or the whole creation itself - or both simultaneously.

right, Peter O'Toole, Henry II of England, the Red Lion in, The Lion in Winter. Henry II had Sun conjunct his Ascendant and Jupiter in Pisces.
go Katharine Hepburn, Eleanor of Aquitaine the White Queen [Alienor d'Aquitaine's Sun conjunct Mars and Venus in the Eighth House; see her Moon 8° Cancer 27’ - comparison w/Hillary Clinton] and Early Heraldry for more about this film.

The Marriage Feast at Cana, the first known public miracle performed by Jesus [John 2], established Him as a master alchemist. He changed water to wine in order to bless the union, establish the significance of the 'royal marriage', to prevent embarrassment of the bride and groom, and to establish His complete power over the liquid element. This is one of the traditional reasons the cup is associated with Trump XIV. Mark presents Jesus as challenging both the macrocosmic view of a world classified by purity and pollution and the microcosmic replication of this in terms of how He ate, with whom He ate, and what He ate. In Mark 7, Jesus criticizes concern for bodily exterior (washing of hands and vessels, lip observance of God) and focuses on interior purity (an obedient heart, a virtuous soul). It would seem the 'royal marriage' [gold and silver or the red lion and the white eagle] could be considered an important preliminary union within each individual. When the bride and groom achieve their own internal 'royal bond' and are whole individuals, they are prepared to exchange their vows together.

Extremes work on reflex action to each other under the general heading of this Trump. Two opposite points are part of the same orb. These ideas harken back to the 'Vulcan Greeting' on Star Trek, but the standard meditation pertains to the lemniscate, spiral and labyrinth.

Meditations with a clear, well cut crystal, lapis lazuli sphere, bowl of water, etc. help maintain focus and harmony so it is possible to remain in the zone and move gracefully with your own poem as composed on the pattern. Any Sri Yantra mandala you like will help you expand right brain comprehension of the topic.

We meditate on, observe, and appreciate a vast storehouse of formulae housed within Trump XIV. Lunar ore in various stages of purity properly account for, and effectively represent, diversity within the whole. The cycle of the physical temple is set to the same time/rhythm as Luna so a vast array of mythological tradition also exists in great abundance when awake or enjoying some catch up rem after leaving deeper level 8 sleep.


The Test

left, Galadriel
as Ringbearer,
takes the test

right, Galadriel passes the test and prepares
for the Land in the West.


Trump XIV represents the ever-constant, yet ever-changing Moon as a central theme of the path. J.R.R. Tolkien presents this idea as the silver-white water of the Anduin River, a reflecting tool of seers. Galadriel has a still, circular place within Lothlorien where these waters are collected for calm and [usually] tranquil insight, her glade of 'reality checks' in The Fellowship of the Ring. Galadriel pours the water from a silver pitcher [again a reference to Joseph's silver cup] into the pool in the center of the glade so she can accomplish her purpose when she speaks with Frodo. The atmosphere of flowing water in a sacred place, channeled and managed in this way alludes to the atmosphere of the Chalice Well at Glastonbury Abbey. The water continually runs into the pool [say some, for thousands of years] and is a mirror for the seeker. The test is, naturally, direct access to the back of the skull and its inhabitants, that is locked away from the waking consciousness during the Age of Pisces. Galadriel passes the test, gracefully and in full control of her faculties.

left, Jean Grey [Marvel X-Men] also takes the test; there are catastrophic results because The [dark side of the] Phoenix is released from its insulated domain where it had been protected by Professor X. Wolverine does not realize the background history of Jean Grey and 'unplugs her' while she is unconscious in the recovery room, causing a chain reaction of events that occur in X-Men III. The Phoenix is the higher octave of the Moon, representing renewal. The awesome power has a dark side however, and that is what is totally free in the X-Men saga.

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Eowyn as future White Queen, Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien

Most alchemical blueprints refer to foundations layered in superimposed patterns within this Trump. Many antidotes have developed as a result of the belief that Mother Nature and Father Time enjoy constant exchange through give and take. They walk arm in arm and carry on the cosmic dialog so aptly represented by the Oracle and the Architect, in the last installment of 'The Matrix'. Tolkien constructed Dunharrow as the best midpoint site for Theoden's riders to take in a cosmic breath after riding hard to the encampment. Troops in transit would arrive but the numbers would be unequal to the battle ahead of them. At the same time, others in Theoden's company must leave the gathering at Dunharrow. Strider has a prophetic dream, accepts Anduril from Lord Elrond, and decides to take the Dimbolt Road and search for the Army of the Dead. Legolas and Gimli refuse to allow him to attempt the task without them. Many are to join Theoden's troops and three are ready to depart, as a hope the army can add a different face to augment its identity.

The new philosophic millennium and our modern oracle and architect reintroduce a cerebral model of the principle we see in The Matrix series. Anciently the opposing forces were thought to be 'the two pillars' known as mercy and severity, construction and deconstruction, or copper and lead. During the ancient aeons, the educated alchemist/engineer built with two and three-ton stone units, so these terms carried more weight. The Ancient Knowledge built to last in several dimensional fields of thought, while we tend to emphasize one - physical dimensional properties. Builders of the Great Pyramid at Giza, Stonehenge, and other wonders of the ancient world fine-tuned higher octave senses within the skull. Today we find existence of the higher octave powers in art, funerary treasures, and historical records. Royal symbols were the cobra and vulture at the brow, probably symbols of the fully open higher soul gifts.

Today we know of Shiva/Shakti as Creator/Destroyer, dancers through heaven and hell [the agricultural cycle.] Western symbols include Pallas Athena [Minerva], and the Christian Holy Spirit [form of a Dove] who bestows the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety (godliness), and fear of God. J. R. R. Tolkien established a complete lexicon to mirror these eternally intriguing paths. Visit Second Breakfast for information about the sword of Aragorn, Narsil, also known as Anduril, Flame of the West. The ancient name means the red light of the Sun and the white light of the Moon - referring to the White Eagle and the Red Lion of alchemical fame, and naturally, legendary eclipse cycles.



The Arts and National Identity

Tzar Peter the Great (1672-1725) opened a “window on the West” with his conquest of the eastern shores of the Baltic and the construction of his new capitol, St. Petersburg. He invited the best European architects, engineers, shipbuilders, artists, craftsmen, musicians, and merchants to come to Russia and modernize the country. Hundreds of Russians were sent to Europe to get the best education possible and learn the different arts and crafts that would sustain Russia in its future growth.

St. Petersburg was founded (1703) on the delta of the Neva River and the city rapidly grew to become a major seaport, encouraging more importation and exportation of various influences, so that the psyche of the collective of Russia gained greater importance as a country able to facilitate and maintain international coalitions.



* Personal Alchemy refers to the status of the anatomy re our harmonous systems. For example, can include weight.

"Serious eating disorders.... require extensive treatment. Such treatment is especially important for men with anorexia nervosa, an illness that kills more than 10 percent of its victims. But what about the much larger group of men who are reasonably well adjusted but still excessively worried that they look too fat? This form of the Adonis Complex doesn’t represent a full-scale psychiatric problem, but it can still cause a lot of distress. We have seen many men attempting to diet excessively, or spending vast sums on dietary or nutritional supplements or compulsively exercising in an endless attempt to work the fat off of their abdominals. They seem convinced that they’ll be happy only if they can become permanently thin.

If you’re a man in this category, we can suggest one good way to stay permanently thin: choose two thin parents. Ideally, choose four thin grandparents as well. We apologize for being facetious, but the fact remains that genetics plays a powerful role in determining body fat, even though many men don’t like to admit it. We see lots of men who eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise, but still carry a moderate amount of fat because nature made them that way. These men sometimes feel that they ought to be able to become model-thin, in spite of the messages of their own DNA.

Some men ask if there’s a medical technique, some drug perhaps, that will help keep weight off permanently. The answer, technically speaking, is yes—but only at the price of new dangers, if not death....

.... If you take anabolic steroids the fat tends to go back on in a matter of weeks.

The Adonis Complex, The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession




You Need

For meditation on Trump XIV, recommended anointing oil [optional] - jasmine, gardenia, lotus

The Phoenix - go Order of the Phoenix

'The Veritable Clavicles of Solomon, translated from the Hebrew into the Latin language by the Rabbi Abognazar.'

Introduction begins

O my Son Roboam! seeing that of all Sciences there is none more useful than the knowledge of Celestial Movements, I have thought it my duty, being at the point of death, to leave thee an inheritance more precious than all the riches which I have enjoyed.' And in order that thou mayest understand how I have arrived at this degree (of wisdom), it is necessary to tell thee that one day, when I was meditating upon the power of the Supreme Being, the Angel of the Great God appeared before me as I was saying, O how wonderful are the works of God! I suddenly beheld, at the end of a thickly-shaded vista of trees, a Light in the form of a blazing Star, which said unto me with a voice of thunder: Solomon, Solomon, be not dismayed; the Lord is willing to satisfy thy desire by giving thee knowledge of whatsoever thing is most pleasant unto thee. I order thee to ask of Him whatsoever thou desirest. Whereupon, recovering from my surprise, I answered unto the Angel, that according to the Will of the Lord, I only desired the Gift of Wisdom, and by the Grace of God I obtained in addition the enjoyment of all the Celestial treasures and the knowledge of all natural things.


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Misc. Buildings - pavilion/retreat (plan)
Plan for a circular pavilion or retreat (54' dia.) with a circular room in the center (24' dia.) and two oval rooms in the upper half of the "ring." A portico with eight columns and two half-columns occupies the lower half of the "ring." Scale: 10'=1". Drawing with with dimensions in ink, additional notes in pencil.

Date: 1794 (?)

Medium: Ink, with notes in pencil

Support: Paper BH

Draftsman: Thomas Jefferson

Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 29.0 cm (7-15/16" x 11-7/16") -- measured:
JH 08OCT92

Owner: Massachusetts Historical Society

Condition: linen backed, major discoloration due to heavy dirt build-up at upper left corner extending along top edge toward center, discoloration to a lesser degree along left and bottom edges



Two Interpretations of Chapter 9 Tao

Without Extremes

Fill your bowl to the brim
And it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
And it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
And your heart will never unclench
Care about people’s approval
And you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back
The only path to serenity.


Fill a cup to its brim and it is easily spilled;
Temper a sword to its hardest and it is easily broken;
Amass the greatest treasure and it is easily stolen;
Claim credit and honour and you easily fall;
Retire once your purpose is achieved – this is natural.

The ultimate goal is to achieve the aura of gold - in exoteric terms, "turning lead into gold", that would indicate all ores free of toxins. The Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus is known as, "The Immaculate Conception" meaning she was conceived without sin, so technically basic alchemical formulae would not apply in her case. However, we know Jesus cleared Mary Magdalene of all toxins within a very short time, thereby transforming her aura to one of pure gold as well. Early Christians were known as peacocks because the colour of the peacock feather is that of the tincture just before it turns to alchemical gold. Hence there are many symbols from the first through third century that depict peacocks drinking from a fountain of life.
Vivid descriptions of "The Lady" have been formalized into an official account and record of the miracles
at Lourdes and Fatima during the 1800s. These visitations or appearances are called 'Apparitions'.


* Legolas: Lembas bread. One small bite will fill the stomach of a grown man.


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