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The Quaternary and the Court Card Matrix


THE QUATERNARY:

Most tarot decks have 22 Major Trumps cards. The Numerical Tarot only has 18. What gives? How can this be tarot? Actually, this deck has 22 Majors as well, the only difference is in how this deck chooses to arrange those 22 ideas.

The deck that this systems calls The Quaternary is made up of the four cards left over, after this system whittles the Major Trumps of traditional tarot down to only 18 (see The Spine of Tarot and A Significant Signature of Nature elsewhere on this site). But The Numerical Tarot is not traditional, so from the All Things Are Numbers perspective, there really isn't any "left over." The Quaternary is simply another expression of the fundamental parameters of existence that govern this system of numbers.

The book "All Things Are Numbers" builds a model of theoretical ideas in your minds eye. When completed, the model resembles a planet (a convenient analogy), with a circumsphere, an atmosphere, a surface, a core, and an axis or center (see Why Only Nine? elsewhere on this site). When imagined two dimensionally, the planetary model becomes four concentric circles with a point. When a number line is passed through, to label the stages of the model, we get nine numbers - four on one side, a point, and four on the other side = 9. The Major Trumps and Minor Suits of The Numerical Tarot are both expressions of this full number line. The Quaternary however, is an expression of the four fundamental stages of existence from which the number line is derived.

Take any row of 9 cards from the Major Trumps or Minor Suits of this deck, and fold them together. Or, take the 4 cards of the Quaternary and unfold them into a number line. They are the same thing!!!

Take any row of 9 cards from the Major Trumps or Minor Suits of the Numerical Tarot deck, and fold them together. Or, take the 4 cards of the Quaternary and unfold them into a number line. They are the same thing!!!



Each Quaternary card combines ideas from equidistant numbers along any number line. Each Major Trump card then expands on those fourfold ideas with separate cards for each equidistant number. Each Minor Suit card then expands even further, with two separate cards for each Major Trump card (i.e. 3 of Coins and 3 of Cups = Empress). If you want to use this system as a game, I guess you could say that one deck "trumps" the other - Minors, trumped by Majors, trumped by Quaternary. Four cards, two cards, one card - all saying the same thing. Thus: the [3 of Coins & 3 of Cups & 7 of Coins & 7 of Cups] = [Empress -3 & Chariot -7] = [the 3/7 card of the Quaternary], (which is possibly equivalent to the Sun card of a traditional deck).

I say the 3/7 card of The Quaternary is "possibly" equivalent to the Sun card, because there is no intentional correlation being proposed here - only interesting coincidences in form. You are free to disagree with any suggested or implied connections to traditional tarot I may make. That doesn't concern me. What is important to understand is how this system works. And in this system, four cards of the Minors = two cards of the Majors = one card of the Quaternary. When studying this deck, you should superimpose each set over the other to reinforce the essence they all share. They are all attempting to define the same undefinable, ineffable parameters of existence put forth in the book "All Things Are Numbers."

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The Fractal Quaternary Mandala

Here is a mandala you can use to meditate on the idea of multiple subdivisions of a quaternary. In this mandala, one extra step has been added... so that:

1) One card in the Quaternary (e.g. 1/9) equals...
2) two cards in an unbifurcated number line (e.g. 1 or 9), which then equals...
3) four cards the Majors (e.g. Positive 1, Negative 1, Positive 9, Negative 9), which then equals...
4) eight cards in the Minors (e.g. Analytical Positive 1, Synthetical Positive 1, Analytical Negative 1, Synthetical Negative 1, Analytical Positive 9, Synthetical Positive 9, Analytical Negative 9, Synthetical Negative 9) which then equals...
5) a spectrum of Extreme and Moderate possibilities...
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6) which you can then choose to view as good and bad... if you choose to think in terms of good and bad.

One card in the Quaternary (1/9) equals two cards in an unbifurcated number line (1 or 9), equals four cards the Majors (Positive 1, Negative 1, Positive 9, Negative 9), equals eight cards in the Minors (Analytical Positive 1, Synthetical Positive 1, Analytical Negative 1, Synthetical Negative 1, Analytical Positive 9, Synthetical Positive 9, Analytical Negative 9, Synthetical Negative 9) equals a spectrum of possibilities...


In the All Things Are Numbers approach, you are encouraged to always think of cards together as sets of ideas radiating out from a base of simplicity to extremes of complexity. To help navigate the complexity... balance, symmetry, contrast and consistency are employed in this scheme. This not only makes if easy to navigate, but it also makes it very flexible. Meaning; there are numerous substitutions of vocabulary that could be superimposed over this basic idea of subdividing opposites, if so desired.

In this mandala, squares indicate a more masculine or yang influence, and circles indicate a more feminine or yin influence. But if you don't like the idea of using gender to describe opposites, use something else! If you don't like the words Positive and Negative, because you think they are synonomous with Good and Bad, go ahead and substitute Light and Dark or Amelirate and Deteriorate or Investive and Divestive. You could also swap Analytical and Synthetical for Quantitative and Qualititative or Particle and Wave or Body and Spirit. And... if you were so inclined, you can consider the 6th level, and consider whether each Extreme and Mean is Good or Bad.

The 6th level is separated from the rest to convey the idea that Good and Bad are subjective concepts that are independent of the subdividing of unity into opposites. The pyramids, with capstones that are separate from the base, and reflected out from the inner square, remind us of the two unitites, as described in the Fun with Fibonacci essay. The stylized Mobius strip at the center reminds us that one of the two unitites is paradoxical and ineffable. The whirlpool around the Mobius describes how all the numbers mix together at the midpoint or center, which on the number line is marked with the number 5, before transcending into the realm of the inner paradox.

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More Than One Way to Subdivide a Quaternary!

The subdividing of a quaternary, that is being used in the Fractal Quaternary Mandala above, ends with the Spectrum of Possibilities being interlaced, or interrupted by each other. Squares and circles are used to indicate which parts should be paired up with which. But as a spectrum, being interrupted is not the most desirable situation we could hope for. This of course happens because the spectrum of possibilities we are looking for spans between positive and negative suits of the Minors. So... since we first divided our number line between positive and negative, to establish the two rows of Majors, we are left with positive suits grouped together and negative suits grouped together, rather than a positive suit and negative suit positioned together in such a way that the entire spectrum that exists between them could be seen intact as one.

When we subdivide a number line into Positive and Negative first, rather than later, we end up grouping the positive suits of the Minors, and the negative suits of the Minors together. This causes the Spectrum of Possibilities that describe the extreme and mean nature of each number to be broken up.


To rectify this, it is considered equally acceptable to establish the Analytical vs. Synthetical, or Quantitative vs. Qualititative nature of a number line first, and the Positive vs. Negative nature later. When this is done, we can see how the suits of Addition and Subtraction are together as a set of opposites, with a Spectrum of Possibilities between them, and that, likewise, the suit of Multiplication and Division are also grouped together as a set of opposites, with a Spectrum of Possibilities between them.

If we address the Analytical vs. Synthetical, or Quantitative vs. Qualitative (or Body vs. Spirit) nature of each number first, then the Spectrum of Possibilities we seek is intact, as each suit is known for its Analytical vs. Synthetical qualities.


When discussing the Minor Suits alone, it would be preferable to use the second arrangement. When talking about how cards in the Minor Suits can be seen as offspring of cards in the Major Trumps, it would be preferable to use the first arrangement. If you have visited the Interpretation Pages and looked at the first set of keywords offered there, you will see that I use the second arrangement, because I am only describing the upright and reversed of each Minor Suit card.

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THE COURT CARDS:

One of the more important aspects of creating a Quaternary out of the remaining icons of the Major Trumps is how they are now able to relate to the Court Cards in a manner similar to what we see in the deck layout of Majors and Minors. By viewing the Quaternary as a parent to the Court Cards, the Court Card Matrix can now be viewed as a grid of crossed references, where the intersecting of that crossing duplicates the essence of the four cards of the Quaternary. By that I mean, the first four numbers of a numberline can be used to describe what kind of person the card represents (King, Queen etc.), while the last four numbers could be used to represent family traits of each individual (Coins, Staves etc.). Thus, by crossing a type of person with a type of family, we achieve a hybrid mixture of influences that ultimately make up the personality of each Court card.

There are many ways to describe a grid of crossed references. But it is important first to understand how this grid comes to represent and duplicate the stages of the theoretical model of existence being presented everywhere on this site. Like an atom, our theoretical model has positive insides and negative outsides. By taking a number line and folding it 90 degrees at the hing point of the 5, we effectively impose the "Positive Insides vs. Negative Outsides" aspects of our theoretical model upon this grid (see The Cosmic Engine elsewhere on this site).

CourtMatrix_Stages
Like an atom, our theoretical model has positive insides and negative outsides. By taking a number line and folding it 90 degrees at the hing point of the 5, we effectively impose the "Positive Insides vs. Negative Outsides" aspects of our theoretical model upon this grid


Elsewhere on this site, this crossing of influences is described using The Four Elements of Alchemy, and crossing them against The Four Seasons of an Earth year (see the essay Seasons elsewhere on this site). In this formation, "Water in Spring" comes to represent the qualities of the Jack of Coins. But "Water in Spring" might not convey the idea of a personality as well as some other methods of describing this crossed grid idea. For a result that really aims at describing a personality type, we might want to substitute the four personality types being described everywhere on this site (see Personality Type Analysis elsewhere on this site). With a crossed grid of personality types in place, the Jack of Coins would be seen as a Perceptual type, within a family of Visceral types (see chart below).

If one examines the section of this site devoted to personality types, we will notice that the basic personality types presented on this site are five in number. But obviously, we will only use four in describing the four types of Court Card characters (Page, Jack, Queen and King) and their suit oriented family traits (Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins). Characters of the Court that have qualities similar to the Major Trumps of Magician/Jinni/Genius, and Hermit/God/Sage - all of the 1 or 9 type, are called Cerebral. Characters of the Court that have qualities similar to the Major Trumps of Priestess/Muse/Visionary, and Strength/Lumina/Vivian - all of the 2 or 8 type, are called Perceptual. Characters of the Court that have qualities similar to the Major Trumps of Empress/Beauty/Artist, and Chariot/Saint/Virtuist - all of the 3 or 7 type, are called Sensorial. Characters of the Court that have qualities similar to the Major Trumps of Emperor/Hero/Valiant, and Lovers/Angel/Royal - all of the 4 or 6 type, are called Visceral. On our Court Card matrix, the Kings are Visceral, the Queens are Sensorial, the Jacks are Perceptual and the Pages are Cerebral. When crossed against itself, the suit of Coins become the suit of the Visceral family, the suit of Cups becomes the suit of the Sensorial family, the suit of Staves becomes the suit of the Perceptual Family and the suit of Swords becomes the suit of the Cerebral family.

 

Court Matrix Types
One very simple way to create personalities for each court card is to use the basic personality types presented elsewhere on this very site!

 

In the description just given above, concerning which Major Trump each Court Card resembles, correlations were made exclusively from the positive side of the two rows of nine used by The Numerical Tarot to describe the Major Trumps. Associations were also included from more traditional tarot Trumps to help us relate to the past. But... what about the negative row of nine used by The Numerical Tarot to describe the Major Trumps? As we are about to see, those associations are also used, when determining personalities for the Court Cards of The Numerical Tarot deck that are in fact negative. We observe this by first reminding ourselves how each Court Card is capable of describing either a nice person or a not-so-nice person. Many tarot decks only illustrate nice looking people. The Numerical Tarot is a little different. In The Numerical Tarot, the negative suits (Staves and Swords) are used to illustrate the worst possible outcome of negativity. When reversed, each Stave or Swords describes the best possible outcome of negativity. Thus, the same holds true for each family of Court Cards that extend off the end of each Minor Suit. When family traits are combined, or crossed on a 4 x 4 grid, with individual personality types, and then associated with the fundamental traits of numerology, also crossed on the same 4 x 4 grid, we get a unique mixture of influences, capable of creating endless personality types.

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Not Just Types

The title given to the Jack of Coins is The Forthright Philanthropist. Using the titles of our four personality types alone might not completely explain how this title comes to be. In order to understand why the Jack of Coins is philanthropic, rather than acquisitive, we need to overlay a second grid of crossed influence upon the existing one of crossed personality types. The grid of crossed influence chosen here would be one that emphatically portrays the aforementioned idea of "Positive Insides vs. Negative Outsides" as well as the numerological traits established throughout the rest of this site.

The "positive inside vs. negatie outsides" arrangement of our Court matrix is already well described by our association of seasons with each suit - putting the two positive seasons of growth with the two positive operations of mathematics, and associating both of those with the more traditional suits of Coin and Cup. And then finishing that with the negative seasons of decline being put with the two negative operations of mathematics, and associating those with the more traditional suits of Stave and Sword (see the essay Seasons elsewhere on this site). This is how the suits become positive and negative (that's positive and negative... NOT good and bad... there is good positive and bad positive and good negative and bad negative in this arrangement, depending on the orientation of each card) (see A Spectrum of Possibilities elsewhere on this site). So... as suits acquire a positive and negative aspect, so do the individual personalities of Page, Jack, Queen and King, when we take that same positive vs. negative pattern and rotate it 90 degrees, as shown in the diagram above and the diagram that follows below.

Court Matrix Split
There is a Positive Insides vs. Negative Outsides relationship between the suits, as well as the Court characters. When a number line is split in two and crossed upon that positive vs. negative grid, numbers that represent the insides of our theoretical model of existence fall to the inside parts and numbers that represent the negative outsides of our model fall to the outside parts of our grid.


By establishing the "positive inside vs. negatie outsides" arrangement of our Court matrix we see how the Page and Jack of the Court are negative and the Queen and King are positive. By overlaying a third grid of crossed influence - that of the numerology being described everywhere on this site - we see how the family traits of all the Coins come from concepts held by the various forms of a 6... as seen in the larger grid of Minor Pips. Thus, the Jack of Coins is seen as a combination of a positive, 2, because it is from the positive suit of Coin... and a negative 6, because the Jacks are all negative. In other words, we take a 6 to represent the Visceral qualities of the Coin family, and use this to describe both positive and negative aspects of a 6 across the four court types of that suit. We then take a 2 to represent the Perceptual qualities of each Jack, and describe both the positive and negative aspects of a 2 across the four suits (see the diagram below). In this way, the Jack of Coins is forthright because he represents the direct aspects of a positive 2, and also philanthropic because he represents the divestive aspects of a negative 6.

CourtMatrix
The 1, 2, 3 and 4 of a number line describe the type of person - Page, Jack, Queen, King. The 6, 7, 8 and 9 represent the nature of each family - Coin, Cup, Stave, Sword. The suits are then also crossed as a grid to determine for example which 2 is being combined with which 6. Qaulities are then drawn from our knowledge of the Minor Pips... as well as the Child to Parent relationship of Minor Pips to Major Trumps. Below is another way to look at this. Take the first half of the four suits and overlap those concepts with the last half of the four suits... rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Those are the qualities of each Court card. Of course The Numerical Tarot chooses to illustrate the negative cards in their most severe aspect. There are of course better qualities for each of those cards, when we utilize the reverse of each card.



Thus... each Court Card is a combination of two numbers, as well as two suits... or positive vs. negative influence. And all the names for each card are carefully constructed to use vocabulary that accurately describes the essence of each number, and its positive vs. negative aspect, for each card. If we use the tools provided on this site for describing fundamental personality types (see the essay Personality Type Analysis elsewhere on this site) and combine that with the rest of the numerology being presented, we have a tool for determining character personalities of a Court full of people. Here is a chart showing how these overlapping influences create a Court of characters:

 

1

2

3

4

 

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Boisterous   Witty
Shrewd 1+ Sharp
Specious 6/ Humorous
Bamboozler   Entertainer
Compulsive   Forthright
Driven 2+ Direct
Wastrel 6- Generous
Spendthrift   Philanthropist
Punctilious   Tactile
Fussy 3+ Pleasant
Meddlesome 6x Protective
Busybody   Matriarch
Pugilistic   Sovereign
Pushy 4+ Forceful
Rapacious 6+ Aspiring
Ogre   Patriarch

6

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Ostentatious   Existential
Conceited 1x Profound
Absurd 7/ Odd
Weirdo   Exotic
Probing   Judicious
Critical 2x Perceptive
Wary 7- Concerned
Conspirator   Planner
Softhearted   Affectionate
Mushy 3x Kind
Bemused 7x Kindred
Daydreamer   Conduit
Impudent   Prominant
Macho 4x Confident
Sleazy 7+ Poised
Tartuffe   Philosopher

7

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Prudent   Dilatory
Stolid 1- Dull
Engrossed 8/ Insular
Sectarian   Neurotic
Tactical   Startling
Oblique 2- Squirrely
Emollient 8- Virulent
Healer   Assassin
Rustic   Noxious
Messy 3- Heinous
Footloose 8x Rabid
Rhapsodist   Fiend
Amiable   Evil
Amicable 4- Lethal
Active 8+ Possessed
Athlete   Energumen

8

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Monastic   Braindead
Solitary 1/ Moronic
Somber 9/ Dangerous
Recluse   Zombie
Moody   Melancholy
Mystifying 2/ Dreadful
Morbid 9- Deadly
Thanatologist   Nihilist
Bohemian   Gruesome
Earthy 3/ Nasty
Omniscient 9x Annoying
Oracle   Nuisance
Malleable   Insidious
Tractable 4/ Nefarious
Omnipresent 9+ Implacable
Mentor   Totalitarian

9

 

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For example:

The Insidious Totalitarian (King of Swords in a traditional deck) is a court card. It combines the numbers 4 and 9. Because I choose to illustrate the "bad" side of the negative cards (in this case Swords), you should expect to encounter the worst of each number. Thus, we combine ideas similar to that of The Feeble Victim (Death) [Villain] (4) and The Monopolous Megolomaniac (Hermit Reversed) [God Reversed] (9). A "bad" negative 4 is both weak and destructive (depending on whether we are discussing the victim or victimizer). A "bad" positive 9 represents a culmination of everything that is too much. Or an attempt to have everything culminate at your feet. Hence, this court card becomes The Insidious (destructive) Totalitarian (megolomaniac).

The Sensitive Contuit is a Court card (the Queen of Cups in a traditional deck). The Sensitive Contuit combines a 3 and a 7. So we should expect to encounter ideas similar to that of The Winsome Beauty (Empress) [Beauty] (3) and The Blessed Guru (Chariot) [Saint] (7). As a 3, she is not naked, like my Winsome Beauty, but her voluptuous bosom is a sensual delight on display. She is sensual and tactile - a touchie-feelie lover. She too is about nature and creation. But she is also a 7. So whereas a 3 is about physical touch and conscious feelings, a 7 is about mental touch and subconscious feelings (a.k.a. spirituality). She is in TOUCH with the spiritual side of things. She connects with (or touches) God/Spirit/Whatever. So she is a Sensitive (3) Conduit (7).

Let's do another one. Let's go back to that Forthright Philanthropist (Knight of Coins in a traditional deck), another court card. The Forthright Philanthropist combines the numbers 2 and 6. Again, because I choose to illustrate the "good" side of positive cards (in this case Coins) we should expect to encounter the best of each number. Thus, we combine the influence of an Animated Visionary (High Priestess) [Muse] (2) and a Magnanimous Stranger (Demon Reversed) [Devil Reversed] (6). A "good" positive 2 is all about direct motion. A "good" negative 6 is all about the voluntary decreasing of quantities, i.e. giving away, atonement or generosity. Hence, this court card becomes The Forthright (direct) Philanthropist (voluntarily decreasing one's personal quantity of wealth).

OK one more. The Dilatory Neurotic (Page of Staves in a traditional deck) is another court card. The Dilatory Neurotic combines the numbers 1 and 8. Again, because I choose to illustrate the "bad" side of negative cards (in this case Staves) we should expect to encounter the worst of each number. Thus, we combine the influence of an Ignorant Fool (Fate/Wheel Reversed) [Jinx] (1) and a Hopeless Sickling (Star Reversed) [Wraith] (8). A "bad" negative 1 is slow, dim witted, fatalistic and procrastinatory. A "bad" negative 8 is all about failing energy and the pessimism that goes with it. Hence, this court card becomes The Dilatory (stupid, fatalistic) (1) Neurotic (phobic, pessimist) (8).

That's enough for now. I'll leave the rest to be figured out by those with devotion to study of this approach... and maybe finish them all mystelf at a later date as time permits. Basically, one needs to study all the four-fold models seen everywhere on this site. If that effort is put forth, one will easily see how the personality types will reaveal all the Pages to be Cerebral, Jacks to be Perceptual, Queens to be Sensorial and Kings to be Visceral... with the Family of Coins being Visceral, Cups being Sensorial, Staves being Perceptual and Swords being Cerebral... leading to combinations like the Cerebral Page of the Visceral Coin Family, which The Numerical Tarot titles: The Witty Entertainer. Also apparent will be the Sensorial Queen of the Visceral Coin Family, which The Numerical Tarot titles: The Tactile Matriarch. When combining the elements and seasons, the Pages will be seen as representing Air, Jacks as Water, Queens as Earth and Kings as Fire with the Family of Coins representing Spring, Cups as Summer, Staves as Autumn and Swords as Winter, which will reveal the Cerebral Page of the Visceral Coin Family to be influenced by Air in Spring, and the Sensorial Queen of the Visceral Coin Family to be influenced by Earth in Spring. The Visceral King of the Sensorial Cup Family - The Prominent Philosopher - will be seen to be influenced by Fire in Summer. The Sensorial Queen of the Cerebral Sword Family - The Gruesome Nuisance - will be seen to be influenced by Earth in Winter.

All this comes back to the idea of a Quaternary when we observe how equidistant numbers of this four by four grid come together, to duplicate the four-fold nature of the Quaternary cards. For additional insight into the nature of this Quaternary deck, go to the DECK section of this site and read about how I came up with all the names and titles for this deck. Or go to the BOOK section and click on the MORE button to read about The Four Left Over.

*NOTE: I've used the old names for some of these, taken from The Isomorphic Tarot deck. I have recently finished a new deck where some of the names have been changed. I'll try to keep the chart above up to date if anything changes.

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The Bifurcating Fractal Tree Mandala

In the mean time, here is a mandala you can use to ponder the ideas presented here. The Numerical Tarot is all about Balance, Symmetry, Contrast and Consistency. So, The Numerical Tarot can't help but see all numbers from each part of the deck as related. In this mandala, the four cards of the Quaternary are represented by the nine conjoined dots in the center (i.e. 1/9, 2/8, 3/7 and 4/6). They in turn radiate out to create a single number line at the first fork in the trees. This single number line is then bifurcated into the positive and negative number lines of the Major Trumps. Those numbers are then bifurcated again to create the four number lines of the Minor Suits. In The Numerical Tarot, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Meaning; that a 3 is a 3 is a 3, no matter where we find it. But, by bifurcating into positive and negative Majors, and analytical and synthetical Minors, a single 3 can mean many different things, while still remaining true to the essence of a 3... as it pertains the fundamental parameters of existence... as described by the four circles and point... of the model of existence... put forth elsewhere in this site! The shades of grey seen in the outer circle of numbers, shows how bifurcating a number line into successive expressions of opposition, we produce a spectrum of ideas than run from one extreme to another and everything in between.

For more on how a spectrum of possibilities can help describe our universe, consult the "A Spectrum of Possibilities" essay, elsewhere on this site.

The snake wraps around like an "S" in front and behind the trees, the same way as the central array of numbers snakes around each other. This snaking path is then analogous to the sine wave pattern used in the "A Significant Signature of Nature" essay to describe the path of an event that takes place over time. His head is at the 1, his tail is at the 9. Stretch him out, and you will have a straight number line. Like a number line, he represents the idea of a Cosmic Engine, consuming fuel through his mouth (a peristaltic trinity of creation; 1,2,3) and producing a product at his tail end! (a peristaltic trinity of expression; 7,8,9).

The Numerical Tarot is all about Balance, Symmetry, Contrast and Consistency. So, The Numerical Tarot can't help but see all numbers from each part of the deck as related. In this mandala, the four cards of the Quaternary are represented by the nine conjoined dots in the center (i.e. 1/9, 2/8, 3/7 and 4/6). They in turn radiate out to create a single number line at the first fork in the trees. This single number line is then bifurcated into the positive and negative number lines of the Major Trumps. Those numbers are then bifurcated again to create the four number lines of the Minor Suits. The result is a spectrum of possibilities at the top of each tree!


Because the snaking numbers, seen in The Diamond Square of Nine resembles the sine wave used to describe a numerical path of time, it reinforces many other ideas seen elsewhere on this site. Such as the characteristic pause that is seen at all the odd numbers, which lie here at the points of the diamond, versus the action of even numbers, which lie here along the sides of the diamond. With this arrangement, the 3 sits at the bottom, analogous to its position in the trough of the sine wave, and likewise, the 7 at the top is analogous to the position of the 7 at the crest of the sine wave. The fact that the numbers snake back and forth, causing the 4 and 6 to project over the vertical meridian into their opposite sides, reinforces the idea of a twisting, mixing action at the core of the spherically equivalent model of existence. The 5 is then properly portrayed as the ultimate in between to all numbers.


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