Card Title: Four of Discs
The current working description of the image for this Position includes:
Two-Dimensional Image Critical Components
The central image may be described as a woman seated with her right profile toward the viewer. She is wearing the traditional Cretan dress of the
Priestess-Goddess-Ruler, with its skirts of seven alternating layers below the metal girdle and breast support. Her skin is porcelain, glowing white, possibly dusted with powder,
and her ample breasts are visible with gilded nipples. She is seated in a specially designed throne made of stone, leaning her head back so that her hair
falls to the floor behind her. There is a circular opening in the floor, allowing the earth to show. There is a blue-green tile ring around the opening. The earth is a
rich reddish-black. Her dark brown hair actually touches the earth. The woman's face is upturned, her eyes closed, apparently in some trance state. Directly above her in the high
ceiling is an open oculus (circular skylight.) Light streams down through the opening. In the center of the stream of light are the descending hooves and head of the Celestial
Bull, but they are almost transparent with sparkles.
Virtual Reality Vignette
In the Virtual Reality Vignette, the side of the belt and girdle which we can see, and which supports the side of her breast, has a leaping dolphin design on it. The general
decor is Cretan circa 2000bce or before. Her specially designed throne is made of stone with a wooden attachment at the top which allows her to lean her head back, so that her
hair falls to the floor behind her. There are eleven tiles around the opening in a medium blue-green. Above her is a high ceiling supported by typical Cretan columns. The ceiling
has an open circular skylight in it, centered above the earth baring hole below, but a lot larger. Light streams down through the opening, Seven Amphipteres (Winged Serpents) are
faintly visible in and around the light stream. Beside her on the floor is a golden plate with pomegranates, poppy seedpods, and amanita mushrooms on it. There is Cretan
décor on walls. The floor is covered with mosaics; an octopus and three dolphins are visible. The wall behind her is also covered with a mural of pheasants almost hidden
by tall grasses and swallows flying above the field. There is a stand in front of the woman and further away from the viewer with a round pillar and top, decorated in the Cretan
octopus motif. The traditional Cretan High Priestess crown rests upon the stand. On it, is a Lion Cub in profile sitting on the blue cloth cap part of the crown. It is not
immediately apparent whether this cub is alive or an artifact. We are able to see the process from the intitial prepatory meditation, through the procession through the town,
with the accompanying Bees and translucent Amphipteres, to the Bull Dancing Arena and the Ritual there.
The most important interpretation of each card occurs within the direct communication of one's mind with each image.
Possible Concepts Represented:
Representing pure power as it manifests into material reality. The card refers to the purposeful nature of physical and ethereal existence. Both are Matter, maintaining and
changing state, interacting and combining.
Colour produced by Light - Deep Purple;
Colour produced by Pigment - Medium Warm Brown
Material Energy, Stability, Make Manifest, Foundations, Natural Forces, Four Elemental Rounds
Suite = Discs Elemental Coding = Earth
Sources of current proposed images for this card