Golden Dawn Title of The Fool: The Spirit of Ether
Divinatory Meanings of The Fool
Idea, thought, spirituality, that which endeavours to rise above the material.
Folly, Expiation, Wavering.
Hesitation, Instability, Trouble arising there from.
Correct design of The Fool
He laughs: bearing a sphere containing Illusion in his left hand, but over his right shoulder, and a staff 463 lines long in his right. A lion and a dragon are at his feet, but he seems unaware of their attacks or caresses.Liber 777
The title bears no resemblance to the description. The idea of the profile appears to relate to the sephiroth. Crowley’s Fool has the lion become a tiger, while the dragon is now a crocodile.
Letter Aleph – A
The Holy Ghost – Fool – Knight-Errant. Folly’s doom is ruin Aleph = The Holy Ghost – Fool – Knight-Errant Peh = Ruin
11. Aleph means an Ox, principally because the shape of the letter suggests the shape of a yoke. There is also a reference to the mildness and patience of Harpocrates: indeed, to his sexual innocence. The function of ploughing is clearly the chief idea involved: herein lies a paradox – to be studied in the last act of Parsifal. Aleph relates to the element air. It is related to The Fool, and has the value of 1
RVCh, Ruach – Air
Ruach means air, also breath and mind, thought being the expression in expansion of the union of Chokmah and Binah in the subconscious. Ruach is also translated Spirit – Latin Spiritus. There must be no confusion between this “Spirit” and that symbolized by the letter Shin. The distinctions are of the utmost importance, and so manifold and subtle that the subject demands a complete essay in itself.
God Name of Assiah
YHVH is given to Air because Jehovah is Jupiter, the Lord of Air. Yetsirah.
Path of Wisdom
The Eleventh Path is the Scintillating Intelligence, because it is the essence of that curtain which is placed close to the order of the disposition, upper and lower seeds (cause), and this is a special dignity given to it that it may be able to stand before the Face of the Cause of Causes.
Magical Attributions of The Fool
The Fan – this symbolizes the power to direct the forces of Air.
The Dagger, the characteristic elemental of Air.
Deities associated with The Fool
The Lord of the Firmament
God of Air
God of the Winds
Flora and Fauna of The Fool
Topaz is the pure transparent yellow of Air.
The crocodile appears on many versions of the Fool card, which is strange because crocodiles are to do with earth and water, while the Fool is airy. The answer lies in the Egyptian ideas of parthenogenesis relating to the crocodile and the vulture – virgin
Actual meaning of Aleph.
King of the birds.
As the Kerub of Air
Aspen resembles Air, by its trembling.
Colour Scales of The Fool
Knight Colour Scale
Bright Pale Yellow
Queen Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
Blue Emerald Green
Princess Colour Scale
Emerald, flecked Gold
Air has been made fertile, so that the golden flecks of the Sun are able to illumine it. Air is naturally barren. The green represents the Lotus on which Harpocrates is seated, or from which he is born.