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Tarot assignments to the Zodiac: Cancer

By Jennifer Asad Revised 7/2/13, 9/4/13

The Hermit card shows an Initiate, one learned in the

sacred sciences, which includes Astrology, standing
on a high summit of the North Pole at the top of the
world. He holds a "pole" and a "star". The pole star
was used by those learned in the Sacred Sciences to
calculate the Precession of the Equinox, the 24,000
year Great-Year where the constellations rotate
backwards. I like to think that on the Hermits sleeve
are markings to denote measurements of time. Priests
were charged with being the keepers of time. Polaris,
the current pole star, is at the tip of the handle of the
big dipper located in Ursa Minor.

This image shows Polaris, (large dot in the

center) located at the tip of the handle of the
big dipper, which resides in the constellation
of Ursa Minor in the Northern Hemisphere as
would be seen from the North Pole.

The lantern, or lamp, that the mystic holds is in the 6 pointed

Star of David with the upright triangle of fire and masculine
merged with the reversed triangle of water and feminine. In
ancient times lamps were lit by igniting the oil. An allegory has
been made here to one becoming illuminated with the oil of the spinal fluid
in the optic thalamus, the pineal, the pituitary or some combination
thereof. More about this will be discussed under the Hanged Man card.

In this case, the pole would represent the spine, and the star, located in
the dome of the cage (skull,) would be the optic-thalamus activated and on
fire. When the optic-thalamus is lit on fire, the Initiate is said to be
enlightened. Activating the optic-thalamus is a precise and specialized
process reached by personal, diligent study. This quest has been called the
philosophers stone. The key to igniting this fire is a perfecting of the oil in
the spinal fluid, possibly causing it to reach a higher vibration.
Prior to the 6 pointed star being called the Star of David, it was the 6
pointed Star for the planet Saturn. The Israelites were worshiping the lord
Baal (Bel,) the Phoenician name for Saturn and they built the statue of the
calf to him while wondering in the desert. The Star of David was also the
Seal of Solomon who built a temple to pagan gods.
Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house
of Israel? But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and CHIUN (SATURN) your
images, the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore will I cause you
to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.
Amos 5:25-27 (KJV)
You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan
(Coptic name for Saturn,) the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send
you into exile beyond Babylon. Acts 7:43
Brown Drivers Briggs Hebrew lexicon
ki^yu^n BDB Definition: C IUN = an image or pillar 1) probably a statue of the
Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet SATURN and used to symbolize Israelite apostasy.
Swift Platinum Eastons Topical Bible:
Remphan (Acts 7: ; R.V., Rephan). In Amos :26 the eb. C IUN (q.v.) is rendered by the
LXX. Rephan, and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names
represent the STAR-god SATURN or Moloch.

NASA recently captured images of Saturns North Pole that shows a six-sided hexagon.

Jesus was said to have told a parable of 10 virgins with lamps. Matthew
25. I have pasted a narrative from the Wikipedia below.
In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Jesus tells a story about a party of virgins (perhaps bridesmaid
or torchbearers) who were given the honor of attending a wedding. Each of the ten virgins is
carrying a lamp or torch as they await the coming of the bridegroom, which they expect at some
time during the night. Five of the virgins are wise and have brought sufficient oil for their lamps.
Five are foolish and have not.
The bridegroom is delayed until late into the night; when he arrives the foolish virgins ask the
wise ones for oil, but they refuse, saying that there will certainly not be enough for all of them if
they do that. While the foolish virgins are away trying to get more oil, the bridegroom arrives.
The wise virgins are there to welcome him and the foolish ones arrive too late and are excluded:

Over 2000 years ago, the constellation of Cancer was the location of the
Sun's most northerly position in the sky during the Summer Solstice.
Hence, the region above the equator is called the Tropic of Cancer.
However, because of the Precession of the Equinox, this position now
occurs in Taurus.
From the North Pole the stars rotate
around the fixed pole star, which is now
When the sun is below the equator in the
Southern Hemisphere during the winter
months, it is in the Tropic of Capricorn.
Past astrotheologists taught that souls
descend to earth through the Tropic of
Cancer, therefore they ascended through
the Tropic of Capricorn. These descending
and ascending points are called
The Latin word for Cancer is crab. But how did the card come to be
named Hermit? Well, I can only assume it refers to the Hermit Crab. He
carries his house with him so that no matter where he goes, he is at
home. In a sense, he never leaves his house (as in astrological house) just
like the pole star that seems to remain directly overhead.

In the sacred teachings there are always multiple layers of yet

deeper esoteric meanings. As mentioned earlier, the pole represents the
spine and the star in the dome of the cage (skull) is the optic-thalamus
activated and on fire. When the optic-thalamus is lit on fire, the Initiate is
said to be enlightened. Activating the optic-thalamus is a lone operation
and hence an esoteric meaning for the word Hermit.
In astrotheology, each zodiac is assigned to a region of the
body, as we see in this image.
In the book, The Zodiac and the Salts of Salvation, Mr. Carey, who was
quoting Dr. William Schuessler of Germany
(1873), assigns 12 cell-salts, one for each
zodiac sign, which then correlates to the bodily
region assigned to that zodiac. These
assignments are based upon the salts function
within the cell.
For example, the cell salt Kali phosphate
(meaning potassium phosphate) is assigned to
Aries, the zodiac sign representing the head.
The optic-thalamus is located in Aries, within
the dome of the skull, and the cell salt Kali
(potassium) phosphate is significant in opticthalamus activation. Cancer is assigned to the
breast, stomach, and spleen and its cell salt is
Calcium Fluoride.
As we can see by example with The Hermit card, tarot is about
astrology and alchemy. But, it is inclusive of all the sacred sciences, which
in turn are about the mysteries of the universe, and the salvation of
humanity. The sacred sciences are called occult (hidden) because these
truths are hidden from the masses. Only by diligent seeking will one be
rewarded with the sweet taste of ambrosia.