|Dr.Nikki's Tarot -
|Each suit begins with the Ace. With the
association of a beginning, the Aces are linked to
the Magician which is the first of the Major
Arcana to be a numbered card.
The Aces signify the cyclic nature of life as they
begin each new cycle. In the Greek single-
element monad (“divine spark”) which represented
the beginning of creation. The number One is
often associated with materialism and the cycle of
life – birth and rebirth. The Ace is also thought
to represent the earliest and most primordial form
of the element which it represents. (Remember
that each suit is assigned to one of the elements
of Fire, Water, Earth or Air.)
If you have a majority of Aces in your spread it
indicates strength. The Aces are always cards
of strength and determination. They are the card
of the first step.
The association of beginnings is rather obvious
|but is strong enough to be stated here. The Aces
always show you where it is you should look to go for
a new start.
The Kabalistic Links to the Tarot were not indicated
until very late in Tarot history. The information held
within the Kabalistic link has more to do with the
Tarot’s association to Kabala than a Kabalistic
connection to the Tarot. The Kabala is far older and
has nuances and depth that can take a lifetime of
study to understand the intricacies of the Kabala.
For the Aces (or number 1) the link is to Kether, or
|the Crown. The first Sephirah symbolizes the hitherto unmanifest at the point
where it can become knowable to us. In Kether, there is still no form, only pure
Being or Life in a state of inertia; but latent within it there are both male and
female potentialities. As Pure Being it stands behind manifestation and
projects it. Here the pair of opposites have not yet declared themselves, as
they do in Chokmah and Binah; in Tiphareth they have finally arrived at perfect
Click on the link below to view the meaning of the other individual number and
court cards within the Minor Arcana.