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Tarotcard 1 : The 'Magician'
At this step the involutionary and polar forces are still dominant (left Arm) .
The sword of discriminating wisdom lies still on the big table.
The 'magician' first points to the golden coin of the Opus Magnum.
The flower of consiousness is not yet open.
His clothes are tightly attached to the body. This points to his body-tightness, which he first surpasses at step 11 and drops at step 14.