The Fundamental Meaning of the 4 Suits
After years of attempting to simplify the complex nature of the cards as they move through the houses of the framework, I have finally come to realize a simple truth about the 4 suits, and how fundamental they are in relation to our place in humanity. The discovery was quite by accident, and happened at a time when I was studying the suits that governed each column based on the planetary rulers already established (see Evolution of 7). At the same time I was studying Carl Jung's work on the 4 Psychological Functions in a book of his compiled works 'The Portable Jung'. A direct linkage was automatically identified, but a long time had passed between when I wrote the original article on the suit-column relationship, and the discovery of Jung's profound work.
The 4 Suits are symbols, each representing an independant process that is operating within the human psyche. Carl Jung termed these processes 'psychological functions', and has written extensively on the subject. Here we are exposing the linkage between Jung's psychological functions, and the playing card suits. They are one in the same. Jung has grouped these functions into two groups: 1.) perceptive functions and 2.) judging functions. Sensation and Intuition are perceptive functions, while Feeling and Thinking are judging functions. All 4 of these functions are operating within each person to some degree or another.
Feeling — | — Thinking
The diagram above shows the interaction of the 4 suits, and how they are related to the 4 functions presented by Jung. See the 4 Psychological Functions
for a deeper discussion of Jung's work.
The tool on the left has 2 different purposes: 1.) To provide a pictorial view of how I see these 4 functions interacting, and 2.) To give a visual effect of how I envision the 7 chakras (or columns) revolving about the 4th chakra. See Evolution of 7
for a discussion of this topic.
Use the 'Menu' button at the top left of the tool as a controller.