The First Arcanum signifies that which initiates, that which starts, that which is sown, that which begins. Every beginning is difficult. One has to work hard, because one has to sow in order to reap. This arcanum gives aptitude in order to resolve problems. It grants power as much for awakening as for dominating passions in the physical world.
It tends towards the organization of the natural elements and towards the forces in movement. Gives aptitude in order to acquire, dispose, modulate, and apply.
The First Arcanum is the unity, the principle of the Light, the Father, the world as a manifestation, the human being as a complete living unity within himself, the foundation of reason of all actions, the synthesis of all, the initiation into the mysteries and the power to decipher and to be served by them, the volitional power. The First Arcanum gives triumph, but with struggles, due to karma.
Kabbalistic Sephirah: Kether
Hebrew Letter: Aleph א
Transcendental Axiom: “Be thou in thy deeds as thou art in thy thoughts.”
Forecasting Element: It promises dominion of material obstacles, new social relations, happy initiatives, the concourse of loyal friends who aid the development of projects, and jealous friends who obstruct it.
His name is Hebrew סמאל און ואור, and is pronounced “sam-ayel on vay-or.” You may not have heard of him, but Samael Aun Weor changed the world. In 1950, in his first two books, he was the first person to reveal the esoteric secret about sex that was hidden in all the world’s great religions, and for that, accused of “healing the ill,” he was put in prison. Nevertheless, he did not stop. Between 1950 and 1977 he wrote sixty books, and inspired millions of people across the entire span of Latin America. A true example of compassion and selflessness, he dedicated his life to helping others.