[A9] ZENITH: The Consummate Sage:
Card of Life and Light

Light in sky, shinning beacon
Says aim high, always keep on
Top of mountain, goal to reach
Knowledge, wisdom to beseech

A consummate cosmogonic is perpetuating
An esteemed progeny is propagating

Description:
An old wise man approaches a set of stairs that lead to heaven. He is dying. Angels lead the way. He has lead a good life.

He is a good person, going off to his great reward. He is happy. Before departing, he has had many opportunities to pass on his great wealth of knowledge to others. He is an expert. He will be missed.

The mountain peak in the distance reminds us of culmination, and the perseverance it takes to reach our goals. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow also reminds us of goals and desires to aim high, and make the impossible possible.

By opposing, in equidistant fashion, the young Cognizant Genius, the old and dying Consummate Sage reminds us of the cycles of life and how endings are not always endings. Life goes on. He will be reborn as another Cognizant Genius.

Consult:
9 of [+] The Affirmative End
9 of [X] The Ordered Infinity
[A1/9] The Bright Light

Compare:
Antonym: [D9] NADIR: The Desolate Corpse
Transonym: [A1] AUSPICE: The Cognizant Genius
Varonym: [Reverse] MANIA: The Monopolous Megalomaniac
Proxonym: <

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Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next


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