linda falorio, 1978, 1996, 1998
Q = 18
The seventh month, which is brought in with the Summer Solstice, is the
month of Cancer, and of Atu VII ~ The Chariot ~ the tail, the kteis,
the letter Q. Ruled by the Moon and the sign of Cancer, this month is the celebration of
the triumph of the Sun at Zenith, a celebration of the completion of the Sun's cycle
through the twelve signs of the zodiac. As keeper of the Holy Graal, Atu VII traverses
path eighteen of the Tree of Life. Eighteen is double the number of the Moon, the
representative of the Goddess, the ruler of the Feminine, and ruler of Atu XVIII of the
Tarot ~ The Moon ~ The Powers of the Dark triumphant.
The letter Q is also double C, with its double
value, 18. The shape of the letter Q suggests the kteis; while path eighteen of the Tree
of Life is The Chariot ~ a glyph of the kteis as The Holy Graal. "Que" means
tail, and the corresponding Tunnel of Set is called Qulielfi.