S = 16
The fifth month, Taurus, is ruled by Venus, Queen of
Nature, and is assigned the letter S, and the number 16: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 ~ which is an
important number of increase. The sixteenth path of the Tree of Life is The Hierophant of
the Tarot; the lessons are those of the labor of preparation, tilling the soil, planting
the seeds, and the patience necessary when dealing with natural cycles.