Compliance and Submission

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Compliance and Submission is an Old Energy Archetype Constellation in the Old Energy Creation Template. It answers the question, "What should I do." The answer it provides is that you should comply with the rules and submit to authority.

List of Old Energy Archetypal Constellations

Binary Gender, Chosen One, Compliance and Submission, Excuse and Justification, Fool in School, Good versus Evil, Isolated Individuality, Judge and Punish/Reward, Only the Chosen, Secrets

List of Archetypes related to the Submission Archetype Constellation

Submission > Hierophant, The Fool, The Hanged Man

List of Old Energy Archetypes from the Masonic Tarot

The Masonic Tarot consists of the following Old Energy archetypes.

Masonic Tarot archetypes> Chariot, Death (archetype), Duality, Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)


As Pollack says, “The Hierophant card suggests conformity as a prevailing impulse. To conform, one must repress certain aspects of oneself that are different from others...” [1].

Several other old energy tarot cards provide statements that support the compliance and submission theme. These include the following Hierophant, The Fool, The Hanged Man

In Western esoteric and exoteric doctrine, one is taught to submit to white, male, patriarchal authority.

The admonishment to comply and submit to white male authority is pervasive throughout western exoteric and esoteric doctrine, where God is typically cast as an older white, male, patriarch, where pronouns of reference are always "he","him",. and where admonishes to submit and comply are typically backed up with threat and punishment.

The compliance and submission constellation is implemented in the Masonic Tarot


  1. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980.