CALCINATIO
Ace of Fire from the Alchemical Tarot by Robert M. Place.
from Atalanta Fugiens, 1618 - Manly P. Hall collection, PRS
Alchemical Tarot - Ace of Fire
Calcination is usually considered the first operation in alchemy.  It is usually followed by Solution and
some form of Separation.  Whether other operations, such as Fermentation, Distillation, Mortification,
etc, follow, becomes less clear in many texts.  After Solution or Separation, we always find some kind of
coagulation or conjunction.