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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Swords-Interference & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 8 of Swords

The Tarot of EliTarot Card Comparisons: Thoth Tarot- 8 of Swords: Interference & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 8 of Swords.

The 8's of Tarot:

The Four 8's are attributed to Hod- eighth Sepiroth--Splendor, on the Tree of Life. Since Hod is in the same plane as the 7's (Netzach-victory) the same weaknesses and/or defects that are in the 7's will apply. Yet, in a sense, the alleviation of the 7's weakness is also being applied in the 8's. One might say that the mischief has been done  and there is an action against it; much like white blood cells attacking a intruder in the blood stream. Not a total cure, but a beginning in that direction. 


The Thoth-8 OF SWORDS-Interference, is also called  The Lord of Shortened Force.
This minor arcana tarot card is attributed to Jupiter in Gemini, and Jupiter's natural expansiveness is in determent in the sign of Gemini, as the duality of Gemini affects Jupiter's positive energy scattering half one way and half the other. Also, Hod is in Yetzirah, the Astral-Formative World, the world noted for mental deception and phantoms of fantasy.
The angels of the Decan are, Vemibael and Yehohel. 

Because of Gemini's desire to go first one way than the other, the shortened forces of Jupiter are scattered, erratic and unstable. This is indeed an unconscious interference when trying to focus one's consciousness on a goal. Yes it can be an intense and positive beginning, but it soon loses momentum in misdirection, as 90% of our operational thought is under the auspices of the unconscious and therefore, automatically done without conscious thought.

Crowley illustrates this in his 8 of Swords, as two strong and long main swords, being crossed ( as in Crossed-up) by six short swords of different designs representing scattered thoughts). The shorter swords also imply: shortened force, narrowness and restriction. There is a definite lack of persistence in intellectual matters and of contest. Jupiter's natural good fortune still attends even the weakest of efforts, yet the will is constantly thwarted by accidental interference.

Swords are traditionally the Suit of Air which is the suit of Mind, intellect, and conscious and traditionally the suit of death. As stated: The 8 of Swords, is of the 8th Sephira-Hod, which means splendor which is all about the cosmetics of pretense. This signifies a genuine lack of persistence in matters of intellect and contest. Yet, as stated, the 8 of Swords is also attributed to Jupiter in Gemini, so good fortune attends even the weakest effort; However. the Will is being constantly thwarted by accidental interference from the unconscious mind's automatic reactions. 

The SpellCaster's 8 of Swords card, places the element of fire with the Swords. The tied up individual, surrounded by an enclosure of eight swords, implies a prison of one's own making.  It is easily exited, as the front is open; However, one must open their eyes and/or change mental perspectives before they can see their way out. The significance of the Bull , is not clear for card is not of the sign of Taurus, nor is fertility a part of this card. The Bull of Earth, is a sacred animal and was often a sacrificial animal to the ancients. The Sacrificial Bull was named Apis by the Egyptians, and was considered the Son of Hathor. He was also latter considered to be an intermediary between mankind and higher deities. So my guess would be, that the bull implies that one is bound up and restricted by magic means. The eight pointed star on his tunic and the sigil of the sun on both hands, both seem to point to this conclusion of magic binding.

The Center of the Thoth Card is dominated by two downward pointing long swords. They are being crossed by six small swords , implying many small thoughts interfering with the larger issues. It is interesting to note that these small swords are peculiar to countries or cults, such as the Kris, the Kukri, the Scramasax, the Dagger, the Machete and the Yataghan; implying that outside interference, such as indoctrination, theology, and mental abuse, could be the cause of difficulties.

Since, mental interference is signified here, this is a sign of an active mind, that dashes about between thoughts and is unable to complete anything of significance. Projects lie about half done, confusion is rampant and it is unclear what is most important and what is not.  In Eastern philosophy this is called the Neti-Neti mind (translates to ; Not this-Not that). This card represents the over analytical, non-trusting mind where survival thinking has become the foundation of creative thought brought on by feeling vulnerable and the self-doubt incubated by fear of discomfort. Therefore, the 8 of Swords card says,"Stop! Now is the time to wait, sort out priorities rather than act automatically."

Running from thought to thought not trusting your opinion of which is best or more certain of creating your survival dreams, accomplishes only creative mental interference, scattering one's ability to act. Hence, nothing can be completed. Now if the underlying cause of all this scattered thinking is in the "pursuit of happiness", one must stop and consider that mental happiness comes from a state of I AM Me----not from a state of "I Am not or I lack". It is time to stop seeking and focus on your inner self. Often, just by declaring," I Am the happiness I am seeking", stops the seeking of happiness that often interferes with our focused creative motion. I Am is everyone's inherited first name/identity, as it is the Identity of the The Divine Creative, whose presence in us is known as ratiocination and Imagination. As many of us find out, Imagination knows no boundaries and any idea will suffice as an act of creative splendor. The consciousness, must be in active communication with the unconsciousness, if imagination is to be focused on discerning thought. Hence, the practice of meditation, tarot skrying etc.. In our modern world of Media controlled identity, Peer pressure, and Pavlovian indoctrination, just knowing one's self is often hard to do, let alone what is life expanding and liberating thought. Hence, half the time, we don't even know what we are declaring into manifestation as our selves! Anything we start with "I AM" is a command to the image-maker (imagination) within, to build as our outer presence. One must be very careful about what they declare and must not react to the declaration of others!

"Happiness built me so it could be me." is a realization that has personally changed my life---it's time to focus on this fact as you are a simulation of the Greater Self, i.e., god and God doesn't build what God doesn't want!

The Thoth card helps us see that it is not what we do that makes us happy----it is the communication between our inner and outer-self that is important. Again the Tarot aids us in the spiritual axiom," Above all things, know thyself." The object of "the few who wish to rule the many", is to interfere with this inner and outer self communication. So that you can be a person of man made-splendor, a superficial material based persona,  rather than the Real Persona of your Soul.

When the 8 of Swords card is thrown it points to the astrological aspect of Jupiter in Gemini; Jupiter being the planet of  growth and expansion and when linked with Gemini this union requires us to weight different possibilities. Gemini is is the sign of the "twins" and is displayed, along with the sigil for Jupiter on the Thoth Tarot card.

To reiterate: To a Hermetic Qabalist, 8 of Swords is Hod (Splendor) in Yetzirah ( Astral World). Splendor, which is seen as a "egoistic showing off", a kind of ,"look how beautiful am I" . Splendor is the state of energy conscious that decorates creation with all it's beautiful colors and plumage. But in this case, the normal brief intense and positive influence of Jupiter is driven to chaotic twists and turns by the dual directions of Gemini. This Interferes with a type of order established by Jupiter, the resulting misdirection makes nothing complete.

The divinity meaning of the 8 of Swords card of both Thoth and SpellCaster's Tarot- is shortened force, narrowness, restriction as in a prison.

There is a desire here to expand any duality but all indications are over-analysis, doubt
or confusion, interfering with a choice being made.  What can't be overstated is that because of the assignation of Jupiter to this card, one knows that good fortune attends even these weakened efforts, life will go on; However, the Will is thwarted by accidental interference proposed by Gemini. Crowley knew this to be so, and made sure that each sword in this card was of a different appearance, signifying "many choices with out decision".

The 8 of Swords is not all negative, for it also signifies that the desire and possibility for resolution with in the next eight weeks or 8 months, does exist. 

When thrown in a tarot divination, the 8 of Swords card signifies:
  • Too many choices causing indecision, much like a squirrel caught trying to cross a busy four-lane highway, darting back and forth trying to figure out the right direction to go. This usually ends up as "road kill", so this card reminds us to sideline ourselves from our busy thought, and take a deep breath, center, and make a patient and insightful decision.
  • Our thoughts often trick us into believing all of our decisions are life and death serious. By panicking and racing from one thought to another we are unable to see through the dust cloud of chaos.
  •  But if we take a moment and not interfere with our own decisions by mentally racing about, we'll see that very few thoughts are life and death decisions, they are more like choices and less like survival.
  • The fear of not making the "right" choice, is often the interference one suffers from, causing indecision.
  • The Eight of Swords reminds us to relax, in 8 weeks or 8 months all will become clear, and the dust will settle.
  • In this case, the Rapid Rabbit looses the race to the Patient Tortoise who never loses sight of the goal and is willing to take one direction to get there.
  • Over analyzing every thought to the point of inaction.
  • The 8 of Swords reminds us to stop, slow down and refocus.
  •  In the next 8 weeks or 8 months you will either get the chance to slow down and refocus your thoughts or you will come to an understanding of your own mental interference and refocus.
  • This could also mean that you must desist your uncertain and scattered thoughts about the Gemini people in your life (May 21 to June 21) by simply waiting and not taking any decisive action concerning them.
  • Let go of fear and thoughts will become focused and future decisions will become clearer.
  • Too much interference for proper decisions at this time. 


  • That in 8 weeks or 8 months, the querent has or will have experienced narrow or restricted thought that shortens their force, either in themselves or by a person important in their life.
  • There will be pettiness, a mental prison, and too much force applied to small things.
  • Over attentive in detail, at the expense of principal and more important issues.

  • The above stated qualities will produce malice, pettiness, and domineering qualities, if ill dignified by surrounding cards.
  • There is patience in detail of study, great ease in some things, counterbalanced by equal disorder in others.
  • Being influenced by Gemini (The two long swords) there is always a equal and opposite balance, such as, impulsively being fond of giving or receiving money and/or presents.
  • This person will be generous, clever, acute, selfish, and without strong feelings of affection.
  • They will also admire wisdom but will apply it to small and unworthy objects.
  • The 8 of Swords-Interference, also implies that the person has seen goals, but is approaching them, if at all, very slowly and needing to be very meticulous in doing so, because of the constant distraction of the many nagging, needling thoughts in their head.
  • The goals will be achieved in time, by patience and attention to detail, which all would be sped up by being able to focus on the import issues at hand.
  • Mental focus is recommended which can be acquired by practicing meditative yoga or the various martial arts, and/or mental meditative sciences such as Qaballah, Tantra, and Ti-Chi. Just pick one and do it!


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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-7 of Swords-Futility & The SpellCaster's 7 of Swords.

The Tarot of EliThe Hermetic Qabalah's Thoth Tarot-7 of Swords: Futility & The SpellCaster's Tarot-7 of Swords.

The Tarot's Four 7s:

Many of us who've had elementary physics know that there is only one energy, and that we can't create nor destroy this energy, but we can transform and transmit it; even by our imagination, which just happens to be the Mind's "womb of form". In fact, everything that is, is a transformation of the One energy/Life...including you! The 7's are no exception as they are a state of energy- conscious that is a transformation that unbalances the previously stable sixes. We often call this one energy-light, both invisible and reflected.

The 7th Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is Netzach (victory), which is a position low on the Tree of Life, and off of the middle pillar. Thus, all 7s are very unstable.

 It is a risky business descending, using frantic energy of the "I Will Be", into this domain of illusion, as Netzach is attributed to Venus, and Earth. This knocks Venus off her heavenly perch which to Venus is a great catastrophe; Venus is assigned the metal copper, shinny outside, but corrupt inside and knocking off of her heavenly perch, exposes her corruption. Therefore, the four 7's, bring no comfort and are a depredation of the element they represent, exposing their greatest weakness. Outer shine masking inner corruption.

The Thoth-7 OF SWORDS: FUTILITY.

Astrologically this card is  Moon in Aquarius. The Moon in Aquarius indicates  sociability, often religious inclination. Since the Moon is less fluid and changeable here, the mental balances established are easily upset.

To a Qabalist, this is Netzach (Victory) in Yetzirah (Astral World). The Astral world is fluid and deceptive, while Netzach is success after battle. Which indicates that much struggle is wrought before achieving what you envision. Hence, the shine of victory is corrupted by the detritus of battle.

The mundane divination meaning of this card is unstable effort, vacillation and untrustworthy character.

More over, this card represents wanting something but believing you can't have it. You are resigned to giving up. However, there is  the desire and possibility of victory over this feeling of futility within the next 7 weeks or 7 months. The feeling of futility is really just creating problems for yourself by not believing in your inner creative potential. The 7 of Sword implies that the individual mind has become inflexible and focused on fear of lack. Therefore, one is letting the outside world run one's mind. Hence, mental flexibility is the up side of this card. It reminds us to experiment in all areas of our life; lifestyle, daily routine, beliefs, hope and communications. Reminding us that "to settle for..." is to practice mental futility as a happy balance of unconscious and consciousness are never achieved. Therefore, because of the influence of Netzach-victory, we must shed thoughts of futility and hope for the best as we fight on.  This is because life is a constant transformation of Force and Form (Chokmah and Binah)...Form and Force, symbolized in Qabalistic Tarot, as the figure eight. 

In the art work of the SpellCaster's Tarot-7 of Swords, a sneak thief is making off with 6 swords, leaving the 7th on the ground. This implies one is swiftly exiting a situation. Sneaky behavior because of improper planning.  Also, since the swords seem to be guarded by a Wolf, who fell asleep, what is implied is that  something is lost or forgotten. Also, the sneak thief is trying to run away from problems that will eventually run him down. So futile thought processes, are also a meaning of this card.

As a Psyche/Soul, we enforce our will upon the motion/life of our physical-form by creating beliefs, dogma, ideas that set  energy-in-motion (emotion="will to force"). To know that Energy-in-Motion, is the Will that is you and not the follower that is body---is to avoid futility.  I Am the E-Motion that operates this body, rather than, I am emotional which implies that the body is moved by environment rather than the on-board and surrounding  consciousness that is the "Auric Being".  When Emotions are just let loose with out Willful focus, they are unstable effort, vacillation, and untrustworthy character and any mental control is futile. Like all Motion, Energy-in-motion (emotions) requires guidance systems in order to "hit their target". "Above all things know thyself", also describes a vital character who knows what it wants and is able to line up its sights and get what it wants without harming others in the process. "To know thyself", means that every thing you see is another way to be you [Force and Form] so you knowingly treat them well. But here is the caveat; to treat others as yourself is a law which you never have broken! If you think ill of you, you treat others ill! If you think Well of you, you treat others well! That is how the One Conscious operates, since all that is, is another way to be the One Energy that can't be destroyed or created, only transformed and transmitted! Therefore, Dr. Paul Foster Case design a "guidance system", using the Tree of Life, for the Force and Form that is us. It's called:


It should be obvious that it is FUTILE to seek happiness when you are unhappy being you! Victory over chaos, comes from an Ordered Spirit Mind/Emotion union; Love being the Greatest Balance of Ordered harmony! Love thyself, makes all things possible. Dislike yourself, makes everything a horrendous effort of futility! This card says,"Wake-up to a new perspective about you or all your actions are futile; Remember, you exist;Hence, you're good enough to inherit the All!"  Remember, inheritance is not earned, it is accepted. Therefore, the Justice of freedom of thought, states, that what you think you are worth, is what you get! We are all the Children of the Divine Creative (Divine Parents)---our presence is enough to inherit the Universe but we decide our presence by our perspective of ourselves! Why limit your presence? As a Spirit- consciousness, Rock On with your body-dance partner! You are the Force of your Forms so dance in the rhythm produced by Mind-Soul and Body in equalized motion!

One could say that The Thoth 7 of Swords card represents the sabotaging mind where you know what you want symbolized by the central sword and then go about defining the reasons why you can't obtain it, as shown by the six swords surrounding the central one.

This is the yes-but mind that often keeps us from making our dreams work.

As stated: Astrologically the 7 of Swords is Moon and Sun in Aquarius, the circle with a dot in the center is a symbol of the Sun, the Crescent is the Moon and the wavy lines at the bottom are Aquarius.

Each of the six swords of procrastination bear a planetary sign for the six ways we sabotage our selves.
  1. The yes-but aspect of Saturn is telling us there is too much red-tape or it's too complicated or it will take too long.
  2. Another Sword has on the handle the symbol of Mercury which is about the negative communication of " I can't... I wish I'd a ...If only..." all negative reasons why "it won't work".
  3. Another sword handle bares the planetary sign of Jupiter; the planet that symbolizes flexibility and expansion. The negative self-talk of Jupiter influenced by Saturn, is  "it's too limiting and constricted" or " I am not lucky" or "I am not talented enough".
  4. Another sword sports the planetary sign of Mars. Positively Mars is a sign of dynamic energy, vitality, and assertion but the negative side of Mars is " I don't have the energy to...I am burnt out...it's dull and boring etc."
  5. Another sword handle is adorned with the sign of Venus; the planet of Love. The Venusian negatives would be," I really don't care...It doesn't mean anything to me anyway." 
  6. Then there is the final sword whose handle supports the double loops which represent the Sun and the Moon the negatives of which are consciously and subconsciously you sabotage yourself out of doing what it is that you want to do. In other words, you are caught in wanna-be-ism which is a viscous cycle of mental inferiority.
 I like to say that, instead of the Power of
I AM, we are caught in the self-denial of I Ain't... Often we run "mind loops" that constantly repeat our past as today's reason for not progressing or going forward with our life. These mind loops are the "nag within" syndrome that fear of discomfort/fear of vulnerability, often generates in our subconscious to avoid presumed pain.
 
Hence, The Tarot -7 of Swords follows the Axiom, "Above all things, know thyself". There is also an old but well established doctrine of the Gnosis, and Qabalah, "that it is futile trying to understand the "Great No-Thing", by using words as thought"; something can not understand no-thing.

In the Gnostic Gospels of  Didymos Judas Thomas, Jesus is quoted as saying,"If those who lead say to you,'see, the kingdom is in the sky.' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,'  then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, you  will then become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons [suns] of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who is that poverty." (The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas---The Nag Hammadi Library--)

The word Suns in brackets is of  my own insertion, because the original word is interpretation as Son and/or Sun, both having similar meanings in Qabalah. The fact that many Monks who interpreted the Gospels from the original Greek, were misogynistic, required them to use the word "Son". Qabalah and Science both know that we are all androgyny; each of us, both male and female, are to be Tiphareth (beauty) which is "the Son/Sun" and/or Enlightened Mind- number 6 on the Tree of Life that is known as the Christ or Buddha consciousness and/or The Real Person.

In the process of "Remembering ourselves", the 7 of Swords points us toward Tiphareth/Beauty. Considered one of the mystical feminine numbers, 7 is not only the number of the "goddess", is also the Sephira- Netzack (meaning Victory) on the Tree of Life. Netzach- Victory, in the suit of Swords is not as catastrophic as 7 in the other suits, as Netzach is the Sephiroth of Venus. This modifying influence is accentuated by the celestial fact of the Moon being in Aquarius, as the planetary rule of this card. To speak of this modifying influence simply, is that the intellectual wreckage of this card is not so vehement as is the Five of Swords-Defeat. For there is vacillation, and a certain tolerance brought on by the need to compromise. However, in certain circumstances, the need to compromise, can bring even greater disaster than defeat, depending on the success of the policy of compromise.

The policy of appeasement that is suggested by this card, is always in doubt, as there exists uncompromising-violent forces which prey on vacillation.

What the 7 of Swords represents, is the futility of using the cultural doctrine of appeasement to approach God-Self Knowledge, i.e. The Higher Self. The brain is indoctrinated by those who rule definition, so the definition that has been pounded into your head, as "pleasure/pain training", (brain washing) will not let you stand in your Power. On the contrary, you must kneel and bow your head to weakness and fear as your "mental master". This need to appease those who you think can hurt you, is a violation of your Soul's "state of Mind", as you must compromise action with reaction.
  Throughout my Qabalistic/Tantric training, I have always told my reactive survival based brain, "If you wish to speak to me, you must stand, for I'll not kneel to your weakness", for I am the Soul, who is action and not a enslaved-thought processed policy of appeasement. Hence, it is the Policy of the "Will to be", that is our Soul that is the necessary mental state needed to "above all things, know thyself".

Therefore, it is futile, to use the brain's cultural software, when seeking your memory as a "Higher Self"; you must use Declaration, I AM.....rather than "I wish or I want". Skrying the Tarot Cards, establishes the communication necessary to "ascend the Tree of your Psyche".

.When the Tarot- 7 of Swords-, is thrown during a reading, the querent is or shall be:
  • Experiencing 7 weeks or 7 months of  futile effort because of the characteristics of, self doubt, such as,  being untrustworthy, due to mental vacillation.
  • This brings about unstable effort in all that is attempted. 
  • There is also the prospect of journeying over-land, with mixed results. 
  • Partial success is suggested, because of  yielding  when victory is at hand.
  • Such a yielding is brought on by the self-defeating thoughts of self doubt which tend to "drain  strength" because of internal conflict.
  • In such thought, there is an inclination to let loose when on the point of gaining, through the process of not continuing effort.
  • There is also suggested, a love of abundance, a fascination of display (where the wrapping is more important than the gift), given to compliments, ease of affronts and insolence's with need to detect and spy on others.
  •  Also, inclinations to betray confidences, not always intentional, but subject to vacillation, causing unreliability. The strength of which all depends on the dignity of the accompanying cards.
  • The querent will have the opportunity presented to them, in the next 7 weeks or 7 months, to break out of your self-imposed defeatism and move towards creating what they really do want.
  • It's time to "damn the torpedoes and go full steam ahead".
  •  You do know what you want, that is the truth you may be trying to avoid.
  • The falsehood is the feeling of hopelessness and helplessness.
  • Remember that the 7's are associated with the Charioteer, which is the originator of motion and change. So this card is not nagging at your weakness but advising you that choosing you wants moves you forward into a satisfying life motion and that you have the inherent power to do so.
  • You have the capability to release sabotaging thought processes that where developed in a past that may go back to 7 years or when you where 7 years old.
  • Focus on what you truly want; focus your heart, creative mind and passion on it, and your programed self-defeat won't be able to impede you , it just becomes white noise in the back wash of your powerful wake on the ocean of possibilities.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 6 of Swords-Science & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 6 of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot 6 of Swords-Science & The SpellCaster's Tarot-6 of Swords, refers not only to Tiphareth (Beauty), the 6th Sephira on the Tree of Life, but also to the intellect itself. Tiphareth/Beauty, is a harmony, often called love, involving Spirit, mind and body and is known in esoteric circles as the "Christ or Buddha Consciousness". Hence, Tiphareth/Beauty is the highest state of Consciousness the human brain can receive and therefore, express. Hence, the 6 of Swords is the fully established and balanced expression of the Suit of Air/Swords.

This synchronization is also shown  by the Planet Mercury being in the sign of Aquarius which represents the flow of  celestial Energy that operates the Idea of Humankind, i.e. the concept of humankind as the I-mage of the Divine Creative. Planet symbols and astrological signs are displayed on the Thoth Card.
 
To some, the word Science implies, plodding mathematics, mind numbing repetition and burrowing into dusty old books, but there is much more implied in the 6 of Swords. This is the ultimate declarative Science ( I AM Me) of  balancing the moral and mental faculties, that is difficult to achieve, and almost impossible to hold, in an ever-changing world of media definition manipulation. Therefore, the 6 of Swords implies the perfect function of equilibrium between the psyche and soma and/or psychosomatic health. For those who need a refresher on the meaning of the words *Psyche and **Soma:

**Psyche
Psychology
In psychology, the psyche /ˈsaɪki/ is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. Psychology is the scientific or objective study of the psyche. The word has a long history of use in psychology and philosophy, dating back to ancient times, and represents one of the fundamental concepts for understanding human nature from a scientific point of view.
Psyche (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


**So·ma[ˈsōmə]NOUN
  1. biology: the parts of an organism other than the reproductive cells.
    • the body as distinct from the soul, mind, or psyche.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Greek sōma ‘body.’

ORIGIN Sanskrit sōma.


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In The Thoth Deck 6 of Swords, the hilts of the swords are not only ornamental but they also form the Hexagram composed in Planetary Tree of Life doctrine of Qabalah. There is much to this science of the psychosomatic organism, so much so, that in this blog it can only be best explained in Understanding the Collective Consciousness represented as the entire 78 cards of Tarot. However, it can be said that the 6 of Swords represents "Mind over Matter", the perfected psychosomatic relationship of unconsciousness, consciousness and body.

As quote from the Qabalistic Tarot, by Robert Wang,"To deal with the mysteries of Tiphareth, one must first have undergone the initiations of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (Malkuth, Yesod, Hod and Netzach, respectively).  No matter how a religious or esoteric cult, whether Christianity, Buddhism or Qabalah, may describe the various component parts of the Personality, or the initiation of the four lower Sephiroth, an integration must be undergone before the descent of the Light which is God the Son. This integration is a personal atonement for the Fall. In Tiphareth is the Redemption."

The  Fall, which is often misunderstood, simply means the progressive sojourn down the Tree of Life, necessary to establish a "point in time", (In physics, a point in time is called an entity) and/or  the human body.  We are Spirit, who is "everywhere and nowhere at the same time", (infinite - I AM ) so in order to become "Self Aware" we need a place in time; a moment of sensuality, for the purpose of Self examination. There is no "Me" without sensation! This is called the "fall", when we build a "Me" we "fall" from the impersonal immortality of the I AM and become a personal mortal/sensual experience of the microcosm as a "Self", i.e. I Am Me.

To know that human kind is the initiator of the Elementals is a Magi's knowledge and requires the "Science of Tiphareth", who is King over the four Elemental aspects that are the Personality (thus, the cross symbol which also serves as the "human form") and the Palace of the rulers of the actual Elemental Kingdoms of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. These Rulers are called the Malachim elementals who are kings/queens over other elementals because they have gained immortality which occurs only from the intervention of the Psyche of human beings. When we realize ourselves as Tiphareth, we become the Elohim Malachim "Gods of the gods".  As you may note,  there is much to this Science of Tiphareth. However, one must note, that if one is not the Real Persona, that is the Soul/Psyche, but rather an environmentally -man-made personality, they have no mental or limited power over their own entity, let alone the elements.

To continue with the examination of the Thoth card, the 6  Swords  have their points joined in the Rose upon the six squares of the Rosy Cross. Thus, the Rosy cross is the central point of this Psychosomatic-Science.

The number 6 is the number of the Sun and the Rose is the Womb of the Great Mother. The Son (Sun) of the Father joined in the womb of the Mother, is an intelligent state of Energy that requires diligent study and vigilant self awareness. Have fun deciphering this Sephira, for it is a harmonic Magic !

The Thoth 6 of Swords-Science illustrates the Balance of the idea of the Suit. Tiphareth, the Middle-6th Sephiroth on the Middle Pillar of the Tree of Life, is the Sun/son of God Sephiroth, known as Beauty; Beauty being the perfect balance of opposites, or as psychologist/philosopher-Carl Jung would say, "...a Synchronicity".

The  Higher Intellect itself is also referred to in the number 6, as it is the number of the Sun, which represents the Bright-Warm Intelligence.

 As before stated: In the zodiac, this card is influenced by Mercury in Aquarius, which represents the celestial Energy Intelligence of the Universal Collective Unconscious influencing the Soul of Man. Thus, the Six of Swords-Science, shows both intelligence and humanity and represents the "heart Chakra" (Soul center) energy center of the Human body.

 As previously stated but not overstated: Illustrated on the Thoth card,  the Points of the Six Swords touch each other in the Center of a red rose on a golden cross of six squares. The red is hard to see on the card illustration as it has faded due to processing. The Golden cross, the Red Rose and the six squares show the Rosy Cross as the central secret of scientific truth.

The Student of Gnosis ( Greek for Knowledge, but not the knowledge we make but rather the Knowledge that makes us.) would be wise to study the Rosy Cross and/or Rosicrucian philosophy, just to add another perspective of Self.

The SpellCaster's Tarot-6 of Swords, seems to be about the science of spiritual progress. The boat is being poled by a Shaman who has the sigil of the Sun above his head, referring to the 6th Sephiroth-Tiphareth. This implies his soul/psyche and body are one.  Swords are the symbols for the element of air, which is the "rational mind" and/or mind of ratiocination; However, the SpellCaster's Tarot, has assigned the element of Fire to their sword cards.

The burden she bears as a box, represents the sacrifice one makes to gain something they love.  Represented here, is passage through a difficult trial.

The back ground is the pink color assigned to the element fire as a sunrise. 

When the Six of Swords is thrown during a reading it indicates:

  •  That in six weeks or six months, the querent shall have experienced or will experience: Labor, work, and even a journey probably over water because of the Aquarius influence.
  • Success after anxiety and trouble.
  • Selfishness, beauty, conceit, but sometimes modesty within all depending on dignity which is supplied by the surrounding cards.
  • So what this card means is that the querent should use the whole mind (The Circle in the Card) to observe the situations of the next 6 weeks or 6 month, and look at what is really there rather than what we want to see.
  • Being able to see many thoughts at once, is represented by the pinwheels throughout the Card and being discerning is shown by the Whole mind (circle) and the Creative Mind ( Diamond) working in unison to solve problems by constructive and creative means.
  • They shall experience success after anxiety and effort.
  • The personality of the querent is, somewhat conceited but sometimes with modesty therein, modifying the selfishness with beauty. To understand this statement, is to know that all of us are "Selfish" ( you can't make an individual expression of Self without being "Selfish"); However, by balancing this self-absorption, with the Science of Union (the Rosy Cross) where it is understood that, "everyone I see is another way to be me" and/or the law of  continuity, we make "Selfishness" beautiful.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 5 of Swords-Defeat & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 5 of Swords

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On  the Thoth, 5 of swords is shown the pattern of the "upside down" pentagram, which implies matter's triumph over the soul.

To understand this "defeat" of our  personal identity patterns (Upside down Pentagram)  we must understand what happens to unattended fire/passion (Spirit/Soul); it can either go out or become a conflagration. What happens to non-moving water (consciousness)? It either turns into a mire and goes putrid or evaporates away.
To keep this stagnation from happening to the Divine Creative's "Force and Form Children", the Psychosomatic progeny that we are, Geburah (The Divine Feminine) has invented the Conscious Energy State of Severity-where strife and defeat supply the "jolt of movement" necessary to get the stagnant personality moving again. Therefore,  this severity is "Tough Love".

Geburah(Severity on the Tree of Life) always supplies disruption. In the 5 of Swords, Venus rules Aquarius which implies weakness rather than excess of strength, is the cause of the disaster. Here, one has succumbed to the body's fear of discomfort, and losses the will to "fight on". If you're still breathing, you can't be defeated, for the Soul is the one who provides the breath in the body. So your immortal "secret lover", is still with you. However, if you are not in communication with your soul, because your identity is controlled by "fear of rejection" and/or the survival mind of the material world,whom you have made as Foundation/ Master of your own body, you'll be defeated by your own fear of death.

In the 5 of Swords-Defeat,the intellect has been enfeeble by sentiment and has become overly passive. Treachery may also be implied. The 5 of Swords is shown in a sinister state of the inverted pentagram which is a sign of the material personality dominating the will of Spirit. In this case, the Thoth Tarot depicts this as even more sinister, as none of the swords have hilts that resemble any of the others, and their blades are bent or broken and give the impression of drooping. As virtue declines (virtue is always being true to your inner self) corruption takes over until all is in disorder. There is no Rose of enlightenment in this card, since it is all destroyed now.

The Tarot- 5 of Swords is a state of defeat, because of the influence of the 5th Sephiroth-Geburah, whose meaning is Severity. Thus, Geburah,#5, always produces disruption to any suit, and even more so in the "Death Suit" of Swords.
In the 5 of Swords, the astrology of this card must also be observed for there is also the fact that Venus is now ruling Aquarius, such a ruling produces a passive weakness rather than an excess of strength, making treachery easily achieved. For the normally cutting edge of the individual's wit is also enfeebled by sentiment, making treachery even more disastrous to the person.

Inverting the pentagram, is a sinister sign of  "things being turned upside-down", where thoughts of success have been defeated by unseen severity. The Thoth Deck 5 of Swords, also represents "self-defeating" thoughts, as the hilts of the Thoth 5 swords are individually different, implying confused thinking, making matters even worse.Since the Thoth Tarot depicts the Swords as "drooping" and chipped, this imagery represents old thoughts being kept long after their usefulness; thoughts, that never worked in the first place, the combination of which can only bring defeat. The Great Balancing Blue Rose of the Mother (Wisdom), is totally missing from this card, and only the 'blood" of Geburah forms the pentagram outline. This is the Cleansing Blood, that destroys the old, putrid and useless "software" of the personality, in-order to build anew. As you can see, this is a severe action to a personality whose denial is its sole supporter.

This is all very sinister, for even the SpellCaster's Tarot, shows an pentagram caped individual of Swords, chasing wolves who have already given up the fight. Here, we have one who is unwilling to give up the fight even though the opponents have. Implied is an empty victory, a sense of inferiority and fear of rejection.  Here, unfounded suspicion, paranoia, and over protective behavior seem to be the message of this Swords card. Maybe even insecurity to the point that one feels like everyone is against them, although this is unsupported by anyone's action.  Implied, are also feelings of being ostracized and unacceptable. 

The lesson here, that I often tell my clients, is that you've been created because you are good enough for The Divine Creative! By seeking approval from those who cannot build you nor have control over their own identities, you can never be the you that was created in the first place! I AM Me, is our Trinity of Self....Not I Am "wana-be" somebody! Me, is the invention of  I AM's self-awareness and is a understanding full of probability, so it is okay to experiment with self-identity. Just remember the axiom, 'think ill be ill, think well be well" ...You've already been well thought of----that is why you exist! Contrary to fear based fools, it really is okay to love being you!

My many blogs have shown the position of Geburah on the Tree of Life, as the 5th Sephiroth--Severity. One may ask, why is there a need for such a nasty- Intelligent-judgmental- corrective force if we are the inheriting Child of the Divine Creative? The answer is simple enough as Severity is easily explained as cutting away the unworthy bits, so that you are the original you, just like one who is trimming a tomato plant. But what many fail to understand, is that if all the definitions given one, by their society, belief systems and cultures are not one's Soul produced identity,  then we already were born as knowing-ourselves!
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Yes it is true, dear ones, truth is made manifest.  Therefore, your psyche never came seeking your truth, nor to find out who you are, the Soul/Psyche already Knows that because it "became you"! By putting creative knowledge into form is how you the being, became manifest! You are Defined into being, not a being who seeks definition but rather a Creative Being who puts their identity into material expression! You are a Divine Creative/Psyche who proves definition by making it manifest!
Therefore, the severity of Geburah, helps us remember who we really are, and not what we pretend to be.

The 5 of Swords is Geburah in Yetzirah, a severe Mars influence, is now in the Astral World. In Roman mythology, Mars is the consort of Venus in Roman mythology. We should understand that mythology is not a story telling a lie, but rather a storied lie relating a truth.

 On the Thoth 5 of Swords, Mars the god of war, is shown "enfeebled by sentiment" and treachery is about. Venus has turned the Ram of Aries, into a gentled lamb but this won't last for long, and soon the War like nature returns.

Hence, The Blue Rose of Venus, which is the Rose of the Cross, can't take the buffeting of the Martian assault.  Along with the 9 and 10 of Swords, the 5 is one of the most destructive events in the deck.  Here, loss, defeat, failure where contest is decided and finished against the person.To be able to accept defeat and build from the experience, a success, is the way of growth. Winter may defeat the apple tree...so it "rests and reconsiders its options" and awaits the Spring with renewed energy. If the apple tree just kept reliving the browning of its leaves and the decay and fall of its apples, it would waste its energy in "painful production" and die. The
5 of Swords, reminds us that we must accept our moments of severity, as a step towards healing, not a  permanent fear that imprisons us in a "grave of the past" leaving no life for the future. Inaction due to fear is a common disease and easily overcome----just begin! One step begins any journey!

When the 5 of Swords card is thrown during a reading,
  • The querent is usually caught in the fears of the past.
  • They are experiencing a self defined prison  of negative, self defeating beliefs.
  • Here is defeat on a mental level, bringing humiliation and weakness.
  • The suggestion here is to give up fighting, swallow your pride and acknowledge your limitations, and then proceed in a new direction.
  • We are only defeated when we stop seeking another way.  So there is no 5 week or 5 month period here, since it is the querent's own mental negativity that is involved here, and they could change perspective at any time.

  • For the next or the past five weeks, or five months; defeat, loss, malice,spite, slander, and all modes of evil speaking.
  • There is contest finished and decided against the person, whose thoughts of defeat, anxiety, and trouble may be generated by this defeat or help its cause.
  • The 5 of Swords also means grieving unrelentingly after pain and loss.
  •  There are issues of  malicious, slandering, lying, and tale-bearing thoughts.
  • The presence of a busy-body who  enjoys separating friends; one who hates to see peace and love between others.
  •  Clever and quick in thought and speech, yet cruel and cowardly, is also suggested.
  • Not only could all these negatives be thought by another, but they could also be inner thoughts of the querent towards themselves. The very episode  of low self esteem.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Swords-Truce & The SpellCaster's Tarot-4 of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth 4 of Swords--Truce & The SpellCaster's Tarot-4 of Swords Tarot Card: represents the equal focus of the four states of conscious;

  1. Spiritual,
  2. consciousness,
  3. Unconsciousness, and
  4. self-conscious (ego to some).


The Tarot, 4 of Swords, is the meditative, negotiating, and conflict resolving intellect.

With the flexibility
of Jupiter (sign on top of card) and the balancing and non-positional influence of Libra (sign at bottom of the Thoth card, right upper of Night Sun) this truce making mind that is a 4 fold process of the 4 states of consciousness.

This 4 fold process is shown by the 4 swords (swords represents mind) all meeting at the points in the Lotus of 4 tiers, on the Thoth Card; the lotus is a symbol of the enlightened mind. The SpellCaster's Tarot card shows an awkward balance being held by the sword master, lying in a defensive square formed of 4 Swords, while being surrounded by 4 wolves. Emphasizing the weakness of a Truce, for no battle has been won by any side. All combatant's just got tired of a stalemate, so they have agreed to "take a break"; however, war is still declared and Machiavellian solutions are secretly sought by both sides.
However, Truce, no matter how weak, is still an opportunity to move through the issues of conflict which tend to stall our mental processes; represented by the web-like back ground of the Thoth card.. Yellow is the color attributed to Air/Mind.

The Tarot 4 of Swords card is called the 4 fold way;

  1. One must be present;
  2. Pay attention;
  3. Tell the truth ;
  4. Not be attached to the outcome.


The color green represents regeneration and yellow represents the deeply spiritual mind and/or the color for Air, the alchemical element of Thoth Tarot Sword cards.The SpellCaster's Tarot seems to employ fire as its Sword element. The Fire element is shown as the waving flags at the hilt of each sword.


 Truce being a type of rest, hence, Rest from strife, is the general meaning of this card. Issues, relationships or something in the querent's life has come to full resolution on all four levels of awareness--mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

Astrologically, Jupiter in Libra, is a compassionate and sensitive position. Therefore, the 4 of Swords card is also representative of a healthy seclusion, where one is  voluntarily taking time-off from adversarial situations as they rest and recuperate. Hence, the intellect is relinquishing control and allowing peace from the stress generated by juggling the contrary.

Sometimes this card also signifies convalescence and recuperation from a illness specifically generated by the psychosomatic union of body and subconscious mind to establish a consciously involuntary rest period.

To a Qabalist, the 4 of Swords card represents Chesed in Yetzirah; the influence of Mercy in the Astral word. There is also a connection between the 3s and the 4s that is extremely complex, as the 4th Sephiroth Chesed is masculine in expression, but is also feminine in reception.

However, by just remembering the important characteristic that the 4s are "below the Abyss", meaning they are responsible for solidification and materialization of the element they represent. Thus, the Fours explain that things/ideas have become manifest and expressed as the Rule of Law.


If you've been following, along in my past blogs, you may know that the 4th Sephiroth, Chesed/Mercy is the Universal Architect. Hence, the 4s suggest perfection, realization, completion and fixing a matter to a rock solid stability.
In the 4 of Swords, this stability is a form of Truce, where equal tension, makes a stability of mental powers.

As stated:The 4 of Swords represents Chesed in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral world.
As you may know, mental creation happens in the Astral World before the manifestation is solidified in the Material World, where it is subject to the 2nd law of thermodynamics. 

If you believe you have a Soul/Psyche; a collective composed of "past life" experiences, you may be able to clearly see that you are not a body....You really are a Yod (hand of God) and/or a Spiral entity-microwave in the Universal Collective Unconscious. Hence, your Real body, is the Tree of Life....the human body is the incarnation, where all 10 Sephira come together for sensual purposes, and resides within the Multiple- Invisible orb- shaped evolutions of Light that is the Aura and Chakras (how the body absorbs the energy of the Aura), i.e.,  therefore, the "inner" you is the Tree of Life.  That Invisible you is as Jupiter, a benevolent ruler and in this card, Jupiter is in Libra. Thus, the normal destructive Swords, are put to rest in the munificent, benevolent and loving nature  of Jupiter.

 On the Thoth Tarot card,The Rose of Sophia (Wisdom) is restored and consciousness is settled. Hence, rest from strife is implied by the pictorial story of 4 of Swords. Again,  Jupiter in Libra radiates compassion and sensitivity showing the Mercy that is Chesed, allowing you a respite from self-mental-abuse.

Here Jupiter claims authority in the intellectual world.  Arguing for convention, Jupiter restores mental balance after the chaos of arbitrary thought.

In the Qabalistic Thoth card,

the hilts of the Swords, are formed into the corners of the St. Andrew's Cross, suggesting the rigidity and fixation, that is implied in the 4.  The Rose of 49 petals, in which the Swords are sheathed, suggesting social  harmony.
However, there is also a suggestion of compromise.  As does Crowley, I find this compromise to be a less than positive factor. For it is an act of an indolent mind, that would rather be pusillanimous and compromise for social peace rather than work out the thought/idea through the promised struggle. However, it must be to keep the peace but peace at any cost,  is not always preferable.

Since, there is no opposition in any of these symbols, The 4 of Swords proclaims the idea of authority in the intellectual world and  the dogma and the law concerning it. Therefore, in an arbitrary manner, the 4 of Swords represents a refuge from chaos and argues for convention.


When the 4 of Swords-Tarot Card, is thrown during a reading it can represent:

  •  A period of Convalescence and recovery from sickness over a 4 wk or 4 month period.
  •  Change for the better.
  • At first going through a period of sorrow, but now at rest from sorrow.
  • Peace after war.
  • Relaxation of anxiety.
  • To have a Truce one must first have a struggle so this card suggests peace, quietness, rest, ease and plenty after a time of struggle.
  • As always, these are all modified by the dignity of the accompanying cards Crowley viewed this card as a cowardly and/or indolent way of the mind that can't think out it's own problems and joyfully accepts appeasement.
  • Since this is the unstable number 4, this card does tend to show compromise due to tiredness rather than for any positive purpose.
  • A Truce means that the war is at rest for the moment but the battles are not all won.
  • There is mental understanding of a matter.. or relationship coming to full resolution on four levels of mental awareness: The Rational, The Emotional of the Unconscious , The Spiritual, and the Subconscious of the Physical.
  • Implications of problems that should not be ignored, listen to the inner self and answers will be restored.
  • A holding pattern after mastering a difficult mental situation.
  • retreat or withdrawal necessary to heal or hide, by creating a protected mental space. Here insight can be generated by seclusion.
  • A moment of logic and  discriminating intelligence of integrity and planning.
  • Within 4 weeks or 4 months, there is an opportunity for truce, conflict resolution, negotiation, and resolution with important issues or people in your life.
  • Flexibility rather than a closed mind is needed for true to become a reality. Thus the flexibility of Jupiter and the contentedness and balance of Libra  accomplish this resolution. 
  • The four of swords can also represent that in the month of Libra (September 21--October 21) or with the Libra people in your life, there can be truce-making and resolution in the next 4 weeks or four months.
  • This is a favorable time to resolve issues, if you will but focus on the four fold way.
  • The negatives of this card are often, a bought of illness; in order to recuperate, the intellect is relinquishing control back to the body, so that a time out from problems is gained and solutions are achieved as the body has only to focus on getting better.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-3 of Swords-Sorrow & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 3 of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot-3 of Swords-Sorrow & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 3 of Swords:

The Tarot's- Four 3's are associated with Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth-Understanding, who is the Great Mother/Creatrix/Feminine of the Divine Creative Androgyne. In Understanding, the idea/Wisdom, becomes fertilized and a child can be born. For instance, Wisdom  may dictate that slamming your thumb in a door is to be avoided and is an accepted safety rule. Understanding tells you why this is so. With Understanding, we know about mass, velocity, action-reaction, biology and the fragility of flesh. Therefore, Wisdom+ Understanding, becomes Knowledge, a mental freedom, rather than subservience to rules.

The formulation of the Triangle, (Kether-Crown, Chokma-Wisdom & Binah-Understanding) is a Mental stability that cannot be made unstable. In Qabalah, one knows the Triangle/Trinity that begins all Creation as many combinations of 3. For instance, Maid-Mother-and Crone, each a special perspective on the Female triangle of Womb-rite, or Father-Son- and Holy Ghost, each a active part of the stable foundation of "the Spirit Fire" or rite of Phallus. Then there is  Ocean-Rain-and River, each a process of Life or Ocean-Sun-and Earth or Spirit, Mind and Body... I can go on and on but in all cases, when all Trinities are in equilibrium, a fertilization is achieved and a "child can be born".

The Thoth Tarot-3 OF SWORDS; Sorrow.

Thoughts of sorrow, which come from events and/or past patterns that have not been released and dealt with. This card can also represent a triangular relationship that generates sorrowful feelings or thought.


Astrologically,
this card is Saturn in Libra and is not a vulgar sorrow, but a sorrow of universal consciousness; a quality of melancholy that radiates from the Great Mother.
This deep sorrow comes from the fact that She gave Life to Her Beautiful children:
  1. Who and all that is created, must die. This causes a sorrow in any Mother's heart. 
  2. Another part of Sorrow, is the fact that all children must become independent and leave the loving mother whose heart still holds them.
  3. Then there is yet a 3rd to this sorrow trinity, for her children are beautiful in her eyes, yet in their own they see themselves inferior or as monsters of ignorant- fearful identity, this really "stabs her in the heart".  Therefore, the 3 of Swords, can be called the Ternary Sorrow of Creation, for even we who think so little of ourselves as to be monsters (our own greatest enemy) in our own eyes, feel a form of melancholy after a heart felt creation doesn't live up to our expectations. Look; us moderns know that you must tune a radio to the proper station signal to get the radio station to transmit or communicate through the radio to you. If the radio and the wanted radio station are not in sync, you'll never hear it. Thus, it is with the Divine Creative. We are both the Transmitter and the Transmitted, for we are the Self and Its Image! We must be in sync with the Great Mother's love for us, if we are to communicate with her.

Let's ask ourselves this question," If I think that in order to get any great artist to warm up to me, I should, as a mater of course, insult their work."  If you have answered," That's ridiculous, the artist will be upset with me and hold a deaf ear to anything I say", or some such, then you can understand that to call ourselves, sinners, inferiors, weakness, cowards, sluggards, evil, bad, unworthy etc. we are insulting the Greatest Artist ever ....Our Creator! To get the Divine Creative to listen to you you don't beg and plead because you think you are a miserable wretch; If you do you'll not be heard or seen; Because The Divine Creative can't hear you nor see you as such! To the Divine Creative you are all Beautiful Children who are made in Its own Image! You may be a prodigal child, but you still are a loved child, all the same. Approaching The Divine as a grateful, loving child who is proud to be the Divine's offspring, proud of their inheritance of the mind-creative (imagination) and who knows, that we can never be All the Divine Creative at one moment, but we are self-images by inheritance and therefore, the Divine Creative can be any of us at any moment!

This isn't theology, it is just common sense! On earth, children who demean themselves cause great sorrow in their parents hearts! I AM Me--- Not--I wish I ain't Me, will get you a personal audience with your Divine Parents!

You want to be less sorrowful in your life? Try this. Say , "Thank you God for making me ---me!" Don't beg for what you don't have, thank the Divine Creative for what you do have and the coffers of your Divine inheritance are open to you!Sure, we may have made many errant choices in our lives, but that is why we exist; to make and prove choice. If we find that we must live the choice, it is because we must learn discernment. Choices, must prove themselves. Besides, you've also made "good choices" in your life. Errant choices, make Wisdom.

Remember the parable of the Prodigal son? It appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament, the Gospel of Luke (Luke 15:11-32). It is about 2 sons, one who is obedient and never tried to do other than what his father suggested and the other son who ran off to experience the world. This "run away", son who wasted his inheritance on useless pursuits and didn't receive a return of his wealth. Knowing not that all he had to do is return to the "original home" of his birth rite and upon approaching that home he was seen and given back all the wealth he never knew he had! Not until he was miserable, sorrowful, and totally destitute, did it dawn on him to return home. Hence, to return to the Original Mind, that created us, is to know thyself!

I Am The Rich Child of Divinely Rich Parents----who would never allow me to lack---anything! But by believing in lack, I have chosen it as a reality for myself! Oh, by the way, this could also be a parable for the difference between an Archangel and us "nasty", ungrateful-run away angels/inheritors, that have the will to "experience the Worlds". It is the experience that the Divine Creative wants!  In this simile, if we return to the Soul (psyche that has given birth to our personality), as our Identity, we shall receive our Divine inheritance. That is also the message of Qabalah, which is a word that means "receiving". Since we came down the Tree of Life to experience the most condense Microcosm and now must go inward, and re-climb the Tree of Life to remember the Macrocosm. Aiding us in this process of memory, are the Psychic Flash Cards, that are known as Tarot.

Freedom of Choice, can be a great generator of happiness and wealth or a great generator of sorrow and lack! We have Freedom of choice, because the Divine Creative sees us as self-images, an we have the Creative's quantum mind. The Mind of "I AM...", a definition of existence and uncertainty. Remember, the Quantum Universe is defined as the "Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Therefore, we Imagine ourselves, for purposes of "certainty"! To not see yourself as a Ruler of your own definition---is to be handicapped and divided emotionally and mentally against yourself. For how can you be confident if you are uncertain of who you are? I would recommend that one think,  "I was defined into being by my Creator....no further definition do I need from anyone---including myself. I am good enough for Divinity, I am good enough for Me! Thank you Great Creator for declaring me as your child! "This process of thought allows one to create, see error, and correct  it ( Wisdom). It also helps relieve  some of the Great Mother's sorrow and your own.

As a persona, I trust myself---because The Divine Creative Trusts Me! I am Evolutionary Self Awareness! Now, sorrow is but a fleeting thing, rather than a permanent suffering, for my moments of expectation are short enough to allow new creation. I now know not to assume or expect, rather create , observe and correct error. It is known to me, that I err and that proves to me I am a creator as well. The second law of Thermodynamics is in all creation.[...all things proceed from order to disorder] and I am unashamed of error as I now know that it is 50% of wisdom. It helps us to remember that sorrow is a merging of thoughts/emotions, through struggle that is a dance of power in which difficulty precedes harmony.  Enjoying the Dance helps us not take it seriously and/or to heart. Often a modicum of mirth goes a long way.

The Thoth Tarot-3 of Swords-Sorrow, represents the 3rd Sephiroth- Binah in the realm of Air and with the attribution of Saturn in Libra. Here, Saturn throws the scales of Libra off of balance in order to re-balance them with new ideas. 

Here Mother/Feminine aspect of the Divine Creative, is represented as the Darkness of the Great Sea of Binah, deemed The Divine Collective Unconscious by Dr. Carl Jung.
Thus, the card is dark and heavy illustrating the "Womb of Chaos" and even simulates the wavy flesh of a womb. Here the Great Mother's passion to create, is disturbed  by the fact that She is both Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end of her children.
Therefore, the sorrow card is also about the Melancholy of the Abyss than just a personal human sorrow, although the position in the reading may state personal sorrow, held secretly and causing a perversion.

In the Thoth 3 of Swords, we see the Sword of the Magician, cutting the junction of two short swords, destroying the Rose of Mother with its impact. In the background, storms are brewing in the implacable night. Since, the Sword of the Magician is Will,  here the "Will-to-be" is perverted by thoughts of  "Will-not-to be"...the will of a "wanna-be", who thinks they are unworthy.

The 3 of Swords, is also Binah in Yetzirah, placing the influence of Binah in the Astral World.

Astrologers know that Saturn is a very influential planet, sometimes called "The Great Destroyer" and sometimes the "Great Initiator" and represents Time. Hence, Saturn was said to have eaten its own children.

Thus, though the  presence of Saturn usually means pain and hardship, it isn't considered evil, since through suffering we may encounter the Dark Sterile Mother (Crone) who will help us shed our nonsense. From her we learn life's most important lessons. It becomes known to the " Mediums" in us, that humankind's persistent self-destructive behavior, as a choice over Love, greatly Saddens the Great Mother.  Because of this behavior, She cannot see us, as Her child has "run away". We've forgotten Life is Love of the Child, not fear of being. As being afraid of being ourselves, we've become lost children to Her, and she grieves deeply. Only through the perspective of  Love of Self and Those Selves around us, can we approach Her. An once seen,  the celebration of being "Seen" by Her, dissipates any sorrow! When the prodigal comes home, She will indeed "kill the fatted calf".

The Tarot- 3 of Swords-Sorrow, of the Hermetic Qabalah, represents the state of universal sorrow that is prevalent in all the created. It is a prevalent state of melancholy that we find when it deep meditation. It is based on both the lurking passion to create, and then having to destroy what one creates.  The fact that the beauty created must be destroyed, as all things, no matter how loved, proceed from order to disorder.

In an individual context, this card can represent thoughts of sorrow, where brooding over the loss of the past is currently producing sorrow. Much like the universal sorrow, we created something we thought would be "everlasting joy" but it ended up as a heartbreak for all creation ends. Progress depends on it,  making us release the "dream" we so long mentally supported.
 
The SpellCaster's 3 of Swords, shows this same Universal Melancholy, as a dark night sky, reminiscent of the Egyptian Sky goddess Nuit, with a mournful wolf, perched on a mountain top, howling in the night.
The Threes swords have pierced the Great Heart of creation itself, as symbolized by the Circle and three flower pedals within. A ternary symbol that often represents the Universal One. The Fact that the Sun is also present, implies creation as well and the fact that Life and Death  of that is created,are the sorrows presented here.

The 3 of Swords/Sorrow card also represents triangular relationships such as, Father, Mother and Child, and could represent our first sorrow experienced in this family context. Therefore it may imply brooding over the past of 3wks, 3months or even when we were 3 years old. This sorrow is a piercing of our core identity, as shown by the sword piercing the lotus or the Night Sun's Sword piercing the heart, a universal symbol of the Soul. How we handle the first triangle relationship is how we will handle the next ones; be they friend-sibling-mate or friend-co-worker-friend.

No matter the relationship triangle we may experience, the tendency for the mind to hold  grudges or network the parts of past pain into present circumstances, leaves us in the past as a "wanna-be" personality of stasis rather than a I AM Me personality of action and change.

When thrown the 3 of Swords Tarot card suggests:
  • The need to remove oneself from the triangle relationships that produce sorrow and that are not constructive.
  • Of course,there are many fruitful and constructive triangle relationships; However, the two swords at the top being bent by the entry of the third sword, or the Sword piercing the heart can show us that something must be resolved between three people.
  • Also the central sword can be an event that bent the receptive and dynamic sides of our nature which can confuse our relationships with male, female and ourselves.

Astrologically, the 3 of swords is Saturn in Libra.
  • Saturn reminds us to do things in a step by step method so that we can achieve the mental, emotional and physical balance represented by Libra.
  • We are reminded to see the whole of our past, rather than focus only on the sorrowful moments.  By doing so, we will often see the benefits that the past sorrowful event bestowed on us, rather than just emotional pain. 
  • The 3 of Sword Tarot card reminds us  that by limiting our view of the past (Saturn) we can not achieve balance with past, present and future as symbolized by Libra.
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When the 3 of Swords is thrown, the querent is experiencing or will be experiencing:
  • Unhappiness, sorrow, tears, disruption, interruption, separation and quarreling, that have lasted or shall last for 3 weeks or 3 months.
  • There will be or has been the sowing of discord, strife, mischief making, and yet, mirth in evil pleasures.
  • Because of the influence of Saturn being both "destroyer and initiator", the 3 can also be faithfulness in promises, honesty in money, the motivation being both selfish and dissipated , yet sometimes generous.
Now if the card is accompanied by the more Spiritually inclined Major Arcana, the 3 of Swords, empathizes the deep Spiritual Melancholy of the Crone, that the querent is experiencing.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 2 of Swords-Peace & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 2 of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot- 2 of Swords-PEACE & The SpellCaster's Tarot-2 of Swords:

A quarrel made up and arranged, the restoration of peace.

The Suit of Swords represent the often unruly element of Air, therefore, peace seems to be an odd description of any swords card.
The celestial attribution of the Two of Swords, is the Moon in Libra; by nature, the Moon (water) is change, but Mother Nature is inherently peaceful, which enhances the balancing aspects of Libra. Overall, one would think of the disruption caused by fiery-Chokma (#2 Sephira- Wisdom) in the suit of Air (Swords); Air being a suit born from the conflict of Water and Fire in marriage. Hence, Air/Swords is subject to change as no other suit, not only from the fire/water parentage but also when Earth appears, the suit becomes crystallized. Therefore, Peace seems counter-intuitive when applied to the death suit.

As mentioned, Chokmah (Wisdom), is  a fiery energy state of Conscious; a Yodic- Will to Force. We all know what heat, water and  air combined can do on Earth, from nice breezes to horrifying tornadoes and hurricanes. Hence, heat, water and air combine to make weather that can change with little notice. Thus, this suite of swords, which governs all intellectual manifestations (Mind over matter), is at best always complicated and at least disordered. Even thought this is the best balanced of the Swords suit, it is also a balance most paradoxical and subject to change more than any other suit.

In the Thoth Tarot, the 2 of Swords, shows two Swords of equal strength, crossed; they are combine by a fragile 5 petal blue rose. The Blue Rose represents the Gnostic Sophia, and the Qabalistic Binah) the Great Mother of Wisdom (Female aspect of Chokma), whose harmonizing influence, plus that of Libra, compounds the latent antagonism of the Suit of Swords. The pinwheel shaped white rays, are in a geometrical pattern that emphasizes the harmonic equilibrium of the 2. Peace is about the best word used to describe this harmonic, but it is supported by a fragile wisdom.The affirmation of balance is the cross of light made of pin wheel like forms that imply a balance of active energy

The SpellCaster's Tarot- 2 of Swords also is assigned the zodiacal attribution of the Moon in Libra.  The moon is shown as the Yin Yang light and dark sigil on her tank-top, and the sign of Libra, as balances is shown in the balanced crossed positions of the swords behind her back. This balances the changing nature of the Moon, allowing the energy of the suit (Chokmah), shown as fiery candles, to abide the onslaught of  disruption and maintain a comparative calm that is unusual in the suit of Swords. However, in this calm, there is furtiveness, and one who is hiding their true plans and motives. Some unknown and valuable information has not yet come to light.
 
Behind this Warrior, reminiscent of Skuld, the Queen of the Valkyries, complete with the wolf  form of Frey, the god consort of Freya, in accompaniment. Showing once again, the peace is between the He and She, Animus and Anima of the Mind. There is a peace here, as one refuses to take sides in an argument, and is awaiting further information be reaching a decision.

The both the 2 of Swords tarot cards in this comparison, have 2 swords crossed, emphasizing peace after conflict. The Thoth Tarot 2 of Swords, implies that peace is being produced by the Blue Sophia-the Goddess of Wisdom (The Qabalah's-Chokmah), represented by the blue five petaled Rose in the Center that represents the harmonizing influence of the Mother Sophia/Wisdom. The Blue Rose produces white rays that produce geometric symbols of equilibrium. Whereas, this equilibrium is being shown as the Yin Yang Chinese idiom on the Warrior's tank top.

The Wisdom of the Blue Sophia -Gnostic Greek name of the Goddess Mother---later became the Blue Madonna of the Christian sects, momentarily dispels the antagonism and all is a strained peace for the moment.

The astrologically, the Moon, also the traditional symbol of the Goddess, is a very changeable and erratic planet (I know! But in Astrology the Moon is a planet.) that assumes a stability in Libra, emphasizing that this a tenuous situation. For now, it is stable---sometimes, only because of denial, a faux wisdom. Once denial fades, peace will be disrupted. The mind is like the Moon, always changing and if we know that all thought has error,  we don't believe everything we think. This is a wisdom that allows us to "create, see the error and correct it" in our progressive thought processes. To always be right, is a process of denial---as is to always be wrong. In truth, thought is merely a subtle medium/material that we work and experiment with. Therefore, it is not a Truth until we can make it manifest as a expansive operation of a living organism. Thought, in order to "be rightful motion" must always be expansive and limber--- as progressive thinking demands flexibility just as life demands motion.


To reiterated:

 The Principle to all systems and the Universal Pattern, which is Chokmah, the Second Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, known as Wisdom, may be considered the Real who begins the process of reality. Sure there is Kether, the One, but Kether is potential "I" while Chokmah is an active "I".

The Kether is an observer, often called the "All Seeing eye (I)", but this "I" is not a participant, it just observers and if you have reached deep inner meditations, you have met this Observer, occupying the deep silence,: For it is from that "I", that you as a Psyche, inherit  I-dentity (your very own Microwave): the I  before AM.

Therefore, Kether, the First Motion of Intellect, is never interfering but always observing. On the other hand, Chokmah is active and participates and in fact, the union of Chokmah (Wisdom) and Binah (Understanding) is the "I AM", from which all else is formed.
 
 Hence, the Twos generally imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing.

Those of the Hermetic Qabalah often call the  THOTH- 2 OF SWORDS-PEACE: the Lord of Peace Restored. Again, here the Moon is in Libra and Chokmah is influencing the Astral World of Yetzirah. The Angels of the Decan are: Yealel and Mehahel. 

It helps us to remember, that we are not "the thought", the thinker is the power to create thought, not to be run by it.  Contrary to most belief systems, our thought is not more precious than any living being. Life is what we Spirits, are about. Thought is merely the "first material" that we work with, Life is the manifestation of imagination and reason. Therefore, to enhance the living with expansive and liberated thought is the job of a "Thinker". Hence, we all have inherited the Power to "Think" which gives us the ability to begin creation. Thought has no power over us any more than it does over the Divine Creative. Thought is merely a "subtle clay" for our rough sculpturing of Self-Awareness, that must be smoothed and refined by the constant attention of experience.  Also, in this world, to agree on a Sculpturing together, is peaceful... and often more fun than attacking each others creativity!This is just as true for the Unconscious and consciousness, as for 2 people.



WHEN THE 2 OF SWORDS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:

It implies :

  • Peace of Mind,
  • Two issues, relationships, choices or situations have been or are being integrated at a subconscious level...soon to be experienced outwardly.
  • A temporary balance and feeling of release from captivity
  • Affirming a new belief or lifestyle, expanding opinions and communication.
  • A necessary respite before a change in an attempt to gain a mental balance.
  • Conflict at an impasse a stalemate of balanced forces.
  • Making peace and suspending judgment .
  • Blocked emotions due to compromise not accepting realities and the need to be tolerant towards others..
  • In two weeks or two months you will begin feeling the outward  physical signs of this integration.
  • This is the most positive of all the Sword Cards, and it shows that compromise is working at this stage and that often good comes out of a bad situation.
  • This card reminds us that changes can be made, so by fearing confrontation and therefore "running away", we may avoid a unpleasant situation, but it is not going to go away until we face it with inner courage.
  • To avoid the issues at hand----simply means we are living in a past and have no living motion in the present!
  • Peace is often sought, but unless we compromise it is rare to find.

Mundane meanings:

  1. Quarrels made up and arranged, Peace under tension.
  2. Action unselfish and sometimes selfish. 
  3. Strength through suffering, pleasure after pain.
  4. Sacrifice and trouble.
  5. Peace restored through arrangement of differences----all of which denote the  contradictory nature of this card. It is Justice and injustice, truth and untruth, sorrow and sympathy, all balancing each other in a state of peace and tension in relationship.
If ill dignified, this card represents an:
  • Inclination to re-partition affronts if once pardoned, of asking shallow and valueless questions.
  • Want of tack, and often doing injury when meaning well.
  • Talkative. Like I said in the beginning a card of Peace through conflict.{Also doing business as: elitarotstrickingly.com

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- Ace of Swords & The SpellCaster's Tarot- Ace of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot- Ace of Swords & The SpellCaster's   Tarot-Ace of Swords: The Thoth Cards represents the Primordial  Energy of Air (in the language of the elements- the Essence of Mind) Air being the combination of Fire and Water, lacks the individual Purity of the two, as well as the focus. Therefore, as Wind it goes which ever way the heated currents send it. In other words, any idea will do, so becareful where your intent points.

















This Tarot card being an Ace, represents the seed of mind. Hence, it is the First card of Mind and represents the Sword of the Magus with its twenty-two rayed diadem of light, 22= 2x11, shown on the Thoth Card, which is the Magical manifestation of  Chokmah, Wisdom, and the Logos. Accordingly, Crowley put the Word of Law upon the the Thoth Sword's blade which sends forth a blaze of light that banished the dark clouds of the Mind. The SpellCaster's Tarot, also illustrates the purity and brightness of this "seed of Mind", with its conflaguration of light and a great blazing sun-wolf at its tip, and assigns the element of Fire to the Ace of Swords.

Raised upward, The Thoth Ace of Swords invokes the Divine Crown of Spiritual Brightness. Also raised up, the SpellCaster's Sword of Mind, pierces the Sun Wolf. The fact that the "seed of Mind" is an invoked device, places it in contrast to a natural force and can be directed for good or evil; a fact promoted by the SpellCaster's sun wolf. We all know that the Mind is not necessarily evil or good;it's lack of empathy makes it appear evil, as any idea will do for the Mind's concentration of "I AM" (invoked) force. All thought is a "experiment in Self Awareness" and hence, a curiosity that must be explored. Therefore, any experience will do. 

THE Tarot ACE OF SWORDS:
Represents the influence of Kether (Crown) in the Astral world of fleeting forms. It is the symbol of force called upon, which is a force invoked to cause and/or compel change. This could be either good or ill willed or as a Qabalist would say, this force is both dynamic and erratic, having the potential to be applied at will to different situations. The Ace of Swords, has often been called the Sword of Whirling force and strength through trouble and/or Doom. The Doom implication is always apparent in the Swords suit.

Swords represent Air/Mind and the Sword of Air as depicted on this card, shows us the very nature of this force. The alchemical symbol for Air, is the Triangle with bar.
Since Air is hidden currents of force applied, it can be fleeting in its influence. Sometimes air can be seen as calm, other times as destructive when it "blows" down your house. Mind/Air is the unseen force of Will that often creates situations seemingly out of nowhere! This card is known  as justice upholding Divine Authority; and it may become the Sword of Wrath, Punishment and Affliction. 

This Sword of will is often called an Athamae, the knife/dagger/sword that is used in Wicca, and other types of invoking ritual magic, as a symbol of focused will by the magic practitioner.

As you may guess, to be able to focus this Force of Kether upon the Astral World of fleeting forms is to hold those forms in your abeyance and/ or to compel change in situations that you define.  However, Kether is the Original Will --Primal Will, that begins the Mental Process of Will-to-Force and Will-to-Form, a neutral process. Yet, this card is also often called the Sword of Good and Evil, as it is used to banish and invoke.

Good because as Will is properly used to expand and liberate life----it is of Good Will.
Bad if unknowingly or knowingly  used  to interrupt and /or reverse the motion of life expansion--such as a willfully closed mind, which is a mind in stagnation, often supported by violence, rather than an willfully  open mind of expansion that is supported by generosity. Will to Force must move, so if perverted, it does so in reverse or live spelled backward which is called evil. This reversal of force is detrimental to the form of the one who invokes for ill purposes.
So as we know, force can be applied well or ill... but Force is necessary to create form and must be applied to animate forms. The union of Force and Form is necessary for Life.  I often call it "movement" and "Form" or movement and repose. Kether is the underlying cause of Motion.

The Unknowable Kether, is often depicted as the Point, The Crown and the Swastika, as explained in past blogs; However, these only direct us into a journey of understanding, that has no goal. We may say the goal, is to understand the Infinite, but the word infinite, even if understood, is a human invention. Thus, infinite is inadequate to explain the "No-Thing" before Time. The Crown image should be that of a diamond crown, as the diamond is seen as the "sacred stone" of Kether.

The point (.) could represent the Singularity that was before the Big Bang but as the words may imply some vast understanding, this explanation is empty of experience and thus, to us, incomprehensible. Since, the I AM means existence, there is an Uncertainty Principle here, just as in the Quantum side of the Universe. So, I dare to say, even the Divine Creative is uncertain of what it is. Hence, the Divine Frenzy of Creation, as creation is "Self Imaginings" of this One Mind. Also, this is why we, as individuals, have "freedom of choice" in our thought and/or Identity process. For we as inheritors of the Divine Creative's wealth, are from the Quantum side of Certainty, i.e. Uncertainty. This gives us great potential; However, one must never forget that they also must "live" the choices that this freedom of uncertainty gives them!

Yet, we are also potentially anything, which makes us not as comfortably understood as one would like. It Seems that the Divine Collective Unconscious, wishes us to be as vast as our forms seem to be limited. This is seen by the Imagination's ability to expand concepts so far beyond reality, that maybe, reality is just imagined; one moment we are the Human dreaming of being a microwave of Spiral Energy, the next we are Spiral Energy (microwave) dreaming we are a human. Much like that old Chinese tale of a man dreaming he was a butter fly, then upon awakening he wondered if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a human. When Considering Kether, one is much the same.
Zhuangzi’s -Butterfly Dream:
The most well-known of Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu) parables is the Butterfly Dream anecdote, which (in translation by Lin Yutang) goes like this:
"Once upon a time, I, Zhuangzi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuangzi. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things."

The Qabalist knows that All is Mind, and we are not talking about the human consciousness, but the Mind that the Dream of the Universe floats in.  The Ace of Swords is a "seed or essence"  of Mind. The Root Powers of Air and symbolizes the influence of Kether in the Astral World of fluid light.

This action may be understood as the motion in the Currents of the Formative World-Yetzirah and/or the realm of Astral Psycho-Fluid; However, that is just the "elephant's foot print in the mud" and not the Power itself. The Astral realms are the realms of Fleeting Forms...nothing yet solid.  Thus, the Ace of Swords is a potent card which can be extremely good or extremely evil.

Evil, is Live spelled backwards, and basically implies devolution rather than evolution.

To move forward progressively, is Living, to Move backward, is "living in the past and therefore dying in the present" which is a from of "living dead", hence evil.  Therefore, we have philosopher's saying."Let the dead bury the dead...".

The Mind is called the Element of Air, for it is Heated by Inner Passions, as Air is heated by Sun, and directed by will and thus, it can become violent and life threatening. However, this is avoided if the Will of Spirit, is the controller of Passion rather than the survival mind of the animal. Under the focused Will-to-be that is spirit, the Mind becomes Life Expanding and Liberating.

The Ace of Wands represents a natural force, while the Ace of Swords represents that which is invoked; A force called upon.

The currents generated by Kether on the Astral are both dynamic and erratic, having the potential to be applied at will to different situations. Thus, we have the description of a "whirling force" that gains strength through trouble. To Qabalists, this is an affirmation of Divine authority and may become the Sword of Wrath, and/or a "Crown of Thorns", implying, punishment and affliction. Pure mind has no conscience, it is up to us to supply discrimination to thought. The Pure Mind is shown in the art of the SpellCaster's tarot as the Element of Fire, which is really represented by the Wands of the Thoth Tarot. In most tarot decks, the element of Air is assigned to the Swords Card. The SpellCaster's tarot has represented Wands as the Element of Air. Since, fire is the element associated with the Supreme Spiritual Self as a Yodish force, the SpellCaster's tarot seems to be in error: However, both the Sword and the Wand are used in the Hands, which is the meaning of the Hebrew letter, Yod. And the Archangel Michael is said to use a flaming sword to cast out evil.  So it could be seen as a force invoked and applied to a ritual, in either way. 

But let us not despair, for the Thoth Ace of Swords represents the Sword of the Magus crowned in the twenty-two diadem of light. To those of magic, the number 22 refers to Atu known as 22=2x11, the Magical manifestation of  Chokmah, Wisdom, and the Logos. In Hebrew letters, (that are numbers), is the Word of Law, that blazes forth clearing the dark clouds of a Mind based on fear, or survival thinking. I would suggest getting the Book 777 by Aleister Crowley to further study this, as the words "Achath Ruach Elohim Chiim" are the numbers 777 and means in English translation,"One is Spirit of the Gods of the Living". The Ruach being Tiphareth, the Solar Logos. There is a lot of investigative Gematria (Qabalistic Numerology) to understand here so get the book!

We all would like to think that there is a good thought  although we think that "be love" is a good thought----it isn't. Simply because Love is not a thought it is a force in action.  Thought being what it is, a dark quantum material of idea, makes it a deep dark and slippery mystery. That is why the Supreme Spirit Identity, made human bodies. Thought must be felt in the most sensual detail, to insure its viability to empower and liberate the Alive from self imposed operational limitation. This is especially true in a psychosomatic form, such as a living body.

If you feel bad about someone's reaction to you and blame them for your feelings; you're not paying attention to why you have a body. The Body you own, operate and delight in, is a power tool whose very purpose is to react to Your thought; it can't give sensation (feelings) to any
thought outside of it! It is the thoughts of the inhabiting consciousness that the body feels.  Others can't make you feel anything by their thoughts! Therefore, if you have "bad feelings", it's your very own thought process that is causing them---not someone else. If you wish to use the body as a proper "thought filtering and enacting power device" you must be as the Magus, and be the Will of the body, giving none of the bodies action to "others". I AM Me, has nothing to do with the weakness of seeking validation. You are made manifest, which is a description of Truth. Truth says, "If made manifest, you had to be made by Divine Validation".  No other validation is to be sought or needs to be sought.  Beware thoughts, they are not truth, and they are tricky places to reside in. The individual mind is a deceiver, not because it is evil, but because ANY THOUGHT WILL DO...there is no consideration of empathy or discernment.Qabalah, mean's "receiving", so to receive the proper thoughts, you must know that you are Spirit, who creates thoughts, as its first material of form. Much weaving in the intelligence of Force, intelligence of form, intelligence of emotion, and the intelligence of manifestation , must take place, before a thought becomes "your avatar", the human being. So relax, you are not a thought, you are the thinker.

The sensual human body, is a "test bed" for thought and will tell you, by its reaction to conscious thought, what expands and liberates its power to act or what depletes its abilities to function properly. Remember, to think ill of anyone, place or thing, and you will feel ill. Think Well, and you,ll feel well. That is why the best balanced way to operate is "Do unto another, as you would have done to you." In doing so, your life becomes a joyous/happy/wealthy motion in this psychosomatic state of being! Don't Trust thoughts, examine them. Remember, you are not a thought, You are a Thinker. Hence,Thinkers are not thought, anymore than a truck diver is a truck. Thought  is what you do to operate a sensual living vehicle for your own personal self-awareness, in fact, the Hermetic Qabalah sees thought as the "First Matter". Being Invisible Spirit, you need to create a self image to be "self-aware" and by begin by manipulating "first matter" by I AM... . The Body is a gift that clarifies thought for Wise creation and greater self-awareness and it is the "Me" that the I AM identifies. "Above all things Know thyself ", is Why The Invisible Divine built a universe of images. The Divine Creative knows Self through creation!

WHEN THE ACE OF SWORDS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:

  • It implies;
  • Mental clarity and inventiveness.
  • Problems being overcome with Original thinking.
  • The dawning of a new intellectual process.
  • Acting with logic and discrimination
  • Strength in adversity. Out of evil some good will come. Something that looks bleak can surprisingly turn out to be promising.
  • Doom. this is the card of Morgan the Fate. Finality, Tragedy, and ultimate fate; However, it is release, freedom from past restraint and a new lightness and/or a kind of salvation.
  • The beginning of and idea or information. The arising of Inner insight.
  • This card depends on the surrounding cards to show whether it is fate or rebirth.
  • A whirling force of strength gained through trouble.
  •  it is a singular affirmation of Justice, upholding Divine Authority, and can also be the Sword of Wrath, Punishment and affliction.
  • Justice will prevail in an issue within a years time.
  • New mental self image is being considered.
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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 10 of Disks-Wealth & The SpellCaster's Tarot- 10 of Pentacles

The Tarot of EliTHE Qabalistic Thoth Tarot 10 OF DISKS-WEALTH & The SpellCaster's Tarot-10 OF PENTACLES.

To an astrologer, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles card represents Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the old "god of commerce and communication" and when he rules in Virgo (an earth sign) material gain becomes so vast it may lose its importance;But who's complaining?

A practitioner of the Qaballah would know the 10 of Disks as Malkuth (Kingdom) in Assiah (Material World) which would represent an embarrassment of riches.
The divinatory meaning is physical prosperity, abundance and material success.

Therefore, this Hermetic Tarot card suggests a complete wealth, which includes financial security and firm foundations for home and family. Also suggesting that property has been or is being acquired for the founding of  new generations or traditions.

There is nothing "Higher Consciousness" about this card, as the Swiftness of Mercury, is set about gathering material gain in a total focus and all is at the very pinnacle of objective physical success.  Hence, this cleverness in mind for prosperous activity in money matters, can lead to a certain dullness of mind, a slothfulness brought on by feeling totally secure  and a resistance to take risks.
The Thoth Tarot,10 of Disks-Wealth:
Prosperity, wealth, success in the world of finances and physical health.

  1. This card is the sum total of the other 35 minor arcana since complete wealth is a synchronicity of mind, body and soul.
  2. This card indicates that by using your communication skills (Mercury symbols on top three coins).
  3.  And linking them with your healing abilities (the caduceus on the bottom coin).
  4. While listening to your inspiration (the star coins).
  5. You will be able to manifest abundance (the three Hebrew symbols for abundance coins).
 As stated: The Astrological sign for this card is Mercury in Virgo. Mercury is the representative planet for communication and organizational skills.  Virgo is the sign of prosperity and abundance  manifested in a tangible way. The Thoth 10 of Disks card indicates that all 10 of your conscious states of energy (The Ten Sephiroth of the Tree of Life) contribute to a balanced flow of healing, communication, and organizational skills all accumulating to active function on the physical plane.To the Supreme One, this world is Real, and not the individual simulations that are seen by personalities. It is Real, because it is the accumulation of all the Self-Awareness experiences of the One Collective. To, the personalities, and/or "mask wearers" our own way of identifying ourselves, makes our reality, albeit not a reality for others, we think it real. The operative term here is , "think it", as thought is an individual creation.

THE 10 OF DISKS, is Qabalistically called the Lord of Wealth. The Angels associated with this Decan are Hahaayah and Laviah.

 However, impoverished you were taught to believe you are, the 10 of Disks/Pentacles reminds one that your Spirit and body are manifesting abundance.  Obviously this is a card of prosperity and also obviously, it will change, but for now eat, drink and be merry.
One should also understand that Wealth becomes prosperity when we spend it, or share it with others, as our wealth prospers others and thus, ourselves, which is also a form of communication.

To reiterate, the Sephiroth, MALKUTH is Earth, and the animal mind, that is also called the Active Word and/or Assiah.  It is the lone Sephira of this World. In the other Worlds of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, there are 3 Sephiroth composing a Triangle, but Assiah/Malkuth stands alone, for it is the completion of all the other States of Energy Conscious.

Assiah is the only Sensual and/or intimate Activity, of Creation. Now this may seem otherwise to the Initiate who sensually experiences the "Inner Worlds" of the Tree of Life, as they often forget, that they are still "attached" to a Sensual body, and thus feel the Conscious experiences as "psychosomatic" operators.  But to travel the other Sephiroth as a Psyche without a body (soma), is to feel nothing at all! There is only One Sense to Consciousness, and that is the sense of "I" sight (All seeing Eye), and all the "Five Senses" of the mundane body, are just transformations of that One Sense of "I". The senses of the body are also the only way to know of "other", for they surround us in a senses of separation, so that What is All I, can now be I AM Me; a very necessary separation of identity from which to learn discernment. However, contrary to popular opinion, there are more than 5 senses to the physical body. The Yogis of Tantra, claim there are 33 senses to the mundane body; for instance, you have a sense of balance, a sense of self, a sense of being watched and if you think about it I am sure you'll come up with more.

What we often fail to understand when viewing all the individual ways a mind is being presented, that there is only One Mind,The Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, and each of us is a unique perspective of Being-Me, presented by that Mind as I AM ME. I AM is the Name of the One and Me is the self-reflections of the One. This Wealth of  Self-Perspectives comes from imagination (The Divine Feminine), and can cause us to "not see the forest through the trees", thereby, losing the joy of observing such wealth to fear of being lost among the many and/or rejected by the many.The number 10, when added together, is 1+0=1, helping us to remember that the I AM+Me= I AM, for there is really only One. Other is merely a "self-reflection", and therefore, as we "observe others", is how we observe ourselves. All us, plus the flora and fauna of Earth, and Earth Herself, are a collective of self observations, of the One Mind/Energy. As spirit, you are the operator of your earthly Avatar, from the "other side of the Mirror" and/ or the quantum.


Traditional explanation of Tantra. (from Wikipedia)

The Tantric tradition offers various definitions of tantra. One comes from the Kāmikā-tantra:
Because it elaborates (tan) copious and profound matters, especially relating to the principles of reality (tattva) and sacred mantras, and because it provides liberation (tra), it is called a tantra.
A second, very similar to the first, comes from Swami Satyananda.
Tantra embodies two Sanskrit words: tanoti (expands) and trayoti (liberates)... It is the system by which you liberate or separate the two aspects of consciousness and matter - purusha and prakriti or Shiva and Shakti.
A third comes from the 10th-century Tantric scholar Rāmakaṇṭha, who belonged to the dualist school Śaiva Siddhānta:
A tantra is a divinely revealed body of teachings, explaining what is necessary and what is a hindrance in the practice of the worship of God; and also describing the specialized initiation and purification ceremonies that are the necessary prerequisites of Tantric practice.
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar describes a tantric individual and a tantric cult:
A person who, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, aspires for spiritual expansion or does something concrete, is a Tantric. Tantra in itself is neither a religion nor an "ism". Tantra is a fundamental spiritual science. So wherever there is any spiritual practice it should be taken for granted that it stands on the Tantric cult."

According to Tibetan Buddhist Tantric master Lama Thubten Yeshe:
...each one of us is a union of all universal energy. Everything that we need in order to be complete is within us right at this very moment. It is simply a matter of being able to
recognize it. This is the tantric approach. [ and the Qabalistic Approach; for the Hebrew- Qabalah, translates to "receiving" and that is why Crowley and I know Qabalah as Tantra].

Which is also the Qabalistic/Gnostic approach.

The Thoth Deck TEN OF DISKS, is called the Ten of Pentacles or Ten of Coins, in other decks. However, Crowley wished to show the stable motion that is required in a "Solid" world of spinning atoms, i.e. the centrifugal force of a Spinning of a Disk. All things seem solid in the Kingdom of Malkuth because of the Stability of a Discus/Atom in its spin. I find this to be a brilliant insight (of which he had many, as only those who take risks can) and agree with his philosophy.

It is indeed the spiral "E-Motion" of our inner-conscious self that balances our "Crystalline" outer Self; our life motion. Our Mental/emotional perspectives cast our body forward or backward as a disk is cast in an Olympic game and are even seen as Chakra's, spinning at the inner spine. These chakras,(means "spinning wheel") of energy are often shown on the outside of the human body, but this a form of convenience, rather than an accurate depiction. That being said,  it takes dedicated practice to cast our body/disk towards it's intended life-target. In magical practice this "hitting the mark" is called Impeccability. Such accuracy requires a soul to manifest many bodies, before it hits the mark! That mark being the expansion and liberation of Life (Tantra) through personal interaction with it. Another meaning of Tantra is "to weave", for that is just what we, an Anima/Animus- Psyche does. We weave our own observations, self-identities, and/or perspectives into the physical matter around, in and as us. In other words, we are the physical manifestation of the Supernal Triangle.

*Interesting to note, some Souls have gained so much  objective wealth in perspectives, that they can manifest more than one "individuality" at a time, manifesting their own collective copy of the Divine collective.

As an impeccable Qabalist knows, each new manifested individual Personality is a Fractal made of past personalities, that reside as "memory" in the Soul (point of creative consciousness in the Divine Unconscious called Tiphareth). Therefore, after many life-times, where the Psyche/Soul has experienced the entire Zodiac of personality construction, it can choose to make more than one "Identity Fractal" at one point in time. It seems that the more experience in Self Awareness construction a Soul has, it wants more intimacy with Self.

This vast materialism is shown on the SpellCaster's Tarot, 10 pentacles, as stepping stones decorated with Pentacles, underneath the feet of the "Good Wife". The Farm seems to be lush with life, and family. All of which indicates wealth.  

Truth being, that the Whole Tree of Life is dedicated to this Manifested world; it is the Goal Achieved by the Conscious of The Divine Dual Creative; where the I Am becomes I AM ME-the manifested and therefore sensual trinity of the Above Supernal Triangle. 

Therefore, our purpose as physical Spirits and or operators of the Master Power Tools, the Human body, is to establish, the intimacy of the "As above, so below", i.e. "The Great Work".

As energy that is Spiral (Spirit), we are "everywhere and no where" at the very moment of "I", a kind of diffusion into the eternity of the Divine Collective Unconscious. But with a "God-Mind" body (Hu-Man) I am the ability to focus on one "moment" in the Time Space continuum, as "Myself", giving me not only the "sense of presence" but the ability to discriminate my motion by being intimate with form! One must remember that Spirit, comes from the Greek root word Spiro- meaning breath. Therefore, as the "breath of Life", I- Spirit, Am intimate with Life and have the power to animate it as I please.  In other words----"freedom of Choice" which simply means free to move by perspective and or Self-Definition. I am a Soul/Psyche, a whirlpool of conscious, in the Ocean of the Quantum-Unconscious! This Rocks! I find it very fulfilling to be able to have a "sense of presence", and move about sensually forming reality to my Self Awareness.  To be able to do so is indeed a gift, an inheritance, a Wealth, and my Soul knows its purpose is to "BE"! For even though I Am always "There", I am now also "Here", due to the sensations of the human-tuner- receiver.

It's time we realize that we are the "Sacred Place" of I AM in Time Space! We, as Spiral Entity (Spirits) have inherited the Earth, not because we are bad or Lustful, thereby meriting the suffering or pleasure brought on by physical senses as a punishment (The Lust of Goddess/God built us after all!) which merely a slave's fear. Rather, We are the accumulated Wealth of Self Image-Creation (self imagination)--made alive and sensual in order to discern thought and self through sensual means within the One Mind.  The Divine Creative's Self Experience (Self Awareness) built us as a solution- not a problem! We solve the problem of how to focus intense energy (motion) to a point in time space, to nullify entropy and be able to deconstruct and reconstruct ideas/reality right at the time and place of "seeing/sensing an error"! I Am the Image maker "ME", who can recreate image by using my "Child of God" union card, I-Magi-Nation number "10"! I AM ME is our individual name of inheritance! And as one can see, the vastness of this dimension of light, is mostly empty of life. It will take many "life times" to fill this Physical Universe with Life!

For those who don't know, 10 is 1+0=1, in Qabalistic gematria (numerology) which simply means The First Sephira -that is Kether, is The AboveMotion in the Ocean of Unconscious,that starts animation in this Universal Mind. A Mind that we bring to The Below as the tip of the Whirlpool that is individual consciousness!

In other words, we don't have a goal, we are the Goal!
Thus, we are "Lust without the need of result"! Lust being the Divine Frenzy, that is the rhythmic vibration in all things that began as "I Will BE"! Like I said, "We Rock", for we are the goal, and now we can just enjoy the journey that is being "alive"! We, each alone, are a Tree of Life of Ten dimension and each dimension has 10 Trees! Like I said, we are Fractals of Ternary mental planes, which are copies of the original I AM and/or Supernal Triangle! This makes us all who are manifested in the world of Assiah, "holy Spirits", as we are the manifested collective of all 10 states of Sephirotic intelligence! To not know this, we have only ourselves to blame, for we have forgotten the the fact that "truth is made manifest, which simply means, "if it exists, it is supposed to". There is only One Supreme Spiritual Self, and "The All" that is created, is an imagined self, and not seen as "something else", for Self is a fractal compose of All. The 10 of Disk or Pentacles also helps us see that to know that all we see, is another way to be me, is to know the Collective that is Wholeness and to Understand true wealth as Self. 

When the Ten of Disks is thrown during a reading:
  • The querent is assured of physical prosperity and abundance.  But being a 10, the end of a cycle, means it may be short lived.
  •  The querent is at a physical cross roads where supply is stable but boredom has set in and is non stimulating.
  • However, the time for taking security risks is approaching and will soon arrive.
  • Attainment, accumulation, accomplishment, realization.
  • Riches and wealth, completion of material wealth.
  • Family wealth and inheritance.
  • A time of good harvest.
  • The wealthy communication between Soul and body.
  • In the next 10 weeks or 10 months you will experience opportunities for abundance by utilizing communication, organizational and intuitive skills.
  • It also indicates that during this period you will experience a better alignment of abundance on the physical plane where things seem to "go your way".
  • This may also indicate that setting up good communication with the Virgo people in your life will profit you (August 21 to September21) or add to your abundance emotionally, physically and mentally.
  • If Ill defined:
  • Theft and robbery.
  • Gambling.
  • Family misfortune.
  • Loss of inheritance.
  • Legal troubles after a death; or legal troubles and break up of an estate.

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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Disks-Gain & The SpellCaster's Tarot-9 of Pentacles.

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot-9 of Disks: Gain & The SpellCaster's Tarot-9 of Pentacles.

Astrologically the 9 of Disks/Pentacles Tarot card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really sought.

To a Qabalist, this card represents Yesod (Foundation) in Assiah (Material World) and promotes the meaning of "good luck" and management. The Divination meaning of this card means inheritance or material gain.

The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.

Here we have success and a certainty gained from knowing you've made the right choices and done the right thing. Self discipline in the material world. As Crowley stated," everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds."

In the Hermetic Qabalah and of the Tarot, the number 9, not only represents completion but also the establishment of balanced and fulfilled Force. The often cold earthly and indifferent nature of Virgo may be described as the very opposite to Venus. In Virgo, Venus is in her fall, so Venus never fully develops in this sign. However, the indifference and aplomb thus formed, shows good luck in material affairs, favor and even popularity, all without deep emotional commitment.The Central Disk/Pentacle, is always the Central Sun, 6th Sephiroth of Tiphareth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Tiphareth is known as "Beauty", for it is the harmony of the Christ or Buddha mind.

The mingling of  both good luck and good management is shown in the arrangement of the Thoth Tarot 9 of Disks. This managed arrangement as an equilateral triangle of 3, pinnacle upward, together and surrounded by a ring, with 6 larger Disks, in the form of a hexagon. All of which signifies the multiplication of the Original Vibration (the Word and/or Eheieh which means-"I Will Be") called The Logos. The Multiplication is always done in 3's, Father, Mother, Child, Maid, Mother, Crone, and Father, Sun, and Whole Spirit; to name a few. This is seen as the three central Disks form this magical pattern of fulfillment. 

As it descend into material crystallization, the original whirling  energy or spiral energy, gradually exhausts itself, as shown by the other 6 disks taking the form of coins.The marking on these coins are the magical images of the planets. The degrading of the original energy by multiplication, does tend to slow it down and complicate things. Therefore, the human body is a very slow version of the Original Self.

As a Spiral/Spirit Energy Self, we are depicted as the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the whole image of 8 Sephiroth, being the Original Human/God-Man, Adam Kadmon, crowned by the Supernal 3, who when multiplied into many states of energy conscious, and/or diversities of the One pattern, becomes most complicated indeed! Each of us is a complete Tree of Life multiplied by the Cubed number 3.  So it is okay that you are complicated, just getting the complications all in complimentary patterns, working together on all planes of energy consciousness,( which is called 'wholeness and/ or Holy Spirit) seems impossible, yet this cooperation can be achieved by one realization at a time. Baby steps, are motion and motion, no matter how small, is sacrosanct to Life. In truth, it sounds easy to just "receive", your inheritance; However, we have placed so many illusions over our true identity, that we must remove these masks before we can receive. That is the object of Qabalah and Tarot, for Qabalah means-receiving. Tarot helps us "remember" our true heritage, as all 78 cards represent an aspect of our Greater Self.  

Therefore the 9 of Disks/Pentacles, represents what assists us in knowing that success in the material world is not the "end all" of security. Rather, knowing thyself is the True Security, a strong foundation from which to create all good fortune. When each of us completes the realization of the Self, that is, "above all things, know thyself", even death is known as good fortune! This understanding of  " completion and renewal", i.e. death, may take some contemplation by the fearlessly diligent student but until one does, the lowly animal - survival mind shall always rule the body and thus, breaking the pattern of cooperation that manifests Love, and wealth as the true state of Mind.

In the Tarot 9 of Disks or Pentacles, The Force in fulfillment- balance of the nine is very apparent in this card.Here in the SpellCaster's Tarot, the pentacles are balanced in a form of a wall that is surrounding a lush garden. The figure in the foreground, has upon her hand the ubiquitous squirrel of the SpellCaster's Pentacle cards; However, instead of frolicking around this lush garden, it head is covered in a cloth sack. This implies that one is completely happy with their own little world and is not seeing nor paying attention to the outside world. The fountain, is decorated with the Moon's sigil and all is lush and fertile. Here, one is totally satisfied with their own creation of wealth, family, and happy home. Therefore, one chooses to ignore the rest of the world or what is going on outside their walls.

The descent into matter tends to complicate the image, as all weaving (Wyrding) tends to make it hard to find the original thread that began the tapestry. FYI ---the Thoth Deck Disks are called Pentacles or Coins on most other decks. Aliester Crowley felt that coins or pentacles, just didn't get the idea across, that all matter is made out of "spinning atoms", and that the spin of a disc balances it into a seeming stability, that slowly degrades.

The 9 of Disks/Pentacles reminds the Qabalist that it's all about perspective. If we look at ourselves from the lofty perch of the Soul (Tiphareth-Beauty) all is easily seen, understood and adjusted, in the daily life of the physical person that the Soul's Vibrations produce; However, if we are looking up from the Earthly presence towards our incomprehensible Soul....we tend to only see what we are trained or want to see. The necessary perspective changes to achieve this Psyche enlightenment of Looking downward at ourselves, is why the Adept studies the Tree of Life and achieves personal initiation on each state of energy conscious called Sephiroth;  To Know Thyself requires us to look beyond ourselves which is a many step perspective change! The physical body is just a wall of atoms, not our Real Self, who is from the Quantum side of the Universe.

When the Thoth 9 of Disks-Gain or the SpellCaster's Tarot-9 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
  • That in 9 weeks or 9 months the querent has experienced or will experience an inheritance, and/or much increase in money.
  • 9's are the number of completeness, so complete realization of material gain is suggested here.
  • According to the dignity inferred by the accompanying cards, this could also be covetousness, treasuring of goods, and maybe even theft and underhanded waggery.
  • Spiritual activity is implied here also, but Disks are Earth-Material so spiritual awareness maybe gained in the spiraling of the downward flow of Force and Form, but very slowly and may be hardly noticed.
  • A complete manifestation of  material gain.
  • Success in the material world.
  • The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, certain character flaws make their appearance such as:
  • Covetousness, treasuring of goods, and there may even be theft or knavery involved.
  • It then means lack of Self-discipline will keep you from gaining in the material world. 
  • However, this is rare and most often this card represents a personal accomplishment gained by following your own path. It shows us that by disciplined focus, we can design our own fate.

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