The Seven of Wands-Valour, is derived from Netzach (Victory) in the suit of Fire. However, the number 7 itself is a weak earthly- magnetic -feminine number as regards to the Tree of Life (see past blogs). This Male Fire is also attributed to Mars in Leo, so the Sun is still in full strength, but by being focused on the 7th Sephiroth, it is overpowering and causes an unbalance that can be seen as wavering fire on the wands of this card..
The idea implied by this Card is of a battle being thrown into disorder (flames going in all unsystematic directions), where the army is losing and only by the exercise of individual Valour can victory be achieved.This is depicted by the Six Wands of the Three Adepts relegated to the background, diminished and becoming common placed while the seventh wand, a large crude club, is in front. This illustration implies that the first weapon at hand is a unsatisfactory weapon in ordered combat and only the valour of the club wielder can carry the day.
When the 7 of Wands is thrown during a reading, it implies that for the past 7 weeks or 7 months, or in the future 7 weeks or 7 months ( depending on accompanying cards), the Querent will be experiencing opposition. Possible victory, depending on the energy and courage exercised.; valour, obstacles, difficulties, yet with the courage to meet them.. Quarreling, ignorance, pretense, wrangling, and threatening behavior, influence over a subordinate and victory in small, petty and/or unimportant things. Again the dignity of the card, whether well or ill, is always decided by the surrounding cards. In any case, in-order to overcome difficulties, the Seven of Wands implies passionate effort must be supplied no matter what outcome is feared. The Statement," The outer aspects of everything seems negative but I still have my expectation of a result that would normally be an impossibility", would sum up nicely what this card means.
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