The Five of Disks-Worry, is also called the "Lord of Material Troubles". This is because of the influence of Geburah (severity), the 5th Sephira on the Tree of Life, in Assiah-The Material World. Now this is not the ruin of all things that is implied by the Ten of Swords, rather this is a severe disturbance to the natural structure brought into Taurus by the energies of Mercury. Normally, it would take a great amount of Mercurial energy to disturb the Sign of earthly Taurus concerning earthly maters but with the addition of Gerburah's influence, this is just so. Here, we have Severe Intelligence supplied to Labor.
The Old English word, Worry, is a term used to describe the throttling of a sheep by a sheep dog to make it stop moving, this is known as "worrying the sheep" and is indeed a proper perspective for this card.
The 5 Disks are arranged in the skeletal framework of a upside down pentagram, representing trouble and instability in the form of matter. In each disk is a symbol of one of the five Hindu Tattvas ( geometric forms that symbolize Fire, Air, Water, Earth and Spirit) whose task is to hold together, on a very low plane, an organism that would normally be totally disrupted. The angry background of coloration, symbolizes long continued inaction held together by intense strain. Not unlike, the closed jaws of a dog holding still, by the throat, a sheep who is too terrified to move. Thus, the five of Disks, represents the "jaws of fear throttling our intelligence" , so that we are unable to correct a material loss of monetary sources.In the Five of Disks-Worry, the underlying currents of matter are totally unstable in their reversal, again shown by the upside down pentagram.
When the Five of Disks is thrown during a reading, the querent will be or has been, for the last or nest, 5 weeks or 5 months, experiencing worry over loss of profession, or money. Troubling thoughts about material things accompanying trouble with material things. Since this is a Disks which is a symbol of Earth, there is also signs of land cultivation, toil, labor, building knowledge and acuteness of earthly things, Poverty is experienced because of severe carefulness. Yet, monetary gain can come after severe toil and labor.
If ill dignified by accompanying cards, harshness, sternness, brought on by unimaginative determined and obstinate thinking.
All is not lost however, for this is an unstable card, and a more mirthful perspective change can quickly overturn the negatives, moving one into the realm of the Six of Disks-Success.
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