The position of Geburah on the Tree of
Life, as the Filth Sephiroth--Severity. One may ask, why is there a need
for such a nasty- Intelligent-judgmental- corrective force if we are
the Child of God? This Severity is easily explained as cutting away the
unworthy bits (errant definitions), so that you are the original you. But what many fail to
understand, is that if all the definitions given you, by your society,
belief systems and cultures are not you, THEN YOU CAME IN ALREADY
` Yes it is true, dear ones, truth is made
manifest-----------you never came seeking your truth, nor to find out
who you are, the Soul already Knows that! That is how you became
manifest---by putting knowledge into form! You are Defined into being,
not a being who seeks definition! You are a God-Self who proves or disproves definition by
making it manifest, thus freedom of choice!
Geburah, helps us remember who we really are, and not what we pretend to be under the chains of fear. She aids us in developing discernment and helps us understand the fact that imagination is the only reality! For to imagine is to practice the I-Magic of definition!
Five of Swords, is known as Defeat, or Lord of Defeat. Being that Venus
is in Aquarius here, the normal disruption of Geburah's strength, is
not the cause of disaster! This is because weakness is the cause of the
Five of Swords disaster! A weakness brought on by pacifism , and
enfeebling sentiment. Maybe even treachery.
The hilts of the swords
form the sinister image of the inverted pentagram; where the body
fears has conquered the will by the treachery of sensation. Feeling
fearful, is often more sensual than feeling willful, since the ever
present doubt brought into belief by indoctrination, keeps the will from
collecting into a focused force. Notice that none of the hilts are the same,
implying many different weak thoughts assaulting the blue Rose of
Wisdom, that was at once whole in the Four, is now all cut to pieces in
the Five. Wisdom is scattered to the winds of emotional defeat and blood
and poison drips from the thoughts/swords.
Five of Swords is Geburah in Yetzirah, a severe Mars influence, is now
in the Astral World. Now Mars is the consort of Venus in mythology, and
mythology is not a story telling a lie , but rather a story relating a
truth. The Blue Rose of Venus, which is the Rose of the Cross, can't
take the buffeting of the Martian assault. Along with the nine and ten
of Swords, the Five is one of the most destructive events in the deck.
Here, loss, defeat, failure where contest is decided and finished
against the person.
The Manara 5 of Air illustrates this defeat and exile as a wind blown woman, (air being the element of this card) with downcast head, and dress a- tatters and lacking dignity as she is ignoring a male hand , on the left side of the card, empty and grasping toward her. The scene seems to imply that after a energetic bout of love making in the beautiful fecund natural setting, the woman is detached and unconcern with further involvement.
The meanings applied to the Erotic Tarot 5 of Air are exile, defeat, lack of dignity, obstacles which have gotten in the way, and regret
Milo Manara has also assigned the astrological meaning of Venus in Aquarius to this card, implying, the need to love with detachment and to face economic questions in a scientific and calculating manner. Venus represents woman as Aphrodite, to list one of many Goddesses of Love, is noted for her love making, and detachment.
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.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.