Netzach is the Seventh Sephiroth, Victory, and governs Love, feelings
and instincts. It is the Group Mind Sephira, influencing Nature and the
Arts. As quoted from the Qabalistic Tarot Text book of Robert Wang:
beams of Chesed and Geburah meet in Netzach and thence in Netzach
arises a green, pure, brilliant, liquid, and gleaming like an emerald.
And the Sphere of its operations is that of Nogah or External Splendour,
producing zeal, love, harmony, and it ruleth the Sphere of Action of
the Planet Venus and the nature of the Vegetable World. And Jehovah
Tzabaoth is a God of Hosts and of Armies, of Triumph and of Victory,
ruling the universe in Justice and Eternity. And its Archangel Hanial,
is the Prince of Love and Harmony, and the Name of the Order of Angels
is Elohim, or Gods who are also called the Order of Principalities."
The Thoth Deck Seven of Swords, is called Futility
or Lord of Unstable Effort. Here,the Moon is in Aquarius which
indicates sociability, and religious inclinations; However, the fact
that the Moon is less fluid and less changeable here than in other
positions, doesn't keep the balance from being precarious and easily
This is Netzach in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral World.
Here, Crowley has precariously balanced the Six planetary swords, one against the other, aimed against the Larger Sun Sword. Implying unstable effort, vacillation and untrustworthy character.
The Erotic Tarot of Milo Manara, exhibits this untrustworthy characteras an exhibitionist. Here a young woman is causing a distraction, meaning she has a hidden plan and she is baiting her observers by flashing her "moon". Again, Manara's Moon in Aquarius is represented as a Aphrodite or Venus figure who shows her "Moon" attributes, as both are Goddesses in mythology. Venus is the planet attributed to Netzach.
In fact, the 7 of Air, means, expediency, distraction, a hidden plan and actions carried out in secret. The astrological meaning of this card is, the Moon in Aquarius, implying, the need to bring about change in a scientific and detached way.This meaning seems to extend to most of his Air cards, as air governs intelligence.rational thought and the game of seduction and courtship.
may note, bright reader, that Netzach in the suit of Swords, does not
represent as much catastrophe as in other suits, as the Sephira of Venus
means Victory. There is, however, a wish to compromise. a halting tolerance and a certain vacillation.
When over done, this need for compromise can bring disaster; not always
does a policy of appeasement produce peace as any student of WW2 knows.
Six shorter Swords chipping away at the One Strong Sword, suggests a contest
between the many feeble and the one strong. The Strong One strives in
vain against the pusillanimity of the many. Thus, the meaning of many small thoughts are distracting the individual from the one strong focus of will.
When the & of Swords or the 7 or Air card is
thrown during a divination, the querent maybe experiencing:
- thoughts of
futility. A sense of resignation produced by wanting something but
believing they can't have it.
- Giving up.
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is a possibility of breaking through this futile cloud, in seven weeks
or seven Months.
- This card suggests that because of guilt feelings or
resentment, the querent is creating problems for themselves.
- There is a
certain craftiness displayed, schemes and actions are brought to bear,
that solve nothing.
- There is an opportunity to regroup and review, if
one forgoes the schemes and seeks advice from others.
- There is suggested
that there is just too much noise in the brain for focused action, as
many feeble thoughts of vacillation out shout the One strong will to