Mercury in Sagittarius, rules the 8 of Wands-SWIFTNESS-card. Mercury being masculine force is representing the stabilizing
of the Fiery Energy, shown as electric Sagitrian arrows radiating outward
from a central point. However, Sagittarius is unstable in Mercury, so
the balance of energy is rapid and fleeting, as arrows are from a bow. .
Here we have the Intelligent Energy of Chokma (Wisdom) being swiftly brought down as the message of the Original Will.
number 8, also refers to the Sephira, Hod, which is the Splendor of
electricity, speech and light. Hod also represents the individual mind and bright reason. Thus we have the illustrated card
showing Light-wands turned into electrical rays that are sustaining or
even constituting the vibrational energy of physical Matter. Hod is one
of the Sephira in the Astral Kingdom, which is a fluid electromagnetic
spectrum of vibratory energy. This may be unseen to us, as we only see
the Visible light spectrum which is less than .4% of the entire
electromagnetic spectrum that we call the Multi-dimensional Universe. Therefore, Form is created in the Astral fluids , by the individual mind in Yesod (Foundation) the lower Astral Sephiroth. before it is seen here
in the lowest Kingdom of the Astral crystallized light t
hat we call Malkuth (kingdom) or Earth. However, the whole of the Astral kingdom seeks to deceive. Not because it is bad or wrong, but because we view Astral images with the perceptual vulnerability of our own individual mind. Subjecting these images to the judgement of reactionary-experience rather than fact. We are particularly susceptible to deception in the alternatively bright and murky sphere of Yesod (Sub-conscious) and it is in the Higher state of Hod, that we begin to understand our perceptions.
On the Thoth 8 of Wands, the central illustration of the "As above, So below" dual
pyramids displays a rainbow above them, depicting the restored Universe of shinning
light which deals with the maxima, and the seven colors of the visible spectrum exhibiting interplay and correlation.
card represents the high velocity energy that is the master-key of
modern mathematical physics showing no flames, for they have become the
electromagnetic spectrum where the fiery- electrical energy has become a
intelligible form. Thus the 8 of Wands- card is all about swiftness and/or rapidity.
Again the Rider-Waite 8 of Wands card is laid out for more of a mundane reading or divination. On a blue sky and lush landscape background, Waite displays 8 leaf sprouting wands, as if suspended or falling. Again, the phallic force of Mercury is shown in the shape of the wands, and the swift movement of growth is shown in the sprouting twigs and leaves. Obviously Rider-Waite, still holding to his oath of secrecy, didn't spend great effort in designing this card, and it is simplicity itself.
the 8 of Wands is thrown during a reading, the querent shall or is experiencing:
- A hasty communication (letter or message) within a 8 day, or 8 week period
that is quickly passed or expended.
much force is being applied and expended in a very rapid rush. Violence may
result but short in duration.
- Love of the open air and is
courageous, bold, and a lover of field sports----as long as they
don't last too long.
- The querent is generous, subtle, eloquent and
yet a somewhat untrustworthy personality;untrustworthy because they
don't stay in one place too long.
- Rapidity and Swiftness, Spontaneity
seem to govern motivation.
- Lots of energy to solve issues, if the
querent acts fast on the solution
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!