The Thoth 9 of Wands-Strength
, is Yesod in Aziluth; it is The Lord of Great Strength. The Planet attributed to the 9 of Wands is the Moon and the astrological sign is Sagittarius.
Angels of the Decan are: Yirthiel, and Sahiah.
9 of Wands-Strength or The Spiral Tarot 9 of Wands, is the influence of Yesod in the World of pure
The Lunar powers do acquire great strength in Sagittarius, but
being the Moon, there are two sides to this "coin". Meaning, that
successes are usually acquired by strife, apprehension and moments of
The good health and strength of this card
is certain, but it harbors doubt about the later course it may take. It
is best to know the aphorism: "Change is Stability", when viewing this
card, as the heavy Lunar influence is cyclic.
The Nines may be considered the best that can be obtained
from the type of forces involved, when regarded from a practical-
The Thoth Deck 9 of Wands, shows 8 background
Wands as Arrows (Sagittarius influence) and one Master Arrow in the
forefront, sporting a Sun at one end as a driving force, and a Moon at
the other end as it's point of reflection. This implies that Sagittarius joins the Sun
and the Moon, and that the Greatest Strength is the Balance of this
coupling flow. The flow of Electric Male and Magnetic Female
receptivity. Together, all that is Living Form, is from this flow and
reception. When we, as Magi, master both the Male Force and the Female
force within,it is called a "Oneness" and it reveals all the 4 Worlds in
a communion of the Sun (Father) and the Moon (Mother) that never
ceases. The Tenfold flames of the card, imply that the Energy of the
Solar Logos, is directed down ward into the "reflection of being".
The Spiral Tarot shows strength as a defensive strong man, who has had to fight many battles to gain his present vulnerable standing in the world. There are not any planetary or astrological influences shown in this cards illustration even though his black clothing does suggest the Moon's influence; However, like most Tarot card creators, The Spiral Tarot concentrates mostly on the Major Arcana symbols and little on the Minor Arcana (small cards). To both Crowley and myself, this is an error for the Major Arcana are the Paths of inner self that are subtly walked to the numbered Sephiroth (States of Energy Consciousness). The paths are subtle and meditative but the Sephirothic numbers are objective and consciously preformed. These Sephiroth are states of Spiritual,emotional, mental, and physical energy that we must master while keeping a persona on Malkuth or Earth. For instance in the case of the 9 of Wands, we must master the persona of Personal Strength that is constructed of both male electric force and female magnetic-form plus Spiritual Will and vigilant willful physical presence, i.e. courage. Therefore, these Minor Cards are what we must concentrate on to Master the Power of the Divine Creative Self on earth. In other words, to become the high performance divine creative image and mind on earth! Being of such importance and depth of formative power, the more information that can be depicted on the small cards is judged paramount to not only understanding, but also performance of power. We need the Conscious construct of Foundational Strength, in order to Stand tall and present Our Truth as Self on this earth of "slings and arrows". Mastery is both objective and subjective and/or exoteric and esoteric.
the 9 Of Wands card is thrown during a reading, it implies :
- Internal strength,
recovery from illness, potency and spiritual force.
- Yet, it is Moon in
Yesod, so one may have to defend their ideas, but because of
Sagittarius, one will not lack the strength to do so.
- That energy is brought back into balance, thus health restored.
- One may have enough of a difficult situation but the 9 implies that one must attempt it again.
this card implies:
- A peek experience in ability were one sees clearly
and accurately, leading to solid creations that will have the strength
to endure over time.
- Here the Energy of the Spirit is rapid ,
interchanging both electric and magnetic energy, taking whatever action
is necessary to restore balance and thus enable the Mind. (Moon is ruler
of the Sub-conscious).
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