The Thoth Five Of Disks-Worry:
Since Disks are cards that represent the
physical, this card represents physical worry, concerns, and rumination
It is a state of consciousness that dwells in the past and looks
forward into the future but doesn't live in the now. By not living in
the now, we are not present today
, which doesn't allow new
perspectives or thoughts to change our mental emotional direction. This emotional state
is a general effect of a long strain with out action; a general state
Health, finances, work, relationships and/or creativity are
the concerns here. Astrologically this card represents Mercury in
Taurus, also symbolizing communication worries. Worrying about rather
your communication efforts are coming across correctly or if you even
have the ability to communicate at all.
By now faithful readers are familiar with the Fifth Sephiroth,Geburah, a state of intelligent energy called Severity, that is severe
in its function.
Geburah is a corrective state of intelligence,
whose severity is an action towards self assessment, rather than
Again, the Thoth Deck 5 of Disks, is called Worry,
often called the Lord of Material Trouble.
Here Mercury is in Taurus.
The angels of the Decan are Mibahiah and Pooyal
In the Five of Disks or Pentacles, we have Geburah-Severity, influencing the Material World ( Assiah)
before stated, "To Worry" something, is translated as the Anglo-Saxon shepherds use
the word, which is a type of strangulation a sheep dog does to a sheep.
This strangulating is a biting and holding on to the Sheep's
throat,which stops it in its tracks ...and is just for that purpose. Thus
we understand that the five of disks is so named because it stops all
material events, such as profession or monetary gain, dead in its
Again, Crowley shapes this card as an inverted pentagram,
which implies difficulties. He also placed the geometric figures of the
Hindu five Tattvas in the individual disks, each symbolizing a
Alchemical element of Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Spirit. In the Hindu
system these elements or Tattvas, are the underlying currents of matter.
energy is opposed in Taurian earth, simply because earth has a natural
tendency to be stationary while Mercury is swift motion. Granted it
takes a strong Mercury to influence and unbalance Taurus but Geburah is
just that strength. In fact, instead of Severity, She is sometimes
called Strength and causes instability in the five states of matter.
This instability is vibrational, much like and earthquake, yet the Five
states of energy ( Five Tattvas) have enough attraction necessary to
hold together on the lower vibrational planes, forestalling complete disruption. So
this is more like the dog holding the sheep at a standstill; a kind of
intelligence applied to labor. The Five of Disks thus implies intense
strain with long moments of inaction.
The Spiral Tarot 5 of Pentacles,
concentrates on the more mundane aspect of this card. Portrayed, is a woman and child out in the cold dark night of poverty, while in the window we see a view of others enjoying the light and warmth of wealth. We see here, a poverty of mind and spirit brought on by low-self-esteem and self worth. But since severity is a corrective, this deprivation is only temporary.
the Divination brings up the Five of Disks, the querent :
- Is going
through a period of rumination, anxiety or concern...maybe all.
left out of social events because of lack of money.
- Is going
through challenges of insecurity, deprivation, and even exclusion.
Here the mind is focused on survival issues and thus stopping creativity
dead in its tracks as a feeling of helplessness and inertia take over.
- There is a foretelling of material trouble for the next 5 weeks or 5
months. that in the next 5 weeks or 5 months, opportunities are
presented to you for the release of worry about health, finances,
relationships, productivity and to improve on your communication
- The past, let's say when you were five years old, is what
produces worry. We tend to want to avoid discomfort, and try to compare
present day events, to past ones. To be locked into past pain----does
not help us live in the present and this card reminds us to forget the what-ifs of yesterday, or tomorrow and to be the I Am
- Perspective makes our present state of being, and if our
perspectives dwell in the past---we aren't living today. We are
inanimate, which is dead to action. We can change directions, be they
physical, emotional or mental only by acting--moving!
- Begin with what
you have even if your only action to hold out your hand for assistance,
now and what-ifs are unimportant to motion as they only excuse
- It's time to break worry patterns by actively pursuing changes
in communication patterns, financial , health, and in relationships
with the Taurus people in your life.
- Worry is a type of mental lethargy
whose chains are easily broken by activity. Live the now, you are not "a
past person" you are a I AM Now person---an active and unique
expression of alive motion.
Therefore the presence of this card reminds us
that by focusing on what we have lost or don't have, we cannot create
more. We need to focus on what we do have, and on the thing we can do;
maybe just a baby step is all we have, but that is motion and is enough
to get us going again. The axiom of "a journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step,"is the solution to this worrying problem that confronts our intellect.
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