Thoth Seven of Wands, Valor (Lord of Valor) is attributed to Mars in Leo. The
Angels of this Decan are: Mahashiah and Lelahel. Here, we have the
influence of Netzach in the World of Pure Spirit (Atziluth).
in Leo not only promotes courage and strength, but also a certainty of a
fiery clash. However, victory in this fray is not certain.
Crowley, using the Three Adept Wands of the Golden Dawn, crosses them
with a crude fiery club, suggesting a disorganized and disordered
battle...one of uncertain results. In short, the army is in disarray, a
loss of confidence is implied and only individual valor will save the
Netzach, is that green Sephiroth on the lower illustrated Tree of
Life, courtesy of the Qabalistic Tarot, text book, by Robert Wang, that I use as my class text book.
is the color attributed to Venus, the planet of Netzach. Love, feelings
and instinct, the Group Mind, Nature, and the Arts, all radiate from
this Sephiroth. The Symbols for Netzach are The Girdle, The Rose. and
Netzach is the first Sephiroth of the Astral triangle
and is the first energy intelligence to make up the personality of the
You may remember that I stated that the Personality
is made up of the Four Alchemical Elements, each of which are
represented by the lower Sephira, in the familiar sequence of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Netzach is Fire, Hod is Water, Yesod is Air and Malkuth is Earth.
is the lower form
of the fiery Yod of Chokmah that is reflected from
Geburah through Tiphareth. This is the formula for Yod Heh Vau Heh,
Malkuth being the final Heh, because of the "fall" which is really a
condensing or "down sizing" of Self.
In Netzach, normal waking
consciousness of the student, must deal with the Astral Triangle and the
component parts of the Personality, after all, we are not of the
Personality, it is of Our Spiritual Nature! Personalities are software
programs that are created to operate Hardware, and are supplanted in the
brain to manipulate the physical body properly. However, if your
personality was made for you out of the illusions, delusions, and
ambitions of "Authority", than you haven't a clue who is operating the
body, as you don't know the code and language that went into making the
software your body is operating from! Yet again the axiom of Qaballah:
"Above all things, Know thyself!" rings true!
The most important
part of Qabalistic Tarot initiation is to observe the layers of lies, that your
personality is constructed from. Removing layer after layer of false
you, until the real you shines true. This "Garbage in" is called
man-made persona and the "Garbage out" is the dysfunctional action of
"seeking yourself" in the eyes of your peers, or of authority. You are
already God approved,you exist, and your Software for operating the
Hardware, was already created by the Higher Self, you call this "the
Often, Mystery schools use a set of Tattva exercises as a type of
"controlled day dream" (guided meditations), intended to bring the
student into direct contact with the subtle Elemental realms immediately
underlying the material sphere of sensation. Often, I bring those
Elemental realms into sensual manifestation for my students, all of
which is necessary to prepare the student for more advance techniques of
skrying with Tarot Cards.
It should be understood, that the
astral realm beginning with Netzach, is a fluid, non-solid realm where
everything begins in illusion/dream. It is the place, where our
Formative consciousness can experiment with image, such as children
role-playing, in order to comprehend in a later stage of growth, the
actual manifestation of being "that". If done with controlled will, this
is a boon to any creative endeavor on Earth; if taken as rote, all hell
will break loose on earth!
The Astral is not a Master of your
personality! Nor is anything that you contact in it! The Astral is Your
Mailable substance to create with, not be created by! Most "
Medium-Channels" just channel astral persona's, and live in an illusion
of devotional thought, not allowing them to see "holy' delusions.
Let me explain what those in authority wish you not to know: A god is a dominate
Consciousness on its Plane of Dominion. Every one of the Ten Sephiroth,
is a god of its domain. You are composed of the United cooperation of these
energy intelligences we call "gods", which contribute to the make up the
One collective God. And you're are one better, because you have also composed a
body of the "god", Top Mammal Predator", ruler of its domain, the Human
body! So, You, are a Great Group of Ten gods, who should be working as
One Group Soul of your individual Tree of Life...A One
God-Self; the fact that you are not, is because you've been
mentally separated from the reality of your divinity! This was done by
the manipulation of your imagination,(auto-suggestion) by "The few who
wish to rule the many" using Pavlovian techniques of pleasure/pain training! The Astrals are the beginning of
formation, on earth and by giving you "nightmare" stories of how bad
your natural body is ...you forgot it is a "god" of its domain!
We all must return consciously to the Astral and clean up our software!
we are dealing with Netzach, we are dealing with understanding a
particularly difficult State of energy conscious . Netzach is where both
the Macrocosm and Microcosm meet. Thus we are dealing with the
understanding of the entire race patterns of human kind, and patterns of
individual persona.But if that isn't enough, we must understand that
this dichotomy is in itself an illusion!
The Elemental Tarot Card, the 7 of Fire/Meteor, illustrates a diving blue figure entering the Astral Waters below.
This is reminiscent of the Soul entering the Astral realm in order to "cloak" itself in material being.
Between the legs of the diving form, is an Egyptian symbol meaning sudden movement and aggression.
The two angry golden faces shouting across the water, represent shock, disapproval an just plain green eyed envy.
Which is true of the many Astral manifestations, that can't make the last jump into physical/sensual manifestation here on earth. That is why one must be very careful of the intelligences that one "channels", as a channeling medium, or as a student. Deception is the natural state of the astral, as the forms there are illusion, and not made manifest on the Earth physical-plane. Remember, Truth is Made Manifest here, not in the realm of formative illusion!
Once again, defying astrological doctrine, the authors of these cards has place a planet with a planet, Mars/Uranus, which they say represents Sudden extraordinary effort.
The Iroquois spirit of Thunder, is Hino, which is a sound of "clouds shouting" and can also be the reason for the shouting golden figures.
The planetary signs are displayed on the upper left of this colorful card; lower left are the Egyptian glyphs; upper right are the symbols for the number 7; on the very bottom of the card is the red upward pointing triangle of The Elemental Tarot's symbol for fire.
When the Seven of Wands-Valor or The Elemental Tarot 7 of Fire/Meteor, is thrown during a reading,
it implies that:
- The querent is unsure of ideas, and must summon
personal bravery and courage to instigate them.
- More confidence is
needed to ensure victory.
- Here, responsibility must be taken up as your
standard, and you must stand alone, trusting your self to handle the
most difficult of situations.
- Here your mettle is being tested, and only
the inner courage of spirit has the necessary acceleration to push you
through the line of resistance.
- This card also shows how valuable you
are to spirit, for if you were "weak" spirit wouldn't be testing your
mettle. Spirit knows your strength, and only the doubting thoughts
trained into you by "others" is slowing your performance as a courageous
- Here Spirit says,"If you wish to speak to me, you must stand!
For I'll not kneel to your weakness!"
- It is time to break loose from well-tried ways by risking something outrageously new.
- Rebellion and sudden freedom.
- Your supporters have failed you, you now must go it alone and carry the day!
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