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 being conscious that dwells in the past and goes
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.
is a general effect of a long strain with out action; a general state
of inaction. Health, finances, work, relationships and/or creativity are
the concerns here.
Astrologically this card represents Mercury in
Taurus, also symbolizing communication worries. Worrying about whether
your communication efforts are coming across correctly or if you even
have the ability to communicate at all.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 is to hold out your hand for assistance,
now! What-ifs are unimportant to motion as they only excuse
inaction. Therefore the 5 of Disks reminds us that 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. We need each other, to
see ourselves---its okay to reach out when we feel like we are in mental
quick sand. You'd be surprised how many will grab that offered hand an
pull you onto your feet again.
By now we are familiar with the Fifth Sephiroth Geburah, Severity, a state of energy that is severe
in its function. Geburah is a corrective state of intelligence,
whose severity is an action towards self assessment, rather than
The Thoth Deck 5 of Disks, is called Worry, and also
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, 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.
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 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 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 Elemental Tarot-5 of Earth/Quake,
has named the vibrational character of this card.
However, depicted is a lonely woman, who is showing sorrow over a dying flower; a symbol of past emotion. Therefore She is ignoring the symbol for growth and new emotional potential as shown by a Palm tree growing tall in the Sun light of a new day.
The woman is sitting on a square of security that encloses the five pointed star of change.
Beneath her, the world is shown spinning representing opportunity and movement.
The two dancing figures imply that once change is made, one is not alone. As we all know, that when one concentrates on the past emotions, their short sighted suffering seems like they live in "one-man-istan" and believe that no one else can possibly understand how they feel. However, if we refuse the past and live in the now, we are no longer alone and find that others have "been there and done that" as well.
The authors of The Elemental Tarot
have placed the symbols of Neptune and the North Lunar Node, in the upper left of this card, stating this means ," Strange conduct, disappointment."
However, if they are in harmony
, the meaning is of a mature spirituality, as part of the priority in life. Therefore, the authors mean discord
as it produces nebulous concepts of life's concepts, or even numb feelings about the essential direction in one's life.
The god-name, Ushas, is the Hindu goddess of the dawn.
The Egyptian glyphs representing this card are shown on the lower left.
the Divination brings up the Five of Disks/Worry or the Five of Earth/Quake, the querent is going
through a period of:
- Rumination, anxiety or concern...maybe all.
left out of social events because of lack of money.
- 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
- 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, " a journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step", can be the solution to this worrying problem that confronts our intellect.
- That in the next 5 weeks or 5 months, opportunities are
presented to the querent for the release of worry about health, finances,
relationships, productivity and to improve on their communication
- The past, let's say when you were five years old, is what
produces today's emotional fears.
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