The Thoth Qabalistic Tarot-Nine of Disks-Gain:
card represents gain on all
levels that are physical and that influence the physical; emotional
gain, spiritual gain, mental gain and physical gain.
The Nine of Disks, is hitting the
mark; a bulls eye card, that shows you are financially right on the
mark because your heart mind and soul are in union. In other words, you
are passionately focused and have enabled gain on all levels of performance.
, this is Venus in Virgo. Venus is
beauty, love, and creative power while Virgo represents balance, order
and organization. Together, the meaning is your heart and mind are in
this passionately and beautifully (beauty is balanced symmetry). The
results are gain on all levels.
On this card the blue circle
symbolizes wisdom linked with our loving nature, (the pink circle), in a
creative way ( which is the green circle). The 9 of Disks card also shows us that
by utilizing our dynamic creative male energy (shown as the top coins
with the planetary signs of Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter) we shall
experience such gain.
- Saturn is the sign of the helmeted warrior who
knows what his limits and boundaries are and pays attention to detail.
- The feathered cap symbol of Mars indicates that energy, vitality and
assertion are a vital part of gain.
- Jupiter, the King, reminds us that
flexibility, being open to opportunity that expands our leadership
skills which are also needed to experience gain.
- But this is only half of
gain, to be complete we need the feminine power of Maid, Mother and
Crone, which are represented by the lower three coins.
- The Maid is the
youthful bare headed feminine figure that is the power of Venus and
reminds us that to follow our heart.
- The coin with the Feminine figure
that has a Queen's hat ( Mother) is Mercury, and reminds us that
communication skills and nurturing leadership skills are needed to
- The feminine figure with the Crescent Moon headdress
is the Wise Woman (Crone) who reminds us that we must be true to
ourselves and to be authentic in our actions.
The Moon also symbolizes
both the outer world and the inner world showing a balance of inner
(heart) and physical action that will help us experience gain.
The Thoth Deck Nine of Disks (Pentacles in Golden Dawn and Ryder-Waite decks) is called, Lord of Material Gain, or Gain for short.
Planet is Venus and Virgo is the sign. Angels of the Decan are: Hazayel
This card is Yesod in Assiah
and/or the influence of Yesod
in the Material World. Yesod, meaning foundation
, in the material
world this 9th Sephira's influence is very favorable for amassing things, but with
Venus in Virgo, there is a lack of overt feelings accompanying this
efficient amassing of material things
, is shown by the design
complexity of Crowley's Nine of Disks. As he states in his book of
Thoth,"The Disks are arranged as an equilateral triangle of three, apex
upwards, close together; and surrounded at some distance by a ring, six
larger disks in the form of a hexagram. This signifies the
multiplication of the original established Word by the mingling of 'good
luck and management'." Which says it all for this card.
The Elemental Tarot-9 of Earth/Forest,
depicts an androgynous figure floating, "fancy-free" above a carefully manicured lawn. Holding a musical instrument in one hand, and scattering golden coins with the other, this figure suggests the Goddess Fortuna
of the Greeks.
In the back ground is a rich dark forest, silhouetted by the evening sun.
Two youthful figures are dancing, with arms extended, suggest admiration and the need to touch an sensually share the wealth of being. The card definitely implies gain, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Again, the authors choose
to compare the aspects of two planets, in this case, Venus and Pluto, as indicative of this card's definition. However, ignorant of true astrology, the comparison of Venus and Plutonian aspects, could mean, as the authors stated, Pleasure and the power of attraction.
The god-name, Savitri, is the Hindu king of Heaven (in Christianity this would be the Savior).
The Egyptian glyphs
representing this card are shown in the lower left of this card.
In the upper right, are the number 9 and its symbol.
The green square at the bottom of the card, represents the Greek Alchemical Element of earth.
When the Nine of Disks-Gain, or The Elemental Tarot-9 of Earth/Forest, is thrown
during a reading it implies:
- Inheritance and/or material gain, sometimes
within 9 weeks or 9 months or the querent is experiencing it now for
those time periods.
- A certain amount of Integrity, skill and talent has
produced material gain and a sense of accomplishment.
- This is a purely
material gain card, where talent and skill has come together in either a
beginning stage of material gain or a good flowing gain on into
- Also, that within the next 9 weeks or 9 months
there is physical gain shown by organizing things and following your
heart. You are to be dynamically assertive (electric male force) and
magnetically receptive (female force) which is following your heart and
what has deep meaning to you.
- Realizing true pleasure and happiness with what one has.
If ill defined by accompanying cards, it could mean a lack of discipline in material matters and the failure that comes with it.
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