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The Shadow Series, Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Deck 6 of Disks & The Shadow Tarot 6 of Worm Holes and Radioactive Neutron Stars/ Asmoday

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Six of Disks: Success:
As always, the sixes are about a balance of trinities which makes them powerful and stable in dynamic movement.This 6 of Disks card represents physical attainment, accomplishment and success.

The Thoth Six represents the harmonious energy of Earth, the balance of polarities have made fruitful, the Son, Father, and Grandfather aspects of electric force and the Maid, Mother, and Crone aspects of magnetic force....It is Born! 

It is important to remember that this is earth, and gravitational forces will pull this successful creation down into itself, where everything becomes slow and heavy, so this success is temporary but enjoyable just the same.

There is a great beauty here that comes from the balances of mental, emotional, and physical energy enhanced by the higher conscious states of Self that are represented in the 6th Sephira/ Beauty/Tiphareth. Being Beauty feels great!

This Beauty is not determined by fashion, nor culture, this is the Beauty that created me so it could be me ! The great inner beauty of synchronicity.

Generosity is shown here, as you now have enough success in physical health, finances, and emotional balance to assist others in their success.

Astrologically, this card is Moon in Taurus, which suggests productivity (Taurus) and a deep inner satisfaction (The Moon) or a deep desire on the subconscious level. The foundation of creation vibrates from the deep passion and desire of Will-to-Force and Will to Form; the deep satisfaction of I AM Me!

Therefore, to achieve success in any endeavor means that we must be in union with our inner master who built us as it's masterpiece. There is only diligence and doing indicated here. This is where the axiom," Above all things know thyself" really comes into its own.

The formula for success is indicated in the six planetary circles shown on this card:
  1. Saturn represents success through discipline.
  2.  Jupiter reminds us that success is achieve by being open and  flexible to options that may present themselves.
  3. Venus reminds us of our beautiful heart and follow what has heartfelt meaning in our life.
  4.  The Moon indicates success attainable through following the truth of ourselves, by being authentic.
  5. Mercury reminds us about how important organized  well timed communication is important to success.
  6.  Mars reminds us to express continually steady energy into our professional or personal issues in order to achieve success; the Tortoise vs the Hare scenario, where rapid spurts of energy do not achieve success whereas steady on does.
  The Thoth 6 of Disks/Success suggests that success comes from deep within rather than the superficial without, which is symbolize in this card as the joining of the Western Cross (deep inner self integration) and the opening and blooming of successful achievement ( the Eastern symbol of success- the lotus).

In reiteration, the adept will find the initiation of Tiphareth the first of the Greater Initiations into the meaning of Self.  The 6th Sephiroth, Tiphareth, is an initiation of Beauty as the Soul knows it; literally a scarifying of all that we know to be self, and life as we have lived it.  Here the sacrifice is not relinquishing the much desired something, but rather a transition of Force, from that of the will of lesser consciousness to the Pure Will of the Greater Self. "Thy will be done" rather than, "my will be done'. 
The Four Sixes of all suits, are about definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.

Here, Tiphareth, 6th Sephira-Beauty, shows the golden- perfect balance and idea of the card, as all moral and mental faculties are perfectly balanced, won by great effort, but hard to hold in a ever-changing world of political propaganda and commercialized morality.

In all suits, the sixes imply definite accomplishment and the carrying out of a matter.
However, 6 is not only a number of accomplishment, but also that of Christ, Buddha consciousness. Thus a certain sacrifice is made. The Number of the Dying gods, means, a definite personality deconstruction in order for reconstruction that brings success.

 
The Six of Disks-Success, is also aptly called The Lord of Success, as the Moon is exalted in Tarsus. Here the charm, subtleties, ebb and flow of the Moon are merging with the hard work and deliberate earth qualities of Taurus, ensuring success in business and other earthly matters.
 
The colors represented on the Thoth Deck Card, are somewhat muted in this rendition; However, the center glows in dawn's light of rose-madder, surrounded by three concentric circles of golden yellow, salmon-pink and amber. Suggesting Tiphareth fully realized on earth. The usual arrangement of the Planets, as disks, are being irradiated by the Sun at the center. Again, Tiphareth is the Sun/Son and is here, idolized as the Rose and Cross. This is a  forty nine pedaled Rose, implying the interplay of the Seven with the Seven. That is the Feminine aspect of the Divine Creative which is easily seen in the gemancy (Qabalistic numerology) interplay of the number 49, 4+9= 13. Thirteen is not only the number of the Major Arcane Death card-key 13 but also adds up to 1+3= 4, four being the "completion of a thing"/ Life. The Feminine is never separate from the Masculine, it is their interplay that makes Life.
The Shadow Tarot, 6 of Worm Holes and Radioactive Neutron Stars/ Asmoday,is also subtitled:"Success. Creative Partnerships. Self Expression. Compassion."

The many shamanic trips into the Deep Dark Sea  of Binah/the Universal Divine Collective Unconscious, has obviously left Linda Falorio ( author of The Shadow Tarot) in a state of awe. Here she states that, " Asmoday, the 32 spirit in order that Solomon bound them, is a Great King of Hell, "Abaddon the Destroyer".
The Serpent who seduced EVE  appears with Three Heads: a Bull, a Man, and a Ram, the tail of a serpent, and webbed goose feet, sitting upon a dragon and bearing a lance with a banner. From his mouth issues flames of fire. Asmoday, also known as Samael, is lord of gambling."

Asmodeus/ Asmoday
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Asmodeus (disambiguation). "Sidonai" redirects here. For the Phoenician city and its inhabitants, see Sidon. Asmodeus as depicted in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal. Asmodeus (/ˌæzməˈdəs/Greek: Ασμοδαίος, Asmodaios) or Ashmedai (/ˈæʃmɨˌd/Hebrew: אַשְמְדּאָי‎, ʾAšmədʾāy; see below for other variations) is a king of demons mostly known from the deutero-canonical Book of Tobit, in which he is the primary antagonist. The demon is also mentioned in some Talmudic legends, for instance, in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon. He was supposed by some Renaissance Christians to be the King of the Nine Hells. Asmodeus also is referred to as one of the seven princes of Hell. In Binsfeld's classification of demons, each one of these princes represents one of the seven deadly sins (LustGluttonyGreed,SlothWrathEnvy, and Pride). Asmodeus is the demon of lust and is therefore responsible for twisting people's sexual desires. It is said in Asmodeus; Or, The Devil on Two Sticks that people who fall to Asmodeus' ways will be sentenced to an eternity in the second level of hell.

Etymology[edit]The name Asmodai is believed to derive from Avestan language *aēšma-daēva, where aēšma means "wrath", and daēva signifies "demon" or "divine being". While the daēva Aēšma is thus Zoroastrianism's demon of wrath and is also well attested as such, the compound aēšma-daēva is not attested in scripture. It is nonetheless likely that such a form did exist, and that the Book of Tobit's "Asmodaios" (Ἀσμοδαῖος) and the Talmud's "Ashmedai" (אשמדאי) reflect it.The spellings AsmodaiAsmodeeOsmodeus, and Osmodai have also been used. The name is alternatively spelled in the bastardized forms (based on the basic vowels אשמדאי, ʾŠMDʾY) Hashmedai (חַשְמְדּאָי, Hašmədʾāy; also Hashmodai, Hasmodai, Chashmodai,(Chasmodai), Hammadai (חַמַּדּאָי, Hammadʾāy; also Chammadai), Shamdon (שַׁמְדּוֹנ, Šamdōn), and Sidonai (שִׁדֹנאָי, Šidonʾāy). Some traditions have subsequently identified Shamdon as the father of Asmodeus.

The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906 rejects the otherwise accepted etymological relation between the Persian "Æshma-dæva" and Judaism's "Ashmodai" claiming that the particle "-dæva" could not have become "-dai" and that Æshma-dæva as such—a compound name—never appears in Persian sacred texts. Still, the encyclopedia proposes that the "Asmodeus" from the Apocrypha and the Testament of Solomon are not only related somewhat to Aeshma but have similar behaviour, appearance and roles, to conclude in another article under the entry "Aeshma". In the paragraph "Influence of Persian Beliefs on Judaism" that Persian Zoroastrian beliefs could have heavily influenced Judaism's theology on the long term, bearing in mind that in some texts there are crucial conceptual differences while in others there seems to be a great deal of similarity, proposing a pattern of influence over folk beliefs that would extend further to the mythology itself in general. In the texts[edit]In the Kabbalah[edit]According to the Kabbalah and the school of Rashba, Asmodeus is a cambion born as the result of a union between Agrat Bat Mahlat, a succubus, and King David. In the Book of Tobit[edit]The Asmodeus of the Book of Tobit is attracted to Sarah, Raguel's daughter, and is not willing to let any husband possess her (Tobit 6:13); hence he slays seven successive husbands on their wedding nights, impeding the sexual consummation of the marriages.

Let me intercede here:
[ Sounds suspiciously like the "first wife" of Adam, Lilith., whom the Jewish theologians demonized for wanting to "be on top" during sexual intercourse, which is another way of "not being willing to let any husband possess her". She was therefore banished by Jehovah and became the mother of demons.]

He is described as 'the worst of demons'. When the young Tobias is about to marry her, Asmodeus proposes the same fate for him, but Tobias is enabled, through the counsels of his attendant angel Raphael, to render him innocuous. By placing a fish's heart and liver on red-hot cinders, Tobias produces a smoky vapor that causes the demon to flee to Egypt, where Raphael binds him (Tobit 8:2-3). According to some translations Asmodeus is strangled. Asmodeus would thus seem to be a demon characterized by carnal desire; but he is also described as an evil spirit in general: 'Ασμοδαίος τὸ πονηρὸν δαιμόνιον or τõ δαιμόνιον πονηρόν, and πνεῦμα ἀκάθαρτον (Tobit 3:8Tobit 3:17Tobit 6:13Tobit 8:3). It is possible, moreover, that the statement (Tobit 6:14), "Asmodeus loved Sarah," implies that he was attracted not by women in general, but by Sarah specifically. In the Talmud[edit]The figure of Ashmedai in the Talmud is less malign in character than the Asmodeus of Tobit. In the former, he appears repeatedly in the light of a good-natured and humorous fellow. But besides that, there is one feature in which he parallels Asmodeus, inasmuch as his desires turn upon Solomon's wives
and Bath-sheba. Another Talmudic legend has King Solomon tricking Asmodai into collaborating in the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Another legend depicts Asmodai throwing king Solomon over 400 leagues away from the capital by putting one wing on the ground and the other stretched skyward. He then changed places for some years with King Solomon. When King Solomon returned, Asmodai fled from his wrath. Another passage describes him as marrying Lilith, who became his queen. He has also been recorded as the off-spring of the union between Adam and the angel of prostitution, Naamah, conceived while Adam was married to Lilith.

In the Testament of Solomon[edit]In the Testament of Solomon, a 1st–3rd century text, the king invokes Asmodeus to aid in the construction of the Temple. The demon appears and predicts Solomon's kingdom will one day be divided (Testament of Solomon, verse 21–25). When Solomon interrogates Asmodeus further, the king learns that Asmodeus is thwarted by the angel Raphael, as well as by sheatfish found in the rivers of Assyria. He also admits to hating water and birds because both remind him of God.In the Malleus Maleficarum[edit]In the Malleus Maleficarum (1486), Asmodeus was considered the demon of lustSebastien Michaelis said that his adversary is St. John. Some demonologists of the 16th century assigned a month to a demon and considered November to be the month in which Asmodai's power was strongest. Other demonologists asserted that his zodiacal sign was Aquarius but only between the dates of January 30 and February 8. He has 72 legions of demons under his command. He is one of the Kings of Hell under Lucifer the emperor. He incites gambling, and is the overseer of all the gambling houses in the court of Hell. Some Catholic theologians compared him with Abaddon. Yet other authors considered Asmodeus a prince of revenge.In the Dictionnaire Infernal[edit]In the Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy, Asmodeus is depicted with the breast of a man, a cock leg, serpent tail, three heads (one of a man spitting fire, one of a sheep, and one of a bull), riding a lion with dragon wings and neck, all of these animals being associated with either lascivity, lust or revenge. The Archbishop of Paris approved his portrait.In the Lesser Key of Solomon[edit]Asmodai appears as the king 'Asmoday' in the Ars Goetia, where he is said to have a seal in gold and is listed as number thirty-two according to respective rank.He "is strong, powerful and appears with three heads; the first is like a bull, the second like a man, and the third like a ram; the tail of a serpent, and from his mouth issue flames of fire." Also, he sits upon an infernal dragon, holds a lance with a banner and, amongst the Legions of Amaymon, Asmoday governs seventy two legions of inferior spirits.In The Magus[edit]Asmodeus is referred to in Book Two, Chapter Eight of The Magus (1801) by Francis Barrett.Later depictions[edit]Asmodeus was named as an angel of the Order of Thrones by Gregory the Great.Asmodeus was cited by the nuns of Loudun in the Loudun possessions of 1634.Asmodeus' reputation as the personification of lust continued into later writings, as he was known as the "Prince of Lechery" in the 16th century romance Friar Rush. The French Benedictine Augustin Calmet equated his name with fine dress. The 16th century Dutch demonologist Johann Weyer described him as the banker at the baccarat table in hell, and overseer of earthly gambling houses.In 1641, the Spanish playwright and novelist Luis Velez de Guevara published the satirical novel El diablo cojuelo, where Asmodeus is represented as a mischievous demon endowed with a playful and satirical genius. The plot presents a rascal student that hides in an astrologer's mansard. He frees a devil from a bottle. As an acknowledgement the devil shows him the apartments of Madrid and the tricks, miseries and mischiefs of their inhabitants.
The French novelist Alain-René Lesage adapted the Spanish source in his 1707 novel le Diable boiteux, where he likened him to Cupid. In the book, he is rescued from an enchanted glass bottle by a Spanish student Don Cleophas Leandro Zambullo. Grateful, he joins with the young man on a series of adventures before being recaptured. Asmodeus is portrayed in a sympathetic light as good-natured, and a canny satirist and critic of human society. In another episode Asmodeus takes Don Cleophas for a night flight, and removes the roofs from the houses of a village to show him the secrets of what passes in private lives. Following Lesage's work, he was depicted in a number of novels and periodicals, mainly in France but also London and New York.Asmodeus was widely depicted as having a handsome visage, good manners and an engaging nature; however, he was portrayed as walking with a limp and one leg was either clawed or that of a rooster. He walks aided by two walking sticks in Lesage's work, and this gave rise to the English title The Devil on Two Sticks (also later translated The Limping Devil and The Lame Devil). Lesage attributes his lameness to falling from the sky after fighting with another devil. In the film Gabriel, Asmodeus is shown as a very handsome owner of a brothel in Purgatory, where a fallen angel is forced to work. He's disfigured one of the workers, til she looks like him. He also blows up the soup kitchen, just before the final confrontation between Gabriel (Andy Whitfield) and Sammael/ Michael. He's portrayed by the Australian actor Michael Piccerilli.On 18 February 1865, author Evert A. Duyckinck sent President Abraham Lincoln a letter, apparently mailed from Quincy. Duyckinck signed the letter “Asmodeus”, with his initials below his pseudonym. His letter enclosed a newspaper clipping about an inappropriate joke allegedly told by Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Peace Conference. The purpose of Duyckinck’s letter was to advise Lincoln of “an important omission” about the history of the conference. He advised that the newspaper clipping be added to the “Archives of the Nation”.
 
As you can see, as in most demons, Asmoday is a "tossed salad" of negative proclivities and is a personification of "personal evils" practiced by mysogenic individuals who are too cowardly to "own up" to their own behavior.
One has to applaud the cleverness of the animal survival mind, however, it's ignorance is all apparent to the Greater Self. Especially since Samael, Lord Dread, is really a power granted to the Goddess of Life and Death, Samothea. (See my blog on Halloween). I debated over using this long quote of the Wikipedia, but I think it is necessary for one to see how "demons" became made. In truth, we are the gods that have created them. This being so, makes them a "child's fantasy" brought on by fear of vulnerability; a sole property of the survival mind that calls fear based superstition, knowledge.

When the Thoth 6 of Disks or The Shadow Tarot/ Asmoday card is thrown during a divination, it indicates that in:
  • The next 6 weeks or 6 months, you have the opportunity for success if you follow the formula for success as represented by the six planets presented in this card.
  • It also indicates that in the next 6 weeks or months, you will  experience being successful in producing something deeply satisfying and important to you.
  • This card also reminds us that success is only temporary moment of repose and we must be flexible to new options to keep on succeeding in our life motion.
  •  Six of Disks implies  material attainment and accomplishment, but with a caveat dealt out by the law of Karma; you'll have to put out effort, to receive back success.
  • The successful cycle of income or security is steady and predictable.
  • The querent is also generous, sharing the wealth, giving people what they are willing to receive.. The Six of Disks also suggests that money owed will be paid and the querent shall receive what is rightfully theirs. 
As one can see, Tarot readings help us see deep within, so that we can successfully be ourselves. Thank you for your interest, comments and supportive donations.  May you life long and prosper.

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