Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot, 5 of Wands-Strife & The Babylonian Tarot, 5 of Wands-Conflict
Eli @ LS Merchantile -    Thoth Deck Tarot readings , Aura and chakra Readings
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Key 9-The Hermit & The Legends Tarot-Key 9- The Hermit
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Key 8-Adjustment & The Legends Tarot-Key 8- Justice
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- key 7- The Chariot & The Legends Tarot-Key 7-The Chariot
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- key 6- The Lovers & The Legends Tarot-key 6- The Lovers
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- Key 5- The Hierophant & The Legends Tarot- Key 5- The Hierophant

Most Popular Posts

Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Key 9-The Hermit & The Legends Tarot-Key 9- The Hermit
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-Key 8-Adjustment & The Legends Tarot-Key 8- Justice
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- key 7- The Chariot & The Legends Tarot-Key 7-The Chariot
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- key 6- The Lovers & The Legends Tarot-key 6- The Lovers
Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- Key 5- The Hierophant & The Legends Tarot- Key 5- The Hierophant

Categories

Christmas
Daily Aura and Chakra brief
Easter
Eli- features
Halloween
Metaphysics
Mother's Day
Night Sun Tarot and Thoth Tarot comparisons
Psychic Aura reader
shamanistic drumming
Tarot card comparisons The Shadow series.
Tarot Card Comparisons.
Tarot Card Spread Series.
Tarot Classes
Tarot reading
THE STUDENT'S CORNER!
Thoth Tarot & The Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot & Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot and Barbara Walker Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot and Barbara Walker Tarot comparisons.
Thoth tarot and Wild Wood Tarot card comparisons
Thoth Tarot compared to SpellCaster's Tarot

Archives

August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012

powered by

Thoth Tarot & comparisons

Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot, 5 of Wands-Strife & The Babylonian Tarot, 5 of Wands-Conflict

The Tarot of Eli    The Thoth Five of Wands: Strife
The stability of the fours is being shaken by a powerful active force called Strife.  The word Strife tends to carry clouds of discomfort to our thought processes; However, this isn't as bad as it sounds. For energy to stay an active force, it must keep moving so when we get complacent and satisfied in our stability--well---, energy must transform to continue moving. So the Authority in your life (The Divine in you) starts moving things around in your "living" to get you moving! The bell is rung, you best come out swinging for its now time to change things!

The  often accompanying states of confusion, frustration and anxiety, are all states of abundant energy that is being held back by complacency and unwillingness to move forward. This causes Strife to "come to Grand Mother's house" as a wolf in disguise to "bite you in the ass" and/or stimulate you to act.
Astrologically this card is Saturn in Leo, Saturn is the planet of discipline, of knowing your limits, boundaries, and of time. Saturn reminds us to do things step-by-step---but do them you must!

Leo is dynamic creative power that wants limitless expression and will not be held back. You can see that this is a paradigm for confusion, anxiety and angst if you resist taking those necessary steps for motion in you life. Baby steps, work but only if you take them! This is not a time to live in your dreams----you now must act!

The yellow background of this card is the active energy of Leo.
  1. The grey lotus represent creative thought unable to bloom ( The Alchemical leaded consciousness of Saturn) because of anxiety and confusion.
  2.  The Phoenix headed wand represents the triumph of rising from your own angst to greater heights of creation.
  3. The winged Eye of Horus is the all seeing eye of creation.
  4.  The snakes beneath it represent regenerative force which is what happens when we release anxiety to the motion of creative self.
All in all this card states that the Divine thinks you're good enough for the job of expanding and liberating life in your own creative manner and wants you back in motion. Repose is over---time to get back on your feet and move forward!

To the Four Elements, the fives bring serious problems of unbalance.
  1. The Five of Wands-Strife, brings quarrel and strife in the Vital energy:
  2. The Five of Cups,  brings disappointment to relationships;
  3. The Five of Swords, brings defeat to health and mind;
  4. The 5 of Disks, brings strangulation to income and business.
All seemingly very gloomy; However, the other cards in the divination will show how long the difficulty as well as, how serious the fives are to be taken. Really, these nasty old 5's just announce that a difficulty exists and often the solution to the problem at hand is in the rest of the Tarot reading.

THE FIVE OF WANDS; STRIFE.
This Lord of Strife astrologically is Saturn in Leo, which is the influence of Geburah in the World of  Pure Spirit; Atziluth of the Four Worlds.
Here the powerful heavy effects of Saturn, united with a Fire sign like Leo, brings quarreling and Strife in energy.

The Angels of the Decan are Vahaviah and Yelayel, necessary knowledge for those who wish to call on them.

Wands are a continual outpouring of force, with Saturn influence, this flow of force is agitated and disturbed, not unlike water flow is disturbed by rocks, causing rapids. Or more likely, as volcanic magma is disturbed by the tons of rock its pushing through.  Thus in the Five of Wands, there is contest unresolved.

Crowley's Thoth Deck Card, shows the nature of the energy rather than its disturbed nature as displayed by the Golden Dawn, Ryder-Waite or Babylonian Tarot Decks. In the Thoth Five of Wands, are shown the Lotus wand of the Golden Dawn Adeptus Minor of Tiphareth, the Phoenix Wand of the Adeptus  and the Major of Geburah, all crossing  the central wand of the Major Adept.  The fact that the Major Adept Wand is central is because it's position implies this severity is directed by Geburah rather than happenstance. The Phoenix wand implies resurrection from the purgation of Fire, while the Lotus Wand is of the Mother.
 
Many people find Geburah a difficult Intelligence to understand because She is as volcanic as Pelé ( Hawaiian Volcano Goddess), seemingly all irrational disturbance, yet  these disasters are derived from the benign and gentle influence of the Feminine  that is Great Mother Binah.

To me, this just shows Spirits "tough love" for its incarnations. Spirit knows you are the most creative Image yet, and have the internal strength necessary to handle anything this Universe can throw at you. Yet, because we often believe the definitions of those who rule definition (our indoctrinators), we see ourselves as a weakness, trying to become strong.  All because we are taught to believe that mortality/vulnerability is a weakness, rather than the only way to experience the courageousness of our Souls/Psyche, as they seek discrimination. Immortals don't have need of courage; they don't die. Immortals also can not see an end or beginning of themselves; they don't have one. So to learn discriminating thought, and be able to observe how it works as a pattern in life, they need to operate through a mortal-living being. Also, immortals, also don't have sensuality. Sensuality requires a "beginning and an end", to exist.  The very fact that Soul of you is seeking sensuality, the only way to learn discrimination, by building an incarnate persona, requires severity just to make it so and a fearlessness to make it happen! All is "friction", "action/reaction" in the mortal realms. For example, a certain amount of friction (strife) is required to form energy into creations. Without the severity of friction, form could not become form nor could it move! Just so, with out the friction of severity in ones life, accomplishment, progress and evolution would not happen! We Souls knowingly build an incarnation, knowing it can be a "crap shoot" and certain severity/strife will be applied! Heck, sometimes the Soul-body hook-up doesn't work, so we have a Crib death, a definite not "meeting the strife" and overcoming it! Even physical birth, takes practice!

The Babylonian Tarot, 5 of Wands-Conflict. Depicts the conflict between opposing forces.

In the World of the Assyrians, Sumerians, and Mesopotamia, the average person saw the world around them as a place of supernatural forces. Instead of Movement and Friction, they saw gods, or demons, battling as opposing forces of good or evil.  The anthropomorphic representation of gods, demi-gods, and demons was a common representation of a "supernatural" force.
The darker demonic forces, were considered evil in their actions, or sometimes as messengers of the gods carrying out ordered punishment. Most gods or demons were of human-animal hybrid creatures, such as shown on the Babylonian Tarot Card.

The Assyrian lion-human headed creature, a lion-centaur, wearing a crown of divinity, is Urmahlullû or the Lion man. He was often portrayed outside absolution rooms as a form of protection.  Here, he is battling the demon, Murkil-res-lemutii or "evil attendant", who takes the form of a lion.
The symbols for the War god Era, are the five lion-headed wands at the top of the card which are placed in opposition to each other. The cuneiform symbol for the number 3 is displayed at the lower left of the Babylonian Tarot card.
The colors are all of solar red and gold, depicting the element Fire, of the Wands card.

When the Five of Wands, is thrown during a divination, it implies:
  • That the querent is involve in a spiritual conflict. This frustrating conflict can ensue for 5 weeks or 5 months because of this confusion of ideas.  The solution of which depends on the diligence of the querent.
  • Here, the querent is adjusting the identity, struggling with self-doubt while striving to move forward.
  •  There maybe a struggle or strenuous warfare- like competition for riches and success, a kind of battle in life. 
  • The querent might also feel like they are in a impasse, powerless in a time of trial and difficulty. 
  •  If this card is thrown, in the next 5 weeks or 5 months, the opportunity for releasing anxiety or frustration to creative self is to be utilized.
  • Any frustration with either Leo people or in the month of Leo or with your own creativity should be solved within this time.
  • Creative thought and action are required!
  • Many of us have inherited anxiety, or patterns of angst from our parents and or family life----now is the time to break these patterns in your self. Just remember, blame will not help you here, nor is it a viable motion, so forget blame and correct the error you see in your patterns of motion.
  • Evolution demands we correct the errant emotional patterns of our past to move forward as a successful "I AM ME" in the eternal NOW! 
  • Conflict, strife, and quarreling.
  • Confrontation.
  • May indicate a healthy competition.
For more information about the cards, or for a live-in-person Tarot reading both on-line or in your home,Email <info@eli-lsmerchantile.com>. Thank you for your interest, comments and supportive donations. May you live long and prosper!


0 Comments to Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot, 5 of Wands-Strife & The Babylonian Tarot, 5 of Wands-Conflict:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint