The Thoth-NINE OF DISKS-GAIN
this card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but
with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really
To a Qabalist, this card represents Yesod (Foundation)
in Assiah (Material World) and promotes the meaning of "good luck" and
management. The Divination meaning of this card means inheritance or material gain.
The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
we have success and a certainty gained from knowing you've made the
right choices and done the right thing. Self discipline in the material
world. As Crowley stated," everything is for the best in the best of all
The Thoth Deck Nine of Disks (Pentacles in Golden Dawn and Ryder-Waite decks) is also called, Lord of Material Gain, or Gain for short.
The Planet is Venus and Virgo is the sign.
of the Decan are: Hazayel and Aldiah.
The 9 of Disks card represents Yesod in Assiah
and/or the influence of Yesod in the Material World. Yesod, means foundation,
for Yesod is the 9th Sephira representing the Astral plane where dreams begin materializing. The Energy intelligence of Yesod is the liquid-light plane of image, before crystallization/ solidification
in the active material world.
Therefore, this influence is very favorable for
amassing things, but with Venus in Virgo, there is a lack of overt
feelings accompanying this great efficiency;
a lackadaisical attitude toward wealth.
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'."
The Thoth Nine of Disks-Gain:
This card represents
gain on all levels that are physical and that influence the physical;
emotional gain, spiritual gain, mental gain and physical gain. This
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.
Astrologically, since this is Venus in Virgo it is implied that 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 loving creative moment.
The results are gain on all levels .
On the Thoth card:
the blue circle
symbolizes wisdom linked with our loving nature, which is the pink circle and 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.
is the sign of the helmeted warrior who knows what his limits and
boundaries are and paying attention to detail;
- The feathered cap symbol
of Mars indicates that energy, vitality and assertion are a vital part of gain.
the King, reminds us that flexibility, being open to opportunity that
expands our leadership skills are also needed to experience gain.
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.
coin with the Feminine figure that has a Queen's hat ( Mother) is Feminine-Mercury, and reminds us that communication skills and nurturing
leadership skills are needed to experience gain.
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 Babylonian Tarot-9 of Disks-Gain, concentrates on the images of agriculture, which was the true wealth of Mesopotamia.
The creation epic Enuma Elish, was far from being the only creation story of this area, as different cities often had their own creative story.
For instance, there was the Theogony of Dunnu, which feature the Plough and Earth as two primeval forces that initiated material creation. Plough, the masculine part of the Divine Creative, married Earth (the feminine part of the Divine Creative) and their very fecund honey moon produced the Sea, Furrow, and the Cattle God.
The Cattle God, then took a shine to the Sea, and the resulting honey-moon sired the Flock God. Upon viewing the darling deity-River, Flock God got all "fuzzy" feeling and married River. The resulting union created the Herdsman God, Pasture and Popular. But the begetting didn't stop here, for Pasture became popular with Popular ; the resulting marriage producing the Deities Haharnum and Belet-seri. Just as seeds, the new generations of deities were constantly born, uniting and producing the next generation.
Suggesting the agricultural growing and harvest seasons of plants, it was a common practice in Mesopotamia, to have the younger generation of gods, eliminate the older generation, with one exception. In the New Year, the younger generation of gods permitted the older generation of gods to live with it; for a time.
The Babylonian 9 of Disks, therefore, shows the Plough and the furrowed Earth. Representing the prelude to planting grain, a gain for future generations. The nine disks seem to represent the planted seed. The star rosette is shown on five of the disks, while the remaining four show the star-disk of Venus. Beneath the plough, is shown the cuneiform symbol for the #9.
When the Nine of Disks-Gain, is thrown during a reading it implies:
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.
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 wealth.When
thrown the 9 of Disks card-Gain indicates that
- Within the next 9 weeks or 9 months
there is physical gain shown by organizing things and following your
- You are to be dynamically assertive (electric male force) and
magnetically receptive (female force) which is following your heart/soul and actively producing
what has deep meaning to you.
- Therefore, In 9 weeks or 9 months, the querent shall begin receiving just rewards in:
- Physical gain, for all their self-discipline and hard work.
- A reaping of what has been sown.
- 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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