The Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure.
labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth. This card represents a
pause in the garden of financial, health, and physical relationships.
There is also fear of failure and fear of success which is generated by
negative past experiences.
To emotionally fear is to
constrict energy and to obfuscate the direction it is being sent. Fear
is a creativity gone against the motion of the fearful. Our fear of
discomfort, is our worst enemy here.
On the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the Sevens are attributed to Netzach
(victory) which is very low down on the Tree of life. Therefore this is a doubling
of the unbalanced nature of conscious energy as consciousness is now
descended deeply into illusion while engaged in a frantic struggle with
self-identity. Netzach pertains both to Venus and Earth, and the
Heavenly Beauty of Venus is now debauched by Matter. The four Sevens
bring no comfort as they are the denigration of each element, exposing
the utmost weakness in every case
Take a long look
at this card
. Its astrological sign is Saturn in Taurus. The planet
Saturn is symbolic of constricted, restricted and/or the feeling of
limited energy. Taurus is representative of productivity and
achievement. The two together tell us that our productivity and
achievement are being restricted and limited by our fear of failure.This
aspect of Saturn and Taurus can also be seen in the coins as the helmet
symbol is Saturn and the Bull is Taurus. Hence, predicting a feeling of
failure that interferes with our mundane financial situation. The
Helmet is also a symbol of a conscious constriction of which fear is
indicative of. This card also indicates a loss of capacity to inspire
ourselves or others. Yet there are contradictory meanings here since
this is a pause in the force of our creativity, this could also be just
waiting for the fruition of our efforts and is a time of repose and
waiting for results. Seeds of new growth are being planted here and the
querent may be waiting for a better and more rewarding path to be
The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks is about putrefaction therefore the
number 7, Netzach-Victory (7th Sephira on the Tree of Life) has an
enfeebling effect; However, in this case it is made even more enfeebled
by the influence of Saturn in Taurus.
The Thoth card's interesting disk emplacement is in the gemantic figure Rubeus
, the most ugly and menacing of the 16 figures. ( 777-And other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley).
There is an atmosphere of
blight about the card and since Saturn in Taurus brings very little
gain with a great deal of effort, it is blighted in many ways. The back ground of the card suggests cultivation and
spoilage and Netzach's four colors are blotched with indigo and reddish
orange, which again promotes the concept of spoilage ( the reddish
orange, on the card is faded by processing). Saturn's disks are lead in
color and suggest bad money.
*NOTE: In the Golden Dawn, Connolly
and Rider-Waite Tarot Decks, the Disks of the Thoth Deck are known as
Pentacles. In other decks they are often shown as coins.
What I have most often found is that it is the individual's Fear of Failure
that is the stumbling block to success here and that somewhere in their
emotional past the idea that they were/are unworthy of success, is an
underlying personality construct. Other people have reacted so
emotionally to loss, that gain itself is a threat as they might lose it
and therefore will not dare to desire it.
What many of
us don't realize is that we are both Force and Form (The study of Force
and Form is the Qaballah) and that our Spiritual and/or Mental Force
runs our physical form. We have called this Mental Force, Emotions. Therefore, to think ill of ourselves is to
perform ill as a form. Since the most powerful Force of our Mental Self
is Imagination, you are held to no actions of the past if you are
willing to imagine a new future. Imagine yourself -Well, wealthy (money
raining down all around you) etc. and you will set a force filled course
of prosperity for your physical form. Make a forceful chant such as,"
North, South, East and West, my prosperity flows to me which ever way is
best!", do this morning, noon and night or the instant you worry about
income. By taking action to change your mind, you are being Spirit in
motion. Spirit is action; a forceful energy-in-motion, while the "lizard
brain" is a fear based survival mind who reacts to environmental
present-actions with past fear and in error calls those reactions,
Above all things know thyself! You are a Psycho-dynamic- Force that operates a Power-Tool--known as "your body"!
The Connolly Tarot-7 of Pentacles, is rather mundane in its meanings, and the 7 of Pentacles is no exception.
The medieval young traveler seems to be contemplating his future as he stares at a bush fruitful with pentacles.
His clothing is patched, and he carries a walking staff implying a long journey to this moment.
Since the pentacles are lush, this card seems to imply a more profitable change in one's affairs is on the way. Expand, and don't stop now, you are almost there. The Connolly tarot avoids the implications of Rubeus, and the alchemical necessity of putrefaction before purification.
When the 7 of Disks card is thrown during a divination, it implies that:
the next 7 weeks or 7 months, the more rewarding path will be
discovered and the period of waiting is over, or you will have to
confront your fear of failure in the next 7 weeks or 7 months in order
to plant anew and reap a more generous harvest in your future.
is time to move through old fears and self defeating thoughts of past
failures whether they have been experienced in the past 7 weeks, 7
months or when you were 7 years old.
- Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am
is our inherited God Voice within our Super-conscious. It declares the
direction of our energy such as, I Am sad...I Am happy...I Am poor..I AM
wealthy..In the infinite realm of possibilities, I AM is the foundation
of all creation and creation is a restriction of energy to form a
"point in time". Which we are! Since you have been given the God-like
freedom to declare yourself any way you like...repeating concepts of
failure tell your Greater Self that you demand failure as an expression
of your likeness! Knowing this:
- It is recommended that for the
next 7 weeks or 7 months that your repeat declarations of Wealth. How
about; "I Am The Will and the Way. I Am the Wealth and I own the Day!".
Say this at least 7 times a day for 7 weeks or 7 Months. I've been doing
it now for the past 7 years and my days flow in a joyous dance of
discovery. I highly recommend that you remember yourself as a I AM Magic
Sorcerer from the Source of all Creation who has been given the power
of emotional focus to create your reality. This is a great power---use
7 weeks or 7 months, the querent (the one receiving the reading) will
experience or has experienced, unprofitable speculation, and employment
- Little gain for much labor leaving promises for success unfulfilled.
- Hopes deceived and crushed as apparent fortune is lost.
- This is also the Alchemical putrefaction, a process necessary to produce the purest element.
- Cultivation of land, with little gain.
- Sometimes this card suggests slight and isolated gains with no fruits resulting.
- Depending on the dignity of the accompanying cards, each being positive in nature, then the 7 of Disks-Failure, can also mean: honorable work undertaken for the love of it and without a desired reward.
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