The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot; The Four Sevens:
Many of us know that there is only one energy, that we can't create nor destroy this energy, but we can transform and transmit it by our bodies and our imagination. In fact, everything that is, is a transformation of the One energy...including you! The Sevens are no exception to this law of change, they are a state of energy- conscious that is a transformation that unbalances the previously stable sixes.
The seventh Sephira
is Netzach ( victory), which is a position low on the Tree of Life, and off of the middle pillar, thus all Sevens are very unstable.
It is a risky business descending, using frantic energy, into this domain of illusion, as illusion made frantic becomes mental illness. Netzach being attributed to Venus, and Earth, knocks Venus off her heavenly perch which to Venus is a great catastrophe. Therefore, the four Sevens, bring no comfort and are a depredation of the element they represent, exposing their greatest weakness.
The Seven of Wands-Valor:
There is a desperate struggle here, as energy feels itself in its last gasp. This card brings out the defective element in the idea of Mars, who is the god of War. Everything is in chaos and it is up to the valor of the individual to "carry the day".
As stated, the 7 of Wands-Valour, represents Netzach (Victory) in the suit of Fire. However, the number 7 itself is a weak earthly-magnetic -feminine number as regards to the lower levels of the Tree of Life.
This Male Fire is also attributed to Mars in Leo, so the Sun is still in full strength, but by being focused on the 7th Sephiroth, it is overpowering and causes an unbalance that can be seen as wavering fire on the wands of this card.
The idea implied by this Card is of a battle being thrown into disorder (flames going in all unsystematic directions), where the army is losing and only by the exercise of individual Valour can victory be achieved.This is depicted by the Six Wands of the Three Adepts relegated to the background, diminished and becoming common placed while the seventh wand, a large crude club, is in front. This illustration implies that the first weapon at hand is a unsatisfactory weapon in ordered combat and only the valor of the club wielder can carry the day.
The Jungian Tarot-7 of Wands-Passion,
implies and overwhelming force that burns out quickly. This surge of force can cause a temporary imbalance of feelings, which may determine action until reason or caution takes over. Since the fire element is also attributed to sexual passion on a universal scale, there could be powerful sexual attraction overtones here, even to the point of a spontaneous or hasty marriage. Since the energy of this card is exciting, love,and money, may come as rapidly as a tidal wave and just as soon be wasted. Through one's own excess, loss of love, money and friends, can be the card's message if ill defined.
Again, the small cards of Jungian Tarot, fail to get the meaning of the tarot card across in their artistic expression. Hence, one must have the book of Tarot Psychology by Robert Wang at hand, or have memorized the Thoth Tarot Cards, to clarify meanings. Nevertheless, Passion and Valour go hand in hand, as they require a powerful burst of energy to go forward.
When the 7 of Wands is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- That for the past 7 weeks or 7 months, or in the future 7 weeks or 7 months ( depending on accompanying cards), the Querent will be experiencing opposition.
- Possible victory, depending on the energy and courage exercised; valor, obstacles, difficulties, yet with the courage to meet them.
- Quarreling, ignorance, pretense, wrangling, and threatening behavior, influence over a subordinate and victory in small, petty and/or unimportant things. Again the dignity of the card, whether well or ill, is always decided by the surrounding cards.
- In any case, in-order to overcome difficulties, the Seven of Wands implies passionate effort must be supplied no matter what outcome is feared. The Statement by Charles Lotterhand," The outer aspects of everything seems negative but I still have my expectation of a result that would normally be an impossibility", would sum up nicely the valorous personalities outlook.
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