The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot-7 of Disks: Failure
Netzach , is the seventh Sephira on the Tree of Life and is called Victory; the ruling intelligence of the 7's; victory implies an exhausting contest won by supreme effort.
This enfeeblement of exhaustion is accentuated by the fact that the
Seven of Disks is ruled by the influence of Saturn in Taurus. Saturn
being a heavy, dark, primeval ( Known as the "Old King " of the
gods) planet, is made even heavier, more obstinate and plodding by the
influence of Taurus, yet the moral character is firm and obstinately
capable of overcoming obstacles' by sheer determination.
artistically shown by the dark nature of the Seven of Disks card, in mundane affairs of money,
Saturn in Taurus is not a very good influence.
It is indeed,
financial failure. In fact, unless very well dignified, money comes
slowly or just wastes away. However, all Is not lost for the very
plodding, obstinate and determined behavior suggested by this card, can
save one from financial ruin by their natural careful, saving and quite
The atmosphere of the Seven of Disks-Failure, is that of blight as the background depicting spoiled
vegetation, all colored in indigo and reddish orange (hardly seen in
this card's electronic reproduction). The disks, represent the leaden
disks of Saturn and suggest bad money. In alchemy, this card represents the act of putrefaction, which must occur before purification can be pursued.
In The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot; The Four Sevens influence the end of one thing and the promise of something new:
Many of us
know that there is only one energy, and that we can't create nor destroy
this energy, but we can transform and transmit it; even by our
imagination. In fact, everything that is, is a transformation of the One
energy/Life...including you! The Sevens are no exception, they are a
state of energy-conscious that is a transformation that unbalances the
previously stable sixes, so that perfection can be reached.
The 7's are all under the influence of the seventh Sephira
- 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.
Netzach is attributed to Venus, and Earth. This 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.
we can see by examining the Qabalistic meanings
of the Sevens, the journey into
enlightenment is not all "sweetness and light", often we are following
delusions that must be shattered before we can see beyond the mirror
images of indoctrination and man-made definitions.
The Seven of
Disk is no exception, as this card represents the extreme in passivity.
Spirit is action, not reaction, and passivity in the heavy leadership of
Saturn/Time below the Abyss, promotes extreme inactivity. The positive virtue of
Spiritual action, is not even casting a shadow here, where one is a
slave to fear of failure and lives in "yesterday's reaction" which is a death to today's living.
In the other Sevens of the Thoth tarot
, there is represented some
effort, no matter how weak, to expand beyond the low state of the
element; none exists in the Seven of Disks. There isn't even a dream of
action. Labor itself is abandoned and all is sunk in sloth.
all that is, change is a constant in this Universe of Transformational
energy/Life. For many of us have deluded ourselves into these low states, and
have survived our struggle and moved forward out of the mire of
self-denial, self-delusion and back into our Soul's arms! Where once we were self-conscious (personality) we have changed by remembering that we are Conscious-Self (Psyche/Soul).
I've heard that "God is Love"
, and that human kind is "made in God's
Image", yet I have never heard the obvious truth of the combination of
these statements: "Love created me to be Itself." To know this is to
Know the Miracle that bears your name...Life! Life, the Divine Creative, created me as Life's self-image. Now where in the hell am I seeking a life and/or needing the approval of the alive? To do so would be likened to a "fish in the Ocean, seeking water".
Again, The Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure represents:
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 created reaction gone against the motion of the fearful. Our fear of
discomfort, is our worst enemy here.
Take a long look
at this car
d. 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
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 Jungian 7 of Pentacles: Gain Through Commerce, represents:
- Almost certain gain through finance, business, investments, stocks, or banking.
- Indicates a responsible position as the favor of superiors is earned. (rarely from co-workers who deem this person aloof and cold)
- Represents a genus at business management, manipulation, guile, and financial gamesmanship. Having little to do with the amount of time or effort expended, such as a fortune being made by a 5 minute call to a stock broker.
- The pursuit of money is done to exclusion of all else; co-workers are merely pawns to be used as necessary, family and friends are secondary.
- Here, business may be an emotional escape from personal responsibilities.
When the 7 of Disks/Pentacles 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.
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 an I AM who is a 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
- Experiencing for the past or future seven weeks or seven months, unprofitable speculation and employment.
- Loss of apparently promising fortune with little gain from much labor.
- A cultivator of land is suggested, yet very little gain thereof.
- There is also suggestion of slight and isolated gains that bear no fruit, though seemingly promising such.
When very well dignified by the accompanying cards,
- There is a suggestion of honorable work undertaken for the love of it, without desired reward.
- The honorable work being reward in itself.
- This is often called Lust with out the need of result and in this case, it is about the love of physical work where the perfected craft itself is the reward.
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