The Thoth Tarot- 8 of Wands: SWIFTNESS.
in Sagittarius, rules this card, representing the stabilizing of the
Fiery Creative Energy, shown as thunderbolt arrows, radiating outward from a
central point. However, Sagittarius is unstable in Mercury, so the
balance of energy is rapid and fleeting, as arrows are shot from a bow.
we have the Intelligent Energy of the 2nd Sephiroth- Chokma (Wisdom)
being swiftly brought down as the message of the Original Will.
number 8, also refers to the 8th-Sephira, Hod: SPLENDOR, which is the splendor of
electricity, speech and light. Thus we have the illustrated card
showing Light-wands turned into electrical rays that are sustaining or
even constituting the vibration-energy of physical Matter.
the 8th Sephiroth: Splendor
, is one of the Sephira in the Astral
, which is a fluid electromagnetic spectrum
of vibratory energy and/or fluid light
This veil of fluid may be unseen to us, as we only see the Visible light spectrum,
which is less than .4% of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we
call the Multi-dimensional Universe; However, being unseen to the normal
eye doesn't mean it doesn't exist for it is the place of dreams. Therefore, form is created in the
Astral fluids before it is seen here in the lowest Kingdom of the Astral
crystallized light t
hat we call Malkuth (kingdom) or Earth.
To reiterate: The Four Eights are attributed to Hod
(eighth Sepiroth--Splendor) on the Tree of Life. Since Hod is in the
same plane as the Sevens (Netzach-victory) the same weaknesses and/or
defects that are in the sevens will apply. Yet, in a sense, the
alleviation of the Sevens weakness is also being applied in the Eights.
One might say that the mischief has been done and there is an action
against it, much like white blood cells attacking a intruder in the
blood stream; not a total cure but a beginning in that direction.
The Thoth Tarot Eight of Wands
is called SWIFTNESS, because it is attributed to Mercury in Sagittarius,
making it Swift indeed! The 8 of Wands represents the ethereal (invisible) aspect of pure
where all gross-material aspects are removed. Fire is no longer
conjoined with ideas of combustion and incineration. Hence, in the 8 of Wands,
fire is represented as energy in its most exalted state and suggest
electrical current and/or pure light in its material sense. Sagittarius
represents light, such as the rainbow and that is shown on the card, as well
as electrical current being shown as lightning bolts, throughout the "as
above so below" design of the cubed diamond.The rainbow, is depicting the restored Universe of shinning
light, which deals with the maxima
, and the seven colors of the visible spectrum, which exhibit interplay and correlation.
the Thoth 8 of Wands card also represents the high velocity energy that is the
master- key of modern mathematical physics showing no flames, for they
have become the electromagnetic spectrum where the fiery- electrical
energy has become a intelligible form. The 8 of Wands card represents
swiftness and/or rapidity;The card of high velocity energy.
Since, the Thoth card shows that light has been turned into the electrical rays that
sustain and constitute matter. It is comparable to the the Hindu energy concept called Prana and/or spiritual energy.
Being that the astrological symbol is Mercury in Sagittarius; Mercury is the planet
that represents communication and Sagittarius is the astrological sign
associated with swiftness and directness.
Therefore on the Thoth tarot card:
- The square represents blocks or obstacles both internal or external that are in the way of direct and swift communication.
diamond is the transitional electrical form that happens when you
communicate swiftly and directly.
- By taking swift and direct action we
can transform any obstacle into a jewel of communication; turning a
negative into a positive by positive action.
the opposite of this card is covert communication and procrastination,
that form the blocks to direct and positive communication.
Mercury is not well placed in
Sagittarius, as its Forces are mitigated and quickly expended in the sign
of the Archer. That is why the Thoth Deck 8 of Wands, shows the Forces
of Wands in the electric arrow shape; as arrows shot from a bow, the
force is quickly spent.
is the type of vibratory "energy"( there is only One Energy but many
vibrations/frequencies) we feel when involved in Pranic (Prana is the
name for the Primal Universal Life Force in Yoga) breathing exercises.
This swift force will rapidly fade so it must be sent to the
acceleration of ideas as part of a combined prana-yama (breathing
exercise) and meditation (mental focusing exercise) in order to reap
swift and lasting benefits in manifestation.
Therefore the Thoth 8 of Wands,
is about activities and energy speeding up, rapid growth and
development of ideas. Fast thinking and communication not unlike being
swept off of you feet or "falling in love", which is not a falling at
all but rather a rapid expanding and often overwhelming flow of life
force that changes mundane perspective. Being rapid, there is a caveat of
caution here, for rapid motion can also create rapid error. It's best to
know before you go! However, there is a certain amount of joy in
discovery, as many a spontaneous personality will tell you and the
journey itself can be a lot of fun; all injuries included. So it could benefit you to just
leave behind expectations and assumptions and like the "Hippies" said in the 60's
,"Go with the flow!"
Because of this
Mercury and Sagittarius, we now have the Fiery Creative Energy
bringing down the Tree of
Life, the original Will of Chokma ( 2nd Sephiroth-Wisdom). As if this wasn't enough,
this card also refers to Hod (8th Sephira)-Splendor, in the suit of Fire and therefore it refers to the dynamic phenomena of speech, visible light, and
The illustration of electric rays
vibrating, on the Thoth 8 of Wands, implies the vibration that constitutes Matter. The rainbow
above implies the division of pure light into the color spectrum, each
ray a frequency of "living light" which is a microwave vibration that
stimulates Material into life motion. This rainbow also illustrates the
interplay and correlation that constructs "all things". You may have
heard this from readers that you have a primary color as a "Life Ray" or
your Primary Ray of vibration. Colors, in this case, are themselves the
manifestation of Force rather than a reflection of light.
Thoth 8 of Wands card represents a manifestation of energy in a state
of high velocity. The flames have become electric rays and have created
an intelligible geometrical form (Matter). The 8 of Wands symbolizes the
One energy that is moving the Universal expansion at an incredible
The B.O.T.A. Tarot-8 of Wands, illustrates 8 wands, in the colors of fire, pointing the dark crystal of matter towards one center. Implying this is the Original Will of the One who is represented as the clear and pure crystals that are pointed upward. Here it is suggested that light to evolve into Sensual/Material/Being, is the Will of the Divine creative.
Also, the pattern of the wands are displayed in a wheel of eight Sephira, just as is the electric arrows of the Thoth Card.
When this card is thrown during a reading
, it represents;
- Swiftness, a hasty communication such as letters, or messages.
can also imply too much force applied too suddenly, like a powerful
surge of Kundalini (Primeval Serpent Force) moving up the spine before
the person is ready for it. As many of us know this can cause a major
disaster to the persona.
- This is a card of the, very rapid rush,
but often too quickly passed and expended...like a brief orgasm.
- We are
looking at the image of violent energy that is not lasting.
- Rapidity, courage, boldness, confidence, freedom and even warfare.
- This person likes the violent expression of energy such as sports.
- Yet this card can also mean love of open air (no restrictions), gardens, meadows.
may characterize this person as generous, subtle, eloquent, yet
somewhat untrustworthy...most often because the are into rapid change as
- That in the next 8 day's, 8wks or 8 months (rapidity is relevant) your
going to experience a rapid acceleration of activity in your
- This card marks the end of a period of delay.
- Exciting times are ahead!
people who insist on comfortable, laid back motion, may find this to be
a kind of curse; like the much paraphrased Chinese curse of ," may you
lead an exciting life!
- However, this card tends to mean
rapid progress toward a felicitous goal and the arrows of love---you
know, the ones that Cupid shoots into your heart.
- It is reminder to facilitate action and direct communication within the
next 8 weeks or 8 months in order to eliminate procrastination and
- The eight banded rainbow, may also symbolize
completeness in communication and action should be achieved in the next 8
weeks or 8 months and that this can only be achieved without
- As things come up, the querent is advised
to take swift action and directly communicate to important people in
their life.This maybe especially relevant to Sagittarius in their lives
(November 21 to December 21).
When ill dignified by the accompanying cards,
- Rapacious, insolent, oppressive.
- Theft and robbery.
- Whatever the interpretation, this card says, "This is as fast as it gets".
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