The Thoth 7 OF WANDS: VALOUR & The Wild Wood Tarot-SEVEN of BOWS-CLEARANCE:
this 7 tarot card represents Mars in Leo. Mars in Leo is a position of courage
and strength but a clash is certain, whereas, victory is not.
Qabalistically, this card is the influence of Netzach (victory) in Atziluth (World of Pure Spirit). This card is about opposition and possible victory, depending on the amount of courage exercised by the querent.
The 7 of Wands
(basically all sevens) show a positive result which is dependent upon
the action taken by the individual. However, the battle suggested by
this card, may also be disorganized and disordered producing uncertain
results. Order, depends on the Valour of the individual, as everyone else, associated with the issue is in chaos. A determined
individual, who "takes the bit" and charges into the fray---a do or die
mentality--will prevail. Such a mentality as the valor Admiral Farragut shown in his battle of Mobile bay during the civil war in the US, where he said, "Damn the Torpedoes!' Full steam ahead!". And as history buffs know, he carried the day.
The capability to be disorganized and
disordered comes from being unsure of yourself and your ideas.( The primitive club
among the Golden Dawn Wands of the Adepts)Hence, the card says, "Get over yourself and get on with you!" Therefore, what the Spirit is telling the querent here,
is that only through individual Valour will the individual prevail in
the present or coming fray of possible outcomes. Self Trust, is the
Valour producing mechanism here and lack of self trust will end up as a
Esoterically, Wands represent "sex-energy"(life-force) which is the passionate force of Will-To-Be.
Will is of Spirit, which indicates that we must be listening more to
our Spirit than our brain... for true Valour is powered by the Will of
the inner Spirit. This indomitable will is easily seen as the Planet
Mars represents War-or Battle
and Leo represents the Solar Self (Spirit) which suggests that only the
Battling Spirit can win here.
This time to make
decisions and establish priorities is implied in the Wild Wood Tarot- Seven of Bows Card
by presence of a broken bow stave, in front of 6 newly made and as yet , unfinished bow staves. So generally, the Tarot 7 of Wands shows a
force of Will transcending the material plane and is a powerful force that
one capable of wielding it. That capability is Will to Force Focus on what one needs to change in ones life, and then establishing priorities to get it done. This Will to Force, is the Kundalini cleansing-Force, shown as the bonfire burning the wood wastes from work on the new staves and also implied on the
Thoth Card, as a Primitive club like flaming Phallus. . There is a hidden warning here for, if a
little valor (valour) invokes Kundalini, empowered and disorganized or
emotions shall prevail; However, if the person knows
that they are an untiring Spirit, who operates their own body as a Wand of an Adept,
sees challenges as accomplishments rather than problems--their inner
Valour shall attain outer victory. So no matter how much you fear,
charge into the fray with confidence that your Spirit shall prevail!
Hence, The Thoth, 7 Of Wands: Valor
, card represents the
unbalancing of a previous spiritual victory, by the dynamic flow of
transformational energy all around us; things change. Just when we
thought we were victorious over the emotional, spiritual and physical
resistance to our vision some issues change and we have to exercise
bravery, and valor to not doubt and fight ourselves as we proceed
towards our vision. This departure from balance tends to direct us to
loss of confidence; However, if we hold to our vision and trust our
inner integrity, we shall still achieve our goal and also learn
discrimination in the process.
To reiterate: The Thoth 7 of Wands Card is Astrologically, Mars in Leo
. Mars represents a dynamic vitality, an agitation of motion while Leo represents creativity and/or creative expression. This
suggest that you don't try to stop the new motion in your life but
instead become creative in channeling it towards your vision without
compromising or settling for less.
- The central wand is the inner self trust gained by experience.
lotus wand represents the unfolding of your vision if you show the
valor necessary to carry on and not be deterred by conflict.
- The Ibis headed wands represent the new directions that allow you to move in new regenerative ways that you value.
showing valor in the face of adversity, you will be able to see things
more clearly and be able to honor your vision and creativity which is
represented by the winged Eye of Horus wands (a symbol of the All Seeing Eye).
The The 7 of Wands- or Seven of Bows card,
represents Netzach (Victory)
in the suit of Fire. However, the number 7 itself is a weak
earthly-magnetic -feminine number as regards to 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 the Thoth card or the waving flames of the Wild Wood bonfire.
The idea implied by this Card
of a battle being thrown into disorder (flames going in all
unsystematic directions on the Thoth card), where the army is losing and only by the
exercise of individual Valour can victory be achieved.This is depicted on the Thoth Tarot card
by the 6 Wands of the 3 Adepts relegated to the background,
diminished and becoming common place while the seventh wand, a large
crude club, is in front. This Thoth 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.
When the 7 of Wands or Seven of Bows 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
- 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
- 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 what this card means.
- That in the next 7 weeks or 7 months it is important that you have the
courage and valor to stay with what you value, especially with the Leo
people in your life ( July 21 to August 21).
- It is
important that you stay by what you value concerning work, career and/or
creative expression by not compromising or settling for less. Stick to
your guns-so to speak.
- Trust yourself and your valued experiences.
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