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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks-Failure & The Wild Wood Tarot- Seven of Stones- Healing

The Tarot of Eli:

The Thoth Tarot-7 of Disks: Failure & The Wild Wood Tarot- Seven of Stones-Healing:

On the Qabalistic Tree of Life of the Hermetic Qabalah, the 7's of Tarot are attributed to the Sephiroth- Netzach (victory) which is very low down on the Tree of life. 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 7's bring no comfort as they are the denigration of each element, exposing the utmost weakness in every case.

The Thoth-7 OF DISKS : FAILURE
[Pentacles or Stones in other decks]
Astrologically this card is  Saturn in Taurus which indicates a great deal of work with very little reward.

To the Qabalist, this is the 7th Sephiroth-Netzach in Assiah, the influence of Victory in the Material World....but this is a small victory after extreme effort. In other words the rewards aren't worth the effort. Hence, this card seems to be as all 7's, which means very little good to be gained in the material world from continued emotional and mental effort.However this "little gain" is deceptive, since this card is more about fear of failure than failure itself.  Therefore, the 7 of Disks reminds us that trying to defeat our own fear is what is holding us to a snails pace, if any pace at all, towards our success.

Fear is not to be defeated, by trying to defeat it, for it is made of the "first material" of creation, called "thought". Therefore, trying to suppress or defeat fear is futile, as that just means you are using your own thoughts and emotional force against you. Rather, Fear is to be understood as a means of focusing on the issue; fear tells us to use our power of observation like a type of magnifying glass. Again, Failure is not the problem, it took Edison over 999 failures to make a light bulb, showing that previous failure did not stop the invention of  the successful one thousandth try, it only caused him to look at different approaches to the problem!
Hence, the 7 of Disks reminds us that it is our own fear, that tricks us and leaves us to believe we are incapable. 

The 7 of Disks also reminds us that we must keep on our projects, they will be completed by perseverance with in 7wks or 7months.

The aware consciousness knows that fear is only for the sharpening of the senses so that we can pay attention to the details; it is not for avoidance. Therefore failure tells us what didn't work, not to stop working on solutions!  To listen to our fear of failure, as if something serious and life defeating just happend, is to abandon labor and sink everything into sloth. 

The 7 of Disks, implies that we are fooling ourselves by fearing discomfort, which is also fear of failure and/or vulnerability. Hence, we become inactive, passive, and fallen. The Fear of failure states," it is better to lay here on the damp earth of wept for dreams than stand up and pry your feet from the resistant mud of
assumed comfort". [Eli]
 [Mike_kiev | Dreamstime.com - <a href="https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-man-stuck-mud-image22363476#res11763828">Man stuck in mud</a>]

Again, what I say to my own sub-conscious... consciously- is , " If you wish to speak to me you must stand for I'll not kneel to your weakness!"....I then slog on to a new day where success awaits me. Thanks to the 7 of Disks-Failure, I am reminded that its not far now...your still breathing so get on with it!
Therefore, The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks is about putrefaction, a very important alchemical paradigm that precludes purification. 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 cards 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 leadened Saturn, in a normally Ox like Taurus brings very little gain on earth, 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.

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. Most often this underlying personality construct is "fear of rejection", which is the tree trunk of all other branching fears. Many  other people have reacted so emotionally to loss, that gain itself is a threat as they might lose it and therefore, will not now dare to desire it.

The Wild Wood Tarot-Seven of Stones-Healing, emphasizes what many of us don't realize, 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. Therefore, to think ill of ourselves is to perform ill as a form. Since the most powerful Force of our Mental Self is "E-motion" that the Divine Creatrix- shown here as the Green Woman; the Natural Imagination, forms into manifestation, 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, present emotions.
Above all things know thyself! You are a Psychosomatic- Force that operates a Power-Tool--known as "your body"! 

Now I know the above statement may seem unseen by the art of the Wild Wood Tarot card; However, the Green Woman of Celtic fame, is seen holding out her healing hands over the body of a fallen hunter, implying healing after emotional or physical injury. Therefore, now is the time of rest and rejuvenation is upon you. From a Spiritual source within, comes the patient and peaceful healing, so take a break, lie down, and let the healing happen. Drop the fear in the "bull shit" bucket, and take a load off, for after a period of rejuvenation, you'll be all charged up to change direction and from the past, create a new future. 

The Thoth-7-of Disks: Failure.
Physical failure, labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth. While the Wild Wood Tarot applies to this card a pause in the garden of financial, health, and physical relationships.  Here, is the time to spiritualize matter, and relax in success before progress. Here,
the artist, Will Worthington, may be illustrating the "secret of putrefaction", where matter is in a moment of repose before becoming pure enough to transform to the next alchemical change.



Take a long look at the Thoth 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 a leaded thought process, i.e., 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, 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.  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 discovered, which seems to be the artistic interpretation of the Night Sun Tarot 7 of Pentacles.


As artistically shown by the 7 of Disks card, in mundane affairs, Saturn in Taurus is not very good with money matters. 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 frugal character; inherited from Saturn.

 When the 7 of Disks-Failure or the 7 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, the querent will be or has been:
  • 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.
  • In 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.
  • It 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 it gratefully!

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