The Thoth Tarot-9 of Disks: Gain & The SpellCaster's Tarot-9 of Pentacles.
the 9 of Disks/Pentacles Tarot card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but
with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really
To a Qabalist, this card represents Yesod (Foundation) in
Assiah (Material World) and promotes the meaning of "good luck" and
management. The Divination meaning of this card means inheritance or material gain.
The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
Here we have success
and a certainty gained from knowing you've made the right choices and
done the right thing. Self discipline in the material world. As Crowley
stated," everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds."
In the Hermetic Qabalah and of the Tarot, the number 9, not only represents completion but also the establishment of balanced and fulfilled Force. The
often cold earthly and indifferent nature of
Virgo may be described as the very opposite to Venus. In Virgo, Venus is
in her fall, so Venus never fully develops in this sign. However, the
indifference and aplomb thus formed, shows good luck in material
affairs, favor and even popularity, all without deep emotional
commitment.The Central Disk/Pentacle, is always the Central Sun, 6th
Sephiroth of Tiphareth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Tiphareth is known as "Beauty", for it is the harmony of the Christ or Buddha mind.
The mingling of both good luck and
good management is shown in the arrangement of the Thoth Tarot 9 of Disks. This
managed arrangement as an equilateral triangle of 3, pinnacle
upward, together and surrounded by a ring, with 6 larger Disks, in the
form of a hexagon. All of which signifies the multiplication of the
Original Vibration (the Word and/or Eheieh which means-"I Will Be") called The Logos. The Multiplication is
always done in 3's, Father, Mother, Child, Maid, Mother, Crone, and
Father, Sun, and Whole Spirit; to name a few. This is seen as the three
central Disks form this magical pattern of fulfillment.
As it descend into material crystallization,
the original whirling energy or spiral energy, gradually exhausts
itself, as shown by the other 6 disks taking the form of coins.The
marking on these coins are the magical images of the planets. The
degrading of the original energy by multiplication, does tend to slow it
down and complicate things. Therefore, the human body is a very slow version
of the Original Self.
As a Spiral/Spirit Energy Self,
are depicted as the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the whole image of 8
Sephiroth, being the Original Human/God-Man, Adam Kadmon
, crowned by the Supernal 3, who when multiplied
into many states of energy conscious, and/or diversities of the One
pattern, becomes most complicated indeed! Each of us is a complete Tree
of Life multiplied by the Cubed number 3. So it is okay that you are
complicated, just getting the complications all in complimentary
patterns, working together on all planes of energy consciousness,( which
is called 'wholeness and/ or Holy Spirit) seems impossible, yet this
cooperation can be achieved by one realization at a time. Baby steps,
are motion and motion, no matter how small, is sacrosanct to Life. In truth, it sounds easy to just "receive", your inheritance; However, we have placed so many illusions over our true identity, that we must remove these masks before we can receive. That is the object of Qabalah and Tarot, for Qabalah means-receiving. Tarot helps us "remember" our true heritage, as all 78 cards represent an aspect of our Greater Self.
Therefore the 9 of Disks/Pentacles, represents what assists us in knowing that success in the material
world is not the "end all" of security. Rather, knowing thyself is the
True Security, a strong foundation from which to create all good
fortune. When each of us completes the realization of the Self, that is,
"above all things, know thyself", even death is known as good fortune!
This understanding of " completion and renewal", i.e. death, may take
some contemplation by the fearlessly diligent student but until one
does, the lowly animal - survival mind shall always rule the body and
thus, breaking the pattern of cooperation that manifests Love, and wealth as the true
state of Mind.
In the Tarot
9 of Disks or Pentacles, The Force in fulfillment- balance
of the nine is very apparent in this card.Here
in the SpellCaster's Tarot, the pentacles are balanced in a form of a wall that is surrounding a lush garden. The figure in the foreground, has upon her hand the ubiquitous squirrel of the SpellCaster's Pentacle cards; However, instead of frolicking around this lush garden, it head is covered in a cloth sack. This implies that one is completely happy with their own little world and is not seeing nor paying attention to the outside world. The fountain, is decorated with the Moon's sigil and all is lush and fertile. Here, one is totally satisfied with their own creation of wealth, family, and happy home. Therefore, one chooses to ignore the rest of the world or what is going on outside their walls.
The descent into matter tends
to complicate the
image, as all weaving (Wyrding) tends to make it hard to find the
original thread that began the tapestry. FYI ---the Thoth Deck Disks are called Pentacles or Coins on most other decks.
Crowley felt that coins or pentacles, just didn't get the idea across,
that all matter is made out of "spinning atoms", and that the spin of a
disc balances it into a seeming stability, that slowly degrades.
The 9 of Disks/Pentacles reminds the Qabalist that it's all about perspective. If we look at ourselves from the lofty
perch of the Soul (Tiphareth-Beauty) all is easily seen, understood and
adjusted, in the daily life of the physical person that the Soul's
Vibrations produce; However, if we are looking up from the Earthly
presence towards our incomprehensible Soul....we tend to only see what
we are trained or want to see. The necessary perspective changes to achieve this
Psyche enlightenment of Looking downward at ourselves, is why the Adept
studies the Tree of Life and achieves personal initiation on each state
of energy conscious called Sephiroth; To Know Thyself requires us to look beyond ourselves which is a many step perspective change! The physical body is just a wall of atoms, not our Real Self, who is from the Quantum side of the Universe.
When the Thoth 9 of Disks-Gain or the SpellCaster's Tarot-9 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- That in 9 weeks or 9 months the querent has experienced or will experience an inheritance, and/or much increase in money.
- 9's are the number of completeness, so complete realization of material gain is suggested here.
to the dignity inferred by the accompanying cards, this could also be
covetousness, treasuring of goods, and maybe even theft and underhanded
- Spiritual activity is implied here also, but Disks
are Earth-Material so spiritual awareness maybe gained in the spiraling
of the downward flow of Force and Form, but very slowly and may be
- A complete manifestation of material gain.
- Success in the material world.
- The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, certain character flaws make their appearance such as:
- Covetousness, treasuring of goods, and there may even be theft or knavery involved.
then means lack of Self-discipline will keep you from gaining in the
- However, this is rare and most often this card
represents a personal accomplishment gained by following your own path.
It shows us that by disciplined focus, we can design our own fate.
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