The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks-is called Failure and is represented as the Seven of Pentacles in the Witches Tarot.
The Witches Tarot-Seven of Pentacles, depicts an agricultural worker who has finished attending a flourishing plant that bears seven pentacles. His hard work is being rewarded by the health of the plant.
The green leaves of the plant, and his clothing in greens and browns, represent the element of Earth which because of the man's diligent efforts, earth will and has bless him with abundance.
There is nothing very arcane about this card. The young man is obviously taking a rest after hard work and the fruitful plant shows that he is being rewarded for his hard labor. The "down side" to this card is implied, for those who fear hard work, will get very little benefit from what little effort supplied.
The Thoth Tarot card concentrates more on the zodiacal and alchemical aspects of the 7 of Disks and the Sephiroth for which it represents.
Netzach means Victory. To reiterate: Feelings, instinct, and undifferentiated Group Mind, are attributed to the Sphere of Netzach.
Here, Netzach-Victory is in Assiah, influencing the Material World. The planet and sign of the 7-of Disks-Failure, are Saturn in Taurus. The Angels of the Decan are Herochiel and Mitzrael.
Saturn in Taurus brings disappointment, often because of a great deal of work that brings little reward. One must remember, that time/Saturn rules the earth, and Taurus is an earth sign. Therefore, one can say that the 7 of Disks-Worry, represents a lot of time invested for very little rewards.
There are sixteen of the gemantic figures (See AC's book, 777 or "The Hand Book of Gemancy" Equinox Vol. I, No.2). The 7 of Disks is in the shape of the gemantic figure Rubeus, which is the one of putrefaction, a menacing symbol to those who are aging.
If you are a student of Alchemy, putrefaction is noted as a necessary process of chemical transformation, before purification can be produced.
Putrefaction is the fifth stage of death, following pallor mortis, algor mortis, rigor mortis, and livor mortis. This process references the breaking down of a body of a human or animal post mortem (meaning after death). In broad terms, it can be viewed as the decomposition of proteins, and the eventual breakdown of the cohesiveness between tissues, and the liquefaction of most organs.
What is implied then, is that emotional putrefaction must happen before one can compose a more fertile emotional self-image.
Hence, the atmosphere of the card implies blight where cultivation is spoiled. The suggestion is also bad money.
The Thoth- 7 of Disks, Failure, is Qabalistically called,"The Lord of Success unfulfilled" and rightly so, as it is about physical failure and non-success but in a deeper sense than the outer mundane world. Here the thoughts of failure and the fear thereof, are the cause of an emotional putrefaction...i.e., where one is "stuck in a rut", because they fear failure more than they believe in their ability to succeed.
When the 7 of Disks or the Seven of Pentacles ) Failure, is thrown during a reading:
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