The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Wands-Valour and the Witches Tarot- Seven of Wands:
On the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the Thoth 7 of Wands-VALOUR is ruled
by the 7th Sephiroth- Netzach (Victory) in the Suit of Fire. Victory and fire seem
strong enough, except that in the Seven of Wands, Netzack is in Aziluth,
the realm of pure spirit. This is astrologically Mars
in Leo. Yet all the activity of this Lord of Valor is
lower down in the realm of Assiah,which is our
physical world of transitional elements. This placement is a weakening of spiritual
influence.Thus,the position of Mars in Leo may be one of strength and
courage and of a Fiery clash , as here we have exalted the "God of War";
However, Valor implies personal physical courage needs to be applied to
win the battle, so the fray is certain but victory is not.
The Witches Tarot- SEVEN OF WANDS, depicts this personification of courage and
strength as a person who is "on guard" to the threatening overtones of
the other six wands, as if they are quarter staffs in the hands of
threatening strangers. The Witches Tarot stresses the idea of opposition and
possible victory, depending on the amount of courage exercised by the
Again, the Witches Tarot card is more traditional and
mundane than those of the Thoth Tarot. However, the hawthorn wands are definitely
phallic and sprouting leaves and flowers,which subtly suggests the application of
masculine vital force or fertile Mars. Mars is not only a symbol for combative
force but also is a fecund force for growth. Hence, the red of both Mars and fire are shown in his gold, orange and red clothing.
The cliffs in the background suggest the unknown. Yet the blue sky shows promise.
number 7 is a feminine number
, and in this case applies a certain
passivity to the Force of Mars, not much, but just enough to unbalance
Netzach, is a Sephira of polarities, as it is on the
Male pillar (right hand path) with Venus, a female god attached to it.
This gives Netzach the interplay of Mars and Venus.Thus the certain
Victory of the 6, is now an uncertain Victory in the 7 of Wands. This is
shown in the Thoth Tarot- 7 of Wands, by the three Wands of the Adepts, being crossed by a crude club
like wand; implying a lower state of energy. Here on the 7, the balanced flames of the 6 thrown into chaos.
Qabalistic philosophy states that "the
gods" are the Creations of the Created. They are not emanations of
Eheieh ("I Will Be"-Kether), the One and eternal Intelligent Energy. Rather, they are
creations of the Group Mind of the Races. These "gods" are therefore
potent forces formed in our own expectations. Hence, they are our creations.
We humans, are the bridge between the Above and Below of the Tree of Life.
We are at once the many and the One. We are the I AmMe on Earth (the Divine name of every human); a Transformation of the One Mind's
Energy who "shouts outloud, I Will Be. Therefore, each of us are a fulfillment of that Will as an I Am Being. Henceeach of us is a harmony woven out of the energy frequency of the "Shouting outloud" of the One. The Mind, is everywhere at once and nowhere at the same time.
If it wasn't for the establishment of a point in time, which is an entity in the language of physics; a point in time that all of us call "Me", I Am wouldn't have a sense of presence, for it is existence, without measurement! Self, can't be without a measurement, so the I AM, which exists but has no measurement, as it is infinite, needs "to be"; to have measure, in order to "know Self".
The god name of I Am, that is manifest as human, is made of a family of
Potent Forces, that are called gods by some, and the Forces of Physics
by others and Sephiroth by Qabalists. What stands out is that Tree of Life is a wyrding (old
English meaning to Weave) of Forces, a weaving,
into a tapestry of potent function that I call "I AM ME and/or whole spirit! I am both the
Transmitter and the Transmitted expectation, and the Physical Radio that picks it up
gives it a presence in this earthly dimension of Time/space ( the other
on the Tree also have a "point in time"). For my psyche exists in the Astrals and/or the Akasha, which in the modern world is the Quantum. From the 9th Sephiroth- Yesod, Foundation, I as psyche, project myself into the realm of "crystallized light" by declaring myself as being Human (Hu- is Mandarin for "god" and Man comes from the Hindu word Manas which means "mind") My potency depends on my
"self-awareness"my perspective and/or expectations of Self. Gods, are such a perspective.
For Self is all there is and self-image is all image, and each image
sees what it expects to see, not what is really there. The Universe is the mirror that Self looks into, to "know itself".
Therefore, in the mundane world, this clash of forces that is presented in the 7 of Wands, as 6 wands and one club, the armies are in chaos and only the
crude Valor of an individual effort will carry the day. This tells one
that, "Sure, you may carry the day, but only by a impeccable effort of
will." That impeccable effort of Will" is I AM Valor! Here, one charges into the fray on the swift feet of Valour, not really knowing if they shall succeed.
The throwing of the SEVEN OF WANDS card during a reading states
- Within 7 day's or 7 weeks, the querent will need to display
personal valor to achieve success, as there will be opposition
obstacles, difficulties, and quarreling; however, the
querent will also have the courage to meet them.
- Victory is always
possible if we have the courage and proper energy excised to meet
ignorance, pretense, wrangling, and threat, face to face.
- The querent is exploring new ideas of self.
- The querent is standing completely on their own, but knowing how to achieve victory over a conflict.
- Depending on the dignity of the cards, ill or well, victory may just be
in small and unimportant things and influence over a subordinate.
- Results may not yet be seen from the effort expended, slow down and await the results.
A rough way to view this 7 of Wands-Valour (old spelling) Just grab
your flaming club and charge! You'll succeed without dying, but
you may bleed a little.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!
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