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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 7 of Disks-Failure & Santa Muerte Tarot- 7 of Pentacles

Western Qabalistic and Tantric Tarot Card Comparisons.

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Thoth- 7 of Disks-Failure

Santa Muerte-7 of Pentacles

7-of Disks: Failure.

Physical failure, labor thwarted, and everything is sunk in sloth.

The 7 of Disks indicates a pause in the garden of financial, health, and physical relationships. This is also accompanied by fear of failure and/or fear of success which is generated by negative past experiences. Many of us know that to fear is to constrict energy and to obfuscate the direction it is being sent. Fear is a creativity gone against the motion of the fearful. Our fear of discomfort, is also our worst enemy here.

Take a long look at this card. Its astrological sign is Saturn in Taurus. The planet Saturn is symbolic of constricted, restricted and/or the feeling of limited energy, Hence, its metal is lead. Taurus is representative of productivity and achievement. The two together tell us that our productivity and achievement are being restricted and limited by our fear of failure. This aspect of Saturn and Taurus can also be seen in the coins.

The helmet symbol is Saturn and the Bull is Taurus. Predicting a feeling of failure that interferes with our financial situation. The Helmet is also a symbol of a conscious constriction of which fear is indicative of. The 7 of Disks 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, and therefore, 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, in the spoilage of the past and the querent may be waiting for a better and more rewarding path to be discovered. From compost, grows healthy gardens.The leaded influence of Saturn in the house of Taurus brings disappointment, often because of a great deal of work that brings little reward.

Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am is our inherited God Voice within our Universal Collective Unconscious. It declares the direction of our energy-in-motion, such as, I Am sad, I Am happy, I Am poor or 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" and/or an entity 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 Magic Sorcerer from the Source of all Creation who has been given the power of emotional (energy-in-motion) focus to create your reality. This is a great power---use it gratefully!

The 7th Sephiroth-, Netzach ruler of the 7's, means Victory. To reiterate: Feelings, instinct, and undifferentiated Group Mind, are attributed to the Sphere of Netzach.

Here, Netzach 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.

There are sixteen of the geomantic figures (See AC's book, 777 or "The Handbook of Geomancy" Equinox Vol. I, No.2). The 7 of Disks is in the shape of the geomantic figure Rubeus, which is the one of putrefaction, and considered to be a menacing symbol.

If you are a student of Alchemy, putrefaction is noted as a necessary process of chemical transformation, before purification can be produced. Thus the atmosphere of the card implies blight, cultivation is spoiled. There is a suggestion of bad money.

The 7 of Disks, Failure, is also called by Crowley, The Lord of Success unfulfilled and rightly so, as it is about physical failure and non-success. Expressed here is the image of a burned out parched land and therefore, presents an image of material striving without a spiritual foundation, the failure of the Patriarch's society, or the sickness of the material. Here matter is exploited without an emotional bond to earth. Without the bond with earth, life withers and a fulfilled life without the love of nature is impossible.

In the emotional depths of our feelings, this card can be deeply painful, as our loving relationship has failed or the failure of hope. Rubeus, can be the herald of worst times, in which with leaden helplessness we watch hopes disappear and promising beginnings along with promising developments, shatter, However, there is a caveat. For in some cases this is a warning that can come just in time to stop one from taking a dangerous, painful step into the dark emotional void.

The Advice of the Dead: Stay calm and reflect before acting. With careful movements, your wellbeing and your earnings will continue without problems.

The Santa Muerte- 7 of Pentacles, depicts the Santa Muerte figure, tally up it's earnings on a abacus with 7 skulls rather than counting beads. The idea presented here is that one's ideas have manifested successfully and we can concretely count and evaluate what we have earned, won or generated. Only the fear of losing what we have obtained obfuscate our mind and cause us to make mistakes in some investment of money, energy or emotion, generating impatience and restlessness. Behind the Santa Muerte figure, are posters for the "Day of the Dead" (Dia de Muertos).

Day of the Dead

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the Mexican holiday. For other uses, see Day of the Dead (disambiguation).

Day of the Dead

Día de Muertos altar commemorating a deceased man in Milpa Alta, Mexico City

Observed byMexico, and regions with large Mexican populations
TypeCultural
Syncretic Christian
SignificancePrayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died
CelebrationsCreation of altars to remember the dead, traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead
BeginsNovember 1
EndsNovember 2
DateNovember 2
Next time2 November 2020
FrequencyAnnual
Related toAll Saints' Day

The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awaken and celebrate with them.[1] In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[2]

The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos[3][4] in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original Mexican name, Día de Muertos.[5][6][7] It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christian triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.[8][9] Traditions connected with the holiday include building home altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.[10] Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. It has become a national symbol and as such is taught (for educational purposes) in the nation's schools. Many families celebrate a traditional "All Saints' Day" associated with the Catholic Church.

Originally, the Day of the Dead as such was not celebrated in northern Mexico, where it was unknown until the 20th century because its indigenous people had different traditions. The people and the church rejected it as a day related to syncretizing pagan elements with Catholic Christianity. They held the traditional "All Saints' Day" in the same way as other Christians in the world. There was limited Mesoamerican influence in this region, and relatively few indigenous inhabitants from the regions of Southern Mexico, where the holiday was celebrated. In the early 21st century in northern Mexico, Día de Muertos is observed because the Mexican government made it a national holiday based on educational policies from the 1960s; it has introduced this holiday as a unifying national tradition based on indigenous traditions.[11][12][13]

When the 7 of Disks /Pentacles , is thrown during a reading, implied is:

  • A fear of failure with finances, health and relationships. However, 7 in Netzach is a weak event, and deregulation of the element of earth, so soon the querent's project will be completed if determined to "keep on" and ignoring the feelings of never finishing the task.
  • The Determination to release this fear of failure should go on for within 7 weeks or 7 months. However, this determination must be hard fought, for there is a tendency to abandon labor, and allowing everything to sink in a mire of sloth.
  • Yet again, putrefaction is before the transformation of purification, so this is the point where the "lowest fallen becomes the highest exalted".
  • The implication of this card, is that you shall succeed if you don't listen to the thoughts of failure that are tempting your brain. Push harder, you'll soon succeed. 
  • 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.

If ill defined by surrounding cards:

  • Deep rooted blockages.

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