The Running Press Tarot-8 of Wands, is also depicting a swiftness. Here Time is running a wheel, implying the Wheel of Life is in a timed motion, as it is 10 Pm and therefore, swiftly moving towards the Midnight/ ending of life. The 8 wands form the spokes of this wheel. The red-orange color of the card corners, imply this is a Fire element card.
The 8th Sephiroth, Hod, is called Splendor and relates to thought and all languages. All 8's are attributed to Hod that as the messenger, Mercury, and therefore, Hod is the patron of Names and vesicles.
The Thoth 8 of Wands, Swiftness, is often called, The Lord of Swiftness and is Mercury in Sagittarius. The Angels of the Decan are Nithahiah and Haayah. The 8 of Wands, is Hod in Aziluth, the influence of Splendor in the World of Pure Spirit.
The placement of Mercury in Sagittarius, mitigates and diffuses into a rapid expansion the energy of Mercury. Thus, the energy of Mercury in the Sign of the Archer, is shown as electric arrows, going in multiple directions, both above and below. This illustration expounds on the meaning of swiftness and rapidity. A lot of energy, going nowhere and everywhere all at once, unless captured by willful intent.
The fiery colors invoke the concept of Fire as the element of this card, and we know that fire is the Vital Life Force, Spirit and/or "Sex energy". Sex energy is the Swift energy that is used to transform, create and achieve imaginings, goals or living beings. This sex energy is shown in the Thoth Deck 8 of Wands, Swiftness, as electric arrows.
However, these electric arrows of energy sustain and constitute the Material World representing the subtle energy of the Fiery Father, bringing down from the 2nd Sephiroth-Chokmah (wisdom), the message of the Original Will.
The Thoth and Running Press-8 of Wands both illustrate a geometrical pattern of the restored Universe (constantly restored by this Electric Fire and Magnetic Form ). One as an ever spinning wheel of time and the other as the rainbow above the double pyramid of the 8 of Wands, depicts the division of pure light into seven color rays of the light spectrum that exhibit interplay and correlation of the electromagnetic spectrum. We are visualizing energy of high velocity; light speed.
Here, electric energy, because of the principles of Hod, making concrete that which is subjective, has created intelligible geometrical form as the "As above, so below" diamond shape and/or double pyramid.
When the 8 of Wands-Swiftness, or the Eight of Fire, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- Haste, swift acceleration meaning that the querent's ideas will very soon be in Physical existence and/or easily expressed in words.
- This indicates a high energy period in which to initiate change, as in, a fast movement for spiritual growth.
- Time to put on Mercury's winged sandals, and move rapidly along the lightning Path towards Greater Self Awareness.
- A rapid descent of power to examine the self-identity, and thus expand its perspectives.
- An expedient creating of possibilities.
- All your plans are given the "green light" so move ahead.
- If Ill defined: The querent's creativity is being scattered by "too many thoughts". Indecision because too many directions are viewed.
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