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The Tarot of Eli: The Running Press Tarot- 9 of Wands & The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Wands-Strength

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Running Press Tarot-9 of Wands, depicts 9 wands in the form of window bars. Which would seem to be a symbol for oppression, which is the Thoth 10 of Wands. However, according to the author, Dennis Fairchild, this card implies that one should fight and hold on to what one believes. That the querent's project is nearly complete. Therefore, relaxation is soon at hand.

The Wands are fruited and with leaves, indicating they are fertile. The red/orange corners, show this card to be of the Universal Element of Fire (Will of Spirit).

The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Wands is called, STRENGTH; A strength one receives when the Anima-Latin for Spirit, and the Animus-Latin for Soul, are united in total equilibrium when engaged in any project.

The 9 of Wands represents Yesod in Aziluth; it is The Lord of Great Strength. Its Planet is the Moon and the sign is Sagittarius.

Angels of the Decan are: Yirthiel, and Sahiah.

The 9 of Wands-Strength, is the influence of Yesod in the World of pure spirit. The Lunar powers do acquire great strength in Sagittarius, but being the Moon, there are two sides to this "coin". Meaning, that successes are usually acquired by strife, apprehension and moments of insecurity.

The 9 of Wands also emphasizes the influencing strength of Woman/ Moon in this card. The Thoth Tarot Wand is a stylized Sun-phallus; the Womb wields the phallus. This is not a new concept as the ancient Egyptians believed that the Moon pulled the Sun across the sky.

The good health and strength of this card is certain, but it harbors doubt about the later course it may take. It is best to know the aphorism: "change is stability", when viewing this card.

The 9's of all Tarot suits, may be considered the best that can be obtained from the type of forces involved, when regarded from a practical- material standpoint.

The Thoth Deck 9 of Wands, shows 8 background Wands as Arrows (Sagittarius influence) and one Master Arrow in the forefront, sporting a Sun at one end as a driving force, and a Moon at the other end as its point. This implies that Sagittarius and/or a broad and idealistic outlook, joins the Sun and the Moon, and that the Greatest Strength is the Balance of this coupling flow. The flow of Electric Male and Magnetic Female receptivity. Together, all that is Living Form, is from this flow and reception.

When we, as "lesser self", hermetically marry both the Male will to Force and the Female Will to Form within, it is called an "Oneness" and it reveals all the 4 Qabalistic Worlds in a communion of the Sun (Father) and the Moon (Mother), i.e. , "The Greater Self", that never ceases. The Tenfold flames of the card, imply that the Energy of the Solar Logos (Soul), is directed downward into the "reflection of being". Therefore, fulfilling the Will of Spirit in the "Law of Attraction". Where Spirit, unites with every aspect of Spirit, in all things. There is only One Spirit/Energy, which now unites with all aspects of Itself, from microwave to material.

When the 9 of Wands-Strength is thrown during a reading, it implies:

  • Internal strength, recovery from illness, potency and spiritual force.
  • Yet, it is Moon in Yesod, so one may have to defend their ideas, but because of Sagittarius, will not lack the strength to do so.
  • The 9 of Wands also implies that energy is brought back into balance, thus health restored.
  • Creatively, this card implies a peek experience in ability were one sees clearly and accurately, leading to solid creations that will have the strength to endure over time.
  • Here the Energy of the Spirit is rapid, interchanging both electric and magnetic energy, taking whatever action is necessary to restore balance and thus enable the Mind. (Moon is ruler of the Sub-conscious).
  • If ill dignified by the surrounding cards:
  • Self pity and anxiety are sapping your spiritual strength. 
  • Tend to your health.

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