The Thoth 9 of Wands is called, STRENGTH , and the Milo Manara Erotic Tarot- 9 of Fire, displays a surprising amount of strength, in a surprising way. However, Jahaladine Rumi, a 12 century Sufi Master, stated that, "Surprise is the greatest gift of all" and in truth, it takes a certain emotional strength to except surprise with the joy of discovery, both of which are illustrated in the Milo Manara Card. Milo, seems to understand that "Wands" are phallic, and the magic truth, that Woman controls that phallus.
Fire is Ardor, in the Erotic Tarot, so every card of this suit is about "sexual strength" and Ardor. Milo Manara assigns :
- Vigilance .
To his, 9 of Fire card. He also assigns the astrological meaning of the Moon in Sagittarius which means the need to feel free and unencumbered when dealing with changes. Which again, means to accept surprise with ease. Plus, the true strength is when the Anima -the Feminine Muse, and the Animus, the male rationale, work together in one united front.
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 Deck 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. Something that Milo Manara made very plain in his card.
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 axiom: "Change is Stability", when viewing this card.
The 9's of any suit may be considered the best that can be obtained from the type of forces involved, when regarded from a practical- material standpoint.
The Thoth 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 guiding point. This implies that Sagittarius joins the Sun and the Moon, and that the Greatest Strength is the Balance of this coupling flow. The flow of Electric Male-expression and Magnetic Female receptivity. Together, all that is Living Form, is from this flow and reception of energy and information.
When we, as a personality, 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 Worlds in a communion of the Sun (Father) and the Moon (Mother) that never ceases. The Tenfold flames of the card, imply that the Energy of the Solar Logos, is directed down ward into the "reflection of being'. In the Milo Manara card this is shown as a phallus directed downward by female ardor. Manara obviously knows that the Moon rules imagination.
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).
- Psychological injuries.
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