The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Dreams of Gaia Tarot-5 of Fire & Thoth Tarot-5 of Wands-Strife

Western hermetic qabalah, alchemical, astrological, Tantric, and numerical Tarot Card Comparisons

· dreams of gaia

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dreams of Gaia tarot- V of fire

The Dreams of Gaia-5 of Fire, represents strife, conflict, confrontation or a time of chaos. Here, someone may see themselves as a rival or competitor and are willing to use ruthless or aggressive actions to come out on top.People are often jealous of those who seem to have more power or influence than themselves, and will often start a battle for control and dominance. Hence, they will place obstacles in the path of another in order to slow or deter their progress entirely. The Survival Mind is a fear based animal instinctual intelligence and is the one constantly encouraged by the indoctrinated definitions of the Patriarchy.

All souls who activate a homo sapiens sapiens body (Spirit is the "breath" activator) will encounter some conflict with the fear based mind of survival thinking. They must "domesticate" this wild need to be "king of the heap", by Knowledge of Love and of everything is of One Self-Awareness and that all "selves" are the Self-Awareness of the One; The Divine Creative and/or the Universal Collective Unconscious, who is the One Mind that imagins everything into being out of the Solar Energy that is the "One Energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed" and I dare say, transmitted. We are the "Suns/Souls" of the Divine One and/ or the Children of Divinity. However, energy is not sensually intimate with anything, and without a sensual-physical form, In-Form-Action, there is only the Self-Awareness of a Dream. With a Sensual Avatar, enacting the energy-in-motion generated by desire and mind, i.e. "Will to Force" and its mate "Will to Form", the Dream of Self, I Am becomes intimate, and therefore lucid where the creator and the dream, become one and the same. We call this union of Imagination and ratioation and/or rationality- "reality". Sensuality gives energy a "conscious presence" rather than just an unconscious dream of self. Sensuality also brings strife and conflict, for not all I AM's build a Me that agrees with another's reality and often feels it must prove its reality as the only right one. Those ignorant of Self, can't see that this is a multiverse, in other words, a Universe comprised of many realities; a Self of many "me's".

Since the Patriarchy teaches the illusion that there is only a limited amount of wealth and power, many people are indoctrinated to want to be the one with power, influence, or potential wealth and will not allow anyone they deem a competitor to take what they believe should be theirs. Some so much so that they are willing to stand on a pile of dead bodies to get what they want. This ugly situation is now even more strife ridden by technology and social media. Lies and rumors are spread just to destroy reputations without fear of reprisals as those who create these lies can do so with almost complete anonymity and in cowardly minds, reputations are seen as wealth. There are no more legal dules in the dawns misty air where the injured party can face the aggressor, for the Patriarchy is the only one allowed to punish "wrongdoers".So the majority of people who naturally fear discomfort and confrontation can now feel safe behind the shield of anonymity. Now the coward, can lie, cheat, and steal without fear of retribution.

Since this world is not a court of judgement, for that has already been done by the fact that each of us is manifested. You must be Understood data, before you can become information. You are therefore, Spirit's information, and/or in form action or what I like to say as The Soul's Self-Awareness. You are the only Alpha in your "kingdom of Self", as each of us is sovereign in our own reality. You have already been judged "good enough" to be Spirit's manifested Self. The fact that the Patriarchy supplies your definition via the propagandized control of "words" and through the mechanism of "pleasure/pain" training (brain washing); something all children resist, but later become the mob comprised of those who believe they have the right to question, judge and then condemn the life choices of another. However, the truth is as you judge, so shall you become judged, for your thoughts, negative or positive, build your reality. You can never escape your Self-Concepts for they are your babies, and/or Conceptions of I AM Me.

Knowledge of the Divine Creative built you as a "self". Each of us begin life as I AM and what we think that means, becomes the Me. Own yourself by owning your Me. For that Me is the most beloved of the I AM (the Divine's Name). For the Mind-The I AM- is a declaration of existence and the Me is a declaration of Life! Spirit, is "breath" (comes from the Greek word Spiro which means "breath and/or to breathe")and all that live must breathe. Therefore, Life is Spiritual, and I Am the Spirit who operates self- identity as Me. Spirit adores the intimacy that sensual self gives it, for there is no intimacy without form.

This is another of the Dionysian mysteries of ecstasy. Ecstatic living requires the knowledge of Self.

In the modern age of media and social media, we can see bullying as a gladiatorial sport for voyeurs. Now the victim can be thrown to the lions and/or wolves, while an aggressor sits upon their throne, screaming for more blood while the indoctrinated, following their "leader" blindly and embracing a mob and/or pack mentality go about tearing apart their new victim. Bullies never fight alone; in fact they always surround themselves with "followers" who do their bidding believing that they will receive some sort of approval from the "ruler" and/or alpha. The ignorant of Self, always need someone to declare them in a title, or "atta boy"-acceptance of themselves, for they alone, fear they are poverty, worthless and lack will. This is not so with those who "know themselves", for they are the cornucopia of life itself. Again, "Above all things, know thyself", is the master's axiom. The weak of will, and/or slaves are the ones who need saviors!

When the 5 of Fire is thrown in a divination, it implies:

  • A time of chaos, conflict or confrontation. 
  • A battle for control or dominance. 
  • A desire for power, influence, or wealth.
  • Don't condemn or judge others, for that is your judgement of self.
  • Base your concerns on fact.
  • Avoid pack mentality behavior.
  • Make no place for bullying.
  • Focus on your vision, and not on what others are doing.
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Thoth- 5 of wands-strife

The Thoth 5 of Wands is named-STRIFE and its corresponding card to the Dreams of Gaia- 5 of Fire.

Artfully Lady Frieda Harris Displaying her knowledge of the Tantric Arts in the composition of the 5 of Wands-Strife. Here is a scene of 3 wands that could be called the Chakra Puja or Panchamakara, or the Choli Marg Tantric rituals. You can look these rituals up in the Book: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EROTIC WISDOM by the author, Rufus C. Camphausen.

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The objective of Tantric and Taoist sexual practices is to harmonize, balance, exchange and utilize the life energies (Vital Fire) set free during erotic play (Mysteries of Dionysus) and sexual union. The Sexual Self is Spirit---it is the Adorable Fire of Life. In the instance of the 5 of Wands, the male electric-Fire is being heavily invoked by the Female Magnetic Water. Achieving an Electromagnetic surge which causes a great deal of physical strife and re-balancing: a rebalancing which eventually will cause a great deal of bliss and a higher vibratory nature of the body’s vital energy which is known as the Adorable Fire. To the well-studied student of Qaballah, this is the Masters Wand that represents the Masters Body/The Philosopher's stone of Alchemy. This is the Adorable Fire of Tantric, Gnostic, and Magick ritual….often called the Strife filled Ecstasy, which is always invoked by the communion of authentic male electric and genuine female magnetic. Hence, this card is also called the "Master's journey Card", as it is the path not traveled by the common person who is ruled by fear.

To the Elements, the 5's bring serious problems of unbalance. The 5 of Wands-Strife, brings quarrel and strife into the Vital Sexual energy:

  1. The 5 of Cups, brings disappointment to relationships;
  2. The 5 of Swords, brings defeat to physical health and mind.
  3. The 5 of Disks, brings strangulation to income and business.

All seemingly very gloomy; However, the other cards in the divination will show how long the difficulty as well as, how serious the 5's are to be taken. Really, these nasty old 5's just announce that a difficulty exists and often the solution to the problem at hand is in the other cards of the Tarot reading.

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is Lord of Strife astrologically is Saturn in Leo, which is the influence of Geburah (The 5th Sephiroth) in the World of Pure Spirit; Atziluth of the Four Qabalistic Worlds.

Here the powerful heavy effects of Saturn, united with a Fire sign like Leo, brings quarreling and Strife in energy and/or in energy-in-motion. In other words, volatility ; as if gasoline was thrown on a low fire.

The Angels of the Decan are Vahaviah and Yelayel, necessary knowledge for those who wish to call on them.

Wands are a continual outpouring of force, with Saturn influence, this flow of force is agitated and disturbed, not unlike water flow is disturbed by rocks, causing rapids. Or more likely, as volcanic magma is disturbed by the tons of rock it’s pushing through. Thus, in the 5 of Wands, there is contest unresolved and a powerful friction within the emotions.

Crowley's Thoth Tarot Card, shows the nature of the energy rather than its disturbed nature displayed by the Dreams of Gaia, Golden Dawn or Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Decks, or the Manara Erotic tarot deck.

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In the 5 of Wands, are shown the Lotus wand of the Golden Dawn Adeptus Minor of Tiphareth, the Phoenix Wand of the Adeptus and the Major Wand of Geburah, all crossing the central wand of the Major Adept. The fact that the Major Adept Wand is central is because its position implies this severity is directed by Geburah/Severity rather than happenstance. The Phoenix wand implies resurrection from the purgation of Fire, while the Lotus Wand is of the Mother.

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Many people find Geburah a difficult Intelligence to understand because she is a volcanic as Pelé (Hawaiian Volcano Goddess), all irrational disturbance, yet these disasters are derived from the benign and gentle influence of the Feminine that is Great Mother Binah. To me, this just shows Spirits "tough love" for its incarnations. Spirit knows you are the most intimate God/Divine Creative Image achieved yet, and that you have the internal strength necessary to handle anything this Universe can throw at you. Yet, because we often believe the definitions of those who "rule definition", we see ourselves as a weakness, trying to become strong; as lack that needs stuff outside of itself to feel happy. This misconception is often corrected by strife.

All because we are taught to believe that mortality is a weakness, rather than the only way to experience the courageousness of our Soul, who through experience, learns discernment through sensual union with the Created. Immortals don't have need of courage.......they don't die. However, they also don't have sensuality which is not only intimacy but is also needed to produce mental discrimination and/or Knowledge. Therefore, Strife is a loving corrective not a punishment.

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Sensuality is intimacy and intimacy requires a "beginning and an end", to exist. The very fact that Soul of you is seeking sensuality by building an incarnate persona, requires severity/strength just to make it so and a fearlessness to make it happen! For example, a certain amount of friction is required to form energy into creations. Without the severity of friction/magnetic force, form could not become form! Just so, without the friction of severity in one’s life, accomplishment, progress and evolution would not happen! We Souls knowingly build an incarnation, knowing it can be a "crapshoot" and the soul is certain severity and/or strength will be applied!

When the 5 of Wands or 5 of Fire, is thrown during a divination

It implies:

  • That the querent is involve in a spiritual conflict. This frustrating conflict can ensue for 5 weeks or 5 months because of this confusion of ideas.  The solution of which depends on the diligence of the querent.
  • Here, the querent is adjusting the identity, struggling with self-doubt while striving to move forward,
  • There may be a struggle or strenuous warfare- like competition for riches and success, a kind of battle in life.
  •  The querent might also feel like they are in an impasse, powerless in a time of trial and difficulty. 
  • Release of tension-mostly through conflict.
  • Proving one's abilities, often through sporting competition. 

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Rash actions. 
  • Fear based recklessness. 
  • Tension.
  • Impulsiveness.

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