Thoth- 7 of Disks-Failure
Lord of Success Unfulfilled.
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 fear of failure and fear of success which is generated by negative past experiences. Many 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 or loss, is 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; its metal is lead. Taurus is representative of productivity and achievement, as well as heavy earth. The two together tell us that our productivity and achievement are being restricted and limited by material issues and/or 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, this could also be just waiting for the fruition of our efforts and is a time of repose, to catch our breath and wait 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; not have it "fall in their lap", but to actively look for it. The caution here is to not let fear be the reason for your inaction.
Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am is our inherited God Voice within our Super-conscious. It declares the direction of our energy 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" which we are, for now is the time of I AM! 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! Your mental state is the declaration of you "Likeness", i.e., flow of life. 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 AM 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 10 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 , (I AM Energy) who has been given the power of emotional (Energy-In-Motion) focus to create your reality. This is a great power---use it gratefully!
Netzach, the 7th Sephiroth 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 Angels of the Decan are Herochiel and Mitzrael.
As stated: Saturn in Taurus brings disappointment, often because of a great deal of work that brings little reward.
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, a menacing symbol of decay. For as Crowley stated:
There is no effort here; not even dream; the stake has been thrown down, and it is lost.That is all Labor itself is abandoned;everything is sunk in sloth.
[Book of Thoth, Pg 183]
However, all is not lost, for if you are a student of Alchemy, putrefaction is noted as a necessary process of chemical transformation; the number 1 action that is before purification can be produced. Therefore, the atmosphere of the card implies blight, cultivation is spoiled, and the leaded coins suggest bad money.
The 7 of Disks, Failure, is also called, The Lord of Success unfulfilled and rightly so, as it is about physical failure and non-success often due to fear of effort. Another aspect of failure is guiting too early. Here we are at the apogee of success, but give in to exhaustion, rather than reach down deep inside and push to the next step. The Will is stronger than the body, for it is Spirit and this may be the time to exercise the Will over matter.
Tarot Illuminati-7 of Pentacles
The waiting game.
The Tarot Illuminati-7 of Pentacles, has through great artwork, has greatly enhanced the Traditional Rider-Waite-Smith 7 of Pentacles card. Here the strong gardener awaits the fruition of his efforts.Here one is watching and waiting for the fruits of their sweat, paying close attention and observing every detail from seed, to fruition, to bloom and seed again. Paying attention to the details is the message here. For if very attentive, one can stop failure in its tracks and cultivate a perfect garden of success.
Traditional Rider-Waite-Smith-7 of Pentacles.
Hence the message of this card is to be certain of in the virtue and quality of one's labor, be patient and tread carefully.
When the Seven 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.
- Slow progress.
- Delayed results.
- Diligence and hard work.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards:
- Deep rooted blockages.
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