The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 5 of Swords-Defeat & The Astromatrix Tarot-5 of Swords.

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· Astromatrix -Thoth

Above all things, know thyself!

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Thoth-5 of Swords-Defeat

#5. I recognize the manifestation of undeviating justice in all the circumstances of my life.

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The Astromatrix Tarot-5 of Swords

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Thoth Tarot- 5 of Swords-Defeat.

The Thoth- 5 of Swords-Defeat occupies the position of Geburah, the 5th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life named SEVERITY. Although Geburah is an aspect of the All Mother Binah, albeit lower down the Tree, this severity is easily explained as cutting away the unworthy bits so that you are the original form she has understood into existence; the Original You-Her Golden Child.

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What many fail to understand is that all the definitions given to you, by your society, belief systems and cultures are not you, because YOU HAVE TO BE KNOWN INTO EXISTENCE AS SELF-INFORMATION BY YOUR DIVINE CREATIVE! In other words, you have already been made to be you and have become complete in manifestation., which is Understanding the last step in "TRUE KNOWING".

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Wholeness is Spirit-Mind-Body as One Being, not a personal ego looking for approval. Your destiny is done, YOU ARE TO BE! From the beginning of Time, the One Energy, whose God name is Eheieh (I Will Be), shouted aloud "I Will Be", and from that came I AM... which is 0=2; Male electric and Female- Magnetic, Polar- opposites who simultaneously became into I Dea (Greek goddess name). However, two become equalized and a static point is reached but the energy they created by the action of interfacing Understanding and Wisdom, expands outward into the ethers as movement: a movement we call Love. Love is Energy flow and requires opposites.

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I Dea

Since truth is made manifest, you never came seeking your truth, nor did you come to find out who you are, the Soul already Knows that and built you as its representative in the material world. By turning "Understanding and Wisdom" into in-form-action, the Divine Creatrix made you manifest! Therefore, you are already Defined into being, not a being who seeks definition; for this planet and this cosmos are not a courtroom. They are a mirrored workplace whereby the use of in-form-action turns information into knowledge by experience! Therefore, you are an image of Goddess/God---The I AM, who proves definition by making it manifest!

You also give definition to things, so that they may be cataloged and used as communicated information; in the Mind things must be identified to become "Understood". Ideas, are what you build into things by naming them and then emoting them as in-form-action, thereby allowing the ideas, to be experienced and proven as Knowledge. Knowledge is different than information, as it must be intimately experienced by what is commonly called a "life motion". If an idea manifests and expands the intent of I Will Be, as it was destined to do; that's knowledge. If it doesn't succeed in that intent; that is also knowledge. Hence, knowledge is neither good nor bad. It is an experiment and experiments are all failures until they aren't.

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You are the fulfillment of that command of "I Will Be" and therefore, fulfilled destiny. However, your fate is up to you, and you may know this as "freedom of choice", as your choices make your assumed Life journey.

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True Self

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Man made self

Therefore, Geburah helps us remember who we really are and not what we pretend or believe ourselves to be. This is necessary as we all wear a mask created of words that fulfill today's military industrial complex media-controlled propaganda and are unable to see our true reflection in the mirror of the Unconscious.

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Military Industrial Complex (Patriarchy).

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The Thoth 5 of Swords is known as Defeat, or Lord of Defeat, while the Astromatrix Tarot-5 of Swords concentrates on intellectual conflict or ideological dual brought on by self-doubt and/or "losing face". These mental duals combine rationally and methodically uneven fluid forces such as emotional or creative ones, when harmonized producing yet a third force. Just as water boils in a cauldron producing vapor that rises to higher levels, consciousness acts just like the Qabalistic Geburah (5the Sephiroth-Severity) directing this ascent by favoring those changes that frighten us but are necessary, encouraging us to retain the higher characteristics belonging to our Soul's created personality, instead of the man-made one. Including those blocked by mistakes, doctrine, prejudices, or our inability to express our feelings to a loved one.

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Thoth- 5 of swords-defeat

Being that Venus is in Aquarius here, the normal disruption of Geburah's strength is not the cause of disaster! This is because weakness is the cause of the 5 of Swords disaster! A weakness brought on by pacifism, and enfeebling sentiment, even treachery. However, it is also a weakness a child feels when he or she isn't allowed to be themselves but must reject themselves to fulfill a doctrine or dogma as their identity. This defeated feeling begins by rejecting the very body that they have come to claim in their name.

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In our society, the body is "bad" and Unclean when naked and must be an object of shame and to enjoy it and the sensations it gives us, is a "sin" and a mode of embarrassment and humiliation. This defeats the whole purpose of sensual being! We are Celestial Beings who are not seeking Light, for Light is what we are. We do not "fuck", "screw", or have profaned sexual intercourse, we interface! Where one becomes two, the two interface to become One again. When they interface, they change the surrounding environment with fecundating frequencies.

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Seeking "Enfleshenment".

We are Spirits and/or vibrational harmonics of light that are seeking "enfleshenment"! For Joy, Happiness, Pleasure, Excitement, Love (intimacy) cannot be felt or known without a sensual body! Of course, this also brings the "shadow side" of these sensations, "sadness", "sorrow", "Pain", " Boredom", "loneliness" profaned concepts of union etc. All of which is data turned into "knowledge". You are Spirit (another word for Willed Energy) and Energy is not sensual. Your immortal self (True Self) is "Pure Energy" and/or a Sun of the Divine Creative. Hence, we are Celestial Photonic Beings (photons/light have no mass) who need bio-protonic bodies to "Above all things, Know thyself"!

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How the Energy that is your I AM, enters and animates the body in your name of "I AM ".

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In astrology, Venus represents love, relationships, beauty, and aesthetics, while Aquarius is associated with innovation, uniqueness, and a forward-thinking approach. When Venus is in the house of Aquarius, certain characteristics and dynamics come into play:

  1. Unconventional Love: Venus in Aquarius tends to express love and affection in unconventional ways. This placement may bring a willingness to explore non-traditional relationship structures and values uniqueness in partnerships.

  2. Intellectual Connection: Aquarius is an air sign known for its intellectual nature. With Venus in Aquarius, there's often a strong emphasis on mental stimulation in relationships. Intellectual conversations and shared ideas become significant elements of romantic connections.

  3. Friendship in Love: Aquarius is traditionally ruled by Saturn, emphasizing the importance of friendship in relationships. Venus in Aquarius tends to approach love with a friendly attitude, valuing a deep connection at the intellectual and emotional levels.

  4. Humanitarian Values: Aquarius is associated with humanitarian ideals and a concern for the collective. When Venus is in this sign, there may be a desire for relationships that contribute positively to society or involve shared goals for the greater good.

  5. Independent Expression of Love: Individuals with Venus in Aquarius appreciate their independence and often give their partners the freedom to express themselves. They may resist traditional norms in relationships and seek out partners who embrace their uniqueness.

  6. Embracing Change: Aquarius is open to change and innovation. In matters of the heart, Venus in Aquarius may be more adaptable to new ideas and approaches in relationships, welcoming evolution and growth over time.

  7. Progressive Aesthetics: Venus also represents aesthetics, and in Aquarius, there's a preference for modern and progressive styles. This could manifest in a unique sense of fashion or an appreciation for avant-garde artistic expressions.

Remember, the characteristics of Venus in Aquarius can be influenced by other aspects in the birth chart, so individual experiences may vary. If you have specific details about your birth chart, a more personalized analysis could provide additional insights.

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The hilts of the Thoth swords form the sinister image of the inverted pentagram, symbolic of the body's fears having conquered the Will of intention by the treachery of sensation/shame and embarrassment. Many of us know that feeling fearful is often more sensual than feeling willful. This is because of the ever-present falsehood of sensation and self-doubt brought into belief by indoctrination, propaganda, and dogma of "badness" and the fact that the subconscious is the bio-protonic intelligence of the physical form that fears death...something you must adopt and train to be a faithful companion (the subconscious/brain is also called the "survival mind" as its intelligence is "fear based"). Antagonism between the Subconscious and Solar/Soul built Awake Self-Conscious keeps the will of I AM from collecting into force. Knowing is replaced by " fear-based belief systems"; systems made by "the few who wish to rule the many" using their expertise in "word hypnosis" to control how you see yourself.

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Notice: that none of the sword hilts are the same, implying many different weak thoughts assaulting the blue Rose of Wisdom, which was at once whole in the 4 and is now all cut to pieces in the 5, implying that Wisdom is scattered to the winds of emotional/mental defeat. To emphasize this defeat of will, blood of self-torture and the poison of shame drips from the intellect/swords.

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The 5 of Swords is Geburah in Yetzirah, a severe Mars influence, is now in the Astral-Formative World. Yet, Mars is the consort of Venus in mythology, whereby, mythology is not a story telling a lie, but rather a story relating a truth about rampaging emotions. Hence, there is also a vulnerability of capitulation here as warlike Mars ravages the charms of Venus (Misogyny).

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Mars assaulting Venus.

In an emotional sense, fear makes us think the same thoughts repeatedly, expecting different results. This is self-defeating, for the only result is inability to live in the moment. You become "yesterday's" dysfunction and not a "Today's" action. Hence, the image suggests anxiety, meanness, fear, humiliation, loss, collapse of plans. You now have a black streak in your life and are now unlucky in everything.

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However, the querent may be the strong one or at least the one feeling strong who is fed up with the situation and is willing to stand and fight. The card implies that if you choose to fight, you will win but also there may be unforeseen circumstances. Stop and consider the situation for a moment, so that you don't do what you will regret.

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The Astromatrix Tarot- 5 of Swords

The Astromatrix Tarot- 5 of Swords illustrates a scene of defeat and humiliation. Because of the two abandoned swords on the ground, this could also just be one who is defeated in a conflict and is defeated by an opponent who is now in grief over the conclusion while another finds their defeat to be a profitable moment. Hence, there is no doubt about the thief being highly ambitious and taking advantage of another's humiliation. Either way it is a card of defeat, humiliation, and a time to recalibrate. The thief also presents a caveat that suggests ambition is fine, just don't hurt or harm others to achieve it.

When the 5 of Swords is thrown during a reading, the querent is:

  • Usually caught in the fears of the past.
  • They are experiencing a self-defined prison of negative, self-defeating beliefs.
  • Here defeat on a mental level, bringing humiliation and weakness.
  • The suggestion here is to give up fighting, swallow your pride and acknowledge your limitations, and then proceed in a new direction. 
  • We are only defeated when we stop seeking another way. 
  • So, there is no 5 week or 5-month period here, since it is the querent's own mental negativity that is involved here, and they could change perspective at any time.
  • An overwhelming situation. 
  • Needing to hold onto principles until the time comes to make a change.

If the cards are ill defined by the surrounding cards, it implies:

  • The situation is owing better with courage and persistence.
  • Winning against the odds with all that one has.
  • Testing one's prowess. 

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