The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 8 of Disks-Prudence & The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 8 of Smilies.

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· Dream Tarot-Thoth

Above all things, know thyself!

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#8. I look forward with confidence to the perfect realization of the Eternal Splendor of the Limitless Light.

Thoth- 8 of Disks-Prudence

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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-8 of Smilies.

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The 8 of Disks and 8 of Smilies both represent- talent, skill, craft, learning, and practical ideas being turned into a profitable profession. The Thoth card-Prudence symbolizes the harvest tree where hard work and skill have become fruitful and now you only need await the ripening of the harvest. This can be called the master craftsman's card, as mastery of a skill is depicted here. Skillful manipulation of physical material with talented hands. Here, the card represents a person whose work and skill are from diligence, and talent. Creating both spiritual and material values, the querent shows patience in gaining success, even though they are not always focused on material gain. Here paying attention to details is also shown by the concentration of the craftsman. There can be no success without challenging work that excites creativity.

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At the top of the colorful Thoth card is the Sun sign and at the bottom of the harvest tree is the astrological sign of Virgo. Virgo reminds us that by attending to details and utilizing our organizational skills, we shall repeat the just harvest. Trust in your skills is the foundation of this harvest rather than the need for control; only a deep abiding trust in your skills will reap the just reward for the harvest follows the ordered skill of the prudent mind. The 8 of Disks-Prudence, is Hod in Assiah, the material World. The Sun is in Virgo and the angels assigned to this Decan are Akaiah and Kehethel.

Individuals with the Sun in Virgo often exhibit distinctive characteristics associated with this zodiac sign. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, influencing their traits. Here are some unique characteristics of someone with their Sun in Virgo:

  1. Analytical and Detail-Oriented: Virgos have a keen eye for detail and are highly analytical. They excel in tasks that require precision and attention to minutiae.

  2. Practical and Grounded: Virgos are known for their practicality and down-to-earth nature. They prefer tangible, realistic solutions and are not prone to flights of fancy.

  3. Organized and Efficient: Virgos thrive in organized environments. They have a natural ability to streamline processes and ensure efficiency, making them excellent planners and organizers.

  4. Service-Oriented: Virgos derive satisfaction from helping others. They often find fulfillment in acts of service and are willing to go the extra mile to support those around them.

  5. Critical Thinkers: Virgos have a sharp mind and are critical thinkers. They enjoy problem-solving and are adept at finding logical solutions to challenges.

  6. Modesty and Humility: Virgos are typically modest and humble, preferring to let their actions speak louder than words. They may downplay their achievements and seek improvement continually.

  7. Health-Conscious: Virgos are mindful of their well-being and often adopt healthy lifestyles. They pay attention to diet, exercise, and overall self-care to maintain optimal health.

  8. Worry Prone: While their analytical minds serve them well, Virgos may sometimes overanalyze and become prone to worrying. It's important for them to find a balance and not let anxiety dominate their thoughts.

  9. Discerning Tastes: Virgos often have refined and discerning tastes. Whether it's in the arts, fashion, or any other aspect of life, they appreciate quality and craftsmanship.

Understanding these traits can provide insights into the personality of individuals with their Sun in Virgo. Keep in mind that the overall astrological profile, including the Moon and rising signs, contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of a person's characteristics.

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Mercury-by John W. Kelly

Mercury-The Messenger

The 8th Sephiroth-Hod (Splendor) is the Sphere of Mercury, who both rules and is exalted in Virgo. Being a mutable zodiac sign of Earth, Virgo is a stabilizing influence in the Qabalistic World of Assiah and the suit of Disks (The Material world). Along with the Sun radiating its life-giving light upon all this material (Mercury) fertility of Virgo/Earth, it implies, "intelligence lovingly applied to material matters, especially those of the agriculturist, the artificer and the engineer". [The Book of Thoth, pg.,216]

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Prudence and wisdom are qualities of patient skill, the opposite of pushing to make things happen or the fear-based ignorance of holding back or resisting. The coin-like Disks have blossomed, the patient skill of wisdom and prudence has prevailed, and the successful harvest is shown by the protective leaves that hold back chaos. There is no place for doubt in this card for it is a manifested Trust of skill.

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Again, the Thoth Deck 8 of Disks is called PRUDENCE. Disks are Pentacles, Stones, or Coins, even Dreamcatchers, in other traditionally modeled decks. But Disks seems an appropriate symbol, something on which Crowley and I both agree. Disks must be stabilized by a spinning motion, a circular rotational force, to hit their mark. Even the atoms of rocks are spinning in a centrifugal manner, so when representing the earthly powers, the spinning of the Disk, with its internal spin, best shows force and form as one presence in the crystalline /coagulated light of manifestation. Again, nature is showing us that solids are just illusions of electron motion held within a magnetic vessel.

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Virgo is noted to be a very practical sign which tends to cause over-concern with minute details.

Because this is an 8, any gain that prudence gives are soon dispersed, often making Prudence no great virtue. The message in divination is that of skill, prudence, and over-carefulness about trivial things, at the expense of the larger. But because Hod is represented by Mercury and Mercury is exalted in Virgo, there is also predilection for loving intelligence involving material matters. The Rulership of the Sun in Virgo suggests birth, as well, thus the disks are arranged in the Geomantic figure Populus. These disks are then shown as flowers of a Great Tree, rooted solidly in fertile lands.

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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-8 of Smilies

The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 8 of Smilies illustrates an artist fast at work finishing the details on the last of 8 Smilies. This one is joyously consumed in one's craft and has put oneself into isolation to finish his project.

This card is like the Rider-Waite-Smith-Eight of Pentacles Tarot card and is again more prosaic and traditional as it shows a craftsman at his work on finishing one disk in detail, while 7 are hanging. The Divinatory meaning of the Waite card is, skill, prudence and over carefulness about trivial things, at the expense of the great. A meaning which also applies to the Dream Tarot 8 of Smilies

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Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot- 8 of Pentacles.

When the 8 of Disks/8 of Smilies is thrown during a reading, the querent is in:

  • A moment of creative birth of 8 weeks or 8 months, requiring the practice of physical caution, carefulness, and prudence. 
  • It is up to you to decide.
  •  Making sure that all the bases are covered; every "t" crossed and every "I" dotted. 
  • Making intelligent choices so that the material world more closely conforms to one's needs. 
  • The possibility of turning a talent or skill into a profession. 
  • Skill in work with energy and forms, such as fingers working on a manipulative substance.
  • That in the next 8 weeks or 8 months you can experience the harvest of your skill, prudence, and wisdom. All from you’re organizing or attending to details. 
  • This card may also mean that all that you have learned or are learning will facilitate new growth in a skillful financial endeavor in the next 8 weeks or 8 months especially if you pay attention to details. This financial endeavor could involve Virgo people (August 21 to September 21) or harvesting a fertile relationship with important Virgo people in your life. 
  • This card represents a wise state of mind that operates from a foundation of prudence, centered integration, and Order rather than from chaos.

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

  • Focusing too tightly on the minute details and not seeing the big picture!
  • Becoming paralyzed in formulism. 
  • Not seeing the forest through the trees. 
  • A penny wise, a pound foolish. 

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