The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 9 of Wands-Strength & Tarot of Druids-9 of Mistletoe

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· Tarot of Druids

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Thoth- 9 of wands-strength

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Qabalistic tree of Life (The God Molecule)

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The 9 of Wands represents Yesod in Aziluth; According to Aleister Crowley, it represents 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.

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The 9 of Wands also emphasizes the influencing strength of Woman/ Moon in this card. The Thoth 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.While there is also the fact that the negative polarity electrons (feminine) attracts the positive pole electrons (masculine).

Therefore, 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 aphorism: "Change is Stability", when viewing this card.

The *9's may be considered the best that can be obtained from the type of forces involved, when regarded from a practical- material standpoint.

Awakening: Through life experience, the number 9 in Numerology has learned the value and magnitude of its inner wisdom. It is now in a position to awaken others to their own higher self. Leading by example, the 9 shows how to handle hardship with grace and understanding, inspiring others to do the same.

Number 9 Meaning in Numerology

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 point of energy reception. This implies that Sagittarius joins the Sun and the Moon, and that the Greatest Strength is the equilibrium of both expressing and receiving of this coupling flow; The flow of Electric Male and Magnetic Female receptivity. Together, all that is Living Form, is from this flow and reception.

Mercury by John W. Kelley

Mercury by the Artist John W. Kelly 

When we become,  Mercury-personality , rather than an indoctrinate one, we hermetically marry/communicate both the Male Will to Force and the Female Will to Form within, A union that  is called an "Oneness"; a union that reveals all the 4 Worlds in a communion of the Sun (Father)/rationale and the Moon (Mother)/imagination- 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'.

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the tarot of druids-9 of mistletoe

The Tarot of Druids-9 of Mistletoe, depicts an adult boosting a youngster up so they can access a branch of Mistletoe. If you have been reading this blog, you know that Mistletoe is a sacred plant to the Celts. The Druids believed that it could counteract poisons and cure a multitude of illnesses. For more detailed accounts of mistletoe usage by the Druids, just click on the link below.

This card implies imprudent action on the part of these two individuals who seek the alleged healing power of mistletoe. According to the Druids, only they had the right to harvest mistletoe with a golden sickle otherwise it would be profaned and could be deadly, for only they knew the right solutions. So we have illustrated a kind of black-market supplier here. Hence, the meanings of this card are about a time of waiting, revenge, retaliation, and imprudent actions. It was better to await the Druid ceremony than act on your own. For the Druids were not noted for patience when it came to violating their rules of behavior. They did retaliate and enact revenge.  

When the 9 of Wands 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).

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Contradictions.
  • Psychological injuries.
  • Retaliation. 
  • Imprudent actions.

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