7-of Disks: Failure.
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 and a sense of loss. Many know that to fear is to constrict energy and to obfuscate the direction it is being sent, so it stays inside. Fear is a creativity gone against the motion of the fearful. Our fear of discomfort, is also 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 material productivity and achievement. The two together tell us that our productivity and achievement are being restricted and limited by our fear of failure and/or fear of risk. This aspect of Saturn and Taurus can also be seen in the coins on the Thoth Card.
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 and waiting 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.
Fear is constricted energy focused on a point of I Am...I Am is our inherited "I Will Be" Mind within our Super-conscious. It delivers the direction of our Identity, and/or energy in motion, 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 Identity and creation and is a declared restriction/measurement of energy to form a "point in time". Your inherited Mind is the "god-mind" and/or Hu Man, and all creation of Self Identity-I AM comes from there. Since you have been given the god-like freedom to declare yourself any way you like...repeating concepts of failure tell your Greater Self/ "The Heavenly Man", Horus or Adam Khadmon that you demand failure as an expression of your self-reflection and/or in-form action/ likeness! 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 own 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 7 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 who has been given the power of emotional (energy in motion) focus to create your reality/life motion. This is a great inherited power---and like most inheritances, we take it for granted, without even knowing how to use it properly! Netzach means Victory.
To reiterate: Feelings, instinct, and undifferentiated Group Mind, are attributed to the 7 Sepherotic Sphere of Netzach whose normal assigned planet is Venus. The metal assigned to Venus is copper which indicates external beauty and internal corruption.
On the Thoth 7 of Disks Card, Netzach is in Assiah, influencing the Material World, placing the planet and sign of the 7 of Disks-Failure, as Saturn in the House of Taurus. The Angels of the Decan are Herochiel and Mitzrael.
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. Yet, if you are a student of Alchemy, putrefaction is noted as a necessary process of chemical transformation, before purification can be produced. Thus the atmosphere of the card implies blight, cultivation is spoiled. The suggestion is bad money. The word purification comes from the Latin and means "to make pure.“ („purus“ = pure; + root of „facere“ = to make) It literally means "free from extraneous matter.“(https://www.iamuniversity.org/purification-an-alchemical-process/). The Second Process of Purification, is dissolution, which is the active process of being dissolved. Because 7 is a very spiritual number and a number that represents intuition, failure isn't as negative as one would think. For if a process of I AM, the Me, becomes dysfunctional, mentally and emotionally, we now know to dissolve it/transform it and build a new "Me".
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.
The Tarot of The Ages-Seven of Coins, depicts an image of despair. Here the work is hard, but that is because of the foolishness of striking stones with a pickaxe. Here, accept the failure of this endeavor and focus your energy and efforts on a more fruitful enterprise. It is foolish to keep doing what has failed, and expect different results. Failure isn't a "null point", it is however, a lesson on what not to do. So even failure, teaches us. In fact, failure is the first 50% of Wisdom if one bothers to correct their mistakes.
Both the Thoth and Tarot of The Ages 7/Seven, of Disks/Coins have the same implications.
When the 7 of Disks Failure, 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 purity, 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, or find another way, 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.
- Growth through effort.
When ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Imprudent actions.
- Loss of money.
- Unwise investments.
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