The 8th Tree of Life Sephiroth, Hod, is called Splendor and all language relates to Hod. All 8's are attributed to Hod whose personification as the messenger- Mercury, is the patron of Names and vesicles.
8 of Wands, Swiftness, called, The Lord of Swiftness by Aleister Crowley, is attributed to Mercury in Sagittarius. The Angels of the Decan are Nithahiah and Haayah. The 8 of Wands, is Hod in Aziluth, the influence of Splendor in the World of Pure Spirit.
The placement of Mercury in Sagittarius, mitigates and diffuses into a rapid expansion the energy of Mercury. Thus, the energy of Mercury in the Sign of the Archer, is shown as electric arrows, going in multiple directions, both above and below. This illustration expounds on the meaning of swiftness and rapidity. A lot of energy, going nowhere and everywhere all at once.
The fiery colors invoke the concept of Fire as the element of this card, and we know that fire is the Vital Life Force, Spirit and/or Sex energy. Sex energy is the Swift energy that is used to create and achieve imaginings, goals or living beings. This sex energy is shown in the Thoth 8 of Wands, Swiftness, as electric arrows.
However, these electric arrows (microwaves) of energy sustain and constitute the Material World representing the subtle energy of the Fiery Father, bringing down from the 2nd Sephiroth-Chokmah (wisdom), the message of the Original Will.
The 8 of Wands illustrates the geometrical pattern of the restored Universe (constantly restored by this Electric Fire). The rainbow above the double pyramid (As above, so below) of the 8 of Wands, depicts the division of pure light into seven color rays of the light spectrum that exhibit interplay and correlation of the microwaves of light in the electromagnetic spectrum. We are visualizing energy of high velocity; light speed.
Here, electric energy, because of the principles of Hod, (making concrete that which is subjective), has created intelligible geometrical form.
In Numerology, it’s recognized that the number 8 represents the flow of energy. A lot of the time, this does mean money and power – this is the language we speak in our modern world. So this number often pertains to the creation of money, to business, achievement, success, and influence. In the Thoth 8 of Wands, the communication of energy to business, achievement and success is scattered and therefore, less effective.Uncover The Meaning, Mystery and Magic of Number 8 (Eight)
The Tarot of Druids-8 of Mistletoe, represents the artistic aspirations and plans that involve family. Hence the dancing around the bonfire and the artistic aspirations of the musicians are shown. Therefore, the 8 of Mistletoe (plant shown upper right hand corner) concentrates on the number 8's flow of energy.
When the 8 of Wands-Swiftness, or the Eight of Mistletoe, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- Haste, swift acceleration meaning that the querent's ideas will very soon be in physical existence and/or easily expressed in words.
- This indicates a high energy period in which to initiate change, as in, a fast movement for spiritual growth.
- Time to focus one's creative energy on a heartfelt project.
- Time to put on Mercury's winged sandals, and move rapidly along the lightning path towards Greater Self Awareness.
- A rapid descent of power to examine the self-identity, and thus expand its perspectives.
- An expedient creating of possibilities.
- Intellectual power.
When ill defined by the surrounding cards:
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