The 8 of Fire and the Thoth 8 of Wands, both illustrate the geometrical pattern of the restored Universe (constantly restored by this Electric Fire). The rainbow above the double pyramid 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 electromagnetic spectrum. The Tapestry of colors behind the Woman in orgasm, in the Manara Card suggests the same interplay. 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. Information flows in energy/fire.
Milo Manara also assigns the Astrological signs of Mercury and Sagittarius to his Ardor- 8 of Fire card. Mercury in the house of Sagittarius, stresses the need to communicate openly and freely in a demonstrative way. I would say the picture gets that meaning across.
In the psychedelic tapestry behind the Self-Pleasuring woman, is the bird of paradise, and an flowers, all above the flames of energy. Then there is a Djinn, of fire, reaching out to her. What Milo Manara is representing here is the fiery energy release of an orgasm, as the Passion of the Creatrix " Will to Form", that is the information flowing in the fiery energy of the ONE Energy. Orgasms, are "electrical energy releases" full of information. In the homo Sapiens, orgasms are a release of "oppressed emotions". E-Motion, is Energy-in-motion and is energy full of information. It is of the "Will to Force" of Chokmah, filled with the information of the Creatrix "Will to Form". Hence, when you are all full of pent up emotion, it best to reach a state of orgasm. Here all those unrequited emotions, can now be released in a healthy Self-Pleasuring , a healing release, and which is not a "bad thing"...After all , you are the Fiery Energy, the Spirit, the Sun/Son of the Creatrix which we commonly call "our Soul". And if the Soul can't give pleasure and release to the very body it makes alive....who in the hell can? It is a magic rite to free energy, that would otherwise harm one as it comes out in phobia or fear. Plus, if you concentrate on one focus of "I Want...", let's say a picture of said want,and reach a state of orgasm while doing so, you will have what you want in record time. This is well known in western and tantric magic. If you have no other focus but to pleasure yourself, the energy releases and scatters everywhere, just like the image of the Thoth 8 of Wands. This is not harmful, as it heals in release but could be considered a waste of good power to create, by a shaman.
When the 8 of Fire card is thrown in a divination, it implies:
- Straining towards a goal.
To reiterate: The 8th Sephiroth, Hod, is called Splendor and all language relates to Hod. All eights are attributed to Hod that as the messenger Mercury, is the patron of Names and vesicles.
8 of Wands, Swiftness, is often called, The Lord of Swiftness and is Mercury in Sagittarius. The Angels of the Decan are Nithahiah and Haayah. The Eight 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. Therefore, the message is that one must supply intent to their imagination, and/or creative focus. The "As above so Below" double pyramid and/or Diamond shape, indicates that the Higher Self is trying desperately to communicate with the Lesser Self but the Lesser Self, is so involved in emotional blocks that it isn't receiving the higher information.
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 and/or living beings. This sex energy is shown in the Thoth Deck 8 of Wands, Swiftness, as electric arrows and as we all know, electricity carries information. Hence, computers.
However, these electric arrows of energy also sustain and constitute the Material World representing the subtle energy of the Fiery Father, bringing down from Chokmah (wisdom), the message of the Original Will.
When the 8 of Wands-Swiftness, or the Eight of Fire, 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 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.
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