The Manara erotic tarot- 10 of fire- ( fuoco )
In the Thoth Deck, the 10 of Wands, is called Lord of Oppression, and is Saturn in Sagittarius. There are Angels attributed to the Decan, Reyayel and Avamel. However, oppression is only "angelic" when it is the caging of energy for creative use. In the Erotic Tarot of Milo Manara, a picture of sexual oppression is used to express the Oppression of Women by the Patriarch. In the past the "rule of the Patriarch" has sentenced women to mere chattel and not even as valuable as livestock. The rules of the Patriarch made women "sexual slaves of Men" and even denied them the right to enjoy sexual activity. In some extreme cases, they were even castrated by having the clitoris removed. In this last century, woman have been gaining back their "human" status. Although the process has been slow, the Matriarch is beginning to return to the Wisdom of mankind. In Tarot, Wands or Fire, is sexual energy and considered phallic. Hence, the phallic energy is being oppressed here, so that form can be created. Hence, the arcane meaning of the card is "sexual energy" being contained by information, so that it can be formed.
The Whole of us (the invisible 99.6% and the Visible.4%) is called the "Divine Child" and/or Son (Sun) of God, no matter the sex of the body. We are of the Suns/Stars, as Solar Psyche and as the Child of the Creatrix, A Soul, we are held in a higher hierarchy that the Angels, who are servants to the Laws of their structure; their motion has been decided for them, while we can break or change the laws of self-identity. We are endowed with freedom of choice or as quantum physicists state, by observation we design reality. We are thus Divinity. The Word Hu-is Mandarin for" God" and the word "Man" comes from the Hindu-Manas, meaning "mind". Hence, we are the "God Mind" Children-the Humans, which identifies our Psyche/Soul. The body is a homo sapiens.
Since in terms of singularity the Law is Love....we can "fall" out of love by our choices. Thus, angels are ruled by God, mankind is ruled by his/her own freedom to choose Self-Identity, which is a very painful burden to those who don't rule or "Above all things”, know themselves.
The ancient Greeks called us Daemons, (God Men- the Children of Angel and human mating). Daemonic, because by our own perspectives and observation, we can change reality.... No other manifestation of the Divine can do that! So, when the Hierophant says to you, "If you wish to speak to me, you must stand." He is not just stating "tough love", it is also a statement of equality for we are made of all the mental, emotional, and spiritual power that ever was or will be-now!
Thoth- 10 of wands-oppression
The 10 OF WANDS-Oppression; is Malkuth in Atziluth and is the influence of Malkuth in the world of Pure Spirit. Where upon the destructive powers of Saturn (Geburah-Severity) are amplified by the swiftness of Sagittarius, leading to selfishly applied material force, and often cruelly. On the Thoth 10 of Wands, the suggestion of the crude club like wands, and the Dorjes (Tibetan spear- like symbols of Thunderbolts) suggests, cruelty, malice, overbearing force and energy that can be injustice.
However, one must understand that a certain amount of energy must be oppressed at all times, for form to exist. Energy must be contained in a "Thought Form" before it can become manifest. Then again, too much oppression of energy-in-motion (emotion) leads too disaster Like electricity, Water or Fire, energy resists this oppression, and will "slip its bonds" at any sign of weakening. Sometimes destructively so.
Often the oppression of our own ability to act is because of our own self-perspective, most of us tend to be crueler to ourselves than to others, because we often fear ourselves being ridiculed more than others. We can escape this cycle of destruction if we understand that the oppression we feel is often the Mind being told by the Inner Self, to change perspectives. We feel oppression so we can identify it and act. So, let's remember that it's better to pop a balloon, than an over pressurized air tank and stop oppressing our emotional energy.
Often, by taking things too seriously, we fail to use the power of mirth that cracks the veneer of perspective as severity, so that we can see beyond our self-made prison of "I can't". Truth being, "I can’t", usually means "I am afraid to" and/or "I don't want to”; However, "I Can't" becomes a statement of low self-value when believed. So just say," I don't want to" and get on with your motion, laughing at your body's fear of change and knowing that perspective is ever-changing if one is gathering knowledge.
For as we all know, with impassioned focus, we "Spirits" can accomplish anything. That's the beautiful side of "freedom of choice". So, remember this, we use "thought" and/or information to oppress energy into form, for creation's sake----including our own, but eventually, because change is the only constant in this energy Universe, that oppression will end whether voluntarily or by emotional-explosion.
Energy will free itself and move. Those who are freely changing their perspectives, will find that the once feared end we call death, is merely a movement towards another perspective and will experience what the Tibetan's call "reincarnation", which is simply expanding and liberating one's personality by change of perspective, i.e. Transformation. By fearing an end, you have one. By not fearing an ending, you consciously experience transformation.
When the 10 of Wands or the 10 of Fire is thrown during a Divination, the Querent may experience: If Ill dignified by surrounding cards:
- Cruelty and malice towards others.
- Injustice and over-bearing strength being applied for selfish and material ends.
- Sometimes failure in a matter, and opposition too strong to be controlled arising from the person's too great selfishness at the beginning.
- Ill will, envy, slander, obstinacy and swiftness in evil
However, if well dignified by the surrounding Cards:
- The querent is being generous or experiencing generosity from another.
- Self-Sacrifice as in the form of oppressing one's wants for another's,
- Disinterestedness in a situation
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