7 of Disks in Thoth tarot and RWS
Saturn in Taurus
3rd Decan of Taurus 20-30
The 7 of disks has never been a favourite card of mine, in fact i’d say it’s a card I actively dislike — especially in a Thoth reading.
However like all the cards, this one has a lesson for us if we are ready to hear it out.
The Golden dawn title of this card is Lord of Success unfulfilled. The RWS deck shows us a man tending his crop, rather half-heartedly it would seem to me, leaning on his spade and almost ready to doze off. Some interpretations say he is waiting for his crop to grow, but we all know weeding and care needs to be done to make things grow well. This work may have got too hard or too boring- whatever it is, he needs to either walk away and plant something new, or, put his back into the weeding and fertilising to give his crop the best chance to grow into something of use.
The Thoth 7 Disks is a mess of dead, black leaves – with dark coins formed into the geomantic shape “Rubeus” (an overturned glass, or inversion – meaning Good in all that is evil and Evil in all that is good). Crowley just calls it Failure – which is pretty harsh really because – you can still achieve the things you desire if you can harness the energies you need. But you need to start making choices, and making moves, you can’t sloth about flicking thru your facebook feed all evening, nice as that is.
From the Book of Thoth:
“There is no effort here; not even dream; the stake has been thrown down, and it is lost. That is all labour itself is abandoned; everything is sunk into sloth.”
This card says you need to put some thought into the next stage of development and either become more active in what you are doing, or give up the work you have put in so far and start anew in a different field. You cannot expect your crop to grow, if you refuse to put the energy in and stand idly by in a little dolly daydream.
You might find on deeper analysis you are putting in too much work for too little reward? Or maybe you have lost your desire for the outcome you have been working for and really wish you were doing something else? — Whatever the state of play is – now is the time to stop for a moment and really analyse if you are still moving in the direction that you want to go. Or if some course adjustments are required to get you back on track? Maybe you just need a kick in the butt to get back on with the work lazy bones – “sooner begun the sooner done” as they say.