5 of Disks

Written by  on February 18, 2016 

The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck 5 of Disks – Active/Practical
(1 of Earth, 46=4+6=10=1+0=1)
Astrology: Earth in Taurus
Time: 21 April – 30 April
(1st decan of Taurus)
2nd House, House of Value (Wealth)
Numerology: 10
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
10 of Diamonds (1 of Earth)

„Misery loves company” – Two lonely souls find support in each other. Sharing their misery makes them forget about their own misery, pain and loneliness. Surprisingly, sometimes this kind of relationships, based on mutual interests, support and respect, may work better then those based on intense emotions.
No love, no committeemen, no strings attached.
Sometimes, it’s exactly as Marilyn Manson has describe it in his song ‘User Friendly’: “I’m not in love, but I’m gonna f_ck you ’til somebody better comes along.”
With Earth in its home in Taurus things are on steady growth. You need to be patient, you need to work hard for every little achievement, but things are in motion although you feel like everything is stoned and static.
You may feel tired, eventually frustrated, but every little step you take will take you further. “Slave to the grind” is the best way to describe this situation, you can’t speed up things, there are no shortcuts and you feel grounded. According to the Enûma Eliš, the Babylonian creation myth, it was Marduk who “out of Kingu’s blood fashioned humankind” in order to serve the gods. Author Zecharia Sitchin, in his world best selling book “The 12th Planet” advocate the idea that Homo Sapiens were created by genetic engineering as slaves to work in the gold mines for the gods. Most probably these first primitive workers, the first human prototypes were Taurus and they are best represented by this Tarot card and astrological aspect (Earth in Taurus).

2nd House, House of Value (Wealth). Cultivation and growth. Money. Belongings, property, acquisitions. Material and immaterial things of certain value.

The Number 10 – Earth, Active/Practical (Earth)
Positive traits:
– Hard worker, determined, dependable, grounded, steady growth, persistent, loyal, patient, generous, householder.
Negative traits:
– Materialistic, stubborn, obsessive, laziness, possessive, self-indulging.

Crowley: Worry. The Number Five, Geburah, in the suit of Earth, shows the disruption of the Elements, just as in the other suits. This is emphasized by the rule of Mercury in Taurus, types of energy which are opposed. It needs a very powerful Mercury to upset Taurus; so the natural meaning is Intelligence applied to Labour.
The symbol represents five disks in the form of the inverted Pentagram, instability in the very foundations of Matter. The effect is that of an earthquake. They are, however, representative of the five Tatvas; these hold together, on a very low plane, an organism which would otherwise disrupt completely. The background is an angry, ugly red with yellow markings. The general effect is one of intense strain; yet the symbol implies long-continued inaction.

Waite: Two mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.
The card foretells material trouble above all, whether in the form illustrated–that is, destitution–or otherwise. For some cartomancists, it is a card of love and lovers-wife, husband, friend, mistress; also concordance, affinities. These alternatives cannot be harmonized.
Reversed: Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy.

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
10 of Diamonds – A change in financial status, often for the better.

5 of Disks

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