5 of Disks Thoth – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck
|Readiness to change.|
|The volatility, the change, the try-out.|
|The shadow Failure, collapse, disappointment.|
|Increased experience through the growing crisis.|
Anxiety – The power of anxiety
I. Analyze and describe 5 of Disks Thoth Tarot
The card shows five interlocking disks that are connected by a transmission. In the middle of the circle, we see five elements (triangle, square, circle, moon, ellipse) which are called the five elements in Indian thought. All nature, including humans, depends on them in a state of vibration. These forces are compressed together into a nightmare in the form of a standing pentagram, it awakens the sleeping fears and sheds light on the sense of meaninglessness. There is no such thing as a feeling of sadness like the feeling we encounter in this card. It implies a kind of inner fear that no external solution can solve. Therefore, it can represent periods of insecurity and prolonged crisis.
II. Interpretation of 5 of Disks Thoth Tarot
This card means the destruction of order and stability that is still present in 4 of Disks Thoth card. On the negative side, this is the destruction of the “fortress”. On the positive side, it gives the full state and development ability of the previous card compensations and a peer capacity. It is a card of crisis and represents the situation in life that we feel bad, abandoned, and sometimes, really pitiful; however, it also represents narrow exits in each growing crisis because we give up a familiar stable area and move on to a newer and bigger challenge that comes along with risks.
These are the times when we need to recognize the temporary feelings inherent in everything. Without this balancing factor, the development will fail and stagnate. Only through the principle of decaying, destroying the result of overcoming destruction, new and more powerful development can happen, thereby leading to new (personal) growth.
This card shows nothing particularly pleasant. Suppose, the safety positions begin to shake, the risks encountered with a business perspective becomes complicated and torment a person’s mind. What seemed good yesterday turned out to be bad. At this point, we do not assess how long this delay will last and where it will go. Only one thing is certain that we are standing on the shaking ground and there is a long way ahead. Despite all of this, the card does not say that something is really bad, but rather because we judge pessimistically and feel scared, or at least feel insecure.
The card of this crisis is an expression of an unstable foundation on which relationships exist. If we live without a partner or a lover, it shows that we are not happy with our single life. The distribution of this card extends from the painful experience of not being loved and being unable to love to the hardest suffering from a relationship. In addition, it also refers to the experience of creating useless and meaningless suffering, at the same time, it creates the necessary insights and changes and is basically valuable in this area.
III. Similar correlations of the 5 of Disks Thoth Tarot
- Astrology – Mercury in Taurus.
- Tree of life – Geburah (fluctuations) through the Earth: iconic destruction.
- I Ching – 41 hexagram (Sǔn) – “Depression”; 47th hexagram (Kùn) – “Repress”.
- Similar objects – The work crisis, the famine years of Egypt, or the locust epidemic is the basis for repentance.
- Image – Atomic threat and smoldering destruction of the environment.
- Keywords – Poor, deprived, cramped place, bankrupt.
IV. 5 of Disks Thoth Tarot symbolism
Disks = like locked gear system which cannot move.
Black Egg (Spirit) = at the bottom of the pentagram meaning our spirit is being crushed by the weight of the world at the moment.
Red Triangle (our energy) = Do I have enough energy to overcome this? This fades to represent us running out of energy to deal with this situation. Distinct like of red or fire in this whole card = inertia.
Blue Circle (communication) = hard to talk about situations in your hands and express your feelings.
Silver Moon (Emotions, instincts) = emotional worries, we do not feel supported at the moment.
Yellow Square (Earth) = worried about the impact on ourselves physically and our general living.
Background = the chaos and natural light of our lives are not expressed properly, only seen as scattered yellow rays behind the dark gray clouds.
V. 5 of Disks Thoth card in the upright and reverse
1. Upright 5 of Disks Thoth card
Crowley pointed out that this has been going on for a while and this person did not handle this situation.
Am I falling into a situation where I cannot get out? The momentum will overwhelm me?
Am I in a situation at the time when I am on top?
It can even be stressful about spiritual issues.
Something poses a threat to your overall security (Taurus). This can be an unexpected cost, work worries, or may even disrupt your family life.
Anxiety in this situation will only make things worse, and so we must try to accept that life will eventually find a way for us to overcome this.
2. Reversed 5 of Disks Thoth card
Sometimes, this may involve worrying about past or future events that prevent us from living in the present, so the way to relieve anxiety is to live in the present as much as possible and solve everything when they appear.