8 of Wands Thoth – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck

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Instinct
Ideas, actions, and communication (fast).
Purpose
Knowledge, progress, development (new ways), thinking and/or implementing old goals (solving problems).
The Light
Flexible, expandable, intellectual capacity.
The Shadow
Flexible, expandable, intellectual capacity.
Quality
Unexpected motivation, mental activity.

Agility – Flame of thought

I. Analyze and describe 8 of Wands Thoth Tarot

The card shows that eight sticks have turned themselves into neural oscillations. They stem from the struggle for freedom which is inherent in all things related to thoughts: the urge to understand the true process of all things. It represents overcoming the difficulties of the previous card (7 of Wands Thoth). Crowley talked about “sticks turning into electrical sparks, supporting or even creating matter with their vibrating energy.” A two-dimensional square is a symbol of the limit that creates a three-dimensional octagon, symbolizing the midpoint between the mundane square (the cube) and the divine circle (sphere). Above this object, there is a shining rainbow representing the spirit of fire.

II. Interpretation of 8 of Wands Thoth Tarot

1. Energy

This card represents the energy at the speed of light. Mercury in the Sagittarius also symbolizes the phenomenon of thinking (memory formation), which is in the bioelectric and biochemical functions. The rapid exchange operates through electrical impulses (chemical transmitters) inside the neurons of the brain. Crowley links this card to phenomena of speed, light, and electricity. Mercury governs 8 of Wands and thus, demonstrates development and progress.

2. Inner

This card shows unexpected ideas and inspiring lightning rays that dissipate our previous thinking habits, from which we get many possible solutions: we just do not notice the connection between them. At that time, it would signal a period in which we should take advantage to overcome the limitations of inherent concepts and to reach out to new intellectual horizons.

3. Career

The release of Fire element (Wands) through thinking (Mercury) means we are flooded with ideas. At the same time, our mission is to put them into unity, create and implement them to be successful (new tasks) and recognition (promotion).

4. Sentiment

8 of Wands Thoth card is a symbol of the passionate fire when it flickers in a desire to get what you want. Therefore, they represent periods of affection, abundance, and enthusiasm. However, it can also signal solutions to handle old conflicts and immediate difficulties.

III. Similar correlations of 8 of Wands Thoth tarot

  • Astrology – Mercury in Sagittarius.
  • Tree of life – Hod (structure) through fire: electric vibration (spark) is a measurement of time.
  • I Ching – 35th hexagram (Jìn) – “Advancement”.
  • Similar objects – Hermes, Icarus, Pegasus, Promete; Historically, Acsimet “Eureka! Found it”.
  • Image – Lightning is a symbol of interesting and unique ideas.
  • Keywords – Improvisation, flexible, longing for knowledge, and determination.

IV. 8 of Wands Thoth card in the upright and reverse

1. Upright 8 of Wands Thoth card

A ray of spiritual insight (light rays) shows something that will be tangible in our lives (geometric form). There may be a situation in which you may need to act quickly to seize the given opportunity.

This card tells us to go with the flow (like the rays of light) and do not resist any change. You will put obstacles in the way of moving forward with your life at this time if you keep thinking too much. It also implies the need to communicate clearly to create the things we want (manifested rainbow/geometric shapes).

The card represents the spiritualization of the Sagittarius’s fiery energy, so drawing this card means that we need to ensure that we are communicating with others in the clearest way as possible and is expressing the best in our world.

The rapid completion of a project is currently underway.

You are booming with energy and ideas, and cannot wait to accomplish a task to start another one. Just make sure that before you move on to the next task, your previous mission is complete.

This is an action-oriented card that encourages you to quickly pursue the best available opportunities. There is no sitting around the corner when this card appears, so focus your energy on the most important thing at the moment.

2. Reversed 8 of Wands Thoth card

Impulsive ideas or actions, moving forward without specific plans.

Resistance to change and not following the flow.

You have too many ideas at the same time without any basis.

Procrastination (not taking action) when it is necessary.

Obstacles hinder your plan in the future.

Your plan is wasted due to poor communication. Ideas are not practical or realistically achievable.

V. 8 of Wands Thoth card in Celtic Cross spread

8 of wands spread

Card 1: Central Theme of the Spread – There is a situation that arises in which you may need to act quickly to seize the opportunity given.

Card 2: Crossing Influences – Your obstacles are the lack of communication or hasty action.

Card 3: Subconscious Influences – You resist change and do not follow the flow when the opportunity arises.

Card 4: Recent Past Affecting the Situation – You have insights that bring great benefits to your life, so be confident that you have the skills to do it.

Card 5: Hopes and Goals – You should let your life be more inspired.

Card 6: Immediate Future – There is a need for clear communication

Card 7: How you are affecting your situation – You have a lot of ideas and you need to make it a reality so that it becomes integrated into your life.

Card 8: How others are affecting your situation – Obstacles are hindering your plan to improve your life. This may be a workplace situation.

Card 9: Guidance or Warning – It warns you not to have too many goals at once, instead, solve them one by one and take the time to see your efforts fruitfully. If you are in the process of establishing a relationship, clear communication is required. Just go with the flow without rushing things.

Card 10: Overall outcome – Following the flow of life and seeing your spirituality integrate into life, giving you harmony and inspiration.

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