Tarot Seven Pentacles, Failure, Minor Arcana, Third Decan Taurus
Tarot Seven Pentacles
Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Seven express attributes of Netzach, whose title is Victory, the seventh sphere corresponding with Venus on the QBL Tree of life.
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Netzach is Venus and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Seven” express its quality colored by their elemental suit: fire, water, air and earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire Atziluth, Water Briah, Air Yetzirah and Earth Assiah.
Astrological Decan Allocation
Tarot Seven Earth, Seven Pentacles, is the third decan of Taurus whose planetary attribution is Saturn.
The combination of Seven Venus and the decan planetary attribute of Saturn is summed up by the card’s title of Failure.
A Venus Saturn combination in Pentacles indicates delay to growth in material and physical undertakings. Therefore, the material success of Six Earth leads to nothing.
Failure is the title of Seven Earth representing the third decan of the astrological sign of Taurus.
This third decan of Taurus is allocated to Saturn. The Venus Taurus combination brings out sensuality.
One might consider this quality of sensuality as the catalyst for Failure, which in some situations it could well be.
However, we should also consider how sensuality can be directed towards one’s personal advancement.
In this example, other cards of a Machiavellian persuasion would illustrate an appearance of this personality type behavior.
Netzach has the attribute of victory and with victory can come complacency and neglect of focus. This is the situation manifested by the appearance of Seven Earth.
The card illustrates the condition encountered when not acting on opportunities summoned by the previous card Six Earth. Loss of interest in a project or boredom are other signatures of this state.
The Venus influence induces contentment and enjoyment of one’s achievements. This, in conjunction with the presence of Saturn, creates a condition of non activity where past success is dissipated.
The Lotus Eaters featured in Homer’s Odyssey are an apt depiction of this human personality condition.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Air are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
This is because the union of Venus and Saturn, expressed through his analytical personality, results in a level headed focused and decisive singleness of purpose. This is a key factor in the resolution of problems and for the optimizing of opportunities.
These are personality traits expressed by the Knight of Air because he corresponds to Libra, Fire of Air.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Seven of Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hierophant and Universe, corresponding to Taurus and Saturn, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Air.
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