Third Decan Leo
Third Decan Leo, Tarot Seven Fire, Seven Wands, Valour
Third decan Leo corresponding to tarot card Seven Fire, 7 of Wands and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Seven, express attributes of Netzach, whose title is Victory, the seventh sphere of the QBL Tree of life. corresponding with astrological Venus.
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Netzach is Venus and each of the minor arcana cards, numbered “Seven”, exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air or 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 7 of Wands, Fire is allocated to the Third decan of Leo whose planetary attribution is Mars.
The combination of Leo’s ruler Sun, the decan planetary attribute of Mars and the auspices of Venus, is summed up by the card’s title of Valour.
A Sun Mars combination in Fire indicates an inflammatory attitude in achieving one’s ambitions. It is an expression of frustration to difficulties in expanding on the accomplishments won with Six Fire. The Venus component adds an idealistic romanticising element resulting in the cards title of Valour.
Valour, expressed by the Sun Mars combination under the influence of Venus evokes the image of fighting for what is right and true. It is an idealistic pursuit of one’s objectives without consideration of the price to be paid.
Opposition evokes fearlessness in the opposed to meet challenge head on.
The card represents innocence, strength and courage to fight what is a wrong action without consideration of personal loss or gain.
The image is one of a youthful hero/heroine driven by idealism to overcome forces antagonistic to the achievement of their objectives.
In addition, Netzach’s title of Victory indicates the mindset of the objective desired to be obtained. This may or may not be achieved, indicated by the cards title Valour, meaning firmness of character in the face of adversity.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Earth are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
Knight of Earth expresses personality qualities that exhibit patience in material undertakings. This earth influence calms the fire quality of the card to avert sudden and brutal action.
The above is paramount for ensuring the negative qualities of the card do not run out of control, resulting in irreversible situations. Negative traits of this card can lead to avarice, apprehension, or cowardly behaviour.
These are personality traits expressed by the Knight of Earth because he corresponds to Fire of Earth, Earth bringing practicality and physical exertion.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
.In this example of Seven of Fire, the conjunction of major arcana cards Strength and Tower, corresponding to Leo and Mars, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Earth whose elemental quality is Fire of Earth.
When the Three decan cards of any given sign are observed as a series they can tell a story that enriches our understanding of the astrological sign of which they are components.
As an example: Five Fire: Strife, Six Fire: Victory and Seven Fire: Valour.
Through Strife we can achieve Victory by which we exhibit Valour through having the courage to do what is right.
It is a worthwhile exercise to work through all decan sets falling under specific astrological signs in this manner to create a mnemonic.