Your Chosen Card – Eight of Disks Reversed Thoth Deck
When reversed, the Eight of Pentacles suggests that you may not be putting in the needed time and effort to do a job well. Maybe you dont care about producing a quality product, or maybe you are cutting corners just to get the job done. Remember that Rome wasnt built in a day. Although there may be a short-term gain in your current approach, in the long run you are likely to feel a sense of dissatisfaction. When the storm arrives, its comforting to know you have put something away for a rainy day.
Keywords Reversed: Voided ambition, inadequate training, impatience, failure to apply proper effort, ignoring obligations, rashness, intrigue, cunning, shiftiness, misuse of talents, opportunities wasted, penny wise and pound foolish.
Timing: 0 Virgo10 Virgo. Tropical, 23 August1 September. Sidereal, 17 September26 September.
Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the first decan of earthy Virgo, realm of the Knight of Pentacles (Fire of Earth) and the Hermit (Virgo). The Sun in Virgo is known for its perfectionism, service-orientation, and meticulous attention to detail.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
Etteilla: A dark girl, a pleasant girl, gracious, amiable, passive; (R) avarice, greed, usury, miserliness, lack of ambition.
When Eight of Disks is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Disks is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Disks is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Eight of Disks using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Each major arcana card is assigned to one of the four elements. These assignments can be found in the individual descriptions of the cards in chapter on the major arcana. To interpret tarot layouts, the Golden Dawn used a combination of card counting together with a method of assessing the interactions of the four elements to judge the dignity or relative importance of each card in the spread. Lets begin by taking a look at card counting.
Creative Tarot: The man in the Eight of Coins is entirely absorbed in his work. The job here is to create excellence and consistency. His thoughts are not on the fame or money that will come; they are only on doing a very good job. The castle outside his window means he is isolated in his work; it is not the time to take the work to the market. This is a card of diligence and craft.
Complete Book of Tarot: This exquisite deck was owned by the Venier family of Venice. Most likely produced around 1491 by artist Nicola di Maestro Antonio, the Sola-Busca deck consists of seventy-eight cards and is unique in that each card is illustrated with characters based on figures of classical antiquity. Some authors believe that the symbolism of this deck derives from alchemical theories about transforming base metals into gold. The practice of illustrating each of the seventy-eight tarot cards with a unique scene or character would not be repeated until Pamela Colman Smith painted the now famous Rider-Waite-Smith deck in 1909.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Finally, lets consider an example from the annals of the Golden Dawn, which regarded the normally favorable Ten of Cups as having a negative influence when it appeared in this three-card sequence: 10 Wands10 Cups5 Swords. The cards surrounding the Ten of Cups in this case have the effect of converting the pleasure signified by this card into something not worth the pain and trouble it would take to attain. How did the Golden Dawn arrive at this conclusion?