Your Chosen Card – Eight of Disks Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Eight of Disks shows a craftsman perfecting his skills and working diligently to do an excellent job. This is a card of training and apprenticeship with the goal of honing ones abilities to produce a quality product. There is much satisfaction in attending to details and doing things well, even if it takes several attempts to get it right. The artisan on the card is willing to put in the necessary time and effort. He understands the need to be patient and allow things to mature properly rather than try to rush the process. Traditionally this card refers to an amiable and modest peasant girl who approaches her chores diligently without complaint or pretension, as symbolized by the sign of Virgo associated with the card.
Keywords Upright: Work, employment, training, apprenticeship, careful preparation, putting in the effort to do a task well, competence, dedication, patience, job satisfaction, skill in material affairs, honing ones talents, technical expertise, doing your homework, dexterity, prudence, discretion, diligent labor, perfectionism, determination to do a good job, making good use of available resources, getting paid for what you love to do.
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 Prince of Disks (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.
Crowley/Thoth: Prudence, skill, artfulness, cunning, carefulness in ones work, putting something away for a rainy day.
When Eight of Disks is upright 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 upright 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Hebrew letter: Gamal or Gimel (foot, or camel; a Hebrew word meaning to come together at a drinking hole, to walk to the watering place, to deal, to recompense)
Creative Tarot: During this time, the questions I had for myself had mostly to do with my work, which is writing. (Also the usual number of frantic heartbroken crazy readings, but that is par for the course.) I found the Celtic Cross unhelpful as a way of investigating my problems with the writing process, and I found that when I asked other people for readings, their lack of experience in the area stunted the potential scope of the reading. My tarot card reader is wonderful, but going to her for a writing problem felt a bit like going to a general practitioner for glaucoma treatment. Sometimes you need a specialist.
Tarot Triumphs: You might also like to note your dreams while you are engaged with the Tarot, as they may relate in some way to the work that you’re doing with the cards, or have a different quality to them, perhaps containing striking imagery.9 Just before I started to write this book, for instance, and I was still in the mulling stage, I had a vivid dream about a talking black bird, which hopped onto my finger. I did not attempt to pin the image down too closely, but I was delighted, and I left with the hope that the book might ‘speak’ to readers, or indeed that Tarot might speak to me further while I was engaged in the writing process. If you write down your own dreams and look back at what you’ve written later on, you may see some interesting correspondences with using Tarot cards. But if the dreams become too intense or unsettling in some way, have a break from the cards for a few days. It may be a sign that you are getting too involved in their imagery, or perhaps that the process of acquainting yourself with the cards needs extra time to find its own level in your psyche.
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Tarot Triumphs: I do not recommend trying to take Tarot into your dreams at this stage, for instance by keeping a card under your pillow. In other words, don’t force: just allow.