(Previously called, “Material Trouble.”)Five of DisksMeditation Pattern:
Place Atu I, The Magus, and Atu V, The Hierophant, side-by-side, with the 5 of Disks above them.Traditional Description:
A branch of the white rose tree, but from which the roses are falling, and leaving no buds behind. Five Disks similar to that on the Ace. Above and below are the symbols Mercury and Taurus.Geburah of Earth:
Severity in practical, financial, or bodily matters (requiring strength, effort, endurance, and resolve to correct). Loss of job, loss of money, economic anxiety.Mercury/Taurus:
Intelligence required to resolve material problems. Anxiety about material things. Labor, toil, land cultivation; building; knowledge and acuteness of earthly things. Poverty, carefulness; sometimes money regained after severe toil and labor. Unimaginative, harsh, stern, determined, patient, persevering, obstinate. Prolonged inaction; intense strain of inertia.Mars + Mercury:
Mental energy, nervous strain, anxiety, mental duress. Quarreling, faultfinding, blameful, obstinate, irritable; but practical insight, keen assessment, analytical, effective in difficult circumstances.
"To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue." -Magick Without Tears