(Previously called “Success Unfulfilled”)
Seven of Disks
Meditation Pattern: Place Atu XXI, The Universe, and Atu V, The Hierophant, side-by-side, with the 7 of Disks above them.
Traditional Description: A white rose branch. Seven Disks arranged like the geomantic figure Rubeus (which is attributed to the Scorpionic aspect of Mars):
There are only five buds, which overhang, but do not touch, the five uppermost Disks. Above and below are the Decanate symbols, Saturn and Taurus respectively.
Netzach of Earth: Success only through labor, patience, and care. Unprofitable speculations and employments; little gain for much labor.
Saturn/Taurus: Blight. Inertia. Promises of success unfulfilled (shown, as it were, by the fact that the rosebuds do not come to anything). Loss of apparently promising fortune; loss of one’s labor. Hopes deceived and crushed; restrictions or inhibitions impede worldly advancement. Disappointment, misery, slavery, necessity, and baseness. Sometimes it denotes slight and isolated gains with no fruits resulting therefrom, and of no further account, though seeming to promise well. Yet can be persevering, enduring, methodical, economical.
Venus + Saturn: Disappointment, emotional loss, unhappiness, loss of motivation or energy; sober, realistic, economical, faithful, determined; but emotionally withdrawn, unsatisfied, hardened.