Letters From Thoth and The New Era Elements
Eight of Wands
There is a LOT of staticky electricity happening here. Crowley says, "this card represents energy of high velocity, such as furnishes the master-key to modern mathematical physics." This is a high energy, quick moving, rapid energy. Lightning strikes and electrical shocks - they happen fast and then are gone. But they will help us break through tough obstacles and move us on our way. The key to using it is to stay balanced and ready for anything - once it passes we need to keep moving on.
Nine of Air (Swords)
This is one of those cards in this deck that pulls zero punches. Much like the 9 of swords in the RWS - this is about misery, nightmares, a mind suffering terribly. This is about having to deal with these things, not hide them away any longer. The card illustrates this point in that, dissecting something, taking it apart and looking at each component, lets us learn how it all works. But there is a sacrifice in this. Taking something apart isn't easy and it can be painful - but we must learn how to see it and deal with it, so that we don't suffer any more than we need to.
So today there is a lot of energy for you to work with here. Instead of letting it fly about with no direction, harness it and aim it well. This energy can help clear the mind and burst through obstacles that have been troubling you and keeping you up at night. So grab it and let it cut through the confusion.
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