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Extreme Four of Division - Spade -Sword

The Unstable Foundation:
Shaky Timidity Corrupting
Ineffectual Impotence Cowering


Jeopardy - VULNERABILITY - Fear
Deleterious - Demeaning

drowning in


The Villain:
Agent of Weakness and Jeopardy
... and The Victim

Face of death, rolling thunder
Smash and burn, fiery plunder
Change unwanted, fall to knees
Drowning out of fearful pleas

A deleterious saboteur is destroying
A feeble mutant is succumbing


E 4 of [ / ] Spades - {00111]
The Unstable Foundation:
-- Shaky & Corrupting

Vulnerability, devastating crack
Shaky, collapsing, no spine in back
Lazy, ineffectual, disempowered
Corruption, impotence, always the coward

Shaky apathy corrupting
Ineffectual vulnerability cowering

COURT - (one half)

The Insidious Totalitarian
Corrupting apathy, vulnerable mind
Shaky, ineffectual, cowering kind

Smelling the Guts
of an Immersive Heart
and the Instincts from a
Gregarious Mass.















E 4 of [ / ] Division - Spade -Sword - {00111]

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:
--Imagine... troops in retreat.
--Imagine... standing on something that is about to collapse.

A person of emotional weakness and vulnerability.
A person who cowers.
A person who causes others to cower.

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[1] [0]
Precession of Cycle:

Late January, 2:00 am.
The weight of ice and snow bends the trees and breaks the branches.
--Imagine... a body buried beneath a tree.
--Imagine... a sarcophagus with an effigy of a fallen soldier.

[2] [0]
Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as unimpressive.
Seeing it as unnecessary.
Something impotent.
Something unstable.
--Imagine... feet of clay, knees of rubber, and cracks in armor.
--Imagine... a house of cards.
--Imagine... a condemned building.

[3] [1]
Progression of Event:

An agent of disempowerment.
Caving in to social pressures.
--Imagine... a cave caving in.
Chickening out at the last minute.
--Imagine... a coward running away.
Self destructing.

[4] [1]
Perspective of Place:

A place of fear.
--Imagine... the laboratory of a mad scientist.
--Imagine... a dungeon.
--Imagine... a crack in the earth with flames from Hell.
--Imagine... the bodies of brave Knights who have tried
and died, hanging from the branches of dead trees.

[5] [1]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that changes for the worst.
Unexpected, unwanted change.
--Imagine... a earthquake.
Caught with guard down.
A state of jeopardy.
Rapid change.
--Imagine... a foundation that will not support weight.
--Imagine... someone falling through thin ice.
--Imagine... people on their knees praying for mercy.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Supplemental Accommodation of
Common Mutual and
Aggregate Consolidated things.

The Necessary Commitment of a
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Phallic Power of
Intangible Masculinity in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Diminished Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Fire
and the Negative Influence
of the Visceral
In the Sustained Darkness of
Winter's Terminal Cold
Late January, 2:00 am.

The Wholistic Leaps of
Divestive Division and the
SubConscious Feelings
of a Subtle Wave
in Catabolic Capitulation.

Subjectively Active Feelings
of the SubConscious
Yielding Recessively
to the Dark.

Actively Impelling toward the
Forceful Power and
Condensed Intensity of the
Hot Arid Fire of an

The Converging or Coagulation
of the Cardinal Insides
at a Transitory Instance
of Flux.

The Excessive Antipathy of
Negative Revulsion
and the Frowns of the
Bad, Sad and Mad.


Beside a Stagnant Pond
in the Freezing of a Winter End Night
with Cold Air and a Cold Wind
through Snow Covered Pine Trees
a Black Male Cat
Runs through Frozen Snow
Smelling with Nose the Forceful Fire
of Death's Deteriorate Efforts


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Below are a few examples of what might be derived from this Quintagram / Tarot Card / Number of Numerology / Constellation of Influence by way of acts of interpretation. Some are from personal experience. Some are just brainstormed possibilities being tossed out there. If nothing is found anywhere on this page that seems like it might fit the situation at hand, be sure to examine the other pages of possible interpretations and important keywords found at the bottom of this page, as well as other locations around this site. Don't be literal. Try to grasp the essence.

These pages are a work in progress.
I am in the process of sorting them from one form to this form, so there may be some repitition and other sloppiness for now.

EN4 of Swords - Adjectives:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use with Position 1 of Binary Spread, or significator card)

  • 1. spineless ~ shell shocked ~ unable to determine priorities ~ unable to deal with hierarchies ~ can’t take the heat.
  • 2. toothless ~ intoxicated ~ always in jeopardy ~ needs help.
  • 5. condemning.
  • 7. undisciplined ~ unstable ~ corrupt ~ compromised.
  • 8. wimpy ~ unorganized.
  • 10. timid ~ passive.
  • 11. hapless.
  • 12. heartless ~ cowardly ~ immature.
  • 13. unprepared.
  • 15. precarious.
  • 16. thin as gruel.
  • 18. condemning.
  • 21. afraid ~ afraid of fear ~ unsure about level of commitment ~ helpless ~ powerless ~ broken hearted ~ emotionally devastated ~ discouraged ~ not up to the task.

EN4 of Swords - Nouns:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. no defenses ~ feet of clay ~ knees of rubber ~ cracks in armor ~ a firm grip that is weakening.
  • 2. no ambition.
  • 3. low self esteem.
  • 4. an errand boy ~ an ogre boss who manages with fear tactics.
  • 5. a corrupt person ~ a hapless victim ~ an underachiever ~ a pathetic drunk ~ an alcoholic ~ a chump ~ a lush ~ a sissy ~ a total Barney ~ a scaredy-cat ~ a coward.
  • 6. a whipping post ~ a matt for others to wipe their feet ~ an ashtray for others to put out their cigarette.
  • 7. a cement overcoat.
  • 10. a cardboard empire.
  • 11. cowardice ~ impotence ~ sterility ~ incompetence ~ instability ~ jeopardy ~ corruption ~ denigration ~ poverty and homelessness.
  • 12. something that denigrates you ~ something that victimizes you ~ something that will devastate you and bring you to your knees ~ something that will dis-empower you - it will make you very tired - to the point of impotence ~ the weight of the world ~ a job you hate that is wearing you down ~ a dangerous level of vulnerability ~ undesirable vulnerability.
  • 13. a bruised ego ~ a wounded ego.
  • 14. fear ~ trepidation ~ a broken heart ~ extreme hunger.
  • 15. post combat stress ~ passive resignation ~ a lazy-ass “what the fuck” attitude you carry with you everywhere ~ shell of former self.
  • 16. a stable foundation that is crumbling ~ an earthquake ~ the ground you are standing on not supporting your weight ~ the floorboards under your feet cracking ~ loss of power.
  • 17. a situation that cultivates fear ~ a situation that does not exactly help your situation ~ other peoples fears and weaknesses ~ endless stories about how someone ends up drunk every night ~ lack of organization ~ lack of preparedness ~ lack of sufficient foundation ~ failure of ambition ~ destitution ~ unexpected change ~ a shocking change ~ a calamity! ~ a cataclysmic change ~ an earth shattering - earth shaking experience ~ a major restructuring where you’re left out.
  • 18. a dangerous compromise ~ an unwilling compromise ~ always living in someone else’s shadow.
  • 20. unfamiliar territory.
  • 21. a place that puts you in jeopardy ~ a place where everyone is a helpless victim.

EN4 of Swords - Verbs:
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(Might use for Position 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. lacking the capabilities being asked for ~ lacking in substance ~ being too wimpy to say no ~ laying a bad foundation using the worst materials ~ shamelessly copying others ~ using up all your strength ~ not pulling your weight ~ taking a nap ~ screaming in fear ~ peeing in your pants with fear ~ getting shit-faced drunk ~ hoisting another one (glug, glug, glug) ~ beating self up ~ following like an ignorant peasant ~ allowing yourself to be a victim ~ falling prey to condemning forces ~ losing your nerve ~ cowering in the corner ~ taking the cowards way out ~ letting down your guard ~ sleeping on the job ~ making a commitment you don’t want to keep ~ caving in ~ wimping out ~ chickening out ~ looking for help and not finding it ~ letting people down when they needed you ~ underestimating yourself ~ nursing a broken heart ~ standing on the precipice ~ being caught off guard ~ being caught with your pants down ~ being powerless ~ being homeless ~ being unprepared or not as prepared as you should be ~ being hit by a mack truck and flattened ~ being on thin ice, or shaky ground ~ being pushed around until you break ~ being crushed by the weight of the world ~ being put down ~ being victimized ~ getting caught by the short hairs ~ not getting any help when you need it ~ getting a big punch in the nose ~ having people know they cannot count on you ~ having your ego totally devastated ~ not having a leg to stand on ~ having a tremendous disadvantage ~ having ambitions thwarted ~ receiving a devastating blow that brings you to your knees - knocks you down - cuts you off at the knees ~ not doing as well as your parents ~ seething inside ~ becoming a hapless victim ~ being victimized.

EN4 of Swords - Reactions
(thoughts, opinions, feelings, observations, guiding voice)
(Might use for position 3, 5, 7 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. it crippled me - isn’t that enough? ~ I’ll never walk again.
  • 4. It took every ounce of strength I have and then some ~ man did I get my ass kicked ~ it’s devastating to find out I’m such a coward.
  • 5. hey mr. tallyman - tally me banana ~ I’m not being payed enough to do what I do ~ the work I must do has gotten the better of me ~ it’s a dog eat dog world out there and I’m wearing Milkbone underwear ~ if I don’t get some help - I’m going down for the count ~ everyone else is doing it.
  • 6. it scares me ~ don’t ask because I won’t help.
  • 7. man I need help ~ I don’t believe in helping people ~ I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy ~ hey I’m the victim here.
  • 8. some have been thought brave because they were too afraid to run ~ you keep trying - we’ll keep waiting ~ ------ feel il-equipped to take such a dare ~ afraid to ask for help ~ don’t feel up to the task ~ feel as though you are about to fall ~ like you are a burden to someone ~ feel like a coward ~ feel like a drowning man on a sinking ship ~ want to go home ~ don’t want to ever have to do that again ~ feel a need for constant re-assurance or you will collapse.

EN4 of Swords - Predictions
(what might happen)
(Might use for Position 6, 7, 8 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • you are about to learn a lesson the hard way ~ this path will lead straight down - into hell ~ at this point you can do nothing but endure ~ this path will cause you to let down your guard to attack ~ you will receive a devastating blow that will bring you to your knees - knock you down - cut you off at the knees ~ you will lose your power base ~ you will be powerless in the face of what is coming ~ no one will help you ~ you will sink like a stone ~ no one will follow you ~ you will not learn a thing ~ a major alteration will be required ~ I won’t ask you for help ‘cause I know you won’t ~ you will go back and find that everything has changed ~ it’s not good enough - it will never stand.

EN4 of Swords - Life Biased Advice
(admonitions, words of wisdom, proverbs, maxims, epigrams, aphorisms)
(Might use for any position of Binary Spread)

  • don’t be so modest - people will not follow you ~ don’t be so humble - you’re not that great.
  • this is no time for modesty.
  • don’t follow this person right off a cliff ~ don’t get drunk again ~ don’t be so permissive with yourself and others ~ stop beating yourself up ~ don’t undermind your own foundation or you will fall for sure ~ don’t fear the monsters under your bed - there are none.
  • you follow for selfish reasons ~ you’re such a woos ~ beware - you could get fired for that ~ you cannot stop change - you know that don’t you?
  • step lightly on thin ice ~ loss of temper is loss of sense ~ faint heart never won fair lady ~ empty bottles and glasses means abundant fools and asses ~ he that fears you present - will hate you absent ~ a tyrants hand a cowards heart ~ a man that is destructive is a man that is cowardly ~ a coward calls himself cautious and a miser thrifty ~ what e’er is begun in anger ends in shame ~ he that makes himself a sheep - shall be eaten by wolves ~ he who means to avenge every affront will not live long ~ hunger and cold surrender a man to his enemy ~ change your attitude before it changes you.

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