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Change to Moderate [0]
Change the Measure/Appraisal [1]
Change the Mode/Mindset [2]
Change the Method/Approach [3]
Change the Manner/Viewpoint [4]
Change the Means/Appetite [5]

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Extreme Four of Subtraction - Club - Stave

The Deteriorate Event:
Devastating Collapse Decimating
Lackadaisical Lethargy Loafing


Weakness - DESTRUCTION - Malevolence
Feeble - Fleeing

followed by
an act of


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 [--] Clubs - [01111]
The Deteriorate Event:
-- Destructive & Decimating

Pernicious fire and wanton destruction
Dastardly, deleterious reduction
Lackadaisical lethargy, loafing around
Feeble people, dead on the ground

Destructive devastation decimating
Lackadaisical lethargy loafing

COURT - (one half)

The Evil Energumen
Lackadaisical, lethargic, prefer to loaf
Deleterious, destructive, big fat oaf

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














E 4 of [--] Subtraction - Club - Stave - [01111]

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:

--Imagine... a dead body floating in a lake.
--Imagine... being consumed by fire..
A person who is physically weak and easily destroyed.
--Imagine... a victim.
A person who destroys the weak.
--Imagine... Death on horseback.
--Imagine... a villain.

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[1] [0]
Precession of Cycle:

Late October, 8:00 pm.
Sap is receding.
Branches are brittle.
Leaves are falling.
--Imagine... a dying tree.
--Imagine... a dried up branch that has broken off.

[2] [1]
Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as weak.
--Imagine... a crack or fracture.
Seeing it as tearing down.
Something destroyed by war or disaster.
--Imagine... a bomb falling.
Something capable of destruction
--Imagine... a fire-breathing dragon.
Something lethargic.
Something weak.
--Imagine... a decrepit old shack leaning upon makeshift supports.

[3] [1]
Progression of Event:

An agent of castigation.
An agent of castration.
Goofing off.
Not pulling the weight.
Not helping.
Tricking other people to do the work.
--Imagine... getting friends to paint a fence.
Cowering in the corner.
A cowardly move.
Letting people walk all over.
--Imagine... a doormat.

[4] [1]
Perspective of Place:

A place where people party when they should be worlking.
A hooverville filled with lazy bums.
--Imagine... a shanty town of broken down hovels.

[5] [1]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that threatens.
--Imagine... a fist knocking someone out.
--Imagine... little kids being picked on by older kids.
An act of cowardice.
An act of destruction.
Rampant corruption.
--Imagine... a tornado cutting a swath of destruction
--Imagine... a match starting a fire.
--Imagine... Death on horseback cutting a swath of destruction.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Constituent Articulation of
Common Mutual and
Aggregate Consolidated things.

The Eventual Engagement of a
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Mechanical Force of
Tangible Territoriality in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Declining Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Fire
and the Negative Influence
of the Visceral
In the Gradual Darkening of
Autumn's Declining Cool
Late October, 8:00 pm.

The Analytical Steps of
Divestive Subtraction and the
Conscious Actions
of a Straightforward Particle
in Catabolic Capitulation.

Objectively Active Actions
of the Conscious
Yielding Recessively
to the Darkening Light.

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.

Along a Meandering River
in the Cooling of an Autumn Evening
with Warm Air and a Cool Breeze
through Hibernating Maple Trees
a Black Male Dog
Runs through Dead Leaves
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.

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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 Staves - Adjectives:
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(Might use with Position 1 of Binary Spread, or significator card)

  • 1. weak to temptations ~ easily lead ~ unable to hold down a job ~ not good with money.
  • 2. crippled ~ impotent ~ lazy ~ built for leisure ~ unable to fight ~ never prepared.
  • 5. wearisome.
  • 6. unproductive.
  • 7. destructive ~ humorless ~ ever-changing.
  • 8. ineffectual.
  • 9. meek ~ fat.
  • 10. deleterious.
  • 11. indolent.
  • 12. too lenient ~ too permissive.
  • 13. weak ~ hen-pecked ~ pussy whipped.
  • 15. catastrophic ~ changing too fast.
  • 16. dilapidated ~ castrating.
  • 17. lame.
  • 18. castigating ~ fatiguing.
  • 19. vulnerable to attack.
  • 20. bent on destruction.
  • 21. defenseless ~ threatened ~ debilitated ~ extremely tired ~ weakened ~ fatigued ~ emotionally castrated.

EN4 of Staves - Nouns:
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(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. bad knees ~ a limp...leg ~ a broken leg ~ a peg leg ~ a crippling injury ~ weakness ~ a glass jaw.
  • 2. ability to get other people to do work for them ~ laziness ~ man you are one lazy son-of-a-bitch ~ immaturity.
  • 4. a terrorist ~ a graffiti artist.
  • 5. a freeloader ~ a no-account bum ~ a subordinate ~ a pyromaniac ~ a castrating man-hating woman ~ a cripple ~ a 98lb weakling ~ a nancy boy ~ a girly-man ~ a sleeping giant.
  • 6. a real lazy-ass mutha fuka.
  • 7. limp flowers.
  • 8. holes in your socks.
  • 9. fire! ~ decay.
  • 10. a vacation ~ a nap ~ a vegetative state.
  • 11. castration ~ poverty and destitution ~ destruction ~ unemployment ~ impotence ~ subordination.
  • 12. whatever it is it’s like kryptonite to you ~ urban blight ~ lack of money - no money ~ debilitating work ~ insults about manhood ~ a situation of catastrophic proportions ~ a big gaping hole in your bank account.
  • 13. diminishing confidence.
  • 15. fatigue - your just so tired ~ weakness at the hands of fatigue.
  • 16. a conflagration destroying everything ~ terrorist bombings ~ collapse.
  • 17. an empire that is collapsing ~ destruction and downfall ~ unwanted change ~ rapid sweeping changes with no time to adapt ~ disastrous - catastrophic changes ~ cataclysmic changes ~ total devastation ~ money problems ~ financial woes ~ lack of productivity ~ serious threats ~ threats to manhood.
  • 18. an excessive expenditure of money ~ a breakdown ~ a life on crutches - literally or metaphorically ~ a weak effort.
  • 21. a place in which you “can’t get any work done” ~ a place that does not allow you to work - or does not allow you to work the way you want ~ a place that promotes or perpetuates laziness and unproductiveness.

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

  • 1. being too lazy to flex those muscles ~ being unproductive ~ lolly gagging around ~ goofing off ~ making an ineffective effort ~ applying no effort ~ making a half-hearted attempt ~ giving up ~ not lifting a finger to help or do you part ~ not even trying ~ going back to bed ~ lying around on your couch-potato couch ~ making a weak commitment ~ not fighting back ~ dropping from fatigue ~ starting a fire ~ destroying everything ~ taking a good business and running it into the ground with bad management ~ doing work you don’t enjoy - that makes you tired ~ cutting coupons ~ begging for handouts ~ not trying hard enough ~ vegetating ~ sitting in a chair for a long time ~ living a sedentary lifestyle ~ underachieving ~ drivin’ the road to unemployment ~ allowing yourself to get fatigued ~ falling down ~ collapsing ~ falling asleep at the wheel ~ spending so much money ~ throwing yourself into poverty ~ running out of money ~ loosing money ~ changing your mind over and over again ~ getting on your knees to beg and bargain with changing forces ~ tearing down others to feel better about impotent self ~ falling like a house of cards over anything ~ crumbling in the face of any obstacle ~ getting so angry you “done run out o’ brains” ~ putting out fires ~ being totally devastated physically ~ being stripped of your manhood ~ being deprived of your rightful place upon the throne ~ being dependent upon others because of your weakened condition ~ being out of work ~ being vulnerable to attack ~ being fired ~ being unemployed or unemployable ~ getting barely enough work to get by ~ having no money ~ having your boat sink ~ having an erection go limp ~ having your best effort not make it ~ having your feet knocked out from under you ~ having a heart attack ~ having a shortage of money ~ going down in flames ~ going bald ~ losing money ~ loosing your appetite ~ finding out that you’re not as strong as you thought or hoped ~ being crippled by debilitating conditions.

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

  • 1. too destructive ~ it changes everything.
  • 4. it was more work than it was worth ~ it was more work than I anticipated ~ it was more work than I wanted to put in ~ if I can’t have it nobody can.
  • 5. I don’t want to do this anymore I’m tired ~ I don’t want to work any more - at least not on this ~ I’m so tired of working my life away ~ didn’t get much done today ~ c’mon cut it out - quit it.
  • 6. it makes me tired just thinking about it ~ I decline ~ I just don’t have the stamina for whatever is coming ~ I don’t have the strength right now - I’m too tired ~ don’t look at me ‘cause I’m not doin’ it ~ I’m sorry I just can’t get it up any more ~ ‘let George do it’.
  • 7. I’m just so tired.
  • 8. yeah - whatever - that’s fine ~ men tire themselves in pursuit of rest ~ a man without money is a ship without sails ~ when a lion is old - he becomes the plaything of jackals ~ ------feel like you’re not a man ~ ready to collapse ~ like torching the whole thing ~ like you don’t have the power to pull it off and do what’s needed ~ like it’s too much work so forget it ~ like you can’t get it up any more ~ too weak to do any more ~ afraid you will never work again - that noone will respond to your resumes ~ unclear about what your duties are ~ want a job ~ don’t want to work on Maggie's farm no more ~ don’t wanna ~ don’t want to deal with anything right now.

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

  • I see something that will knock you down and take your money ~ I see your downfall ~ something very fatiguing and destructive ~ something that will make you impotent ~ or feel impotent ~ it will reveal an extremely vulnerable point in your overall character ~ it will make you weak ~ this could get you fired! ~ whatever it is that is coming - it will wreck you ~ it will bring you to your knees.
  • you’re gonna need alot of help ~ if you do the wrong thing you will be destroyed ~ forget it man that promotion is never going to come ~ you can expect to never see a dime of those profits ~ I see your life going up in smoke ~ I see the forced removal of something that should have been dispensed with voluntarily ~ you will repeat the same cycle you always do; get paid - feel rich - quit job - spend it all - borrow ~ this change may incapacitate you for some time.

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

  • need for a good father image in your head.
  • don’t destroy ~ get off your ass and do some work ~ GET.. A.. JOB! ~ if you’re tired lie down ~ don’t allow yourself to be corrupted ~ don’t let your children walk all over you ~ don’t crumble at the first sign of difficulty ~ your ambition may be there but your strength and capabilities are not - so forget it.
  • sometimes change is good - sometimes not ~ why do you feel you have to destroy everything ~ if you knew how to manage your money you wouldn’t be in this position ~ do you have a spine?
  • daddy take a nap ~ what is there sadder under the sun, than a day that is gone and nothing done ~ you can’t hit the ball from the bench ~ a man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds ~ a bad workman quarrels with his tools ~ men work but slowly that have poor wages ~ to be ignorant is not such shame as to be unwilling to learn ~ it is always easier to destroy than to build ~ when the gods wish to destroy - they first make anger ~ who throws muc at another soils his own hand ~ the poison of slander ever finds - easy entrance to ignoble minds ~ he who blackens others does not whiten himself ~ he is littlest who belittles others ~ if you put nothing in your purse - you can take nothing out ~ you can’t be a leader to the living and the dead ~ laziness travels so slow that poverty soon overtakes it ~ idleness makes the fullest purse empty ~ idleness has poverty for wages.

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