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Change the Mode/Mindset [2]
Change the Method/Approach [3]
Change the Manner/Viewpoint [4]
Change the Means/Appetite [5]

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of the

of the

of the

of the

exposive end
of a
dying star.

Extreme Eight of Subtraction - Club - Stave

The Exhaustive Discharge:
Frantic Panic Fatiguing
Consumptive Gloom Draining


Infirmity - BURNOUT - Desperation
Stifling - Sapping

snuffed out,
a last gasp
death rattle.


The Wraith:
Agent of Disease and Infirmity
... and The Sickling

Energy purging, hope is dying
Strangulation, no sense trying
Naked, cold, starry night
Depression, distant fading light

A stifling pessimist is paralyzing
A despondent melancholic is pining


E 8 of [--] Clubs - [01001}
The Exhaustive Discharge:
-- Frantic & Fatiguing

Consumptive sickness, disease and purging
Frantic panic, last gasp surging
Fatigued and fizzling, lots of sighing
Light snuffed out... gloom of dying

Frantic panic fatiguing
Consumptive gloom draining

COURT - (one half)

The Startling Assassin
Fatiguing, draining, panic and strife
Consumptive, disease take a life

Seeing the Eyes
of a Visual Spirit
and the Visions from a
Discrete Atmosphere.















E 8 of [--] Subtraction - Club - Stave - [01001}

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:
--Imagine... a dehydrated marathon runner collapsing.
--Imagine... a thirsty person lost in the desert.

A person who saps everything of energy.
--Imagine... sitting on a cold steel bench in the freezing cold.

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[1] [0]
Precession of Cycle:

Early December, 11:00 pm.
A final last blast of "Indian Summer" and all is dead.
--Imagine... a campfire that is being left to die.
--Imagine... a candle being snuffed out.

[2] [1]
Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as terminating energy.
Seeing it as energy failing.
--Imagine... a handful of arrows hurled across a field, now falling.
--Imagine... a marathon runner hitting the wall.
Something that has lost its angular momentum.
--Imagine... a top falling over.
--Imagine... a gyroscope falling over.
Balance lost.
Something wasteful.
Something that purges all energy.
--Imagine... a pitcher full of water being poured out onto the ground.

[3] [0]
Progression of Event:

A result that is draining.
A result that is depleting.
A sudden drop of energy.
--Imagine... someone throwing up.
--Imagine... something irritating a nerve.
Running out of water
--Imagine... an empty canteen in the desert.
Making a last ditch attempt.
Grasping at straws.
Running on empty.

[4] [0]
Perspective of Place:

A place in crisis, full of panic.
--Imagine... a hospital emergency room.
--Imagine... a tall building after being hit by a plane.
--Imagine... a street after a car bomb.
A place where life has dried up and blown away.
--Imagine... an abondoned gas station in the desert.

[5] [1]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that is running out of steam.
Sudden and then over.
--Imagine... a last gasp before death.
--Imagine... a grip loosening (... "Rosebud").
A thought that deflates.
Slowed by darkness.
--Imagine... wind taken out of sails.
--Imagine... a bubble being burst.
An act of desperation.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Juxtapositional Separation of
Opposite Relational and
Adjacent Separated things.

The Propelling Expulsion of an
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Detonating Energy of
Tangible Dimensionality in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Declining Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Water
and the Negative Influence
of the Perceptual
In the Gradual Darkening of
Autumn's Declining Cool
Early December, 11:00 pm.

The Analytical Steps of
Divestive Subtraction and the
PreConscious Thoughts
of a Straightforward Particle
in Catabolic Capitulation.

Passively Objective Thoughts
of the PreConscious
Yielding Recessively
to the Darkening Light.

Actively Expelling toward the
Flowing Movement and
Rarified Sparsity of the
Cool Wet Water of an

The Diverging or Dissemination
of the Peripheral Outsides
at a Transitory Instance
of Flux.

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

Along a Trickling Brook
in the Darkening of Autumn's Night Time
with Warm Air and a Cool Breeze
through Hibernating Maple Trees
a Black Female Dog
Runs through Dead Leaves
Watching with Eyes the Flowing Water
of Death's Deteriorate Projections

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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.

EN8 of Staves - 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. too nervous to be effective ~ in despair ~ unable to get up the enthusiasm required.
  • 2. sleeps alot ~ not up for this task.
  • 4. disease-ridden.
  • 5. spatially inhibited.
  • 6. wasteful.
  • 7. unhealthy ~ exhausting.
  • 8. sick ~ listless ~ depleted.
  • 9. excitable.
  • 10. jumpy ~ lethargic ~ phlegmatic.
  • 12. hypochondriacal ~ too impetuous ~ too impulsive ~ sporadically enthusiastic.
  • 13. nervous.
  • 14. asphyxiating ~ crisis-ridden.
  • 15. volatile ~ emergency-like ~ nerve-racking ~ emotionally draining ~ panicky - like this is your only hope.
  • 16. diseased.
  • 17. incendiary.
  • 18. panicky ~ spasmodic ~ spastic ~ frantic.
  • 21. anemic ~ jittery ~ dragged down ~ run down ~ tired ~ exhausted ~ burnt out ~ weary ~ taxed ~ distraught ~ really really really pissed ~ livid.

EN8 of Staves - Nouns:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. steam coming out ears ~ a pinched nerve ~ a facial tick ~ allergies! ~ asthma ~ bad lungs ~ bad health ~ chronic bad health ~ declining health.
  • 2. no enthusiasm for task at hand ~ sporadic enthusiasm at best ~ low energy level ~ terminating energy ~ failing energy ~ lethargy ~ a lack of energy.
  • 3. bad nerves ~ brittle nerves ~ worn out nerves.
  • 4. a bomb squad expert.
  • 5. a burnout ~ a hypochondriac.
  • 8. water up to your chin.
  • 9. a high health risk ~ disease ~ sickness.
  • 10. a flash in the pan fad.
  • 11. the drag coefficient of life.
  • 12. a situation that is eating up all your time ~ a situation that will really get you steamed ~ a situation that takes from you your last ounce of energy ~ wasted energy ~ a cheap thrill.
  • 13. nervousness ~ a nervous breakdown ~ butterfly’s in stomach.
  • 14. extreme thirst ~ panic ~ a panicky realization that gives you a chill ~ blind anger.
  • 15. hypochondria ~ exhaustion ~ disappointment ~ a let down.
  • 16. burnout ~ hypothermia ~ waste ~ waste from haste ~ a big waste of time and energy ~ depletion ~ an anti-climactic fizzle out ~ an anti-climactic ending ~ spasmodic activity ~ implosion.
  • 17. an emergency ~ a crisis ~ a harrowing experience ~ a shock to the system ~ someone stealing your glory ~ sleep deprivation.
  • 18. an excessive expenditure of energy ~ too much energy being released too fast ~ a loss of energy ~ an exhaustive collapse (different from fatigue in neg. 4) ~ a fainting spell ~ a spasm ~ a convulsion ~ a brief explosion of vigorous activity - followed by exhausted sleep ~ a temporary effort that fizzles out ~ a last burst of energy before death ~ a joy ride ~ a caffeine crash ~ a bout with the flue ~ eruptive hostility ~ a laughing or crying jag.
  • 19. a trauma center ~ a sick room.

EN8 of Staves - Verbs:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use for Position 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. getting tired by midday ~ making a last ditch attempt (that probably fails) ~ committing a desperate act ~ running around putting out fires ~ jumping at an opportunity without really looking ~ falling all over yourself in a panicky impulsive pursuit of something ~ taking your last dying breath ~ wasting your energy ~ running out of steam ~ running on empty ~ not sleeping when you should ~ yawning alot ~ fainting ~ getting sick ~ throwing up ~ trembling ~ fizzling out ~ shakin’ all over ~ hyper-ventilating ~ scampering to a conclusion before time runs out ~ suddenly blowing up with anger in everyone’s face ~ over-reacting ~ fulminating ~ going ape-shit ~ waiting off stage for your cue ~ putting so much energy and concentration into something until it makes you ill ~ panicking ~ having a panic attack ~ panicking for no reason ~ panicking and making impulsive decisions in order to not miss an opportunity ~ losing your nerve ~ losing confidence ~ losing your enthusiasm for a subject ~ just marking time ‘til the end ~ oh my god - your dying ~ throwing in the towel ~ kicking the bucket ~ calling Ralph on the big white phone ~ drivin’ the porcelain bus ~ blowing chunks ~ being busy to the point of exhaustion ~ being called in at the last goddamn minute ~ not getting restful sleep ~ getting hot flashes ~ getting chills up and down your spine ~ having your life be one long emergency ~ having butterfly’s in your stomach ~ having a stomach tied in knots ~ having a spasm ~ having not enough hours in a day ~ coming down from a caffeine high - very lethargic ~ running out of time ~ becoming a hypochondriac ~ being pushed out on stage before you are ready ~ being snuffed out like a candle.

EN8 of Staves - Reactions:
(thoughts, opinions, feelings, observations, guiding voice)
(Might use for position 3, 5, 7 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. it gives me a chill ~ it sends shivers up and down my spine ~ it makes my skin crawl.
  • 4. it’s been emotionally draining ~ what a waste ~ what a waste of time ~ it took alot out of me.
  • 5. it’s sapping my energy ~ I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired ~ I’m shaking all over ~ enough is enough ~ I didn’t think I’d be this nervous.
  • 6. it’s a waste of energy.
  • 8. hour by hour time departs ~ count that day lost whose low descending sun views from thy hand no worthy action done ~ sickness is everyone’s master ~ fond of lawyers - little wealth, fond of doctors - little health ~ diseases are the taxes of il-pleasures ~ stars burn brightest before they die ~ ------afraid of disease ~ sick and tired of the whole thing ~ feel a need for some physical athletic activity ~ need for more sleep ~ need for a laxative or enema.

EN8 of Staves - Predictions:
(what might happen)
(Might use for Position 6, 7, 8 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • I predict burnout for you at this pace ~ you’ll choke ~ you’ll lose your nerve ~ I see you in the emergency room ~ you will feel unhealthy even though you are not ~ you won’t have the energy required for what’s coming.

EN8 of Staves - Life Biased Advice:
(admonitions, words of wisdom, proverbs, maxims, epigrams, aphorisms)
(Might use for any position of Binary Spread)

  • don’t waste so much energy ~ pace yourself - don’t burn candle at both ends ~ don’t be so sporadic in your release of energy ~ don’t panic ~ don’t keep going when you need rest ~ take a nap - get some sleep already! ~ get the rest you need or you will become depressed ~ go to a sleep clinic and see if your sleep is really the restful kind ~ don’t make impulsive decisions you will regret later ~ swim for your life - there’s a shark in the water! ~ you need to mellow out.
  • conservation of vital energies would be advisable at this time as you seem very low ~ you waste energy ~ You are probably dehydrated, so drink a glass of water.
  • he that know the most grieves for wasted time ~ too much bed makes a dull head ~ sickness comes in haste and goes at leisure ~ abused patience turns to fury.

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