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Extreme Nine of Subtraction - Club - Stave

The Definitive End:
Halted Demise Abolishing
Futile Mortality Expiring


Death - TERMINATION - Nadir
Nugatory - Annihilating



The Ghoul:
Agent of Death and Darkness
... and The Corpse

Devoured by darkness, less the moon
Eerie maw, from emptiness hewn
Pointing to a waiting grave
Insanity is the coming wave

A nugatory necrophore is annihilating
A desolate cadaver is rotting


E 9 of [--] Clubs - [01000}
The Definitive End:
-- Halted & Expiring

Expiration, halted, death at door
Futility, mortality, there is no more
Terminate whatever is left
Leave behind all bereft

Halted termination abolishing
Futile mortality expiring

COURT - (one half)

The Melancholy Nihilist
Termination, expiring, there is no mend
Halted, mortality, futile end

Hearing the Brain
of an Auditory Mind
and the Thoughts from a
Solitary Circumsphere.















E 9 of [--] Subtraction - Club - Stave - [01000}

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:
--Imagine... someone spinning in their grave.


A person who is negative and discouraging.
A person who gives up before finished.
A person who has lost everything.
--Imagine... a rotting corpse.
A bringer of death.
--Imagine... a ghoul.

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[1] [0]
Precession of Cycle:

Mid December, 11:30 pm.
Welcome to the night. Welcome to death.
All things must pass.
--Imagine... a waning moon setting.
--Imagine... a vulture looming.

[2] [1]
Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as an unwelcome end.
--Imagine... an electrical plug being yanked out of the wall.
Something old, dead and rotting.
The physical things of life die hard.
Something annihilated.
Something gone and forgotten.
--Imagine... a tombstone.
--Imagine... an opened coffin.
Something gone that can't be gotten back.
--Imagine... spilt milk over which someone cries.

[3] [0]
Progression of Event:

A result that is deadly.
An end with no more to come.
Being cut from the heard and left to die.
Leaving things unfinished.
Coming up short.
Below expectations.

[4] [0]
Perspective of Place:

A place where things go to die.
A graveyard.
A place full of old dead things.
--Imagine... a dusty attic.
The end of the trail.
The end of a long and winding road.
--Imagine... a grave... at the end of a long and winding road.

[5] [0]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that ends on a low note.
An incompetent result.
--Imagine... not reaching the finish line.
A situation that is just impossible.
One problem after another.
The end is a barrier.
--Imagine... a very determined looking man standing in front of a wall.
A thought of mortality and suicide.
The end is like a cliff.
--Imagine... a cliff with an abyss below.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Diametrical Differentiation of
Disparate Antipodal and
Remote Isolated things.

The Terminal Domain of an
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Ultimate Conclusion of
Tangible Totality in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Declining Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Air
and the Negative Influence
of the Cerebral
In the Gradual Darkening of
Autumn's Declining Cool
Mid December, 11:30 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.

Passively Expelling toward the
Framing Presence and
Celestial Vacuity of the
Cold Dry Air of an

The Diverging or Dissemination
of the Peripheral Outsides
at a Stationary Interlude
of Stasis.

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

Along a Trickling Brook
in the Moonlight of Autumn's Night Time
with Warm Air and a Cool Breeze
through Hibernating Maple Trees
a Black Female Dog
Sits on Dead Leaves
Listening with Ears to the Framing Air
of Death's Deteriorate Destinies


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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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EN9 of Staves - Adjectives:
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(Might use with Position 1 of Binary Spread, or significator card)

  • 1. close to the edge ~ easily forgets place ~ always the last to know.
  • 3. difficult.
  • 7. nihilistic ~ morbid ~ ghoulish ~ limiting ~ absolutely impossible to figure out.
  • 8. dead ~ incomplete.
  • 10. suicidal.
  • 12. obstinate ~ stubborn ~ difficult ~ condemning.
  • 15. post mortem ~ impossible ~ not completely resolved ~ postponed ~ cut short.
  • 16. recently dead ~ unfinished.
  • 17. old and in the way ~ obsolete.
  • 18. so final ~ futile ~ curtailed.
  • 19. problematic ~ over.
  • 20. dead in the water.
  • 21. mortal...after all ~ dissatisfied.

EN9 of Staves - Nouns:
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(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 2. a turned off brain.
  • 3. an obsession with death and dying ~ a death wish.
  • 4. a professional mourner.
  • 5. a zombie ~ a femme fatale ~ a stubborn asshole who won’t budge.
  • 6. a tough nut to crack.
  • 7. a corps ~ a coffin - in a funeral parlor ~ a tombstone ~ the final nail in a coffin ~ a needle in a haystack.
  • 8. a shadowy death figure ~ thin ice ~ a flat line ~ a casualty.
  • 9. death in the air ~ a saturation point ~ a finite ending.
  • 10. a limitation or barrier to progress and expression ~ inevitable limitations ~ an absolutely immovable non-negotiable barrier ~ the word no ~ a deadline you can’t possibly meet ~ an impossible to reach - incomplete conclusion ~ a cancellation ~ an early grave ~ an epitaph ~ an ultimatum ~ the beginning of the end.
  • 11. genocide ~ death ~ death at your door ~ extreme old age ~ impossibilities ~ obsolescence.
  • 12. a situation that won’t be lasting much longer I assure you ~ something that annihilates everything ~ a situation that seems impossible ~ an unbearable burden ~ an edge over which you are to go ~ that goddamn glass ceiling ~ the gaping jaws of death ~ a life threatening experience ~ a dead end.
  • 14. great remorse.
  • 15. a grave sense of finality - and no way out ~ fear of old age.
  • 16. a wake ~ people mourning ~ the end of an era ~ an event that heralds the end of the world as we know it ~ armageddon ~ the final solution ~ the last straw ~ an abrupt end to something ~ a swift and sudden end ~ an eventual demise ~ imminent demise ~ an undignified death ~ things going backwards ~ someone withholding information ~ a fight to the finish.
  • 17. problems galore ~ one problem after another ~ trials and tribulations ~ push coming to shove.
  • 18. limited thinking ~ a mis-calculation.
  • 19. an old folks home ~ a funeral parlor.
  • 20. a hospice ~ a dark and dusty attic full of old things.

EN9 of Staves - Verbs:
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(Might use for Position 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. lacking enough experience ~ hanging by fingernails from a cliff ~ killing something dead ~ stopping when you should be going ~ laying down to die ~ dying ~ curtailing all efforts ~ quitting your job ~ getting fed up and walking out leaving alot of loose ends untied ~ buying coffins for dead friends ~ waiting ‘till the last goddamn minute ~ not finishing because of lack of experience ~ leaving things unfinished ~ leaving something out - making things incomplete ~ leaving things unaccounted for ~ bringing about an end - causing a death (literally or figuratively) ~ going to other people’s funerals ~ watching the sands of time run out ~ saying no when you should be saying yes ~ lowering your expectations ~ expecting the impossible ~ relying too much on your own inadequate base of knowledge ~ sticking with out-dated knowledge and information ~ limiting your thinking ~ censuring yourself ~ not emotionally preparing for this eventual demise ~ missing your deadline ~ completely losing sight of your goal ~ not planning to finish ~ facing an “incomplete” ~ burning bridges behind you ~ beating a dead horse ~ painting yourself into a corner ~ nearing the end of your rope ~ waiting for the other shoe to fall ~ being very near the end of something ~ being brought to the end and left to die ~ being annihilated by deadly forces ~ being neglected ~ being sentenced to death ~ being painted into a corner ~ being stopped dead in your tracks by inexperience and lack of knowledge ~ being at the end of your rope ~ being limited by lack of funding ~ being left behind ~ being forgotten after death ~ being evicted ~ getting no closure ~ having to go out of business forever ~ having to come down off the mountain before reaching the top ~ having one problem after another thrown at you ~ having to walk the plank ~ having no more appeals ~ having a brush with death ~ reaching a limitation ~ hitting a wall beyond which it is impossible to pass ~ becoming obsolete ~ not knowing enough about your subject to keep going ~ getting fired before you are able to quit ~ having your limits tested ~ hitting a brick wall in the form of some kind of impossible situation or excessively stubborn person ~ doing too little too late - sorry ~ playing this right down to the wire ~ doing nothing.

EN9 of Staves - Reactions:
(thoughts, opinions, feelings, observations, guiding voice)
(Might use for position 3, 5, 7 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. it’s killing me.
  • 4. it’s a heavy price to pay ~ I knew it wouldn’t last ~ it should all be condemned ~ it’s too bad it had to end this way ~ never again ~ never more! ~ I nearly met my maker.
  • 5. I’ve had my fill ~ it better end soon ~ no more ~ mommy make it stop ~ stop the world, I want to get off ~ this place is killing me ~ I can’t wait until this is over ~ problems problems problems ~ that’s it I’m outta here ~ it’s not enough ~ wait I’m not finished ~ it’s impossible - it can’t be done - no way ~ no - I said NO! ~ enough - no more ~ I forbid it ~ aloha on the steel guitar ~ all of them - rubbed out ~ I can’t do any more ~ I’m out of ideas.
  • 6. let’s get this over with ~ no, no, no - I don’t want to ~ I quit ~ heads will roll ~ maybe death will be my cure.
  • 8. no one gets out alive ~ when all the blandishments of life are gone - the coward sneaks to death ~ we shall never be younger ~ can’t live with them - can’t live without them ~ ------afraid of meeting your doom or destiny ~ afraid of missing a deadline ~ sad that it’s over - dead and done ~ feel as though you’ve hit bottom ~ like you’ve done all you can and can’t do any more ~ feel like your fixin’ to die ~ like you are dead already ~ you just don’t understand ~ your mind has shut down ~ want it to end now! ~ want this to be over goddamnit even if it means cutting it short.

EN9 of Staves - Predictions:
(what might happen)
(Might use for Position 6, 7, 8 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • I see something that will be the death of you.
  • you will either quit or be fired very soon ~ the end is near - nearer than you think ~ all current progress is about to come to a screeching halt ~ your plans may be abruptly cancelled ~ you are about to realize your limitations ~ you will not be able to finish this project anytime soon ~ don’t expect alot because you’ll probably get nothing or nowhere ~ don’t expect alot of results soon ~ at this rate you may never get there ~ odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow ~ your mis-calculation will yield the wrong answer.

EN9 of Staves - Life Biased Advice:
(admonitions, words of wisdom, proverbs, maxims, epigrams, aphorisms)
(Might use for any position of Binary Spread)

  • bury it ~ just kill it ~ stop beating this dead horse ~ don’t be so stubborn ~ don’t expect to achieve the impossible ~ don’t say no when you mean yes ~ don’t wait ‘till the last goddamn minute ~ put bad things to rest forever ~ forget it man it’s chinatown ~ look for what you may have forgotten - something has been omitted ~ don’t censure your thoughts ~ you’re about this close to quitting - I can tell.
  • whatever goal you were pursuing is now a dead issue ~ I knew you wouldn’t make it - I could see that wheel coming off ~ you need to define your goals to yourself a little better ~ face it - you’ve hit a dead end ~ you think you don’t know enough - but perhaps you underestimate.
  • you can’t take it with you ~ do not call upon death to relieve you of trouble ~ nothing stays the same forever ~ when you come to the last page - close the book.

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