The Flaming Sword


This symbol represents a burst of inspiration descending from Kether, passing through each sphere on the Tree of Life. It is likened to a Lightning Strike which occurs in the blink of an eye, and never strikes in the same way twice. 

This symbol is also strangely coincidental with the number 777. The shape of the Flaming Sword itself lends itself to what vaguely looks like three stacked 7s. 

7
7
7

Not only this, but if one takes the corresponding number relating to the Hebrew letters that is connected to the Paths on the Sword, it also adds to 777.
א
ד
ג
ט
ל
נ
פ
ר
ת

1
4
3
9
30
50
80
200
+400
777
This uncanny connection was even more powerful for historical qabalists when it was realized that 777 is also the value of the word σταυρός, stauros, which means “Cross,” and is intimately related to Jesus. 
στ → 6
α → 1
υ → 400
ρ → 100
ό → 70
ς → +200
777


A concept in the Qabalah that relates to "Luck" is called Mezla, מזלא, and is equally connected to luck as it is "Influence from God." This number adds to 78, a number important to the Tarot, which also involves chance (luck) and divination (influence from God). This lightning flash can be interpreted as a strike of Mezla: