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The Thoth Tarot-Queen of Cups & The Legends Tarot- The Queen of Cups: *Note:
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The Great Mother of Intelligence is Binah, the Third Sphere/Sephira called Understanding on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. She is the Sanctifying Intelligence and as the Queen of Cups, Binah is represented as the Queen of the Thrones
of the Waters; Water being the flowing conscious/ Unconsciousness of the Universe;
known as Imagination. Therefore, if you are into the Elemental Mysteries, The
Thoth Queen of Cups represents the Queen of the Undines and Nymphs.
the Queen of Cups is in the last Decan of Gemini and the First two
Decans of Cancer.
The Queen of cups represents Specific Water
in the Realm of Primal Water. In other words; She is the "will to form" intelligence that resides in the Divine Collective Unconscious.Here the "Will to Form" of Binah is
"reflecting on consciousness".
Crowley's Thoth card shows
nature in an abstract way. Here The Queen is enthroned on still Water,
her image is of purity and beauty as she is robed in veils of pure light.
Here the Truth of her is not seen by the observer, who can only see
In her hand is a shell like cup with a crayfish
climbing out of it, a symbol relating to the Moon and its reflective
qualities. Truth being, one of the characteristics of this card is that
like water (consciousness), the flow changes according to the influences
There is also an Ibis in abstraction shown on this card,
Here, we see the influence of Thoth-Hermes . The Ibis is a traditional
Egyptian symbol of this Moon God. Thus, again the Male and Female
influences are never separate.
Chokmah (the 2nd Sephiroth-Wisdom) is often
represented as Python, the First Husband, thus as a snake or Serpent
Force. In Mythology, the Ibis eats the eggs of the Snake, which relates
to her "consuming the seeds of ideas" from Chokmah who is represented
However, the Ibis also consumes the corpses of the dead. This
may seem contradictory, but the corpses of the dead are "Conscious
seeds"; personalities recycled so that data is consumed and recycled in
the Universal Unconscious. Thus, we have reference to the Great Sea of
Binah (Universal Unconscious) from which life flows out, and also
flows back into, Here the Moon and the cycle of tides add to the Thoth Tarot image.
Lotus is the Eastern Rose, and is the Sacred flower related to Great
Mother Isis an Egyptian form of Binah. Rather than through the touch of
her hand, as the Queen of Wands is shown controlling the Leopard, The
Queen of Cups uses the intermediary of the Lotus (Womb) to cause the
Ibis to do its work. The Tranquil waters, on which the Lotus float, are
the means of force transmission.
characteristics to The Queen of cups, are dreaminess, illusion and
tranquility. As is Water the perfect agent and patient solvent, the
Queen of Cups, is able to receive and transmit everything with out
affecting herself in so doing.
The Legends Tarot-Queen of Cups
card concentrates on this aspect of tranquility
Here She is with her moon-dogs or white wolves. The scene is a fantasy winter theme, and everyone is dressed in white. The blue color and the one silver cup at the bottom of the card, are the only signs that this is a cup card.
She seems to radiate compassion and tenderness and therefore, she seeks to help those who are emotionally overwrought.
If the Queen of Cups is
caused to be ill dignified by the accompanying cards in a reading, then
everything is refracted and distorted, as she is directly affected by
When the Queen of Cups is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is showing issues surrounding motherhood
- Suggesting emotional empowerment, as the querent is able to express feelings honestly, blamelessly and without judgment.
- Implies too much imagination about issues and not enough action taken to solve them.
- Emotional and Intuitive capabilities that show highly evolved interpersonal interactions and psychic abilities.
the querent is extremely empathetic and thus must watch out for
moodiness and fluctuating feelings that often come from those around
that one inspires from within and could be a time of Deep inner
musings, thoughts focused within where the mind is engulfed in
- That a mature woman of deep sexual and fertility
powers, where everything in her life is related to nourishment, sexual
exchange, passionate giving and receiving maybe involved in the life of
the querent or is the querent..
- Motherhood, or new ideas formulating for a creative line of work.
- An ethereal person of the highest ideals imagined....sometimes unattainable in the physical world of constant change.
- Wisdom and virtue, Can denote a perfect spouse and a good mother.
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The Thoth Tarot-Knight of Cups & the Legends Tarot-King of Cups:
In the Thoth Tarot the Knights are comparable to the Kings in the Medieval Tarot and most other decks. Therefore, the King of Cups of the Legends Tarot, although fantasy art, is also considered to be compatible to The Thoth Knight. The Thoth Knights are Kings who are shown armored,
astride their powerful "Spirit Force" steeds. Crowley understood the
Kings to be battle Knights, active and powerful energy states of the
unconsciousness world, rather than sedate throne bound medieval kings.
The Knight of Cups
is no exception and is the personification of the
force which motivates the currents of the unconscious mental world; the
fiery part of water. This fire/water compatibility may sound strange to the neophyte; However,
the fiery part of water is the force behind the Power of Solution.
Knight of Cups is not unlike the fiery attack of rain or springs. He
rules the Zodiac from 21st degree of Aquarius to the 20th degree of
The Thoth Knight, is depicted in armor, adorned with
bright wings, and astride the leaping white charger of wave top foam
all represent the most active aspects of water, with the wings of
Mercury. Hence, is also a message bearer from and to the Graäl (Grail).
Cancer crab, besides being the symbol of the sign of Cancer, (Cardinal Water) is ruled by the Moon and directs the flow of tides represents the
aggressive nature of water and it's regenerative state. This is relevant
as it is known that crabs
individually regenerate by shedding their hard outer shell. The Crab
also relates to Isis, Stella Maris
, Star of the Sea; The Great Mother Mari.
of Cups totem is the Peacock, somewhat abstract in the waves of the sea,
as the very nature of active water is
it's brilliance. The Peacock is also the totem of the Peacock God Myths
and symbolizes Wisdom, i.e Chokmah and is a bird whose flesh is
supposedly incorruptible. The Peacock image is also related to the
Phoenix, a bird which died in flames every 500 years and rose again from
its own ashes.
The Peacock god myth is one of interesting pedigree, as the origin of
this image began with the Bird of Juno, of Roman pedigree. Juno was the
Mother of the Roman gods and the peacocks iridescent tail feathers
sported "eyes", symbolizing the Goddess's ever watchfulness, her many
colored veils and her plumes of justice.
Peacock feathers also were the Plumes of Justice of the Egyptian Mother Goddess Maat,
against which the hearts of men were weighed. The image of which is shown on the Adjustment Card, Key 8 of the Thoth Deck.
would recommend that the serious student get the book,WOMAN'S
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTH AND SECRETS, by the author, Barbra G. Walker for a
fast and easy study of the Peacock god, for obviously a greater amount
of study is needed if you wish to understand
the "Swirling Depths" of this card.
of the person signified by this card are
passive, as dictated by the zodiacal attribution and the depiction of
the seated king in the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck. With the qualities
Venus, he is a graceful dilettante (a weak Jupiter) . Passively amiable
and quick to respond to attraction but the stimulation fades away as he
is not very enduring. Due to this inherent weakness, this person may be
emotionally triggered by outside influence since this
person has no real material depth of character.
The Knight of Cups has
an undeniable innocence and purity, that is often clouded by his ill
dignified sensuality, idleness, and untruthful nature. In fact he can be so
superficial that it is hard to reach any depth in him, of which there is
much. There is great
difficulty in rightly mating water with fire, as the swift violent
nature of fire (Knight of Wands) ill suits a character that is
naturally as placid as water (Knight of Cups). It is a rare spiritual persona indeed that has
mastered the balance, so most often we find the personality mismanaging
his affairs and unless good fortune attend him, his career and life is
littered with a trail of failure and disaster. Hence, there is a mental
war" here, when his willful fire is unbalance with his emotional water.
This unbalance can lead to depressions, and/or schizophrenia. He is one
minute, fiery hot, anger surges, than the other minute, all emotional
and weeping. The
abuse of stimulants, alcohol, and narcotics is not uncommon with such a
personality. As always the case, the surrounding cards will help the reader decide the positive or ill dignified nature of this card and
often within the reading is recommended the nature of correcting the
unwanted behavior of this ill dignity. All in all, a very fun bubbly,
bright person to be around, as long as you show attraction, to
stimulate his attention. Good fun for short visits!
The Legends Tarot, King of Cups
is shown once again, with a central wolf and/or "moon-dog", howling as a wolf aurora in a polar sky.
The Moon is the symbol for the Goddess, as is the Gaäl.
Here, is depicted a calm, stalwart wolf-king who is recommending calm rather than drama. He thinks that diplomacy is better than force.
When the King or Knight of Cups is thrown during a divination, it implies:
- Issues of loyalty to family and friends.
- That the querent is an optimist.
- This person has attained their position of authority by action and is looking ahead into life.
- Listening to one's conscience, being guided by instincts and intuition and trusting one's impulses.
- The querent is releasing an emotional pattern that no longer serves them well.
- Creativity, imagination and the ability to love. A caregiver, counselor or priest.
lively imagination and one who can change one's moods at will. A master
of emotion who is empathetic but not manipulated by the emotions of
- The querent has the quality of irresistible force, underlying a calm surface.
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The Thoth Tarot- 10 of Cups-Satiety & The Legends Tarot-Ten of Cups:
MALKUTH, Earth, is the 10th Serphiroth on the Tree of Life, and is the placement of the 4 Tens.
Thoth 10 OF CUPS is known as SATIETY, and is attributed to Mars in Pisces.
Crowley calls the Thoth card, The Lord of Perfected Success,
as this is the
influence of MALKUTH in the Universal Collective Unconscious-Mental World known as Briah.
Satiety, is word meaning,filled to the point of excess,
the 10 of Cups, happiness is overflowing from the unconscious to the
consciousness and therefore, through the self-conscious of body. Though
it may be hard to argue that excessive happiness is a negative thing, it
could be distracting and cause one to loose focus on mundane things, as
well as, reach the point of numbness and/or emotional overload.
is exceptional about this card, is that the general astrological
meaning of Mars in Pisces doesn't apply. Pisces is a watery sign, and
Mars should signify a dispersal of energy to a point of frustration.
However, the meaning here is that fiery Mars causes the Waters of Pisces to rush furiously into Briah, bringing great
success on the Material plane of Malkuth.
The imagery of the Thoth card
expresses the opinion that all happiness is inspired from above, i.e.
comes from the Divinity that is our Spirit. One could say that Happiness, is a higher-inner
state of harmonic energy consciousness, i.e. Love of Being yourself.
To be sure,
when Tarot is used for
Divination, Legends Tarot card it is best applied to mundane maters, where as the meaning
may be different if applied to a more spiritual plane as the Thoth card attempts to do. The Placement of
the cards, in the reading will clarify this statement.
The 10's generally imply, fixed, culminated, completed Force and the Legends card concentrates it's imagery on the phenomena that all happiness comes from Self Harmony. This concept is opposed to the mundane belief that "Accumulation of Things" makes one happy. The idea here is that Happiness created
us as its material expression, rather than the gathering of material
makes us happy. When observing a child playing, one may understand that
happiness, is what we are, not what we seek.
As in all the Legends Tarot Cups, we have the Grail,with moon stone and crescents, and the full moon face of the Wolf and/or "moon dog". The number ten is envisioned as ten wolf sigils singing or howling in harmony.
that happiness is the process of accumulating more stuff
live in the world the Hindus call the "Neti-Neti" world; Neti-Neti
meaning, "not this-not that". In the world of "not this and not that",
one lives their entire life trying to attain happiness by the greedy,
ambitious and even violent accumulation of things, only to find out that
each accumulation brings only superficial happiness that evaporates
in the heat of their grasping for life. Thus forcing them to seek and
attempt another greedy grasp for happiness.
For example, the European
settlers to this land we call the United States, felt happiness came
from owning land, and they invaded and destroyed entire nations of
indigenous peoples, causing misery and injustice to achieve their greedy
grab of land. And as we can plainly see, they still are looking over
the dead bodies of thousands and happiness alludes them as tears of
frustration cascade down their triple chins of greed. In the USA,
happiness is pedaled by the media as consumerism, causing excessive
eating, drinking, and buying . In-fact many of us have consumed
everything around us, and found no happiness whatsoever so we apply for another charge card. However, this "pursuit of happiness",
does keep the therapists and physicians busy. Hence, they prosper and
I AM Happiness is much better way to understand "self" than
seeking it. For seeking happiness, simply states that you do not have
it, hence, "self" is to be pursued. And since that seeking is the core of the thought, you shall not
achieve what you claim as not being within your grasp now.
DECLARE ourselves, that is what individual freedom of choice means. We choose to
live our own definitions! For I AM Spirit, Mind, and the Body is the
outer expression of Self Definition that lives within the mind; A mind that we define as "ME".
This Mind Sea (see) that we live within, Carl
Jung calls "The Universal Collective Unconscious" or the Divine Self
that is Adam Kadmon of the Qabalah, who is the whole Tree of Life. Those who rule definition (your
rulers) have destroyed your ability to be happy, simply by controlling
your imagination, making you believe that as yourself, you are not "good
enough". Rather you must be as they define you to be; a seeker of good or better things
; Things that are not alive.
Again, you are good enough for the Divine Creative to create as Life, as it would never
build what it doesn't approve of in its own Self Awareness; an awareness we call Life. Your Manifestation is your proof of
"good enough" so now go about happily being the best "you- you can think
of". Those who are free to define themselves, are evolution itself!
Those who rule and enforce definition for others, are creating only
stagnation and slavery.
In ordinary matters, the divined meaning of the Legends Tarot and Thoth Tarot card is , matters definitely arranged as wished, permanent and lasting success.
This meaning of material success is reinforced if the 10/Ten of Cup's lands
on the position of "Beneath you" or "of House and Home", on a Celtic
Cross layout. In fact, that would be paramount for this card, as it is a
10 of Malkuth (Kingdom) in a Earthly existence position.
When one is viewing the Ten's, one must remember that in Qabalistic gematria,
1+0=1, therefore, we are cycling back to the beginning of something new
that is willed by the Spirit. Ten's may mean completion, but not of
ourselves, just of something we desired to achieve in the material
world. We will move on to even greater things as constant transformation
is the way of Life.
WHEN THE 10/Ten OF CUPS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION, IT IMPLIES:
- Emotional contentment.
- Happiness and contentment for everyone.
- When motivated by love of being, the unfoldment of the highest wisdom.
an emotional relationship or psychic work that is stable and satisfying
with awareness that soon it will be time to move on.
- The gift of bringing light and good cheer to others, simply by happily being yourself.
- The fulfillment of a desire of paramount importance.
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The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Cups-Happiness & The Legends Tarot- Nine of Cups:
Number 9, is the Sephira Yesod [foundation] on the Qabalistic Tree of
Life. The 9 of Cups, is Yesod in the Suit of water, and 9, being
also the number of the Moon, strengthens Water. Thus the stability is
restored to Water. After its wobbly exclusions to Hod (8-left hand path or pillar)
to Netzach (7-right hand path or pillar), the suit of Water has now returned to the
Astrologically Jupiter in Pisces is the Ruler of the 9 of Cups,
thus adding a benediction that is more than sympathetic to Water. This
is obvious, since Jupiter is the Planet of Chesed [Mercy} where water is
in it highest manifestation. Plus, Pisces brings out the placidity of
Water. Therefore, the 9 of Cups is True Wisdom fulfilled in Perfect Happiness.
can see upon viewing of the Thoth card, there are 9 cups arranged into a
square, representing Chesed-Jupiter, overflowing and filling one another implying we have the most
benevolent aspect of the force of Water;a pleasing state of stable
and sparkling emotion.
The Legends Tarot- Nine of Cups illustrates the more mundane meaning of The Lord of Material Happiness.
The Wolf-Moon-Dog figure is enjoying his complete success as a full moon and fulfillment of
wishes . The blue color of the card and the Moon represents the element of water.The Silver Chalice, with central moon-stone with surround crescents, also represents the ruling goddess of the water element. The nine wolf sigils, represent the cards nine cups. There is nothing else to this card to explain its representation.
In Qabalah, the number 9
is also the number of completion.
Happiness, is a sensationalizing of success and it's natural bonhomie is
a hard one to find
any negative connotations for. This is a pleasant card to have in your
reading. However, in a Celtic Cross reading, it could be the first card
description of the querent crossed by a negative card, such as the 5 or 7
of cups which would suggest why the querent isn't enjoying happiness.
Otherwise, be happy!
When the 9 of Cups card is thrown during a divination,
the querent is or will be experiencing:
- Complete success, pleasure and
happiness for the next 9 weeks, or 9 months
- Complete and perfect
realization of pleasure and happiness as wishes are fulfilled.
- There can
be some vanity and conceit here, but it is good- natured..
- High mindedness and not easily satisfied with
small , gossipy, limited ideas.
- Such a person may be maligned because of
their self-assumption but the querent, being of a good generous,
sometimes foolish, nature, ...the malingers tend to look overly
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The Thoth Tarot-8 of Cups-Indolence and the Legends Tarot-Eight of Cups.
The Thoth Tarot 8 of Cups, is subtitled- Indolence and/or The Lord of Abandoned Success. The Legends Tarot, Eight of Cups is the corresponding Tarot card in this element of Water, even thought not subtitled.
Attributed to this card is Saturn in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan: Vabaliah and Yeshivah.
Hod is in Briah, the Mental World.
To reiterate, (past blogs) Hod, the 8th Sephiroth-Splendor, is the intelligence of the concrete
mind; However, with Saturn in Pisces the 8 of Cups, being a Water sign
doesn't balance Saturn's energy well.
Saturn in a water sign, a certain amount of introspection, manifests
as disinterest with material conditions. The effect, is discontent or a
decline in interest in anything. Thus, one's tendency is to abandon
The interpretation of the 8 of Cups, is based on the fact
that Pisces, is calm and stagnant water, that is completely deadened by
the heavy influences of Saturn.
We know Water, is the Element of consciousness, so what is progressing within one is a deadening of
interest, a complete lack of wonder.
The lotuses of enlightenment
droop,for lack of sun or rain. The Sea of mind has become little
stagnant pools, in poisoned soil. All the cups are old and broken,
symbolizing "an old and worn out" way of thinking.The Sun of Spirit, is a
pallid yellowish light barely shinning through the leaden clouds of
indigo. Mind and emotions on autopilot so the thought process is not conducive
to expanding and liberating the Life of the person. The blood in the
body is moving like molasses. This person needs stimulation!
Not my favorite card, but this dullness of mind, is often necessary to warn us that it is time to evaluate our feelings.
The Legends Tarot- Eight of Cups, depicts a blue background , with the ubiquitous full moon with Wolf and/or "moon dog" face. Both moon and blue illustrate that water is the element of this card.
The Silver Moon Chalice, with central moon stone and surrounding crescents also reinstate the Moon Goddess as central figure to this card.
The eight wolf sigils, declare this card to be 8.
There is no other clues as to this cards interpretation. Therefore, one must know tarot by heart, or read the light accompanying booklet to know the meaning this card suggests.
The Eight of Cups in Tarot, is supplied
with the astrological meaning of Saturn in Pisces, implying, the need to focus and consolidate in an inspired way, idealistic, and subtle. Sometimes there is just too much past emotional baggage and one needs to let go and move on.
the 8 of Cups or Eight of Cups, is thrown during a reading the querent maybe
- Exhaustion, being overly tired, drain and dull emotionally.
- There is an unconscious change taking place, on a deep inner level of
- There is a warning here to Pay attention to your self...stop
and examine your perspectives, this is the end of something and the beginning of something new!
- The emotional state of stagnation and stillness.This could go on for 8 weeks or 8 months, depending on the querent's actions.
- There is a need to focus and consolidate your emotions in an inspired way.
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The Thoth Tarot- 7 of Cups-Debauch and the Legends Tarot- Seven of Cups:
The Legends Tarot- Seven of Cups shows a blue, wolf-faced full Moon, a silver moon cup, complete with central moon stone with crescents and sigils of 7 "Moon-Dogs" and/or wolves. All of which suggest the Pythagorean element water.
Primary meaning of this card seems to be that of foolish whims, fantasy, daydreams and illusionary success. However, there are no visual clues to this meaning, as one must read the little accompanying booklet to get these messages from the card.
To a Qabalist, these cards are just pretty art; nice to look at but revealing nothing of the inner-arcane and outer-objective self. The Qabalistic Tarot is all about "Above all things, know thyself".
Hence, the Thoth Tarot.
THOTH TAROT- 7 OF CUPS-DEBAUCH.
To reiterate: NETZACH is the 7th Sephiroth where feelings, and instincts
begin. Netzach, the ruler of this card, is undifferentiated and the Sephiroth of Group Mind. It
is connected to it's opposite HOD-whose attributes are of the intellect,
individualization, and beginnings of the individual mind. When
observing this balance we can see that
is the Sephiroth of
which the forces of Nature are attributed. The Angels of this Sephira
are called Elohim, often called "the gods", because they are for the
purpose of constructing the self consciousness, in incarnation and for
the human race.
Also, Netzach is the
Sphere of Venus-Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Thus Netzach -Victory,
implies that the Victory is in Love of Being. Remember, Hu-man means God Mind*, which declares the spirit of each, Elohim of the Homo-sapiens!
[Hu-Mandarine for "god" and Man comes from the Hindu Manas meaning mind.]
spark (fire is Spirit and the spark of spirit is personality) of the individual mind begins in the Group Soul-Fire that is Netzach, and becomes part of a group of flames (yods) that is
self-comprehending/ self-expecting or self aware, while also comprehending the Whole.
Therefore, it is not all surprising that the arts, music, painting,
poetry and all other things of creative imagination, are attributed to
the Netzach/Hod union.
The Three key symbols of Netzach, are:
is attributed to Venus and often associated with Love, as the
most perfect flower. Traditionally the Girdle is also an attribute of
Venus and to learn the secret of the knot in her Girdle means to direct
the Venus forces of nature, i.e. tie them up or release them at will.
Lamp is the bearer of Fire relating Netzach to Geburah and the powerful
warring forces of Mars. Is also known on another level, as the
ever-burning light of the Temple of Lower Self; that being the outer and/or objective self.
The 7 of Cups-Debauch, also known as the: Lord of Illusory Success
here the Moon is in Aquarius. Here Netzach is in Yetzirah, influencing
the Astral World.
In the 7 of Cups, Venus is in Scorpio, creating a
very intense and emotional presence that is often involved in deceit.
There is also a tendency to wallow in emotions, and/or self- deception
to the point of dissipation. This also makes it a card of egocentricity
Thus Crowley implies a great warning
card, his lotuses are slimy, and ugly, a perversion of the sacrament of
the cup in the Six
, usually brought about by over-inflating the ego. The consciousness is polluted and the card implies, error, illusion and illusionary success, by
failure to "live in the moment", with past illusions of success.
Many of us fail to see that our individual consciousness, is a
holy sacrament. Rather we debase ourselves, with thoughts of lack, or
superiority (bad and good), when neither exist. We are One, who is Many in the Universal Collective Unconscious.
The Many are the Sacred Sacraments of the One, i.e., the many Selves of the One Great Self. In other words, our
incarnate consciousness is a formal sacred act or rite of Spirit. It is
the rite of Spirit to become Sensually Self Aware! I AM ME! Is a
declaration of an Elohim, who is self aware.....and now can discriminate
self thoughts from group thoughts and build itself to its own expectations.
Thoughts, are the "First Matter",
awareness of "First Matter" manipulation, by the process of expectation,
which is known as Declaration; I AM! makes us Supreme in our
creations! By untying the "knot of not -thoughts" that tie up our
emotional power; "nots" that have been installed by
social pleasure/pain training, we become masters of our own Existence, which is the meaning of I AM . The I AM
ME, is objective existence. So it behooves us to declare ourselves as "I AM", rather than the polluted thoughts of a "I Wanna-Be Me" who is all
tied up in the self absorbed pain-creation of lack thinking ; Which really just states that we
are creating ourselves as a "Lack" or a hole in time; an "I Ain't"
rather than an "I AM"....by denying our own sacredness and selling that
sacredness on the slave blocks of "fear of rejection"! Fear of rejection, is obviously and ignorant fear, for we are still breathing, showing that Spirit and Mind is still the I AM of Me- who is body.
the 7 of Cups, Debauch or the Seven of Cups, is thrown during a reading,
- It implies
emotional over extension.
- A state of depression where one tries to ease
the pain by overindulgence.
- The imagination running away with itself and
the resulting patterns are depleting the persons energy.
- This is the
place of Dreams, so it could be the ability to conjure up visions, fantasies,
but the vision is watery, making it difficult to see reality.
- So there
is a implication of true talent and insight, but tending towards
fantasy, illusion and unrealistic attitudes. The surrounding cards will
support this latter interpretation.
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The Thoth- 6 of Cups -Pleasure, is one of the highest cup
cards in the Thoth Tarot deck and is about the perfect pleasure of
spiritual ecstasy that one feels when the soul, mind and body union is
The approach to this deep inner sun is more subtle in the Legends Tarot.
The Legends Tarot-Six of Cups
illustrates a the blue colors of the element
water. The moon-dog full moon and the silver moon cup, complete with moon stone centerpiece and crescent moons on either side of center. The moon, silver and moon stones, all represent the Goddess and her magical element of Pythagorean water.
To let the reader know it is six of cups, there are six wolf or moon-dog symbols on this card.
Again, one must read the booklet that accompanies this card, to have any idea of what it represents.
According to the Anne Stokes, the author and artist, this card represents nostalgia, past memories, longing and childhood past.
THOTH Tarot- 6 OF CUPS-PLEASURE.
From the Sepher Yetzirah ( 13 th century Qabalalistic text) and the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom:
Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure,
primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into
Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of
its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life,
Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of
action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge
and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is
Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the
Order of Angels is Melechim, that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are
also called the Order of Virtues, Angels and Rulers.
THE THOTH- 6 OF CUPS-PLEASURE:
Is representative of the Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio. The Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The influence of the Solar Logos-Tiphareth, in the Mental World known to Qabalist as Briah.
we know that Tiphareth in Atziluth (Beauty in Pure Spirit) means
Victory after effort, shown as the Thoth 6 of Wands. Now we see the Six of
Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World of Briah, (Mental World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.
a sign of discrimination, magnetism and hidden qualities,
Scorpio, in the 6 of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx.
Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a Fertile, warm,
fruitful Sea--a Spa of Life generating qualities.
For example, having a Sun in
Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, and a Cancerian Moon, my inner self is
bright pleasure to my Watery World of deep and powerful emotion. Bacchus
revels in my halls of hearth
and heart I live this card, in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure. Hence, I
have no need to seek it-----I am it! And pleasure is a state of
daily being and I can find no greater foundation than pleasure to build the temple of self
may sting where the Will directs; However, when the
Will resides in Beauty-Tiphareth
, Love is the Willful view of life and
the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with
vial actions. What may not be known to some, is that Scorpio has three
symbols that represent this mystical sign. Not only the lowly, ground
bound scorpion, but also the Serpent, representing sexuality and the
free flying eagle, the sign's higher mind. So as the Sun activates the
Forces of Scorpio, gain or
pleasure commences and one "flies high". Implied, without assurance, is
that pleasure and gain
will build, as shown by the partially filled cups.
being the natural title of this card, may seem mundane in meaning.
That is not the case with this card as it does not represent the mundane
pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest energy sense;
implying well-being, harmony of natural forces of Spirit, Mind and Body, without effort or strain
but with ease and satisfaction. Yet it also does emphatically represent
fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephira, Tiphareth-Beauty, and
sign of Scorpio whose Planet is Sun, and of the element of Water. However, this sexual
action is also a personal communion of
fertile forces, through all the body chakras, that makes all life
possible. Hence, the three
is doubled, 3 states of anima (Maid, Mother and Crone) and 3 states of animus (Son, Father and Grandfather).
the 6 of Cups-Pleasure or the Six of Cups, is thrown during a reading,:
- The querent is
experiencing emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6monts of
giving to and receiving pleasure form others.
- A period of innocence and
taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
- One maybe
experiencing an orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that even
sad feelings being actively expressed, feel good in release.
querent may also be experiencing sweet memories of the past, as past
efforts bring present rewards.
- The Querent is or soon will be feeling the great inner pleasure of the "inner lover", the Sun of the Divine Creative.
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The Thoth Tarot- 5 of Cups is named Disappointment, where as, the Legends
Tarot-Five of Cups Card illustrates a Wolf faced full Moon, surrounded with 5 wolf sigils. The silver Moon Cup is in the center, with a large central moon stone and side mounted crescents.
The moon, the silver cup, the moon-dog (wolf), and the color blue all depict the Goddess element of Water. No where is there a depiction of this card's meaning. One must read the accompanying booklet to find this card's representation of wallowing in loss.
The art is very good, so this is more of a show piece tarot deck than an metaphysical one.
The Thoth 5- of Cups-Disappointment:
As I have previously stated in past blogs, Geburah, the 5th Sephiroth, may be
severe but she brings a necessary corrective in our lives, by tearing away
all that is unproductive thought, and emotional burdens.
In this sensual- physical Universe
of body, most of us understand that there is only one
energy that we can't create, nor can we destroy it. We can however,
transfer it and transform it.
Transformation is a process of
deconstructing and then reconstructing that which is envisioned.
Transmitting is done sexually or in some from of intimacy and/or
communication, where we are in communion with someone or something. Such
as the intimacy of healers, or shamanistic rites and physical copulation, etc. The flow of this
vital force is often called love, as such we could say that the intimacy
of the negative pole as it joins with a positive pole of a magnet
proves love. But being Spiritual-Sensual beings, we know Love is more that
energy flow, it is a communion of multiple attributes. Hence the transmission of Energy.
Therefore, Intimacy is
just physical touching, tasting, smelling, hearing or seeing,
though those are usually involved. Intimacy is a sensual "law of
attraction"; a union of forces that can be a balancing agent, such as where one
blends with another. Energy weaving into a new pattern for both parties
is often healing and mutually beneficial; a multiplication of 7
dimensions (Auric Fields) weaving with another 7 dimensions,
becoming 49. These 49 are really a numeric 4+ 9= 13 and Key 13 is the
Death Card, which means a "Spiritual Transformation". What may surprise
many of us, is that intimacy, if complete, can be mutually annihilating,
much like if you blend red with blue, you get purple. The red and blue
are annihilated, and then reconstructed into a "new thing" called
purple. That is why Loving couples, change into a different being,
comprised of both and yet neither one. Some people actually feel like
they are being torn apart by the power of Love but soon they are also
being reassembled into something wonderful.
wonderful energy in motion is, it also has and end. That would be the
second law of Thermodynamics where"...all things proceed from order to
disorder." So a Master weaver of Self, would see the disorder in self identity
patterns, and deconstruct them and reconstruct a new order of Self.
Here's where Geburah steps in to assist us, she makes us view the
disorder, and as a corrective, we can now remove the old and build the
new. Most of our relationship disorders, come from expectation. Some how we think that by expecting someone or something to act a certain way, it will. If it doesn't it all of a sudden goes from a good expectation to a "bad"action. Proving once again we all are self-absorbed.
THE 5 OF- CUPS- DISAPPOINTMENT:
also known as Lord of loss in pleasure.
Here the planet Mars is
in Scorpio. The angels of the Decan are, Livoyah and Pehilyah. As the 5
of cups, Geburah is influencing the Mental World of Briah.
now you may know that the alchemical element-water represents emotional self- consciousness. Hence, a severe situation is sensually presented in the 5 of Cups. Mars is
violent energy and in the water sign Scorpio, this produces an extremely
The once full cups are empty, implying loss of
that which is loved. Geburah is fiery in nature, and still water is
totally at odds with this active force, thus causing a disturbance and
loss of pleasure. This card, if supported by negative accompanying cards,
can even mean death of a loved one.
The inverted pentagram represents
the triumph of matter over spirit and the place in the Psyche where disturbance arises in the
middle of ease. Here, the animal survival mind and its fear of rejection, has triumphed over the Will that is the Soul. By "doing unto another, as you would have done to yourself", which includes the doing of thought, you will expect very little, if anything from others. You will respect their freedom to act as they will, just as you respect yours. Being free of expectation, is also called "unconditional love". Let each other be and you will find that disappointment is a fleeting thing and doesn't leave foot prints on your heart.
When the 5 of cups or Five of Cups is
thrown during a reading,
- The querent has been or will be experiencing
emotional disappointment for 5 weeks or 5 months.
- Usually implications
of relying too much on others for love, rather than loving themselves.
- Here, there is a certain crying over past events, a experience of
grieving over what has been lost.
- Emotional discord as one begins to
- This is a card of regret, loss and separation.
- The corrective of
Geburah is being applied here, and it is the beginning of recovery.
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The Thoth Tarot- 4 of Cups-Luxury and The Four of Cups-Legends Tarot,
differ somewhat in presentation of their meanings. The Legends tarot is like many other tarot decks, in that it presents less meaningful art in the "small cards". What many tarot readers forget, is that the "small cards" are another form of the arcane, and are about objective issues, that are "in your face" right at this moment and have just as much to do with spiritual, mental and emotional development as the more subtle Major cards.
The Legends Tarot, presents what is now the familiar blue-background, the Wolf Moon and the silver moon chalice, complete with central moon stone and side crescents.
All symbols of the Goddess who rules the element of water. Besides the title, the only reason we visually know this to be the four of cups are the four wolf moon sigils above and below the moon cup.
What is offered as description with this card, is that one should look around and enjoy the moment, instead of being all wrapped up in created dramas. Implying a kind of emotional weariness with all the "soul searching" and needing to cherish the moment of life. All good advice, but unless you know the little booklet that accompanies these tarot cards, by heart, there are no visual clues as to the meaning of this card. Love the art though.
THOTH TAROT 4 of CUPS-LUXURY:
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
" In Chokmah is the Radix of blue and thence is there a blue
color pure and primitive, and glistening, with a spiritual Light which
is reflected into Chesed. And the Sphere of its Operation is called
Tzedek or Justice and it fashionith the images of material things,
bestowing peace and mercy: and it ruleth the sphere of the action of the
planet Jupiter. And Al is the title of a God strong and mighty, ruling
in Glory, Magnificence and Grace. And the Archangel of Chesed is
Tsadkiel, the Prince of Mercy and Beneficence, and the Name of the order
of Angels is Chasmalim, Brilliant Ones, who are also called the Order
of Dominions. The Sephira Chesed is also called Gedulah or Magnificent
flowery words of ritual adoration, it is often difficult to
that this 4th Sephiroth, Chesed -Mercy, is Part of your Inner
inheritance as a Divine Child;the Inner self of you, The Spirit, mind and
physical form of you are compose of these 10 "states
of energy conscious"; these 10 Sephira of Force and Form that compose the
Tree of Life. Thus the value of inner self meditation and
skrying of the tarot cards should be apparent to one who is interested
in knowing themselves. In time, the "inner" and "outer" self, become One Self, who is master of all and slave of none.
Past blogs dwell in depth on these 10 Spheres of
energy conscious, so feel free to click on past blogs for further
THE THOTH 4 OF CUPS,
in the Qabalistic tarot is called Luxury or Lord of Blended Pleasure. The
Planet is the Moon and the sign is Cancer. The Angels of the Decan are:
Hayayel and Mevamayah. Practice calling these names, you may be surprised
at the vibratory change.
The 4 of Cups
is Chesed in Briah, here Chesed (mercy) is influencing the unconscious mental
realm. The alternate flow of the Moon is mitigated in Cancer, as the
Moon naturally rules in this sign. Changing cycles are still there, but
passive, and slow.
When looking at the Crowley-Harris, Thoth 4 of Cups Card, we see the Upper
Golden Solar cups overflowing but not the lower, implying that the
Pleasure is real but with reservations. The caveat being; pleasure but
not without some anxiety and discomfort. Here the Luxurious feeling of
pleasure is short and indifference soon takes over. As the multiple
twisted-stems of the one lotus show; the energy of luxury is divided among
multiple flows implying too many diverse issues are involved for emotions to stay
stable. 4 is a "dead end" number so ending is the only place to go. Action must be taken soon.
the Four of Cups or 4 of Cups-Luxury is thrown during a Divination:
- For a time, say 4wks or 4 months
the querent shall experience emotional luxury, which is the capacity to
make other people feel emotionally satisfied, secure and peaceful.
period of contentment but this is the edge of completion and a new
vision of love is being seen. Thus there is both the gift and challenge
of a fallow period.
- There maybe boredom, and apathy with a sprinkling
of discontent as the querent awaits inspiration.
- Here there is type of
balance that is caught between the worlds of thought and action. A good
time for clarity and refining things down to a simple truth.
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The Thoth Deck 3 of Cups-Abundance, is comparable to the Legends Tarot-Three of Cups.
The Legends Tarot Card- Three of Cups, is all blue, representing the element of water. The Moon dog or Wolf overlooks the silver moon chalice, with its moon stone and two crescents. There are three wolf sigils surrounding the moon chalice, indicating the number three of this card. Again, moon, is goddess and chalice is the Ace of cups and/or Grail, another symbol of the goddess.
Those who have been following this blog know by now that Binah the 3rd Sephira on the Tree of Life, is
"Will to Form", and the intelligent force that makes imagination a womb, i.e., The Creatrix. She
is the Creative Will/Womb of all forms, not the architect itself for that is
reserved to the action of Chesed the sphere of Mercy.
Again the sexing
of forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine
in its expression of force, and yet it is feminine as it receives the
Will of to Form of Binah. So the Real Womb of manifestation, is the combination of the
Two. In Qabalah, sex is decided by action. Being receptive is a feminine
act and being expressive is a masculine act. So the "sexes" of the
Sephiroth change when they are passive or active.
may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies. We
Androgynous, in that we are both receptive (female) and expressive
(male) force, intertwined into a Soul and/or Psyche; both magnetic (female) and electric (male) create the matrix of this electromagnetic dimension. Our Real Being the
Electromagnetic Psyche that we call the Aura, is from the Foundation of
Life known as Yesod and/or "The Astral". The Qabalistic Tree of Life,
shows that we have great multidimensional power of 10, "to be or not to be".
body is one manifested tool, powered by the Electromagnetic Psyche that you are (Soul). As
a power tool, the human body is not yet excelled, and as it's operator, you
are beyond the time-space of bodies and were known to be impeccable. Hence, You are obviously a "Will to Be" which
is very much a "Will to Form", and the answer to the "I Will Be" of Kether. So here is a kicker, YOU ARE THE
IMAGINATION (I-magi-nation) ...you don't have it, for it is not an egoistic possession of the animal brain, which is your "moon-dog"; Therefore, your first familiar is the human brain!
It helps to remember, Hu is Mandarin for God and
Man is from the Hindu word for mind---Mannas. Thus you are called a God-Mind ! The body is not described in the world human. So you are a
Hu-Man or God-Mind, who owns a sensual body, designed for the purpose of concentrated Self-Awareness.Since you are not from this dimension, you must use what is of this dimension of material light.
Image-maker, is what
means, and that dear soul, is The Divine Creative's Powerful creative
mind, hence, you are from the Supernal dimension of the "Spooky Universe". So stop abusing your earth-body inheritance, hating it for suffering and pain that comes from the Psyche-identity that has been kicked hard
by dogmatic definition and stand up and Yell, I AM Spirit, Mind and Body; I AM Me! And get on
with you, for
self-impeccability is what you came to do! Remember, what we command in
this Universe is our own image and what we expect and/or intend is what makes our
life. Take charge of yourself and stop
blaming environment, or person or thing, sure they may influence, but
they only have the power you give them. What you are is up to your
Passionate use of Imagination, which is your "Holy Grail"!
THE THOTH Tarot- 3 OF CUPS-ABUNDANCE:
is also called the Lord of Abundance. Here Mercury is in Cancer. The Angels of the Decan Rachael and Yehomayah.
The 3 of Cups, signifies the influence of Binah in Briah, the mental World.
is a water sign, and is under the command of the Moon. Thus we have
Cardinal Water, i.e. Consciousness. Thus, The Three of Cups is perfect
affinity with 3rd Sephiroth-Binah, who is "Will to Form" and known in English as "Understanding".
The rushing water
swift and extravagant as it overflows the Pomegranate cups, represents
the silvery and sparkling gifts of Mercury and/or abundant communication. The Water arises from a single cup which denotes
the "dark calm Sea of Binah" a characteristic of the Unconscious from
which all consciousness springs. She is also seen as Persephone, the goddess of Spring, to whom
the Pomegranate is sacred. With the Plenty of Persephone, this card
represents plenty, hospitality, intuition and abundance.
When the Three of Cups or 3 of Cups is thrown during a reading:
querent may have an out pouring of love and positive emotion toward
three very significant people in their life An overwhelming desire to
communicate such to them,
- Happiness and a full life.
- May become clearer about what the querent's.feelings and emotion are saying .
- Letting the spirit come through and expressing the joy of being with others.
steady and timeless affection is being felt by the querent that is
unconditional and thus more powerful and more deeply felt than romantic
- Feeling the dance of love, often called the Three Graces. A very exuberant joyful feeling of being.
- A period of celebration, abundance and plenty for 3-weeks or 2 months.
Reverse meaning or ill-definition of the 3 of cups:
- sex without love.
- someone whose abilities and talents are not appreciated.
- Loss of prestige
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