The Sixes, 6 of wands, 6 of cups,6 of swords, 6 of disks, are all attributed to Tiphareth (Beauty) which is arguably, at least for humans, the most important Sephira of all Ten.
Beauty (Tiphareth) is a syncronisation of the entire Tree of Life, focused in the Center of the whole System of Force and Form intelligence. (view past blogs for Tree of Life image).
Tiphareth , is the only Sephira below the Abyss that communicates directly with Kether (Crown) while being fed directly from the Union of Chokmah (Wisdom) and Binah (Understanding) and also from the Union of Chesed (Mercy) and Geburah (Severity). Thus, being a balanced Center of both the above and below, it astrologically represents the Sun; in the system of Tetragramaton, it represents the Son. Making, Tiphareth, the Sephira that represents consciousness in its most harmonized and balanced form...the Christos Consciousness. You may say, the Son is an interpretation of the Father in terms of the Mind. Knowing this, the educated reader knows that the Sixes represent the practical best of their respective elements.
The Six of Wands-victory:
The sudden and violent Strife outburst of energy of the Five of Wands necessary to achieve change, is now has completely won success. The Rule (Lordship) in the suit of Wands, is not quiet as stable in the Six of Wands because of the massive energy displayed in the Five. Thus, as soon as the current of Fiery energy leaves the middle pillar (see past blogs) the inherent weakness in the element Fire (fire is inheretantly incompletely balanced, making it seek union with water) may lead to a very undesirable development. In this case, a battle must be engaged and won, by individual effort. Victory only comes after a fight.
The Six of Cups-Pleasure:
The zodiacal sign governing the Six of Cups is Scorpio; Scorpio, a water sign, tends to be exalted in the Sun and this kind of Pleasure is completely harmonized. Fire is balanced in Water here, as He is balanced in She. Scorpio is also the sign associated with the "glands of the Pelvis'', so pleasure in the Six of Cups, is rooted in its "most convenience soil", making this a most fertile card.
Both Crowley and I deem this to be one of the best cards in the pack. Of course, my bias may be apparent here, as I have Scorpio Rising in my own Astrological Chart. Never the less, this is one moment of harmonized pleasure that is most satisfying. I have personal experience in that regard.
The Six of Swords-Science:
The ruler of the Six of Swords, is Mercury, turning the element of success away from division and quarrel and focusing it on goal winning intelligence. The Focused Intelligence brings all thoughts into a harmonious science of proof through experimentation rather than a "belief system" that severs only the self-indulgent who are seeking "comfort zones".
The Six of Disks-Success:
This card sounds impressive, after all, success is what most of us seek; However, the Six of Disks, element earth, is ruled by the Moon. As does the soil, this is a card of settling down and is somewhat heavy and lacking in imagination. Being somewhat dreamy, change is soon coming upon it. Success is short lived in this card's message, as Crowley stated in his Book of Thoth, "The weight of the Earth will ultimately drag the current down to a mere eventuation of material things."
However, being in Taurus, the Moon is exalted in this card and the Six of Cups is exhibiting the best qualities of the Moon. Six is also the Solar element, the Moon's Husband, so to speak, so she is fertilized and balanced for the time being. The Six of Disks emphasizes the fact that success is only temporary, so enjoy the brief halt on the path of Labor,knowing full well it will end soon.
Thank you for your interest and comments, May you live long and prosper on the journey of Self Knowledge.