The Six of Swords-Science, refers not only to Tiphareth (Beauty), the sixth Sephira on the Tree of Life, but also to the intellect itself. Tiphareth. Beauty, is a harmony of love, mind and body. and is often called the "Christ or Buddha Consciousness" . It is the highest state of Consciousness the human brain can express. Thus, the Six of Swords is the fully established and balanced expression of the Suit of Air/Swords. This synchronicity is also shown by the Planet Mercury being in the sign of Aquarius which represents the flow of celestial Energy that operates the Idea of Humankind, i.e. the concept of humankind as the Image of God.
To some, the word Science implies, plodding mathematics, mind numbing repetition and burrowing into dust old books, but there is much more implied in the Six of Swords. This is the ultimate declarative Science ( I AM) of balancing the moral and mental faculties, that is difficult to achieve, and almost impossible to hold, in an ever-changing world of definition manipulation.
In The Thoth Deck Six of Swords, the hilts of the swords are not only ornamental but they also form the Hexagram. of the combined Triangles of the "As above, so below" doctrine of Qabalah. There is much to this science, so much so, that in this blog it can't be explained, As quote from the Qabalisiec Tarot, by Robert Wang,"To deal with the mysteries of Tiphareth, one must first have undergone the initiations of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (Malkuth, Yesod, Hod and Netzach, respectively). No matter how a religious or esoteric cultus, whether Christianity, Buddhism or Qabalism, may describe the various component parts of the Personality, or the initiation of the four lower Sephiroth, an integration must be undergone before the descent of the Light which is God the Son. This integration is a personal atonement for the Fall. In Tiphareth is the Redemption."
The Fall, which is often misunderstood, simply means the progressive sojourn down the Tree of Life., necessary to establish a "point in time", called the human body. We are Spirit, who is "everywhere and nowhere at the same time", (infinite - I AM )) so in order to become "Self Aware" we need a place in time, a moment of sensuality, for the purpose of Self examination. There is no "Me" without sensation! This is called the "fall", when we build a "Me" and experience the microcosm as a "Self".
To know that human kind is the initiator of the Elementals is a Magi's knowledge and requires the "Science of Tiphareth",who is King over the four Elemental aspects that are the Personality (thus the cross symbol) and the Palace of the rulers of the actual Elemental Kingdoms of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. These Rulers are called the Malachim elementals who are kings over other elementals because they have gained immortality which occurs only from the intervention of human beings. As you may note, there is much to this Science of Tiphareth.
To continue with the inscription of the card, the 6 Swords have their points joined in the Rose upon the six squares of the Rosy Cross. Thus, the Rosy cross is the central point of this Science. The number 6 is the number of the Sun and the Rose is the Womb of the Great Mother. The Son (Sun) of the Father joined in the womb of the Mother, is an intelligent state of Energy that requires diligent study and vigilant self awareness. Have fun deciphering this Sephira !
When the Six of Swords is thrown during a reading, the Querent will be or shall , experience in the next 6 weeks or 6 months, labor, work, and journey; the journey probably being over water ( the Rose is Mother Water) . They shall experience success after anxiety and effort. The personality of the querent is , somewhat conceited but sometimes with modesty therein, modifying the selfishness with beauty. To understand this statement, is to know that all of us are "Selfish" ( you can't make an individual expression of Self without being "Selfish"); However, by balancing this self-absorption, with the Science of Union (the Rosy Cross) where it is understood that, "everyone I see is another way to be me" and/or the law of continuity, we make "Selfishness" beautiful.
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