To reiterate: NETZACH is the Sephiroth where feelings, and instincts begin. Netzach 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
Netzach is the Sephira 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 personality 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 us Elohim!
The spark (fire is Spirit) of the individual mind begins in the Group Soul -Fire that is Netzach, and becomes part of a group of flames that is self-comprehending/ 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 the Rose, the Girdle and the Lamp. The Rose 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. The Lamp is the bearer of Fire relating Netzach to Geburah and the powerful waring forces of Mars. Is also known on another level, as the ever-burning light of the Temple of Lower Self.
because here the Moon is in Aquarius. Here is Netzach in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral World. In the Seven 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 does make it a card of egocentricity and selfishness.
Thus Crowley implies a great warning in this 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 denying failure. 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. The Many are the Sacred Sacraments of the One. 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. Thoughts, are the "First Matter", awareness of "First Matter" manipulation, makes us Supreme in our creations! By untying the "not of thoughts" that have been installed by social pleasure/pain training, we become masters of Existence---the I AM ME, rather than the polluted thoughts of a "I Wanna-Be Me" who is all tied up in self absorbed pain-creation;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"!
When the Seven of Cups, Debauch 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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