In reiteration, the adept will find the initiation of Tiphareth the first of the Greater Initiations into the meaning of Self. This Tiphareth initiation is literally a scarifying of all that we know to be self, and life as we have lived it. Here the sacrifice is not relinquishing the much desired something, but rather a transition of Force, from that of the will of lesser consciousness to the Pure Will of the Greater Self. "Thy will be done" rather than, "my will be done'.
The Four Sixes are about definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
`THE SIX OF SWORDS- Science:
Here, we have Mercury in Aquarius. Thus, this card is also called: Lord of Earned Success The Angels of the Decan are: Rehaayal and Yeyezeil. The Six of Swords is influenced by Tiphareth in the Astral World [ Yetzirah].
The air sign of Aquarius, is ruled by Saturn, which tends to stabilize the fleeting qualities of Mercury. The positioning of Mercury in Aquarius, a Mind sign, leads naturally to science and humanitarianism so success is the result of Saturn's work in this aspect.
In the Six of Swords, the cutting power of Swords is turned toward the positive, and the Rose is resurrected after being war torn in the Fives of Swords, related to the Severity of Geburah.
In the Six of Swords, the swords all come together at a point in the restored Rose Cross of Six squares, which Crowley calls, " The Rose Cross at the central secret of Scientific Truth." Thus, we have the definitive meaning of "success after anxiety and trouble", for the Way of the Cross is suffering before ascension.
Here, Tiphareth, 6th Sephira-Beauty, shows the golden- perfect balance and idea of the card, as all moral and mental faculties are perfectly balanced, won by great effort, but hard to hold in a ever-changing world of political propaganda and commercialized morality.
THE SHADOW TAROT, 6 of Energy at the Event Horizon/ Astaroth.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the goetic demon. For the album by the Jamie Saft Trio, see Astaroth: Book of Angels Volume 1. For the Soul series character, see Astaroth (Soul calibur). Not to be confused with Ashtoreth, Ataroth, or Azathoth.
Astaroth illustration from the Dictionnaire Infernal (1818)Astaroth (also Ashtaroth, Astarot and Asteroth), in demonology, is a Crowned Prince of Hell. He is a male figure named after the Canaanite goddess Ashtoreth. Contents [hide]edit]The name Astaroth was ultimately derived from that of 2nd millennium BC Phoenician goddess Astarte, an equivalent of the Babylonian Ishtar, and the earlier Sumerian Inanna. She is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in the forms Ashtoreth (singular) and Ashtaroth (plural, in reference to multiple statues of her). This latter form was directly transliterated in the early Greek and Latin versions of the Bible, where it was less apparent that it had been a plural feminine in Hebrew.The pseudepigraphal work Testament of Solomon, attributed to King Solomon of Israel, but thought to date to the early centuries AD, mentions "Asteraoth" (in Greek) as an angel, who is opposed to the demon of power. (cf. 1 Kings 11:4-5)Appearances in literatureThe name "Astaroth" as a male demon is first known from The Book of Abramelin, purportedly written in Hebrew ca. 1458, and recurred in most occult grimoires of the following centuries. Astaroth also features as an arch-demon associated with the qliphoth (adverse forces) according to later Kabbalistic texts.Dutch demonologist Johann Weyer also described Astaroth in his Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (1577) thus: Astaroth is a great and a strong duke, coming forth in the shape of a foul angel, sitting upon an infernal dragon, and carrying on his right hand a viper, who also claimed to rule 40 legions, and had to be approached by the conjuror with a magical ring on account of his stinking breath. He is similarly referred to in the 17th-century work The Lesser Key of Solomon. Astaroth's seal (according to The Lesser Key of Solomon) According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against man are stronger. According to Sebastien Michaelis, he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness, vanity, and rationalized philosophies. His adversary is St. Bartholomew, who can protect against him for he has resisted Astaroth's temptations. To others, he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him. He was also said to give to mortal beings the power over serpents.According to Francis Barrett (c. 1801), Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors. In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal (1818), Astaroth is depicted as a nude man with feathered wings, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail.
Illustrated is the goddess Ashtoreth, in a ancient Canaanite (Hebrew) clay figurine rendition. This was same as the Sumerian Inanna.
Whose image was that of a Goddess of Goddesses.
Who was surrounded with animals, depicting her rule over the earth and mankind.
After Christian misogynistic revisionism, taken from the Hebrew misogynistic revisionism, She became a He-Demon.
Now who would you rather see, when you use the sigil to summon Astaroth? Her or the weird "bad wine" induced delusion of Him?
Since these goddesses or gods are "Psychic Engines", created on the Astral fluid of imagination, by millions of worshipers, whose imagining of the Goddess Ashtoreth or Inanna, went on for many thousands of years; I would call on her. The male aspect, Astaroth, has very little, if any, psycho-dynamic energy to unload in assistance to the seeker as he is only about 500 yrs old. Plus, he wasn't worshiped by millions so his "astral presence" is thin with very little "psycho-dynamic" energy.
Remember, these old gods and goddesses were observable Forces, that were personified, and therefore given an Image that one could use as "access" to the Force. After millions of believers and thousands of years of worship, these "Psychic-Engines" have abilities to powerfully assist the contact-ee! Forget the Christian fear based nonsense and go for the ancient Fertility goddess concept; it is far more rewarding and it Works!
Here is Inanna's name in Cuneiform. I would use that as a sigil of meditation, for contact with this great Mother of Mankind (She was an Annunaki Queen, that reportedly invented the human race).
The Sumerian's knew Inanna as an actual alien from the area of the sky we now call Sirius, calling her one of "those who from the sky came" and/or Annunaki. That's the one I would personally call on!
The negative of this card, would be confusion because of extreme mental activity producing conflicting thoughts, ambiguity and indecision. Again, depending on the accompanying cards.
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