As I have previously stated, Geburah, the Fifth Tee of Life Sephiroth, that rules the four Fives, may be
sever but brings a necessary corrective in our lives. Severity corrects by tearing away
all that is useless thought,and emotion, that is outdated and unproductive.
In this Universe 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 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 beings, we know Love is more that
energy flow, it is a communion of multiple attributes. . Intimacy is
not just physical touching, tasting, smelling, hearing or seeing, even
though those are usually involved. Intimacy is where one Auric Field
blends with another. Energy weaving into a new pattern for both parties.
A multiplication of 7 dimensions 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",
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
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
THE FIVE 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, Geburah in Briah.
now you may know that the Alchemical Element-Water is consciousness,
and a sever 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 of 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 he accompanying cards,
can even mean death of a loved one. The inverted pentagram represents
the triumph of matter over spirit and where disturbance arises in the
middle of ease.
The Erotic Tarot of Milo Manara, has illustrated on the 5 of Water, a fear expressing woman struggling in water, as if being taught to swim by a male companion who is supporting her with his hands. Water is the ruling element of this card as well as the astrological sign of Scorpio. He suggests the card means fear, or the avoidance of facing unpleasant events and needing reassurance. All of which he has masterfully displayed on his card.
Manara has assigned the astrological meaning of the Sun in Scorpio which implies the need to struggle, to evolve or fight intensely, often in a secret manner.
When the 5 of cups or 5 of Water, 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.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!