Many of my past blogs have pointed out that Yesod, the ninth
Sephiroth, is the Foundation of all manifested forms and forces on Malkuth-the physical and material plane. Please feel free to scroll through past blogs, as my space is limited and I am unable to repeat it all for you. The Nines, generally show very great
fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of
Yesod. (9th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life)
Now this is pure power, so that means it can be
used negatively or positively, depending on the perspective of the user.
Discrimination is the Key here. Which the lady on the Manara card is not showing.
THE NINE OF CUPS-Lord of Material Happiness, is Jupiter in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan are Saliah and Asriel.
The Nine of Cups is Yesod in Briah, ( see-The Four worlds in past blogs) influencing the Material World.
Here, the benevolence of Jupiter, effects happiness and satisfaction in
the Earth plane (Malkuth), by functioning through the Water of Pisces.
Milo Manara has succeeded in graphically portrayed the influence of Earth functioning through Pisces, by the satisfaction, relief and happiness displayed by the exhibitionist woman who has finally relieved herself on the Earth. Displaying both the Water influence and the need to flow as conscious satisfaction on the earth plane. The relief on her face is that of an almost religious experience which is often what this flow of consciousness achieves.
He has assigned to his 9 of Water the interpretations of well-being, repletion, satisfaction and exhibitionism...all easily seen on his card. The Astrological meaning of the 9 of Water, is Jupiter in Pisces, implying, the need to evolve oneself by following one's own inspiration, in a nebulous and subtle way. Once again Milo Manara's own brand of humor has found a way to express the astrological meaning in a nebulous and artistic expression.
The 9 of Cups-Happiness or the 9 of Water,
is a card of sensuality and pleasure, more mystical than convention
allows and less stable than the Ten, but is now flowing and reaching
towards the mystical states of ecstasy. Here, sensual pleasure, may
be felt as a religious experience as the influence of Jupiter is strong
in the passive, receptive and somewhat psychic character of Pisces.
Jupiter in Pisces also indicates pleasant travel by water and brings
good fortune through occupations governed by Neptune. The personality
inclination here is a tendency for kindness, quiet and unassuming, with
an unambitious approach to life. If the planet is well dignified, there
may be a more ambitious approach to occupation.
arrangement of the Cups, on the 9 of Cups, overflowing into one another, suggests
Chesed-Jupiter and the perfection of Water force, a dreamy current of
Consciousness which is also reinforced by Yesod-9, being the number of
the Moon. Pisces brings out the most Placid form of Water (
consciousness), so this card is a Happiness well-spring that floods into
our normal state of consciousness. Again Milo Manara's card expressed this in a unique manner.
The recipient of this Happiness,
really doesn't ponder a reason to be happy, for their own consciousness
has not reasoned it out as a logical way to be.....they "just are" and
they feel "good all over". Again, Manara displays all this in subtle and bold ways on his 9 of Water.
When the Nine of Cups-Happiness, or the 9 of Water,
is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- Contentment and Satisfaction.
Everything looks and feels "rosy".
- The querent, is enjoying self-esteem
and inner joy; Flowing feelings of inspiration and joy. The dull thunk
in this chiming joy, is that this is temporary, as Change is the
stability of the Universe; "the cat's away, so the mice can play", kind
- Before reason takes over, and finds the logical points of
survival thinking that messes up "unmitigated joy'.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.