- The Thoth Deck 6 of Wands-Victory, features the Wands of the Chief Adept
(Winged-Serpent -Eye) Major Adept (Phoenix headed) and the Minor Adept
(unfolded lotus bud), shown previously in the 5 of Wands-Severity;
However in the 6, the Energy of the Wands is coordinated and completely
balanced in manifestation, as shown by the flames all of equal size and
This card represents Tiphareth (The Christ-Buddha
conscious) in the Suit of Fire (Spirit), the influence of Tiphareth in the world of Atziluth; pure spirit. This card also represents the
planet Jupiter in Leo and tends toward the application of a benediction
on the harmony and beauty of this arrangement of Wands.
always, the feminine influence is represented in this card by the Nine
Flames that refer to Yesod (foundation) and the Moon (Magnetic Force). Being that the feminine magnetic energy is in charge of all form making, this
is a energy form that is as self supporting as the Sun. In each of us is this Solar Consciousness (Sun of God) called the Higher Self, to which the personality is eventually sacrificed or "enlightened" as we progressively remember ourselves as a Spirit Entity who owns a human.
The mundane concept of seeking spirituality is a backward reflection in the mirror of light. How this happened is obvious, for we are constantly "looking outward" from the body, forgetting we are the breath that flows through it as the vital life force (Prana) that is all around it. Consciousness by supporting flesh, has now become a limited sensual-consciousness to the body owner, who "forgot" that Energy is of a Consciousness called Spirit, and we are that vast invisibility that is eternity. That is the reason to study the Qabalah (the idea), and the Tarot (the image language of definition), for it helps us observe ourselves as the Tree of Life, rather than the 1% world of flesh that is only Malkuth.
I as spirit, never came to own a sensual body to become less spiritual, I am spirit! Besides, how can adding another world and body of spirit to myself, become less? To even believe we can become "more Spiritual" is likened to a fish in the ocean seeking to be more "wet"; silly is the fish that lacks all observation skills! That silliness of seeking what you already are, is not spirituality, for I , Spirit,came to become en-fleshed, for the purpose of sensuality which is the only way to learn the art of discriminating thought. I am eternal Spirit! The only "more" that I came to be is more aware of thought as a sensual experience, so that I could know its effect on the living being it operates.
We are the "living Spirit" who orchestrates the God-Image in the realm of the living. How do you get more spiritual than that? To even believe that immortal spirit somehow comes from a mortal body, is silly. It is obviously backward thinking. The only way to believe this is to errantly identify spirit as other than yourself ; to divide yourself, the Breath (Spirit comes from the Greek word Spiro which means- breath or to breathe) from the body is to give up the body to anther's will; to become a slave. I AM The Spirit, the Conscious Breath of this body I operate in the name of God; a name God gave me as an operator of "it's own image"! It is time to "Above all things, know thyself" and march victoriously away from the enslaving definitions of the "few who wish to rule the many". Until you do, you have been divided, and thus conquered and live in the denial world (the world of "Wanna-be") designed by greed where your will is sacrificed to the bank account of others. Where "I Am", your existence, is sacrificed to "I Ain't".
In the Six of Wands,There is a
glow suggested of Spiritual Will that has overcome the Severity of the
Five of Wands, the corrective of severity has worked and the person is victorious over the struggle. This card also helps us understand that Victory only
comes after conflict is overcome.
This Victory after conflict or strife, is the major theme of the Rider-Waite deck, that tends more towards the mundane images rather than those of the Arcane. Five of the sprouting wands (showing vital spirit) are held by the victory parade marchers, and the sixth wand is held by the mounted figure, displaying a victory wreathe on both head and wand.
So when the SIX OF WANDS card is thrown
during a reading, and depending on its position, it can mean;
- Gain and
success in 5 weeks or 5 months, depending on the position of the Card.
- We have here, victory after strife caused by industriousness, energy
expression, love and pleasure gained by labor.
- There is also a
suggestion of Victory gained by avoiding strife through actions of
sociability and carefulness.
The Six of Wands, if ill dignified by the accompanying cards will then suggest the errors of:
- Insolence, pride of riches, and vain-glory. Also ill dignity depends on
the conflict depicted in the surrounding cards.
Victory may be a
brief moment of pleasure after a grueling contest, but nevertheless, it
is enjoyable at the moment and should be savored but not rested upon.
Never fear the senses of the body, they are there for the Sensory
Perception of the Soul and it is okay to enjoy the Will's performance.
...as well as it is okay to know the Will of I AM ME, will-be challenged again!
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!