The Thoth Six of Cups-Pleasure is a very important and powerful card. This is acknowledge in the original Qabalistic text the Sepher Yetzirah: From the Sepher Yetzirah and the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom
Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure,
primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into
Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of
its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life,
Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of
action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge
and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is
Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the
Order of Angels is Melechim, that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are
also called the Order of Virtues, Angels and Rulers.
Thoth SIX OF CUPS-PLEASURE:
Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio The Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The influence of the Solar Logos-Tiphareth ( Sun of God), in the Mental World known to Qabalist as Briah.
we know that Tiphareth in Atziluth (Beauty in Pure Spirit) means
Victory after effort, shown as the Six of Wands, Now we see the Six of
Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World, (Mental World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.
to be a sign of discrimination, magnetism and hidden qualities,
Scorpio, in the Six of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx.
Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a Fertile, warm,
fruitful Sea--a Spa of Life generating qualities. Being a Sun in
Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, and a Cancerian Moon, my inner self is a
bight pleasure to my Watery World of Consciousness. Bacchus revels in my halls of hearth
and heart I live this card, in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure...thus I
have no need to seek it-----I am it! And pleasure becomes a state of presence and not something sought .
course, in its lower state, Scorpio may sting where the Will directs, however, when the
Will resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, Love is the Willful view of life and
the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with
vial actions. So as the Sun activates the Forces of Scorpio, gain or
pleasure commences. Implied,without assurance, is that pleasure and gain
will build, as shown by the partially filled cups.
being the natural title of this card, is not that of the mundane
pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest sense;
implying well-being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain
but with ease and satisfaction Yet it does emphatically represent the
fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephira, Tiphareth,
sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of
fertile forces, that makes all life possible and enhances the pleasure of being alive. This is the "Christ Light" within, a burning of pleasure that is felt rather than easily defined.
The Rider-Waite Card, staying with a more mundane meaning, shows the beginning of pleasure as flowers emerging from the cups. The card is yellow and bright acknowledging the Sun's influence on this card, The scene of the man giving a flowering cup to an older woman, suggests giving of pleasure.
the Six of Cups-Pleasure is thrown during a reading, the querent is
- Emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6 months of
giving to and receiving pleasure form others.
- A period of innocence and
taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
- An orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that even when
sad feelings are being actively expressed, the release feels pleasurable.
- Sweet memories of the past, as past
efforts bring present rewards.
- Well being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain.
- The "adorable Fire", a flowing of deep spiritual warmth.
- Ease and satisfaction on a deep inner spiritual plane of pleasure.
- Note: foreign to the idea of this card is the gratification of artificial or natural desires, as it is pleasure understood in the highest sense.
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