The adept will find the initiation of Tiphareth, the Golden Sixth and central Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, 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. Cleansed of all that is unworthy of us, we become a resurrected one. 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'. Tiphareth, called Beauty, is known to be the Christ or Buddha consciousness.
`THE THOTH SIX OF SWORDS- SCIENCE;
Assigned to the Six of Swards is Mercury in Aquarius. 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. Now the cutting power of Swords is turned toward the positive, and the Rose is resurrected after being war torn in the Five of Swords severity of Geburah.
In the Thoth 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 shows the 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 Rider-Waite card focuses on a more prosaic meaning and illustrates the great difficulty of obtaining reward. Waite's card presents the boatman laboriously poling souls across the River of Spirit. The Swords on board just add more to his burden. For in truth, with greater mind, comes greater responsibility.
When the SIX OF SWORDS thrown during a reading, it implies that the querent:
The negative of this card, would be confusion because of extreme mental activity producing conflicting thoughts, ambiguity and indecision. As always, the positive or negative of a card depends on the accompanying cards.
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