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'.
The Four Sixes are about definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
The Spiral Tarot Six of Swords is untitled and depicts a lone figure being guided to shore by an angel. The six swords are interwoven into the boat that seems to be traveling on a swirling air and water mixture. This is most appropriate as Aquarius, the sign of this card, is an air (Swords are attributed to the alchemical element of Air) sign; air being called the "essence of Mind" in the Tarot as it is the turbulent child born from the mating of Fire (spirit) and Water (Consciousness). The lone figure traveling the waters to a new shore, implies one of the meanings attributed to the Six of Swords, which is about a move or traveling over water, to an improved life. The light on the shore, holds a promise of sanctuary earned by the effort of the lone figure.
THE THOTH SIX OF SWORDS- SCIENCE:
Here, we have Mercury in Aquarius. Thus, 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].
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.
On the Thoth Card the cutting power of
Swords is turned toward the positive, and the Rose is resurrected after
being war torn in the Fives of Swords, related to the Severity
of Geburah. In the 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. That is why skrying of the cards and meditation on Qaballah are recommended by this author.
When thrown during a reading, the
six of swords implies that the querent is:
- Objective, logical and prone
to logical thinking therefore showing strong analytical ability, and
displays logical scientific thinking both internally and outwardly.
Six weeks or Six months , problems will be ended, because the correct,
logical things have been done or are being done.
patterns are logical, reliable and promote problem solving.
- There is a
general acceptance of attitudes and belief systems that promote rhythmic
and cyclic life style.
- The ability to see things as a whole objective
perspective. Here, the mind is watching itself and aids in passage from
one world of conscious perspective to another.
negative of this card, would be confusion because of extreme mental
activity producing conflicting thoughts, ambiguity and indecision.
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