The 4-of Cups-Luxury: Represents, luxurious emotion which
fulfills in a two way flow of internal fulfillment deep within (two cups
whose flow radiates outward) and external fulfillment (two cups whose
flow is reflecting inwardly). This is a blended pleasure that will
disperse into boredom, lethargy, discontent and apathy whereupon you will
then be awaiting inspiration. But for now, this is a warm inner and
outer glow--so relish it!
This emotional state is like a cat stretched
out before a warm fire, purring and stretching in delight. Like all
things, it will lose its intensity and wind down to await another time
where inner emotion and outer emotion align once more or until the next
warm fire of delight is ignited in your mind and body. The beauty of
this emotional alignment lives on in our minds and hearts, so that no matter how
bored or apathetic we get, we'll always await another inspiration.
The 4 of Cups
card is The Moon in Cancer which is the aspect of feeling very nurtured
(Cancer) from deep within (Moon).
This card also represents the
flow of sexual energy in humans in which personal focus is washed away
and compassionate powers are established beyond our usual experience of
such energies. As many of us know, this
inner and outer emotional alignment is a fleeting experience and is
not to be expected to continue in our romantic entanglements even though
many expect it to and blame each other for the resultant loss of intensity.
This usually causes
break-ups or sexual experimentation with others which can stop the
process of really knowing one another and the state of deep inner and
outer friendship that only mature love can bring which is also
emotional luxury in a more stable state. So a bit of caution is also a
message from this card.
The Spiral Tarot 4 of Cups seems to focus on this emotional lethargy that comes after the first rush of emotional fulfillment. Her demeanor is boredom as she gazes at what the three cups in front of her have to offer. She is not seeing the fourth cup yet. She seems to be bored with present relationships and is dreaming of greener pastures.
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
" In Chokmah is the Radix of blue and thence is there a blue
color pure and primitive, and glistening, with a spiritual Light which
is reflected into Chesed. And the Sphere of its Operation is called
Tzedek or Justice and it fashionith the images of material things,
bestowing peace and mercy: and it ruleth the sphere of the action of the
planet Jupiter. And Al is the title of a God strong and mighty, ruling
in Glory, Magnificence and Grace. And the Archangel of Chesed is
Tsadkiel, the Prince of Mercy and Beneficence, and the Name of the order
of Angels is Chasmalim, Brilliant Ones, who are also called the Order
of Dominions. The Sephira Chesed is also called Gedulah or Magnificent
flowery words of ritual adoration, it is often difficult to realized
that this is Part of your Inner inheritance as a Divine Child. But so it
is. Inside of you, which is infinitely deep, you are compose of these "states
of energy conscious", thus the value of inner self meditation and
skrying of the tarot cards should be apparent to one who is interested.
THE FOUR OF CUPS,
in the Thoth Deck is called Luxury or Lord of Blended Pleasure. As stated, the
Planet is the Moon and the sign is Cancer. The Angels of the Decan are:
Hayayel and Mevamayah. Practice calling these names, you may be surprised
at the vibratory change.
The Four of Cups
is representative of
Chesed (mercy) in Briah, here Chesed is influencing the unconscious mental
The alternate flow of the Moon is mitigated in Cancer, as the
Moon naturally rules in this sign. The Moon's changing cycles are still there, but
passive, and slow. When looking at the Crowley Card, we see the Upper
Golden Solar cups overflowing but not the lower, implying that the pleasure is real but with reservations. The caveat being; pleasure but
not without some anxiety and discomfort. Here the Luxurious feeling of
pleasure is short and indifference soon takes over and as the multiple
stems of the one lotus imply that the energy of luxury is divided amongst
multiple flows of emotional thoughts; implying too many diverse issues involved to stay
stable. Four is a "dead end" number so ending is the only place to go and action must be taken soon.
the 4 of Cups card is thrown during a reading, the querent shall experience:
- Within 4wks or 4 months emotional luxury, which is the capacity to
make other people feel emotionally satisfied, secure and peaceful.
period of contentment but this is the edge of completion and a new
vision of love is being seen. Thus there is both the gift and challenge
of a fallow period.
- Maybe boredom, and apathy with a sprinkling
of discontent as the querent awaits inspiration.
- A type of
balance that is caught between the worlds of thought and action. A good
time for clarity and refining things down to a simple truth.
- Within the next 4weeks or 4 months, you are determined to experience
emotional luxury internally and externally. You are tired of feeling
internally full and externally empty or vise verse.
- It also indicates
that in the next 4 weeks or 4 months, you could work well with luxury
items, jewelery, cars, antiques, counseling, fashion design or anything
that would be considered luxury.
- That emotional luxury will be
experience with Cancerian people (June 21 to July 21) in your life, be
they non-family members or family members.