By studying the Qabalah and the Tree of Life you may understand that the first Sephiroth, Kether, is the "Dark energy-Dark Matter" that
really isn't understood by us. It is called the Crown or Point, because it is not only the Top of the Tree of Life, it is also the point where Energy begins. Kether, the Source of All, is not known
to us objectively, but it's presence is subjectively understood as a
movement within all that moves.
As I have stated in past blogs, the Aces are attributed to Kether and they represent the most pure
forms of energy. Each is a specific type, and density of Energy that we
call the Alchemical Elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth. The Fifth Element is called Spirit and it begins in Kether.
THE ACE OF CUPS:
Kether in Briah, depicting the influence of Kether on the Mental Level.
The Ace of Cups is the Root Powers of Water, an element used to
symbolize the Consciousness and emotions (in combination with Fire).
Thoth Deck Version of this Card shows the wave action characteristic of
physical water implying the activity that encloses and directs pure
consciousness. As the Universe of Energy is woven out of waves of
consciousness, ideas, if you will; thus the Web in the background. The
Cup, is the Womb of Form, and emerges from the Lotus (Crown) implying
the idea of Womb, the seed of the concept of conception. Therefore, the Ace
of Wands is the idea of Phallus and the Ace of Cups is the Idea of
The Ace of Cups is derived from-Yoni Moon, as the Ace of Wands is
from Phallus- Sun. Thus we have the Ace of Cups illustrated as the "Holy Grail". Here the dark Sea
of Binah supports the Two in One Lotuses that fill the cup with Life
Fluid, be it symbolized, by water, wine or blood. Two in One, is the
realization of the Womb and Phallus.
According to Crowley, the White Light descending is depiction of the Holy Ghost and/or Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit represents the All of Energy.
The Elemental Tarot-One of Water/Fountain/Sin,
represents the Graäl or Cup (shown on the Thoth Tarot- Ace of Cups) as the Womb (vesica pisces), created by the twin flow from the one fountain. The downward flow of the Water, represents emotions/consciousness. The Earth is nourished by 10 (number of Sephiroth on the Tree of Life) droplets of water. Below, is a red outlined dove, the red indicates mars like passion, while the white is spiritual purity.
The Crescent of the Moon and planetary sign of Mars, are in the upper left of the card. The combination of the two planets (the Moon is a planet in Astrology) is a union of Feminine-Moon and Masculine-Mars. The Fountain, employs this balance of masculine and feminine polarities as indication of excitement and impulsive emotion.
Noted,this is not a proper Astrological use of the Planets, as normally this would be The Moon in Aries or the Moon in the First house. However, by comparing the aspects of one planet with another, we can come up with a compilation of characteristics particular to each. In this case, spontaneity, acting on one's own emotion, and becoming emotionally excited are products of the Moon in Aries.
The God Name- Sin on the bottom of the card, is the name of the Babylonian Moon God.
The Egyptian glyphs for the card, are displayed at the lower left hand corner of the card.
The numerical symbol of the card is displayed in the upper right of The Fountain card, along with a dot, which represents the Qabalalistic sign of Kether.
WHEN THE ACE OF CUPS or 1 OF WATER, IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- A new attitude brings rewards.
- in a period of One Year,the querent will develop a new relationship, or new awareness about existing relationship.
experiencing a new bust of empathy, emotion, sentiment or enthusiasm therefore, this is a time for staying open and vulnerable in order to reap rewards.
- The opening of spiritual, psychic, intuitive channels
- Heart opening to the gift of Love.
- Excitement at a sudden rush of new feelings.
- A great release of emotions after a period of control.
- An overwhelming desire to express deep feelings.
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