As before stated in past blogs, the Upper Supernal Triangle
can be compared to the
Garden of Eden From here, the male and female polarities of energy
balance against each other, evolving into increasing density as they
develop towards the lowest Sephira, Malkuth, on the Tree of Life.
Qaballah, the number Two symbolizes the union and balance of opposites
that underlies all material existence.
Therefore, a brief explanation of the 2's seems necessary to understand the number 2 card of Tarot and the Elements of the suit.
Because this equilibrium of
opposites begins in Chokmah, it is called the Sephira of "Perfect
Harmony". While Kether is that which is the "Root" of impetus: Chokmah
is the impetus for all manifestation. The Harmonic Union of opposites
supplies that action.
Binah is Saturn, and Chokmah is the sphere of the Zodiac.
Kether is Androgynous, Chokmah is the idea of Maleness (Electric- will to force) and
Binah is the idea of Femaleness (Magnetic-will to form), and the mating of the Two
"wills" bring the Electromagnetic Spectrum into form.
Once again our
sensual ideas of sexuality do not apply on this Higher Scale of
In Qabalah, Maleness is the vital outpouring of electrical energy
that is organized, limited or formalized by the magnetic qualities of
Female. Thus Yod is male and Heh is female, and the resulting offspring
is Vau of the Divine name, Yod Heh Vau Heh, that is attributed to the six lower Sephiroth
in which Tiphareth (Beauty) is central.
As you may note, there
are many interchangeable symbols in the Qaballah and tarot, that may make it seem
more complicated than it is. The essential key is that the Vital
outpouring Energy (Vital Life Force), which when in intercourse with an organizing force (understanding),
produces something else. For example, red combined with blue, creates
purple by the rhythmic motion of the mixing of wills (the organizing force here is Kether -the creator of Will /Love), which annihilates the individuality of two, producing the action of One. Therefore, opposites joined in balanced
harmony, produce something different than the parents; in this example-Purple. This is not
possible if exactly the same united with exactly the same, you would
only get... exactly the same.
The Tree of Life originated in the
opposition of Chokmah and Binah. However this is not static, any more
than male female union on earth is static; there is a constant back and
forth motion of growth and movement. When a change occurs in one
Sephiroth, there is a natural balancing response in its opposite. Therefore, there
is a continual exchange that could be compared to breathing, as the
inhale exhale action that powers Life.
On the Tree of Life, the
Uppermost Sephira is Kether, Eheieh, which sets the pattern for all
below it. Like an electrical switch that is off, Kether is all
Potential, while Chokmah is the electrical switch in the On position.
Thus Chokmah is function while Kether is potential. Kether is a
"non-Being" or No-thing while Chokmah is Being.
Chokmah is the State of Self,
where we dream ourselves into being, from a Divine State of Meditation.
The dreamed is unaware of the dreamer as we dream ourselves "inside
out" (we are infinite inward and limited outward), an ultimate fact of
our Earthly existence. Thus you are the Master and the Masterpiece, the
Transmitter and the Transmitted. This being so, once again, you can see that your
only "savior" is your inner self. From One "I" (the All seeing Eye) all identity becomes, so
in actuality, we do not exist, we declare existence by stating "I AM".
Then we set about defining that invisible principle of existence into a visible dream of self and call it
"Me". Thus manifestation is a simple three word definition called, "I AM
Me" of which you hold total freedom to define.
Since I AM Not, is
impossible, as existence as not is impossible, what ever you define as not being you, simply states, that
it is you. For example one plus naught plus l = two, here Naught-zero- has
no influence in potential. So " I am happy" creates happiness, while "I
am not Sad" creates only sadness. Time to rethink your power over the
dream of you!
Since dimensions are descriptions of spatial terms,
our life dream has specific dimensions as that is our best frame of
reference. The Tree of Life is how the Qaballah describes these
dimensional frames of reference as being a downward flowing evolution of
Chokmah thru various levels of Self Dream called Sephiroth. To make
this simple, we are first dreaming our own existence, and that we are
all collectively (Collective Unconscious) connected to the whole of that collective of Self or what is known as God/the Divine Creative.
This process of evolutionary dreaming towards a more condensed and
sensual, thus discriminating dream self, is called the "fall". Rather it really is a "down
sizing", that causes us to "lessen" our self concepts to become more
sensual and interactive, all of which is necessary for evolutionary
thought production and/or discrimination. The problem with downsizing, is that a lot of data is left behind and therefore we lose sight of our own Divinity and must
"reclaim" all the data we left behind on our "downward" journey into
Sensual Dreaming. You may say that in manifestation, Malkuth, we are
a Lucid dream that must re-dream itself as a Spirit.
The goal here is to get the inner dreamer and the
dreamed to cooperate with each other and thus the dreamed than begins
to get control over its life happenstances. That is the goal of both the Tarot and the Qabalah. This is a truly
extraordinary experience and is the making of a Magi ; a being who is more magic than tragic! The
Union of Dreamer and Dream has no veils between them, and we can have
anything at all, but we no longer experience the "need" of the
disconnected. We Love, without need, we created without fear of result.
We want nothing at all because we become I AM Me rather than "I Don't Have" or "I don' know who I am".
We learn discrimination and what does matter and what does not while we go about the Great
Work of "As above, so below".
Four Twos symbolize the Power created by the union of the King and
Queen that initiates force. Those forces are the Prince and Princess,
that are not yet brought into action. The Twos thus imply the initiation
and fecundation of a thing.
The Two, of any card suit, represents the Word and the Will.
Therefore, the 2 of Cups is the first manifestation in the Suit of Water
which is called Love ; because of the mutual annihilation of the
individual by the process of Union, in humans or when the Divine Feminine and the
Divine Masculine Unite, there is no male or female present, only the
Divine Androgyny exists as the "dancing twins".
The Two of Cups represents Venus in
Cancer. Cancer is known as the most receptive of Signs, as it it the
House of the Moon, and in that sign Jupiter is exalted. There is a
superficial friendship among these three planets ( in astrology, the
Moon is seen as a planet).
In the Thoth Deck Two of Cups, the
paired Dolphins (the important symbol of the "Royal Art" of alchemy) are
intertwined, with the flowing of Love coming from the Great Lotus of
the Goddess, into the twin Lotus below and overflowing into the Cups
resting on a calm Venus-Green Sea. This is a purity of Love, that the
brain is unable to conceive of or often understand, making such an
absolute annihilation of the individual in the Overflowing Power of
Unity, a wonder.
The Will, and the Word, united become Form.
The Word being Logos, the source of all Vibration and The Will being
Spirit, the Fertilizer of all idea into Form. This language may sound
obtuse, but this is an invisible Force, that words cannot give form to
so we must unite words in such away that they allude to the mystery,
rather than literate identification.
If you ever have experienced a
self-annihilating love where the ego becomes lost in the Overflowing
Sensation of Being One from the Union of Two.....you'll understand that
you just can't "wrap" your brain around it. The common statement being."
I am at a loss for words....." There seems to be some kind of heated fluid
that is drowning all reason. Then, my friend, you have experience what
the Two of Cups alludes to! However, being a purity, from another
dimension of conscious energy, after time, it will pick up detritus from
our cultural-garbage software, and slowly progress to a Four of Cups and then the destruction of the five, as the
suit develops. The Second Law of Thermodynamics comes into play, and
"...All things proceed from order to disorder." and we slowly degrade
the Mystery, with the delusional painted words of reason.
The Two of Cups, is
also called the Lord of Love under Will. which is its true meaning where
Will is Spirit and not some egoistic possession of the brain. The Thoth 2 of Cups shows the harmony of the
Universal Female and the Universal Male, radiating an intensity of joy
and ecstasy that washes away any and all concern. It is The Love, that
connects us all together as One, while the massive flow of this
connectivity to All, flows through the Union of Two. This makes a powerful transmission of energy (Vital Life Force-VLF) which may explain why it
seems so overpowering to individual reason.
The Elemental Tarot 2- of Water/Spring
depicts a white young woman and man, caressing each other. Their whiteness implies a "just met" relationship, uncolored by passion or commitment. Nudity, implies openness and honesty.
The two rose colored flowers imply, receptivity on the earthly plane of form, while also representing fertility. The two yellow birds represent two separate souls on the (according to the authors) "spiritual level"; However, Qabalah knows that all levels are "Spiritual" so I would guess they mean on the Astral plane.
The young trees on the horizon signify, sweet youth and its potential.
The Two Planets assigned to this card (symbols in the upper left corner) by the authors, are the Sun/Moon seemingly showing the traditional male-Sun and the Female-Moon symbolic union. This combination of Planets is representative of Vitality (Sun) and Feeling (Moon). In Astrology, the Sun and the Moon are always in separate houses. The house where the Sun stands, is the area of life involved with the central development of the self, therefore, imparting the greatest feelings of happiness and deep fulfillment.
The Moon house is instinctual and covers that are where a person feels instinctual prompting, where his or her deep feelings of security and other deep longings lie. Therefore, the Sun/Moon has relevancy for this card.
The Egyptian glyphs
for The Elemental Tarot 2 of Water/Spring are in the lower left hand corner of the Card represent love and young plant; in that order.
The number two and its symbols are in the upper right hand corner and the crescent for Water is on the bottom of the card.
The name, Nanshe, just above the crescent, represents the Assyrian goddess of water and springs.
When the Two of Cups or The 2 of Water-Spring card is
thrown for the querent, and depending on its position in the reading, along with the dignity of the accompanying cards, it usually means:
marriage, and pleasure.
- Some say, warm friendship, but that is a weak
statement for such an overwhelming heat, so it's more like an
intertwining, of harmony, mirth, subtlety, pleasure, and a sometime
dash of folly that seems to bind us in mystery and sensation of a
"deeply Warm" friendship that radiates from the galactic core.
- This is
an ecstasy that only the True Union of the Feminine and the Masculine
- Early stages of a love affair.
- A deep emotional connection with another.
- A holiday romance with no commitments.
- A show of affection, flirtation and/or lovemaking.
- Also an inner love and an outer love for the "Me" of the person. This is where the Soul, the Mind and emotional consciousness, all love the body and reside within the Temple of the flesh, as a house of Love and mutual respect.
If the majority of the Cards accompanying the Two of Cups are all ill defined, than this card represents, dissipation, waste and silly action.
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