The Qabalistic Thoth Tarot-6 of Wands: Victory;
This is a joyful card, expansive
and warm, an symbol of deep personal creative power; Self confidence,
balanced leadership and joy. Were the four was closed and guarded, that
was broken up by the five and the resulting marriage has resulted in self- supporting,stabilization, reception and reflection.
established conformity of the 4 is broken up by the frustration and
anxiety of the 5, the creative union of 4's and 5's results in a dynamic
motion of creative power that results in a personal victory of
The lotus wand represents a spiritual victory that provides us with a win-win situation rather than a win-lose one.
The Ibis Headed Wand,
is a symbol of a victory that provides us with new creative energy flow
and revitalization. Win-win victory supplies us with clarity of vision
and creative expression which is represented by the Winged Eye of Horus wand,
whose serpents represent the regenerative power of such a victory. This
is a powerful energy/spiritual victory that is represented on all four
states of consciousness (represented by the four diamonds):
Super-conscious (Spirit), Subconscious, conscious and self-conscious. You are in
the Know and the Flow and have the Three wands of mastery on both
the visible/light and invisible/dark (both sides of the mirror) and are walking on
the rare path of Spiritual, Mental and Physical union towards one
Astrologically, the Thoth 6 of Wands, is Jupiter in Leo, stating that victory
such as this, is expansive and fluid (Jupiter) and highly creative
(Leo). We feel good!
I mention The Key symbols relating to Tiphareth,
1) the Cube, which is based on 6, a form taken twice-over in
the double cubed Altar of Malkuth/Physical Earth.
2.) The Six-sided figure of the
Truncated Pyramid (its top is cut off) that represents Adam Khadmon, the
six lower Sephiroth. Adam Khadmon is the ascended man or Archetypal
Human, above him, completing the Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether,
Chokmah and Binah.
Then, there is the Calvary Cross
drawn as black, unequal armed, surrounded by a circle and mounted on
three steps. This implies Wisdom through Sacrifice. The Rose cross and the Rose Cross Lamen, are the other powerful Tiphareth symbols.
THE SIXES of their suit
, represent definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter;
success with the result of effort, is the underlying current of all sixes.
In the World of energy, Atziluth, this means Victory.
- Where as in Briah, the World of Pleasure, happiness is a direct result
of working for it.
- In the world of quarreling and Strife, Yetzirah,
strife brings success.
- While, in Assiah, the world of business, and
commerce among men, this means material success.
THE THOTH SIX OF WANDS-VICTORY: Is Lord of Victory.
Here Jupiter is in Leo, and the Angels of the Decan are:, Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
the Six of Wands, we have the benevolence of Jupiter in the Fiery Sign
of Leo,(Sun) which brings success and warm relationships. However, it
is an aspect that suggest some drama and of victory after great effort.
The Thoth-Crowley card, shows the Wands of the Three Adepts (of Golden Dawn
ritual) crossed in a perfect balance of power. As each Adept must go
through initiations involving varying degrees of Strife, this card of
Wands, suggests victory after strife.
is to be noted
, that the upright Flames, lantern like at each crossing,
are in a number of 9; the number of Yesod and the Moon. This shows
energy stabilization of the Energy, and its reception and reflection by
the Feminine Magnetic Principle.
There is no circle around the illustration, because
it is self-supporting like the Sun.
THE SHADOW TAROT, 6 OF PRIMORDIAL FIRE/BALAAM.
"Victory. Creative power floods the soul with light."
According to the author of these Nightside cards, Linda Falorio, Balaam is the 51 Spirit in the order that Solomon (Sun of On) bound them. He is often seen as a terrible and powerful king of Hell who appears with three heads, bull, ram and man; tail of a serpent, and flaming eyes, riding on a furious bear and carrying a goshawk on his arm.
Now, I know some of you believe in a Hell of damnation, but that is all proven religious propaganda, based on demonizing the gods and religions of conquered cultures. Carrying a hawk on your arm, for bird hunting, was also a common pastime of the Royalty of medieval times who own the land they hunted on. To the common person, these royals were very demonic as they basically enslaved the commons to a life of hard, unforgiving labor, just to support Royal wealth and ease. Thus history seems to support the constructs of the neurotic monks and their ancient fear of demons.
Us moderns know the Quantum Physics theory of the Universe as a Multi-verse, composed of many parallel dimensions. Many people believe that there are intelligent beings on those dimensions, and they are considered alien, but not christian-demonic.
For logically, a truly nasty and intelligent "demon", would show up as the most beautiful being you could stand to look at. Thus, disarming your caution with trickery, before you even begin commanding it or thinking about your own safety. Plus all the demonic shapes, remind us of scattered parts that got put together by someone ignorant of anatomy and couldn't possibly work...say like a medieval monk! I am afraid I would just break out into laughter at such presentations.
Be that as it may, with hoarse voice, Balaam is a historian of a sorts, who gives you true accounts of things past, present, and of things to come. Balaam may also be called on to give you the power of invisibility; a common power in Christan demonology. Of this oracular power, Balaam is not alone, as oracular power is also given to, drugs, shamans and Oracles/ mediums etc. Well known western oracles were the Pythonia of ancient Greek fame, who had a Temple in Delphi and were also called the Oracles of Delphi. Shown here in artistic interpretation, holding an olive branch, sitting over the smoking volcanic crack that exuded "psychedelic" gases that were said to be capable of giving one oracular powers.
So "in a nutshell" the Dayside Thoth 6 of Wands, Victory is representative of the power to over come personal struggles and success with the result of effort. The Nightside Tarot card, 6 of Primordial Fire/Balaam, gives you the sigil that represents the ability to accurately view the past effort needed, while also viewing the present and future that this personal victory procures. So skrying these cards together is recommended.
the Thoth 6 of Wands or The Shadow Tarot, 6 of Primordial Fire/ Balaam card is thrown during a reading the Querent:
- Is assured of victory,
but victory only comes after a struggle. so don't celebrate
- There is implied a short lived victory with all blockages
overcome; however only by trusting the Stability of the Higher Self, the Victory becomes long lasting.
- Confidence and belief in yourself are the necessary
tools here and it looks like they have been achieved with some major
breakthrough in insight and creativity happening in the next 6 weeks or 6
- The querent is showing secure knowledge of self identity and
displays self confidence in leadership abilities.
- There is in the
querent a purposeful sense of direction and purpose, therefore, this card indicates that in the next
6 weeks or 6 months, the opportunity for victory will be either an
opportunity to achieve a victory with the Leo people in your life or to
experience a personal win-win victory of your own.
- As the 4 of Wands is
Completion, a stasis of movement, and 5 of wands is Strife, an
unbalancing, their union becomes a continuation of motion that produces
Victory, which is a new motion, a new vision, and a new journey that self
renewal demands of us who make bodies live. It pays to remember that the body
is your power tool and your are the artisan that "Makes" creative endeavors with that
physical miracle device!
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