THE THOTH QABALISTIC TAROT-ACE OF CUPS, represents the emotional world of feeling; the time of Summer and the Space of East. This is the symbol of receptivity, psychism, instincts, fears,memories, desires, dreams, fantasy, and all the other aspects of the subconscious. This is the essence of imagination, what I call "the womb-with-a -view". The colors of Cups, are those of water, lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, rain and the blood. If you remember your biology, blood is blue until it is oxidized (You may have notice your blue veins).
The Ace of Cups
represents the Holy Graäl sitting within the emotional nature (would be a fitting symbol for the Emotional Body of our Aura) which is represented by the blue cup. It is the conscious state of emotional integrity,as represented by the double rainbow. The inside and outside are without dichotomy. As above so below
can also be seen here.
Ace of cups also symbolizes the ability to nurture ones self with the same capacity as one gives out to others. The blue Graäl, is Wisdom and the Cup symbol is Love, making it apparent that Love and Wisdom are in union as a flow of nurturing, healing, and a supporting emotional force (as seen by the radiance entering the cup). Love and Wisdom in equal balance.
The serpent handles of the cup symbolize
the regenerative nature of this balance. The lotus base represents the trusting heart who never over-extends itself emotionally but unfolds itself naturally without resistance or holding itself back. In fact, this Love-Wisdom union is the woven fabric of Life itself--as symbolized by the web of Spider Woman
(Native American Mother of the Universe) that is seen behind the cup.
Kether, The Crown, is the First Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is the "Dark energy-Dark Matter" or "No-Thing", that really isn't understood by us. 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.
Again, 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.
THE ACE OF CUPS:
Is 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) . The 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, and/or ideas, thus the Web in the background shows us the waves of intelligent energy throughout the universe. 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. Thus, the Ace of Wands is the idea of Phallus and the Ace of Cups is the Idea of Womb. The Ace of Cups is derived from-Yoni Moon, as the Ace of Wands is from Phallus-Sun. Thus we have the "Holy Graäl. Here the dark Sea of Binah supports the Two in One Lotus that fills the cup with Life Fluid (The Semen of Kether), be it symbolized, by water, wine,semen 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/Semen represents the All of Energy.(Lancelot means, Lord of Lightning)
The Shadow Tarot Card-Gaäp, Spirit of Quantum Space/Time & The Abyss, is representative of the "Apocalyptic, Magnetic Fire, Self merged into collective life". In other words, the Magnetic Female and the Electric Male forces united in the Divine Collective Unconscious. This union is show on the Thoth Ace of Cups card as white electric light flowing into the Magnetic vessel that is the Graäl/Cup.
In Christian demonology, Gaäp is the 33rd Spirit in the order that Solomon gave them (Solomon means: Sun of On) and is reported to be a Great President and mighty force of hell (very weird government in Christian Hell, as it has Barons, Dukes, Earls and Kings, plus Presidents). Hel, being the Norse Goddess of Life and Death, before the Christians demonized the name. So in fact, with all Christian revisionism aside, Gaäp, would be the force of consciousness that Hel wields to do Her great work. Forces, are often personalized by Gnostics, Qabalist, Practitioner's of Magick and mysteries, in order to visualize a connection with this intelligence of the Divine Collective Unconscious, the domain of the Goddess Hel.
So before we go all Christian "evil" and silly over these Shadow Cards and their sigils, know that the only "evil" is in the minds of sadly dysfunctional humans. Evil is live spelled backwards, and those who live in the past and refuse to go forwards, are suffering from a delusionary state of psyche called, "Evil".
One would skry the sigil of Gaäp to cause love or hatred at will. Too make men insensible, in order to teach them to become knowing and wise. To teach how to consecrate objects and to acquire the power of Astral travel: moving from one world unto another.
WHEN THE ACE OF CUPS or THE SHADOW TAROT-GAÄP, 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.
- Is experiencing a new bust of empathy, emotion, sentiment or enthusiasm.
- 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.
- It indicates that in the period of one year you will experience emotional integrity, equal balance in self-nurturance and the nurturance of others.
- The Ace of Cups also implies the implementation of trust that can be experienced in relationships with water sign people in your life; Pisces, (February 21- March 21), Scorpios, (October 21 to November 21) and Cancer (June 21-July 21).
- The Ace of Cups is a quality of the Magus (key 1 of the Trump) who is the archetype of communication.
- The Ace of Cups is the aspect of being able to communicate feelings from a place of emotional integrity and trust rather than from a place of control.
- This card represents the Ecstasy that comes with the Love of life in its entirety.
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