This solar card represents the Sun in Scorpio and I along with Crowley, believe this to be one of the, if not the, best card in the deck when it comes to a deep personal life changing experience. This is the Ecstasy of the Dancing God and Goddess (Shiva and Shakti in Eastern theology). I could be called bias here, for my Astrological sign is Scorpio natal, and Scorpio rising with a Cancer moon. According to Astrology, this makes me a very deeply psychic, spiritual and emotional person and yes, I experience daily pleasure in just existing!
This is the underlying pleasure that is the foundation of creation itself; an Ecstasy that never stops as it vibrates the waves of pleasure that builds all things.
" Where there is Ecstasy, there is Creation. Where there is no Ecstasy, there is no Creation"
From the Sepher Yetzirah (Qabalistic Text) and the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom (Qabalistic Text of Paul Foster Case):
In Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure, primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life, Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the Order of Angels is Melechim, that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are also called the Order of Virtues, Angels and Rulers.
What should be of interest to note is that we are the images of Eloah va-Daath, and rule over, by observation alone, the very electrons of this material dimension.
The Thoth SIX OF CUPS-PLEASURE:
Is also called the Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio The Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The Thoth 6 of Cups represents the influence of the Solar Logos-Tiphareth, in the Mental World known to Qabalist as Briah.
Loyal readers know that Tiphareth in Atziluth (Beauty in Pure Spirit) means Victory after effort, shown as the Six of Wands. Now we see the Six of Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World, (Mental World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.
Noted to be a sign of discrimination, magnetism and hidden qualities, Scorpio, in the Six of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx. Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a fertile, warm, fruitful sea--a Spa of Life generating qualities. As I said, being a Sun in Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, with a Cancerian Moon, my inner self is a bight pleasure to my Watery World.
Bacchanalian forces revel in my halls of hearth and heart I live this card, in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure. Thus I found that have no need to seek pleasure-----I am it! And pleasure is a becoming state of daily being.
Of course, Scorpio may sting where the Will directs, however, when the Will resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, Love is the Willful view of life and the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with vial actions. So as the Sun activates the Forces of Scorpio, gain or pleasure commences. Implied,without need of assurance, is that pleasure and gain will build, as shown by the partially filled cups.
Pleasure, being the natural title of this card, is not that of the mundane pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest sense; implying well-being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain but with ease and satisfaction Yet it does emphatically represent the fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephira, Tiphareth, sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of fertile forces, that makes all life possible.
The Shadow Tarot-6 of Quantum Space/Time & The Abyss, is the comparable Shadow side to the Thoth Six of Cups, as it represents, "Pleasure, True Self and True Will. Inner Ties".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Zagan (also Zagam) is a Great King and President of Hell, commanding over thirty-three legions of demons. He makes men witty; he can also turn wine into water, water into wine, and blood into wine (according to Pseudomonarchia Daemonum blood into oil, oil into blood, and a fool into a wise man). Other of his powers is that of turning metals into coins that are made with that metal (i.e., gold into a gold coin, copper into a copper coin, etc.).
If you think Zagan sounds like Dionysus, you are correct. The Demon Zagan, is a revised Christianized version of the Cretan bull god, Zagreus, and savior, identified with both Dionysus the Son, and Zeus the Father. According to per-Hellenistic myth, Zagreus was slain by the Titans, as a sacrifice, then assimilated to his heavenly father and resurrected as a new copy of himself, by rebirth though the Mother-Rhea.
If this sounds suspiciously like the Christian myth of Christ, you are right. The ancient Cretan myth has been revised into the newer Christian myth. So in all ignorance, the Monks have turned Jesus (Zeus) Christ (Christos, meaning Sun/Son) into a Demon of hell called Zagan.
By skrying the sigil of Zagan one should have a Dionysian experience. So When the Six of Cups-Pleasure or The Shadow Tarot 6 of Quantum Space/Time & the Abyss, is thrown during a reading, the querent is experiencing:
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