represents emotional over extension where depression is causing us to over-indulge in certain habits to avoid pain. This card indicates that imagination is running away with itself and we have a problem with facing reality.There is suggested here that there is a tendency for us to emotionally wallow in negative emotions of the past rather than changing our moods to live in the now of reality. Overindulgence in food, drink, drugs,smoking ,gambling, sexual antics, even shopping ...all from a tendency to feel sorry for ourselves. In other words, the seven of cups represents a self destructive way of coping with depression, or uncomfortable issues that one doesn't want to face by indulging in distracting patterns of excessive behavior.
The astrological symbol of this card is Venus in Scorpio; Venus represents love and beauty while Scorpio represents transformation and deep-emotional exploration. This suggests that a choice has to be made with much care and consideration during a time of run-away imagination and innumerable thoughts. This confusion is only enhanced by the abundant creativity, artistic talent and energy of the querent.
To reiterate: NETZACH-VICTORY is the Sephiroth where feelings, and instincts begin. Netzach is undifferentiated and the Sephiroth of Group Mind. It is connected to it's opposite HOD- SPLENDOR whose attributes are of the intellect, individualization, and beginnings of the individual mind.
When observing this instinctual group mind/individual mind balance we can see that
Netzach is the Sephira of which the forces of Nature are attributed. The Angels of this Sephira are called Elohim, often called the Gods, because they are for the personality in incarnation and for the human race. Also, Netzach is the Sphere of Venus-Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Thus Netzach-Victory, implies that the Victory is in Love of Being. Remember, Hu-man means God Mind, which declares us Elohim!
The spark (fire is Spirit) of the individual mind begins in the Group Soul-Fire that is Netzach, and becomes part of a group of bright intelligence that is self-comprehending/or self aware, while also comprehending the Whole. Therefore, it is not all surprising that the arts, music, painting, poetry and all other things of creative imagination, are attributed to the Netzach/Hod union.
The Rose is attributed to Venus and often associated with Love, as the most perfect flower.
Traditionally the Girdle is also an attribute of Venus and to learn the secret of the knot in her Girdle means to direct the Venus forces of nature,i.e. tie them up or release them at will.
The Lamp is the bearer of Fire relating Netzach to Geburah and the powerful waring forces of Mars. Is also known on another level, as the ever-burning light of the Temple of Lower Self.
The Seven of Cups-Debauch, also known as the: Lord of Illusory Success,
because here the Moon, which represents illusion, is in Aquarius. Netzach being in Yetzirah, influences the Astral World. In the Seven of Cups, Venus is in Scorpio, creating a very intense and emotional presence that is often involved in deceit. There is also a tendency to wallow in emotions, and/or self- deception to the point of dissipation. This does make it a card of egocentricity and selfishness.
Thus Crowley and Lady Freda Harris imply a great warning in this card, the lotuses are slimy, and ugly, a perversion of the sacrament of the cup in the Six, usually brought about by over-inflating the ego or staying locked in past emotions. The consciousness is polluted and the card implies, error, illusion and illusionary success, by denying the failure of past emotions to do the job.
Many of us fail to see that our individual consciousness, is a holy sacrament, rather we debase ourselves, with thoughts of lack, or superiority (bad and good), when neither exist.
We are One, who is Many; the Many being the Universal Collective Unconscious/ or Group Soul of All Creation. The Many are the Sacred Sacraments of the One. In other words, our incarnate consciousness is a formal sacred act or rite of Spirit. It is the rite of Spirit to become Sensually Self Aware! I AM ME! Is a declaration of an Elohim Yod (God-Flame), who is self aware.....and now can discriminate self thoughts from group thoughts.
Thoughts, are the "First Matter", awareness of "First Matter" manipulation, makes us Supreme in our creations! By untying the "not" of thoughts that have been installed by social pleasure/pain training, we become masters of Existence---the I AM ME, rather than the polluted thoughts of a "I Wanna-Be Me" who is all tied up in self absorbed pain-creation and wishes only to flee being itself; which really just states that we are creating ourselves as a "Lack" or a hole in time; an "I Ain't" rather than an "I AM"....by denying our own sacredness and selling that sacredness on the slave blocks of "fear", be it fear of rejection, fear of pain, fear of death, or just fear of being you!
The Shadow Tarot, 7 of Quantum Space/Time and the Abyss/ Valac is the obvious corresponding card to the Day side Thoth 7 of Cups-Debauch, as it implies "Debauch, illusionary success and release, abandon, and courage".Valac
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Valu" redirects here. For the 2008 film, see Valu (film). This article is about the goetic demon. For the album by Erik Friedlander, see Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8. For the computer-language compiler, see Vala (programming language). In demonology, Valac is the mighty Great President of Hell, having thirty (thirty-eight to other authors) legions of demons under his command.
Valac is said to give true answers about hidden treasures; he reveals where serpents can be seen, and delivers them harmless to the magician. He is said to appear as a small poor boy with angel wings riding on a two-headed dragon. Other spellings: Ualac, Valak, Valax, Valu, Valic, Volac.
Again, just another Qabalistic Angel that has "Fallen" under the pen of a Christian revisionist monk.
When the Seven of Cups, Debauch is thrown or The Shadow Tarot, 7 of Quantum/Space/Time & the Abyss is thrown during a reading, it implies:
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