The Thoth, 6 of Cups-Pleasure
, represents the influence of Tiphareth in the suit of Water.
Sephiroth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, is the Son of God
(Beauty). In Qabalistic Numerology (gematria) the number Six also represents the Sun. Therefore, contrary to the
Patriarchal Christian doctrine, "The Son of God", is in reference to an
"expressive/excited State of Energetic Psyche" and not a sex. Thus the
whole image of the Card is that of the influence of Sun on Water; the
Sun is in the sign of Scorpio which is the basis of fertility in life.
In this Qabalistic Tarot
card, the depiction of dancing lotus stems, with blossoms gushing forth
water into each golden cup, without overflowing implies well-being,
harmony of natural forces without strain or effort; the gushing Sun Semen (White light)
fills the magnetic vessel of Earth with the rainbow of being
. It is ease-bliss and warm-satisfaction in harmonious rhythm. Pleasure
, in this sense, is not gratification of natural or
artificial desires. Rather, it is Pleasure in the highest sense and yet
it does emphatically represent the fulfillment of the Sexual Will
(Will-to-Be) as shown by the ruling Sephira, sign, planet and element.
The fierce energy
of the Sun is in a harmonious state with water as a time of warming
before the type of evaporation, a type of containment in motion such
as of clouds, rain etc. that nurtures all life, mentally, emotional,
spiritually and physically. A warm sensual harmony that can only be
described as "The Ecstasy".
The Thoth 6 of Cups- Pleasure, is a pleasure of the Divine Creative's orgasmic flow of Communion.
From the Sepher Yetzirah and the text of the Thirty Two Paths of Wisdom:
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.
SIX OF CUPS-PLEASURE is the,
Lord of Pleasure. As stated, here the Sun is in Scorpio, where it is exalted. The Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The influence of the Solar Logos-Tiphareth, in the Mental/Creative World known to Qabalist as Briah.
we 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/Creative World) as the beginnings of Pleasure, it is the rhythmic intercourse of ecstasy, experienced by the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine as they are complete Force and Form communion.
Now many may think me besotted
by "sex", as they did about A. Crowley, as we both became claimed by Samahdi
(Sanskrit-Ecstasy) and found that "God is Sex", but really who cares? For in truth, the Divine Orgasmic Union, is the "Big Bang", and the ecstasy thereof, is a continual rhythm of Force into Form and Form into force.
The Technology of Sexual duality is a Trinity ( will to force, will to form and will to be); this Divine Ecstasy can't be verbalized in any reliable truth, for it is an " sensual experience of the Divine Rhythmic Dance"
that pulses as a "heart beat" of the Cosmos; as a spiral whirling dance of intercourse, an inhale-repose and exhale, as non-being into being, into non-being, and/or Force into Form, Form into Force; Creation and Annihilation, into Resurrection. Therefore, if the Universes seizes to be the "honeymoon suite" of the Divine Creative...then it is back to "no-thing" for us all. Such is the destiny of Souls
, who fail the Love the human form they operate, for within each of us, there must be a loving dance of three, the "I AM and Me". Such as the Three Forces of the Divine Masculine that dance with the Three Forms of the Divine Feminine and in their intercourse become the 6th Qabalistic Sephiroth of Beauty on the Tree of Life.
Noted to be a sign of discrimination,
magnetism and hidden qualities, Scorpio in the Solar 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. A flowing beauty, an inner feeling that I am well acquainted with, being a Natal
Scorpio, and a Scorpio Rising, and a Cancerian Moon.
My inner self is a
to my Watery/conscious and physical World. Within, Bacchus revels in my halls of
Soul-hearth and earthen heart; Satyr-Eli Serabeth and nymph- Elizabeth dancing in my Beth (house or temple)
the "honeymoon suite", where I live this card, in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure of Body and Soul; Twin flames, undimmed by catastrophe. Thus I have no need, as the empty do, to seek pleasure, for
as a Qabalist I am the Oceanic water who flows through the fish it has created rather than a fish in the ocean seeking water; an ignorant pursuit. I am ecstasy; as pleasure is state of the Great Sea of Binah, as daily being through the forms she creates.
In other words, Pleasure is the Fulfillment of the Divine Creative's "Will to Be".
I find that I rise as the Sun, and warm my consciousness, in the glow of Self-Knowledge. Ecstasy is not a seeking, it is Being a Harmonious expression of Passion and creation.
Scorpio may sting where the Will directs, however, when the Will
resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, therefore Love is the Willful view of
Life; the I Am Will
rather than I have will and the scorpion's
sting is reserved for those who would demean life with vial actions of
desecration. (Such as J. Christ cleansing the money changers out of the
Temple/Beth, a perfect example of how the Solar Self rides the heart of good or bad value statements).
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.
being the natural title of this card, is not that of the mundane and
fleeting pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, who must pursue a sense of value that which is already them, but of the highest
sense; implying well-being, harmony of natural force and forms without
effort or strain but with ease, satisfaction and joy. Yet it does
emphatically represent the fulfillment of Sexual Will (technology of Sex), as shown by the
ruling Sephira, Tiphareth, sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of
Water. A communion of fertile force and form, that makes all life
possible, it is the mating of the Spirit, Sun and the Earth.
The Babylonian Tarot, 6 of Cups-Pleasure,
also tries to emphasize this Divine Ecstasy of Union. The pleasure of sexual communion was common erotic art of the period, depicting clay models of couples embracing. Some of these pieces represented the hieros gamos
, the sacred marriage of the Divine Creative.
Also a simple supply of food and drink was seen as Mesopotamia's greatest achievements, as they supplied the ability to build civilization and cities. In the city temples, the temple staff, offered sacrificial meals, great banquets to the gods, and then consumed them as eating an drinking was an important social activity for both gods and those who served them. The Babylonians knew that the sensual human form, was built to please the Hu (Mandarin for God) Man (from the Hindu word Manas-Mind), i.e. the god mind for by sensitizing the imagination, one knows pleasure as a statement of creation.
On the Babylonian card, the great Assyrian Warrior King, Ashurbanipal, is shown wining and dinning with his Queen, Tashmetumsharrat.
At the top of the card is a man and woman in a kissing embrace. The six fluted cups are accompanied by the solar disc and the scorpion, the astrological marriage of this card. The cuneiform symbol of the number six, is centered in the card.
When the Six of Cups-Pleasure is thrown during a reading, the querent is experiencing:
- Emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6 months of giving to and receiving pleasure form others.
- A period of innocence and taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
maybe experiencing an orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that
even sad feelings being actively expressed, feel good in release.
- The querent may also be experiencing sweet memories of the past, as past efforts bring present rewards.
- Happiness, indulgence,gratification, gain, success.
- Sharing pleasant memories.
- In the period of six weeks or six months, the beginning of a wish, happiness, success, enjoyment.
- Commencement of gain in a steady increase of pleasure, But a commencement only.
pleasure is also depicted here as in a higher state of harmonious union
of the Dual Creative. Such as a Tantric would strive to experience.
- Amiable and patient emotions will also be experienced.
If ill defined by accompanying cards:
- Overly nostalgic.
- The false pleasure of living in the past.
- Failure to adapt to present circumstances.
- Disturbing memories.
defective knowledge (perverted sexual knowledge) contention and strife
arising from unwarranted self-assertion and vanity.
- Sometimes thankless and presumptuous.
the student of Tarot vigorously studies and skries the Six of Cups-Pleasure, by
investigation of the Sephira-Tiphareth, the Sign of Scorpio, The Sun,
and the Pythagorean Element of Water (as an Alchemical element), they
will find that this card is the actually the highest sensual/spiritual
card in the Suit of Cups; the "Sacred Mass" before revisionism. For it is the Pleasure of Union, that is the
God (Fire) and Goddess (Water) in Communion, that builds this entire
Universe of Force and Form. In other words, the Big Bang is an
orgasm of Energy that spreads forever outward in a joyous flow like a
living warm and bright water. Now I know that most people will not seek to understand
this Passionate flow of creation, and condemn sex as belief in the division of body and spirit as a fundamentalist is wont to do; but if you do understand that "Spirit doesn't build what it doesn't want", you'll be greatly
rewarded with a Sun of Rapture glowing in your Navel Chakra and warming
the Heart Chakra, as if in a summer sunrise.
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