Chokmah, the second Sephira, is the Idea of Maleness.
Here the Idea of the Law of Attraction has been determine, as Binah, the opposite of Chokmah is the Idea of the Feminine. The mystery of the Two's is the interaction of opposites that composes the Universe.
The Kings/Knights are Chokmah interacting in various elements.
THE Thoth KNIGHT OF CUPS;
Often called the Lord of the Waves and of the Waters, King of the Hosts of the Sea. King of the Undines and Nymphs. No matter what accolade one uses, his zodiacal attributes are the last Decan of Aquarius and the first two Decans of Pisces.
Since the Knight is representing Chokmah, he is Specific Fire in the World of Primal Water. If we remember that Water represents the unconscious and consciousness, it is easily seen that the Knight of Cups is a personification of the Force of Fire (Spirit), which motivates the currents of the unconscious in a manner similar to the Sun's motivational force over the currents of the Ocean. The Thoth's Knight's Cup
has a crab issuing forth, which is a symbol of the sign of Cancer. Cancer is cardinal water that is ruled by the Moon that we know to direct the tides. The Crab also relates to Stella Maris,
the Star of the Sea known as Isis and later Mari The Great Mother or Binah in the Qaballah. The Knight of Cups rules the zodiac from 21 degrees Aquarius to 20 degrees Pisces making him the Specific Fire in the World of Primal water. Water
is the substance used to represent the unconscious mental world and the Knight of Cups is a personification of the specific motivational force that activates the currents of the unconscious and therefore such a personality is often imaginative.
The Phoenix or stylized Peacock head gear is a ancient symbol for Wisdom, which on the Tree of Life is Chokmah. The legend of the Phoenix is that of a bird that died in flames every five hundred years, and then rose from its own ashes. The Peacock also represents the Brilliance that is found in Water.
In the Thoth Card, The Knight represents a personification of Bran the blessed that became the Christianize "Fisher King", the ancient lord of the Abyss and/or the Rich Fisher Bron. Implying ancient power and strength that is reliably protective of the needy. Here, the calm surface hides a deep and irresistible force, as does the unconscious hide deep emotions.
These court cards are Archetypal
Personalities.....and so are we. what many readers forget, as well as meta-physicians, is that we
are "Beyond Personality", as direct microwaves of the Universal Collective Unconscious our Power resides in the middle pillar between and beneath the Sephira of Kether (crown-potential of Vibration), Chokma (Wisdom-first Vibration), and Binah (understanding-Mother of Form) and is usually presented on the Tree of Life...Because we are the Invisible Sephiroth known as the Hebrew letter
of DAATH which means Knowledge, and forms the "Equal Arm Cross" in the Supernal Triangle; the triangle on top of the Tree of Life. The Child of the Divine Creative Chokma and Goddess Binah, is all potential and thus its invisibility makes sense.
Since we , as consciousness, can design our Personality, we can take the best of all Archetypes and combine them as our Person!
For instance: the Gracefulness, and Empathy of the Knight of Cups, combined with the generosity, swiftness, and passion of the Knight of Wands, and the skill, courage,and subtle cleverness of the Knight of Swords, along with the patience and steadfastness of the Knight of Disks, would make a great software to operate the hardware that is your physical
Notice, I said "your physical body" because dear reader, you are not a human body for you are Spirit! The word Human means Hu (Mandarin for "God") and Man is from the Hindu Manas: meaning "mind"; therefore,"God Mind" and that is exactly what you are; a divine mind that operates form! Of course since you are of the Unlimited Unconscious, you can Imagine yourself otherwise, and if you are depressed, or unhappy, or angry or all the time a mental poverty, it is but an imagined mask! The Qaballah, Gnosis, and other so called, "Mysteries" show you how to not only "know thyself" but also how to do the deed of "Being" the Divine Child that you are. So imagine the qualities of the Knights, and incorporate them in your personality...just the way you like! After all, you are always potential and not written in stone....you write yourself into Light by imagining "whom you are"!
The Jungian, King of Cups: The intellectual Father,
represents the Jung Archetype of Father. The Father as an intellectual, lives in a world of thought that separates him from those around him. Being highly introspective, intuitive, and sensitive, he is an empathetic personality that holds ideas about himself that are often unrealistic.
He is critical of the abilities and performance of others, yet finds it difficult to accept the short comings of those he loves. For example, he finds it difficult to punish his beloved children.
Being a day dreamer, one would think that he isn't a man of great depth, yet there are secret parts of himself that he will not share.
Nevertheless, he is an excellent business man who operates well
society, as he is able to detach himself from ideals and function in a routine. Although, at times he may act impulsively and rebelliously which can make trouble for others.
When thrown The Knight/King of Cups card often represents:
- A fair man of business, law, or divinity who is responsible and disposed to oblige the Querent.
- A person of good nature, often mature, and is compassionate, merciful but doesn't let his kindly feelings control him or carry him away on some jaunt of emotional excess.
- Currents run deep in this person, who has considerable inner strength but works this strength through gentleness rather than overt acts of will.
- The Knight of Cups represents a quality of irresistible force underlying a calm surface.
In a more esoteric meaning;
Issues of loyalty to family and relationshipsa time of giving totally and openly to others.listening to impulses and intuition, often being guided by instincts.the querent is a counselor or caregiver. Psychologist of Priests who is creative and imaginative.the discipline to suppress his dreams in order to achieve success, believing responsibility comes before self-expression.A mastery of emotions that allows one to change their moods at will.Good-nature, compassionate, merciful and jovial mature male who doesn't let his feelings control him.
- the Querent is listening to their own conscience and trusting to their impulses while being guided by their instincts and intuition.
- This is the Spirit of Water, that establishes emotions of love and relationships in a gentle and sensitive way.
- The Knight of Cups often represents the Querent who is a counselor, priest, or a psychologist.
- A creative and imaginative spiritual counselor.
skillful negotiator of the emotional roller coaster of life showing mastery of fear, and passion.ignoring fleeting desires for the more fulfilling higher goals of group and/or spiritual work.
When ill defined,
- There is a tendency to not be enduring when the person acts in swift passionate attacks, likened to springs and rains which are the power of solution.
- There is a certain passive amiability that lacks material depth in his character---quick to respond to attraction that results in a type of shallow
- If under extreme pressure that he finds himself unable to cope with, he will withdraw into a fantasy world of his own.
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