The Sixes of the Hermetic Qabalah
, 6 of wands, 6 of cups, 6 of swords, 6 of disks, are all
attributed to Tiphareth (Beauty) which is arguably, at least for
humans, the most important Sephira of all Ten.
is a synchronization of the entire Tree of Life, focused in the Center
of the whole System of Force and Form intelligence.
Tiphareth, is the only Sephira below the Abyss that communicates directly with
Kether (Crown) while being fed directly from the Union of Chokmah
(Wisdom) and Binah (Understanding) and also from the Union of Chesed
(Mercy) and Geburah (Severity). Thus, being a balanced Center of both
the above and below, it astrologically represents the Sun; in the
system of Tetragrammaton, it represents the Son. Making, Tiphareth, the
Sephira that represents consciousness in its most harmonized and balanced form...the
Christos or Buddha Consciousness. You may say, the Son is an interpretation of
the Father in terms of the Mind. Knowing this, the educated reader knows
that the Sixes represent the practical best of their respective
The Six of Swords-Science:
ruler of the Six of Swords, is Mercury, turning the element of success
away from division and quarrel thereby focusing it on goal winning
intelligence. The Focused Intelligence brings all thoughts into a
harmonious science of proof through experimentation rather than a
"belief system" that serves only the self-indulgent and pusillanimous self-consciousness that is seeking
This card represents "mind over matter", and is the synchronized power of the whole collective that creates the psychosomatic being.
The Thoth Six of Swords-Science illustrates the Balance of the
idea of the Suit. Tiphareth, the Middle 6th Sephiroth on the Middle
Pillar of the Tree of Life, is the Sun/son of God Sephiroth, known as Beauty; Beauty being the perfect balance of opposites, or as psychologist/philosopher-Carl Jung would say, "...a Synchronicity".
The Higher Intellect itself is also referred to in the number 6 , as it is the number of the Sun, which represents the Bright-Warm Intelligence, such as the sun-god Ra of Egyptian theology.
In the zodiac,
this card is influenced by Mercury in Aquarius, which represents the
celestial Energy Intelligence influencing the Soul of Man. Thus, the Six
of Swords-Science, shows both intelligence and humanity.
there is much more to be seen in this symbol, as it is about a state of
all mental and moral facilities hardly won and almost impossible to
hold in an ever-changing world.
When we look at the 6 of
Swords-Science, we see that the ornate sword-hilts form an Hexagram ( a
symbol of the linking of "the above and the below").
on the Thoth card, the Points of the Six
Swords touch each other in
the Center of a red rose on a golden cross of six squares. The red is
hard to see on the card illustration as it has faded due to processing. The Golden cross, the Red Rose and the six squares show the Rosy Cross as the central secret of scientific truth which is that of: observation changes the observed.
A truth that points to the fact that the Whole Universe of Being, is Psychosomatic; Soma,
is physical matter, and psycho
is Mind. Therefore, what one "thinks" manifests in one's own form of Soma.
It also should be no surprise to the modern person, that we see only what we "think".
Student of the occult, metaphysics or Gnosis ( Greek for Knowledge, but not the knowledge we make
but rather the Knowledge that makes us.) would be wise to add to their study the Rosy
Cross and/or Rosicrucian philosophy.
The Jungian Tarot-6 of Swords: Justice,
represents the synchronicity philosophy of Carl Jung. Here is a card of compromise, justice, harmony, and laws upheld with sensitivity (Psychosomatic).
The Jungian Six of Swords represents the reconciliation of opposites, such as, diplomatic solutions applied to family, or business or even a legal situation where compassion and wisdom are applied. Hence, wisdom and compassion are involved in a decision in which the judge is self assured and confident.
This card means a complete decision and resolve, rather than the process by which a decision takes place.When the Six of Swords is thrown during a reading it indicates:
in six weeks or six months, the querent shall have experienced or will
experience: Labor, work, and even a journey probably over water because
of the Aquarius influence.
- Success after anxiety and trouble.
- Selfishness, beauty, conceit, but sometimes modesty within all depending on dignity which is supplied by the surrounding cards.
what this card means is that the querent should use the whole mind (The
Circle in the Card) to observe the situations of the next 6 weeks or 6
month, and look at what is really there rather than what one wants to see.
- Being able to see many thoughts at once, is represented by
the pinwheels throughout the Card and being discerning is shown by the
Whole mind (circle) and the Creative Mind ( Diamond) working in unison
to solve problems by constructive and creative means.
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