The Thoth 6 of Wands: Victory &The sixes of the Hermetic Qabalah as compared with the B.O.T.A. Tarot:
The 6 of Wands is a joyful card,
expansive and warm, an symbol of deep personal creative power, Self
confidence, balanced leadership and joy, only because a exhaustive battle was won.
Were the fours
closed and guarded, that was broken up by the martial nature of the five and the resulting
marriage has resulted in self-supporting, stabilization, reception and
reflection; Marriage, because the established conformity of the 4 is broken up by the battle
frustration and anxiety of the 5; However, the creative union of 4's and 5's
results in a dynamic motion of creative power that results in a personal
victory of empowerment.
Therefore,the Thoth 6 of Wands shows 6 wands, forming a stable pattern of diamonds and nine flames. The flames are all burning brightly , suggesting the sun-lantern of The Hermit Tarot card. Here, the Solar Soul is mighty in its victory over difficulty.
- The lotus wand represents a spiritual victory that provides us with a win-win situation rather than a win-lose one.
- The Ibis Headed Wand, is a symbol of a victory that provides us with new creative energy flow and revitalization.
- Win-win victory supplies us with clarity of vision and creative expression which is represented by the Winged Eye of Horus wand, whose serpents represent the regenerative power of such a victory.
The 6 of Wands represents a powerful energy/spiritual victory that is
represented on all four states of consciousness (represented by the
four central diamonds): Super-conscious (Whole Psyche), Subconscious, conscious
and the self-conscious of personality.
Therefore, the Victory is
that You are in the
Know and the Flow
and have the Three wands of mastery on both the visible and invisible
(both sides of the mirror) and are walking on the rare path of
Spiritual, Mental and Physical union towards one vision. Astrologically,
this is Jupiter in Leo stating that victory such as this, is expansive
and fluid (Jupiter) and highly creative (Leo). We feel good !
The Key symbols relating to Tiphareth,
1) The Cube
, which is based on 6, a form taken twice-over in
the double cubed Altar of Malkuth.
2.) The Six-sided figure of the
(its top is cut off) that represents Adam Khadmon, the
Ascended Man, and the six lower Sephiroth. Adam Khadmon is the ascended
man or Archetypal Human, i.e. the complete manifestation of the DNA
inherited from the "gods" and/or the Annunaki (Sumerian for" those who from the sky came"); above him, completing the
Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether, Chokmah and Binah.
there is the Calvary Cross,
properly drawn as black, unequal armed,
surrounded by a circle and mounted on three steps. This implies Wisdom
The Rose cross
and the Rose Cross Lamen
, are the other powerful Tiphareth symbols.
THE SIXES, represent definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
Victory and/ or Success
with the result of effort, is the underlying current of all sixes. In the World of Primal energy, Atziluth
, this means Victory.
Where as in Briah
, the Creative World of Pleasure, happiness is a direct result
of working for it. In the world of quarreling and Strife, Yetzirah
strife brings success. While, in Assiah
, the world of business, and
commerce among men, this means material success.
THE 6 OF WANDS-VICTORY, is the Lord of Victory.
Here Jupiter is in Leo, and the Angels of the Decan are: Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
the Six of Wands, we have the benevolence of Jupiter in the Fiery Sign
of Leo (Sun) which brings success and warm relationships. However, it is an aspect that suggest some drama and of victory after great effort.
Crowley ( Lady Freda Harris was the artist) Thoth card, shows the Wands of the Three Adepts (of Golden Dawn
ritual) crossed in a perfect balance of power. As each Adept must go
through initiations involving varying degrees of Strife, this card of
Wands, suggests victory after strife.
It is to be noted,
the upright Flames, lantern like at each crossing, are in a number of
9; the number of Yesod and the Moon, the Key 9-The Hermit, as well as the marriage of the 4 and
5. This shows energy stabilization of the One Energy, and its reception and
reflection by the Feminine Magnetic Principle. Hence, there is no circle
around it, because it is self-supporting like the Sun.
a Qabalist of the Hermetic Qabalah, this card represents Tiphareth (Beauty) in Atziluth [the
Pure Spirit World] and brings success and warm relationships after
The sixes are a breath of fresh air
, as our spirit has
brought us out of the chaos of the fives ; a chaos represent as contested strife.
Tiphareth is a Solar Beauty, and Beauty is synchronicity, a willed weaving of
frequency that brings balance from strife. This card also suggests a
certain amount of drama before victory is achieved and/or a certain amount of discord before harmony is reached.
Thoth Tarot, depicts the crossed Golden Dawn wands of the three Adepts,
showing a balanced weaving of the complete energy of Fire. This is a
joy-filled moment that is emblematic of personal creative power.
Six of Wands symbolizes,
victory, self-confidence, balance, leadership
and glory----all gained after a struggle with one's own
subconscious-demons (fear based imagination). Most of us know that
failure in itself, stops no one; it is only fear of failure
us from creating. For instance, humankind wouldn't be flying from country to country, even
into space, if the pioneers of flight had listened to the fear mongers,
who stated that heavier than air vehicles would never fly...."not in a
as one noted scientist stated. Therefore, to achieve
Victory over the "error of survival thinking" we must be in the spiritual harmony of the Six of
Wands, which is being secure with our identity and possessing a sense of
purpose and/or direction.
ABOVE ALL THINGS, KNOW THYSELF,
that we must know we are gods of the "little g" variety [selves and/or "demiurges" of the
Divine Self] of our own destiny. Hence to serve fear in a foundation
capacity, is to have no destiny at all! So Above all things, know thyself ; know not that ye are gods
Is the whole description of the Real You. Your name is I AM....anything
after that is "your destiny", i.e. "Me". Yes "me" is your destiny, for
as we perceive ourselves, we perceive life!
over the strife
of self-defeating indoctrinated thoughts that are cultural "brain
software", is a Spiritual Victory
over individual entropy. Cultural software is flawed for as we all know, those who
must act superior
and that means they must get others
to accept inferiority, by force or deception, as their identity, in
order to reign. After all, the term Ruler
, means "Those who enforce definition";
we also call them "law makers".
Therefore the Spiritual Identity of
You, cannot be defined by any person, state, religion, nor psychology.
It is not man-made, as all word definition is! Our indoctrinated
thoughts are the Trickster/Devil within, and they must not be accepted
as truth. Knowledge is not thought, nor words for it is the deed of creation. That is
why the most intuitive people (sensitives or psychics) release thought
and allow the knowledge that constructed them to flow through into
The Victory so beautifully depict by the Six of Wands,
is one when we know that I AM Me...is a deed of spiritual- being
and not a definition belonging to anyone or other environment outside of our own head. To those who know themselves
, knowing that they are the Force (spirit)that Operates Their Form
is not a process of thought but a process of self-trust; trust in existence.
"I Am the Spirit that owns and operates this body as an expression of creativity called Me!"
The Word Me, is destiny, and that means probability where all things
are possible, and not ever subjected to the pressure of peers! Victory over your
definitions may be hard to grasp...but once you do there is no question
of your inherited Divinity!
As stated: Tiphareth
of the Suit of Fire, is represented by the 6 of Wands Tarot card. Tiphareth is the
"Sun/Son of God" center on the Tree of Life. It is our original Soul
Personality. We are all individual microwave frequencies of Solar Spiral energy,
better known to some as Spirit. The Six of Wands represents energy in a
completely balanced expression and/or harmony. Again, the zodiacal reference is also to
Jupiter and Leo, and as Crowley has stated in his Book of Thoth,"which seems to imply a benediction on the harmony and beauty of this arrangement".
This bares repeating: The Three Wands of the Adepts
are now an ordered arrangement and the flames are now lamps instead of
shooting out in all directions like they do in the 5 of Wands. The lamps
are nine in number referring to Yesod and the Moon, and the Key 9 of the Major Arcana, showing the
stabilization of the Male-electric Energy and its reception and
reflection by the Magnetic Feminine aspect of Energy.
The thing to remember with Victory, is that a battle first
must be fought in order for there to be a victory. It can be internal
battles of spirit and mind, of emotions and soul or outward battles of
industry and labor overcoming strife. But a battle must be fought before
victory. When all our Mind, Body and Emotions are balanced for one
goal---we will achieve victory.
The B.O.T.A. Tarot-6 of Wands:
depicts six wands in what seems like two separated triangles. One above and below. However, one may note that on the illustrated Qabalistic Tree of Life, The 6th Sephira, Tiphareth forms the point of the triangle in the second Triangle of the tree.
Therefore, in a very subtle way, is depicted the Victory of the "Son of God" (The Christ or Buddha consciousness) in achieving creative manifestation.
The Wands are in the colors of fire-red and the Sun-gold. Depicting the element of fire of the Hermetic Qabalah.
When the 6 of Wands card is thrown during a Tarot reading:
- For a period of six weeks or six months, there has or will be victory after strife.
- Gain and success through energy and industry.
- Pleasure gained by labor, carefulness, sociability, avoidance of strife with victory therein.
- In the next 6 weeks or 6 months, the opportunity for victory will be
either an opportunity to achieve a victory with the Leo people in your
life or to experience a personal win-win victory of your own.
the 4 of Wands is Completion, a stasis of movement, and 5 of wands is
Strife, an unbalancing, their union becomes a continuation of motion
that produces Victory, with is a new motion, a new vision, and a new
journey that self renewal demands of us "Living Makers".
- It pays to remember that the body is your power tool and your are the artisan that "Makes" with that physical miracle device!
- Is assured of victory, but victory only comes after a struggle. so don't celebrate prematurely.
is implied a short lived victory with all blockages overcome but by
trusting the Stability of the Higher Self, the Victory is long lasting.
and belief in yourself are the necessary tools here and it looks like
they have been achieved with some major breakthrough in insight and
creativity happening in the next 6 weeks or 6 months.
- The querent is showing secure knowledge of self identity and displays self confidence in leadership abilities.
- There is in the querent a purposeful sense of direction and purpose
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, the 6 of Wands can also mean insolence, pride of riches and success.
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