The Thoth Tarot-Princess of Cups & The Night Sun Tarot- Page of Cups
Represents mastery of emotional objectivity achieved by working through manipulation, jealousy, possessiveness and seduction.
When viewing the Thoth Princess of cups, which is traditionally a Page of Cups in the middle ages tarot, we see:
turtle in the sea shell, symbolizing the capacity to offer emotional
loyalty and longevity to others by being objective and non-possessive.
Swan coming out of her head, represents emotional security and the
ability to communicate her feelings, desires and concerns in realistic
and meaningful ways ( the dolphin emphasizes this ability).
- The crystals on her gown, show a crystal clear ability to look at things as they are instead of what see wants to see.
- The free floating lotus blossom shows her trusting heart. She is devoid of a possessive and controlling heart.
This is Elaine the Virgin
Moon-goddess of Arthurian legend, who was the keeper pf the Graäl (Grail) in
the Graäl temple, where she wove the tapestries of life, death, an fate.
Elaine was reported to be the "Dispenser of Joy" but also a source of
hidden knowledge, bestower of mystical insight and the gift of wisdom. Although the Night Sun Tarot artist, Fabio Listrani, called his card the Page of Cups, he didn't use the traditional androgynous figure, but actually depicted Elaine, the Moon Goddess, possessively holding her Grail-chalice. Haloed with the "sacred octagon", that depicts the perfect balance of Male expressive and female receptive forces, she stands with the Wings of the Swan, implying the ability to communicate her feelings, as well as, being an Angelic or magic being.
The Tarot-Princess/Page of Cups/Chalices: represents the earthly part of Water;
especially the faculty of Water that promotes crystallization. She
represents the power of water to give substance to idea, to support
life, to form the basis for chemical combinations. This is also the
power of Woman and is part of the Magic-Womb-rite that Mothers preform. Both the Night Sun Tarot and the Thoth Tarot cards, present water in color, and depiction. The back ground of the Night Sun Tarot, shows magic geometry, the alchemical symbol for water, the Leonardo Divinci six petal flower in a circle, which is his interpretation of a human soul symbol. Left upper corner of the card shows the alchemical symbol for earth and the right upper corner depicts the alchemical symbol for water, representing the Princess of Cups as the earthly part of water.
In the Thoth Tarot
, Elaine is represented as a dancing figure, robed in a flowing garment at
whose end crystals are forming. She is crested with a Swan with open
wings. In oriental philosophy the Swan represents
AUM---which is the symbol of the entire process of creation which in western philosophy is best describe by the word Magic
If you can think inwardly you will then understand that the Magus doesn't use magic----it
"marries"Him! Magic becomes his consort.
Cup the young Elaine holds has a Tortise climbing out of it
Here, once again, Lady Frieda Harris
represents Hindu Philosophy in her art. The Tortoise is symbolic of a
steadily moving platform supporting the Elephant "who holds the world
on its back" . In other words, represents the foundation of Life-Force for the Earth which may seem slow in evolutionary terms, but is
persistent and undaunted.
The Dolphin, that is disporting in a foamy- sea, symbolizes the power of creation know as the Royal Fish, which is also known as the first matter.
The archetypal personality that the Princess of Cups represents (consult birth chart)
- Is personally, infinitely gracious, voluptuous, gentle, kind, and tender.
- Her life is Romance, a perpetual dream of Rapture.
she seems selfish, and indolent, but this is not so. She just goes
about her work silently and effortlessly with no need to consult others
but always willing to assist.
- As a helpmate, she is unsurpassed for she is very dependent on others but at the same time very helpful to them.
concept of dependency may seem counter-intuitive to Powerful
expression; However, it is in Union that Her power flows and in this
sense, the art of dependency becomes crystal clear.
To find an ill definition of this card is rather difficult
because her strong points can be considered weak points in the
perspective of division-ism, but her strong points are in the perspective of
Union and alone she is often envious. To some, being a romantic can seem a negative character
trait....to others, empowered artistic expression. All in all She is
enjoyable, as a beautiful blue-green-yellow butter fly, flitting from
flower to flower. I for one, would never try to contain her nor pin her
down for display. I'd rather be Pan to Her Romance and play the flute
music supporting Her dance on the night of the full moon.
The Thoth Princess of Cups or The Night Sun Tarot- Page of Cups and The Ace of Cups
of Cups represents the root of the powers of Water. This is Water, in
its most arcane form, Life-Fluid , (Dew of the Mother/Moon light)
symbolically represented as Water, Blood or Wine.
The Ace of Cups
is the compliment to the Ace of Wands, as is the Sun to the Moon and the
Lingam to the Yoni and represents the essential form of the Holy
Grail/Graäl ("The Womb with a view").
The Great Mother, Binah, is
often symbolized as the Dark Sea and in the Thoth Tarot Ace of Cups, She
is both the Sea and the Lotus: the Lotus ( two in one) being the Fertile
expression of the Great Mother.
Descending from above
, on the Thoth Tarot, a ray of milky light representing
the "Holy Ghost" or the "Life giving Milk of Mother" and beneath the
Grail/cup we have the Moon. The Waves of Life-Fluid, are shown as a web of
fluid energy from which the tapestry of Creation is woven from. To many
Native Nations, this would symbolize the Work of the Great Spider Woman,
THE PRINCESS OF CUPS,
represents the Earthly part of Water (Life-Fluid), in particular, the
faculty of crystallization, therefore, the crystalization of the Life fluid or Ace of Cups. Hence, The Princess/Page of Cups, represents the
Grail's power of manifestation, She is the power of water that gives
substance to idea, to support life and to form the basis for chemical
combination, that is often called- solution.
As stated: The
Princess of Cups in the Thoth Tarot represents a dancing figure robbed
in a flowing, crystal edged garment, all of which indicates her flowing
and crystallizing abilities. Thus we can determine that she is an active
rather than passive force from the Great Mother. This determination if
continued in the imagery of the Swan taking wing.; The Swan is the
symbol of AUM (of oriental philosophy) that is the vibratory harmonic
of Universal Creation.
The Princess of Wands, Cups, Swords and Disks,
all give a Character to the Root Power they are associated to. The
Princesses are called the Thrones of The Great Mother, as they represent
on Earth, Mother's rule. Root powers are without will and thus not
focused. The Princesses are the Intelligently Focused Energy of a Root
Power and are thus aware and more personalized intelligence with
conscious characteristics. These Great Daughters of the Great Mother,
have their own peccadilloes, and it behooves the practitioner of magic
to know them. For instance, the Princess of Cups has an infinitely
gracious character that is voluptuous, sweet, gentle, kind,
Romantic, and the perpetual dream of rapture, are her very nature.
Unlike the Volcanic nature of the Princess of Wands. To the shallow
thinker, the Princess of Cups may seem indolent and selfish, but that
fact that she goes about her work silently and effortlessly dispels such
interpretations. Like a mountain stream, she loves to dance and sing, being effervescent in her personality.
These Princesses are Elemental Intelligence, and can be communicated with, however,
their nature is in direct union with a Force beyond the practitioners
control. Tried and true rituals of magic are recommended so that
these forces can be contained before they become an overwhelming
In the Case of the Princess/Page of Cups as a core personality,
the self-conscious could be overwhelmed by the extreme
dreamy rapture of her archtypal nature and become unable to operate successfully in the
Many of us don't realize that the Archetypes of
the basic 16 types of personalities, as represented in the Court Cards
and seen in our world, are Elemental Forces. This is because of the
thinking of "Divide and Conquer" which enslaves our minds, we have
forgotten that our human bodies, are Elemental Beings! The Whole "We"
are a Spiral Entity (Spirit) and not of the Elements, but transformers
of them. Hence, we are not seeking to become more Spiritual, for that
would be like a fish in the Ocean looking for water! Rather, we are seeking to become more "crystalized" and/or "condensed", rather than just rays of electromagnetic microwaves from the One Energy, we wish to become intimate with creation, while also learning discernment.
Spirit is "Spiritual", and/or Spiral energy, such as a microwave of the electromagnetic spectrum. Spirit, being infinite and eternal, therefore, the idea of "more or less", becomes
a ridiculous concept. As "children of the Divine Creative" (Microwaves of intelligence from the Qalactic Core) we have succeeded in becoming a united Life
Force; united with that which it activates, i.e. The Alive Form. We are more than
attempting the Whole Union of Master (Spirit) and Masterpiece (Form
)which is often called "As above, so Below", we are the Above connecting to the Below! Enlightenment is a
misconception, we are I AM (Force of existence)who builds a Me
(Manifested Awareness) and the knowledge of the Universe is already
achieved, obviously "truth is made manifest"!
Therefore, in the Trinity of objective self, I AM ME, the Me
needs to seek nothing, it must operate only by the Will of the I AM,
that seeks awareness through the process of condensing the First
Material-thought into "lower and lower" frequencies until it becomes
self-conscious thought that can be made manifest; as this is how
creation can be examined sensually! Isn't that what "Sensors" are for...
up close examination? Hence, The Body is a "Sense of Presence", as the
fish is a Sense of Ocean. Oh, by the way, the human bodys gives us as spirit, much more than 5 senses...according to the Tantra Yogis, it supplies 33 senses, that can only be realized when the Real Person (Soul) operates the brain, rather than the automatic loops of indoctrinated data.
As a fellow I AM, I know
that I did not come to seek spirituality (I Am That), I have come to
seek a sense of discernment so that I can examined my creativity
(imagination) for errors that may impeded the Great Work by collapsing the universe (Hindus say it has collapsed 4 times); this
discernment enhances the "As above so Below"! I am a Qabalist, because
that knowing of myself, aids me in the purpose that I AM, the purpose of
us all; TO BE ME! I, who is Psyche/Spirit/ Divine Creative, defined
knowledge through being! As a Qabalist, I have also Married the Four
Daughters, who rule the elements from the 4 quadrants of the North, thereby, reinstating my "Princely" status.
When the Princess of Cups is thrown during a reading, the querent is often experiencing:
- Emotional detachment that is free of jealousy.
- Being rapturous and gentle, kind and tender.
- A personality full of romance, dreams and loving vision but also a dispenser of hidden insight and wisdom (see Elaine the Moon Goddess).
- May seem to be an exhibitionist, but that is merely her innocence and joy of being showing itself.
If ill defined, the Princess of Cups, suggests flightiness, shallowness, and inability to accept reality.
When this card is thrown for a woman or shows up in her tarot birth chart as significator of her core personality: it states that she is objective, and intuitive, gentle and kind.
- Emotionally loving and realistic rather than attached and clinging.
- Can be impulsive and often takes initiative.
- When thrown for a man, the Princess/Page of Cups represents:
inner feminine nature (anima) that is committed to offering emotional
longevity while being loyal in realistic non-possessive ways. Therefore
this personality card may represent both genders.
princess/page also maybe a person in one's life who is one's own age or younger
and who may be teaching one lessons about emotionally letting go.
is a water sign card that is associated with Pisces, Cancer, and
Scorpio and may represent the people born within these time frames who is known to
Thank you for your interest,
comments and supportive donations. May you live long and prosper!