The Thoth Tarot 6 of Wands & The Wild Wood Tarot-Six of Bows.
The 6's of the Hermetic Qabalah:
THE Tarot 6's, represent definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
Success with the result of effort, is the underlying current of all 6's. In the World of energy, Atziluth, this means Victory. Hence, in Briah, the World of Pleasure, happiness is a direct result
of working for it. In the world of quarreling and Strife, Yetzirah,
strife and the effort to go beyond it, brings success. While, in Assiah, the world of business, and
commerce among men, this means material success after diligent effort.
THE Thoth 6 OF WANDS-VICTORY
: Lord of Victory.
Here Jupiter is in the constellation of Leo, and the Angels of the Decan are: Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
the 6 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 brings victory after great effort.
The Key symbols relating to Tiphareth,
Beauty-The 6th Sephiroth;
(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
Truncated Pyramid (its top is cut off) that represents Adam Khadmon
Ascended or Supreme Man, and the six lower Sephiroth. Adam Khadmon
is the Qabalistic ascended
man or Archetypal Human, i.e., The Real Person, the complete
manifestation of the Psyche and DNA inherited from the "gods" and/or the
Annunaki; above him, completing the Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether,
Chokmah and Binah.
Then, there is the Calvary Cross
properly drawn as black, unequal armed, surrounded by a circle and
mounted on three steps. This implies Wisdom through Sacrifice.
The Rose cross
and the Rose Cross Lamen, are the other powerful Tiphareth symbols.
Crowley 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. Hence, this 6th card of
Wands, suggests victory after strife.
It is to be noted, that
the upright Flames, lantern like at each crossing, are in a number of
9; the number of Yesod and the Moon as well as the marriage of the 4 and
5. This shows energy stabilization of the Energy, and its reception and
reflection by the Feminine Magnetic Principle. There is no circle
around it, because it is self-supporting like the Sun.
In the Thoth Tarot
, and all Tarot of the Hermetic Qabalah, the
four 6's represent the center of the whole system of the Tree of Life,
known as Tiphareth (Beauty). The 6th Sephiroth is also called The
Sun/Son of God, and just like the Sun and its planets, the Whole Tree of
Life "rotates around" the 6th Sephiroth, as if it were an axle and the
Tree, a wheel or better yet, as if the 6 is the Sun and the rest of the
Sephira, planets. The 6's pf Tiphareth, are the only Sephirotic
objective-forces below the Abyss that communicates directly with Kether
(Crown). Hence, Tiphareth, is fed directly from Chokma-Binah
(wisdom-understanding) and Chesed-Geburah (Mercy-Severity). Tiphareth is the
"Sun/Son of God" center on the Tree of Life. It is our original Soul
Persona, The Real Person. We are all microwave
frequencies of Solar Spiral energy, better known to some as Spirit and to others as the "Galactic Core". The
6 of Wands represents energy in a completely balanced expression. Since, the
zodiacal reference is also to Jupiter and Leo, as Crowley has stated
in his Book of Thoth,"which seems to imply a benediction on the harmony and beauty of this arrangement".
If you were a student
of the Human Auric field and the Chakras, you'd know Kether as the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara
chakra), and Tiphareth as the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura
the lower Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, as it is balanced both
vertically and horizontally, giving it Supremacy over physical life.
Tiphareth is also known as Beauty-the Christ-Buddha Consciousness.
As a planetary influence, Tiphareth represents the Sun,
as a theosophical concept, Tiphareth is the theological Son who
represents Soul- consciousness and/or Psyche, The Real Person, in its most balance and
harmonized form. The Son is an interpretation of the Father in
mind-Psyche and activates form, rather than just a passive idea.
The Sixes actually represent their respective element at its practical best.
The Six of Wands-
is the conclusion of the outburst of violent energy generated by the
Five-Strife. and the battle is won. However, there is a certain
instability displayed here, because of the violent outburst of energy
applied----causing the "pendulum" of motion to swing high, and soon it
will drop into fast downfall. Leading to the 7 of Wands-Valour, where
energy is at its last gasp.
The Wild Wood Tarot , Six of Bows-Abundance, seems
to project this certain instability of exhaustion, after a great
victory is won, as unstrung bow staves circling a six spoked bonfire. Here is implied a time of rest and feast. The surrounding area is stocked with all manners of forest summer abundance. Here, the fire is the central sun/son that is Tiphareth.
a Qabalist, the 6 of Wands or Bows card represents Tiphareth (Beauty) in Atziluth [the
Pure Spirit World] and brings success and warm relationships after
The 6's represent "a breath of fresh air" as our spirit has
brought us out of the chaos of the 5's which represent strife.
Tiphareth is Beauty, and Beauty is synchronicity, a willed weaving of
frequency that brings harmonic balance from strife. Both the Thoth and Wild Wood Tarot card,
suggest a certain amount of drama before victory is achieved, but it is well achieved.
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 card emblematic of personal creative power.
The Thoth - 6 of Wands features the Wands of the Chief Adept
(Winged-Serpent -Eye) Major Adept (Phoenix headed) and the Minor Adept
(unfolded lotus bud), shown previously in the 5 of Wands-Severity;
However in the 6, the Energy of the Wands is coordinated and completely
balanced in manifestation, as shown by the upright flames, all of equal
As stated, this card represents Tiphareth,The Christ-Buddha conscious,
and/or Solar Logos in the Suit of Fire (Spirit). Also represented by
this 6 card is
the planet Jupiter in the constellation of Leo. Hence, Jupiter tends
toward the application of a benediction on the harmony and beauty of
this arrangement of Wands.
Therefore the Tarot
6 of Wands or Bows symbolizes, victory, self-confidence, balance, leadership
and glory----all gained after a struggle with one's own
subconscious-demons (fear based imagination). Fear of Failure is one of these Major demons, hidden in the depths of our sub-consciousness and is conquered at this moment.
Most of us know that
failure in itself,
stops no one; it is only fear of failure
us from creating. Man 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
million years" as one noted scientist stated. Yet, in as little as
50yrs, science and engineering had created from "string and paper" flying kites, jet air craft. Therefore, to
achieve Victory over the "error of survival thinking" we must be the 6
of Wands, which is being secure with our identity and possessing a sense
of purpose and/or direction; in other words, we must be our Soul
instead of a man-made identity.
ABOVE ALL THINGS, KNOW THYSELF, truly
means that we must know we are gods of the "little g" variety [selves of
the Divine Self and/or Children of the Divine Creative] of our own
destiny. Hence to serve fear in a mental-foundation capacity, is to have no
destiny at all! Know not that ye are gods? Really states, Above all things know thyself!
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! We are not fated, as we are of the "freedom of choice" variety...Demiurges, who are copies of the Original Divine Creative. Therefore, our fate is ours to choose! That choice is done by , I think, therefore I AM-Me.
Victory over the self defeating
indoctrinated thoughts that are "brain software", is a Spiritual
Victory over individual entropy and the imbalance of matter itself. Remember, those who fear
inferiority must act superior and that means they must get others to
accept inferiority, by force or deception, in order to enforce
reign. As my dearly departed human father has stated," Those with the
biggest mouth, have the smallest balls".
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, it is the paradigm of creation. That is why the
most intuitive people (sensitives or psychics) release indoctrinated thought and allow
the knowledge that constructed them to flow through into physical expression.
The Victory of the 6 of Wands,
is when we know that I AM Me...is a knowledge of self created 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 formative self,
is not just a process of thought but also a process of self-trust.
"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 subject 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! This may seem that I am overstating the importance of "knowing thyself", but that can never be done, for Self is all you will ever know, as the only thoughts we "see" are our own and, these "thoughts" are all that you, as a psyche can create alive as "me"!
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 before
victory is achieved. When all our Will (spirit) Mind, Body and Emotions are balanced for one
goal---we will achieve victory.
During a reading, when this card is thrown, the Querent will experience:
- 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.
- 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.
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, the 6 of Wands can also mean insolence, pride of riches and success.
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