The Thoth Tarot-Princess of Cups & The Wild Wood Tarot- Page of Vessels-Otter
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, and the Wild Wood 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
the Graäl temple, where she wove the tapestries of life, death, and 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.
The Tarot-Princess of Cups/Page of Vessels:
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 depicts the mystical
power of Woman and is part of the Magic-Womb-rite that Mothers preform.
Both the Wild Wood Tarot and the Thoth Tarot cards, present water in
color, and depiction.
As always, the Wild Wood Tarot uses the Celtic Lore of the wild wood for it's card depictions. Here, resplendent in her lush fur coat, poses a beautiful lady of the wild streams and wild woods, an Otter. She is equally able in water or on land, and therefore, represents the ability to move effortlessly between these two worlds. This ability made the Otter sacred to the Celtic peoples.
The Otter represents on the wheel of life, the approaching of Samhain. The Page of Vessels, represents the visionary, and dreamer who weaves spells that few can resist. She is outstanding in her loyalty and devotion, with a will tempered by a profound understanding of the occult.
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
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 Tortoise climbing out of it
once again, Lady Frieda Harris
represents Hindu Philosophy in her Thoth Tarot art. The Tortoise is symbolic of a
steadily moving platform supporting the 4 Elephants ( 4-elements) "who
hold 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 in alchemy.
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; However, her strong points are in the perspective of
Union and alone she is often envious and seems weak. 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 and may be just as innocent. 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 Wild Wood Tarot- Page of Vessels and The Ace of Cups & Ace of Vessels
of Cups or Vessels, represents the root of the powers of Water. This is Water, in
its most arcane form, Life-Fluid , Dew of the Mother-Moon light, which throughout time, was
symbolically represented as Water, Blood or Wine.
Being symbolic of the Divine Womb-The Ace of Cups
is the compliment to the Divine Phallus- 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 (What I call ,"The Womb with a view").
The Qabalistic-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 the essence of Ace of Cups. Hence, The Princess of Cups/Page of Vessels, 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 to weave illusion into light manifestation. 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 Thoth 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 over form. Hence, 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
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.
- The Princess of Disks, is all about regeneration, spring time and recovery from winter; beit a winter of nature or of one's own emotional/mental one.
- The Princess of Swords, is all about "mood fighting", and she is graceful, but not considered gentle by any means. She is considered the "wrath of the gods".
These Princesses are Elemental Intelligence, and can be communicated with, however,
their nature is in direct union with a Force beyond the untrained practitioners
control. Tried and true rituals of magic are recommended so that
these forces can be contained before they become an overwhelming
flow that bedazes the beholder.
In the Case of the Princess/Page of Cups as a core personality:
The self-conscious and/or ego, could be overwhelmed by the extreme
dreamy rapture of her archetypal nature and become unable to operate successfully in the
Many of us don't realize that the Archetypes
the basic 16 types of personalities, as represented in the Court Cards
and seen in our world, as 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
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 collectives of the Divine Creative,
seeking to become more "crystallized" 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 or sine wave 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 Galactic Core) we have succeeded in becoming a
Force; united with that which it activates, i.e. The Alive Form. We are
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" out of the material of Light!This Material of Light, known as the "4 elements" are what the Princessess weave.
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 has already created 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 " Spiritual Sense of Presence", as the
fish is a Sense of Ocean. Oh, by the way, the human body's 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 that we call the mundane personality.
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 . It has been said that the Hindus believe it is in its 4th collapsed; However, this
ability for discernment enhances the "As above so Below" as transformational evolutionary knowledge gain, which is supposed to overcome entropy and thereby avoid the 4th collapse!
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! For I Am. I Am is existence, but existence without sensation, is a coma. I AM Me, is Life, both sensual and therefore necessarily mortal. 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 as a "husband of Earth"; a "666" to Her "777".
When the Princess of Cups or Page of Vessels, 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, 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
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