Since Fire is the alchemical element that the Tarot Six of Wands represents, the clothing on horse and man are of fiery colors and the Wands are abloom with colors of flowering hawthorn.The Knight of the Witches Tarot- Six of Wands, has the laurel wreath of victory around his lance like wand which traditionally represents God's favor. The five wands of hawthorn are behind him, as if a crowd of appreciation.
The golden glow of the Sun is upon him, as golden armor and his fiery red tunic, embroidered with dragons, the creature of fire. He is tired, but triumphant.
The primary message of this card is victory after struggle, and accolade's for hard work.
In past blogs, I mention The Key symbols relating to the 6th Sephiroth- Tiphareth, Beauty;
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 The Ascended Man), the six lower Sephiroth. Adam Khadmon is the ascended man or Archetypal Human, above him, completing the Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether, Chokmah and Binah.
Then, there is the:
3) 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.
The 6's. represent definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
Success with the result of effort, is the underlying current of all Tarot 6's. In the World of energy, Atziluth, this means Victory. Where as in Briah, the 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.
Here Jupiter is in Leo, and the Angels of the Decan are:, Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
In 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 and of victory after great effort.
This Lady Freda Harris and Crowley Tarot card, shows the Wands of the 3 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, that the upright Flames, lantern like at each crossing, are in a number of 9; the number of Yesod and the Moon. 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.
When this card is thrown during a reading:
Reversal or if ill defined:
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