The Element Water is represented in the blue clothing of the Woman, the watery greens and blue of the man's clothing, the lake and moon-silver drinking cups of the couple toasting each others cup in a gesture of love and friendship.
Each is wearing a wreath of flowers around their head, made up of violets, white roses, white and purple pansies and ivy.
In the language of flowers:
Violets represent:the Goddess Venus and suggest a faithful lover.
White roses represent:
New beginnings and true love.
White and purple pansies represent:Loving thoughts.
Green ivy represents: Fidelity of marriage thoughts presented.
Hence this Witches Tarot Card, represents true love presented. The loving union of a couple.
The previous blogs explained the Qabalistic Tree of Life and the #2 Sephiroth- Chokmah in some detail, and by now one should understand that Chokmah is a state of Pure Maleness, and that Binah is that of Pure Femaleness. However, both are aspects of Kether, that is One Energy.
As explained, sexuality as we understand it, is not vast enough of an idea to encompass even a minor understanding of the upper 3 Sephiroth of the Supernal Triangle. To help with the confusion, Pure Male is Electric-expressive Will to Force and Pure Female is receptive- Magnetic Will to Form. But again, understanding of these Two Wills or Forces is not complete.
The Thoth- 2 of Cups-Love:
Is also called the Lord of Love and this is easily seen as it represents Venus in Cancer and the 2nd Sephiroth of Chokmah. The angels of the Decan are: Ayoel and Chabooyah.
The 2 of Cups is the influence of Chokmah in the Mental world of Briah.
Cups represent the Alchemical element Water, which is the consciousness, and Cancer is a watery sign that is the House of the Moon, so the match up of Masculine and Feminine, is obvious.
Jupiter is also exalted in Cancer, thus implying benevolence in this most sensitive of signs.
Hence, this is a card of feeling and romance in the human world, so misspent energy may apply.
Generally, fish are a symbol of the Goddess Venus but golden dolphins relate more generally to Neptune or the Sun god Apollo.
On the 2 of cups card, we can see (by careful scrutiny as the colors are somewhat faded) a silvery dolphin and a golden dolphin, the silver one represents the Moon, Female and the Golden one represents The Sun, male. Here the union of both is loving, romantic, as they work together to bring light into our world. The harmony of male and female which is also the nature of the Water sign Cancer.
The Water of Emotion, or Consciousness, springs up from the Central Lotus, flowing down into the overflowing cups to ultimately reach the Earth. This imagery implies that only through the energy supplied by Chokmah-Fire, can water flow. E-motion, is energy in motion, and the "motion within the movement" is Chokmah's domain.
In Gematria, the number 2 refers also to Will, So the 2 of Cups can also imply Love under will or Willful Love. The 2 of Cups radiates a perfect placid harmony, amid joyous ecstasy.
There may be a tendency to think of this card as one would the Major Arcana Card of the Lovers. But That is not generally so. As the 2 of Cups is about Love being physical, between 2 human partners. Where as, the Lovers Card-key 6- refers to the inner Hermetic Marriage of the love between the Yin Yang, balanced in harmonious union in the inner Self.
To a Qabalist, Key 6 would be the Love of Chokmah, Wisdom and Binah- Understanding; of Will to Force, Chokmah and Will to Form- Binah However, the surrounding cards will show if this is the Hermetic Marriage of the Goddess and God within or of two Soul mates in the human world. Here is where the intuition of the Reader is most helpful as well. For Love is such a powerful emotion that it can overcome all limits of restriction.
When the 2 of Cups- Love or the Two of Cauldrons-, is thrown during a reading:
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