The Witches Tarot depicts a dark brooding child, sitting under a willow tree, dressed in blue, the color of the element water.He seems to be brooding over 3 silver and empty cups. With water flowing all around, a mermaid, who is all bright and sunny, with blond hair, blue eyes, and a blue body, seems to be the exact opposite of the child. She is holding a silver cup, and seems to be mimicking his facial expressions, as if in an attempt to promote laughter.The mermaid symblozies the moon and the Goddess, as does the silver cup in her hand.
The Willow tree, in the language of flowers, denotes patience, and she is being very patient with him, as she is patiently waiting for him to see the opportunities at hand and to accept the help she is trying to give him.
THOTH TAROT 4 of CUPS-LUXURY:
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
" In Chokmah is the Radix of blue and thence is there a blue color pure and primitive, and glistening, with a spiritual Light which is reflected into Chesed. And the Sphere of its Operation is called Tzedek or Justice and it fashionith the images of material things, bestowing peace and mercy: and it ruleth the sphere of the action of the planet Jupiter. And Al is the title of a God strong and mighty, ruling in Glory, Magnificence and Grace. And the Archangel of Chesed is Tsadkiel, the Prince of Mercy and Beneficence, and the Name of the order of Angels is Chasmalim, Brilliant Ones, who are also called the Order of Dominions. The Sephira Chesed is also called Gedulah or Magnificent and Glory."
With such flowery words of ritual adoration, it is often difficult to realized that this 4th Sephiroth, Chesed -Mercy, is Part of your Inner inheritance as a Divine Child;the Inner self of you, The Spirit and physical form of you are compose of these 10 "states of energy conscious"; these 10 Sephira of Force and Form that compose the Tree of Life. Thus the value of inner self meditation and skrying of the tarot cards should be apparent to one who is interested in knowing themselves. Past blogs dwell in depth on these 10 Spheres of energy conscious, so feel free to click on past blogs for further insight.
THE 4 OF CUPS, in the Thoth Tarot Deck is called Luxury or Lord of Blended Pleasure. The Planet is the Moon and the sign is Cancer. The Angels of the Decan are: Hayayel and Mevamayah. Practice calling these names, you may be surprised at the vibratory change.
The 4 of Cups is Chesed in Briah, here Chesed (mercy) is influencing the unconscious mental realm. The alternate flow of the Moon is mitigated in Cancer, as the Moon naturally rules in this sign. Changing cycles are still there, but passive, and slow.
When looking at the Crowley-Harris Card, we see the Upper Golden Solar cups overflowing but not the lower, implying that the Pleasure is real but with reservations. The caveat being; pleasure but not without some anxiety and discomfort. Here the Luxurious feeling of pleasure is short and indifference soon takes over and as the multiple stems of the one lotus show; the energy of luxury is divided among multiple flows implying too many diverse issues involved to stay stable. Four is a "dead end" number so ending is the only place to go. and action must be taken soon.
When the Four of Cups or 4 of Cups-Luxury is thrown during a Divination:
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