The Witches Tarot- Seven of Cups shows a wizened wizard who is wearing a pointed hat and half-moon glasses,
casting forth a spell of presentation. Here, are seven cups, filled with wonderful magical choices. All of these choices are equally wonderful, from the monarch butterfly to the black kitten in the top cup, many choices are being offered. Make your choice:
The red dragon represents the element of fire and the power of transformation.
The black kitten, offers you the power to work more closely with the animal kingdom and choosing your familiar.
The fairy tale castle, offers you the chance for stability, comfort and security, as well as, the magic of hearth and home.
The fourth cup offer's you a rainbow, offering you the time to work on your communication skills and the skills to intuit what spirit is communicating to you.
The next cup is full of jewels and coin inviting you to dig in and gain the skills of earth magic. If this cup is your choice, it is time to work with crystals, stones, minerals and metals.
The Tiny mermaid, is inviting one to learn the element of water and embrace your psychic gifts and emotions. Seeing where they will lead you.
The final cup with butterfly, calls you forth to the element of air. In this element's magic, you sharpen your intellect, hone your instincts and pay close attention to your intuition, blowing a new source of knowledge into your daily life.
The Primary meaning of this card seems to be that of focusing energy on a single goal in order to reach success. Here a number of options are available, but all seem excellent, so decision making can be delayed by confusion.
To reiterate: NETZACH is the 7th Sephiroth where feelings, and instincts begin. Netzach, the ruler of this card, is undifferentiated and the Sephiroth of Group Mind. It is connected to it's opposite HOD-whose attributes are of the intellect, individualization, and beginnings of the individual mind. When observing this balance we can see that
Netzach is the Sephiroth of which the forces of Nature are attributed. The Angels of this Sephira are called Elohim, often called "the gods", because they are for the purpose of constructing the self consciousness, in incarnation and for the human race.
Also, Netzach is the Sphere of Venus-Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Thus Netzach -Victory, implies that the Victory is in Love of Being. Remember, Hu-man means God Mind, which declares the spirit of each, Elohim of the Homo-sapiens!
The spark (fire is Spirit and the spark of spirit is personality) of the individual mind begins in the Group Soul -Fire that is Netzach, and becomes part of a group of flames (yods) that is self-comprehending/ self-expecting or self aware, while also comprehending the Whole. Therefore, it is not all surprising that the arts, music, painting, poetry and all other things of creative imagination, are attributed to the Netzach/Hod union.
The Rose is attributed to Venus and often associated with Love, as the most perfect flower. Traditionally the Girdle is also an attribute of Venus and to learn the secret of the knot in her Girdle means to direct the Venus forces of nature, i.e. tie them up or release them at will. The Lamp is the bearer of Fire relating Netzach to Geburah and the powerful warring forces of Mars. Is also known on another level, as the ever-burning light of the Temple of Lower Self.
The 7 of Cups-Debauch, also known as the: Lord of Illusory Success,because here the Moon is in Aquarius. Here Netzach is in Yetzirah, influencing the Astral World.
In the 7 of Cups, Venus is in Scorpio, creating a very intense and emotional presence that is often involved in deceit. There is also a tendency to wallow in emotions, and/or self- deception to the point of dissipation. This also makes it a card of egocentricity and selfishness.
Thus Crowley implies a great warning in this card, his lotuses are slimy, and ugly, a perversion of the sacrament of the cup in the Six., usually brought about by over-inflating the ego. The consciousness is polluted and the card implies, error, illusion and illusionary success, by denying today's failure with past illusions of success.
Many of us fail to see that our individual consciousness, is a holy sacrament, rather we debase ourselves, with thoughts of lack, or superiority (bad and good), when neither exist. We are One, who is Many. The Many are the Sacred Sacraments of the One,i.e., the many Selves of the One Great Self. In other words, our incarnate consciousness is a formal sacred act or rite of Spirit. It is the rite of Spirit to become Sensually Self Aware! I AM ME! Is a declaration of an Elohim, who is self aware.....and now can discriminate self thoughts from group thoughts and build itself to its own expectations.
Thoughts, are the "First Matter", awareness of "First Matter" manipulation, by the process of expectation, which is known as Declaration; I AM! makes us Supreme in our creations! By untying the "knot of not -thoughts" that tie up our emotional power that have been installed by social pleasure/pain training, we become masters of Existence---the I AM ME, rather than the polluted thoughts of a "I Wanna-Be Me" who is all tied up in self absorbed pain-creation of lack thinking ;which really just states that we are creating ourselves as a "Lack" or a hole in time; an "I Ain't" rather than an "I AM"....by denying our own sacredness and selling that sacredness on the slave blocks of "fear of rejection"!
When the 7 of Cups, Debauch or the Seven of Cups, is thrown during a reading,
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