The Thoth Tarot- 6 of Swords is called Science while the Six of Swords of the Witches Tarot seems to imply balance.
The Witches Tarot-Six of Swords card, depicts a young man balancing himself as he paddles a canoe across a flowing river. His dark hair is stirring in the wind, and his yellow canoe with dragon fly motif, represent air, the element of this card.
His destination seems to be a lush island amidst calm waters, in the background.
Miraculously, the six swords stuck in his canoe, are not damaging it. Maybe they are plugging holes. Whatever they are doing, it seems that one can take their troubles and concerns with them without being weighed down by them.
The primary meaning of the witches Tarot - Six of Swords, seems to be about an eminent move to a calm and peaceful place or travel by water to a better place.
Thoth Tarot- 6 of Swords-Science and the 6th Sephiroth-Tiphareth-Beauty.
In reiteration of past blogs, the adept will find the initiation of Tiphareth the 6th Sepiroth-Beauty, is the first of the Greater Initiations into the meaning of Self. This Tiphareth initiation is literally a scarifying of all that we know to be self, and life as we have lived it. Here the sacrifice is not relinquishing the "much desired something", but rather a transition of Force, from that of the will of lesser consciousness to the Pure Will of the Greater Self. "Thy will be done" rather than, "my will be done'.
The Four Sixes of the Thoth Tarot are about definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
Here, we have Mercury in Aquarius. Thus, this card is also called: Lord of Earned Success
The Angels of the Decan are, Rehaayal and Yeyezeil . The 6 of Swords is influenced by Tiphareth in the Astral World [ Yetzirah].
The air sign of Aquarius, is ruled by Saturn, which tends to stabilize the fleeting qualities of Mercury. The positioning of Mercury in Aquarius, a mental sign, leads naturally to science and humanitarianism, so success is the result of Saturn's work in this aspect.
Now the cutting power of Swords is turned toward the positive, and the Rose is resurrected after being war-torn in the 5's of Swords which is related to the Severity of Geburah.
In the 6 of Swords, the swords all come together at a point in the restored Rose Cross of Six squares, which Crowley calls, " The Rose Cross at the central secret of Scientific Truth." Thus, we have the definitive meaning of "success after anxiety and trouble", for the Way of the Cross is suffering before ascension.
Here, Tiphareth shows the perfect balance and idea of the card, as all moral and mental faculties are perfectly balanced, won by great effort, but hard to hold in a ever-changing world of political propaganda and commercialized morality.
Here the swords form the holy hexagram of the seven sacred planets and the Solar Self, (Psyche/Soul) in the center. This image depicts a perfect psychosomatic balance of Soul, Mind and Body. Here, the Psyche promotes physical health.
When thrown during a reading, the six of swords implies:
The negative of this card, would be confusion because of extreme mental activity producing conflicting thoughts, ambiguity and indecision. Again, depending on the accompanying cards.
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