The Legends Tarot- Seven of Cups shows a blue, wolf-faced full Moon, a silver moon cup, complete with central moon stone with crescents and sigils of 7 "Moon-Dogs" and/or wolves. All of which suggest the Pythagorean element water.
The Primary meaning of this card seems to be that of foolish whims, fantasy, daydreams and illusionary success. However, there are no visual clues to this meaning, as one must read the little accompanying booklet to get these messages from the card.
To a Qabalist, these cards are just pretty art; nice to look at but revealing nothing of the inner-arcane and outer-objective self. The Qabalistic Tarot is all about "Above all things, know thyself".
Hence, the Thoth Tarot.
THOTH TAROT- 7 OF CUPS-DEBAUCH.
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!
[Hu-Mandarine for "god" and Man comes from the Hindu Manas meaning mind.]
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; that being the outer and/or objective 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 to "live in the moment", 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 in the Universal Collective Unconscious. 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; "nots" that have been installed by social pleasure/pain training, we become masters of our own Existence, which is the meaning of I AM . The I AM ME, is objective existence. So it behooves us to declare ourselves as "I AM", rather than the polluted thoughts of a "I Wanna-Be Me" who is all tied up in the 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"! Fear of rejection, is obviously and ignorant fear, for we are still breathing, showing that Spirit and Mind is still the I AM of Me- who is body.
When the 7 of Cups, Debauch or the Seven of Cups, is thrown during a reading,
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