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The Tarot of Eli-Court Cards: Thoth Tarot-Prince of Cups & Tarot of Druids- Knight of Chalices

Western Hermetic Qabalah and Tantric Tarot Card Comparisons.

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The Thoth Prince of Cups

All 4 Princes (Knights in Traditional Tarot) are dependent on the Union of the King and Queen. Unless set in motion by the Royal couple, the Prince’s power is illusionary.

The Prince of Cups is known in the Western Mysteries, as the Prince of the Chariot of the Waters, Prince and Emperor of the Nymphs and Undines, as he represents the last Decan of Libra and the first two Decans of Scorpio. He is Specific Air of Primal Water.

By now, you may know the Yod Heh Vau Heh (YHVH) formula, which is also shown in the Prince of Cups as the Vau part of the formula. Here also is shown the water Lotus and the cup that is issuing a serpent. The Serpent represents Chokmah, the masculine Yod Force and in this card, it has the fiery unsettling/passionate qualities of Scorpio. The cup, is Heh, and encloses the Yod serpent; a Victorian way to show phallus and womb and/or the King and Queen in Union.

The Prince, as Vau, carries out the activities of Yod and Heh combined, here then is Water (consciousness). The Eagle drawing the Chariot, is the Kerubic symbol for Water (also the highest symbol of Scorpio). And as we know, if we've swam in a river, the Eagle also suggests that the calm appearance of water, may hold violent and fiery energy-currents beneath the surface. Thus, in the Prince of Cups, Water suggests the Universal Collective Unconscious and/or the Dark Sea of Mother Binah, which bears dynamic energy. Therefore, what activity we can expect from the Prince of cups personality is on one hand, elastic, volatile and hydro static equilibrium; on the other hand, the catalytic faculty and energy of steam which is shown in the Tarot card as wings of tenuous vapor, sprouting from his back that is also suggesting a spiritual sense of vaporization.

Scorpio is noted as being the most Mysterious of Signs, making this card very complicated in its Water imagery. The Lotus is sacred to Water. The calm and stagnant Lake beneath the Prince, is shown being disturbed by heavy rain; Rain being the volatile expression of Vapor that has become clouds. The reason the lake is shown stagnant, is because of the Alchemical secret process of putrefaction which is also symbolized by the scorpion (not shown because it is a secret mystery of alchemy in this card), the other two processes of Scorpio are shown as the Serpent and the Eagle. Sexual force and Higher Motion, in that order.The fact that this Thoth card is Libra going over into Scorpio, suggests great volatility, as this influence implies tremendous power, energy and weight. Therefore, the Prince of Cups is the mythological image of the *Storm and/or Weather God*.

Such a person must be well mated, with good will and sincerity, for loyalty is all important to keep their good nature. When this is so, they are extremely romantic, sensual and generous to a fault and are great lovers. Therefore, he is often shown as the knight of hearts, the sensitive hero (Percival**), guardian of love, and protector of high ideals. Hence, he is shown holding up the Graäl Cup with Serpent, showing that he is the "Husband" of the Divine Feminine. Husband, is an Anglo Saxon word meaning " Caretaker and/or Keeper of Her Property".

Weather god

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jupiter, king of gods and weather god in ancient Rome

Mariamman, the Hindu goddess of rain.

A weather god, also frequently known as a storm god, is a deity in mythology associated with weather phenomena such as thunder, lightning, rain, wind, storms, tornado, and hurricanes. Should they only be in charge of one feature of a storm, they will be called after that attribute, such as a rain god or a lightning/thunder god. This singular attribute might then be emphasized more than the generic, all-encompassing term "storm god", though with thunder/lightning gods, the two terms seem interchangeable. They feature commonly in polytheistic religions.

Storm gods are most often conceived of as wielding thunder and/or lightning (some lightning gods' names actually mean "thunder", but since you cannot have thunder without lightning, they presumably wielded both). The ancients didn't seem to differentiate between the two, which is presumably why both the words "lightning bolt" and "thunderbolt" exist despite being synonyms. Storm gods are typically male (especially the lightning/thunder ones), powerful and irascible (the irascibility is probably a trait because of the command over thunder/lightning, thus the god's power over this aspect of the natural world influences his personality). Rain and wind deities tend to not be portrayed as wrathful as thunder/lightning deities.

Percival - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival

Percival —or Peredur (Welsh pronunciation: [pɛˈrɛdɨr]), Perceval, Parzival, Parsifal, etc.—is one of King Arthur's legendary Knights of the Round Table. First made famous by the French author Chretien de Troyes in the tale Perceval, the Story of the Grail, he is most well known for being the original hero in the quest for the Grail, before being replaced in later English and French literature by Galahad.

As a personality archetype, a person born between October 23 rd and November 22nd, has a personality generated by this archetype.

The Tarot of Druids-Knight of Chalices, is comparable to the Thoth Prince of Cups. Here we have a tongue-in-cheek image of a very self-satisfied looking knight upon a white charger and holding a chalice. He is a symbol of great amorous passion which also describes the Prince of Cups.

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As I've said before: The Princes represent the coming and going of an event or person.

In the case of the Prince of Cups, the morality or moral characteristic of such a person is implied as:

  • Subtlety, secret violence and craft.
  • Being also an artist in all his ways, he would be intensely secret.
  • The calm and imperturbable surface he displays mask his most intense passion.
  • He accepts only external influences that aid him in his secret designs.
  • His conscience is not that of an ordinary person, for it is of a more impersonal nature, making him suspect and distrusted by acquaintances.
  • He is perfectly ruthless and inspires fear in those that distrust him.
  • His abilities are immense, going beyond ordinary senses in to realms of the subtle. He is, however, fluid and being volatile as well, does not care to work in harness.
  • Is capable of great amorous passion.

As far as personal events go, the Prince of Cups represents for the querent:

  • A personal process of the quiet inner aspect of the male principle where self-reflection, inner meditative peace and awareness are being experienced by the querent (The person the reading is for).
  • The event of Mind is turned towards deep feelings and artistic visions with the necessary passion to do them but with the secrecy that may prevent it.
  • Is completely involved in emotional sensation, psychic awareness and spiritual awareness. All of which they have in abundance.
  • Love.
  • Warmth.
  • Sympathy.
  • Heartiness.

If ill defined by surrounding cards:

  • Infidelity.
  • Falseness.
  • Duplicity.
  • Selfishness.
  • Lack of sensitivity.
  • Naivety.

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