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The Tarot of Eli: Minor Arcana- Starman Tarot- Ace of Cups & The Thoth Tarot- Ace of Cups

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Starman Tarot- Ace of Cups, represents the fountain of youth of restoration and regeneration. Here worn and dead items are returned to youth. What was barren, can now with bear fruit. Ideas that have taken large amounts of effort and toiling work, can now be realized. Therefore, this is an illustration of a celebration of the moment we take into our lives and open our hearts to this great stream of calm, flowing energy of rebirth and renewal into our lives. Here, vines grow out of the cup, as the Milk of Life overflows, fertilizing the ground into new birth and the base fertilizes the ground into new rooted growth. The Lotus of purity blooms, as we over come the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

Davide De Angelis creates his Grail out of silver and gold, the Moon and the Sun metals , symbolizing the unseen union of the Divine Creative as Creatrix and Creator, all in one. The Sky is full of his special holy geometry, accompanied by his alien calligraphy.

After reading these blogs, you may understand that Kether is the "Dark Energy" that really isn't understood by us as it is the source and therefore, composite of all the electromagnetic spectrum. Hence, it is shown as an White Circle; White being the perfect balance of all Color weights, unreachable in our material spectrum. However we draw it, Kether, the Source of All, is not known to us objectively, but its presence is subjectively understood as a movement within all that moves.

Again, the Aces are attributed to Kether and they represent the purest forms of energy. Each is a specific type, and density of Energy that we call the Alchemical Elements.

The Ace of Cups is Kether in Briah, depicting the influence of Kether on the Mental Level. The Ace of Cups is the Root Powers of Water, an element used to symbolize the Consciousness and emotions (in combination with Fire).

The Thoth Deck Version of this Card shows the wave action characteristic of physical water implying the activity that encloses and directs pure consciousness. As the Universe of Energy is woven out of waves of consciousness, ideas. Therefore, the Web in the background. The Thoth- Ace of Cups, shows us a magnificent Grail filling with "White energy", empowering the surroundings, with Spider Woman's Web emanating from it. For those of us who do not know the Myths of Spider Woman, she is a Native American description of the Great Mother Goddess who wove the fabric of the universe. Today we acknowledge time-space, as a woven grid of energy-----the similarity simply means that we have proven the Myth. Hence, it is not a myth after all.

The Ace of Cups represents the secrets of Water in its original form. The Wyrd (weaving) of Atoms into flowing waves/currents of energy form. Water is the Feminine compliment (magnetic), the Moon- vaginal- womb to the masculine- electric- Sun-phallus.

Upon the Dark Sea of Binah (or Goddess Mari if Gnostic Nazarene/Essene) are Lotuses, two in one, that fill the Grail-cup with Life Fluid, that is either represented as Water, Wine, Milk or Blood according to the selected purpose of the symbolism. In such symbolism, the Lotus can be replaced by a Blood Red Rose, thus representing the Blood Red Sea of Binah from which all Life flows, as it is Mother's blood. The Blood Red Rose is the image for the "Rosy Cross" symbol.

Remembering that all Aces are the "seed" of a force, no matter how much imagery we use to describe "The Womb with a View" (I've called the Great Her this since I was very young), She is a Force that makes Form from "I" (ideas) by active birth of Understanding. For when an idea is understood, it becomes information which in this Universe, becomes form. To represent this amazing Force, in any form of metaphor is difficult at most, and a mystery in the least. It's like trying to identify the one who has left foot prints in the snow. You know someone has been there, but no conclusive clue on their identity. She is the Seed of all Life; of Energy as Form.

When thrown, the Ace of Cups, represents, the seed of a form, and idea beginning to formulate; a birth starting in the mind as a zygote that will take about a year to manifest its true form. Beauty, fertility, productiveness. The Mysterious Seed of Femininity.

The Cup, is the Womb of Form, and emerges from the Lotus (Crown) implying the idea of Womb, the seed of the concept of conception and not a sex as of yet. Thus, the Ace of Wands is the idea of Phallus-ejaculation and the Ace of Cups is the Idea of Womb-reception best understood as the Yoni-Linga of Hindu design.

The Ace of Cups is derived from-Yoni Moon, as the Ace of Wands is from Phallus- Sun. Thus we have the "Holy Grail", the Divine Creatrix; here the dark Sea of Binah supports the Two in One Lotuses that fill the cup with Life Fluid, be it symbolized, by water, wine or blood. Two in One, is the realization of the Womb and Phallus. However, this is a symbol of itself, for the true Holy Grails, where Matriarch Temples, built on crossing ley- lines of earth energy and run by The High Priestess and priestesses before they were all destroyed, women and temples, by the hordes of the Patriarch. These where all over the earth at one time, and kept the planet and the people healthy, fed and nurtured by there balancing of the seasons. That was then, and now the Patriarch's propaganda has profaned the Grail as some kind of drinking cup used by the "son of god" at a dinner. The War Priests of the Patriarch have given us a world dying under their theology and we have struggled out of our dystopia of past 500 yrs opening our hearts more and more each day, to the Creatrix. Many of us welcoming back the healing love of the Priestess.

According to Crowley, the White Light descending into the Ace of Cups is depiction of the Holy Ghost and/or Holy Spirit that enlivens all form, i.e. the male semen like flow of "will to force".

The Holy Spirit represents the Moving- All of Spiral- Energy: Spirit, Mind and Body.

WHEN THE ACE OF CUPS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:

It implies:

  • A new attitude brings rewards.
  • In a period of One Year, the querent will develop a new relationship, or new awareness about existing relationship.
  • Is experiencing a new bust of empathy, emotion, sentiment or enthusiasm  This is a time for staying open and vulnerable in order to reap rewards.
  • The opening of spiritual, psychic, intuitive channels
  • Heart opening to the gift of Love.
  • Longing for union. 
  • The experience of grace.

If ill defined:

  • Vagueness.
  • Irrationality. 
  • Hysteria.

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