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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 2 of Cups-Love & Tarot of The Ages- Two of Cups

Western Tantric and Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

Thoth 2 of Cups-Love:

Previously I explained Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth called Wisdom, in some detail, and by now one should understand that Chokmah is a state of Pure Maleness or rather the beginning of the idea of maleness, and that Binah is that of Pure Femaleness, or the beginning of the idea of Femaleness. Another way to say this is the concept of Will to Force, Chokmah, is becoming electric, while the concept of Will to Form, Binah, is becoming magnetic and the Law of Attraction and/or Love is created.

However, both are from Kether that is primarily-0 before and androgynous Self became 2. As explained, sexuality as we understand it, is not vast enough of an idea to encompass even a minor understanding of the Supernal Triangle of the Upper 3 Sephiroth. To help with the confusion, Pure Male is Electric Force and Pure Female is Magnetic Force. But again, understanding of these 2 Forces of Will is not complete. Hence, most people feel overwhelmed when this Law of Attraction takes place in their electromagnetic physical bodies.

The Thoth 2 of Cups is also called the Lord of Love and this is easily seen as it represents Venus in Cancer*. The angels of the Decan are: Ayoel and Chabooyah.

*When Venus is in Cancer: Venus is the planet of sensitivity and affection, while Cancer is the most nurturing zodiac sign. When these two get together it creates the potential for greater intimacy, and the chance to build up our romantic relationships. We’ll want to stay at home and bond, cuddle, and talk about our feelings.

Venus in Cancer - Tarot

www.tarot.com/astrology/planets/venus-in-cancer

The 2 of Cups is the influence of Chokmah in the Mental world of Briah.

In Tarot, Cups represent the Alchemical Element Water, which represents the unconsciousness/consciousness. Cancer is a watery sign that is considered to be the House of the Moon, so the matchup is obvious. Jupiter is also exalted in Cancer thus implying benevolence in this most sensitive of signs.

Therefore the 2 of Cups is a card representing feeling and romance in the human world, so misspent energy may apply. Generally, fish are a symbol of the Goddess Venus but the fish-dolphins (not the mammal- dolphins) relate more generally to Neptune or the Sun god Apollo.

On the 2 of cups, we can see (by careful scrutiny as the colors are somewhat faded) a Silvery Dolphin and a Golden Dolphin, The Silver one represents the Moon, Female and the Golden one represents The Sun, male. Here the union of both is loving, romantic, as they work together to bring light into our world. The harmony of male and female which is also the nature of the Water Sign Cancer.

On the 2 of Cups, the Water of Emotion, or Unconsciousness/consciousness, springs up from the Central Lotus, flowing down into the overflowing cups to ultimately reach the Earth. This imagery implies that only through the energy supplied by Chokmah-Fire, can water flow. E-motion, is energy in motion, and the "motion within the movement" is Chokmah's domain.

In Qabalistic Gematria (the book 777, by Aleister Crowley), the number 2 refers also to Will. Therefore, the Two of Cups can also imply Love under will or Willful Love. The 2 of Cups radiates a perfect placid harmony, amid joyous ecstasy...often called the "adorable fire".

The symbols on this card may be subtle, but they represent both the male and female forces that once joined; as a couple, and as the Sun above the castled phallus and the Water that is symbolically female as a lake and fertile earth all covered in exuberant vegetation, produce all things from the vital flow of Love.

There may be a tendency to think of this card as one would the Major Arcana Card of the Lovers. But that is not generally so, as the 2 of Cups is about Love being physical, between two human partners, whereas, the Lovers Card-key 6- refers to the inner Hermetic Marriage of the love between the Yin Yang, balanced in harmonious union as the inner Self.

To a Qabalist, Key 6 rather than the 2 of Cups, would be the Love of Binah and Chokmah, of Wisdom and Understanding. However, the surrounding cards will show if this is the Hermetic Marriage of the Goddess and God within or of 2 Soul mates in the human world. Here is where the intuition of the Reader is most helpful as well. For Love is such a powerful Law of Attraction, that it can overcome all limits of restriction and burn away in pure "adorable fire" ( Dr.Paul Foster Case), any reasoning.

Those faithful readers who have been following my blog know by now that Binah/Understanding, is "Will to Form", and the underlying force that makes imagination a womb. She is the Will of the Womb of all Forms, not the Womb itself for that is reserved to the Action of Chesed/Mercy, the Sphere of Mercy and the Divine Architect.

Again the sexingof this forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine in its expression of form, and yet it is feminine as it receives the Will of Binah. Chokmah maybe the “pure masculine force”, yet Chokmah was the Hebrew word for the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia. The interplay of masculine and feminine Qualities constitutes all Sephira.

What may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies. We are Androgynous, in that we are both receptive (female-anima) and expressive (male-animus); both magnetic (female) and electric (male). Being Electromagnetic entity, we are both sides of the same coin. Thus. we have great Divine Power, of I AM; "to be or not to be" male or female or even both, which can throw the sexing of a body into confusion!

The body is an electromagnetic tool, powered by the Photon Entity that you are (A Sun of God and/or Soul). As a power tool the homo sapiens sapiens body is excelled, but as its operator, you are beyond the reason and excellence of bodies. You are obviously a "Will to be" born of the "I Will Be" of Kether, which makes us the Psyche born from the consummate marriage of "Will to Force" (Chokmah) and “Will to Form” (Binah),so here is a kicker, YOU ARE THE IMAGINATION (I-Magi-Nation) ...you don't have an imagination, for that is the small ego/survival mind of the animal, thinking it possesses. Rather, all the images you see are “Self-Images”! In this Universe of Self, it is not "I possess", it is I AM!

Remember, Hu is Mandarin for God and Man is from the Hindu word for mind---Manas, thus you are called a God Mind! The body is not described in the world human. So you are a Hu-Man, who owns a homo sapiens sapiens body which in common vernacular is a Soul (Horus) who uses an Organic Organism as an Intimate Self Awareness. Horus being the "HuMan".

Image-maker, is what the Imagination means, and that dear soul is the Divine Creative's Power. So get off of your suffering butt and stand up and Yell-----I AM Me! And get on with you, and imagine your divinity, for self- impeccability is what you came to do! Remember, what we command by declaration in this Universe produces our own image, take charge of yourself and stop blaming environment, or person or thing; Sure they may influence, but they only have the power you give them. What you are is up to your Passionate use of Imagination and don't accept man-made definitions (propaganda) that only stimulate your imagination to imagine enslavement of your image to another, person, place or thing. You are Imagination; the I-Magi-Nation! When imagination and love flow as one perspective----------You Are Divine in manifestation flowing in luxurious sensation that is known as the "adorable fire" and the body writhes in an energetic ecstasy of an powerful Photon bath flowing over and through an electromagnetic entity.

The Thoth 2 of Cups represents the Dancing Hindu Gods, Shakti and Shiva as the twin powers of S/He join and vibrate in rhythm of the Universal Dance of 0=2, within the electromagnetic physical body. It is Wonderful, and one should be happy they have a physical form to feel the intimacy of the "gods"! Like all things in this world of measurement, all things have a beginning and an end. So enjoy the dance and fear not its ending. For it will begin again and again in a fearless life.

The Tarot of The Ages-Two of Cups, uses the same imagery of the Thoth card, but in an Mayan interpretation. 2 cups, 2 lovers, 2 lotus and the single head (0) of a twin bodied "Serpentine Force" (2). Now we can see this twin bodied serpent as the physical DNA, or as the One who is Two, life force of the Divine known as the Ida and Pingala, in Hindu texts. For when the "inner Soul"/Kundalini rises, its Solar presence in the body stimulates an ecstasy no drug can accomplish. For at the bottom/Coccyx of every homo sapiens sapiens spine, is a "small star", a photon sun inheritance created by our DNA being spliced with that of "Ancient gods who from the Sky came", called the Anu and/or Annunaki of the Sumerians. When this sun is stimulated enough by body chemistry, it "rises" and links us to the Universal Collective Mind. We then leave behind the reality of the homo sapiens sapiens instinctual and superstitious mind of an slave, to that of a "living Sun"/Son of the Divine Creative, i.e. Horus. Hence, we can surmise that Love has a lot to do with Divinity.

Both the Thoth and The Tarot of The Ages card, share the same divinatory meanings.

When the 2/Two of Cups- Love, is thrown during a reading:

  • The querent is in a deep love relationship.
  • The joyous bliss of receiving as one has been received.
  • A loving and healing union of opposites propagating a compassionate and caring response.
  • The recent loving bond of consciousness and unconsciousness reconciling the harmony of what seemed opposite. Such as the merging of unconscious desires with those of the Heart.
  • The beginning of a love affair or pledge of deep friendship.
  • Ideas generated between two partners in cooperation and harmony.
  • The merging of Lover and beloved.
  • A healing harmony where quarrels and disputes are resolved.
  • Romance, trust, sympathy, and desires consummated, vows, engagement and marriage, all permutations of active partnership.
  • Where the action of body and Spirit are in sync.
  • Friendship beginning or renewed.
  • Passion.
  • Union.
  • Engagement. 
  • Understanding. 
  • Partnership. 
  • Marriage.

If ill defined by surrounding cards in a layout:

  • Unsatisfactory love.
  • False friendship.
  • Troubled relationship.
  • Divorce.
  • Separation.
  • Crossed desires.
  • Misunderstanding.
  • Opposition.

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