The Babylonian Tarot-Prince of Cups-Enbilulu, derives its images from the Sumerian poem of Enki and the world order . The son of the Water god Ea, is Enbilulu, "Knower of Rivers",who is put in charge of streams and rivers. He was also the divine inspector of canals and irrigation. Therefore, Enbilulu is shown standing in a swirling river with a large fluted cup on the right.
When the Prince of Cups-Enbilulu is thrown in a divination:
All four Princes 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 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 formula, which is also shown in the Prince of Cups. Here we see the water Lotus and the cup that is issuing a serpent.
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 secret), 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 Deck card is Libra going over into Scorpio, suggests great volatility, as this influence implies tremendous power, energy and weight.
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. However, he is Tempest, and extremes come easy to him. So if involved in sexual union, he must have all 3 levels of Scorpio involved in the sex act. The Eagle-or Spirit of him, the Cup or Mind of Him, and the Serpent or physical sexual attraction of him. Without Spirit-Mind-Body copulating as one, he will move on to many other lovers until he finds his Spirit-Mind and body mate. He is also a "little dark" and will love that in his mate. I know this because I am a Double Scorpio who happens to have the tarot significator of the Prince of Cups. The union of male and female, to me, is that of lightning and water that whip up a tempest of passion on all 3 levels of Spirit-Mind-Body.
Assigning the astrological sign of Pisces to this card, implies gentleness, understanding, kindness and hyper-sensitivity.
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:
As far as personal events go, the Prince of Cups represents for the querent:
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