The Erotic Tarot- 9 of Water, shows once again, the artistic talent and humor of Milo Manara. Here, the element of water is shown as a urine puddle, beneath the spread legs of a very happy and satisfied young woman. If anyone has been traveling for a long while with a full bladder and no sign of a restroom, they would know what a joyous relief it is just to let go and piss! This woman looks to have been in such a relieving position.
Exhibitionism aside, she seems content to launch content. Since this is a cup card in traditional tarot, and the cup represents the Yoni, this young woman's exposure shows the true cup. Also, since water is a symbol for emotion, no greater pleasure is known that to let go of all the pent up emotion one has.
Since, the meaning applied to this card is that of:
- Well being.
The 9's all refer to Yesod, the 9th Sephiroth that is the Foundation of all manifested forms and forces on Malkuth-the physical and material plane. The 9's, generally show very great fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of Yesod. (9th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life)
Now this is pure-conscious- emotional power, so that means it can be used negatively or positively, depending on the perspective of the user. Discrimination is the Key here.
THE 9 OF CUPS-Lord of Material Happiness, is Jupiter in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan are Saliah and Asriel.
The 9 of Cups is Yesod in Briah, (see-The Four worlds) influencing the Material World. Here, the benevolence of Jupiter, effects happiness and satisfaction in the Earth plane (Malkuth), by functioning through the Water of Pisces.
The 9 of Cups-Happiness is a card of sensuality and pleasure, more mystical than convention allows, and less stable than the 10, but is now flowing and reaching towards the mystical states of ecstasy. Here, sensual pleasure, may be felt as a religious experience as the influence of Jupiter is strong in the passive, receptive and somewhat psychic character of Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces also indicates pleasant travel by water and brings good fortune through occupations governed by Neptune. The personality inclination here is a tendency for kindness, quiet and unassuming, with an unambitious approach to life. If the planet is well dignified, there may be a more ambitious approach to occupation.
The Square arrangement of the Cups, on the 9 of Cups, overflowing into one another, suggests the 4th Sephiroth-Chesed-Jupiter and the perfection of Water force, a dreamy current of Consciousness which is also reinforced by Yesod-9, being the number of the Moon. Pisces brings out the most Placid form of Water (consciousness), so this card is a Happiness well-spring that floods into our normal state of consciousness.
The recipient of this Happiness, really doesn't ponder a reason to be happy, for their own consciousness has not reasoned it out as a logical way to be.....they "just are" and they feel "good all over. As you are this far into the blog you know by now that Yesod, the 9th Sephiroth, is the Foundation of all manifested forms and forces on Malkuth-the physical plane. The 9's, generally show very great fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of Yesod.
Now this is pure foundational power, so that means it can be used negatively or positively, depending on the perspective of the user. Discrimination is the Key here.
So when the 9 of Cups/Water, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- Contentment and Satisfaction. Everything looks and feels "rosy".
- The querent, is enjoying self-esteem and inner joy; flowing feelings of inspiration and joy.
- The dull thunk in this chiming joy, is that this is temporary, as Change is the stability of the Universe; "the cat is away, so the mice can play", kind of moment. Before reason takes over, and finds the logical points of survival thinking that messes up "unmitigated joy".
- Optimism and trust in the future,
- The love that opens up everything.
- The search for fulfillment in the higher purpose of life.
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