The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot-6 of Congo-Water- Shi-Li-Bo Nouvavou/ Dan-l, means " initiated or loved by the Sun..."Hence, the card is comparable to the Thoth 6 of Cups-Pleasure, where the Sun of the Divine Creative loves the flesh. Like Aphrodite, this voodoo loa alone unites the most magic forces and represents * omniscience in voodoo.
Omniscience (/ ɒ m ˈ n ɪ ʃ ə n s /) is the capacity to know everything. In monotheistic religions, such as Sikhism and the Abrahamic religions , this is an attribute of God . In Jainism , omniscience is an attribute that any individual can eventually attain.
Presented on this card is Grand Silibo Nouvavou who is a virgin Loa who govern streams,rivers and ponds. This virgin loa whose lover is the Sun, purifies or bathes herself in the Sun. Being omniscience, she unites the magics of Voodoo. Therefore, one calls on Silibo Nouvavou when you want to feel the pleasure of purification, or when you take a cleansing bath. One calls on her when they want to consolidate their magic ability or knowledge.
According to the Author of The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot book, Louis Martinie, Dan-l present himself to him, and want to be included in this presentation of Shilibo Nouvavou. Just as the 10 Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, Dan-l has a feminine state, and is so presented on this card bathing in the Sun; Shilibo Nouvavou is the Water. Dan-l appeared as a white serpent stretching out upon the night sky much like the Milky Way. The snake's body created a path way on which the ancestors walk. Dan-l appears to Louis, "... to be a distant star loa transmitting currents associated with the passage of ancestors through the night sky".
When thrown in divination, the 6 of Congo implies:
- The joy of will manifest.
- The querent's work in its fullness.
[From the Sepher Yetzirah and the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom:]
In Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure, primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life, Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the Order of Angels is Melechim that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are also called the Order of Virtues, Angels and Rulers.
The 6 of Cups is also called the Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio the Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The influence of the Solar Logos-Tiphareth, in the Mental World known to Qabalist as Briah.
Already we know that Tiphareth in Atziluth (Beauty in Pure Spirit) means Victory after effort, shown as the 6 of Wands, thus we see the 6 of Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World, (Mental World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.
Noted to be a sign of discrimination and/or discernment, magnetism and hidden qualities, Scorpio, in the 6 of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx. Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a Fertile, warm, fruitful Sea--a Spa of Life generating qualities, surging up from the base of the spine. Being a Sun in Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, and having a Moon in Cancer, my inner self is a bright pleasure to my Watery World. Bacchus revels in my halls of hearth and heart as I live this card in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure...thus I have no need to seek it-----I Am It! And pleasure is a state of daily being me.
Of course, Scorpio may sting where the Will directs, however, when the Will resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, Love is the Willful view of life and the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with profane actions. So as the Sun activates the Forces of Scorpio, gain or pleasure commences. Implied, without assurance, is that pleasure and gain will build as shown by the partially filled cups that leave room for even more experiences of pleasure.
Pleasure, being the natural title of this card, is not that of the mundane pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest sense as the "adorable fire"; implying well-being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain but with ease and satisfaction. Yet it does emphatically represent the fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephiroth Tiphareth, "Sun/Son of God", sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of fertile forces, that makes all life possible. The person who experiences this card in sensual being, knows this as the sexual ecstasy of the Solar Logos that blazes as a Sun in the "Sexual Chakra" or Swadhisthana chakra...the orgasmic ecstasy that never stops . This is the state of the Highest of Sexual possibility, as in the union of Zeus Christos and the Mari, or of the Simon and the Helen, even of the Shakti and Shiva...where one knows God is Sex (Sex is 6 in Latin and sexen in Egyptian, denoting copulation). The perfect Pleasure of the synchronicity of communion, where the female and male blend as one Shining Star of Intimate Vital Life Force. Interested students, should begin studying the deeply sensual Tantric practices, which stimulate the "rising inner sun", and/or "inner soul", known in Sanskrit as Kundalini. Start simply and easily by practicing Tantra Pranayama by yourself. Then once proficient in these practices, begin uniting with a partner, equally proficient, so that the "adorable fire", stays adorable for this is the "Sun" and if one is not ready for its intensity, it will destroy the personality. Therefore, without first establishing contact with the Real Person , one will become lost . For there is no greater danger , than to lose contact with earth, when one hasn't yet contacted the stars as a Mercury personality.... a "messenger of the gods".
When the 6 of Cups-Pleasure, is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is experiencing emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6 months of giving to and receiving pleasure from others.
- A period of innocence and taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
- They may be experiencing an orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that even sad feelings being actively expressed, feel good in release.
- The querent may also be experiencing sweet memories of the past, as past efforts bring present rewards.
- The querent's sexual sun is fully shining, producing a summer crop of pleasure throughout the body.
When ill defined by the surrounding cards:
- Emotional imprisonment.
- Flight from reality.
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