[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 Running Press Tarot-6 of Cups, seems to be implying the pleasure derived from having all your wants fulfilled, the full 6 cups, a supply that won't run out, the Well, and a pleasant day of cloud viewing.
The Universal Element of Water, is not only implied by the Wishing Well, but also by the blue corners on the card. The art may be fun and fanciful, but the implication of just feeling pleasure as yourself, in the moment, works for all of us.
The Thoth Tarot-6 of Cups-Pleasure 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- the 6th Sephiroth-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 Tarot 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, 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. 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 now a state of daily being me. This is what the Soul delivers to the body, its warm, solar love of being when the body is able to receive it. Hence, the Science of Receiving known as Qabalah.
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 vial 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 more experiences.
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 of the inner and outer sexuality of oneness. The 6/sex of cups, does emphatically represent the fulfillment of the Original Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephiroth, Tiphareth, sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of fertile forces, that makes all life possible as sensuality. The person who experiences this card as inner and outer- sensual being, knows this as the sexual ecstasy of the Solar Logos that blazes as a Sun in the "Sexual Chakra" or Svadhisthana chakra...the orgasmic ecstasy that never stops and is known as the Universal Dance. 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 inner and outer female and inner and outer male blend as one Shining Star of Intelligent Vital Life Force. A "Dragonish Star". Interested students, should begin studying Tantric practices as well as Qabalah.
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 form 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 weathers sad feelings that are being actively expressed as they still 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 shinning, producing a summer crop of pleasure throughout the body.
- The Kundalini is rising. This word Kundalini means "inner soul", so our inner sun shines!
- Your personal magnetism is on the rise. A good time for a love affair!
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