The Tarot of the Old Path displays a feasting of jolly friends. The Nine of Cauldrons, is of the feminine element, water, also shown in the blue clothing, the Cauldrons and the Maid-Mother and Crone implication of the three drops of water that are exiting the drinking cup. The tri-form pattern on his rich clothing also implies Maid, Mother and Crone.
Seven Cauldrons are scattered about the feasting table, one in his hand, and the female companion is drinking from number nine while she is talking to him.
Obviously, this card implies a gathering of friends, feasting, and enjoying each others company.
The Primary message of this card seems to be revealing in the good life and possessing a good Nature and liberal character.
THOTH Tarot- 9 OF CUPS-HAPPINESS
Those who have been reading my blogs, know by now that Yesod, the 9th Sephiroth, is the Foundation of all manifested forms and forces on the 10th Sephiroth- Malkuth-the physical plane.
The 9's, generally show very great fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundation Base of Yesod.
Now this is pure power, so that means it can be used negatively or positively, depending on the perspective of the user. Discrimination and discernment are 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, 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.
This is a card of sensuality and pleasure, more mystical than convention allows and less stable than the Ten, 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, overflowing into one another, suggests 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".
When the Nine of Cauldrons or 9 Cups-Happiness, 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's away, so the mice can play", kind of moment.
- Fun,before reason takes over, and finds the logical points of survival thinking that messes up "unmitigated joy'.
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