The Thoth Tarot-ACE OF CUPS and the Night Sun Tarot-ACE OF CUPS of the 1st Sephiroth- Kether:
If you have any knowledge of the latest in Astrophysics, you may understand that Kether is the "Dark energy that swirls and becomes-Dark Matter" (Dark Mater') and therefore, "pushes the Universe along. The Pushing, is how we know it, since both Dark Pater and Dark Mater, are really not understood by us. Kether, the Crowning Source of All, is not known to us objectively, but it's presence is subjectively understood as a movement within all that moves; an invisible thermodynamic energy, a beginning of vibration/frequency.
Again, the 4 Aces, are attributed to Kether and they represent the most pure forms of energy in essence rather than form. Each is a specific type, and density of Energy Essence that we call the "seed" of Pythagorean and/or Alchemical Elements.
THE ACE OF CUPS:
Is Kether in Briah, the Creative World, depicting the influence of Kether on the Mental Level. The Ace of Cups is the Root Powers of Water, an element used to symbolize the Unconsciousness and emotions when in combination with Fire, which is known as Water's Consort (shown in this Thoth ace as the outline of red).
The Thoth Tarot Version of this Card shows the wave action characteristic of physical water implying the activity that encloses and directs pure consciousness, as the Womb of consciousness is the Universal Collective Unconscious and/or The Divine Creative. As the Universe of Energy is woven out of waves of consciousness, and/or identities that are understood. Thus, the Web in the background. The Feminine that Weaves this Web of frequencies and/or Microwaves of Self radiated from the Core or Root of Self, the Galactic Center of the Milky Way., was known to many nations of Native Americans as Spider Woman.
According to Crowley, the White Light descending is depiction of the Holy Ghost and/or Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit represents the All of Spiral-Energy and or Microwave frequencies of the Universal Self; each spiral a circle, each circle a dimension of Self-Understanding.
The Cup, is the Psyche Womb of Form and/or the "Holy Graäl" ("Holy Grail"), and on the Thoth Tarot, emerges from the Lotus (Crown) implying the idea or root power of Womb; the seed of the concept of conception. Therefore, the Ace of Wands, the Cups mate, is the root power of Phallus. The Ace of Cups is a symbol for the-Yoni- Moon, as the Ace of Wands is symbolic of the Phallus- Sun.
Seen on the Thoth Tarot- Ace of Cups, the dark Sea of Binah supports the Two in One Lotuses that fill the cup with Life Fluid/"Mother's Milk", be it symbolized, by water, milk, wine or alchemical Gluten. Two in One, is the realization of the Womb and Phallus as an root power of multiplicity.
The Night Sun- Ace of Cups, shows the Chalice like Graäl filled with a fertile growth of both Lotus, goddess symbol of the Oriental cultures and the 5 petal Rose-goddess symbol of Western cultures. The radiant of Life Giving Force, are shown as straight radiant on a background of Blue with sacred geometry symbols. The Upside down triangle symbol for the element of water is shown above the Cup.
The Qabalistic- ACE OF CUPS, represents the emotional world of "feeling" and/or intuition that resides in the Unconscious; the time of Summer and the Space of East. This is the symbol of receptivity, psychism, instincts, fears, memories, desires, dreams, fantasy, and all the other aspects of the subconscious. This is the essence of imagination, what I call "the womb-with-a -view", for in her ideas are gestated in "Understanding", which identifies and conceives of all things.
The colors of the Ace of Cups, are those of water, lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, rain and the blood. If you remember your biology, blood is blue until it is oxidized (You may have notice your blue veins). This is the Holy Grail sitting within the emotional nature (would be a fitting symbol for the Emotional Body of our Aura) which is represented by the blue cup. It is the conscious state of emotional integrity, as represented by the double rainbow on the Thoth Card. The inside and outside are without dichotomy. As above so below can also be seen here.
The Ace of cups also symbolizes the ability to nurture one's-self with the same capacity as one gives out to others. Also seen on the Thoth Graäl, are the Three rings of " Kings Solomon's key" and a stylistic rendition of the Chakras and serpent and, or spiral forces of life in the human body.
The blue Grail, is Wisdom and the Cup symbol is, Compassion, Reason and Discipline, the three ingredients of Love, making it apparent that Love and Wisdom are in union as a flow of nurturing, healing, supporting emotional force (as seen by the radiance entering the cup). Love and Wisdom in equal balance.
The serpent handles of the cup symbolize the regenerative nature of this balance, as the serpent sheds it's skin to transform into a more expanded being; our Soul also sheds personalities, in order to transform.
The lotus base represents the trusting heart who never over-extends itself emotionally but unfolds itself naturally without resistance or holding itself back. In fact, this Love-Wisdom union is the woven fabric of Life itself, as symbolized by the web of Spider Woman (Native American Mother of the Universe) that is seen behind the cup.
Scholars have little doubt that the Christianized version of the Arthurian "Holy Graäl" legend, had no authentic tradition of the lost wine- cup of Christ.
The vessel was entirely pagan and feminine as another transformation of the Celts' Cauldron of Regeneration, shown above. This Gaäl was the symbolic female-vagina/womb, the symbol of life giving blood. As in Hindu symbols, the cup was often shown in conjunction with a male symbol, just as the Grail appeared in conjunction with the holy lance.
The legendary quest for the Grail, is a vast pagan epic, as depicted by its Cistern ornamentations. In the later Christian story, every anecdote, and detail in this inspired work is merely a travesty of the Celtic Quest for the submerged woman/ Lady of the Lake and/or Dr. Carl Jung's "inner perfect woman" the Anima.
According to the Christian stories, the Grail had some very suspicious origins. It was carved out of a jewel that fell from Satan's crown (Kether) as he descended into the underworld. In many texts, the jewel was identified as the Phoenix stone, Lapis Exilis, Lapis Judaicus, or Theolithus (God stone). Its magic renewed one's youth or supplied one with inexhaustible amounts of food. [Spence, 246]
The connection to the Alchemist's Philosopher's stone or the magic Gluten is easily seen here.
The Night Sun Tarot-Ace of Cups, depicts the Grail as a blue and silver glass form. Sprouting out of it are the flowers of fertility. In the watery blue background are the "sacred geometric" forms of creation. This one is less occult and/or esoteric than the Thoth Tarot Ace. The search for the Matriarch, has been one of the great stories of metaphor for centuries after the Roman Catholic profaning of the feminine. The Divine Anima, (Female-Spirit) is indeed inside every male psyche as the most "perfect of Women", and many search for her in the outer world, being entirely ignorant that she is inside of them. Hence, the blindness of misogyny.
Nevertheless, the Divine Feminine is the great Womb of all form, including microwaves as radiant essence from this cup and therefore resides in all of us as does "mother's blood", for no child has any blood from the father. This Divine Anima, is worth knowing, for she will release us from the fantasy of man-made identity. She knows her children, and they are not man made.
When the Ace of Cups card is thrown in divination, it indicates:
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