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The Tarot of Eli: The Witches Tarot-Page of Cups & The Thoth Tarot-Princess of Cups

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Witches Tarot-Page of cups, uses the Traditional Tarot designation for this card, but instead of an androgynous figure, presents a young female princess. She is full of optimism and curiosity. The element of water, is represented in her blue gown, her starfish earrings, the ocean itself, and the ring of sea shells in her hair. She holds a silver cup out with both hands, while a blue fish rises out of the Moon-Cup, seemingly whispering secrets to her. The fish implies an invitation for the page to look insider herself and embrace the element of water, and explore her magical, intuitive and psychic talents. The Sea Wave, that arises in a crescent moon shape, nods toward the feminine power of the moon and its pull over the tides of the ocean and life itself. The divination meaning of this card is the same as the Thoth Princess of Cups. 

The Thoth Princess of Cups represents mastery of emotional objectivity achieved by working through manipulation, jealousy, possessiveness and seduction.

  • The turtle in the sea shell symbolizes the capacity to offer emotional loyalty and longevity to others by being objective and non-possessive. 
  • The Swan coming out of her head, represents emotional security and the ability to communicate her feelings, desires and concerns in realistic and meaningful ways ,the dolphin emphasizes this ability).
  • The crystals on her gown, show a crystal clear ability to look at things as they are instead of what see wants to see. 
  • The free floating lotus blossom shows her trusting heart. She is devoid of a possessive and controlling heart. This is Elaine the Virgin Moon-goddess of Arthurian legend, who was the keeper pf the Grail in the Grail temple, where she wove the tapestries of life, death, and fate. She is the "Dispenser of Joy" but also a source of hidden knowledge, bestower of mystical insight and the gift of wisdom. The Ace of Cups, is the root of the powers of Water. This is Water, in its most arcane form, Life-Fluid, (Dew of the Mother) symbolically represented as Water, Blood or Wine.

The Ace of Cups is the subjective power that the Princess of Cups makes objective and it is the compliment to the Ace of Wands, as is the Sun to the Moon and the Lingam to the Yoni and represents the essential form of the Holy Grail (The Womb with a view). The Princess and the Ace of an element are inseparable.

The Great Mother, Binah, is often symbolized as the Dark Sea and in the Thoth Tarot Ace of Cups. She is both the Sea and the Lotus: the Lotus (two in one) being the fertile expression of the Great Mother.

Descending from above, a ray of light representing the Holy Ghost and beneath the Grail we have the Moon. The Waves of Life-Fluid, are shown as a web of fluid energy that what the tapestry of Creation is woven from. To many Native Nations, this would symbolize the Work of the Great Spider Woman,

THE PRINCESS OF CUPS, represents the Earthly part of Water (Life-Fluid), in particular, the faculty of crystallization. The Princess of Cups, represents the Grail's power of manifestation, she is the power of water that gives substance to idea, to support life and to form the basis for chemical combination that is often called solution.  

Again, the Princess of Cups in the Thoth Deck is represented as a Dancing figure robbed in a flowing, crystal edged garment, all of which indicates her flowing and crystallizing weaving abilities. Thus we can determine that she is an active rather than passive force from the Great Mother. This determination if continued in the imagery of the Swan taking wing. The Swan is the symbol of AUM (of oriental philosophy) that is the vibratory harmonic of Universal Creation. The Princess of Cups, also bears a covered cup from which s Tortoise is issued. Here, once again, Lady Frieda Harris represents Hindu Philosophy, as the Tortoise is symbolic of a steadily moving platform supporting the Elephant "who holds the world on its back”. In other words, represents the foundation of Life-Force for the Earth which may seem slow in evolutionary terms, but is persistent and undaunted.

The Dolphin that is disporting in a foamy- sea, symbolizes the power of creation known as the Royal Fish, which is also known as the first matter and is linked with Apollo-the Sun God.

The Princess of Wands, Cups, Swords and Disks, all give character to the Root Power they are associated to. The Princesses are called the Thrones of The Great Mother, as they represent on Earth, Mother's rule. Root powers are without will and thus not focused but when wielded by the Princesses, the become objective and focused into form.

Therefore, the Princesses are the Intelligently Focused Energy of a Root Power and are thus aware and more personalized intelligences with conscious characteristics. These Great Daughters of the Great Mother, have their own peccadilloes, and it behooves the practitioner of elemental-magick to know them. For instance, the Princess of Cups has an infinitely gracious character that is voluptuous, sweet, gentle, and kind, romance, and the perpetual dream of rapture are her very nature. Unlike the Volcanic nature of the Princess of Wands. To the shallow thinker, the Princess of Cups may seem indolent and selfish, but that fact that she goes about her work silently and effortlessly dispels such interpretations.

These Princesses are Elemental Intelligence, and can be communicated with, however, their nature is in direct union with a Force beyond the practitioner’s control. Tried and true rituals of magick are recommended so that these forces can be contained before there is too much overwhelming flow. In the Case of the Princess of Cups, the practitioner’s personality could be overwhelmed by the extreme dreamy rapture of her nature and become unable to operate in the day-to-day world.

Many of us don't realize that the Archetypes of the basic 16 types of personalities, as represented in the Court Cards and seen in our world, are not only Elemental Forces but also the core force behind those personalities born under their influence. Because of the thinking of "Divide and Conquer" we have forgotten that our human bodies, are Elemental Beings! We are a Spiral Entity (Spirit) and not of the Elements but rather "Ruling Observers of". Hence,we are not seeking to become more Spiritual, for that would be like a fish in the Ocean, looking for water! Spirit is Spiritual and being infinite and eternal---more or less is a ridiculous concept. We are succeeding in becoming a united Life Force of the Universal Collective Unconscious; united with that which it activates, i.e. The Alive Form. We are attempting the Whole Union of Master (Spirit) and Masterpiece (Form) which is often called "As above, so below". New Age Enlightenment is a misconception, we are I-Spirit, AM-Mind, who builds a Me -Manifested Awareness of Self. Besides, the knowledge of the Universe is already achieved ...obviously! The “Me” needs to seek nothing, it must operate only by the Will of the “I AM”, that seeks awareness through the process of Self-observation made manifest as the knowledge of “Me”; this is how thought can be examined sensually! Isn't that what "Sensors" are for... up close examination? The Body is a "Sense of Presence" as the fish is a Sense of Ocean. As a fellow I AM, I did not come to seek spirituality (I Am That), I have come to measure a sense of presence so that I can examined my creativity (imagination) for errors that may impeded the Great Work of As above so Below! I am a Qabalist, because that means "receiving" knowing of myself as an inheritance of Greater Self, aids me in the purpose that I AM; the purpose of us all is TO BE The Above, Below! I find knowledge through being as being is information observed!

Since, these Princesses of the Thoth Tarot represent Elemental Intelligence, and can be communicated with, however, their nature is in direct union with a Force beyond the practitioner’s control. Tried and true rituals of Magick are recommended so that these forces can be contained before there is too much overwhelming flow. In the Case of the Princess of Cups, the practitioner’s personality could be overwhelmed by the extreme dreamy rapture of her nature and become unable to operate in the day-to-day world.

We must realize that the Archetypes of the basic 16 types of personalities, as represented in the Court Cards and seen in our world, are Elemental Forces. Because of the thinking of "Divide and Conquer" we have forgotten that our human bodies, are Elemental Beings and we are the Elohim Nephilim that rule all elementals by administrating a equilibrium between Spirit-Mind-Body!

We are succeeding in becoming a united and discriminating Life Force; united with that which it activates, i.e. The Alive Form and discriminating in our operative thought of such forms. We are attempting the Whole Union of Master , the Spiritual Will of "I" and Masterpiece -Form- made of observed information, which is often called "As above, so below". As before stated, but never over stated, enlightenment is a misconception, as we are an “I AM” (Force of existence) who builds a Me (Manifested Awareness). Hence, the knowledge of the Universe is seeking "enfleshenment". The “me” needs to seek nothing, it must operate only by the Will of the “I AM”, that seeks awareness through the process of Self-Thought-Observed, i.e., made manifest and sensual, as this is how thought can be examined through the measurement of sensors! Isn't that what "Sensors" are for... up close examination? The Body is a "Sense of Presence", as the fish is a Sense of Ocean. As a fellow I AM, I did not come to seek spirituality (I Am That), I have come to seek a sense of presence so that I can examined my creativity (imagination) for errors that may impeded the Great Work ; even those done by elemental intelligences. Remember, As above so Below! I am a Qabalist, because that knowing of myself, aids me in the purpose that I AM...the purpose of us all; TO be made manifest! I am Spirit who finds and

When this card is thrown during a Divination for a woman, it states that:

  • She is objective, and realistic of heart.
  • Emotionally loving and realistic rather than attached and clinging.

When thrown for a man, the Princess of Cups represents his

  • Inner feminine nature (anima) that is committed to offering emotional longevity while being loyal in realistic non-possessive ways.

The Princess of Cups may represent both genders, and a person in their life who is one's own age or younger and who may be teaching one lessons about emotionally letting go.

When the Princess of Cups is thrown during a reading, the querent is often experiencing:

  • Emotional detachment that is free of jealousy.
  • Being rapturous and gentle, kind and tender.
  • A personality full of romance, dreams and loving vision but also a dispenser of hidden insight and wisdom (see Elaine the Moon Goddess).
  • One who listens to her intuition rather than any outside authority.
  • New intuitive talents are about to manifest through you. 
  • One of great empathy.

Ill defined, the Princess of Cups, suggests;

  • Flightiness, shallowness, and inability to accept reality.
  • The querent is often experiencing emotional detachment that is free of jealousy.
  •  Being rapturous and gentle, kind and tender.
  • A personality full of romance, dreams and loving vision but also a dispenser of hidden insight and wisdom (see Elaine the Moon Goddess).

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