The Witches Tarot- Ace of Cups, depicts the Great Mother-Creatrix, whose power is that of Water/Will to Form. Here, the Great Cup (vessel of creation-Womb) floats on a large lake, with four streams of water flowing , like a fountain head, into the lake. These four streams, signify the four universal elements, being created and returned to their source. The stylized scallop designed silver cup, is surrounded by pink flowered and green leaf water lilies. These are the Hindu or Egyptian lotus that is the sacred flower attributed to the Creatrix.
With the Sunrising to a new day, behind the Moon-Metal Cup (silver) and water everywhere, this card is totally dedicated to the Great Ocean Mother of Creation. Yet, the flowing motion of water, is of Kether, the first "motion"/Vibration, in the Universe. Hence, Kether is called the Crown.
Because of your previous reading, you may understand that Kether is the "Dark energy- and Binah is the Ocean of Dark Matter" that really isn't understood by us. Kether, the Source of All, is not known to us objectively, but its presence is subjectively understood as a movement within all that moves. Hence, Kether, is seen as the Waves in the Ocean of the Abyss.
Again, the Aces are attributed to Kether and they represent the most pure forms of energy. Each is a specific type, and density of Energy that we call the Alchemical Elements.
The Thoth Ace of Cups is Kether in Briah, 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 Universal Collective Unconsciousness complete with emotions (waves of force) and intuition.
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 Universe of Energy is woven out of waves of consciousness, ideas, if you will; thus the Web in the background. The Thoth Ace of Cups, shows us a magnificent Grail filling with "White energy", empowering the surroundings, with Spider Woman's Web emanating from it. For those of us who do not know the Myths of Spider Woman, she is a Native American description of the Great Mother Goddess who wove the fabric of the universe. Today we acknowledge time-space, as a woven grid of energy-----the similarity simply means that we have proven the Myth.
The Ace of Cups represents the secrets of Water in its original form. The Wyrd (weaving) of Atoms into flowing waves/currents of energy form. Water is the Feminine compliment (magnetic), the Moon- vaginal- womb to the masculine- electric- Sun-phallus.
Upon the Dark Sea of Binah (or Goddess Mari if Gnostic Nazarene/Essene) are Lotuses, two in one, that fill the Grail-cup with Life Fluid, that is either represented as Water, Wine or Blood according to the selected purpose of the symbolism. In such symbolism, the Lotus can be replaced by a Blood Red Rose, thus representing the Blood Red Sea of Binah from which all Life flows. The Blood Red Rose is often representative of the image for the "Rosy Cross" symbol.
Remembering that all Aces are the "seed" of a force, no matter how much imagery we use to describe "The Womb with a View" (I've called the Great Her this since I was very young). She is a Force that makes Form from "I" (The I of Kether) by birthing "Am". To represent this amazing Force, in any form of metaphor is difficult at most, and a mystery in the least. It's like trying to identify the one who has left foot prints in the snow. You know someone has been there, but no conclusive clue on their identity. However, I AM is existence.
Since, she is the Vessel that holds the Seed of all Life; of Energy as Form,
when thrown, the Ace of Cups, represents, the seed of a form, and idea beginning to formulate; a birth starting in the mind as a zygote that will take about a year to manifest its true form. Beauty, fertility, productiveness. The Mysterious Sea of Femininity.
The Cup, is the Womb of Form, and emerges from the Lotus (Crown) implying the idea of Womb, the seed of the concept of conception and not a sex as of yet. Thus, the Ace of Wands is the idea of Phallus-ejaculation and the Ace of Cups is the Idea of Womb-reception.
The Ace of Cups is derived from-Yoni Moon, as the Ace of Wands is from Phallus- Sun. Thus we have the "Holy Grail", the Divine Creatrix; here the dark Sea of Binah supports the Two in One Lotuses that fill the cup with Life Fluid, be it symbolized, by water, wine or blood. Two in One, is the realization of the Womb and Phallus.
According to Crowley, the White Light descending into the Ace of Cups is depiction of the Holy Ghost and/or Holy Spirit that enlivens all form, i.e. the male semen like flow of force.
The Holy Spirit represents the First Motion- the Vibrations of Energy that Form is Woven out of by the Divine Feminine Magnetic Force.
WHEN THE ACE OF CUPS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION: Being the Most Powerful Feminine card in the Cups:
- A new attitude brings rewards.
- In a period of One Year, the querent will develop a new relationship, or new awareness about existing relationship.
- Is experiencing a new bust of empathy, emotion, sentiment or enthusiasm This is a time for staying open and vulnerable in order to reap rewards.
- The opening of spiritual, psychic, intuitive channels.
- Heart opening to the gift of Love.
- Heralding a pregnancy.
- Birth, growth, love and clairvoyance.
- A happy marriage.
- Wedding celebrations.
- A loving family.
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