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Thoth- Prince of Cups
The Prince of the Chariot of the Waters; Prince and Emperor of the Nymphs or Undines.
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-Seeker of Cups
All 4 Thoth Princes or Traditional Tarot Knights are dependent on the Union of the King and Queen. Unless set in motion by the Royal couple, the prince’s power is illusionary. The Thoth- Prince of Cups is known in the Hermetic Mysteries, as the Prince of the Chariot of the Waters, Prince and Emperor of the Nymphs and Undines, as he represents the last Decan of Libra and the first two Decans of Scorpio. This Prince is Specific Air of Primal Water.
By now, you may know the "secret name" of the Divine Creative, Yod Heh Vau Heh (YHVH) formula, also known as Tetragramaton, which is also shown in the Prince of Cups. Here we see the water Lotus, representing the Divine Feminine and the cup that is issuing a serpent. The Serpent represents the 2nd Sephiroth- Chokmah, the Yod Force and in this card, it has the fiery unsettling qualities of Scorpio sexuality. The cup is Heh and encloses the Yod serpent; a Victorian way to show phallus and womb and/or the King and Queen in Union. The first Heh is the Queen and Yod is the King, the Vau is the prince the second Heh is the Princess.
Prince of Cups-Storm King
The Prince as Vau, carries out the activities of Yod (King) and Heh (Queen) combined, here then is Water (energy-in-motion and Air -Mind). The Eagle drawing the Chariot, is the Cherubic symbol for Water (also the highest symbol of Scorpio) and as we know if we've swam in a river, the Eagle also suggests that the calm appearance of water, may hold violent and fiery energy-currents beneath the surface. Therefore, in the Prince of Cups, Water suggests the Universal Collective Unconscious which bears dynamic energy (emotions/energy-in-motion). Hence, what activity we can expect from the Prince of Cups personality is on one hand, elastic, volatile and hydrostatic equilibrium; on the other hand, the catalytic faculty and energy of steam which is shown in the Tarot card as wings of tenuous vapor, sprouting from his back which gives him the name of " Storm King". Steam also suggests a spiritual sense of vaporization. Here we have a passionate Hindu- Shiva as the "Storm King" (Red Shiva and/or Rudra).
Scorpio is noted as being the most Sexual and Mysterious of Occult Signs, making this card overly complicated in its Water imagery. The Lotus is sacred to Water and represents the Divine Mother. The calm and stagnant Lake beneath the Prince is shown being disturbed by heavy rain; Rain being the volatile expression of Vapor that has become clouds (Emotions). The reason the lake is shown to be stagnant is because of the Alchemical secret process of putrefaction which is also symbolized by the scorpion (not shown because it is earthly process), the other two processes of Scorpio are shown as the Serpent and the Eagle. Sexual force and Higher Occult Mental-Motion of Pure Passion to Be, in that order. Therefore, the Prince of Cups is considered the Passionate Lover card and flies above the swamp of emotion. This swamp of emotion represents the common emotional floundering of society.
tarot personality birth card
Someone born under the Tarot Wheel Prince of Cups, (Oct. 23-Nov.22nd), has a core personality of all the Prince of Cups characteristics. They do not like working under harness, nor do they express all the deeply held emotions that they create. S/He knows the Magic of Passion and often goes, without hesitation, where "angels fear to tread". This I know, as I am a Prince of Cups personality. The Prince of Cups is extraordinarily strong-willed and will do as they think best, no matter the opinion of others. They are extremely passionate lovers with all that stormy emotion brewing in them as a macrocosmic steam engine creating such volatile passion that they must constantly transform perspectives and forever step forward. These Princes are people of great abilities. My core personality is the Prince of Cups. My fellow well known Prince of Cups are/were Friedrich Nietzsche, Timothy Leary, and Pablo Picasso. However, if the Prince of Cups is not guided by the Queen of Cups or one of her daughters- princesses, and/or his inner Anima, he can go powerfully wrong, such as infamous Princes of Cups-Lee Harvey Oswald and Léo Trotsky. With powerful emotion comes powerful responsibility. Thank Goddess, my Holy Guardian Anima, made herself known to me at birth and I have carried her cup before me all my life!
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-Seeker of Cups
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-Seeker of Cups represents all the properties of the Prince of Cups. Here is the concealed passion of the Goddess Seeker and often thoughtless self-indulgence to possible violent ends, intentional or not. Here he is soaking himself in the Waters of Life that power forth from the Grail. He also stomped on a crab while another one showed its presence. This implies the power of regeneration that is part of this prince's persona. Like all powerful beings, power must hold a responsibility towards those who follow power, believing they aren't powerful. We all are the Power of the Will and the Way. Yet, the Prince of Cups and/or the Seeker will be followed, and his responsibility is to empower those who can't seem to stand alone. His seeking of the Divine Feminine, will keep him from any long-standing relationships, unless the Lady of his heart shows up in a physical Priestess Manifestation. The she is whole focus and his passion for her is renowned.
! The legend of Galahad and the Lady of the Lake is a well-known story in Arthurian mythology. Galahad is often portrayed as one of the Knights of the Round Table, and the Lady of the Lake plays a significant role in his story.
In the Arthurian legends, the Lady of the Lake is a mysterious and powerful figure who dwells in a magical underwater realm or lake. She is known by various names, including Nimue, Viviane, and Niniane. One of the most famous versions of the story involves Galahad, the son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic.
According to the legend, the Lady of the Lake choose Galahad to be the most virtuous and pure-hearted knight to seek the Holy Grail, a sacred and mystical relic associated with Christ's Last Supper. The Lady of the Lake bestows upon him a special sword, often called Excalibur or Galatine, which is said to be even more powerful than King Arthur's Excalibur.
Galahad embarks on a quest to find the Holy Grail, along with other knights such as Sir Percival and Sir Bors. Throughout his journey, he demonstrates unparalleled purity, humility, and moral integrity. Galahad's quest is successful, and he is the only knight worthy of seeing the Holy Grail unveiled at the Castle of Corbenic.
The Lady of the Lake's role in this legend is to guide and support Galahad on his spiritual quest. She represents the mystical and supernatural elements of the Arthurian world, providing him with the means to achieve his noble goal.
The story of Galahad and the Lady of the Lake is a symbol of the quest for spiritual enlightenment, purity, and the pursuit of higher virtues in the Arthurian legends. It highlights the importance of moral integrity and divine guidance in achieving one's ultimate purpose.
Although the prince of cups is a very charming and confident personality, drawing people in with their charm which often makes them fun to be around; However, this personality is often not focused on anyone but the "Holy Grail" and/or the Divine Feminine. Here we have presented the Arthurian Legend of Sir Galahad. S/He is a romantic knight on the quest for his dream of ideal love and is found by the Lady of the Lake who takes him into her watery domain. In another version of the Arutunian legends, she later releases him as the adult Lancelot (meaning " from or born of the Lily".) This then is similar to the Egyptian mythology of Isis and Osiris. Osiris was killed by his brother Seth (a Cain and Able story) and scatter his parts all over the earth. Isis eventually found all Osiris's pieces and put him back together except for his phallus. So, she made him a phallus out of clay. The resulting pregnancy produce Horus (The Sun of the God Osiris), who was a newly resurrected Osiris.
The love and curiosity that this aspect of the Divine Feminine imparts within us will increase our appetite for knowledge, love, and broaden our aptitude for business. However, the newly baptized person may become so besotted with this dream that s/he lacks the initiative to complete the task. S/He is sensitive, kind, loving and gentle making them easily hurt and sometimes moody. This one is always looking for brand-new feelings of love and passion and therefore, easily "falls out of Love" unless he finds the Grail in his lover.
Thank Goddess that today, we have young people and others of more enlightened mind, confronting the damage done to nature, the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex arms race and the mind virus of the "false ego", that is based more on greed and fear than empathy, and the ideologies of conquest, empire, and genocide; all done by the Patriarchy and/or The Military Industrial Complex (coined by Dwight Eisenhower). We all know of the great gaps between the wealthy 1% and the poor and the problems of racism and exploitation of land and people that appears throughout the world.
Like the Prince of Cups, it is time we all take up the quest of the Grail (Wisdom of the Goddess) and not only heal nature, but each other as well. For all of us are damaged by the Patriarchy/and the mind virus, who has wiped out whole generations, if not whole peoples and cultures throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa... the entire world in the name of a Patriarchal fantasy called "God". That is bad enough, and yet there are whole ecosystems erased from the earth, never to return. To add even more horror to this story of the Military-Industrial- Complex who controls the World Economy, they eat up smaller countries to exploit their resources, usually causing civil wars... that they supply the arms for. The Patriarchy has indoctrinated us all, and the Patriarchal slave- religions, were made to exploit humanity, and the planet, rather than explain the truth of your creation as divine and the Creator (Creatrix) the proof of this is shown as they war on each other for the control of the minds (spirits) of the people. We all need to seek the "Holy Grail", the Love Cup, in our hearts and make our brains, our own and not that of the programed and indoctrinated and word hypnotized fearful herd animal of the "false ego", who is the tormentor, liar, deceiver and mimicking parasite that resides in our suggestive subconscious.
The Goddess is Love, Empathy, Intuition, and Nurturing. She does not war on her children, of which we all are. She weeps tears of sorrow over the rape of her children's souls (solar children), by the Patriarchy. The Divine Creative's grant of "Freedom of Choice", only allows her to observe the mass exploitation. However, by choosing her quest, we each become Parsifal (a young Galahad-Prince of Cups) awakened as the "Son/Sun" of the Divine Creative (Horus), and through her loving guidance, we heal the earth, and each other. We may have ignorantly become monsters in our own "I's", but not in Her's, for we are still Her "golden child". Thank Goddess and my Anima for showing me this! We are a collective of Life and belong to each other and the more of us that know this, the weaker the Patriarchy becomes.
In the context of Tarot cards and the Thoth Tarot Deck specifically, the transition from the zodiac sign of Libra into Scorpio is significant and carries specific symbolism. The card you are referring to is likely "Adjustment," also known as "Justice" in traditional Tarot decks. In the Thoth Tarot Deck, this card is associated with the zodiac sign of Libra but carries elements of Scorpio as well.
Here's a breakdown of the symbolism and interpretation:
Libra: Libra is associated with the concept of balance, harmony, and justice. It is symbolized by the scales, representing the need for fairness and equilibrium in decision-making. When Libra transitions into Scorpio, it signifies a shift from the airy and balanced qualities of Libra to the deep, intense, and transformative qualities of Scorpio.
Scorpio: Scorpio is known for its intensity, depth, and the ability to uncover hidden truths. It is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation and regeneration. When Libra transitions into Scorpio, it suggests a movement from surface-level fairness and balance into a realm of profound power, energy, and weight.
Volatility: The transition from Libra to Scorpio in this context implies that there may be a volatile shift or transformation in a situation. It can indicate that the balance and fairness associated with Libra are being challenged or disrupted by the intense and transformative energies of Scorpio. This influence can bring about profound changes, both personally and in external circumstances.
Tremendous Power and Energy: Scorpio is a sign known for its deep reserves of power and energy. When Libra transitions into Scorpio, it suggests that this power and energy are being harnessed or unleashed. This can be both a positive and challenging aspect, depending on the context of the reading. It may indicate the need to handle this energy with care and responsibility.
Weight: The symbolism of weight in this card suggests that the situation or decision being considered has a significant impact or consequence. The choices made during this period can carry a heavy weight or responsibility, and the outcome may have long-lasting effects.
In summary, the Thoth Tarot card representing Libra transitioning into Scorpio signifies a shift from balance and fairness to intense and transformative energies. It suggests that the situation at hand is undergoing a significant and possibly volatile change, with powerful consequences and a need to handle the situation with great care and awareness of its weight
The princes/seekers represent the coming and going of an event or person.
In the case of the Princet of Cups or the Dream Tarot Seeker of Cups the Centering Focus and/or the morality or moral characteristic of such a person is implied as:
- Subtlety, secret violence, and craft.
- Being also an artist in all his ways, he would be intensely secret.
- The calm and imperturbable surface he displays and masks his most intense passion.
- He accepts only external influences that aid him in his secret designs.
- His conscience is not that of an ordinary person, for it is of a more impersonal nature, making him suspected and distrusted by acquaintances.
- He is perfectly ruthless and inspires fear in those that distrust him.
- His abilities are immense, going beyond ordinary senses into realms of the subtle.
- He is, however, fluid, and volatile as well, and does not care to work in harness.
The fact that this Thoth Deck card is Libra going over into Scorpio, suggests great volatility, as this influence implies tremendous power, energy, and weight.
Such a person must be well mated, with goodwill and sincerity, for loyalty is all important to keep their good nature. When this is so, they are extremely romantic, sensual, and generous to a fault and are great lovers.
As far as personal events go, the Prince of Cups represents for the querent:
- A personal process of the quiet inner aspect of the male principle where self-reflection, inner meditative peace and awareness are being experienced by the querent (The person the reading is for).
- The event of Mind is turned towards deep feelings and artistic visions with the necessary passion to do them but with the secrecy that may prevent it.
- The prince is completely involved in emotional sensation, psychic awareness, and spiritual awareness. All of which they have in abundance.
- A good heart.
If the Prince of Cups/Heart Centered Focus is ill defined by the surrounding cards in the layout, it implies:
- Will carry a grudge for years...even for lifetimes.
- Overwhelming emotions.
- Lack of emotional focus.
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