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Thoth-8 of Cups-Indolence
Lord of abandoned success.
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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 8 of Cups
Attributed to the Thoth-8 of Cups Tarot card is Saturn in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan:
Vabaliah and Yeshivah. Here, Hod the 8th Sephiroth-Splendor is active in Briah, the Creative World. The interpretation of the Thoth 8 of Cups, since Pisces is calm and placid water it is completely deadened by the heavy influences of Saturn whose metal is lead. We know Water, is the Element of emotion, unconsciousness, and intuitional consciousness, so what is going on within one is a deadening of interest is a complete lack of wonder.
On the Thoth 8 of Cups the lotuses of enlightenment droop for lack of sun or rain (lack of new input). The Sea of Mind has become little stagnant pools in poisoned soil. All the cups are old and broken, symbolizing "an old and worn out" way of thinking. The Sun of the Soul is a pallid yellowish light barely shining through the leaden clouds of indigo. Therefore, the 8 of cups implies that the mind and emotions are on autopilot as the thought process is not conducive to expanding and liberating the Life of the person. The blood in the body is moving like molasses. This person needs stimulation!
Crowley's description of this card says it best:
"This card represents a party for which all preparations have been made; but the host has forgotten to invite the guests; or the caterers have not delivered the good cheer. There is this difference, though, that it is in some way or other the host's own fault." [Book of thoth-pg.,184]
Not my favorite card, but this dullness of mind is often necessary to warn us that it is time to evaluate our feelings and get off our indolent butt and do something that makes the blood move again.
Indolence can be due to emotional overload (a coping device), where everything has become too serious to even contemplate. "Serious" is just another way to say "fearful" and behooves us to use humor to declassify the "serious" and reclassify it as in the "necessary or unnecessary stuff" of life. Therefore, the 8 of Cups suggests that we look at the first thing needing solution and do it. Say to yourself, "I AM the Solution! "
One thing at a time, preferably the time the issue is noticed and not "tomorrow", but now! This keeps things from piling up and making the brain a dromedary rather than an AI computer with active solutions that come in from active Spiritual Will. Where the body is reactive, the Spirit is Action; action changes the environment, while reaction doesn't as it is just an automatic response that comes from the devious "false ego" buried deeply in the subconscious past.
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 8 of Cups.
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 8 of Cups displays 8 cracked cups lined up on a pathway to an uncertain destination. He states this card is about abandoned work and disillusionment.
This card is about inner changes. Here the querent begins to understand that finding a spiritual path can lead one to unfamiliar places. Having embarked on an individual path of enlightenment, one must be humble and honest, especially to themselves. On such a path, one also learns that disappointment will often change you for the better as Spirit leads you towards what you need, and not necessarily towards what you want. Tell your brain to let go and trust the inner self as it always walks with you.
When the 8 of Cups is thrown during a reading the querent may be experiencing:
- Exhaustion, being overly tired, drain and dull emotionally.
- There is an unconscious change taking place, on a deep inner level of feeling.
- There is a warning here to Pay attention to yourself...stop and examine your perspectives, this is the end of something and the beginning of something new!
- The emotional state of stagnation and stillness.
- This could go on for 8 weeks or 8 months, depending on the querent's actions.
- There is a need to focus and consolidate your emotions in an inspired way.
- Letting go.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards in the layout, it implies:
- Hidden joy.
- Turned away from the Spiritual path.
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