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Thoth-10 of Cups- Satiety
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The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot-10 of Cups
MALKUTH, Earth, is the 10th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, and is the placement of the 4 10s. The Thoth 10 OF CUPS is known as SATIETY and is attributed to Mars in Pisces. Crowley calls this card, The Lord of Perfected Success, as this is the influence of MALKUTH in the unconscious Qabalistic Creative World known as Briah. Satiety is a word meaning, filled to the point of excess, though it is hard to argue that excessive happiness is a negative thing; However, perfection is the point where transformation ends, and no change is permitted. Total Happiness without change is the stuff of "Looney bins". The truth is, here one is due to change a cycle, for they are as happy as they can be at this point in their life.
What is exceptional about the Thoth card, is that the general astrological meaning of Mars in Pisces doesn't apply. Pisces is a watery sign and Mars would signify a dispersal of energy to a point of frustration. However, the meaning here is that fiery Mars, the god of war, causes the Waters of Pisces to rush furiously into Briah, the creative world bringing great excess on the material plane of the !0th Sepiroth-Malkuth. The imagery of this card expresses the opinion that all happiness is inspired from above, i.e., comes from the Self of the-Macrocosm. One could say that Happiness, is a higher, harmonious-inner state of energy consciousness and/or a melody of Spirit-Mind-Body where every cord is perfect. However, the caveat that all things must end is also there as the tilting cups on the Thoth card suggest an emptying is coming for all things proceed from order to disorder. There is also the fact that unless change happens there will be no challenges that inspire further creativity. Therefore, this conflict of necessary change is from Mars in Pisces., to stimulate forward motion. Mars is a noted gross, violent force, depicted in Myth as the God of War who attacks any noted perfection. Pisces is notably peaceful, spiritual, sensitive, psychic, and receptive. Hence, Pisces is upset with Mar's brutal, fiery, and dominant character. Therefore, this combination means that the proper work of Water is done, and a substantial disturbance and/or change is due. In fact, many astrologers consider Mars in Pisces to be the worst position of the twelve signs.
Mars in the house of Pisces can have some unique characteristics in astrology. However, it's important to note that astrology is a belief system and should be interpreted subjectively. Here are some general traits associated with Mars in Pisces:
Passive Aggression: Mars is the planet of action, energy, and assertiveness, but Pisces is a water sign known for its passive and sensitive nature. When Mars is in Pisces, individuals may express their desires and frustrations in a more indirect or passive-aggressive manner.
Creative Energy: Pisces is a highly creative and imaginative sign, and when Mars combines with this energy, it can lead to a strong drive to channel one's energy into artistic or spiritual pursuits. These individuals may excel in creative endeavors such as music, art, or writing.
Compassion and Empathy: Pisces is also known for its empathetic and compassionate qualities. With Mars in Pisces, individuals may be more inclined to fight for humanitarian causes and use their energy to help others. They may have a strong desire to make the world a better place.
Lack of Direction: On the downside, Mars in Pisces can sometimes struggle with a lack of direction or clarity in their actions. Their energy may scatter, and they might find it challenging to assert themselves decisively in certain situations.
Sensitivity to Surroundings: Mars in Pisces individuals can be highly sensitive to their environment and the emotions of others. They may be easily influenced by the energies around them, which can either be a strength or a vulnerability, depending on the circumstances.
Escapism: Pisces is associated with the desire to escape reality, and Mars in Pisces individuals may sometimes use various forms of escapism, such as daydreaming, creative pursuits, or even substance abuse, as a way to cope with stress or conflict.
Intuitive Action: Despite their sometimes passive appearance, those with Mars in Pisces can be incredibly intuitive when it comes to taking action. They may trust their gut feelings and instincts when making decisions.
It's important to remember that astrology is a complex and nuanced field, and the influence of Mars in Pisces can vary depending on the individual's entire birth chart, including the positions of other planets and astrological factors. Personalized astrology consultations with a professional astrologer can provide a more detailed and accurate interpretation based on an individual's unique birth chart.
Crowley and his Supernal Triangle hat
In his letter to Lady Frieda Harris (the artist of the Thoth cards) on December 19,1939, Crowley wrote: The background; it ought to look menacing. There is something very sinister about this card. It suggests the morbid hunger which springs from surfeit. The craving of a drug addict is the idea. At the same time, of course, it is the final agony of descent into illusion which renders necessary the completion of the circle by awakening the Eld of the All-Father."
This statement goes along with the Hindu concept that if Shiva (or the Tibetan Yama), in his state as All-Father who is dreaming the universe and if he awakens the universe will cease to exist and become a deconstruction as a beginning for a new reconstruction. This is because Perfection is not of the material worlds, but of the Invisible One. The Invisible Infinite can be compared to water, for no matter how much "stuff" you put in it, it doesn't change the nature of it. Infinite is always infinite and without measurement; hence invisible. So, no matter how many measured creations you put in the Mind the invisible "mind stuff" is still infinitely invisible and unchanged.
Yet, through all this saturation of happiness, when the Thoth 10 of Cups card is thrown during a reading, it means that emotional matters arranged and settled; there will be no further creation in this phase. Just remember that pleasure proceeds to dissipation and fanatical hunger, as energy-in-motion follows the second law of thermodynamics. The message here is," Enjoy the moment of completion, all is done. Sit back, sip a warm drink, but avoid stagnation, for once again, you'll be called on to perform at your best." To be sure, when Tarot is used for public Divination, it is best applied to mundane matters, whereas the meaning may be different if applied to a more spiritual plane of Hermetic Qabalah initiate and/or aspirant. The Placement of the cards, in the reading will clarify this statement. Either way, a cycle of Happiness is complete; it is saturated. This cycle has ended as all 10's cycle to 01.
Up the Down spiral Staircase
10 is a number that when added together [1+0 =1), you end up at the beginning. It is the "up the down staircase" number that places us on top of one flight of stairs, only to find out that we are at the bottom of another flight. There are some Tarot readers that forgot this part of the Arcana, and call the Ten of Cups, permanent success, but Qabalists know that the only permanency in this One Energy Universe is change/transformation, so to have permanent success, one must be entirely happy with constant change and the surprises it brings. Yet here dances the "Lord of Material Happiness", the 10th Sephiroth, Malkuth and all seems well even though one can go no further which shouldn't be a surprise for we know how long happiness in material things lasts in a “not this, not that” world! Soon material consumption becomes a madness of its own. Often when one walks their true path, some suffering is encountered, and one finds that "happiness" is not the only and/or True goal. "Inner Fulfillment" does not often mean pleasure, although it gives one a stalwart presence as they know their presence is enough. The Goal of the Divine has been met on Malkuth, as you, who are the "image of God" in the microcosm and thereby, lies an inner happiness of completed Will.
Adam Khadmon- the Heavenly Human
The Dang Olsen Dream tarot- 10 of Cups.
The Declarative Tarot-Layers of Heart (formally cups)-No. 10-Maturation is about emotional maturity. By coping with experiences that are heart felt and emotionally challenging you have reached the heart felt space of managing emotions and understanding self. Here are successful conclusions and a house and home are completed. Hence, the dancing happy face bugs and the psychedelic individual pointing the way to home done and completed.
The Dang Olsen Dream Tarot- 10 of Cups
Here is a scene of happiness, fruitfulness, and completion. The land is lush and green, the house is newly finished and made permanent (as permanent as possible in the material world). In the Old Testament the rainbow represents the Divine Creatives promise to not flood the world again.
In the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically in the Book of Genesis, there is a story that involves a rainbow as a symbol of God's promise. The story can be found in Genesis 9:8-17, and it goes like this:
After the great flood, which was sent by God to cleanse the world of its wickedness, Noah and his family were the only survivors along with the animals on the ark. When the floodwaters receded and Noah and his family emerged from the ark, God made a covenant, or a solemn agreement, with Noah. This covenant included several promises:
God promised never to destroy the world by a flood again: God said, "I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."
The sign of the covenant: To seal this covenant, God provided a sign, which was the rainbow. God said, "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth."
The rainbow's significance: The rainbow served as a visual reminder of God's promise to spare humanity from another catastrophic flood. It symbolizes God's mercy, grace, and faithfulness to His covenant.
Universal promise: Importantly, God's covenant with Noah and the symbolism of the rainbow are considered universal, applying not only to Noah and his descendants but to all of humanity and all living creatures.
So, in the Old Testament, the rainbow represents God's pledge to never again use a flood to destroy all life on Earth. It serves as a symbol of God's mercy, forgiveness, and His commitment to His covenant with humanity. This story and its symbolism continue to hold deep significance for many Christians and are seen as a testament to God's enduring love and faithfulness.
Rider-Waite-Smith- 10 of Cups
The Tens imply, fixed, culminated, completed Force and the Dream Tarot is like the Rider-Waite-Smith card with the 10 cups held in the sky in a rainbow of colors and thereby, concentrates its imagery on the phenomena that all happiness comes from the above. This concept is opposed to the mundane belief that "Accumulation of Things" makes one happy. The idea here is that Happiness created us as it's material expression, rather than the gathering of material makes us happy. When observing a child playing, one may understand that happiness, is what we are, not what we seek. MALKUTH, Earth, is the 10th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, and is the placement of the 4 Tens. Happiness is what we are and not what we seek.
When thrown in a divination, the Ten of Cups card implies:
- Matters arranged as wished, permanent and lasting success of a physical issue, as it is done and finished.
- However, being a 10, this is a short duration card, as 10's are a union of 1 and 0, so from one to zero is the flow of this cards influence.
- Often one is only satiated and/or overly full for a brief period, much like the impermanence of a drug, with struggle around the corner.
- The 10 of Cups, although in the stable form of the Tree of Life, has a conflicting element that causes a tilting of the Cups, spilling water from the Great Lotus that overhangs the complete system, implying some effort is required.
- This meaning of material success is reinforced if the 10 of Cup's lands on the position of "Beneath you" or "of House and Home", on a Celtic cross layout. In fact, which would be paramount for this card, as it is a 10 of Malkuth (Kingdom) in an Earthly existence position. However, the tilting of the cups shows us that 10s are the end of one issue, and the beginning of the unfathomable "new".
- Emotional fulfillment in intellectual ideas.
- Search for the path of inner completion.
- Dreams that come true on an emotional level.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards, it implies:
- Inner emptiness.
- Quarrelsome relationship.
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