The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot-6 of Cups-Pleasure & Tarot Illuminati- 4 of Cups

Western hermetic Qabalah, numerical, astrological, Tantric, and Alchemical Tarot Card Comparisons.

· Illuminati Tarot

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Thoth- 6 of Cups-Pleasure

Lord of Pleasure

[From the Sepher Yetzirah and the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom:]

In Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure, primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life, Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the Order of Angels is Melechim that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are also called the Order of
Virtues, Angels and Rulers.

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Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio the Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.

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The Thoth 6 of Cups-Pleasure represents the 6th Sephiroth- Tiphareth - Beauty. Here we see the 6 of Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World, (Mental World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.

Noted to be a sign of discrimination, magnetism and hidden qualities, Scorpio, in the 6 of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx. The Sun is giddy with happiness when it is in the house of Scorpio and shines with double warmth, and pleasantness on the sensuous and fun-loving side of Scorpio. Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a Fertile, warm, fruitful Sea--a Spa of Life generating qualities. This I know personally as being a Sun in Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, and having a Moon in Cancer, my inner self is a bright pleasure to my Watery World. Bacchus revels in my halls of hearth and heart as I live this card in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure...thus I have no need to seek it-----I am it! And pleasure is a state of daily being me. The Heart Hearth is warm, bright and full of sensual heat.

Of course, Scorpio may sting where the Will directs; However, when the Will of Self resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, Love is the Willful view of life and the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with vial actions. So as the Sun activates the Forces of Scorpio, gain or pleasure commences. Implied, without assurance, is that pleasure and gain will build as shown by the partially filled cups that leave room for more experiences.

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Pleasure, being the natural title of this card, is not that of the mundane pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest sense as the "adorable fire"; implying well-being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain but with ease and satisfaction Yet it does emphatically represent the fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephiroth, Tiphareth, sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of fertile forces, that makes all life a sensual pleasure. The person who experiences this card in sensual being, knows this as the sexual ecstasy of the Solar Logos that blazes as a Sun in the "Sexual Chakra" or Swadhisthana chakra...the orgasmic ecstasy that never stops. This is the state of the Highest of Sexual possibility, as in the union of Zeus Christos and the Mari, or of the Simon and the Helen, even of the Shakti and Shiva...where one knows God is Sex (Sex is 6 in Latin and sexen in Egyptian, denoting copulation). The perfect Pleasure of the synchronicity of communion, where the female and male blend as one Shining Star of Intelligent Vital Life Force. Interested students, should begin studying Tantric practices, where Scorpio's excel.

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In the deepest part of personal inner experience this card is far more than a representation of erotic fulfillment for it represents the encounter with the archetypal (Divine) Feminine. Here the Sun (light) penetrates the unfathomable water (Scorpio) representing the old symbol for fruitification of the unconscious, whereby the inner well-springs once again flow. In such well-springs resides the "Muse" of the artist, poet, romantic lover, as well as the Anima, the most beloved of the Animus. . The 6 of Cups, also represents the conception of the child (3 of Cups) and yet it also represents the collective significance of that sexual power illuminating through the Feminine. Here the Feminine (electron) attracts everything masculine (proton) so that the source (libido), within the streams of which the creative idea is manifested, and the electro (masculine)- magnetic (feminine) spectrum is never exhausted. Hence, without a doubt sexual pleasure is also meant here, for the Sun in Scorpio speaks of fulfillment, joy and satisfaction and yet the experience is connected to the inner center (Tiphareth) of the Soul, and produces deep feelings of security, true joy, and sincere thankfulness for the body Eros.

Therefore, when this card is thrown in a divination, one might stop right there and quit while you are ahead and dance in the "Adorable Fire" of Kundalini Rising (the Inner Sun). This author, has practiced and still is practicing Kundalini Yoga, and I highly recommend that the reader begins this practice as well. It is good to be the "Sun of The Divine Creative" manifested in a sensual body. One also gets the added benefits of health, stimulated intuition, the opening of 33 senses, a flexible lovely body, unbelievable inner warmth, sexual potency and...….Just do it!

(The word Yoga actually means "communion" and what you are communing with is Divine!)

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Kundalini yoga is a combination of specific kriyas and meditation aimed at raising the kundalini energy. The practices also help prepare the practitioner physically and spiritually for the intensity of this energy. Each kundalini class begins with a chant and is followed up by a warmup for the spine.

What is Kundalini Yoga? - Definition from

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Tarot Illuminati- 6 of Cups 

The pleasure of the Sun child.

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The Tarot Illuminati-6 of Cups illustrates the traditional tarot artistic interpretation, where the remembrance of being a child, all innocent, fun loving, dancing and laughing as they experience the sensuality of the body. One can find this action in young people, young dogs, and young cats. Life is just fun! After all the Unconscious can only be Conscious when enacting with a body and with consciousness also comes sensuality, something totally lacking in the Deep Sea of Energy. To feel, to smell, to hear, to sound off-I AM ME! Is a giddy experience for any Soul/Psyche. We once all had that youthful excitement, once, before we were told to reject it and become good indoctrinated "grown ups". We have all forgotten that the body is the "Dance hall and Honey Moon Suite" of the Spirit who is 0=2, where the Divine Anima and Divine Animus celebrate the reason for separation. To "Above all things, Know thyself!" and to feel the "coming together as One.". It is good to get lost in the moment and to created wonderful visions and dreams from nothing but one's own enthusiasm. To sensually live each moment, is called "living" and as children our occupation was play, and our currency was imagination and instinctively we knew what was most important for a happy long life: Simple Joy of Being Self! I AM! Is a grand statement and began all creation of "being that I AM".

In the depicted art of the Illuminati- 6 of cups; in the background of these joyful children of the Sun, an elder man observes their play. His facial features suggest a moment of remembrance and yet his training stops him from smiling, for life is a "serious" thing. Funny, that thought, for Life is what I AM and joyfully do I explore it and I find that without whimsy, and humor, life just isn't alive. This is the season of the Sun Childs birth, time to celebrate being you!

When the 6 of Cups-Pleasure, is thrown during a reading:

  • The querent is experiencing emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6months of giving to and receiving pleasure form others.
  • A period of innocence and taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
  • They may be experiencing an orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that even sad feelings being actively expressed, feel good in release.
  • The querent may also be experiencing sweet memories of the past, as past efforts bring present rewards.
  • The querent's sexual sun is fully shinning, producing a summer crop of pleasure throughout the body.
  • Youthful joy.
  • The inner child. 
  • Pleasures in life.
  • Generosity of Spirit.
  • Gentleness and emotional harmony. 

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Emotional imprisonment.
  • Flight from reality. 
  • Fear of sensuality. 
  • Sexual repression.

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