The Starman Tarot- 7 of Cups, depicts a celebration of imagination. I-Magi-Nation, is the Creatrix, the feminine part of the Universal Collective Unconscious. She is the muse, that accompanies us all as a cup that magnetically encloses our ideas, until we can understand them and form them. We can imagine realities, that are totally virtual and have never existed before and we can imagine ourselves in ways not yet attempted by others. Imagination is the Evolutionary unconscious of all Homo Sapiens Sapiens, maybe even other sentient beings of the Sea and Land. For it is a Group Soul of Nature and that includes the Universal Collective Unconscious. It is our inheritance of the All Seeing "I".
We are the "observation" part of our soul, the eyes of "I Am". Hence, the human figure in the Starman Art of the 7 of Cups, wears a blindfold. For imagination, doesn't need outer eyes(I's) as it is an inner eye (I) of the Soul. Our outer eyes are the view of the brain, while the inner eye, is a " Womb with a view". For imagination is also a birther. She can make what was not previously real, now a reality. Out of each cup, arises a spectral image:
- The homo sapiens sapiens head, symbolizing the "small ego" and/or self-consciousness, that can either guide with wisdom or become self-absorbed and irrational.
- The bat, which symbolizes the outer and inner sight as its power of vision is both eye sight and radio waves.
- The mask, which is persona in Greek, symbolizes the personality that masks the Soul, something we all wear. Many of us wear multiple masks.
- The mushroom, symbolizes our symbiotic relationship with all of nature.
- The lightning bolt, symbolizing spirit coming to earth.
- The cup of gold coins, symbolizing wealth and abundance, in a Patriarch's world. The Matriarch sees wealth as the cornucopia, where all is fecund, fertile and fruitful.
7. The cup full of Star Geometry, symbolizing structure and creativity.
Above the figures head, cupped in the raised hands, is a sphere of sacred geometry, with a deeper image of a fetus of Homo Sapiens Sapiens, that has become the "child of the Image-Maker", the Divine Creative. Hence, the Homo Sapiens Sapiens in now a Hu Man. Hu, is the Mandarin word for God, and the word man, comes from the Hindu word for mind-Manas. Hence, as a soul, I came to redesign the Homo Sapiens Sapiens mind to that of a God Mind, a maker of realities. So, I AM a Soul, who has claimed a " god-body", the Homo Sapiens Sapiens, a body genetically modified by "those who from the Sky came", the Annunaki, making it a body of the god's that came to earth and married the women of Men, i.e. Homo Sapiens. Hence, we are Souls of the I Am, who claims intimacy with its creation as a "physical self". Without the physical body, there is no intimacy. For intimacy requires sensuality. The vastness of the physical bodies intimacy, as yet has no boundaries, except its own presence with that which it is intimate with. We can even feel intimacy with imagined realities that have never existed in the physical world. The Spirit, can now celebrate union with all, in a debauch of sensation as Dionysian Bacchanalia we call Life.
It may seem that the 7 of Cups is such a large step into the negative after the 6 of Cups-Pleasure. However, both are astrologically Scorpio, but instead of Scorpio exalted in the Sun as in the 6, the 7 of Cups places Scorpio with the planet Venus and Venus is ill dignified in the sign.
Venus is assigned the metal- Copper. Therefore, she is all “external splendor and internal corruption". Such superficiality in a martial and watery sign as Scorpio destroys any altruistic tenancies, turning the amiability of Venus into a grosser sensuality. Thus, in the 7 of Cups, the influence of Venus is violent, and becomes intense physical passion which unless gratified, will become hatred. This passion is so unbalanced that even when such intense physical passion is reciprocated, it will be stormy to the extreme. It may also end in tragedies and treacheries.
Such extreme violence of feelings, may also end in poor health, since no matter the physical strength of the person, the emotional strength of greedy desires is even stronger and may eventually lead to dangerous excess. Therefore, Indolence is an appropriate title for the 7 of Cups.
The number 7 refers to Netzach (Victory) and is the number of the Goddess (Water), Venus is the Goddess of Love, redoubling the influence of the number 7. As most of us know by experience, when loving desire goes into physical overload, excessive passion becomes dangerous excess, from which some never recover.
In the Human case, Passion must belong to the Higher States of Conscious rather than physical bodies as is explained by the very word Human; the word Human Means God-Mind and the High Vibration Desires of Eheieh-the "I Will Be".
The Divine Creatives, Will is the Spiritual Fire that burns away the lowly desires of the animal body and gives the body "inner sight". This momentary expansion of mundane senses beyond the body is temporary unless the flesh is trained in the tempering heat of Tantric, or Gnostic rituals. The Passion that Created a Universe of Self, is too much intensity for the self-absorbed brain, whose universe is all about "my feelings"!
To carry forth this idea of excess, the Thoth Deck 7 of Cups displays poisoned lotuses that have become tiger lilies. The cups are iridescent, (dissolving in the indolence), and are arranged into 2 descending triangles, interlaced with the larger lower cup-showing a greater lower influence on the emotions, as it floats in a slime covered morass of putrefaction.
The Thoth Tarot 7 of Cups is almost an "evil reverse" image of the 6 of Cups in the reflective world of matter; Zealotry, and fanaticism are such reversals of pleasure.
The 7 of Cups, is a wholesome reminder of the fatal ease with which a Sacrament, such as the "Flesh", may be profaned and prostituted simply by losing one’s balance with Kether (Higher Mind), and straying ever so slightly from the middle pillar (Balance of Masculine and Feminine), thereby making the holiest mysteries of Nature become the obscene and shameful secrets of a guilt ridden consciousness. Netzach, is that green Sephiroth on the lower illustrated Tree of Life.
Green is the color attributed to Venus, the planet of Netzach. Love, feelings and instinct, the Group Mind, Nature, and the Arts, all radiate from this Sephiroth.
The Symbols for Netzach are:
and the Lamp.
Netzach is the first Sephiroth of the astral triangle and is the first energy- intelligence to make up the personality of the individual.
You may remember that I stated that the Personality is made up of the Four Alchemical Elements, each of which are represented by the lower Sephira, in the familiar sequence of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. The Seventh Sephiroth Netzach is Fire.
The Eight Sephiroth- Hod is Water.
The Ninth Sephiroth- Yesod is Air.
The Tenth Sephiroth- Malkuth is Earth.
Netzach is the lower form of the fiery Yod of Chokmah that is r effected from Geburah through Tiphareth. This is the formula for Yod Heh Vau Heh, Malkuth being the final Heh, because of the "fall" which is really a condensing or "downsizing" of self-"I" sight.
In Netzach, normal waking consciousness of the student, must deal with the Astral Triangle and the component parts of the Personality, after all, we are not of the Personality, it is of Our Spiritual Nature to build Avatars! Personalities are software programs that are created to operate Hardware/Wetware, and are supplanted in the brain to manipulate the physical body properly. However, if your personality was made for you out of the illusions, delusions, and ambitions of another outside "Authority", then you haven't a clue who is operating the body, as you don't know the code and language that went into making the software your body is operating from! Yet again the axiom of Qaballah: "Above all things, know thyself!" rings true!
The most important part of initiation is to observe the layers of lies, that your personality is constructed from, removing layer after layer of false you, until the real you is shining true. This "Garbage in" is called man-made persona and the "Garbage out" is the dysfunctional action of "seeking yourself" in the eyes of your peers, or of authority. You are already God approved----you exist, and your Software for operating the Hardware, was already created by the Higher Self, you call this "the Soul".
Often, Mystery schools use a set of Tattva exercises as a type of "controlled day dream" (guided meditations), intended to bring the student into direct contact with the subtle Elemental realms immediately underlying the material sphere of sensation. Often, I bring those Elemental realms into sensual manifestation for my students, all of which is necessary to prepare the student for more advance techniques of skrying with Tarot Cards.
It should be understood, that the astral realm beginning with Netzach, is a fluidic, non-solid realm where everything begins in illusion/dream. It is the place, where our Formative consciousness can experiment with image, such as children role-playing, in order to comprehend in a later stage of growth, the actual manifestation of being "that". If done with controlled will, this is a boon to any creative endeavor on Earth; if taken as rote, all hell will break loose on earth!
The Astral is not a Master of your personality! Nor is anything that you contact in it! The Astral is Your Malleable substance to create with, not be created by! Most " Medium-Channels" just channel astral persona's, and live in an illusion of devotional thought, not allowing them to see "holy' delusions.
Let me explain what few wish you to know: A god is a dominate Consciousness on its Plane of Dominion. Every one of the Ten Sephiroth, is a "small-god" and/or demi-god. As a Soul, Mind and Body you are composed of the United cooperation of these energy intelligence we call "gods", which contribute to the make up the One God. And you're are one better than those who have no physical body as a sensing device, because you have also composed a body of the "god", Top Mammal Predator", ruler of its domain, the Hu-man body! So, you, are a Great Group of Ten gods, who should be working as One Group Soul of your individual Tree of Life...A One God who is enjoying a Bacchanalia of self-images ----------------that fact that you are not, is because you've been mentally separated from the reality of your divinity! This was done by the manipulation of your imagination, (auto-suggestion through pleasure/pain training) by "The few who wish to rule the many", by getting you to identify yourself using words as identity. The Astral domains are the beginning of formation, on earth. And by giving you "nightmare" stories of how bad your natural body is ..........you forgot it is a 'god" of its domain and that you are a Dionysis and/or a "dying god". Life dies to transform itself. A dying god dies to fertilize the world and transform itself.
We all must return consciously to the Astral dimension of our mind as an observing "I" and clean up our software! For our subconscious can turn into a swamp of yesterday's purifying emotions, not allowing an intimate experience with now of today.
Therefore, when we are dealing with Netzach, we are dealing with understanding a particularly difficult State of energy conscious. Netzach is where both the Macrocosm and Microcosm meet. Thus, we are dealing with the understanding of the entire race patterns of human kind, and patterns of individual persona. But if that isn't enough, we must understand that this dichotomy is in itself an illusion! This card bespeaks of selfish dissipation. Deception in love and friendship. Let it be said, this is a card of passions run afoul because of too much fantasy and denial. The Survival mind of the Reptilian brain cannot be in charge of the body, when this intense spiritual Passion arrives in the body.... this is the Passion of the Big Bang...The Kundalini Force and it isn’t good for the balance when it powers negative emotions.
When the 7 of Cups- is thrown:
- The querent is being cautioned about the apparent Victory of Denial.
- There is a suggestion of deceit, promises unfulfilled, illusion, and error.
- Slight success may be experienced, a minor victory so to speak, but not enough energy to retain it.
- The querent may be experiencing drunkenness, wrath, vanity, lust and promiscuity or even violence against women; a violence which is not limited to the male sex.
If ill defined:
- Lapsing into a swamp of false pleasures.
- Lies and error.
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