Thoth-4 of Cups-Luxury
Lord of Blended Pleasure.
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
“In Chokmah is the Radix of blue and thence is there a blue color pure and primitive, and glistening, with a spiritual Light which is reflected into Chesed. And the Sphere of its Operation is called Zedekiah or Justice and it fashionith the images of material things, bestowing peace and mercy: and it ruleth the sphere of the action of the planet Jupiter. And all is the title of a God strong and mighty, ruling in Glory, Magnificence and Grace. And the Archangel of Chesed is Tsadkiel, the Prince of Mercy and Beneficence, and the Name of the order of Angels is Chasmalim, Brilliant Ones, who are also called the Order of Dominions. The Sephira Chesed is also called Gedulah or Magnificent and Glory."
With such flowery words of ritual adoration, it is often difficult to realize that this is Part of Your Inner Inheritance as a Divine Child. The Tree of Life looks like externalized Beings and/or Sephiroth, However, inside of you, which is infinity, you are compose of these 10 Sephirotic "states of energy conscious", thus the value of inner-self meditation and skrying of the tarot cards should be apparent to one who is interested in knowing Self, Above and Below.
THE 4 OF CUPS-Luxury, in the Thoth Deck is called Luxury or Lord of Blended Pleasure. The Planet is Moon and the sign is Cancer. The Angels of the Decan are: Hayayel and Mevamayah
The 4 of Cups is Chesed in Briah, here Chesed is influencing the unconscious mental realm. The alternate flow of the Moon is mitigated in Cancer, as the Moon naturally rules in this sign. Changing cycles are still there, but passive, and slow.
Jan 08, 2021 · A State of Flux. With the Moon in Cancer, you are likely to be influenced by the moods and feelings of those around you, and can be deeply affected by whatever environment you are in. It is very important for those born with the Moon here learn to take responsibility for how sensitive and emotional they are.
When looking at the Crowley/Harris Card, we see the Upper Golden Solar cups overflowing but not the lower, implying that the Pleasure is real but with reservations. The caveat being; pleasure but not without some anxiety and discomfort. Here the Luxurious feeling of pleasure is short and indifference soon takes over and as the multiple stems of the one lotus show, the energy of luxury is divided amongst multiple flows, implying too many diverse issues involved to stay stable. 4 is a "dead end" number so ending is the only place to go and action must be taken soon. Here is luxury, that has become common place and therefore, not really appreciated. Here familiarity is breeding contempt.
Gothic Tarot- 4 of Cups
The Gothic 4 of Cups-doesn't really give a clue to its meaning. There are 4 vampire bats flying around a chalice of blood. Maybe the fact that they haven't landed and partaken of the feast shows apathy as in "familiarity breeds contempt". Again you'll have to know the Tarot previously before using these cards.
When the 4 of Cups-Luxury card is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- For a time, say 4 wks or 4 months the querent shall experience emotional luxury, which is the capacity to make other people feel emotionally satisfied, secure and peaceful.
- A period of contentment but this is the edge of completion and a new vision of love is being seen. Thus there is both the gift and challenge of a fallow period.
- There may be boredom, and apathy with a sprinkling of discontent as the querent awaits inspiration.
- Here there is type of balance that is caught between the worlds of thought and action.
- Domestic ideals (security, prosperity, emotional wealth).
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Possessive inclinations.
- Restricting another person through and excess of affection.
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