Thoth- 6 of Wands-victory
#6. In all things great and small I see the beauty of the divine expression.
The Universal Fire Element is the ruling element of the suit of Wands. Fire is ardor, as only Spirit/Will can be. Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth, Beauty is the home of the 6 of Wands and the 6's of every suit. Hence, they are wonderful cards. This is because Tiphareth is The direct reflection of Kether and is called the "Son/Sun of God". Tiphareth is also the heart center of all our psychic bodies and the Rauch /Rational intelligence of the Soul. It rules as the perfectly balanced Sun King who is surrounded by the planets: Binah-Satrurn, Chesed-Jupiter, Geburah-Mars, Netzach-Venus, Hod-Mercury, and Yesod-Moon,
The Key symbols relating to Tiphareth, Beauty;
1) the Cube, which is based on 6, a form taken twice-over in the double cubed Altar of Malkuth,
2.) The Six-sided figure of the Truncated Pyramid (its top is cut off) that represents Adam Khadmon, the Ascended Man, the six lower Sephiroth. Adam Khadmon is the ascended man or Archetypal Human, above him, completing the Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether, Chokmah and Binah.
3.)Then, there isthe Calvary cross, properly drawn as black, unequal armed, surrounded by a circle and mounted on three steps. This implies Wisdom through Sacrifice. The Rose cross and the Rose Cross Lamen, are the other powerful Tiphareth symbols.
In the 6 of Wands, we have a powerful blessing of a marriage of benevolent, boisterous, and generous Jupiter in a powerful Sun ruled Leo. This definitely yells Victory to the Universe. Victory over strife, Victory over the whole damn issue at hand! Beautiful!
Let's face it, when the 6's show up, the Soul/ your Solar Self, has got the issue covered in the best possible, sunny, warm, bright and beautiful way. Take a deep breath, inhale all the goodness/godness of your psyche!
To illustrate this Victory of Spirit over matter, the 3 Wands of the Golden Dawn Adepts are shown. Here, the lotus wands harmoniously unite the Phoenix heads and the winged-sun disk with the
uraeus snakes/serpents. In 2 groups, these wands cross and forming diamond shaped intersections (hermit's lantern) that burn with 9 flames as the expression of the stabilizing and flowing energy of Victorious Spirit. Here is a representation of Spirit in its highest form. Hence, the Spirit of the Divine Creative is expanded (Ace of Wands)with the physical form and reflects the Creator in the bringing forth of the creations. The patern of this card is that of the internal strength that helps us succeed at all levels. Here, one is Victorious over Strife.
Uraeus is the stylized, upright form of an Egyptian spitting cobra (asp, serpent, or snake), used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity, and divine authority in ancient Egypt. The Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet, an early Egyptian Goddess, who often was depicted as a cobra.
Haindl-6 of Wands-Victory
The Haindl Tarot-6 of Wands-Victory, has no new title. In the lower left hand corner of the card is the I-Ching hexagram 2 of Ku'n, interpreted as "receptive" by Wilhelm and "natural response" by Wing. Ku'n is one of 2 primary hexagrams in I-Ching, and is composed of 6 yin lines. If you turn the card on its side, it is now composed of 6 yang lines, making it the hexagram 1, "The Creative". The Divine Creative is the image of the Thoth Card. Hence, both cards represent the same theme of Victory. However, the back ground of the Haindl card illustrates a detail form a picture called Dionysus, who was the ancient Greek god of Wine and Ecstasy. Since the Victory card is balanced by the 1 and 2 hexagrams, Dionysus as Ecstasy is also a balance or an image of transendence for personal victory. Ecstasy depicts a collective victory over isolation, over limited perceptions of reality, even over death. This is because in ecstasy one gains a sense of eternity that goes beyond the limits of the body.
The brown lines at the bottom of the card represents Dionysus's hair, seen as brown earth growing leafy vines of Ivy, rather than the usual depiction of grapes. This is because the ivy plant, to the European, signifies victory, as wreaths were woven from them, just like the Romans who used laurel wreaths to signify victory.
When the 6 of Wands card is thrown during a reading the Querent
- Is assured of victory, but victory only comes after a struggle so don't celebrate prematurely.\
- There is implied a short lived victory with all blockages overcome but by trusting the Stability of the Higher Self, the Victory is long lasting.
- Confidence and belief in yourself are the necessary tools here and it looks like they have been achieved with some major breakthrough in insight and creativity happening in the next 6 days or weeks.
- The querent is showing secure knowledge of self-identity and displays self confidence in leadership abilities.
- There is, in the querent, a purposeful sense of direction and purpose.
- Victorious struggle.
If ill defined by surrounding cards in the layout (Thoth) or reversed (Haindl) it implies:
- Excess of emotion.
- Personality cut.
- Loss of belief.