The Thoth , 6 of Wands is subtitled-VICTORY.
The Fire Element is the ruling element of the suit of Wands
Fire is ardor, as only Spirit can be.
Tiphareth, the 6th Sephiroth and the 6 of Wands:
The Key symbols relating to the 6th Sephiroth-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 (Supreme Entity), above him, completing the Pyramid are the Supernal, Kether, Chokmah and Binah.
3)Then, there is the 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.
THE 6'S, Represent definite accomplishment and carrying out of a matter.
In the world of quarreling and Strife, Yetzirah, victory brings success. While, in Assiah, the world of business, and commerce among men, this means material success.
The 6 of WANDS, is also the Lord of Victory (Aleister Crowley). Here Jupiter is in Leo, and the Angels of the Decan are: Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
In the 6 of Wands we have the benevolence of Jupiter in the Fiery Sign of Leo (Sun) which brings success and warm relationships. However, it is an aspect that suggest some drama and of victory after great effort.
This Crowley/Harris card, shows the Wands of the 3 Adepts (of Golden Dawn ritual) crossed in a perfect balance of power. As each Adept must go through initiations involving varying degrees of Strife, this card of Wands, suggests victory after strife.
It is to be noted, that the upright Flames, lantern like at each crossing, are in a number of 9; the number of Yesod and the Moon. This shows energy stabilization of the Energy, and its reception and reflection by the Feminine Magnetic Principle. There is no circle around it, because it is self-supporting like the Sun.
The Tarot of Druids- 6 of Mistletoe, suggests calm and tranquility. The scene seems to be a scene of blessing and marriage, as a Druid holds high the Sacred Mistletoe and the golden sickle used to harvest the branch. Since the Mistletoe white berry was considered to be the semen of the Celtic Sun god, Tarantus, the blessing is to assure fertility. The Couple standing in the Golden Hue of a Sunny day. The Sun is number 6 and/or the 6th Sephiroth-Tiphareth known as Beauty. Here the young couple are standing in victory as they join in emotional warmth, having overcome the cultural strife and rituals of courtship.
When the 6 of Wands or 6 of Mistletoe 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 egoistic victory with all blockages overcome. However, by trusting the Stability of the Higher Self (Anima and Animus as One), 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.
- Calm and tranquility.
- Emotional warmth.
- A sunny disposition.
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Excess of emotion.
- Risk of serious loss.
- Fragile equilibrium.
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