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/Psyche is the intelligent architect of all that you call reality. However, inside of you, which is infinity, you are compose of these 10 Sephirotic "states of energy conscious", that harmonize to form your Psyche. Hence, the value of inner self meditation and skrying of the tarot cards should be apparent to one who is interested.
The Erotic Tarot of Milo Manara, depicts its 4 of Water, as a primitive scene of surprise and may be even fear. Here, a young woman "settler", is startled by the appearance of Native Americans, while fetching a pale of water. Since the meanings assigned to this card are:
- Fear of one's own feelings.
The picture makes sense. Here one's own feelings of fear are being expressed. She has been told many tales of horror about the "savages". Hence, what is observed is her indoctrination, not what is "truth". Besides, who is more savage? Those who are caretakers of the land, and respect all life, and courage or those who destroy the environment, life and each other for the illusions of greed , ambition and fear? Since this card is Chessed, the 4th Sephiroth-Mercy, on the Tree of Life, the Native's here are showing only curiosity and not malicious behavior.
Since the Moon is in Cancer, both "water" symbols, lots of mixed emotion is being felt here and there is a need to effect change in a careful and dictatorial manner. When one stops fearing, and starts learning, emotion's settle down and they become at peace in knowledge.
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 Practice calling these names, you may be surprised at the vibratory change.
The 4 of Cups is the 4th Sephiroth- Chesed-Mercy 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.
When looking at the Crowley 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; Too many conflicting emotions. 4 is a "dead end" number so ending is the only place to go and action must be taken soon.
When the 4 of Water or 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.
- A good time for clarity and refining things down to a simple truth.
- Possessive inclination.
- Restricting another person through an excess of affection.
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