The Witches Tarot- Six of Cups, choose and image of simple childlike innocence, tranquility and enchantment. Two blond children are happily playing in the lush grass and clover, filling the silver-moon-cups with Sweet Williams flowers. In the language of flowers, Sweet Williams represent childlike innocence and sweet memories. With sunny skies, bubbling well head of drinkable water, and shallow pool of water to play in ( the element of the cups card), the children are playing in a safe and warm day. Reminding us that simple and innocent pleasures are often the best. Here, life is uncomplicated and childhood play is very close to magic as it will conjure up as future good memories.
Therefore this card, when thrown in a divination, implies:
- Happy memories from childhood.
- A reunion: a surprise visit from friends, family or a class mate you have not seen in years.
- A childhood sweetheart, who may be making a return appearance in your life.
[From the Sepher Yetzirah and the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom:]
In Kether is the Radix of a Golden Glory and thence is there a pure, primitive and sparkling, gleaming golden yellow which is reflected into Tiphareth. This is the first reflected Triad complete. And the sphere of its operation is that of Shemesh, the Solar Light, and bestoweth Life, Light and Brilliancy in metallic matter, and it rideth the sphere of action and of the Sun. And YHVH
Eloah va-Daath is a God of Knowledge and Wisdom, ruling over the Light of the Universe; and its Archangel is Raphael, the Prince of Brightness, Beauty and Life. And the Name of the Order of Angels is Melechim that is Kings or Angelic Kings, who are also called the Order of Virtues, Angels and Rulers.
The Thoth 6 of Cups represents the Lord of Pleasure. Here the Sun is in Scorpio the Angels of the Decan are Nelokhiel and Yeyayel.
The influence of the Solar Logos/The Soul-Tiphareth, in the Mental World known to Qabalist as Briah.
By studying the Tree of Life, we know that Tiphareth in Atziluth (Beauty in Pure Spirit) means Victory after effort, shown as the 6 of Wands, thus we see the Six of Cups as Tiphareth in the Watery World of Briah, (Creative World) as the beginnings of Pleasure.
Noted to be a sign of discrimination, magnetism and hidden qualities, Scorpio, in the 6 of Cups, is like activated Water by Solar influx. Here, Scorpio revels in the Sun, and is likened to a Fertile, warm, fruitful Sea--a pleasurable Spa of Life generating qualities. Being a Sun in Scorpio, and a Scorpio Natal, and having a Moon in Cancer, my inner self is a bright pleasure to my Watery World of Emotion. Bacchus revels in my halls of hearth and heart as I live this card in a daily Glow of Bright Pleasure...thus I have no need to seek it-----I am it! And pleasure is a known state of daily being me.
Of course, Scorpio may sting where the Will directs, however, when the Will resides in Beauty-Tiphareth, Love is the Willful view of life and the scorpion's sting is reserved for those who would demean life with vial actions. So as the Sun activates the Forces of Scorpio, gain or pleasure commences. Implied, without assurance, is that pleasure and gain will build as shown by the partially filled cups that leave room for more experiences.
Aliester Crowley, called the 6 of Cups "the highest cups card" because this Pleasure, being the mundane title of this card, is not that of the mundane pleasures of the pain fleeing populace, but of the highest sense as the "adorable fire"; implying well-being, harmony of natural forces without effort or strain but with ease and satisfaction. Yet it does emphatically represent the fulfillment of Sexual Will, as shown by the ruling Sephira, Tiphareth, sign of Scorpio, Planet Sun, and element of Water. A communion of fertile forces, that makes all life possible. The person who experiences this card in sensual being, knows this as the sexual ecstasy of the Solar Logos that blazes as a Sun in the "Sexual Chakra" or Swadhisthana chakra and bursts in pure ecstasy in the Manipura chakra of emotions, becoming the internal orgasmic ecstasy that never stops. This is the state of the Highest of Sexual possibility, as in the union of Zeus Christos and the Mari, or of the Simon and the Helen of Tyr, even of the Shakti and Shiva...where one knows God is Sex (Sex is 6 in Latin and sexen in Egyptian, denoting copulation). This is also the Pleasure that St.Teresa experienced with her union with the Son/Sun of god which is the perfect Pleasure of the synchronicity of communion, where the female/Anima and male/Animus blend as one Shining Star of Intelligent Vital Life Force turning the homo sapiens body into a "honeymoon suite". Interested students, should begin studying Tantric practices as well as the Qabalistic Philosophy of the Tree of Life.
When the 6 of Cups-Pleasure, is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is experiencing emotional pleasure, in a period of 6 weeks or 6monts of giving to and receiving pleasure form others.
- A period of innocence and taking great pleasure in one's childlike qualities.
- They may be experiencing an orgasmic rush of feelings, a wave of ecstasy that even sad feelings being actively expressed, feel good in release.
- The querent may also be experiencing sweet memories of the past, as past efforts bring present rewards.
- The querent's sexual sun is fully shinning, producing a summer crop of pleasure throughout the body.
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