Do what Thou Wilt shall be the Whole of the Law
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of the Tarot and the Occult! Today is an exciting day because we have officially started on a new suit, which is the Cups! If you are interested in the Disks, check out the link here! I have a whole series of that suit up!
Before we get too far into the Ace of Cups today, I’d like to first talk about what the Cups stand for. Typically, when a card of this suit is drawn, it can involve intuition and creativity. The Cups are connected to the element of water, and water is connected to love and freedom of expression.
So this is important to remember as we begin our study into the different cards within this suit. This card is seen as the feminine counterpart to the Ace of Wands, as Wands is a fire element, but more on that at another time!
This card represents all that the Cups consist of, and is the starting point of those things.
So with all that out of the way, let’s dig right into this card!
Design of the Ace
There is a lot of symbolism in this card, so bear with me as I try to gather all my thoughts together on it.
The most interesting symbolism, in my opinion, is the fact that there are three circles on the cup. These three circles quite possibly mean the three aeons that Crowley
talked about, that of Isis, Osiris, and Horus. These three aeons are interconnected with one another, and indeed, even in ancient Egyptian Mythology, Isis, Osiris, and Horus, were seen as a Trinity in a family sense.
We see a ray of light coming down into the cup, which has water filled within it. When this light hits the water we get refraction of the light, which shows us the potential of all things to manifest within it.
The next thing we see is the twisted, snake handles of the Cup. Snakes, in Occult symbolism, mean regeneration, and I believe that this is a symbol of the regenerative power of Water, and it’s continuous cycle of love, never-ending. This card, in fact, constantly renews. It is a good sign!
We also see the blue cup, which is the most obvious part of the whole design. The cup itself represents love, and the fact that it is blue shows wisdom. So this card is basically a card in which it says love contains Wisdom, two strong themes within the Cup suit.
Psychology of the Ace
This is an interesting card, and I believe that it has a lot to say about the psychology of the human person. I believe that all the Tarot Cards hold the infinite powers of the Universe, and the Infinite powers of the Unconscious. The Unconscious can be broken into two subcategories known as the Collective and the Individual Unconscious. The individual Unconscious can be broken down even more, but for now these two will be good enough.
The Ace of Cups pierces within the deepest parts of our psyche, and it tells us the importance of Love and of Wisdom within our life. This card is trying to convey that the Love of Wisdom is supreme to almost anything else! Remember King Solomon from the Bible? He was granted anything in the world, and what he asked for was Wisdom. The Myth behind his decision can be summed up within this symbol!
Thus, we see that this card connects to the Collective Unconscious via symbolism and it’s connection to the immortalized Myths that have been passed on to each of us. That is one of the many reasons the Tarot has lasted so long. It is filled with symbolism like this, that pierces the very depths of the psyche.
Astrology and Numerology of the Card
I must admit, right now I am not very well versed in the art and science of Astrology or numerology for that matter. I do know some things and I’ll base my knowledge off what I know. However, if you wanted want to know more, click here as this site goes in depth over what I can only hope to overview.
The Ace of Cups rules over Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. I find this to be very fitting! Libra is an air sign, and it’s focus is on balance, which this card does quite nicely actually, balancing love and wisdom together, and continuously regenerating itself. Sagittarius is a fire element, known for its ability to constantly being adaptable and changeable. This fits in perfectly with the water nature of the card, which can change and adapt to new situations. Finally it also rules over Scorpio, which is a water element that is known for its strong emotional and psychic powers! Obviously,with the integration of love and wisdom, it makes sense that this card would rule over a sign like that!
What this Card has for You!
This card has a lot to tell you, as an individual. If you get this card pulled during a reading it could be telling you to seek within yourself, for that inner wisdom, to come to terms with that wisdom and learn to love that Wisdom. I believe that this Inner Wisdom comes from the love and guidance of the Holy Guardian Angel, who is a reflection of who we are from a Higher Plane of Existence within the Unconscious Mind. In fact, to learn to love this Wisdom will be the start of your journey to meet your Holy Guardian Angel.
This card could also be telling you that you should be seeking out Wisdom in your love life as well. Perhaps you are looking for someone or maybe wanted help with a current relationship issue. This card is bidding you to find that Wisdom from within, and to make your decisions based off that Wisdom.
If you are curious a bout this card, I have embedded a video for your viewing pleasure!
Tarot and the Occult Continues on!
This is the first card in the series of the Water Suits! It is a beautiful card, and it can have a profound meaning to anyone who allows it to speak to them! We have seen how it connects to love and to wisdom, both of which are important within everyone’s life!
For this series, I use the Thoth deck, which I have grown to love and admire a lot. It is my favorite deck and I highly recommend it to everyone! I suggest getting a Tarot Deck as soon as you can so that you can follow along with me!
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Love is the Law, Love Under Will