Queen of Cups

In our work with the Queen of Cups, we are primarily bringing her into relationship with the 7th Arcanum, The Chariot. In terms of practice, this is related to the downward stream from the left side of the head (Warmth) to the left shoulder (Activity), the quality of Self Mastery, and the Hebrew letter Zayin. It is also related to the 7th portion of the Grail Knight’s Practice: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”, specifically the 1st level of trespass (Doubt) which is healed by the first level of communion (Wine) and the first healing miracle (the Changing of Water into Wine).

We continue to invoke our conversations with the mantra SHE FEELS in the region of the heart, as well as the second portion of the Inner Radiance Sequence (the seven stages of the Passion).

We are also reading from Revelation 18: 7-15:

“To whatever degree she has glorified herself and luxuriated, give her torment and grief in that same measure, because in her heart she says, ‘I sit as queen, and I am not a widow, and I shall most certainly see no sorrow.’ Hence in a single day her calamities will come—death and sorrow and famine—and she will be consumed by fire, because the Lord who judges her is mighty. And the kings of the earth, who whored and luxuriated with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her conflagration, standing far off, out of terror at her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, the great city, Babylon the mighty city, for in a single hour your judgement has come.’ And the merchants of the earth weep and grieve over her, because no one buys their cargo any more—cargo of gold and of silver and of precious stone and of pearls, and of fine linen and of purple and of silk and of scarlet, and every citrine wood and every ivory vessel, and every vessel of the most precious wood and of bronze and of iron and of marble, and cinnamon and cardamom and incenses and perfumed unguents and frankincense, and wine and oil and fine wheat flour and grain, and beasts of burden and sheep, and of horses and of carriages and of bodies and souls of human beings. ‘And the ripened fruit of your soul’s desire has departed from you, and all the sumptuous and splendid things have passed away from you’—and surely they shall find them no more. The merchants of these things, who have been made rich by her, will stand far off, out of terror at her torment, weeping and grieving…”

Conversation—Part One

Conversation—Part Two

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