Episode 41: Six of Cups

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This week, we explore the 6 of Cups, a doubly solar card.  As a Six it is associated with the sphere of the Sun, Tiphereth, and astrologically it corresponds to the Sun's rulership of Scorpio's middle decan.  Here we find Pleasure in the heart of Death!  This is a sacred sacrifice, where in the dying glow of yesterday the Sun bargains for tomorrow.  The glint of light on water offers a promise of redemption, but also a guarantee of change.

Here on the other side of time, the spirit is liberated.  Our conversation ranges over the islands of the blessed, the concept of saudade, the solar twins, nostalgia and memories of childhood, serpents, scorpions, eagles, the nature of consciousness, the Ode to Joy, transformation (and how we love and hate to talk about it), Elysium, and waters both shallow and deep. 

To learn more about the suit of Cups, the world of Briah, the sacrificial gods of Tiphereth, the color schemes of the cards, and so much else, be sure to visit us at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse. You can also shop for Fortune's Wheelhouse T-shirts, mugs, backpacks, stickers, and more! at our RedBubble shop.

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About this podcast
By Susie Chang and Mel Meleen
Fortune's Wheelhouse is a podcast about esoterics and the tarot.
The show is hosted by Susie Chang and Mel Meleen. Card by card, we look closely at imagery, symbols, and esoteric correspondences in the major and minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith and Thoth tarot decks.
Show notes and lots of additional material can be found at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse.
Fortune's Wheelhouse theme music: "Hidden Wonders," by Kevin MacLeod.
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