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The Sixes is the eighth of seventeen videos in this series, “Tarot Card Meanings with Benebell.”
The Sixes occupy the realm of Nurturing. Pythagoreans called the number six the Number of the Soul. This is harmony between heaven, earth, and man.
After the material world is formed, it remains connected to the spirit realm from where it came, and the sixes in the Minor Arcana are the remaining tethers and bridge between the material and spirit.
In the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the Realm of Sixes arises from the sefirah Tiferet, the emanation of heart consciousness, the quest for balance, and pulchritude. This is also the consciousness of spiritual teaching.
Note that the numerological essence of the tarot (7+8=15, 1+5) is 6.
Download the written Video Transcript
In this lecture, I include a sidebar on why we study esoteric tarot symbolism:
Here’s a question I get asked a lot: So what? All the “this symbol is connected to that, which represents this, which is an omen for that, which according to history and mythology equates to this,” like, who actually uses any of that in a tarot reading?
Good point, and true, you probably won’t mention any of the esoteric implications during an actual tarot reading.
But learning all of this when you’re not in divination mode, but in study mode will deepen your wisdom, broaden the capabilities of your insights, exercise every psychic muscle, and get you dialed in to the collective unconscious.
That way when you are in the middle of a practical tarot reading, you are connected, on a powerful psychic level, to the many spirits, many pulses of the collective, and space-time, that you’re just automatically going to give more accurate, more powerful, more spiritual readings.
Every minutiae of this Learn the Tarot educational series is presented in such a way that I hope you’re learning even when you don’t realize you’re learning. I’m hoping osmosis is a real thing and just by watching these videos, you are absorbing and integrating esoteric knowledge that will better inform your practical knowledge.
That’s why you study tarot symbolism.
Also, the PDF has bookmarked sections, so you can open the table of contents in the left margin (see below) and click from section to section.
P A S T L E C T U R E S
|The Aces||20:02 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Twos||34:41 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Threes||22:15 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Kings/Knights||42:40 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Queens||53:26 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Fours||42:22 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Fives||31:27 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
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Tarot Card Meanings Study Journal
I’m sharing with you a free 378-page tarot study journal for you to log and organize your card meanings. This study journal is keyed to the Tarot Card Meanings with Benebell video lecture series, with space for each of the cards, subdivided into the four deck systems– the Tarot de Marseilles, Rider-Waite-Smith, Crowley-Harris Thoth, and my deck, the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot.
Go HERE to download either the formatted PDF or the DOCX file. The journal is formatted at 6″ x 9″ standard trade paperback trim size. If you’d like to customize and personalize the journal even further, so it’s perfect for you, work from the DOCX file. You can also order a printed spiral-coil bound copy of the journal from Lulu.
Please Help with the Timestamps
In the comments section of a previous video in this series, someone recommended including timestamps for each separate card section in the video. It’s a GREAT idea. I want to do that and I may in future installments, but I gotta tell ya. By the time I’ve finished producing one of these long ass content-saturated videos, I’m wiped out. The last thing I want to do is go through the uploaded video again and log timestamps.
(The uploaded video is typically 1-2 seconds “off” or different from the timestamps of the actual video on my computer prior to upload. I have no idea why. So that’s why I can’t log the timestamps while I’m checking the finished file on my computer. Timestamp logging is more accurate if you work with the uploaded YouTube video.)
If any of you good Samaritans would be willing to log the timestamps and comment with them, wow, that’d be an amazing public service.
When you type in the timestamps in your YouTube comment, it gets hyperlinked, so in the future, anyone who wants to jump just to that section can click on the timestamp you’ve typed out and the video will go straight to that section.
If I see a comment with the timestamp log, I’ll pin it to the top of the comments section so anyone and everyone can benefit from that public service.