Again, to the ancient Egyptians and initiates throughout history, Orion represented the soul (Sahu) of the god Osiris and logically also the soul of his son and reincarnation Horus.
This constellation is again shaped like the cup with its three belt stars symbolised by the three bells hanging underneath the bowl of the cup and at the mid-section of the cup in the Ace of Cups imagery presented earlier. What we see in this Tarot card is a clear symbolic pointer to Orion.
Furthermore, the star constellation of Orion, considered to be the sky image of Osiris - representing his soul (sah or Sahu) - only shows his arms and torso. The head and femurs (thighs) of Osiris are missing.
It is obvious that the symbolism presented to us in the Ace of Cups also relates to Psalm 23.5 from the Bible . . . “thou anointest my head with oil and my cup runneth over” – again revealing that the cup and therefore the Holy Grail is the head. As mentioned, the "oil" relates to the secretions of the glands at the point of enlightenment;"my cup runneth over" - meaning one is accessing all the information of the universe at once, as described by experiencers.
Following logic, this would mean that the asterism of the Orion constellation not only symbolises the body-torso of Orion (Osiris), with the three "belt stars" representing the pingala (Al-Nitak) ida (Mintaka) and central sushumna (Al-Nilam) channels in the body, but also doubles as his missing head as symbolised by the cup - the Holy Grail, with the same belt stars this time representing the pineal (Al-Nitak) pituitary (Mintaka) and central thalamus (Al-Nilam).
These three "belt stars" also represent the ancient Egyptian Holy Triad of Osiris, Isis and Horus respectively.
And as many of us now know, the three "belt stars" are said to be also reflected on the ground in the layout of the three Pyramids of Giza.
The Holy Grail is said to be the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, and which was used to collect his blood after his Crucifixion, and we are told that the Roman soldier Longinus who pierces Jesus’s right side with a spear while he hangs from the cross is cured of blindness by the blood in the cup.
As we will discover these details in the Gospels appear to be have been encoded as they also point to the Giza-Orion connection
Many of these cups, chalices, vessels, which symbolise the Holy Grail and are used in Communion have a prominent mid-section, where one grips the cup or chalice. There are also jewels or patterned features at this mid-point location in which only three will be visible when viewing the cup from the side, as if the three "belt stars" of Orion are being alluded to symbolically.
Below is a photo of the Tassilo Chalice.
The chalice expresses several symbolic features - the meaning of which we are now familiar with.
We see the figure of Christ inside the oval Ru, with the symbols of the Alpha Omage (A-Ω) on either side of him.
Around Christ's head is a halo with a cross inside. As usual, only three arms of the cross are visible - each relating to the three components of the 'Third Eye' at the centre of the head - marked by the centre of the cross.
The Ru in which Christ is placed, is the psychic 'gateway' in consciousness - the "door" which he represents, and the location of the Ru is the thalamus at the centre of the brain - the 'third eye'.
On the stem where one grips the chalice, we see diamond-shaped patterns of which only three are visible at any one time.
Again, this three-patterned design is a regular feature of these holy cups and chalices, and for me they indicate the three "belt stars" of Orion - the constellation of Orion being symbolised by the hour-glass shape of the cup and which represents the body and head of the resurrection god Osiris and his son Horus - Christed, "shining Ones, and on whom many believe the story of Jesus Christ was based.