PRINCESS OF WANDS.
Represents Earth of Fire ( The Plasma that matter is formed from and the fiery activity in the core of physical matter), the personification of Specific Earth of Primal Fire. The Rams horns on her head reminds us that in the system of Decans it is Aries that begins and ends the series.
This card is an unpredictable force of dynamic reaction in the material world and can be as a Tiger which represents a deep passion that is not controlled by rational thought; A passion I call Hard Desire.
The Princess of Wands is the fuel of fire and has been called the irresistible chemical attraction of the combustible substance. Her force of essential vigor, imposes an impression of great beauty upon her beholder.
The Fiery alter represents the sacrifice of fire in the Earthly Realm of Malkuth. It's combustible nature held within the Magnetic Force of the Inferior Mother (not a value statement, rather mater is Inferior fire.) so that it is a slow consumption necessary to activate organic matter into an "alive form".
In its mundane form, the Princess of Wands represents a young person full of energy, a dancer, and an enthusiastic personality full of daring energy and optimism. A person who has the "Tiger by the Tail", fearless in joyous change and growth. Now one of such fearless enthusiasm is often misunderstood, especially in the male world of the Patriarch where such a personality is viewed as a threat to the imagined stability of rule. It is understood in the world of Tarot that the Princesses are also often represented as pages (androgynous), so this could also represent a male personality, with the same influences on the material world. In essence, personalities are wombs-----magnetic containment of fiery energy consciousness, and are female.
Esoterically, the Princess of Wands represents the fiery act of Spiritual Self-Liberation where a major fear is faced and overcome releasing a vital new energy and self-awareness. When the fiery energy of passion is suppressed by containing great fear, so that we can deny rather than deal with our inner fears, we lose a lot of vitality. We forget that a constant flow of energy is required to suppress a fear, as it is necessary to constantly focus on it emotionally to contain it. This soon becomes a Pandora's box of violent nightmares, totally fed by the life force of the Psycho- dynamic creator who created them. When we finally face the demons with-in and deal with them , understanding that we made up the threat and that they are just stuffed animals instead of real Tigers, a massive release of life force floods through our bodies, healing and restoring us to our original beauty and activity. Such freed and liberated personalities are very active and enthusiastic creators who don't fear failure or other peoples reaction to them. They become more Spirit than body ( of which we are---the body is less than 1% of our Energy-Form) and are no longer slaves to the mundane reaction to flesh and wield the flesh as a Wand of Power in the hands of a fiery-Spirit. Greater Action, without fearful reaction---is a Hard Desire of Will- To- Be. To try an block the performance of such a person is too ask for trouble.
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