In the Thoth Deck, the 10 of Wands, is called Lord of Oppression, and is Saturn in Sagittarius. There are Angels attributed to the Decan, Reyayel and Avamel. Angels are really another angle of evolutionary Intelligence...but one we are not subservient to as we are "un-ruled", rather than the rule. The Whole of us (the invisible 99.6% and the Visible.4%) is called the "Divine Child" and.or Son of God. The Angels are servants to the Law, while we can break the law with freedom of choice. Since in terms of singularity the Law is Love....we can "fall" out of love by our choices. Thus, angels are ruled by God, mankind is ruled by his/her own freedom to chose,...a very painful burden to those who don't rule themselves. We don't bow down to Angels, we talk to them face to face, as any other part of the family.
The ancient Greeks called us Daemons,(God Men- the Children of Angel and human mating) because by our own perspectives and observation, we can change reality....No other manifestation of the Divine can do that! So ,when the Hierophant says to you,"If you wish to speak to me, you must stand." is not just "tough love", it is also a statement of equality...we are made of all the power that ever was or will be...now!
The TEN OF WANDS-Oppression; is Malkuth in Aziluth ( see previous blog), and is the influence of Malkuth in the world of Pure Spirit. Where upon the destructive powers of Saturn (Geburah-Severity) are amplified by the swiftness of Sagittarius, leading to selfishly applied material force, and often cruelly so. The suggestion of the crude club like wands, and the Dorjes (Tibetan spear- like symbols of Thunderbolts) suggests, cruelty, malice, overbearing force and energy. even injustice. However, one must understand that a certain amount of energy must be oppressed at all times, for form to exist. Energy must be contained in a "Thought Form" before it can become manifest. However, too much oppression of energy-in-motion (emotion) leads too disaster Like electricity, Water or Fire, energy resists this oppression, and will "slip its bonds" at any sign of weakening. Sometimes destructively so.
Often the oppression of our own ability to act, is because of our own self-perspective, most of us tend to be more cruel to ourselves than to others, because we often fear ourselves more than others. We can escape this cycle of destruction if we understand that the oppression we feel, is often the Mind being told by the Inner Self, to change perspectives. We feel oppression so we can identify it and act. It' better to pop a balloon, than an over pressurized air tank.
Often, by taking things too seriously, we fail to use the power of mirth, that cracks the veneer of perspective, so that we can see beyond our self made prison of "I can't". Truth being, "I Can't", usually means "I am afraid to". and/or "I don't want to"
; because as we all know, with impassioned focus, we can accomplish anything. That's the beautiful side of "freedom of choice". So remember this, we use "thought" to oppress energy, for creation's sake----including our own, but eventually, because change is the only constant in this energy Universe,that oppression will end. Energy will free itself, and move. Those who are freely changing their perspectives, will find that the once feared end we call death, is merely a movement towards another perspective and will experience what the Tibetan's call "reincarnation", which is simply expanding and liberating one's personality by change of perspective. By fearing an end, you have one, by not fearing and end, you consciously experience transformation.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper.