From the Golden Dawn Texts:
The four Deuces symbolize the Powers of the King and Queen; first uniting and initiating the Force, but before the Prince and Princess are thoroughly brought into action. Therefore do they generally imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing.
To reiterate: the key to all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern is the only Reality, we know as Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. Kether is not or naught, as thus it is not reality. When we cause reality, it is of our beliefs and opinions, so I often call Chokmah the Real...for it is not of us, but is the will before us. Our beginning is in Chokmah, the idea of us, and the Will to be, all begin there. Thus we are Dreaming ourselves into willful existence. This was further explained in yesterday's blog. For now, we know Chokmah to be Will To Be. .
THE TWO OF WANDS-DOMINION:
Also called the Lord of Dominion whose zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.
This is Chokmah influencing the World of Pure Spirit known as Atziluth.
Again we are trying to explain the unexplainable which is the Supernal Triangle. This second Sephiroth is Pure will, without need of result. Which to many is impossible to realize for most of us exercise will to reach goals. We don't realize that will is the Power behind Spirit, the Spiraling of Energy into motions that build dimensions of I AM. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to Be and then Will to Form. To some Being may be form, but in fact, Being to a Qabalist is a "immortal state of Conscious Energy" while we all know that form has a beginning and an end. In Chokmah is Being. The First Being---The All Father God who has no form until She-Binah "wills him to Form". Here in the Two of Wands is that joining of the Two states of Will That is "He" and "She", Will to be and Will to form.
This is Power in an unbridled state, for Mars is exalted in Aries as the fiery Mars rules the fiery sign Aries. Here Fire, i.e. Spirit, is pure Primal, and brilliant, warm and bright. The Dorjes, Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts, are shown crossed on this card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card, Will to be and Will to From are in balance here, The Dominion of Spirit has become a domain . From now on we know the Male Force of Will is Will to Be, and the Female Force of Will is Will to Form.
The Astrological signs on the Two of Wands are of Mars and Aries. There is no lust of result in this Pure Will, made of the harmony of "He" and "She" aspects of the One. there is no "battle of the sexes" where one wishes to rule the relationship over the other. There is only the Union of Wisdom and Understanding, that gives birth to Knowledge and all creation. Here, Energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral of Energy from which all comes.
When the word Harmony is mentioned, one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the Violent Destructive Force that initiated the "Big Bang", totally without resistance in and of itself but destructive none the less, as that is the First Motion of Creation. A Singularity exploded "outward" to form the building blocks of our Universe. Here Mars in Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to deconstruct for reconstruction. A gathering of Will to Be and Will to Form.
When the Two of Wands-Dominion, is thrown during a reading:
- The querent is experiencing the will to move forward in a new direction. From a place of undaunted will, of full power, and balanced dominion.
- Contemplating new ideas without lust of result.
- What once was unfocused energy is now becoming clear and polarized.
- Affirming a new self identity.
- A partnership of two powers, opposite yet reflecting each other.
- The Self confidence that only comes from affirming and approving of one's self.
- A senses of accomplishment without any feeling of satisfaction.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!