The Thoth Deck Two of Wands (Two of Rods) is called Dominion, giving clues to the subtle forces. The Tarot of the Old Path, has not named their small cards (Minor Arcana) leaving the pictures and knowledge of the reader to do the work.
The Two of Rods in the Tarot of the Old Path, shows a tall athletic young man, dressed in fiery colors, ambling along on a pair of stilts that have sprouting leaves. Rods, represent the element of fire, as does his clothing, and it is the Vital Life Force element, as suggested by his stilts sprouting leaves. He is concentrating on careful steps,and along with this tall hat, suggesting one who is capable of deep thought and meditation. The suggestion of a dominant-self -confident personality is the major theme of this card.
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, Qabalists know this "Real" as Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. Kether is not or naught, and thus it is not reality. When we cause our reality, it is a effect of our beliefs and opinions, a Will-to Force a reality, so I often call Chokmah the Real...for it is not of us, but it is the Will before us and Chokmah's domain is that of the Dark Fire, the unreflected light. Our beginning is in Dark Fiery, Chokmah, the idea of us, and the Will to Force all begin there. Thus we are really of the Collective Unconscious but as self aware Yods (hands of God) we meditate or Dream ourselves into willful -forced existence. This was further explained in past blogs. For now, we know Chokmah (Sephira #2) to be Will To Force, and Binah, his mate (Sephira #3) is called Will to Form. Chokmah begins the Fiery Force of Spirit that "seeds" the beginning of Souls, that form in Binah.
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 (see past blogs).
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 by force. We don't realize that Will is the Power behind Spirit, the Spiraling of Energy into motions that build self aware dimensions of I AM. So before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to Force and then Will to Form. The Union of Will to Force and Will to Form creates Being--I AM.
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, here In Chokmah is Beginning. The First Beginning--The All Father God who has no form until She- Great Mother-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 Force and Will to form. Here Self is confidently forcing form into being.
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 but not reflected in a mirror of mater..
The Dorjes, Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts (Feminine Angels on one end, controlling the thunderbolts of force), are shown crossed on this card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card, Will to Force and Will to From are in balance here, The Dominion of Spirit has become a domain of willed forces and forms . From now on we know the Male Force of Will is Will to Force, 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 spiral frequencies of conscious energy come into self-awareness.
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 Force and Will to Form. The Dominion of the Fiery Will to Force and Watery Will to Form/
When the Two of Wands-Dominion, or Two of Rods is thrown during a reading:
When the 2 of Rods or 2 of Wands is reversed or ill-defined:
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