To reiterate", The Thoth Princes are comparable to the Rider-Waite Knights. Both the Thoth Princes and Waite Knights, are the personified Elemental Forces, of those 4 elements that are brought into balance in Tiphareth,"The Mediating Intelligence" (Paul Foster Case).
THE THOTH PRINCE OF SWORDS, is mental element of ideas that can be constructive or destructive.
The Prince of Swords is also called the Chariot of the Winds, Prince and emperor of the Sylphs and Sylphides.
Zodiacally, he is the last Decan of Capricorn and the first two Decans of Aquarius.
is Specific Air of Primal Air. The Element Air, is Mind, so this one
is like the rational mind itself, which can love thought alone, and rationalize a reason for any action,be destructive or constructive.
The Golden dawn card, had two fairies pulling
the chariot but in the, Thoth Tarot card of the Prince of Swords. these
fairies are shown as spheres of light in front of the Chariot,
accompanied by three winged children who are pulling it. Implying that,
this chariot may be pulled capriciously and/or mischievously in any
direction, imitating the Mind itself. Also there is significant
Yesod-Moon symbolism here to suggest this is a card of mind,
In the right
hand, the Prince is swinging the Sword of invocation and creation and
in his left is a sickle which immediately destroys that which is
created. With child like innocence, the Prince of Swords wields his
Sword of Geburah with its sharpness of Severity. The logical mental processes of the Prince has reduced
the Air (mind) into geometric symbols that represent no real plan, but
are demonstrative power of undefined purpose.
As a person,
The Prince of Swords personality is purely intellectual. Overflowing
with ideas that tumble over each other in a mass unrelated to practical
effort. This is a brain that won't quiet itself down long enough to
focus well on one thing. Intensely clever, admirably rational, with high
degrees of thought, yet unstable of purpose. There is in this Prince of
mind, an indifference to their own thought, as any idea is worth
exploring, but not for too long. By reducing every thought to
ratiocination, this personality has removed all substance from thoughts,
making them formal and fantastical, as they no longer relate to any
facts; even those upon which the thoughts are individually based.
Thus, this person is completely free from settled principles and is
capable of conceiving and putting out any conceivable argument with out
the clutter of remorse or regret. This is a mind so glib, that it is
able to forget the contrary argument it produced minutes before and go
sallying forth with a new argument. These people often become faddists,
cultists and devotees of drink, drugs, theologies, humanitarianism or
music and religion, but without stability. There is a whiff of "tilting at windmills" here.
The Rider-Waite card is rather unremarkable. Here a medieval Knight is shown charging forward, sword raised to strike at an unknown assailant that is seen only by the Knight. The background of the Waite card is mostly sky, which suggests the element of Air. The trees in the wind, suggests that he charges forth "tilting at windmills" and/or only in his turbulent mind, do his enemies exist.
When this card
is thrown during a reading, the querent feels:
- The need to release
creative and intuitive thought while cutting through any barrier to this
- A tendency to think too fast so slowing down the
thought process is advised if success is to be achieved.
- The querent is
showing the tendency to be overly rational, missing the subtle
emotional points that would heed success in communication.
If the querent
is able or has achieved the ability to focus their thought:
- They are
committed to acting out their ideals and philosophy in their own lives;
not really caring about how others do it, as they put incredible energy
into supporting or examining particular beliefs.
- They often present a
magnetic personality that is extravagant, , careless and excessive.
- Ruthlessly brilliant, they can have good business judgment.
- There is a
combative nature here, that is courageous, turbulent and skilled in the
war of wits.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!