The Knights of the Spiral Tarot and other more medieval decks are the The Princes of the Thoth Deck. The Thoth Princes are the Son of the Queen and King, thus they are governed by Tiphareth, The Son of God.
Princes are wholly activated by the Queen and King, adding to their complexity as they have no motive power of their own. They are
force, but a stable one, as they are being pulled along in their
However, the Spiral Tarot calls the comparable card to the Thoth Prince of Wands, the Knight of Wands. He is more mobile than the King, so he is seen walking and the medieval knights were more often than not, Princes. His dragon embroidered cape, flame shaped hair and the flaming wand in his hand, imply the element of Fire as well as the upright alchemical symbol of the triangle. In fact, the whole card seems aflame. The Spiral Tarot and Thoth card both imply the same type of Archetypical personality.
Figures of the Arch Fairies (Elementals) are the Lion, Eagle, Man and
Bull. These are the Four Kerubim of Qaballah. They are very ancient
symbols for the elements of multi religious belief systems. Appearing as
Gods of the Assyrians, the Four Animals in the Old Testament vision of
Ezekiel, and they are the four symbols of the Christian Evangelists
the vastness of Kether, the Primordial Elements radiate into Tiphareth,
becoming the united rulers of the elements that are individually
expressed in Tiphareth.
Anthropomorphically personified, The Princes are
the balance of the Four Elements in Tiphareth. Being the most refined
aspects of the Solar- Personality; the Four Princes are the Elemental
Kings in ourselves.
It should be no surprise then, that the
Princes can be taken in any direction by Divine Will. Thus, the forces
of the Prince of Wands may be applied with Justice or cruelty; the
unconscious flowing motion of the Prince of Cups may be subtle and
artistic; or it may be evil. The rational mental activities of the
Prince of Swords, may produce ideas that are either creative or
destructive and last but not least, the material qualities of the Prince
of Disks, may cause growth for good or evil. The Grounding Element for
the Princes lessons, are the Princesses, who rule the earth from the
When thrown during Divination, the Princess
often represent the coming and going of an event or person and the
Princesses often represent the approval or disapproval of a matter.
THE PRINCE OF WANDS:
is Air of Fire or Specific Air of Primal Fire.
His power is tremendous, so I attempted to show the Thoth Card as a "rocking chariot",
that is being pulled by Leo (the Sun) the Lion. "Rocking" because of his
enormous strength that can go any direction, even unto violence if
angered. The Thoth deck card, shows the Marital Prince holding the
Phoenix Wand of Geburah, and thus wields the fiery Severity of Geburah.
from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree of Leo, he is endowed
with a powerful faculty for expanding and volatilizing. His arms are
free of armor and mail, as he is vigorous and active. As you can see, he
is aflame in every way above, the rayed-crown surrounded by a winged
Lion head sending from his crown a curtain of flame, suggesting the
Solar Logos. In his left hand (side of the Goddess) he holds the Phoenix
Wand of Power and Energy, while the other is holding the reigns of the
Lion . His sexual energy is renowned.
wheels radiating flame, he rides on a sea of flame, both waved and
salient. This card show Swiftness and Strength as his primary moral
qualities. Impulsive, often easily directed by outside influences, even
trifling ones, he can be prey to indecision. His opinions are often
violently expressed but being emphatic does not mean he'll hold the
opinion long. He just loves vigorous statement just to feel the vigorous
flow. The truth being, that he is often slow to make up his mind, and
is essentially just and sees both sides of a question. Having a
character noble and generous causes him to lean
towards expressing extravagant hyperbole while secretly laughing at the
boast and himself for making it. Being of fanatical courage linked with
indefeasible endurance he chooses to fight against the odds and always
wins in the very long run. The Spiritual/Sexual-Passion radiating off of this person
frightens most people because of the mystery it presents. He is of
Dragon, and thus he strikes terror in the heart of the less inclined.
The Princes, when thrown during a divination, represent a younger male who as an Archetypical personality, implies:
- His generosity and deeds maybe impeccable, but the heat of his passion
scares the pale soul who avoids the shinning Sun of empowered emotion.
- His great pride, which is his
main fault, makes him hold in contempt, meanness and pettiness and he is
adept at wielding every weapon of ridicule, while still giving the
shirt off of his back to the one so scorned.
- Without lust of result, he
loves work and exercise for its own sake.
- Paradoxical is his contempt
for the world at large, while holding ecstatic respect for every
individual man and woman.
- The Mystery of such a one who is a Sun. This
Sun Warrior is an aspect of the Solar Logos that puts ideas into action
and will fight for their survival!
- There is a sense of Romantic
Revolution with this one. Most people enjoy his passionate demeanor, but
woe to the person that focuses his wrath.
- Because of this Swift and
agile personality, many of his acquaintances are not committed to him as
friends, for his swift mystery baffles most of them as he is all that
is unexpected, startling, unpredictable, unconventional, but having a
deep underlying consistency.
- He is impatient and swift to act.
- As a lover he tends to sweep one off of her feet, but only for a short while.
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