The Princess are the Son of the Queen and King,
thus they are governed by Tiphareth, The Son of God. Therefore, The Elemental Tarot Son of Fire is comparable.
Princes or Sons are wholly activated by the Queen and King, adding to
their complexity as they have no motive power of their own. They are rapid
force, but a stable one, as shown in the Thoth Tarot as they are being pulled along in their fast moving
In the Mysteries, the 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
the vastness of Kether (Unlimited Dark Energy), 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 or Sons 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 Prince's 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 "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 and would be Shiva in Hindu.
The Elemental Tarot
Shows the Son of Fire
as a lithe figure, in the blue of Shiva, Winged and soaring upward riding a golden horse. The horse represents animal nature, virility and swiftness. The Earth in the red-sky, is the author's way of representing wide-travel and far reaching ambition.
The red figures in the triangular symbols of fire, are, as stated by the authors, "other ambitious" figures of fire. The young man and woman making love speak of the virility and fecund state of this fiery force.
"Sex energy", is not a separate state of energy in this Universe of only One Energy, rather it is a frequency of energy called the "vital life force" and is the motive, healing, creating, and transmitted power in all living things. Therefore, spirit and sex energy are inseparable and must be understood as one. Obviously sexual union was never frowned on by the Divine Creative...God doesn't build what god doesn't want!
The astrological attributed to this card is Uranus/Node, implying Lively, restless associations. Athemay, suggests the sun in summer. The physical connotations of Uranus are of tension in the nervous system, discharging of tension and rhythm all of which are involved in the sexual act. The Moon's Nodes axis is a crucial point in a persons life by depicting the tasks to be mastered and the purpose of existence. The South Node represents the past- such as old behavioral patterns and ways of behaving that the soul/psyche has brought along with it. This is where karmic astrology speaks of past lives. The North Node, is the contrasting node that bespeaks of the future by showing the direction to be pursued and tasks waiting to be resolved. I am not sure of which Node the authors are presenting here. For either one could include the sexual act of union. However, it is essential to meaningfully connect both Node themes, as the Descending Node, is a braking system and an obstruction to development, in contrast the Ascending Node is about challenging new direction. I find this lack of explanation of the histological symbols in The Elemental Tarot to be obstructive.
The upper left of this card of the Son of Fire, are the Astrological symbols; in the lower left are the Egyptian glyphs representing this card's activity.
The Thoth Prince of Wands is depicted with
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: When Thrown in Divination the Prince of Wands or Son of Fire represent a personality that is:
- Impulsive, often easily directed by outside influences; even
trifling ones, therefore 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
- 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 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.
- His generosity and deeds maybe impeccable, but the heat of his passion
scares the pale soul who avoids the Sun/Son.
- 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.
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.
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