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The Shadow Series, Tarot Card Comparisons: The Princess of Wands & The Shadow Tarot-Alphecca

In some tarot decks wands are called clubs but no matter what you call them wands are the fiery nature of Spiritual expansion and expression. The Princess of Wands, may also be a male person in some cards and is called a

 Since this card represents a combination of Fire and Earth (fire of earth card) it is truly an androgynous expression of mastery of internal blocks, obstacles and obstructions. 

In the Thoth Tarot, the Princess is depicted as Fearless, spontaneous expression. She has the tiger by the tale! She is both magnetic and electric; a free and liberated spirit that resides in all of us as a divine inheritance.  Therefore the Princess of Wands is all about motion; "moving up" in new directions that fearless and energizing like her
sun wand that she holds high.

Wearing the Aries crown, the Princess has placed her old obstructions and fears on the  flaming altar of Spring (shown in the back ground) and offers them as a Spring sacrifice. 

Totally exposed and seemingly defenseless she boldly expresses her new motion creating her own beauty by her essential vigor and force. She believes in the power statement of "Get over yourself and get on with you, impeccability is what we do"! She is a Solar Self that owns and runs her physical self which is her own power tool.  She understands that her physical body is a "Solar Wand", as it is made of crystalline star light and expresses her imagination into the material of Earth. 
The Thoth Deck Ace of Wands, is The Primeval-Phallic representation of the Solar Wand, shown as a fiery club.(flames in shape of Yods), represents the essence or seed of the Alchemical Element-Fire. It is a solar-phallic outburst of flame from which lightning springs forth in multiple directions. If you were looking at the Sun, it would comparable to multiple solar flares. 
 Therefore, the Sun acts as a phallus by ejecting its "seed" into the dark womb of space-time.
It is the Earliest stage of Primordial matter, unwilled  and violent.

It is important to remember that, although the small cards are sympathetic to their numbered Sephiroth, they are not identical nor are they Divine Persons as are the Princesses. They are more like sub-elements and/or parts of "Blind Forces" whose ruling intelligence are of the Realm of Yetzirah, the Formulative World (Shemhamphorasch). What is astounding to note, if not confusing, is that each Major Arcana (Atu) has its own Tree of Life and hierarchy. Obviously this requires more investigation on the students part. As a student who teaches, I am still investigation this phenomena.
 Again, THE PRINCESS OF WANDS: represents the Earthly part of Fire. She is the expression of the irresistible action of a combustible substance and rules from the Heavens from one quadrant around the North Pole (She=Magnetic Force). It is interesting to note, that the Female Force gives Form to the Fiery-electric male force, which in its primeval stage, as the Ace of Wands, is unwilled, unformed and undirected.  But like the Magnetic Field of Earth, giving both form and protection. The Princess controls the Solar rays, not unlike the Earth stops harmful Solar rays as seen by viewing the Aurora in the night sky but by also forming the "Sun's seed" into living beings in Her Ocean. Therefore it can be said that the Princess justifies the direction of this male Force. With flames of justice leaping from her forehead, and wearing  nothing as a sign that she is perfectly free to combine with her partner; she bears a wand crowned with the Disk of the Sun and leaping into "Yod" shape surging flame.

The Lords of Fire reside in the realm of Yetzirah, towards which she is leaping, thus she can be compared to the Virgin Priestess of the Lords of Fire. Further championing this fact, is the illustration of the flame topped Altar of Spring, in the left lower corner of this card.
The "seed of fire", The Ace of Wands" is now given a personal Willful expression in the Princess of Wands, as she is brilliant and daring. She has bridled passion, shown by grasping the Tiger by the Tail, and given it direction----where She goes-- willfully directed Passion goes.
Like Fire, Passion is her essential vigorous energy, that describes her beauty; "a terrible beauty" is seen as the force of her personality dazzles her beholder. Such force can also be expressed as love and anger, which is passionately charged into sudden forms of violence and implacability. Much like a Coral snake, stand back and enjoy its beauty, but don't try to posses it, as its anger is terminal.
Thus we have pegged the Princess of Wands as a personality/intelligence, that harnesses the Ace of Wands to Earth ( mate to the Solar phallus) and is volatile in nature. 

  • She consumes all within Her Sphere. 
  • She is ambitious, aspiring and full of enthusiasm and is often accused of being irrational. 
  • Being the Earthly Part of Fire, She is likened to the Polynesian Volcano Goddess, due to her Volcanic Personality. 
  • She is the Earthly fiery womb, rather than the Earthly Watery Womb. 
  • If the Princess of Wands is ill dignified or thrown together with the Ace of Wands, we have

 a person omnivorous in passion of whatever kind, entirely reckless in the means of obtaining gratification, and insatiable. It is notable, that She has given Will to the primeval violence of Male Force ...".by naming Him Husband." using His fiery flow  to impregnate her every action, as does Earth, the Sun.
The Qabalistic name, Yod Heh Vau Heh, often called the Hebrew name for God, is attributed to the Court Cards, where:

  1.  Yod, is attributed to Knights.
  2.  Heh, to Queens.
  3.  Vau =is attributed to Princes.
  4.  And the last Heh-is attributed to Princesses, the Earthly Manifestation, as the ultimate issue of the original Energy in its Completion, i.e. crystallization.
 However, the Princesses also represent the counter-balancing and re-absorption of the Energy. They are also representatives of the Silence into which all things return.

The Princesses have no zodiacal attribution. Thus they are likened to "elemental" people who are recognized by their lack of all sense responsibility and whose moral qualities are very flexible. Therefore, they are sub-divided according to planetary predominance.
 Of such persona Eli Levi wrote:" The love of the Magus for such creatures is insensate, and may destroy him."  Which it will, as lovers of the Primeval Scarlet Woman (Babalon= Crowley's spelling) have found out. She will consume you, as fire does a tree, only for you to rise again as a phoenix out of the ashes of  Universal consumptive passion; a form of Dragon is made manifest. Be very cautious young magi, She is spontaneous and unforgiving!  But if there is any of the Eternal Fire unconverted in you, and your Will is unshakable in unrequited-Passion's extreme heat, she'll make you blaze as a Star! If your sanity doesn't return expanded, then your will was flawed..  Needless to say, this Elemental Persona is not for the timid!

The Shadow Tarot-Alphecca/Oracle:

Alphecca, is a bright star in the Northern Crown called the Corona Boreallis. Often called the "Diamond of the Crown" or the "Pearl of the Crown", as in the pearl in the crown of St. Marguerite. 
[Marguerite is the French form of a female given name (English Margaret, Spanish Margarita) which derives from the Greek Μαργαρίτης meaning "pearl".]
This Shadow card represents the "Night-side" of the Oracle of Fire, that is the Princess of Wands. Therefore, it can be skried along with it as a talisman of fearlessness and oracular powers. 

If you wish to build an talisman altar, the accompanying magical image is a hen, or crowned man.
The magical influences invoke will be, Chasity, love, goodwill, honor, dignity and artistic ability. 
Magical tokens for the altar are, Topaz, rosemary, trefoil, and ivy. 
When using the Shadow cards, Linda Falorio, states they are used to evoke waves of invaders from the stars, that have inserted themselves into the human life-wave throughout the eons via DNA, genetic mutation, psychic inter penetration, and spiritual per-fusion. She also states that, "The magickal emblems of the fixed stars of the ancients, plus the chaos planet Nemesis/Nibiru adumbrate the power of the court cards of the minor arcana."                                                  
The Power of which, has been explained in the Princess of Wands.

When the Thoth Princess of Wands or The Shadow Tarot-Alphecca/Oracle card is thrown  it implies that: 

  • It is time to express one's sense of Freedom (from the Anglo-Saxon Free-doom--which means "I choose my own death".)
  •  Adventure, passion to be and initiating something new. 
  • If you are male, it points to the anima within you that doesn't want to be limited to creating or obstructed by fear. 
  • This is the symbol  of the ultimate free spirit within us all that overcomes fear and accelerates creative  purpose. 
  • We are all "star seeds" and have a deep inner fiery nature that will not be subdued. 
  • This inner passion is best channeled in life expanding creative ways and gestures! 
  • An honorable, dignified person of self seeking and yet spiritual interest propelled by a brilliant mind.
  • Artistic and musical abilities, of a deeply intuitional nature.
  • Sometimes an extravagant person in love with fashion jewelry, and spending life in the pursuit of pleasure.
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