The Thoth Queen of Swords,
represents, Mastery of Objective Thinking and Clarity: Intellectual Thinking.
The lavishly illustrated card represents the Greek Goddess Athena-Diana-Artemis or if Hindu, the Goddess Kali.
She is sitting on a cloud,
with sword and mask in hand, as she is the mask-cutter
. She is the fair witnessing mind
who removes all illusion and sees the Real that is masked by reality.
Queen has cut through her own masks, roles, and defenses in order to
retain her clarity and objectivity (The crystal crown). The child's head
above the crown of clarity, symbolizes her child-like innocence and
This Queen is the counselor or consultant
for others and also has the courage to seek counsel and consulting for
herself when necessary.
Therefore this card represents the mastery of objective which is the deepening of a centered rational mind; the quality of mind that demands objectivity, authenticity, and abandonment of pretense. The Observer within our consciousness which is detached from roles and assists us in reconnecting with our child like truth.
, Binah, the Third Sephiroth, is often called the Sanctifying Intelligence
and known as the Parent of Faith
. The Qabalistic Word Binah itself means Understanding
and all Thoth Queens radiate from Binah.
What is often not realized is that She, Binah, is also Chronos who is
the oldest of ancient gods. We may know him as "Father Time" but the
highly restrictive nature of time, birth, aging and death are the
ultimate result of the gift of Life bestowed by Binah. So once again the
Sexing of the Sephira proves to be insubstantial for complete
understanding. It helps to remember that each Sephira has a
expressive-male-state and a receptive-female-state of consciousness.
The Queen of Swords is Water of Air,
which is also called Specific Water in the Realm of Primal Air. Water
is the element attributed to consciousness and air is the element
attributed to mind. Thus She is as Crowley stated in the Book of Thoth,
"clear, conscious perception of Idea, the Liberator of Mind".
The Queen of Swords
is the Queen of the Thrones of Air. Queen of Sylphs and Sylpides,
attributed to the last Decan of Virgo and the first two Decans of Libra.
The severed head in the Thoth Queen's left hand reminds me of Kali Maa, the Hindu Goddess of Life and Death, but less ferocious in depiction.
Here the Queen of swords,
as does Kali Maa, has the severed head of The Patriarch and the Sword
of Geburah (and extension of Binah) in her right, pointing downward
toward earth; indicating that she removes the masks of deceit and
definition supplied by cultural thoughts as defined by Rulers, academia
Yetzirah,(The world of
Air/Mind) is the world of deception and only keen perception, and
observation are the Sword that slices away all fantasy, delusion
illusion and unreality.
The Queen of Swords also has upon her crowned head,
a child's head viewing upward, implying that only the innocent child is
unfettered by sterile concepts and useless ideas for they haven't been
programed to believe in "the Ruler's" definition.
The severed head, implies
that The Queen of Swords is the Sanctifying Intelligence that removes
the "head of man", and/or "cultural thinking", bring us into the
understanding of the ways in which each of us are deceived by thoughts
while also teaching us to transcend them. Thoughts are the Trickster,
the "devil inside", that fools or bedevils us into believing survival
thinking as consciousness, when all in all, Love is the consciousness of
the Sanctifying Intelligence that has given our immortal Spirit Form.
Immortals don't worry about survival. They
love and created mortal being. Thus, "tough love", can be the Sword in
Her hand, which is the domain of Geburah, called, Severity. Another
aspect of the Great Binah.
The Shadow of the Thoth Queen of Swords,
is represented in The Shadow Tarot, Pythoness of Dark Energy at the Event Horizon/ Capella.
Capella is often called, "the Shepard's star" or "the little she goat".
In Greek Mythology, Capella was called Amalthea, the wet nurse who suckled Zeus on mount Ida.
Capella is a white star, situated on the body of the goat that lies in the arms of Auriga, the Charioteer.
As the Greek myth goes, the
goat in the arms of Auriga, had a horn broken off during play with
Zeus. That Horn is translated into the heavens as Capella, the "horn of
plenty" and/or the Cornu-copia, which is an important star in Egyptian
On the Egyptian Dendera zodiac, Capella is shown as a
mummified cat held in the outstretched hand of a man crowned in
In ancient Greece, a temple at Eleusis dedicated to the Goddess Diana was orientated to this star.
Capella was also the Arcadian "Messenger of Light", the "patron star of Babylon".
It is said that to wear the sigil of the Capella -Pythoness card, is to receive honor and exaltation among nobility.
When the Queen of Swords or The Shadow Tarot-Capella card is thrown during a reading:
- The querent desires to discard, pretense, masks, roles or defenses that hide their true self.
- Wishes to develop or is developing intellectual thinking.
- Is undergoing a sense of resolution and commitment.
- Is experiencing intellectual maturity and is experiencing well tuned mental facilities.
- Sharp of wit.
- Experiencing the Wisdom generated by sorrow.
- Finding Wisdom through the acceptance of Pain with courage, and honesty.
- Strong willed and determined, this woman will can bear whatever life presents her with.
- Deep comprehension of frightening truths, Able to think the unthinkable and giving expression to the unspeakable.
- The professional, who can handle situations capably, quickly and efficiently.
- The counseling or consulting aspect that is witnessed when people ask
for clarification or have the desire to get to the bottom of things.
is an aspect of mind that any decent Tarot Reader knows personally and
for me, passionately. For I being a practicing Qabalist, and Tantric, I
know Kali Ma, Kali Ema and Kali Uma, as a union of the three stages of
the female anima (Earth Feminine consciousness) Maid, Mother and
Crone. Each one of these aspects of the Divine Feminine, demands the
release of pretense and self-absorbed ego.
- Illusion must be
stripped away from our eyes that are blinded by culture, indoctrination
and thought organized for us by others.
- To be psychic is to be child-like in your observation, where everyone is another way to be you but not necessarily the way you are. Observation without judgment of right and wrong.
- She knows, and does not believe, as she sees belief as untried theory. In other-words, belief is pretense of knowledge
and is not to be confused with faith which is Trust.
- Metal clarity, is a
place many of us fear to go; we fear we might not like what we see.
You will be surprise when you become mentally clear, Truth built you so it could be you. Truth is
made manifest as you, it is a dynamic presence, not a belief system.
Kali/Athena may seem ruthless, but she is precisely merciful with out
the pretense of "bowing to our weakness".
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