Both the Thoth Two Of Wands
and the Babylonian Tarot, 2 of Wands are called, Dominion
and both represent the state of dominion, balance, and integration.
We are now well into the Minor Arcana, which consists of 40 cards which
show the various ways the Major Arcana (22-keys of the Trump) are objectively
experienced in day-to-day living. The Major Arcana or Atu, are states
of Universal Consciousness, and the Minor Arcana are how the Universal
expresses itself as an individual consciousness.
The Thoth Two of Wands shows two Dorjes (Tibetan symbols of Lightning/power). The symbol of crossed Dorjes represents,
optimum balance of energy, the sense of sovereignty and being
comfortable with your domain which can be called Personal Unified sacred
horse heads on the Khadroma-crowns symbolize spiritual power and the
serpents at the base of the arrow heads, represent the regenerative
power and healing that comes from this power balance.
Astrologically , both cards represents Mars in Aries. Mars being the planet of vitality,
energy, and assertion: Aries is the astrological symbol of exploration
The ram heads on the Babylonian Tarot card represents the sign of Aries and also the Wand of Ea, the god of magic and incantation.
In their particular style, the Babylonian view the stars as bucolic herds of sheep grazing in the night sky. On the upper left, is the cuneiform symbol for 2. While lower right, is shown the Rod and Ring, the Babylonian symbols for high divinity and justice.
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
The four Deuces
symbolize the Powers of the King and Queen; first uniting and initiating
the Force, but before the Prince and Princess are thoroughly brought
into action. Therefore do they generally imply the initiation and
fecundation of a thing.
the key to
all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern is the only Real
know as Chokmah or Hochma (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. Kether is not or naught
therefore it is not reality. When we cause reality, it is of our
beliefs and opinions, so I often call Chokmah the Real...for it is not
of us, but is the will before us. Our beginning is in Chokmah,
of us, and the Will to Force, all begin there. Thus we are an "I AM" (Spirit), Dreaming
ourselves into willful existence.
THE TWO OF WANDS-DOMINION is also called the Lord of Dominion and whose zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.
The Two of Wands
represents Chokmah influencing the World of Pure Spirit known as Atziluth.
Again we are trying toexplain the unexplainable which is the Supernal Triangle.
This second Sephiroth is Pure will, without need of result. Which to
many is impossible to realize for most of us exercise will to reach
goals. We don't realize that will is the Power behind Spirit, the
Spiraling of Energy into motions that build dimensions of I AM ME. But
before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to Force
and then Will to Form. The "I AM". All Sephiroth are known as Beings, that may be Force or may be form, but in fact, a Being
to a Qabalist is a "immortal state of Conscious Energy/Entity" , this may sound counter-intuitive because we all
know that the forms we are used to, have a beginning and an end. In
Chokmah is Being. The First Being---The essence of the All Father God who has no
form until She- the third Sephira-Binah "wills him to Form". Here in
the Two of Wands is that joining of the Two states of Will That is "He"
and "She", Will to Force and Will to Form and/or, "I AM".
The 2 of
Wands represents, in both the Babylonian and Thoth Tarot, energy in an unbridled state of Force; for Mars is
exalted in Aries as the fiery Mars rules the fiery sign Aries. Here
Fire, i.e. the essence of Spirit, is pure Primal, and brilliant, warm and bright. The
Dorjes,Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts, are shown crossed on this
card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card. Will to Force and
Will to From are in balance here, the forceful Dominion of Spirit has
become a domain . From now on we know the Male Force of Martial-Will is Will to Force, and the Female Force of Will is Will to Form.
no lust of result
in this Pure Will, made of the harmony of "He" and
"She" aspects of the One (I AM). Therefore there is no "battle of the sexes"
where one wishes to rule the relationship over the other. There is the
Union of Wisdom and Understanding, that gives birth to Knowledge and all
creation. Here, energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral of
Energy from which all comes.
When the word Harmony is
, one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the
Violent Destructive Force that initiated the "Big Bang", totally without
resistance in and of itself but destructive none the less, as that is
the First Motion of Creation, to destroy balance, to make chaos!
A Singularity (I)
exploded "outward" to form the building blocks of our Universe (AM) and
disturbed the peace and balance of absolute stability. Here Mars in
Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to deconstruct bliss for the
purpose of Form construction. A gathering of Will to Force and Will to Form.
When the Two of Wands-Dominion, is thrown during a reading:
querent is experiencing the will to move forward in a new direction.
From a place of undaunted will, of full power, and balanced dominion.
- Contemplating new ideas without lust of result.
- What once was unfocused energy is now becoming clear and polarized.
- Affirming a new self identity.
- A partnership of two powers, opposite yet reflecting each other.
- The Self confidence that only comes from affirming and approving of one's self.
- A senses of accomplishment without any feeling of satisfaction.
- In the next two weeks, or two
months, you will have the energy, like Mars, to move in new directions:
like Aries, from a place of integration, balance, harmony and spiritual
- You have attained a certain amount of integral
balance, harmony and dominion within, that enables you to expand and
liberate your life from past imbalances.
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