THE COURT CARDS:Knight of Wands
A man's life is characteristic of himself.
-Carl G. Jung
many readers, the court cards often are the most confusing to read.
This is because some authorities interpret them as people in a persons
life, others as events and still others as both people and events. Many
see the court cards as personality traits as well. They also represent one of the 16 personality archetypes, as presented by modern Psychology.
Therefore there is a good reason for all of this confusion ; a confusion often dispelled when the reader realizes, that people are nearly always involved in events that are like some aspect of themselves.
Since everything is only one energy (The first Law of Thermodynamics), there is no obvious separation between
what we experience in the environment and what we are on the inner level
of self, anymore than there is obvious separation between to magnets joined together at opposite poles. It is a foolish attempt at best, when reading tarot, to try
and divide the person from the event that is occurring. Such attempts at
division could even be perilous.
It pays to remember that events often
happen to us because of ourselves rather then in spite of ourselves.
The Knight of Wands (King of wands in the Babylonian Tarot) represents the spiritual evolutionary
in all of us. This is the "Will-to-be" part of ourselves that is
unwilling to edit, rehearse, or hold back any part of who we are.
The Thoth rider
of the unicorn
is the symbol of vision and inspiration that has purpose and
. Positive male power that is a dynamic frenzy and is in all of
us---that's why we are alive! You are a personal vision of your fiery
To reiterate: Chokmah, the 2nd Sephira, is the Father God principle and is the first idea of Maleness. Binah, the 3rd Sephira is the Mother God, the first idea of Femaleness.
Here, in the Upper Triangle of the Tree of Life, the Divine Creative begins the
action of Sexual attraction; of the electric and magnetic actions of the
This "God Sex" is often a hard one to explain to the self-absorbed who think sexuality as "pleasing moment" of conquest or a "temptation of the flesh". However, even those who are acquainted to the beauty of sexuality must "wax poetic" just to try and amplify the communication.
who have felt the deep and powerful Inner forces of Divine Sexuality
are usually unable to mentally rationalize it, let alone find words for it. It is a stunning and
absolute attraction, like lightning striking steel, it is a rapture of heat, and brightness. It isn't needy, or
manipulative, it is as if two magnets of opposite polarity just "slam"
together without resistance of any kind. It is so powerful, that there
isn't any other person in the world....one just knows this is the only mate. This must be close to feeling the "Strong Force" in the heart of an atom. This purely energetic attraction is beyond rational thinking and the brain is stunned by it's lack of control over the situation.
The Kingdom of Heaven, is all around you, and it is built from the attraction of opposites
understand this powerful attraction we really have to re-think
sexuality and understand the attraction of Chokmah and Binah; of the
electric and the magnetic. The Entire Universe is created by this often overwhelming technical dynamic activity of Union.
The Thoth Knights are the Kings,
in many other decks: to Crowley, a king siting on a throne did not
depict the Active power of a King, Thus, he calls them Knights, which
are Kings, Armored, on mighty-chargers, undaunted by battle.
The Knights represent Yod forces in each suit.The Yod is the Radix, and/or Father and commencement of Material Forces. All
other forces are implied here, and as ideas they develop and commence
in the Knight. As if volcanic, the Force of the Knight is swift, violent
action, that also moves on swiftly. Thus the effects of this force soon
THE KNIGHT OF WANDS: is the Lord of Flame and Lightning, king of the spirits of Fire, King of the Salamanders.
The last Decan of Scorpio and the first two Decans of Sagittarius are attributed to this card, The Knight of Wands is Specific Fire in Primal Fire on the Tree of Life.
in a alchemical sense, represents the active-vital Spirit Force of
Movement that is in all Motion and/or animation and yet it is also the tempering fire
that melds together opposites for the construction of something more
than either one. Spirit Fire is Sexuality, a technology invented by the
Divine Creative and therefore the wands are inescapably the sex of the One energy.
The Crowley card of the Knight of Wands
is all about active force, a leaping black Charger mounted by a dark
knight, depicting the Dark Fire of Foundational Dark Energy, that all
Visible Light comes from and that visibility is depicted as surrounding
The knights crest is a horse head,
implying the influence of Sagittarius, and he is in armor implying the
qualities of the Spirit Fire that does battle for us all. The same Ace
of Wands, is the Wand in His hand, implying that he is the vehicle for
the Fire Force.
characteristics of this Powerful Knight, are qualities of activity,
such as, fierceness, impetuosity, pride, impulsiveness, swiftness in
If negative, he is
evil-minded, cruel, bigoted, and brutal. In either case, his swiftness
gives him no recourse to act otherwise so he is ill fitted to modify his
actions according to circumstances.
Great personal power,
is often seen as arrogance by the weak of conviction, so this person is
either Loved or hated, without "gray area" acquaintances. Those who
doubt themselves, will be inclined to follow and thus secretly fear or
hate such a powerfully active Spiritual Being who is unconcerned with
how others react to them. Also this will be a person with a Great
Libido, as Spiritual Fire and Sexuality are invariably linked, this is
also a contention amongst the weak, whose very pusillanimous character
deters the union with others. Also those who serve reaction rather than
action, will either avoid or try to besmirch the Active Character of
this, Kingly Spirit.
The Babylonian Tarot, King of Wands-Nusku, who was the son and a high official of Ellil, was considered the god light and sacred fire. In some traditions, he was considered the son of the Moon god, Sin.
Nusku, had many titles, such as; "wise prince, the flame of heaven", "he whose clothing is splendor", "the forceful fire god", "exalter of the mountain peaks", and "uplifter of the torch, the enlightener of darkness", to name a few. Nusku, was often invoked by incantations designed to burn up black magicians and sorcerers so they could no longer cause harm.
His symbol was the oil lamp and he reportedly manifested in the sacred flame of the Temple where he consumed offerings, and sent the sweet smoke of incense to the great gods above.
On the Babylonian card, Nusku is shown as emerging from a cloud of incense which arises from three oil lamps. Above the lamps is a dual headed wand, which is in keeping with the "first duality" of the Divine Creative.
- WHEN THE KNIGHT OF WANDS IS THROWN DURING A READING: it implies;
spiritual evolution is taking place at a deep core level.
- It is as if
the past personality is fuel for a new phoenix- self arising from the
- Experiencing the conviction of Spirit with much inner to outward movement of energy and the manifestation of leadership skills.
male power, complete with the ability to focus on long term goals but
with rapid movement that is able to handle complex situations.
- Strong minded and able to dominate others by force of will.
- A mastery of wit and charm, great sense of humor and warm and generous
with a strong liking for fun. Can just about persuade anyone into
- May be a highly empowered
spiritual being. Which doesn't necessarily mean he has your best
interest at heart. Spirit is Pure Mind, and doesn't see things in a
personal way. Very Impersonal force without the conscience of the
- A mature male whose inner and outer being are in mutual agreement and balance.
is releasing an old identity, like a serpent sheds its skin (the
serpent suit the knight is wearing under his armor) and establishing a achievement-orientated, creative, and expressive sense of self.
- This is a powerful person of a fiery nature: energetic, active, hard to control, attractive, but sometimes dangerous.
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