The Thoth PRINCESS OF WANDS.
Represents Earth of
Fire ( The Plasma that matter is formed from and the fiery activity in
the core of physical matter), the personification of Specific Earth (Personal Instinctual consciousness) of
Primal Fire (of Will to Force). The Rams horns on her head reminds us that in the system of
Decans it is Aries that begins and ends the series.
This Princess card represents an unpredictable force of dynamic reaction in the material world and can be as a Tiger which represents a deep passion that is not controlled by rational thought; A passion I call Hard Desire.
The Princess of Wands is the fuel of fire and has been called the irresistible chemical attraction of the combustible substance. Her force of essential vigor, imposes an impression of great beauty upon her beholder.
Fiery golden altar represents the sacrifice of fire in the Earthly Realm of
Malkuth. It's combustible nature held within the Magnetic Force of the Inferior Mother
(not a value statement, rather matter is Inferior fire and/or crystalline light.) so that it is a
slow consumption necessary to activate organic matter into an "alive
Such freed and
represented by the Archetype-Princess of Wands,
are very active and enthusiastic creators who don't fear failure or
other peoples reaction to them. They become more Spirit/Fire than body ( of
which we are---the body is less than 1% of our Energy-Form) and are no
longer slaves to the mundane reaction to flesh and wield the flesh as a
Wand of Power in the hands of a fiery-Spirit. Greater Action, without
fearful reaction---is a Hard Desire of Will- To- Be
. To try an block the performance of such a person is to ask for trouble.
The Princesses and the Aces:
The Thoth Deck Ace of
Wands, the Essence of the Yod- Fire given form by the Princess is shown as a
fiery club (flames in shape of Yods). The Ace represents the essence or
seed of the Alchemical Element-Fire; the beginning Yod of Yod Heh Vau Heh. 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,
as this is how the Sun acts as a phallus by ejecting its "seed" into the
dark womb of space-time. A Yod is the Earliest stage of Primordial spiral-matter, will-less and violent, it spews into the Psyche, only to be controlled by the will of the beholder.
It is important to remember
although the small cards are sympathetic to their numbered Sephiroth,
they are not identical nor are they Divine Persons
(Demiurges); 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). Hence, one whose conscious personality has claimed the Earth and lower and upper Astral (Tiphareth) as it's domain, shall rule these "blind forces".
maybe astounding to note,
if not confusing in its volume, is that each of The Four Worlds of the Hermetic Qabalah,
has its own Tree of Life and hierarchy. Obviously this requires
more investigation on the students part, for each Element of the Four Hermetic Qabalistic Elements (Fire, Air,Water and Earth), also has their own hierarchy. As a Elohim Malachem who teaches, I am
still investigation this phenomena.
THE PRINCESS OF
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 Magnetic Force gives Form to the
Fiery-electric male force, which in its primeval stage, as the Ace of
Wands, is unwilled, unformed and indirect. But like the Magnetic Field
of Earth, giving form to the Solar rays, not unlike the Aurora in the
night sky, She justifies the direction of this male Force.The Princess of Wands therefore represents, the intelligence of Gaea that rules the internal fire of Earth.
Here Gaea-Pelé is illustrated With
flames of justice leaping from her forehead
, and naked, 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
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. Hence, 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 fiery life. She has bridled passion, shown by
grasping the Tiger by the Tail, and given it direction----where She
it is her essential vigorous
energy, that describes her beauty; beauty seen, as the force of her
personality dazzles her beholder. Such beautiful 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
The name Yod Heh Vau Heh,
often called the Hebrew name for (Sun) God, is attributed to the Court Cards,
where Yod, is attributed to Knights, Heh-to Queens, Vau is attributed to
Princes 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. Therefore they are also the Silence into
which all things return.
The Princesses have no
. Thus they are likened to "elemental" people who
are recognized by their lack of all sense responsibility and whose moral
qualities are very flexible. Thus they are sub-divided according to
The Princesses also represent the Elemental Elohim, of such elemental 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 Scarlett Woman ( Crowley's-Babalon)
have found out. She will consume you, as fire does a wyrm (old
English), only for you to rise again as a phoenix out of the ashes of
Universal consumptive passion, and/or Divine Frenzy, as a form of "ascended dragon".
Be very cautious young magi
, (male or female) if you summon Pelé,
She is spontaneous and unforgiving! But if there is any unworthiness of the mundane world in you, the banked pure
Eternal Fire in you, will rise as in a volcano, consuming the mundane; the Kundalini fire rising as a Phoenix and your
Will is lost in the unshakable requited Passion's extreme heat. If your Personality lusts not for
result, she'll give you wings and make you blaze as a Star, with many
"magic abilities"! If your sanity doesn't return expanded from such
energy harmony, then your will was flawed and your lust needed result,
causing disharmony and one will be racked with emotional chaos.
Needless to say, this Elemental Persona of Magick
is not for the timid! Don't mate energy fields with Salamandines, if
you lust after sexual fulfillment, for mating with such consumptive
energy may leave you mad with insatiable lust! Lucky for us all, calling
up a Salamandine, is night impossible in this modern day, as we have
forgotten the "old ways" of our magick and may Astral realms have faded from our
As a birthday Tarot card-
archetypal personality, the Princess of Wands represents a fiery nature
in a young-passionate, woman who is also consumptive and not prone to
In its mundane form
, the Princess of
Wands personality represents a young person full of energy, a dancer, and an
enthusiastic personality full of daring energy and optimism. A young person
who has the "Tiger by the Tail", fearless in joyous change and growth.
Now one of such
fearless enthusiasm is often misunderstood, especially
in the male world of the Patriarch where such a personality is viewed as
a threat to the imagined stability of masculine rule. It is understood
in the world of Tarot that the Princesses are also often represented as
pages (androgynous), so this could also represent a male personality,
with the same influences on the material world. In essence,
personalities are wombs-----magnetic containment of fiery energy
consciousness, and therefore are the feminine Will to Form.
Esoterically, the Princess of Wands
represents the fiery act of Spiritual Self-Liberation
where a major fear is faced and overcome releasing a vital new energy
and self-awareness. When the fiery energy of passion. often called "Spirit Energy" is suppressed by the containment of Emotion produced by great fear(With containment, we think we can deny rather than deal with our
inner fears) we lose a lot of vitality as most of it goes to contain the "inner tiger". We forget that a constant flow
of energy is required to suppress a fear, as it is necessary to
constantly focus on it emotionally to contain it, because of this
concentrated focus, the suppressed energy grows exponentially;
eventually erupting into a disaster.
Therefore this repressed fear, soon
becomes a Pandora's box
of violent nightmares, totally fed by
the life force of the Psycho-dynamic creator who created them from the
chaos of fear. When we finally face the demons with-in
with them, understanding that we made up the threat and that they are
just stuffed animals instead of real Tigers, a massive release of life
force floods through our bodies, healing and restoring us to our
original beauty and activity.
The Connolly Tarot, is once again depicting a mundane personality of a page. It seems the original schools of Hermetic Qabalah, feared to let the mundane know of this Fiery Psychic Vessel that is the Princess of Wands Archetype personality. It is too close to the volcanic rise of Kundalini -Spirit Fire, and therefore, deemed not for the weak of heart; a kind of "ignorance is bliss" attitude.
As did A.Crowley, I don't fear the fiery Spirit Feminine Intelligence that resides within my body, and willing let it emits it's Will to force from it's Willed form. All this Fiery power however, is launched from the solid foundation of Love. As a Hermetic Qabalist I know that,"Do what thou wilt, is the whole of the Law"; the Law is Love."
The medieval page is rather a mediocre androgynous personal, subtly ambitious, as the page is serving a knight so that they can become one in the future.The only references to a fire element and persona, are the fertile wand, the desert and the red hair of the youth.
On the Connolly tarot card, the youth is delivering a message, therefore, the mundane meaning of this card, is one shall soon receive a message from a relative or close friend. In reverse it would tend to convey that a young person is delivering a message to the querent.
Thus, as Hermetic Qabalists,
we have noted the Princess of Wands to represent during divination:
- A personality/intelligence,
that harnesses the Ace of Wands to Earth ( mate to the Solar phallus)
and is volatile in nature.
- As a Yod- Personality, She consumes all within
- 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
- She is the Earthly fiery womb, rather than the Earthly
Watery Womb of the Princess of Cups. 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.
- If the Querent is represented by this card and is male, it is the Fiery Anima (Spiritual Female within), who is delivery a message of release to him.
If the Princess of Wands is ill dignified or thrown together with the Ace of Wands:
- represents a young
person omnivorous in passion of whatever kind, entirely reckless in the
means of obtaining gratification, and insatiable.
- A message of Passionate intent delivered by a young person to the Querent.
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