The Thoth 2 Of Wands: Dominion;
represents 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
experienced in day-to-day living. The Major Arcana, Trump or Atu, are
states of Universal Consciousness, and the Minor Arcana or small cards,
are how the Universal expresses itself as an individual self-consciousness.
The 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
The heads adorning these Dorjes, are of the Khadro (ma) [Tibetan Angels who are the highest form of female]
show that this is a polarizing force, balanced by the magnetic
receptive force of female. A definite form is enlivened by this union
and pure will makes this new ideal manifest.
Therefore, the symbol of the the two Dorjes
(Tibetan symbols of the Thunder bolt) show balanced "male" and "female"
forces. The electric force that is a masculine active flow of energy
towards achievement of goals, forming into a female- magnetic domain. In
this balanced state, where the expressed will of personality and the
soul are in union, there is no lust for result; but joy in creation.
Hence this card shows committed active power; a "do or die" kind of flow
that will not be denied. This Spiritual Sovereignty is where the body
is balanced and recognized as "another" spirit form, thereby becoming
tireless in the whole flow of electric force that is not interrupted by mental prejudices.
is a tarot card representing combined Spiral (spiritual) flows of energy,
therefore it represents a very powerful force of "twin spirit flames"
; as in
all power, it can be ill defined. Where the 2 Dorjes cross, forms a point ( A point,
in engineering, is where 2 lines cross) and/or a domain. Hence, electric motion giving-male energy, given a form such
as fortune, health,and magnificence can also be given forms of illness,
poverty and mortification; for a true Spirit has dominion
over self-identity. All of which it will enliven. So it is best
to understand " The Law of Attraction" which is the foundation of all creation in this "electromagnetic" Universe. But above all, know that what you put willful
emotion to---will be your life motion.
To focus you energy (Emotion is
Energy-in-Motion) on lack, misery, hate, and distrust will identify you as lack, misery, hate and distrust and in its extreme will result in
violence towards others! If this card is thrown with the cards of
sorrow, defeat, debauch etc... it is time to change your spiritual self- perspectives!
Great will takes great focus to change the direction of energy-in-motion, so deep focused meditations on "What you are grateful for",
when done diligently, will succeed in changing the charge of powerful
attraction towards forming a more positive creation. Spirit is Sex-force
in its purest form. It is the intercourse of Spirit- will and body
personal conscious- will, towards achievement. The Will-to Force and Will to Form are Spirit's Will;
is the Force of Life and the body is the Form the Life-Force is taking here. Therefore, your body is Spirit-below. Therefore, Spirit-Above and Spirit Below, flowing as one, is True Dominion.
Polarity, which is sexuality,
is achieved by the flowing union of force and form so once
again I state that highly charged emotional thoughts must be focused on
what you want and not on what you don't want, making this a positive re- birthing
This is also a card of self confidence and affirming a positive
approval of yourself. All of which is necessary to accomplish your dominion over matter.
horse heads on the Kha-dro-ma crowns symbolize spiritual power of the Divine Feminine and the
serpents at the base of the arrow heads, represent the masculine regenerative
power and the healing that comes from this power balance.
this card represents Mars in Aries. Mars, on top of card, being the planet of vitality,
energy, and assertion: Aries, on bottom of card, is the astrological symbol of exploration
and pioneering. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.
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" (From the Golden Dawn text).
the key to all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern, is
the only Reality
we know as Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life.
Kether, the 1st Sephiroth, is a not or no-thing
, therefore it is not reality. When we
cause reality, it is of our self- beliefs and opinions united, so I often call
Chokmah the Real.
..for it is not of us, but is the will to force
before us. Our
beginning is in Chokmah, the idea of I Am (existence), and the Will to Force, all
begin there. Thus we are Dreaming ourselves into willful existence.
By looking at the illustration of theQabalistic Tree of Life, you may
understand that Chokma (Wisdom) is the #2 Sephiroth on the Tree of
life. You may also understand that Chokma is attributed to Male force (I),
even though "he" has the potential to radiate the "pure female", as will to force
is an unbroken flow to Binah (AM) who is the 3rd Sephiroth (understanding) and is will to form. Hence, I AM has the potential that
creates all life-forms. These two Sephiroth are the "I AM". To understand there is no more a division of
male-female than there is in time-space, and I AM, will greatly heed your
understanding of your self!
From the ordinary point of view,
Chokma is really #1 rather than #2, because he is the first
manifestation; Kether (Crown) is completely sealed, unseen, because
limitless light, is unseen. Nobody knows anything about it at all, even
the Quantum Physicists that call Kether, Dark Energy
, know nothing about
dark energy except that "something" is pushing the galaxies.
Therefore, the Hermetic Qabalah teaches that only upon reaching the 2, does an element appear as itself.
Since, Chokma is completely uncontaminated by influence; the elements
appear here in their original harmonious condition. Hence, the 2 of Wands, is the appearance of "Fire", which represents Spirit, in the universe.
The Two of Wands:
Is also called the Lord of Dominion
which represents the element of Fire in its highest Form (First
manifestation of Spirit as a"pure motion") before movement was
established "as alive". What may interest you is that the word Lord, is Anglo-Saxon and means "Guardian of Bread" and the Anglo Saxon word Lady, means, "Doler of Bread". Remembering that the Anglo-Saxons where a matriarchal/ agricultural society and that all "property"(Form) belonged to Woman and the protection of all property belonged to the Male. Hence, the word Husband an Anglo Saxon word meaning "keeper of her property" and or the Domain or realm, is
another way to say "Lord of Dominion". Again we have a Hermetic
Marriage, Husband and Wife, is a misunderstanding, rather, Wife-Husband,
is the showing of Wisdom! There is flow established in the 2; from I
to "the other" I (Am)= 2.
The Two of Wands
represents Chokmah influencing the World of Pure Spirit known as Atziluth.
Again we are trying to explain the inexpiable which is the Supernal Triangle.
This second Sephiroth which rules the 2's of Tarot, 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 microwave dimensions of I
AM created self-identities. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to
Force ( Chokmah-the Divine masculine) and then Will to Form (Binah-The
Divine Feminine). The Sephiroth are called Beings that may be Force or may be form, but in fact, a Being
to a Qabalist is a "immortal state of Conscious Energy" while we may
all know that the living forms we are used to, have a beginning and an
end, a Being is "point in time", and therefore it has not depth and its dimension is infinite Pi. In Chokmah is Being. The First Being---The All Father Electric who has no form until She the Magnetic-
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, both being creative in this state as both
are "expressing will".
The 2 of Wands represents
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. Spirit, is
pure Primal, and brilliant, warm and bright as both Will to Force and
Will to Form. 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, i.e expression into objective form as "Psyche". Hence, the Union in itself is the result. Therefore there is no "battle of the
one wishes to rule the relationship over the other. There is the Union
of Wisdom (Chokmah-I) and Understanding (Binah-Am), that gives birth to
Knowledge and all creation...a "Me". Here, Energy is initiating a current of
wisdom and understanding; that Spiral of Energy/Psyche from which all
domain is created.
When the word Harmony is mentioned
one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the Violent- Creative-Destructive- Harmonious-Symphonic Force that initiated the "Big Bang"; totally
without resistance in and of itself but none the less destructive in order to reconstruct, for
it is "as fire", both consumptive and trans-formative. A Rhythmic
intercourse in the Substance of Mind, which we call Spirit. Hence, a
Singularity compose of 2, exploded "outward" to form the building blocks of our
Universe and disturbed the peace, balance and bliss of absolute stability, so
that "change can become a constant"; the One Energy can now Transform
according to SELF Identity. For all Self is a duality of "force and form". Here
Mars in Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to
deconstruction of- "I" for the purpose reconstruction as- " I Am". A
gathering of Will to Force and Will to Form and or the beginning of
Trans-formative Energy, which we know to be the first law of Thermodynamics is in motion
[....there is only one energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed...and transmitted].
One is now in energy in motion, which requires I transforming to AM, a dual identity of I and Another way to be "I" and/or AM. This wisdom and understanding of Self, produce an objective concept called a "Me" which is both a Macrocosmic and microcosmic identity.
Crowley called the 2 of Wands card "..
.will unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every-way perfect"
. [Al. I.44].
power of Mars in its own sign as Aries, is shown as the back ground to
this card. The crossed Djores (Tibetan Thunderbolts) represent a
celestial feminine magnetic power while the arrow heads, are the male/phallic/electric force. The union causing a balance to initiate a current of Force and Form. Since
initiation of Force is often at first destructive to the object it is
focused on, this card is at first destructive to comfort zones and is
often viewed with reactive fear and repulsion to the assault. This later changes
when the greater plan is understood and the individual mind willingly
co-operates and begins psychosomatic operation.
As stated,The Heads of the Djores, are Tibetan
Khadro-Ma which are considered Angels or Demons, depending if you are
frightened of the Initiating Force or joyously accepting the necessary
destructive/constructive nature of this Current of Force. Studying the
Tibetan concept of the Khadro-Ma gives even greater insight into this
Cards Force; However, the Tibetans are very secretive about the Khadro
and will only state adamantly that they are the "highest state of
Feminine" in the Universe and compose about 10,000 Myriads in number. However, the Tibetan Khadro-ma is similar to the Hindu concept of Dakini, meaning "Sky Walker". A Dakini was considered a goddess of the after world and also a Tantric Priestess who was considered an emanation of Kali, and therefore often overseeing funerary rites. Similar to Aphrodite's Horae or the sacred harlots of Ishtar the Khadroma and Dakini seem to be an apotheosized form of an earthly Goddess woman.
The famous, Red Dakini
, was intimately connected to Tantric initiation tradition. For realization of her spirit was considered essential to the enlightenment of a yogi. As a death goddess, she would be encountered in the after-world/other-side of the Abyss. This is probably where A.Crowley got his idea of the Scarlett Woman
, and/or Babylon,
as he was a practicing Tantric.
Therefore, the Khadroma images on the Thoth Tarot Card, are red, of fire and can be considered images of the Red Dakini.
Therefore when this card is thrown, it represents you
coming into your own power from your deep spiritual center that is a
balance of Male electric (the rods-consciousness) and female magnetic (The
Khadroma-Tibetan angels- heads on the Dorjes-unconsciousness) where one rules both the life and death
of their creations, i.e. Dominion over force and form/ matter.
The B.O.T.A.- 2 of Wands, is as unimaginable as most of the Builders of the Adytum small cards. The 2 wands are suspended in space, in an harmonious balance. The red and gold of the wands denote the element of fire. The Diamond of Kether tops the wands, while the coal dark form of carbon, denotes earth.
Once again, one must subscribe to the correspondence course on the B.O.T.A. Tarot, offered by the lodge, to gather their meaning of the 2 of Wands.
However, Dr. Paul Foster Case, the founder, was a Hermetic Qabalist, so the Thoth Tarot meanings apply.
When thrown in a reading, the 2 of Wands is
considered to be:
- influence over another.
- Dominion, boldness, courage,
fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud,
- Restless, ruthless, turbulent, and many other descriptions of a Willful Current of Force being applied to a situation.
- This card tends to be sagacious yet can be unforgiving and obstinate according to dignity.
- The Two of Wands is Focused Will and Fiery Motion, in a balance that will destroy the issue focused on to rebuild a new form.
powerful card of Motion and change by a destructive means, which is
often seen in the world of Atoms and molecules forged by the massive
forces of the Stars. When this card shows up in a reading the Will of
Spirit is involved.
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.
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- 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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