The Thoth Tarot-2 of Wands: Dominion.
The Night Sun Tarot- 2 of Wands and the 2nd Sephiroth- Chokmah/wisdom:
From the Golden Dawn Texts:
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
Reality: the Key, we know as Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. Kether is not or no-thing,
therefore it is not reality. When we cause reality, it is of our
beliefs and opinions united, so I often call Chokmah the Real...for it
is not of us, but is the Will of Force before us. Our beginning is in Chokmah,
the idea of I Am, and the Will to Force, all begin there. Thus we are
Dreaming ourselves into willful existence. For now, we know Chokmah to
be Will To Force.
THE THOTH- 2 OF WANDS-DOMINION:
Also called the Lord of Dominion
and whose zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries. Mars being the planet of vitality,
energy, and assertion: Aries is the astrological symbol of exploration
The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.
The 2 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 is Pure will, without need of result. Which to
many is impossible to realize for most of us exercise will and expect results to reach
goals. What many of us don't realize, is that will is the Power behind Spirit, in fact they are inseparable. The Spirit is the
Spiraling of Energy into identity-motions that build microwave dimensions of I
AM and need no result.
But before frequencies
are stimulated into being via "thought waves", 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-space", and therefore it has not depth and its dimension is infinite Pi.
In Chokmah is Being.
The First Being---The All Father Fiery- Electric who has no form until She the Watery- Magnetic
the third Sephira-Binah "wills him to Form". Here in the 2 of Wands
is that joining of the 2 states of Will That is "He" and "She", Will
and Will to Form
, both being masculine in this state as both
are "expressing will". The receiver of this expression, would then be receptive-feminine, which is not a sex of a species but the Anima (Divine Feminine) and Animus (The Divine Masculine) within the Psyche of each of us.
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 in material form
The astrological and zodiacal signs on the Night Sun-2 of Wands are also of Aries and Mars. Both aggressive and therefore aggressive dual force is applied
here. There is no lust of result in this Pure Will, made of the harmony
of "He" and "She" aspects of the One. The Union in itself is a
joy-filled journey. Therefore there is no "battle of the sexes" where
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. Here, Energy is initiating a current of
Force, that Spiral of Energy from which all domain is created. This spiraling is shown as ripples in the pool of the serpent- wand stilts that the "Queen of Wands" is animating. She, being Will to Form, is taking the electric-fire of the Will to Force utilizing it to create both Form and Motion. The Lion headed robe, the upward standing triangle on the loin cloth, both are symbols of the Fire. Leo the lion is the symbol for the sun and the triangle is the alchemical symbol for fire. The card also is fiery red, in its majority of color.
When the word Harmony is mentioned,
one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the Violent
Destructive Harmonious Force that initiated the "Big Bang"; totally
without resistance in and of itself but destructive none the less, for
it is "as fire", both consumptive and trans-formative. A Rhythmic
intercourse in the Substance of Mind, which we call Spirit. A
Singularity exploded "outward" to form the building blocks of our
Universe and disturbed the peace and balance of absolute stability, so
that "change can become a constant"; the One Energy can now Transform
according to Self Awareness. For all Self is a duality of "force and form". Therefore, we all live within the One Mind, as many idealized dreams of Self.
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. Now 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 motion, which requires I transforming to AM, a dual identity of I and the "other" and/or AM. The Other, is the "Secret Lover", of which all of us have within our own Psyche, for all is Mind. Therefore, in each of us is the Anima (Spirit) and Animus (Soul), who intercourse, to create "me". I AM ME is our trinity of self-awareness.
Looking at the Qabalistic Tree of Life,
we know the twos to be Chokma --the Second Sephiroth of the Supernal Triangle.
This is Pure Will, independent of any given object.
Will without lust of result that is Will without the "to be" that
causes manifestation. This is the Powerful Will that the Magi can
channel into ritual manifestation, but only if the Magi has taken care
of preparation so there is no lust for result in their psyche, yet still requiring the Union with a Feminine counterpart.
the planet of War, is in its own sign Aries, the first of signs, and
therefore represents Energy initiating a current of Force, but a "Point A to Point B", and/or Polarity is required or currents of force, can't flow. Therefore, the Thoth 2 of Wands show the Dorjes, "Currents of Electrical Force", with a Feminine-Ka Dro Ma head on one end and a phallic shaped, twin serpent wrapped-spear head on the other end, showing both male and female "sex" (serpent) force interaction.The
horse heads on the Khadroma-crowns symbolize spiritual power and the
serpents at the base of the arrow heads, represent the regenerative
power (sex force) and healing that comes from this power balance.
Here, Crowley promotes an interesting illustration of the Tibetan Dorjes (Thunderbolts) crossed, but crowned with the Angelic Tibetan Kha-dro-ma
(Daughters of Kali) suggesting that these thunderbolts are more destructive than
constructive. Few of us remember that destruction is the first part of
the creative process but it is so. Even the Universe as The Singularity (I),
destroyed itself to become many (AM), in the Big Bang. To tell the Truth,
any great accumulation of energy by any form, be it psyche or physical,
will destroy its lower frequency forms and if done properly, a phoenix will
arise from the excess of flame as a formed harmonic of higher frequency. Such as the All Seeing "I", that created "Other" as "another way to be I", and by understanding (3rd Sephiroth-Binah) the difference between I and Am, created the "Child", "Me".
oppressed in forms
; a necessary oppression to be sure, but sill in each
of us, the energy fights to join with the Totality. Invoking more of the
One Energy, changes the form's Time/Space, to more expansive and energetic boundaries
than before. Hence, the one who invokes is often accused of "insanity"
because their reality (boundaries) has changed from the normal- form-
boundaries of animal survival mind to the Imagination of the Immortal. That expansive perspective usually makes both genius
and insanity seem to be one. This is usually because the mundane form is bound
by a lesser perspective of self and fears the unknown and/or Greater Self.
in those who seek "enlightenment" (Thunderbolts of energy---"The flow
is in the Know") find that their attempts at expanding bring fear and
repulsion to the brain, which are the primary animal tendencies responses blamed on
the " small-ego" as it sees its own smaller energy construct being stressed to the point of release and/or,
self- destruction of its fear based identity as being eminent. But then
with understanding of the complete plan, as Qabalah study is wont to do,
the student-brain willingly surrenders, rejoices and co-operates in the
"Purifying Fire" of The Greater Ego, of which Saints are often accused of entering. Some call this "Holy Spirit".
Therefore, the 2 of Wands represents Chokma in the suit of Fire. This is pure will; will in its most exalted form. Crowley called this card "...will unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every-way perfect". [Al. I.44].
As Stated: The Heads of the Djores,
are Tibetan Kha-dro-Ma which are considered Tibetan 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 Kha-dro-Ma gives even greater
insight into this Cards Force; However, the Tibetans are very secretive
about the Kha-dro and their state of Ma (As in Kali Ma), will only state adamantly that
they are the "highest state of Feminine" in the Universe and compose
about 10,000 Myriads in number.
The Thoth Tarot- 2 Of Wands: Dominion and the Night Sun Tarot -2 of Wands,
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 consciousness.
The both the 2 of Wands shows two Dorjes (Tibetan symbols of Lightning/power) or Serpent Wands. The symbol of crossed Dorjes or 2 equal serpentine wands, represents,
optimum balance of energy, the sense of sovereignty (lion head) and being
comfortable with your domain which can be called Personal Unified sacred
When the 2 of Wands 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) and female magnetic
(The Khadroma-Tibetan angels- heads on the Dorjes and/or the Feminine form, standing on the Serpent wands of the Masculine force).
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.
- When thrown in a reading, the 2 of Wands is also:
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...something of which the body is unable to stop.
- The querent is being overcome by boldness. courage, fierceness, and Shamelessness.
- Generous and proud, but also a certain amount of revenge, and resolution.
is a suggestion of turbulent energy, that seems to be beyond the
"ego's" ability to control but it can also become sagacious, yet
unforgiving and obstinate.
- It is because it Is.....and the persona becomes baffled by the power unleashed without a "lust for result".
only on the love within, is the solution to this immense Power of Will,
that is all around us, but of what we have so little contact with as we
have "given ourselves" to the ambition of "others".....and believe we
have little, if any "Will Power".
- This card is suggesting
that the Spirit (Will) is beginning to rebel against its predisposed
boundaries...come "Hell or High Water"!
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