The Thoth Tarot card, THE PRINCE OF WANDS, and the Wild Wood Tarot-Knight of Bows-Fox.
The Thoth Prince of Wands, is the Knight of Traditional tarot decks, in this comparison the Wild Wood Tarot- Knight of Bows-Fox, is the comparable card. Either Fox or Risen Phoenix, this is not a static card---it's a dynamic card of fiery creativity! The Prince of Wands is the Principle of Mastery of inspired creativity!
The Prince Of Wands,
represents the Sun Warrior
not only does he represent swiftness, strength, brilliance and agility,
he is also the paradigm of dynamic mastery of unlimited creative
expression from deep "within"; from the Universal Source.
The causally thrown reins over his wrist, symbolizes the inspired creativity that is not held back and is free to manifest and express itself.
Solar Lion freely pulling the Chariot, symbolizes self trust in letting
the creative process flow, without restriction nor restraint.
contained fire in the chariot, is focused concentration and attention
to manifest one's creativity that comes from above (The chariot is
coming down from the heavens).
The character of the Prince promotes a deep passion (open flower on chest-open heart chakra) for expressing one's own creativity.
The phoenix wand and cape expresses his commitment to expanding and liberating himself through the creative process.
When you are
"channeling" information or lost for hours during a creative process,
you are experiencing the focus of The Prince of Wands that is inherent in all of us
"Solar spirits" who came to earth to use a human creative power body!
Remember, deep inside you is the great creative fire that built this universe---YOU as Spirit- have enough hot passion to melt ROCK or cause crystallized light live!
By just looking at this Thoth Deck Card of the Hermetic Qabalah, or the Wild Wood Tarot- Knight of Bows-Fox,
Prince of Wands or Knight of Bows presents a powerful figure which definitely compliments
this omnivorous personality. The Prince of Wands or Knight of Bows, represents the Airy
part of Fire
(Creative Mind of Spirit), an ever expanding and volatile force. In
the zodiac, he rules from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree
of Leo. There is no reference to Leo in the art of the Wild Wood Tarot; However, in the language of animals, the qualities of cunning, stalking, alertness and curiosity, make the Fox, like the Lion of the plains, the great hunter of the night darkened forest. He is the colored the red of the fire, with the passion to match. The Fox, in the morning sunrise, is a good image for the Prince of Wands.
In ancient Lydia
, the totem form of Dionysus,
or his human surrogate-Orpheus
, was a Fox. Dionysus,
was the Greek god of Wine, and a real party animal.
Also, in his animal form, the Fox represented the god Bassareus, and his priestesses were known as Bassarids.
In medieval times, the Fox was presented as the universal trickster, Reynaud or Reynard the Fox. Although Reynaud, seemed to be an ordinary Fox, he had many miraculous exploits that were godlike and he often talked in a human voice. Hence, the Fox always represented a mysterious godlike personality.
When viewing the Thoth card
, we see this
solar warrior dressed in scale mail, with his vigorous arms
uncovered, that emphasizes his great ability for activity. The very
this card exudes swiftness, passion and power. From the Thoth Prince's
helm, all aflame, to his flaming lion drawn chariot, this fiery
Promethean roars, "I love burning"! This love of "burning", is also
apparent in the flaming art of Leo the Lion, who is pulling the fiery chariot and the entire background of this card.
On The Thoth Prince's chest
is the sigil of
To Mega Therion and in his left hand he bears the Phoenix wand of the
2nd Adept (in the ritual of 5 degrees=6 degrees of R.R. @ A.C.), the
wand of power and energy while he controls the reins of the Lion steed
(Leo and Sun), with his right. The sea of flames both radiant and
salient, is his path of travel.The Princes or Knights of traditional tarot, are the Son of the Queen and King
, thus they are governed by Tiphareth,
the sixth Sephira known as Beauty
/ The Son of God.
The Princes/Knights are wholly
activated by the Queen and King, adding to their complexity as they
have no motive power of their own. They are force, but a stable one, as
they are being pulled along in their "womb enclosure" chariots, which symbolize the "will
to form" of the Divine Creatrix.
The Figures of the Arch Fairies
(Elementals) are the Lion, Eagle, Man and Bull. These are the Four
Kerubim of Qabalah.
The Arch Fairies, are very ancient symbols for the elements of
multi-religious belief systems. Appearing as Gods of the Assyrians, the
Four Animals in the Old Testament vision of Ezekiel, and they are the
four symbols of the Christian Evangelists.
From the vastness of Kether, the first Sephira, the
Primordial Elements radiate into Tiphareth, becoming the united rulers
of the elements that are individually expressed in Tiphareth.
personified in Tarot, The Princes or traditional Knights, are the balance of the Four Elements
in Tiphareth. Being the most refined aspects of the Solar- Personality,
the Four Princes are the Elemental Kings in ourselves.
be no surprise then, that the Princes can be taken in any direction by
Divine Will. Thus, the forces of the Prince of Wands may be applied with
Justice or cruelty; the unconscious flowing motion of the Prince of
Cups may be subtle and artistic; or it may be evil. The rational mental
activities of the Prince of Swords, may produce ideas that are either
creative or destructive and last but not least, the material qualities
of the Prince of Disks, may cause growth for good or evil. The Grounding
Element for the Prince's lessons, are the Princesses, who rule the earth
from the Northern quadrants.
When thrown during Divination, the
Princes often represent the coming and going of an event or person and
the Princesses often represent the approval or disapproval of a matter.
Because of his
the Prince's or Knight's passion can go any direction, even unto violence if
angered. The Thoth Tarot card, shows the Marital Prince holding the
Phoenix Wand of Geburah,
and thus wields the martian- like fiery Severity or Justice of Geburah.
As previously stated: Ruling
from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree of Leo, he is endowed
with a powerful faculty for expanding and volatilizing. His arms are
free of armor and mail, as he is vigorous and active as a Dragon during mating season. His sexual energy is renowned.
thrown in a divination, the Thoth Tarot-Prince of Wands or the Wild Wood Tarot- Knight of Bows implies personality traits, such as:
- Swiftness and Strength as this one's primary moral qualities.
- Impulsive, often easily directed by outside influences, even trifling ones, therefore, they can be prey to indecision.
- One's opinions are often violently expressed but being emphatic does not mean one will not hold the opinion long.
- Just loves vigorous statement just to feel the vigorous flow.
truth being, that the querent is often slow to make up their mind.
Therefore, is essentially just and sees both sides of a question.
a character noble and generous causes one to lean
towards expressing extravagant hyperbole while secretly laughing at the
boast and one's self for making it.
- Being of fanatical courage
linked with indefeasible endurance , one chooses to fight against the odds
and always wins in the very long run.
- The Passion radiating off of this person frightens most people because of the mystery it presents.
- This one is of Dragon, and thus strikes terror in the heart of the less inclined.
- One's generosity and deeds maybe impeccable, but the heat of their passion scares the pale soul who avoids the Sun.
great pride, which is this one's main fault, makes one often hold in
contempt those of "weak character". This one may exhibit,
meanness and pettiness ,of which they are adept at wielding, as well as,
every weapon of
ridicule, while still giving the shirt off of their back to the one so
- Without lust of result, one loves work and exercise for its own sake.
- Paradoxical is one's contempt for the world at large, while holding ecstatic respect for every individual man and woman.
Mystery of such a one who is a Sun. This Sun Warrior is an aspect of
the Solar Logos that puts ideas into action and will fight for their
- There is a sense of Romantic Revolution with this one.
- Most people enjoy the querent's passionate demeanor, but woe to the person that focuses their wrath.
of this Swift and agile personality, many of the querent's acquaintances are not
committed to them as friends, for such swift mystery baffles most of them
as one is all that is unexpected, startling, unpredictable,
unconventional, but having a deep underlying consistency.
- As an Archetype Personality of the Animus,
the personality of a male or female born in his tarot time frame,
favors his masculine morality which is swiftness and strength, with
impulsiveness acting quickly to outside influences.
reacting to trifles, he can become undecided because he views them
unimportant and not flamboyant enough for a heated argument, in which he
not only excels but also enjoys.
- His volatility demands volatile displays of opinion, even if he rarely believes "whole heartedly" in such.
- He just loves stating a vigorous proposition for the sake of vigor!
can argue with vehemence both sides of any question which tends to make
him slow to make up his mind thoroughly on any subject.
sense of justice is well made, but he feels that justice isn't really
achieved in the intellectual world, showing a noble and generous
- Since embellishment is often vigorous, he loves
to "tell tall tales" and his boasting can attain great heights, while
slyly laughing internally at himself and the listening audience.
just loves to entertain both himself and others, while not taking the
world of man to seriously. Thus he is often endeared to elaborate
pranks, and even horrendous bouts of ridicule on some inoffensive
nobody, only to give the shirt of his back to the same target, if
- He really doesn't even take himself to seriously----he just loves Vigorous passion!
- His pride is great and his scorn for meanness and pettiness is even greater.
fanatical endurance and massive doses of courage, he will fight the
great fight against all odds and over the long haul--he will win because
of his enormous capacity for work; a work which he exercises for its
own sake; loving the journey more than the goal.
haughty contempt for the world at large coexists with his profound
respect for every man and Woman, as a Star of individual and rare
- This type of Powerful, swift, vigorous and generous
personality holds Terror for those who wish to hide among the herd and
he will often incur enemies...who talk behind his back rather than face
the Lion before them. In fact many of his "enemies" will never have met
him---but hearing about him was enough terror for them.
If ill dignified,
The Prince of Wands is antithesis of the above qualities, and shows
great cruelty, indifference and is often sadistic He will show
tenancies for laziness, intolerance, prejudice all because these are
qualities of the idle mind and saves the trouble of thought. He would
also be a great boaster and a coward.
However, such a powerful spirit
is usually well dignified and with a sincere heart, this one works to benefit
those below their energy level. This one also really enjoys intercourse with people, and loves to hear
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