The Thoth Tarot-THE PRINCESS OF WANDS & The Wild Wood Tarot-THE PAGE OF BOWS-STOAT:
The Princesses/Pages and their relationship to the Aces:
Tarot Ace of Wands, is the Essence of the Fire given form by the
Princess or Page and is shown as a fiery club (flames in shape of Yods)...think
of the Ace as a pollinator and the princess as the flower. The Ace
represents the essence or seed of the Alchemical Element-Fire. It is a
solar-phallic outburst of flame and/or microwaves 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 or essence" into the dark womb of space-time.
It is the Earliest stage of Primordial matter, without will other than expression and violent.
It is important to remember
although the small cards are sympathetic to their numbered Sephiroth,
they are not identical nor are they Divine Persons; they are more like
sub-elements and/or parts of "Blind Forces" whose ruling intelligence
are of the Realm of Yetzirah, The Formulative World
The Court cards
, are the 16-archetypes of personality. Hence, the
birth-date of a person, is compared to a court card in the tarot, as the
"core" personality of a person and/or "significator card". However, since the Soul has been around
since "light"began, many layers of self identity have been added to the
core persona, not to mention the fact that the faux persona of
man-made identity also encases this core persona. That is one reason why
many of us are confused as to who, what and where we are and/or what is
our purpose. Therefore, one must go "deeply within" to find this core
of self and/or "The Real Person", that the Soul created.
What maybe astounding to note,
if not confusing, is that each Major Arcana (Atu) has its own Tree of
Life and hierarchy, making our multidimensional "Supreme Being" absolutely complicated.
However, each triangular "World" is a copy of the Original Triangle that
is Aziluth. So the Tree of Life is actually a Fractal of the
Psyche/Soul. Obviously this requires more investigation on the
students part. As a student who teaches, I am still investigation this
THE PRINCESS or the Traditional, PAGE OF WANDS or BOWS:
the Earthly part of Fire. She is the expression of the irresistible
action of a combustible substance
and rules from the Heavens from one
of the quadrants around the North Pole (She=Magnetic Force). It is interesting
to note, that the Female 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.
On The Thoth card, she is shown 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 spiral shaped surging flame.
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, that was attended by the Vestal Virgins
of ancient Rome.
The "seed of fire", The Ace of Wands"
is now given a personal Willful expression in the Princess of Wands/Page of Bows, as
she is brilliant and daring. She has bridled passion, shown by grasping
the Tiger by the Tail, and given it direction----where She
Like Fire, it is her essential vigorous
energy, just as in the Stoat, 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 lady fire-dancer, or a Stoat, stand back
and enjoy her beauty, but don't try to posses it, as its anger is
The Wild Wood Tarot-Princess of Bows-Stoat: beautifully describes the personality that is represented by the Princess of Wands. The Stoat, or Ermine in winter coat, is a fierce instinctual hunter who is able to live underground. The Stoat's fur, becomes pure white in winter, while being red, white and black in the warmer months. These are the sacred colors of the ancients, therefore, the Stoat has strong mystical ties to the land, as does the Princess of Wands.
Thus we have pegged the Princess
of Wands or Page of Bows as a personality/intelligence, that harnesses the Ace of Wands
to Earth ( mate to the Solar phallus) and is volatile in nature. As a
Personality, She consumes all within Her Sphere. 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, Pele, due to her Volcanic Personality. She is the
Earthly fiery womb, rather than the Earthly Watery Womb represented by the Princess
If the Princess of Wands or Page of Bows is ill dignified or thrown together with the Ace of Wands or Ace of Bows, we have
person omnivorous in passion of whatever kind, entirely reckless in the
means of obtaining gratification, and insatiable. 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 the Sun and volcanoes of Earth.
The name Yod Heh Vau Heh,
often called the Hebrew name for 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, not unlike water absorbing salt crystals. Therefore, they are also the Silence into
which all things return.
The Princesses or Pages have no
zodiacal attribution. Thus they are likened to "elemental" people
are recognized by their lack of all sense responsibility and whose moral
qualities are very flexible; they are the Virgins of Mother Nature, who
in her name, rule the elementals of earth. Thus they are sub-divided
The Princesses/Pages 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 Dragon. Be
very cautious young neophyte,
She, the Elohim of fire, is spontaneous and unforgiving! She sits on
the Throne of the Ace of Wands or Ace of Bows, and is Empress of the Elementals,
meaning that anger her, and your life will become pure havoc.
But if there is any of the pure
Eternal Masculine- Fire in you,such as the Prince of Wands or Knight of Bows, whether you are male or female in sex, the Kundalini will rise as a Phoenix and your
Will is unshakable in unrequited Passion's extreme heat; lusting not for
result, she'll give you wings and make you blaze as a Star, with many
"magic abilities", along with shared rule over the fire element! If your sanity doesn't return expanded from such
energy harmony (she'll add her microwave frequency to yours), then your will was flawed and your lust needed result,
causing disharmony and future fury.[illustration by Martin Muir]
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, like some 14 year old puberty. Stick with your species, for mating with such consumptive
energy may leave you mad with insatiable burning-lust, meaning a life time of medication! Lucky for us all, calling
up a Elohim of the Salamandine, is night impossible in this modern day, as we have
forgotten the "old ways" and may Astral realms have faded from our
psychic knowledge and hence, our influence.
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
The Tarot: Princess of Wands or the Page of Bows, represents the
earthly part of fire and/or the fuel of fire. She represents the
irresistible chemical attraction the combustible substance, the
connotations of which go beyond physical matter into Spiritual potency.
To reiterate: The Princesses have no zodiac attributions, as they reign in the northern quadrants of earth,
yet they represent four archetypes of human core personality, for us Humans are Elohim Malachim, by Divine inheritance and therefore, have instinctual command fire. Hence, the Princess/Pages are
more of an "elemental" personage, whose moral character---is often open
and free wheeling; Lot's of Passion but not a lot of "common sense". Therefore, they of the lesser Heh,
are known as the "inferior Mother" and/or the "Bride of Microprosopus"
(microcosm and/or the four base elements of earth), which, contrary to
traditional Tarot Pages, is why they must be shown as female. Will Worthington, the artist- illustrator of the Wild Wood Tarot shows knowledge of the
"Bride of Microprosopus", by making his Page, a ferocious feminine figure of nature.
When we examine the image of the Thoth card
we see that she has plumes of fire radiating from her brow; these
symbolize justice. Since
chemical action can only happen when each
element is free to combine with it's partner, she is shown unclothed on
the Thoth card. On the Thoth
She is surging leaping flame, with the Sun Wand in her left hand and the
"tiger by the tail" in her right, she shows both her Solar power and
fearlessness. This solar fearlessness is acknowledged in the Wild Wood
Tarot as a Stoat is known to fight off all comers.
As stated, The Thoth Princess if Wands, actually represents the Virgin Fire Priestess of the
Lords of Fire (also the Roman Vestal Virgin keepers of the eternal
flame) and is in attendance of the Roman Rams headed flaming-altar of
Just looking at either of these cards tells you that this Person is
highly individual showing passionate qualities of brilliance and daring.
Being too hot for the controlling male, her best mate must be one who
loves heart rending passion with out possession.
To Meditate on this card is to invoke the "inner fires" of the earth, be sure you are willing to become a Phoenix before you try. You
must be strong in virtue (true to yourself) and need not a state of
permanence for personal comfort; in other words, "Above all things know
thyself" and be flexible, before entering the Core Fires of Spirit, for in this state, the
violent motion of change is breath-taking and often fatal to the weak
personality. But for those who succeed----you'll love your fiery wings!
When Thrown during a divination: The Princess of Wands or Page of Bows denotes a anima or female of:
- Her beauty is created by her own vigorous energy.
- Her passion is so great that one is dazzled by a chemical reaction that enforces the impression of beauty on the beholder.
- Being a type of "spontaneous combustion", in anger or love she is violent, sudden, and implacable.
- She can often be irrational, when displaying her enthusiasm, fiery ambition,and aspiring nature.
a Princess personality, never forgets an injury and the only patience
she shows, is when lying in ambush to revenge a perceived wrong.
- She is often self-absorbed to the extent that she is entirely reckless in achieving gratification and is notably insatiable.
referring to Tantra, she would be the proper Shakti for the Real Shiva,
as she could absorb any fire he could display. However, as is all
Power known to be, she is as destructive as she is constructive, so
caution and encouragement compete with each other in this one.
myself, Passion is the foundation of the Universe, and this type of
person or anima is a thrill to behold and to a Prince of Wands, the proper mate
of the moment, as his swiftness and vigor is to be "invoked" and Her
insatiable Passion will invoke the very rocks into flame! But like all
fires, one must know how to work with it to properly achieve the
necessary transformations of their Great Work. I'll not go further into
the Magick applications here, as this is not a treatise on magic-
eroticism, although if our eyes are not blinded by the fear of Passion,
we'll see that the Universe is a hot-bed of Pure Passion to be and began as Eheieh-meaning "I Will BE"; an insight that the Princess/Page of Wands surely has.
Needless to say, if ill defined The Princess/Page of Wands persona, would be the defects of such passion.
- She would be superficial and theatrical, shallow and false while never expecting that she is anything of the sort.
- She becomes predominately a "spasm of mood" and she is cruel,unreliable, faithless and domineering.
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