Thoth-Princess of Swords
Princess of the rushing winds; The Lotus of the Palace of Air; Princess and Empress of the Sylphs and Sylphides. Throne of the Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords, the Throne of the Princess of Swords, represents the Root of the Element of Air which is also representative of the Seed of Consciousness.
When lacking the Will that is Spirit, consciousness behaves like Air, which blows whichever way of the common current or heated moment. In nature, Air lacks the concentrated will of Fire to unite with water and it lacks a corresponding passion to unite with its twin, earth. Air has no self-generated impulse, and is totally dependent on the heat or cold of the moment. But when set in motion by its Father-Fire and its Mother-Water, it magnifies their power into something horrific, such as tornadoes or hurricanes, or the Princess of Swords. Wind in this state, is comparable to Mind as all embracing, all penetrating, all wandering and all consuming.
The Status of Air, as compared to the other Elements of alchemical origin, would seem minor but in reality, Air is the first Element to follow Spirit. Spirit is of the Element- Fire that begins with the Logos (Word of God). Air is also attributed to Mercury and most properly, the Breath of Life. Then there is the Hebrew statement," Achath Ruach Elohim Chiim (777) which means," One is the Spirit (not air) of the Gods of the Living". In this case Air is the medium that carries the Spirit of "the gods of the living" which is called Prana in Sanskrit, thus we can see the empowerment of yoga breathing exercises. Oh, and we. The Souls of the Body, are the Gods of the Living as we make forms alive.
When thrown during a reading, the Ace of Swords is an Invoked force for good or evil. It represents the whirling force and strength through trouble. It can be the Sword of Wrath upholding Divine Authority and thus an affirmation of justice in the querent's life.
THE PRINCESS OF SWORDS,
Represents the earthly part of Air. She is the fixation of the Volatile. She represents the influence of Heaven on Earth and brings about the materialization of idea.
There is some suggestion of the Valkyrie, in this card but she also represents Artemis, the characteristics of Minerva and of the Medusa are represented by her serpent helmet; Therefore, To some extent, she represents the anger of the gods. The heavens and clouds whirl about angrily, while she is stabbing downward with her sword. In the back ground is a profaned altar of Spring, whose fire is gone out due to lack of attention which seems to anger this Valkyrie. With Her Sword of "volatile Mind" she cleaves away the dross, so the pure essence is seen as a materialization of Idea. Much like Michelangelo who was known for his perceptive chisel that cleaved away what was not the image he saw in the marble.
The Princess of Swords and the Valkyrie, represent the influence of Heaven on Earth. As stated, there is a representation of the "Anger of the Gods" here, and yet She is also represents the "Shield Maiden" of the Norse who protects the Warrior in battle. She stands in front of a barren altar, as if to avenge its profanation, The Intellect of the Human Soul (the Rauch) is the represented by the Spring altar of bright, solar creativity---the profanation is "indoctrination of culture", as shown by her sword stabbing downward. All around her angry storms rage in the sky. The Bright, nature of the Rauch, elevates our personality out of the mind/soul of the animal (Nephesh) into the higher intellect of the Psyche/Rauch. However, once we identify with that intelligence, thinking it is all that is, we are also keeping ourselves from the higher aspects of the Soul. The Rauch, is the Architect bright and Intelligence, but not all of the intelligence of the Soul which goes into the Higher Aspects of the Concept of Greater Self and/or the Divine Creative and/or Adam/Eve Khadmond.
The Archetype personality of the Princess of Swords is of a stern and revengeful nature. She is firm, aggressive and wields destructive logic with great practical wisdom and subtlety in material things. Her natural cleverness and adroitness in managing controversial affairs makes her a master of settling controversies. She would be a good ambassador. People thus characterized, may seem slow mentally, crushed by every responsibility, especially when it comes to family affairs. We must remember that the Princesses represent the "Throne of Spirit", and that the Princess of Swords has the option of "blowing everything sky high"...she has that potency of mind,
If ill dignified her qualities are dispersed, she becomes incoherent, and all her gifts form into an animal cleverness, a low cunning, that is unworthy of the means.
Such personalities appear to be "Children of Misfortune" which seems to be the most unhappy of people. However, their Soul knows what it is doing, and sharp chisels are needed to "cut away the dross" so that the real beauty can be revealed.
Since Princesses are the "throne of the Aces", the Princess of Swords has the option of "throwing everything overboard" and/or "blowing everything sky high." Again, the Character of this personality Archetype, is stern, and revengeful. Her logic is destructive, as she is both firm and aggressive. She also shows great practical wisdom in material things. Being adroit at controversy, when affairs are controversial in nature, she shows great cleverness and dexterity in the practical management of these affairs.
Tarot Illuminati-Princess of Swords
The Fixing of new ideas.
The Tarot Illuminati-Princess of Swords, concentrates its art on the Traditional Page of Swords , with a single persona holding a sword, while sea birds flock in the sky. Yet it is using a Princess as does the Thoth Tarot, and thereby, acknowledging the deeper meanings of Tetragrammaton (YHVH).
Rider-Waite-Smith- Page of Swords.
Here one is admonished by the Princess of Swords to not be afraid of rebellious thought and to take control of ones own life as an inventor and architect of your own identity. Dare to think independently and establish for yourself the rules and parameters of your life. Symbolic meaning of a seagull is that they are representation of freedom, independence and unique character. However, foundations of thought are like a 2 edged sword, for they can support you and hold you up or bind you and hold you down. Discerning which is which, will enable one to truly be a free thinker.
When the Princess of Swords card is thrown during a reading,
- · It may represent a young woman or young man with brown hair and blue eyes who shows great wisdom.
- · Strength, acuteness, subtleness in material things.
- · She or he is graceful and has great dexterity.
If ill dignified,
- · She or he is both frivolous and cunning.
- · Often she becomes incoherent as all her talents tend to combine forming a species of low cunning. This produces a kind of mental slowness and her mind becomes the prey of constant anxiety, crushed by every kind of responsibility, especially in family affairs.
- · She or he is either a mood fighter or defensive to the point of rash decisions.
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