The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 2 of Wands-Dominion & Santa Muerte Tarot- 2 of Wands

Western hermetic Qabalah, astrological, alchemical, numerical and Tantric Tarot Card Comparisons.

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Thoth-2 of Wands-Dominion

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Santa Muerte- 2 of Wands

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The Upper Supernal Triangle Trinity of Kether-Chokmah and Binah on the Tree of Life, can be compared to the Garden of Eden. From this Trinity of Sephiroth, the male and female polarities of energy balance against each other, evolving into increasing density as they develop towards the lowest Sephiroth, Malkuth, on the Tree of Life.

In Qabalistic Gematria, the number 2 symbolizes the union and balance of opposites that underlies all material existence. Because this equilibrium of opposites begins in Chokmah, it is called the Sephiroth of” Perfect Harmony”. While Kether is that which the “Root” of impetus is: Chokmah is the impetus for all manifestation as "order". The Harmonic Union of opposites supplies the action of order and form.

Binah is Saturn,Time (the measurement of all form) and Chokmah is the sphere of the Zodiac were idea is initiated Hence, Kether is "I"-the "all seeing" and Chokmah and Binah supply existence as "I AM".

Ultimately Kether is Asexual-0- whereas Chokmah is the idea of Maleness (Electric/will to force) and Binah is the idea of Femaleness (Magnetic/will to form), and the mating of the 2 "wills the Electromagnetic Spectrum" into living form as light, both invisible and visible.

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Once again our sensual ideas of sexuality do not apply on this Higher Scale of Communion. Here Maleness is the vital outpouring of electrical energy that is organized as Will to Force, limited or formalized by the magnetic qualities of Female Will to Form. Thus Yod is male and Heh is female, and the resulting offspring is Vau of the Divine Name (Princes) that marries the Daughter (Princesses) who is the last Heh. Therefore, the name of God, Yod Heh Vau Heh, is represented as that attribute to the six lower Sephiroth in which Tiphareth (Beauty) is central and is known as Tetragramaton which means- "4 letters".

As you may note, there are many interchangeable symbols in the Qaballah that may make it seem more complicated than it is. The essential key is that the Vital Outpouring Energy, which in intercourse with an organizing force, produces something else. For example, red combined with blue, creates purple by the motion of the mixer (Kether). Hence, opposites joined in balanced harmony, produce something greater than the parents. This is not possible if exactly the same united with exactly the same, you would only get, ....exactly the same. Therefore, in Western Qabalah, 0=2. (Kether= Chokmah +Binah)

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The Tree of Life originated in the opposition of Chokmah and Binah. However, this is not static, any more than male- female union on earth is static, there is a constant back and forth motion of growth and movement. When a change occurs in one Sephiroth, there is a natural balancing response in its opposite. There is a continual exchange that could be compared to breathing, as the inhale exhale action and/or life death action that powers Life.

On the Tree of Life, the Uppermost Sephiroth is Kether, which is described as Eheieh, In Hebrew which means-"I Will Be", that sets the pattern for all below it. Like an electrical switch that is off, Kether is all potential, while Chokmah is the electrical switch in the on position. Thus Chokmah is function while Kether is potential. Kether is a "non-Being" while Chokmah is BEING.

Chokmah, the 2nd Sephiroth, is the State of Self, where the dream of Self begins the action towards  being, even if from a Divine State of Meditation. The dreamed is unaware of the dreamer as we dream ourselves "inside out" (we are infinite inward and limited outward; a type of Mobius loop), an ultimate fact of our Earthly existence. Therefore, you who is your own Tree of Life, are the Master and the Masterpiece, the Transmitter and the Transmitted and once again, you can see that your only savior from dysfunction, is your inner self.

From One "I" (the all Seeing Eye) all identity becomes, so in actuality, we as different separate vibrational frequencies and/or microwaves of Self, do not exist other than as one collective energy. However, we willfully declare separate existence by stating "I AM Me". Then we set about defining that invisible principle of existence, "Me" as in-form-action, Thus manifestation is a simple three-word definition called, "I AM Me" of which you, as the spiral vibration of energy (spirit), hold total freedom to define. Since I AM Not, is impossible, as I Am- declares existence. Whatever you define as not being you, simply states, that it is you. For example, one plus naught = 1, Naught-zero- has no influence in potential. So “I am happy" creates happiness, while "I am not sad" creates only sadness. Time to rethink your power over the dream of you and/or the Story you Tell Yourself!

Since dimensions are descriptions of spatial terms, our life dream has specific dimensions as that is our best frame of reference. The Tree of Life is how the Qaballah describes these dimensional frames of reference as being a downward flowing evolution of Chokmah and Binah/ Will to Force and Will to Form thru various levels of Self Dream called Sephiroth. To make this simple, we are first I Am dreaming our own existence, and that we are all, collectively ( Universal Collective Unconscious), are what is known as God-Mind/Divine Creative, which is the definition of the word Hu-Man*, (click on below links for more info) before the Patriarchy chose Latin to define its "property". This process of evolutionary dreaming towards a more condensed and sensual dream self, is called the "fall", but it really is a "downsizing", that causes us to "lessen" our self-concepts to become more sensual and interactive, all of which is necessary for evolutionary thought production. Thus we lose sight of our own Divinity and must "reclaim" all the data we left behind on our "downward" journey into sensual dreaming... You may say that in manifestation, Malkuth, we are a lucid dream.,four%20categories%3A%20buddhi%2C%20manas%2C%20ahamkara%20and%20citta%20.

The goal here is to get the inner dreamer and the dreamed to cooperate with each other and work with the Personality thus the dreamed than begins to get control over its life happenstances by being lucid, this is a truly extraordinary experience and is the making of a Magi. Here the Union of Dreamer and Dream has no veils between them, and produce a Lucid Dreamer and as such we can have anything at all, even though we no longer experience the "need" of the disconnected. We Love, without need, we created without fear of result. We want nothing at all because we become I AM Wealth rather than I Don't Have. We learn what does matter and what does not while we go about the Great Work of "As above, so below" and/or the combining of Greater Self with Lesser Self.

THE 2’s:

The Four 2's symbolize the Power created by the union of the King and Queen that initiates force. Those forces are the Prince and Princess that are not yet brought into action. The 2's imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing,

From the Golden Dawn Texts:

The 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.

To reiterate: 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 is not or naught, as thus it is "not reality". When we cause reality, it is born of our beliefs and opinions, 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 us, and the "I Will to be", all begin there but isn't realized as understood and/or measured as information until Binah. Thus we are 0-dreaming ourselves into willful existence as I and Other, and or I AM.

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Also called the Lord of Dominion, by Crowley, the 2 of Wands zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries; the element of fire. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal.

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This is Chokmah influencing the World of Pure Spirit known as Atziluth.

Again I am trying to explain the unexplainable which is the Supernal Triangle. This 2nd Sephiroth is pure will to force, without need of result. Which to most of us is impossible to realize as most of us exercise will to reach goals. We don't realize that will to force is the Power behind Spirit, the Spiraling of Energy into motions that build dimensions of I AM. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to force (Chokmah) and then Will to Form (Binah). To some Being may be form, but in fact, Being to a Qabalist is an "immortal state of Conscious Energy" while we all know that form has a beginning and an end. In Chokmah is being. The First Being---The "All Father God" who has no form until She-Binah "wills him to Form" as the "All Mother God". Here in the 2 of Wands is that joining of the 2 states of Will that are "He" and "She", Will to Force and Will to Form.

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This is Will Power in an unbridled state, 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. The Dorjes, Tibetan symbols for Thunderbolts, are shown crossed on this card, emphasizing the power and harmony of this card, Will to be and Will to from are in balance here, The Dominion of Spirit has become a domain. From now on we know the Male Force of Will is Will to be, and the Female Force of Will is Will to Form.

. There is no lust of result in this Pure Will, made of the harmony of "He" and "She" aspects of the One Self. There is no "battle of the sexes" where one wishes to rule relationship over the other. There is only the Union of Wisdom and Understanding that gives birth to Knowledge and all creation. Here, Energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral of Energy from which all comes.

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Kha Dro Ma

When the word Harmony is mentioned, one often thinks of peace and quiet bliss, but this is the Violent Destructive Force that initiated the "Big Bang", totally without resistance in and of itself but destructive nonetheless, as that is the First Motion of Creation, the destruction of the void. A Singularity exploded “outward" to form the building blocks of our Universe. Here Mars in Aries represents that Powerful Gathering of Force to deconstruct for reconstruction. A gathering of Will to Force- I AM into Will to Form and/or Information. Therefore, the 2 of Wands implies that one has all the will and power they need to create anything at all. A caution here, be very aware of what you are acting upon, for destruction can be both good and evil.

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The Advice of the Dead:

Evaluate what is the best way in which to act and terminate a situation of conflict and rivalry that makes you restless and unhappy.

---From the Santa Muerte- Book of the Dead-by Fabio Listrani

The Santa Muerte- 2 of Wands, displays the fiery red color attributed to wands/Aries and instead of 2 Dorjes (Tibetan Thunderbolts) displays Mexican Bandito-Thunderbolts as 2 six guns. Implying one has all the power they need to terminate a situation of conflict and/or internal self-doubt. With will to make it happen (Will to Force) and the Understanding of the issue giving one the in-form-action necessary to achieve the goal (Will to Form). Since all is Mind/Self, the harmony of force and form, create the manifestation. Since the meaning of both the Thoth 2 of Wands and the Santa Muerte 2 of Wands are implying the same information, they are comparable.

When the 2 of Wands-Dominion is thrown during a reading:

  • The 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.
  • Impulse. 
  • The courage to take action.

If ill defined by being surrounded by negative cards:

  • Destructiveness. 

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