The Babylonian tarot- 2 of wands-dominion
The Babylonian Tarot- 2 of Wands-Dominion, shows two ram headed scepters. The Ram headed wand is the implement of the Babylonia god Ea, the god of magic and incantation. These wands also obviously allude to the sign of Aries. The stars and constellations were viewed in Mesopotamia, as flocks of sheep traveling across the night sky. The rod and ring symbol on the bottom right of this card, symbolize justice and divinity. On the left is the cuneiform for the number 2.
The Four 2's of Tarot, 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 thus imply the initiation and fecundation of a thing,
-From the Golden Dawn Texts:
Thoth- 2 of wands-Dominion
To reiterate: the key to all systems, as well as, the Universal Pattern is the only Reality. This Key, 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 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 as "self", and the Will to be, all begin there. Thus I Am is dreaming ourselves into willful existence. The I Am is the Will To Force of Me.
Here, Chokmah is called the Lord of Dominion whose zodiacal attribution is Mars in Aries; the element of fire. The Angels of the Decan are Vehooel and Deneyal. 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 second Sephiroth is pure will to force, which is emotion without need of result. Which to most of us is impossible to realize as most of us exercise willful emotion to reach goals. We don't realize that will to force is the Power behind manifestation, the Spiraling of Energy into motions of Identity that build dimensions of I AM Me. But before frequencies are stimulated into being, there was Will to force (Chokmah) and then Will to Form (Binah). To some Being may be objective 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 is called and "entity". In Chokmah is being. The First Being---The All Father God who has no form until She-Binah the third and simultaneous Sephiroth,"wills him to Form". 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.
This is 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 feminine 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 of Form. From now on we know the Male Force of Will is Will to Force, 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. There is no "battle of the sexes" where one wishes to rule relationship over the other, for the act of giving birth is feminine in energy and the act of expression is masculine. There is only the Union of Wisdom-expression and Understanding-reception that gives birth to Knowledge and expresses all measurement as creation. Here, Energy is initiating a current of Force, that Spiral of Energy of I AM, from which all comes.
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 none the less, 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 be and Will to Form. The Heads of the Dorjes, Tibetan thunderbolts, are the heads of the Kha-Dro-Ma, Tibetan Angels that are the "Daughters of Kali Ma" and therefore, are both constructive and destructive, just as electricity/lightning can be. The end of this thunderbolts are the spear points of the masculine phallus. Hence, She summons he, to instigate form, as She is the power, behind the He. For in the beginning, the Dark Light gave birth to visible light. Hence, the Abyssal Womb, created She and the "other"-He. All thoughts begin in the Dark Unconscious before they gather together and form as in-form-ation.
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.
- Strength of Will.
- Authority over others.
- Responsible use of power.
- Success maybe accompanied by boredom.
- Sudden anger and ferocity.
- Blind ambition with no regard to others.
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