The Thoth Ace of Wandsrepresents the Force of Spirit as the Element of Fire. It is the Radical or Root Force of the Fiery Motion that Moves all things. To those of us who need a pattern, the 4 Aces are said to be placed at the North Pole of the Universe, where they revolve and govern the revolution of the Universe. To a Qabalist the 4 Aces are the connecting link between Yetzirah (Formative World) and the Material plane.
The Ace of Wands represents the outpouring of energy in the Universe, It is the root of the Powers of Fire/Energy and is the influence of Kether (Dark energy) on the level of pure Spirit. It is represented as the Hebrew letter Yod. Yod is related to Kether, not only is it isolated and self-contained but it is also the formative graphic root for all other letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Moreover, the Yod is Phallic as the first ejaculation of movement. It is the Male-Fire (electric) that rushes out toward the Female-Water (Magnetic).
The Thoth Deck Ace of Wands shows 10 Yods emanating from a primitive burning club. This represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life that is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of energy transference. The entire Tree is a glyph of the Power of Spiritual-Fire, i.e. of Will and Energy. The scholarly student of Qabalah will find that the letter, Shin (Maternal Fire) and Yod are often used interchangeably when referring to the Tree of Life.
Besides being a practicing Qabalist, I am also a practicing Tantric in the techniques of Yoga. To me and all those of a higher state of mind, the human body is a God-Mind body. It is sacred and sanctified by the Creator and Creatrix and part of that sacredness is the sacrament of Holy Communion and/or sexual union which is an action of Spiritual Willed Energy transformation! It is Magic(k) in a living form of 0=2,; 2 who must become One to flow in transformational power. I am of the opinion, along with many other intelligentsia, that there is no shame in being an owner of a homo sapiens sapiens, which is my magic "marker" that allows the Hu Man (Soul-god-mind), and/or Psyche to "write" itself into matter, and who owns one by giving it life, should not in any way be embarrassed for doing so!
To make alive such an "image of the Divine Creative", is a high honor to any Spirit-Being!
I've spent this life (and many others) learning the powerful purpose of having a homo sapiens sapiens form as my power tool (ability to do work in Malkuth), not only because I was curious why those who rule us, wish us to reject it's divinity (Divide and conquer) and persecute those who refuse to lessen themselves, but also because God Wants To Be a Human-Homo Sapiens Sapiens union! In fact the very name Hu-man is God-mind, as Hu is a Chinese-Mandarin word for God and man comes from the Hindu word Manas, meaning Mind.
If you can imagine other than yourself, you have a god mind!
Alchemical Fire controls creativity, desire, passion, ambition and the satisfaction there of. For it is the Fiery Spirit in all of us that we've inherited from the Solar Logos as "Divine Frenzy" or Lust of the Divine Creative to Be intimate with all that is Self!
Fire is passion when emoted, and being energy, it is neutral, neither good nor bad. Hence, it can be ill defined and become that which seeks the perverse or transgressions.
On the Qabalistic Tree of: Life, Kether is the Crown, the Observer, the Dark Fiery-Energy, that is. It is the Unknowable Divinity of many religions, and yet as many of us know, religion is not God..it's man's defense against the knowledge that there is a god. Kether is the Idea of the Big Bang, the point, the Singularity.
The Aces are also essences from the Source, making them subjective, so they too are not easily objectified. Since the 4 Aces are related to an ejaculation of Kether, they are representative of the Pure Forms of Energy that are elaborated by the other cards of the Tarot Deck and/or Sephiroth.
The consecutive elaboration of the Numbers, are Forces being woven together to form the Harmonic that is the World. A World that is 99% invisible to us. However, by combining the colors of the visible spectrum of electromagnetic light, we see that different combinations, make different color changes, such as blue combined with red makes purple, etc. These combinations are the necessary diversity of creation, as well as transformative and can be called harmonies or the “spiral Sex action of Spirit”. In Qaballah, the world we see, is the 1% world.
As before stated: The Thoth Deck Ace of Wands shows Ten Yods emanating from a primitive burning club (fiery phallus). This represents the Primal force behind the entire Tree of Life that is composed of 10 Sephiroth and their connecting paths of energy transference. The entire Tree is a glyph of the Power of Fire, i.e. of Spirit/ your Real Self; Real Self/Horus and/or Sun/Son of Light. The scholarly student of Qabalah will find that the letter, Shin (Maternal Fire) and Yod are often used interchangeably when referring to the Tree of Life and Horus or Adam Khadmon when referring to the "heavenly human"....the Real Self.
The Tarot of The Spirit- One of Fire/Force, depicts an image of high energy. In the center of the card, is the upright male triangle, manifested and displaying and empty eye (I) socket. Surrounding this male glyph, is the Will to Force, the Life/Sex force. Dark rods, seeking to penetrate are shooting outward. Therefore, we have a sense of this energy as wild, blind, rearing and unbridled. It seems to be an image of the central figure, having burst forth as if it is a Supernova. To finish this image of the 5 pointed star, is the Female inverted triangle, even though connectivity with the female Will to Form has not yet been made. This connection is necessary to make the "I" (eye) to see, and/or the first Identity of Self. This first eye-identity, is needed in order to realize the eternal light-giving potential of the suit of Fire. Each and everyone of us are of this fiery evolution of light transformed by the Divine Feminine into Self-Beings. The Feminine, is the Magnetic Womb, that forms fire into tempered forms, so that it doesn't burn out. Without form, spirit is just an essence.
WHEN THE ACE OF WANDS or One of Fire IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- It signifies a deep burning spiritual desire for self-discovery and realization.
- Trans-formative High Energy for new beginnings
- The first impulse and passion to begin.
- Creative energy and initiative, to begin new business ventures, new understandings, new foundations, where creative energy is flowing with plenty of potential and ambition to succeed.
- The burning flame of Dragon Power.
- A balancing and increasing in Potency of Inner Fire.
- The Souring of Kundalini energy, "the Dragon within" and/or inner Soul/sun of divinity.
- The dawning of desire, passion, enthusiasm and creativity.
- The Power of Masculine fire, with its connotations of heat, vigor, contest, aspirations, enlightenment, and avidity to consume.
- The overwhelming power of Lust to be that vibrates at the core of all manifestation.
- Pure Power to create.
- Self realization.
- New goals.
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Destruction through exaggeration.
- Failure through arrogance.
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