The Thoth Tarot-THE PRINCESS OF WANDS & The Night Sun Tarot-THE PAGE OF WANDS:
The Princesses/Pages and the Aces:
The Tarot Ace of Wands, is the Essence of the Fire given form by the Princess or Page. On the Thoth Ace, fire is shown as a fiery club (flames in shape of Yods) or a serpent shaped wand on the Night Sun Tarot...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 that, 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 (Shemhamphorasch). The Court cards, are the 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. 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 identity 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 "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 phenomena.
THE PRINCESS or the Traditional, PAGE OF WANDS: represents the Earthly part of Fire. She is the expression of the irresistible action of a combustible substance and rules from the Heavens from one quadrant 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, the lower triangle on the Tree of Life-#7,8,&9, towards which she is leaping from Malkuth, 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/Page of Wands, as she is brilliant and daring. She has bridled passion, shown by grasping the Tiger by the Tail, and given it direction----where She goes--Passion goes. Or on the Night Sun tarot, fearlessly traversing the edge of a volcano, while leaving yod shaped foot prints..
Like Fire, it is her essential vigorous energy, that 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, stand back and enjoy her beauty, but don't try to posses it, as its anger is terminal.
Thus we have pegged the Princess/Page of Wands 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, due to her Volcanic Personality. She is the Earthly fiery womb, rather than the Earthly Watery Womb of the Princess of Cups.
If the Princess of Wands is ill dignified or thrown together with the Ace of Wands, we have
a 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 Earth, the Sun.
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 or Pages, the Earthly Manifestation, as the ultimate issue of the original Energy in its Completion, i.e. crystallization. However, the Princesses or Pages 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 have no zodiacal attribution. Thus they are likened to "elemental" people who 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 according to planetary predominance.
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 magi, She, the Elohim of fire, is spontaneous and unforgiving! She sits on the Throne of the Ace of Wands, 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, whether you are male or female in sex, with the Kundalini rising 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 to yours), then your will was flawed and your lust needed result, causing disharmony and future fury.
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. 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 monogamy.
The Tarot: Princess or Page of Wands, 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 or Pages have no zodiac attributions, as they reign in the northern quadrants of earth, yet they represent four archetypes of human core personality, for Humans are Elohim Malachim-gods of the elements. 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. Fabio Listrani, the author of the Night Sun Tarot shows knowledge of the "Bride of Microprosopus", by making his Page, a feminine figure.
In the Tarot they are sub-divide according to planetary predominance, thus the Princess of Wands is associated with one quadrant of the sky above the North Pole.
When we examine the image of the Thoth card, we see that she has plumes of fire radiating from her brow; these symbolize justice. The Night Sun Tarot, symbolizes her authoritarian justice, by the donning of Lion Robe of Royalty. 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 Night Sun Tarot as she carries a great serpentine-serpent headed staff, and is walking in a fire baked waste land, as if in a volcano or very near one. She 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 Spring.
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 or Page of Wands 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.
- Such 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.
- When 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.
- For 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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