Page (Princess of Wands)
In a dream, I met a youth who appeared to be about sixteen. Tall and sensual, i was never certain whether the youth was male and female. When I asked for a name I was told
“You may call me Kiln”
Kiln had beautiful cinnamon coloured hair and eyes that were the same perhaps redder. When beckoned, I followed as if I was a magnet being pulled towards its mate, gazing at the seductive sight before my eyes.
We walked to a forest with new growth spreading out all around us. As I looked in the distance a fire was consuming the older paths of the woods as quickly as the new replaced it. The forest was effectively recreating itself phoenix-like from its own ashes. I looked again at Kiln and I saw something I had missed before. Despite appearances, this being was eternal, ever-young ever-passionate, always burning and recreating the universe with every moment of their existence. Without asking or being told, I knew this was done out of love, both the creation and the destruction.
By the time we reached the centre of the woods, I knew that my heart and my very being was lost to Kiln. I yearned to be embraced, consumed and recreated. The object of my desire looked into my eyes and I fell, dissolved in ecstasy.
When I awoke, I had a wand in my hand. The wand was red bronze and wood with two golden dragons spiralling along its length. Atop the wand was a triangular ruby. Even now, when I gaze into this crystal that moment of union comes back to me and I transcend…
Ace of Wands
The Dragon seed glows within me.
Inspiration from the dawn of time
Filling me with ideas and power
almost beyond my capacity to bear
I will take up the wand
and channel all that I receive
transmute and transmit
sending it outward
The fire rises within me
ever growing growing
until it spills forth
in creative ecstasy
Something new enters the world
In the distance, a star glows
Kether of Fire
The Root of Fire
IX of Wands
At Dawn they come
I hear the drums beating
as they plan their approach
I alone remain
to meet them
I cannot give way
Will this battle be the one I cannot win?
I will not surrender
My gods watch over me and so much has been lost
The drums echo louder as I kneel in prayer
Leaning on my staff for support
My company of nine
eight well used and on e freshly carved
tell of other times
that I came through
Drumming louder, drumming sronger
and voices heard
“The dr will see you now
you may go in”
Yesod in Fire
☽ in ♐
|Moon in Sagittarius|
|I Ching Hexagram||____ ____
|7, Shih, “The Army”|
K’UN The Receptive Earth
K’An The Abysmal, Water
Water that is stored up in the Earth, ready to come forth as a well-spring when needed. The nine of wands carries this implication of marshalling of strength. There is also a sense in the hexagram of danger and the need for obedience. Not the obedience of a ruler but as the strong yin line is in the second position it represents a general utilizing his forces only when necessary
The hexagram also implies strength in potential to be used and a general who has won the trust of the ruler and the compliance of the public
It also implies a force that works better in potential .
☾ in ♐
Idealistic and romantic, not very diplomatic energy forthright and honest..
To Be Continued…
VIII of Wands
Like an arrow in flight
I travel home
to a place that’s waited so long
There will I find solace
There will I partake
in love’s embrace
I have what’s needed
as I travel
Days become hours
Minutes become seconds
as miles are covered
as bases are too
gods speed my travel
and clear my way
The lightning guides me
I go today
Hod in Fire
Mercury in Sagittarius
☿ in ♐
I Ching Hexagram 35
Fire over Earth (Li over K’un) or the sun rising over the Earth
It represents rapid easy progress with ever widening expansion and clarity
The sun’s clarity enlightens the earth as it rises
It speaks of a man who is a leader himself who becomes closer to his ruler
Mercury in Sagittarius
Messages travel fast and optimistically. It is a time for planning big and not getting bogged down in details “keeping your eyes on the prize”
There is a tendency for small things to get blown out of proportion during this influence but that usually passes through quickly also.
In readings the Eight of Wands tends to indicate swift movement towards stability. It can also refer to the beginnings of a romance. (ie bolts of love). This card can be used to focus needed energy on where one wants to go with complete focus..
Book of Thoth quote by Aleister Crowley:
“Sagittarius which represents the stabalizing of the fire energy; and Mercury rules the card, thus bringing down from Chokmah the message of the original Will.
The card also refers to Hod, splendour, in the suit of Fire, whence it refers to the phenomenon of speech, light, electricity.
The pictorial representation of the card shows the Light-wands turned into electrical rays, sustaining or even constituting Matter by their vibrating energy. Above this restored universe shines the rainbow; the division of pure light, whivh deals with maxima, into the seven colours of the spectrum, which exhibit interplay and correlation.
This card therefore, represents energy of high velocity, such as furnishes the master-key to modern mathematical physics
It will be noted that there are no flames; they have all been taken up into the wands that turn them into rays. On the other hand, the electric energy has created intelligible geometrical form.”
Air of Fire
21° Cancer – 20° Leo
Beholden to no one
I build my flame
and speed of movement
I devour everything in my path
yet do it with a love and passion
deeper than any you’ve known
Seducing your senses
I tell you reasons
that lie beyond madness
I dance swiftly body and mind
yet do it with logic and voice
sweeter than any you’ve known
Committed to Nothing
I argue any position
and take it in stride
I glow with brilliant intensity
yet do it with humour and gest
warmer than any you’ve known
I Ching Hexagram: 42 Yî
Sun The Gentle Wind
Chen Arousing Thnunder
This Hexagram is about one whose energy and movement can help save the world. Someone who gives himself feedback and improves therein.
The Knight of Wands inspires as he burns. Wind guides fire and the Knight of Wands is guided from within. Slow to decisions but quick to action. He is almost always in activity, mentally and spiritually. His own opinions are arrived at slowly but he will argue any position for the sake of the discussion itself. Charismatic, he draws people to his orbit, but they must keep offering him something new, as he grows bored quickly ever ready for the next adventure.
While Astrologically, the Knight of Wands has mainly Leo rulership , the last decan of Cancer brings in some interesting characteristics. A sense of timing, rhythm and creativity comes with this energy. The moon’s influence here can cause vacillation. If the Knight can avoid this vacillating, success can be possible, otherwise there may be much of the talkative spiritual dreamer about him.
Luckily the first decan of Leo lends some ‘staying’ power, pride and authority, stubborn yet people-pleasing.The second decan of Leo with its Jupiter influence also lends a well-developed sense of humour to the mix.
When this card shows up in a reading and it does not refer specifically to a person, chances are an adventure is in the offering, one that could involve things happening very quickly . What I refer to as rabbit-hole time
Reversed, there is a feeling of false starts possibly due to over-confidence. It can also be cautioning against being too cute for the room as in charm wearing thin
Here is a wands reading from “Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom
|1) What is the fire in my life?||II of Cups|
|2) How am I passionate?||Ace of Wands|
|3) How do I burn myself out?||IV of Cups|
|4) How can I direct my fiery energy?||The Sun|
Interpretation to Come…
Now that I have all the haikus, the next step is to make illustrations to accompany them. Not so much a deck which to me implies a unified look and feel as much as free-styling my way with the imagery of each card.