Friday, September 12, 2014

The Two of Wands, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Two of Wands - RWSThe Two of Wands - Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill-dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Lord of Dominion
Two of Wands in timing: Two days; or from March 21st to the 30th
Qabalah: Chokmah in Atziluth
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Two of Clubs

The Two of Wands, RWS 

The Two of Wands, the man is obviously wealthy--fine clothes and a stately home tell of his prosperity, and he has the world sitting in the palm of his hand... who could ask for more. Yet the grayness of the image and that one of his wands is secured to the terrace, hint at him feeling held back, perhaps bored. An open expanse before him, says that he wants to move forth and explore opportunities open to him. The secured wand marks his territory; even in his absence, his presence, his power, is known and respected. He has the world in his hands; there is nothing truly standing in his way no matter how it may appear.

The man has obviously achieved much, and has his eye set on achieving more. Holding a globe, hints that he intuits a venture is right for him to engage in. He is capable of anything he sets his mind to.

The Two of Wands, Thoth

Through the Thoth version of the Two of Wands we are urged to harness our powers of will. We can do this in a dignified way, or we can plow through situations shamelessly, much like the proverbial bull in a china cabinet.

The positive side of our powers include strength, the employment of justice and balance, dignified and harmonious administration, seeking and applying solutions, working in partnership, courage and bravery, boldness, and the power of intellect. On the flip side of the same coin lie revenge, dominance, stubbornness, shamelessness, and offensiveness in approach.

The Two of Wands Dignified and Upright

  • Directing and instructing others.
  • Effective demonstration of will.
  • Having earnt respect.
  • Do as you see fit.
  • Move forth boldly and courageously.
  • Focused on creating improvements for yourself and others.
  • Make a plan and tune those around you into it; direct them through accordingly.
  • Make your requisites known.
  • The achievement of wealth and prosperity.
  • Has earnt rank and authority.
  • Maintaining a position of authority.
  • Banking on a positive outcome.
  • Conquer new territories despite the intimidation factor.
  • Don't let fears hold you back.
  • Job related perks (e.g.--expense account, medical plan, car, etc).
  • No one is going to do it for you, you must move ahead by your own accord.
  • You may have the idea that things won't progress as you need them to, but don't let that hold you back.
  • Has the ability to persuade others.
  • Don't stall, the right moment to proceed is now.
  • There isn't always a need to follow in the footsteps of others; try something creative and new.
  • Demonstrate some refinement, tact, and class.
  • You are fully capable of reaching success.
  • The solution lies entirely in your hands.
  • Facing power equal to or greater than your own.
  • If you can't at first have things go your way, try more subtle means.
  • Moving forth despite the reekings of a perilous circumstance.
  • A partnership.

The Two of Wands Ill Dignified and Reversed

  • Doing as you see fit regardless of consequences.
  • Ambition above all else.
  • Pride as a blockage.
  • Facing confrontation, or blocked by powers oppositional to your own.
  • Authority applied to corrupt ends.
  • A surprise happenstance.
  • Encountering a disruptive influence.
  • A disturbing or shocking outcome.
  • Worrying as a habit.
  • Lacking the ability to see the funny side of things.
  • An annoying or distressing situation.
  • Disregarding others as goals and ambitions are pursued.
  • Feeling the need to fight in order to get one's way, or being prone towards arguing.
  • Not willing to settle; prepared to force a desired outcome.
  • Choosing not to move in pursuit of your goals causes distress and illness.
  • Facing disappointment.
  • Blocked by fear.
  • Extreme embarrassment.
  • Daydreaming of that which is unattainable.
  • Tied up in a muck of inner turbulence and emotion.

Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley

Thoth image copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Understand that though I love to receive blog comments, I can only post those that are not spammy and that are relevant to the post, all others will be deleted.

Video Bar