2 of Wand Thoth – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck
Right to govern
Flame of will
|Conquer and rule.|
|Motivation, courage to act.|
|The Shadow Destructive properties.|
I. Analyze and describe 2 of Wands Thoth Tarot
This card shows the ambiguity hidden behind each symbol. We see two Vajras (Dorje), also known as Tibetan dagger that cross each other, are considered the blade of lightning indicating the divine power of the destruction of good and evil. The haft has a demon mask, expressing fear and the action to overcome it miraculously. Deeply, the dagger is a symbol of the penis and represents fertility as well as negative sexual ability. There is a pair of snakes on the blade tip that their venom can either kill or save. The snake connected with birth and death, instinct and spirituality, and then proclaim the rebirth from the previous destruction. There are six pillars of fire emanating from the intersection of two blades, not only showing the energy and power, but also expressing uncontrollable passion that tends to destroy.
II. Interpretation of 2 of Wands Thoth Tarot
2 of Wands Thoth card is equivalent to the initial formation of fire from the idea source that has not yet been formed at the beginning (Ace). Thus, the card describes the spontaneous flame or the free-spirited of fire, seeing demand is more important than action. It finds its mission by expressing will, not entirely by achieving its goal; at the same time, it is led by scalar capacity (Mars) to new paths where there are often many exciting development opportunities and without worrying about chaos. This is not a question of a strategic attitude or a wise wait: it is an urge to be at the forefront of everything (Mars in Aries: the Romans call it an Axis of the City, which can smash all the gates of “Aries” (the astrological name of the male sheep) besieged in the fortress).
This card encourages us to face the topic of violence, which is not only banned in our time but from ancient Greece, it also has been considered illegal. The double symbolism of the card is vividly portrayed from the beginning to show that even when burning and expressing violence, there are still existent benefits, which we certainly cannot have by suppressing taboos.
We feel challenged strongly by the spirit of this card. To eliminate this pent-up attack, we must quickly prepare our minds to discuss and debate with everyone. The purpose of this energy is not peace, but an expression of a desire to fight aggressively. In this case, it is best to imitate the Olympic spirit, longing to overcome all competitions.
This card shows an attitude of “Hey, I am here already!”, wishing for a firm belief to take over something that no one can give away (“everything”). From the card’s point of view, we only see our own will and determination to conquer. Even when we try to act on behalf of others, we often do this with the false belief that the way others see the world like ours. This is true for the idealist egoist who puts himself above all.
III. Similar correlations of 2 of Wands Thoth Tarot
- Astrology – Mars at Aries;
- Tree of life – Chokmah (energy) through fire: spontaneous will;
- I Ching – 43rd hexagram (Guài) – “Eliminating false (Breakthrough)”;
- Similar objects – Expulsion from Heaven;
- Image – The sound of the flickering fire;
- Keywords – Activities, masculinity, capacity to decide spontaneously, willingness to fight, impatient, poor tolerance.
IV. 2 of Wands Thoth card in the upright and reverse
1. Upright 2 of Wands Thoth card
You can plan a road ahead in your life. The potential of the Ace of Wands Thoth has now become a way. Therefore, this card shows the need to make a plan for the future to achieve success.
It is a call for stepping out of your comfort zone and your security to bring your life to the next stage and gather more experience.
It also refers to the urge to discover that there is more to life than you know. It is not a random process, but to move forward, you must concretize ideas by turning inspiration into specific goals and writing them down putting them into action clearly.
Besides, the card mentions travel, changing careers and changing the specified direction. You have an idea of what you want and you have the world at hand to shape your path through your actions.
You may be in a situation that comes with many challenges and changes, however, it will eventually bring about good results.
2. Reversed 2 of Wands Thoth card
You do not have a clear view of the road ahead due to not planning for the future. You need to slow down and organize your thoughts. If possible, write down what inspires you and turn that into a realistic plan.
Even though you have an idea for the future, you do not have an effective plan to turn them into reality.
Besides sticking to the safe zone, you can see that there is more to explore and experience in the world. Fear, lack of confidence and lack of planning are making your life stagnant.
You are gradually losing your passion and inspiration to achieve what you want in the world, or that goal becomes unclear. This shows the need to slow down and communicate again with what is really important in your life and reconnect with the inner spirit that directs your life forward.
This card also says that you are wasting time and money in inefficient situations.
V. 2 of Wands Thoth card in Celtic Cross spread
Card 1: Central Theme of the Spread – It implies a need to have a situation that may at first be uncomfortable but will lead to a better outcome when the interruption has been resolved.
Card 2: Crossing Influences – Do not make things that inspire
Card 3: Subconscious Influences – You want to have plans for the future but are afraid to put them into action, so subconsciously, you put things off.
Card 4: Recent Past Affecting the Situation – You have been through challenging circumstances but your persistence has paid off so that strength can be drawn on with confidence in your new situation.
Card 5: Hopes and Goals – to follow what inspires you and change your current circumstances.
Card 6: Immediate Future – There is an impulse to make you go for it. You can overcome any fears and move forward with your life to the next adventure/project.
Card 7: How you are affecting your situation – It is essential to plan for the next stage of your life and to connect with what inspires you most.
Card 8: How others are affecting your situation – You need to pay attention to the challenge and competition. Let’s try and look for ways of re-establishing harmony in your life by careful planning ahead.
Card 9: Guidance or Warning – If you do not act and get along with what inspires you the most, then you will have a harder way to realize your true potential.
Card 10: Overall outcome – You will realize that you can fulfill your dreams and potential through following the deepest inspiration and careful planning to achieve your goals.