Dominion Mars in Aries lo

"Hand grasping two wands crossed. Flames issue from the point of junction. On two small wands, above and below with flames issuing from them, are Mars and Aries.

"Strength, dominion, harmony of rule and justice. Boldness, courage, fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud, sensitive, ambitious, refined, restless, turbulent, sagacious withal, yet unforgiving and obstinate, according to dignity.

"Chokmah of Yod. (Influence over others. Authority, power, dominion.) Rule therein Vehooel and Deneyal."

The Two of Wands is Chokmah in the Scale of Atziluth. It is the Realm of the Zodiac in the Archetypal World of Pure Spirit. Chokmah is the Sephirah which is identified with the concept of the Father, Wisdom, the first male outpouring of energy. This masculine energy is not yet organized into form (that is where Binah comes in). At the level of Chokmah, the energy is that of sheer Force. Its given number is two, the number which represents perfect balance and agreement between opposites. Thus in the Two of Wands, the fiery masculine energy is in complete harmony with the Yod-Fire of the Atziluthic World, just as the energy of the planet Mars is in perfect agreement with Aries, the sign it rules. The title of the card, Dominion, refers to the sovereignty of the Current of Force at its inception; that which is pure harmonious strength, unencumbered by form.

In this card red clouds of the element of Fire are shown with a flashing green masculine hand. The hand holds two wands similar in style to the Fire Wand of the Zelator Adeptus Minor. The symbols of Mars in Aries are seen above and below the hand. The background color behind the hand is soft blue, the color of Chokmah in Atziluth. The "softness" or light quality of the color is due to the influence of Kether, filtering down to Chokmah.

Continue reading here: Established Strength Sun in Aries

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