Princess of the Rushing Winds Lotus of the Palace of

"An Amazon figure with waving hair, slighter than the Rose of the Palace of Fire (Princess of Wands). Her attire is similar. The feet seem springy, giving the idea of swiftness. Weight changing from one foot to another, and body swinging round. She resembles a mixture of Minerva and Diana, her mantle resembles the Aegis of Minerva. She wears as a crest the head of Medusa with serpent hair. She holds a sword in one hand and the other rests upon a small silver altar with gray smoke (no fire) ascending from it. Beneath her feet are white cirrus clouds.

"Wisdom, strength, acuteness, subtleness in material things, grace and dexterity. If ill-dignified, she is frivolous and cunning. She rules a quadrant of the Heavens around Kether.

"Earth of Air. Princess and Empress of the Sylphs and Sylphides. Throne of the Ace of Swords."

The Princess of Swords represents the Earth (Heh Final) Force of the Name of Tetragrammaton in the element of Air. She is the stabilizing factor in the most erratic of elements. It is she who brings into materialization the thoughts and ideas of the other Royal Air cards. The Princess has many of the same harsh characteristics of the Queen and the Prince, but her endurance and severity is even greater because it can be put into action on the physical plane. She is more direct and decisive than her brother the Prince, and her temper is inherited from her Mother. She is clever and skillful, but austere , and aggressive ... not to be trifled with. Avenging the wrath of the gods is one of her functions. Her energy is like that of the tornado, striking swiftly and without warning.

The Princess of Swords is a fair-haired warrior who grasps a sword of Vengeance in one hand, and places her other hand on a smoking Altar of Silver, reminiscent of the Altar of Burnt Offerings and the Astral winds of Yetzirah. She' guards the Altar with stern determination. The head of the gorgon Medusa is her personal emblem, indicating that although she is very beautiful, she can also be very deadly. The background color is dark yellow, formed from the mixture of black and yellow, the colors of (Heh Final) Earth and

152 / The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot the element of Air.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

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