(i) Thoth Fool YouTube Video
Knight of Wands : A detailed YouTube video on the Thoth Fool can be viewed by clicking on the image below :
(ii) Thoth Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands rides in full armor on a black horse holding the Ace of Wands in his left hand. There is a black crest on his helmet and saddle.
(iii) Rider Waite Knight of Wands
(iv) Tetragrammaton & The Knight of Wands
Represents Yod = father, creativeness, active side of God. ACTIVITY , Our CREATIVE side. It motivates and moves us.
Crowley says : “The Knights represent the powers of the letter Yodh in the Name. They are the most sublime, original, active part of the Energy of the Element; for this reason they are represented on horseback and clad in complete armour. Their action is swift and violent, but transient. In the Element of Fire, for instance, the Knight corresponds to the Lightning flash”
(v) Tree of Life & The Knight of Wands
Associated with Chockmah. The above diagram has ‘Kings’ instead of knights. Its qualities are wisdom and in the Knights represents the raw uncompromising power that wants to procreate.
(vi) Astrology & The Knight of Wands
(20 ° Scorpio to 20° Sagittarius) which includes part of the constellation Hercules who also bears a club:
2/3rd Sagittarius qualities = swiftness, hard to pin down, travel , philosophy.
(vii) Symbology of the Knight of Wands
Crest = a black horse and attributed to Mars, ruler of Scorpio
Flames = from his torch and cloak. He also rides the flames and all these represent his fiery energy
Wand = projects from his groin. Phallic like and is the Ace of Wands.
Wind = carries him forward not against him
Horse = has lots of energy. He is obviously not in full control of it as he rides towards his goal.
(viii) Minor Arcana Cards ruled by Knight of Wands
There are 3 minor arcana cards associated with this Knight of Wands as given below:
9 of Wands = (Strength): In this card the influence of the moon plays its part through the instincts, emotions and nurturing. It is important that the Knight of Wands follows what feels instinctively right and something worthwhile that nurtures his inner self, otherwise we can get actions that are represented by the debauch card which follows. This is also linked finding Virtue in our life before we act as when we act as the Knight of Wands, it can be sudden and impulse so we need a grounding in something of meaning to our life. This card reaches deep into the psyche as shown by the moon illuminating the darkness, but powered by the sun, hence the card is about positive action facing fears (see Hexagram 51) and moving forward as the Knight of Wands does.
7 of Cups (Debauch) = if ill placed or not focussed toward a worthwhile goal, has a tendency to put energies into things which are not productive and harmful to spiritual growth and general health. This is someone who needs to remain focussed on something worthwhile in their life.
(viii) I Ching & The Knight of Wands
Associated with the 51st Hexagram KAN
Thunder over thunder of the 2 trigrams = fire of fire of the Knight of Wands.
Overview: Chen is about fear and appears when there is a need for you to be jolted out of complacency. It encourages you to examine all aspects of life and see where flaws exist, or errors have been made etc. and to take steps to deal with them. This examination should be approached conscientiously, which will help you to come through this period a stronger and wiser person provided you do not go back to your old habits. Chen tells you how to react to a crisis. Remember, courage is not the lack of fear, but the willingness to face it.
Crowley states “emphasis on the startling & revolutionary character of the events” (p.152)
“beware of untimely action, but go forward with confidence in his own ability” (p.152)
(ix) Divinatory Meanings of the Knight of Wands
Knight of Wands Upright
- Swift, sudden and strong action taken or needed.
- Needs a virtuous goal to focus on.
Knight of Wands Reversed
- Aggressive, cruel,
- bouts of violence in worst case scenario
- Short tempered
- Can be impulsive and lead people in the wrong direction.
(x) Celtic Cross Position & Interpretation
2 : Possible obstacle = not thought things through, impulsion, not set goals and engaging in unproductive, excessive lifestyle. Energy not being channelled in right direction.
3 : Unknown influences = something will happen which may shake you out of your current circumstance. Could be a person or an event. May be traumatic
4 :The Past = possibly rushed through things without considering outcomes
5 : Hopes and goals = to be more assertive and get things done, move to goals quicker
6 : The Future : more assertion needed and moving to your goals more quickly
7 : Your Self image : get things done, follow goals but sometimes don’t complete them. Run out of steam sometimes before you have completed what you set out to do. Periods of self-indulgence and excess.
8 : How others see you = impetuous, active, short-tempered
9 : Guidance & warning = need to plan more before acting, think things through. need to have a virtuous goal in life
10 : Overall Outcome = more energetic and able to put energy into your goals. Unexpected disruption may wake you from your current position for you to be able to move your life forward with more purpose.
Card position Reference Natalie Black
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