Tarot Two Wands, Two of Fire, Dominion
Tarot Two Wands and each of the other minor arcana cards, numbered Two, exhibit qualities ascribed to Chokmah, the second sephirah of the QBL Tree of Life. The planetary quality of Chokmah is Uranus and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Two” express its quality colored by the cards elemental suit: fire, water, air and earth. In Astrology, the energies of Uranus are explosive and electric, bringing dramatic change. Uranus is forward-looking. It recoils against tradition, and extols originality and individuality. Uranus is associated with technology, innovation, discovery, and all that is progressive, all attributes of Chokmah. Therefore, tarot Two Wands has the fitting title Dominion, expressing powerful and confident taking of power. The astrological allocation is Mars in Aries which expresses and strengthens the Uranian quality. Being the first decan of Aries, the beginning of new year, it displays the energy and attributes required for commencing new projects. Outwardly, the card exudes the qualities of Mars in Aries blended with Uranus, resulting in explosive boldness expressed with originality. A human archetype for this is Alexander the Great who’s military prowess and success was achieved through originality and unexpectedness. However, this influence does not have a lasting effect as symbolically represented by Alexander’s early demise and the short duration of his empire. The Two of Fire illustrates an energy that is powerful and abrupt, but short lived. Other influences are required to feed and channel its energy if the cards appearance is to sustain itself. See Three of Fire that molds the energy released by the Two into what will be Perfected Work exhibited in the Four of Fire.
The appearance of the Two Wands in a tarot reading can be read as dramatic change, either from within or without. The personality qualities and life experiences of the Queen of Fire are those required to translate the enigma of the cards appearance. If we have not yet learned or experienced those qualities, then our attention is drawn to archetypal major arcana card Emperor.
In our failure to understand what a card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on bicameral inner guidance: in this example, the major arcana card Emperor, the influence behind the Two, Three and Four of Fire is expressed through the personality type represented by the Queen of Fire.
The once hallucinated visions and voices seen and heard by our distant ancestors are now experienced as ideas arising from meditating on the ancestor/god images of the paths of the QBL upon which are ascribed the major arcana cards of the tarot.
Tarot and Bicameral Mind Theory
To harness the full potential of the tarot, it is advantageous to develop an eidetic faculty. This ability will empower individuals to instinctively react to life experiences as they appear, through recall of already encountered similar events. With the appearance of unfamiliar events, the querants mind should be driven back to the Major Arcana card behind the Minor Arcana life event.
Minor Arcana cards, one through ten, represent the querants attitude to life situations. Court cards represent psychological types. Together, they are the human biological machine.
Major Arcana cards represent bicameral voices of ancestors, gods or other alien communications that become visible or audible when original/previously unexperienced life situations presents themselves. I use Dream Linguistics as the term to describe this phenomena.