THE PRINCESS OF THE SHINING FLAME;
THE ROSE OF THE PALACE OF FIRE
The Princess of Wands – Princess & Empress of the Salamanders
Throne of the Ace of Wands
EARTH of FIRE
Meditation pattern: Place side-by-side Atus VII, The Chariot; XI, Lust; and IX, The Hermit.
Center the Princess of Wands above them. Optionally, place the Ace of Wands above her.
Traditional Description: A very strong, beautiful woman with flowing red-gold hair, attired
like an Amazon. Her shoulders, arms, bosom, and knees are bare. She wears a short kilt reaching
to the knee. Round her waist is a broad belt of scale-mail; narrow at the sides; broader in front
and back; and having a winged tiger’s head in front. She wears a Corinthian-shaped helmet and
crown with a long plume. It also is surmounted by a tiger’s head, and the same symbol forms the
buckle of the scale-mail buskins. A mantle lined with tiger’s skin falls back from her shoulders.
Her right hand rests on a small golden or brazen altar ornamented with rams’ heads and with
Flames of Fire leaping up from it. Her left hand leans on a long and heavy club, swelling at the
lower end, where the sigil is placed; and it has flames of fire leaping up from it the whole way
down; but the flames themselves are ascending. This club or torch is much longer than that carried
by the Knight or Queen. Beneath her firmly placed feet are leaping flames.
HEH-Final of YOD (EARTH of FIRE): She is a symbol of the completion of the Great
Work: the expression in action (Heh-Final) of the original creative impulse or will-force (Yod). The earthy part of Fire is its fuel, which both feeds the fire and grounds it, providing something to which the
fire can cling. Thus, she represents the function of an avatar, the incarnation of spiritual Principle
in a vehicle capable of sustaining and suitably manifesting it. As Heh-Final in Atziluth, she is the archetype
of incarnation, the Qabalistic “bride and queen,” representing the soul in its pristine beauty.
She shows who we really are at the soul level. Heh-Final in Atziluth may be termed the Causal Body.
She rules that quadrant of the heavens about the North Ecliptical Pole reaching from 0° Cancer to
30° Virgo, centered on the Fiery Kerubic constellation Leo, and is the Throne of the Ace of Wands.
Her primary astrological relationship is to Leo, her own Kerubic sign, which translates into characteristics
similar to those of the Prince of Wands: vitality, joy of life, passion, &c. Through Teth,
she embodies Sod (Samekh-Vav-Daleth) “the Secret of All Spiritual Activities.” Cancer reiterates that she is a vehicle – the vehicle for the showing-forth of the Primal Purpose of which she is avatar. Virgo discloses that
she is pristine, perfect, a pure flame. Though she is the Heh-Final, or manifest, view of the original Yod, she
is also that Yod itself. There is no difference, for there is continuity through all planes.
As Cancer (Heh, Binah-Geburah) she signifies the right relationship between Neshamah (intuition/
super-consciousness), and the personality-vehicle’s apparent volition, which is only fulfilled
when it conforms itself to the instructions of the Holy Guardian Angel. As Leo (Teth, Chesed-
Geburah), she signifies the right relationship between volition and memory, i.e., the recollection
that the HGA is the source of all strength. As Virgo (Yod, Chesed-Tiphereth), she signifies the right
relationship between the ego-center and memory, fulfilled in the recollection that there is no self
other than as a reflection of that SELF that is the HGA. Thus, she represents action rightly taken
in the understanding that it is the Angel who is the Actor, working through her. She is the means
whereby the Divine Fire (אש אל) gains incarnation – but it is the אש אל itself which acts!
In divination, she displays brilliance, courage, beauty, force, vitality, passion, joy of life;
sudden in anger or love; desirous of power, enthusiasm, revenge. If ill-dignified, she is superficial,
theatrical, cruel, unstable, and domineering.
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