13 May 2019 or 8 Ilyar 5779 PRINCE OF WANDS

Day 24 Counting the Omar (the 49 days from day 1, of Passover) is the Tiferet of Netzach, the Compassion in Endurance. Healthfull endurance will always be compassionate when it is committed to helping others, even those not close to us, grow. Without compassion, endurance is selfish and impatient. Here, Compassion in Endurance is combined with today’s card, the Prince of Wands. The Prince of Wands represents one caught in the impatient acquisitiveness of youth, mouth is still open from talking rather than listening. The lesson carried by this combination is a reminder of the importance of patient listening as an exercise in compassion. Compassion is enduring only when we can patiently listen to another with an open heart, empty of our own agenda. Only when we really listen, are we able to be truely helpful to an other.

PRINCE OF WANDS

Essence: A child or childishly impulsive, impatient person who needs to develop receptivity and trust to realize their creative potential. Or it may indicate a serendipitous message or discovery. 

The Prince of Wands may announce the arrival of an inspiring or fortunate message. When referring to a person, the Prince of Wands is a scholar: friendly, inquisitive and possibly creative, his impulsiveness, spiritual impatience and his scholarliness keep him off center. In the realm of creativity we need to be receptive rather than pursuant. 

It may indicate one who is caught in the impatient acquisitiveness of youth, or it may represent a young person (male or female) who has not yet matured. In this card, his hand is still partially outstretched toward the figure before him. As in the myth of Apollo and Daphne, in chasing and attempting to possess or force Inspiration from Creative Source, he has inadvertently caused it to fly from him. The tree before him has the figure of a woman caught in the action of running from his spiritually acquisitive energy and need to control what is essentially Holy Great Spirit’s bestowal or revelation.

Here his feminine side has not yet been integrated into his consciousness, and therefore he has cut himself off from what he most fervently desires. His mouth is still open from talking rather than listening. 

There is hope that this may not be a permanent situation. The branch above his head is still awaiting his notice and attention, if he can stop his overly intellectual approach and tune into his unconscious. He’s called upon to trust the creative energy to be there. Instead of attempting to force it, he can cultivate a little emptiness. Then, the Creative will have room to enter. 

REVERSED

If the card is reversed, it refers to one who is an energy drain on others, through talking and never listening. It might be indicating someone who has a pompous, overly intellectual approach to life. 

This card could also refer to a woman or man who acts too much from the energy of animus, reflecting the androcentric, patriarchal values of our contemporary culture, and who thus freezes his or her own creativity.