Knight (Prince) of Wands – Reactive/Intuitive
(Air of Fire/Cardinal, 38=3+8=11=1+1=2)
Astrology: Uranus in Aries
Time: 21 March – 20 April (Aries)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
King of Clubs
Uranus in Aries: A Divine Wake-Up Call. Uranus entered Aries for the first time in 84 years in May, 2010 and will be there until March, 2019. This is a huge shift of energy that will be felt in many ways ~ personally and globally.
Uranus brings change and sometimes this change is upsetting and can be a shock to our senses and our systems. Yet these changes can also be exhilarating and exciting and are intended to result in openings in our understanding, changes in the decisions we make and dramatic shifts in our behaviors.
All men should strive to learn before they die:
what they are running from, to, and why.
I saw this quote as graffiti on the side of building a few years ago. Clearly someone was trying to wake some people up. It has a most important message for us at this juncture, as Uranus enters the sign of Aries. Are you looking back? Living by yesterday’s decisions and rules—even though they may no longer be appropriate to your life now? And what are you “running to”—is it based on those patterns and decisions made in the past that will just go on creating more tomorrows that look like yesterday? Or are you creating a life filled with newness and adventure. One filled with enthusiasm, awe, aliveness and vitality?
If you want to know your past, look at your present conditions.
If you want to know your future, look at your actions today.
We seem to resist monumental change—both as a society and as individuals. We like things to be “normal”, “predictable”, “known”. Our psyches like just enough change to keep things interesting. But real, genuine change? Most of us resist it.
Yet there is one unavoidable truth: things staying the same go against Nature and the forces of the Universe. You could say it is “anti-evolution”. (Source: astrologyoflight.com)
The number 7 – Uranus, Active/Mental (Air)
– Skilled at analysis and research, revolutionary, witty, visionary, scientific and inventive, humanitarian, idiosyncratic and experimental, original, unpredictable, resourceful.
– Radical, unrealistic, stubborn, unemotional, inflexible positions, overly upset by distractions, making changes just for the sake of change, sarcastic.
Crowley: The Prince of Wands represents the airy part of Fire, with its faculty of expanding and volatilising. He rules from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree of Leo. He is a warrior in complete arrnour of scale mail, but his arms are bare on account of his vigour and activity. He wears a rayed crown surmounted by a lion’s head winged, and from this crown depends a curtain of flame. On his breast is the sigil of To Mega Therion. In his left hand he bears the Phoenix wand of the Second Adept ~n the Ritual of 5060 of R.R. at A.C.), the wand of Power and Energy, while with his other arm he reins the lion which draws his chariot, the chariot which is fortified by a wheel radiating flame. He rides upon a sea of flames, both waved and salient.
The moral qualities appropriate to this figure are swiftness and strength. But he is sometimes inclined to act on impulse; sometimes easily led by external influences; sometimes, especially in trifles, a prey to indecision. He is often violent, especially in the expression of an opinion, but he does not necessarily hold the opinion about which he is so emphatic. He states a vigorous proposition for the sake of stating it. He is in fact very slow to make up his mind thoroughly on any subject, but always sees both sides of every question. He is essentially just, but always feels that justice is not to be attained in the intellectual world. His character is intensely noble and generous. He may be an extravagant boaster, while slyly laughing both at the object of his boast and at himself for making it. He is romantic, especially in matters of history and tradition, to the point of folly, and may engineer “stunts” or play elaborate practical jokes. He might select some inoffensive nobody, and pursue him for years with every weapon of ridicule) as Swift tormented the unhappy Partridge, all without the least animus, ready to give the shirt off his back, should his victim be in need. His sense of humour is omnivorous, and may make him a mysterious figure, dreaded without reason by people who actually know nothing about him but his name-as a symbol of Terror. This is due to the influence of the last decan of Cancer upon this card. One of his greatest faults is pride; meanness and pettiness of any kind he holds in infinite scorn. His courage is fanatically strong, and his endurance indefatigable. He is always fighting against odds, and always wins in the long-the very long-run. This is principally due to his enormous capacity for work, which he exercises for its own sake, “without lust of result”; perhaps his haughty contempt for the world at large-which however coexists with profound and ecstatic respect for “every man and every woman” as “a star”-is responsible for this.
When this card is badly dignified, the character degenerates. Each of the qualities mentioned above is found in its antithesis. There is great cruelty in him, partly sadistic and partly due to callousness arising from indifference-and, in a sense, laziness! So too he may be intolerant, prejudiced and idleprincipally because it saves trouble. He may furthermore be an empty boaster and a great coward.
In the YI King, the airy part of Fire is represented by the 42nd Hexagram, Yi, which signifies addition, increase. Full of virtue, and confident therein, he contemplates work of stupendous scope, often with the idea expressed in line 5: “with sincere heart seeking to benefit all below”. In this he may achieve immense success. But this course is fraught with commensurate danger. “We see one to whose in crease none will contribute, while many will seek to assail him. He observes no regular rule in the ordering of his heart”. (line 6) This peril avoided, there come “parties adding to the store of its subject ten pairs of tortoise shells whose oracles cannot be opposed-Let the King employ them in presenting his offerings to God….” (line 2).
Waite: He is shewn as if upon a journey, armed with a short wand, and although mailed is not on a warlike errand. He is passing mounds or pyramids. The motion of the horse is a key to the character of its rider, and suggests the precipitate mood, or things connected therewith.
Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence.
Reversed: Rupture, division, interruption, discord.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
King of Clubs – Dark-haired, kind-hearted man; or a man with Fire predominating in his chart. A generous, spirited man.