Good friends and loyal customers,
I’m pleased to announce that I have begun rendering my own Tarot Deck based on the systems of Crowley’s tarot. Instead of crowdfunding for production costs based on promises and well wishes, I’ve decided to take an alternative approach and offer something of value in return for your contribution to my production costs: As I complete individual cards, large scale versions will be made available here for purchase- and all proceeds from the sale will go to funding the initial production run.
At current pace, I expect production to be ready to proceed by June of 2023.
Card: Two of Wands
Card Number: 2
Astrological Analog: Mars in Aries, First Decan ( 0 to 9 degrees)
Theme: Initiative, Force
Positive qualities: Forcing our way through, assertion of will, conquest
Negative Qualities: Inconsideration, brute force, violence, petulant demands
General: Aimless will honed into understood direction.
Profession/Economics: Combative assertion overrides amenable agreements. One party directs the other despite objections and compliance is demanded.
Relationships: Machismo. Assuming the second party is on the same page as the first. We would call this quarrelling, but there is no argument. Expectations are set and one party treats these as a requirement.
Environment: Subjugation with only one clear winner. Inconsiderate conquest.
Visual Description: I’ve chosen to depict this card entirely in the scale of red, with some black and white. The strong red comes from Mars (red) in Aries (again, more red). The black and white has dual meaning. The first, the overtly “is” or “is not” themes of the card in question. The second, as depictions of Winter that Aries must break through to initiate the new cycle. The transition from Winter to Spring is a particularly violent process, and as this card has such violent themes and represents the first decan of Aries where this transition takes place, doing anything but would have been a terrible disservice. The Wands I have made look primitive - combining ideas of wand, stone, and battering ram - used by the conquering Atilla the Hun in the siege of cities, who would identify quite well with the Two of Wands.