A Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
Prince of Swords
Air of Air, this Prince has a lot of energy but it's going all over the place and in no discernable direction. The children pull the chariot of the Prince in several directions. From the Book of Thoth: the chariot is being pulled irresponsibly in any direction that takes their fancy; they are not reined, but perfectly capricious. The chariot consequently is easy enough to move, but quite unable to progress in any definite direction except by accident. This is a perfect picture of the Mind!
With his sword he creates ideas but with his sickle he cuts them down as soon as they appear. Crowley says, "He is full of ideas and designs which tumble over each other. He is a mass of fine ideal unrelated to practical effort."
This energy is pure air with nothing to stabilize it so we need to be aware and counter that flightiness. There is so much mental agility here and if we can tame it and give it a focus and outlet, we can create great works!
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