Working with The Two of Wands
The Lord of Dominion is a card about mastery - of life and of ourselves. It indicates the ability to follow through on our personal destiny, to make our dreams into reality, and to realise our strongest desires.
Dominion is a word not much used these days - and therefore sometimes misunderstood. It means 'rulership'... and has almost nothing to do with domination, even though each of them comes from the same root - domain. In the context of the Tarot, we are relating to our personal domain or territory as our own lives, and our potentials.
This card has a great deal to do with the application of the True Will. We all have one of these, whether we have worked to discover and understand it or not. One thing that many people don't understand is the fact that the Will functions at all times, in every second of existence. Every thought, concept, hope, dream, whether positive or negative, creates a piece of our upcoming reality.
This is one reason why we have, in the Working With commentaries, concentrated very hard on looking at what we think and feel, how we see ourselves, and how we relate to life. Because, with every thought you think, your Will operates to bring that thought into existence. So if you happen to be thinking negatively and unhappily, your Will trots off and makes a little bit more negativity and unhappiness for you.
The Lord of Dominion gives us power over our thoughts, by asking us to take responsibility for the future we are making for ourselves. We must do this by observing (without judgement nor self-recrimination) our thought patterns. And then we must consider where those thought patterns are leading us. And if we don't like the look of the future - well, we have the opportunity to change it before it's too late!!
Part of your domain is what you think. So on a day ruled by the Lord of Dominion, check out your thoughts on a regular basis. And if you aren't happy... do the affirmation!! And then decide what you want to invite into your domain which is positive and constructive and rewarding. Then think about that!!
On this day, make no easy compromises. Cut straight to the heart of your desires and needs. Discard any thoughts which get in the way of you getting what you want. Make every action and choice a deliberate attempt to get closer to your goal. And enjoy!!
Affirmation: "My Will flows effortlessly in perfect acts of creation."