Lord of Swiftness 8 of Wands – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn title

Lord of Swiftness

Divinatory meanings

Short-lived perfection; an uncovering of hidden motives or aspects of the affair at hand; secrecy with a tendency toward stubbornness; plots. Rapid thought and action.

MacGregor Mathers

Understanding, Observation, Direction.

Reversed

Quarrels, Intestine, disputes, Discord.

Astrological attributions

The first or Ascendant decan of Sagittarius is ruled by Mercury from November 22nd-Dec 1st

Magical Image of the First Face of Sagittarius in Picatrix

In the first face of Sagittarius ascends the form of a man armed with a coat of mail, and holding a naked sword in his hand; the operation of this is for boldness, malice, and liberty:

Picatrix commentary

Mercury ruling this decanate of Sagittarius gives the sense of swiftness and ease of movement, to which we can add boldness and liberty from Picatrix. How the malice fits in is not so easy to establish.

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