Chokmah is the point where the pure unity splits into two so a first manifestion
of the pure idea is achieved. It creates a viewpoint, an energy, a first concept of
the universal nothingness that was represented by
Kether. It is a
very raw power, uneffected by analysis and specification, and thus so strong and
effective. Chokmah is the idea of masculinity, as opposed to the femininity in
Binah and the
androgyny of Kether. It is the Supernal Father and therefore not only corresponds to
the Deuces but also to the Knights of the Thoth Tarot (Kings in other decks).
As the first distinguishable expression of the energy emanating from Kether Chokmah embodies the pure essence of the substance. As the Number Two it represents the balance and interaction of opposites which is present throughout the Tree and originates in the opposition of Chokmah and Binah, the latter being the Supernal Mother. It is not an opposition of fixed entities, rather fluid polarities like waxing and waning, growing and shrinking, building up and tearing down.
Chokmah corresponds to the World of Atziluth, Chiah in soul, the general living spark that generates vitality. In the Twos of the Minor Arcana Chokmah is the first definition of what the Suit is all about, its purest and unchanged expression. In the Knights it embodies the Fathers of the element, the raw uncompensated power that wants to procreate.
See below the Tarot cards corresponding to Chokmah - the Twos and the Knights: