In the Second Path, we are dealing with the “fatherly” Energy of Chokhmah.
The Second Path is Named the Radiant Intelligence (Sekhel Maz’hir מזהיר שכל ). This is the Crown of Creation, and the Radiance of the Unity, for It is exalted above all that follows It, and named by the Masters “the Second Glory”.
Chokhmah ("Wisdom"; חכמה) is the first power of conscious intellect within Creation, the first point of real existence, and the first intermediate step between Keter and the rest of the Sefirot. Chokhmah also referred to as “Supernal Father”, is the uppermost of the Sefirot of the right hand side of the Tree (kav yamin, which is also the "Pillar of Mercy"). It is to the lower right of Keter, and with Binah across from it. Under it are the sephirot of Chesed and Netzach. It commonly has four paths going to Keter, Binah, Tifereth, and Chesed. At this point of creation energy is still in its raw state but seeks balance now, so that proper formation may take place.
The Four Deuces of the Tarot Deck reside in this Second Sefira, Chochmah. They represent balance. While the Aces stood alone and unique, the Deuces indicate the beginnings of relationships.
The Four Deuces in the Minor Arcana, generally refer to decisions being made, need to be made or have already been made. These decisions may apply to two people deciding on a situation. The polarity in a situation is where the number Two reigns supreme. The moment anything is created, so too is its exact opposite.
The Deuce of Wands refers to Chokhmah in Atsilut, and hints at business decisions, travel plans (whether sudden of planned in advance), and resolving issues of strong passions.
The Deuce of Cups, being Chokhmah in Beriah, is usually a happy Card indicating the development of a friendship or being lovers. It can be a truce or a marriage.
The Deuce of Swords is Chokhmah in Yetzirah. The Meaning is more along the lines of not letting emotions get in the Way of a proper decision.
The Deuce of Disks, correlating to Chokhmah in Assiah, deals with change and fluctuations, multiple talents or jobs, balancing one’s budget, or enduring changes.
Traditionally, the Color for Chokhmah is Gray, although, logically, it should be White. Again, the “Sphere of the Zodiac”, was correlated to Keter, but the recently-discovered Neptune makes much more sense. The Name of God is Yah, a basic form of “YHVH”. The Archangel is Raziel (“Runner of God”), and the Angels are the Ofanim, the “Wheels”.
In Nova Thought, Chokhmah would relate to White, the Chaos Source, the Number Eight, the Pingala Nadi, the Character of the Master, to the downward-moving right hand White Pillar Jachin (God Establishes) of King Solomon’s Temple, and the Rune Hagalaz. There is also a Kabbalistic Attribution to the Hebrew Letter, Mim. The connection between Chokhmah and Chaos was covered in an earlier article by this writer. Keep in Mind the Primordial Ocean and Water, and Sea Monsters such as Leviathan and the Babylonian Tiamat, and it all makes sense.