The Four Threes are associated with Binah who is the Great Mother and is called UNDERSTANDING. In Understanding, the idea becomes fertilized and a child can be born. The formulation of the Triangle, (Kether-Crown, Chokma-Wisdom & Binah-Understanding) is a stability that cannot be made unstable. We know the Triangle that begins all birth as many combinations of 3. Maid-Mother-and Crone, each a special perspective on Womb-rite. Father-Son- and Holy Ghost, each a active part of the stable foundation of "the Spirit Fire" or rite of Phallus.. Ocean-Rain-and River, each a process of Life or Ocean-Sun-and Earth. While the mind is made up of Unconscious,(The Spirit Mind of Universal Unconscious) subconscious and conscious, We can go on and on but in all cases a fertilization is achieved and a child can be born.
The Three of Wands is called Virtue, and/or The Lord of Virtue (Husbandry) , for in this state of conscious energy, the idea of will and dominion has become interpreted in Character.
The Three of Cups is called Abundance and/or the Lord of Abundance where the idea of Love has come to fruition. The Threes are far enough down the Tree of Life to begin seeing definite differentiation between the suits, giving birth to the idea of division----so that "many can be made From the One who is Three".
The idea of division, of mutability, which is the "airy' quality of things, is made manifest in the Three of Swords. The Three of Swords is named SORROW Not the vulgar sorrow of individual discontent or disappointment but the Sorrow of the Dark Binah, and of the Dark Isis. In German this great sorrow is called Weltschmerz, the universal sorrow. It is the quality of Melancholy. I find it easier to understand the Three of Swords by understanding the Great Mother's sorrow over her seeing the Bright Shimmering Beauty of Her Children and because of "freedom of choice", unable to intervene when watching her children become ugly in their own minds as they identify themselves as monsters. All of Which happens when fear is the foundation of our ideas/identity rather than Love.
The Three of Disks (Pentacles) exhibits the crystallization of forces, which is the idea of Earth. There is an obvious manifestation of Work having been done. This is also often called the Great Work and/or Life creating the Alive. This may make more sense to you if you remember that the"other-side of the Mirror", is the Dark Place where Life is the Supernal Triangle of the Tree of Life, and the Alive are the Child made manifest from this Union of Conscious Energy (Forces), that combine to make the Crystallization of Light,... the Reflective side of the Mirror! This conceptualization of a two sided mirror goes far in explaining why "Mirror Magic' is so often used to insure manifestation of idea into a "living expression". Or you can say "from the warm, wet Darkness of the nurturing womb, Light is born."
A lot has been said, but not many understand that the body is merely a Reflection, of your Dark side; the invisible you who is the majority of You. (your are physically 99.6% invisible), It is in the Dark, warmth, of your "infinite light" (Spirit) that all Life comes from...the body is Alive, but in itself is not Life! As stated, the body is a Reflection of Life. Think well from your deep dark places, to be Alive and Well! It pays to remember this axiom,"Do unto another as you would have done to you."...for that is in itself a Triangle of three---Idea, Cause and effect. It is unbreakable in its stability. So it pays to know what your ideas create. If you identify "others" instead of "Anothers" (everyone I see is another way to be me.) you will keep lessening yourself until your life force can no longer sustain the body health and balance. To think less of others, is to lessen your self. Your thoughts, ideas, and opinions only effect the Cause of Yourself. Your Reflection, enacts your Deep thoughts, into "aliveness"....Your body is the only one who feels your thoughts and then must enact them. We are not responsible for how "others" react to us. We are, however, the response of reaction to our own thought!
Love, is smart it both wise and understanding---not the act of a simpleton but of a Powerful Spirit.. To Love Being----is to Be love.
Others are just Another way to be Divine Children; Children who have the Goddess given Freedom of Choice; gifted Divine Children, who have a right to their identities, be they ill or well thought out.
The Magus knows, that to be able to "think" means you are not the effect called Thought, but the Cause of it. So my thoughts aren't "my precious", they are the effect that causes the Alive who is "my precious". I then have the Knowledge to make, and remake thought to improve the function of my body, rather than think that I am the thought I think, and must defend those thoughts to the death....which elevates idea above the Alive- eliminating the Alive or at least enslaving the Alive,when being Alive and its expansion and liberation from self- imposed limits, is the very reason for the Union of Thought and Self-Reflection ,i.e. bodies! To make Thought Sensual , is a to form a screening process! We now are creative Spirit who can devote our though controlled"time/space" to "expanding and liberating" the Body from the survival thinking of the animal domain. This in turn expands and liberates self awareness! By the feelings of Love, or Fear generated by the Communion of idea with a sensual- living laboratory, idea becomes experimentation where we can find the ideas that either free the body from the past (love) or bind it to the past (fear). Idea is not enough to properly operate the Alive! Life depends on the Threesome of the Divine Wedding which is the triangle made of Idea ,the Union of Wisdom and Understanding to create the Beautiful Bright Child called "the Alive"!
When you understand the Threes, you begin to understand your Godhood.
Thank you for your interest and comments, May you live long and prosper.