The Great Mother, Binah, rules the suit of Air in this card's imagery.. Binah, in this state of consciousness, is not the beneficent Great Mother of the Trinity of Kether and Chokmah, but rather is seen here as the Dark Deep Sea of the "Abysmal Womb". This is a very difficult doctrine for the average student to grasp. Much study is recommended.
In the Zodiac, this card is Saturn in Libra.which accentuates this darkness.
This is the melancholy of the Universal Mind; the Womb of Chaos. Further understanding may come from analyzing the second law of thermodynamics which states"...Everything proceeds from order to disorder".
In this card, the Great Dark Sea of Mother is a brooding sorrow, for all Her bright beautiful children have become monsters.
This is a deep heartfelt sorrow that is not necessarily human even though it can be felt by humans. We must remember, that contrary to our religious or cultural teachings, Darkness is not a negative. Unlimited Light is darkness to us, because it has no end or beginning to observe. Light in reflection, is visible to us as the reflection gives us a beginning and end to see.. The Great Dark Womb, is a birth giver of limited light,the stuff that all form is made of. To truly understand the Joy of the Greater Self, is to also know the Great Sorrow that limit imposes on us..
In the Thoth Deck Three of Swords, the sword of the Magus with point uppermost, cuts the junction of the two curved swords.The Impact destroys the Rose, causing disorder which may mean the supreme transcendence of natural order. The back ground of this card is a brewing storm of implacable light. A very deep and visceral understanding of this card's symbolism is necessary for one to become a Magi....new age fluff need not apply.
When this card is thrown during a reading, it means that in three weeks or three months the querent shall experience unhappiness, sorrow. tears. Disruption of plans,interruption,separation, quarreling, sowing of discord and strife, yet there will be mirth in evil pleasures,deceitful in words. Depending on the dignity of the cards around it, it could also mean honesty in money transactions, selfish and dissipated, yet sometimes generous. Which depicts the sorrow felt by someone who goes against their greed, which they generally relish as a win.
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