The Three of Disks- Work, represents the determination of the established Universe in basic form. This is called."The influence of Binah in the Sphere of Earth." In the zodiac, the Three of Disks is ruled by Mars in Capricorn, which exalts the Force of Mars and puts him at his best. Rather than destructive energy, it is now constructive, like a builder or engineer. The Three of Disks is illustrated as a pyramid viewed from its apex with a base formed by three wheels. In the Hindu system these wheels represent the Sattvas, Rajas and Tamas; in the Hebrew the three are Aleph(Air), Shin (Fire) and Mem (Water) which are the three Mother letters of the alphabet; Alchemically they are Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt. A student of the mysteries or the Gnosis will gain a lot of knowledge reviewing these systems.
This Pyramid is situated on the great sea of Binah in the Night of Time. The sea is shown as a solid (solidified light) thus the background of this card is mottled in gray, indigo and green. The Reddish tint on the pyramid edges symbolizes Mars.
The Three of Disks is also called the Three of Pentacles, in the Golden Dawn and Rider-Waite decks.
When this card is thrown during a reading it represents, business, paid employment, commercial transactions,working and constructive force, building up, erection,creation, realization, and increase in material things. Rank, influence, cleverness in business, selfishness and commencement of a matter to be established later. Depending on dignity, it can also come to mean, narrow and prejudiced, sometimes seeking after the impossible.
Power is known as the ability to do work, and this card is all about that ability.
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