The Thoth Deck Three of Disks-Work, represents the Great Work, the establishment of the material Universe and the determination of Its basic form. The Threes are the number of the Great Mother Binah, the Three of Disks is the Influence of the Great Mother, The Form Maker, in the Sphere of Earth. Here, Binah is illustrated as the Great Sea of Binah in the Night as the background of the card. The fact that Unlimited Light is dark, is shown by the mottled gray, indigo and green pattern of the Sea.
Also, Mars in Capricorn is the celestial ruler of this card. Placing Mars in his most exalted state. Here,when linked to Capricorn, the Martian energy is constructive and he is an exceptional builder and engineer..
The view of this card is that of a pyramid as seen from above its apex. The three wheeled base, represents the three Mother Letters of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph ( Air) , Shin (Fire), . and Mem (Water) or the alchemical system of Mercury, Sulphur (old English spelling), and Salt. If you are of the Hindu persuasion, the three wheels represent the Three Rajas, and Tamas.
To a Qabalist, the Great Work is to make the "As above, so below", which is a process of "Above all things, know thyself", all of which is achieved by remembering the Spiritual journey "down" the Tree of Life by consciously traveling "back up" and thus opening our personalities to the Great Personality that began this process of Macrocosm to Microcosm.. To "Remember thyself", is to know your divinity, not just believing in it.
Part of the Great Work is to establish a "Knowing Evolutionary" state of "expanding and liberating", the animal brain form, survival thinking limits, that keep it from Wisdom. To a Qabalist, Wisdom is the ability to "create-see error-and correct it", for we know that Wisdom is 50% error, and 50% correction; to the animal brain to make error is feared, thus keeping it from creating. The wise know that we must make mistakes when creating in a "cause and effect" universe, as entropy is part of all material creation,. Entropy, is always seeking to "proceed from order to disorder", and the Universal solution to that chaos, is to keep up motion by constant change. In other words, "To expand and liberate" creation from previous boundaries. If you know yourself at all, you will Know that the Human Being is the Solution to conscious limitations. We have the "Mind of Goddess/God", often called Imagination; Imagination is what I call "the Womb with a view".Thus we can see beyond our senses, we can plot and give birth to futures. We are visionary in our sight and see beyond the entropy of the moment. To know thyself, is to know that the moment doesn't contain you and that it is just a moment, where as you, are a Master of Time /Space and have the power to change moments, just by perspective alone, thus changing the future.
When the Three of Disks (Pentacles in some other decks) is thrown, the querent is or will be experiencing, paid employment, in the next three weeks or 3 months. Successful business transactions from working and constructive force. Building up, erecting, and realization and increase of material things. The querent is showing a cleverness, in bossiness that entertains a certain selfishness as they are keen in the mater of gain.
As in all cards, the definition is modified by dignity. If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, the Three of Disks, represents narrow and prejudiced thought and sometimes the seeking of the impossible.
If the Three of Disks is surrounded by Trump (Major Arcana), the querent is on the Spiritual journey of the Great Work, and is accomplishing the Task of Remembering the "As above", thus manifesting it "so Below".
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