The Sun is exalted in Aries and the
number 3 is Binah (Understanding) on the Tree of Life which means that
the Sun has rekindled the Great Mother and she is fertile and creative.
In the Three of Wands,
Primal Energy is established, as the Will (Spirit) has been transferred
to the Great Mother, who prepares, conceives, and gives birth to the
Will as manifestation (The Prince-Tiphareth).
Since the Sun is at its zenith in Aries, there is a caution of overdoing it ...too much Sun can harm or even kill.
is an underlying admonishment suggested in this card, one must seek
patience and perseverance or succumb to over- weaning ambition. With this
much force focused on the personality, Virtue is indeed a... virtue.
In the case of the Three of Wands, Virtue is "always being true to one's Self"
which means don't violate your inner self (your heart) for any reason. Since I know that
everyone I see is another way to be me, I understand that by thinking
ill of or mistreating others in anyway, I violate my own body's spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance,
as it must enact my emotional-energetic- thought. As the earth must absorb and reflect the heat of the Sun, my body must do so with my passion. Emotional thought, is
ambitious or motive thought and with this much fiery motion (e-motion) thoughts
seek ambitiously to bloom! Thoughts must be well directed before they are
let out of the "Sun" of the brain; be not afraid to examine the seed
before you cast it!
The Sun is full-out and Shinning in the Three
of Wands of both the Thoth and Rider-Waite decks, As Aries is the sign of Cardinal Fire ruled by Mars. Mars is the power to do War, to vanquish or succeed and is a great emotional period of powerful solar energy flowing through the
querent, who must be Virtuous at all times, "or be slain by the Arrows
This is also "full on" sexual energy, as the phallic headed wands of the Rider-Waite deck show and can be
quite a rush towards creation, as the flaming Mars colored background of the Thoth Deck represents! But again, be Virtuous or "all hell will
brake loose". Now don't get me wrong, this is not about Chasity, this is
about the type of energetic manifestation of the Solar Phallus, that
Tantric practitioners, Sufi and Gnostics, seek to experience, as it enlivens the dormant
seeds of self, just as spring does to the dormant seeds of winter. It is an adorable fire but as any fire with too much fuel,
this can become uncontrollable to the untrained personality. So take
great care with great energy. Never lose focus when passion's delicious heat is rocketing you down the road of creation. Just like driving a very fast car with throttle down, lose concentration, lose control and experience a big crash!
The Four Threes, represent the realization of action, as the Princes have been produced. The Prince of its suit, is shown as the central symbol on the THREE OF WANDS, most obvious in the Rider-Waite card as a prince overlooking his domain and as the central wand in the Thoth deck card. This action is commenced for good or ill.
The Three of Wands, is Binah in Atziluth, The Great Mother's influence in the world of pure Spirit/Energy. Here, Chokmah is now named Father, and Binah Mother, as they have unite in balanced dance and given birth to the Sun (Son) of Tiphareth---The Prince, and now growth begins.
When the Three of Wands of either Rider-Waite or the Thoth Deck is thrown during a Divination:
- The Fiery
Spirit of their inner sun is focusing on the Querent and great things can be done.
- There is
realization of hope, completion of labor, and success in the struggle.
- There is also an Establishment of force, strength, and even Pride with
wealth, power, maybe a little conceit....which can become greatly
conceited in a flash!
- There is a gift of great Energetic Will
here, but be cautious, for if one is lacking in focused control while
driving a 70 horse-powered car, there is often room for recovery;
However, if the car is of 400 horse-power, heavily fueled and the driver lacks focus,
you will be lucky to live through the accident. This card, the Three of
Wands, is of at least 1000 horse-power, the "driver" must focus all
their skill here.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!