The Thoth Three of Disks is named Works, and also the Lord of Material Works. The zodiacal attribution to this card, is Mars in Capricorn.
The Angels of the Decan are Yechevah and Lehachiah.
The Three of Disks-Works, is the influence of Binah (Third Sephira-Understanding) in the Material world , the physical, that Qabalists call Assiah.
Capricorn (shown below the pyramid)
is an Earth sign and the effect of Mars (above the pyramid) on Capricorn is to bring great
discipline and control in material things, such as, employment,business,
and building construction.
Crowley illustrated this card on the
basis of Three, showing three wheels at three points of the pyramid.
This grouping of Three, is shown in Alchemy as Mercury, Sulfur, and
Salt; or in Qabalah as the maternal letters Shin (Fire) Mem (Water)
and Aleph (Air). If you are interested in Hindu systems, the three are
Sativas, Rajas and Tamas, respectively. In the Qabalah philosophy, The Great Work is to bring the conscious energy of the Above Supernal Triangle or Atziluth, into the below via the ascended human. As a process, this action is called, "As above, so Below".
On the Thoth card, the Pyramid seems to be arising out of a turbulant
Great Sea, that represents Binah often called The Great Sea of Binah. This card also represents the Material establishment of the Universe as
determined by its basic form of 3 as based on the Trinity of the Supernal Triangle. The influence of Mars is in the Red-
The Rider-Waite Three of Pentacles concentrates on the meanings of employment, business, and constructive building, by illustrating a medieval church scene while three artisans are at work. Some of the colors in this scene may have something to do with Mars, as in the red roses on the odd robe of one of the personages. Roses are sacred to the Goddess Binah, and red is the color assigned to Binah in her martial state.
When the Three of Disks or Pentacles is thrown during a reading the querent is experiencing:
- A full commitment to a situation and is unconcerned about difficulties.
- Is aware of responsibilities.
- Is planning secure structures in areas of finance, physical security and needs.
- Right effort towards a wise end in trade,, skilled labor, Etc.
- A basic form or structure may be completed , needing only finishing touches.
- Approval from others who appreciate the hard work the success that the querent has achieved.
- Material gain as a result of creative skills within a 3 wk or 3 month time frame..
- Love of one's creations, and nurturing others who assist in the work.
a more spiritual reading, where the cards surrounding show a majority
of Major Arcana
, the querent is engaged in the Great Work of "As above
and so below", by expressing the Higher Self through paranormal skills, that are often called "magic abilities".
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!