Since the Thoth Deck Tarot is inseparable from the Tree of Life, and
the minor arcana (small cards) are numbered according to the Serphiroth
that rules their action, the threes are all associated with Binah,
Thus, in each of the Threes the idea has become
and because of this fertilization, the
triangle has become formulated. In Qabalah we know that the Triangle is
the Strongest structure (Trinity), empirically stable and therefore, the
idea of the card is now a strong union and able to give birth to
children, and thus evolve.
The Three of Wands-Virtue,
(Lord of Virtue) expresses the idea of Will and dominion, that is
understood and thus interpreted into character. The message of virtue is
simple...By being always true to self
(virtue), we never lose
power to self-violation. We become our best friend rather than our worst
enemy. It is best to remember, that the word, Lord,
is old English, and means Husbandry.
Husband is Anglo-Saxon, and means,"Keeper of Her property". Something to ponder while reading the cards.The Three of Wands-Virtue,
represents the Spiritual Integrity, Honesty, that is the Virtue
of Spirit. Virtue is the effective potent force necessary for putting thoughts into action. This is the holy balance of the Three
that defines and clarifies the identity , where you see yourself more
clearly. Virtue/integrity, is the conscious state of heart, mind and
physical action working in concert with each other (seen as three lotus
bosoms in united purpose). Where I AM ME is a dynamic creative action
rather than a "wanna-be" dream.
On the Thoth Card, the sign of the Sun, above and Aries
below, represents the astrological sign of the Sun in Aries, symbolizing
radiant dynamic energy moving in new directions but from a foundation
The communion of mind, heart and physical action, is a holy
mass of dynamic creativity that "does unto another, what you would have
done to you"...a virtuous motion that assists life in its ever-forward collective
The Spiral Tarot is subtle in its depiction of a Woman (Binah) looking out to sea (The Sea of Binah, Goddess whose number is 3) as if she is a business woman, watching her ships do the business of the day. She is holding a wand while the other two act as a fence. All the wands are sprouting leaves, indicating fecund or fertile energy. The Spiral Tarot seems to be concentrating on the success in business and overseas travel, both of which are some of the mundane meanings of this card, as it depicts growth and expansion in all areas of life.
By now, you know that Binah is an aspect of your own Energetic
Unconscious, The prefix Un tends to make one think of something "less
than" consciousness; nothing can be farther from the Truth. Here Un
just designates the Un-seen, This does not mean less in anyway, anymore
than unseen H-bombs are less powerful than the one on your doorstep.
itself, is a child of the Collective Unconscious of the Universe, and
that Mother of consciousness, is Binah. In the Great Sea of
Imagination, your image floats in the amniotic fluid of "will to form".
Binah is the Great Will of the Sea of Unconscious.
The Texts of the Golden Dawn said it best:
In Binah is a thick darkness which yet veileth the Divine Glory in
which all colors are hidden, wherein mystery and depth and silence, and
yet, it is the habitation of the Supernal Light. There The Supernal
Triad complete. And the Sphere of its Operation is Shabbathi, or rest,
and it giveth forms and similitudes unto chaotic matter and it ruleth
the sphere of action of the planet Saturn. And Jehovah Elohim is the
perfection of Creation and Life of the World to Come. And the Archangel
is Tzaphqiel, the Prince of the Spiritual Strife against Evil and the
name of the Angels is Arahim, the strong and mighty Ones who are also
called the Order of Thrones."
"The order of Thrones" are represented as the Four Queens of the Tarot. who are united with the Four Kings. ..Their Husbands.
the four Threes, represent the realization of the Action (conception)
of the Prince having been conceived Symbolized as the central figure
on each card.. Action is definitely launched for good or evil.
Thus in the Thoth Three of Wands
the Prince of Wands conception is shown as central flames radiating outward form the Supernal Union of the Triad formed by the three wands.
THREE OF WANDS-VIRTUE, is also called the Lord of Established Strength.
Well noted, as the Sun is in Aries here. There is great power where the
Sun illuminates Aries, the Cardinal Sign of Fire often called Mars.
The Three of Wands also represents Binah's influencing the World of Pure Spirit (Atziluth).
the Three crossed Wands indicate the balance of Chokmah, Binah and the
birth of Tiphareth, the Sun (son), and/or The Prince. Growth begins and
is shown on the card as the unfolding lotus blossoms opening to the
Warm and Bright Energy of Aries.
To an astrologer, the entry of the Sun into the sign of Aries, heralds spring.
the blazing colors of the Card show great strength for individual
expression (central Wand). Here also is absolute power that can corrupt
absolutely, thus egocentricity, pride and conceit are lurking dangers.
Yet we have Virtue here, the key to Spiritual integrity and honesty.
When the Three of Wands card is thrown it indicates:
- That in the next
3weeks or 3months, it is important to operate from a place of
virtue/integrity as you move forward in sunny new directions.
- This could
also mean that you should wait until your heart, mind and body are
aligned and share clarity of purpose before you act in or handle your
relationships with the Aries people in your life; Aries -March 21 to
- The state of natural clarity is represented in this card by
the crystalline structure in the back ground. While the flames represent
the ability to await the natural unfolding of things to come.
all of us is the "inner fire of balanced integrity", it is an
inheritance of our Divinity, however, the smoke of denial has dimmed the
flames of I Am Me, as a spiritual expression of Life self awareness
into the slave thinking of I Want To be me.
- It is time to act as a True You and not what others think you
- One may travel over seas, to expand their business.
- Opportunities to expand and grow in all areas of ones life.
- When the Three of Wands -Virtue, is thrown during a reading:
- * The querent is experiencing the conjoining of Body, Mind and Spirit.
- * Putting thoughts into action.
- * Keeping on with present activities for they are conceived and will soon flourish into manifestation.
- Clarity, where you are seeing yourself honestly.
- Established strength in enterprises where collaboration will favor the querent.
- Radiating intention, understanding the Will of Fire and increasing energy to birth ideas.
is a very active card of powerful direction, so it requires us to
understand that Virtue is not chastity; no nothing so obviously
prejudicial, but rather "Always being True to Thine own self". Here
there is a warning not to compromise your passion for others.To never "want to be" but rather declare your powerful presence as "I AM".
Be as Spring and flower in your own inner fire! Clarify your identity and " Above all things, Know thyself!"
Thank you for your interest, support and comments, May you live long and prosper!