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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot 3 of Swords & The Elemental Tarot- 3 of Air/Breeze.

THE TAROT OF ELI Those who have been following this blog know by now that Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth, is "will to form", and underlying force that makes imagination a womb.

  Binah, where the Threes of all suits are placed, is the Will of the Womb of all forms, not the Womb itself for that is reserved to the Action of Chesed, the Sphere of Mercy.  Proving once again that the sexing of this forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine in its expression of form, and yet it is feminine as it receives the Will of Binah.
[You may wish to review past blogs for more information.]

What may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies, nor is our consciousness. We are Androgynous, in that we are both receptive (female) and expressive (male); both magnetic (female) and electric (male). Being Electromagnetic conscious-entity, we have great power, "to be or not to be". The body is a tool, powered by the Conscious-Electromagnetic Entity that you are....as a power tool the human body is paramount, but as it's operator, you are beyond the reason of bodies and must not be controlled by their reactions.
You are obviously a "Will to Be" which is very much a "Will to Form", so here is a kicker, YOU ARE THE IMAGINATION ...you don't have it. 

Remember, Hu is Mandarin for God and Man is from the Hindu word for mind---Mannas, Thus you are called a God Mind !  
Therefore, the body is not described in the world human. So you are a Hu-Man, who owns a body!
 Image-maker, is what the Imagination means, and that dear soul, is God's Power.  So get off of your suffering butt and stand up and Yell-----I AM Me!  And get on with you, for self- impeccability is what you came to do! Remember, what we command in this Universe is our own image; take charge of yourself and stop blaming environment, or person or thing. Sure they may influence, but they only have the power you give them. What you are is up to your Passionate/emotional use of Imagination!

 On the subject of Binah,  Binah is the Third Sephiroth called Understanding.

She is also named the Sanctifying Intelligence (The Thirty Two Paths to Wisdom, Paul Foster Case) and the Parent of Faith. Here is the implication that any religion of any sect, could not have a "church" without this underlying structure of Sanctifying Intelligence.  As Mary is the Church, in Catholic doctrine, so is Binah the Parent of Faith...not the faith itself, but its parental intelligence that is the foundation of organization, structure and sanctity.
You may ask, "What has this to do with sorrow?" To make this simple, she is the Crone in this card, and the Crone is the death of the you that you think you are.
 
As the concept of Virgin, we have Binah as High Priestess, as concept of Mother we have Binah as Empress and here She is as the  beginning of  Crone which forms in Geburah.

Let me explain: many of us think that "freedom of choice" is happiness, but we forget that in order to have "freedom of choice", we must have a beginning and an end. As Spirit, we just Are, there is no up, no down, no in and no out; We just Are a self-aware Electron cloud. But as a Spirit who runs a material body, we have the freedom to choose up, down, in or out and here freedom is really free-doom, for we also get to choose our body  death. Be it ignorant or intelligent choice it is still our Soul's choice. Freedom of choice also brings great sorrow and great joy, love and sadness etc.  Again, we have bodies so that we may form the necessary "soft ware", that is a discriminating personality. Spirit doesn't discriminate-----it just is!
 
This card is a Three, the number of the major arcana--key 3,  the Empress Tarot Card and to Her, the great Sorrow of the Mother is felt. For she has given birth to Beautiful Children who often  think themselves into ugliness. This hurts a loving mother, Also the fact that those beautiful children must end, is yet another addition to the burden of sorrow, that arrives with every loving attachment in this world of matter.
Many of us know that to love is to end in loss...but we will  love after loss anyway. Love is our spiritual and animal nature 
while loss, is the beginning of a new gain. This understanding, doesn't lessen sorrow, it just helps us move forward with tears running down our face. Thus there is strength gained  in understanding sorrow, where as, fear of sorrow weakens us.

THE THOTH THREE OF SWORDS-SORROW:
 Is also called the Lord of Sorrow, so once again we get confused by sexual connotations. Besides, if you know Anglo/Saxon, Lady meant, "Doler of Bread"  and Lord, meant," Protector of Bread". This is because in Anglo/Saxon society, the Woman owned the property, thus the warehouses for grain, while the Lord protected the warehouses.
 Therefore, when energy is expressed it is male and female in reception.

The Planet attributed to the Three of Swords is Saturn in the sign of Libra.  The Angels of the Decan are Hayayel and Hoquiam. 
Here we have the influence of Binah in the Astral World of Yetzirah. 
The Power of Saturn is destructive and initiatory bringing a presence of pain and hardship. But as we may know, hardship and suffering are often  where we learn life's greatest lessons.  So the Dark Sterile Aspect of Mother, is not evil, she is a Sanctifying Intelligence.   In the Three of Swords, Saturn unbalances the Scales of Libra, in order that they may be rebalanced in an improved way. So the Crone is the perpetrator of "Tough Love". and for a Mother, having to use tough love to teach her beautiful children, brings a sorrow as well. This is implied as the Rose of Five Petals, Her heart-- if you will, is torn apart by the piercing of the three swords. This card suggests the Dark Sea of Binah, a Womb of chaos, where things are deconstructed to be reconstructed; where souls are fragmented, cleansed and put back together.

The Elemental Tarot-3 of Air/Breeze, illustrates another interesting primitive art format yet still concentrating on the Sanctifying Intelligence.
 Presented is a large head, upon whose forehead is the Egyptian glyph for knowledge. Piercing eyes, and winged brows, indicate speed of thought, intellectual achievement, and perceptiveness of consciousness...a Sanctifying Intelligence.

The shaven head, reminds us of Monk-hood, and implies concentration (meditation) and dedication.
The small red discs that float around this massive head, are the masculine/sun part of this card representing creative power that must be drawn into the head, i.e. imagination.
The red triangle, with a yellow center, supports a scroll; all of which implies knowledge.

The authors have placed the symbols of the Sun and Mercury in the upper left hand corner of this card, implying that the attributes of the Sun and Mercury are applied to this card, stating that it implies, Mind and common sense. 
Although combining a Planet with a Planet is not done in astrology, the implications of such a union are: mind, reason, organization, tactic, venturing and calculating, courage to face life, agility and will to live. Therefore mind and common sense apply.

The Egyptian glyphs for this card reside in the lower left hand corner and the number 3 and its symbols reside in the upper right.
The god-name, Kuei-Hsing, is the Chinese god of scholarship.

When the Three of Swords-Sorrow or 3 of Air/Breeze is thrown during a reading:
  • reoccurring thoughts of sorrowful past events.
  • The recognition and acceptance of a good idea, other than the one wanted.
  • The querent is experiencing thoughts of sorrow.
  • A triangular relationship that is out of balance.
  • Disappointment and heartbreak.
  •  A type of recognition where one must give up one thing to gain another.
  • Releasing;  a gift of sorrow, allowing the querent to release and let out the pent up stress of feared emotions.
  • Here difficulty precedes power.
  • Also, for initiates, who travel to the abyss, this sorrow is soul deep, for it is of the Sorrow of the Creatrix, who has to destroy to rebuild, which will happen to the personality that succeeds in traversing the Abyss.
  • Enjoying the successful results of imaginative thinking.
  • Losing popularity by acting the unbearable "know it all".
 
 
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