The Thoth Deck Three of Disks-Works, represents the Great Work: the establishment of the material Universe and the determination of Its basic form.
The Threes of the Hermetic Qabalah, are the number of the Great Mother Binah. Therefore 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 Martial force 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/Mind) , Shin (Fire/Spirit), and Mem (Water/Unconscious) 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" (outward) the Tree of Life by consciously traveling "back up" (inward) and thus opening our personalities to the Great Collective Personality that began this condensing 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 self-conscious- expanding and liberating; to "sense out" through the animal brain form, thereby, bypassing survival thinking limits, allowing Wisdom to act rather than letting the senses of "outward being" dictate reaction; i.e. emotional response dictation to the "inner-Self" .
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 anew. 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 active change. In other words, "To expand and liberate" creation from previous boundaries rather than react to creation.
If you know yourself at all, you will Know that the Human Being is the Solution to Spirit/creative-conscious limitations. We have the "Mind of Goddess/God", often called Imagination (Imagination is what I call "the Womb with a view"). Having such a "god mind", 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 past into the newness of the moment. To know thyself, is to know that the moment doesn't contain "the mind of you" and that it is just a moment contained in perspective.Therefore, as a psyche you are a Master of Time /Space and have the power to change moments just by perspective alone! This "now" is just a "point in time"; a focus within the Psyche that I AM. That "point in time" is called a "Me", and that "me" is totally malleable in the "now", but frozen in time as a "yesterday" and nonexistence in a "Tomorrow", both of which make a "dead me" in the now. I AM ME is the Great Work, "As above so below (so below so above)" but only when Spirit identifies itself in the moment as "YOU" . Hence a complete I AM ME is all ten of the Sephira of the Tree of Life, living as ONE Psyche! In other words, the physical Body Pyramid/Temple, must be the "Window" the Spirit looks "out into the world" through!
The Qabalistic Thoth Three of Disks-Works, is the influence of Binah in the Material world that Qabalists call Assiah.
Capricorn is an Earth sign and the effect of Mars 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 3, Binah's number, showing 3 wheels at 3 points in 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 system of Guna, the three are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.Guna:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Indian philosophical concept "Guna". For other uses, see Guna (disambiguation). Guṇa (Sanskrit: गुण) depending on the context means 'string, thread or strand', or 'virtue, merit, excellence', or 'quality, peculiarity, attribute, property'. The concept originated in Samkhya philosophy, but now a key concept in various schools of Hindu philosophy.
There are three guṇas, according to this worldview, that have always been and continue to be present in all things and beings in the world. These three gunas are called: sattva (goodness, constructive, harmonious), rajas (passion, active, confused), and tamas (darkness, destructive, chaotic). All of these three gunas are present in everyone and everything, it is the proportion that is different, according to Hindu worldview. The interplay of these gunas defines the character of someone or something, of nature and determines the progress of life.In some contexts, it may mean 'a subdivision, species, kind, quality', or an operational principle or tendency of something or someone. In human behavior studies, Guna means personality, innate nature and psychological attributes of an individual.There is no single word English language translation for the concept guna. The usual, but approximate translation is "quality".
The Thoth Card shows a Pyramid that seems to be arising out of a Great Sea; that sea represents Binah (the Sea of the Unconscious) the Third Sephira on the Tree of Life. This card also represents the Material establishment of the Universe as determined by its basic form of 3. The influence of Mars is in the Red- tint.
The Jungian Tarot-3 of Pentacles: Response to Conflict, is also about the reaction or taking of action, but in a family or work situation.
Usually this reaction is in response to the father, often shown as a ambivalent, or eccentric reaction to authority figures.
The response maybe a very negative and/or dark inner one; making the response confusing and "unclear" to the individual.
In the psychology of Jung, this card represents an interesting suggestion of repressed materials of childhood, the early nurtured feelings about authority figures, to which one unconsciously responds to and plays out in daily life.
On the positive side: This card is also about increase in wealth. The Jungian 3 of Pentacles, also heralds success in art, music, or occupations related to philosophy or religions and/or occupations that tend to delve deeply into unconscious materials, by "bringing them down" into material worldly structures. This is shown by placing the 3 pentacles on the soil, below the sea of the Unconscious.
When the Three of Disks is thrown during a reading:
As in all cards, the definition is modified by dignity. If ill dignified by the accompanying cards:
If the Three of Disks is surrounded by Trump (Major Arcana), the querent is on the Spiritual/Mental journey of the Great Work, and is accomplishing the Herculean task of Remembering the "As above", thus manifesting it "so Below".
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