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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot- 3 of Cups: ABUNDANCE & The B.O.T.A. Tarot-3 of Cups


The Tarot of EliIn the Thoth Tarot the 3 of Cups, we have a card  subtlety representing Persephone and/or Demeter. This is the Qabalistic 3rd Sephira- Binah, Great Mother Ocean, united in her suit of Water as undivided Maid, Mother and Crone.  This is shown by the Pomegranate Cups Overflowing from the Lotus (Wombs) blooms that sprout from the single Lotus of Binah on her Great calm Sea.

The Will and the Word of the Two of Cups, is now the abounding joy of Love that only the sensual experience of Union can produce. In a hidden sense, this is the Spiritual  basis of fertility.

In the Thoth 3 of Cups, we have the influence of Mercury in Cancer which exemplifies the Truth of this card, as Mercury is the Will or the Word of the All Father (carried forth as symbolized by the caduceus)  fertilizing the most receptive of all Signs. The Caduceus that Mercury, in anthropomorphized image carries, is composed of sine waves and/or vibrations which are the "Word" of the Divine Creative.

Emotional Abundance, may sound frightening to someone whose emotion basis for operation is fear, commonly called "survival thinking". But to those of us who Know the Will and the Word, as a bell knows "ringing", E-motion is Energy- in- movement, an internal vibration and such abundance, applied with Loving Will, is the most fertile way to create; for all things are of vibration!

Now, astrologers insist that when Mercury and Cancer are combined, there is a possibility of bringing forth the most Arcane, or Mysterious Ideas. For instance, Binah, The Great Sea, is the Moon in one aspect, and Saturn in another; and Mercury, as a demiurge who is the Word projector and Will of the All-One, is also the guide of the Souls of the dead. Thus, this card requires a subtle interpretation of abundance being both life and death.


According to the legend of Hades and Persephone, the pomegranate is the fruit that Persephone ate in the garden/realms of Pluto (Hades), allowing him to hold her in the lower world. His hold on her resisted the most powerful influences, so there she staid, coming to the surface of the earth once a year, bring Spring.

 In the west we are familiar with the fruit-Pomegranate, a word that means "apple of many seeds"; However, its biblical name was rimmon, from rim, "to bear a child". Hence the fruit was universally used as a symbol that is representative of the fertile "Womb" because of its juice and offspring.

In fact, it is said that the Pomegranate was carved on the interior pillars of King Solomon's temple, representing fertility (1 Kings 7:18-20). King Solomon (Sun of On) impersonated Baal-Rimmon, the Lord of the Pomegranate, when he mated with his holy bride and drank the juice of her pomegranate ( Song of Solomon 8:2).
In Europe, The Queen of Heaven, Hera or Juno, was also attributed to the pomegranate. There is also a shrine near Pastrum, that depicts the Madonna as Our Lady with pomegranate, with her child in one hand and the pomegranate in the other.

In the nineteenth century, some designers of tarot, recognized the  tie between fruit and fertility, substituted the pomegranate for the equally feminine symbols of the pentacles or discs and called it the Fruit of the Tree of Life. This is colorfully shown on the modern Hanged Man card of the Tarot of the Pomegranate.

This flowing fertility sounds familiar to all of us who have experienced the Joyful pleasure of Love, for it rises and recedes, from the Inner Self who is in the inner dark of Pluto/Hades where we also store our "inner demons".  Imagination, our Divine Creative Mind which is depicted as the Great Sea in which emotions school as fish, carries the paradox of equal and opposite.  As we so often find out, with Love comes Sorrow.

The lesson represented by the 3 of Cups, seems to be that the good things in life, while being enjoyed, should also be distrusted. There is a catch to Joy, and it is the opposite of joy: sorrow. This our Souls must remember when enjoying the Sensual Domain, by operating a human body, with it comes action/reaction, beginning and end, dark and light, hot and cold, etc. Sometimes we forget and then launch ourselves into a depressive mental state because we have only memories of yesterday's joy, while facing today's challenge. Just remember, that Joy makes you laugh, dance, and seems to fog all reason, which is good, but it is also mercifully temporary, as creation needs focus to continue evolving. Life depends on us going back into the lower world of labor and/or severity, so that we can arise, fertile with the next Spring of fruitfulness.

The B.O.T.A.  Tarot, once again displays it's simplistic interpretation of the 3 of Cups.

Showing the silver and blue cups, depicting the element of  water, arranged in a triangle of the Great Mother; Maid, Mother and Crone.
Again, one must subscribe to the texts of the Builder's of the Adytum, to know more about their "small cards". However, Dr. Paul Foster Case, the originator of the B.O.T.A., was a renown Hermetic Qabalist, so the Thoth Tarot meanings apply equally to his cards.



When the 3 of Cups is thrown during a reading, the querent will be experiencing:
  •   A 3 week, or 3 month period of  plenty, hospitality, drinking, eating, pleasure, dancing and merriment.
  • New clothes are also a possibility, as in a new wardrobe.
  • One may have a surfacing of Love, Joy, gladness, kindness, and bounty. 
  • Also passive success seen as good luck and fortune.
  • This card seems to be the Bacchanalian life of the cornucopia..... have a ball, but don't try and to hold on to it, just let the twinkle of Joy in your "I" guide you into a new day of sensual experiences... Let the Spring be spring, the Summer be summer etc.  
If ill defined:
  • Loving relationship has ended or will end in 3 wks or months.
  • Plenty has stopped flowing.
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