The Thoth-3 OF CUPS: Abundance and The Wild Wood Tarot- Three of Vessels-Joy:
The 3 of Cups or Vessels Tarot card represents
emotional abundance, joy, celebration, and sharing the wonder of life.
This is a wholesome sharing experience and can represent the flowing of love and
positive feeling toward three significant people in your life. Also
Sharing pleasure together, having fun with others.
The pomegranate cups that are presented on the Thoth card
represent the fruit of Persephone to whom, along with Demeter, the
goddess's Mother, the card is attributed. The abundance of Spring and
the flowing emotional love of the Great Nurturing Mother, as the 3rd
Sephiroth, Binah-Understanding, rules this card.
The only real significant symbols of the goddess
presented in the Wild Wood Tarot card is the obvious 3 cups, one white, one green and one gold, showing her many states. However, the dance of the cranes is also her symbol, as she is the "Dancing Dakini", the Divine Feminine part of the Divine Creative.
In the Thoth Deck,
The 3 of Cups represents Binah (All Mother) in the suit of Water
and is the the card of Demeter or Persephone. Binah is symbolized by the
calm dark Sea, from which arises a multi-bloomed single Lotus (many
states of the One Goddess) that fills the Cups to overflowing. Being the
Spiritual basis of fertility, this card is the fulfillment of the Will
of Love in abounding joy.
[Hades Persephone image by Fabula]
Pomegranate Cups of the 3 of Cups
, represents the fruit Persephone
ate in the realms of Pluto/Hades, thereby allowing him to hold her in
the lower world even after the most powerful influence was brought to
bear, so there she staid, coming to the surface of the
earth once a year, bringing Spring. There is a subtle message here, that the good things in life
should be enjoyed, but with a level of distrust in its permanency as everything in life is cyclic.
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, is our Divine
Creative Mind, who is the Great Sea in which collective emotions school
and the currents of moon-tides (moods) carry the paradox of equal and
opposite, ever uniting and transforming, creating something we've never
conscious thought of. Therefore, to those who fear life, true joy is impossible, for it must be expressed fully and not held back for fear of losing it.
The Emotional feelings of Abundance,
may sound frightening to someone whose emotion basis for operation is
fear. But to those of us who Know the Will and the Word
, E-motion, is
Energy- in- movement, and such abundance, applied with Loving Will, is
the most fertile way to create and a joy to be.
Because this Cup card
is a Nurturing 3, it can represent the conclusion of a happy
matter; even a healing of wounds. There is a sense that it is important
to enjoy the moment of rejoicing for there is hard work ahead. The 3 of
Cups represents a "grace period", and in fact, the Rider-Waite-Smith deck shows
three dancers [the Graces] to explain this theme.While the Wild Wood Tarot shows 3 Dancing Cranes flying about.
the 3 of Cups, or Three of Vessels,
is an all around pleasant and positive card that quickly
flows into another state (the Fours) and is to be enjoyed and celebrated
now rather than in the future. This is always true with "overflowing"
emotion that fills the three vessels of your Psyche (Spirit,
unconscious, consciousness). Just "go with the flow" as is often said,
is not about following the crowd, but rather about releasing that inner
creative emotion ( which flows as water) called Creative Passion and let it start
"painting" new images for you.
The Three of Cups or Vessels also
us that as Spirit, we are E-Motion, the first flowing Passion of Kether,
Chokmah (Father God) and Binah (Mother God) in communion. It all began
with "I Will Be", Eheieh
- in Hebrew, the meaning of Kether, and became the "Dance of Will to Force"-Chokma and
"Will to Form"-Binah and this threesome of Create Passion gave birth to
"I AM ME", i.e. manifested Self (Kether being the Motion itself, makes 3).
Now you may
have noticed that when you are passionately focused on what you are
doing, that you experience a flow of timelessness, and often find that
many hours went by so quickly that it felt like minutes to you. That is
the dance and flow of Abundance. Sure, it is momentary; However, moments can be
created every movement of inner expression flowing outwardly as
your creative skills towards meaningful work. Meaningful work is
relative to the individual, if it gives you peace it is meaningful, and is notice by that individual as the
abundant flow of timeless bliss. The great momentary rewards for doing meaningful work, that is relative to the
individual, leads to even greater
rewards of future abundance!
experienced by being true to yourself, and not seeking approval from
some imagined authority. You, by your own inner definitions, are the
author of your-self---the only real authority over you. Thus, is the
"burden" or "dance"of freedom of choice. Your Divine Parents, The Divine Creative,
thinks you are good enough to be the expressed and manifested Passion of Divinity. Hence,
in this flow of Divine Frenzy; of passion is the knowledge of you. The thoughtless focus,
where time seems to stand still, is the place of our creative
inheritance; our core bliss. Those who love being themselves in whatever they do,
positive flow of abundance daily. Meaningful emotion, feels good and is
pleasing, as Energy-in-Motion is exactly Spirit's nature. Love is a boundless energy flow, not a thing that
happens to us, but rather a flow that is the core of Us! We may have
met the enemy
and it is us but we have also met the Lover and it is also Us! I am the
love of you----is not just a nice thought. It is your spirit expressing
The Three of Cups zodiacal reference
is the influence of Mercury in Cancer. Mercury, is the Will or Word
of the All Father,
and here it is descending on the most receptive of
Mercury, on top of card, is the symbol of communication.
is the ability to communicate the emotional feelings one has especially
the nurturing, loving, and light feelings one has as represented by the
golden lotus blossoms spraying the "pollen of golden light", or the Moon's Water into the
Pomegranate cups, represent the rich emotions one has received from others.
represents the "solar plexus" chakra of an enlightened
being, so this is emotion from deep within; the master within each of
To reinstate: In the Thoth Tarot, the 3 of Cups: Abundance;
represents Persephone and/or Demeter. This is the Qabalistic 3rd Sephira- Binah
Great Mother Ocean, united in her suit of Water. 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. Here resides the
Trinity of Will to Love, Maid, Mother and Crone. The Will and the Word
the 2 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.
The lesson represented by the 3 of Cups,
seems to be that the good things in life, while being enjoyed, should
also be easily released. There is a catch to fulfilling Joy, and it is the shadow- opposite of fulfilling
joy; empty sorrow.
This our Souls must remember:
the Sensual Domain or "Mirror World of self- reflection"; when psychoanalytically
operating a human body, which is a simulation of Self, operation comes
with action/reaction, beginning and
end, dark and light, hot and cold, alpha and omega etc.. Sometimes we
forget and then emotionally create for ourselves a depressive mental
state because we are unable to "hold on to " yesterday's joy and have only
memories of yesterday's joy, while facing today's puzzling challenge. Yet, we forget that each and every moment of time, is but a simulation of that moment's self identity, and never will it be the same at any moment. Hence, Life is but a fractal of moments.
that Joy makes you laugh, dance, expressing emotion in great
gouts of abundance and seems to fog all reason,
which is good, but it is also mercifully temporary, as creation needs
focus to continue evolving "self-awareness". Besides, the joy we feel is
because we forgot to fear the moment
, as does our daily
self-conscious. This fearless approach to life, is that of the Universal
Collective Unconscious, of Spirit and therefore, a moment of union with our
Spirit. However, Life depends on us going back into the lower/objective
world of action/labor, so that we can arise, fertile with the next
fruitful- identities. However, we can do labor without stress for it can
be done joyfully as well; just remember why you are doing it (for some
it just for the money so they can enjoy other moments in life). When we
being ourselves, no matter the environment, a core of joyful flame tends
to warm the winter's chill of any factory job.
the Three of Vessels card of the Wild Wood Tarot also reminds us that the
good things in life are not to be
trusted as stationary, rather they are temporary items., such as the dance of Cranes, whose cups also hold a limited amount of water/emotion.
Here we have the implied
cycles that make joy temporary: The Spring of Maid, the Summer of
Mother, and the Winter of Crone.
Therefore this cup or vessels card represents emotional or intuitive clarification; clarity about what your feelings and intuition are saying to your self-consciousness.
When the 3 of Cups or Three of Vessels, is thrown during a divination,
- The deep emotional , abundant feelings that we have for three important people in our lives;
it can represent that the next 3 weeks or 3 months should be a good
time to communicate your deep feelings and utilize you nurturing
communication abilities to motivate, empower, and comfort others.
- Remembering the Cancer people in your life (June 21 to July 21) with loving abundance and/or to communicate your deep feelings.
- This card is about love, abundance, healing and the expansion and liberation of self that those feelings generate.
ternary, this card states that all three states of self identity are
involved in communicating these abundant feelings; sub-conscious,
consciousness, and self-conscious (ego to some).
- 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.
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.
- Plenty, hospitality,eating, drinking,pleasure, dancing, new clothes and merriment.
- Abundance, plenty, success, sensuality, passive success,good luck and fortune.
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