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Tarot Card Comparisons: The Thoth Tarot-3 of Swords-Sorrow & The Witches Tarot- Three of Swords

The Tarot of EliThe Thoth Tarot- 3 of Swords-Sorrow & The Witches Tarot- Three of Swords:

The Ruling element of the Three of Swords is Air.  Air is the Element of Mind, for the mind has currents of creative flow caused by heated passions or the calculating- cold of  rational thinking and as such, resembles air in its actions.

In the Witches Tarot- Three of Swords, we have presented a large red heart, pierced by three swords. The storm clouds, all dark and gloomy, reflect the mood of tears and sadness.
Above the heart are two faeries embracing, as if to comfort each other, while a single faerie, flies off alone.

Blue, ageratum flowers are falling from the dark sky. In the language of flowers, ageratum flowers imply delay.

The primary meaning of the Three of Swords, seems to be that of sorrow, conflict and strife. Unhappiness is obvious and emotions are shattered as this is the toughest time of heart break and the anguish of loss and betrayal.


THOTH TAROT-3 OF SWORDS-SORROW:

In past blogs on the subject of the Great Mother- Binah-the Sephiroth of Understanding. You may remember that Binah is the 3rd Sephiroth called Understanding,
She is also named the Sanctifying Intelligence 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. Also often the cure for sorrow, is faith in a higher self.  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 state of mental energy that is the death of the you that you think you are, and she is also the Mother whose i belief in the "you"  has created you... a you that you don't know. One might even say she has faith in you, for she loves her beautiful children. 
 
As the concept of Virgin or Maid, 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. For without measurement there is no choice. As Spirit, we just Are; we are I AM, where there is no up, no down, no in and no out; We just Are. But as a Spirit, a "frequency of the Divine Creative", who runs a material body, we have the "measure of self" and the freedom to choose our identity, motion and actions.  We are both the cause and effect of our perspectives and our own responsibility. Self creating, self propagating and self destroying. Now that is free-doom! You may remember from past blogs, I explained that the English word, Freedom, comes from the Anglo-Saxon, Free-Doom, meaning "I choose my own death", which is most prophetic.
 
This Thoth card is a 3, the number of the major arcana--key 3 The Empress and represents Her great Sorrow; that of the Mother who is both Life and Death. For she has given birth to Beautiful Children who must end. Also her free and beautiful children often think themselves into an ugliness imposed on them by the illusion of man made words. This hurts a loving mother, as does the fact that those beautiful children must end, which 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 nature and gain and  loss, are a measurement. The Wise also know that 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, instead of, fear of sorrow that only weakens us.

THE 3 OF SWORDS-SORROW:
 
is also called the Lord of Sorrow, so once again we get confused by sexual connotations.  But energy in expression is male and female in reception. The Planet attributed to the 3 of Swords is Saturn in the sign of Libra. Saturn being Cronus, the Old Man of Time. 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 Mother, is not evil, she is a Sanctifying Intelligence who by the process of time/death brings one's soul back to its purity through the power of limitation.   In the 3 of Swords, Saturn unbalances the Scales of Libra, in order that they may be re-balanced 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. This card is deeply occult, for even the dark folds in the back ground, represent the inside of a womb. One must remember, that the womb of our soul/psyche, loves us no matter how screwed up our outside world. She is our first "relationship" that has no conditional end. We must let our "inner world" come to the aid of our "outer world".
 
When the Three of Swords-Sorrow is thrown during a reading:

  • The querent is experiencing thoughts of sorrow.
  • Reoccurring thoughts of sorrowful past events.
  • The sorrow of 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.

 
 
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