I expand my horizons.
The Starman Tarot-3 of Wands, shows an art work of a strong individual holding a wand in his left hand, as if signaling. Around him is a futuristic city landscape and above him are some extraordinary tentacled alien beings and above them is a reflection of the city. Sacred geometry is laid over the strong persons and they are dressed in a suit of alien calligraphy, as well as standing on it. 2 more bristle pine wands are supported by the golden path. Alien figures abound.
This stalwart fellow is obviously moving ahead with success and confidently aligning his skills and talents to achieve something of great value to us all. This powerful individual is in all of us, if we have applied a clearly stated and known intent. Power in this sense then, is focused emotion by intent for a purpose greater than goose berries. Here again rings the axiom of "Always be true to yourself."
By now, you know that the 3rd Sephiroth is Binah -Understanding, an aspect of your own Energetic Unconscious. The prefix Un tends to make one think of something "less than" consciousness, nothing can be farther from the Truth. Here Un just designates the Unseen, this does not mean less in anyway, any more than the unseen H-bombs are less powerful than the one on your doorstep.
Consciousness, itself, is a child of the Collective Unconscious of the Universe, and that Mother of consciousness, is Binah. In the Great Sea of Imagination, your image floats in the amniotic fluid of "will to form". Binah is the Great Will of the Sea of Unconscious.
The Texts of the Golden Dawn said it best:
“In Binah is a thick darkness which yet veileth the Divine Glory in which all colors are hidden, wherein mystery and depth and silence, and yet, it is the habitation of the Supernal Light. There the Supernal Triad complete. And the Sphere of its Operation is Shabbathi, or rest, and it giveth forms and similitudes unto chaotic matter and it ruleth the sphere of action of the planet Saturn. And Jehovah Elohim is the perfection of Creation and Life of the World to Come. And the Archangel is Tzaphqiel, the Prince of the Spiritual Strife against Evil and the name of the Angels is Arahim, the strong and mighty Ones who are also called the Order of Thrones."
"The order of Thrones" are represented as the 4 Queens of the Tarot and are united with the 4 Kings; their Husbands.
Generally, the four 3's, represent the realization of the Action (conception) of the Prince having been conceived Symbolized as the central figure on each card. Action is definitely launched for good or evil.
Thus in the Three of Wands the conception of the Prince of Wands, is seen as, central flames radiating outward from the Supernal Union of the Triad.
This is the conception of the fiery sexual self. It is pure vital force, neither is it male or female as of yet.
THE 3 OF WANDS-VIRTUE, is also called the Lord of Established Strength; well noted, as the Sun is in Aries here. There is great power where the Sun illuminates Aries, the Cardinal Sign of Fire often called Mars. In sexual expression it is “adorable violence.”
The 3 of Wands also represents Binah's influencing the World of Pure Spirit (Atziluth).
Here the Three Crossed Wands indicate the balance of Chokmah, Binah and the birth of Tiphareth, the Sun (son), and/or The Prince. Growth begins and is shown on the card as the unfolding lotus blossoms opening to the Warm and Bright Energy of Aries.
To an astrologer, the entry of the Sun into the sign of Aries, heralds spring.
Thus the blazing colors of the Card show great strength for individual expression (central Wand). Here also is absolute power that can corrupt absolutely, thus egocentricity, pride and conceit are lurking dangers. Yet we have Virtue here, the key to Spiritual/Sexual integrity and honesty.
This is a very active card of powerful direction, so it requires us to understand that Virtue is not chastity, no nothing so obviously prejudicial, but rather "Always being True to Thine own self." Here there is a warning not to compromise your inner fire- passion for the visions of others.
Be as spring and flower in your own inner fire! Clarify your identity and “Above all things, know thyself!"
When the 3 of Wands--Virtue, is thrown during a reading:
- * The querent is experiencing the conjoining of Body, Mind and Spirit.
- * Putting thoughts into action.
- * Keeping on with present activities for they are conceived and will soon flourish into manifestation.
- Clarity, where you are seeing yourself honestly.
- Established strength in enterprises where collaboration will favor the querent.
- Radiating intention, understanding the Will of Fire and increasing energy to birth ideas.
If ill defined:
- Over estimation of one's energies.
- Attention getting behavior.
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