The Thoth Tarot- 3 of Cups is comparable to the Tarot of the Old Path's Three of Cauldrons.
The Tarot of the Old path card, illustrates a Bacchanalian scene of celebration. Three people, three cauldrons and three types of merriment.
The woman in the foreground is laughing, while holding a cup in her right hand and a pear in her left. The Pear in the language of plants implies wealth and comfort.
The Woman behind her, with the conical head-dress and fur trimmed gown also implies wealth and she is holding an apple aloft; apples in the language of plants represents earthly desires. Her drinking cauldron is on the fruit laden Table, bright and shinning as it reflects all the colors.
The man is the back ground is about to eat from a bunch of grapes suspended above his face. In the language of plants, grapes represent fertility. Again the colors of the card reflect the color of water, the ruling element of the card. However, there seems to be a subtle implied element of fire or blood in the red dress of the the woman holding a pear.
This same red color is represented in the Pomegranate cups of the Thoth Tarot 3 of Cups, which represent the "Plenty of Persephone".
The primary meaning of this card seems to be celebration, abundance and a plentiful supply of food and drink. Hence, this card is also about Abundance.
Those who have been following this blog know by now that Binah the Third Sephira on the Tree of Life, is "Will to Form", and underlying force that makes imagination a womb. She is the Will of the Womb of all forms, not the Womb (Grail, Cauldron or Cup) itself for that is reserved to the Action of Chesed the Sphere of Mercy, Again the sexing of forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine in its expression of force, and yet it is feminine as it receives the Will to Form of Binah. So the Real Womb, is the combination of the Two. In Qabalah, sex is decided by action. Being receptive is a feminine act and being expressive is a masculine act. So the "sexes" of the Sephiroth change when they are passive or active.
What may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies. We are a Androgynous Psyche, in that we are both receptive (female) and expressive (male); both magnetic (female) and electric (male). Being the Electromagnetic Psyche that we call the Aura, shows that we have great multidimensional power, "to be or not to be". The body is one manifested tool, powered by the Electromagnetic Psyche that you are....as a power tool, the human body is excellent, but as it's operator, you are beyond the time-space of bodies. Hence, You are obviously a "Will to Be" which is very much a "Will to Form", so here is a kicker, YOU ARE THE IMAGINATION (I-magi-nation) ...you don't have it, for it is not an egoistic possession. Remember, Hu is Mandarin for God and Man is from the Hindu word for mind---Mannas. Thus you are called a God Mind ! The body is not described in the word- human. So you are a Hu-Man or God-Mind, who owns a sensual body, designed for the purpose of concentrated Self-Awareness; A self-awareness that enhances discerning creativity.
Image-maker, is what the Imagination means, and that dear soul, is The Divine Creative's Powerful creative mind. So get off of your suffering butt that has been kicked hard by dogmatic definition and stand up and Yell-----I AM Me! And get on with you, for self- impeccability is what you came to do! Remember, what we command in this Universe is our own image. Take charge of yourself and stop blaming environment, or person or thing, sure they may influence, but they only have the power you give them. What you are is up to your Passionate use of Imagination!
THE THOTH Tarot- 3 OF CUPS-ABUNDANCE:
is also called the Lord of Abundance. Here Mercury is in Cancer, The Angels of the Decan Rachael and Yehomayah.
The Thoth 3 of Cups, signifies the influence of Binah in Briah, the mental World.
Cancer is a water sign, and is under the command of the Moon. Thus we have Cardinal Water ,i.e., Consciousness. Thus, The Three of Cups is perfect affinity with Binah, who is "Will to Form".
The rushing water, swift and extravagant as it overflows the Pomegranate cups, represents the gifts of Mercury. The Water arises from a single cup which denotes the "dark calm Sea of Binah" a characteristic of the Unconscious from which all consciousness springs. She is also seen as Persephone, the goddess of Spring, to whom the Pomegranate is sacred. With the Plenty of Persephone, this card represents plenty, hospitality, and abundance.
When the Three of Cups or 3 of Cauldrons is thrown during a reading:
Reverse meaning or ill-definition of the 3 of cups:
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