The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 3 of Disks-Works & The Declarative Tarot-Layers of Presence-No 3- Co-Creative. 

Western Hermetic Qabalah, Tantric, Alchemical, and Astrological Tarot Card Comparisons.

· Declarative -Thoth

Above all things, know thyself!

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Thoth- 3 of Disks-Works

# 3. Filled with Understanding of its perfect law, I am guided, moment by moment, along the path of liberation.

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The Declarative Tarot-layers of Presence-No. 3-Co-Creative 

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Thoth-3 of Disks-Works

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"The Works"

The Thoth 3 of Disks-Works represents endurance, strong physical determination, and tenacity. This is the ability to give the "works" to what you want--- just like the above hamburger "with the works". This is the card of nobility; that of trade, skilled labor, renown, and glory. The pyramid on the Thoth card symbolizes focused power as commitment and priority. The blue light surrounding the pyramid states the capacity for clarity; clarity about what you will or will not give your spiritual energy, mind, and body too. In other words, “the Works". The gray waves in the background represent confusion; However, this confusion has been broken through by the lighted pyramid of clear intention, clarity of priorities and commitments. The 3 red wheels represent the alignment of mind, heart and action and are the color of Geburah/ Mars/Aries, whose forces are behind this ternary action.

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The astrological sign of Mars in Capricorn adorns this card, as Mars is the planet of activity, energy, vitality, and assertion. Capricorn represents the assertion of Mind, Heart and Action with focused intention moving in the same direction of a tangible and secure manifestation. Also, Mars in Capricorn is the celestial ruler of this card. Placing Mars in its most exalted state. Therefore, when linked to Capricorn, the Martian energy is constructive, and he is an exceptional builder and engineer. To the Universal Self, "The Works" is Life Itself so when we align our body and soul (heart) and action towards priorities, commitments and/or what we wish to give "the works" to----we align with Universal Priorities which can enhance all that we are determined to do. All we must do is focus, and begin with what we have, then the Universal Priority of "I Will BE", will accelerate us towards our goal.

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The Western Hermetic Qabalah- Tree of Life (the god molecule)

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This card also represents the influence of Binah-the 3rd Sephiroth (Mother-Goddess) in the physical world. The 3 of Disks also represents trade, skilled labor, physical persistence, tenacity, endurance, and strong determination to get the job done. For the Alchemist and Qabalist Works represents the combinations of mercury, sulfur, and salt or the Hebrew material letters Aleph (air), Mem (water) and Shin (fire). Also illustrated on this Thoth card is the pyramid of crystallized forces rising out of the Great Sea of Binah (Universal Collective Unconscious).

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Since this card represents the Divine Ability to create material manifestation, it reminds us that we must keep Psyche (soul-Heart) and Spirit involved in our creativity to manifest our ideals. To see our dreams as children to be born and go about paying attention to detail and dedicate our heart and soul towards this goal. This is the love of being, to nurture our dream into fruition. To those who love creating---expressing their soul into material creation, diligence is the only time limit because they love the act of creating more than the goal attained. Such people are in -tune with the Great Work which is "As Above, so Below". It is not what you become that is important, it is being the whole of you that whole is important towards transforming an energetic presence. Living the Now, as a trinity of Spirit-Mind-Body, wholeness is better than hoping to be living a future fantasy. The Astral plane of creation is a mental liquid and only swirls to the currents of your present emotion (energy in motion)!

Qabalists know the Triangle/Trinity that begins all birth as many combinations of 3. Maid-Mother-and Crone, each a special perspective on Womb-rite of Ocean-Rain-and River, united with Father-Son- and Holy Spirit, rite of Phallus-Sun-Energy-Expression, each a process of Life or Ocean-Sun-and Earth and each an active part of the stable foundation of the Mind, which is made up of Unconscious, (The Spirit Mind of Universal Unconscious) subconscious (brain) and awake- conscious (Avatar presence of Soul). I can go on and on about the O that equals 2, whose union produces 3, but in all cases, fertilization is achieved, and a child can be born when all 3 are aligned in agreement. The child produce is Love, when the original 2 unite as one. Love is the mother/father of all creation.

For instance:

  1. The 3 of Wands is called Virtue, and/or The Lord of Virtue (Husbandry), for in this state of conscious energy, the idea of will and dominion has become interpreted in Character.
  2. The 3 of Cups is called Abundance and/or the Lord of Abundance where the idea of Love has come to fruition. The 3's on the Tree of Life are where we begin seeing definite differentiation between the suits, giving birth to the idea of division----so that "many can be made from the One who is 3/Trinity".
  3. The idea of division, of mutability, which is the "airy' quality of things, is made manifest in the 3 of Swords. The 3 of Swords is named SORROW Not the vulgar sorrow of individual discontent or disappointment but the Sorrow of the Dark Binah, and of the Dark Isis. In German, this great sorrow is called Weltschmerz, the universal sorrow. It is the quality of Melancholy. I find it easier to understand the 3 of Swords by understanding the Great Mother's sorrow over her seeing the Bright Shimmering Beauty of Her Children and because of "freedom of choice", unable to intervene when watching her children become ugly in their own minds as they identify themselves as monsters. All of which happens when fear is the foundation of our ideas/identity rather than Love.
  4. The 3 of Disks (Pentacles) exhibits the crystallization/coagulation of forces, which is the idea of Earth. There is an obvious manifestation of Work having been done. This is also often called the Great Work and/or the invisible Life forced creating the Alive. This may make more sense to you if you remember that the “other side of the Mirror", is the Dark Place where Life is the Supernal Triangle of the Tree of Life, and the Alive are the Child (Knowledge) made manifest from this Union of Conscious Energy (Willed Forces), that combine to make the Crystallization/Coagulation of Light on the Reflective side of the Mirror! This conceptualization of a two-sided mirror goes far in explaining why "Mirror Magic' is so often used to ensure manifestation of idea into a "living expression". 
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A lot has been said, but few understand that the body is merely a Reflection, of your I AM; the invisible you who is most of the Self. (You are 99.6% space). It is in the Dark, warmth, of your "infinite light" (Spirit) that all Life comes from (infinity can't be seen, as it has no measurement, and therefore, "dark"). The body is Alive, is not Life, as it is the condensed version of, I AM Me; Me being an assumption! As stated, the body reflects what I Am defines Life/Self. Think well from your deep dark places and own your "shadow" and harmonize its motion with that of the light that you are. This harmony of motion is necessary to be Alive and Well!

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It pays to remember this axiom, “Do unto another as you would have done to you."...for that is a Triangle of 3---Manifested action, Cause, and effect. It is unbreakable in its stability. So, it pays to know what your ideas create. If you identify "Others" instead of "Another’s" (everyone I see is Another way to be Me.) you will keep lessening yourself until your life force can no longer sustain the body health and balance. Hence, to think less of others is to lessen yourself and is a practice of black magic which destroys the practitioner. Your thoughts, ideas, and opinions only affect the Cause of Your self- Identity. Your Reflection in the outside world is from your deeply held inner emotional thoughts, which are the first energetic material the mind works with to create "aliveness". Your body is the only one who feels/receives your thoughts and then must enact them when they are emoted. Hence, the cause of the effect you call "lifetime", is the Identity you call yourself. We are not responsible for how "others" react to us; We are, however, the response and/or the reaction to our own thought! Others are just another way to be Divine Children; Children who have the Goddess given Freedom of Choice; gifted Divine Children, who have a right to their own identities, be they ill or well thought out. For only by experiencing error to do we find correction, and only by correction do we become wise. Love is a form of intelligence as it is both wise and understanding---not the act of a divided simpleton but of a Powerful ternary whole Spirit Being who is Spirit-Mind-Body; To Love Being----is to be love.

Therefore, the wise among us know that to be able to "think" means you are not the effect called Thought, but the Cause of it. The I Am is the truth, what I am is all assumption. So, my thoughts aren't "my precious", they are the cause that affects the Alive and hopefully ordered enough to work effectively. Thoughts are not made of stone, knowing this I then have the Knowledge to make, and remake thought to improve the function of my body, rather than think that I am the thought I think and must errantly defend those thoughts to the death. Thoughts must be ordered and focused on an intent; besides, the "me" is supposed to die (Transform back to organic matter) for it is measured and we control measurement as life/death, both of which are inseparable while also being the spiritual motor behind transformation.

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The Spirit-Mind union knows that Self-Reflection requires bodies! To make Thought Sensual, is necessary to create a screening process of discernment and/or experience. We are a creative Spirit-Mind who can devote our thought controlled “time/space" to "expanding and liberating" the Body from the survival thinking of the animal domain, i.e., the False Ego. This in turn expands and liberates self-awareness! By the feelings of Love or Fear generated by the Communion of idea with a sensual- living laboratory where ideas become experimental processes that either free the body from the past or bind it to the illusions of the past. Idea alone is not enough to properly operate the Alive! Life depends on the Threesome of the Divine Wedding, which is the triangle made of Idea, the Union of Wisdom and Understanding, to create the Beautiful Bright Child called knowledge which when intimately experienced becomes in-form-action and/or experienced knowledge and/or Wisdom!

When you understand the 3's, you begin to understand your inherited Godhood.

The view of the Thoth card is that of a pyramid as seen from above its apex. The three wheeled base represents the three Mother Letters of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph (Air), Shin (Fire), and Mem (Water) or the alchemical system of Mercury, Sulphur (old English spelling), and Salt. If you are of the Hindu persuasion, the three wheels represent the Three Gunas, Rajas, Sattva, and Tamas.

Qualities of the three gunas

ActivityTruth / GoodnessInertia & inactivity
Passion, desire & attachmentLight, harmony & balanceDarkness, delusion & ignorance
EnergySpiritual EssenceMass / matter / heaviness
ExpansionUpward flowDownward flow

To a Qabalist, the Great Work is to make the "As above, so below", which is a process of "Above all things, know thyself", all of which is achieved by remembering the Spiritual journey "down" the Tree of Life by consciously traveling "back up" and thus opening our personalities to the Great Personality that began this process of Macrocosm to Microcosm condensation of I AM Me. To "Remember thyself", is to know your divinity, not just believing in it. Therefore, part of the Great Work is to establish a "Knowing Evolutionary" state of “expanding and liberating" the animal brain from subconscious survival thinking limits that keep it from Wisdom. To a Qabalist, Wisdom is the ability to "create-see error-and correct it", for we know that Wisdom is 50% error, and 50% correction; to the animal brain to make error is feared as a survival blunder thus keeping it from progressing emotionally as it lives in fear of past mistakes, never approaching wisdom. The wise know that we must make mistakes when creating in a "cause and effect" universe, as entropy is part of all material creation. Entropy (called "evil" by the ancients"), is always seeking to "proceed from order to disorder (2nd law of Thermodynamics), and the Universal solution to that chaos, is to keep up motion by constantly changing/transforming identity. In other words, "to expand and liberate" creation from previous boundaries.

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The Heavenly Human

If you know yourself at all, you will know that the Human Being is the Solution to conscious limitations. We have the "Mind of Goddess/God", often called Imagination and rationale; Imagination is what I call "the Womb with a view” who has created Time/Space by Understanding "form". Thus, when linked with our Source, we can see beyond our senses, we can plot and give birth to futures. We are the inheritors of visionary sight and thereby, see beyond the entropy of the moment. Rationale means to "add measurement "to manifest idea into an ordered "life". To know thyself, is to know that the moment doesn't contain you and that it is just a moment of assumption, whereas you, are a Master of Time /Space and have the power to change moments/assumptions, just by perspective or observation alone. Therefore, by controlling and understanding thoughts of "I AM", one can change their future and become the "Great Work" of "As above, so Below"!

I Am the Divine Spirit who seeks intimacy with all creation!

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The Declarative Tarot- Layers of Presence- No. 3- Co-Creative.

The Declarative Tarot- Layers of Presence-No. 3-Co-Creative is about your Trinity of Self (Spirit-Mind-Body), getting together under the same intent and thereby, establishing a moment of co-creativity that manifests some of your greatest work. This is a card of mastery and perfection. Therefore, a good card for undertaking self-improvement projects and for learning new things. Of course, this includes life lessons.

Displayed on this 3 of coins/Disk card interpretation are 3 main tokens wrapped in a ribbon embroidered in artistic symbols or could be written in moonlight ink. This could be a poem or a communication of dreams. Either way, it is a creative expression. The Flowers are Cosmos (from the Greek Kosmos-meaning harmony or beauty).

Cosmos flowers, also known as Mexican aster or Cosmea, are not typically associated with extensive folklore or mythology like some other flowers. However, they do have some cultural and symbolic significance:

  1. Mexican Folklore: Cosmos flowers are native to Mexico, and they are sometimes associated with Mexican culture. In Mexico, they are known as "Miracle Flowers" or "Cosmos Sulphureus," and they are often planted in the belief that they bring good luck and blessings to the garden. They are also sometimes used in Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations as offerings for the deceased.

  2. Symbol of Peace and Harmony: In general, cosmos flowers are often seen as symbols of peace and tranquility. Their delicate and colorful petals are thought to represent harmony and order in nature.

  3. Cosmos in Literature: While not necessarily folklore, cosmos flowers have appeared in various works of literature and poetry. Their vibrant appearance and graceful swaying in the wind have inspired poets and writers to use them as symbols of beauty and simplicity.

  4. Garden Symbolism: In the language of flowers (floriography), cosmos flowers are associated with sentiments like love, peace, and tranquility. They are often included in floral arrangements to convey these feelings.

While there may not be a rich tapestry of folklore specifically dedicated to cosmos flowers, they have cultural and symbolic significance in various regions and contexts.

The co-creative image is shown as the Cosmos and common daisy are put together in a flora display of harmony.

The common daisy (Bellis perennis) has inspired folklore and symbolism in various cultures. Here are some examples of folklore associated with this humble yet beloved flower:

  1. Innocence and Purity: Daisies are often seen as symbols of innocence and purity. In some cultures, young children are said to be like daisies because of their pure hearts and simple, unspoiled nature.

  2. He loves me, he loves me not: The tradition of plucking daisy petals while saying "He loves me, he loves me not" is a well-known folk practice associated with romantic divination. The result of the final petal picked reveals the true feelings of a loved one.

  3. Marguerite Daisy: The word "marguerite" means "daisy" in French. Marguerite daisies are associated with love and are sometimes used as a symbol of secret love or hidden feelings in the Victorian language of flowers.

  4. Fairy Folklore: Daisies are often connected to fairy folklore. It is said that fairies use daisies to make chains and crowns. Some legends suggest that daisies are the pathways that fairies use to travel between the mortal world and their own.

  5. Medieval Symbolism: In medieval Christian symbolism, daisies were associated with the Virgin Mary and were seen as a symbol of her purity and innocence.

  6. Chaucer's "Daisy": Geoffrey Chaucer, the famous English poet, authored a poem called "The Legend of Good Women," in which he praises the daisy as a symbol of innocence. This poem helped popularize the association of daisies with purity in English literature.

  7. Healing Properties: In herbal folklore, daisies were believed to have medicinal properties. They were used in traditional medicine for various ailments, such as treating wounds and soothing skin irritations.

While the common daisy may seem simple, it has deep cultural and historical significance, often symbolizing purity, love, and innocence in various folkloric traditions.

All of us are of the Stars, and the Solar dance of Solar systems, as Microcosmic examples of the Macrocosmic dance of creation, we are all co-creators; Hence, everyone we see, is another way to be a "me".

When the 3/Three of Disks/No. 3-Co-Creation is thrown, the querent is or will be experiencing:

  • Paid employment, in the next three weeks or 3 months.
  • Successful business transactions from working and constructive force.
  • Building up, erecting, and realization and increase of material things.
  • Cleverness in business entertains a certain selfishness as they are keen on the matter of gain.
  • A time of inventing, engineering, and creating where all things material is moving together within 3 weeks or 3 months.
  • Communal work, where working together brings about success. I
  •  Trump (Major Arcana) surrounds as the Three of Disks. The querent is on the Spiritual journey of the Great Work and is accomplishing the Task of Remembering the "As above", thus manifesting it "so below".
  •  When thrown out this card declares that the next 3 weeks or 3 months is the best time to get clear on your priorities, commitments and to determine what you are willing to give "the works" to. 
  • It is also the best time to reassess or clarify your relationships with Capricorn people (December 21- January 21). This is a time where clarity seems to come out of nowhere allowing you to clearly see priorities and commitments that you wish to tenaciously stick to making them solid and stable in your life. 

If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, it implies:

  • Represents narrow and prejudiced thought.
  •  Seeking the impossible.
  • Senseless fervor.

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