Always be true to thine own self!
The Thoth 3 of Wands-Virtue & The Dark Santa Muerte Tarot-Three of Candles:
Virtue is the effective and potent force necessary for putting thoughts into action. This is the holy balance of the 3 that defines and clarifies the identity of I AM ME, where you see yourself more clearly, standing in your power.
thoth-3 of wands-virtue
The Dark Santa Muerte Tarot- Three of candles
Virtue/integrity, is the conscious state of heart, mind and physical action working in concert with each other; seen as three lotus blooms in united purpose on the Thoth Card. Where I AM ME is a dynamic ternary creative action rather than a "wanna-be" dream of powerless separation.
On the Thoth 3 of Wands, The sign of the Sun, above and Aries below, represents the astrological sign of the Sun in Aries, symbolizing radiant dynamic energy moving in new directions but from a foundation of virtue. The communion of mind, heart and physical action, is a holy mass of dynamic creativity that "does unto another, what you would have done to you"...a virtuous motion that assists life in its ever-forward expansion.
The Dark Santa Muerte- Three of Candles, depicts a skull centered candelabra, decorated with beads and a hanged man rope, all very creatively done. Here the person has realized their creativity and striving for an idea. However, there seems to be a caveat as implied by the rope: "This creative idealistic drive may get you into trouble with authority". That is the way it often goes in life, for as we stand up and progress we often are socially smeared with the B.S. of those who wish you only to kneel. Hence, the 4 admonitions of Magic:
- To Know.
- To Dare
- To act.
- To be silent.
The Tarot-3 of Wands and the 3rd Sephiroth-Binah:
By now, you know that "Mother Binah"-Understanding, is an aspect of your own Energetic Unconscious, as we are all connected to the Universal Collective Unconscious (C. Jung). 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 Un-seen, the Unknowable, the Un that is One. Being unseen does not mean less in anyway, anymore than unseen H-bombs are less powerful than the one on your doorstep or that 99.6% of your whole Self which is Unseen and empowering you in all ways, is under the control of .4% and/or the material body. For the Power of Spirit is all around you, is you, and yet you don't see it and therefore believe your body senses are in control. Not because you are lacking in anyway, but because 99.6% of the electromagnetic spectrum, of which you vibrate from, is unseen by the naked eye, but can be felt as an intense energetic sensation. The "naked eye" is not designed to see anything, it's just a complicated camera lens, that projects a picture into the brain, where individual observation and experience interprets what the projected image represents. Such "short sightedness" is an invaluable part of navigation, keeping us from running into damage as we animate about the planet. The Psyche/Soul, is the "Far Sighted" one, who can foresee the future, and hindsight the past, keeping us from running into an unseen grave or a repeated mistake that makes motion futile. The 3 of Wands, implies that it is virtuous, to keep the Whole Self, a Trinity of I-AM-Me (Spirit-Mind-Body), in constant communication amongst each other. In other words, be always true to yourself. Of course, one must know themselves to achieve this virtue.
Consciousness, itself, is a child of the Divine Collective Unconscious of the Universe, and that Mother of Consciousness, is Binah. In the Great Sea of Imagination ( I-magi-nation), your image floats in the amniotic fluid of "Will to Form"; Binah is the Great Will to Form of the Sea of Unconscious. Everything, is from the Unconsciousness, who gives birth to the SON/SUN, Consciousness, including the self-conscious we call the "small ego" and/or the survial mind of the body.
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 is 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 Four Queens of the Tarot who are united with the Four Kings. ..Their Husbands and/or consorts.
Adam Khadmon, The Divine Hermaphrodite- (True Self)
Generally, the four 3's, represent the realization of the Action (conception) of the Prince (Solar Self) having been conceived (Son/Sun of God), symbolized as the central figure on both tarot cards. Action is definitely launched for good or evil, but with Virtue, it is for the expansion and liberation of Life.
Thus in the 3 of Wands, the Solar Self- Wands conception is shown on the Thoth Tarot, as central flames radiating outward form the Supernal Union of the upper Triad on the Tree of Life. In the center, is a diamond shape that implies "as above so below".
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 related to Mars (Mars is the Old Roman god equivalent of Aries).
The Truth about Self.
The 3 of Wands also represents Binah's influencing the World of Pure Spirit (Atziluth), the Supernal (upper) Triangle of the Qabalistic Tree of Life which represents the Universal Self/Cosmos.
Shown on the Thoth card, the 3 crossed Wands indicate the balance of Chokmah, Binah and the birth of Tiphareth-Beauty, the Sun (son), and/or The Prince. Growth begins and is shown on the card as the unfolding lotus blossoms (Thoth) or white rose blossoms (Western Magick) 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 both Thoth and Dark Santa Muerte cards sport the blazing colors of the Hot Sun/Candle flames, depicting great strength for individual expression. 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 integrity and honesty. The caveat here is "to never violate your self, for without a strong self-trust, one cannot succeed."
This Tarot card is a Christmas Card, for it is about the Union of Chokma (Masculine Energy Conscious of Will to Force-King) and Binah (Feminine Energy Conscious of Will to Form-Queen) and the resulting birth of the Prince which is Tiphareth (Beauty/The Golden Child that is the Soul) on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Astrologically, the entrance of the Sun (circle with a center dot) into Aries ( the V sign) traditionally heralds the Spring. The Great Mother has received the transmitted Will and conceives, prepares and by Understanding, gives birth to its manifestation of I AM ME.
This is the harmonious union of I (Chokma), Am (Binah) and Me (the Persona). It is Spiritual Integrity, as the three aspects of Spirit are conjoined, for everything is "of Spirit" and to see separation is to have a brain bound in chains of falsehood.
The Human Merkabah- ( the Seven-Light Bodies of the Solar Self).
It can't be said enough: Virtue, is always being true to yourself; this Truth being the union of spirit, body and mind conjoined in agreement. Some people would call this listening to your heart and acting with heart felt determination. Without self-trust, Virtue is not possible and our self-dishonesty will make us victims of our own deceit which in turn makes progress impossible, for we are only "short sighted". Therefore the 3 of Wands card reminds us to clarify and redefine our Identity to the Original Form of I AM Me, "The Real Person" called The Soul, and no longer accept identity from words, from those around us and/or our environment. We are not Man-Made, we are Spirit---a spiral energy conscious that spins through time-space building self-images from focused thought, the first material of self identity, that must be "understood" into manifested image, for information of Self, becomes are our only visible identity as in-form-action. All of us are the Princes and Princesses of The Divine King and Queen of this Universe, i.e. Children of God/the Divine Creative who inherit the Universe. But as in all inheritances, one doesn't earn it, One claims it! We know how, for we are the Original I AM's identity. Just by saying "I AM...", is declaration! I AM health, wealth and well being, is a claim on our Divine Inheritance, whereas, I AM Sick, poor, and depressed, is our rejection of it, imposed by dogma and indoctrination.
Therefore, the 3 of Wands Tarot card represents great strength in individual expression which when ill defined, can also mean egocentricity which may manifest as pride and conceit. Pride and conceit are easily avoided by treating others as you want to be treated, although achieving that without Virtue is not done. The 3 of Wands card also symbolizes the Fire of Will, and increasing energy known as the inner fire and/or inner light; the spiritual power that is inherent in our 7 light bodies who cast forth a coagulation that we call the human body.
Often we have heard the name of God and/or the Divine Creative defined as I AM. We have forgotten what that the birth of self-image is called "ME", a collective copy of Self-Awareness. Even many of our religions say that we are made in God's image which should give us a clue! This card is about the creation of the Inner- Twins and intertwined Serpentine- Fire that builds the Life of the Outer Self out of the Big Three of Creation: Will (I), Existence (Am) and Intent/identity (Me)! The I Am is truth of Self (Inner Twins), the identity (Me) is assumed.
All of us have inherited this Inner Fire that defines Beauty in this physical world...and we are that Definition! The Birth of the Christos, or the Buddha/ Horus consciousness that is the "Son/Sun" of the Divine Creative, was our first conscious birth (our Unconscious birth was in the invisible Sephiroth-Daath- called Knowledge), represented on the Qabalistic Tree of Life as the 6th Sephira-Tiphareth/Beauty. The Number 6 is the totality of 3+3=6, the Trinity of Father, Son, and Grandfather and the Maid, Mother and Crone, producing the "Child" who is also a Divine Androgyne. We should love that adorable fire that enlivens our outer bodies but many of us seek for it "outside" of ourselves; hence we knowingly or unknowingly reject our wholly birthright. By being true to yourself, you can not only "see" the "inner Bright and Warm Higher Conscious", the "Sun of the Divine Creative, but also feel it. However to be true to you, Virtue must be defined in your actions as "Self".
I AM ME and by being the best Me I can be...I see the best in you!
Each of us is another way to be Me of the Divine trinity of I AM ME and therefore know that Me is all about possibilities and is not written in non-flowing stone...it's written in the flow of Solar Logos Light! We are the Children of Stars, Microwaves of Spirit (Spiral)-Self Conscious, who came to enlighten ourselves and the children of Planets by making them in our own image, i.e. giving them our identity by adoption for the purpose of experience and/or in-form-action which makes information into knowledge. So Adopt your Body with loving acceptance---as you would the Christ Child because it is the outer child of the Inner Light/Life! Virtue built the body, so it could Be itself! Virtue states, "I Am the Will and the Way, I Am the wealth, I own the day"!
Remember, we can't have days, unless we have forms made of time-space. My body, makes my day! To Love my body is to have a day of intimate love.... to not love being, is to not be and that sadly states that we only have the yesterdays of the dead. To avoid being "wanna-bees" (those who don't live in the now) we must remember our true Virtuous name---I AM and we must love the experience that name gives us ---"ME"! All other names, are masks made of words that hide our True Identity. You are not a body seeking spirit, for that is totally backwards/upside down thinking. Spirit/Energy existed long before bodies, as Spirit is Spiral Energy Frequencies that produce Life. The Body, is Alive. Hence, we are Spirits seeking to bring our intelligence to matter, for Light is made of Photons, and they have no mass. To have mass, is to experience being. To Experience Being, channels information into in-form-action, which becomes knowledge and knowledge is neither good nor bad. Knowledge gives us the Power to do our work, as it points out by experience, what to do and what not to do.
The Qaballist knows this virtue, as they practice the magick of doing to others what they want done to themselves, and this is "being true to thine own self". The volume of Powerful flow of the Life Force (Fire) is predetermined by the Virtue of the Manifestation. Open channels, unblocked by deception, denial, and bigotry, are the best Life Force vessels who are able to contain, a manifested Solar Logos. Often, people confuse morals with virtue, but morals can be rules imposed by others, whereas virtue is the morality of Knowing your-Self. The Virtuous know that when you treat others as you would be treated, you are practicing the only morality needed. Remember, one cannot give what one doesn't have! Therefore, without love in its 3 states of Eros (love of flesh), Philos (love of family and/or brotherly love) and Agapé (Spiritual love), "one knows not virtue".
When the 3 of Wands/Candles Tarot card is thrown during a divination:
- It can symbolize Pride and Arrogance, sometimes Power and established force and/or strength.
- Realization of hope, completion of labor, nobility, wealth and success after struggle.
- It is a new surge of Power that sprouts new manifested ideas and motion, all within the next 3wks or 3 months. This card also adds acceleration to the surrounding cards in 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.
- 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 integrity and passion for 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/Candles card is thrown it also indicates that:
- In the next 3weeks or 3months, it is important to operate from a place of virtue/integrity as you move forward in sunny new directions.
- This could also mean that you should wait until your heart, mind and body are aligned and share clarity of purpose before you act in or handle your relationships with the Aries people in your life; Aries -March 21 to April 21.
- The state of natural clarity is represented in this card by the crystalline structure in the back ground. While the flames represent the ability to await the natural unfolding of things to come.
- Inside all of us is the "inner fire of balanced integrity", it is an inheritance of our Divinity; however, one is reminded that the smoke of denial has dimmed the flames of I Am Me, as a spiritual expression of Life-self- awareness into the slave thinking of "I Want To be me"(Wanna-be).
- When this card is thrown, it means it is time to act as a True You and not what others think you must do.
When ill defined by the surrounding negative cards in a reading (Thoth) or Reversed (Dark Santa Muerte), it implies:
- Moodiness and attention getting behavior.
- Over estimation of one's own energy.
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