Thoth- 3 of Cups-Abundance
Santa Muerte- 3 of Cups
The Thoth 3 of Cups, is also called the Lord of Abundance, by Aleister Crowley. Here Mercury is in Cancer, giving us the message of swift and loving emotions. The Angels of the Decan Rachael and Yehomayah.
The 3 of Cups, Qabalistically 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. emotional self-consciousness. Thus, The 3 of Cups represents a perfect affinity with Binah, who is "Will to Form".
*Cardinal water (Cancer) leads by the heart, and casts a palpable emotional force that pushes into new territory. Cardinal water uses the force of feelings to envelope and sometimes manipulate others. Cardinal air (Libra) initiates through new ideas, and by being a balancing force among people.The Meaning of the Cardinal Signs in Astrology
The appearance of rushing water, swift and extravagant as it overflows the 3 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 Universal Collective Unconscious from which all consciousness springs. She is also seen as Persephone (spring), a mother who gives birth to Spring. The Pomegranate is the fruit that is said to be the sacred fruit of Persephone. With the Plenty of Persephone as spring, this card represents plenty, hospitality, and abundance. Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth is "Will to Form", and/or Understanding which is the underlying force that makes imagination a womb. She is the Will of the Womb of all forms, Hence, the Trinity Goddess, of Maid, Mother and Crone, not the Womb itself for that is reserved to the Action of Chesed the 4th Sephiroth, the Sphere of Mercy as well as, the architect of form. Again the sexing of this forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine in its expression of form, and yet it is feminine as it receives the Will of Binah. Therefore, we are viewing the Trinity Goddess as Abundant Love:
- Maid who is also Eros- love of flesh.
- Mother who is also Philo-love of family.
- Crone, who is Agapé-Love of spirit.
What may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies. We are Androgynous, in that we are both receptive (female) and expressive (male) as each side of our brain is devoted to a sexual aspect; both magnetic (female) and electric (male). Some consider the right side of the brain to be feminine and left side of the brain to be masculine . Being Electromagnetic entity, we have great power/forces, "to be or not to be". The body is a tool, powered by the Electromagnetic Entity that you are. For as a power tool the human body is unexcelled, but as its operator, you are beyond the reason of bodies as you are an evolution of Photons.(light) while the body is an evolution of electrons (female-negative polarity) and protons (male-positive polarity) You are obviously a "Will to be" which is very much a combination of “Will to Force” and "Will to Form", who forms the ideals of Self into in-form-action. So here is a kicker,you are both the creator of energy movement (emotions) and the Imagined creation that emotions become!
Remember, long before the use of latin as the Patriarchy's language of law and ruled definition, Hu was/is Mandarin for God and Man was/is from the Hindu word for mind-Mannas, Therefore you, the genre homo, are really called a God Mind! The body is not described in the old world human. So you are a Hu-Man, who owns an organic body; an Image-maker, which is what the Imagination means, and that dear soul, is the ability of the Divine Creative's Mental Power. Therefore, as a psyche, get over yourself and get on with you and Yell-----I AM Me and get on with you, for self- impeccability is what you came to do! Remember, what we command by emoting 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 message of the 3 of Cups, is abundant love-Eros, Philo and Agapé, an abundance of love being received by the querent from the Divine Creative and this love also shown as the abundance of the Organic World of the living. -
The Advice of the Dead: Any difficulty whatsoever, can be overcome without a problem. Therefore, do not allow fear to obscure your point of view.
The Santa Muerte- 3 of Cups, depicts a trinity of St. Muerte, celebrating love and abundance at a table decorated with the "Sacred Heart" of Santa Muerte. Being the Trinity Goddess of the Mexican and Pre-Columbian cults. Death is celebrated as an integral part of Life, not a separation from it. It is the fact that information becomes form in this Universe. However, form is made of inanimate molecules whose collective becomes animated. This "energy-in-motion" is the force that causes animation, which in Qabalistic terms is the "Will to Force" added to the "Will to Form", creating a loving union, that is Life-Death itself. Death is not seen as an end, but rather as a transformation that allows us to evolve Self-Awareness and/or Self, as feelings, love, art, music, religions, oracles, science and even technology. Without the beginning and end of a "thing" there can be no form. Form, demands measurement-Length, width and depth. All of which form a trinity of beginnings and endings. All of us are transformations of the One Energy that is the One Self. Celebrate you abundance by being grateful, for gratitude opens the mind to greater creativity while being an ingrate closes it, confining one's "Life" to a closed coffin of the past. Poverty or lack is man made. Abundance or wealth is the World itself, all things for all beings.
When the 3 of Cups is thrown during a reading:
- The querent may have an outpouring of love and positive emotion toward three very significant people in their life An overwhelming desire to communicate such to them,
- Happiness and a full life.
- May become clearer about what the querent's feelings and emotion are saying.
- Letting the spirit come through and expressing the joy of being with others.
- A steady and timeless affection is being felt by the querent that is unconditional and thus more powerful and more deeply felt than romantic love.
- Feeling the dance of love, often called the 3 states of love-Eros-Philo and Agapé. A very exuberant joyful feeling of being.
- The querent may have an outpouring of love and positive emotion toward three very significant people in their life an overwhelming desire to communicate such to them.
- Happiness, joy, harmony.
If ill defined by the surrounding cards:
- Raw sensuality.
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