The Thoth 3 of Cups, is also called the Lord of Abundance. Here Mercury is in Cancer, The Angels of the Decan Rachael and Yehomayah.
The 3 of Cups, signifies the influence of the Trinity Goddess-Binah in Briah, the mental World.
Cancer is a watersign, and is under the command of the Moon. Therefore, we have Cardinal Water, i.e. Consciousness. The 3 of Cups is in perfect affinity with Binah, who is "Will to Form" and the 3 states of Love:
- Eros-love of flesh.
- Philo-brotherly or family love.
- Agapé-Spiritual Love.
The rushing water, swift and extravagant as it overflows the Pomegranate cups, represents the communication 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 (spring), to whom the Pomegranate is sacred. With the Plenty of Persephone as spring, this card represents plenty, hospitality, and abundance.
Those who have been following this blog know by now that Binah is "will to form", and underlying force that makes imagination a "womb with a view". She is the Womb's will to make forms that is in of all forms, not the Womb itself for that is reserved to the Action of Chesed the Sphere of Mercy. Again the sexing or gender of these forces is limiting and short on insight. Chesed may be Masculine in its expression of form as measurement, and yet it is feminine as it receives the Will of Binah to force. In fact, in modern law, there are 2 genders " male-female" as all beings must have one or the other or even both genders, but as science says there are as many as 5 sexes. In nature, we can find as many as 112 sexes. However, genders, are cultural and we mustn't confuse sex with gender. Therefore sexing a Sephiroth, can be very confusing. So let's just say, there are 2 genders, one is masculine and one is feminine. For even if the Sephiroth is considered to be more masculine in force, that by giving birth to idea, pattern, form, or even a thought it is considered a feminine action.
What may surprise you, is that none of us are the sex of our bodies. We are Souls/'Psyches, that are both receptive (female) and expressive (male); both magnetic (female) and electric (male). Being Electromagnetic entity, we have great power, "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. Hence, your body may have male, female or both male and female organs; However, your Psyche is limited to none of these organs or anything flesh. As a Psyche you are obviously a "Will to be" a direct reflection of the Kether-"I Will Be". A "child of the One" I AM, which is very much a combination of “Will to Force” and "Will to Form", so here is a kicker, YOU ARE THE IMAGINATION and the being you Imagined yourself to be. Remember, Hu is Mandarin for God and Man is from the Hindu word for mind-Mannas, Therefore you are called a God Mind and/or a "Heavenly Human" which is named in Egyptian Tarot as a Horus! In Qabalah, the "Heavenly Human" is known as Adam Khadmond. Therefore, the body is not described in the world human. So you are a Hu-Man, who owns a animal body. You are a Horus, who came to occupy the Spirit Realm of Flesh and to do work in that realm and neither sex nor gender can limit your powers to be.
Image-maker, is what the Imagination means, and that dear soul, is God's Power. So get off of your suffering butt 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 Identity! You are an "I AM"... with many dots afterwords. For your I Am, is totally yours. Not made of man made words, dogma nor indoctrination. As a "god-mind" and/or a Divine Creative, all thoughts, ideas, and forms are mental dreams, and/or illusions of Self. This is because the Infinite, has no measurement and hence, no form. I Am is the infinite Self. Therefore, one must "dream themselves" in order to fulfill the "I Will Be" of the Infinite Source. Hence, you are the fulfillment of that Primal Will, as you stand in the realm of Malkuth, the 10th Sephiroth called "kingdom" as an Image of the Divine Creative and/or "I AM Being". Stop looking outside for your identity, for it resides in the bliss of inner-being. You are compose of 3 states of Love-Eros-Philo-Agapé and therefore, you are Abundant love. Claim your inheritance of I Am by exorcising all man-made forms of identity. You are the "Word of God", I AM----------that be each and every one of us. Each of us is a trinity of divinity- I -AM-ME and/or Spirit-Mind-Body. Before you were profaned by the Patriarchy and its need to enslave the Minds of mankind, you were always a "wish fulfillment" of the Divine Creative and therefore, Its most beloved.
The Tarot of The Spirit- Three of Water-Stream of Love:
The Tarot of The Spirit- Three of Water-Steam of Love, is definitely comparable to the Thoth 3 of Cups-Abundance. The Womb of the Trinity Goddess, Binah in Qabalah, is shown in the center of the card as a stylized ankh. From the center of this Womb, is all the light that is the Sun/Son (Horus or Adam Khadmon) which is purifying the "Waters of Faith" that is pouring into the chalices. The symbols for Mercury in the house of Cancer are displayed. It is well known that the cooling waters of Binah, don't quell the fires of Chokmah, these waters just cool those fires. Here, the "I" of Chokmah floats in a gestational period, for intercourse and gestation take place in the Dark Sea of Binah, which is symbolized as the blue background of this card. The Phantoms and celestial objects, that symbolize all possibility, appear in the blue. Looking left, we see the waning Moon of Binah and on the right the Sun of Chokmah.
The triple cross reflects the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The upper horizontal cross, which moves from the blue to the red, represents the abyss. The middle cross is the path of understanding the mysteries of spirit. The lower cross is the path of active intelligence through which all being receive spirit (breath) and motion. The stems of the chalices are reflected in the Great Sea of Binah and represent the axiom of "As above, so below."
When the 3 of Cups or Three of Water is thrown during a reading it implies:
- The querent may have an outpouring of love and positive emotion toward three very significant people in their life and a overwhelming desire to communicate such to them.
- Happiness and a full life.
- A moment of clarity 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 Three Graces.
- A very exuberant joyful feeling of being.
- Harmony of Spirit-Mind-Body.
- Indicates true high times in which we devote ourselves to a loving and harmonious partnership.
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Raw sensuality.
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