Established Strength Sun in Aries

"Hand issuing from clouds holds three wands in center. Two crossed and one upright. Flames from point of junction. Above and below Sun in Aries.

"Established force and strength. Realization of hope. Completion of labour, success of the struggle. Pride, nobility, wealth, power, conceit. Rude self-assumption and insolence. Generosity, obstinacy according to dignity.

"Binah of Yod. (Pride, arrogance and self-assertion.) Herein rule Hechashiah and Aamamiah."

The Three of Wands is Binah in the Scale of Atziluth. It is Understanding (The Great Mother principle—Saturn) in the Archetypal World of Pure Spirit. In this card Chokmah and Binah are in balanced harmony as indicated by the two crossed wands. With their union, a third wand is produced, the son or prince. The primeval energy produced in the preceding (Father) card has been transferred to the Mother, who conceives and gives birth. This is the primary function of the Mother principle—to take the masculine Force and manifest it into Form. This is further represented in the card by the harmonious entrance of the Sun in Aries, which signals the beginning of Spring. Aries is ruled by Mars, therefore this card is one of tremendous strength, but also arrogance and pride.

The red and green colors of the card establish it as pertaining to the suit of Fire. A masculine angelic hand is shown in the attitude of Strength, just as in the preceding card. The Wands are again that of the Zelator Adeptus Minor. The background color behind the hand is crimson, Binah in Atziluth (the King Scale). This color helps to point out the relationship between Binah and Geburah, and also shows the harmony of the Great Feminine Principle with the Masculine element of Fire at this level.

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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