Tarot Three of Air Three of Swords, Sorrow
Sorrow corresponding to the second decan of Libra, Tarot Three Air, Three of Swords. Each of the minor arcana cards, numbered Three, exhibit characteristics ascribed to Binah. Binah is the third sephirah of the QBL Tree of Life whose title is Understanding.
The planetary correspondence of Binah is Saturn and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Three” express this planetary bodies quality colored by their specific elemental suit: Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
In Astrology, the positive energies of Saturn are construction, reliability, patience, tradition and stability bringing cohesion and crystallization to projects and ideas.
However, the adverse qualities of Saturn are dark and oppressive. This is especially true with Saturn in Libra allocated to tarot card Three of Air whose title is Sorrow.
The emphasis of this combination is sadness, a condition emerging when our self perceived attitude when interacting with the universe is from a belief we have ownership of things, emotions etc.
If you don’t believe you own anything you don’t have anything to lose.
Saturn represents time, illustrating the card brings expertise as a result of steady and disciplined growth. With time comes understanding, emphasized by the meaning of the sephiroth, Binah.
Second decan Libra corresponding with Thee of Air indicates education through repetition with mind time, introspection and awareness of the autobiographical self. The appearance of timeline and the ability to observe one’s self in history is consciousness.
Astrological Decan Allocation
The allocation of Saturn in Libra to Three of Air reinforces the Binah Saturn quality of Three. The powerful influence of Saturn results in a very dark, heavy and unsympathetic influence. It represents harsh justice.
Three Air is to be aware, a quality of mind time, introspection in conjunction with the autobiographical self, not just duration time, which is habits, but the appearance of self history within that timeline.
This awareness of being conscious of our actions manifests the concept of karma, a quality also appropriate for Saturn.
The card is understanding of where we want to go with virtuous intent, and having the confidence towards achieving it.
The personality type associated with this decan is Queen of Air. Her qualities of grace, perception, and individuality are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
In the event you have difficulty resolving the conundrum the appearance of Three of Air raises, dedicate space and time in your schedule to recognize this personality function within yourself. Learn its traits in situations that trigger sorrow.
In our failure to understand what a card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on our ancestral inner voice for resolution.
In this example Three of Air, the major arcana cards Justice and Universe, corresponding to Libra and Saturn, are the specific signature voice of this decan. This voice will be transmitted through the personality type represented by the Queen of Air.