Today I felt compelled to select one card from the Tarot deck with no question in mind—just for a general feel: Self speaking to self. I shuffled and a card got away, landed right there. I hesitated at first, then decided that was going to be the one. I flipped it over. 3 of Disks: Works.
The background of the card makes me think of the ocean waves, of seagulls flying outward and fish swimming in a frenzy. The water is calm around the white seashell tinted pyramid in the center that glows with white light; dainty light green swords meet the three corners and connect at each peak with a red disk flower shaped wheel.
It’s been a while since I pulled this card. At first when I see it, I feel pragmatism. Looking closer, it’s as though yes, there is that practical aspect, but then there is also a creativity that lingers. The title of the card confirms that sense of pragmatism that I feel.
But upon reading the meanings, I feel more at ease. It makes some sense and probes me to contemplate further.
In Angeles Arrien’s book, The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols, in part, she says, “The Three of Disks is the capacity to give things ‘the works.’ It represents persistence, tenacity, and getting clear on your priorities and commitments.”
From Tarot: Mirror of the Soul, Gerd Ziegler says, “The three wheels symbolize body, mind and spirit.”
Gerd leaves us with the following affirmation for this card:
“Affirmation: I am now ready to give everything and receive everything.”
(Tarot Deck used: Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck).
I hope that you might also be able to find a little something here in landing on this card.
Peace and love to all.