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Three of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Three of Wands Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

The Three of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Three of Wands depicts a man who is standing on the edge of a cliff, looking over the ocean and the mountains. From the cliff edge, he sees everything that is ahead of him. The Wands are planted into the ground and surround the man as he grasps one in his hand. He seems to look forward and reflect on both the commitment that he has for his plans, as well as the method of execution in order to bring them to reality.


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Upright Three of Wands Meaning

The meaning of the Three of Wands hints that you are planning or going to plan for the future with more conviction. This could mean that everything around your plans is going smoothly, as you have taken the time to plan your future, and are taking steps to turn plans into action. It hints that you are perhaps creating a stable foundation for yourself.

The symbolism within the Three of Wands is that opportunities that can take place to widen your horizons in many areas. It also is a warning to keep your mind open as better opportunities could open up to you. As you take steps towards achieving what you set out to do, you are also becoming more aware of opportunities that are coming your way, and this could be take you out of your comfort zone. This pushes you to sometimes embrace change, and to start thinking in the long-term.

The Three of Wands hints that you are creating a stable foundation for yourself.

The Three of Wands can show that you are in control and have a strong position, just like the character that overlooks and stands strong. The Three of Wands is one of the main cards of foresight and vision.

The last Three of Wands meaning is that of travel in search of what you are seeking. There is a sense of leaving home, a voyage that must be undertaken. Great things do not happen to those that simply wait for them, you must expand. For most readings, this shows that you may travel to a new land over the water and that you may find an opportunity during your travels.

Upright 3 of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

With the 3 of Wands, it seems that your love life is heading to its next phase. Should you find yourself in a new relationship, it looks like you’ll have to make sure to create a strong foundation for lasting commitment. If you’re in a committed relationship, this can be a great moment to set sight of your goals as a couple, and work together to achieve those goals. Have that conversation of what it means to move in together; communication about even the most mundane details can ensure that you take this step with the least amount of frustration as possible. Alternatively, this card also can signal travel; take the chance to explore the world together - or if you’re single, new places can spark the love you’re looking for.

Reversed Three of Wands Meaning

The reversed Three of Wands indicates that you may have been embarking on personal journeys or developments, but you have not received the achievements that you were hoping for. This could be due to delays or road blocks. Despite all this, the card reminds you that all of your work has not been for nothing, but rather that it has helped you with your personal strength and fortitude.

The Three of Wands reversed can also mean you need to take some time to plan your future. This is especially true if you have not started on your long term goals or have become overwhelmed by the tasks that you face now, or will have to face soon. You are only reacting and not acting with thought and deliberation.

However, the most common Three of Wands reversed meaning is a nudge to include planning for future changes, and to watch for better options in case that they show up. The figure on the Three of Wands knows this and always keeps his eyes open for how the future could change, and it is a worthy lesson to learn.

Reversed 3 of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

Sometimes you can't say or do the right thing; if this is the case it might seem easier to hide your head in the sand. This would be unwise; you really need to get any issues addressed and problems sorted now.
The course of true love is seldom entirely smooth and any recent relationships may struggle to get off the ground, this doesn't mean they don't have wings, just that a bit of patience is called for. Trying to force things forward will be counterproductive. Before committing to a relationship, check your partner is all you think they are.
In all relationships we have to compromise from time to time, demanding your partner changes to suit you can cause problems. Are you being realistic?

Three of Wands Tarot Cheat Sheet

Three of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings Cheat Sheet

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