Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Finding direction, expansion, growth, travel

REVERSED: Lost direction, delays, lack of growth

  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot: Binah
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Understanding
  • Astrological Influence: Sun in Aries
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stone: Star Sapphire, Pearl

‘Three of wands’ is the third card in the suit of wands. Number three is the number of creativity, harmony, compassion, and exploration, and the fiery suit of wands is about energy, passion, power, ideas, and illumination. This is the third stage of the passion that emerged from the Ace of wands. Now the fiery energy is executed and established.

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery of the Three of Wands Tarot Card

A man is standing on the edge of a cliff and looking at the boats and the mountains. He is standing on a higher position, above the rest of the things. This means that he has risen from the ordinary. The sky around him is orange in color. It represents the time of dusk. His red dress shows his passion and energy and the green color in his dress symbolizes growth and freshness. The day is coming to an end. This shows that work for today is done. Three wands are planted firmly in the ground. These wands represent the work that is done, an established position, and also the support he is now receiving from his creative passion. If we look at the wands, these wands form a triangle. A triangle is a symbol of structure and security. The orange sea represents vitality and enthusiasm and the far off mountains symbolize the goals. There are many boats sailing in the sea. The boats represent freedom, progression, travel, and movement. Things are not stagnant, they are moving and changing.

Astrology and the Three of Wands

The decan of the ‘Three of Wands’ is ruled by Sun in Aries. The golden dawn designers called it the ‘Lord of Established Strength’. Sun is the masculine symbol of power, vitality, energy, and stamina and Aries is a sign of adventure, courage, enthusiasm, and confidence. Together they bring out confidence and warrior energies.  The Sun in Aries kindles your heart with passion and enthusiasm. The Sun is mostly in Aries from March 21rst to April 19th.

Three of Wands and Kabbalah

In kabbalah, all 4 threes belong to the Sefirot of Binah (Understanding). This is the Sefirot from which life emerges. This Sefirot is also the completion of the Supernal Triangle. This is a female Sefirat and it stands at the top of the Pillar of Severity in the tree of life. The Three of Wands belongs to the Binah in Atziluth.

Three of Wands as a Person

Three of Wands people are those who are full of energy, vigor, and confidence. These people have followed their passion and have achieved a good position. They have established themselves but they still have the fiery energies within them. They keep an eye on their goals and also in the future. These people are adaptable and can travel to places for work. These people are dynamic, energetic, and quick-witted.

Three of Wands Card in General Reading

The three of wands card is very similar to the two of wands. This is actually a step ahead from the position that was established in the ‘two of wands’. If this card appears in a general reading it means that your position in business, education, or life is established and you are receiving the reward of your hard work. You are proud of your achievements but you are also ready to move forward. This is a positive card of success, support from others, and also growth. This card also indicates work-related traveling.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading

Today is a day to enjoy the rewards of your hard work. You should focus on the goals for the future but also enjoy the position that you have established. This card also tells you to go out and enjoy some time by the river or water.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in a Love Reading

When the ‘three of wands’ card appears in a Love Reading, it means that you and your partner have strengthened your relationship and it is growing and moving forward. You provide support to each other and both of you have a stable foundation. There will be more growth in your relationship and it will improve further. There are chances of traveling together as well.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in a Career Reading

This is a very positive card to get in a career reading. It shows that you have established yourself in your work and have acquired a stable position. Things are moving forward in your favor and you have a clear set of goals. This card tells you to consider more growth-related opportunities and to be confident and fearless. When this card appears, there can be a possibility of work-related travel as well.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in a Health Reading

This is a positive card to get in a health reading. This card shows recovery if you were having some health issues. This is a card of vitality, stability, and vigor.  

Three of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When this card is in a reversed position, the wands will slip away. It shows that there will be a lack of passion and enthusiasm. Your confidence is shaken for some reason and you are having low self-esteem. The boats will be capsized and the movement and progress will stop. This card represents that you are not utilizing your passion and talents as you should be. You shouldn’t let the setback in your life stop you from moving forward and you should take control of your life again.

This is not a good card in a love reading when it appears in a reversed position. This card shows that you or your partner are not providing the needed support to each other, instead, one of you is involved in shaking the other one and snatching the support from them. It shows stagnation and lack of progress in terms of the relationship. It may also indicate a delayed or canceled romantic holiday.

The three of wands card in a reversed position is not a good indication in a career reading. This card might indicate delayed or canceled career-related traveling. It also shows that you are not using your full potential, talents, and spirits to manage work. This card shows a lack of passion and lack of motivation.

This is not a good card in a health reading when it is upside down. It shows that progress in terms of health is stopped. This might also indicate that the trip you planned for treatment is either canceled or delayed.

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