Learn the meaning of the Three of Wands Tarot card
The Three of Wands in its image shows a man standing on a hill with three sticks. He holds one of them in his hand while looking into the distance in front of him. The Three of Wands card is predominantly yellow in color and the person is wearing a red colored robe. The card points very often to distant plans, which we are already able to start making after the decision made with the Two of Wands. This man, however, has not yet embarked on his journey, but is only looking at the possibilities before him, and they are very wide. The Three of Wands, like all threes in Tarot, can speak about third person's involvement in a certain matter, but most often it indicates an auspicious beginning of new activities, as well as planning their course. The card's aura is calm, and even though it doesn't show any movement at the moment, the Three of Wands in the long run announces new opportunities and expanding your horizons. This is due to a solid foundation for action, but also a final unraveling of the past. It is also the card of travel and realization of intentions in every sphere of life. It should be treated as a good omen in emotional and financial matters, as well as any new ventures.
In an upright position the Three of Wands indicates that you have big plans for the matter you are asking the cards about. The upright Three of Wands doesn't indicate that you have big plans, but rather that if you decide to go down this path it will bring you success in the long run. The upright Three of Wands is a very good sign in questions about money, as it can symbolize successful financial transactions and new business prospects that are now opening up for you. In an upright position the Three of Wands is also a good sign for new relationships as well as permanent ones, because it alludes to good prospects for the future together. When you see this card, it means it is a good time to finally move forward in life. It will help you to do so with confidence, but also with the stability you have achieved. So instead of sticking to your comfort zone, the Three of Wands encourages you to take advantage of opportunities in life that will allow you to achieve even more. Very often, this may involve long-distance travel to a new land. However, it may turn out that it will only be realized on the mental plane opening the doors of life for you.
In questions about love and feelings, the upright Three of Wands is a very positive sign because it says that your relationship has good prospects for the future. This will be true for both new acquaintances and relationships that last for a long time. The Three of Wands in an upright position indicates a period when you are planning together what your relationship will look like in the long term. Sometimes the card can also indicate that you have serious intentions towards the other person or vice versa. So the upright Three of Wands is also a good sign in questions about a person you are not yet in a relationship with, but intend to be. For single people, it is also a symbol of the coming of many opportunities in this field. However, it reminds you to take action, because without that, even the best plans have no chance of success. For those in a stable relationship it heralds a period of emotional stability in which you can pursue common goals. The Three of Wands in an upright position in emotional matters can also herald the next step in relationship. It heralds success in this matter, however, for this to happen you need to talk about your needs and expectations. In other relationships the Three of Wands foretells successful undertakings, in which a third person may be involved.
In general, the reversed Three of Wands indicates that your current plans for the future may not bring you the results you desire. So if you see the reversed Three of Wands it could mean that your plans for the future are unrealistic or that even though you have promising prospects you are not going to make any progress. When you see the Three of Wands reversed it may also mean that you need to change your plans because of external circumstances. In case of long distance travels, the card will indicate that you will have to cancel them or return home, and in case of other undertakings, it will symbolize their failure or at least delay. The reversed Three of Wands very often also alludes to the past that is currently haunting you, the result of which may be your unstable life situation. Because of this the realization of next steps will be difficult and new problems may appear on it, much bigger than you think. If you are going to start new activities now, then instead, pause and think carefully about the whole plan once again. This will help you avoid failures and disappointment.
In questions about love matters, the reversed Three of Wands indicates that your relationship at this time does not have good prospects. This could be due to the fact that you are not committing to your relationship enough, or that your vision of how your future should look is inconsistent. The Three of Wands in the reversed position also indicates that you feel insecure in your current relationship and the relationship itself seems to be unstable. It could also be that despite a long relationship, you are currently not making any headway, or that your previous expectations do not match up with the reality around you. However, if you are not currently in a steady relationship then the reversed Three of Wands may indicate that you either don't want to commit to a new relationship, or you are doing so too quickly and without getting to know the other person properly. The Three of Wands is a card of long distance travel, so in some circumstances it indicates that your relationship is being separated by an upcoming trip, or is too far apart for a lasting relationship to be built. The reversed Three of Wands encourages you to leave the past behind, but also to plan for what's to come. If you are currently in the process of finding your other half then this card encourages you to enjoy the freedom and try new things in these fields.
3 of Wands, Three of Batons, 3 of Batons
Planning, auspicious beginning, time for adventure
Success in ventures, support from a friend, solid foundation for action, coming to terms with the past, maturity, journey, emotional maturity, realization of intentions
Past persecution, stagnation, lack of confidence in self, trip cancellation, problems are bigger than they seem