3 of Wands | Weekly Tarot Card Pt 5: Defining the 3 of Wands

~ 3 of Wands Definition ~

This is the fifth and last installment in this Weekly Tarot Card series. The next series will begin on Monday. However, if you’d like to get caught up on the rest of the week, you can use the following links:

We finally wrap up the week of the 3 of Wands. By going through and spending time observing, meditating, and considering the symbols, element, and number associated with the 3 of Wands, I hope you’ll have reached a deeper understanding of the card.

However, now that all that work is done, I provide my own 3 of Wands definition, combining what I gather from the meanings when they’re all brought together.

3 of Wands Definition

The 3 of Wands is a good omen, a good card to get if you’re deep into a project. It means that you’ve succeeded in creating your idea, and you’re looking to give it some depth, a life of its own. What this means is that your idea is ready to be expanded.

The 3 of Wands is a card of expansion of passions, of bringing in another element to your idea in order to make it grow. It’s no longer just you in this, it’s your audience, it’s your customer base, it’s your art enthusiast, it’s your partner in crime. You brought the idea and passion to the table, you got the ball rolling. Now you need someone to pass the ball back to you to keep it in motion and alive.

The figure in the 3 of Wands looks out over a sea with boats, which represent commerce, which means expansion. But the figure still holds on to one of the Wands. This is important. It is important that even though success has been had, you need to keep the initial spark of inspiration, the idea of your project at the heart of your next move. You need to carry it with you in each decision you make regarding the project.

3 of Wands Divinatory Meaning

The Three of Wands can be divided into two meanings coming together to form the Three: the Ace of Wands and the Two of Wands. The Ace that the man holds on to is the idea. That the man holds on to one wand shows that the idea is still developing. Behind him are two other wands, reminding us of the lesson of the Two of Wands: looking toward the future, the Two being the planning stage. The man has his back to these two, and thus, as he looks over the golden sea, he knows that with this new venture there are profitable times ahead. The three wands are planted in the ground. He is beyond the planning stages for the future and about to embark into the first steps.  

You are prepared for what is next on the journey. You have come this far, and you have taken the time to study the map, and now you can begin to go ahead with your plan of action. Generally related to business, this can be a creative venture as well.

3 of Wands Keywords

Keywords: next phase, moving forward, progression, success in business, success in partnership, commerce.

Final Thoughts

The beauty of creating a community which is learning the Tarot is the diversity of experiences that contribute to the meaning of a card. What did you experience this week with the 3 of Wands? What is your 3 of Wands definition?

Next week we move on to the next 3, the 3 of Cups. If you’d like to catch up on past cards, visit the Weekly Tarot Card page here.

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