What is the Meaning of the Three of Wands Tarot Card?
In traditional tarot, the Three of Wands depicts a man standing at the sea with three wooden rods stuck into the sand at his feet.
His back is to us, and he seems as though he is deep in thought as he stares out over the water.
The Three of Wands is a card all about making steady progress in your life. It does not promise instant results, but it does bring it with happy endings for those who are steady on their paths.
Those who are making real efforts to better themselves and their lives are likely to see the Three of Wands in their spreads.
The Upright Three of Wands Meaning
The position the Three of Wands occupies in your spread will determine what it is trying to tell you.
In your past position, it relies heavily on the present position card in order to figure out which aspect of your life the past is effecting.
This will be a time where you had hoped for a specific outcome, but did not quite get what you had expected.
This could be a relationship that fell through, or a job offer that you never received.
In your present position, it means that you have invested a lot of yourself into your current situation.
Depending on the cards that surround it, the Three of Wands asks that you decide if this situation is worth all the effort, or if you should move on in order to make room for something better to come along.
Your future position is the best place for the Three of Wands to be.
In this position, it is showing you that the future will reward all of the effort you’re investing into your current situation.
Work and the Three of Wands
The Three of Wands in relation to your career is one of the best signs you could ask for. It tells us that you have put time and energy into your job, and that all your efforts will soon pay off.
Your superiors have definitely noticed your hard work and enthusiasm for the company, and your reward will be coming sooner than you think.
If you are currently looking for work, this is a strong indication that you will find a position that exceeds your expectations.
You have the talent and drive needed to excel, so don’t lose hope.
Love and the Three of Wands
When the Three of Wands appears in your relationship spread, it means that you’re in a good position to grow with your partner.
It’s possible that you are on the verge of starting something new, or learning something new about your partner.
Be open and honest about your expectations of the relationship and do not be afraid to voice any concerns you have about the future.
Now is the best time to figure out if you and your partner are on the same page, or if you want different things out of life.
The Three of Wands and Finances
The Three of Wands is a fantastic card to receive in a financial spread. It means that your hard work is paying off, whether you recognize it at the moment or not. Y
ou can expect to have some wiggle room at the end of the month, so make sure you’re putting some money aside for a rainy day.
It’s also a good idea to share the wealth, as your small contribution today could open doors for you tomorrow.
Meaning of the Three of Wands in Health
If you’ve been ill, the Three of Wands is a good indication that you’re luck will turn around. It suggests that it might be a good time to explore alternative treatments, in addition to what your doctor suggests.
Your efforts will pay off, you just need to be patient.
The Three of Wands in Reversed Position
The Three of Wands in the reverse serves as a fair warning. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
It’s likely that when this card appears to you, you are experiencing a period of chaos in your life.
It’s important that you recognize your own role in this situation.
Have you been doing everything you can to improve your situation, or have you been treading water while waiting for someone or something else to solve all your problems?
Take action, because the only person that can fix this is you.
Three of Wands Combinations
When the Three of Wands appears surrounded by a lot of Pentacle cards, it means that you can expect your financial situation to improve.
In combination with numerous Cup cards, you can expect a different sort of wealthy to come into your life.
It is a good sign that your relationships, both romantic and platonic, will blossom and grow in ways that will benefit all of the involved parties.
Should the Three of Wands appear alongside a lot of Sword cards, it’s important that you are following through with your dreams.
Coming up with a brilliant idea and putting it into motion are two entirely different things.
The Swords indicate that you are not putting in the effort necessary to achieve your goals.