Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning - The Simple Tarot

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Wands tarot card from The Simple Tarot, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

The Three of Wands tarot card arrives when you’ve made all the right moves and are waiting for the results.

You’ll soon be rewarded for your efforts, but this is a period of waiting. It’s also a card about collaboration and teamwork, especially in business.

In the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, this card shows a man gazing off into the distance at three ships sailing at sea. Three wands are stuck in the ground behind him. He’s watching his ships come in.

His partner is on one of the boats filled with wonderful cargo and he’s watching them pull into the harbor to find out how much money they’ve made.

When you are awaiting the results of your prior actions, you can feel confident success is coming to you.

It’s likely this success will bring the possibility for a major expansion of your plans and visions. Dream big!

Occasionally, this card also indicates travel.

Keywords for the Three of Wands Tarot Card

  • Commerce, expansion
  • Success is coming!
  • Preparation and foresight
  • Collaboration, teamwork
The reversed Three of Wands tarot card from The Simple Tarot.

Keywords for the Three of Wands Reversed

  • Delays and obstacles
  • Current plans not working out
  • Go back to the original vision

Patterns and Correspondences of the Three of Wands Card

  • The Wands = rules the personality, ego, and personal power
  • Suit of cards = clubs
  • Timeline = days to weeks
  • Number 3 = creating reality
  • Zodiac sign = Aries
  • Element = Fire

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Three of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Love

The Three of Wands is about business and commerce, not love. However, this card does indicate a collaboration or partnership of two people working toward a common goal, so you can read it positively during a love reading.

You must do the work, though! You can’t sit around waiting for good things to happen. The Three of Wands is about waiting for results after you’ve put in the hard work. Get down to business to build the partnership you want to have.

If you are looking for a new relationship, you must model the behavior and lifestyle of the partnership you want to have. Don’t go looking for a one-night-stand at the Bible Study book group and don’t go looking for a new wife at the Bridal Dress Shop. Put yourself into the environments where you are likely to find the type of relationship and type of person you desire.

If you are in an existing relationship, focus on working toward shared goals together. Find a big project you can work on and turn the project into a fun activity. Build memories as you strengthen your relationship.

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning for Work

This is an extremely positive card for work, especially involving a partnership or group project.

If you are looking for a new opportunity, you must do the work to make things happen. Maintain constant focus and stay the course until the project comes to completion.

Any new venture or major expansion involving other people is a good idea. Do the work, think big, pull your weight, and stay positive. Be patient, but your actions will show great results.

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Health

If you are waiting to hear news or see improvements in your health, keep taking positive action as you wait. The news will be positive, so don’t give up now!

Continue moving toward your goals and maintain good habits. If you have the opportunity, partner with someone who has similar goals. This could mean finding the right doctor or fitness trainer, or by partnering with a friend to go to the gym each morning. Teamwork and collaboration is the right choice.

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances

If you have been taking positive action with your finances, you will soon see great results. The preparation, foresight, and planning you’ve already put forth will bring the rewards to you.

If you are struggling with your finances, partner with someone who knows more than you. Find a financial adviser or mentor who has the success you want. They will have advice and clues for you to follow, but it is your responsibility to follow their advice. You must make the right moves before you see results.

Changing your financial future will not happen overnight, but if you take small, regular steps in the right direction, it will change for the better. Keep doing the work and never give up.

Three of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance

This card is more practical and mundane than spiritual, but you can use its traditional meanings of partnership, collaboration, and teamwork to interpret it.

Find someone who can be a spiritual partner to help you along your path. This might mean directly connecting with a religious figure or reaching out to a study group who can mentor you as you go deeper into your own spiritual journey.

Consider turning to books, podcasts, and online communities if your local community doesn’t support your path. You may want to look broader for the inspiration you need.

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