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Three of Wands meaning

Main cover image 3 of WandsThe Three of Wands stands for travel and exploration. It asks you to use your initiative to move forward, do the right thing and seek your happy ending.  There is great success to be had when seeing this card but it is also your reminder to balance both preparation and risk taking. You deserve this leap of faith! 

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Detailed meanings of the Three of Wands

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot 3 of wands

CARD NUMBER 33. – Three of Wands.


Upright. – Success in business affairs.

Reversed. – End of troubles. Moral and spiritual tranquility.

3 of wands tarot card advice mainTrust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

Follow Your Intuition

We aren’t always going to have any particular reasoning behind why we favor one course of action over another. Instinct and intuition oftentimes lead us towards our greatest victories, even if it means that we are relying on gut feeling far more than solid reasoning that is based in facts. In these situations, it is important to remember that our intuition is informed by things that we already know, even if we aren’t able to bring this hidden knowledge to the surface of our conscious mind. Now is the time for you to listen to your inner wisdom, even if you aren’t quite sure why you are being pulled to this specific course of action. Have faith that this decision is well-informed, even if it feels as though you are taking a massive risk. Because your instincts have been triggered so strongly, it may be a sign that this is a particularly time sensitive decision. Avoid allowing yourself dwell on the problem for too long, and focus on moving forward with courage and conviction. Don’t allow yourself to miss this opportunity out of fear that your instincts are wrong. You can always deal with the potential consequences later, but you may never get a chance like this again.
3 of wands meaning for relationship Although we may not always like to admit it, timing is oftentimes just as important to success in our romantic lives as personality and compatibility. When we just happen to be in the right place at the right time, we tend to make unique and genuine connections that may be nonexistent in situations where we are actively seeking them out. You can meet your soulmate in the strangest places; it is these kinds of first meetings that create the most interesting and beloved stories to tell long into the future! In order to capitalize on love’s tendency to sprout in ridiculous circumstances, we must be able to adapt to new connections as they arise. We aren’t always going to be looking for love when we actually find it. Keep your eyes open for romance somewhere that you may not be expecting it, and try not to force any connections that aren’t working out on their own. This does not necessarily mean that you are overlooking a potential relationship, as this person may not have yet appeared in your life. Instead, keep an open mind to the possibility that love may blossom in an odd place. Listen to your heart, as it is far better equipped to handle romance than the brain.
Three of Wands meaning tarot


A calm, stately personage, with his back turned, looking from a cliff’s edge at ships passing over the sea. Three staves are planted in the ground, and he leans slightly on one of them.

Divinatory Meanings: He symbolizes established strength, enterprise, effort, trade, commerce, discovery; those are his ships, bearing his merchandise, which are sailing over the sea. The card also signifies able co-operation in business, as if the successful merchant prince were looking from his side towards yours with a view to help you.

Reversed: The end of troubles, suspension or cessation of adversity, toil and disappointment.

3 of wands meaning for job and career As we become more experienced in a specific line of work, we may begin to notice that certain decisions come far more naturally than they used to. Based on prior experience and an intimate understanding of how your workplace operates, it can become incredibly easy to identify the best and worst decisions for the situation at hand. Over time, however, we may also begin to realize that some of our best decisions are made based on intuition, as opposed to guidelines set by others or facts that may be suggesting a different course of action. This is a sign that you have a deep understanding of your position within the work process, as well as the various ways that you can increase your productivity and achieve even more desirable results. Listen to your intuitive voice, as it will lead you to success that you may not be able to find should you follow the guidelines set by others. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should throw all rules and caution to the wind, it does mean that it is okay for you to be innovative in your work when it means listening to your gut. Remember, gut feelings are informed by things that we may not always be able to immediately call to our conscious mind. Perhaps your inner self noticed a trend that you aren’t quite able to put to words, giving you a far better idea of how a situation may play out when pushed in a certain direction. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas with others, as you may find that their own personal experiences directly support your intuitive ideas. Keep a close eye on a coworker if you believe that they may be abusing the authority of their position, and be sure to carefully document their actions should you find evidence that confirms your suspicions.
3 of wands reversed main meaning Sometimes, our inner voice of wisdom goes silent, making it difficult to make decisions that appease our basest concerns and desires. When The 3 of Wands appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you have felt a lack of intuitive feeling lately, most likely due to the fact that you are simply exhausted with the situation at hand. The lack of insight from your gut is caused by the fact that, deep down, you want nothing more than to be exempt from having to make any decision at all. This may be due to the fact that you’ve overworked yourself, causing your motivations to burn down until there is nothing left. Take a step back and allow yourself to recover from your recent efforts, and you will find that your investment in the situation will begin to naturally return on its own. Not only will this replenish your stores of energy, but this time will also give you an opportunity to go over your options once more and look at new perspectives that you hadn’t previously considered.

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It’s time to spread your wings and fly, so I hope you are not afraid of heights. The 3 of Wands is a Yes card, with a ticket to freedom and adventure attached to it. This card represents new opportunities, in faraway lands, so traveling is a very likely possibility. Its time to foresee your future without any limitations. You are in control of your future and success. In conclusion, the Three of Wands is a YES card.

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Three of Wands meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

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