• Tarot Minor Arcana

3 of Wands

Tarot Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.

3 of Wands


“You have created a firm foundation for yourself. Now it is the time to plan for a secure future.“

3 of wands represents the result of your hard work, as your plans are finally moving towards flawless execution. This card gives you the chance to expand your current strategy to realize your ultimate potential. You are slowly becoming aware of endless opportunities around you. Now is the time to explore the unknown and use your intellect to bring your dreams to reality. No door can stay closed if you try hard enough to open it. Remember to use this time wisely.

The three in the Rider Waite tarot deck symbolize the inner harmony that positively enables you to take on new responsibilities. The man watching the ships symbolizes your hope and optimism that soon, everything will go well in your life. The 3 of wands represents your creative imagination and entrepreneurial spirit that motivates you to seize on opportunities. The flying plane in the clear sky denotes a chance to awaken your high potentials.

However, opportunities also bring challenges, which means you may need to overcome obstacles before you succeed. Challenges make you stronger, therefore don't back down from them and face them head-on. 3 of wands shows a man in an open space dressed in red and green, looking over the sea. This card also depicts the possibility of traveling abroad, which means it is time to be adventurous and take some risks to accomplish your goals.

Another aspect of this card is predicting the sudden delay in your plans. You might be sailing smoothly until now, but your ship is about to face some cold waves. However, do not panic or get confused. It is crucial to stay level-headed and keep putting out fires as they come your way. You will soon overcome the challenges and reach your destiny when you choose to ignore the obstacles and instead focus on sailing your ship to the island.

Reversed 3 of Wands Meaning :

When the three wands appear in reverse, it hints at your inability to take risks. Every opportunity you will ever need is right in front of you. Instead of choosing to play it safe, it is time to play all your cards strategically to win the bigger bet. The appearance of this card means it is time to look inside your heart and ask what is holding you back. In addition to materialistic goals, this is a perfect opportunity to fulfill your personal development goals.

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