The Three of Wands is the card of confidence, momentum, growth, and future prospects. The card depicts a man standing on the edge of a cliff, looking over the ocean and the mountains. So much is ahead of him, and he knows it. He is looking forward to the future. He is committed, and he is confident that his commitment is good and will bring abundance into his life.
The Three of Wands reminds us that true commitment is possible. Your twin flame is out there. The person who you are meant to be with will commit to you, no questions asked. They will see the value in doing so, and they won’t hesitate. Remember what you deserve in love because you deserve nothing but the best.
If the Three of Wands appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is always up for adventure. You’re always up for trying new things, and they’re always looking for the next big thing to conquer in life. These people will travel whenever they can afford to, which is wonderful news to hear if you are in a long distance relationship. It is astrologically associated with the Sun in Aries. This person is always on the go. Long-distance travel may probably be a regular occurrence in this person’s life. Because both the Sun as well as Aries carry strong masculine energy, this card carries a very active, assertive energy. We all have a little bit of both energies expressed in a balanced way, regardless of which gender we identify as.
For physical characteristics, the Three of Wands as a person represents someone who is always pushing themselves to their limits. They’re not necessarily competitive, so they mostly focus on outdoing themselves. Because his card is astrologically influenced by the Sun in Aries, they could be particularly active and athletic. In traditional depictions of this card, a person is standing at the edge of a cliff, so they may love heights and be drawn to extreme sports. We may even seek out careers that require them to be active, such as a career in professional sports, or just own a sports shop. They love traveling, it gives them a physical thrill.
For emotional characteristics, the Three of Wands as a person represents someone who likes a challenge. They like their life spicy. In traditional depictions of this card, a man is standing on a cliff awaiting ships coming in from abroad. A modern day interpretation of this energy would be a person basically going, “come at me, bruh!” When they’re not challenging others to come at them, they’re going to hop on one of those ships and come to you. That in a nutshell is this person’s attitude toward life. This person doesn’t complain at the first sight of an obstacle. Obstacles excite them, and they live for the challenge. Like every other card in the Wands suit, they’ll take pride in tackling that challenge.
For careers, the Three of Wands can represent someone who works as someone whose job requires patience and waiting, or it may deal with long-distance travels, communications, or trade. Although this person has a lot of responsibility, there are many aspects of this person’s profession that are outside of their control. They rely on teamwork and other partners to ensure that things go smoothly. The Three of Wands is an interesting mix of both the global and the local, indicating that this person may work in a profession that bridges both. This person may work in international trade, the local branch of a multinational corporation, or even as a diplomat at a foreign embassy, a foreign language teacher, an international relations professor, or a translator.
The Three of Wands as a person represents someone who makes you feel appreciated and wanted. In traditional depictions of the Three of Wands, a person is waiting and expecting for their ships to come. When this person finally meets you, they could make it very clear to you that you are their wish fulfillment. They could even say that they specifically manifested you, or confessed about watching you from afar before finally approaching you. You could come from vastly different backgrounds, and that might excite both of you.
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If the Three of Wands reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is in a toxic, receptive energy. They’re lazy and entitled, and expect things to just happen or come to them. Because this is a Minor Arcana card, some of these traits will not be inherent aspects of their identity. If they are behaving unfavorably, they might just be going through a temporary phase. It may be a behavioral pattern that they can still unlearn, if they choose to. Good or bad, nobody is perfect, and people can use their free will to change for the better.
For physical characteristics, the Three of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who is unadventurous with their personal appearance. Of course, there’s nothing wrong that if it’s a positive choice. For example if somebody feels like their style and makeup look shouldn’t be their daily priority, that should be respected. But the Three of Wands in reverse usually represents somebody who wishes they could be more adventurous, but something is holding them back from fully expressing themselves. For example, this person could fear judgment. This person may guilt themselves out of caring about fashion in general. They may also falsely believe that they don’t deserve nice things or nice food.
For emotional characteristics, the Three of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who is unenthusiastic and keeps their expectations low. This person may have been disappointed in the past before, which is why they like to avoid disappointment by tempering their expectations. They lack confidence in themselves and others. This person may also fear the unknown. International travel, for example, would freak this person out. They don’t have much of a thirst for adventure or a curiosity for people who are different from them. In some extreme cases, this person might even be bigoted or xenophobic.
For careers, the Three of Wands reversed can represent someone who works in the same field as the upright Three of Wands, so a bridge between international and local communications or trade. However, they may lack the skills or positive mindset to excel in that field. For example, they could have a very negative attitude about foreign cultures. Perhaps they are unwilling to learn the languages required, or show compassion and understanding toward a culture that is different from the one that they grew up with. Because the Number 3 in numerology is all about cooperation, this person might not be the best team player. In teamwork situations, this person will tend to be quick to place the blame on others rather than take personal responsibility for the things that they do have control of.
The Three of Wands reversed as a person represents someone who makes you feel unwelcome. The Three of Wands is one of the most welcoming energies in the Tarot when drawn upright, because this card is all about somebody waiting for something that they expected. When drawn in the reverse, this person might act like you’re a nuisance — even when they rely on you to get their business done. Think of the megalomaniac celebrities who have rules that prohibit employees from making eye contact with their own boss. The shadow side of Sun and Ariesʼ influence may make this person incredibly selfish. They don’t like challenges, and they take challenges as a threat. And then they get angry at people who take on those challenges. They become envious of those people’s success.
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For love readings, the Three of Wands represents growth potential, commitment, and the future. You deserve to be in a relationship with someone who is fully committed to you. There is no card more enthusiastic about this than the Three of Wands. Plan to expand and it will be yours.
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