Three of Wands Tarot Card Meanings 2018-01-30T15:46:07+00:00
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Three of Wands Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Preparing for what is to come.

Planning ahead.

An expanding enterprise.


Creative writers.

Expanding horizons.

Seeing the big picture.

Being a representative.


Overwhelmed by demands.

Unable to complete a project.

A toxic environment.


Symbolism in Three of Wands tarot card

The cliff edge symbolises being ready to leap. The wand in his left hand symbolises his plan ahead. The two wands behind him symbolise the work and research he has put into his vision. The yellow sky and sea symbolise his intellect and knowledge and facing the sun which means facing life.

Three of Wands tarot card and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Aries (Emperor)

Three of wands tarot card meanings upright

Three of Wands is the tarot card for writers, writing jobs and freelancers. It is also the card that follows the manifesting the seeker did in Two of Wands, and the seeker is now living a new and exciting opportunity. Three of wands tarot card signifies the Seeker is rewarded, promoted and/or maximized their chances to succeed. The enterprise is expanding.

Three of wands in love reading

In a love reading, Three of wands tarot card speaks of the earlier stages of a relationship, the stages before having kids and/or moving in. If single, this card can mean picky when it comes to who they date. It can also mean they will meet their soulmate online. Next to Hermit it can mean online friendship turning into romance.

Three of wands in a career reading

In a career reading, Three of wands tarot card signifies careers in writing, project management and freelancing. Three of wands in a career can also denote expanding and taking on more responsibilities.

Three of wands as feelings

Three of wands denotes the Seeker feels ready for a renewal. The Seeker could feel they have walked too long on the same old path, and they are now ready for a new beginning. If you are asking how someone feels about you, Three of wands can mean the person feels ready to date you. If you are already in a relationship, three of wands can denote your partner wants to expand on your living situation and have more experiences together.

Learn what Three of wands tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Three of Wands tarot card

This is someone with great inner strength and power. They know they are in charge of their own destiny. They can be arrogant and act like they are part of a royal family. They thrive on responsibility and take charge with a noble attitude. They love inserting new ideas into their routine, especially if it has a competitive touch. This is someone self-confident and optimistic. Their enthusiasm remains high as long as they can see the fruits of their labour.

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Three of wands tarot card meanings reversed

Three of Wands tarot card reversed indicates there are delays in rewards and payoffs. The seeker might be out of their league, unable to cope with demands. The environment might be toxic which makes it hard for growth. People might not like what you are doing. Disappointments are likely. A conceit is also a possibility. Psychologically this card reversed indicates arrogance and rudeness.

Personality types in reversed Three of Wands tarot card

Three of wands tarot card reversed denotes someone with a hard time breaking free from their habits and routines. Their habits aren’t even that healthy, and they need to break free from their toxic patterns. This is someone quite non-agreeable and they often find themselves in the defense position. They need to learn about other cultures and ways of life, as their world is usually small and unappealing. They tend to exist within their own uncomfortable comfort zones.

Three Of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Three of wands:

3 of wands + The Fool: Communicating on social media. 

3 of wands + The Magician: Online business. Talented writer. A copywriter. 

3 of wands + The Empress: An opportunity to work from home. 

3 of wands + Temperance: Journalism. Foreign Correspondence. Overseas study. 

3 of wands + The Devil: Self-employed businessman/woman. 

3 of wands + The Tower: Unable to cope with demands. 

3 of wands + The Moon: Writer. If the moon is reversed, this card combination can mean procrastination. 

3 of wands + Ace of swords: A quick wit. Legal documents. 

3 of wands + Four of swords: Tourism. Long distance relationships. 

3 of wands + Five of swords: Rudeness. 

3 of wands + Six of swords: Travel. 

3 of wands + Ace of cups: Learning about a very different culture. 

3 of wands + Two of cups: Relationship therapist. 

3 of wands + Four of cups: Procrastination. 

3 of wands + Five of cups: Disappointments. 

3 of wands + Nine of cups: Getting what you want in career and study. Doing well on exams and tests. 

3 of wands + Knight of cups: Poet. Writer. 

3 of wands + Six of pentacles: A manuscript. 

3 of wands + Eight of pentacles: Doing what you love. 

3 of wands + Knight of pentacles: A creative job. 

3 of wands + King of pentacles: Expanding a business opportunity. 

3 of wands + Two of wands: Project management. Creative project. 

3 of wands + Six of wands: A successful decision. Being ahead of your time. 

3 of wands + Eight of wands: Marketing. News reporter. Media. 

3 of wands + Nine of wands: Intellectual property. 

3 of wands + King of wands: International business.

Three of wands tarot card meanings summary

Your ships got wind behind their sails and are off to bring you riches. Three of wands tarot card shows up when it is time to nurture what you put so much love and effort into. This is not a time to be complacent. Protect and expand on what you worked so hard to build, and the foundation will be of the substance you need to assure future security and success.


  1. Laura July 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Hi I was looking to pull a single card for guidance if I am using the right realtor. While shuffling toghther 2 cards flew out of the deck when I said the name! Three of Rods (Wands) top card& Eight of Pentacles is the bottom card. Individually I I think they’re saying it’s a good thing but if I do the combination of what they mean together it means “doing what I love”… and I am hating house hunting!

  2. Helena Samu October 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Inger, I have an endless flow of questions. Sorry. I gott an answer what the person wants from me: Lovers, Hierophant, 5 of Wands. My thouth is that he wants maybe a love relationship but no commitment. So than I asked what are his feelings. I gott: 3 of Wands, Knight of Cups and 8 of Wands. Is it possible that is a fresh love feelings? Not sure. Thank you. HS

  3. Inger Bråthen October 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Hi. This person is feeling boxed in in his life and he wants to put himself more out there to use his unique skills and abilities. I feel he will settle down in a committed relationship once he is becoming more of who he wants to be. 3 of wands speaks of a relationship in the beginning stages where you enjoy the relationship before you have to deal with all the serious aspects of a relationship. It means keeping it simple without complicating things.

  4. Jessica Lovett November 1, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Hi inger. I have the easy tarot guilded deck. I asked what the cards have to tell me about my upcoming job situation. My husband and i both were fired from our really good jobs out of no where. We are both looking for jobs but more so him because he makes better money than i do. I drew the empress the knight cups the knight pents and 3of over all looks positive but i need more input please. Thank u

  5. Inger Bråthen November 1, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Hi. I feel doors will open for you both very soon.

  6. Lindsey Hall November 6, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Salutations. I don’t know what I’d do had I not found this website. You are so helpful. I got the 3 of wands as how to can be more compassionate to myself… I’m not sure how that corresponds to my question..

  7. Inger Bråthen November 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    3 of wands is often seen as the writer’s card. It is also the card for enjoying life free from stress. This card can mean you need to take a look at the stress levels in your life and see if you can minimise them. Write down what you want more of in your life, and think about your future in terms of where do you want to be in 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years. Start taking small steps towards your goals and same time next year, you will be amazed at how far you have come. 🙂

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