3 of Wands

three of wandsElement: Fire
Timing: Mar 31 – Apr 10. Sun in Aries
Numerology: 3 – Triplicity, expression, expansion of the idea, growth, first stages of completion.
Card Counting Value: 3
Keywords – Ideas crystallizing; integrity; confidence; a hobby becoming a business; confirmation you’re on the right path; control with harmony; business expansion.
Reversed: loss of direction; lack of ambition; questioning your motives; changing your mind; difficulties in business.


Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

The Three of Wands as a Daily Tarot Card

The 3 of Wands from the Tarot of Ceremonial Magick is called Established Strength. It’s difficult to intuit beyond that with such a strong image of a rams head, looking fierce…
So what do we have? Astrologically, the Sun in Aries – you can see the connection to the ram and Strength, but Established Strength? Yes, Golden Dawn wording. Having brought the Ace down and controlled it in the 2 of Wands, we have now established its strength in the 3 – a far cry from the character in the Rider Waite-Smith deck watching his ships on the sea.
If you’ve had a run of Wands lately, from the Princess to the Ace – the energy is potent and if not handled correctly could be quite damaging – hence bringing it under control in the 2 of Wands. We don’t have that luxury today. But we do have the belief from the tarot that we can handle this remarkable life force and shape it into good in our lives.
If you’ve been actively creating and playing with ideas and new projects these last few days, or even weeks, the 3 of Wands is now showing you the time is ripe for seeding and nurturing them. It’s time to stand front and centre by your offering to the world and associate yourself with it.
On a personal level, if you’ve been feeling down and depleted, take assurance from the 3 of Wands that there will be a shift in your mindset and your energy today. The life force brought forth by this card is enough to fuel you into movement away from your malady and into living.
Sometimes we need a strong energy to shunt us into action, today we will feel it.

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