Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Three of Wands tarot card mean?

The Three of Wands speaks to planning for the future and moving forward from a place of confidence.

When you see this card in a spread, you can feel assured that the situation you asked about is heading in a promising direction. This card is a sign of steady progress.

The appearance of the Three of Wands in a reading is not only a positive indication for where you are, but for where you’re going in the future. You’ve done the work to put a strong foundation in place. This baseline will serve you well as you build momentum and move ahead.

This minor arcana card can also have a connection with travel, international adventure or long-distance relationships.

What is the Three of Wands zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the Three of Wands is Aries

Three of Wands Tarot Guide

Keywords for the Three of Wands: Confidence, momentum, expansion, growth, progress, distance or travel

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of the Three of Wands: Mars

Element of the Three of Wands: Fire

What does the Three of Wands card mean in a love reading?

If you’re in a relationship when you pull the Three of Wands in a love reading, you can trust that things are moving ahead at a comfortable pace. This is a good time to prioritize communication to be sure you and your partner are on the same page about the future you wish to co-create.

For singles, the Three of Wands can indicate surprising, synchronous new connections.

This card’s connection with travel can present itself noticeably in love readings. It points to travel with a partner or a long-distance relationship. If you’re single, you might open your eyes to the possibility of meeting someone while you’re away from home. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to talk to strangers!

What does the Three of Wands tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Three of Wands in a career reading calls for you to be open-minded about new opportunities that may present themselves. Even if you’ve reached a comfortable place in your career, this minor arcana card indicates that there are even better possibilities right around the corner! Don’t get complacent.

With its affiliation with travel and distance, the Three of Wands encourages you to cast a wider net! A trip could open up new pathways to abundance. Look outside your current sphere and you may tap into a rich network of financial possibilities.

Consider expanding your current base of operations, or looking for more long distance opportunities. In this era of remote work, your future income streams may be a Zoom meeting away.

If such a possibility has come up but you’ve been cautious due to finances, this card is a positive sign that a trip or investment has strong potential to pay off. Keep on exploring!

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What does the Three of Wands tarot card mean for health?

The Three of Wands is generally a positive sign when it comes up in a health reading, but warns against passivity. To get your desired outcome, you must take more control of the situation. As this card can point to travel, it may be indicating that you may have to look outside of your current set of options. You may event want to take a trip to get the resources and support you need.

If you’ve been struggling with health issues, this card encourages you to think “outside the box” and be open to new avenues of healing. For example, a combination of Western and holistic methodologies may be the perfect mix. This may be the time to meet with a functional medicine MD.

The Three of Wands is an encouraging sign if you’re considering a spiritual trip or healing retreat.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When the Three of Wands presents in a reversed position, it can carry a feeling of restriction or self-doubt. Or, it can indicate that you’re not feeling satisfied with the progress you’re making.

This card’s reversed appearance reminds you that even if things aren’t working out the way you hoped, what’s happened so far can still be an important part of your journey. Mistakes and roadblocks can be valuable opportunities to learn, get better, and adjust course to get closer to where you’re meant to go.

Don’t give up. Take things one step at a time as you look to the future. Remind yourself of your resilience through challenging times!

Is the Three of Wands tarot card a yes or no?

The Three of Wands is usually a yes, especially when you’re exploring new possibilities that connect with this card’s general meaning.

What does the Suit of Wands mean?

Wands are associated with fire signs, which ignite action. Fire signs carry an excitable, creative and visionary energy, and people with those signs love to jump right in.

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