MANIFEST YOUR BEST YEAR YET
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Upright: Progress, expansion, foresight, overseas opportunities.
Reversed: Playing small, lack of foresight, unexpected delays.
On the Three of Wands, a man where red and green robes stands on a cliff with his back turned. He stands between three wands firmly planted in the ground, reflecting his commitment to his future plans. He has left the comfort of his castle from the Two of Wands and is now in a wide open space, looking out over the sea to distant mountains. He watches three sailing ships pass by, symbolic of movement and progression. Standing on top of the hill, he can see all that lies ahead and is aware of any upcoming challenges and opportunities as he pursues his plans.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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While the Two of Wands is a card of planning for the future from a place of safety and comfort, the Three of Wands indicates that your plans are now well underway and you are starting to consider even more opportunities to expand your current plans and maximise the potential of your future. Everything is progressing steadily and as expected, thanks to your solid planning and ongoing motivation to persist.
The Three of Wands indicates that there are many opportunities available to you to expand your horizons through study, travel, business enterprise and learning. You are becoming more aware of the opportunities that exist for you right now – and there are still further opportunities to come. To take advantage of this potential, you must stay committed to your path and be prepared to stretch outside of your comfort zone, knowing that your best opportunities lie outside of your current environment. It is time to think BIG. Consider what you can do to open doors for yourself and create more development and self-exploration opportunities. You are being encouraged to become a visionary and to dream beyond your current limitations. Now is the time to accept your vision and be confident that you will achieve it.
The Three of Wands also brings your attention to the changes and challenges that lie ahead and that are associated with expanding your horizons and entering new territories. Given the man in this card can see far ahead of himself, then you are likely to be already aware of the upcoming changes and challenges and can prepare for them ahead of time.
Given the image of land and sea in this card, the Three of Wands can sometimes indicate travel, especially overseas or over a body of water. This card encourages you to be adventurous and travel to unknown places so that you can discover more about yourself and learn many new things along the way. You may also be exploring international opportunities that will support your further growth.
The Three of Wands reversed suggests that growth and expansion are available to you but you are choosing to play it safe and stay within your comfort zone. As a result, you are closing yourself off from new opportunity and limiting your growth and potential. What's holding you back? It's time to spread your wings and fly.
The Three of Wands reversed suggests that you have attempted to embark on your journey of personal development, but you have been unable to accomplish the goals that you had hoped for. There may have been some unexpected delays and creative blockages to your path. There is disappointment, frustration and a general feeling that you may have just wasted your time by even starting on this journey. What you may not realise, however, is that these setbacks are in fact an important part of your bigger life journey and will have contributed to your personal development anyway.
Similarly the reversed Three of Wands can indicate that your plans might come to a grinding halt with unexpected delays and other frustrating obstacles. You may be waiting on others to complete a task, or you may have under-estimated how much time is involved for each task. When planning, add extra time and space to your plans so you aren't adversely affected by external delays.
You may also be struggling to put your plans into action, and you are now feeling worried that you have over-committed yourself and you feel completely overwhelmed. You may not have adequately prepared for the potential challenges on your path, or you may have been unrealistic about the risks associated with your plans. Break down your plans into smaller tasks to make them more manageable and more realistic. Conduct a risk assessment ahead of time to understand what challenges you may potentially face, and then create mitigation plans to avoid or minimise those risks.