What does the three of wands tarot card mean?

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The three of wands is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Wands suit.

Keywords: Opportunity, networking, enterprise, luck, travel


The Three of Wands is a lucky card, and indicates that things are going, or soon will go your way. Plans have been made and now it’s time for action. Projects you are working on are well underway and are progressing nicely, and it’s now time to expand your horizons and maximise on your potential. This could be through further study, travel, or new business ventures. This is a time for networking, and opening doors for yourself. Keep an open mind and don’t be scared to ask for help or support from others.

Reverse keywords: Pride, arrogance, delays, obstacles

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Three of Wands indicates that a stubborn independence and refusal to accept help will lead to delays and failures. A lack of foresight or planning could cause you to stumble at obstacles you’re not prepared for, and this will hinder your progress, leading to frustration. Perhaps you were overconfident and cocky about what you could achieve. It’s time to examine where you are going wrong, and how you make changes to move forward in a positive direction. Break big challenges down into small, manageable chunks, and never be too proud to accept help when it’s offered.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Wands suit)