3 of wands tarot card meanings upright and reversed

3 of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Three of rods – Upright


The three of wands tarot card is about expansion. When this card appears the querent has a lot of opportunities he is looking forward to. The energy you have put into making a bold decision is now returning to you.

Before the 3 of wands there was a time of taking action and reacting in an appropriate and efficient way. Now the 3 of wands shows up it is a time of seeing the “ships coming in”. Therefore the 3 of wands is a card of exploration and going towards a new level. The number 3 is all about abundance and there is an expansion of possibilities.

3 of wands as feelings & in love relationship tarot readings


Looking forward to what is coming is presented by the 3 of wands tarot card in a romance reading. There is excitement attached to this card. So for example you a few dates with someone you like a lot and you are looking for more to happen. Next to the excitement there is also a lot of confidence and leadership in this tarot card. This person knows what to expect and they know they will achieve what they have in mind. They made the right decisions now they expect that the success will return to them and it will.

In a love relationship reading the 3 of wands tarot card is about expansion and about abundance in regard to intentions. The relationship is going to a new stage. It is not yet about living together or about getting married but more about the stage that you are accepting that you are in a succesful relationship together with many possibilities to come.

3 of wands in job & career tarot readings


The three of wands tarot card can indicate that the querent knows how to achieve success. Vision and foresight are also keywords that descibe the 3 of wands upright. Because the figure on the 3 of wands tarot card (in the Rider Wait Smith tarot deck) knows what to expect he can anticipate on it and leave the crowd behind because of this foresight and visionairy mindset. Also trends are presented by the 3 of wands.


3 of wands as outcome


  • looking forward to something
  • meetings and business contacts
  • getting an answer on a question
  • vision to succeed
  • hopefulness and wondering what is next
  • waiting for the best option
  • looking for great opportunities
  • learning new things to discover and expand
  • preparation

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3 of Wands tarot Card Meanings – Three of rods – Reversed


When reversed the three of wands indicates miscommunication and disappointment. The success that the querent wanted to achieve didn’t work out as he was hoping. This card can also mean that there is a delay to achieve the goal.

Be sure that your message will be delivered. When the three of wands appears reversed it is possible that your message did not each the receiver because of technical problems.

  • missed opportunities
  • technical loss of communication and therefore not getting the message
  • miscommunication
  • disappointment about something you look forward to
  • not getting an answer on your question, this can be miscommunication person is not clear on your intentions
  • this person is not sure that “ship is coming in”.


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0 – The Fool 1 – The Magician 2 – The High Priestess 3 – The Empress 4 – The Emperor 5 – The Hierophant 6 – The Lovers 7 – The Chariot 8 – Strength 9 – The Hermit 10 – The Wheel of Fortune 11 – Justice 12 – The Hanged Man 13 – Death 14 – Temperance 15 – The Devil 16 – The Tower 17 – The Star 18 – The Moon 19 – The Sun 20 – Judgment 21 – The World

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Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

Suit of Pentacles:

Ace of Pentacles 2 of Pentacles 3 of Pentacles 4 of Pentacles 5 of Pentacles 6 of Pentacles 7 of Pentacles 8 of Pentacles 9 of Pentacles 10 of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles

Suit of Swords:

Ace of Swords 2 of Swords 3 of Swords 4 of Swords 5 of Swords 6 of Swords 7 of Swords 8 of Swords 9 of Swords 10 of Swords Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords



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