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3 of Wands

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Upright: Foresight, preparation, growth, expansion, journeying

Reversed: Apprehension, delays, lack of focus, lack of commitment


Three, wands (rods, staves), mountains, boats, water

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UprightThis card represents the beginning of a long journey, trip, venture, or project.  You know what you need to do and have made a clear decision to set things in motion.  Standing atop a mountain, looking out over the sea of boats and mountains ahead, you are able to see all of the obstacles encounter and resources you will need.  While you may meet some challenges along the way, you are filled with confidence and have the tools and knowledge you need to overcome any obstacles.  This card always means forward progress and expansion.

ReversedIf this card is pulled in a reverse position, it may represent a lack of focus or future plans.  You are uncertain and unwilling to commit and need additional information before you can continue on in your planning.  If you felt confident in your endeavors, this card may be warning you to take another look, gather more resources, and consider delaying your plans until you have given it more thought.


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The number 3 represents the trinity of mind, body, and spirit.  It points to a clarity and unity in all areas of our life.  It brings together the past, present, and future, reminding us that all is available to us right now.  It represents our creative energy and inspiration from the Universe and Divine forces.

In a positive light, the number 3 refers to self-improvement, creativity, personal insight, optimism, self-expression, and joy of life.

In a negative light, the number 3 refers to scatter-mindedness, unfocused energy, lack of direction, confusion, and self-centeredness.



The Solar Plexus Chakra which expresses our life force, creative energy, passion, choices, and willpower.  It governs our self-esteem, encourages us to trust our gut instincts, and reminds us that everything we need is always within us. Tarot cards associated with this chakra have to do with inner power and self-awareness.

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