Three of Wands

Three of Batons ("Bastos") from a Spanish deck

Three of Wands or Three of Batons is a playing card of the suit of wands. In Tarot, it is a Minor Arcana card.

Three of Wands from the Rider–Waite tarot deck

Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games.

In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes.

Divination usage

A calm onlooker facing towards the sea. There's a possibility that he is a merchant or looking forward to a journey. The three represents creation - looking forward to something with optimism - a mission. This card symbolizes enterprise, trade, or commerce.

Keynotes: Achievement - venture - traveling - pursuing a journey

If the card is in reversed, it means the end of a task, toil, a cessation, and disappointment.

Key meanings

The key meanings of the Three of Wands:

  • Achievement
  • Fresh starts
  • Long-term success
  • Partnerships
  • Trade

In popular culture

In The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot associates The Man with Three Staves with the Fisher King, "quite arbitrarily".

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