Three of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionA calm, stately personage, with his back turned, looking from a cliff\'s edge at ships passing over the sea. Three staves are planted in the ground, and he leans slightly on one of them.
Meaning of Three of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
A calm, stately personage, with his back turned, looking from a cliff'He symbolizes established strength, enterprise, effort, trade, commerce, discovery; those are his ships, bearing his merchandise, which are sailing over the sea. The card also signifies able co-operation in business, as if the successful merchant prince were looking from his side towards yours with a view to help you.
The end of troubles, suspension or cessation of adversity, toil and disappointment.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Realization of the commencement of an enterprise. The basis of the work is now definitely established, and the undertaking can be fearlessly continued.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
A very good card; collaboration will favour enterprise.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Enterprise, Undertaking, Commerce, Trade, Negotiation
Hope, Desire, Attempt, Wish.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
by inheritance you will come into possession of a handsome country seat, where you will live for several years, but too extravagantly; when all your money is gone, you will move into a small country town, where you will play a great part to last.