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Three of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Three of Wands

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

wands-3, three-of-wands, three, wands

Description

A calm, stately figure looks from a cliff's edge at ships passing over the sea. His back is turned. Three staves are planted in the ground, and he leans slightly on one of them.

Meaning of Three of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Established strength, enterprise, effort, trade, commerce, discovery: those are his ships, bearing his merchandise, at sail.

Reversed

The end of troubles; adversity, toil and disappointment will pause or stop.

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

Upright

Enterprise, Undertaking, Commerce, Trade, Negotiation

Reversed

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.

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