The Three Of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had the Three of Wands in your Tarot reading and don’t know what it means? Maybe you were given an interpretation but want to know what else the card could mean? Or are you curious and want to know more? Whatever your question might be, we are here with the answers for you! 

Keep reading to see what the Three of Wands card means in your Tarot reading! We have the upright and reversed meaning for you so no matter how the card appears, you will know what it means and how you can take its message with you in your life. 

Upright Three Of Wands Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s start by looking at the general meaning of the Three of Wands! Generally, the card represents adventure, freedom, moving abroad, and travel. The card also suggests hard work paying off and happiness with your choices or a situation. 

The Three of Wands also suggests forward planning, foresight, expansion, moving forward, and growth. It is the card of self-belief, self-confidence, spreading your wings, and experiencing life!

It can also represent long-distance relationships and holiday romances. 

What a lovely card to see in your Tarot reading! 

Now that we have briefly established what the card means, let’s move on to look at it in closer detail. 


Health-wise, the Three of Wands suggests recovering from an injury or illness and moving on after a time of ill health.

It might suggest traveling overseas for further treatment or getting vaccinated before traveling. 

Love And Relationships

The Three of Wands is a good omen for those in a relationship! It suggests moving forward, being happy with your choices, and having success. Your relationship will be going well when you see this card! 

It also suggests traveling to a foreign land or moving abroad. You might end up traveling abroad together or even moving when the card appears! You might not go together though, as the card also suggests long-distance relationships.

Consider the chances of the two of you relocating or traveling together when you see this card. 

If you are single, you will enjoy your freedom! You will experience life and spread your wings, having fun while you do!

The card also suggests a holiday romance, meeting a new love while you travel, or even the beginning of a long-distance relationship! Exciting things are coming your way. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the card suggests traveling overseas for work or taking a job abroad. You might be looking at options for working abroad or considering other countries you would like to work in.

You might also be sent abroad by your company on a business trip, or be presented with the opportunity to expand your company globally! It is an exciting card to see in your reading. 

The card also indicates a need to expand your horizons or shake things up in your career! Explore any new opportunities that present themselves, especially if they include travel! 

Financially, the Three of Wands suggests your finances will expand as you enjoy some success! The card is a good omen, so why not use some of your wealth to see more of the world?

You could travel, expand your horizons, or take a holiday you have been putting off. 


The Three of Wands suggests you are happy with your spiritual progress. You will feel adventurous and fortunate when it appears in your reading. The card is a good omen for psychic development too as you expand your horizons! 

If you haven’t already, now is the time to explore any psychic abilities you might have. 

Reversed Three Of Wands Tarot Card General Meaning 

The Three of Wands reversed has a slightly different meaning to the upright card. Let’s take a look at what it means. Generally, the card represents returning to your homeland from travels or moving back home.

The card indicates restriction, a lack of progress, failure, feeling unhappy with your choices, disappointment, or lack of adventure and growth. The card also suggests you might be holding onto or haunted by the past, and are lacking foresight or forward planning. 

The Three of Wands represents self-doubt, frustration, a lack of confidence and self-belief, and failed long-distance relationships or holiday romances.

Quite the opposite to the upright version of the card! 

Now that we have looked at the card’s general meaning, let’s move on to see what it can mean in closer detail. 


Health-wise, the reversed Three of Wands suggests you will contract an illness abroad. Make sure you have the correct health and travel insurance before you leave to cover any expensive bills!

You will also want to have all the necessary vaccinations before you travel and pack mosquito repellents and other items needed for the country you are traveling to. 

The card also suggests you are unhappy with how slowly your recovery is taking. Here you need to be patient and allow your body a chance to heal! It can take time but you will get better. 

Love And Relationships

The reversed Three of Wands suggests a lack of growth, lack of progress, and feeling of disappointment in your relationship. When the card appears your relationship might not be doing very well!

The card also suggests your partner is holding you back or restricting you when it comes to travel and exploring your options. 

The card also suggests a failed long-distance relationship. 

If you are single, the card suggests you are being haunted by or holding onto the past. This will prevent you from embracing being single and enjoying the adventure and freedom that comes with it! The card also suggests a failed holiday romance or long-distance relationship. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the card suggests travel plans for a work trip have been canceled. You might have also turned down an offer to work abroad. This can be frustrating, especially if you are not seeing any progress in your current job!

A lack of opportunities here can make you feel restricted or as if you are not tapping into your true potential. 

Business-wise, the lack of travel might hinder your chances to expand your business, leaving you feeling stuck in one place.

Financially, the card suggests you have stretched yourself too thin financially.

You have too much going on that you will struggle to pay for it all. It is worth adjusting your finances and letting some things go to ensure you have enough money for yourself! By keeping a close eye on your money here you can avoid financial chaos! 


The reversed Tarot card suggests you are frustrated with your lack of spiritual progress currently. You might be haunted by or struggling to deal with your past when you see this card.

It isn’t a good omen for psychic development as it suggests a lack of foresight. Now might not be the best time to explore your psychic abilities! 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Three of Wands Tarot card! Make sure you are opening yourself up to new opportunities, especially when it comes to travel. Who knows where these new adventures could take you?

Zhara O’Brien
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