Tarot: 3 of Wands

Messaging, Empty Chatter, Distractions

Messaging – sending and receiving messages – is the main theme of the the 3 of Wands. Ancient systems of communication are still relevant today, and even more so with the luxury of advancing technology.

The only problem? With all of those emails and chat messages, it’s easy to get distracted from your life passion.

Much of our conversations revolve around unimportant subjects. How much of our energy is robbed by sitting around talking to girlfriends about the current fashion fad or celebrity icon? Or endless discussions on the marriages and divorces of acquaintances? Or the stock market, price of real estate or the latest movie, video game or technology gadget? Unless these topics directly relate to your life purpose, they turn into wasted energy.

The 3 of Wands is a reminder that there’s much in your surroundings – good things even, including the kindest and most helpful of friends or loved ones – that can thwart you from your life path and soul mission.

When this short, passing lifetime is over, you’ll wish you used this privileged opportunity as a human to contribute your highest, unique potential to the world.

Condense your focus, and distractions lose their appeal and fall by the wayside.

3 of Wands by Tarot of the Tattoo Age, Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot, The Wild Unknown and Steampunk Tarot, intuitivefish.com
3 of Wands by Tarot of the Tattoo Age, Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot, The Wild Unknown and Steampunk Tarot, intuitivefish.com

When The 3 of Wands Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Someone or something may be robbing your energy and health. Let go of dietary rules, fitness routines, health advice and medication prescriptions which do not personally serve you. These create more work than necessary and do more harm than good.

Occupation, Education, and Finances: Does it feel like you’re working hard but making very little progress toward your personal goals? Be careful your energies aren’t scattered in useless directions, or spent on time-zapping messaging which rob your success. Magnetize contacts who are more conducive to your calling. If writing is your style, the 3 of Wands is your confirmation card. But watch out for distractions which are sure to show up as soon as you begin!

Relationships: Is there someone in your life who’s nice or fun to be around but they have a tendency to interrupt you or distract you from work with pointless messaging or conversations? Set boundaries and you’ll find your relationships become deeper and more worthwhile.

Hidden Meaning: Less is more.

3 of Wands from Shadowscapes Tarot
3 of Wands from Shadowscapes Tarot

Reversed: The end of your struggles is in sight. A reversed 3 of Wands might indicate a break from disappointments or opposition. Perhaps you’ve learned how to point your energies in a singular direction. Or maybe you’ve cleared out unnecessary tasks, routines, or protocols to make your goals easier to achieve. This is especially the case if it concerns an enterprise, business venture or trade.

Advice: It’s time for change! Remove the clutter from your life, and find your life. Focus on quality over quantity. Narrow down and refine your life purpose and soul mission – that thing that inspires you like nothing else – and center your energies on this target. Eliminate all unnecessary details. Create perimeters. Set limits. Say ‘no’ or ‘not at this time’ as often as necessary. Condense your power. No, this isn’t selfish. Actively honoring and protecting your passion is the only way to efficiently contribute to the universe, and be fulfilled in this existence.

Astrological Association: Gemini

Element: Air on the 3rd House

Timing: May 21st to June 21st, or 3 days

Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must first be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Yes, with limits

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