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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.[1]

In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes.[1][2]

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:[3]

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


  1. ^ a b Dummett, Michael (1980). The Game of Tarot. Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. ISBN . 
  2. ^ Huson, Paul, (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage, Vermont: Destiny Books, ISBN 0-89281-190-0 Mystical Origins of the Tarot
  3. ^ Trusted Tarot (2010) Three of Wands

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