Three of Wands

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Three of Batons ("Bastos") from a Spanish deck Bastos Three spanishdeck.JPG
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.

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Three of Wands from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck Wands03.jpg
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 or she 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]

In The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot associates The Man with Three Staves with the Fisher King, "quite arbitrarily". [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Dummett, Michael (1980). The Game of Tarot. Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. ISBN   0-7156-1014-7.
  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 Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Trusted Tarot (2010) Three of Wands
  4. "Eliot, T. S. 1922. The Waste Land". www.bartleby.com. Retrieved 2020-01-01.