Wednesday, August 09, 2006


TODAY'S CARD is The Three of Wands. This version is from the delightful Language of Flowers Tarot:

For comparison, here's The Three of Wands in the Rider/ Waite/ Smith deck:

THE THREE OF WANDS: When I stumbled upon the Language of the Flowers Tarot online I was delighted. I have loved plants since I can remember. Many of my fondest childhood memories involve plants and flowers, several of which are in the Language of the Flowers Tarot. As for the Three of Wands being attributed to "Pine," one of my earliest memories is of the smell, sound and feel of a pine needle "carpet" as I lolled around on it. I also remember being fascinated by iridescent drops of rain dangling from pine needles, and my favorite paperweight these days is a large pine cone. Like the figure on the Rider/ Waite/ Smith Three of Wands I stand briefly in now bearing my memories, ready to move on into the future with each new step.

DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE THREE OF WANDS (i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):

Negatively aspected, an obsession with what "could" or "should" be.

The ground you are on is too familiar; time to take a risk.

Are you trying to blame someone/something else for this situation?

You may have been on this fence so long because you sense your efforts and skills would be wasted in the effort.

Keep focussed on here and now; looking ahead right now will be either confusing or inaccurate.

Respect the need or desire you are feeling to look to the future; you need to fully consider possible consequences.

Take the high road in this conflict/confrontation.

Take credit for this, you deserve it.

Your overview of the situation is acute right now. Share it.

This is a very good start. Keep up the active effort.

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Resource: 78 Notes to Self: A Tarot Journal, a tremendously resourceful and helpful blog.

Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.

‘til next time, keep taking the high road and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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