If I had to choose a couple of keywords that effectively describe today’s energy, they would be ‘strength’ and ‘anticipation’.
We’ve all been there, you buckle down, put in the effort and hard work. Then everything’s over, the tasks complete. All the stress and frantic effort comes to a crashing and abrupt end. Leaving you in a state of deep anxiety and expectation, twiddling your thumbs, as you await your fate. One of those stressful times when we need to be patient. Have I done enough, could I have done things differently, spent more time upon the details, reworked the weaker points? But it’s all too late now, as your destiny is in the hands of the Gods.
Astrologically, the Three of Wands falls into the second decan of Aries, ruled by the Sun, Mars being the signs primary ruler. This is significant, as the Sun is exalted in Aries. So, it’s fair to describe the second decan as being especially active. Particularly when interpreted as a whole, considering ‘all’ of the card’s anomalies and astrological attributions.
Interpreting this fiery card in a future orientated position, how life is potentially developing and unfolding, then the Golden Dawn’s esoteric title offers more than a subtle hint, “Lord of Established Strength”. Once again suggesting a feeling of life being built upon the efforts of the past, the Ace of wands. For the dominant Arian energy, is fuelled by the muscular planet Mars, augmented by the brilliance of the Sun, the bringer of light, sustainer of life!
You’re reminded of all that you’ve established, the results of your efforts. There is an old biblical proverb, “we reap what we sow”, a philosophical idea that one’s future is shaped by the actions we take on a moment-to-moment basis. In many ways this card forewarns, prepares us for the fruits of our labour.
The Three of Wands is a good card, a card linked with creativity, power, and strength. For here lies the final insight and lesson. Prepare for a positive outcome, but if that effort doesn’t reach your full expectation, then lean upon your established strengths, lessons learned, and try again and keep trying until you eventually win and succeed!