3 of Wands Thoth – Crowley Tarot | Thoth Tarot Deck
|Creativity, confidence, new start.|
|Trust, safety, success.|
|Power and strength are strengthened; trust, flexibility, and harmony.|
|Depression and attention-seeking behavior (overestimating one's own capacity).|
|The will and power are in harmony with the law of the universe.|
Virtuous – Flame of development
I. Analyze and describe 3 of Wands Thoth Tarot
On the card, we see three sticks – two crossed and one straight – forming a lotus shape. The flames at the intersection form a fire star and represent the foundation of creative energy. The tangible interference between internal and external awareness (the fire and the flowers) describes the cosmic harmony of body, soul, and spirit. We find ourselves in a body that makes everything bloom and develop.
II. Interpretation of 3 of Wands Thoth Tarot
Spring has come – the time when the sun urges nature to sprout and show off before the light. The dynamic fire spirit of the previous card (2 of Wands Thoth) is chasing nature out of a lazy hibernation, turning it into a brilliant spring sun around the sprouts in the bright light. Just like when a woman receives male sperm, the idea is now flowing into a specific shape. The orange-yellow background of the card shows the conversion action which is full of light and shows a lotus blooming in the most radiant aura. This emphasizes the interference of heaven and earth energy.
The card is the beginning of a new cycle. That corresponds to the sun beginning to pursue victory in the Aries: “The wand has formed the shape of a lotus flower because the sun has played the role of Great Mother” (Crowley). The shoots bloom, the first leaves have sprouted, the strength is gradually increasing and nature begins to open again.
Now, it is the time to launch new ideas with a focus on cleaning up the past scum. Between the inner desire and the power of fate, there is a great harmony from which many closed doors suddenly expand. If you used to hide in a shell, it is time to step outside to build new and promising relationships and start working on a good future.
This card signals that the desire for harmony has emerged between inner desire and external experience. Our subjective attitude has changed favorably, new relationships have developed easily, and these connections include new and amazing personal aspects. Activities which never have and new goals are intertwined with deep confidence in our hearts.
III. Similar correlations of 3 of Wands Thoth Tarot
- Astrology – Sun in Aries.
- Tree of life – Binah (shaping) through fire: inner strength.
- I Ching – 11th hexagram (Tài) – “Peaceful”.
- Similar objects – God promised Abraham’s descendants as much as dust on the ground.
- Image – Shoots (sprouts bloom from seed).
- Keywords – Vivid plan, desire for creativity, initiative, strong emotional motivation, dare to think and dare to do.
IV. 3 of Wands Thoth card in the upright and reverse
1. Upright 3 of Wands Thoth card
It is important that you act in a righteous way and ensure that you have clarity in your mind and heart to deliver the best results. Unless you have clarity at this time, do not take action! So, if we have clarity, this is a great time to put our ideas into the plan!
If you have difficulty moving forward with a plan for your life, make a list of your qualities (positive traits). Let’s expand your heart (like the lotus in the card) and consider what you are connecting with.
Using our skills constructively in the world reflects our highest interests. This may involve work on daily work, hobbies, charity work, community work, spiritual research/teaching or related to our friendship.
Working openly and honestly with others and being a person who listens and gives advice when appropriate according to our highest point of view.
This card also implies the recent success of a project after some initial difficulties or creating a new business project.
2. Reversed 3 of Wands Thoth card
The card shows a lack of clarity, so you should put all the plans together if your actions may not bring about positive results.
Negative actions due to lack of careful thoughts now cause consequences. We have not acted according to our highest standards. The need to go and evaluate what distracts us becomes the best we can do.
Our daily work and life do not make us satisfied because we do not show our best potential, so we feel uninspired and tired. We need to create space to reconnect with what we really want in life, which will make us feel useful and satisfied.
Being dishonest in our friendship, our hearts may be closed (the lotus pointing downwards).
V. 3 of Wands Thoth card in Celtic Cross spread
Card 1: Central Theme of the Spread – connecting with what inspires you and makes you feel valued.
Card 2: Crossing Influences – The demand for work and daily
life is not met. We may have made the wrong choices in the past. Let’s make a
list of your virtues and see how they can be best used.
Card 3: Subconscious Influences – The feeling that your life can be much more rewarding if you can find the right career path. Perhaps, you have always wanted to be self-employed such as starting your own business.
Card 4: Recent Past Affecting the Situation – charity work, helping others
Card 5: Hopes and Goals – to spend more time doing things that really inspire you and bring the best for you.
Card 6: Immediate Future – a career opportunity that will bring the best out of you is just around the corner
Card 7: How you are affecting your situation – feeling inspired in what you are doing, openness and contentment.
Card 8: How others are affecting your situation – being a good listener, empathy towards others, giving sound advice.
Card 9: Guidance or Warning – You will continue to feel unsatisfied in your life and career if you are not connected with what really inspires you.
Card 10: Overall outcome – The work that you find motivated to do that demonstrates your best talent and supports others in the process.