Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday -- Three of Wands (Reversed)

Every Tuesday I select one tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life and ask, "What messages are here for me ?"

As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week." I selected the Three of Wands (Reversed) from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.

In its upright position, the Three of Wands indicates the successful birth of an enterprise, a new project, exchanging ideas, brainstorming, and exciting energy as a new idea takes form and you can see the possibilities.

In it reversed position, however, this energy might be blocked or delayed.

If you feel like you're spinning your wheels or feel like you're putting a lot of effort into something and not seeing the results you expected, that is the energy of the Three of Wands (reversed)...you feel like you are generating lots of energy...and for what?

The Three of Wands (reversed) is your clue to look to the Two and Four of Wands to remember why you were initially excited about the project (Two of Wands) and look ahead to the goals you set to remember where you are going and why you are moving forward (Four of Wands).
  • The Two of Wands is a card of opportunity and new beginnings. 
  • The Three of Wands symbolizes a new project. Remember threes mark creation, expansion and growth.
  • The Four of Wands is a card of feeling content with your achievements. 
It reminds me of the story, The Wizard of Oz, just after Dorothy's house lands in Oz.

The Two of Wands is the excitement of the beginning of the yellow brick road. It's the Two of Wands energy behind the song, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" that leads Dorothy and Toto down the bright yellow path...complete with the promise of Oz.

The Three of Wands energy happens along the path when Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man, each having their own reasons for continuing on to Oz.

The Three of Wands (reversed) is when they meet the Wicked Witch of the West, the flying monkeys, and the poppies that put them all into a blissful sleep. At these points they may have forgotten where they are going and why.

The Three of Wands (reversed) energy can be dark, unknown and scary. You're stuck in the middle of the path. You've moved through the initial excitement but can't see the goal...YET. 

Be patient as you continue on your journey remembering why you initially started this project. This is the energy of the Four of Wands. In the Wizard of Oz, this is that far off view of the beautiful "Emerald City." It is your goal, the vision that keeps you  moving forward.

If you find yourself stuck in the energy of the Three of Wands (reversed), here are some tips:
  • Two of Wands: Remember when you had this wonderful idea and feel the excitement and energy you had just thinking about the possibilities.
  • Four of Wands: What goals did you set out for yourself towards the end of the path?
  • Up-righting the Three of Wands: Combining these two energies (Two and Four of Wands), create one small step that you can/will take to move forward.
  • Repeat as necessary.  :)
By simply looking back, and by envisioning what's ahead, you can and will move from this space of feeling as though you are wasting your time. This will help you to flip the Three of Wands back into its upright position and continue on your way.

Lookout 10 of Wands...Here I Come!!!


excavator said...

I appreciate having a dilemma I was under the sway of articulated, complete with the keys to its solution! Thanks, Sheri!

Kristin said...

I love the Wizard of Oz analogy...brilliant.

Kaleene said...

I enjoyed you using the Wizard of Oz, it really made sense. Thanks :)

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Great analogy. Perhaps that's why the Wizard of Oz resonates with so many people -- it IS the hero's journey.

I'm seeing the Emerald City. WOohoo!

Cindy B said...

Oh my gosh! This so explains what I am going through today!! I am working on a large client who was suppose to come to a decision late yesterday. Have not had any communication from them since yesterday. Intuition said they were ready to go until this morning. Nothing but a block there now.

Mad Hatter said...

Wow, Sheri - this is definitely my card today. Another cancelled IVF cycle, another setback trying to conceive...definitely feeling the Wicked Witch and flying monkeys breathing down my neck and it's so true - I feel just like I did as a child watching Dorothy and the others fall asleep in the poppies...frustrated and helpless and wanting to scream at them to get up and keep going! Your analogy is perfect. I really hope I can reverse that three!
Thank you for the insight.

MentorTAZ said...

This reading is a great confirmation. I set out on this journey with this wonderful idea of being a Health Coach and felt the excitement and energy just thinking about the possibilities. Then the reality of being lied to by the CEO of the company (wicked witch of the west) and the subsequent falling asleep in the poppy field etc.

The great thing about this all is that I woke up in the poppy field noon yesterday without warning and seemingly nothing cathardic at all. Just AWAKE and clarity came rushing in as I remembered the goals I set out for myself.
So yesterday I told my manager that I am NOW on board 100% and thanked her for constant insistence that I am where I am supposed to be.

Everything shifted in that moment of acquiescence to Spirit. I have no idea what will come next. All I know is that I "let go of the shore" and am moving from this space of feeling as though I have been wasting my time at this company.

The Three of Wands is uprighting as we speak :)

Bonnie said...

"Envisioning what's ahead" and "moving out of the space of feeling stuck" really struck me.

The Wizard of Oz analogy was perfect!

Have a wonderful day!