In this article, we will look at the threes in the number suits of the Tarot. When a Tarot card with the number three in it appears, one of the meanings involved applies to the number itself. Threes in Tarot signify a unifying force. It takes three to make a family. Third times the charm. Three of anything is a manifestation of the whole and is greater than twos. These cards’ meanings are diverse and depending on where they fall in a spread, can be of paramount importance.
Three of Wands
Three of Wands in an upright position can mean you happily go about your work and social activities. There is a potential partnership, desire to create new business or make a new relationship. Seeking inner guidance for future plans and work or social relationships is needed. New ideas bring success and happiness. Creative growth is yours.
Three of Wands reversed in a spread can mean that you’re not happy at work or with creating your social life. Your lacking faith in personal talents and see no commitment in current work or in a relationship. There’s ineffective communication skills and inner guidance is being ignored. Little growth or balance in your life at present and your vision is faulty.
Three of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles upright in a spread you can mean you make money and you are a master craftsman good at what you do. Creative talents bring your financial rewards. Communications regarding money and health are on their way. Success through faith in your own abilities will manifest.
Three of Pentacles reversed in a spread denotes there is a lack of money and you’re feeling over qualified or unskilled at your work. You like lack faith or trust in your creative abilities and you are unhappy with personal finances. Many concerns can affect your health. Materialism is only a means to an end.
Three of Cups
Three of Cups upright in a spread says you make yourself happy doing the things you love. You have good times with friends and you are emotionally upbeat. You are making plans for celebrations possibly marriage, engagement, birth or travel. The sexual period, pregnancy or creativity through the arts music and literature is at hand. There is much joy in your life.
Three of Cups reversed in a spread connotes not finding happiness and love. You are having difficulties in a love relationship. An emotional drain, depression or loss is apparent. Potential for miscarriage or abortion. Overindulgence in all aspects of your life. A friendship is coming to an end. You may have problems with substance abuse and loneliness.
Three of Swords
Three of Swords upright in a spread is a gloomy card indeed and connotes that you are making your own troubles and problems. A love triangle or a feeling of betrayal may be at hand and you may be shedding a lot of tears. Lawsuits, separation or divorce may be in the foreseeable future. Conflicts can lead to accidents. Health problems can indicate surgery or chronic illness. Cheating or incompatibility may be a problem.
Three of Swords reversed in a spread offers the advice that someone else is making your problems or troubles. You may have a rival or be unhappy in a love relationship. You feel like you’ve been stabbed in the back through deceit and dishonesty. A friend will prove untrustworthy. You may have mental confusion and affairs of a heart can create many problems. You are disillusioned.
Next article, we will look at the Fours in the suits.