Many thanks to Bree Ferguson, from Nym's Divination, for orchestrating this blog hop! For a Master List of entries in this hop, please visit Falcon Cloak Tarot.
I've collected by means of both giving and receiving readings through the years. And how suited to me this card revealed itself to be, as I had promised myself months ago that 2017 would be a year of expansion!
I realized, upon reflection, that I see this card in stages: the horizons ahead, preparing for the journey and the required determination to achieve ones goals. The Three of Wands represents a journey within the journey; it is layered, multi-faceted and full of possibility.
It is the recognition that there is untapped, perhaps even unlikely, potential within reach. Unrealized, yes, but ready for action. These horizons... these possibilities... are real. They are tangible. These aren't the errant dreams of The Fool, but the attainable goals of the Magician.
And, as with any action, we must utilize our resources, reach out to partners, develop a plan and then dream beyond it. We must store our energy and reserves for the challenges ahead because there are always challenges.
But the beauty of this card is the recognition of our vision, to see beyond the challenges, to see the goal and the path necessary to navigate our way towards it, and then let loose the arrow
"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." Christopher McCandless
So the Three of Wands manifested for me as a creature of magic and will and purpose, a fledgling magician perhaps, who has set her sights on all possible futures and who has determined the steps necessary to see her towards those possibilities. She has realized that the wind has been lifting her up for some time now, eager to carry her forward. And then forward again. And even further than that. Because when one goal is met, another awaits. And she has seen them all or has seen, at least, the infancy of them all.
She has not limited her goals to next week, next month, that next promotion or completion of that next project. No, she has set goals for herself limited only by the years allowed to her in this life. And even still... that limitation be damned. She may find a way yet to embrace the immortal presence of persistence and push forward beyond every challenge.
If you enjoyed your stop in this journey through tarot, I encourage you to visit with Vix (New Age Hipster) for the next installment in the 2017 tarot blog hop!
Brightest blessings until next time!