Daily Draw – 3 of Wands

3 of Wands – The Wild Unknown Tarot

Be prepared to identify the obstacles.

Name them.

Say their name.

Take their power as your own.

This one spoke deeply to me this morning


#TarotPerspective – Day 9

5 is the card of The Hierophant, structure, institution, tradition.

Wands are the suit of fire. Strength, inspiration,  creativity.

The 5 of Wands shows conflict.

Shadowscapes Tarot – I read this as a man vs nature card as the athlete runs in the opposite direction of all the animals. They embrace the wands behind the athlete as they embrace only the one they use as a tool. Spread out, look at the bigger picture, consider different approaches, look to nature

The Wild Unknown Tarot – The wands are not parallel, they are not ordered or perpendicular. They look like brushes or pencils thrown down when working. The conflict has stopped order, structure, and progress.

Smith Tarot – I usually see a fight in this card, but no one looks dressed for battle. They also don’t look like they are hitting eachother. I wonder if they are dancing. Perhaps instead of physical fight this is more about disharmony in the group, they are out of step and out of focus. Some are blaming others, it may soon become violence.

#TarotPerspective – Day 6

4 of Wands The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unkown Tarot, The Smith Tarot
4 of Wands The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unkown Tarot, The Smith Tarot

Merriment, parties, friendship, this is the card I set out on my altar on Beltane.

I live how the colors flow in the Shadowscapes version of this card.

Intro | Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

Daily Draw Draw – Three of Wands

Back in October I was drawing my daily draw. I got around 15 days in before I stopped having time to draw the card I drew every day and also when I got to The Devil which took a lot of unpacking (and failed drawings). That card was so hard for me to draw that I gave up after finally getting something I’m happy with. Today I decided to start up again with my drawing of the three of wands.

The idea with these drawings is to distill my feelings about the cards into keywords. I am trying to avoid redrawing the Smith-Rider-Waite deck. I am not going to do detailed drawings for the minor arcana.

This deck is for me. My goal is to go through my whole draw intentionally viewing each card as upright and then once I’ve finished do daily draws intentionally viewing each card as reversed. I am leaving the bottom of the card blank so I can draw again.

The deck I’m drawing from changes based on the deck I picked that day. All of my current decks have the same numbering scheme (Strength included). I am distressed noticing that a lot of my decks are Smith-Rider-Waite clones or very Smith-inspired at least. I will work through deck reviews of the 7 decks currently in my collection.

That all said here is today’s draw in 6 of my decks:

3 of Wands
See what I’m saying about Smith-Inspired art? (Deck list at end of post)

After carrying the card with me for the day and thinking on it quite a bit here is the drawing I made:

3 of Wands - Draw

The 3 in tarot relates to The Empress – assuming that you read the non-court minor arcana as related to the 1-10 Major Arcana – and relates to germination, planning and beginings. When we relate this the suit of wands and intuiton, thought, and action we can distill down to these keywords:


This is a very base look at the card. My end goal doing this is not just to make a clear view for my own intuitive meanings for the cards, but also to reinforce the base of my knowledge of the cards.

I will work to put up past draws and future draws as time allows.

Wish me luck on this process!

Decks above from Left to Right, top to bottom:
The Wild Unknown Tarot
Universal Waite Tarot Deck
Mucha Tarot
The Smith-Raider-Waite Tarot
Shadowscapes Tarot
Tarot de Marseille 1736 (French Edition)