In the Suit of Fire, the Three of Wands is Springtime.....thus the flowering lotus wands are shown. The Sun is exalted in Aries and the number 3 is Binah (Understanding) on the Tree of Life which means that the Sun has rekindled the Great Mother.
In the Three of Wands, Primal Energy is established, as the Will (Spirit) has been transferred to the Great Mother, who prepares, conceives, and gives birth to the Will as manifestation.
Since the Sun is at its zenith in Aries, there is a caution of overdoing it ...too much Sun can kill.
There is an underlying admonishment suggested in this card, one must seek patience and perseverance or succumb to over weaning ambition. With this much force focused on the personality, Virtue is indeed a... virtue.
In the case of the Three of Wands, Virtue is "always being true to one's Self" which means don't violate yourself for any reason. Since I know that everyone I see is another way to be me, I understand that by thinking ill of or mistreating others in anyway, I violate my own bodies balance, as it must enact my emotional-energetic- thought. Emotional thought, is ambitious thought and with this much fiery motion (e-motion) thoughts seek ambitiously to bloom! Thoughts must be well guarded before they are let out of the "pen" of the brain; be not afraid to examine the seed before you cast it!
The Sun is full-out and Shinning in the Three of Wands, a great emotional period of powerful energy is upon the querent, who must be Virtuous at all times., "or be slain by the Arrows of Apollo".
This is also full on sexual energy, and can be quite a rush towards creation! But again, be Virtuous or "all hell will brake loose". Now don't get me wrong, this is not about Chasity, this is about the type of energetic manifestation of the Solar Phallus, that Tantric practitioners seek to experience, as it enlivens the dormant seeds of self, just as spring does to the dormant seeds of winter. But this can become uncontrollable to the untrained personality, so take great care with great energy.
In the Three of Wands, the Fiery Spirit is focusing on the Querent and great things can be done. There is realization of hope, completion of labor, and success in the struggle. There is also an Establishment of force, strength, and even Pride with wealth, power, maybe a little conceit....which can become greatly conceited in a flash!
There is a gift of great Energetic Will here, but be cautious, for if one is lacking in focused control while driving a 70 horse-powered car, there is often room for recovery; However, if the car is of 400 horse-power, and the driver lacks focus, you will be lucky to live through the accident. This card, the Three of Wands, is of at least 1000 horse-power, the "driver" must focus all their skill here.
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