Today we move on to the Three of Wands, linked to the Sun in Aries, as well as the middle ten days of Aries – so from the 30th March to the 9th April. The Sun, fiery in itself, brings the need for recognition to the pioneering spirit of Aries. The Sun is exalted in Aries – it’s very happy here, although it’s not on its home ground (Leo). It wants to shine, it wants the spot-light on its individuality. It wants to be the first to set off on the adventure, to break new ground, to explore new territory.
Detail from ‘Three of Wands’
The Druidcraft’s Three of Wands shows a figure standing under a tree, in the shade, looking out at the road ahead. As in many versions of this card (at least in the RWS-based decks), there’s the sense of looking off into the distance, the future – not knowing what lies ahead. That, to me, is Aries wanting to be the initiator of the adventure, the first to step into the great unknown! Although he’s in the shade, the landscape through which the road winds is bathed in Sun-light. Cardinal Fire.
The three staves, or wands, are planted firmly in the ground. We can see buds on all three – again, a reference to Aries, the new growth. So here he is, still in the early phases of adventure, ready for the next stage!
Druidcraft Tarot created by Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington, published by Connections