|Chrysalis Tarot, Brooks & Sierra 2014|
Compare it to the 3 of Wands from two favourite and familiar decks, the Rider Waite Smith (left) and the Druidcraft Tarot (right). The mood is very similar. Key word for this card according to the LWB is 'Contemplation.'
My husband, much to my delight, has taken a sudden and intense interest in tarot and has been questioning me constantly about things. The other day I tried to talk him through the suits in a way that would help him find a basic sense of each card. I settled upon this story for the first three cards of the wands suit (images below from Druidcraft, his chosen first deck -- great choice!):
Imagine you are Adam, lying there, a lump of lifeless dust. God touches you and your flesh animates. That's the Ace of Wands. You take a breath and start to open your eyes, sit up, the life moves. That's 2 of Wands. You stand up and look around and think, whoa! I think I'll go THAT way. That's the 3 of Wands.
The 3 of Wands is contemplation of action, it's getting your energy moving in the same direction, the direction that you have chosen. That's the way I see it.
The other day on Facebook I saw a poster that I have written out with a big marker pen and hung on my wall:
Now if this language offends you, I'm sorry. But the sentiment, put that bluntly, is exactly what I needed to hear. The Buddha face (or 'thoughtful Cambodian monk' as he's described in the LWB to Chrysalis Tarot) is in the 'make a fucking plan' phase.
So my work for today is to contemplate my plan. Also to work on it.
Have you decided what it is you want? See above advice. And see you tomorrow!