Since we’ve met the 3 of Wands before, let’s focus on that ship out on the horizon.
Are you waiting for your ship to come in?
Have you cast your fate to the wind?
Am I out of clichés yet?
Which do you think is going on in the 3 of Wands? Has our character on the hillside set his sights on the ship because it’s on its way in, or because he’s invested in it and it’s on its way out?
Either way, his fate is in the hands of others.
We often like to act as if our success or failure is all up to us, as if it doesn’t much matter what goes on out there in the world.
3 of Wands tells us it just ain’t so. At 3 of Wands, we’ve made our contribution to the world. We’ve expressed ourselves in some way. We’ve shared our hopes and potentials with others.
And now we’re beginning to see the return. Sometimes we’re a roaring success when our expression connects with others. Other times, not so much.
And sometimes we can adjust our expression in response to feedback. Other times, what’s done is done.
In both cases, we want to ask ourselves if we believe in what we’ve done so far. If you do believe — whether your belief is in faeries or spooks — stand by your mission (and, maybe, your Tinkerbell or Cowardly Lion). Keep sharing with others and watch what happens.