Three of Rods

Today’s card:  The Three of Rods.  What a glorious card!

First impressions:

A white-haired luminary holding a flowering rod (and two more by his side) gazes out over the sea into the glorious sunrise as his ships return.

Your hard work is paying off!  What a wonderfully positive card.  Water signifies abundance, financial wealth, and also a wealth of emotion (usually, also spirituality).  The tide is coming in, rolling in, the waves are coming to greet you where you stand on the shoreline.

Take a moment and recall the last time you saw the sun coming up over the sea.  Remember!  Breathe the fresh, salty air, feel the nippy breeze tugging at you.  Are there clouds?  Aren’t they painted orange and gold?  Isn’t the sea pure gold in the reflected light?  Did you find treasure – a shell perhaps?  Iridescent colours, rainbows in the mother-of-pearl?

How did it make you feel?  Didn’t you feel completely alive, as though the world had just been born?  Didn’t you feel all the possibilities of forever, contained in one precious moment?  You took a deep breath, content, simply, to be…


(don’t you love that second card?)

Additional interpretations:


“A dignified man watches from the shore as ships return to the harbour.  Trade and bargaining are on the horizon.  Although compromise is necessary, you are negotiating from a position of strength.”

More common meanings:

Help, guidance is being offered.  (In the second card, the fantasy card, the wands or rods act as guiding lights.)

Also:  Gain perspective by looking at the big picture.

On the Hanson deck, the rods are budding, ready to burst into flower.  This also signifies reward, and results for your work.

HALT – but beware:  The clouds look somewhat dark, don’t they?  Is there a storm brewing on the horizon?  Perhaps it is nothing…  after all, clouds are simply potentialities, they may or may not develop into storms.  Perhaps they will simply blow away.

What this means for us, today:

Remember we started with a King of Swords:  Decisions to be made.  The next card was the Knight of Cups, offering help, championing us, taking up the mission.  (Our own inner knight?)  Yesterday brought toil and difficulties, fatigue close to burn-out.  So (I do hope) we went to bed timeously, and awakened rested this morning, to be greeted with the wonderful possibilities of this card, the Three of Rods.

We shall see some returns, some fruit of our labours today.  Isn’t that lovely?

There is a slight warning of a possible storm…  but what do you say?  Let’s be the sun that shines it away!

Let me know your thoughts on this.



2 thoughts on “Three of Rods

  1. colonialist says:

    The fantasy cards are really striking.

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