In the Three of Wands, we see a figure standing on a cliff facing the sea at distant mountains. From this height, he sees everything that awaits him. This is a vision and forecast card. When we want to see farther, we climb higher. As we climb, we increase our range and move away from the immediate situation. We split up and gained perspective.
In the readings, the Three of Wands can tell you to take a long-term vision. Do not react to the heat of the moment, retreat and reconsider. See how the present fits into the overall picture. This card asks you to be a visionary, who dreams beyond current limitations. It can indicate premonitions or other intuitions about what is to come.
Having a long-term vision is one aspect of leadership. When we look far away, we have the knowledge to guide others to their best future. Someone who knows the way can show it to those who follow him. When you see the Three of Wands, know that now is the time to accept your vision and be confident that you can lead others to it.
A leader not only sees far, but is willing to go there first, if necessary. The Three of Wands is also an exploratory card. Compare this figure to The Fool which is also at the edge of the cliff. The Fool comes out in innocence, not realizing that it will fall into its destiny. The adventurer in the Three of Wands is also willing to go out, but with full awareness of what he is doing. Your courage is more informed, though less spontaneous. The Three of Wands encourages you to move without fear of new areas. Let the ships on your horizon take you to unknown seas.
On this card we find the principle of leadership. Are you a leader? Does it show the way to others?
He talks a lot and acts little, unwillingness.
Effective, resolute, inspiration, honest, demonstrative, mastery.