Three of Wands Tarot: The Cougar & The Journey

Whew. I’m off on my trip at the end of the week and I’m starting my packing early. Thankfully after so many years of being in a LDR, packing almost becomes second nature (almost). Start early, take your time, put stuff in, take stuff out. So it feels like a very fitting day to write about the Three of Wands. Maybe it can offer me a little strength to finish the job!


Through this journey of creating tarot cards, I didn’t want to focus too much on one type of animal. So not too many canines, not too many birds (though that was a challenge since birds have already become such powerful symbolic animals in this tarot deck!) but I’ve been trying to space them all out and I hope I’ve been doing okay with that. I felt like this was the right time since the Six of Wands to paint another cat.

I felt that the cougar was the right choice because its quiet power matched that of the Three of Wands and I really, really enjoyed painting this card. I wanted to keep the iconic image of this tarot: being at the edge of a cliff and looking over everything that’s about to come your way.


This tarot represents the coming of a journey. While the Six of Wands is taken as the sun is setting, the Three of Wands represents the dawn. The world is now shifting; a new sun is rising up and you are now ready and willing to take on what may be in store for you. The Three of Wands is a time of strength, having already taken great steps but being ready for the next.

Now to see how many pieces of clothing I can stuff into this giant suitcase so I can be ready for my journey!


About Jo @ Rainbow of Crazy

My username came from that very random day several years ago when I was told that I was a "walking rainbow of crazy... twinkling with the spectrum of a thousand different colours." That name makes me smile to this day and will always remain with me!

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Artwork and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Oh, it’s just lovely. Such a great interpretation of the card. 🙂 Have fun on your trip!

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