The Three of Wands (Three of Fire in the Penguin Tarot deck) in the Minor Arcana is the card that rules expansion, as well as foresight and progress with the plan you had in place that you had made indicated by the Two of Wands. There is also a consideration of more opportunities that can help with the expansion of the strategy that is current. And then this has a better chance to reach the goal you had in mind, to attain.
This card is indicative of how your plan of action is working out and things are running smoothly and are progressive. Things really are going as expected and that is a sign that all of the preparation you had been doing is working out quite well.
Another thing that this card can indicate is how you can keep expanding your horizons. And you can do that by traveling or taking new courses. You can gain new skills that will only help you be fitting to new opportunities that could be presented to you. There is a lot of potential for growth and you want to take advantage of it.
When the Three of Wands is reversed, it is indicative that the opportunities are still there for you, but you are not taking advantage of them because you are limiting yourself. Maybe you don’t think you are capable of more than you can do. But you are losing out. You may be experiencing blockages in your creativity which means your planning is halted, or there may be delays that may be unexpected which means it will take longer for you to attain your goal.
This card is astrologically tied to the Sun in Aries.