“I was blind and heart broken and didn’t want to do anything and Gus burst into my room and shouted, “I have wonderful news!” And I was like, “I don’t really want to hear wonderful news right now,” and Gus said, “This is wonderful news you want to hear,” and I asked him, “Fine, what is it?” and he said, “You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
The 3 of Wands (Sun in Aries) in the gothic themed Dark Fairytale Tarot brings a sense of optimism in a place of darkness and uncertainty. The woman in the picture is standing in a rather grim environment but she is turning her face to the moon and the crystal on her staff is aglow with power.
Her stance is one of strength and determination. She is at the start of a great adventure. I imagine that she has been walking through the woods all night and arrives at this abandoned old building, hoping to find shelter.
She is not afraid but she needs to pause briefly before the next stage. She is aware of both the challenges and the opportunities and she has promised herself to stay alert so that she doesn’t miss any opportunities to get closer to her ultimate goal.
The past is firmly in the past and while she may rely on the assistance of other characters, nobody else will inform her choices.