The number 3 in numerology can indicate creativity, groups, goals and initial achievements, growth, and expansion.
When the three of wands appears in a reading, it indicates that you have taken the steps to put your goals into action. You were able to do this due to the planing completed during the two of wands phase.
It is also important to remember that although the ships are coming in, they have not actually arrived yet. Therefore, proper planning should continue for the duration of the project. This is also a good time to reevaluate plans if needed. It will also being important to accept any new opportunities, as they will lead to growth and expansion.
When the three of wands appear reversed in a reading, it can indicate that plans have not turned out the way you had hopped they would. Some reasons could be due to a lack of inspiration, delays, lack of creativity, and lack of collaboration among groups.