Universal Wirth Tarot offers us.
In this version of the Three of Wands, we have three wands arranged in a triangle, point up. In the centre of the triangle is a caduceus, symbol of healing. Below is the trunk of a bush, from which branches sprout, reaching out in all directions. Above the triangle we have the head of a dog.
What I see here is a message about the power of friendship or companionship to help us both heal and grow. Often, people in our society feel they have to be self-sufficient, to be able to take care of themselves physically and emotionally. In reality, though, we are social creatures who need others for our well-being. Even when we are alone, we hold conversations in our head with imagined others, or think about how others would see us. This doesn't mean we are weak, it just acknowledges that we are all part of a web of relationships. Without that human contact, as children our brains wouldn't develop, and as adults it is hard to stave off depression. We need others, to be whole mentally and physically. Denying that is one of the worst side-effects of individualism.
I am grateful for the web of support that surrounds me. From my Dear One and Big Boy to my friends, from my parents to the people in the shops I frequent who smile and take the time to say hello, from my fellow students to the strangers I share a train carriage with.