The Three of Rods suggests taking a look at how what is happening now relates to the whole picture. It also represents the initial completion of the project. The seeker may be disappointed because there is still so much left to do. Your past efforts are starting to pay off. You've reached an important milestone. You've gone as far as you can by yourself and are in need of some group energy.
Practical knowledge. Envisioning possibilities. Trade and negotiation. Cultivating the early stages of an undertaking. Negotiations.
Reverse - Not knowing how to proceed. Difficulty in taking the first step. Ideas remain up in the air. A need for self discipline. A need for a foundation of knowledge. Assistance with ulterior motive. Diminished adversary. Beware of help offered.