The Three of Pentacles
The Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning
The Three of Pentacles is a very symbolic card representing a coming together or a union that is both beneficial and necessary.
At this time you are bound to others and their fate is tied in with yours. It is important to be willing to work together, combine your resources, and work with others to complete a job if you want it to be done right. Three has always been a magic number of sorts. Like the Holy Trinity it is often a spiritual representation of forces that are similar yet different coming together and working as a completed whole. If you take one aspect away from the whole then the task at hand will be done poorly and will lack the purpose that was intended.
Often this card comes up regarding uneasy unions or having to work together with ones that you don’t especially want to be associated with. It can indicate needing to compromise or needing to plan. When you see the Three of Pentacles it’s good to recognize that HOW you get there is just as important on WHAT you are getting to. Do not allow petty details to pull your off track and avoid anyone, including yourself, of stealing the spotlight. It’s highly important at this time to realize that the task at hand needs each person involved and that those involved on seeking a solution to the problem have their place in the resolution. Through cooperation, satisfaction is nearly guaranteed.
The Three of Pentacles in Love
At times the Three of Pentacles can represent a love triangle of sorts. There is usually someone or something waiting in the wings of your relationship and a need for counsel or advice. It can be difficult to allow someone into your relationship as two people often form a silent pact of their own. In love, sometimes it is necessary when seeking growth and development. Often this card will advise seeking wise counsel and can even indicate needing therapy or a third party being involved somehow that is related such as is the case of a blended family. You need to remember that just because you are in a relationship does not mean that it is you two against the world. A healthy relationship offers flexibility to include others during certain circumstances. Often this card will show jealousy or indicate a problem in a relationship because people are not open to others being around. Be mindful of the boundaries you are creating your relationship. Understand that just because your partner turns to someone else that it doesn’t mean that you are being replaced.
Depending on the cards surrounding this in a reading can give a good clue as to the deeper meaning of the card especially in love. Other occasions the card will have a completely different meaning and refer to coming together in a relationship than being pulled apart. Especially positive cards with this card, aside from the obvious Lovers card, is the Ten of Cups, Knight of Cups, or Two of Cups because the cooperation in your relationship is resulting in growth, marriage, or taking the next step in the relationship. When paired with other positive love cards it can reflect effective teamwork in the relationship, healthy boundaries, and positive growth.
For those seeking love and that have no partner, the Three of Pentacles can be a very positive card, albeit a confusing one. With this card present in a reading, it can show new relationships forming but having multiple options for love. Inevitably it will give way to having to make a choice or commitment later down the line. When this card is present it is best to be choosy and not to jump into anything too quickly.
The Three of Pentacles in Health
Often the Three of Pentacles will indicate working with others regarding health. From a doctor to massage therapist, to dentist or counselor even… the key is cooperation and teamwork to get any health issues on track. The card is not exceptionally telling regarding any illness and gives no cause for worry or concern about anything specific. Rather, it simply states that any concerns you have right now should be acted upon. It can also indicate a great time to revamp the way in which you are taking care of yourself by including others. There are likely aspects of health that you have been negligent on as the card indicates a heavy dose of Earthy energy. Perhaps consider working out with a friend or joining a gym or being involved with a team sport.
The Three of Pentacles in Work and Wealth
Now is a bad time to be taking risks and chances or going on a limb on your own. The ultimate key to the Three of Pentacles is working together and it’s a commonplace notion regarding both work and finance that there is some sort of teamwork. It is rare that one person can strike it rich completely on their own when hard work and determination is concerned. This is not a card of gambling, it’s a card of finding the right team to get the job done. Ponder areas in which you are a professional or expert and offer your services. Seek assistance from others that have their own skill sets to increase your financial base.
Regarding work specifically it is a great time to get ahead by including others. Show your boss that you shine and that you aren’t a glory hog by offering others due credit for a presentation or project well done. Allow for everyone in the team to offer their own expertise in order to ensure success for all.
The Three of Pentacles As Advice
The three of Pentacles is a great card for advice, and this can mean that you may be with a new project soon. The lady on the card is a ballerina, she is a master of what she does. But, there are the statues here that are also on the card that represents teamwork with others. It can mean that you might find that you work happily but people might nag you. The advice here is to create your own place where you can be yourself.
Reversed Meaning -Three of Pentacles
The Three of Pentacles card is a disturbing card in the reversed position because it can trump a lot of negative qualities: selfishness, opposition, lack of cooperation, lack of focus, and failure to name a few. When this card comes up in a reading it can be a definite warning to go back to the basics, rework the initial plan of a project, and make sure that you have all the required parts to complete a task. Consider ways in which growth and development is blocked because you just don’t have the skills. It’s always okay to ask for help and now would be an excellent time.
Whenever this card is present in the reversed position it is time to take a good hard look at where you are at in your life and decides what needs to be done to get on the correct path. As is often with the pentacles cards the focus usually needs to be internally and pointed at what YOU can do to change the situation at hand. Seek ways to utilize your talents for your own benefit or even to help others. Figure out healthy outlets for excess energy as well as positive ways to motivate you into action. Now is a time to find balance between your worth and ability in order to find success.
Upright Three of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords
- Becoming smart
- God’s power
- Kind colleagues
- New job
- Acting professional
- Feeling accepted
- Strong bonds
Reversed Three of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords
- Inner battle
- Making mistakes
- Love triangle
- Broken heart
- Career focus
- Trusting again
- Feeling betrayed
- Becoming stronger
By Flo Saul
Jul 10, 2012